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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Highlights of the News

A moment of silence, please, on the first anniversary of the end of our constitutional republic. The installation of Biden behind the Resolute Desk was evil. His disastrous first year is the price we pay.

ITEM 1: Biden held a press conference to tout his accomplishments in the past year.

He ate ice cream.

He tried to sniff the hair of a girl who will be a real heartbreaker five years from now when she turns 13.

And he didn't soil himself.

At least publicly.

Well, not twice then.

Via the Daily Wire, Fox host Jesse Watters called the press conference “a political field sobriety test — that he failed.”

ITEM 2: The Hill reported, "Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a sweeping election bill, setting up a doomed push by Senate Democrats to try to change the chamber’s legislative filibuster."

The filibuster bust failed thanks to Manchin and Sinema, who wore a red dress when she cast her vote.

Biden said, "I am profoundly disappointed that the Senate has failed to stand up for our democracy. I am disappointed — but I am not deterred."

He was in the Senate for 44 years -- 36 as a senator and 8 as the President of the Senate (which is a duty of the vice president) -- and he only discovered the filibuster this week?

Slow Joe.

ITEM 3: NBC reported, "An 11-month-old child was shot in the face while sitting in a car with her mother in the Bronx, a senior NYPD official told NBC New York.

"The shooting occurred on Valentine Avenue near East 198th Street in the Bedford Park neighborhood around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, senior police officials said.

"The child and mother were sitting in the car when a shot was fired into the car, striking the infant in the left cheek, according a senior police official. A blood-stained pink baby jacket could be seen left in the street after the incident."

Mayor Cop has turned New York into Chicago.

ITEM 4: The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday named Angela Sailor, a policy expert at the Heritage Foundation who has criticized school lessons on systemic racism in the U.S., as the state’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion."

The paper illustrated the story with a big picture of a male black Democrat state legislator.

Here is what Sailor looks like.

ITEM 5: Life News reported, "The Fort Myers Women’s Health Center, a Florida abortion business that has operated since 1976, has permanently closed, making it the first announced closure of 2022. The Fort Myers Women’s Health Center was an affiliate of the All Women’s Health Centers, a chain of ten abortion facilities operating throughout Florida."

46 years of death ended.

ITEM 6Rasmussen Reports announced, "12% of Likely U.S. voters rate Biden’s first year in office Very Successful, while another 26% say his first year as president has been Somewhat Successful. 10% believe Biden has been Somewhat Unsuccessful during his first year in office, while 50% rate his first year Very Unsuccessful.

1,000 Americans still stranded in Afghanistan could not be reached for comment.

ITEM 7: PRNewswire announced, "The Congressional Caucus For the Advancement of Torah Values was recently inaugurated in Washington, DC by a bi-partisan group of Democrats and Republican congressmen and congresswomen.

"Caucus Co-chairs are Congressman Don Bacon (R -Nebraska District 2) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D - Texas District 28)."

That's right.

The Torah Caucus will be co-chaired by Bacon.

ITEM 8: Zero Hedge reported, "Overwhelmed supply chains and truck driver shortages worsened when Canada imposed new border mandates prohibiting unvaccinated American truckers. With low vaccination rates among US drivers, Canadian supermarkets are already reporting rising food inflation and shortages of certain products, according to Bloomberg."

Eat your bananas and oranges, kids. People in Canada are starving.

ITEM 9: CNN reported, "Starbucks is no longer requiring employees to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing, following the US Supreme Court's rejection last week of President Joe Biden's vaccine and testing requirement for large businesses.

"In a letter published on January 4, the coffee company recommended that its workers get vaccinated by February 9, in accordance with guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Those who remained unvaccinated past that deadline would have had to submit to weekly testing, according to that early January note.

"But after the SCOTUS decision, Starbucks told employees that it would adjust its requirements."

So the news is Starbucks will obey the law.

ITEM 10: Sherman Cox tweeted, "Percentage of people who own investments outside their home

  • Australia — 33%
  • France — 19%
  • Sweden — 18%
  • United Kingdom — 12%
  • United States — 52%

"The USA unironically has the most collective ownership of enterprise of any Western country lol "

Stock ownership is the ultimate collectivism. And I am happy to say I am in that 52%, comrade. I own part of 500 companies.

