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  • Chelsea Manning faces charges, solitary confinement after suicide attempt (PV1 Bradley Manning)

    07/29/2016 3:21:17 AM PDT · 14 of 37
    exDemMom to Dilbert San Diego

    Even if he were surgically mutilated and pumped up with hormones, he would still be a guy.

    His genes don’t lie. And regardless of what is done to him, his body remains male down to its tiniest molecular details.

    Regarding the title of this article: this guy never did anything right, did he?

  • Candidates poised for classified briefings despite spy agency worries over Trump

    07/28/2016 7:25:13 PM PDT · 11 of 55
    exDemMom to Innovative

    Really?

    Why no worry about Hillary’s cavalier failure to protect classified information?

    Why no worry about Hillary’s decision to turn over a large chunk of our uranium supply to Russia in exchange for a vast sum of cash deposited in her “foundation” to be laundered?

    Trump has done nothing to compromise US security, and has NO deals with Russia—why would anyone be worried about him?

    For some reason, I doubt the premise of this story.

  • Leave ‘Martyrdom’ to the Jihadists (NYT alert)

    07/28/2016 7:19:20 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    exDemMom to reaganaut1
    The impulse to canonize Father Hamel, however sincere and well intentioned, feeds the idea of retaliation — our martyr for yours — that gives the jihadists the war of religions they seek.

    So, what does this idiot think can be accomplished by not fighting back or calling Islamist terrorism by what it is? At what point does this guy finally wake up and realize that failing to fight back is showing a fatal weakness that only encourages the jihadists to ramp up their campaign of terror?

  • Joe Biden: It's "A Bunch Of Malarkey" That Donald Trump Cares About Working People

    07/28/2016 3:41:58 AM PDT · 10 of 36
    exDemMom to Biggirl

    Right, Biden.

    If Democrats care about working people, then why do they keep increasing the burden of government on them? Why do they keep increasing the welfare rolls?

    Trump, at least, knows the burdens that government places on people. Trump may be fabulously wealthy, but he a) earned his wealth, and b) uses it to hire working people, whom he actually knows and talks to. Trump is very unlike liberals, who place themselves on 100 foot pedestals so that they can look down on people while proclaiming how much they care.

  • Rep. Chu: Tax-Funded Abortions ‘Will Actually Save This Country Money’

    07/28/2016 3:35:30 AM PDT · 28 of 40
    exDemMom to Olog-hai

    How ridiculous.

    Women who have abortions do so as their primary form of birth control.

    Without considering insurance, contraceptives cost up to $600 per year.

    A first trimester abortion costs up to $1500, and second trimester $3000 or more.

    The consequences of abortion can be costly, as well. Women who have a history of abortion are very likely to have pregnancy complications later on. A history of abortion is as risky as smoking during pregnancy. Abortion can render women unable to have babies at all. Maybe that’s another reason the left loves abortion.

    If the leftists really wanted to save money, they would discourage abortion. But they don’t. I think we all know that they encourage it because it *is* such a cash cow.

    Women’s health? Why should they care about that?

  • Georgia TV anchor slips at top of North Carolina waterfall, plunges 185 feet to her death

    07/27/2016 8:26:47 PM PDT · 58 of 63
    exDemMom to Hulka

    I see. You have an interesting life, there!

  • How to talk to your kids about Donald Trump [Geobbels Mega-Barf]

    07/27/2016 8:20:27 PM PDT · 31 of 37
    exDemMom to balk

    I never heard of that Eric Walters guy before, but it is obvious that he has real difficulty in answering the question that was asked. It’s like he didn’t even hear the question before going off on some paranoid screed.

    He really is not worth wasting time with. Unless you’re a psychologist who is interested in seeing how crazy people think.

  • Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm

    07/27/2016 8:14:28 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    exDemMom to Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
    And I would like to see impartial data - impartial being the operative word- guaranteeing the safety of GMO and GEO organics.

    Do you require impartial data for all of the food you eat? Because, in a very real sense, it ALL is genetically modified. Until recently, no one ever cared whether the genetically modified food that they have consumed for their whole lives is safe.

