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dammit, I forgot to add this to the bottom of the emailed version of this piece:

"folks, a word on a different subject before I let you go: we’re doing some quarterly fundraising at my other venture, The Smirking Chimp. I’m leery of even mentioning it because if you’re one of the people paying to support my own writing here, you’re already doing god’s work and you’re already doing more than enough to help out. but if you’ve got five dollars that you absolutely wouldn’t miss and you do feel like supporting the Chimp, well, that just makes you twice the hero. the donation link is here ( https://bit.ly/3JN4abs ), or you can go straight to paypal ( https://bit.ly/3Tc6f30 ). if you need no further convincing. and if you don’t care to donate, that’s totally cool, too, and we will not speak of this again. in fact, we never had this conversation. thanks for listening and that’s it from me for now."

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This is why I subscribe to these postings. Jeff says out loud exactly what I am thinking.

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I’m only mad at Hillary because she didn’t win the election; instead we’re living in an “alternate universe” that belongs to Donald Trump. As far as Hunter Biden, today’s Miami Herald has an article titled: “Three House Committees Gear Up to Investigate Hunter Biden”....like, REALLY? What the fuck HAVE they been doing all this time? The three talking-points of the mid-terms: “inflation, immigration, and crime” that House GOP candidates campaigned on all but disappeared like a Lance Burton magic trick. Politics and News have intertwined with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight so that nothing substantial or important ever gets done by the GOP House. What a shit-show. I hope the Dems can take the House back!

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John Edwards did embrace his illegitimate child after having done everything in the world to deny her existence. So, admirable, yes. But he knew and cared about the mother. Hunter just appeared in court recently to reduce the $20,000 a month child support the court ordered him to pay based on paternity and his income at the time, and it was reduced. The mother pushed hard for him to give the Biden name to the child. I don't know what the right thing to do is about this but sorry, there are tons of men who don't support nor ever see the children they thought they wanted at one time. I say Hunter's got to hvae a lot more to him than many to withstand the onslaught of Republican faux self-righteousness, as one after the other of them is convicted for sexual predation, many times of the underaged and a complete denial they did so until all the evidence is published. And Barron Trump is freakishly tall but there's something else one could wonder about him. Oh, but he's a child, freakishly tall or not. Hunter is also someone's child.

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She sat through HOURS of questioning and never once pled the 5th.

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Hunter Biden took responsibility for his actions. Donald Trump will throw his own kids under a bus to save himself if it ever comes to that. Hell, he forgets Barron is even his and took his lap dogs to a World Series game instead of his own son.

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MoDo is a nasty piece of work, and I’ve always felt her columns are hateful at worst, trying-too-hard posturing at best. She’s highly overrated as a writer and a thinker.

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It's past time for the media as a whole to take a quick peek at just how many people no longer trust them to give them the news. Instead they're either "bothsidesing" any given issue, despite it being obvious there is no other side that's equivalent, or they're trumpeting either the latest outrage to spew from MTG (or whomever), or failing to mention even in passing any of Biden's successes.

No, instead of real news we get to hear all about the latest Hunter Biden peccadillo, or other nonsense.

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Funny, those conservatives. Long before Barron Trump, I seem to remember Rush Limburger (may he forever burn in hell) running a character assassination campaign against a very young Chelsea Clinton. The deplorables couldn't pile on quickly enough then.

The GOP has always operated under the principle of, "What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable." Democrats need to stop squabbling over details, compromise with other Democrats, and vote these GOPers into impotence. After that we can work out the differences and finer points. We are in a civil war that must be fought at the polls.

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but the media has a liberal bias...

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Thanks Jeff for reminding folks of what passes for intelligence and logic these days.

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so THIS: "Individual-1 Junior — who quite publicly dumped his wife and five children for a pneumatic floatation device older than his second stepmother " ROFLMAO (if anyone on here remembers what THAT means...)

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She believes she is one of those high achievers who should not be eclipsed, (as if my cat hasn’t done that repeatedly in the litter box). Thx

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FWIW, Beau and Hunter were *critically injured* as toddlers, but survived the incident. And their little sister died in the accident. Hunter was almost 3 years old when this happened.

Before I had kids, I thought kids didn't really become "people" or display any personality until they're 3 or 4 years old, and wouldn't remember anything from that time, so wouldn't be affected by anything that happened to them before that time.

Nope. Now I know that personality is pretty much 100% evident at about 6 weeks after birth, and everything affects them. Nature, yes, but also nurture, from very early on, and big. When my kids were 3, their younger siblings were the biggest things in their lives. No way would the instantaneous disappearance of your mom and sister not wreck you one way or another.

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This too is why I subscribe. Jeff meticulously compiles and exemplifies sordid facts, and presents them on a perceptive silver platter--Sparing no spice! 🌶🌶🌶

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Preach!

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