Sadly, I own 0% of a Bentley. Mean old wife.

Maybe I can get a nice Volga Station Wagon.

ITEM 11: The Epoch Times reported, "Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home requirements will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday. Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic becomes endemic.

"Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people to work from home.  The COVID pass mandate for nightclubs and large events won’t be renewed when it expires on Jan. 26. And from Thursday, indoor mask-wearing will no longer be compulsory anywhere in England.

"The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear masks during class and in communal areas will also be removed from the Department for Education’s national guidance."

When did Ron DeSantis become King of England?

ITEM 12: Zero Hedge reported, "Illegal immigrants worried about having proper identification to fly can now use an arrest warrant as an alternate form of ID when presenting to airport security, according to a TSA letter obtained by the Daily Caller."

The Illegal Aliens Club Membership Card. Don't leave home without one.

ITEM 13Variety reported, "Jeff Daniels is now the proud namesake of a tarantula-killing, hermaphroditic species of worm.

"Scientists at the University of California, Riverside discovered a rare new species of a worm that attacks and kills tarantulas. The research team dubbed the worm Tarantobelus jeffdanielsi after the actor, musician and producer, because Daniels’ character in the 1990 horror-comedy film Arachnophobia saves a town from a deadly swarm of spiders."

Anyone can win an Oscar. It takes real good acting to get your own species of worm. Think about it. His performance was so impressive on young parasitologists that 32 years later, they remembered and honored him this way.

ITEM 14: Gallup's announced that the Democrats began 2021 with a 9-point edge over Republicans in votership, and ended the year with a 5-point deficit.

A reader wrote the "14 % swing boosts the GOP's ranks. I'm glad some Dems, most likely old Blue Dogs, are coming over seeing through the lies of the Progs.

"What concerns me, or am I mad, is will these new Republicans, because of their Liberal bent, elect RINOs in the primaries? Will these new GOPers become RINO and change the party over time?"

I hope not. And it likely won't be because the switch is based not on registration but on identification. And if you are not registered, you cannot vote in the primary unless you are an independent, but that is only in some states.

ITEM 15: MRC reported, "CBS Mornings co-host and former NFL player Nate Burleson took the climate change narrative to a whole new level as, during Wednesday’s show, he cited the 'harsh reality' of climate change and the need for all of us 'to do our part' as it relates to the January 14 volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit the Pacific island nation of Tonga.

"To repeat, a network journalist — who made millions in the NFL — tied a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami to climate change. Worse yet, he even claimed they’ll become 'more frequent.' And, when called out, he denied having said something untrue and may have copy-pasted the first result from Google Images of 'volcano climate change.'"

He was wearing glasses when he said it so he must know all about volcanos.

ITEM 16: The Daily Mail reported, "Mystery as FBI agents descend on Rep. Henry Cuellar's mansion in an 'ongoing investigation': Texas Democrat who slammed Biden and Harris over border chaos says he will fully cooperate."

The FBI used to be in law enforcement.

Now it is just in enforcement. They have dossiers in DC. As Chuck Schumer said, the intelligence community has 6 ways to Sunday to get you.

74 comments:

  1. Item 9: “So the news is Starbucks will obey the law.” The news is that Starbucks doesn’t want to get sued into bankruptcy. Without the cover of a government mandate, any policies a company imposes on employees opens them up to liability for foreseeable adverse consequences.

    Item 10: “Sadly, I own 0% of a Bentley.” For only $117 plus shipping, you could buy a Bentley oil filter. Not quite as satisfying as owning 100% of a car, but better than 0%:
    https://www.bentleypartsusa.com/bentley-mulsanne-oil-filter-07v121717a

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    1. the latter..LOL. And that Volga wagon...va-va-voom!

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    2. Buying a Bentley piece-by-piece might be an option.

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    3. I just finished reading a thriller by an author I just discovered. His name...Don Bentley!

