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Saturday, May 27, 2017

"The activists will not stop in trying to impose their extreme views on the rest of us, and they have now plotted out a state-by-state strategy to increase the number of judicial decisions redefining marriage without the voice of the people being heard."

Former Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning, 85, has died.

The ace pitcher spent fifteen years in the majors, pitching no-hitters and retiring with the second- best career strikeout rate ever. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Like so many reactionary conservatives, Bunning discovered his taste for opposing things aligned perfectly with a long career on the public payroll. He ascended from city council to state senate to twelve years in the US House and twelve more in the US Senate; in the latter, he was known chiefly for endlessly saying, "Yes, Mitch," and getting his President Bush 2 and his Senate colleagues to gift his marginally-qualified son David life tenure as a federal judge at 35.

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