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  1. Yooper

    Forbes Article On Billionaire Donors (& One Article As To Why)

    I am NOT posting this article to generate outrage, snide comments, trolling, etc. (in either direction. Or any direction, for that matter). I AM posting because I find the dynamic/phenomenon interesting and thought other members of the forum might, as well...
  2. Yooper

    Three Reads

    Here are three articles I came across recently. All were worth the read, but for different reasons. All are somewhat related. Each will take less than five minutes to read. One of them is a hoot. No snips; wouldn't do any of them justice. First...
  3. Yooper

    AG Barr At The Federalist Society (Link To Speech)

    The forum software won't let me post the complete text of AG Barr's speech given this past Friday at The Federalist Society gala (far exceeds the character count!). So instead I'll post a link: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/barr-drives-left-even-more-nuts.php I'm sure there are...
  4. Yooper

    The Bee Has Been On A Righteous Roll Lately!

    https://babylonbee.com/news Even though it looks like I've linked to a specific story, the link actually takes you to The Bee's home page so you can see its latest stories. Very, very funny. The gender reveal one had me :roflmao: --- End of line (MCP)
  5. Yooper

    If Trump Were A Democrat

    An interesting contrast. One knows how Trump is currently portrayed/spoken to by the MSM. Contrast it with what was said by the MSM to/about his predecessor: --- End of line (MCP)
  6. Yooper

    Putting The Current DC Imbroglio In Perspective

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  7. Yooper

    Science (And Politics?)

    Fair warning: probably TL;DR Came upon an interesting post from Arnold Kling: http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/correlation-without-causation/ Which is a quick synopsis of this (a really, really good post): https://quillette.com/2019/07/30/the-other-crisis-in-psychology/ Caused to me snip what...
  8. Yooper

    "Rude Awakening"

    I just read a Powerline blog post from John Hinderaker commenting on a post by James Howard Kunstler. Here's a link to the Powerline blog entry: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/a-righteous-saturday-night-rant.php Anyway, Hinderaker's comments and snips were interesting enough...
  9. Yooper

    How To Determine Who Is Hallucinating About Politics

    If you enjoyed the "Hoax Funnel" post, I think you'll enjoy this. If you didn't, well, you're probably sitting in the theater that's showing Movie #1 (click on over and this will become clear): https://www.scottadamssays.com/2019/08/07/how-to-determine-who-is-hallucinating-about-politics/ Many...
  10. Yooper

    Against Lie Inflation

    Some of you may have previously seen posts by the author, Scott Alexander, mentioned in a wide variety of posts by both conservatives and liberals, by economists and political science junkies, by..., well, you get it I suspect. He has a fairly large following and for good reason. Anyway, this...
  11. Yooper

    An Interesting Take On Sports & Politics

    https://spectator.org/from-the-babes-mouth/ Three snips. One from mid-article, one toward the end, the last from the closing: Not sure who started the "sports team visits" thing. Honestly, don't really care. I do know, though, that for some time I haven't liked them as neither party...
  12. Yooper

    "Are Today's Progressives Actually Totalitarians?"

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2014/01/13/are-todays-progressives-actually-totalitarians/#4ea062541684 Two snips for you: And: --- End of line (MCP)
  13. Yooper

    Word o' the Day: Solipsism

    From Wikipedia: Solipsism (/ˈsɒlɪpsɪzəm/ (listen); from Latin solus, meaning 'alone', and ipse, meaning 'self')[1] is the philosophical idea that only one's mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the...
  14. Yooper

    T J Helmstetter - Nazi Hunter

    T J Helmstetter - former associate DNC comms director https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/07/05/lol-get-rekt-ahole-a-former-associate-dnc-comms-director-got-kicked-out-of-a-d-c-restaurant-after-harassing-a-maga-hat-nazi/...
  15. Yooper

    If You Can't Beat 'Em, Throttle 'Em

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/twitter-says-it-will-start-labeling-tweets-from-influential-government-officials-who-break-its-rules.html Snip: In the new policy released Thursday, Twitter said that for people who fit its new criteria, it will place a notice over tweets that violate its...
  16. Yooper

    Axios: Sources Say AOC To Primary Schumer Or Gillibrand

    https://www.axios.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-york-senate-chuck-schumer-c3d4491c-2bbc-4246-b46b-5cf134b9ace6.html Apologies if duplicate post; searched, didn't see.... --- End of line (MCP)
  17. Yooper

    Post Turtles

    Came across this today. Seems right, to my mind. --- End of line (MCP)
  18. Yooper

    Basta! (A Message to Mayor Pete from a Latina Mama)

    Take a read. VERY much worth your time and effort to click over.... Here's a snip to help convince you: A Message to Mayor Pete from a Latina Mama: “Don’t Force Your Sexual Ideology on Me and My Children” --- End of line (MCP)
  19. Yooper

    Allow Me To Introduce Ammo Grrrll

    Former stand-up comedienne, Susan Vass, writes a weekly column at the Powerline blog every Friday. Never misses a week. Culture, politics, feminism, she writes/jokes about it all. This week's is (link) "THOUGHTS FROM THE AMMO LINE - Ammo Grrrll is happily MARRIED TO AN ENTHUSIAST." Click on...
  20. Yooper

    Lucy McBath. Carpetbagger?

    Two days late on seeing the article. But the question remain. How would/should we characterize Ms. McBath & her "actions"? Link: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-dem-residency-gift-basket-tennessee Would this be a form of election fraud? Should she/we feel okay about this if not...
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