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Monday, October 21. 2019
Photo: Lobby floral displays this week at the Met Museum. Some rich lady endowed their flowers, years ago and they are always worth atthention.
New York’s glorious Frick Collection does not deserve its planned mutilation.
Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good
The Rothschild's Downton Abbey
This is where the FAA does its tests to determine minimum dimensions for plane seats
Public university tells professors not to grade based on merit
Investigated for Not Having Sex With a Tranny
Who Needs Women’s Sports Anyway?
Hundreds Of Fans Protest NBA/China At Nets-Raptors Game In Brooklyn
Ex-NFL star Jack Brewer: Why Trump policies are secretly loved by most liberals (even if they won’t admit it)
Trump's Labeling of 'Fake News' Was an Understatement
CIA Analysts Lawyer Up As Brennan, Clapper Ensnared In Expanding Russiagate Probe
Mifsud’s Phones Obtained by Durham Have UK Sim Cards Tying Them to the UK — AND BACK TO JOHN BRENNAN
Hunter Biden got $83G per month for Ukraine 'ceremonial' gig: report
Beto O'Rourke Announces Support for Menstrual Equity Act on National Period Day
Warren’s Plan To Tax What She Can’t Ban
"I Stand Against Everything She Represents" - Gabbard Hammers Tired, Sick, Fragile Hillary
Catfights are sort of fun
Crenshaw discusses border issues
How the Sinaloa Cartel Bested the Mexican Army
Socialist Tyranny, Genocidal Muslim Tyranny, Slave State and Libya Win UN Human Rights Council Seats
Trump is Right: Ending the Endless Wars Starts in Syria - The neocon consensus has brought nothing but disaster. If the president wants to chart another course, we should support him.
What Trump Actually Gets Right About Syria
China’s Maritime Strategic Challenge
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There is a "National Period Day"?? And Beto O'Rourke is celebrating it???
Women's suffrage was the end of western civilization. Period.
Prove me wrong.
I loved following the NBA, and it was a point of connection with one of my sons, who is very knowledgeable. This year looks like a good one for my team as well. But I just shut them off and don't follow anymore. It's a pointless protest, because I am not a buyer of shirts, or tickets, or cable packages, but it's all I've got. I'm done.
To paraphrase the Big Lebowski, I pressed the remote until the television went 'click'. Did it for the NFL, found it even easier for the NBA. The American League better watch its butt. I think Americans are finding their voice by internally nodding and quietly deciding to act. Dick's found out. Gillette found out. Americans buy products from people doing their job. Virtue signalling is not their job.
I don't buy Nike, either. Though I know the kneeling crowd buys more Nike than I ever will, so Nike likely GAINED market share by backing Kaepernick's protest.
Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls
well, you COULD start crossbreeding them with another dairy breed. It's not like other cows don't exist.
and on this note: I was perusing a puppy finder website. I was shocked to see what we used to call 'mutts' being sold for $1000 or more. Just because they were crosses of two designer breeds of dogs. Which seem to be bred to each other not to improve the lineage and increase favorable traits but because it sounds cute when you join the names together.
I actually know a few dairy owners and in their case this isn't true. They have bulls and somehow I doubt that they are the two bulls in question.
GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENTIFIC DEBATE
The Bill Nye / Ken Hamm Creationism Debate of 2014
Bill Nye: 'Creationism is bad for children. Creationism is incompatible with science and if children are taught creationism they will never learn science, and society will miss out on great inventions, like Magnetic Resonance Imaging which has saved so many lives.'
Ken Hamm: 'Oh, are you referring to the MRI machine? - which was invented by my personal friend Dr. Raymond Damadian who happens to be a young-earth creationist and who is also featured in this video I just happen to have cued up wherein Dr. Damadian credits his faith as the driving force behind his scientific accomplishments?'
Bill Nye: '....Um....how long did you say this debate was going to be?'
Bill Nye (24 hours later): "I won!"
Is Bill related to Hillary? I mean Bill Nye, not the Hillary spouse. Although that would explainnnnn…………………..
I thought for sure that the AOC quote was going to be a Babylon Bee peace, but sadly, no. America’s education system has morphed into a communist indoctrination camp, that we barely noticed. Is it to late for American Constitutional government?
It isn't too late but we will only get a handle on the size of government by letting it bankrupt itself. During the depression school districts laid off a large number of teachers and for years after the school districts would not allow a husband and wife to both work at a school district as it was not uncommon that both would be laid off.
She really showed herself when she dropped out of the Fortune event because Gabbard was coming. Just like a teen girl who won't go to a party because her social rival is going.
For someone who praises 'gutsy' women, she's a total wuss. (of course we saw that on election night)
My wife observed that women do more damage to one another than anything from sexist men.
Dairy cows also need "hybrid vigor".
Trump's Labeling of 'Fake News' Was an Understatement: Yep, I don't trust anything from the media. I despise, detest, and distrust the NYT and the WaPoo. I don't watch TV lies.
AOC: What a silly bassoon.
Socialist Tyranny, Genocidal Muslim Tyranny, Slave State and Libya Win UN Human Rights Council Seats: Is ANYONE surprised????
California actually legalizes something!!!
Not from the Babylon Bee
California to legalize eating roadkill
I'm no expert but the flowers in question including the attached picture were boring and unattractive. I assume that to the experts in the flower business these must be top of the line. What can I say I thought they were unappealing.
Re: The Frick. That will be very sad news, if it comes to pass. I was there in 2001 and it was an unforgettable experience. The building itself was an important part of it. Admission was $4. I practically had the place to myself on a midweek afternoon.
Is there nothing these know-it-all architecture morons will leave unscathed?