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Good News! Harry Reid Passed the ‘National Chess Week’ Resolution!
National Review ^ | 10/06/13 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 10/06/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by Libloather

This weekend, you’ll hear a lot of senators, particularly Democratic senators allied with Harry Reid, insist they’re doing everything possible to end the government shutdown.

**SNIP**

On Friday, the Senate found time to pass a resolution “Designating the week of October 7 through 13, 2013, as “National Chess Week” to enhance awareness and encourage students and adults to engage in a game known to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chess; reid; resolution; week
Can't call it a 'do-nothing' Senate - I guess.
1 posted on 10/06/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Huh. I thought he needed a “clean CR” for this.


2 posted on 10/06/2013 3:05:08 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Libloather

I hope the Cowboy Poetry Festival will be funded again!


3 posted on 10/06/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Libloather

and here I was calling them 24/7 to pass the “National Tic Tac Toe Awareness Week”..


4 posted on 10/06/2013 3:08:17 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Libloather

If we didn’t have a federal government we would have had to muddle through without a National Chess Week.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 3:09:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Libloather

Harry doesn’t care about kids with cancer but national chess week is A-OK.

Hmmm, promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Harry’s game must be checkers and Obama told Harry to ‘king me’!


6 posted on 10/06/2013 3:09:06 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Libloather

I only the 1st five words, then my heart sank. LOL


7 posted on 10/06/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMG is back on TV on "The Crazy Ones" this Fall on CBS)
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To: SMGFan

LOL!


8 posted on 10/06/2013 3:09:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

I got excited for a minute when I read “Harry Reid passed”.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 3:12:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Libloather

guess this proves democrats don’t play chess.


10 posted on 10/06/2013 3:13:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather
known to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills

they jump right on passing things they have no comprehension of

11 posted on 10/06/2013 3:15:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Libloather

The game does contain a King.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 3:17:02 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Libloather

Harry did this knowing that his Las Vegas Union voters would think it is about the “Chess Club.”

That topless place just off the strip.


13 posted on 10/06/2013 3:17:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Libloather

Worthless as teats on a bull.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 3:19:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Libloather

or honor to zer0’s hero putin


15 posted on 10/06/2013 3:21:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Libloather
"...to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

Better be careful there, Harry; you're playing with fire. Anybody with critical thinking and problem-solving skills knows your party is leading the country at breakneck speed to insolvency, total societal collapse, tyranny, and dystopia.

Lucky for you that K-12 and the Academy has been taken over by radical communists and useful idiots over the past 60 years which destroyed honest critical thinking. So you can carry on with your plans to irrevocably smash Western Civilization to bits.

16 posted on 10/06/2013 3:22:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Libloather

How would society even function if Al Gore hadn’t invented chess?


17 posted on 10/06/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Libloather
My top fantasy politics pick.

 photo Harry_Reid_Mugshot.jpg

18 posted on 10/06/2013 3:45:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Libloather
Good News! Harry Reid Passed

I was ready to stop right there...

19 posted on 10/06/2013 3:54:56 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Libloather
Reid must be a scholar, mate.

1 P-K4 ... P-KN4
2 P-K5 ... P-KB3
3 Q-KR5 mate

Scholar's Mate is usually presented as a fujk-up by the White player, but in the current state of the goobermint, I think we can easily agree that, this time, it's a fujk-up by the Kenyan player.

20 posted on 10/06/2013 4:03:24 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Libloather
Pawns make the first move
21 posted on 10/06/2013 4:06:26 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: SAJ; Libloather

My apologies. What I presented was the Kenyan version of Fool’s Mate, not Scholar’s Mate. Which was what was intended, Dirty Harry and Zero-Zero So-to-ro being fools...and most certainly not scholars.


22 posted on 10/06/2013 4:07:58 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: SAJ

Obama's sorry, the park is shut down and nobody is allowed to play!

23 posted on 10/06/2013 4:22:14 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Aw, Kwap!


24 posted on 10/06/2013 4:26:33 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Libloather

he won’t pass even a budget for the past 4 years
but he can do this?


25 posted on 10/06/2013 6:01:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: Cvengr

Man! That makes our stuff look SMALL!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Giant-Chess/177419015803


26 posted on 10/06/2013 6:04:14 PM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: Libloather

I’m waiting for Reed to pass on.


27 posted on 10/06/2013 6:48:24 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: tumblindice; max americana; Libloather

That reminds me of a great post I saved a while back when someone complained about Ohio voting on a state cookie:

Every minute the state legislature is spending on the state cookie is a minute they can’t do something elee. With that in mind, Ohio needs a state cookie, biscuit, cracker, low-fat cracker, candy bar, mint, breath mint, mint with a hole in the center, cheese, cheese with holes in it, really hard cheese that’s easy to grate, ....

(Sorry I don’t have the author. Maybe Lazamataz?)


28 posted on 10/06/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Mark

“The game does contain a King.”
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Yes and the game is over when the King is trapped in a position from which he cannot escape. Interestingly the strongest protecter the King has is the Queen and if the Queen is captured by the other side her King is almost certainly doomed to defeat...hmmm. Normally the most numerous and relatively insignificant pieces which are called “pawns” are the first to be sacrificed to protect the more important pieces. Any and all other than the King himself are apt to be sacrificed to protect the King but in the end one King or the other will fall and even the winning King will lose many of his troops in the process of defending his kingdom. No wonder the game has been around so long, it’s life reduced to a board game.


29 posted on 10/07/2013 9:14:08 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: SAJ

The Fool’s Mate would have been more appropriate.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 10:06:38 PM PDT by fhayek (Bitter Yankee fan)
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