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Tapper’s thumb…

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At least Tapper is claiming that his “clumsy’ digit somehow caused him to retweet something.   What I find surprising is that anyone actually believes there is a dime’s worth of difference between Democratic Socialists,  progressives,  and the Left.

 

 

 

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July 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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I can’t believe…

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…that former White House press secretary Tony Snow  died a  decade ago.  I have not willingly watched a daily briefing since he left that post.

 

 

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July 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Trump in London…

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We were assured by MSM that the baby Trump balloon was HUGE,  and that tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against his presence. Thanks to the PowerLine blog,  we know  neither claim  is true.

Is journalism still a profession?

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July 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

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Manhattanhenge, 2018…

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If you happened to be in Manhattan Thursday,  you had an opportunity to see a unique  astronomical event  on one of the four days of the year the setting sun perfectly lines up with the city’s grid.   This was the last for this year,  and gawkers were able to get a good look,  and no doubt some fine pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

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July 13, 2018 at 5:09 pm

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NATO protest fails…

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There were supposed to  be thousands  attending the “Make Peace Great Again” rally at the NATO conference to protest Donald Trump.   There were a few hundred.   The organizers could not even manage to come up with a decent excuse…

UPDATE:  Now it appears there may have been only  a few dozen protesters.

 

 

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July 12, 2018 at 3:04 pm

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Soccer stuff…

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I’ve never enjoyed soccer,  but Rich Lowry has very kindly pointed out why.   Perhaps  his piece  will help you,  too.   How American of us to invent baseball,  which is quite hard to cheat at and does not reward on-field theatrics.

 

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July 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

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Mosquito experiment…

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Australian scientists have carried out an experiment which successfully wiped out  more than 80%  of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland.   They were targeting the species known to spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever and Zika.   This was achieved by using a technique from the 1950’s, which is producing a large population of sterile males and releasing them into the wild.  They mate with females, but the eggs don’t hatch and the population crashes.

 

 

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July 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

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