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NuclearPhysicist ⋅ MonteCarloPractician ⋅ PhilosopherViking ⋅ BridgeLifeMaster ⋅ GentlemanScholar ⋅ NoMoreMrNiceGuy!
Interests: Wifey, Wine (NOT Merlot), Song
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"I'm not going to get into that because I've already gone on too long already." Not to mention repetition :)
Lenin's maternal grandfather was a Jew. Hence, according to Hitler's definition of a Jew, Lenin was a Jew because one of his four grandparents was Jewish. Stalin was a Jew, according to anti-Semites, because his daughter married a Jew. By that same definition, Bill and Hillary Clinton are also Jews.
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The all-important caveat of the Second Law of Thermodynamics is "closed system". The world we live in on planet Earth is NOT (for the next 5 billion years or so) a closed system. Our Sun shines low-entropy (useful) energy upon us continuously. These phantasy articles about bizzaro world are bullshit.
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David,"... there is only one suitable quote to go with that picture, one of my favourites from dear Oscar, ..."I offer a more suitable quote from my dear departed Mom, "F*ck 'em if they can't take a joke!"
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on Simply too, too, delicious at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Where I come from, most of those Kentucky jokes are attributed to West Virginia. As for the incest jokes, one must remember that there's nothing wrong with it as long as you keep it in the family. Apropos incest in West Virginia, "How does a woman in WV know that her daughter is menstruating?" I dare not post the punchline here. But if you haven't heard it and want to know it, you can email me via my Blogger Profile. Y'all be cool.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2017 on Your Monday Funnies: 16.1.17 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
As my coreligionist said, there are words, some of which are too rude to post here. Nevertheless, the following words may be spoken and written: May their names and their memories be obliterated.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2017 on "When will they ever learn?" at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"On the Waterfront" and Brando are my favorite movie and actor, respectively. Over the years I have watched them many times (I have lost count). Here's Roger Ebert on that scene:And look at the famous scene between Terry and his brother, Charley (Rod Steiger), in the back seat of a taxi. This is the “I coulda been a contender” scene, and it has been parodied endlessly (most memorably by Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull”). But it still has its power to make us feel Terry's pain, and even the pain of Charley, who has been forced to pull a gun on his brother. Here is Kazan on Brando: “ ... what was extraordinary about his performance, I feel, is the contrast of the tough-guy front and the extreme delicacy and gentle cast of his behavior. What other actor, when his brother draws a pistol to force him to do something shameful, would put his hand on the gun and push it away with the gentleness of a caress? Who else could read `Oh, Charley!' in a tone of reproach that is so loving and so melancholy and suggests the terrific depth of pain?” Yeah. Brando was the best.
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Bob, While we are on one of David's playful topics, allow me to segue to a serious question for your consideration. Just off the top of my head, here are some of the "people" (I use the term loosely in some of these examples) who have expressed vociferously their hatred and/or contempt for Mr. Trump: That woman in Texas who videoed the episode in which she forced her seven-year-old son out of the house into the night because he chose Trump in his class mock election. Those black "kids" in Chicago who kidnapped a white youth (with emotional/psychological problems) and tortured him because they hate Trump as well as all other white people. Those progressive liberals who tried several different ploys to delegitimize Mr. Trump's election, via far-fetched perceived loopholes in the Constitution. Paul Krugman who asserted that Mr. Trump's election means the United States has become "America-stan". Cher, along with many other Hollywood "royalty", who vowed to escape from a country that had the unmitigated gall to thwart their choice for president. All these people and scores of others like them, be they: white, black, yellow, red or green (the latter two comprising the official state question of New Mexico); Christian, Jew, Muslim, or atheist; none of them, some of them, or all of them; I repeat, all these people are idiots. You, Bob, are a smart guy. Why would you want to associate yourself with such a motley crew?
