Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blogline of the Day – foregone opportunity ahead for the GOP?

by Skip May 10, 2017

Remorse after The Day of Reckoning (Nov 8, 2018)? Unless things change, the GOP is going to look back on 2017-2019 as a wasted opportunity, which is exactly opposite of how Democrats remember 2009-2011. Sure, there have been a bunch of GOP sponsored bills passed on eliminating

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And I always thought it was my first “christening” shot at my boys’ new basketball hoop

by Skip May 10, 2017

and coming down hard on my heels and jarred my back after not playing for a long time. But maybe another reason for the herniated disks I had that forced me, years ago, to have to use a cane to walk? Statin Use Increases Odds of Back Disorder: Cohort Study. “In a large observational study of […]

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Data Point – Gun Gap

by Skip May 10, 2017

“But there was a time when gun owners weren’t so overwhelmingly Republican. In 1976, 50 percent of Republicans, 48 percent of independents, and 45 percent of Democrats owned a gun. That changed in the 1980s and 1990s. By 2000, 30 percent of independents and only 27 percent of Democrats reported having a gun in the home. […]

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Another “Global Warming” Beat-Down on the French Wine Crop

by Steve MacDonald May 10, 2017

Regular readers may recall that the prognosis for last year’s French wine crop was not good. A series of late April freezes coated vines with ice that froze and killed new buds. Early reports from the Loire were not hopeful. “In the memory of vignerons, there are two major freezes: 1991 and 1994. This is on […]

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Beware the snake bearing an apple

by Skip May 10, 2017

(H/T: Lucianne)

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As the House Considers Reps Behaving Badly

by Ellen Kolb May 10, 2017

The day’s investigative festivities in a New Hampshire House committee bring to mind Part I, Article 38 of the New Hampshire Constitution. Social Virtues Inculcated. A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, industry, frugality, and all the social virtues, are indispensably necessary to preserve […]

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