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  1. Thread: A Widening War

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    A Widening War

    So the Iranians and their proxies launched over 300 missiles and drones at Israel from Iran, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. The great majority of them were intercepted by Israeli, US, British, French and...
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    I listen to “Honestly” a lot. You can see why...

    I listen to “Honestly” a lot. You can see why they hounded her out of the New York Times.
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    Yeah. I always loved that story. I can just...

    Yeah. I always loved that story. I can just picture Cochran performing in the Infernal Court of Appeals.
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    As on pundit put it, “Johnnie Cochran’s greatest...

    As on pundit put it, “Johnnie Cochran’s greatest challenge looms”.
  5. Thread: Trans Days…

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    Speaking of fun with calendars, I see the...

    Speaking of fun with calendars, I see the Democrats have scheduled their national convention after the filing deadlines for Ohio and Alabama. They are apparently relying on the legislatures of those...
  6. Thread: Trans Days…

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    It falls on the first Sunday after the Paschal...

    It falls on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon. The solar calendar date bobs around a bit.
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    I liked Bari Weiss’ line about NPR not...

    I liked Bari Weiss’ line about NPR not considering all things anymore.
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    Recently watched “The Incomparable Mr Buckley”,...

    Recently watched “The Incomparable Mr Buckley”, the latest installment in the PBS “American Masters” series on the life and career of William F Buckley.. I really enjoyed some of the footage, but it...
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    Guardrails vs Guiderails

    I just read this story, and was wondering if it was true: Does Pennsylvania really use the term “guide rail” because a lawyer once convinced a jury that “guardrail” implied a guarantee that you would...
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    Privileging one group over another to score...

    Privileging one group over another to score political points strikes me more as pandering than serving the “public good”. I see that as cynical performative politics.
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    It’s (possibly) compassion when a law covers...

    It’s (possibly) compassion when a law covers everyone equally. It’s cynicism when you apply it solely it to a subset of one category of worker for political purposes. It’s an especially crass form of...
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    Compassion comes easily when you can do it with...

    Compassion comes easily when you can do it with other people’s money. Especially if you don’t like the other people. And if you can appear to benefit one of your political poster children like fast...
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    I see that tomorrow California starts a $20...

    I see that tomorrow California starts a $20 minimum wage for fast food workers, but just for franchises with more than 60 locations.

    It seems easier to target specific groups than the job...
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    Looks like Uber and Lyft are saying they will...

    Looks like Uber and Lyft are saying they will leave Minneapolis May 1st due to an ordinance that would force them to pay drivers more. There are often consequences when politicians decide they are...
  15. Thread: Trump Jesus.

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    I have many concerns for the future. But...

    I have many concerns for the future. But imposition of a theocracy is not one of them. Our country becomes less religious by the day, and no amount of Handmaid cosplay or dark forebodings about...
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    With the latest couple of announcements, one wag...

    With the latest couple of announcements, one wag at National Review said the House majority has lost the will to live. It’s down to what, 1-2 votes? The 2024 prospects for the GOP seem much better...
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    There certainly seems to be a varied assortment...

    There certainly seems to be a varied assortment of third party and independent candidates to choose from. JFK Jr, Jill Stein, Cornell West, whoever the Libertarians or No Labels decide to put up.
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  18. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    All those people fleeing California?

    All those people fleeing California?
  19. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    Sometimes the laboratories of democracy create...

    Sometimes the laboratories of democracy create monsters.
  20. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    To maintain the same level of coverage, you would...

    To maintain the same level of coverage, you would need to increase head count by 25%. It’s hard to imagine you could offset the increase in wages and associated benefits by decreasing the hours the...
  21. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    Dumb, dishonest economic policies know no party...

    Dumb, dishonest economic policies know no party affiliation. Price controls, trillion dollar coins, rent controls, modern monetary theory, old New Deals and new New Deals are all stupid in their own...
  22. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    Wouldn’t this require hiring more essential...

    Wouldn’t this require hiring more essential services employees to maintain the same coverage? Personnel costs are usually the biggest driver of local government budgets, so it’s hard for me to see...
  23. Thread: Bernie’s World

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    Bernie’s World

    I see Senator Sanders is proposing an eight hour reduction to the work week, with “no reduction in pay”. Grand economic theorist that he is, he doesn’t go into much detail on how this would affect...
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    All the frantic, hysterical exegesis of Trump’s...

    All the frantic, hysterical exegesis of Trump’s comment puzzles me.

    If the truth is bad enough, why waste all that energy lying?
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    I find myself in violent agreement with the last...

    I find myself in violent agreement with the last few posts. In this distinctly unheroic time, too many people seem to want to spice up their lives by pretending they’re part of an existential...
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