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Re: “The Trolley Stop Market

Had a great Saturday morning breakfast here. Fresh home-made bread/toast, real hash browns, fresh veggies in my omelet. We'll be back.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/21/2010 at 11:19 AM

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Re: “At War With the Obvious

I don't want to think about John Waters' pecker.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/23/2020 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Governor Renews Push for Comprehensive Anti-Abortion Legislation

You are correct, 4Sisters. Amended.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/23/2020 at 1:57 PM

Re: “As Iowa Goes ... Why We Need to Rethink the Primary System

I've long thought one way to do this would be to have four "Super Tuesdays," one for each time zone. Alternate the order in which they occur each four years. You'd get rural states and urban centers, and plenty of diversity among the eligible voters. Plus, candidates could focus on regional campaigning, say, a month at a time.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/20/2020 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Back to the Future in the Middle East

Two weeks after the air strike, it's increasingly clear that there is NO evidence forthcoming that would confirm "imminent" strikes on American assets. The Defense Department, State Department, and Trump himself continue to put out conflicting stories. Was it "four embassies" or one or none? Were the dates specified, as Pompeo said last week? Or were there no firm dates, as he said this week? It is becoming clear that Donald Trump acted on impulse and without consulting allies or Congress. Of course, he did let Vlad and the Saudis know in advance. And a few pals at Mar-a-Lago.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/14/2020 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Suspends Comments, For Now

All I can say is, "welcome back, oldtimeplayer."

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/02/2020 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Sushi Jimmi Joins Saltwater Crab

Actually, no, an editor didn't look at this ... until now. Skeleton crew for the holidays. Thanks for pointing out the error. Fixed.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 12/29/2019 at 5:10 PM

Re: “One Magic Night

The NCAA has all kinds of rules about when and how a "student-athlete" can transfer schools, and about his or her eligibility. Athletes are often made to sit out a year. There is absolutely no reason the NCAA couldn't come up with similar rules for coaches. Delay or get rid of the "early signing period." Ban the recruiting of coaches from another school until after the national championship game. But it's not about the student-athletes or the fans or the schools. It's about money. The system is rigged for the big-dollar schools. Memphis is part of the NCAA version of Triple A baseball.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 12/12/2019 at 3:08 PM

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