General Discussion, Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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251 Responses to General Discussion, Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  1. texan59 says:

    Alright. We made it through Monday. We should have a new SecEd by close of business today, so that’s a good thing. Now, sit back, put your feet on the coffee table, and coffee up. Lot’s of work ahead of y’all.

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  2. MaryfromMarin says:

    Surprise, surprise, surprise…

    Top California Democrat: β€œHalf of My Family” Here Illegally [CA State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon]

    http://www.fixthisnation.com/conservative-breaking-news/top-california-democrat-half-of-my-family-here-illegally/

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    Yet another post has sunk into the abyss… (cue creepy music here)

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Still waiting for the Gorsuch fight. Leftist progs lnow that trying yo pack and reliably deal with over 500 Congressmen is exhausting and unpredictable. Easier to push for sympathetic Left-activist judges and legislate quickly thru the courts rather than slogging thru Congress.
    The Left will fight in the streets to pack the courts and the Right will eventually get pushed past its tolerance too, as it was in the 60s and early 70s. The totality of the Right is encumbered by too many hangers-on who want protection from the Left but are afraid to fight for it and their passivity tends to drag on the activists. The Left perceives this as a weakness and gets bolder and more open and pushes us closer and closer to the prospect of a civil war.
    Trump had better load the SCOTUS to a solid Right majority or things are going to go Balkans.

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    God Bless Everyone Here

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Someone check the barn, we’re missing the Colonel.

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  7. I am wondering if maybe these leftist colleges that engage in political posturing should have federal funds pulled. I’m getting tired of hearing from local institute’s of miseducation about how they oppose President Trump’s immigration suspension. I think this posturing should be grounds for losing federal funds.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Watch them and especially the colleges, start screaming the government is suppressing free speech. Colleges have been money machines since Vietnam when hundreds of thousands of vets with Gai Bill money and limited job options started heaving baskets of cash at them. Squeeze them by their bills and they’ll start squealing. Pliers, please.

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      • In my limited experience in politics, those who scream the loudest are usually those who making the most victims out of other people. I don’t mind the GI Bill paying for college for soldiers, but textbooks are a scam and I’ve been in one class for five weeks and I’ve learned nothing. Absolutely nothing that I didn’t already know before this class. It’s required, of course, so I have to take it, but it’s such a waste.

        I don’t care how much screaming they do. Let’s pull funds. There’s already a lot of liberals screaming; they can just scream louder.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Not saying ‘don’t pull the funds’, might be a good idea to squeeze them and let the pointy-heads know who rows the boat. Colleges have gotten away for far too long with being socisl engineering sites vice educational institutions.
          Re collegectects: thry were a scsm when I was first there nearly 50 years ago. Prof dictates which texts are used and faculty approves based on longterm profit projections. You buy new at, let’s say, $50. W hen course is over you sell back to college at about $25 (if you’re lucky) and college resells as used for $40. After a few semesters the college changes to another book, frequently one retired from the course previously and held in storage, and the whole thing starts over.
          Back in 1970 I had acpto-student activist prof who did not doecify a book to the U staff and had students buy a paperback that only cost a buck or two. College never did give him tenure.

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          • Col.(R) Ken says:

            Yeah Czar you hammered that!!!!!! You forgot to add, the same publishing company’s have professors attend “seminars “, all expenses paid, and some type of “consulting fee” during the summer months…..it’s a racket…..

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Higher education’s fast becoming a self-licking ice cream cone with its own cheering section. Watch China clean our clocks technologically while we churn out an endless tide of useless soft-science grads who have to look at their driver’s licences to see if their name’s spelled correctly.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Looks like some of the professors were involved in ways they should not have been. This is just one professor.
      Democrat β€œAntifa” Terrorist Who Beat a Man Senseless is Employed by UC Berkeley
      Dabney Miller, an β€œAntifa” Democrat terrorist, who beat Trump supporters during the UC Berkeley riots is on staff at UC Berkeley.
      Miller boasted about beating conservatives and posted images of a man he knocked to the ground and beat senseless.
      http://linkis.com/truthfeed.com/breaki/2Kzdl

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  9. Man oh man… I hope Chaffetz does go after all the corruptocrats, but his pa st investigations have ended with a thud. We need results. Soros, Hill, Bill, and Obummer behind bars would be a great start.

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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  11. Winning!!!

