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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: The New York Post reported, "CNN anchor Don Lemon ripped the man who accosted Tucker Carlson in a Montana fly fishing shop, saying he had no right to invade the Fox News host’s personal space.

"The liberal Lemon offered his surprising take during his CNN program on Monday evening, when he devoted an entire segment to addressing the weekend encounter, which he said put him in a position 'to maybe somehow have to defend Tucker Carlson.'"

Lemon said, "Let me tell you this: I don’t like it. I don’t like it when people do that because I would not want it to happen to me. I have mixed emotions because Tucker has done this to people before. Tucker said some really nasty and silly things about me, and the next day there’s paparazzi in front of my house, hiding, taking pictures.'"

Very good.

This is a throwback to the days -- centuries, actually -- when journalists and writers stood up for one another against censorship because they knew they could be next.

A mob went to Carlson's house one night while he was on the air, which frightened his wife, who locked herself inside a room. The press was silent.

ITEM 2: National Review reported, "The Senate voted 67–32 to advance a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure proposal on Wednesday night."

Only $550 billion will be spent on unexplained public works, as well as $40 billion for bridges, $66 billion for Amtrak, $55 billion on water systems, $65 billion on broadband to millions, $7.5 billion for electric charging stations and $73 billion for clean energy transmission.

It will be paid for with change found in old couches, returning pop bottles for deposits, and the death of a billion rich uncles.

ITEM 3: Polling firm Morning Consult announced, "59% of registered voters hold Biden’s economic policies responsible for the 13-year high in inflation in the United States, compared with 53% who point to Americans’ return to pre-pandemic behaviors.

"Expectations for price increases in travel, used cars and home improvement have grown significantly from the beginning of the year, per Morning Consult Economic Intelligence data. 

"Nearly 2 in 5 voters expect the U.S. economy to get worse in the next year, including 61% of Republicans and 38% of independents."

Reagan had a poor economic record his first two years as president, but he stuck to his policies, and brought prosperity that lasted for decades.

If Biden sticks to his policies, look for the return of soup lines and street urchins in 2024. 

ITEM 4: Christian Toto reported, "NAACP Won’t Accept Morgan Wallen’s Repeated Apologies. The country star's career crashed after he got caught using the N-word in private."

Meanwhile, hundreds of black rappers have made millions by singing the N-word.

There is systemic racism in America.

If the N-word so offends the NAACP that you cannot apologize for saying it in private, then the NAACP must mount a campaign to condemn and boycott those who say it publicly.

Otherwise, it is just an anti-white bully.

ITEM 5Fox reported, "Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that she plans to add 170 police officers to the city’s force amid rising violence and several high profile shootings in the city."

Big deal.

313 officers quit from June 2020 to April 2021 alone.

The Fox story said, "Bowser is a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has pushed for defunding the police in favor of community policing and funding social justice organizations. 

"Last year, the city council voted to defund the police department by shifting $23 million out of its budget in a move that Bowser publicly opposed. 

"Homicides in the city hit a 16-year high in 2020 and local media outlets reported in April of this year that 2021 was on track to be even deadlier. Earlier this month, gunfire broke out near the Washington Nationals baseball stadium causing players and fans to flee the area in a chaotic scene that drew national attention. 

"That shooting was followed up by a brazen shooting in an upscale Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. that sent restaurant patrons fleeing in all directions and sparked outrage in the community."

Oh no.

Crime is leaving the 'hood! Gotta protect those rich liberals from the consequences of their policies.

ITEM 6: CBS reported, "A Superior Court judge ruled Monday to overturn the San Francisco Unified School District’s decision to remove a controversial mural from a local high school.

"Judge Anne-Christine Massullo sided with the alumni association of George Washington High School, who sued the SFUSD’s Board of Directors back in 2019 over its decision to cover up the 1936 mural by Victor Arnautoff, titled 'Life of Washington.'

"The massive mural drew controversy for its depictions of native Americans and slaves, and students at the school petitioned the board to remove it.

