Misunderestimated

As one who underestimated Donald Trump’s campaign until the moment Wisconsin got called, I’m doing a lot of retroactive learning. And there are sources to a lot of that in this piece . Long pullquote: Some have argued that President Trump’s recent State of the Union speech was designed […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Contraindicated

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: When the gun grabbers want to push gun control, they decry 30,000 gun violence deaths per year. But wait, 20,000 of them are old white men committing suicide and 10,000 are young black men killing each other in the hood. The causes are […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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A Time For Calling BS

A Time For Calling BS

This flyer was apparently slipped under peoples’ doors in Cedar Riverside – a Minneapolis neighborhood with a large Somali population – “an hour before the caucuses” this past Tuesday: Give it a read. I don’t know about you, but to me it reads like someone who wants to caricature […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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This is Modern “Feminism”

This is Modern “Feminism”

Former state representative Phyllis Kahn, commenting on Minnesota public radio’s upcoming pledge week: I, myself, have chosen to remember how Garrison Keillor treated… … Well, everybody. By all accounts, Keillor was obsequious to those he saw as his “superiors” – presidents, governors (provided they were Democrats) and stars – […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Proportion

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: The Dow dropped the most points ever! Trump should stay away ! Rubbish. The Dow dropped 666 points to close at 25,520 . An article from Obama’s time, 2015, shows the 10 worst drops in history . His was number 10. The analysts […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Predictable

For a few years, I listened to the NPR comedy game show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me – a tongue-in-cheek program that features a panel of dubious celebrities answering current-events questions to win prizes for members of the audience. The host is the razor-sharp Peter Segel. Sure, the condo […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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More Crumbs

Chipotle rolls out bennies, bonuses to hourly employees: The company is rolling out benefits reaching all of its 71,000 employees, including special cash and stock bonuses and enhanced paid and parental leave. Qualified hourly employees and salaried restaurant employees will receive a special one-time cash bonus of up to […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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