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Monday, October 16. 2017
A new novel by one of our favorites, Mark Helprin: Paris in the Present Tense
If you haven't read his Soldier of the Great War, read it. A Tolstoyan masterpiece.
Well, exercise has done a lot for my body but my brain is hopeless
No surprises there. My advice: Tell spouse what you are going to do first. You lose the thrill of secrecy but gain in lack of guilt, shame, and self-hatred.
"Anyone who controls a precious resource is likely to become a son-of-a-bitch."
CA Gov. Brown Bans Pet Shop Sales Of Non-Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits
Powerline: THE KEN BURNS VERSION, CONT’D
Print Prophets of the Free Market - The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages have maintained fundamental principles—and remarkable influence.
COLUMBIA U TO PAY HILLARY LOTS OF MONEY FOR NOTHING
Next Up to Tear Down: Stephen Foster
The Red Guard is on the move
AP Lingo Police: Use ´Gender Confirmation´ Surgery for Sex Change, Avoid ´Born a Boy or Girl´
School District Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Over ‘Uncomfortable Language’
Hollywood's Masculinity Deficit
EXCLUSIVE: We won’t give back a cent of Harvey Weinstein’s tainted $250,000 says the Clinton Foundation - we’ve spent accused rapist’s every cent claims group run by Bill and Chelsea
Via Am Thinker:
Puerto Rico Delegate: Everything That We've Asked For, Trump Has Provided
George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop at gala
Trump-hating is getting old
Byron York: What's behind Trump's new executive actions
NO WONDER DEMOCRATS ARE SO UPSET: Behind Trump’s latest moves: A return to constitutional government.
Trump Has Charted A Perilous Course On Iran Or Something
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"CA Gov. Brown Bans Pet Shop Sales Of Non-Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits"
I deeply respect his love of God's creations so I'm guessing that this was right after he rounded up all the abortionists and hung them from the neck until dead while burning their buildings with their alters to satan to the ground then bulldozing the rubble, right?
No, not so much.
Easy and cheap virtue signalling.
"See? I REALLY CARE! Elect my ass again, and I'll continue ruining... I mean 'SAVING' this state!"
"One option under discussion is an esteemed “University Professor” role that would allow Clinton to lecture across a range of schools and departments without the requirement of a strict course load, one source said."
Good God, free to lecture at will on any subject. Bill Clinton says, eyes shut: “Please please please please please …..”
Tell spouse what you are going to do first = suicide by spouse, in my case at least.
"Why do men cheat?"
Why does anyone cheat? That's what humans do, it is in our DNA. Would they write the same article as: "Why do women cheat?"? Mathematically it would seem that is a straight man is having sex a straight women is as well, it's kinda a one for one event.
You should see the questionnaire they give to potential dog/cat adopters in CA from 'rescues.' It's ridiculous. Not only that, some of them require a home inspection, promises of what food you will feed, etc. Instead of adopting out cats & dogs to loving homes, they want perfection. Expect more dogs to be shipped out of CA to other states as their shelters are over-run with animals.
It is almost as though they choose the most expensive and least likely method to succeed solution to this problem. Why not euthanize most of the dogs, cats and rabbits? This would leave space in the shelters to better deal with the problem and cost less that any other option.
I also wonder can the state force a pet store to not sell pets except from shelters? Will this bankrupt some pet stores?
Explains the phenomenon well
"We made a person who committed sexual assault president", what you are guilty about helping Bill get elected in 1992?
It's a little late to fix THAT don't think?
"We made a person who committed sexual assault president..."
Yes, it was Billy Bob Clintonista, the Bastard, serial sexual offender that Hill is still married to; probably not sleeping with, but who cares? Wot Happen?
Why dem players of the National Felon League disrespecting the flag what set their ancestors free from the horror of slavery, gave 'em The Civil Rights Act (a little late for sure but they sure got full franchise now); how 'bout Lyndon: "I'll keep them N-----s voting Democrat for 200 years"--seems like he was a prescient President.
"I smell a lot of Commie influence in the air," says red, the tin foil hat wearer. Just remember, Commie leaders lives the good life even when the proletariat suffers--see Cuba, Russia, China, Venezuala, Eastern Bloc, ad nauseam.
You think Pootie not still pissed about The Wall and the dissouliton of the USSR. History do make copies. Remember, Adolph was all in a snit to correct the indignities of the Versailles Treaty. Couldn't happen again? Best to reconsider and think again. That be a lot of what started WWll. WWlll will be the war to end all wars; the war to end all human life on Earth.
red think we in boat load of trouble. YMMV.
I'm okay with banning To Kill A Mockingbird if the reason is- it's a crappy book liked only by English professors. For the reason they're banning it, not so much. I had to read it HS. O skated by by listening to class discussion and never getting past the opening crappy pages.