Impeachment: A Backward Primer

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As the header photo from the Babylon Bee notes, the execrable Adam Schiff actually argued for impeachment over elections. Why, the results can’t be trusted!  This from people who do all they can to promulgate election fraud.

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Guns And Liberty, Part 1: 2020

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I last updated this series of articles in 2019, and will continue to update it yearly.  Times and the political climate are ever-changing, but the compelling reasons human beings need firearms never change. One can easily argue those needs have never been more urgent, and more and more Americans, including those that never before considered becoming gun owners–including progressives–bought arms in incredible numbers, particularly during the Obama years. The prospect of President Hillary Clinton, who promised to work for gun control every day, also drove a historic run on gun dealers. New monthly and yearly records for federally required background checks–each one signaling the purchase of one or more guns–were being regularly set. Best estimates place the number of guns in the hands of Americans at more than 300 million–one for every man, woman and child–though the true number is surely higher.  With the election of Donald Trump, the boom slowed.  But with the approach of the 2020 election, and with Democrat/Socialist/Communist gun grabbers telegraphing their intentions, most recently in Virginia, gun owners are more aware than ever that powerful people are determined to disarm them, and they aren’t going to let trifles like the Constitution stop them.

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John Bolton: The Media Wonders–UPDATED

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Regular readers know I have changed my once-relatively high opinion of Chris Wallace of Fox News.  Over the last several years, I’ve seen him transmogrify from a mostly non-biased reporter to a mostly D/S/C partisan.  This story from Fox News tends to suggest I’m on the right track:

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Sunday Funnies, 01-26-20

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But most of all, we’re going to impeach him for being TRUMP!  This is a real accomplishment…

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The Impeachment Narrative: That’s Their Point

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I am not, gentle readers, going to fall into the brain cell destroying trap of commenting moment by moment on the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.  That way lays madness.  But to begin the weekend, just a few thoughts on the state of our politics, circa January, 2020.  As proof, I refer you to the header tweet of this article.  Jennifer Rubin is The Washington Post’s token “conservative.”  She’s conservative only in comparison to the rest of the staff of The Washington Post, which places her far left of center, at best.  She began at Never Trump and has since rapidly descended toward Stalinism.

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Electric Vehicles: Long Live The Green Revolution

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It’s time once again, gentle readers, to review the state of Electric vehicles, particularly in light of the 2020 election. First, however, let’s visit Arstechnica.com for a sort of update on the current state of EVs, post-Chevy Volt.  As regular readers may recall, I wrote about the demise of the Volt, the brave new harbinger of inevitable change, on 11-30-18.

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July 10, 2019: Erik Scott–A Sad Anniversary

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Erik Scott

In our connected world, we make previously unimaginable connections.  We make friends we will never meet, yet those friendships grow and are, in most ways, as real as those that enjoy personal contact.  We learn about the lives of others from far away, and their stories become a part of us.  Such was the case with Erik Scott and me.

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I find myself in my final semester of a long teaching career, reflecting on two things: cynicism and laziness.  Lily Tomlin said “no matter how cynical I get, I can’t keep up.”  I suspect as long as one keeps a firm grasp on reality, a regular dose of cynicism is not only healthy, but essential to survival.  Mark Twain’s admonition that anyone that likes sausage or politics should never watch either being made, is textbook cynicism, but holds true even today.  I’ve no doubt I am blessed, and despite the whining of doomsayers, we live in magical, good times, interesting—in the sense of the ancient Chinese curse—though they are.

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