"The George Washington High School Alumni Association sued the board over its failure to conduct an environmental review for removing the mural, despite it being required by the California Environmental Quality Act. The school board even voted on the mural removal twice: first to remove it in June of 2019; then in August, the board voted not to remove it, but to cover the decades-old mural with panels."

From his place at the feet of the Lord, Washington smiles in his little closed mouth way.

ITEM 7: UPI reported, "Attorneys general from 48 states and territories on Wednesday filed to appeal a federal court's decision to dismiss their antitrust lawsuit against social giant Facebook.

"The states originally brought the lawsuit, which accuses Facebook of illegal monopolization online, to U.S. District Court. The suit was a response to Facebook's acquisition of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp two years later.

"District Judge James Boasberg dismissed the suit last month, saying that it came too many years after Facebook bought the apps."

Obama judge.

ITEM 8: Becker News reported, "Biden’s Presidential Motorcade is Met with Jeers & Middle Fingers in Allentown."

Meanwhile, in Allentown, Biden said, "Back in 2009, during the so-called ‘Great Recession,’ the President asked me to be in charge of managing that piece – then-President Trump – excuse me, Freudian slip – that was the last president – he caused–anyway, President Obama when I was Vice President."

He also said he had 3 reasons to run for president, but gave only 2 of them/

Then he went to a nearby Mack truck factory and said he used to drive an 18-wheeler.

Hat tip: Pro Trump News.

ITEM 9: Biden also was an aerobics instructor, soccer coach and player, dentist, eye doctor, Army medic, paratrooper, a Canadian Mountie, and chancellor of Germany.

No, wait.

That was Barbie.

My bad.

And yes, Barbie was chancellor of Germany.

ITEM 10: Reuters said, "U.S. Justice Dept. warns states to tread carefully in auditing elections."

The story continually said there were "false claims" of election fraud.

Oh?

Well if there is nothing to hide, what is Biden afraid of?

ITEM 11: Pro Publica reported, "The number of multimillion-dollar individual retirement accounts has soared in the past decade, as more wealthy Americans use the tax-advantaged vehicles to shield fortunes from income taxes, according to new data released by Congress today.

"The data reveals for the first time the staggering amount of money socked away in tax-free mega Roth accounts: more than $15 billion held by just 156 Americans.

"The new data also shows that the number of Americans with traditional and Roth IRAs worth over $5 million tripled, to more than 28,000, between 2011 and 2019."

So what?

It is their money they scrimped and saved to fund their retirement.

Who funds Pro Publica?

Billionaires.

This is a phony issue raised by hypocrites who are pushing a socialist tyranny.

ITEM 12: Hamas-Shielding AP reported, "The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine wanes slightly over time but it remains strongly protective for at least six months after the second dose, according to company data released Wednesday.

"The findings are one piece of evidence that U.S. health authorities will consider in deciding if and when booster doses might be needed. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have said they plan to seek authorization for boosters.

"The new data comes from the 44,000-person study that initiated the widespread use of the vaccine, showing it's highly effective in the first few months after immunization. Now the companies have tracked those study participants for six months and counting."

At some point we just have to learn to live with covid.

Sweden did with fewer covid deaths per capita than the USA.

ITEM 13: The Arizona Republic reported, "Sen. Kyrsten Sinema does not support Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget plan that aims to deliver major components of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda that Democrats hope to pass after moving a separate bipartisan infrastructure deal that Sinema negotiated.

"Sinema, D-Ariz., told the newspaper on Wednesday she had reviewed the Senate Budget Committee’s spending framework and has told Senate leadership and Biden that she supports many of its goals, including job growth and American competitiveness."

She said, "I have also made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months, I will work in good faith to develop this legislation with my colleagues and the administration to strengthen Arizona’s economy and help Arizona’s everyday families get ahead."

In response, Democrats sicced their dogs on her: AOC and Tlaib.

It's all for show. This is political theater.

But what do you expect?

She is, after all, a Sinema.

ITEM 14: Becker News reported, "FDA Issues Recall for Defective COVID Tests Made by ‘World’s Largest Manufacturer’ of Rapid Tests."

The FDA would screw up a one-car funeral.

When it comes to government, the F stands for Faucified.

