I am a hypocrite

Wombat_socho (Robert Stacey Stacy McCain’s site administrator and tech guru) responded to a tweet of mine: The GOP has been handicapped (so to speak) by having pols and voters who actually have/believe in principles. — wombat_socho (@wombat_socho) November 18, 2017 Alas! That tweet points out that I have been a hypocrite on the Roy Moore …

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Hold them accountable!

William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove talks about the California school shooting rampage: According to the Brady Campaign, California is the state with the most gun restrictions. They have 8 laws on “assault weapons” and magazine size. Eleven on background checks. Seven on high risk gun possession. Twelve on buyer regulations. Seven for possession. Eighteen …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 9 — #Venezuela is in default

From CNN Money: Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis by Patrick Gillespie | November 14, 2017 | 8:10 AM ET Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences. The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night …

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Democrisy! “Responsible Wealth” want other millionaires to pay higher taxes No mention is made as to whether they voluntarily contribute more

The tweet caught my eye: NEW: Over 400 U.S. millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week telling Republicans to RAISE, not cut, their taxes https://t.co/65jIj2LljD #taxes — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 13, 2017 And it led me to the story: More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes By …

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Some nice lady paid for our breakfast

Elaine and I were having breakfast at the Old Timer’s Market in Ravenna, and a young woman paid for our meal. We had no idea until I got up to pay, and the manager said the previous customer, a twenty-something young woman, had already paid for it. The odds are that she will never see …

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All of the economic projections for the proposed tax cut are wrong, and wrong to the optimistic side

We noted, just prior to the election, that the United States has gone a rather long time since the last recession. The ‘Great Recession’ technically ended after the second quarter of 2009, though the persistence of high unemployment and the very slow growth rates of the economy certainly made it feel like it was still …

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We are amused

From The Hill, not exactly a right-wing news site: Protesters scream at the sky to mark anniversary of Trump’s election By Brett Samuels – 11/08/17 08:18 PM EST People across the country gathered Wednesday night to scream into the sky to mark the anniversary of President Trump winning the 2016 election. Crowd members are clashing …

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Here’s something President Trump can do about #TexasChurchMassacre

From The Washington Post: The Air Force says it failed to follow procedures, allowing Texas church shooter to obtain firearms By Alex Horton | November 6, 2017 | 9:43 PM The Air Force says it failed to follow policies for alerting federal law enforcement about Devin P. Kelley’s violent past, enabling the former service member, …

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One way the #TexasChurchShooter could have been stopped

From The New York Times: Texas Gunman Had Assaulted Wife and Stepson Before Church Shooting By Dave Phillips and Richard A Oppel, Jr | November 6, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS — Before a gunman entered a rural Texas church with a ballistic vest and a military-style rifle, killing at least 26 people on Sunday, he was …

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