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Bloomberg cable television carried Hong Kong Chief Administrator Carrie Lam in a live press statement, 10 pm ET. Bloomberg repeatedly notes she is speaking in Cantonese, the native regional dialect. This is both normal and notable. The ChiComs have made a concerted global effort to foist their dialect on the world as the true tongue, […]

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Memoirs from the Meme War

 

When news broke that Donald Trump was discussing the purchase of Greenland, I did a quick Photoshop.

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Tucker Carlson just spoke a great line: (not a transcript) “Joe Biden cannot win the nomination of today’s Democratic Party because to the modern Democratic party he is too male, too pale, and too stale.” More

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“Hate” Is a Crutch

 

I am confident that people who know me in real life will tell you that, while I exhibit at least the usual complement of flaws, odd quirks, and irritating peccadilloes, being hateful is not numbered among them. That’s probably because I’ve been fortunate, and can’t think of anyone who has seriously wronged me or wronged someone I love. Hate simply isn’t an emotion I experience, and the word is not one I use.

I would like to believe that this is true of most people — that they don’t really feel hate much, if at all — and that the word is too casually used.

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Quote of the Day: Dogged

 

Hot Dogs
Armour Hot Dogs
What kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks,
Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs,
Armour Hot Dogs
The dogs kids love to bite!

Here it is, in 1967:

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Crazy Cat Family

 

We keep acquiring cats at my house. The tally is currently four but destined to grow, as my youngest daughter frequently asks when she can get a kitten. Most people can just blow off this kind of request, but we’re different. We’re the crazy cat family.

My wife and I each had several cats growing up. My family named cats after spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and my cat Curry, by far the dumbest cat I’ve ever seen. We got him from the neighbors across the street before he was weaned and consequently, the little Siamese guy would sit and suck on your shirt for hours. I once saw him climb to the top of a free-standing ladder in front of a second-story window, stare at his reflection, and begin shifting his bottom for a lunge.

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I am confused, and hope someone can explain to me who was the actual then-warden of the federal MCC in NYC where Jeffrey Epstein died. When his death was reported, I did some online searching of the web page for the MCC, which listed the warden as “Shirley Skipper-Scott,” about whose career I then posted […]

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The Quiet Ones

 

There are some causes worth speaking out about. And then there are those causes that one dare not utter a word for fear of retribution. Pope Francis and Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, are quite sympathetic and at times vocal about certain causes – LGBTQ rights, gun violence, diversity, and climate change to name but a few — but they’ve both gotten noticeably quiet about two movements that have surfaced in the past year or so. One that promotes free speech and one that would crush it. One that seeks to live in freedom in one of the great success stories of enterprise and capitalism and the other that seeks to impose communist rule through a blood-soaked revolution.

Clearly, Apple has a great deal to lose if Cook speaks up about the Chinese government’s moves to bring Hong Kong under a more oppressive yoke, taking direct control of Hong Kong’s banking sector, and cracking down on any dissent. The financial hit to Apple would be in the billions if President-for-Life Xi Jinping became upset with a positive statement from Cook about the democracy movement in Hong Kong and ordered that factories where Apple products are manufactured be shuttered.

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Why Don’t You Care about Trump’s Treatment of Women?

 

Over the weekend news of a new book release by disgraced former ABC political analyst Mark Halperin broke from Politico,

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The Quote of the Day is the easiest way to start a fun conversation on Ricochet. You don’t have to be intelligent, pithy, or eloquent yourself. You can share a written passage that you find interesting, or even something from a favorite movie. You can present the naked quote, or add your thoughts on how […]

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Sisterly Advice

 

Phil Mickelson is 49 years old. He has won three Green Jackets, the Open, and the PGA Championship. He’s won almost $90M. But his sister, Tina, still knows how to put him in his place.

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Metric embraces base ten. I intensely dislike base ten. But we count and name numbers in base 10, and there it is. The stupidity of using metric due to it embracing base ten is partly cancelled out by the stupidity of trying to buck the system by using a conflicting base, like base 2, 3, […]

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The Boycott Wars

 

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Last week, @stad had a thread about nicknames. It was mostly about personal or family nicknames. Today on our walk, I started thinking of the various nicknames my wife and I have used for our various neighbors and houses. These names have stuck even after we have met them and know their names very well. […]

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The Federalist needs some help. This article doesn’t know what they are talking about. Predominantly what started it and what the Proud Boys are. More

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I was mildly astonished to find two of the most vapid empty suits of our culture, Anderson Cooper and the often despicable Stephen Colbert, having a meaningful conversation about suffering. Look at item 7. https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/ten-things-that-caught-my-eye-august-16-2019/ More

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Yes, it continues to rain cat and dog songs. Now we are getting gusts of popular tunes. Let’s start with Big Mama Thornton and her 1952 “Hound Dog:” More

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We are all aware of a certain musical about felines’ feelings, or some such thing. Perhaps it is one of our guilty pleasures. But were you aware of a canine counterpart, of a sort? In the great tradition of This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, and the unforgettable And God Spoke (the Making of…), a short […]

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