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    Re: January 6th Committee

    1 p, two ls, guys.

    Cipollone
  2. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    These are some of things Trump did which his supporters really liked:

    Recognized the "silent majority" and made them visible to the urban population
    Facilitated the end of legal "murder" of...
  3. Thread: More Pushback

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    Re: More Pushback

    Pelosi doens't have a chance. She can't move Manchin and until someone can, it's just noise signifying nothing.
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    Re: Fourth of July rant

    It's party time where I live, the weekend before and then the entire holiday weekend with sputterings for a couple weekends after that.

    The problem is, it's party time for those who don't set them...
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    Re: The state of the Union?

    I'd like to see it peaceably come apart, personally.

    I still think Lincoln was wrong and should have let it go If you look at the map of regressive states, it's basically the same as the area...
  6. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    So glad our unusual friend from the Central Valley seems to be having the time of his life.

    I remember when he declared he was going to abandon us, and then had to be vociferously exhorted to make...
  7. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Just so you can see who's in the photo.
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

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    Steve Brodner's illustration of our division.
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

    50 separate nations on one continent.

    Even Europe knows better than to do that again.
  10. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    Smile, Paul. Is that Amish Rob next to you?
  11. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Too late now. The solution was 40 years ago. Trueing the vote.
  12. Thread: Glyndebourne…

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    Re: Glyndebourne…

    Don't go to an opera you don't know the story line and selling points of.

    Listen to the music in advance, find out the names of the tenor and soprano and buy tickets to hear someone whose voice...
  13. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    The Supreme Court doesn't care about your opinion. The regressives in Congress don't either. 143 of them voted against the electoral college count.

    That's why demonstrations have no impact.
  14. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Demonstrations are obviously useless. They have changed nothing since Trump got elected.

    Women and those who support them need to move directly to legalize child support from the time of...
  15. Thread: What is at stake.

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    Re: What is at stake.

    The reason we're stuck with this constitution still is that we have never reconciled our body politic to the reasoning behind the Declaration of Independence.

    Historically, some men have always...
  16. Thread: Mystic Mix 2022

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    Re: Mystic Mix 2022

    Faces in deep shadow, and posted from a screen grab. Someone needs to learn to use his phone.

    Tap on the faces and watch the phone adjust the exposure so they show up. Then slide the exposure...
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    Re: i think i might survive the day now

    When you could go to the really good coffee at the Museum shop, you choose that brown water?
  18. Re: It's official - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

    Who says the taxpayer will be paying such costs?
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    Re: SCOTUS strikes down century-old gun law

    So the states have the right to make their own regulations about abortion, but not about carrying arms in public?

    How curious.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Not the one on the Right. That's the turtle. It's the one in the middle.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    It sure was a nice touch there at the end getting that poor young woman to name the people who had asked for pardons.
  22. Re: Trump throws the January 6 committee critics a curve.

    Funny man. If I've been reading this forum correctly, you've been asked repeatedly to defend Trump nearly every day for the last two weeks.

    Stand up and defend him, man. Here's you chance to do...
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    Re: 3rd J6 Committee hearing

    He's so funny. As though Liz Cheney, who voted in support of his issues some 99% of the time, isn't "represenetation".

    No question, there are Republicans on the committee.
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    Re: HEROS and more HEROS

    The most unpleasant thing about the session today was hearing his whine.
  25. Thread: Five years ago

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    Re: Five years ago

    Congrats. I skipped the whole thing. Beer breath is gross.
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    Re: 3rd J6 Committee hearing

    After all the years of his grandstanding and attention hogging you thought he would go away?

    Really?
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    White was incorrect. The home is not the problem.

    The problem is in the acquirer - the person who buys something (for themselves or for others) that is of no or little emotional value to the...
  28. Thread: RINO Hunting

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    Re: RINO Hunting

    Strange. No RINOs there.
  29. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    A big storm on the gulf coast would be a great opportunity for them to learn about shopping the world for financial assistance. Could create some very problematic international alliances on this...
  30. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    You gotta wonder whether they understand how their state government works.
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    Re: Got some goodish news

    Sorry to hear about this. Is she not getting any good sleep at all? There is often a depression component in sleep behaviors.
  32. Thread: Fife Regatta 2022

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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Facebook has been full of photographs. Such stately and stunning boats, even though the weather has not been felicitous.
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    Re: Newport to Bermuda in 33 hours!

    Fortunately, there are many classes.
  34. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    If you didn't realize it was this f'ed up, you weren't paying attention.
  35. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    The link was to the platform document. PDFs sometimes take longer to load than ordinary web pages.

    Yes. That's their platform. Follow the link to see the full details. No signin necessary.
  36. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/19/texas-gop-crenshaw-cornyn-gay-rights/

    In the WaPo now.
  37. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    Did you follow the link?
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    Re: Heather Cox Richardson

    Could be an interesting fight over which ones get to keep the name, and the money.
  39. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    Lincoln was wrong.
  40. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    Benji - always challenging the singer to stay on track. And immitating Schubert here.

    I would like to have heard him and Pears sing the Serenade live.
  41. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    Y'know, this really sounds like a declaration of intention to secede. Does it sound like that to you?
  42. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    I have a recording of the St. John Passion with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau from the late 1950s - recorded in East Germany.

    And one of Rameau and Scarlatti performed by Robert Casadesus.

    Both of...
  43. Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    Yesterday's letter from Prof. Richardson contains this paragraph:

    And, as if in confirmation, delegates to a convention of the Texas Republican Party today approved platform planks rejecting “the...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of science?

    The bible belting right doesn't hate science. They're delighted with its message.

    If they weren't, they wouldn't be pushing so hard for social processes to help it precipitate their End Times...
  45. Re: Stunning Trump revelations raise fears of a dark, violent future

    I don't understand.

    What's stunning about this?

    Anyone paying attention has understood this since at least the beginning of this century. This is not news.

    Are any of us really stunned...
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    Re: The Beeswax Shipwreck

    That's right South of Falcon Cove. There's a Beeswax Road just at the bottom of the upscale community south of there.
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The grift appears to have failed to bring in enough money. Jared found a much bigger pot in Saudi Arabia.
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    As I said: fear of being raped.

    Women deal with it all the time. It's a baseline of their lives.

    But for men, it's especially powerful because inside themselves they know when they've been too...
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    Re: Can someone explain the hatred of gays?

    Men know how men pursue women and the sexual impulse motivating the pursuit. Men fear being pursued that way (just as women do).

    Fear of losing control of one's body autonomy combined with fear...
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    Re: What a De-Cluttered House Looks Like

    Chacun a son gout. I can't imagine wanting to live in such bare spaces. The clue they give to the character of the occupants is not attractive at all to me. No music, no art, no rugs, no books, no...
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