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Headlines: 10/26/2016
Curt Schilling asks CNN’s Jake Tapper why Jews back Democrats And then of course was criticized, even though it is a damned good question. [CBD]
Doing Business: Measuring Business Regulations From the World Bank. We are #8. We used to be #1. [CBD]
Headlines: 10/25/2016
If "thrippy" were a real word, what do you think it would mean?
My Balderdash game experience tells me to claim it's either 1, a nautical term for a line stabilizing the jib, or 2, the main ring that the straps of a horse's bridle connect to. You really can't go wrong with claiming it's some bullshit having to do with boats or bridles. But it also could very well be an adjective, and I'm stumped on that. All I can come up with is something like "thrice" (like, "The lady hath thrippy given me the loving her mouth") or the obvious, dumb similarity to "thrifty."
Jen Rubin Embarrasses Herself on Bill O'Reilly
Note I do not claim O'Reilly embarrassed her, as the headline of his website has it; he did his usual glib shuck and jive. However, Jen Rubin is just a singularly unappetizing and incompetent specimen. If you had her debate an air sickness bag, the air sickness bag would route her. It would just play the rope-a-dop and let her unappealing, smug-without-any-discernable-reason-why ignorant self defeat itself.
Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Crooked as Can Be. Hillary, quite the gal. [Mis. Hum.]
Oh, crap. This is not good news.
Legendary blogger Steven Den Beste, of U.S.S. Clueless fame, has passed on. He had been in poor health for some time. Requiescat in pace. [OregonMuse]
Hey, it's ok that your Obamacare rates are increasing. "We think they will ultimately be surprised by the affordability of the premiums, because the tax credits track with the increases in premiums," said Kevin Griffis, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. But then again this is the same outfit that promised you premiums would decrease and you could keep your doctor. [Mis. Hum.]

What you got on, your mind?
Headlines: 10/24/2016
R.I.P. Bobby Vee [Mis. Hum.]
Don't you love it when the faculty lounge puts their plans into actions? Obama's OT regulations to kick in on December 1. Of course smaller businesses are harder hit than the large corporations. The theorists never remember or don't choose to remember the law of unintended consequences. [Mis. Hum.]
Why I Now Feel Compelled To Vote For Trump "Last time a Clinton was on the ballot, I voted for Ross Perot. My vote didn’t deny Bob Dole the White House, but I confess I felt a smug sense of satisfaction in “refusing to settle.” I sure showed them, didn’t I?" H/T artisanal-ette [CBD]
Warring factions. The identity of the rebels is unknown. Why is there a push to send arms to the conflict in Syria? The time to side with "rebels" was about the time TFG started drawing lines in the sand with his big toe. Sometimes the answer is to let things work out on their own. [Mis. Hum.]
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