Larry Summers proposes the end of the $100 bill.
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Gooberment hates it when peons use cash. Too hard to trace, too hard to tax. So Larry Summers of the Clinton treasury has proposed doing away with the Benjamins. Won’t happen until after the election. That ‘walking around’ money spread … Continue reading

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
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Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? Sanders and Trump are not leaders of new political movements. Both are where they are because they are willing to put a finger in the chest of their respective party leaders. Neither man makes … Continue reading

Tell me again, the reason seems to have slipped my mind.
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Why was it so damned important to vote for the Republicans again? Ninety-two percent of GOP voters want immigration frozen or slashed, according to Pew polling data. Ryan eventually admitted the he would not bring up legislation desired by the … Continue reading

I’ll say one thing for the new comment style
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that’s one way to keep the comments nice and civil. Who let that dog out? I’ll note that it sounds like a female dog, and leave it at that. … Continue reading

Class dismissed.
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SAS sniper takes Daesh commander’s head off while giving beheading lessons A British SAS sniper took an Islamic State (Isis) commander’s head clean off as he taught jihadi recruits how to behead captives, according to reports. The marksman fired from … Continue reading

Via Drudge- Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes
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Antonin Scalia found dead. Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the … Continue reading

What if Madeleine Albright is correct?
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Madeleine Albright tells young women there is a special place in hell if they don’t support Hillary Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright attempted to shame young women voters at a Hillary Clinton campaign event on Saturday, repeating her now-famous … Continue reading

I don’t care who you are, that’s pretty damn fast.
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Later calculations showed that the heretofore mundane four-foot metal disk had been launched at six times Earth’s escape velocity. That’s one hundred fifty thousand miles per hour. Forty-five miles per second. You know, sometimes I suspect those lab-coat types did … Continue reading

Nyet means nyet.
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“Cologne is 2,500 kilometers south of here.” A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday. The refugees had previously been ordered to … Continue reading

Shut up, he explained.
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I’ve got mine, and if you don’t want to get yours good and hard, you’ll keep your yapping trap shut. I’m not going to comment, because I’ve said all that I have to say about voting for another establishment Republican. … Continue reading

I’m guessing yes.
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But I can’t really put my finger on why. Opposition to right-to-work comes principally from union executives. They want to continue forcing workers to pay their salaries and support a political lobbying effort that overwhelmingly favors liberal causes that have … Continue reading

Modern Comedy
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At last he had reached perfect equilibrium in his life. One the one hand, he had no known personal enemies living. On the other hand, he had buried his last friend, defined as someone who, if called upon to help … Continue reading

Stand
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I’ve been on my knees, in the muck and mire, the stench in my nostrils. I’ll stand. Unbeatable forces force me again down, but again I stand. Pain hurts, but despair kills. I’ll stand. Do you think yourself alone, a … Continue reading

Just a few bad apples
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Just call Officer Friendly. Police officials last month blamed the absence of audio in 80 percent of dashcam videos on officer error and “intentional destruction.” A DNAinfo Chicago review of more than 1,800 police maintenance logs sheds light on the … Continue reading

There is a slope
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and it is slippery indeed. Facebook Inc (FB.O) prohibited global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent … Continue reading

There’s more than one way to skin a cat
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but the cat is just as skint. Advocates for divesting from the firearms industry got a boost from Wall Street titan George Soros last week. The billionaire investor is in a strong position to make such a call: He’s one … Continue reading

Straight Line Logic
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He said that Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than … Continue reading

The Media Fix
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The Media Fix In the olden thymes, my subscription meant something to the people running those magazines. They needed it to pay their writers so it was important to the writers as well. Today, these publications have no reason to … Continue reading

How cheap is oil?
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This cheap. My spouse pointed out to me something that I had never seen, and hadn’t noticed until she did. We were driving by a C-store that sells E85 blend of gas and corn. The E85 was fifteen cents per … Continue reading

Gosh, this Murdoch fellow seems to have a lot of pull.
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What does he own? Print: The Sun (United Kingdom) The Times (London) Sunday Times (London) The New York Post The Wall Street Journal The Australian The Daily Telegraph (Australia) The Herald-Sun (Australia) The Courier-Mail (Australia) Dozens of community newspapers throughout … Continue reading