    Farmers thousands of years ago began to genetically modify food by selectively breeding genetic mutants that had favorable qualities. They also discovered how to artificially force plants to breed with each other that would never naturally mate, and came up with all kinds of results. Those early methods of genetic engineering were crude and unfocused; anything could happen. The way plants use their genes could be altered in unpredictable ways. Our modern methods allow us to change just one gene--instead of all of them. It's far more controlled, and we can predict exactly what the result will be.

    A natural tomato is a tiny red berry that is about the size of a nightshade berry (tomatoes are, in fact, a species of nightshade). If you eat one of those giant purple streaked bumpy monstrosities that are sold as "heirloom" tomatoes, are you worried over whether that mutated tomato has been tested for safety before being sold on the market?

    I'm not a scientist - not even a college graduate, but it seems to me that altering food sources in such a way that they are able to tolerate over spraying with Roundup should at least be questionable. I certainly don’t want to ingest it.

    Roundup works by stopping the function of a single enzyme, a protein, that plants require to survive. The molecule glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup, attaches to the enzyme and stops it from working. The Roundup resistant plants have had a bacterial enzyme gene inserted in place of the plant enzyme gene. The bacterial enzyme gene is as natural as the plant enzyme gene, and the enzyme works the same. The only difference is that when the glyphosate molecule attaches, it sticks in a way that does not block the enzyme function. So the plant does not die. If you want to read the original scientific article that explains how Roundup resistance works, it is here.

    Disclaimer: I am a scientist. I've spent more years in university studying the molecular basis of living processes than I care to think about (Ph.D.). I actually do medical research, but the basic processes of life are pretty much the same among all living organisms.

    The What happens if weeds develop resistance to Roundup? Will farmers have to resort to stronger herbicides, say, in the way stronger antibiotics are needed to treat antibiotic resistant infections in humans?

    Resistance is a problem. Pests will always develop resistance, and we will always be looking at new ways to combat the pests. The advantage of Roundup is that it allows farmers to control weeds without overly damaging the soil. Without Roundup, if no substitute is found that is as safe for animals as Roundup is, then farmers will have to go back to the soil-damaging ways they used before Roundup.

    What pollinates those crops which have been over sprayed? Where does the pollen go that is collected by those insects to bring into the hive as protein to feed to their young?

    Some of it may wind up in my hives, in my honey.

    The pollen from plants that have been engineered to use the bacterial enzyme instead of the native plant enzyme will be used by the bees exactly the same way as the pollen from plants with the plant enzyme. When bees consume the pollen from either source, their digestive systems chop up the proteins to make amino acids and chop up the DNA to make nucleotides.

  • Georgia TV anchor slips at top of North Carolina waterfall, plunges 185 feet to her death

    07/27/2016 7:29:18 PM PDT · 56 of 63
    exDemMom to Hulka
    That is why I only drink scotch. . .

    Mhm. But do you swim in scotch?

  • (VANITY) Google Censoring "Presidential Candidates"

    07/27/2016 7:26:12 PM PDT · 36 of 37
    exDemMom to TigerClaws; sockhead
    How strange. I had tried it this morning after seeing the original post, and saw Trump, Hillary, Ted, Bernie. I Googled it against just now and found this:

    Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates, along with a Snopes article on the same subject, speculating that the result might be because Trump is no longer a candidate, but a nominee. And I still saw the same four candidates, as well as collages of all the candidates this round.

    Maybe the difference is that when Google auto-filled, I actually searched "presidential candidates 2016"?

    I don't know, but it is strange. Google results do change, depending on how you search.

  • Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm

    07/27/2016 3:27:20 AM PDT · 24 of 31
    exDemMom to Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
    It’s not just pesticides - GMO products, pests, viruses caused by the pests.. and so on.

    Um... please explain the mechanism by which "GMO products" cause harm to bees or any other beneficial form of life? And please explain how GMO organisms produced by modern targeted forms of gene insertion/deletion/alteration are worse than the old methods of gene modification which involved indiscriminate gene breakage, random mixing of genes from different organisms, and propagation of obvious genetic mutants?

    I get annoyed to see all the anti-GMO hysteria. It consists of a lot of emotionally driven fear-mongering tempered by very little fact and no data.

    The only GMO I can think of that *might* be toxic to bees would be the insertion of the Cry gene from Bacillis thuringiensis. That would be no more and no less toxic than the widespread application of live B. thuringiensis to crops. However, a quick perusal of the scientific literature reveals that the Cry toxins are very specific to certain insect species--which do not include honeybees.