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    4. Yes MAJMike - like Johnny Cash - one piece at a time.

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  2. Item 16 will be a great developing story to watch.

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  3. “Far from me not to give credit where credit is due.” A little Rachel Lind for ya, from Anne of Green Gables, that I dedicate this morning to Joseph Manchin III, the Saver of the Republic. Well played, Joe. Well, well played!

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  4. #11. Wind chimes Boris. The political breeze is about to become a hurricane.

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    1. It won’t save him from expulsion as Prime Minister, but at least he’s taken a step to make England more like Florida.

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    2. Boris had no choice because there is a Tory revolt brewing to oust him. He had a party in November at Downing street while a lockdown was in effect. He is not living up to expectations even though he got Brexit done. He has a woke, greenie girlfriend who isn't at all helping him.

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  5. #14. I wish they would stay democrat and work to get their party back on track.

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  6. The only relationship between volcanos and climate is that a big eruption can cause a mini ice-age. I don't think that's what they're afraid of.

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    1. How bloody ridiculous to tie a volcano to climate change or global warning or whatever we now call it. We need to be more worried about the planet cooling, which would affect the growth of crops to feed us. Remember, life is carbon based.

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    2. We are over-due for another Ice Age.

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    3. #15 read in a couple of places. that the Tonga Eruption was close to a VE-6 or about a low end Krakatoa . You get water into the craterand it makes the eruption several times worse.that and we're apparently not done with it yet..
      But Global warming? Idiots...

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  7. My dad was a WWII gen kid who was sent to med school in 1943 based on the understanding that the Pacific Theater would continue until at least 1947. So he got a free med school education

    So he naturally made money hand over fist during the post war econ boom. Enough to buy a Rolls Royce Bentley. But my mother made him sell it. Women are just like that, Don. What can I tell you?

    Mom's spoilsport "reasoning" went like this .. Your patients are going to think you are overcharging them if they see that ostentatious display in the parking lot.

    Well of course, Mom (Cue upward roll of eyeballs)

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  8. Could the BiteMe Administration be engaging in a little anti-Semitism---to wit, is Item 16 a result of Item 7? Hmmm....

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  9. Item 10: I’m curious (but too lazy to research it), could there be a correlation between government taxes, disposable income, and investments outside the home? Meaning, if the government doesn’t take too much of your income are you more likely to invest some of what you have left?

    Item 12: If they want to fly, it should be back to their home country. Hell, I’d even endorse paying their airfare.

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    1. Yes, if the government allows you to keep some of your money you will be more likely to invest some of it. More importantly in my opinion, if the Fed keeps driving interest rates towards (and occasionally beyond) 0% so that saving becomes a loss in real terms, then you will be forced to invest some of your disposable income and you will be exposed to the risks inherent in investing. Because a bank savings account earning 0.05% interest while inflation is 7% is a loss. Period. But a stock portfolio making 10% is a winner. Until it isn't.

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  10. 12 - this one item speaks so loudly of the collapse of our society under liberalism.

    Illegal aliens can now use arrest warrants as proper ID to fly. I guess citizen thugs can as well.

    Maybe some enterprising person will start up Con Air.

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  11. Item 1 - Let’s not forget that Biden’s historical failures are in large part a reflection of the failure of the legacy media to operate as journalists rather than partisan shills. The would be no POTUS Biden if not for the legacy media. They must also be painted with the brush of failure and distrust.

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    1. Total shills. Lying liars. Failing failures. Ignore them and find alternative sources of news. They are out there.

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    2. Media lies spread like California wild fire. Read this thread. Don exposed it first.

      Drew Holden @DrewHolden360
      🧵THREAD🧵

      An explosive story from @NPR
      and @NinaTotenberg
      about supposed high drama around masking at the Supreme Court imploded today.

      I want to take you through how misinformation like this gets mainstreamed by the corporate press and others.

      Start here:

      https://twitter.com/DrewHolden360/status/1483960962763968515

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    3. Here's another one.

