November 19, 2017

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (11/19/17)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I believe in a lot of things but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love.” Lena Dunham.

Quote II

“It is a privilege that we allow individuals to hold onto something that causes harm and death,” “It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a privilege to have a gun license.” Representative Marjorie Decker

Quote III

If you truly wanna boycott the NFL and you wanna boycott ESPN, the notion that some guy sitting out there, or gal, and they decide, 'you know what, I'm gonna cut my entire cable package because ESPN gave an award on a made-up show in July because there's no sports, to a woman who used to be a man, so I'm now not gonna have any cable TV at all and I'm gonna sit around at night and read books by candlelight like olden times because of that,' that's not happening. And if you did that, then you're so dumb that I can't even pray for you because you're beyond hope. If that was your reaction to this, was to deny yourself the ability to watch television, I mean that just hasn't happened and didn't happen, so I boycott them. Scott Van Pelt

Quote IV

“Listen, I’ve honored you by allowing you to spout off here and what you said was not right. That’s all I’m saying. I come from the lower-middle class originally. We didn’t have anything, so don’t spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap. And let me just say something — if we worked together, we could pull this country out of every mess it’s in, and we could do a lot of the things that you’re talking about, too, and I think I’ve got a reputation of having worked together with Democrats,” Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT)

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Lena Dunham: Life...You Know...Okay? I Can't Like, Comes at You Fast...Does That Make Sense? (MJ)

—Open Blogger

Live by the tampon, die by, its just too gross. I can't even.

Lena Dunham has apologized for comments she made supporting Girls writer Murray Miller, who has been accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau.

On Friday, after the claims against Miller were made public, Dunham took to Twitter to support Miller on behalf of herself and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner, saying, "We believe, having worked closely with [Miller] for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to every woman's story, our insider knowledge of Murray's situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year."

Dunham was criticized widely for her statement.

On Saturday, she released an apology on Twitter, saying "I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend's situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months. I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry."

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Food Thread: To Bake, Or Not To Bake; That Is The Question



Biscuits or rolls or baguettes or big crusty loaves or....

I usually say, "screw it" about mid-afternoon on Thanksgiving, and never bother to bake rolls. Yes, I am a bad man. I have been told by a commenter who should know that serving yeast rolls on Thanksgiving is in the bible! But rolls and biscuits are best right out of the oven, and I am sick of the kitchen at exactly the time I should be making the rolls!. And I have yet to find a dinner roll that was good the next day, although I am not a professional baker by any stretch of the imagination, so don't take my word for it.

It's certainly a lot easier to buy or bake a couple of good loaves of bread, or buy a few baguettes (baking them is a pain in the ass!). But the aroma of freshly baked bread is hard to beat, so I am contemplating either dinner rolls or simple buttermilk biscuits.

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Weekend Gun Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(The Puckle Gun)

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Sunday Morning Book Thread: 11/19/2017



Stuttgart City Library

Last week I mentioned the feel and the weight and the effortless browsing capacity of a printed and bound dictionary being an integral part of the experience. And that prompted this week's question; What other reference books are best in the old-fashioned bound format, and which ones do you have floating around your desk or dining room table or bathroom or wherever you do your best work?

I have Bartlett's Familiar Quotations within arm's length, because it is tremendously useful not only as the obvious reference for who said what, but also as a glimpse into the time of the quotation in question. For instance, I recently looked up Franklin's famous but unfortunately apocryphal quotation about beer, and that led me to Samuel Johnson which led me to a great quotation from David Hume....

Avarice, the spur of industry.

And that led me to a few pages away, where John Adams makes a point that is lost on our foolish liberal friends...
Fear is the foundation of most governments.

[Why yes, I am using the word "quotation" correctly. It is a noun. The word "quote" is a verb. Harrumph!]

I have a few science books (Oooh...Molecular Biology! Yes, I am a geek), and my statistics textbook that is surprisingly useful in the oddest situations. I long ago forgot how to do statistical calculations much beyond the probability of dice rolls, but it is useful to have that nearby so I can refresh my memory.