  • Georgia TV anchor slips at top of North Carolina waterfall, plunges 185 feet to her death

    07/27/2016 3:00:32 AM PDT · 25 of 63
    exDemMom to Berlin_Freeper

    She fell while wading in the river above the falls and the current swept her over.

    If you must play in a river—don’t do it near a waterfall.

    In general, I stay out of the water. It has too many germs in it that can make you very sick, even fatally ill.

  • (VANITY) Google Censoring "Presidential Candidates"

    07/27/2016 2:53:43 AM PDT · 17 of 37
    exDemMom to TigerClaws

    I just searched for those words, and I saw all of the candidates.

    Google will adjust search results based on your previous searches and your previous selection of search results. So, if you have been searching a lot of opposition candidates recently, and then you do a search of “presidential candidates”, your results might be skewed as compared to my results.

    I have seen cases in the past where I do the same search at work vs. at home, and the results are different. That’s because the information I look for at work is not the same information I need at home.

  • The National Bolshevik Association

    07/26/2016 5:19:04 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    Dr Adam’s writes sometimes satyr, but this isn’t.

    I know another grammarian already hit this thread, but I cannot help myself here.

    First, the apostrophe should be omitted here, since it typically designates the possessive form, which is inappropriate in this context.

    Second, a satyr is a mythical half-man half-goat creature, prone to mischief. The word you wanted is "satire", which is a form of irony or sarcasm.

  • What's 'Making America One Again' About?

    07/26/2016 5:10:36 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    Same-sex marriage has been legalized everywhere by the Supreme Court, saving Republicans from the task of opposing majority opinion.

    Really? A majority of the Supreme Court is NOT majority opinion. If it were, gay "marriage" would have never gone to court because we all would have already voted it into law on one of the many chances we have had to do so.

    There is no such entity as gay "marriage" in any case. Marriage is a legal framework developed to protect the biological relationship that people of opposite sexes form to produce children. Gays cannot form such a biological relationship; hence, they cannot marry.

  • DNC disarray is the foreshadowing of a Clinton administration (excellent read alert)

    07/26/2016 3:36:23 AM PDT · 7 of 23
    exDemMom to Zakeet
    She still sees a vast right wing conspiracy, and now there's also a conspiracy on the left that's out to get her, too.

    Paranoid delusions, much?

    I've seen leftist trolls trying to spread the meme that electing Trump will guarantee WWIII (or IV, since Reagan owned III). But there is no evidence that Trump would cause it by any means. Hillary, OTOH--paranoid and incompetent, with her finger on the nuclear trigger--maybe she wouldn't cause WWIII/IV, but what if her paranoia caused her to lob a couple of nukes over to Russia? It is not impossible, given the current effort to blame Russia for the leaked DNC emails.

  • Hugh Hewitt: Winners and losers in Cleveland

    07/26/2016 3:29:32 AM PDT · 41 of 46
    exDemMom to nfldgirl
    Can’t help but wonder what it is that makes Dems/leaning Dems be so set on their views and Conservatives/lean Republican be so set on our views?

    I think some of it is a product of brain chemistry--the genetic factors that predispose us to have certain personalities also predispose us to favor particular parties.

    For many of us, the appeal of conservatism is that it is based on logic and pragmatism. Liberalism is based on feelings and desires. For instance, we look at poverty and note that massive give-aways don't work, we want a different answer. Liberals look at poverty and feel that we are being wonderfully generous with all the give-away programs. They genuinely do not care that the programs don't work--they are generous and show they care, that is what matters to them.

    Whether you prefer logic and reason or feelings and desires is the result of inborn personality traits. It is difficult to teach a feeler to think.

  • The Democrats built a wall around the podium

    07/26/2016 3:16:44 AM PDT · 56 of 59
    exDemMom to Iron Munro

    Wow, what a difference!

    The RNC set up was pure class—much like Trump himself.

    The DNC set up looks tacky and amateurish, like an event at a high school gym. Again, this reflects the candidate.

  • Regulators move to limit wildlife deaths from misuse of deadly fly killer

    07/25/2016 6:53:54 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    exDemMom to bkopto

    Poisons are never humane. Even if they kill quickly, the animal still goes through a lot of pain and discomfort.

