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1  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 11, 2018, 06:57:26 PM

Karma is already coming to get them and their stoopid baby blimp ...they just lost their soccer world cup match to Croatia.

Yeah, that will show them!
2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: July 05, 2018, 02:36:35 AM
Nobody seems to have posted about this, despite its being one of Red's favorite topics:
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/state-bans-guns-that-hold-more-than-10-rounds-citizens-told-to-surrender-them-or-become-criminals.html

Citizens have 180 days from passage to turn in or modify offending weapons, or find a home with somebody licensed to have them.

The first lawsuits must be pending already.
3  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: June 29, 2018, 01:03:38 PM
Gee, no Utley IP.

Heh.
4  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: June 23, 2018, 04:33:40 PM
This place sucks without me to generate conversation.

Okay, who read the piece in Good Gossage in the NYT the other day?

And the Nats started the trade deadline early yesterday. Lots of teams need bullpen help.

Holder living up to his name either Yanks.

Should Mets be trading away some of their pitching?

Are the Braves this year's version of last year's Twins?

Does Buck Showalter resign?

Discuss.




I'm so glad you fixed it for us, Mr. Utley.

Nobody but you; yes, they did; is he?

Probably; no; and probably not.

Snarky, Josh.

Quite the fixation you folks have, Mr. Utley.

And all the funnier because of your denial about being Mr. Miserable.

I've seen him on a few times when I've been on. I don't think I have ever seen you on at the same time as Les Miserables.





Here's my IP, Utley.

Perhaps Evvie will post hers.

And Utley, you can post yours and LM's, while we're at it. Oh, hell, add Pigpen while you're at it.

Or maybe a moderator will do it for you.  Grin
5  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: June 23, 2018, 04:15:28 PM
Quote
“Hall of Fame outfielder Hank Aaron said Friday that he supports athletes who use their platform to speak about social and political issues, adding that he would not visit the White House today if he were part of a championship-winning team.”

"There’s nobody there I want to see," Aaron said at a ceremony for the "Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards" in Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bolding added.
6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: June 22, 2018, 09:37:45 PM
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf

This is worth a drive-by post.

Enjoy.

Or, more likely, don't.
7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: June 01, 2018, 10:44:00 PM
someone explain why people think being able to spell means that somehow you're highly intelligent.

how many of those spelling bee "winners" have truly made something of themselves?



Since when has being highly intelligent meant you were likely to make something of yourself?


Good point.   I've never really thought of spelling skill as a basic overall barometer of intelligence.   So I'm not sure why anyone would say "people think" that generally.  

I think there's an example of the logic error "affirming the consequent" there.  

If Bill is smart,  he can spell words well.  

Bill can spell words well.

Ergo,  Bill is smart.  

See the logic flaw there?   Affirming the consequent doesn't mean the antecedent is true.    

The top spellers tend to be highly intelligent.

It's not that spelling makes them so, but that spelling is where they have chosen to put some (or much) of their energies while young.

Yeah, if Bill can spell words well he is intelligent. That doesn't mean that he will be a nuclear physicist or a Doctor of Philosophy. But the lack of high achievement says far less about individual intelligence than spelling ability does.
8  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: May 29, 2018, 07:45:59 PM
A few years ago at a spring training game in Bradenton, Florida a young 5-year-old girl was chosen to sing the National Anthem.  Her rendition began promisingly but soon her youthful memory of the words betrayed her. Before  all was lost the crowd behind home plate heartily joined in and got her back on track.  She finished with a flourish to rousing cheers.

Recently the fans at a local high school basketball game were told the game would start without the National Anthem since the school recording had been misplaced.  Within seconds the crowd rose to its feet and spontaneously sang its a cappella rendition.

Fans not only enjoy the Anthem they demand it be played and played correctly.

Those who choose to use the Anthem setting for other purposes do so at their own peril.
RedState copied this post directly from my book, White People's Guide to How Black People Can Protest, specifically Chapter 7, "Just As Long As We Can Ignore You". The same Chapter that the NFL consulted when they decided "stay in the locker room" was an acceptable protest alternative.
Post then what I am purported to have copied.
So it is true: you WOULDN'T know one if it bit you on the ass.

Nothing goes over Red's head! His reaction time is too fast.

He really is the embodiment of Draxx the Destroyer.

And nothing has changed.
9  Sports / Baseball / Sports Betting on: April 06, 2018, 12:47:23 PM
How much do you bet that this will see little traffic?
10  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 08:29:33 PM
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-drug-sentencing-reform_us_5a8497ace4b0ab6daf457040

The GOP and Dems manage to agree on something - sentencing reform - and AG Sessions wants it blocked.
11  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 07:21:38 PM
12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 07:12:15 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/14/german-cities-to-trial-free-public-transport-to-cut-pollution?CMP=fb_gu

Free public transit in German cities, in an effort to cut pollution.
13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 07:00:59 PM


Thoughts and prayers won't cut it.
14  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 06:56:31 PM
Our cultural issues come into play.

Yes.

GUN culture.

Not mental health.

Not the education system.

Not the refusal to play snitch.
15  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 14, 2018, 06:55:06 PM
School shooting in Florida...
...multiple deaths...many injuries.

People's precious children murdered.

Former student accused.

Thought schools were going to introduce absolute security so that 'Sandy Hook' could never happen again.

The safest town in Florida.

None are immune.

Safest town in Florida...but the school wasn't safe.
My first question would be;

"How did the shooter get the gun into the school?"

There's a video. You could watch it.
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