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trump, trump, rhymes with chump, wedge his whities in a lump...

The recent closing of the New York Military Academy has provided armchair psychologists with an illuminating anecdote from the formative years of the Republican front runner

. According to a person familiar with the facts, when the school closed, files from the guidance counselor previously held in strict confidentiality were inadvertently consigned to a dumpster instead of being shredded as intended. They were retrieved.

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If Greece owes money to Germany, doesn't Germanuy owe money to Greece?



On a morning when we learn that you may lend to Greece at ten percent more per annum than a loan to Germany, may we not enquire as to the relative equities between these parties if history is weighed in the balance?


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Donald Trump:"Sure, I paid $50 for each cheering extra. It was cheap. I rent people all the ime."

-- There'll be another 50 for 'em when they upload a video that shows them voting for me in the primary, It's called disintermediation, and it's the sharing economy, pal.

Why should I spend a fortune on PR when I can just go straight to the target demographic and cut a deal with each individual? It's the American way.

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The Federal Police Inspector General is conducting random audits

Well, at least that's what we might wish for, starting with the creation of such an office...

 In point of more specific fact, the epidemic of citizen journalism that has broken out to the effect that atrocities as old as the emergence of municipal police forces from the gang substrates that prece

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McCutcheon: Chief Justice Roberts chooses institutional over party loyalty.

This is not entirely unexpected, as his title is, after all, Chief Justice.  Still (Taney, C.J., and Rhenquist C.J., egregor), not every U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice in history as been similarly virtuous.
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I am morally humiliated. How 'bout you?

Chris Matthews says that the American People are morally humiliated when, in Syria, ISIS burns an allied pilot alive, or in Libya a gang not actually part of the Islamic State (but soi-disant nonetheless), beheads 45 Egyptians for being Christian.

And that's before today's episode in Iraq, where some captured members of the Iraqi government forces were burned alive.

There is not a moment's introspection into the monstrous hubris this entails.  

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Gitmo detainees claiming innocence--where are the polygraphs?



When the CIA wants to know if a person is telling the truth, it brings out "the box". No, not some kinda torture device, . The polygraph machine (in the hands of a competent operator).


Parenthetically, similar resort to technology is common when district attorneys are deciding whether a report of a crime is veridical, or when Walmart is experiencing excessive "inventory shrinkage" and wants to sort out the honest from dishonest warehouse workers.

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Did young Barack Obama play with toy soldiers?



I ask because his tortured relationship with his Defense Secretaries is destined to become the topic of more than one PhD dissertation in coming years.

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Christmas in Calcutta, 10021



"Any help you could give us, or any food, we would really appreciate".


Accompanied by two beautiful girls of grade school age, a father was addressing the passengers on the Lexington Avenue Express as it made its way from 59th Street (Bloomingdale's) to 86th St. (Gracie M ansion). By my relatively crude reckoning, we were just then under the streets of the zip code 10021, which for your information is the wealthiest in the country.



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Jollyroger admits that he did work his way through stripper school as a lawyer, but since graduating he has rehabilitated himself, and profits no longer from the misfortune of his brothers, but from the lust of his sisters instead. He is currently on the 60 day DL (too fat); Until he is called back up to the show, he is temping as an inventor.


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