    Shooting the animal works quickly. It dies before it knows anything is wrong. Well, if you aim well, that is.

  • Regulators move to limit wildlife deaths from misuse of deadly fly killer

    07/25/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · 9 of 23
    exDemMom to bkopto

    I am puzzled. There is a market for products to be used on raccoons?

    In any case, shooting raccoons is a lot more humane than poisoning them with fly killer. Although I detest raccoons, I do think they should be killed as quickly and humanely as possible.

  • Americans Would Prosper Better With A Republican President

    07/25/2016 6:24:08 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    exDemMom to dsc

    This isn’t confusion, it’s just different interpretations. And we are both correct.

  • The Democrats built a wall around the podium

    07/25/2016 6:18:47 PM PDT · 17 of 59
    exDemMom to cotton1706

    There is a lot of in-your-face symbolism here.

    The Democrats want no wall on our southern border, and want illegals to pour into the country at will. And live in our neighborhoods at will.

    The Dems, architects of the porous border, however, make it quite clear that those at the top have special privileges and are clearly better than the rest of us. So they get walls to keep out the masses—American citizens—while mocking the citizens who want their country to be protected.

    The symbolism is as blatant as it is intentional.

  • Americans Would Prosper Better With A Republican President

    07/25/2016 5:48:14 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    exDemMom to dsc

    Ah, I see. You interpreted that sentence differently than I did.

    I took it to mean that no disasters occurred during Obama’s reign, but that a disaster (an absolute one) happened while Bush was president. I did not take those sentences as statements of the quality of each presidency.

  • Florida Democrat cites safety concerns in effort to censor anti-Hillary film

    07/25/2016 5:40:22 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    exDemMom to PaulyPaul
    He cited an ostensible concern for the safety of area Democrats as his motive.

    Um--because they might try to commit suicide after watching it? Or because watching it will incite them to such rabid frothing violence that they get themselves killed?

  • Americans Would Prosper Better With A Republican President

    07/25/2016 5:36:04 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    exDemMom to dsc
    “Unless a president presides over an absolute disaster—as did George W. Bush”

    Ummm...huh?

    9-11.

    GW Bush ran on a lot of good ideas, and was beginning to implement them when 9-11 happened and sidetracked everything.

  • Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    07/25/2016 3:47:27 AM PDT · 2 of 25
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet

    Interesting. I have questions about the technical process and its scalability.

  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 3:34:01 AM PDT · 9 of 37
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said.

    ORLY??????

    I guess you can say that, if you avoid looking at Trump's twitter feed, his campaign site, or his speeches. Otherwise, you can hardly avoid being aware that not only does he have answers, but he has the answers that many Americans have been clamoring for for years.

    OTOH, what does Hillary have to offer? No platform, just more of the typical Democrat fear-mongering? Oh, and the crafted image that she likes children, as if that somehow qualifies her for president?

  • KimDotCom Suggests He Will Drop 'Smoking Gun' on Hillary October 26 (vanity)

    07/25/2016 3:27:44 AM PDT · 9 of 60
    exDemMom to TigerClaws

    Yeah, I don’t believe all of this.

    Remember when Vince Foster was murdered and dumped in Fort Marcy park? I waited and waited for an indictment over that, but all that happened was that the Clintons produced a ludicrous “suicide note” in which Foster supposedly claimed that the bad press about the Clintons made him suicidal.

    The Clintons have been and are above the law. The only way either of them will ever be indicted is if we purge the government of leftist operatives. I’m not sure that will ever happen, even with Trump as president. The leftist cabal is too powerful.

    In any case, considering all of the things that Hillary has gotten away with, it is hard to imagine the kind of crime that would actually cause her to be indicted. Maybe if she were to run into a preschool shouting “Allahu Akbar” while she lobs grenades in every direction—but I’d be surprised even then.

  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/25/2016 3:19:25 AM PDT · 47 of 47
    exDemMom to enumerated
    The left stirs up these false conflicts as political wedges with no regard for their economic consequences.

    Since when has the left cared about economic consequences? If they cared about that, we wouldn't have Obamacare, a massive welfare state, efforts to keep growing already bloated and redundant bureaucracies...