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  12. Menagerie says:

    β€œWhen I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”

    comedian Henny Youngman

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  13. auscitizenmom says:

    Those of you who still don’t really understand the whole debate over the filibuster might want to read this by Tom McClintock of Hillsdale College. I found it very helpful and I am one who sees the word “cloture” and my mind wanders to the window “Oh, look at the pretty butterflies.” O_o

    “How and Why the Senate Must Reform the Filibuster”
    “The filibuster thus entered the couch-potato world of virtual reality, where an actual speech is no longer required to block a vote. Today the mere threat of a filibuster suffices to kill a bill as the Senate shrugs and goes on to other business. The filibuster has been stripped of all the unpleasantness that discouraged its use and encouraged compromise and resolution.”

    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/senate-must-reform-filibuster/

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  14. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    Me:
    “… in my day we had to have important phone numbers memorized and a few coins handy in case we needed to make a phone call and there is no phonebook. ”

    Young girl cashier:
    “What’s a phone book?”

    Me: 😳

    Girl:
    picks up her cell phone and inspecting carefully says, “and where did you insert the coins?” 😧

    Wow.

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  15. I know the Silent Majority spoke up this last election but it’s time for them to never be silent again. We need to be heard. But not by the media, by people who matter.

    On Tuesdays, everyone who has a Twitter account should tweet to @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump and thank him for what he is doing. We can call it Tuesday Tweets for Trump, but don’t tag your tweet like that. The goal isn’t to have a trending tag but to show support while flying under the radar (once it trends, Leftists can hijack it and use it to mock and deride Trump, which is why I don’t want it to be a hashtagged thing. We can call it that on any website outside of Twitter.)

    The media cannot be allowed or trusted to speak for us. We need to make it clear that we support what Trump is doing. You tweet to the Vice President as well if you would like, but I would just like to see people sending thank you tweets to Trump on Tuesdays.

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  16. kinthenorthwest says:

    JUST IN: Vice President Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, 51-50 http://abcn.ws/2jYZ8OR

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  17. VP Pence, the 51rst vote!!!!

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  18. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/video-nancy-pelosi-believes-george-bush-still-president/

    Well, Maxine Waters thinks we invaded Korea and Pelosi is living in a realm all her own. Total space cadet!

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  19. Sharon says:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-rahm-emanuel-national-democrats-advice-0207-chicago-inc-20170206-story.html

    While it’s interesting to see Rahm’s take on his hysterical fellow travelers, his statement that democrats would rather be right than winning still has to be analyzed. I suppose it depends on what the meaning of “right” is; in what world.

    Maybe he means they are hysterical at losing power that they can’t remember the Alinsky rules in the midst of their complete breakdown.

    It may also be that, at long last, they have actually lost much of their decades – long audience which, for many, has been their entire lives.

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  20. kinthenorthwest says:

    Wow–Trump need to bring Trey into his administration. Trey is not only good-looking but knows his law and puts it out there in Plain English..
    Go Trey

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  21. Love this!!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  22. stella says:

    Irwin Corey has passed, age 102.

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  23. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4197240/Lena-Dunham-says-Trump-President-food.html

    Trump is doing so many great things! He accomplished something that Michelle Obama could not with her Let’s Move and school food program take-over!!! Hehe! πŸ˜‰

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  24. amwick says:

    Since I have been feeling less than chipper, I decided to go and buy a bread machine. Years ago I had one, I used it for mixing and kneading the dough, then I would bake it in a normal pan, in the oven. I found an Oster model that got great reviews for $6 at goodwill. If I like it I may buy a new one. 2 hours to go. πŸ™‚ A very exciting day at the cottage.

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    • stella says:

      My first bread machine is an Oster (1-1/2 lb capacity). It still works after many years. The one I use now is by Cuisinart, and has a 2 lb capacity. I like it very much.

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      • amwick says:

        https://www.amazon.com/Oster-2-Pound-Expressbake-Machine-CKSTBRTW20/dp/B003GXM0EM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486501913&sr=8-1&keywords=oster+bread+machine
        I looked at amazon and made of list of the ones that had pretty good reviews, then I want to goodwill.
        This is the one I found used… but I plugged it in, and everything worked,,, it was pretty clean.. so I count it as a $6 win. What I don’t get is the difference between regular flour and bread flour… The one I had was a combination bread machine toaster oven. It was wonderful, but it isn’t being sold anymore, prolly too practical… 😦

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        • stella says:

          If your recipe calls for bread flour, then use bread flour, which has more gluten. I always use King Arthur bread flour (it has the highest percentage of gluten of the flours available in the supermarket).

          I recommend weighing your flour rather than measuring it. You will get much better and more consistent results. One cup of King Arthur bread flour should be 4.25 ounces in your recipe. Four cups equals 17 ounces.

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          • amwick says:

            Ty… I have a good scale.. Next batch I will do that…So far it looks good…

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            …highest percentage of gluten of the flours available…

            King Arthurβ„’ flour won’t be found in the back of any Prius, is what you’re saying, basically. It’s the Hitler of bread flours, essentially.

