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Muddling Through

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Another YouTube for Memorial Day

Posted by Muddling Through | Fri May 24, 2019, 07:13 AM (3 replies)

Milkshaking needs to be a thing here in the U.S.

It's always fun when the primitives self-identify:

For perspective:

Posted by Muddling Through | Thu May 23, 2019, 06:10 PM (2 replies)

Hillarys Resistance Group Has Pocketed Millions From The DCCC

Oh, my.

"The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which works to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives, disbursed millions of its funds to Hillary Clinton's "resistance" group since late December 2017, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
The DCCC made the millions in payments to Onward Together, a nonprofit founded by Clinton following her loss to President Donald Trump, for its email lists. The payments from the DCCC to Onward Together began in December 2017. Since that time, the committee reported 25 transactions to Clinton's group totaling slightly more than $3 million, the filings show. The most recent payments from the DCCC to the committee were made in February.
In addition to the DCCC, the Democratic National Committee pushed $1.65 million to Clinton's group throughout 2018. The payments from the DNC, which were marked primarily as list acquisitions with one payment going towards direct mail, stopped in late October of last year.
Clinton launched Onward Together to allow her to be a "part of the resistance" against Trump and Republicans following the 2016 elections. The group was incorporated in April 2017 by Marc Elias, a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of the Perkins Coie law firm, who is involved with a number of Democratic politicians and party efforts. Elias acted as Clinton's top lawyer during her failed 2016 run and is now aiding Sen. Kamala Harris's (D., Calif.) presidential campaign."

Balance of article at the link:
Posted by Muddling Through | Thu May 23, 2019, 05:57 AM (4 replies)

Found this perusing YouTube.

Worth 4 minutes of your life.

Posted by Muddling Through | Wed May 22, 2019, 01:56 PM (9 replies)

Baby Girl graduates today!

Woot Woot! 5 long years for a Chemistry/Spanish Double Major!!!!

Posted by Muddling Through | Fri May 10, 2019, 07:10 AM (9 replies)

8th Place: A High School Girls Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

Interesting read. How long will this be allowed to go on?

"When two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female took first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year, it wasn’t just a local news story.
To some, it was a story of triumph and courage. The winner, a junior from Bloomfield High School, set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and went on to win the New England titles in both the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash.

To others, it was a story of shock and disappointment: Is this the end of women’s sports?
To Selina Soule, a 16-year-old runner from Glastonbury, it was personal.

A junior, Selina missed qualifying for the 55-meter in the New England regionals by two spots. Two spots, she said, that were taken by biological boys.
Had the boys who identify as girls not been allowed to compete, Selina would have placed sixth, qualifying to run the 55 in front of college coaches at the New England regionals.
Instead, she placed eighth, watching the 55 from the sidelines after qualifying in only the long jump, an event in which the transgender athletes didn’t compete.
“It’s very frustrating and heartbreaking when us girls are at the start of the race and we already know that these athletes are going to come out and win no matter how hard you try,” Selina told The Daily Signal. “They took away the spots of deserving girls, athletes … me being included.”

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri May 10, 2019, 06:35 AM (6 replies)

Video: Colberts Tasteless Attack On Dana Loesch And NRA

Colbert is a moron.

"I’m old enough to remember when then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-CA) was shot. In particular, I remember the howls of righteous indignation over a picture from Sarah Palin’s organization that placed crosshairs over Giffords’ district.

We were repeatedly told that it was a clear threat, that Palin’s supposedly hateful actions motivated the madman who opened fire at a campaign event. Nevermind that such rhetoric was a routine part of campaign discussions for decades before, that the crosshairs were only alarming in hindsight, or anything else.

No, the evil Republicans were clearly out to get Giffords, and it happened!

Only, the shooter wasn’t motivated by that campaign literature at all. There’s no evidence he even saw it. He was a deranged, murderous man who wanted to kill someone.

However, those same people blaming Republicans for the attack on Giffords probably thought this was hilarious."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Mon May 6, 2019, 08:12 PM (0 replies)

Campaign Violation: AOC Dupes Green New Deal Fun Run Participants

Oh, my.

