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Monday, November 5. 2018
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Crafty Caterpillar Mimics Snake When Threatened
That Rat Cellphone Study – I’m Still Not Impressed
RNAi Rollercoaster Begins to Reap Therapies
Washington, D.C.'s New Biblical Museum Is a Winner for Jews and Christians
Sarah Lawrence Prof pens Op-Ed about lack of intellectual diversity, social justice warriors want him driven off campus
2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Lied; Referred For Criminal Prosecution; Kamala's Office Involved
Jane Fonda SEEKS NEW SCRIPTWRITERS
Bloomberg: Climate Change Will Cause US Cities to be Overrun by Rats
Warmists and Skeptics Should Agree That This is The Real Scandal in Climate Science
"The mystery of Donald Trump is what impels him to overturn the usual rules. Is it a dark sort of cunning or simple defects of character?"
Both. He is a natural politician. Character flaws seem to go with that. Plus he has dragon energy (11 rallies in 5 days!)
"[T]he caravan was organized through social media in Honduras, initially planned as one of many such caravans that have left Central American in recent years."
Williamson: It’s a tough time to be running against the economy.
Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters Vow Revenge And Ramped-Up Russiagate If Dems Take House
Revenge for what?
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"...Bloomberg: Climate Change Will Cause US Cities to be Overrun by Rats..."
they already are. democRats.
Re: Sarah Lawrence Prof. The sign on his door says that the trans people (and possibly others) feel their very "existence" is threatened. That is a rather fevered exaggeration. Hysterical, even. Why people would go out of their way to conform to the negative stereotype about them is beyond me.
I sat in a waiting room at Sarah Lawrence in 1996 while my son interviewed there, the last stop on our college-shopping trip. I read the course catalog, which had in bold letters that every course must address issues of race, gender, and whatever else had made the list by 1996. I flipped immediately to math, and sure enough, they seemed to be managing it. But there wasn't a lot of math or science, so one could probably make a few points stretch over the whole curriculum. I remember thinking "Sweet Jesus, don't let him choose this school." He didn't, and regaled me with how entertaining the interview was as we started are final leg home.
Re the Rat/Cellphone study:
that has all of the hallmarks of a "Green Jellybean" statistical dive
What do Waters and Schiff want revenge for; for being shortchanged in the intelligence and gifting departments in the human gene pool. Their controversy is with God not Trump
Revenge for what? For the Nazis refusing to surrender and even somehow waging an insurrection sufficient to seize the White House.
It occurs to me that the Left doesn't hurl epithets like "racist" and "patriarchy" and "deplorables" just as knee-jerk ad hominem, they seriously believe it. A normal person might conclude from Obama's election that maybe the United States isn't quite as deeply racist as the Left believes and therefore, being mistaken on this point, perhaps the Left might be mistaken as well on the depth of the rest of our faults. But not the Left - Obama's election didn't prove we aren't as racist as they believe but rather that they had the numbers to defeat us.
Which would explain why they chose a candidate as deeply flawed as Hillary - it didn't matter who they chose as a candidate, there would never again be a straight white male nor a Republican elected President. The Nazis had been routed and the Left held the field. And which also would explain her failure to campaign in so-called "battleground" states - the war had already been won and the evil White Man had already been defeated, who cared about a few isolated pockets of resistance?
And the Left seriously believes this, they seriously believe that they speak for the vast majority of US voters and anybody who disagrees with them must be stupid, insane or evil. Which is what drives them crazy - how can there possibly still be so many stupid, insane, evil people in the United States? There's no self-reflection, no questioning that perhaps their fundamental beliefs are mistaken, their faith in their own righteousness is not and cannot be shaken.
I've heard some Democrats like to think about "what if Hillary had won?". Let's play that out for a moment.
Imagine that if the right was constantly virtue-signaling about how "we are the resistance" against Hillary's socialist statism.
Would MSNBC, CNN, YahooNews and the leftist media celebrate us like they do their own "resistance"? And then what if we succeeded in blocking Hillary's nomination of Merrick Garland by lying about his past felonies when he was a teenager? What if several women on the right made up hateful and scandalous lies about him to try to "resist" Hillary's ability to get him confirmed?
What if we had dozens of celebrities talking about how this was the one chance to resist Hillary by getting out the vote of average people to stop this Nazi?
I think we are on the verge of another civil war.
Please tell me I am wrong about this.
The Democrats are on the verge of a bloodless coup, a complete overthrow of the constitution and replacing patriot voters with immigrants and illegal aliens. Then they would loot the country, loot the wealth of the middle class and enjoy decades of power. Then along came Trump! That is what they are pissed at.
About Jane Fonda. I, like most Vietnam war era veterans, despise her. My hope all these years is she dies soon and is buried somewhere where I can go piss on her grave. My only concern is the long wait in line to get there, I have to pee more often now that I'm getting older.
Let me know when you're going to pay your respects, we can make it a twosome. I had a non-flying job in VN, but was dodging RPGs when she was posing on that damn pom-pom gun.
Re: Judy Munro-Leigh. Judy, Judy, Judy. Decades older! Well, that would make her anywhere from mid 60s to, 100+!
Clearly, her divorce from reality has been finalized. In court. A rather juvenile crime to have to answer for. Make her an example to Blasey-Ford and Swetnik. And go after them as well.
I think what they're on the verge of is completely losing their minds in mental breakdown. i.e., it's gonna be uglier than really, really, REALLY ugly.
This is a predictable nasty sentiment from right wingers. Make sure you invite me. It sounds like a good time!
Schiff & Waters REVENGE!!!!!! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Every time I see a creature such as the "fake snake" caterpillar I think that God has a divine plan and a good sense of humor. Love his magic works.
Re: Trumps' "dragon energy" - I've never seen a more active, on the job prez in my life. He should play some golf after this; he deserves it. Not like Obama by a long shot who seemed utterly laconic about the job and did not deserve all the golf time off.
I agree that there need to be consequences for this.
If I told a lie about Judy that cost her livelihood or caused her reputation to be ruined, I would be liable for her injuries. Doing it because I didn't like her politics wouldn't absolve me of the guilt. Unless I was a leftist, I suppose.
Both parties need to be tossed. What a lousy bunch of leaders. Cut their paychecks, introduce term limits. Let them make their living doing what the rest of us do...produce a product the public wants to buy.
Damn, Bob! You spoiled the whole thread by mentioning the O word!
I agree it is a little nasty. But I will honestly say that if she were injured in an accident or something I would do whatever I could to help her. I would never harm a hair on her head, she did what she did and it is her "sin" to deal with. But I have disliked her for some 50 years for what she did and nothing she has ever said convinced me she was sorry or even understood the harm she caused or contributed to.