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Jump to new posts White Hoods, Brown Shirts and Red Hats by NW Ponderer @ Today at 07:11 AM

Throughout the history of authoritarianism, iconic symbols have been chosen to denote insiders, adherents, or enforcers. Often these symbols are appropriated from history, such as the fasces or swastika, to imbue the movement or organization with
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by Jeffery J. Haas @ Today at 05:37 AM

Originally Posted By: pondering_it_allRead a summary of an interesting scientific paper: Seems all the Persian Gulf countries are not going to be habitable in 30 years. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UEA, and Iran will have high humidity and high enough summ
American Humor
Jump to new posts Re: Miscellaneous humor thread by Jeffery J. Haas @ Yesterday at 11:22 PM

This is a hilarious prank played on an unsuspecting groom. The Great Garter Bait and Switch
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by NW Ponderer @ Yesterday at 10:16 PM

BTW, For those who think Trump's current behavior is not criminal, I refer you to 18 USC 1513(e):Whoever knowingly, with the intent to retaliate, takes any action harmful to any person, including interference with the lawful employment or livelihood
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: NW PondererSwamp creatures on trial. First, Manafort, now, New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins indicted on insider trading charges - CNN, soon Cohen and Stone. What do they all have in common? Fatboy...
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 09:42 PM

Costco has sold Chicken House for three Springs in a row. This year it was a double-wide Chicken House.
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by Greger @ Yesterday at 09:10 PM

Quote:That may change in November when subcommittees change hands. From your keyboard to god's screen.
Politics In General
Yeah, this retirement thing is off the hooks! It's like being a teenager again.
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by Greger @ Yesterday at 08:52 PM

Quote:My wife keeps on saying she wants some pet chickens as layers. Lots of prefab chicken pens on the market. Very few people have the luxury of letting chickens run free. We've talked about this before. Get that woman some chickens!
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 07:02 PM

I don't think that really meets the definition of collusion. Collusion implies equals working together. I think the word you are looking for is "stooge".
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Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 11:48 AM

Russian billionaire, Artem Klyushin, Tweeted to Fatboy yesterday: Toe-the-line or there will be no second term. Twitter There's your collusion right there.
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Illinois celebrates first official 'Barack Obama Day' by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 09:17 AM

Just sleeping in anytime I feel like it makes 40 years of work seem worthwhile. Happily, I don't really have filet mignon tastes (though it is good once in a while). Just living near a decent diner and an In-N-Out Burger is fine with me. Hey, eati
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 09:09 AM

Well, we've got Trump on Articles I and II. House and Senate subcommittees have gone out of their way NOT to issue any subpoenas, in order to protect him. That may change in November when subcommittees change hands.
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 08:45 AM

Read a summary of an interesting scientific paper: Seems all the Persian Gulf countries are not going to be habitable in 30 years. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UEA, and Iran will have high humidity and high enough summer temperatures that most people outsi
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Returning rationality to public policy by Jeffery J. Haas @ Yesterday at 04:04 AM

If there were never any complaints, I'd start trying to figure out who muzzled the people or the press, or both.
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by NW Ponderer @ Yesterday at 03:44 AM

In light of today's events, and the historic resonance (47 years ago today, John Dean exposed the "enemies list"),I thought it would be instructive to remind folks what Nixon's articles of impeachment were: Article I alleged in part: On Ju
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Illinois celebrates first official 'Barack Obama Day' by NW Ponderer @ Yesterday at 01:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Ma_RepublicanWith my retirement, investments and Social Security I plan on moving to a low tax state, one that will allow me to ride a motorcycle year round, and living a nice quiet life. That plan is actually almost a reality,
Politics In General
Quote:most people make horrible investment decisions. **sheepishly raises hand**
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Returning rationality to public policy by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 01:09 AM

Maybe you are actually 50% socialist, but just like to complain. Good for you. Collect those benefits. Participate in our socialist programs. I'm certainly going to. And I think Sweden and Denmark are actually running just about like they always
Politics In General
Quote:The idea that "the gubmint" steals Social Security funds is a stupid right-wing fantasy, that just will not die no matter how many stakes are driven through it's heart. Really? They had me fooled too! **Googles furiously** Yep, yo
History Roundtable
Jump to new posts Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 01:01 AM

That's a really crappy way to go. If I ever get pancreatic cancer, I want to know the override code for my morphine dispenser.
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 12:59 AM

She is very good looking. Kinda feeds the stereotype of the dumb blond, though. No reason you can't be a nice person, and still be dumb as a post.
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Jump to new posts Re: Round Table for August, 2018 by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 12:55 AM

My wife keeps on saying she wants some pet chickens as layers. I reply: "Do you want their pen inside the fence so the dogs eat them, or outside the fence so the coyotes eat them?" Maybe the coyotes will figure out a way to eat the pytho
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Historic Corruption by Greger @ Yesterday at 12:39 AM

Fox puts morons on TV as opinion show hosts. Morons, fools, clowns, and frauds. And some of them are probably good people.
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Illinois celebrates first official 'Barack Obama Day' by pondering_it_all @ Yesterday at 12:38 AM

MA, you complain about Congress taking Social Security funds in one post and then post something that states exactly how the Social Security Administration invests excess collections in US T-Bills, the safest investment in the world. Calling that &q
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