I have misplaced my copy of The Elements Of Style, by Strunk And White, so I have no idea on which side of the Oxford Comma Wars they fight.

The internet is such a quick and often marvelous source that we sometimes forget that it isn't always accurate! Yes, I know...try to tell that to anyone younger than 40 and they will look at you as if you had three heads and were belching fire. So having a few time-honored reference books floating around isn't such a bad idea.

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EMT 11/19/17


EMT : Where the whiskey is weak, but the content is free.

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (11/18/17)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

It's a Bill of Rights not a Bill of Needs. Ted Nugent

Quote II

“When someone calls you a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe because you happen to disagree with them about tax policy or same-sex marriage or abortion, that’s bullying. When someone slanders you because you happen to disagree with them about global warming or the government shutdown, that’s bullying. When someone labels you a bad human being because they disagree with you, they are bullying you. They are attacking your character without justification. That’s nasty. In fact, it makes them nasty.”
― Ben Shapiro

Quote III

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. Daniel Boone

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 11-18-2017 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]


Real Vs. The Unreal

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I don't think it'll be a terribly controversial thing to say here that practical effects work better, generally, than computer generated effects. I think the models used in 60s and 70s sci-fi are more convincing than many cutting edge special effects today. Even comparing the original King Kong model to that of the Peter Jackson film, there's a very palpable difference in how the two carry on film. In the original, you may notice when Kong is part of a background while live actors are part of the foreground, there being a difference in lighting and clarity between the two, but you're never unsure that the camera was actually looking at something real. In Jackson's movie, for all the money they threw at the screen, Kong often had a weightless quality (especially when he jumps) that make the visual look somewhat less real by comparison. It's an effervescent quality that's hard to define.

Although it's easy to find examples from big budget action movies, I think that the effect of actually capturing things on film is better encapsulated with smaller examples. We don't have much experience with space ships, but we do understand what a bird flying through the sky looks like.

Below are two examples from some older movies where the fact that the filmmakers actually captured the events on camera had an appreciably visceral effect on me.

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Ace of Spades Pet Thread-Answering The Ultimate Question Edition

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Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Grab a beverage and a snack and enjoy!!!

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Saturday Gardening Thread: Lookin' a little seedy [KT]

—Open Blogger


Where did that corn go?

Hello, gardeners and friends of gardeners. Today's pre-Thanksgiving thread was partly inspired, appropriately, by last week's Food Thread. It featured some foods with seeds, like Avocados. If you have an avocado tree, you may want to check out the key to ripening avocados from The Deplorable Jay Guevara. Leave a piece of stem.

I have a question for the Food Thread: I'm still somewhat confused about whether or not refrigeration messes up further ripening of avocados. If so, at what temperature?

If you are thinking about growing an avocado tree, let us know. Not a frivolous undertaking.

Artisanal'ette presented recipes in the main post and also in a comment for pumpkin and sunflower seeds. She asked a question about the harvest season of those seeds. This set me off on the subjects of naked pumpkin seeds and seeds for little birds. More fun stuff below the fold.

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Thread before the Gardening Thread: The Gods of the Market Place [KT]

—Open Blogger

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


The Forum is connected to the Marketplace, etc.

Happy Saturday, Horde! What a week. It's been kinda of hard for me to keep up with the latest approved opinions from our Gods of the Marketplace. The ground seems to be shifting under some of them. In the midst of all this, a troll-type guy in another venue accidentally reminded me of the video in which Bill Whittle recited Kipling's poem, The Gods of the Copy Book Headings. You may have seen it. It's below the fold if you would like to watch it again.

When Whittle re-worked Kipling's poem for modern ears, he replaced "Gods of the Market Place" with "Gods of the Here and the Now". That phrase takes on added meaning for me this week, with all the transitory moral posturing that has been going on. Prostration to each new pronouncement is still expected, it seems.

What statement from the Mount Olympus network surprised you the most this week?

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Weird News Dump

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Saturday morning already. What a crazy week. What kind of weird stuff can we find?

