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Toward a Theory of Dumb Guys

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On April 23, 2019
David Roth’s summary of Jon Gruden is outstanding: One of the most common misunderstandings about Dumb Guys is that they are not capable of doing things. This is false. They can and in fact absolutely love to do complicated-sounding things like scheme and intrigue. They may not do those things well, and will generally do […]
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I have written before about Man of The Year, a sort of fascinatingly godawful movie about how a late-show host DISRUPTS American politics with a campaign based on reading Ron Fournier columns interspersed with painfully unfunny jokes. But, hey, nobody says bad movies can’t be prescient: Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory […]

Easter Horror

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On April 21, 2019

Beyond my ability to comprehend: As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packe

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The Assange Collusion

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On April 19, 2019
Marcy Wheeler observed recently that one reason Mueller couldn’t establish a criminal conspiracy involving Russia and the Trump campaign was that the Trump campaign was able to deal legally with Russian intelligence’s cutout: Again: Barr lied when he said the report found no collusion. The report found no illegal conspiracy. What Stone did was coordinate, […]
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Some things can only be introduced by a parody of a parody: Just read this interesting NY TIimes piece on Attorney General Bill Barr’s principled integrity. That even the Liberal Media is saying it (certainly no fans of Trump), just shows how desperate to validate their RUSSIA conspiracy #theresistance has become. https://t.co/OCgImCYrfd pic.twitter.com/YH9288yimt — Glem […]
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