How I Came to Inhabit This Body

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From A Wayfarer’s Notes:

Most days, I walk down the Ledborough Road, to observe in passing the extraordinary variety of human life-forms on display. Suddenly the “brotherhood of all mankind” comes into my head. As usual, I’m glad to be me, thankful indeed. But then I reflect that my birth was no more of my choosing than theirs was to them. I don’t believe in karma and past lives, not even the separation of body and soul; but it does seem to us, or perhaps it’s embedded in our language, that a soul is planted into a foetus some time between conception and taking our first breath.

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Citizens United, Michael Moore in the Comments Section-2

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

In response to my comments under the Paul Mulshine article, Reverse Citizens United and jail Michael Moore? – Liberals are confused on campaign funding, the following exchange took place:

MorrisCntyTom replied to Mulshine’s article:

The essence of “free speach” was as a CITIZEN you didn’t have to worry about the thugs coming to get you for stating your opinion.

Once you pay for something it’s no longer “free” I mean that’s basic commons sense. Boiled down to it’s essence what the ruling says is the more money you have the more FREE SPEECH you have.

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Of Boners and Weiners

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

So sometimes we chuckle about a “Friday news dump”, but thanks to the internet and the 24/7 news-cycle, this is actually kind of jokey anymore, right? Like, if someone just casually dropped a sketchy information-grenade on a Friday afternoon like “Hello, there is more to a story on which you’ve already obsessed”, we could still imagine the news folks to be all over it like ants on a spit-out Jolly Rancher, right?

And so it came to pass that FBI Director James Comey loogied a watermelon Rancher (this is a thoughtful and not-biased reading of what happened, but I’m an angry partisan, so…) at the House GOP, who just freaking ant-swarmed. (Because they would.) Their line: The case is reopened (that’s not how that wor….) because new evidence about Hillary’ Clinton’s server (that’s Secretary Clinton’s, wait, it doesn’t even have to do with her serv…) had electronic congress with the devices once owned by (drumroll) Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin who might have had stuff forwarded to his laptop because it was hooked up to a printer because for some godforsaken reason, olds like stuff printed out on paper to read.

But what we do know is that the additional emails weren’t stored on Clinton’s server nor did she send them, and wow! I really don’t find myself as interested in the story here, as in the timing.

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Hayden Gone, Hillary Here, Outreach Bah, Money Talks

Tim Kaine as
“Cafeteria Catholic”

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From T. Paine at Saving Common Sense:

The Archbishop of Kansas City, Joseph F. Naumann, posted an excellent article on his diocesan website on October 14th regarding the Democrat nominee for Vice President, Tim Kaine. Senator Kaine professes to be a Catholic, but like many elected Democrat officials, he also takes the politically expedient viewpoint of being pro-abortion. It is something that has long troubled me as these folks DO know better.

Now I would expect Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to be militantly “pro-choice” in every aspect possible, but when supposed Catholic folks like Nancy Pelosi, John Biden, John Kerry, or Tim Kaine take a pro-abortion stance, it would seem to me that they are trading what their faith teaches them to be right and true for the thirty pieces of silver that Democrat political viability demands.

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Begin The Gingrich Rules Countdown Clock

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From driftglass:

Sure, watching a publicly disgraced con man and serial adulterer like Newton Leroy “Advocate of civilization, defender of civilization, teacher of the rules of civilization, arouser of those who form civilization, organizer of the pro-civilization activists, and leader (possibly) of the civilizing forces.” Gingrich…

…appear on a television network which until recently had been run as the personal brothel of disgraced liar and serial sexual predator Roger Ailes…

…in order get pissy with Megyn Kelly about her “fascination” with sex and her lack of ethics…

…was epic.

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