Obama To Keep Doctor Despite Job Change

 

If the general election of 2016 has taught us anything it’s that the United States is every bit as diverse as progressives feared.

As for me, Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m happy to announce that I graduated from the Democrats’ table to the children’s. Yay progress! And just when I think I’ve reached peak schadenfreude God, through His #imperfectvehicle Jill Stein, sends me a recount!

I was in my mother’s womb during the first moonwalk but I imagine it must’ve felt like one of those Donald-Trump-is-president moments. The question now is how did Trump do compared to recent GOP nominees? Pollsters, humbled to explaining the recent past, have provided us with the statistical minutiae: Trump outperformed Romney among blacks, Hispanics and the Asian without a college degree. No wonder Americans increasingly view polling as they do chiropractic: a useless practice which nonetheless makes progressives seem to feel better for a while.

As for the Electoral College, is it just me or does it better educate progressives than all other colleges combined? Whenever I fret over skyrocketing college tuition I console myself that it’s essentially a tax on progressives. Liberals seem to be suffering from a kind of political concussion. For them, “Good riddance to 2016” has become shorthand for “Not my president!”, forgetting that in 2017 Trump will actually become their president. (In their defense, many are still in denial over Reagan’s 1980 victory.) With each Republican presidential victory one increasingly suspects that liberals are unaware of any public office not the presidency: you never hear “Not my comptroller!”

In some ways, little has changed. For example, urban voters continue to punish themselves by voting for Democrat rule: one Flint, Michigan Starbucks is now serving something called “chunky style” House Blend; activists continue to be torn between protesting the Keystone pipeline and moving to the country where the pipeline originates; others who have no intention of ever stepping foot in South Dakota in the summer – let alone the winter – continue to “Stand With Standing Rock” on Facebook from the comfort of their futons; the booming stock market continues to brazenly normalize Trump; ESPN continues to deem Native Americans’ lack of offense at the Redskins’ name newsworthy. (Where was the media outcry when our nation’s capital had a baseball team called the Senators?)

Meanwhile the media continues to work overtime on Trump’s re-election, insisting that gender is more complicated than climate and that the world’s third-largest nation should institute a one-size-fits-all policy for bathrooms.

And while Republicans celebrate the marriage debate being removed from table, note how quickly we went from “Same-sex marriage doesn’t affect your marriage” to “You’ll bake that goddamned cake”.

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  1. RightAngles Member
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    “chunky style” House Blend

    hahaha David!

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  2. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    David Deeble: activists continue to be torn between protesting the Keystone pipeline and moving to the country where the pipeline originates;

    Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think.

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  3. Nanda Panjandrum Member
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    A feast of funny & fabulous, David :-D Glad you’re here…

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  4. David Deeble Member
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    RightAngles:“chunky style” House Blend

    hahaha David!

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    When it comes to comedy, there’s no accounting for taste…

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  5. David Deeble Member
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    Dave Sussman:

    David Deeble: activists continue to be torn between protesting the Keystone pipeline and moving to the country where the pipeline originates;

    Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think.

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    Liberals write the comedy – I just pass it along.

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  6. David Deeble Member
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    Nanda Panjandrum:A feast of funny & fabulous, David ? Glad you’re here…

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    Likewise, friend.

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    David Deeble: ESPN continues to deem Native Americans’ lack of offense at the Redskins’ name newsworthy.

    None of the Native Americans I met in Oklahoma expressed any offense. They either didn’t care or kind of liked it. And ever since reading that one out of every two white people in Oklahoma think that there is “some” Indian blood in their background, it turns out that since I lived there for six months, I am now 1/64 Shawnee.

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  8. David Deeble Member
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    Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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  9. RightAngles Member
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    David Deeble:Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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    They love to feel the pain of others whether asked to or not.

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  10. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    David Deeble: Meanwhile the media continues to work overtime on Trump’s re-election, insisting that gender is more complicated than climate

    :D

    What a great way of putting it!

     

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  11. Nanda Panjandrum Member
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    RightAngles:

    David Deeble:Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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    They love to feel the pain of others whether asked to or not.

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    …and to *be* a pain to others…

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  12. Sisyphus Member
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    It is so sad that the election provided so many teachable moments, but the teachable-moment-movement is just massaging their virtue idol safety pins and blaming Putin. And flyover country. And Comey. And, as Slick Willy declared when he had cast his impotent vote at the Electoral College, that phoney e-mail scandal!

    The teachable moments fly fast and furious, but the movement is immune.

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  13. Randy Webster Member
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    RightAngles:

    David Deeble:Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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    They love to feel the pain of others whether asked to or not.

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    Even when it doesn’t exist.

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  14. Jules PA Inactive
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    Not to spoil your hilarious and funny post, the Redskins comment brought something to mind.

    I watched this yesterday, and Sharyl Attkinsson gave a brief mention about how the Redskins kerfuffle, and other topics are boiled in news manipulation.

    When I searched, then clicked the TED talks link, I was “redirected to a maze,” it was nowhere to be seen.

    Anyway, I did eventually find the clip, lower in my search results, which is worth a watch:

     

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  15. Hang On Member
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    Percival: None of the Native Americans I met in Oklahoma expressed any offense. They either didn’t care or kind of liked it. And ever since reading that one out of every two white people in Oklahoma think that there is “some” Indian blood in their background, it turns out that since I lived there for six months, I am now 1/64 Shawnee.

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    Plans on running for the Senate from Massachusetts?

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  16. James Gawron Inactive
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    Jules PA:Not to spoil your hilarious and funny post, the Redskins comment brought something to mind.

    I watched this yesterday, and Sharyl Attkinsson gave a brief mention about how the Redskins kerfuffle, and other topics are boiled in news manipulation.

