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Gender: Male
Hometown: Nokomis, FL
Home country: US
Member since: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 12:58 AM
Number of posts: 26,120

About Me

Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

Journal Archives

Honesty is the best policy, or owner-applied karma might bite...

Megyn Kelly officially exits NBC News

Megyn Kelly’s turbulent two-year run at NBC News is over as both sides reached an agreement Friday night on her exit from the network.

Terms of her departure were not disclosed, but people familiar with the negotiations said the former morning show host is leaving with the money she was owed on her contract, which is said to be about $30 million. Kelly is free to work for an NBC competitor.

“The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” a representative of NBC said.

The split follows 2½ months of negotiations. The exit talks commenced after the TV news personality caused a furor with remarks she made on her now canceled show “Megyn Kelly Today,” in which she defended the use of blackface as a Halloween costume.

https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-megyn-kelly-nbc-20190111-story.html

For the two years that Democrats control the House of Representatives, here's what we can expect...

... Since no controversial legislation proposed in the House by Democrats can be effectively voted down IN the House by minority Republicans, and since such legislation will not get by the Republican-controlled Senate, we can expect that the House Democrats will propose legislation that even more MODERATE House Democrats would normally not support, but WILL vote to support at this point in time, knowing that its only purpose is to try to generate enthusiasm in the Democratic base voter.

In other words, House Democrats will pull out all the stops, playing to the great unwashed Dem voters, fully knowing that the Senate will bury the crazy stuff and protect the nation!

But Republicans can use the divided Congress as well. Republicans in the Senate can propose legislation which would increase American freedoms, legislation that Democrats SHOULD vote for, but will NOT vote for, being that Dems are the non-Constitutional party of strong federal governmental control, the party of regulations and repressions. Senate Republicans can show the American people how Republicans might strengthen their Constitutional rights, if it weren't for Democratic intransigence.

For example, Senator John Cornyn has just proposed legislation in the Senate which increases 2nd Amendment protections for Americans:

Cornyn offers 'reciprocity' for 17 million concealed carry permit holders

The ranks of gun owners with approved concealed carry permits has swollen to 17 million, and new legislation offered in the Senate Thursday would make it easier for them to carry their weapons across state lines.

Bolstered by a larger pro-gun caucus in the Senate, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is introducing his latest version of the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

"This bill focuses on two of our country’s most fundamental constitutional protections -- the Second Amendment’s right of citizens to keep and bear arms and the Tenth Amendment’s right of states to make laws best-suited for their residents," said Cornyn, a top Senate GOP leader.

(snip)

The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious gun owner to unknowingly run afoul of the law when they are traveling or temporarily living away from home," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA.

"Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines. We thank Senator Cornyn for his leadership on this important issue," Cox added.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/cornyn-offers-reciprocity-for-17-million-concealed-carry-permit-holders

Such sensible legislation would not pass the currently Dem-controlled House, but it stands as a beacon of freedom, waiting for when America once again wrests control of the House from the Democrats...

Ginsburg watch...

Ginsburg misses second day in a row at Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the Supreme Court bench for the second day in a row on Tuesday.

Chief Justice John Roberts noted Ginsburg’s absence when the justices took their seats for the second time in the new year.

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/424287-ginsburg-misses-second-day-in-a-row-at-supreme-court

A Joe Biden 2020 Campaign Would Be the Most Divisive Thing for the Democratic Field

The vice president's track record in Congress puts him on the wrong side of every issue that currently energizes his political party.

In one of his calls over the holidays, Mr. Biden repeated a variation of a line he has used publicly: “If you can persuade me there is somebody better who can win, I’m happy not to do it,” he said, according to the Democrat he spoke to, who shared the conversation on condition of anonymity to discuss a private talk. But then Mr. Biden said something he has not stated so bluntly in public: “But I don’t see the candidate who can clearly do what has to be done to win.”

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25782295/joe-biden-2020-democrats-divisive/

RUN, Joe, RUN!...

If the ocean refuses to warm as quickly as continually predicted, find something unique to blame...

The 'Little Ice Age' hundreds of years ago is STILL cooling the bottom of Pacific, researchers find

As much of the ocean responds to the rising temperatures of today’s world, the deep, dark waters at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean appear to be doing the exact opposite.

A Harvard study has found that parts of the deep Pacific may be getting cooler as the result of a climate phenomenon that occurred hundreds of years ago.

Around the 17th century, Earth experienced a prolonged cooling period dubbed the Little Ice Age that brought chillier-than-average temperatures to much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Though it’s been centuries since this all played out, researchers say the deep Pacific appears to lag behind the waters closer to the surface, and is still responding to the Little Ice Age.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6558285/Little-Ice-Age-hundreds-years-ago-cooling-bottom-Pacific-researchers-find.html

Yesterday I looked at an ad for a restored 23-window VW Bus with a 6-volt battery system...

… today I get an ad on DI from eBay, offering a 6-volt battery...

Manual pin setting! Brings back memories. I did this for two years to make some extra cash...

… in 1951-'52. Every rare once in a while, someone would release their ball early, while you were still setting the pins and you had to be alert and fast...

Had my car washed today. THIS did not happen...

My choice for the top three saddest classical music compositions...

Tomaso Albinoni, Adagio in G minor for violin, strings and organ...




Sir Edward Elgar, the "Nimrod" from his Enigma Variations...




Samuel Barber, Adagio for strings...




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