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Saturday, December 30. 2017
Can We All Agree That New Year’s Eve Is The Worst?
Sue Grafton, Writer of Popular 'Alphabet' Mysteries, Dies
Public Ignorance and GMO Foods - Fear of GMO foods is an example of the broader problem of political and scientific ignorance.
I will only consume GMO foods in 2018
Poor people get fat because of the food choices they prefer
Who knew? Only in America are the poor fat and the prosperous fit
TRIALS - A Desperate Fight to Save Kids & Change Science
"Boys don't wear princess dresses." Try saying that in public.
Is "men of good will" a scriptural phrase?
Uncle Sam as Santa Claus: Wasteful spending under the tree
Anti-Israel bias reigns at Columbia
Is it safe to hire a woman?
Rich or poor? Most American incomes vary from year to year
“A powerful person has been accused of misconduct every 20 hrs"
How the ‘feminist’ left let women down in 2017
Why Are Accused Sexual Harassers Overwhelmingly on the Left?
Bad, terrible, no good news for Democrat identity politics destiny
The press vs. Trump, and news too good to fact-check
The Top Ten Underreported Stories of 2017
If it makes the admin look good, it doesn't get reported
How Trump hatred has become the ravings of a crazy uncle
BREAKING: Senator Lindsey Graham Just Confirmed The Steele Dossier Was Used For 2016 FISA Warrant…
Wow. Drain the swamp!
Jan. 2017 was notable because it marked the beginning of the worst year of political journalism in modern history.
CNN appears to have closed its file on the case of the big white truck, but not before demonstrating its nose for news, its news judgment, and its investigative ineptitude.
Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread
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"Only in America are the poor fat and the prosperous fit..."
Same, same for Canada and - judging from my time living in the UK - an increasing characteristic of Europeans too.
From Class (1983), the late Paul Fussell's mordant little commentary on American society:
"A recent magazine ad for a diet book aimed at proles stigmatizes a number of erroneous assumptions about weight, proclaiming with some inelegance that 'They're All a Crock.' Among vulgar errors thus rejected is the proposition that 'All Social Classes Are Equally Overweight.' The ad explains:
Your weight is an advertisement of your social standing. A century ago, corpulence was a sign of success. Today it is the badge of the lower-middle class, where obesity is four times more prevalent than it is among the upper-middle and middle classes.
And not just four times more prevalent. Four times more visible, for flaunting obesity is a prole sign, as if the object were to offer maximum aesthetic offense to the higher classes and thus exact a form of revenge."
"How the ‘feminist’ left let women down in 2017"
Feminism strikes me as an Eighties solution to a Seventies problem.
What is the point of it in age where we are now being taught that gender is fluid and we can be a man one day and a woman the next?
Re: BREAKING: Senator Lindsey Graham Just Confirmed The Steele Dossier Was Used For 2016 FISA Warrant…
A co-intel operation that goes all the way to top.
Would've worked too if the Heifer had been elected.
I was in Times Sq. back in the 70's. Remember vaguely, belting out a tune with some big guy with a red beard from Quebec. He bragged that he came all that way. I told him I was from Florida. He was impressed. temp was down into the low teens and the Irish bars all had the "stick in the door". Had a great time. Only need to do it once. Of course, back then there were no guys slinking around with ticking backpacks. Pray there aren't any this year
Where is the outrage? The evidence is overwhelming that under Obama the FBI, the DOJ, the IRS, the CIA and the NSA conspired against the Republicans and against Donald Trump. They broke many, many laws while doing it. And what do we have to show for these revelations? Nothing! No one has gone to trial, no one has gone to jail and based on what I see in the news and in congress no one will. So what is to stop the next far left commie president from doing what the last far left commie president did???
I love NYE. And New Years resolutions, too, even though Maggie's is against them.
But, never in a thousand years would I find Times Square a place where I wanted to be. It looks miserable. So crowded you can't even pull your pint out of your pocket and not enough room for a beer stand. I've always assumed that people peed where they were standing because it looks like once you have a spot where you can breath you don't move until the ball drops.
re Bad, terrible, no good news for Democrat identity politics destiny
This was a disappointing read. The author presents no evidence that Latinos or Asians will move to the right in the next 30 years, he just expresses hope that they will.
Perhaps the author should look at the voting results of California, where there has been a substantial Latino policy for decades to see if it supports his theory?
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