    When I searched, then clicked the TED talks link, I was “redirected to a maze,” it was nowhere to be seen.

    Anyway, I did eventually find the clip, lower in my search results, which is worth a watch:

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    Jules,

    Sharyl Attkisson is still a journalist. What a breath of fresh air.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  17. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Randy Webster:

    RightAngles:

    David Deeble:Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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    They love to feel the pain of others whether asked to or not.

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    Even when it doesn’t exist.

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    Well, the objective isn’t to solve any actual pain except for the imaginary pain of guilt that the white liberals have built up upon themselves.

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Nanda Panjandrum:

    RightAngles:

    David Deeble:Leave it to white liberals to presume to speak for native Americans….

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    They love to feel the pain of others whether asked to or not.

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    …and to *be* a pain to others…

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    Of course. You must be made to feel their imaginary pain of guilt.

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  19. Matt Bartle Member
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    David Deeble: As for the Electoral College, is it just me or does it better educate progressives than all other colleges combined?

    Perfect! I’m going to keep an eye out for opportunities to use this. (and I’ll give you the credit!)

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  20. Brian McMenomy Inactive
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    Dave Sussman:

    David Deeble: activists continue to be torn between protesting the Keystone pipeline and moving to the country where the pipeline originates;

    Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think.

    View comment in context.

    Nice Alanis Morissette reference!

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  21. RightAngles Member
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    James Gawron:

    Jules PA:Not to spoil your hilarious and funny post, the Redskins comment brought something to mind.

    I watched this yesterday, and Sharyl Attkinsson gave a brief mention about how the Redskins kerfuffle, and other topics are boiled in news manipulation.

    When I searched, then clicked the TED talks link, I was “redirected to a maze,” it was nowhere to be seen.

    Anyway, I did eventually find the clip, lower in my search results, which is worth a watch:

    View comment in context.

    Jules,

    Sharyl Attkisson is still a journalist. What a breath of fresh air.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    Being on the receiving end of the left’s true essence was a pretty good wakeup call for her.

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  22. James Gawron Inactive
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    RightAngles:

    James Gawron:

    Jules PA:Not to spoil your hilarious and funny post, the Redskins comment brought something to mind.

    I watched this yesterday, and Sharyl Attkinsson gave a brief mention about how the Redskins kerfuffle, and other topics are boiled in news manipulation.

    When I searched, then clicked the TED talks link, I was “redirected to a maze,” it was nowhere to be seen.

    Anyway, I did eventually find the clip, lower in my search results, which is worth a watch:

    View comment in context.

    Jules,

    Sharyl Attkisson is still a journalist. What a breath of fresh air.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    Being on the receiving end of the left’s true essence was a pretty good wakeup call for her.

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    RA,

    It’s too bad we don’t have a few more like her. The quality of political-social-intellectual discourse in this country would be lifted from vapid & useless back to ‘need to know’ status.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  23. Percival Thatcher
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    Hang On:

    Percival: None of the Native Americans I met in Oklahoma expressed any offense. They either didn’t care or kind of liked it. And ever since reading that one out of every two white people in Oklahoma think that there is “some” Indian blood in their background, it turns out that since I lived there for six months, I am now 1/64 Shawnee.

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    Plans on running for the Senate from Massachusetts?

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    Stuck a feather in my greathelm and called it ‘macaroni’ …

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  24. profdlp Inactive
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    Look up the meaning of the Choctaw term from which the name “Oklahoma” originates, if you have not already done so.  As an avid Redskins fan, should they ever be forced to change their name I would support The Washington Oklahomas.  It would be fun to watch the knicker-twisting to ensue from that.

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  25. Percival Thatcher
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    profdlp:Look up the meaning of the Choctaw term from which the name “Oklahoma” originates, if you have not already done so. As an avid Redskins fan, should they ever be forced to change their name I would support The Washington Oklahomas. It would be fun to watch the knicker-twisting to ensue from that.

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    The whole state needs to change its name. So does Indianapolis and Indiana.

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  26. David Deeble Member
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    Nanda Panjandrum:A feast of funny & fabulous, David ? Glad you’re here…

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    Thank you, Nanda: glad you enjoyed it. It’s for entertainment purposes only. ;)

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  27. David Deeble Member
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    Jules PA:Not to spoil your hilarious and funny post, the Redskins comment brought something to mind.

    I watched this yesterday, and Sharyl Attkinsson gave a brief mention about how the Redskins kerfuffle, and other topics are boiled in news manipulation.

    When I searched, then clicked the TED talks link, I was “redirected to a maze,” it was nowhere to be seen.

    Anyway, I did eventually find the clip, lower in my search results, which is worth a watch:

    View comment in context.

    Jules – Thanks for this! I’m checking it out now.

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  28. David Deeble Member
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    Matt Bartle:

    David Deeble: As for the Electoral College, is it just me or does it better educate progressives than all other colleges combined?

    Perfect! I’m going to keep an eye out for opportunities to use this. (and I’ll give you the credit!)

    View comment in context.

    Thanks, Matt.

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  29. David Deeble Member
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    profdlp:Look up the meaning of the Choctaw term from which the name “Oklahoma” originates, if you have not already done so. As an avid Redskins fan, should they ever be forced to change their name I would support The Washington Oklahomas. It would be fun to watch the knicker-twisting to ensue from that.

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    If you think “Redskins” is offensive, consider that Washington D.C. used to have a baseball team called the Senators.

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  30. RightAngles Member
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    David Deeble:

    If you think “Redskins” is offensive, consider that Washington D.C. used to have a baseball team called the Senators.

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    Ha!

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