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Re: “Early Saturday line

I believe this is absolutely correct analysis: Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency, from the New Yorker, by Adam Davidson…

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Posted by mag on 04/14/2018 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Remember when presidents were presidential?

So sorry to have seen about half of that lengthy performance by Trump. It didn't serve our mental health well over the weekend. The ratio of blowhard self-aggrandizing, mostly lies, to endorsement of the candidate was about 15:1. The crowd was dumber than Trump, cheering only when it heard the most familiar catchphrases or was implored to cheer louder because of the familiar lie that the cameras were concealing the size of the crowd. Vilified in particular: women. His enemies list includes Hillary, Pelosi, Warren and Rep. Maxine Waters, whom he charged with "low intelligence" as a two-for-one insult to blacks. Obama, of course, is his main target for racial slurs. All descriptors were superlative: most, greatest, best, worst, "no other man in history," etc. He called for the death penalty for drug dealers; attributed lies to foreign leaders to have them claim that they handed out the death penalty to dealers in their countries. He was a circus barker of lies heaped on lies. It was astonishing.

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Posted by mag on 03/11/2018 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Walmart raises gun sale age to 21

It is a start. I commend both companies.

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Posted by mag on 02/28/2018 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Thursday's open line and the day's headlines

Olphart, your comments here are brilliant and finely written! Well done sir! Well done!

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Posted by mag on 02/23/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Thursday's open line and the day's headlines

Olphart, your comments are brilliant and delivered in a writing style so fine that I must admire it! I'm late to comment but well done, sir! Well done!

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Posted by mag on 02/23/2018 at 1:15 PM

Re: “An open line to end the week

I'm not sure why the links don't work. Try googling, Silverback. I emailed you the text of one of them.

Google "GQ federal bureau of too many guns" for the other. You will find it. Worth reading.

Posted by mag on 02/17/2018 at 11:32 AM

Re: “An open line to end the week

I posted this on an earlier thread but I'm very determined to have my blog friends see it. So here's a re-post to the open line, excuse me for the repeat.

I recommend these two articles very highly. Please read them and think about them. I am still thinking about them.

The first piece posits that the effort to create any legislation at all, even when 95 percent of Americans support "some" gun control measures, may have to be as radical and unseemly as the tactics of the anti-abortion movement. This is bracing.

The second illuminates what the NRA has accomplished making gun tracing as difficult to near-impossible. The employees who search MANUALLY for gun registration records in order to aid law enforcement are heroic and very smart. There is no defense for having established, purposely, the ridiculous obstacles they must conquer in order to do their much-needed research.

Finally, please don't talk only about the shooter or show video of terrified children and parents over and over. Act. Fight for change. Fight for everyone's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Posted by mag on 02/16/2018 at 10:39 PM

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