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Tom Bowler
Nashua, New Hampshire
As a pragmatic libertarian, I believe that government's most important duty is to protect the constitutional rights of the individual.
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Iggy & MT, I got close to the San Juan Islands once. Visiting my Navy daughter who was stationed on Whidbey Island at the time. Beautiful up there.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Running - How Does It Work? at JustOneMinute
Amom & JMH, Thanks!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Running - How Does It Work? at JustOneMinute
One more parting thought before I leave for a while. I'm beginning to think the DOJ's failure to indict anyone of significance before the election might have super-charged Trump support. And I wonder if Trump had anything to do with the delay.
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Do you own a MAGA hat? ;) Ha! No, I'm not that courageous. Best I can do is a Trump coffee mug and T-shirt. Besides, my latest headshot picture was taken a couple years before MAGA was a thing. But thanks for asking Beasts. It's really a pretty good idea. Too bad I couldn't have thought of it earlier, but I had no idea when I got up this morning that I would get so incensed that I would cancel my subscription and fire off that letter. A MAGA hat would have been perfect, though, now that you mention it.
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I explained to my 95 year old mother that a Justice's job was not to make the law, but rather interpret the law as it existed.She didn't know that. She told me it must be a lawyer thing. I told her it is a Constitutional thing. Great story, Jane.
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Thanks, Joan. I heard from an editor at the Union Leader. He emailed asking for a "headshot" in case they decide to publish it. They like to provide a picture to put along side the op-ed. I'll let you know if they actually publish it.
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Can anyone here wink with either eye? Not me. I could never close my right eye independently.
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Hence my concern about Holder and the Chicago thugs using stolen votes as the way to victory, with Soros providing the cash. If that happens, OL, my guess is that it happens in a few Blue States like NY and CA that Trump can be expected to lose anyway. What I'm hoping is that Trump will collect the electoral votes he needs to win on election night in states where voting is secure and the votes can't be contested. Then it doesn't matter what happens in places like NY and CA, no matter how much they cheat. Although, Trump no doubt has legal teams ready to contest fraudulent vote counting where ever it happens. Also Barrett's confirmation might come in time for the SC to reverse recent court decisions that rewrote state election laws. So yeah, I'm being very optimistic, maybe even overly optimistic, but I think I have grounds for it.
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OL, Last I heard, Soros was contributing big bucks to elect Secretaries of State at the state level, and local prosecutors. Secretaries of State to control vote counting and local prosecutors to ignore the Dem voter fraud. Good point on confirmation depressing the prog turnout. Ig.
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I'm listening to Trump in Lititz, PA talking about how Hunter was hauling in $183,000 per month. I always thought it was either $50K or $83K. I wonder if Trump is daring the fact checkers to correct him. Can you picture it? "We rate Trump's claim as FALSE. Hunter Biden was only getting $83,000 to sit on the Burisma board."
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Somebody is going to be real surprised. Hope it is not us. I second that, OL, although I'm getting more confident that it won't be us. A while ago I was convinced 11/3 would be a Trump landslide. Still a good chance for a landslide but not quite as confident as I was. The excerpt by JimSunny -- Trump over Biden 48% to 47% among likely voters is very encouraging. Who are Rasmussen's likely voters? How many Trump supporters won't answer those pollsters? And because a majority now approve of Amy Coney Barrett, I think her confirmation will add voters to the Trump column. Winning fosters more winning.
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Sounds like you live an a great spot, MT. I have it in the back of my mind that you live in central CA. Do I have that right? Thank you, Jane. How is your eye these days? I've been having trouble with my right eye, and naturally I thought about you, though my problem is not nearly so severe as yours. At the moment I'm on a combination of antibiotics and drops to fight inflammation. The left eye is still good and the right eye is not terrible, so I can see OK.
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Marlene, I got my first subscription to the Union Leader back in the late 70s when, under Loeb, they printed every single letter to the editor, in full, in the Sunday paper. Nowadays, they select letters to be published, and may edit them if they are longer than 250 words. I'm not hopeful that they'll publish my piece. The Union Leader is no longer very conservative, or principled for that matter. I know, Beasts! But I'll trust you anyway!
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LOL, Ralph!
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All is well, Beasts. Spent a lot of time off grid this past summer. Closing in on the completion of a remote lakeside cabin. We'll be going up tomorrow to close it up for the winter.
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Thanks, Kathryn!
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Thank you, Beasts. How have you been? It seems like a long time.
