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Anybody watching XFL football?

Kinda entertaining.
The new rules make if a bit more interesting IMHO.

I'm 78. My IRA dropped 15% in 7 days.

What. The. Fuck?

If you can do something inadvertently...

Can you do something advertently?

Any former Boy Scouts here?

I was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Explorer Scout.
Enjoyed it.
Made cigars out of pine straw and toilet paper.

When did the pedophiles take over?

Poll: It's an Either - Or general election choice.

Anybody But Trump*

Separated at birth?



A rant: Krinkle Kut 'French fries' are an abomination!

They are NOT 'French fries'.
Not those delightful shoestring, crispy outside, creamy inside pommes frites.
Krinkle Kut fries are NOT crispy!
They are MEALY.
They are the lazy cook's 'fries'.

I will not eat Krinkle Kut fried potatoes and you can't make me.

Somebody loves me, I wonder who?

Somebody loves me, I wonder who
I wonder who she can be
Somebody needs me, I wish that I knew
Who she can be worries me

Every girl who passes by, I shout
"Hey, maybe you were meant to be my lovin' baby"
(You were meant to be my baby)
Somebody loves me, I wonder who
Maybe it's you

Thanks to my anonymous admirers.

I'll just leave this here...

We need a nomination process that leads to plausible presidents
- George F. Will

In 1964, an optimistic theory was slain, as such theories often are, by reality. Bernie Sanders’s supporters should take note. So should all who are interested in rethinking how the parties choose presidential nominees.

The “conservatives in the woodwork” theory was: Millions of conservatives, bored by centrist presidential candidates, skipped elections but would pour out of the woodwork and into polling places if offered “a choice, not an echo.” So, conservative Republicans achieved the nomination of Barry Goldwater, who then lost 44 states, partly because those swarms of nonvoting conservatives were mostly fictitious. A conservative majority had to be patiently made, which took 16 years.

Goldwater understood that after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a distraught nation would not choose to have a third president in 14 months. But he also thought that his candidacy could make his party markedly more conservative. If Sanders has a “socialists in the woodwork” theory, he is daft. But some Sanders supporters might think a second Donald Trump term is an acceptable price to pay for a Sanders nomination that moves his party as dramatically leftward as Goldwater’s nomination moved his party rightward.

The nation, however, needs a nominating process that minimizes the probability of kamikaze candidacies and maximizes the probability of selecting plausible presidents. Hence it needs a retreat from the populist idea that the voice of the people is easy to ascertain and should be translated, unmediated and unrefined, directly into nominee selection. Populism has been embraced by both parties since 1968, when Hubert Humphrey won the Democrats’ nomination without entering any primaries. (Although a switch of about 300,000 November votes spread over four states would have made him president.)

The rest: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-nomination-process-that-leads-to-plausible-presidents/2020/02/06/8e9c0286-4917-11ea-9164-d3154ad8a5cd_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most

He has gone full Captain Queeg. I can hear the steel balls clicking in his fingers.

It's the ice cream/frozen strawberries caper all over again.

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