Larry Thornberry

Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.

Chuck the Hack 

 

The ever-charming Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democrats’ pit-bull Senate minority leader, said today that he will not vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and that Democrats will filibuster the nomination. This is about as surprising as learning the sun will come up in the East tomorrow. Here’s how Schumer, […]

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Inspector Morse Creator Dies

 

The creator of Chief Inspector Morse, one of Britain’s and the world’s favorite fictional detectives, has died. Colin Dexter’s publisher announced that the beloved 86-year-old writer and raconteur passed away peacefully at his Oxford home Tuesday morning. No cause of death was given. Dexter, a former academic turned crime writer, first gave the world the […]

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Bat Fetch 

 

Here’s one that will get your mind off the divisions and conflicts of the day in the best possible way.  Combine baseball and dogs, two very fine things, and you have this great 14-minute story about three generations of golden retrievers who retrieved bats, like a bat-boy only with more fur and with four-on-the-floor, for […]

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Zuckerberg Bugging Out? 

 

When I first saw this clip, I thought the “exclusive” referred to the fact that this obscure website has managed to get a picture of  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a coat and tie. This would be a sighting on a par with catching out a pileated woodpecker in a pear tree wearing a tux. An […]

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The Silver Lining

 

“Then the whining school boy with his satchel And shining-morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school” William Shakespeare As You Like It Act 2, scene 7   Look on the bright side. As a direct result of so many teachers whose candidate didn’t win the presidency choosing to sit home and sulk today rather […]

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The Next Wave of Immigrants?

 

Gerald D. Skoning teaches us in this morning’s lineup that there may be life on other planets in the universe a mere 235 trillion miles from Earth. This seemingly impressive distance is “quite close in cosmic terms” Skoning asserts, and we’re obliged to take his word for it. Of course, whether or not there is […]

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An Endangered Species: The Democrats Remain Seated

 

On my scorecard the Donald hit a home run last night. He covered the waterfront without any of his all-too-frequent imprecisions that make it easier for the left scorpions to paint him as a limb of Satan, and for conservatives to defend him. He may not have been pitch-perfect. But he was damned close. The […]

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Do Chuck and Nancy Know This?

 

If the folks that Rasmussen Reports reach in their telephone surveys represent the universe of American voters, even a small plurality of Democrats believe the country is better off if Democrats try to work with President Trump. In the results of a Rasmussen survey released Tuesday, only 29 percent of respondents said it’s better for […]

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The Oscars Fiasco

 

Monday morning It’s almost noon and I’m still laughing. If Saturday Night Live had skits this funny its viewership ratings wouldn’t be so low. It was Bonnie and Clyde redux, this time as comedy. Of course readers know the reason for my Monday morning mirth. It’s the La La/Moonlight screw-up and masa-cree at Sunday night’s […]

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Paul Nails It

 

I’ve not blocked out eight hours to watch the Academy Awards tonight. (“The nominations for best assistant lighting director in a documentary are…”) And I’ll start taking condescending lectures on immigration from Hollywood humbugs seriously as soon as the glitterati move Syrian refugee families into their servants’ quarters and start having them over for dinner. […]

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