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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

A political contradiction

On the one hand, President Trump is widely suspected of misfeasance before and after taking office, to wit: His relations with foreign leaders are suspect. He fails to recognize that the Constitution limits his powers, but attacks Congress, judges, and … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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If you lock your doors at night, a border wall is needed

Good ideas or rubbish? If you lock your doors at night, a border wall is needed. It was cold today, so climate change is a hoax. Tax cuts for the rich benefit all. The Federal Government is useless, so a … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for

In his memoir, Travels with Herodotus, Ryszard Kapuscinski tells the story of a Persian potentate intent on making war with a neighboring tribe. The tribe’s queen predicts that the Persian will get his fill of blood if he persists. As … Continue reading

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House Rules Revisited

According to the NPR article cited, Democrats propose the following changes to House Rules:     Democrats will revive the “Gephardt Rule,” introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling — the … Continue reading

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Silly arguments

Be calm in arguing, for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy. —George Herbert Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.–Mark Twain I’ll sing like a bird.–John Dean I’m all in favor of serious discussion that’s based … Continue reading

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Our misperceptions

We Americans don’t know as much as we think we do. For example, only 59% of us guess that the most Americans killed by others are killed with firearms. Here is more data from the IPSOS study of misperceptions in … Continue reading

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