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Double-decker outhouse…

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Cedar Lake,  Michigan has  a two-story  outhouse,  which is quite a tourist draw.   There are two separate stories about its history,  both interesting and perhaps probable.   If you’re up that way anyhow,  please stop by and take some pictures!

 

 

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January 31, 2020 at 1:14 pm

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How they see you…

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If you are a Trump supporter,  they  view you  as an uneducated,  ignorant rube who is to be laughed at.   Being from the South,  I have long been accustomed to being accused of being ignorant and racist and bigoted.  I knew my IQ was on the higher side,  and that I had done better than most students on the college boards,  so the taunts merely served to warn me what the accusers were.   If you will recall,  some years ago Tea Party supporters were subjected to much the same denigration.   I hope Republicans will make ads out of the meatiest portions of the segment and run it everywhere,  every day.   I do not hesitate to say that we 63 million and rising are the best of America.

And the GOP has already launched  a fundraiser  off this piece of nastiness!   And Don Lemon,  in his efforts to avoid justified withering criticism,  lies through his teeth and  displays behavior  confirming my characterization of him as a weak little snowflake.   As Todd Starnes points out,  we may not be Ivy Leaguers,  but we  do know  how to mark a ballot.  And we will.

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January 30, 2020 at 2:05 pm

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Falling iguanas…

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The weather forecast for  Miami recently  warned of falling iguanas in a cold snap.   The National Weather Service wasn’t joking.  It has happened before, and it  happened again.  Iguanas are reptiles and cold-blooded.  Below 50 degrees Fahrenheit they move like they are in a vat of molasses.  About 10 degrees cooler and they become too cold to move.  They aren’t truly “frozen” but appear quite dead until they warm up enough to move again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm

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Evil remembered…

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Yesterday marked  75 years since  the Red Army took control of Auschwitz away from the Nazis,  more than one million Jewish victims were murdered,  comprising  1/6 of all the murders committed during the Holocaust.   Unlike most other death caps,  Auschwitz served a dual purpose of concentration camp and death camp.   This did not improve conditions or outcomes for its occupants.  A recounting of its terrible history does not soften with the passage of time, but we must remember the horror in order to prevent its re-occurrence.

The  survivors  have returned,  joined by the children and grandchildren of those who died there.   I think it take courage to confront the evil and face the pain.

 

 

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January 28, 2020 at 1:44 pm

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Emojis for Vermont…

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Vermont is  on the way  to allowing vanity license plates featuring one of five different emojis.   The sponsoring legislator previously led a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.   Her fellow Democrats thought they would escape pain by agreeing to raise it from the current of $10.96 to $12.55 in 2022.   Vermont was once a place of sturdy, practical people with dignity.   It is now a place of liberal destruction.

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January 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Compare the kids…

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Look at the  children of  the presidential candidates.  Trump’s are all legitimate business people.   They began with an advantage,  but they used it to become successful in their own right.  His wife is a former fashion model who parlayed her striking beauty into a small fortune and serves as First Lady with beauty, dignity and grace,  something neither Hillary! nor Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction ever managed.

Hunter Biden is a messed up man with a history of drug and alcohol abuse who believes accepting money for providing access to U.S. money through your father is an honorable pursuit.  At least four other family members have taken the same route,  and the U.S. taxpayer has helped fund their lifestyles,  along with foreign companies and nations.

in 2016 candidate Bernie criticized candidate Hillary about the Clinton Foundation’s  “non-profit ” being a back door for foreign leaders and others seeking to buy access and influence.   But consider the Sanders Institute,  a think tank founded by Bernie’s wife and son to advocate for leftist policies.   It took in a mere fraction of the haul of the Clinton Foundation,  but before it was shuttered it had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars during its brief existence and for some reason has declined to disclose its donors.  His stepson, David Driscoll,  was paid $100,000 a year as co-founder and executive director.   That just might make old Bernie look like a hypocrite.   Then Bernie’s wife Jane was president of Burlington College between 2004 and 2011.   From 2009 to 2012 the school paid out some $500,000 to the Vermont Woodworking School, run by Carina Driscoll,  Bernie’s stepdaughter.      The small Vermont college went belly-up a few years after Jane’s departure because it couldn’t make the payments on the $10 million loan President Jane secured for the expansion of the tiny school.

 

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January 27, 2020 at 1:29 pm

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Video, Joe…

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Surely by now you’ve seen the video of Joe Biden bragging about how successful his threat to withhold aid from Ukraine was when he sought to half investigation into the corrupt company which paid his son to sit on its board.  If you have not,  you can see it  running continuously  on a big screen in times Square in New York.  His actions are classic quid pro quo,  yet Democrats and big media are running around claiming all this has been debunked.  Bull feathers!  The Bidens have been as corrupt as the Clintons,  but weren’t smart enough to create a pay-for-play institution like the Clinton Foundation.

The link has a clip, but New York will be witness to the damning video for a while,  thanks to the Committee to Defend the President,  which is spending $40,000 to keep the billboard video running until March 1.  The video runs on both sides of the screen, so you can watch him bragging about his corruption in  this link,  or suffer passage to New York,  which will be far more expensive.

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January 26, 2020 at 1:57 pm