ITEM 15: The New York Times (which I never link) said, "A New Jersey woman can leave up several banners that use what local officials called an obscenity to express her hostility toward President Biden, a state court ruled on Tuesday.

"The ruling came after the woman, Andrea Dick of Roselle Park, enlisted the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to fight a municipal judge’s order that she take the banners off a fence outside the house where she lives with her mother or face $250 a day in fines."

The First Amendment protects hate speech.

In fact, that is why free speech was included in the First in the first place.

FINALLY, if you are ever in Boone County, West Virginia, be sure to make your way to an old coal town named Sharples. You pronounce it as if it ended in two S's.

The death of Dusty Hill, bassist for ZZ Top, at 72, reminded me that his group wrote a tribute to the men of that town.

Which explains why I topped today's highlights with the official video of that song, "Every Girl's Crazy 'Bout A Sharples Man."

56 comments:

  1. #2 I’m supposed to turn up and vote for this trash next year? Where is the value in my Republican vote? Is it just to keep a Democrat from office? Screw the GOP.

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    1. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
      .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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    2. If they see we won't fight in some way they will feel emboldened. (yes. More than they already are) So even tho I agree that the GOP is a waste of space, it's what we have. Consider them placeholders until YOU and others can get someone to fill their spot. That's what I'm doing after first saying I would not vote because of the steal. But that would allow them to profit from their steal. So voting is in. Now some of these guys deserve to be voted out and that should be done.

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  2. "Then he went to a nearby Mack truck factory and said he used to drive an 18-wheeler."

    Uh, that's my wife! Morgan Fairchild! Whom I've seen naked... Yeah, that's the ticket!

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  3. Item 9: Barbie was also a Nazi, known as the Butcher of Lyon, who tortured political prisoners, especially women. No wait, that was Biden.

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  4. No. 11: money in a Roth-IRA account was taxed before it went in. Dem’s hate the idea that the returns on money that is wisely invested is not taxed. I’ve got rare disagreement with you, Don, on the motive. It’s not socialism. It’s about a huge potential taxation source. My CPA has warned me for the past 15 years that my Roth was likely to be taxed before I had a chance to withdraw it. He’s got about 9 more years before he is proven right.

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    1. It's part of Modern Monetary Theory. They consider all retirement and equity to be the governments so the deficit is not as bad as it seems.

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    2. Russian Communists in the 1920s forced millions of their slave-citizens to buy "investment" bonds to prop up the regime.

      Needless to say, almost none of the money extorted was ever returned.

      A faint amount was finally repaid to owners of the bonds in the 1980s, by which time most of the extortion victims or their heirs had simply thrown the worthless paper away.

      Same to come in the USA.

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  5. Morning all, got thunderstorms -wet ones in the forecast.Speaking of infrastructure kommisar Kate signed a green new deal type bill to assure Oregon
    A dark,cold dismal Future.

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    1. Southern Oregon had a day of rain on Tuesday. Enjoy!

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  6. Freshman year, 1976, Air Force Academy, shortly after Basic Training. I am in a hotel room with three other doolies on a Sunday morning, nursing the first hangover of my life. OMG. Alls it took was six beers! Shoot me now, in the head. Every heartbeat felt like an Ali jab to the temple. One of the guys had a cassette player and punched in Side 2 of Fandango. Balinese came on. It was one of the greatest remedies I’ve EVER experienced. Thank you Dusty for pulling me through.

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  7. #12. My life is back to normal after I realized Covid is just another respiratory virus I will live with. Gotta die of something.

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    1. Stay fit and healthy so you can die of absolutely nothing. Instead of like me...

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    2. In March 2020 at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, which of the following most accurately estimated the death rate for people who contract Covid-19 - Fauci, Trump or the WHO?
      Answer: Donald Trump
      The WHO announced that the death rate for people who contract C-19 was "about 3.4%," while Anthony Fauci said it was "around 1%," and Donald Trump said it was "way under 1%."
      Oxford University's Center for Evidence-Based Medicine currently estimates that the fatality rate for C-19 is "somewhere between 0.1% and 0.35%

      the CDC's current best estimates for the C-19 fatality rate are 0.003% for people aged 0-19 years, 0.02% for people aged 20-49 years, 0.5% for people aged 50-69 years, and 5.4% for people aged 70+ years.

