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    Meanwhile, in the Pacific

    I see the Chinese are angry over a recent US/UK/Australia deal that would provide Australia with nuclear propulsion and other sensitive technologies for their submarines. The French are also...
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    My kid refers to that sort of process as...

    My kid refers to that sort of process as “adulting”.
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    I would think that opening up every seat in the...

    I would think that opening up every seat in the House of Commons, selecting challengers and getting the various party’s message across would be an effort equivalent to a regular election. Or am I...
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    Canada National Election

    Can you imagine a national campaign lasting only 35 days? It seems so quaint.
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    Happy Constitution Day

    May it continue frustrating demagogues, utopians and wannabe autocrats for many centuries to come.
  6. I always admired Vercingetorix, but that wouldn’t...

    I always admired Vercingetorix, but that wouldn’t have been very practical.
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    I’m sure Trump appreciates jp’s efforts to keep...

    I’m sure Trump appreciates jp’s efforts to keep his legend alive, but I don’t think we need to worry about where the next bogeyman will come from. If history teaches us anything, is that there will...
  8. Hog butcher to the world!

    Hog butcher to the world!
  9. I can still remember twenty years ago hearing...

    I can still remember twenty years ago hearing from the classicist Mary Beard saying we had it coming. I still read her books, but for some reason I can’t tolerate her on video.

    As silly displays...
  10. “They aren’t really human” is an ancient...

    “They aren’t really human” is an ancient justification for all sorts of things.
  11. And it’s clear who holds the power in our most...

    And it’s clear who holds the power in our most wretched, crime-ridden cities. The party who believes everything comes down to race.
  12. Between the abortion thing and the murder rate, I...

    Between the abortion thing and the murder rate, I could see how Chicago might be attractive to companies looking to cull the herd.
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    Eartha Kitt as Catwoman?

    Eartha Kitt as Catwoman?
  14. I think we are hearing from the silly extremes at...

    I think we are hearing from the silly extremes at both ends of the spectrum. We have on one end people who consider masks and/or vaccines to be an intolerable imposition regardless of the public...
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    Beating a dead horse about beating a dead horse?

    Beating a dead horse about beating a dead horse?
  16. People keep thinking that if they ignore...

    People keep thinking that if they ignore federalism it will go away. They want an omnipotent all-father to take care of them, but don’t consider that the next exercise of arbitrary power might not...
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    Plus, if you complain about the service, the...

    Plus, if you complain about the service, the robots won’t spit in your food.
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    Francis Xavier Gordon, known to the locals as El...

    Francis Xavier Gordon, known to the locals as El Borak. As I recall, he spent a lot of time on the edge of cliffs with beautiful women in wispy clothing. You couldn’t get away with writing stuff like...
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    My dad was a big Tom Swift fan. Also Doc Savage. ...

    My dad was a big Tom Swift fan. Also Doc Savage.

    And I forget the name, but a magazine about adventures related to railroads.
  20. I forget who it was who said when people talk...

    I forget who it was who said when people talk about “moral equivalency” they’re usually talking about levels of immorality.
  21. I think I read both those words reading National...

    I think I read both those words reading National Review, where they strive to preserve the William F Buckley tradition of refusing to write for the lowest common denominator. Some might call it...
  22. I remember those simple, innocent times when GWB...

    I remember those simple, innocent times when GWB was evil incarnate. Even when the fraud was exposed, the Possessors of the Greater Truth that Transcends Mere Factuality defended it as “fake but...
  23. I see the internet as similar to the old trope...

    I see the internet as similar to the old trope about enough monkeys at enough typewriters eventually producing Shakespeare. But you would have trouble finding it among infinite heaps of nonsense.
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  24. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I had that same thought. I know the media ...

    I had that same thought. I know the media sometimes try to characterize the vaccine noncompliant as red state rustics, but people of color and PhDs also seem to be among the reluctant. But you would...
  25. A certain breed of scapegoating requires the...

    A certain breed of scapegoating requires the scapegoater to say “horse dewormer” and hope the masses will stop right there.

    Look at the latest ivermectin media hoax, where sources like Rolling...
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