  • Poll: Black Women Most Fearful Of Wrong Candidate Winning Presidency

    07/25/2016 3:09:13 AM PDT · 12 of 33
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    “those aggressive and sometimes hateful words”

    Can anyone give an example of those alleged words?

    This is mind-boggling. Who has been president while racial relations have gone down the drain? Which party has been in charge in all of the most violent areas, where the murder rate has been spiking for the last few years? And these brainless idiots want more of the same because they are so scared of what a Republican will do? Excuse me, but that looks extremely like battered woman syndrome. It certainly isn't a rational thought process.

  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 4:50:11 PM PDT · 45 of 47
    exDemMom to enumerated
    Today’s speech is filled with made up words and fallacial thought processes that intentionally avoid clarity.

    I agree, there is a lot of that. Legal documents seem written deliberately to confuse and obfuscate. Try reading any sociological treatise, and it quickly descends into pure nonsense.

    Another trend is that the language leftists use to describe events is selected to subtly change the perception of events. For example, ten years ago, no one would have even thought of allowing men to enter women's restrooms under any circumstance. Then someone, somewhere got the brilliant idea of making this into a "human right" and the leftist media picked this up as the newest cause célèbre. Once the activists started pushing to allow men to use women's restrooms, normal people responded by passing laws against the practice. And the left immediately changed their strategy, presenting the issue as if men have ALWAYS been using women's restrooms, and decrying those bigoted "cis-gendered homophobes" for trying to deny them their right by passing laws against it.

    These trends, of course, feed into the Trump phenomenon. Ordinary people are tired of seeing the culture perverted by outlandish agendas.

  • BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

    07/24/2016 2:30:17 PM PDT · 64 of 71
    exDemMom to Freedom_Is_Not_Free

    Bone is porous. The simple act of handling the skulls with bare hands would introduce DNA from the handlers, which can easily penetrate at least a few mm into the bone.

    If I were doing a DNA extraction from these skulls, I would be choosing a section of bone that is deep inside, as far from surface contaminants as possible. For example, I might choose a sample from inside the sinuses. And then I would run a slew of controls to rule out the possibility that modern DNA is contaminating the results.

    Unless you have actually worked with DNA and tried to analyze it, I do not think you can fully appreciate the problem of contamination of samples. Even airborne DNA can contaminate your samples. Avoiding DNA contamination is a very exacting process.

    This subject is right up my lane of expertise. My PhD is in biochemistry (the study of proteins and metabolism) and molecular biology (the study of nucleic acids).

  • Italian restaurant sees surge in business after posting controversial 'Black Olives Matter' sign

    07/24/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · 16 of 53
    exDemMom to DFG

    That reminds me of a sign I saw on some sport channel the other day:

    “Ban shredded cheese. Make America Grate Again!”

  • Obama: Donald Trump’s nomination ‘says something’ about the Republican Party

    07/24/2016 1:39:36 PM PDT · 13 of 81
    exDemMom to Innovative
    Obama also reiterated what he said in a news conference on Friday: that he doesn't think the dark picture of America that Trump painted in his nomination speech is true...

    Of course he would say that! Does anyone seriously expect him to admit that his administration has been an abysmal failure, and that just about every measurable parameter of economic and societal health has declined during his tenure? He would say the same thing if he had succeeded in taking us to where Venezuela is now. Thank God he didn't completely succeed, and thank God that Trump is willing to wade into the mess and try to fix it.

  • Clinton campaign freaking out as Donald Trump leads in the polls

    07/24/2016 1:19:38 PM PDT · 104 of 104
    exDemMom to AZLiberty
    Couldn’t they have found someone with a job?

    Probably not, since working people are not their core constituency.

    (Well, there are union members, but I think some of them may have seen exactly how the Democrat party *really* feels about them this time around.)

  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:29:23 AM PDT · 6 of 79
    exDemMom to PROCON

    Gee, he’s coming to the party awfully late.

    Too bad he didn’t value the concept of honesty BEFORE he took the oath.

  • BREAKING: New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

    07/24/2016 11:28:02 AM PDT · 33 of 71
    exDemMom to Fractal Trader

    The pictures in the article show the guy holding the skulls with his bare hands. Unless those are replicas, and the original skulls have been handled only by people wearing gloves, the “European and Middle Eastern” DNA signatures are most likely from people handling the skulls. Considering those skulls were found in 1928, long before anyone had the idea of protecting samples from contamination by researchers, there has been plenty of opportunity to contaminate those skulls. I do not discount that people might have come to the Americas across the Atlantic in prehistoric times, but this “analysis” does not add to any evidence in support of this hypothesis.

