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Re: “A school shooter's warning signals and the ready availability of assault rifles

I think if Facebook had never been invented, Emerson Biggins, we would be a lot better off today. The world does not need to know all the trivial shit posted on Facebook, without mentioning all of the dangerous stuff.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/18/2018 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Election security scorecard: Arkansas grades between D and F

"Stu/DullRazor reminds me of a puffer fish, all swollen up and full of himself..." Sound Policy

Best description I have heard on the Blog in a long time.

Posted by plainjim on 02/18/2018 at 11:09 PM

Re: “The kids are marching open line

Runner55k illustrates one of the biggest problem we have today, as Maxifer pointed out, "convoluted context," as if the Russian meddling is related to the Florida killings. These people can not logically sort out the many threads of illicit activity occurring in our society today and put each in its place. So, some poor deluded, and probably insane, wannabe important misfit opens fire in Florida, killing innocent children, and what Runner 55K and his ilk seizes upon is, not the tragedy, or sympathy for the children, but anger at Max and an accusation that his defense of the FBI in the Russian investigation is faulted because the FBI did not follow through on a tip in the Florida case. This is the kind of thinking that led to the election of Donald Trump. and the type of thinking that could destroy this country. He, or she, simply has an inability, or unwillingness, to think logically. He, or she, has simply been watching too much Fox news.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/18/2018 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Another Trump propagandist from Arkansas gets blasted

Is baker from El Dorado, too, along with Hogan Gidley and Trent Garner? A true rightwing triumvient.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/18/2018 at 11:13 AM

Re: “An open line to end the week

As I have stated previously, I am in agreement with Razor about the charade that is posing as a recognition of Vietnam Veterans. By extending the honor to anyone who served in the military from 1955-75, they are rendering the honor meaningless. The honor should be reserved for those who served "In-Country" during the hostilities. Technically, I am qualified to attend, but I also am saying, "No, thanks. I would be an imposter." My service was all stateside before the hostilities even started. The closest I ever came to the Vietnam War during my service was the fact that there were several officers from the Republic of Vietnam training with company in the Basic Infantry Officers Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1955. I also strongly think that the upcoming ceremonies should be limited to the "real" Vietnam Veterans, who endured the hell of that conflict.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/16/2018 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Valentine's Day open line

In her defense, Jethrene Junior probably does not need a security clearance, since I doubt if she she ever has access to classified material. She just disseminates the propaganda prepared by someone else that she is handed to defend the president with.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/14/2018 at 10:33 PM

Re: “17 dead in Florida high school after ex-student's rampage with AR-15

I wish all these politicians who offer up their "thoughts and prayers" to the victims of gun violence would just stop a minute and realize how ridiculous, inane and meaningless their statements are, particularly when those same politicians do everything they can to block meaningful gun reform. Their statements are really disrespectful to the victims and their families. It would be better if they just keep their mouths shut. I think the phrase "thoughts and prayers" should be permanently banned from proper speech.

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Posted by plainjim on 02/14/2018 at 7:51 PM

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