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  8. Correction on Item 4: Rappers don't sing...they recite angrily...

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    1. They leave the “C” off of the rappers name, deliberately.

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    2. They remind me of the beatniks from the 50s in the coffee house. No music other than banging on the bongos.

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    3. Morgan Wallen's mistake was apologizing at all... If questioned, he should have said, "Yeah I probably did say it. It's a word, get over it!"

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  9. Morning all, got thunderstorms -wet ones in the forecast.Speaking of infrastructure kommisar Kate signed a green new deal type bill to assure Oregon
    A dark,cold dismal Future.

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  10. Dusty Hill .. wasnt he the one with the beard?

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    1. Both Dusty and Billy Gibbons had beards. Frank Beard (drummer) did not. 🧐

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  11. #3. If Biden sticks to his policies, look for the return of soup lines and street urchins in 2022. FIFY.

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  12. I grew up in Wilmington, DE and I remember seeing Biden and Corn Pop tooling around town in that 18 wheeler. 😜

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    1. Aubrey Plaza is more popular in DE than Chairman Xiden!

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    2. Six days on the road and Pant Load's gonna make it home tonight!

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    3. Yeah, Joe Mama knew Dave Dudley REAL well…

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    4. I spent 30+ years in the other end of the state Susan... Bethany Beach, DE. The difference between the two is night and day!

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    5. Bethany is nice, Trumps Owner, and a far cry from the city for sure. Have to say though that NC beaches are much prettier.

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    6. I'll see your Outer Banks and raise you Siesta Key. Moved to Sarasota 6 years ago. True paradise! Don't know why people stay in Baltimore or Wilmington etc... But please keep the NE politics there!

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    7. Ahhhh, we’ve been there too! Gorgeous indeed!

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  13. Item 11: is Pro Publica investigating tax free bonds used to fund Blue State boondoggles?

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  14. #8. His big rig was hand painted and had Ertl stamped in the frame.

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  15. A quick shout out this morning to Karen who will be joining us as soon as he finishes his Whiskey fore breakfast.

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  16. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
    .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  17. #11. I know quite a few guys who started out aspiring to be hundredaires who now have north of four million in their IRA's

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    1. I should add that a couple of them HAD north of six million when sniffy and the ho took office.

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  18. 11. The Left is jonesing to get their hands on that money, which is why they are doing all they can to tank the economy. Once the (Congressional slush) Social Security Trust Fund is depleted Congress will raid the private retirement accounts "for the good of the retirees who we made promises to".

    Lt. M.L. Byrd we know what happened!

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    1. It will start with 'means testing' SS benefits we all had to pay into for 40+ years!

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  19. 11 - I'll second the comments above on this one, and add something else.

    It's been obvious for over a decade that the left's spending plans simply can't be funded with taxes - things like you could tax ALL income over $100k and still not have enough.

    The left knows that the only way they can get enough money for their nonsense is via flat-out confiscation. Look for more hyperventilating along that line in the years ahead.

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  20. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.......>> W­­w­­w­­.C­­a­­s­­h­­A­­p­­p­­1.C­­o­­m

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  21. 5. It will be fun watching commie mayors in big cities as their murder rates explode. Their police forces are demoralized, and they won't be able to maintain their numbers. New recruits will ride the short bus to work. Money lost in their dying tourist industries will be astronomical.

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  22. I am making a good salary from home $7580-$9065/week , which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions,Definitely a try..READ MORE

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  23. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    3: Toldja.

    5: I see a pattern here.

    8: J-O-B-S.

    10: In the immortal words of Joseph Goebbels.

    Howsomever, we see more and more in more and more states that they do have plenty to hide.

    They tried to ignore it. They can't.

    We're winning.

    15: You mean Buck Fiden?

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  24. #3: Everybody wants prosperity, but no one is willing to suffer a little austerity along the way. We've known that for millennia.

