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  1. Re: As some Democrats grow impatient with Biden, alternative voices emerge

    Guess bobbys does not keep up with things. One of many examples: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/3519914-maher-slams-hollywood-for-unbridled-romanticization-of-gun-violence-following-shootings/
  2. Re: American looks the many scandals of Boris Johnson's premiership causing resignati

    Johnson, like Trump, has a life long public record of lying. Like our racist right Republicans' embrace of Trump, the British embrace of Johnson reveals a terrifying moral bankruptcy. There have...
  3. Re: Need help from the Word Police - $50 !!

    Take care, lest The Committee intervene.
  4. Re: Need help from the Word Police - $50 !!

    So far, 'conspiracy theory' covers this social phenomenon best.
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    Re: Autism for Joe

    Greta Thunberg refers to autism as her superpower.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    I had a Sabra in the mid '60s. The twin SU carbs overflowed, the gasoline vaporized on the mufflers, and I'd use up another fire extinguisher. Not the chick magnet a 19 year old imagined. But...
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    Re: Towed In The Hole - Laurel and Hardy

    Always loved this bit. A haul-out party special.
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    Poll: Re: Should a Wooden Boat Hat Float?

    I put foam tucked into the inner band of the Quaker Marine Atlantic Roll-Up you can see on my pic here. I also add a functional chin band.
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    Re: A victory for big game animals

    I've hunted with fire arms various birds, squirrels, rabbits, and deer. More to the pointless (from so many), I come from a family of unapologetic fox hunters. As Oscar Wilde put it, “The unspeakable...
  10. Re: oathkeepers thought trump would "federalize" them

    "Barbara Tuchman (sp) may need to write a new chapter for the 'March of Folly'." [15]

    Doesn't fit what she meant by folly and she's not available on this plane of existence anyway.
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    Re: DiSantis signs HB 233 into law

    Ideas, philosophy, thought are supposed to make people uncomfortable. Not to be a sort of intellectually dead snuggie.
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    Re: Flight delay question

    Modern flying is like particle physics.

    You can know where you are.

    You can know where you're going.

    But you can't know both.
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    [IMc - Biden attempts to preserve the compromises of civility with what seems like betrayal. The real question may come down to whether Biden's search for the old ways will lure McConnell past all...
  14. Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    I've had good luck with getting to bare (or nearly bare) wood and flooding with CPES first. Then use a micro-balloon thickened (easy fairing) epoxy. Then a coat or two of epoxy before paint. If...
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    Re: Long and lean

    Granuaile, an LFH 'Marco Polo', was 5:1.
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    Judicial Coup?

    [IMc - I'm not sure that it's a coup, as in deliberately plotted, as it's the Court moving into the vacuum of McConnell's paralyzing both Congress and the administration. The effect of destroying our...
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    Re: AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    bobbys can read and therefore he or she knows that AOC is not giving medical advice but is referring people to those who can provide advice and services.
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    AOC: "Yeah, And?"

    [IMc - The racist right Republicans would condemn AOC for assisting people with how to comply with the law.]

    'Yeah, And?': Ocasio-Cortez Embraces GOP Freakout Over Helping Women Skirt Abortion...
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    Biden's Betrayal?

    [IMc - If this is as it appears, Biden could not have done more to ensure catastrophe in November. I can see the reasoning - Better to sacrifice one seat in exchange for McConnell's not blocking...
  20. Re: Does this mean there is hope for Gorsuch?

    He's right on this weird issue. Still hard right on most things, especially civil rights. This is not exactly a native rights issue.
  21. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    The Republicans blame it all on the Bork nomination. Bork's record favoring poll taxes, literacy tests, and opposition to the unenumerated right to privacy, not to mention his gleeful execution of...
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    Many sailors have learned the low-light vision trick of looking out the corner of the eye due to greater concentration of rods for periferal vision. This can be used to advantage for rowing even in...
  23. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    The Trump supporters have enough lingering shame to not articulate the "good things". They just leave them on display.
  24. Re: Marine meets woman in bar, gets married in Vegas

    Could have been polite with a link to the story, but google is our friend. It's the Warrior Monk.
    https://sports.yahoo.com/james-mattis-gets-married-leaving-134534868.html
  25. Re: Rolling Coal: another small victory for sanity

    He'll take it to the Supreme Court - Manchin fundraising for legal fees - and . . .
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    Re: Clarence Thomas...

