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If I have a Franken rump squeeze by the end of the day he's going to have a larger gap between his front teeth than Letterman. Admittedly the contingency is a remote one. Gotta go.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on This Is How We Keep Trump at JustOneMinute
Not meant as insult or to be personal, MM. By expediency I meant not considering it important enough to fight for, another hill not worth dying on. I just don't think it's a wise decision because we're going to run out of hills eventually. Part of holding an alliance together is trying to understand some of the things we don't care too much about are cared passionately about by others and if we don't support their cause there's less chance they're going to support ours. The left knows this and exploits it.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
I *linked* it, although *liked* also works.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
Concur, David. I liked it precisely because of his first person experience of counter-protests.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
China attempts to catch falling knives in their boost phase. Good luck, Honorable Mr Xi; they're already in orbit; eccentric ones.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
I understand JamesD but the fact is Trump is not only giving in, over the objections of perhaps his best cabinet pick Zinke, he seems glad to do so.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
You asked me a question and I answered it. Then you accused me of finding you guilty of certain things and I clarified what I actually said. You're allowed to ask me questions or ascribe actions to me but I have to silently twiddle my thumbs or I'm "going after you"? It's of course perfectly fine if you don't want to discuss something any further, but if you direct your final comment to me and make an inaccurate comment about what I said I'm pretty sure I have a right to respond and I'm pretty sure clarifying what I said and who it was directed at, ie not you, is also within the bounds of appropriate commenting.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
A hunting and fishing magazine's perspective on the original lifting of the ban.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
MM, You are not guilty of syrupy sentimentality (Trump however is) but you have explicitly stated Trump should not lift the ban for political reasons. I brought it up because you asked me a question last night that I didn't get a chance to answer until now. My estimation of Trump has taken a backwards step not because of elephants but because of the process he used to make the decision and his siding with the enemies of his constituency. Most of rural red America which put him in office is most definitely not on the side of media or Hollywood tweeters, or Trump, on this issue.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
The push to ban all hunting is even more fanatical than the efforts to ban guns. Anyone who thinks this is only about elephants is naive. And anyone who thinks small, limited decisions don't matter and can't turn an issue around on a dime must not have been watching when a MA court decided homosexual marriage was a right or when somebody decided guys who whack their winkies are really girls.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
Good story on sanctuary cities becoming sanctuaries for neither citizens nor illegals.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
--Ignatz, How do YOU know what the right thing is?-- I use my faculties, reason, moral sense, common sense and knowledge gained through various means to determine what is the best course, just as with any other issue. Regulated sport hunting is the best way to manage a large animal like the elephant, especially one that interacts so frequently and unfortunately with people. What is best for elephants is regulated sport hunting, not what whiny urban anti hunting tweeters on Greta Van Susterens' account say. What I find interesting about this issue is how many deplorables deploy exactly the same GOPe-like political-expediency-over-principle on this issue that they so deplore on seemingly every other one, especially those dealing with traditional values and ways of life. For every guy who has ever shot an elephant there are thousands of guys who support their sport who never will shoot one or have no desire to, but who know this is just one nose of a camel that seeks to ban all hunting. Just like the elites did with Trump, people are listening to the loudmouths and ignoring the simmering silent millions in the hinterlands. All of traditional America is under attack and if you want to fracture Trump's base start tossing some pieces of it under the bus because it might harm some other part of his agenda. Pretty soon "MAGA" gets replaced with "Are we next?" or "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss". Syrupy sentimentality + political expediency = bad policy and bad politics
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
MM, I'm not saying you oppose hunting. You have made clear you don't. I'm saying doing the right thing is doing the right thing. If Trump has the economy chugging no one other than PETA fanatics will care. If he doesn't have it chugging, saving Dumbo from some guy's wall will not save the GOP. Moreover there are a lot more NRA types in his base who will get slapped in the face if he does the wrong thing than there are PETA types who will oppose him if he does the right thing. Most already hate him.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
So hunters, who share a very large chunk of the NRA Venn overlap, are the one deplorable constituency Trump SHOULD throw under the bus, because Bambi? Got it.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
One other factor is many private landowners get large fees by leasing out hunting concessions. No hunting means the animals become a dead loss and add no value to the landowner's property. Does sentimentality ever not harm the entity the sentimentality is directed at?
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
And additionally hunting groups like SCI pour millions into private conservation efforts that are not surprisingly less well funded if no one can hunt.
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
That's just not accurate, henry. Certainly some is stolen, but whatever funds the game departments get is from trophy fees. Moreover the professional hunters guiding the trophy hunts are often themselves the front line in game management and anti-poaching efforts, so the animals lose on both ends of the deal.
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
--The idea is to maike the animals more valuable alive than slaughtered by poachers.-- Their greatest value by far is as trophies where the fees for an elephant are often in the $50,000 range. And since the elephants in parks are the only ones the tourists ever pay to see and are not hunted, stopping trophy hunting makes most elephants less valuable, not more. Trophy fees enable anti-poaching efforts. He's wrong on every aspect of this and his decision is bad for elephants because he's using sentimental rather than scientific or even good sense reasoning.
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
Trump's sons need to educate Pop on the "horror show" they engage in. Think he ever poked his head in the slaughterhouse that produces [or produced] Trump steaks?
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
Dr Weevil seems to be incongruously disregarding the possibility henry lubricates his weapons au naturale.
Toggle Commented 17 hours ago on Mississippi Burning at JustOneMinute
People attracted to show biz and politics and, yes, even business and who have the ambition and drive to make it big, of course tend to a higher rate of insecurity issues, weird proclivities and dysfunction. I'd be surprised if anyone thinks they don't, and given the gawdawful behavior of just regular folks, did anyone think the heights of power, money and "success" was not exponentially worse than the Peyton Place's we see around us? I've certainly known men like this and worse. One guy I knew shook a baby he was watching until it had brain damage. Another one married to my daughter's friend abused theirs until it eventually died after several months of ill health. I know creeps who are serial cheaters. A truck driver I used many years ago turned out to be a child molester. One of my friends comes from family in which there was incest. It's everywhere and it's even worse where the freaks congregate. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. That was true when Jeremiah wrote it and is true today.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
To now consider Slick Willie's predilections and predations to be condemnable is worse than maintaining they were acceptable. It's not like it has to be 2017 and a person "woke" to know what he did was execrable and should have driven him from office, not least for his lying brazenly to the entire world about it. Nor in the intervening 20 years did it require any special gnosis to understand the guy is a masher, rapist and worst kind of caricature of a corrupt southern pol. They all knew he and Mdm Ceausescu are criminal scum but they kept them around because they were handy politically. And they cynically have decided they may now represent a political liability, and even worse, are no longer "progressive" enough for the modern Dem party, even though they're both far left fruitbats or at least will take up the cause to survive. So Bill n Hill may finally be pushed onto the rail they'll be ridden out of town on, but it will be the worst and most cynical kind of operation that has nothing to do with some awakening of prog probity, but precisely the opposite. It is a political calculation to rid themselves of a couple of albatrosses who have been wandering on the scene for far too long while furthering the smearing of their enemies through innuendo, lies and hitjobs.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
Hinderaker needs to read the last half of Matthew 6.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
Very impressive for when you must have been a mere whippersnapper, Beasts.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Expanding The SDI at JustOneMinute
--According to that site MM, good ole Sherrod has worked in government his entire life - never had a real job and is worth $16million.-- There is virtually everything wrong with America in one sentence.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Saved Bill, Got Trump at JustOneMinute