RummagingBedouin

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  1. I'm surprised there hasn't been a move by some to have Obama run for Prez in 2020.
  2. What a disappointment Wall Drug was. In the late 70's on a trip through South Dakota we stopped at Wall Drug. Thought it was going to be a real out of the way small town drug store. It was no more than a damn WalMart. The Corn Palace in Mitchell SD was pretty cool, though.
  3. This anti-trans rule hasn't worked out too well. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/24/texas-policy-forces-transgender-teen-boy-to-wrestle-against-female-athletes-at-state-championship/?utm_term=.488aad96c4a3#comments On Friday, Mack Beggs, an undefeated high school wrestler from Texas, will compete at the girl’s state tournament in suburban Houston. But unlike the rest of the teen’s female competitors, Beggs, 17, is a boy. For more than a year, the teen, who was born a girl, has been transitioning from female to male with the help of testosterone therapy. Beggs’ participation — and dominance — in the girls’ league has spurred consternation among some in the Dallas region, including a lawsuit filed by an unhappy parent, who argued that if Beggs identifies as a boy he should have to wrestle other boys. And Beggs would, his family told the Dallas Morning News, if he could, but the rules won’t allow it. That’s because last year, some 95 percent of Texas superintendents voted in favor of an amendment to the constitution of the University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for public school athletics, that requires student athletes to compete as the gender listed on their birth certificate, the Dallas Morning News reported at the time.
  4. I'm not sure how this will effect the Supreme Court hearing in March about Gavin Grimm. Gavin lives in Gloucester County, VA which is where I live. He's a terrific young man. A couple of years ago Ms RB and I attended a school board meeting in support of Gavin. A lot of people spoke up and the vile things some people said about him were truly disgusting.
  5. At least O'Reilly is self aware.
  6. A couple of years ago when I was in Utah I was driving back to Moab from a trail head when a deer ran from the roadside brush smack into the side of my car. I was afriad it was badly injured and I would have to figure out how to put it out of its misery. Luckily, when I was able to go back to the spot, I saw the deer bounding through trees on the other side of the road. I had a similar experience as bbb some years ago but the deer didn't survive and caused several hundred dollars in damage to the front of my car.
  7. My favorites. Real leaks but fake news and asking the black reporter to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Oops, one more, the Electoral College victory mantra.
  8. I've felt the same way for awhile. Cognitive dissonance.
  9. If Jim is one of the smartest what does that say about the rest of us?
  10. Happy birthday, Jim.
  11. Miller kept looking to his right while he was talking. Strange.
  12. Watched some clips of his Sunday interviews. A true believer. That guy is scary.
  13. Making sense of what Spicer said. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/making-sense-of-the-spicer-story Governments lie, about things big and small. We know this. They lie especially when they are in the midst of being engulfed in a major scandal. This is usually clear at the time. But it can also be very hard to prove. What was most conspicuous about Sean Spicer's afternoon press conference was not that so many of his claims were likely false but that the White House seemed like it hadn't even taken the time yet to get its story together.
  14. Great news. That's a terrific area. My daughter lives in Carrboro, right next to Chapel Hill. We try to get down there every so often so maybe we can coordinate visits. Another plus for you.