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On “How to Lose Friends and Influence No One

They tried to rig the election by not saying a word about their investigations before it took place.

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You used to at least be funny sometimes.

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We know Trump is going to try to steal the election. He said so in so many worlds today, while explaining why he's trying to strangle the post office. If that's not reason enough to do everything possible to defeat him, I don't know what is.

P.S. Kamala Harris really is eligible.

On “Biden Picks Kamala Harris

The only Ivy Leaguer in the race is the one whose Wharton School degree has a concentration in looting.

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I remember the race for the Democratic nomination. It went on far too long, far too pointlessly, creating great waste, accomplishing nothing, proving nothing, ending out of exhaustion with more or less the status quo ante.

Or was that the Thirty Years War?

On “The Crimson Letter

Lose, of course, but in a way that's inspiring..

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"How dare you use the same tactics that have worked so well for us? You're supposed to be the good guys!"

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Does the constant insistence that Biden is suffering from dementia count as trying to cancel him?

On “We Deserve Donald Trump

For instance, markets remain undefeated as a way of serving humanity's needs. We saw this in the early 2000s when they were able produced an unprecedented number of highly profitable power outages in California, and again in 2008 when they didn't even break a sweat meeting the high demand for non-performing mortgages.

On “The Crimson Letter

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and endorsement in order to get the Republican nomination for Senate from the GREAT State of Nebraska, has, now that he’s got it (Thank you President T), gone rogue, again. This foolishness plays right into the hands of the Radical Left Dems!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1292832946077007886

1. Does this count as trying to cancel Ben Sasse?
2. Would that be a bad thing?

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Fauci Reveals He Has Received Death Threats And His Daughters Have Been Harassed

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he has received death threats and his daughters have been harassed as a result of his high-profile statements about the coronavirus pandemic.

"Getting death threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just, I mean, it's amazing," Fauci said.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/05/899415906/fauci-reveals-he-has-received-death-threats-and-his-daughters-have-been-harassed

Does this count as trying to cancel him? Asking for a friend.

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I was about to say both of those, but now I've been cancelled.

On “We Deserve Donald Trump

Reagan couldn't get the GOP nomination these days; he'd be damned as a RINO for appointing moderately conservative justices like O'Connor and for using diplomacy to reduce tensions with the Soviet Union.

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1974: Nixon resigns in disgrace, Senate 62D-38R, House 292D-143R.

1980: Election of Ronald Reagan

It only took 6 years to go from the permanent Democratic majority to the most right-wing administration since Hoover.

On “Student Suspended For Taking Popular Photograph

I've made the same point about dress codes, but on reflection I think a better analogy would be wearing eye protection when using the lathe in wood shop. IIRC, that wasn't a matter of personal choice.

On “We Deserve Donald Trump

They're the Democrats! They'll screw it up.

On “New York Attorney General Letitia James Sues National Rifle Association

Shooting for the dissolution of the organization

If they've been rifling the treasury, they musket punished.

On “A Binge Of Cinematic History Chapter 2: The Birth Of Hollywood

From Wikipedia:

In Intolerance, Griffith chose to explore the eponymous theme partly in response to criticism of his previous film, The Birth of a Nation (1915), which was criticized by the NAACP and other groups as perpetuating racial stereotypes and glorifying the Ku Klux Klan. It was not, however, an apology, as Griffith felt he had nothing to apologize for; in numerous interviews, Griffith made clear that the film's title and overriding themes were meant as a response to those who, he felt, had been intolerant of him in condemning The Birth of a Nation.

Which proves nothing about the film; it's entirely possible to make a great piece of art even when your motives are petty.

On “Only Politics Stays U.S. Postal Service From Their Appointed Rounds

Fixed. (HTML is so picky about dashes vs. equals signs.)

On “Wednesday Writs: Brief For A Change Edition

goats on the root a goof
goats on the root a goof
Short taller roof short taller taller shorter yellow roof. Goats
large goats on the shorter taller yellow roof a goof goats on the
roof.
If they were not goats what were they.

On “Only Politics Stays U.S. Postal Service From Their Appointed Rounds

$200 million? Seriously? When Trump just gave away $600 *B*illion in untraceable graft?

On “Cornonavirus Outbreak Causes MLB to Suspend Games

Who could have predicted that electing a pig-ignorant malignant narcissist was a bad idea?

On “For Want of a President: On the British Parliament and the Executive

Thank God the US has a Constitution that defines checks and balances, so this sort of thing could never happen here.