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Wednesday, November 6. 2019
21 of our favorite gag gifts
Dating Deception: When Sex Is On Our Minds, Lying Comes Naturally
Why should the rest of the country continue paying for California’s bad decisions on forest management and urban development?
11,000 Experts Propose Final Solution To Global Warming: Just Kill Billions Of People
A Racially “Woke” Agenda Is Now Hardwired in Public Schools
Jeffrey Epstein’s social contacts with Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, other celebs scrutinized
How did he accumulate so many friends? It wasn't just the girls. Sociopathic charm?
ABC News Says Epstein Bombshell Didn’t Satisfy Its ‘Standards,’ Ran Unfounded Allegations on Kavanaugh
Easy to understand. Their standards are political
Sanctuary County Rolls Back Its Anti-ICE Policy Following String Of Illegal Aliens Charged With Rape
Mugged by reality
Vote Harvesting: A Recipe for Intimidation, Coercion, and Election Fraud
Donald Trump, Jr. on ‘Woke Culture’: ‘It’s Never Enough,’ Left Always Pushes For More
CIA staff complained about Obama White House's political correctness, new book claims
A Farewell to Paris Accord: The opposite of reckless.
US Jewish umbrella group slams Democratic hopefuls’ calls to leverage Israel aid
Powerline: RATE THE HATE
Hate for those with an R is routine. Media gins it up
The Democrat Party has veered far left very fast, without any pushback from within the party.
EMAILS REVEAL BIDEN/BURISMA INFLUENCE AT STATE DEPARTMENT
Elizabeth Warren’s Meme Team Gets Dysentery
Sheesh. So dumb it's embarassing.
Retired Army Officer Remembers Lt. Col. Vindman as Partisan Democrat Who Ridiculed America
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"Mugged by Reality"
I'd feel pretty bad for those Maryland politicians being mugged by their political reality, if I didn't feel so bad for those women who were raped by it.
Why are we paying for all the other States stupid decisions?
How much are we going to pay for the unraveling of Global Warmi... uh, Climate Whatever?
A little more than changing the signs at Glacier National Park, methinks.
Re: Amy Robach, ABC, and Epstein
And for three years Amy thought she worked as a real reporter for a real news organization. Now she should know better.
Reminds me of Cokie Roberts off-hand remark that of course all the females in the Washington press corps knew not to get on an elevator alone with John Conyers. If only there had been some sort of news reporter who could have told the rest of us what she knew.
When the media writes a story about Epstein they leave an impression that he kidnapped school girls off the street while they were walking home. Would the story be as good if they reported that he hired prostitutes and actually treated them better than they would have been had they stayed on the dangerous streets?
IMHO the real story here is who was Epstein? No one knows where he got his money and what he was doing with it. The salacious part of the story is all we hear but who was funding him? What was his goal? Because it appears that his intent was to put powerful people into compromising positions so that he could then coerce them to do his bidding. THAT is why he was killed, not to protect people from the salacious stories but to coverup a massive extortion racket that went deep into our government and important corporations. Who pilled the strings and what did they get for their money?
"Jeffrey Epstein’s social contacts with Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos ...Lets not assume these elites were just friends with Epstein but maybe customers as well. After years of getting every thing handed to you, the thrills are hard to come by and the behavior gets riskier.
The 11,000 scientists (I wonder if that comes to 97% of them). Looking at the graphs you see that worldwide deforestation is a "problem". Yet, a 3 minute Google search tells me That global forest loss over the past 35 years has been more than offset by new forest growth. Also, the rainforest loss since 1985 has been about 20% and that mostly for industrial farming. Because I am a Forester, I just looked at those graphs but hewing to Michael Crichton's observation about the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect I think I'll just call the rest BS as well.
re The Democrat Party has veered far left very fast, without any pushback from within the party.
Why should they push back? The Crazy is working. They just gained control of Virginia at the state level and probably elected a governor in Kentucky. Long term, the demographics favor them.
The Crazy is our future. At least that is what I think.
Quote from Ben Domenech:
Two blackface scandals, a sexual assault accusation, and post-birth abortion comments did zero damage to Democrats in Virginia, now a solidly blue state.
It is important to understand that the election in Virginia was won months/years ago when they gerrymandered the districts and the courts allowed it. Gerrymandering is a problem that won't go away and denies citizens their votes. I suggest a solution: Have all state offices (and congressional representatives) to be filled by statewide votes.
Bill Nye the Science Fraud: “Science is the belief you can solve the problem.”
Actual scientists: "Umm, no."
How Did Democrats Get Here? They hate Trump because he's the Teflon Trump. Can't make anything stick to him! This just infuriates the HELL out of them.
The Three Monkeys
Adults are now leaving conversations and auditoriums, seemingly afraid to hear an idea that conflicts with their preconceived mindsets; this is ideophobia. The Authority has put into place every measure of control, a pernicious form of solitary confinement or full burqa.
This war has turned Americans against themselves. Those who will not see, hear, or engage in political conversation are our neighbors, our friends, our family. They will not discuss what is happening to our country, the destructive cost of the policies, the Islamic conquest in Africa and Europe, the increased antisemitism, the disappearance and capture of thousands of Christian girls in the UK for sexual slavery, the stabbings of innocents on the streets worldwide. To avoid evil is to avoid helping the already victimized, embolden the enemy, and increase our own vulnerability. The self-righteous are too eager to suggest that we are incapable of self-sustainment, but we must all be worthy of determining what is best for ourselves.
We who can still think and communicate are a great threat to the Authority.
New Zealand's AOC
Green party, 25 YO Chloe Charlotte Swarbrick (CCS) doesn't like older people disagreeing with her. Her comment in reply to a fellow parliament member was "OK boomer" presumably because she is soo much smarter than someone who is older than her. Isn't this ageism or something.