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Posted By: cThree, 7/12/2020 7:27:07 AM

Like baboons showing their rears to zoogoers, the election of President Trump caused the rotting institutions of America to reveal their least attractive features. The press has engaged in nonstop lying without remorse. The premier educational institutions have revealed their Marxist colors and disdain for the sifting and winnowing of ideas that once were their reason to be. The FBI, Department of Justice, and the courts have tipped their partisanship, and to their dishonor, the ethical grounding that once made them worthy of respect.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 7/12/2020 8:28:56 AM (No. 475438)
If you tell me 'Pieces' refers to excerpts from sources elsewhere, I'll believe you. If you tell me 'Pieces' refers to piece as in article or column, then it must be pointed out that 10,011 of the 14,887 characters in this, er, piece are from other sites. Fully 67% or 2/3. In college we called it boilerplate. A cynical shortcut to reaching a prescribed length for a term paper. Like a pair of our favorite radio hosts, initials RL and ML, some authors seem to be under the impression that the rest of us lack internet service, that we don't read voraciously and are already familiar with the items quoted at length, and that they should reprint or recite verbatim that which most of us have already seen.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: wordguy50 7/12/2020 8:56:24 AM (No. 475473)
Thanks for the comment, #1. May I point out that by my math, of all the items posted on Lucianne, roughly, um, 100 per cent or so have already appeared elsewhere. Yet still we come here. Selecting the best of what you call boilerplate, then compiling it coherently and adding her marvelous commentary makes Clarice's Pieces well worth the space devoted to them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 7/12/2020 8:56:53 AM (No. 475476)
Really? Did you actually count all the characters in this article? How long did that take? What did your comment have to do with the context? Think we have a troll here.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 7/12/2020 9:00:53 AM (No. 475484)
#1 has been around here for a long time and is not a troll. However, may I suggest that, if Clarice’s columns bother you, skip them. Most of us love them.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 7/12/2020 9:02:32 AM (No. 475487)
Oh we are angry! REAL angry! A bit dispirited too as we watch our beautiful country of freedom and prosperity turned into a soy fueled hell on earth... But we are angry and we vote! Good luck Joe...and are going to need it!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: poliposter 7/12/2020 9:19:56 AM (No. 475510)
Everyone does not have the time to read voraciously. I skim headlines, or even read the comments here before deciding whether or not to read an article. Nothing annoys me more than a comment which has nothing to do with the content of the article. I appreciated Clarice Feldman's recap of several opinions that seemingly have little to do with one another but support her main point which is do not be discouraged with all that is going on but do not be complacent. I normally don't read Conrad Black, so I enjoyed the description of Biden as a "waxwork dummy."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: red1066 7/12/2020 9:57:37 AM (No. 475583)
If the shocked look on the media's faces when Trump won in 2016 were priceless, imagine the looks on the faces of those in the media when Trump wins again this year. Full scale on air hissy fits will be the norm. After the virus and riots BS of this year, watching the media talking heads try to remain calm and report another Trump win will be worth it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 7/12/2020 10:09:14 AM (No. 475598)
Regardless of the source, these are words of wisdom and encouragement. While some may have become "dispirited" I am taking a perverse pleasure in watching the Leftist rebellion blow up in their faces. Like the CHOP/CHAZ idiocy, things are falling apart all over the place. They boast of defunding the police while having it demonstrated to them every day how much the absence of police creates a gap for rising violence, murder and general lawlessness. No matter how much Leftists deny it, they are finding that a disproportionate number of blacks just can't get along with each other and, well, anybody. If we all gave them our homes, our cars the choice jobs in the country or outright gifts of cash, society would quickly devolve into what we see in our democrat inner city neighborhoods today, crime and chaos. Until they stop the violence and accept the fact that serious education is the only way to progress there will be no peace for anybody. Way out here in flyover country, we country bumpkins have not been exposed to much of the rioting but there is not a single home out here that is not armed to the teeth and prepared to repel all boarders who have bad intentions. If they find a need to bring a warrant to my home to confiscate my guns it will be because they have been used vigorously to defend my family. None of this show-and-tell at the front door stuff.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/12/2020 10:13:34 AM (No. 475607)
I've had a COLD ANGER since coming back from VietNam and finding the COMMUNISTS had taken over the Universities!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba 7/12/2020 10:13:47 AM (No. 475608)
It is most important to realizes again that God is in control and will survive any goofy plot that the enemy invents. His followers know this and are not angry or dispirited.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HotRod 7/12/2020 10:30:39 AM (No. 475639)
The mantra about white superiority is a dog whistle to the left. I do know one thing though; I AM superior to the BLM thugs, and so are all good people of color! Anyone who thinks America is bad, and other governments are better for their lives, is mentally and morally deficient!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: pensom2 7/12/2020 10:56:31 AM (No. 475668)
Clarice Feldman's articles are my first read on Sunday mornings, as are Kimberley Strassel's columns in the Wall St. Journal every Friday morning. That Clarice quotes two or three of the most insightful columns of the week is no sensible criticism of her. In this case, I had missed both the Conrad Black and the Julie Kelly columns. Both are outstanding. The quoted material from Julie Kelly includes a link to her column from Friday, July 3, "Sheep in Elephant Costumes." I recommend anyone who may have missed it click on the link in Clarice's article. Both it and Conrad Black's article deserve be be read in their totality. Some of us remain employed and have neither the time nor the inclination to pore over every opinion appearing each week in a multiplicity of online sources. I for one appreciate those who aggregate the best insights into one article or site. Indeed, that is the purpose of Lucianne's site.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Remnants 7/12/2020 11:39:25 AM (No. 475716)
Of all the institutions that disappointed me this past year, the world of medicine really wins the prize. i will never trust them again, and that includes my primary. I believe the motivation for everything we''re told about this pandemic is what's in it for them. When anyone outside the club voices a different opinion, they're quickly muzzled. This kind of stuff probably always went on, but now it's in our face.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 7/12/2020 1:10:52 PM (No. 475827)
The dems are not running a presidential campaign, the media is, with a cardboard cutout of Uncle Joe as the nominal candidate. Effectively, the media has BECOME a political party with the dems under their wing. In taking on this role, the media has abdicated their responsibilities to the American People for factually and openly reporting the news. This has actually been true for a long time but the media pretended that they were unbiased. Now, all bets are off. Getting Trump is the ONLY priority. They have said it themselves. They can ignore news, lie about it, and make stuff up. It's all good according to them. Of course their credibility is stretching toward zero as well. They ARE enemies of the People. They ARE, along with their incorporated dems, " a significant threat to you, your family, and your country.".
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