Interesting Bits

12/03/2016 5:31

Nation Shocked Christians Have Christian Beliefs

“We’re not saying people can’t be Christians,” a Seattle woman said in a Facebook comment. “This is a free country, after all. But when Christians decide to actually have Christian beliefs about things—I’m sorry, that’s just too far.”

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12/03/2016 1:03

Hope FBI Looks Into This

The State of Pennsylvania released the personal information of GOP electors, leading to a wave of emails and phone calls which at least one elector described as “total harassment.  (If Trump people were doing this, the MSM would be covering it 24-hours a day.)

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12/03/2016 11:03

10 Things Journalists Did Wrong in 2016

 Only Ten. Really had to trim the list. Could easily have been 50.

 Hello: This is not a new problem. The media have been functioning as an arm of the Democratic Party for several years. Some are only willing to acknowledge it now because Trump’s win was such shock to them, and because many made their partisan loyalties explicit in 2016. But the profession has been corrupt for a long time, and remains so, from top to bottom.

2. Journalists ignored the basics. Who, What, When, Where, Why, How. Journalists were far too busy telling their audience what to think about about the candidates and the issues than to bother with telling them what was actually going on. Not one of the high-minded essays in the Nieman anthology grasps this point. Journalists neglected the basics in favor of punditry.

3. Journalists were blinded by hate. After Trump’s final rally in New Hampshire, the country’s elite journalists were more interested in whether Tom Brady had really voted for Trump or Bill Belichick had really written him a letter than in the fact that Trump had just made an explicit appeal to working-class voters, something you almost never see Republicans do. They hated Trump so much that they simply could not listen to what he was saying except to find gaffes with which to punish him.

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12/03/2016 7:43

News From My Home State

 Jupiter woman throws squid at boyfriend outside bagel shop (Florida, you gotta like it)

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12/02/2016 10:01

Guess Trump Can Take Credit for This Too

Buoyed by renewed economic confidence following the presidential election, Americans snapped up new vehicles at a rapid pace in November, giving the U.S. auto industry a chance of breaking its all-time record for full-year sales.

With stocks hitting record highs following Donald Trump's victory, easy credit, strong employment and a solid housing market, vehicle shoppers had little reason to hesitate in the showroom.

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12/02/2016 7:54

This Will Really Upset Some Libs

Ford Open to Deals With Trump to Keep Jobs in U.S., CEO Says. (Wow, that Make American Prosperous Again is already working) 

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12/02/2016 1:45

Europe Was Warned

Study: Migrants Insulating Themselves From European Culture, Not Integrating

(Probably the migrants are becoming jihadists, not Europeans)

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12/02/2016 9:02

Never thought I'd see This

A Salon writer - yes, Salon - writes am excellent story praising Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The world has turned upside down.

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12/02/2016 8:48

Tiger: Made Some Silly Mistakes

 For a brief instant, it appeared that Tiger Woods  had spent the last 15 months quietly cobbling together some sort of Bahamian time machine.

The irons were accurate, the chips were crisp. The birdie putts fell – first one, then another, then another.

(He said some mistakes hurt his round.But after a 15 months layoff he may be a bit rusty. Nice to see him back on the greens though.)

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12/02/2016 7:44

Labor Force Participation Remains Low

According to the November jobs report, the labor force participation rate ticked down to 62.7% from 62.8% in October.

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12/01/2016 2:22

A Dream Come True

Just gets better and better. We will soon have a man with the nickname of "Mad Dog" as Secretary of Defense. Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for the post.

Enjoyed this quote of his: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” (This might be especially good advice in Washington D.C.)

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12/01/2016 1:04

Those Trump Backers Strike Again...

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12/01/2016 12:51

Trump Is Driving Liberals Wild

But I have to hand it to The Donald. He’s doing great so far, and it’s just killing the liberals. Which makes it even greater.

And his other picks? Awesome! So Betsy De Vos is supposed to be awful because she’s going to insist that public schools actually teach all our kids, not just the ones in liberal enclaves? Because she’s going to insist on due process for college students busted for studying while male? Because her brother formed a company that shoots terrorists? Blackwater founder and American hero Erik Prince mixed capitalism with killing jihadis, which makes liberals cry. It makes me want a Marlboro and a cuddle.

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12/01/2016 9:17

Appears Universe is Fine-Tuned for Life

An objective look, however, at just two of the most dramatic discoveries of astronomy — big bang cosmology and planets around other stars (exoplanets) — suggests the opposite. We seem to be cosmically special, perhaps even unique — at least as far as we are likely to know for eons.

The first result — the anthropic principle — has been accepted by physicists for 43 years. The universe, far from being a collection of random accidents, appears to be stupendously perfect and fine-tuned for life. The strengths of the four forces that operate in the universe — gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear interactions (the latter two dominate only at the level of atoms) — for example, have values critically suited for life, and were they even a few percent different, we would not be here. The most extreme example is the big bang creation: Even an infinitesimal change to its explosive expansion value would preclude life. The frequent response from physicists offers a speculative solution: an infinite number of universes — we are just living in the one with the right value. But modern philosophers such as Thomas Nagel and pioneering quantum physicists such as John Wheeler have argued instead that intelligent beings must somehow be the directed goal of such a curiously fine-tuned cosmos.

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12/01/2016 7:42

In France, the Terrorists Have Won

After the Kouachi brothers slaughtered Charlie Hebdo's journalists, they ran out into the street and cried: "We have avenged Muhammad. We killed Charlie Hebdo." Two years later, it appears that they won. They succeeded in silencing the last European magazine still ready to defend freedom of expression from Islamism.

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12/01/2016 7:25

If Trump Backers Were Doing This...

More Electoral College Death Threats

A college student from Michigan said Wednesday that he has received death threats after being chosen to cast an Electoral College vote for his state in December.

Although the presidential election was won by Donald Trump on November 8, it's not official until December 19, when all 538 members of the Electoral College will come together to cast their votes.
Michael Banerian, the youth vice-chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, will be one of his state's 16 electors. The honor of being selected, a role typically bestowed to recognize a person's service and dedication to their political party, has come at a price, Banerian told CNN's Brianna Keilar .

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