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Tim and Bernie's warnings

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

 Yeats ,1919



Letter to the Editor

A Home run

A good mix of nuts& bolts and aspirations.

I won't go down the path of whether it would have been better with Bernie. What should concern us is whether she wants  what we want her to want.

And whether we think she can get it.

Well with respect to the second, probably not.  Probably no one  could. But at least as she leaves the starting gate tonight she's heading in the right direction.

It was more than "good enough" it was pretty darn good. If you'll pardon the intense language. 

Just a link

tis not as deep as a well

nor as wide as a church door  but tis enough, twill do*

Night two  twill do.

As you think of Bill's reminiscence ,right now, you're smiling.   

Well at least I am. So that'll have to do. Do you remember anything about last week that makes you smile? Does "lock her up" do that? Or do you feel vaguely dirty? As if you see someone being beaten up, who deserved it. But enough already.

Day 1 was a success!

Despite where we started from, where we ended was quite OK.I'll take it !

Kaine,Catholicism and grammatical tricks

I was started down this path by the juxtaposition of two OGD links included  in  Michael's Freak Out Thread :

 Al Franken's MSNBC interview and a  Hillary ad . Franken described Kaine as a "progressive Catholic" ; the ad purported to show the children listening to Trump's tasteless insults to women who'd  outraged him by expecting  him to answer questions.

Those damn emails

 FBI director Comey contributed to Obama’s opponents in each of his  elections:  August 2008, $2,300 to John McCain ; 2012 ,$5000 ( the maximum )to Mitt Romney .Also $2,500 to Susan Brooks (Ind.), Brooks went on to win a House seat.

Just the facts, mam..


Burlington mayoral election, 1981

Bernie Sanders (I) – 4,330 (43.43%)

Gordon Paquette (D) – 4,320 (43.32%)

Richard Bove (I) - 1,091 (11.76%)

Joe McGrath (I) - 139 (1.50%)


Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,942 (52.12%)

Judy Stephany (D) – 4,086 (30.68%)

James Gilson (R) – 2,292 (17.21%)


Bernie Sanders (I) – 5,760 (56.09%)

Brian D. Burns (D) – 3,275 (31.89%)

Diane Gallagher (I) – 1,234 (12.0

The email number was 110

at least so far.

Hillary's "arrogant,selfish actions "   (Maureen Dowd) "contaminated......Barack Obama etc. etc.etc." by not  volunteering that there were  110 emails  with classified information among those she turned over to State.

And "at least 3 " more classified emails among not turned over to State.

This is nonsense.

Neither State,the do nothing  Congress,  the FBI  nor us should be wasting time discussing 113 "classified" emails even if they were all classified for deep security reasons.

And maybe they were.

Or not.

The Dallas families have had a terrible loss

of the officers who were killed  doing their job.

So have the families now waiting in anxiety for their wounded family member to recover.

My heart goes out to them all.



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