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Biden Will Make America Lead Again

William McRaven, retired Navy admiral, former Navy SEAL, and commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011-2014, writing at the Wall Street Journal* (paywalled)(free apple news link): For all the challenges the past 20 years brought on this country—for all the loss, the heartache, the hubris and the errant decisions—in times of crisis, the […]

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Perfect.

I have read the argument a lot in the last day that social media is the Public Square. No. The internet is the public square, and it is infinite. Twitter is an Arby’s on the Square, and you’re inside yelling about their lack of vegan options being literal fascism. — parker (@pt) October 15, 2020

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

The Notorious R.B.G., only the second woman appointed to the United States Extreme Court, and without question one of the Court’s most important and consequential Justices, is dead at 87. The paper of record: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2020)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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More than 70 Top Republican former National Security officials back Biden

A STATEMENT BY FORMER REPUBLICAN NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS We are former national security officials who served during the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and/or Donald Trump, or as Republican Members of Congress. We are profoundly concerned about the course of our nation under the leadership of Donald Trump. Through […]

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It’s not often I agree with Bill Clinton, but…

The former President had some rather apt remarks to make last night regarding the current President and Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief: If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he’s your man. Indeed. For fuck’s sake, President Hump doesn’t even “go to work” […]

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It’s a Service, Not a Business

I’ve been hearing people talk about the Post Office “losing money” for over three decades now. People, it seems, just love to bitch about the Post Office. People also love to miss the finer details, so I’ll fill you in a little bit. The Post Office is a service, not a business. I know this […]

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Who would have thought?

At the bike rally in Sturgis [South Dakota], there are a quarter of a million bike enthusiasts — motorcycle enthusiasts — who are gathering together… in one place… during a pandemic. Who would have thought motorcycle enthusiasts would not understand epidemiology? — Penn Jillette, Penn’s Sunday School podcast #629, 13 August 2020 @5:54.

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Mississippi to remove Confederate emblem from flag

ABC News: JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. This is good. However… A commission will design a new flag that cannot include the Confederate […]

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Bubba Wallace: You won’t see Confederate flag ban protesters tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets

AL.com (a part of the Alabama Media Group): Bubba Wallace, a vocal advocate in getting the banners banned, was unfazed by the demonstrations outside the racetrack. “It’s their right to peaceful protest my man, so it’s part of it,” Wallace said on FOX Sports. “But you won’t see them inside the racetrack where we’re having […]

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