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jimmyk
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I think they give you exotic stuff in the margins to make you feel less white and more woke. I was 93% eastern European (Ukraine area) which was where all four grandparents came from, and 7% Middle East. I suppose that's possible given that by tradition I'm a descendant of Aaron (Moses's brother). There's supposedly a specific genetic test for that "priestly" designation, but I haven't done that. I did FamilyTreeDNA, which supposedly is more careful about privacy than the others, but who knows.
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I lump Kristol and Podhoretz together, but here at least J-Pod shows some integrity regarding Twitter's treatment of the NY Post. Kristol has been conspicuously silent on this. Maybe the difference is that J-Pod's dad is still alive. https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/twitters-threats-to-the-post-echo-those-of-authoritarian-states/
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Mayor Bane trying to prevent Steven Cohen from buying the Mets."The ‘due diligence’ line is bulls–t,” a source familiar with City Hall told The Post. “He’s told [Major League] Baseball he doesn’t want Cohen and he’s told his Law Department to find a way to stop it.” Sounds a bit like "Show me the man, I'll find you the crime." Or in this case, "I've shown you the man, now find me the crime." https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/bill-de-blasio-is-trying-to-kill-mets-sale-to-steve-cohen/
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The gals I dated from each were very attractive and smart, but nuts. In my 20s at least I would have said and nuts. That was a plus.
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Plus got to fit it in before the broom riding. There's probably still corn yet to be harvested in parts of the country. Isn't she needed as a scarecrow?
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Some on Twitter said the Cuomo vid wasn't available. I was able to watch it, but I wonder if @jack's troops will try to suppress it.
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Just in case it wasn't clear, the kid Cuomo was joking about "Now he's dead," is of course very much alive. That doesn't make his joke any less embarrassing. It also should embarrass Cuomo that he's ruined the livelihoods and broken the spirit of millions, all based on the myth that his lockdowns have saved lives. And that this kid he's making fun of is smarter than him.
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We're pulling for you, Jane. Best of luck.
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I've been saying for the last week what AB is saying, that the focus has to be on the Big Guy or whatever the hell is nickname is, and not on Hunter. If that's what Cruz is saying I have to agree, though I hesitate to disagree with the new salty Porch.
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Does anyone even remember 2016? I remember election night like it was yesterday. That, along with election night 1980, and hopefully next Tuesday, three of the greatest celebrations ever.
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It is the EPITOME of hubris--and incredible IGNORANCE--to think for a second that we can control the virus. I've been struggling for a metaphor to describe the effect of lockdowns and other local mandates, or what some universities are doing to keep students off campus, or keep those on campus from interacting with each other. That does reduce the likelihood those people will get the virus, but of course the virus is going to keep spreading in the world at large until herd immunity. Today I suddenly remembered a friend of mine talking about people who put umbrellas up at baseball stadiums. All it does is redirect the water onto others, it doesn't change the ultimate amount of rain hitting the fans. If everyone puts up an umbrella, everyone gets wet from the rain pouring off the adjacent umbrellas. Not a perfect analogy, but it makes the point, I think.
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Sorry, meant to say above, it's a Trump campaign ad.
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Has this ad been linked here? Amazing. Yes, it's a video, but only 30 seconds of rollicking fun. https://twitter.com/horowitz39/status/1321109948500037632
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CH, I tried to pin my PCP down at my last physical, but he wouldn't go there. It was on the topic of HCQ. I said to him, "I'm curious: If I were to get symptoms and test positive for Covid, would you (and could you) prescribe HCQ? He first deflected by saying how rare it was now (this was August) in NYC, that he hadn't seen a case in months, etc. But eventually he said, "I don't usually say no," referring to his general policy of giving his patients what they ask for. So I took that as a "Yes," or at least "We'll cross that bridge...."
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I'm pretty good at negotiating US cities while driving including NYC but Paris would be impossible and Delhi would collapse me into a fetal ball. One of my proudest moments was driving with Mrs K into Florence, no map, and just intuiting the way to our hotel, which was in the center of town by the Arno River, while she was begging me to stop and ask for directions (as if that would have done any good in Italy). Of course it helped that I knew what "Centro" meant.
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Just boil the chicken stock and it can't hurt you. Might not taste so good though...
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Welcome, YL! Unfortunately it seems that there are plenty of MDs who tow the pandemic hysteria party line too, but at least it's more of a lively debate in the court of public opinion, whereas the academic journals have become like Twitter and FB in suppressing wrongthink.
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Waiting to see what the Detroit News does. Like Manchester Union Leader, in '16 they endorsed Gary Johnson, after endorsing Republicans forever. I think they might go for Trump, but we'll see.
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I wasn't bothered by ACB's statement about legislators following their preferences. Partly it was a rhetorical flourish to contrast judges with legislators. Also I think she emphasized the fact that legislators are elected and accountable to their constituents, whereas federal judges are not, so she blurred the distinction between legislators following their own preferences or those of their constituents.
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Is Kung Flu an exogenous change the models cannot account for? I'm sure Nate Lead and Frank Duntz will have that as a ready-made excuse.
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The Dems are echoing the talking point like so many parrots: Pelosi: With this usurped Supreme Court seat, the President is ripping away millions of families’ health care in the middle of a pandemic that has infected over 8.6 million and killed nearly one-quarter of a million Americans. Hillary and Kamala say the same thing almost verbatim. "Taking away Americans' health care in the middle of a pandemic!!!"
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Apparently Kim Strassel was on Tucker explaining the Biden Inc. corruption racket. Anyone see it? Maybe I'll catch the repeat later.
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We keep it for sure if Trump wins, expand it if he wins big. If somehow Trump loses, all bets are off, because vote fraud can accomplish anything.
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Mirengoff is off on this point: "Why is it, though, that these days Supreme Court nominees likely can’t get the votes needed for confirmation if the opposing party controls the Senate?" Aside from Garland, which was a special case because of Barry's lame duck status, is there any evidence Republican majorities won't confirm nominees made by D presidents? I guess there hasn't been a test since Clinton, but that was after the Bork and Thomas debacles, and Rs still overwhelmingly supported RBG and Breyer.
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Roberts might pretend to be a conservative so he can write the opinions and limit the scope, as the above wsj writer said. Maybe, though that's still better than his recent swing voting for the libs. Still, I relish the idea of Thomas in charge of the opinions for 5-4 conservative rulings. And it might motivate him to postpone any thoughts of retirement.
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