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EMT 11/18/17


Those vacation that don't feel much like a vacation blues EMT.

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Stream of Consciousness ONT


Hey, it's ONT time. What's this one about? No clue. Seriously, not one clue. I mentioned yesterday that I had lost all my tabs with content, so I'm winging it. We usually open with a picture, don't we? Lets see what a GIS for “picture” brings up. Oh, look, a prairie dog drinking.


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Oh My: Anti-Aging Drug Trials To Begin in Dogs in 2019, and Humans In 2022, if the Dog Trials Are Successful?


What I'd give to be 29 again.

Why start with dogs? Interestingly, it's not just that dogs are a big animals with some similarities to humans. It's that if it works on dogs, bang, you have a salable product right there-- people will pay to de-age their beloved mutts.

Which would then fund the next research phase, for humans.

George Church describes the roadmap for to human aging reversal treatments

We will see the first aging reversal test in dog trials in the next year or two. If that works, human trials are another two years away, and eight years before they’re done. Once you get a few going and succeeding it’s a positive feedback loop.

His company Rejuvenate Bio is actually working on the dog trial now.

The particular dog model we’re using has a heart disease issue. Rejuvenate Bio is still semi-stealth mode, incubator mode, but the trial is not a secret. Dogs are a market in and of themselves. It’s not just a big organism close to humans. It’s something people will pay for. And the FDA process is much faster for dogs than for humans — a little over a year versus nine years or so. We’ll do dog trials and that’ll be a product, and that’ll pay for scaling up in human trials.

FDA does not need to classify aging as a disease in order for them to treat it

The FDA does not need to classify aging as a disease. If you actually have something that causes aging reversal, [the FDA] will approve it. You’ll frame it in conventional terms, but it can have additional benefits. In other words If you have something that fixes one disease problem and happens to fix a bunch of others, you don’t need to put them all on the label. The FDA doesn’t stop you for using things off label or curing two things at once.

I mean, what I'd give to be 29 at some point this year. I'll be 29 then at some future date.

But what I'd give to then stay 29.

Bullshit? Probably. But... if the rule is "disbelieve 99% of what you read," fine, this is in the 1% I'm choosing to believe.

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I Believe the Children Are Our Future, and the Future Must be Stopped


The left is calling for an end to all procreation of human beings, so it must be a day that ends in "Y" and an hour that ends in a digit.

Take this headline from a recent piece at NBC News: "Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them." ...

Children, the argument goes, should be considered first and foremost as problematic carbon-generating machines. With the planet facing almost-certain existential peril --- Travis Rieder, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins University and the author of the piece, describes it as "the very real prospect of catastrophic climate change" -- the decision to have children becomes a deep moral question.

The decision to have more than one child, meanwhile, could be a serious moral failing. "If I release a murderer from prison, knowing full well that he intends to kill innocent people, then I bear some responsibility for those deaths," Rieder helpfully explains. "Something similar is true, I think, when it comes to having children: Once my daughter is an autonomous agent, she will be responsible for her emissions. But that doesn’t negate my responsibility."

The "respectable" class attacks the lunacy of Alex Jones' nightmare scenarios about the top 5% of the world population wanting to exterminate the bottom 95%, but when leftists actually endorse a similar plan (actually pushing for Voluntary Human Self-Extinction), the "respectable" class pretends this is a reputable idea worth serious consideration.

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Terry Crews Names and Shames the "Top" Agency Exec Who He Says Groped Him


Crews filed a police report and says he may sue.

He ought to. The law won't let you deck a guy but it will let you put someone through the expensive, grueling one or two year process of a lawsuit.

A punch is a kindness compared to a lawsuit.

Crews identified the person who groped him as Adam Venit, a top executive at the William Morris agency. Crews, who was represented by the same agency, had never met Venit and says he was looking forward to meeting him for the first time at the February 2016 party.

"He looked me in my eyes and he was sticking his tongue out overtly sexually to me," Crews said. He continued, "I mean it was no mistake that this was a sexual type tongue move...and I'm thinking 'Is this a joke?' I'm thinking 'Is this how this guy breaks the ice?' I don’t understand what this is.

