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I Googled it and here&rsquo;s what I found:<br />\n Cambridge Dictionary: One of several parts of a financial arrangement, payment, amount, etc.:<br />\n Next month, they will sell a further tranche of shares worth up to &euro;500 million.<br />\n Urban Dictionary: Noun 1. a share, a percentage, a portion, or a part of something (esp. money); assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group.&nbsp; Noun 2. a large cavernous French vagina.<br />\n Were they right? -&nbsp; &ldquo;Wondering Where I Can Get a Pink Hat in Wisconsin.</p>\n<p> Dear Wondering:&nbsp; As a writer of dubious quality, I at least try to use words that are fairly common to mainstream vernacular. I&rsquo;ve noticed that some writers tend to lean on their thesaurus in an attempt to seem more intelligent than they really are. Ironically the results can be hilarious as you pointed out.<br />\n To answer your question, the writers were right on both uses of the word &ldquo;tranche.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s obvious the impeachment feeding frenzy is popular among liberal Democrats. The lukewarm Democrats in red districts better get on board or they&rsquo;ll lose their &ldquo;tranche&rdquo; of campaign contributions. As for the Urban Dictionary definition, we&rsquo;ve all seen the pink hats the snowflakes have been wearing.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:&nbsp; Oh My Gosh! Hillary just can&rsquo;t seem to keep her yapper shut. She&rsquo;s been making the rounds on all the talk shows promoting her new book that I&rsquo;m sure is as lame as her presidential campaign. I guess it&rsquo;s okay to promote a book but the part that gets me is her attacks on President Trump and her denial of the truth &ndash; she was an awful candidate. I know you get asked all the time but why won&rsquo;t she go away? Even Barack Obama has enough class to remain fairly quiet concerning politics. &ndash; Pepto Pete<br />\n Dear Pepto:&nbsp; Hillary ain&rsquo;t no Barack Obama which is why she lost to him in 2008 and subsequently lost to Donald Trump in 2016. Although annoying, I don&rsquo;t mind liberal politicians who express sincere and accurate reflections of their experiences or those who want to analyze current events. But and that&rsquo;s a big but, this isn&rsquo;t what Hillary is doing. Part of her problem as a candidate was she wasn&rsquo;t relatable to most voters because she acted like she was the smartest person in every room she graced. She also lied like a bad rug every time she held a microphone.<br />\n Hillary came across with an arrogance that voters would believe everything coming out of her mouth without comparing her words with her actions. Of course we saw the media swoon to her mystic but thank goodness most voters saw through her charade.<br />\n Speaking of arrogance, Hillary offered up the following advice when referring to the phony impeachment troubles facing President Trump. &ldquo;Many in the Nixon administration concluded that the right thing to do was tell the truth. Tell the truth. That would be advice that should be given to anybody caught up in this.&rdquo;<br />\n Hillary actually said that with a straight face, or it could have been all the cosmetic procedures she&rsquo;s had since her election loss.&nbsp; As someone once said of the Clinton&rsquo;s, they lie when the truth would do just fine.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:&nbsp; This whole impeachment has got my drawers in a wad and I&rsquo;m tired of all the lies and fake news surrounding this obvious Democrat set up. 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Tranche of Democrats, Hillary again, and fair treatment

DEAR MARK: October 4, 2019

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