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This DeKalb County  firefighter makes  all Georgia fireman look great by catching a baby dropped from a second story apartment by a desperate father.

 

 

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April 21, 2017 at 3:58 am

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Her life…

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…must be pretty fine if  this is all  she has to bitch about.   Get over yourself,   lady!

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April 20, 2017 at 8:31 pm

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Asteroid approach!

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Beware!  Run and hide!   Or perhaps not,  since NASA considers 1.1 million miles from earth to be a  “very close  approach.”   Maybe it ill comfort you to know that the agency thinks there is no chance that asteroid 2014 JO25 will actually collide with our blue ball.

If you know someone with a decent amateur telescope,  ask to watch the asteroid tonight.

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April 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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Dear lying media…

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…if you’re the least bit curious about why most Americans find you a corrupt,  slimy lot undeserving of the protections which our Constitution affords you,  you might try telling  the truth  about the recent shooting in Fresno.   You  substituted “God is great!” for the shooter’s shouted words of  “Allahu Akbar!”,  knowing full well that your deliberate omission of the Arabic words was misleading at best.   Of course,  CNN  simply ignored the inconvenient story altogether,  lest it interfere with its narrative of mistreated and misunderstood peaceful Muslims.

Or you could have National Public Radio  stop peddling  the endlessly repeated lie that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.   It does not,  but it does provide referrals for that and most of the other procedures it claims to offer.   The fact that Barack Obama helped spread the falsehoods during his presidency does not serve to make them true.

Of course,  the Fresno police haven’t  much clarified  the matter by declaring this a hate crime based on race because the killer of four was black and all the victims were white.  Can we say  “terrorism”  boys and girls?

 

 

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April 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Buying an election?

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Democrats have poured  millions of dollars  and some Hollywood glitz into today’s Georgia congressional election for the seat once held by Rep. Tom Price, who is now Trump’s HHS secretary.   They made a big effort in the recent Kansas election  which Republicans won.  Jon Ossoff is the Democratic vcandidate, but you will have a very difficult time finding any campaign material which mentions that he is actually a Democrat,  which I think should tell us something about how Democrats view their own party’s branding these days.

UPDATE:  Democrats must not like their chances if they’re resorting to stealing voting  machines.   New question:  why did it take Cobb County two days to notify the Georgia Secretary of State about the theft?

UPDATE:  I forgot to mention that Ossoff can’t even vote  for himself today,  as he does  not live  in the district he wants to represent.

UPDATE:   Well,  the votes have  been tallied  and Democrat Ossoff and Republican former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will face off in a June 20th runoff,  which favors Handel because the Republican votes won’t be distributed  amongst eleven  candidates.   Apparently Democrats couldn’t menage to cheat enough even with some polling places suddenly extending their  hours.

The dilemma for Democrats is that Kansas and Georgia were supposed to be the  best targets  for them and they have thus far failed.   Ossoff at least recognized early on that the Democratic message wasn’t resonating and tried assiduously to avoid mentioning his party affiliation,  but some of the others have already hoisted the party banner on high.   As Jeremy Carl so succinctly put it,  Dems couldn’t even conjure up a  moral victory  in Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm

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Easter 2017…

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MSM was desperate  to declare  the White House Easter Egg Roll a failure because it’s Trump.   It seems to have gone  just fine,  if you’re interested, but you undoubtedly headr more abut the egg roll than anything to do with the reason for Easter.   Some of us let go of the Easter bunny tradition with  age,  some with great reluctance,  and some with utter confusion.

Some of us reflected on the  historical significance  of Christianity.   Most of us  celebrated the  day around the world,  many by  attending church services,  as we find ourselves the  most persecuted  religious group on the planet,  a position long held by the Jews.   A few of us managed  even in  the Middle East,  but you have to ask yourself if Christianity will survive in  its birthplace.   Explaining Easter to those without any understanding of Christianity or Western culture can  be tricky,  but rewarding.

By the way, the Shroud of Turin  was authenticated  for the second time last year,  using far stricter scientific methods than have ever been applied to climate change or cholesterol studies.

If you’re not still comatose from too much delicious dinner try finding the egg hidden amongst the floral bouquets  here.

 

 

 

 

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April 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

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Cadbury causes Easter outrage…

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How  could Cadbury  drop “Easter” from its traditional “Easter Egg Hunt”?

 

 

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April 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

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