"I reached my hand out and he takes his right hand and, under mine, immediately squeezes, grabs my genitals. I jump back 'Hey! Hey! Whoa!’ And he jumps back and he still does this tongue stuff and he’s making weird noises and he comes back again and grabs me again! I slapped his hand away, pushed him back more forcefully and I'm like 'What are you doing?!'

The whole incident took place with Crews' wife standing next to him. Immediately after the groping, he went to tell Adam Sandler who was also at the party (and was represented by Venit) what had occurred. Sandler hadn't witnessed the groping and was shocked at what Crews was describing. Later, as Crews was driving home, Sandler called to talk to him about what had happened.

Sandler gave Crews some tough but insightful advice: "A dooh ba dooh bah doo, ahhh, badoobah, adoobah doobey bah."

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CNN Partisan Shills Spin Clownishly For Molesting Clown Al Franken


A panel featuring Gloria Borger asserts this was no big deal, because he was a comedian, and as we know from Louis CK, comedians have special license to jerk off in front of women and/or grope them as they sleep.

And also jam their tongues in their mouths after being specifically told they don't even want to do a fake stage kiss-- something the leftist media keeps "forgetting" to note.

Borger admitted that "[i]t remains to be seen," but immediately went into spin mode by downplaying the fallout, stating that KABC radio host Leann Tweeden "did not call for him to step down or say he ought to step down" and didn't render an opinion upon being told an investigation had been launched.

From there, Borger continued proving this segment as one of political tribalism, declaring that what matters most is "the context in which all of this occurring, which is Moore -- Judge Moore -- and that has been, you know, brewing and percolating, whatever you want to say, for days and days and days."

She added that Tweeden's story will not be "the last" woman to come forward with disturbing allegations, but what came next from Borger was quite disturbing: "This is scratching the surface. He was not a member of the Congress at the time this occurred. He was just a comedian."

Video at the link, if you can stomach it.

Meanwhile, another one of the Clown News Network's reliable clowns thinks it's important that seven of Al Franken's staffers say he did not grope them, at least not when they were awake, anyways:

It's good to see that, not 72 hours of their Bravery in admitting maybe they covered up and spun for Bill Clinton's sex assaults and rape too much, they're right back to providing the same service for another lesser Democrat.

They truly are #TheElite and Super-Good at Thinking.

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Ohio State Supreme Court Justice and Current Candidate for Governor Speaks Up for All Franken, Saying "I've F***ed 50 Women"


He didn't say that. He said had sex with or whatever.

He also said he calls his dick "Rusty the Bailiff."

No he didn't.

But he did say these things.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed what he says are his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post.

A post on O'Neill's official Facebook said he was speaking up "on behalf of all heterosexual males" after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came to light Thursday. O'Neill, a Chagrin Falls native, said he had been "sexually intimate" with "approximately 50 very attractive females."

O'Neill said he was disappointed by the "national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago" and wanted to focus on the issues like legalizing marijuana and addressing opioid addiction. Over the last several weeks, numerous allegations of predatory sexual behavior against powerful men have come to light.

In his post, O'Neill went into detail about two of his sexual relationships, including one with a woman he said was a personal secretary to U.S. Sen. Robert Taft Sr. who was his "first true love," and a "drop dead gorgeous red head who was a senior adviser to Peter Lewis at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland."

In an interview with, O'Neill confirmed he wrote the post and defended Franken.

O'Neill also defended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment from seven women, including molesting a 14-year-old girl.

" Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality," O'Neill said. "I think that's very, very clear. He's been convicted of nothing and he's never had the opportunity to defend himself and that violates due process in America. The media is about to determine the election of a United States Senate campaign."

American politics are getting Trumpy in the most unexpected places, and I'm not sure that's all bad. I didn't really need to know about this self-conceived Lothario's cocksmanship, but then, I also didn't really need the pretend-virginal sanctimony about everything having to do with sex.