    Joe and his Chinese puppeteers want the US in another Great Depression. The problem is, when the US gets a sniffle, the world catches a cold -- and that won't change, because China, being run by a bunch of communists who don't understand capitalism, forgets how deeply its own economy is intertwined with that of the US.

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  25. Item 11 Pro Publica must believe that the savings their talking about just sits in a bank vault somewhere. In reality it funds loans for businesses, home and car purchasers, and entrepreneurs. This is real stimulus for local economies.

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  26. I am making a good salary from home $7580-$9065/week , which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions,Definitely a try..READ MORE

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  27. Re: Item 11:

    In a time when the federal government nonchalantly runs multi-trillion (that's trillion with a "t") dollar deficits, how can anyone claim with a straight face to be "staggered" by a fifteen billion (that's billion with a "b") dollar sum of money that is exempt from taxes? Especially since, in the case of Roth IRAs, taxes have already been paid on the money that funded the accounts.

    In fact, as someone more insightful than I recently observed, if the feds are going to run multi-trillion dollar deficits, why bother with taxation at all? The feds can no longer seriously claim they need the money to operate the government, and we'd all be spared a lot of agita and paperwork.

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  28. Item #1: Gee, Don Lemon, don't put yourself out or anything:

    Lemon: "maybe somehow have to..."

    Don's Lemonades: Idiots (medically defined) who work their precious little "maybes," sort ofs" and "kind ofs," and every other possible qualifier into almost all of their verbose, incoherent thoughts and sentences, at the same time that they are utterly oblivious --- upright, yet in a coma-like state --- that they are making comparisons.

    Item #3: Re inflation, Joseph Herbert Biden Hoover, coming to a soup line near you in 2022 (this is not a joke).

    Item #5: WDC "Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... that she plans to add 170 police officers to the city’s force..."

    This will not replace cops who have resigned. It is however a splendid opportunity for her to create a "Mexican army" police force --- imaginary cops --- from which she can siphon "their salaries" into her own pocket.

    "... a brazen shooting in an upscale Logan Circle neighborhood..."

    In other words, blacks gunning down blacks in WDC (like Baltimore and Chicago) is fine, no problem. When the bullets were flying in Nancy Pelosi's white little WDC playpen zones, FIRE BAD!

    Item 15: "The ruling came after ... Andrea Dick of Roselle Park enlisted the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to fight a municipal judge’s order..."

    Don, there is something very, very wrong (incorrect) about this story.

    The ACLU stands for "Anti-Civil Liberties Union," ever since they flipped and became fascists --- rabid advocates for the destruction of our 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

    And finally:

    This YouTube video is an Anchorage Museum Ball Machine in motion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6hL7WRVsrc

    Observe the egg being let loose at 00:20. Observe the hen (00:25) frantically running after it and getting clocked by a wayward chime. Observe that the machine has been moved to the local McDonald's. If any of your McNuggets seemed chewy, observe that you might be eating a golf ball.

    [End]

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  29. The Ford in Sharp Dressed Man used to belong to Dean Martin, who had a place at the Conquistador over by Sharpstown in Houston. So did Frank Sinatra. They liked a little Italian place on Holcombe called Casa Poli, just around the corner from the Shamrock Hotel. I remember seeing his car there. He'd buy out the place for the night. Sat in with Dusty Hill once though. I was playing bass at a jam session. I'd showed up to play guitar, but had a bass rig, so there you go. I handed off to Dusty, picked up my guitar and fell right in. 2 songs later, the clubowner announces the next players. Dusty says 'Wrong. That guy stays'. (Points at me). Ended up playing together for maybe 6 hours - well past closing time.

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  30. 10. Disestablish the Dept of [In]Justice branch of the Democratic Party and the Executive office of Attorney General both established by acts of Congress. What Congress giveth Congress can taketh away.

    Replace with an independent Attorney General and federal prosecutors appointed by a college of the States' Attorneys General. The prosecutorial power of the US will serve at the will of the States. It's primary function to investigate and prosecute malfeasance by the federal government and secondarily to pursue other violations of federal law.

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