Watercooler 11/23 Open Thread: Dems on D and Obama's Final Flipoff Tour Begins

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When Even The Aussies Won’t Take Someone, You KNOW Letting ‘Em In’s A Bad Idea

But that’s exactly what Bad Check Barry’s teeing up as part of his Final Flipoff Tour.

“This situation is concerning for many reasons…your departments negotiated an international agreement regarding refugees without consulting or notifying Congress. Such information was not disclosed to Congress during the annual refugee consultation that occurred on September 13, 2016, even though your staff confirmed that the agreement had, at the time, been negotiated ‘for months,'” Grassley wrote in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday afternoon. “The individuals who will be resettled are coming from countries of national security concern. In fact, two of the countries are officially designated by the State Department to be State Sponsors of Terrorism.”


Democratic Party Deathwatch: Appalachians Turning Red

Looks like another former bastion of Dem blue-collar vote has flipped:

One thing that Zito discovered regarding the Democratic collapse with white working class voters is the level of the destruction. I mean, it’s a total wipeout in the Appalachian areas. Out of 490 counties that dot this region, Clinton only won 21 of them, mostly because these places contained college campuses, which boosted the number of college liberals


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 11/20: NJ first state to ratify Bill of Rights, 1789; Marines land on Tarawa, 1943; first piece of International Space Station launched, 1998
  • Monday, 11/21: Edison announces phonograph invention, 1877; Rebecca Felton takes oath as first female US Senator, 1922; Alcan Highway declared complete, 1942
  • Tuesday, 11/22: Blackbeard killed, 1718; Pan Am places China Clipper into first trans-Pacific air service, 1935; B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unveiled, 1988
  • Wednesday, 11/23: Battle of Chattanooga begins, 1863; US forces leave Veracruz, 1914; Doctor Who debuts, 1963
  • Thursday, 11/24: Texas Rangers established, 1835; Black Beauty published, 1877; D.B. Cooper incident, 1971
  • Friday, 11/25: Last Redcoats leave NY, 1783; B-26 Marauder and de Havilland Mosquito bombers first fly, 1940; “Storm of the Century,” 1950
  • Saturday, 11/26: Washington proclaims first national Day of Thanksgiving at Congressional request, 1789; Carter and Carnarvon first into Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922

Today’s Birthdays: President Franklin Pierce, 1804; actor Harpo Marx, 1888; chef-author Rick Bayless, 1953

Holidays Around the World: It’s Buy Nothing Day here (I won’t be observing; too many killer Daily Deals at various gun-parts suppliers), and Japan celebrates Labor Thanksgiving Day.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

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Quote of the Day

Today’s quote comes from an old friend, on seeing his SO mount a Trijicon ACOG tactical optic on her Ruger 10/22 .22 rifle before a match…

You know they’re serious when the sight costs more than the rest of the gun.–Massad Ayoob



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