      Mollie @MZHemingway
      It’s not an accident that corporate media and other political opponents are trying to pit GOP's two most popular figures -- President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis -- against each other. But notable how both their teams dismissed the effort.

      https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1484173840083259392

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  12. Item 2 - Troll of the year has to be Sinema wearing a red dress as she tanks the Dems attempted evisceration of voting rules. That’s hysterical!

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    1. Yes. And...um...pictures please.

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    2. Loved that. She and MTG are sisters.

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    3. Sisters doing it for themselves!

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    4. Here's a photo of The Dress. Looks more orange and celebrates The Year of the Tiger.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/CY84v7VrM5H/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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  13. re: item 1 - Biden's press conference. I saw some bits and pieces of it. He thinks he has had a spectacular first year. He also got angry with a reporter. A number of his answers didn't even make sense. I can't imagine another three years of this.

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    1. I think you've got something there.

      The Demos may just want to punt.

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    2. Jessee Waters called it a field sobriety test. He failed. LOL on that one.

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  14. re: item 3 -- A baby gets shot in the cheek. How very sad. But voters put themselves in this position. Good and harder, as I say.

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    1. So sad for the baby. The residents of these cesspool cities have no one to blame
      But themselves.

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    2. it is sad situation. And the situation for Americans nationwide is sad, too. But 81 million voters put themselves in this situation and have no one to blame but themselves.

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    3. Exactly. My point being that the people in these places did not necessarily vote their local government in, either. Why proclaim that the national vote was stolen (which I firmly believe is true) but assume that local contests are honest? The party in power stays in power, despite how the voters vote.

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    4. Trump's owner: 81 million pedos.

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  15. ew: #2 - Glad to see that Rs stayed united and Sinema and Manchin stuck to their positions. But Joe is not deterred....

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    1. I don't think the puppeteers running "Biden" can stop trying to push their so-called "voting rights" changes. They stole the 2020 election and must win the midterms to prevent investigations.

      They could try Executive Orders (EOs) close to the midterms. EOs take effect and it takes lawsuits to disable them, so appeals could be working their way through the judicial system when the midterms occur. Bingo - Nancy gets a bigger margin in the House and Schumer actually gets a majority in the Senate. Lights out for the USA. I sure hope this doesn't happen.

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    2. EOs to modify the various states election laws? That way be monsters!

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    3. DOJ lawsuits to prevent them from being enforced.

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  16. re item # 5 -- chain of death closes.
    re: item # 16 -- Fascist Bureau of Intimidation. But Cuellar is a D. We'll see where that one goes.

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  17. Item 11 - Clearly, Johnson is following the science - political science, that is. His internal polling surely tells him that the existing COVID policies are unacceptable to most sane people. Expect the US Dems to soon follow that “science”.

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  18. RE #2 and Sinema: Still she persisted.

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  19. re: investments outside our the value of our homes. I am mightily taxed in Canada and I see the value of having investments other than my home, which are doing rather nicely. Our prime minister is talking about taxing the sale of our homes of which the proceeds are currently tax free. There will be a revolt if that happens. But I never met a Liberal who didn't want to tax and then spend.

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  20. 2 - As many have noted, "democracy" to the left really means "permanent entrenchment of our oligarchy and grift." It can be remembered that (as Radio Moscow always said) only the Soviet Union had "true democracy," since their government was what the people truly wanted (even if they didn't know it).

    10 - Years back this difference was obvious; it was fun to torment leftists with this information, that the country that came the closest to "the workers owning the means of production" was actually... the United States.

    11 - "When did Ron DeSantis become King of England?"

    Probably right after he finished the mopping-up part of the operation in Germany.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/desantis-sends-florida-military-to-liberate-unvaccinated-german-concentration-camps/

    15 - This has happened before - the unsupported assertion that climate change somehow causes volcanic eruptions; this is just further proof that "climate change" (like all the other pillars of contemporary "progressivism" (sic)) is a religious belief.

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  21. #7: The English-studies principal of my Orthodox Jewish elementary school was Mrs. Sarah Hamm (maiden name, Lamm).
    Dr. Karen Bacon has been Dean of Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women since 1977.

