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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Kathy Barnette said she won't support Oz if he wins the Senate primary today. Nor will 41% of Pennsylvania Republicans, because that's how high his disapproval is.

Oz was booed at his own rally! And he voted in the last election in Turkey.

For all the Republican Establishment's talk about electability, Oz is the one a plurality of Republicans dislike. For all the Republican Establishment's talk about vetting, Oz is the one with the shady background and past liberal positions on issue after issue. 

Susquehanna Polling and Research gave Oz a 1-point lead over Barnette in its final poll.

Insider reported, "House Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry backs Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate primary, breaking with Trump."

Time to vote, Republicans in Pennsylvania. YOU get the final say, not we outsiders.

ITEM 2: The Wall Street Journal reported, "The stock market’s selloff has been bad news for most investors.

"Not for Warren Buffett and his team. 

"Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has used the slump as an opportunity to increase spending on stocks, deploying tens of billions of dollars the past couple of months after ending 2021 with a near-record cash pile. 

"The Omaha-based company bought 901,768 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. last week, according to a regulatory filing. The move likely makes Occidental, in which Berkshire began buying shares in late February, one of its 10 biggest holdings."

Matching Buffett's investments can make you rich. Matching Pelosi's can make you richer.

ITEM 3: The Washington Examiner reported, "Biden greenlights plan to redeploy hundreds of troops to Somalia."

All this means is taking in more Somalians as refugees. The Forever War never ends, it just changes locations.

ITEM 4: John R. Lott Jr. reported, "To President Biden, public health researchers, and the media, violent crime is all about guns. But a new survey finds that people are badly misinformed about how much violent crime involves guns. The average likely American voter is way off, thinking that over 46% of violent crimes involve guns. In fact, the true figure is less than 8%."

Gun control never was about fighting crime. Democrats love crime. They run every high crime area in America. No, they want to disarm Americans for fascist reasons.

ITEM 5: Legal Insurrection reported, "Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees is set to meet Tuesday to discuss a university-wide policy for 'space, unity, and entity naming' as students are campaigning to remove John Marshall from the law school.

"Marshall College of Law was named after John Marshall, who served as the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Marshall held that position in 1803 when the Supreme Court established the 'principle known as judicial review' in Marbury v. Madison. 

"Marshall, however, was also a slave owner, which is why the campus group Students Against Marshall (SAM) wants the name removed from the college of law."

As a member of Cleveland State's Class of 1981, I say rename it the Clarence Thomas College of Law.

ITEM 6: Politico reported, "House Democratic primaries are drawing record cash — even as they’re almost guaranteed to lose their majority.

"Super PACs and other organizations have already dropped more than $53 million in Democratic House primaries this year, according to OpenSecrets, with four more months of nominating contests to go. The outside spending has zoomed past the approximately $30 million spent in each of 2018 and 2020, much of it focused on safely blue seats, where different wings of the Democratic Party are battling to elect primary winners likely to go to Congress — and stay there for years."

Let us call PAC donations what they are.

Down payments.

ITEM 7AP reported, "Sweden on Monday decided to join neighboring Finland in seeking NATO membership, ending more than two centuries of military nonalignment in a historic shift prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine."

Neither country helped us stand up to the Soviet union.

Both countries helped the Nazis until 1943 when Sweden saw the allies were winning and flipped sides.

Their membership makes America weaker by spreading our military out too thin.

ITEM 8: The Wall Street Journal reported, "A state judge struck down a California law requiring companies in the state put female directors on their boards, the second legal setback in as many months for efforts to mandate board diversity.

"Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis of the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles ruled that the 2018 law was unconstitutional because it violated the equal protection clause of the state’s constitution, according to a copy of the verdict."

Diversity is racist, sexist and undermining America.

ITEM 9: AP reported, "Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday is expected to announce an agreement to reopen the largest domestic manufacturing plant of infant formula and to ease import rules to allow supplies in from overseas, amid a nationwide shortage spurred by the Michigan plant’s shutdown earlier this year over safety issues."

Why do I get the feeling a bunch of coke and cash were given to Hunter over the weekend.

