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  1. MP
    MP July 16, 2019 6:00 pm

    FWIW, the WaPo article on dementia is behind a pop-up that requires a login/subscription before reading. At least for me. A deft hand on the mouse to click the reading view icon before it popped up allowed me to read the article.

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold July 16, 2019 11:46 pm

    And one of FIRE’s 50 “Green light” universities is my alma mater, Texas A&M. Not a surprise. Couple of years back, when campus carry passed in Texas, there was a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth among academia, particularly at our rival, the University of Texas. The A&M president told the Legislature something like, “We can trust our students. We don’t foresee any problems.”

    If they were really socialist they would have held the conference in Caracas or Havana. They may have liberated the bathrooms from binaries, but I bet they left them stocked with toilet paper.

    We recently “had” to get new toilets. (Our old ones were working perfectly, if I occasionally replaced a few plastic parts.) The new ones have a slightly higher seat, which is supposedly easier to stand up from. (True, but personally, it’s a lot less comfortable to sit on.) But if Momma ain’t happy…
    Anyway, one of them stopped up. (Low flow, they flush with a quick whoosh.) Turns out the plunger I’ve used since my father taught me how, about sixty years ago, no longer works on the new ones. I had to get a special “beehive” one.

    And last time I saw my Congresscritter, I told him if he really wanted to do something useful in D.C., he could figure out a way to give us our real light bulbs back.

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X July 18, 2019 4:22 pm

    “Multi-trillion-dollar government schemes to fight climate change are nothing more than con-jobs for those seeking power.”

    It is also a scheme to make a bunch of money just ask Musk about that.

    Here’s the even bigger problem, instead of investing in cheap natural gas we are wasting buku bucks on the very expensive wind and solar (both of which have huge carbon footprints to build) so what will be the results; more expensive electricity, more unemployment because of the expense of energy and the people who can afford it the least will be the one’s mostly paying the bills while people like Musk rake it in, let’s not even go into the ethanol rip off for big ag that is putting people’s food into someone’s else Mercedes-Benz.

    But who are the biggest advocates of going green, water melons; green on the outside and red on the inside, because they know high energy cost will kill what little we have left of capitalism today.

  4. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson July 18, 2019 8:14 pm

    So the New Republic deep sixed an opinion piece written by a gay guy about another gay guy who was too hetero-normative, in his opinion. His primary complaint seems to be that Buttigieg never fully embraced the gay lifestyle, but instead seems to have calculated and triangulated his image to make himself acceptable to the ‘normies.’ The writer treats that a blasphemy.

    I don’t like the little I’ve heard about Buttigieg’s policies, so I thought it would be fun to read another gay guy gleefully skewering him. But I didn’t. To the extent that the writer dealt with policy, he implied that Buttigieg was not far enough left…which means if I had to root for either the writer or Buttigieg, I’d hold my nose and side with the latter. Maybe that was the point of the writer’s rant…if someone like me could identify with Buttigieg, then Buttigieg has left the gay reservation and deserves disrespect from fellow gays.

    All in all, I thought the piece was fun, but a bit too much ‘inside baseball’ in the gay world for me.

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