"While many people were focusing on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political tweet about the tragedy at Poway Chabad, others realized that her cutesy ‘fun run’ for the Green New Deal wasn’t about the Green New Deal at all. Nope, it was about raising money for her reelection campaign.

She already has a history of campaign shenanigans such as paying her boyfriend under the table and her problematic swamp issues with the two PAC’s and LLC’s that she’d been involved in. One would think with that scrutiny, she’d tread more carefully in the future. Evidently not.

“Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.

“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.

“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”

“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.””

Which good cause was that? Not the Green New Deal. Even as idiotic Mayor De Blasio decided to tank the construction industry in the city with his new ban…

“Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress,” reads the legal disclosure on, which lists the Federal Election Commission rules that donors must follow.”

Oh. Well. Isn’t that something? But wait! There is more.

Not only did many participants not realize this wasn’t raising money in support of the Green New Deal, some folks might be on the hook for campaign violations as well. Why?

“Even kids as young as 3 became unknowing political donors — ponying up $20 fees to join a kids’ 1k.

But by fudging the fact that those fees were actually campaign contributions, AOC may have enticed constituents into inadvertently breaking federal election laws.

Parents, for example, can’t contribute their own funds in a child’s name.”

First of all, those participating got routed to a third-party site that conveniently buried the fact that this was a fundraiser for AOC and not the Green New Deal. Secondly, by doing so, parents who forked over $20 for their children to take part in this were put in jeopardy because of her shenanigans."

The poorly educated are known to spend their money foolishly.

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Posted by Muddling Through | Mon May 6, 2019, 07:35 PM (0 replies)

The Big Lie That Barr Lied

By Andrew C. McCarthy May 3, 2019 2:37 PM

Oh, my.

"The attorney general’s testimony was clearly accurate.

I originally thought this was too stupid to write about. But stupid is like the plague inside the Beltway — one person catches it and next thing you know there’s an outbreak at MSNBC and the speaker of the House is showing symptoms while her delirious minions tote ceramic chickens around Capitol Hill.

So I give you: the Bill Barr perjury allegation.

We are all entitled to our own opinions. But are we entitled to our own facts? Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s bon mot says no, but Washington makes you wonder. Like when spleen-venting about the supposedly outrageous, unbelievable, disgraceful invocation of the word “spy” to describe episodes of government spying is instantly followed by a New York Times story about how the spying — er, I mean, court-authorized electronic surveillance — coupled with the tasking of spies — er, undercover agents — green-lighted by a foreign spy — er, intelligence service — was more widespread than previously known.

If I were a cynic, I’d think people were trying to get out in front of some embarrassing revelations on the horizon. I might even be tempted to speculate that progressives were trotting out their “Destroy Ken Starr” template for Barr deployment (which, I suppose, means that 20 years from now we’ll be reading about what a straight-arrow Barr was compared to whomever Democrats are savaging at that point).

The claim that Barr gave false testimony is frivolous. That is why, at least initially, Democrats and their media echo chamber soft-pedaled it — with such dishonorable exceptions as Mazie Horono, the Hawaii Democrat who, somehow, is a United States senator. It’s tough to make the perjury argument without any false or even inaccurate statements — though my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano did give it the old college try. As recounted by The Hill, he twisted himself into a pretzel, observing — try to follow this — that the attorney general “probably misled” Congress and thus “he’s got a problem” . . . although this purported dissembling didn’t really seem to be, you know, an actual “lie” so . . . maybe it’s not a problem after all. Or something."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sat May 4, 2019, 06:51 AM (75 replies)

Mark Penn: Trump is not a dictator, Nadler is.

Our political system is being weaponized against itself

"In the old days, New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler was a much-admired progressive congressman — smart, able and representing an important district with strong values and beliefs.

He represented his views with honor and dignity whether in the majority or the minority. He called the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998 “a partisan railroad job.”

Today he has become the conductor of his own “railroad job” that is over the top and embarrassing us all. Congress has about a 20 percent approval rating and Nadler is doing his part to keep it that low.

After Attorney General Bill Barr did not show up for his hearing on Thursday because Nadler wanted to question the A.G. in a manner reserved for inquests and investigations, Nadler then called the president a “dictator.”

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sat May 4, 2019, 06:43 AM (4 replies)
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