ITEM 10: Zero Hedge reported, "Almost two months after Europe rushed to declare it would impose unprecedented sanctions on Russia in response to Putin's invasion of Ukraine with no regard for how such sanctions would boomerang and cripple its own economies, the old continent which was and still remains hostage to Russian energy exports, is finally grasping the underlying math which was all too clear to Vladimir Putin long ago.

"According to new projections from the European Commission, the euro area’s pandemic recovery would grind to a halt, while prices would surge even more quickly if there are serious disruptions to natural-gas supplies from Russia. 

"Under the severe (i.e., realistic) scenario, the currency bloc’s economy would expand about 0.2% this year, with inflation topping 9%, as governments struggled to replace the imports, the European Union’s executive arm said. After this initial stagflationary period, growth would be one percentage point below the baseline in 2023.

"In its first forecasts since Russia invaded Ukraine, the EU also cut its base-case outlook predicting GDP will only grow 2.7% this year and 2.3% in 2023, down from February’s 4% and 2.7%. The revisions suggest Germany, the continent’s biggest economy, won’t reach pre-crisis output until the final quarter of 2022, while Spain must wait until the third quarter of 2023, the commission said." 

Don't poke the bear.

Those virtue-signaling economic sanctions backfired bigly. The ruble is at a 5-year high against the Euro.

Hahaha.

ITEM 11: Bloomberg Law reported, "The US Supreme Court ruled against immigrants seeking to challenge administrative decisions in federal court, in a case that could make the difference between someone staying in the US or being deported.

"In a 5-4 ruling on Monday authored by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the justices said a law barring courts from considering relief left up to the discretion of immigration officials applies to factual disputes as to whether someone is eligible for that discretionary relief."

The case involved an illegal alien from India who lied about being a citizen for 30 years.

Kick him and his family out! 

ITEM 12: Fox reported, "The Republican Party is investing heavily in outreach to the Asian American community ahead of November's midterm elections, viewing it as an opportunity to bring minorities permanently into the GOP fold as voters are growing frustrated with the Biden administration's policies.

"The Republican National Committee (RNC) led by chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is launching a five-figure digital and print ad campaign in May, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, and the organization says it's an expansion of a multi-million dollar investments in minority communities.

"According to Pew Research Center, Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the U.S., currently making up close to 7% of the population, and are a target of both Democratic and Republican leaders as potential voters in the contentious midterm elections."

Better late than never.

ITEM 13: Gateway Pundit reported, "Kamala Harris Arrives in United Arab Emirates to Meet New President Sheikh Mohamed as Feeble Joe Stays Behind."

Of all the things to complain about, this isn't one. Attending funerals is the main foreign policy duty of a vice president. As long as she does not have to make a speech, we're safe.

ITEM 14Media-ite reported, "WHCA Threatens Reporter Who Interrupted Psaki Briefing With Possible Expulsion in Scathing Email."

He asked a question. How dare he!

Flashback to June 5, 2020, when AP reported, "The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday that the White House last year unfairly suspended the press credentials of a Washington reporter for Playboy."

At a ceremony, the reporter threatened a fistfight with a Trump administration official.

The story said, "Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents Association praised the ruling in a statement: 'Today the DC Circuit affirmed what we all know – the work of journalists reporting from the White House is essential to our republic. The WHCA stands ready to fend off efforts by any administration to constrain the rights of journalists or to threaten our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights.'"

The next Republican president should decertify the WHCA.

ITEM 15: Zero Hedge reported, "Reuters is being widely mocked for publishing an article Monday morning which is headlined, Ukraine says it has repelled Russian incursion in Sumy region - given it is accompanied with the below photograph. The photo tweeted by Reuters naturally created some confusion, to put it lightly.

"Yes, a Ukrainian military photo showing troops beating back the Russians... apparently with paintball guns."

The dirty not-so-secret is no one in a modern newsroom these days has used or owns a gun.

ITEM 16: Climate Realism reported, "A Google search for Climate Change this morning turned up an article from USA Today, which says that maple syrup production is at risk because of climate change, and that the range of maple trees will be restricted farther north. Data, however, shows that maple syrup production has increased over time in the United States despite modest warming and shorter sugaring seasons."

