Similarities
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Waiting for Donald | PJ Media Prediction: We’re going to be seeing a lot more of such signs in the future as the campaign goes forward. Although the vast majority of the faces filing in Thursday evening were white, the … Continue reading

Picture Show – Good Times, Bad Times
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30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1986 – The Atlantic Tamil Guerillas in Sri Lanka on February 1, 1986. That rifle looks familiar. Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas in 1986. If only we’d known…. The French high wire artist … Continue reading

Something Wonderful From Vanderleun
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Something Wonderful: “The Old New World” @ AMERICAN DIGEST Vanderleun finds the best stuff. … Continue reading

Oh, Just Shut Up, Nick, You Complete Ignoramus
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If You Think Life Was Better 50 Years Ago, You’re Voting Republican. Or Democratic. – Hit & Run : Reason.com I don’t mean to scant the authenticity of respondents and their feeling of despair, but c’mon already and get a … Continue reading

Singapore: The Progressive Rats in the Foundation
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Singapore’s Midlife Crisis | City Journal Continuing to look ahead, Lee and his mandarins understood that Singapore couldn’t thrive solely as a manufacturing hub, either. They correctly anticipated the evolution of an economy more reliant on technology and high-end services—for … Continue reading

Notice A Pattern Here?
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Sanders romps in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii – POLITICO Bernie Sanders swept all three Democratic caucuses Saturday — scoring victories in Hawaii, Alaska and delegate-rich Washington state. While the underdog’s West Coast wins are not nearly enough to trip up former … Continue reading

Signs and Symbols
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » NEWS YOU CAN USE: When is St George’s Day? Everything you need to know about England (and Ethiopia’… St George is not even exclusively England’s patron saint. His iconography and coat of arms can be … Continue reading

The Real Colonel Sanders: A Saga of Blood, Bullets, and Fried Chicken
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Colonels of Truth • Damn Interesting It was coming from the north—from the swath of backcountry known among locals as “Hell’s Half-Acre.” The area was so named for its primary exports: bootleg booze, bullets, and bodies. The neighborhood was also … Continue reading

Remember That Sure Loser, Ronald Reagan?
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Establishment Believed Ronald Reagan Would Lead GOP to Certain Defeat Ronald Reagan would be familiar with some of the challenges facing Donald Trump lately. Imagine an establishment-busting presidential candidate rolling up the primaries but polling 20 points behind the presumptive … Continue reading

When I’m 64 (In the Rear View Mirror Now) – Only Two Left
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George Martin Obituary — The Man who Enabled the Beatles For evidence that The Beatles would have been great without George Martin in tow, one need look no further than at the band’s first LP, Please Please Me, which was … Continue reading

Texas
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Dawn, March 6, 1836, Siege of the Alamo – Day 13 | The Last Refuge That same dry, north wind, blowing from the heart of the Commancheria, fanned high the flames of those pyres, and embers floated into the darkening … Continue reading

It’s a Tradition of the (Crime) Family, Actually
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Hillary Clinton just can’t win: Democrats need to accept that only Bernie Sanders can defeat the GOP – Salon.com Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate capable of winning the White House in 2016. Please name the last person to … Continue reading

Some of These Cars Are Amazing – Really!
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Sports Cars: Fabulous Fiberglass Fotos! – forgottenfiberglass.com Check’em out. … Continue reading

Surprise Package
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MoveOn.Org Endorses Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders But if she loses both New Hampshire and Iowa — and Sanders continues looking competitive in general election polling — then I gotta think a lot of people who are on the Hillary train … Continue reading

It Was a Different, Utterly Alien World a Century Ago
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Found this over at the Ace Place: Take a careful look at that painting.  Look how dark that room is. The lighting comes from burning candles attached to a highly flammable Christmas tree.  Everybody is gathered around in wonder and … Continue reading

This, Again
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Last time Obama spoke from oval office was Iraq withdrawal. If he’d skipped that speech, he wouldn’t need tonight’s. pic.twitter.com/g7LmCAJtm1 — Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) December 6, 2015 I guess people really do believe that if Barack Obama had not followed … Continue reading

This Should Ring a Few Of Nemo’s Bells
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Microaggression, Meet Ralph Waldo Emerson – The American Interest The recent spectacle of foul-mouthed students mobbing startled faculty members at Yale and contrite administrators apologizing for causing undergraduates actual or imagined emotional discomfort reminded me of my first real job. … Continue reading

Respect Their Privacy
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JFK Assassination: The Spy Chief Who Lied – POLITICO Magazine Half a century after JFK’s death, in a once-secret report written in 2013by the CIA’s top in-house historian and quietly declassified last fall, the spy agency acknowledges what others were … Continue reading

Hacking the History of the Framers
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The Founding Fathers: Demigods or scoundrels? – LA Times And once we get past seeing the founders as cartoon-like characters, all kinds of lights go on along the line between then and now. Is the paralysis of the current federal … Continue reading

Obama Bears the Brunt of This One
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The Bear Awakes | Belmont Club Then came the Obama administration’s reset of relations with Russia, and with it increased cooperation with Moscow on everything from space flights to nuclear disarmament. … It was there that, in February 2014, Russian … Continue reading

