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Joe Biden’s mad because he can’t date us.

I miss the days when CRT stood for “Cathode Ray Tube.”

Bette Midler called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out,” and later apologized for it.  Is that how she views all people who oppose Joe Biden’s spending plans?  Like the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal?

The most surprising and disappointing of all the Never-Trumpers is Jonah Goldberg.  He used to be better than that.  Seems like someone stole his brain and replaced it with David Frum’s.

Sarah Palin might re-enter politics.  We need more like her.  Too bad about the divorce, though.  Who wouldn’t like the idea of Todd Palin decorating the White House?

There is much to be admired about Elon Musk, but I would never own a Tesla.  Should such ownership befall me, I would immediately take it to a custom shop and have fake side-pipes installed.

Our universities need to be more like the fictional Faber College in Animal House.  At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

Are things getting too crazy for you?  Do you despair over the state of our country?  Is it all getting to you?  If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this:  Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

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  1. BastiatJunior Member
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    I should apologize to the great Thomas Sowell for stealing his concept and then dumbing it down.

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    BastiatJunior: I miss the days when CRT stood for “Cathode Ray Tube.”

    Me too. It took me a day or so to catch up.

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  3. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    BastiatJunior (View Comment):
    I should apologize to the great Thomas Sowell for stealing his concept and then dumbing it down.

    You didn’t dumb this down, our current culture did.  You merely reflected on reality. 

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  4. The Reticulator Member
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    BastiatJunior: Joe Biden’s mad because he can’t date us.

    The verb “date” is a euphemism these days, isn’t it? 

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  5. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    BastiatJunior: At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

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  6. Bob Thompson Member
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    BastiatJunior: Are things getting too crazy for you?  Do you despair over the state of our country?  Is it all getting to you?  If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this:  Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    Well, they knew. You said “Knowledge is Good”.

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  7. Western Chauvinist Member
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    BastiatJunior: Are things getting too crazy for you?  Do you despair over the state of our country?  Is it all getting to you?  If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this:  Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    Luckily I find absurdity hilarious.

    Take, for instance, Biden’s Commission on Scientific Integrity (or whatever it’s called). They’ve been tasked with making sure to keep politics out of science.

    Bwhahahahaaaa! You can’t make this shtuff up.  

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  8. Stad Coolidge
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    BastiatJunior: Our universities need to be more like the fictional Faber College in Animal House.  At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    Ain’t it the truth . . . 

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  9. David Foster Member
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    “I miss the days when CRT stood for “Cathode Ray Tube.””

    If CRTs (in the original sense) were still the only way to display visual information, then think how different our society would be…

     

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  10. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: Are things getting too crazy for you? Do you despair over the state of our country? Is it all getting to you? If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this: Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    Luckily I find absurdity hilarious.

    Take, for instance, Biden’s Commission on Scientific Integrity (or whatever it’s called). They’ve been tasked with making sure to keep politics out of science.

    Bwhahahahaaaa! You can’t make this shtuff up.

    It’s the People’s Commission on Scienticianing Glory.

    Hail science!

    See the source image

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  11. Mad Gerald Lincoln
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    “Sarah Palin might re-enter politics.”

    So, it is now apparent that the Democrats treated her so badly because they wanted to date her.  And she is more attractive than AOC.

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  12. Saint Augustine Member
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    BastiatJunior:

    Are things getting too crazy for you?

    Things ain’t even caught up with me yet.

    Mwa ha ha ha ha!

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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    BastiatJunior: Bette Midler called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out,” and later apologized for it.  Is that how she views all people who oppose Joe Biden’s spending plans?  Like the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal?

    I’m really looking forward to Bette Midler spearheading a campaign for a constitutional amendment to make the right to vote contingent upon passing a property test, a literacy test, and a drug test.

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  14. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    I hadn’t seen that before. So good. 

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  15. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    BastiatJunior: Our universities need to be more like the fictional Faber College in Animal House.  At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    The universities are like Faber College after the Tri Pis grew up and took over the administration with the enthusiastic support of First Lady Mandy Blutarsky.

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  16. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Along with Ricochet, I follow and listen to The Dispatch and The Bulwark.  

    You referred to Jonah Goldberg as a NeverTrunper.  Not true.

    Jonah Goldberg is not a NeverTrumper, he and the folks at The Dispatch are Trump Skeptics, but Pro-Republican.  