Journalists know as much about the climate as they do guns.

ITEM 17: Hey, look who pushed that White Replacement Theory.

Liberals have bragged about non-whites replacing whites for decades. My argument has been that Hispanics and Asians (and many African imports) will assimilate and vote Republican.

ITEM 18: Post Millennial reported, "Top Engineer tells Project Veritas that Twitter employees are ‘commie as f*ck’, hate Elon Musk's commitment to free speech."

Twitter responded by censoring Project Veritas's account.

When an online company does this, its Section 230 protections must be revoked.

ITEM 19Conservative Brief reported, "Justice Thomas to Media: ‘I Will Absolutely Leave The Court When I Do My Job As Poorly As You Do Yours.’"

Dude.

ITEM 20The New York Post reported, "As many as three Hillary Clinton donors — including one who also supported US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — are among the prospective jurors for former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s trial.

"Special counsel John Durham’s team objected to putting one Clinton contributor on the panel after the man said he would 'strive for impartiality as best I can.'

"But the prosecution was overruled by Washington, DC, federal Judge Christopher Cooper, who said the man — who works in public policy for Amazon and appeared to be in his 40s —  'expressed a high degree of confidence' that he could be impartial.

"Cooper, nominated by former President Barack Obama, also said Durham’s prosecutors could use one of its peremptory challenges to strike him from the panel for the trial, the first to result from his three-year probe into the government’s investigations of purported ties between former President Donald Trump and Russia."

The fix is in.

ITEM 21: Disney is going to replace Johnny Depp with an actress.

Why didn't they go to the original source for Jack Sparrow and hire Keith Richards?

FINALLY, Post Millennial reported, "MSNBC 'military analyst' posts video game clip claiming it's Ukraine war footage."

But it looked so realistic.

74 comments:

  1. ITEM 2: Berkshire Hathaway's stock, as of today, is $464,250.00. That's PER SHARE, and that's −761.00 (0.16%).

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    1. I was trying to think what I could say about the Warren Buffett item. So here it is: He has decided not to decarbonize his portfolio by investing in oil. I don't want to hear him say one word about climate change.

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    2. Buffet has been in the oil business for years. He just hates pipelines because they take oil out of his railroad tanker cars.

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    3. This latest investment seems counter to his rhetoric, but oil companies are most recently prevented from making capital investments in new production, so they're sitting back allocating all of their cash flow to stock buybacks and dividends to shareholders. His timing is, as usual, quite good. Almost as good as Pelosi's usually is, as Don so accurately observed.

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  2. Item 13. A reminder that funeral begins with fun. Leave it to Kamala.

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    1. I can imagine it now:

      I'm here....on behalf...of...the United States...to pay respects...to Sheikh Khalid...
      who died...and is dead...and will be buried...after dying...and is dead...
      *uncontrolled cackling*
      Why do you all have the same first names here? I mean can't anybody think of a different name than 'Sheikh'?
      *another burst of cackling*
      Abu Dhabi...that's a funny name.
      It sounds like the song from The Jungle Book...
      *singing*
      Abu Dhabi Dhabi Dhabi,
      Abu Dhabi Dhabi
      Said the monkey to the sheikh.
      Abu Dhabi Dhabi Dhabi
      Abu Dhabi Dhabi
      Said the Sheikh-key to the monk...

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    2. Sometimes a funeral can involve Barrack Obama flirting with some hot, blonde Euroministress of some damn thing, which then causes Meesh to glower at him. Then a funeral can start with F-U.

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    3. So she is more of a cackler than a giggler!

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    4. A midnight toker. I’ll call her Maurice.

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    5. Is she also the Pompatus of love??

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    6. -Pompatus of love?
      If it involves kneepads and mouthwash, then yes she is.

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  3. #1 --No good choices in Pennsylvania. Voters there will decide and live with their choice. But whoever wins, Republicans need to rally behind the winner. Like I said yesterday, I don't like Barnette's attitude that she won't support the winner if she is a loser. That's a poor sport who is selfish.

