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November 20, 2016

Overnight Open Thread 11/20/16

Welcome to my first post as an official Cob-logger. Thanks to Ace for the privilege.

It's that time of year and even here in Jacksonville, Fl, where it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday, we will experience our first freeze tonight. Don't worry too much about us, we'll be back in the 70's by Tuesday.

For the rest of you who are settling in for the long, hard Winter...



So, I listened, barely, to our President's speech from Peru. Is it just me, or is he the most insecure man in the world? He reeks of it. Do the citizens of other countries see it too, or are they buying into his bullshit?

ICYMI, he literally blamed the two-per-state Senate for the Dem losses in Congress, "geography", he said, and then went after the Electoral College: ""As long as Wyoming gets as many Senators as California..."

I'll admit that I don't really know the laws which keep the electoral college in place nor the manner in which it might be destroyed. This article, from City Journal, made me feel a bit better: The Electoral College Will Remain

"A successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States," Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1788, would need to achieve the "esteem and confidence of the whole Union." A direct popular vote would narrow the number of citizens whose votes the presidential candidates campaigned for. Candidates would focus their time, energy, and money on the most populated areas. By contrast, under our current system, presidential candidates seek the support of dairy farmers in Iowa, coal miners in Pennsylvania, seniors in Florida, and students in Colorado.

Wut? Hamilton? The Hamilton? The dancer and singer about which the Broadway play was based? No way! He was in government?

He APPROVED of the Electoral College? I refuse to believe it. What do you MEAN he helped create it?

*Harumph* Well, that's only because he never had a chance to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Without any attempt at a segue here, I'm jumping topics.

From the NRA, a new infographic re the keys to shooting accurately. Oh! There's my segue... If Hamilton had only had access to this, posted at Wide Open Spaces..


Wide Open Spaces, btw, is a great follow. Even if you don't have a Twitter account, you can check them out at the link above.

While we're on the subject of Wide Open Spaces, and guns, check out this video fo the speech that Donald Trump, Jr. gave at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo.


And speaking of Twitter, if you aren't following Bill Kristol, you should be. It's good for a few laughs now and then. His squirming like a worm to try to finagle himself into any sort of relevance is entertaining.


Get ready to "D'Awwww"!!


Do you suppose she ate the rest of the littler and was saving this one for dessert?


Elsewhere in the world, those whacky Libyans:

16 dead and 50 wounded

According to residents and local reports, the latest bout of violence erupted between two tribes after an incident in which a monkey that belonged to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe attacked a group of schoolgirls who were passing by.

The monkey pulled off one of the girls' head scarf, leading men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe to retaliate by killing three people from the Gaddadfa tribe as well as the monkey, according to a resident who spoke to Reuters.


Since I haven't been posting football threads this season, I feel I owe you this one, perhaps the most popular cheergal of all last season. Your belated Halloween treat.


Did I mention there's a gif?


Okay, that's it for this ONT. Have a lovely evening, and play nice with each other.

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