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    1. The cure for lamm-initis? Hamm! (Disease attacks the ability of AOC to stand up straight in her barn stall.)

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    2. Don Reed, I thought the reason for her odd stance and gait was that she always seems to have a foot in her mouth.

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  22. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    6: Scott Rasmussen does not trust Rasmussen Reports' data since he sold the company.

    This is why.

    11: The peasants are revolting.

    14: Gallup was beaten into submission by Zippy and Holder.

    Take what they say with a Lot of salt.

    15: Proof yet again the words athletic scholarship are and oxymoron.

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    1. We now need scholarships in order to be able to afford the admission prices to Disneyland and Disney World.

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  23. Re #14. While it is true that some states have open primaries with no voter registration by party (and CA still has party registration despite abandoning closed primary years ago), statistics for the others show good GOP numbers beyond momentary "identification" in a poll.

    Here in Florida, for example, we passed a milestone in November as for the first time ever there are now more registered Republicans than Democrats statewide--a magnificent accomplishment for the nation's third-largest state and one with huge urban areas and substantial numbers of minorities. Not NE or SD here.
    Thank you, Gov. DeSantis and Sen. Scott!

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  25. ITEM 4 - Despite fears he might prove himself a RINO, Gov. Youngkin is pursuing a MAGA agenda and it might propel him to higher office. Of all of President Trump's accomplishments, his greatest might be to prove that politicians have the most to gain by listening to the people they are elected to serve. As Trump himself has said, "Promises made, promises kept."

    ITEM 15 - Volcanoes do have an effect on climate, not as much as the Sun or ocean currents, but more than human activity. We have been in a relatively low level period of volcanic activity for the last 110 years, with only one major blowout affecting our weather during this time.

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    1. The politicians don't seem to like their voters -- and that is a trend everywhere. They need to start to listen to their voters. If anything, Trump has brought that home. We can unelect the people who don't listen to us.

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    2. #15 I think most people agree that volcanoes can have an effect on the climate. However, what the goofball football player was suggesting was the other way around. He was saying that man-made climate change activities can cause volcanoes. That's different.

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    3. (See remarks about this CBS clown, below)

      And exactly HOW is anyone supposed to prevent volcanoes from exploding? What, the White House has enough leftover Depends (or used) fresh from the Oval Office to plug them up? Anyone volunteering for the job?

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  26. re: item # 8 -- We are not starving in Canada --yet. But truckers affected by the vax mandate will cause empty shelves. There are already shortages with certain products such as cereal. I say let the truckers do what they need to do to show our government the stupidity of its policy.

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    1. On the other side of the line, can't wait to see what plywood will cost this summer.

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  27. 9. The news isn't that Starbuck's will obey the law because the law does not prohibit a company policy.

    The news is that Starbuck's figured out the impracticality of mandated vaccination and decided to serve coffee instead.

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  28. #16 I wonder if Manchin and Sinema realize that they are probably on the same list that Rep. Henry Cuellar was.

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  29. jeff daniels lives in Chelsea, Michigan. Has a theater called the Purple Rose.
    Saw the liberal leftist at the county golf course, he looked scared that someone might yell at him.
    My buddy's brother in law had to go up and slobber all over him. The BiL isn't what you'd call a conservative. Probably dribbled in his pants when talking to daniels.

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  30. Item #15 --- CBS's Nate Burleson played "college football for the University of Nevada, Reno." Well, in that case, UNLV-Reno being the West Coast M.I.T., he MUST know everything about the subject of volcanoes.

    However, a word of caution.

    Was he the typical college football/basketball player who, as a senior, the second that the football/basketball season ended, vanished? Does he actually have a college degree, or was he a TV Money "Scholar"?

    Well, how about that! He's The Real Thing, having "with a degree in human development and family studies."

    (Source: Nate's Wikipedia profile --- written by whom? Wouldn't YOU like to know, hmmm... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Burleson)

    And if anyone can convince me that that degree has ANYTHING to do with a genuine college education (i.e., can Nate read and write at a college level?), I'm buying Don Surber a Bentley!

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  31. Item #7 Bacon and Sneak (English translation of quellar)

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