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October 1, 2018

"I can do it but you can't."

With all this talk about white male entitlement, I find it fascinating that some people feel it's okay for them to do something, but not okay for someone else to do the exact same thing. I first noticed it as a little kid, then saw it in school, college, work, and other activities, and it had nothing to do with rank or age. For instance:

"You left the light on."

"You left it on too."

Silence for a moment, then, mumbled, "That's different."

I've seen people get incredibly defensive over this, and it doesn't seem to sink in. Fascinating.

September 29, 2018

I'd love to see "Abby" and "Tim" take over the investigation

from "Fornell."

They would probably complete it in an hour including the commercials. Or it might be a two-parter.

September 28, 2018

Dear American Bar Assoc.: give Kavanaugh an ultimatum

Okay, maybe ultimatum isn't the correct term. In any case, the ABA has standards of professional conduct which they do enforce. Given their response so far (and the Yale Law School's dean's comment), I think they should "threaten" something along the lines of temporarily disbarring him until there's an FBI investigation.

This idea is solely based on the fact that he refuses to have an investigation. Other than that, I'm okay with whatever the investigation reveals.

September 28, 2018

I'm just waiting for some journalist to look into a cover-up

Maybe somebody from the Wash Post: "what are the Republicans covering up?"

I am so sick of all this bullshit partisan politicking. Just do your jobs and run the country, f'chissake!

September 23, 2018

Has anyone asked Georgetown Prep for a statement?

I haven't seen anything about this. Obviously there's only so much they can say, but I'd think someone would have asked them for a comment.

September 20, 2018

I think Dr. Ford will testify on Monday

Maybe I'm totally wrong, but there seem to be a lot of little dots scattered among the MSM that make me want to connect them. Let's see what her answer is tomorrow.

September 19, 2018

Congressional leaders are certainly setting a good example for us

Nothing new here, but geez, the name-calling, the insults, the intimidation, the general antics.

Kids in my schools used to get detention for less than what some of these people do.

September 19, 2018

I'd love to see "Lt. Columbo" question Kavanaugh

Would be interesting.

September 19, 2018

Are we too dependent on our political parties?

Whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or anything else, do you really have to just go along with whatever your party wants?

Yeah, I know it's easier than reading about the topics and making up your own mind, but it seems that more and more discussions and arguments -- not just here, but also on the MSM -- are based on Democrat/Republican rather than on the issues themselves.

Over the years, I've known people who admit to being diehard D or R, and proudly say they vote a straight ticket, and I've never understood it.

I remember many years ago, during college, I had a job in a movie theatre. One night a lady asked me if I'd read the reviews for the movie playing, and I innocently said that I didn't read reviews because I wanted to make up my own mind. Turned out her husband, who was with her, was a local critic. He didn't say anything, but he was pissed.

September 19, 2018

Do DC lawmakers pay attention to public opinion?

I would think they do, but recently it seems like they're just barreling through with what they want.

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