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The predictable answer: “let the people decide” and “it’s a vendetta”

The question: What did Senator Capito and our local Ogden newspapers say in 2016 about replacing a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year?

Senator Capito

As Senator Shelley Moore Capito awaits her Republican talking points on voting on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, I thought it might be informative to see what our senator said four years ago.

On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama introduced Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court. . . .

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September 19, 2020

Tuesday odds and ends

Trump the scientist, masks, supporting the troops

From the Lincoln Project

From earlier today:

The President as scientist

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September 15, 2020

Explaining the music at Trump events

Cluelessness? Their sense of irony surgically removed? Accidents? Trolling by event staff? All of the above?

I saw the following as I was reviewing Trump’s recent rallies -- it’s from the beginning of yesterday’s Trump rally in Michigan:

"It ain't me, it ain't me. I ain't no millionaire's son. . . .

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September 11, 2020

Their silence speaks loudly

What have our local congressman and local Ogden papers had to say about the Trump/veterans story?

I assume (unless Ogden papers are the only source of news) that most of my local readers are aware of the national news stories that has probably garnered the most attention since it broke on Thursday – The Atlantic’s investigation of President Trump’s attitudes towards veterans:

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September 05, 2020

Could it be Air Antifa?

Trump buys a three-month old conspiracy that even the Wheeling Intelligencer eventually realized was a hoax

In early June, many small/medium-sized cities, depending upon social media postings, worried that antifa was about to arrive in their city spreading violence and destruction. Antifa’s supposed arrival often coincided with scheduled protest events. In Wheeling, for instance, the possible confrontation with a protest rally brought about the . . .

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September 01, 2020

Looking for news

Local coffee drinkers, building the Mexican wall, an Alabama candidate, and the coronavirus

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Perhaps not as big as "seniors meeting for coffee," here are a couple of news stories that I found interesting in my travels around the Web.

Mexico is paying for the wall (that's Trump's story, and he's sticking with it.)

From yesterday’s Trump rally:

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August 29, 2020

Odds and ends from the final night of the Republican convention (with updates)

”I profoundly accept this nomination” *

Since 1984, I believe the clear leader has been the Ronald Reagan re-election committee’s use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as background for a group of on-stage dancing Republicans at that year's Republican convention. Last . . .

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August 28, 2020

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