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I spent my morning canceling my subscription to the Manchester Union Leader. For the first time in over 100 years, the paper endorsed a Democrat -- Joe Biden. I sent an email to subscriptions to cancel, then revised it and sent it as opinion piece. I'll give them two days to publish it before I put it up on Libertarian Leanings and Facebook, but I'll give you a preview here: The Union Leader's endorsement of Joe Biden for president is nothing short of shocking. Choosing a man whose 47-year record includes no notable positive accomplishments, over a president with four years of solid, even unprecedented achievements is mind boggling. In 2016 there was no one in America, with the exception of Donald Trump, who could have foreseen our nation becoming energy independent, and that he might build off of that to broker Middle East peace agreements that included recognition of Israel by several Arab nations. Trump inherited a situation in the Middle East leftover from the Obama/Biden administration where ISIS occupied an area the size of Pennsylvania, but then with help from Arab states he drove them out of it, destroying the ISIS caliphate in a matter of months. On the domestic side historically low levels of unemployment and a booming economy, pre-Covid, are outweighed in your view by deficits, which you fail to lay where they belong -- at the feet of Democrats. The fault, you say, lies with Trump for flashing "dollar signs in the eyes of Capitol Hill Democrats." Trump's election has revealed an astonishing level of corruption in our government. We, who get our news outside of the legacy media, have watched as the Obama/Biden administration was caught spying upon a rival political campaign. It is well documented that the FBI hid exculpatory evidence and falsified documents in order to get the FISA warrants necessary to continue their spying. Specifically, the FBI falsified an email, to hide the fact that Trump campaign advisor Carter Page had actually worked for the CIA -- not Russia. Having failed to prevent his election, the DOJ appointed Special Counsel Mueller, who after two years could find no evidence of improper contacts between the Trump administration and Russia. There weren't any. The sad fact is the FBI knew it all along. Recall that Agent Peter Strzok texted his lover and colleague Lisa Page that he hesitated to join the Mueller investigation because there was nothing to it: "My gut sense and concern there's no big there there." That was May 19, 2017. But Mueller dragged it out with the renewed purpose of contriving an obstruction of justice charge for which Trump could be impeached. It failed. No one, not even those indicted and convicted by the Mueller team, were guilty of "collusion" with Russia. Those convicted were caught in perjury traps, or indicted for crimes unrelated to Russia and Trump. But Mueller kept the investigation open long enough to affect the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections. When Trump's inevitable impeachment came, it depended upon finding meaning that was not present in a conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky. Trump thwarted partisan Democrats by releasing the full transcript. Additionally, impeachment depended upon an Intelligence Community Inspector General making last minute changes to whistle blower rules to allow for hearsay. Previously, a whistle blower had to have first hand, eye witness knowledge. Finally, the impeachment farce went on behind the closed doors of the House Intelligence Committee, controlled by Adam Schiff who routinely lied on cable news that he had solid evidence of crime, while at the same time claiming that witness testimony was classified, and that he couldn't reveal it. In fact, there was no such evidence. And then there's Hunter Biden. It was a clear quid pro quo when Joe Biden threatened to withhold a billion dollars in loan guarantees from Ukraine unless its government fired the prosecutor that was investigating Burisma, the company that was paying Hunter millions to sit on its board. Joe bragged about it on video: "Well, son of a bitch, he got fired." And the Union Leader? "We are not satisfied with his responses about his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings." That can't be true. If the Union Leader editorial board were truly unsatisfied, it wouldn't have endorsed him. Instead, it ignores the can of worms that Hunter's dealings opened up. Worse, the Union Leader is unable or unwilling to acknowledge the danger to our democracy from career FBI and DOJ officials using their positions for the benefit of one political party over another. It used to be that even the appearance of such impropriety was grounds for firing or demanding the resignations of everybody involved. But by endorsing Joe Biden, the Union Leader favors sweeping this corruption under the rug -- all of it. Not only do you avert your own eyes from it, you hide the worst public corruption in our lifetimes from your readers. The best that can be said of your endorsement of Joe Biden is that it is the product of willful blindness. The Union Leader does a much better job of covering up corruption than investigating and reporting on it.
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That wasn't very well worded, but I think you get the drift.
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Great Pieces, Clarice -- as usual. I hadn't realized the list of fake stories by 60 Minutes was so extensive, with the worst of them being the Lara Logan production on Benghazi. My theory is that they knew source was tainted going in, that they would then discover their "error" and retract the story, and then issue an abject apology. It was a staged story intended to put the Benghazi scandal to bed for good, preparing the way for Hillary's anticipated coronation in 2016.
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shipwreckedcrew @shipwreckedcrew I would recommend highly an article written by HR McMasters a couple months ago on Chinese long-term goals. Easy to find on the net. 8:42 PM · Oct 21, 2020 Here is the McMaster article. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/05/mcmaster-china-strategy/609088/ There is a link to another good article on China at SWC's tweet.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Strangely Reassuring at JustOneMinute
Thoughts and prayers for MM.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2020 on Chasing Amy at JustOneMinute
Trump Now One With Countless Essential Workers Joe Biden, after spending a lifetime as a globalist and a parasite who feeds on the ideas of others, is now scrambling to Xerox the Trump agenda with the zealotry of a late... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Libertarian Leanings
Class divide not race. Agreed, Robin. Diversity and equality are strategies not goals.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2020 on Bonjour! at JustOneMinute
The following article was provided by Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Federal Reserve is warning investors in no uncertain terms that higher rates of inflation are coming. Yet markets, for the most part, have disregarded that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at Libertarian Leanings