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turcopolier
A retired Army officer with three terriers.
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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Mark Logan "Longshanks?" Edward I? pl
Toggle Commented 5 minutes ago on "Alt Right" by Tyler at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Harbaugh "a group that the Colonel seems to be interested in protecting, a group I (of the Baby Boom generation) spent years being educated by." You poor thing. Who is Kevin Macdonald and what is "AR?" What group am I supposed to be protecting? I don't remember your comment. If you don't like my editing go somewhere else. pl
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Herb The framers were careful to make re-casting the constitution very difficult and the power of judicial review was not given to SCOTUS. John Marshall seized it in Marbury vs Madison while Jefferson who had insisted on the Bill of Rights stood by and let him believing case was trivial as it was a minor appointment made in the dead of night by Adams for political reasons concerning the appointment of a deputy sheriff for DC. IMO Jefferson should have defied Marshall. pl
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steve Bill is a self serving opportunist. She is driven by her destiny as well as her greed. She will be reckless. pl
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As the number of dismissals from Turkey's military ranks grows after the failed coup last month, we can try to get a clearer picture of who and what will be left when the purge ends. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Nightsticker Budapest to Amsterdam? There must be acanal or two in there somewhere. pl
Anonymous Perhaps Fred i an alum of that fabulous outfit featured in "Wag the Dog" long ago. pl
Toggle Commented 18 hours ago on I'm back. at Sic Semper Tyrannis
walrus Maybe I'll shut it down when she is inaugurated. pl
Herb "the unreformed Republic that existed prior to the Bill of Rights." You are referring to the government under the Articles of Confederation? The framers of the present constitution designed a system of government that created a republic in which the elected were elected by oligarchs. This constitution with its limitations and divisions of power among the three branched federal government, the states and the popular electors remains a formidable barrier to the emergence of an unlimited democracy. pl
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Anonymous "you are more like Beorn, Col. Lang. Patiently endures good conversation, but when the guest speaks more than his measure of wisdom would allow ..." perhaps it is the punctuation or perhaps my "measure of wisdom" but this is not clear to me. pl
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Herb Not bad. It is not clear to me that Erdogan is anyone's bitch. We will see... Yes, Clinton will be opposed by the Republicans in Congress but we must remember that although the Congress can deny funding or seek to impeach, these are very blunt tools and in our system the president/CinC can make war without congressional permission. Yes, Assad will continue to rule most of Syria. pl
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US politics. I am more convinced than ever that HC will be president. IMO the NY Times estimate of an 80% chance of that happening is "on the money" unless there is a much larger hidden pro-Trump, pro-Republican vote than... Continue reading
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Anonymous Is the Terminator angry? I am angry. pl
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Donald Are groups like La Raza also racist? pl
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jdledell Where was this? pl
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ov I don't think I have written that the Borgists are exclusively Left or Democrats. they seem to me to be centered on their vision of a world ruled by the US. They are not really attached to the US, but for the achievement of their goal the US is the only game in town. pl
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LeaNder "You and HankP are much the same." What makes you think that?"" I will leave it to others to explain that to you. pl
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TPCE That's all right I know that social scientists still exist. i am reconciled to the fact and will continue to oppose their baleful influence on history. pl
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Brunswick What are "DFH's?" Were you in VN? I was. The NVA had largely lost the war by 1973. They lost it to "Linebacker 2." They lost it to the CORDS/COIN campaign. That is why they accepted an armistice. The US Congress, reflecting the fecklessness of mass US opinion surrendered the country to the communists in 1975. they literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
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LeaNder I keep you here for diversity. You and HankP are much the same. pl
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All It is a sad thing that the old like Giuliani and me are now being told by the Hillary people that we should be quiet because we are obviously senile. I don't much like "America's mayor" but his appeal to people to look at the photographs and videos of HC being physically propped up and stumbling around are not the absence of evidence that the MSM propagandists want you to think they are. pl
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HankP Be disappointed somewhere else. I hold both of them and the SJW Kaine in contempt. You don't get to tell me what my editorial policy will be. Your reaction to differing views is to insult the holder of these views. Be gone! pl
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LeaNder Tyler is an accomplished writer with two published novels thus far. You don't seem to understand that protectors are usually killers as well. pl
All I roused myself from my aged midsummer torpor long enough to listen to HC talk to the MJ crew today. The general tone was that of an empress giving an audience to her faithful subjects. Mika grovelled before her in hope if future favor and the rest of them were clearly fearful of future retribution for "lese majeste." HC's campaign is now very confident of victory and are concentrating on destroying Trump so completely that the margins may grow so large as to give the Dems the senate. Thus, he is now described as; a crypto Russian agent, racist, a Klansman in disguise, a liar, etc. A note of defiant scorn for their opponents, and those who do not support her majesty, has entered the campaign. A couple of days ago Fallon, her press spokesman, said that people who do not accept her version of things should not vote for her. i don't recall having previously heard a candidate spurn possible voting support. Today on MJ when asked if she would support a Republican SecState having conducted him/her self as she had in re donors to a family foundation, she said that she would congratulate that person for having seen that the good to be done was more important than the methods. Think about that. pl
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