    In addition, Marzulli describes the foramen magnum as being positioned further back than one finds in a normal human skull. This is to support his “hypothesis” that these are some kind of human-alien hybrid, I suppose. But looking at the position of the foramen magnum in the skull he is holding and comparing it with normal skulls, it is apparent that the only reason the structure looks like it is further back is because of the skull deformation. The mass of the skull and its volume do not change because of intentional deformation, but the proportions of height x depth x width do change. In order to make the skulls longer, they had to be made narrower. And that shifting of mass came in part from the back of the skull—thus, resulting in a shorter distance from the foramen magnum to the “new” back of the skull. The distance of the foramen magnum to the jawline is consistent with that of normal skulls, confirming that the position of the structure is consistent with known human anatomy.

    Anyway, despite his paying for DNA analysis services, this guy is not a scientist and can’t pass himself off as one on TV. He’s just another crackpot coming up with a zany idea, looking for “evidence” to support it.

  • Pence Saves Republican Party After Cruz Disaster

    07/24/2016 10:48:09 AM PDT · 94 of 96
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    He basically snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

    Oh, my. That is not the Republican way.

    No wonder RINO elitists held a wake for the Republican party in DC yesterday. The self-destructing, snatch defeat at any cost party they know and love is self-destructing.

  • TWITTER: graphic of the phony and coordinated story of Trump "dark" speech

    07/24/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT · 23 of 69
    exDemMom to doug from upland

    The MSM’s characterization gets one little fact wrong: it is Obama’s America that is dark, not Trump’s.

    Any more leftist meddling, and we’ll be entering a dark age.

    It’s time to jump on the Trump Train, which is heading out of the tunnel and into the light at full speed.

  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 8:46:06 AM PDT · 31 of 47
    exDemMom to AC Beach Patrol

    In communication, you must talk to your audience. You want the words to be common and the grammar to be simple in order to reach the widest number of people.

    I am a scientist. I could say, “Two aliquots of 1.5 mg of N. meningitidis antigen suspended in phosphate buffer injected intramuscularly at intervals of two weeks induced a protective antibody titer of 1:500 (95% CI 1:433 to 1:564) in 457 out of 498, or 91.8%, of study participants.” Or I could say, “Two shots of meningitis vaccine protected over 90% of the test subjects” and reach a lot more people with my message.

    In my experience, many people who use complicated jargon-filled language to non-expert (but otherwise intelligent) audiences do so not to communicate a specific idea, but to show off how smart they are. As far as I’m concerned, anyone who knows their stuff should be able to explain it in language that school children can understand.

    Trump obviously has the intellect—a dummy could NOT have achieved all that he has. But he’ll save the esoteric language for his professionals, and use the ordinary language to communicate his ideas to the public. Truly intelligent people can do that.

  • Wikileaks emails reveal DNC conspiracy in anti-Trump protests

    07/24/2016 6:53:10 AM PDT · 11 of 36
    exDemMom to detective

    And here is another piece of evidence of Hillary’s lawbreaking.

    Government employees are not to use their government email accounts for personal business or for political purposes. They are also not to engage in such activity during work hours. Partisan political activity is not allowed any time, except within certain limits—government employees may donate, may put a sign in their yard, and may vote. That is the law which we are reminded of for every election season.

    Clearly, Hillary set up her private server in order to get around these laws. However, doing something illegal in order to do something else illegal does not make it legal.

  • Clinton campaign freaking out as Donald Trump leads in the polls

    07/23/2016 11:56:03 PM PDT · 61 of 104
    exDemMom to dp0622
    Why are dems the only activists!!??? geez.

    Because many of them don't work. Most of us do work, so we don't have time to be activists.

  • It’s Not My Party

    07/23/2016 8:21:26 PM PDT · 33 of 84
    exDemMom to Hojczyk
    And don’t dare mention the bombshell Trump conveniently omitted in his stemwinder: his commitment to give legal status (pssst– that means amnesty) to millions of the illegal aliens he risibly promises to deport.

    Bombshell, indeed.

