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Tuesday, May 21. 2019
Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America
Chronic Lyme disease: Fake diagnosis, not fake disease
To My Fellow Air Travelers: This Is Why You Fucking Suck
Sea otters are bouncing back - and into the jaws of great white sharks
Great White Shark in Long Island Sound:
NY Times Op-Ed Admits Something The Times Must Hate About Religious People
Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial — It’s ‘make or break’ week
Americans Paid for the Internet, We Deserve Free Speech On It
Man Who Bribed Son into Penn Guilty in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud
ESPN Says It Will Obey Fans, Cut Down On Network's Political Content
Top Democrat's wife may have gained 'illegal private benefit' from his committee activities
Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Abortion Is A “Life And Death” Decision…
VDH: He did it, not me
Tapped to lead new probe, U.S. Attorney John Durham has been quietly working for months on issues related to Trump and Russia
Impeachment is now the only play the Left has
‘France Does Not Belong to the French!’: Hundreds Of Illegal Migrants Storm Paris Airport
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Top 10 reasons NOT to move to Nebraska. It's a little boring.
Re: Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Abortion Is A “Life And Death” Decision…
And so Gillibrand accidentally trips on the truth.
AG Barr's FBI investigation, President Trump and the threat from within
By perpetuating Trump's falsehoods about the FBI and Mueller's report, Barr has become the kind of threat capable of doing severe harm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. WHY do I not trust the writer of this article??????????
There are lots of feral parrots (Monk parakeets) in Austin, Texas. They like to nest on tall light poles and, for some reason, they particularly like the lights around baseball diamonds.
Once we went to a show put on by a raptor-rescue organization at a baseball diamond in Zilker Park. They demonstrated flights by eagles, hawks, and falcons. The parakeets in their high nest got VERY EXCITED when that happened. Quite a squawk-a-thon.
They enjoy the light standards because of all the bugs the lights attract at night along with the safety factor from ground based predators.
Top Democrat's wife: Mrs. Elijah Cummings is receiving two salaries. One for an undisclosed amount with the private company and she failed to disclose the $152,000 she received from the non-profit.
These non-profits (like the Clinton Foundation) have to be stopped.
The air travelers rant was good, although something seems lacking when every other sentence needs a f bomb. Don’t get me wrong, I was in the US Navy, so I am well trained in the f word as noun, adjective, and adverb.
Reading the authors bio intrigued me to look at his other posts. FYI: He hates Jordan Peterson and Donald Trump, thinks all that admire them are inherently racist.
I tried reading his article on why the US dropped the bombs on Japan. I got to the second or third paragraph and found this little nugget of wisdom: Trump is worse than Hitler. Why bother reading any further. I did. Then I discovered Reagan was a dunce with a nuclear trigger finger, just waiting to start the apocalypse. He did mention that Stalin and Mao have the biggest body counts. He seems incapable of tying the political ideas that led to those purges, to the party that he obviously favors. Yet another example of the lefts inability to reason.
Air travel: Jim Fell complains about the manners of air travelers which is true of some travelers -- not all. But he writes with the same attitude of which he complains -- smug, entitled, manner-less, intolerant of others.
They are simply a way to keep you and your political machine up and running and paid while you are out of office. Plus you can use them to hand down your political wealth to the next generation, since they can use them to run for office.
Check out the machinery the Obamas have set up, to keep them set for life and to keep pulling the levers from behind the scenes.
Stereotypical entitled Ugly American. What is it about Americans that they cannot speak without an F word coming out every two seconds? Do they not realize how crude and subhuman they seem to the rest of the world around them. It's a race between the Mainland Chinese and Americans like these as to who are the worst travelers.
the f word as noun, adjective, and adverb.
But not verb? ;)
I don't want the Sea Otters to bounce back; I want them all to die. Living on California coast decades ago, we used to go down to the shore on minus-tide days and pry abalone off the rocks. They were delicious when pan fried. We used be be able to buy abalone and chips at the local seafood restaurants. Then the idiots in California decreed that the Sea Otters were cute and should be "protected" - from what, I don't know. The damn things then proceeded to eat every last Abalone on the entire West Coast. Now we have an entire generation who has never heard of Abalone, let alone tasted it.
You must have missed the NBC logo on this fact-free "editorial" by a clueless, FAKENEWS columnist!
Mueller was their God....until he wasn't! Guy couldn't bring himself to LIE! Now that Barr confirms that Mueller's work is baseless, they turn on Barr!
These TRUMP hater guys and gals are a hoot!
Sea otters have almost as good a PR machine as liberals have. Watch any documentary about water animals and you will see cute otters frolicking in interesting ways. The subtext is that they deserve the abalone much more than humans like you and me. I can only imagine how much the People's Republic of Kalifornia worships the little fellas.
Why the U.S. dropped the bomb in Japan. Because we preferred 160,000 dead Japanese and a quick end to the war vs 20 million dead Japanese and over 1 million dead Americans and have the war go on for another year or two.
If the Japanese and the world were honest about it they would celebrate every August 6th with a big thank you to the U.S. for saving literally millions of Japanese lives.
Check out the rest of his stuff. The man is a flaming arsehole.
On the other hand, here's a Canadian's experience with United:
"Stereotypical entitled Ugly brainless Left-wing American."
There, I fixed it for you!
Progtard lefties are the worst when it comes to expressing themselves. Mostly because they have so little to say that can't be wrapped up on a bumper sticker or reduced to one of the "isms" or "phobes"---racism, sexism, homophobe---and the like!
It's the only way they can end arguments they would otherwise typically LOSE, if rational thought is involved.
Actually, they should celebrate August 9, the day Nagasaki was bombed, as Hirohito and Co. did not believe the US had more than one atomic weapon! A "one-off", if you will.
It took Nagasaki to convince them!
And if the Emperor and Co. were really stubborn, I'm not sure what would have happened, since the US had produced ONLY two such weapons and it would have taken many months, even as much as a year, to produce a third.....or more.