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Monday, June 3. 2019
D Day had no Plan B
The Secret Jewish History Of Popeye The Sailor Man
Luxury cinemas are fighting Netflix with steak tartare, expensive booze, and gourmet popcorn
The first large group of 116 migrants from AFRICA are caught on video wading across the Rio Grande to illegally enter the U.S.
Re The NYT: " the sanctimonious journalists who run the most important newspaper in the galaxy actually wonder why reasonable people think they have an anti-Republican, anti-Trump, blatant liberal bias?"
George Will: Is the individual obsolete? Progressives want to dilute the concept of individualism, but that’s antithetical to America’s premise.
Painting of Trump team 'Crossing the Swamp' touches off social media frenzy
Cowardly decision. I guess Trump doesn't use his own lawnmower.
Moonbat Demands We Ban Lawnmowers
RUSSIAGATE, SEEN FROM THE FAR LEFT
"It's All A Fraud": Deceptive Edits Found In Mueller Report
Sweden's Self-Inflicted Mess - The Scared Girls of Uppsala; Children of ISIS Terrorists
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re George Will: Is the individual obsolete? Progressives want to dilute the concept of individualism, but that’s antithetical to America’s premise.
It's hard to take Will seriously when he is no longer a repub and thinks the country would be in better hands with a progressive president rather than Trump.
Well, George, for sure YOU are obsolete. I'd say I hate to put it so bluntly, but I don't hate it at all.
Where are the Swedish men? why are they not protecting their daughters, their sisters?
They cannot, lest they be thought Islamophobic.
That's two steps lower than being a child rapist or serial killer.
Sweden has become a matriarchy...toxic masculinity is not allowed or practiced.
This is an old story in the FWIW department but I have little reason to think anything has changed.
A group of 36,000 individuals – only 0.6 per cent of the population – own 50 per cent of rural land.
Their assets account for 20million out of Britain’s 60million acres of land, and the researchers estimate that the vast majority is actually owned by a wealthy core of just 1,200 aristocrats and their relatives.
say what? I'd like to see more Bob...the version of maggies farm from Hard Rain is one of the best performances of all time...and I hope this comment doesn't get me institutionalized...
Re: "It's all a fraud"
The most charitable thing you can say about Mueller is that Weissmann is responsible for the deception, but then why did Mueller hire him and why did he allow Weissmann to lie in the report? Ghomert was right about Mueller:
Russia, Russia, Russia was a fraud and the "progressive" investigation of Russia, Russia, Russia is a fraud. If the DNC and Hillary are involved it is sure to be a fraud. All the fraud committed by the Obama, DNC, and Hillary crime ring to get Trump out before he and his administration uncover their criminal activity while in office is strictly to keep their butts out of the calaboose.
Bias at the NYT???? For SHAME, which the NYT does not have, or acknowledge. Just one more unnecessary reason for me to despise, detest, and distrust the NYT.
Painting of Trump team 'Crossing the Swamp' touches off social media frenzy: I'm LOVIN' it!
Ban lawnmowers? Idjits! We are surrounded by idjits.
Sweden's Self-Inflicted Mess: Sweden has rolled over for the Muslims.
re The Secret Jewish History Of Popeye The Sailor Man
I had no idea that Popeye had Jewish roots.
Popeye was probably my favorite cartoon as a little kid, as it was for my sister. A few years ago I found a bunch of the good Popeye cartoons, the Max Fleischman ones, not the King Features ones from the 1950s on youtube. I sent my sister a couple of them, and she replied, "I can't believe I ever liked that cartoon." You see, the creators' of Popeye made ample use of blows to the head in the Popeye stories. Granted it was a cartoon, but it was a pretty violent show which extolled the use of fisticuffs to get your way.
Great stuff for little boys though.
One wonders if children are allowed to view these cartoons today?
The Three Stooges and Gilligan's Island were the two major formative influences of my childhood. Still view the Stooges as my favorite uncles.
Probably mentioned this before, but some of my Chinese childhood friends picked up English by watching American cartoons. As you can imagine, they had some interesting pronunciations of things.
No, kids today can't watch Popeye the Sailor Man because he's too violent with his punches, but they can play Fortnite and other violent misspelled video games to their hearts content, it seems.
The Times could go a long way toward moderating its bias by hiring one of the following as a regular columnist: George Will, Thomas Sowell, Mark Steyn or the like.
Individual columnists are mostly for show and do not stem the tide. There is something in being exposed to other ideas, I suppose.
The Grey Lady would have to go a whole bunch further to rid herself of her totalitarian, globalist views. She needs some hardcore Constitutionalists, which she's never employed in my memory. Did our Founding Fathers do all that work for naught?
Who cannot love Popeye who "loved to go swimmin' with bow-legged womin" in those golden pre-PC days.
Re: The Corn Story
The future of agriculture is not corn or wheat. These cereal grains cause too much environmental damage. The real future of agriculture is yeast. I know this sounds terrible, but yeast can be grown directly from sewage; that allows us to kill two birds with one stone. And protein-producing bacteria can be grown directly from crude oil. And sugar- producing bacteria can be grown from sawdust. We don’t need sugarcane.
Yeast can be turned into practically anything; artificial meat, cheese, vegetables, and alcohol. So that leads to a question: why isn’t America already producing yeast and protein food products? Or yeast ethanol? Because Big Ag is too involved in the Intellectual Property aspect of the business. Monsanto is a harsh mistress.
Take this corn, or else.