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As far as the homeless; if we are first a nation of laws not men, then we would recognize there is no conceivable interest or power of the Federal government involved in the situation, with the possible exception of those who are illegals. Otherwise it is entirely a state and local problem, or should be. If the argument becomes 'but state and local governments aren't doing what they should, so the Feds need to get involved' can we please just end the charade of Federalism and constitutional governance, because that's what that argument leads to, in the same way the need for farm subsidies do, for example. The unevenness of application and favoring of one group over another becomes almost comical. Dairy farmers get or got a large milk price support for their product but people who raised cattle to eat not milk didn't get any subsidy. Timber owners not only didn't get a subsidy, for decades they had to compete with a Federal government that would sell its high quality timber at below cost making the lumber market only very slightly free.
--Obama had so screwed the economy that many people, who could have worked in a more robust economy, started applying for disability and got it. Under Obama, they put pressure on the Administrative Judges to deny as many claims as they could.-- I observed this pretty directly. Our son was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia and was given SDI promptly in early 2008. My wife's friend who is hard of hearing but quite capable of working was given SDI after an appeal shortly thereafter. My next door neighbor who was completely disabled with a horrendous back condition didn't apply until they had started rejecting people en masse and didn't get through the system before he drank himself to death trying to deal with the pain, a period of several years. Now we have people on it who shouldn't be and people off it who can't take care of themselves.
Interesting story, to me anyway; Fundamental physics is frustrating physicists
All this time I've considered myself an Arminian rather than a Calvinist and turns out he was some kraut throat slasher. :/
Oops did it wrong, but I'm still overweight at 25.6. "Normal" weight is 150-205. 6'4" and 150 is normal? Maybe in Somalia.
My BMI calculates to 28.2 = overweight. 6'4"; 210. 32" waist. A few JOMers have met me. Did I strike anyone as overweight? Ri-dic-u-lous.
1. The press shouldn't BE the enemy of the people. 2. The Flake DID compare Trump to Stalin. 3. Any guy that spends as much time on his tan and his hair as the Flake obviously has some security issues.
The comments re Maggie Haberman's tweet about Trump lying about his height and weight are delightful. Just when I think progs can't get any more petty or detached from reality they prove how much I underestimate them. It never occurred to the dumb broad he might be in between 6'2" and 6'3" and whoever wrote it down decades apart might have rounded different directions. Depending on the time of day I'm 6'4" to 6'3 1/2". At times I've rounded down to 6'3" and at others up to 6'4". And I weigh about 210. Trump looks to be just about an inch shorter and 30 pounds heavier than me. To listen to the nutters Trump is one bite short of Mr Creosote.
--Schoomer says he has 50 votes to overturn FCC ruling on net neutrality.-- What does that mean? 51 senators can repeal a regulation repealing another regulation? Or does he mean he has the votes to force Trump to veto something? But to do that the house would have to pass something also. I think what it means is never listen to the oiliest snake to ever slither into the Senate.
My friend was a cop in Honolulu for ~thirty years so if it had to happen to somebody, at least he's already seen this kind of stuff.
I wonder if Polanski would be head of some Eurotrash film festival this year. Who am I kidding? Of course he would.
A friend was coming home from work Saturday morning at Kirkwood ski resort and as he neared home a woman fell asleep and crossed into his lane killing her and her daughter, neither of whom were wearing seat belts. He only has a broken hand. Will see him tomorrow night to see how he's doing.
I don't know about New California but The State of Jefferson movement continues to grow in popularity.
Jen Rubin has never made a "right turn" in her life; either in direction or correctness.
Obama was editor, not president, of the United States. ;)
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Anyone that [supposedly] can't vote should not be counted by the census for the purposes of determining who those who can vote get to vote for. Dems; still profiting off their legacy of slavery.
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Here is a question that I have no conceivable answer to; How come I can understand narciso at Patterico's ten times more than I do here? And an observation; I lost any previous respect I had for Beldar's probity. His reasoning is faulty and he assumes things he can't possibly know.
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Occam would note it is more likely, given this crew's past, that they did not mistake the two Cohens, but took the opportunity to promote what they knew to be a lie.
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To which insurance should I bill my consultancy fee, rse? :) On a serious note, I hope it doesn't require surgical intervention.
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I've asked on different sites for some person whining about what Trump may or may not have said to please name a single country in Africa that is not a shithole. No takers so far.
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It should be noted Harold Ford the patriarch was not exactly squeaky clean.
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That horrifying story about the 13 kids chained to their beds almost had to happen in good ol' California.
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This guy aint buying Hawaii's claims about some accidental button pushing. Sounds like he might know.
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Ford strikes me as a fraud and an opportunist. I suspect his moderate credentials are largely fake because he was in a conservative state. Nevertheless even phony moderation is the kiss of death in the Dem party of today.
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Whatever brainiac decided to put the "Trump paying hookers to pee on Barry's hotel bed" in that dossier must have been a mole working for Trump. It's like somebody sat down and said 'what outlandish, seedy claim can we put in here to discredit this thing right out the gate'?
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