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            • stella says:

              Actually, KAF makes an even stronger flour called “Sir Lancelot” (14.2% protein), but their regular bread flour is higher in protein than any other national brand.

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              • Wooly Phlox says:

                I’m just raggin’ on the gluten-hate fad, in an offhand way, is all.

                “Is it gluten-free?” is the question of the decade.

                I don’t fret. Next decade it will be another stupid fad.

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                • stella says:

                  Forgot about those loons.

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                • stella says:

                  I don’t mean to insult those with celiac disease, but they are a very small pct of the gluten avoiders.

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                  • Wooly Phlox says:

                    The pct of Prius drivers who avoid gluten religiously is higher than the pct of Ford F350 drivers, I’m betting. It’s just a sacrament, like the Prius itself is a rolling virtue signal.

                    We had a city-wide chili cook-off last weekend, and our servers were asked if the chili was Gluten-Free four times. I’ve always wanted to print a bunch of “Gluten Free” stickers, and go to the local superstore, and stick them on things like tires and batteries, and cat litter. Just as a social experiment, to see if people will buy them more.

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                  • stella says:

                    What is sad is that a true celiac disease sufferer wouldn’t take the chance of eating your chili based solely on your statement that it was gluten free. My daughter’s SIL is so careful that they cook everything they will eat themselves, or those things that are labeled by a manufacturer (or obviously gluten free). She was seriously ill, even suffering nerve damage, and was treated at the Mayo Clinic.

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                  • Wooly Phlox says:

                    My landlady’s daughter has celiac’s, and my last restaurant had a separate toaster that was only used for gluten-free bread, and nothing but. I understand that disorder.

                    I also understand when something becomes an Oprah-fed fad.

                    I know the numbers. It’s very rare. It’s rarer than albinism.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Although I don’t do bread that often I like the old fashioned way.

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  25. stella says:

    Put the Numbers
    in Perspective

    Islamic Terrorists…

    …killed twice as many people in one month (5000) in November, 2014) than were killed in in 350 years of Inquisition (2000-3000).

    …murder more people everyday than the KKK has in the last 70 years (26 since 1945).

    …killed more civilians in two hours on September 11th (2977) than in the 26 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland (2236).

    …massacred more Iraqis on a single day in June, 2014 (1566) than the number of criminals executed by America in the last 40 years (1423).

    …killed more Americans on American soil than the combined militaries of Japan and Nazi Germany in WWII.

    …slaughter more people everyday than were killed during the entire Salem Witch Trials (12).

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      John 10:10

      The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    Pretty good sized tornado went thru New Orleans East, roughly down hiway 90, causing mucho damage though a lot of that area is poorly buolt cobstruction, junk yards and fast good plsces. Mayor, chief-of-police and fire chief are all out in clean white shirts and suits holding a ‘how great we are’ conference with sweaty, dirty first responders toiling in the background.
    Interesting thing is that hizzohah immediately said the White House ( you know, same POTIS he’s been dumping on for months) was almost immediately in contact with them offering help. Under Obama the city had to call first, hat in hand.
    In any event y’all are probably going to have to hand out free taxpayer gifts for reconstruction as I’m betting many of the damaged houses do not have insurance…Katrina redux.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    Now we have multi-station live feed from the governor’s helicopter flying over the damage, they just ‘conveniently’ happen to have a cameraman and transmission gear on board. He’s a Rat governor flying over the damage, didn’t get off and have himself driven in. You know, just like Rat whiners complained bitterly that Bush II did in Katrina?

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      “Imagine if the parties were switched.” is a fun game to play, isn’t it?

      Progressives can use Alinsky’s rule 4. We can’t.

      Why? The progressive doesn’t have a rule book. They have no set morality. They have no “Bible”. Their bible and creed is the Satanist “Do what thou wilt.”

      And they do. And they quote our Bible, which they hate and disbelieve, to make us do their will. We have to stop falling for that bit of deception.

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  28. Wooly Phlox says:

    Pizzagate, why won’t you die?

    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/02/rumors-from-chans.html#comment-form

    Maybe it won’t die because it exists, and has tenacity.

    The Coreys will be avenged. My brother, too.

    I hope Trump slays that dragon.

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  29. kinthenorthwest says:

    This is FB’s live feed of Listen: Oral arguments taking place regarding President Donald J. Trump’s immigration executive order.

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  30. Wooly Phlox says:

    For no particular reason, some music written by a bunch of nerds, mostly asian and white, all made by one chip, on the Sega Genesis. It was a very capable chip, in the right hands.

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