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    1. She said she wouldn’t support Oz. I assume she’d support McCormick if he won.

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    2. Maybe she has changed her story. It was reported yesterday by Breitbart that she would not support the Republican nominee.

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    3. It just seems to me like her first comment of not supporting any other Republican rings more true. I think she said she would support McCormick because her first answer, likely the real one, makes her look bad.

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    4. Dumb mistake - though I guess the vote total today will tell the tale.

      She should just should have said, we have no intention of losing the primary. We expect to win. Once that happens, I of course welcome my primary opponent's support in the general where we will look to Ultra MAGA the US Senate!

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    5. Agree, Black JEM. I don't she is the right candidate at this time. Maybe later. But voters will decide.

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    6. I firmly believe The Donald picked a dud in this election.

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    7. Looks like all 3 are duds.

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    8. This is what happens when Republican insiders endorse/support candidates who are missing several key supports that all Republican candidates MUST have. They can't do that and expect Republican rank-and-file voters to turn out for them. Oz may get the primary, but at a cost that will insure he can't win the general election. It was foolish to have endorsed him given his background. I'd never vote for a Republican with a bad record on 2nd Amendment issues. I don't care who endorsed them. I'd sooner sit home than put a traitor in power.

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  4. #3 -- Bingo, Don. The Forever War never ands and all this means is taking in more Somalians as refugees.

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    1. Italy's Salvini Warns Food Shortages Could Cause 20 Million African Migrants To Enter Europe

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    2. Oh, God Lord. I don't even know what to say. I have nothing against Africans seeking a better life but the world just can't be one big open border.

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  5. #4 -- Good point that Democrats run every high crime area in America. They absolutely want to disarm Americans for fascist reasons.
    #7 -- NATO should have been disbanded or all but disbanded after the fall of the Soviet Union. What is its mission now? Expanding? For what? It seems it's now back to its original mission. And, yes, it does spread American troops too thin.

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  6. #20 -- Yes, the fix is in re: jury at Sussmann's trial. When there is no confidence in the judicial system, a country has reached banana republic status. Sad.

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    1. Like so many lawyers wrapped up in the DC culture, they're main goal is to keep the meter running, win or lost. In fact, a win stops the meter. A loss means a fund raiser to attack again.

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  7. Item 3. It's called diversification of assets. I'm sure Ilhan Omar will handle that account for the Big Guy just as well as Crack-and-hookers Hunter handled Ukraine.

    Item 7. They want all the freebies without putting anything back in the kitty. They're like the obnoxious neighbors who invite themselves to your barbecue and don't even bring a six pack.

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    1. Agree with your analogy. Let them defend themselves.

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  8. #21 -re Disney. Gooder and harder. It will be well deserved. Disney was a part of my childhood. I took my kids to Disney. I am done with Disney.

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    1. The CEO of Disney should be shit canned. What idiot allows a small percentage of his own employees dictate company policy?

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    2. From what I hear and see, it is pretty much the norm. CEOs have drifted to the left and are scared silly about having to deal with any controversy.

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    3. LuAnn, it looks like the management of Netflix has seen the light. Funny how going broke opens one's eyes. A smart CEO avoids risking the company by staying out of politics. Being afraid of one's shadow shouldn't be a resume enhancer.

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  9. #19 -- Great line by Justice Thomas. Reporters have actually gotten worse at their jobs over the years.

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    1. Reminds me of what Reagan (I think) said about Democrats. "If you stop lying about me, I'll stop telling the truth about you."

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  10. #15 -- Not only does no one in a modern newsroom own or use a gun, they are too stupid and lazy to verify information. How about making a call to double check to find out could this have happened, what kind of guns were used, etc. Did this really happen? That used to be the basics -- never take anything at face value. There is no curiosity among these so-called reporters. They're just credentialed advocates.

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    1. You are right. This was totally drilled into my head as a reporter. And after you asked the five Ws, you asked how it happened.

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  11. #18 -- Musk needs to totally clean house at Twitter.

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    1. Dump everything but the trademark and domain name.

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  12. #10 -- European countries relying on Russian energy never made sense to me. Yes, the sanctions are nothing but virtue signalling. (Like my neighbors who put up a big Ukrainian flag on their balcony yesterday.)

