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Monday, January 4. 2021
Photo: Some things that were sold out at our fancy shop on New Years Day morning. And the wine shop was closed. So we had to make do. We did.
It is designed to intimidate the peasants
Causation Of Climate Change, And The Scientific Method
Never ask "How was your weekend?"
Chicago Teacher Union Official: Keep Your Kids Home … While I Live The “Pool Life” In Puerto Rico
Cuomo: I’ll Fine Doctors Up To $1 Million If They Vaccinate Someone Who Isn’t Eligible Yet
Brilliant governor! State is slowest in getting the vaccines out, despite truckloads of them
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Finally Figuring Out He Can’t Appease Antifa Rioters
As Scott says, people respond to incentives
"Angry And Ignorant Is No Way To Go Through Life," Said Nobody On The Left
A Group of 400 Former U.S. Intelligence Officials Are Investigating 'Blatant' Election Fraud
WHISTLEBLOWER: I Drove 'Thousands of Ballots' From New York to Pennsylvania
Does anyone doubt that this was a dirty election?
Trump was tough on Russia. Who knew?
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Basically most or all of the above articles are the reasons why I have cracked three or four teeth and crowns in my mouth in 2020! In fact most articles in the past year have contributed as well.
Of course I'm not just referring to your articles, just about everything I read these days. I just can't believe what is happening to our country, the insanity etc..
Don't mean to add to your teeth crunching, but I expect more tyranny from blue states.
NY Bill Would Imprison, Forcibly Medicate, People Suspected of Illness
What a Stalin Quote About Rigging Elections Reveals About the 2020 Election
Cuomo is going to oversee New York allowing tons of the vaccines to expire on the shelves as he debates who should get it first, isn't he? And then he can write another book about how great his leadership is.
Re: Brutalist Architecture
The Louisville Public Library looks exactly like the F.B.I. building. And what's funny is that there's no picture of the Louisville library on the Web. They just show "small parts" of the building, so people won't see what it actually looks like. The obviousness of the totalitarian intent is embarrassing. And near Louisville, there's a quaint small town called LaGrange. It has two hundred years of history, and it's the birthplace of the famous director D.W. Griffith. But the kids will never know that, because there's no local history taught anymore. And to make sure that history disappears in LaGrange, they built a new library in the Japanese style. So the kids will appreciate Japanese architecture, not American Colonial history. But don't ask who decided to build a Japanese library in LaGrange with public tax money. They won't tell you.
And that's the real intent of brutalist architecture. To make people feel insignificant. It's very similar to the giant buildings that the Russians built, extolling the new Soviet man. Greatness, but without intellect. In Russia, greatness is heroism in support of government objectives. The six Police officers who warned people about the bomb in Nashville were put on T.V. and hailed as heroes, even though they hadn't done anything; except wear a government-issued uniform. That was enough. All of those brutalist buildings will have to eventually be torn down, and replaced with architecture that is in keeping with American culture and tradition. People can vote for their favorite design.
What are those little pancake things under the caviar called? Do you have a recipe?
2020 taught us one good thing: Celebrities
are meaningless: I've been ignoring them for yearrrrrrrrs.
Climate Change: Has been happening since our planet has had an atmosphere.
Cuomo: New Yorkers now know who to vote AGAINST in the next election. Unless they're really dumb.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Finally Figuring Out He Can’t Appease Antifa Rioters (VIDEO): The STUPID is STRONG in this one...
Report: A Group of 400 Former U.S. Intelligence Officials Are Investigating 'Blatant' Election Fraud: I expect it's Too Late and the ship has sailed, but...maybe...
Facebook Shuts Down Page for GOP Senate Campaigns Just Before Georgia Runoffs: Which is why it is sometimes/often referred to as Feces Book...
CNN’s Zakaria: ‘Dirty Little Secret’—Trump Was Tough on Russia! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Time Warp, anyone????
re Photo: Some things that were sold out at our fancy shop on New Years Day morning. And the wine shop was closed. So we had to make do. We did.
A sterling example of a First World Problem.
I don't know. They have server problems now and then, and get knocked off the air from time to time. I heard Fred's sick.
Governors are in agreement, it is better to throw away vaccines than provide them to the "wrong kind" of people. Cuomo threatens million dollar fines and Newsom threatens removal of medical licenses.
Would this be true in the time of small pox or polio or any other plague in the past?
When officials travel and party, while outlawing these activities to the public, I believe we must accept that the M&M's aren't poisoned. Or that officials have an antidote. Why else would they scoop up mouthfuls for themselves and their friends?
Brutalist architecture...tear it down and move the FBI to metal pole buildings in East St Louis where they can experience Illinois taxes, local government malfeasance, and all around crappy service that reflects what we have been getting from the FBI l
leadership for years.
Pool life in Puerto Rico...quit paying teachers other employees that do not show up at school. That includes ending their benefits. Use the money to provide vouchers that can be used at any other school.
Cuomo and Wheeler are political thugs that need to spend the remainder of their days picking up cigarette butts and seaweed from the beaches. Start in Texas and finish in Maine. Then move them to S. California where they can work their way North. Newsom can join them.
"It is designed to intimidate the peasants"
Doesn't work. All the FBI building does to me is remind me that regardless of the Hollywood PR, they are not to be trusted and are a state security element. Also, Hoover's corruption. And now Comey's