Dick Polman comments on Jeb Bush’s decision to play the “Asian” card. Here’s a bit.

The GOP establishment’s designated big bucks receptacle has already misspoken, backtracked, and clarified so many times, I’ve lost count. But what he said on Monday at the Texas border was truly classic. While trying to mend fences with Hispanics, he said that he hadn’t meant to suggest that the slur term “anchor babies” applied to them. No, no. Here’s what he meant: “Frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into the country.”

Well, that clears things up. He hadn’t meant to smear Hispanics. He was trying to smear Asians.

And this guy is supposed to be the smart Bush.

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Still under 300k.

Unemployment applications dropped by 6,000 to 271,000 in the week ended Aug. 22, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.

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The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, rose to 272,500 from 271,500 in the prior week.

The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits increased by 13,000 to 2.27 million in the week ended Aug. 15. The unemployment rate among people eligible for benefits held at 1.7 percent. These data are reported with a one-week lag.

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Heh.

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Audrey Hepburn:

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

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I have a difficult time taking it seriously when the national office of a frat suspends a local chapter for, you know, acting like frat boys.

Aside:

When I was a young ‘un, back in the olden days, I knew some ‘Nus on my own college campus up the road a piece. It is good to see that some things haven’t changed.

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Firing in the skies:

Prosecutors charged a 33-year-old Cape May County man in the shooting down of a drone with a shotgun.

Russell Percenti allegedly shot at the remote-control aircraft as it flew over his neighbor’s home on the 1000 block of Seaside Drive in Erma, Lower Township, in September of last year, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Via The Guardian.

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. . . as long it remains behind closed doors.

It amazes how the letter-writer manages to conflate a pregnant lady wishing to continue working at her job as long as she can with “political correctness.”

Her doing so supports the argument that persons who complain about “political correctness” want nothing more than a license to be nasty without penalty.

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Politeness is a family affair.

North College Hill police said the child’s 17-year-old brother was pulling the magazine oh (sic) his handgun when the weapon fired a bullet that hit a wall, grazing the 11-year-old on the right side.

The kid may have been using a magazine, but authorities are throwing the book at him.

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Bumper Sticker:

Via Juanita Jean.

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Hesiod:

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

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Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Osprey in tree with fishin talons

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Aside:

Anchor babies” exist only in the fetid imaginations of racists and bigots.

If someone you know–including someone running for public office–starts to babble about “anchor babies,” back away, slowly. He or she is so taken with hate as to be beyond reason.

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For the Iran deal:  Diplomats, Generals, Scientists.  Against the Irag deal:  Architects of the Iraq War.

Via Job’s Anger.

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Yes indeedy-do. Nothing says “Christmas” quite like the flag of secession, subjugation, and slavery.

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In a magnificent example of f(l)ail, Ashley Madison has decided that its users’ information is copyright and is issuing DMCA take-down notices to try to scrub it from the web.

Afterthought:

As a money-making enterprise, Ashley Madison is toast, and soggy toast at that.

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Pan-handler holding out hat next to sign  showing

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The tipping point.

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