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    Re: John Bolton on the partisan DOJ.

    He can take his walrus mustache and go shove it. I have nothing intelligent to say abut the man.
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    Re: Texas Tower documentary

    ^ Yes.

    Charles Whitman, I still remember the SOBs name.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    ^ Now you know why woodpile is on my Ignore list. One can only take so much daily inanity.
  4. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    ^ Well then, lay on MacDuff, and damned be him that cries hold, enough!
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    A traitor, period, full stop. Was he a very good general for the US early on? Yes. Was he a traitor? Of course.

    The Brits despised him afterward.
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    #247: That should be splattered EVERYWHERE, especially in MAGA country.

    Of course Drumph pleaded the 5th. To use borrow an old Rolling Stones lyric, he's " a squirmy dog who just had his day ".
  7. Re: A guy who already own 3 P-51s and a Corsair …

    Ready to form a condotierre company, I see.
  8. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    I have never like cargo pants or shorts.

    Carhartts for me.
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    Interestingly, Hitler complained that his generals were not as compliant as Stalin's. I read that either in a Liddell Hart book or one by John Keegan.
  10. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    Well, duh. Of course.
  11. Thread: Got Glasses

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    Re: Got Glasses

    You are now eligible for one of my sayings: You know you are getting older when you need your glasses to find your glasses.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    " To the privileged, equality seems like opression".
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    Re: Happy birthday to Katherine…

    Happy Birthday, Kat. Don't stop now, keep 'em coming!
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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    I saw a WA State ferry towed once, but never pushed.
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    BREAK HIM.

    #LockHimUp!
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    I read an article some years ago that a hospital instituted a simple checklist for all surgeons to make sure that they didn't do something like leave instruments in the body after the operation...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Most excellent and buona fortuna.

    We missed our ex-patriate tide due to Covid. O well.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    We can only hope that Kansas points the way and that Republicans get severely punished during the Midterms and again in 2024.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Everybody is right.

    She was really careless.
    Her prosecution is indeed poltically motivated.

    States that are bad actors are just itching to mess with Americans to prove their street cred. I...
  20. Re: Conservatives vs. KKK: Spot the Difference | The Daily Show

    You can't.
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    Re: The Plague Is Upon Us

    #13: I am completely confused why her doctor prescribed steroids and antibiotics and cough medicine when none of those things is effective against a virus. What the hell?
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    Re: UK Government Is Disintegrating

    John Oliver did a satric bit on the two remaining candidates, and both did not come off well, but especially Truss.
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    Re: Grandpa Elliott Celebration of Life

    Years ago I had the pleasure of seeing him live with Playing For Change.
  24. Thread: S&S Swan 36

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    Re: S&S Swan 36

    I did the Newport-Bermuda Race on a Swan 48. Veddy nize...
  25. Re: How ancient sailors sailed west in The Med

    "The impervious horror of a leeward shore".
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    #LockHimUp!
  27. Re: Most of these flood victims voted for this tool.

    When Kentucky applies for Federal help, remind them of Reagan's BS line about how the worst thing is hearing " I'm from the government and I'm here to help'.

    Tell them the old adage about how...
  28. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    ^ Married Quincy Jones, so she was cool too.
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    Paul Krugman of the NYTimes is strongly against her visit. Read his column today. He makes good points.

    Meanwhile the chicoms have issued another classic ' the chinese people will not stand idly...
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    Re: 300,000 oak trees

    They are rebuilding Notre Dame with trees planted 400 years ago. Bless our forebears for some foresight.
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    The miserable S.O.B. was killed by two Hellfires, the special kind called ' flying Ginsus. i.e. kinetic energy weapons, no explosives, whirling blades. In other words, we literally instantly sliced...
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    Re: Russian Economy

    #28: Yes. Until they hurt, they won't put pressure on Putin. Of course, history shows they have a high degree of tolerance for economic pain. Then again, this is not like The Great Patriotic War,...
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    Re: Happy 8th Birthday Ella

    Does she have a special Vespa backpack that you wear so you can take her on jaunts?
  34. Re: BOA memo. We hope conditions get worse for American workers

    ^ I forget, it must be fifteen years or more since I saw it.
  35. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    ^ Dabney Coleman was terribly miscast.

    He was great in 9 to 5, and in the short-liverd TV series American Buffalo.
  36. Re: BOA memo. We hope conditions get worse for American workers

    See the Canadian documentary The Corporation. In it, there is a very plausible argument made that corporations are, in the medical sense of the word, clinically sociopathic. Hell, Mitt Romney said...
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    Re: Uhura RIP, Nichelle Nichols

    IIRC, there was an episode where she and Kirk actually kissed, causing network execs to break out in a cold sweat. First interracial kiss on TV.

    ( BTW, the first interracial kiss in the movies...
  38. Re: Jim Jordan says it's 'wrong' for Senate Republicans to work with Democrats

    It's wrong that he is in office, and even more so that his constituents elected him.
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    Re: Some Common Sense from England...

    Wasn't this whole kerfuffle settled years ago with the female East German Olympic weight lifters? If the person has the right chromosome makeup, then Bob's yer uncle.
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    A grifter to the grave and beyond

    Trump's Early Plans For Garish Bedminster Mausoleum Were Buried By Local Officials | HuffPost Latest News

    Read the article. It turns out that she is buried there because then technically the golf...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Two priests are driving down the road when they come to a state police road block. When they pull up, an officer leans down and says, " we're looking for two child molestors". The driver looks at...
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    William Gibson's Idoru is almost here

    Forever young, beautiful and scandal-free: The rise of South Korea's virtual influencers - CNN Style

    Rei Toei is more advanced, but this South Korean Rozy points the way.

    Life imitates art.
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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    ^ Just the proviso that Medicare can finally - FINALLY - negotiate for lower drug prices is worth the price of admission alone.
  44. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    We informally named our old home on the west side of Whidbey, but other than that have never indulged in the affectation.

    As an aside, I also have always been baffled by people who name their...
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    Re: Once again, Jon Stewart is correct.

    Republican hypocrisy is sickening. Do not vote for any of them ever again.
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    Poll: Re: BROTM for August POLL, vote here …

    I have BobbyS on Ignore, so I can't vote for him.
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    I am baffled why anybody would give a damn about what the 1%rs think about Vespa colors. Jeesh.
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    And still the Stumps will wave the flag and won't care.
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    Re: The most vile food

    Tongue.
    Tripe.
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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    What a miserable creature he is. I long for the day when the Dems can increase their Senate majority enough to be able to tell Manchin to got take a flying hike. This bozo has almost singlehandedly...
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