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    1. Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was ready to come on line.
      The purpose of the Ukraine War and NATO sanctions was to make sure that didn't happen. Europe not permitted to become independent of the US.

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    2. All things given, I'll believe that.

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    3. Eh, Biden gave the go ahead on it. Why would he now indirectly support actions to hurt it?

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  13. 3 - Ilhan Omar approves this message. Welcome to Minnesota, refugees.

    8 - glad to see a California court make a correct ruling about diversity. And a wxmyn judge, to boot.

    13 - I encourage the horizontal one to go full burqa this trip. And triple mask.

    14 - after reading the article, it appears that the WHCA is racist. As are most liberals.

    21 - I’ve not seen any of the Pirates movies, but I predict that replacing Depp with a wimxn will result in a massive bomb of a movie.


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    1. I dunno , Margot Robbie is much better looking than Johnny Depp .

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  14. 20 - The fix IS IN. The judge’s wife is an attorney who represented dirty FBI agent Lisa Page, who is waist deep in this scandal. The Judge refused to recuse himself from this trial.

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    1. I think we have a judge with an attitude problem - when we take congress we need to get rid of him.

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    2. Actually I read Durham didn't even request he recuse himself. I'm thinking Durham is Barr lite.

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    3. "I'm thinking Durham is Barr lite."

      Yep. Sounds about right. It's DC after all, where the taxpayer shakedown begins.

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  15. Sweden on Monday decided to join neighboring Finland in seeking NATO membership,
    Turkey plans to veto.

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    1. Yeah, who have thought that. I have given up trying to understand these things. They just don't make sense anymore.

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  16. Those virtue-signaling economic sanctions backfired bigly. The ruble is at a 5-year high against the Euro."
    This was obvious from the start. I thought Deep State was diabolically clever. Now I think they're shockingly incompetent.

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  17. "Yes, a Ukrainian military photo showing troops beating back the Russians... apparently with paintball guns."

    Americans are the most propagandized and brainwashed people in world history. The info-warriors been so successful that they are getting over-confident and sloppy.-

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  18. The case involved an illegal alien from India who lied about being a citizen for 30 years.

    Kick him and his family out!
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    and give him back all the taxes he paid?

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    2. This situation occasionally happens in Canada. What always makes me angry and sad is how they got here in the first place. Shouldn't have happened. That said, when it is a family with children and parents, or one of them, are working, integrating and paying taxes it always bothers me. It hurts the kids tremendously. There should be some kind of remedy in that kind of case. I know this isn't a popular opinion but that is just how I feel.

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    3. Yes, it's a tough issue when innocent children are involved. When all you've known is Canada or the US and you get dumped back down in a rice paddy somewhere.

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    4. Agree. Heartbreaking for the kids. It's not their fault.

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  19. Another great selection of topics today. Thank you for keeping us informed! Don and LuAnn you've got a great blog here! 😳😬

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    1. I just call them like I see them. I've got a lot of opinions! (And some days I am too busy to comment.) It's Don's blog.

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    2. A little confusion I think, Don's wife is also Lu Ann, whereas LuAnn is a hard hitting reporter from the great white north.

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    3. My wife is Lou Ann, an Appalachian spelling. Stacy McCain is also married to a Lou Ann, which makes us very lucky men.

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    4. All men involved with Lou Anns or Lu Anns are lucky men. At least that's my opinion!

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  20. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: Now who sounds like a RINO?

    PS See who the Demos put up.

    2: Buying cheap is Wall St 101-01.

    5: Be against Marshall because he did a lot to louse up the country. Without him, no Dred Scott, no Plessy, no homosexual marriage, no abortion.

    16: Tell your sock puppets, Jeffery.

    17: Been saying this from the start.

    20: Appeal.

    21: Who's she gonna be, Anne Bonney, Grace O'Connell? Another all-girl Ghostbusters.

    Had Warners decided to do Miss Bonney's exploits with Olivia deHavilland in the lead, instead of Captain Blood, it probably would have done better than this one.

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    :) 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)
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