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    Re: Trump: Weisselberg’s guilty plea

    Long, slow steps marching forward... Trump's world is getting smaller very slowly.
  2. Re: Experts id today's Republican Party as nat. security threat

    Do I understand this correctly? Hayden is a right-wing former Republican general who broke the law for a Republican POTUS because he thought that the ends justify the means, and now he thinks that...
  3. Re: Faux 'News' & NewsGuard certification downgrade

    Does that mean they are more vulnerable to legal action?
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    Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Mark Twain said, "The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."

    This is a problem we will need to solve ourselves.
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    I've heard those stories and I also hope they are true.

    There are several other species like this. There is evidence that there is a species of Coelacanth in the Americas and I have long had an...
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    This is a really good question. Some animals might be raised by others of similar behavior (maybe mammoths raised by elephants?), but there we're still guessing.
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    Re: R.I.P. my butt!

    I caught on to that one when I saw one about Mary Chapin Carpenter soon after I got her latest CD.
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    R.I.P. my butt!

    Twice in two days I've seen new YouTube posts that someone famous has died, and it's totally false.

    Yesterday it was Whoopi Goldberg.

    Today it was William Shatner.

    What kind of punk needs...
  9. Thread: Star stuff

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    Re: Star stuff

    I am told that split infinitives are now considered to be acceptable English. I'm shocked.

    And I strongly suspect that Star Trek is a big part of the reason that it moved from poor grammar to...
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    Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    I have been hoping to read something like this for a long time.





    Scientists Are Bringing Back An Extinct Animal (msn.com)
  11. Thread: Daughter

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    Re: Daughter

    You are not alone, and hate is a very good word in this case.

    My prayers are with you and your daughter, my friend. I am looking forward to hearing great news.
  12. Thread: Al Franken

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    Re: Al Franken

    I'm not convinced he was guilty of the charges.
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    I'm less worried about the vote and more worried about the corruption of the vote.
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    Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    I still think that Trump's arrest is an "if", not a "when". I don't doubt his guilt on multiple charges. I just think that arresting a former POTUS is a high bar to clear.

    I do take heart that...
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    I think we will regret this.
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    Re: Liz Cheney , You go girl!!!

    There seems to be no chance of a Democrat winning the election, so I would answer her call, switch to Republican for that one day, and vote for her. Despite her flaws, she is better than the...
  17. Thread: Al Franken

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    Al Franken

    He is hosting Jimmy Kimmel right now.

    Am I the only person who thinks he got a raw deal? I wish he were back in the Senate. Democrats let him down.
  18. Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    A cashier's check is a check written out on bank funds and paid for at the bank by the account holder, right?

    I have done that before PayPal became the standard way of doing things. I bought fish...
  19. Re: Academy Awards apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather for Oscars speech moment

    The Remove The Stain Act makes a lot of sense to me. I'm assuming it hasn't passed?
  20. Thread: Covid sucks

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    Re: Covid sucks

    I'm still wearing a mask in stores. I also need to get my 4th shot.

    Rich, I'm just glad it isn't what it was 2 years ago. It sucks, but you live.

    Get well soon.
  21. Re: Academy Awards apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather for Oscars speech moment

    I never knew that she got such poor treatment. I remember criticism of Brando, but I never heard anything about her.

    As for Wayne, I think he believed his own press a bit too much.
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    Re: We need a “Like” button.

    My relatives all have like buttons on their cell phones. I do not.

    I sometimes send them a long, carefully composed text and get their response. I think, "It's only worth one button?"

    No...
  23. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    You are kind! I was factoring in the put and take, but that was also several years ago. It's really very high here. And the ramps are too short to reliably day sail a dinghy.
  24. Thread: Tucker Carlson

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    Re: Tucker Carlson

    That truly is a desperate statement.

    I like Jay's caption. :)
  25. Thread: Olson 30 Envy

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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    I'd say "Thank you very much!"

    It costs $5k/summer to keep a boat in the water where I live, but at that price it becomes a great deal!
  26. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Aside from the entertainment value of seeing him flee the USA one step ahead of an arrest warrant, wouldn't it save us a lot of problems? :)
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    Re: pr0n - pless lives

    Been there many times, especially the summer I taught at the Annapolis Sailing School. Sadly, not in 45+ years? So many regrets.
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    Re: Olson 30 Envy

    I really am stupid jealous. I seem to remember that the deck can become spongy (due to a balsa core?). Check it over hard, but for that price anything can be fixed.
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    Re: Wretched excess

    Just once I want to see a basketball or football player driving a hybrid or electric vehicle.
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    Re: pr0n - pless lives

    Paul, you make me homesick for the Chesapeake. The boat and the lighthouse is typical and I bet if I think about it I can come up with the town.
  31. Thread: Ciao

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    Re: Ciao

    I'm jealous. Italy is my favorite place to visit. The people, the food, the history, it's terrific! I hope you enjoy your time there.
  32. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Rand Paul would tear down the house to avoid admitting it has termites.
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    Re: MTG: anti-Christian

    From what I'm hearing from my southern GA relatives, you may have a long wait. I hope they're wrong.
  34. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I'm better there are legal reasons for them to wear latex gloves. You've just come up with another VERY GOOD reason.
  35. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    If the management of the organization continues to repeat this, I will stop giving them support as I hope others do, too.
  36. Re: An assessment of the "Hillbilly Elegy" author.

    I will admit that I disagree with the author when he says:



    I have found that the goodness is very selective. However, he seems to have identified a problem candidate and I hope he has an...
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    Re: MTG: anti-Christian

    Good for him. I was talking about her with my relatives in GA this AM. She resonates with her district. I suspect they would view Episcopals as "unChristian" as they view Catholics.

    There is a...
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    Re: colorized

    I normally like a B&W photograph, but that is a great rendering. It really brings it to life.
  39. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    AI is an organization that supports human rights causes, so by definition it tends to be supported by liberals. That does not mean that everything they do or say is a liberal cause or equally...
  40. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Your nonsense post does not deserve a reply, but I did want you to know that I read it and decided to ignore it.
  41. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    I was hoping someone would say this is some obscure, back shelf report that has been disowned by the leadership. AI will pay dearly for this and apparently they deserve it.
  42. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    I'm sorry, but that's not liberal. That's just stupid.
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    Lionel Tate life sentence

    I was just reading this. He is the youngest person ever given a life sentence. He was 12 when he killed the girl and 14 when they sentenced him. His victim was 6. It sounds like much the same...
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    Re: Do you foreign folks eat a pigs ass?

    I did not need to know that. Now, if I don't find the tentacles I'll be worried.
  45. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    ^ Wouldn't it be a hoot if this were all a CIA plot to sell misinformation to the Russians?

    Sadly, I am terribly sure it is not.
  46. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    If this were anyone but a former POTUS, would that person still be free to walk around?
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    It's not a new toy per se, but I have 3 tanks with baby fish with the oldest about a month old. That's somewhere around 60 or 70 fry from 3 species. It's always fun to go into the fish room when...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I am very tired of the "it was just a joke" defense. Limbaugh hid behind it for years. They never say it loud enough so their followers will hear it.
  49. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    ^ Impartial does not mean without opinion. It means a willingness to examine the evidence and reach an unbiased conclusion. I think it can be done, but any Trump lawyers will work hard at denying...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    According to Associated Press:



    Tell me this will end well?!

    Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin (msn.com)
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