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Thad Cochran’s Pyrrhic Win

A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with such a devastating cost that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way; however, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit (another term for this would be “hollow victory”). — from Wikipedia I keep some things in a little…

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I Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s America So Now You Have To

What if America didn’t exist? That’s the premise of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie America: Imagine the world without her. (Find a theatre near you.) Last Wednesday, my wife took Samantha, Jordan, and me to see the movie to kick off Independence Day weekend. Even without the movie, this July 4th was special for me. My son, Jack, re-enlisted…

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Chamber Royale

 Lynd:  So as charming as you are, Mister Bond, I’ll be keeping my eye on the government’s money and off your  perfectly formed arse. Bond: You noticed. Lynd: Even accountants have imaginations. — from Casino Royale, 2006 You have to ask “why?” Why would national Republicans like Roy Blunt, Ann Wagner, Billy Long, and Jason…

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10 Missouri Candidates No One Told You About

How many times have you thought, “I really don’t care for the Republican, but I’ll never vote for a Democrat?” How does that thought make you feel? Weak or strong? Impotent or powerful? Eager or dispirited? Do you know why you feel forced to choose between the lesser of two evils? Because you want to.…

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The Masque of the Red Death – American Style

The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the…

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Not All Lies Are Meant To Fool

What line of work was Tony Soprano in?  Waste management. Did Tony Soprano expect people to believe he was in waste management? No. Tony Soprano expected people realize he was a wise guy and treat him with due respect–or what you and I call fear. Some lies are meant to make the liar seem more…

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We Are the RINOs

You, dear reader, and I are the RINOs. We can now stop calling the crony capitalists and their legislative puppets RINO. They are the TRUE Republicans. It’s their party; a lobbyist bought it for them, not for us. They own it. We are the impostors, the fakes, the interlopers into an intimate mating dance between the…