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A piece of dial up switching apparatus of that era was designed around mechanically operated step switches and could connect no more than about 10,000 different lines, hence the 4 trailing digits in a phone number. In small systems only one switch was required, therefore there was only one exchange; one needed to dial only the line numbers (presumably 4 digits without a leading 0, which would connect to the operator). As more and more phones were installed, longer numbers were necessary. Presently, area codes are as well as the exchange and line numbers, hence a call requires dialing a 10 digit number in many locations.
HRC may take the stump for another candidate, although that would probably be a bad idea for all concerned — except the opponents. Hmmm… Maybe HRC should stump for GOP candidates …. ?
re: “afterwards, probably felt like drinking a fifth.”
To be fair to Trump (a deed he never does for anyone else), he doesn’t seem to consume alcohol. In addition, there is a family history of alcoholism and abusive behavior, some of which could have been directed at him during his childhood. (cf., Mary Trump’s biography.) One wonders how much those circumstances worked to create the cruel, amoral entity that is Donald Trump today.
Rather more like a cockroach scrabbling for cover when the light’s switched on.
I expect that that is Ariail’s point. If there’s a false equivalency, it may be that some of the defund-the-police proponents wanted to direct the recovered funds towards other projects such as mental health services, and perhaps addressing the issue of supplying police forces with heavy weapons, whilst the MAGAts want to expunge the FBI. The false equivalency of the two camps is obvious.
Patrick Murphy. I must point out that Murphy and I do agree on a few issues. But it seems a sorry commentary when one finds anything to admire in what oops posts.
I’d prefer not to bother with Trump. And I wouldn’t, but for the fact that Trump keeps shoving himself to the front of the line. Ergo, it becomes necessary nay, it’s essential to bother with Trump. Otherwise, “all that is required for evil to triumph is for good men [AND women, dad rat it!] to do nothing.”
Not yesterday’s opus, the 13th.
My Dad collected pocket watches. When he went to auctions and shows — where he met and gabbled with his cronies — one of the favorite greetings was, “Whatcha packin’?”, whence the interlocutor would whip out his watch du jour for inspection, comparison, and, hopefully, compliments.