    So, in order to denounce Trump, this guy has to assign positions to Trump that Trump has never, in fact, stated? Well, gee whiz!

  • Prince the Pigeon: Her Beak Was Broken But Not Her Spirit

    07/23/2016 6:53:00 PM PDT · 4 of 55
    exDemMom to nickcarraway

    Hmm. I wonder why the beak can’t be fixed better than that. Is the beak formed of keratin, like horns?

  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 6:49:01 PM PDT · 57 of 60
    exDemMom to vette6387
    Today a Studio Apartment in SF goes for $4,000 per month and they are building them as fast as they can.

    Yow.

    I pay less than that on the mortgages for both of my houses. I have a nice house near the Chesapeake, a short distance outside of our historic downtown, with a large deck. My other house, which is rented out now, is in a lovely small town a short distance from national battlefields. It's a great area for history and Civil War buffs.

    I have never understood why someone would pay top dollar to live in an apartment the size of my living room, just to live in a city. Incredible.

  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' or 'Angry.' The Media Is Out of Touch.

    07/23/2016 6:34:04 PM PDT · 40 of 61
    exDemMom to Pox
    Stop letting them set the narrative.

    Exactly! If I could give your post a "like", I would!

  • MICHAEL MOORE: "5 REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN"

    07/23/2016 6:26:53 PM PDT · 50 of 56
    exDemMom to Does so

    Thank you!

    That article only posts a bit of Moore’s diatribe, but it is enough. Mostly, he rants. Tedious.

  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 5:46:36 PM PDT · 55 of 60
    exDemMom to vette6387
    You would have loved the ride home to Danville yesterday afternoon from SFO.

    Haha, I'm sure I would have. I remember the traffic around there was hellish in the late 1970s, and I can only imagine that it's gotten worse.

    So I gave up Bay Area traffic for National Capital Region traffic. The driving habits are different here... but the traffic is no better. At least I do not have to go to DC or Baltimore all that often. The beltways and the freeways feeding into them are horrible.

  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 5:37:33 PM PDT · 54 of 60
    exDemMom to chris37

    Okay, let me take this step by step.

    The wiki article you quoted, and this youtube video both verify my initial conclusion after reading the article, which I clearly stated in my first post: that something else is going on here.

    My reason for that assessment is because people do not get pulled over for failing to use a turn signal. It may be an auxiliary reason stated on a ticket, but it is not a primary reason. (Unless, I suppose, an officer desperately needs to make his ticket quota. But around here, the quotas can easily be met by ticketing speeders.)

    Yet the article stated that that was the reason she was pulled over.

    Again, the references that YOU found clearly indicate that the unused turn signal was NOT the reason she was pulled over. The real reason was that she ran a stop sign—something that will get anyone pulled over (including me; the only traffic ticket I have ever received was for running a stop sign in October, 1979).

    But the article stated that she was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal. And implied that she was booked into jail for failing to use a turn signal.

    Now, instead of knee jerk reactions over my restating exactly what the article said, try, for a moment, to consider why the writer of that article chose to misrepresent the incident as her being pulled over and booked in jail for the relatively common and minor offense of failing to use the turn signal.

    Could it be that the writer hid facts in order to fit the narrative that blacks are unfairly singled out for persecution by police officers? Could it be that the writer is trying to create another Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, “gentle giant” Michael Brown? Could it be that the writer is trying to incite more race riots?

    Think about it.

    The story that a *black* woman was pulled over, arrested, and sent to jail for failing to use her turn signal, something that millions of people do every day—yes, in front of police, even—with no consequence is outrageous.

    However, the full story that she was pulled over for running a stop sign—and that the non-use of the signal was included among her offenses—and that she assaulted the officer—well, the story isn’t all that outrageous now, is it?

    So the only real story here is that the police station should have had her under suicide watch, but didn’t.

    You need to learn that what is left out of articles is as important as what is put in. And stop being obsessed about the unimportant details.

  • Brexit is hurting Britain’s economy

    07/23/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · 33 of 63
    exDemMom to Berlin_Freeper

    Wow, it sure looks to me like the doom and gloomers over there are trying to create self-fulfilling prophecy.

    For what logical reason would we expect Britain to fare worse as an independent country than any other independent country around the world, many of which are doing just fine?