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    When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away. After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor's DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. [dri]
    Matt Eaton: Ghostbusters 3 looks a lot like The Force Awakens
    He points out how the new trailer features the Ecto-1 in place of the Millennial Falcon and the family memento ghost-trap instead of the family memento lightsaber. He doesn't mention another huge one: That the younglings in this movie have completely forgotten about major events from just more than 30 years ago. Same as The Force Awakens declared that most people now considered the Rebellion and The Force and Luke Skywalkers to be "myths."
    Some good news for a change. Iran releases American held prisoner for 3 years. [Mis. Hum.]
    Gay zealots attack Hillary Clinton's claim as having never even been "tempted" to be a lesbian not for being false, but for being... I don't know, insufficiently affirmative and validating of the gay orientation
    Bendix, a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association told NBC News that she was “disappointed” by Hillary’s answer to the rumors. "It's so frustrating when public figures like Hillary feel the need to dispel lesbian rumors in a way that equates lesbianism or queerness with salaciousness," she claimed.
    Bendix clarified that it was Hillary's use of the word "tempted” that really annoyed her, adding that it's unnecessarily "damaging to others." "I think there’s a way to refute untrue ideas about one's own identity without saying something damaging to others," she claimed.

    Update your Rules: The only two acceptable answers when asked if you're gay are "You betcha!" or the Russell Ziskey special, "No, but I am willing to learn"
    Thread-Relevant Forgotten 80s Mystery Click
    Hint: It's the only 80s song that talks about "toeing the line"
    National Review, an alleged "respectable," "professional" Conservatism, Inc. outlet, half-corrects Jonah Goldberg's ignorant, unresearched, just-riffing-straight-from-twitter errors
    Oh well, close enough, Julie Kelly says
    [Simpsons reference]
    [Puppy picture]
    [Star Trek reference]
    ["Boy I'm really pissing off KJL with my Star Trek references, aren't I just a big fat stinker?"]
    Why didn't they fact-check this to start with, especially knowing this big fat duffer's lack of any scholarly discipline combined with over-the-top emotional histrionics about Orange Man Bad?
    String quartet arrangement of "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin (Page/Bonham/Plant)
    There's a long intro that is good but isn't really Kashmir before they get to the recognizable hook
    Fat, corrupt toad Bill Kristol is back out defending his best friend best funder Paul Singer, but once again avoiding mentioning the name "Paul Singer," instead referring to the company Singer owns
    "The Conservative Media" is actually cash-for-commentary. It's unacknowledged, undisclosed, unadmitted paid political advertising, laundered through AEI sometimes, other times direct cash payments for promotion/defenses, and yes, there ought to be a law -- if you're holding yourself out as an independent commentator, you should be required to disclose who's paying you for this "independent commentary."
    It would be amusing watching the Washington Examiner and National Review react to such a law.
    The C***shed Axis is all in for Mayor Pete
    You watch the Usual Suspect's twitter streams and every day it's a new agitation for Mayor Pete Bootieguage. I guess they've decided that Sundown Joe isn't going to make it physically or mentally, so they're recharacterizing another dyed-in-the-wool archprogressive as "The Thinking Man's Conservative" or whatever.
    Bleg: Does anyone have a link to Tucker Carlson's show from last night, specifically the segment about AEI being paid to flack for Purdue Pharma?
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