I should have added, at the end of my preceding comment, "God bless America". Mr. Trump's victory is IMHO (OK, so it's not so humble) a modern-day miracle.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Good riddance to bad rubbish! at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Shalom AD, Thanks for that great article. Here is the "money" quote for me:As the Dutch political scientist Cas Mudde pointed out: “populism is an illiberal democratic response to undemocratic liberalism. It criticises the exclusion of important issues from the political agenda by the elites and calls for their repoliticisation.” The result is the spread of “populist” uprisings across the advanced world in the last year—the tectonic political shifts mentioned on our cover.That's precisely what happened in the U.S. election. Moreover, it is precisely what the (American) doctor ordered for our country.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2017 on Good riddance to bad rubbish! at DUFF & NONSENSE!
David, When I read your title I thought you were about to usher out another bit of bad rubbish. But then I looked at my calendar and saw that it wasn't January 20th yet.
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Thank you for your reassurance, David. Of course, I meant no disrespect to the gentler gender. I will try not to misbehave, as I have promised my wife on numerous occasions. In any case, I blame it all on my Oirish y-DNA. As I once recounted in these pages, my y-DNA matches that of 95% of all Irish blokes. As the story goes: Many generations ago, some Irish dude raped an Ashkenazi Jewish girl, most likely in one of those pogroms they used to have in Eastern Europe to celebrate the New Year or just your ordinary Wednesday (named after the Norse god Woden). The male child borne by that Jewish girl was considered a Jew because, by tradition, his mother was Jewish and nobody cared whether the father was a pagan or whatever the Irish were worshiping back then. That male child was my patrilineal progenitor. I think I'll have a shot of whiskey to calm my overtaxed emotions ... :)
OK, OK, I get a little carried away when I think about 0bama, HRC, Batshit-Crazy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, and all the other Leftist miscreants who have infected our federal government. I'll try to temper my temper a bit so as not to exceed my welcome here at D&N.
Andra, I'll have a little bitch of my own, please. Nobody, and I do mean nobody in America at least (present company excluded) uses "whom" instead of “who” as the object of a verb or preposition. Whenever I use it, which I do when appropriate, people look at me as if I just blew a raspberry.
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jimmy, My own wife keeps me in line (most of the time), so I guess it's reasonable to expect it from Charlie's wife, too. I hasten to add, however, that I am not always a prince among men (as it were).
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2017 on In which I fear for Her Maj at DUFF & NONSENSE!
AD, I do understand what you mean (and I agree with the sentiment concerning the man who wanted to be his lover's tampon). I also do not wish to belabor the point. I will leave you with the following thought, however, which does not admit to a man's retirement status: "An Englishman's word is his bond." According to "A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs" by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake (Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1998), that expression dates back to 1500, "Lancelot of the Lake." Happy New Year and Shalom.
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I'm off to breakfast. Happy New Year all y'all.
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I have sensed all along and said so many times, but it bears repeating: 0bama is anti-American; a Muslim lover; a Jew hater (though he panders for their votes and their money); a vindictive little pussy; a total c*nt. Other than that, he's a very nice guy.
Ah, yes. Christiane Amanpour Totally.
David, You heard it here first. The fun is just beginning.
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SoD, As I mentioned here, "The Don will take measures to grow our economy for the good of the majority of Americans, rather than waste our resources for the good of the world's tiny minority of global-warming scam artists." And so it begins. Stay tuned.
Frankly, there is altogether too much concern over what the President will do, especially through his Cabinet, which marches according to his orders. The President's job description is very straightforward: "faithfully execute the Office of President [namely Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and CEO of the Federal Government], and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States". That's it. The less he actually initiates the better. 0bama has been a terrible Officeholder because practically everything he initiated was a freekin' disaster. If 0bama had just stayed on his favorite golf course in Hawaii and told his Cabinet (especially his Secretaries of State) to just STFU, the world would be in a much better place today.
Robert, "Greenism is just a branch of Leftism and Leftism is 'progressive' only as advancing mental illness."I view the Left's mental illness as a chicken with its head cut off, running hither and thither, while its bleeding head is screeching for another head-count.
These are my opinions: The primary difference between American conservatives and liberals is that the latter care only about so-called "progressive liberal" goals, whereas the former care mostly about the welfare of the United States and its people. Donald Trump will prove to be a very good President of the United States because he cares about the welfare of his country and its people. Conservatives look forward to a resurgence of American greatness. Liberals will continue to wallow in their miserable state of mind.