    Charlie Sykes and the folks at The Bulwark are NeverTrumpers and Republican Skeptics.

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  17. navyjag Coolidge
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    BastiatJunior (View Comment):

    I should apologize to the great Thomas Sowell for stealing his concept and then dumbing it down.

    We are all at Faber now. And Dean Wermer is the President. 

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  18. TGA Coolidge
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior (View Comment):

    I should apologize to the great Thomas Sowell for stealing his concept and then dumbing it down.

    We are all at Faber now. And Dean Wermer is the President.

    I would much prefer Dean Wormer as President to what we currently have.

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  19. TGA Coolidge
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    I hadn’t seen that before. So good.

    You know what the ‘N’ on the football helmets for the University of Nebraska stands for? 

    Knowledge. 

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  20. navyjag Coolidge
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    TGA (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    I hadn’t seen that before. So good.

    You know what the ‘N’ on the football helmets for the University of Nebraska stands for?

    Knowledge.

    somebody stealing Okie football lore. 

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  21. Columbo Member
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: Our universities need to be more like the fictional Faber College in Animal House. At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    The universities are like Faber College after the Tri Pis grew up and took over the administration with the enthusiastic support of First Lady Mandy Blutarsky.

    College administrations solely consist of soy boys and ditzy Mandy’s these days!

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  22. kedavis Member
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    “I miss the days when CRT stood for “Cathode Ray Tube.””

    If CRTs (in the original sense) were still the only way to display visual information, then think how different our society would be…

     

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  23. Scott Wilmot Member
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    BastiatJunior: If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this:  Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    I’m not feeling low, but this is just mind-boggling.

    I spent 33 years in exploration/development drilling for ExxonMobil, working all over the world. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff – both professionally and culturally. And this fact that Kamala Harris is the Vice-President of the USA, ranks right up there with the craziness i have seen/experienced. She was chosen for only two qualities: she is a woman with dark skin. She gets a 100% score on that and continues to hold both of those qualities. But man, she is a mess as VP.

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  24. kedavis Member
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this: Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    I’m not feeling low, but this is just mind-boggling.

    I spent 33 years in exploration/development drilling for ExxonMobil, working all over the world. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff – both professionally and culturally. And this fact that Kamala Harris is the Vice-President of the USA, ranks right up there with the craziness i have seen/experienced. She was chosen for only two qualities: she is a woman with dark skin. She gets a 100% score on that and continues to hold both of those qualities. But man, she is a mess as VP.

    Kamala Harris owes her entire career – such as it is – to Willie Brown and his brown willy.

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  25. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    TGA (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior (View Comment):

    I should apologize to the great Thomas Sowell for stealing his concept and then dumbing it down.

    We are all at Faber now. And Dean Wermer is the President.

    I would much prefer Dean Wormer as President to what we currently have.

    Indeed. Besides, the movie tells us which character becomes President.

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  26. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    TGA (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: At least Faber College believed that “Knowledge is good.”

    I hadn’t seen that before. So good.

    You know what the ‘N’ on the football helmets for the University of Nebraska stands for?

    Knowledge.

    Carleton University: Where the K stands for quality.

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  27. Psmith Coolidge
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    It’s been years since I’ve read or listened to Jonah Goldberg.  If he’s the guest on a podcast I’d usually download, I’ll skip it. Glad he’s not at NR anymore. I’m having trouble explaining what it is about him that irritates me so much. He seemed to think he was smarter and more interesting than he really was, and his attempts at humor made me cringe. He came across like a dirty-minded adolescent, the sort of creep satirized by Beavis and Butthead on MTV. And that’s how I really feel.

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  28. navyjag Coolidge
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    BastiatJunior: If you’re feeling lower than low, just remember this: Kamala Harris is our Vice President.

    I’m not feeling low, but this is just mind-boggling.

    I spent 33 years in exploration/development drilling for ExxonMobil, working all over the world. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff – both professionally and culturally. And this fact that Kamala Harris is the Vice-President of the USA, ranks right up there with the craziness i have seen/experienced. She was chosen for only two qualities: she is a woman with dark skin. She gets a 100% score on that and continues to hold both of those qualities. But man, she is a mess as VP.

    Just as she was as the San Francisco District Attorney. And then the California Attorney General. Being Willie Brown’s honey really paid off.  Even a former welder’s helper in the old fields Exxon owned in Oklahoma could see it. 

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