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Friday: par-tay

It’s the end of the week, boys and girls. I crashed early last night and now I am very well rested. I’ve got plans for the weekend. How about you?

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The DACA compromise between Trump and the Democrats is really not going over well with his base. This is one of three topics of discussion with the trio at Slate’s Political Gabfest this week. Franklin Foer makes a guest appearance to talk about the impact of high tech on our lives and they also talk about Hillary’s book What Happened. Did I detect a note of contrition? Yes, I believe I did.

This is one of their better episodes. Not to be missed.

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Regarding Hillary’s book, there seems to be a lot of naysayers out there who want her to shut up and never darken our days again. Emily Bazelon says she doesn’t understand the level of hatred. It is and always has been disproportionate to anything Hillary has done.

To the naysayers I would like to say you’re not being rational about this book. Ok, so when have you EVER been rational about Hillary??

The best reason for her to write this book is because she was her own guinea pig. She has observations and conclusions as the first serious female candidate for president for either party that can be used by future similar candidates as a manual for what to do and not to do. It can be used by historians after they write centuries from now how the neo Nazis, Russians and resentful white guys with guns elected Trump and started the beginning of the end for the USA.

So, you know, you don’t have to read it if you really think there was no difference between the candidates. But you are exactly the people who should. Because you gave us that soulless malignant incompetent in the White House through your sheer hatred of a better alternative. And now we’re all going to suffer.

Consider this book a teachable moment for the lefties who were snookered into believing that her “inevitability” was taking away your right to whinge.

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