Is it just Facebook? Maybe not; maybe it’s nothing.
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There still is no free lunch. Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right … Continue reading

On social media
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I am not a normal American. I never myplaced, myspaced, facebooked, twitted, or in any way participated in the ‘look at me, look at meeee!’ lifestyle. I do occasionally post here, and even less occasionally comment on certain sites elsewhere. … Continue reading

They still are who we thought that they were.
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Reminder – Donald Trump’s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obama’s 2009 Fan-Boys… However, a sharp reader, DrudgeAddict, smartly points out these same voices were the exact group who gathered together in an exclusive meeting with President Obama in 2009 to … Continue reading

Evidence that accomplishment in one field does not transfer.
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I give you David Stockman. Bright guy. Worked for Ronald Reagan, who contrary to popular opinion was another bright guy. But… Let me be clear from the outset. I vehemently oppose Big Government and Nanny State regulation, but also have … Continue reading

They misspelled “Piece”.
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oregon-folk-singer-is-going-to-syria-to-perform-peace-concert-for-isis/ An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace — despite a warning from the State Department that his life could … Continue reading

Don’t get distracted, Bunkie.
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Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and a factoid drops and you want to have a whole other conversation, but then you realize that you just don’t really want to know? We were eating lunch today … Continue reading

No purchase required.
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He stepped out of the soup kitchen, packed as always on bitterly cold nights with the soup watered to the point of absolute clarity, and the wind hit him like a knife blade. His mother had been right; he never … Continue reading

That’s it. Nothing but headlines for me from now on.
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The headlines are so much more soothing to a worried mind. Opening the container, I often find that contents have settled during shipping. According to the BLS, the US economy generated a miniscule 11,000 jobs in the month of December. … Continue reading

They are who we thought they were.
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Reading this Hong Kong Protesters Seek Answers From China on Bookseller I see Thousands marched from Hong Kong’s government center to the Beijing government’s liaison office, where they called on authorities to provide information about Lee Bo and four other … Continue reading

Only soldiers?
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Via Drudge I see that Our military is researching lab-grown testicles. Without the least strain (heh, I crack me up) I see a market for such a product much larger than only the military. … Continue reading

A scene from a marriage.
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I cracked open the door and gently inquired, “Feeling better?” ‘My nose is stobbed up, my hair hurts, and I have a foul taste in my mouth.’ “You like chicken.” . . . . . . . ‘Come closer, Darling. … Continue reading

Mangled Metaphor Alert
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The United States government (and if you can’t trust government numbers then whose numbers can you trust?) has discovered “processing errors” relating to construction spending data going back ten years. My oh my. Well, at least those numbers weren’t being … Continue reading

Southern New Year’s Meal
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I grew up eating a traditional New Year’s meal for luck. Cornbread, collard greens, and black-eyed peas. Once I left home and was able to provide my own I quit those collards for corned beef and cabbage, but kept the … Continue reading

I read it on the internet; that’s how I know that it’s true.
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Deported? People who enter the United States without proper documentation (sneaking across the border from Mexico, for example) can apply for affirmative political asylum. Asylum decisions are made by immigration court but the system is swamped so applicants are given … Continue reading

It’s raining down your leg, I tell you. Why do you ask?
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In order to graduate from high school in Louisiana, students will soon be required to apply for federal financial aid for college Karl has a thought. In order to file a FASFA the parents income and assets must be disclosed … Continue reading

Exporting Democracy
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It’s a thing, now. I’ve lost count of the nations to which we’ve exported democracy. I’ll give you a minute to mentally review all the places. Whew. That’s a bunch, isn’t it? When you first heard that we were going … Continue reading

Forecasting the end of the world.
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I was in a little establishment this afternoon wasting time with some people I know and one guy was bragging on his granddaughters and how well they were doing. One man piped up and said, “The very first day those … Continue reading

Raising more questions that it answers.
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My Senator has sent an email letting us know that Santa will be tracked by NORAD this year, just as in years past. However, has he been vetted? How? Who did it? Will those reindeer be quarantined to assure the … Continue reading

I thought that lawyers had to have a good memory.
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I see that the good professor has a new column up. MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Go To College Or Go To Jail? Sorry, Bernie. A college degree is not a requirement for good citizenship. A devastating retort. For now. I … Continue reading