It's strange he's using (assumedly) consensual sexual revelations as part of his defense of Al Franken's non-consensual sex assault, and of Moore's alleged (alleged) touching of girls too young to consent. But the point about due process and elemental fairness is sound enough.

He got a lot of this type of criticism:

There's a very serious conversation going on right now in this country about sexual harassment and @BillForOhio's crass post is ill-timed and dismissive at best. We have to be better than this.

-- Mary Taylor (@MaryTaylorOH) November 17, 2017

Another New Maenad wrote:

"Sexual harassment, degrading and devaluing women is not a joke," Whaley posted in a tweet. "Justice O'Neill should resign."

Having sex with a woman who wants to have sex with you is degrading to her?

Why? Because men are the enemy and, as Diversity and Comics says about SJW Marvel's strange stance on opposite-sex pairings, "Heterosexuality is never the answer"?

Although the Neo Virgin League tries to obscure this fact, let me let you in on a little secret:

Sometimes women actively want to have sex.

And I don't just mean with their fellow female librarians and Jezebel editors.

Some women -- prepare for a shock -- want to have sex with men, specifically, and actually like men, both sexually and even non-sexually.

Like they like talking to them and stuff.

They like men as like, you know, people they're emotionally close to.

Also, while the secret is out that men like women sexually, many men do not in fact enjoy rape or harassment, and some men also like women for their non-sexual attributes. Believe it or not, a man and a woman, both heterosexual, can actually talk for several hours with no talk of sex and no thoughts of sex, either. (Well, to be honest, the guy might think about it once or twice, but mostly in a brief "Could I...?" hypothetical, narcissistic-goal-counting kind of way. Not in any kind of serious "I must have this wench" Conan-esque way.)

A lot of people have this weird idea that heterosexual relationships are generally positive things not filled with beatings and rapes and constant gender-warring.

Crazy, I know! But it does happen. Of the 20 billion people who've lived on earth (just a wild assed guess), you'd gotta think at least 1% of those couplings were of the non-rape variety.

Or is that guesstimate too high?

Anyway, don't get me wrong, I find this guy's oversharing a little bit weird myself. But maybe I just find it a little bit weird because I expect our "leadership class" to always present itself as some kind of sexless caste of earthbound overlord angels.

I guess at some point, when you're just sick to death of the relentless virginal sugar-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mouth bullshit, all the preening and posturing and virtue signalling and superiority dancing, a little bit of off-color oversharing is at least a palate cleanser.

Like succulent ginger, with big boobs.

Coming soon: Your next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

By the way, Bill O'Neill, the Hard Justice, Chief Magistrate of the Penal Colony, Foreman of the Hung Jury, this human Frank Frazetta painting of a barbarian defeating an army of vaginas, the man who proved that Justice may be blind but that don't mean she don't like The D...

...looks a lot like this:


I don't use the word "hero" lightly, but: Hero.

"Fifty" isn't exactly a Wilt Chamberlain-level stat, but it's pretty good when you consider the challenges this tireless striver had to overcome.

Like they say in the pros: You can't teach heart.

I wasn't going to lift today, because I got three and a half hours sleep and I really need my daily 8, but this walking, breathing HGTV show Flippin' Vag and/or Beaver Hunters International has inspired me to jack some iron anyway.

State Justice Bill O'Neill

He's not the hero this city deserves. But he is the hero dickin' a zaftig waitress behind the DQ, and that's somethin'.

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Chairman of Florida Democrat Party Resigns Over Charges of Making Women Feel "Uncomfortable"


And I don't think he means "uncomfortable with a throbbing, primal passion."

Via Hot Air, here's some the crap he did, reported by POLITICO:

Six former Florida Democratic Party staffers and consultants say that current party Chairman Stephen Bittel has created an unprofessional workplace environment for women that includes persistent inappropriate comments, leering at young women and even inviting them on his private jet.