    The Federalist Society called Hill a liar. And claims based on unsupported claims that so did Biden. ...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    The reason I called the "selfish gene" a metaphor is two-fold: Not just a gene, but a combination; and there are countervailing genes that incline us to community, self-sacrifice, empathy, and all...
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    Re: Pack the Supreme Court

    There is no filibuster in the constitution. The Federalist assures that the Senate runs on simple majority except for a few constitutionally named matters. The old "talking filibuster" was...
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    Re: Breaking free of evolution's bonds.

    "Pond scum" is a problematic metaphor but it's evocative and it's not unusual for a idiomatic expression to fail literalist exegesis.

    Meanwhile George certainly hits the key point that we need not...
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    Re: What is at stake.

    Some years back Dad, my sister, and I went to DC to watch my brother argue before the Supreme Court to exclude his accused bank robber's confession. I had to promise my brother most solemnly not to...
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    Re: What is at stake.

    Justice Thomas wants to "revisit" cases that like Roe v. Wade relied on the 14th amendment. Does that mean he'll "revisit" Loving v. Virginia?
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    Re: What the hey!!!!!!

    Keel in the water; mast in the air.
    Finastkind.
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    It was that a school eligible for federal money, in any form including tuition assistance, could not religiously indoctrinate or postalize the children. Now I suppose that any yeshiva school or...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    The Six for right wing theocracy.
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    Re: Are we not all hypocrites?

    Is it hypocrisy or irony to inform a fellow Forum member of being put on an ignore list for being, it is claimed, a hypocrite?
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    A half dozen couples in a half dozen boats - a Kedgers' Klub flotilla - returning from a weekend's engineless cruise. Becalmed. Sticky hot. Time to break out some beer for the Nantucket Sound pool...
  37. Re: Did Stephen Colbert go too far this time!

    According to. the news, they had completed some authorized recording of congressional staff. On the way out they stopped, unescorted by congressional staff, to do some location shots when they...
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    Re: How to reform the pardon process

    Good idea if constitutional. But it appears to cramp the constitution's Article II, Section 2, Clause 1.
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    Re: Put Downs to be slightly envious of?

    Norman Mailer's first novel employed generous use of our favorite bannable noun/verb. The publisher changed all the entries to "fug" or "fugging". So when Dorothy Parker met Mailer she said, "So...
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    Re: water from Fog

    Been hearing about this. A wilder version, as reported by my drought plagued California sister, is dry feeling air leaving dew on pine needles.
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    Re: gun safety advert

    Great PSA.
  42. Re: Sir Patrick Stewart was quick off the mark with this one:

    Brilliant.
  43. Re: Is this really what we hire them to do?

    Yep. A big part of the job. Time spent fundraising is a bigger part for senators and representatives.
  44. Thread: Firefly

    by Ian McColgin
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    Re: Firefly

    Love it.
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    Re: Kick Them While They're Down

    My live-aboard life was respectable - on a mooring (town sticker and all) in summer, at a dock winter, boat documented, all clean and orderly even when doing major work.

    New England weather...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    What an opening. The racist right Republicans are right to do what little they can to undercut.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    John's story as it emerged here is quite wonderful. He had a great and lasting impact on our community.
  48. Re: FBI arrests top GOP contender for Michigan governor

    Republicans proving that their claims of electoral fraud are true.
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    Re: A small bit of red-state good news.

    People politics triumphed over party politics.
  50. Re: Minority Sabotage of Medicaid Thwarted.

    How did I miss that? Well written at that, showing a level of effort far beyond my easy C&P. I don't believe in deleting, even redundancies because I don't believe in hiding my flaws. But I certainly...
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