Hugh Hewitt: “I’m voting for Bernie Sanders…”

On “Meet the Press” yesterday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said he was voting for Bernie Sanders—in the Virginia Democrat presidential primary election on March 3rd, 2020.  Virginia has an open primary, where voters can vote in the primary of any party.  He went on to say he was not engaged in “calculated voting” but preferred an “authentic, traditional socialist” to “all the people who are just pretending to be”.

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To maintain equilibrium, please call me …

Your royal highness. I figure since the royal formally know as Prince won’t be needing it anymore this should be okay. I want you to all know that I will treat you all in the same way I treat everyone beneath my rank. Don’t expect to be invited to tea anytime soon.

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A Wee Bit of Humour this Late Saturday Night: Scottish Army Ration (MRE)

There is a curious subculture on YouTube of exploring and, sometimes at great personal risk, taste-testing military rations, sometimes from wars fought long before the tester/taster was born.  Big Clive was motivated to contribute to this genre, and posted this taste test of one of the last MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) prepared by the Scottish Army before it was assimilated into the British armed forces.  All of the major food groups a proper Scotsman should require are provided: sugar, alcohol, carbohydrates, nicotine, and plutonium.

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TOTD 2020-1-18: Buying the President

There was an interesting book called “Selling the President 1968”. Now there needs to be a new book “Buying the President 2020”. Steyer and Bloomberg are pouring money in an effort to buy the office. Bloomberg is even saying he will continue running ads to destroy Trump if he doesn’t get the nomination. This is terrible for the country. I saw a clip of Democrats throwing out their principles because Bloomberg was throwing money their way. They would be up in arms if the rich person was on the other side. I want to believe the electorate are smart enough but I worry. A 100 million here and a 100 million there and you get to be talking about serious money.

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TOTD 2020-1-16: Beware of the Ides of January

1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
1970 An Evil Man is Born
1976 “Donny & Marie” [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1991 Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War
1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe, Japan and kills 5,372
2020 Impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump begins in the Senate
Almost all came from this site.

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Rice Cookers: They Do it with a Magnet!

Back in May, 2018, we had a post here about rice cookers.  That was about a very high-end unit, but the bottom of the line products often used a remarkably clever means to cook perfect rice every time, regardless of variables such as the kind of rice, altitude, initial temperature of the water, and the exact quantities of rice and water (within reasonable limits) put into the cooker.  Here is a Technology Connections video about how they did it.

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A Feminist View of Guns

Somehow, I don’t think this talk will be pro-gun.

Senior Lecturer Caroline Light, who is Director of Harvard’s Undergraduate Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, will give a historical view on visual depictions of armed femininity and discuss her writings on “America’s love affair with lethal self-defense.” Light refreshments will be served.... [Read More]

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