Nothing New About Oswald, USSR, and Cuba
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CIA confirmed Oswald contacted Cubans, Soviets before assassination, memo shows – Washington Times Three days after President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, U.S. intelligence officials told President Lyndon Johnson that they had confirmed that assassin Lee … Continue reading

The Stupid, Delusional Lies About GW Bush’s “Victory” In Iraq
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The GOP presidential field’s dangerous fantasy on Iraq and Syria Then there’s Syria’s neighbor, Iraq. Bush last week held out the “success” of the 2007 surge in Iraq as an object lesson for re-engaging in Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately, he … Continue reading

Bullshit As History
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10 Overlooked Truths About Action | The Art of Manliness “In the era before gunpowder, all killing was of necessity done hand to hand. For a Greek or Roman warrior to slay his enemy, he had to get so close that … Continue reading

SJWs Trying to Rewrite Gay History Into Their Own Constipated Template
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The LGBT community is not happy about the new whitewashed Stonewall movie The film’s central character is a young, blond, cisgender white man from a small middle-class town who rides off to the big city to find the gay community after someone scrawls … Continue reading

Jizz Watches the 70s. I Lived Them
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Yeah, yeah… you fight like a girl « Hot Air Another historical example showed up recently in the context of a different CNN show I’ve been watching… The 70s. In one episode they talked about the era as a turning … Continue reading

No, Perot Did Not Dump the 1992 Election to Clinton
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Dan Quayle still pushing “Perot elected Clinton” nonsense – Salon.com In 1992, Bill Clinton won a decisive victory in the presidential race, snagging 370 electoral votes and relegating George H.W. Bush to a smaller share of the vote than any … Continue reading

The Heroism of John McCain, Confessed War Criminal
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It’s on: Trump courts Arizona’s treasurer to primary McCain « Hot Air Below you’ll find Trump dumping on McCain this a.m. on “Morning Joe.” Skip to 6:15 for the key bit, which includes him laughing at the fact that McCain … Continue reading

Here’s That Later History Quiz I Promised You
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Can You Match the Medical Condition to the Founding Father? – MPR These Founding Fathers all lived to what would be considered ripe old age but at some point suffered from one malady or another. Can you match the medical condition … Continue reading

Slice It! A Short History of Pizza In Middletown, USA
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America’s Quick Rise From Pizza-Ignorant to Pizza-Obsessed | Mental Floss Pizza, much like the earth itself, tricks us into thinking that it has been around forever. Like imagining a universe without our earth, picturing life without pizza seems impossible and … Continue reading

Historical Hysteria
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In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America? – The Washington Post Then came Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. As rainbow colors bathed the White House and other landmarks in celebration, the … Continue reading

The Winners Write the History
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Apple Removes Civil War Games From App Store Over Confederate Flag Usage – Mac Rumors Apple has removed seemingly all Civil War games from the App Store for displaying the Confederate Flag in “offensive and mean-spirited ways,” our sister website … Continue reading

Blood In The Streets, Oh My!
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Crappy Days Are Here Again by Myron Magnet, City Journal June 24, 2015 Twenty-three prior arrests, including menacing someone with a machete five years ago, and this madman is still walking the streets? Seeing a passerby’s video of Sook Yeong … Continue reading

Infinite Infinities
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If Napoleon won Waterloo, French-speaking Europe, no world wars? – Yahoo News Well, in several trillion other universes, Napoleon did win the Battle of Waterloo…. … Continue reading

Just a Reminder: When I Was Right, I Was Right
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The current conventional (and self-serving) wisdom among GOP stalwarts and Bush-bots (same thing) is that GWB had the Iraq “war” (really occupation) “won,” and all the Bad Stuff that has happened since was entirely Barack Obama’s fault. Well, here’s an … Continue reading

Ah, Those Old-Time Tech Memories
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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: May 22, 2015 – Petri Happy birthday, Windows 3.0 Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Windows 3.0, which is generally important because it was the first successful version of the product, one that … Continue reading

Party Time
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They always say that without Zep, there would have been no heavy metal, or if there had been, it would have sucked. Well, without the Velvets, there would have been no punk or grunge. Or the title for one of … Continue reading

Mistakes Were Made
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This Iraq Charade Is Getting a Little Ridiculous | National Review Online Marco Rubio and Chris Wallace had a vigorous back and forth this morning on Fox News Sunday, centered around whether Rubio would describe the invasion of Iraq as … Continue reading

Head Drifter Drifts On….RIP Ben E. King
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‘Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at age 76 – WTOP NEW YORK (AP) — Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm ‘n … Continue reading

The Blood Spent In Israq Is Mosly On George W. Bush’s Hands
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From Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt today: But the point is there are roughly 32,000 men and women who came back from Iraq injured; 4,487 came back in flag-covered coffins. That is an extremely high price in American blood and far … Continue reading

The Old War Becomes the New War
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In a comment about a report of what confusingly appears to be support for attacks on Hillary Clinton coming from Democrat Party mainstays like WaPo and NYT, I posted the following: Most don’t seem to have a clue about what … Continue reading