‘He just sent his friend Putin a bouquet’

12:50 pm February 10th, 2018

I hope it doesn’t make me sound like one of those “conspiracy types.” But does it strike anyone else, as we’ve channel-hopped recently for details of the burgeoning congressional investigation into the salacious “Christopher Steele Golden Shower dossier” funded by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, beefed up with fictional contributions from Clinton friends and staffers, leaked to a few cooperative far-left Web sites (whose accounts were then presented as “corroboration” to the FISA court as the Obama-Lynch-Comey DOJ and FBI sought a legal fig leaf to cover for their ongoing wiretapping of the opposition Donald Trump presidential and “transition” campaigns) . . . that Washington’s Democratic politicians and their lapdog press may actually have — how to put this — “coordinated their talking points”?

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‘Putting the bureau’s reputation at risk’

5:15 pm January 31st, 2018

The New York Times reports today (Jan. 31) that FBI officials “say privately” that President Trump, in approving the release of California congressman Devin Nunes’ “Illegal FISA Spying” memo, is “prioritizing politics over national security” and “putting the bureau’s reputation at risk.”

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Bump stocks and the Bill of Rights

11:16 am January 11th, 2018

The Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony Dec. 8 on a proposal to try to outlaw “bump stocks” — devices that allow light, modern, semi-automatic rifles to fire at rates similar to machine pistols.

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Twins

2:43 pm January 7th, 2018

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But only when their lips move

12:29 am January 5th, 2018

Time for another brief lesson in “translating what those Washington people say, back into regular English”

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The Winds of Change

6:43 pm January 2nd, 2018

Anger can cloud the mind. Generally better to seek calm. But anger can also tell us when we’ve let things go long enough. Isn’t anyone else angry? Really?

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I tried to find a way to stand up for Al Franken. Really.

7:22 pm December 10th, 2017

Thinking about it, I figure I had at least four good reasons for wanting to give U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Labor, the benefit of the doubt.

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The Dog That Didn’t Bark

5:51 pm December 5th, 2017

Has anyone else noticed an odd omission from all the recent, harrowing accounts of sexual assault and outright rape of young women in the motion picture and TV news industries by older, powerful men?

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Have A Deplorably Happy Thanksgiving!

6:28 pm November 22nd, 2017

(Brunette here.) 2017 has been quite an amazing year so far. Hard to believe the holidays are upon us already! Many people seem to be dreading those dinner table conversations, now that nearly every subject (except maybe pets) can lead to political disagreements. Sports? (NFL kneelers . . . Check.) Weather? (Climate change, check.) Entertainment? (Harvey Weinstein was only the beginning, check.)

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We also sell books, by the way

9:17 am October 31st, 2017

A dozen recent listings of interest at: . . . https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921 Click title to reach original listing (with further illustrations) or to buy.

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