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I gave up. After a couple of days of actually listening to testimony. I can’t do it anymore. Instead of official approved regurgitated curricula in schools, there are useful life lessons from movies, plays, and books that children should practice transcribing in cursive to learn. Starting a list: Otter in Animal House: You f'd up. You trusted us.
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Democrats conflate 2016 and 2020 on purpose. All day long, looking for a soundbite, the Democrat question theme has been it’s wrong to investigate a political opponent for corruption. The appropriate response is "It’s proper to investigate corruption, but sometimes in the process you uncover a political opponent."
Toggle Commented yesterday on Buttigieg Coming Up Roses at JustOneMinute
Vizinni! That’s who Sondland reminded me of. Actor Wallace Shawn in the Princess Bride.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Buttigieg Coming Up Roses at JustOneMinute
We ran a letter today that used questionable rhetorical devices and select "facts" to misrepresent what we said in an editorial on the hearings. We have to trust to the readers to pick out and laugh at the rhetorical bs. But since the letter-writer was former military and, possibly, once tasked to military intel, one wonders under whose wing and to what degree the old boys network has been tasked to shoot off chaff to repeat the party line.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Buttigieg Coming Up Roses at JustOneMinute
I was driving, listening on the radio, as the questioner browbeat the witness into saying yes to assumptions and presumptions. He indicted the ham sandwich. And no doubt that will be the MSM quote. An "accurate" quote the misrepresents what actually happened. Sad, sad hearings.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Buttigieg Coming Up Roses at JustOneMinute
If I were president, I wouldn't mind if the Navy planned to remove Gallagher’s Trident. I’d just insist that those who feel that way sign a letter to that effect. It would make the president’s job easier.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
Dave, no surprise. We tend to be very good so we can be very bad.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
Visited Mt. Union when our daughter was checking out colleges. Nice place. Besides, it has a Sheetz just outside the gate.
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Jack, I don’t disagree. They push it so long as they aren’t laughed out of the arena. They aren’t laughed out of the arena because of the faulty notion of politically correct speech. America was founded on the notion that you can say things that others may claim to be offended by, but need to hear anyway.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
Night all. Mrs. sbw gets her week-long test spinal stim out. She has already set up an appointment to begin the process to have a permanent one installed. Smaller potatoes. Mrs. sbw retired Sept. 21st. Her employer should have told us that I needed to apply for Medicare Part B. Had an x-ray in October that was challenged because of coordination of benefits. Because they didn't, I am temporarily without health insurance, possibly for the next month. Absurdity, thy name is government health insurance.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
The underlying problem today, as JiB would correct me to say, is lack of damping in the new communications channels. When we don’t write letters and send them by horseback, the noise is immediate, unedited, and mostly deserving of being ignored. We just haven't learned to discard it and the Left considers that a feature not a bug. My response is the horselaugh, but TV anchors have not yet dared exercise what @realDonaldTrump has mastered.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
And Iggy, Jane, and JMH I love what is inside each of you. At the core is solid character forged from experience and intellectual exercise.
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JiB: Missing the point. Well, speaking to a more encompassing point to which we will likely both agree. Progs can take all the misnamed and decadent so-called "hate-crime" legislation and stuff it. Murder is murder. Coercion is coercion. Assault is assault. It is not worse because someone conjures up a rationalization. As Ayn Rand said, racism is irrational over-generalization. Special treatment for any rationalization is mispaced exercise of control that invariably backfires.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
When I see two people light up and care for each other it is beyond special. That reduces to insignificance for me the intellectual arguments on any side. I don’t have to resolve the dichotomies. I just let it be.
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I like Amy's response, Jane. I'm sure that in 1585, Montaigne would have agreed. Montaigne: "For my part, the puff of every accident not only carries me along with it according to its own proclivity, but moreover I discompose and trouble myself by the instability of my own posture; and whoever will look narrowly into his own bosom, will hardly find himself twice in the same condition. I give to my soul sometimes one face and sometimes another, according to the side I turn her to. If I speak variously of myself, it is because I consider myself variously; all the contrarieties are there to be found in one corner or another; after one fashion or another: bashful, insolent; chaste, lustful; prating, silent; laborious, delicate; ingenious, heavy; melancholic, pleasant; lying, true; knowing, ignorant; liberal, covetous, and prodigal: I find all this in myself, more or less, according as I turn myself about; and whoever will sift himself to the bottom, will find in himself, and even in his own judgment, this volubility and discordance. I have nothing to say of myself entirely, simply, and solidly without mixture and confusion." Learning to be honorably ourselves is slippery and a lifelong experience.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
I would think Schiff would claim that the Senate has no right to subpoena a House member. Have any members of previous House classes ever been subpoenaed or successfully resisted a subpoena?
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Rats! Larwynned.
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gays don't usually decide who is the husband and who is the wife,/i> It’s an unquestion. Irrelevant. Inapplicable. Unnecessary. But I entirely understand it being asked because you might not realize it’s at right angles until you ask it.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Hmm... at JustOneMinute
snon? sheesh! s/b anon. I should use preview more often, too.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Saturday Night Lights at JustOneMinute
snon, if the link starts with file: it points to your computer, not the web that is needed for others to see it. In your case, when hope likely isn't enough, click the preview button to check.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Saturday Night Lights at JustOneMinute
[What am I doing up at this hour?] Clarice is must read. More worthwhile news than you’ll find in the mainstream media. The so-called impeachment hearings are political spin to undermine our government. [Back to bed.]
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Saturday Night Lights at JustOneMinute
JMHanes, how daddy your long post is. Thank you for fleshing out the opera for us. We, too, caught a sampling. Very accessible on the streaming. My goodness, the effort to master the material and weave it so nicely together.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
We need a gong for the hearing. Overacting! Gong! Appeal to emotions! Salute to the long-dead McCain!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
Biden announced April 25th.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute
What is Schiff investigating here?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Taylor Testimony Damaging at JustOneMinute