The women, who were reached independently by POLITICO and insisted on anonymity out of fear for their jobs, said Bittel never inappropriately touched or threatened them. But he made them feel so uneasy that they didn't want to be alone with him due to his body language, suggestive remarks and even the breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball he has been known to keep on his desk.

As the media continues spinning for powerful media liberals and liberal politicians, they'll simultaneously keep asking "Who is responsible for making these men think they can get away with this?"

Rather than admitting, "Oh right, it's us; everytime a Hollywood actor donates to Planned Parenthood and rapes a woman, we cover it up, and everytime a liberal champion-of-women president rapes a woman, we cover that up too," they'll decide the group responsible for encouraging predators to hunt more aggressively is... Republicans, of course.

Trump voters. Deplorable! Sad!

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SJW Marvel No More? Disney Fires Editor in Chief; Instead of Promoting Also-an-SWJ Second in Command, Disney Goes Outside the Leadership Chain to Put the "Talent Liaison" in Charge


Oh, don't believe the "SJW Marvel No More." It's my theory that Disney is responding to SJW attacks on its profitable movies by giving the SJWs its not-very-profitable stupid comic books.

The comics are being sacrificed on the Bonfire of the Social Justice Vanities so that the movies can keep having those damnably cisnormative, toxically-masculine straight males playing the heroes.

Men who like icky things like hammers and heavy-metal tech and vaginas and stuff.

If you remember, Marvel Comics president Ira Perlmutter appeared with Trump to give him a check for "the veterans" when he did that counter-programming stunt, appearing at "for the vets" fundraiser in a broadcast competing with the debate he was boycotting. Ira Perlmutter does not seem then like the kind of guy to give the order to turn every straight superhero gay and replace every male superhero with a female version.

No, I'm pretty sure this is Disney. Pure corrupt leftwing Disney.

While this transgenders-are-superheroes-if-you-think-about-it initiative was greeted by many of Marvel's hard leftist "creators," this really wasn't Marvel Comics' corporate decision. I think the word came down from the real Corporate Masters, the leftwing ideologues of Disney, to placate the hard left by setting the comics on fire with stupidity and leftist politics.

While Iron Man remains male and profitable in the movies, they'll continue Iron Man's gender/racial transition into a black teenaged girl in the comics. Because no one reads those any more (thanks largely to Marvel's give-the-comics-to-the-lunatic-SJWs corporate strategy).

So okay, SJW Marvel is still on. However, at least the failed team that brought two disastrous years has been shunted aside for a Talent Liaison -- what a slap in the face to the current leadership team. At least their failures are now acknowledged.

But that new leader will just try to bring a Fresh Hot Take to the Same Tired Social Justice Bullshit Disney wants Marvel comics to do.

The new guy will put into place a whole series of exciting new failures he's been itching to see fail in print.

This is about rebranding, not remaking. They just want to give some new hype line to the company -- "MARVEL IS BACK!!!" or "EXCELSIOR ETERNAL!!!" some bullshit -- while doing the same stupid shit.

There's no reason to change Disney's corporate strategy of sacrificing the weak member of the herd to protect the strong member.

Let's face it: It works. The movies make billions and the comic books make... well, they make deadweight in the discount bins. It's like throwing an old tuna fish sandwich behind you when a pack of jackals is chasing you. Who gives a shit about the stinky tuna fish sandwich? The important thing is getting the important, revenue-generating asset -- your actual body and life -- out of the line of sight of the jackals.

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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition



"For the apparel oft proclaims the man." Yeah, I wrote that. It took awhile, but it was worth the trouble.

How come you people worry about this stuff? I guess everything else is just perfect in your world. But if it is so perfect, how come I sometimes have to throw poo to get fed?

Dr. Martens Portland billboard evokes white supremacist symbol, activists say

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Dr. Martens with red or white laces in the "Racist Skinhead Glossary."

You lost me right there buddy. Anyone who cites that notoriously anti-American, racist, classist, communist organization loses all credibility.
According to Randy Blazak, chair of Oregon's Coalition Against Hate Crime and a criminologist who specializes in hate groups, Dr. Martens have been connected to racist skinheads since the 1970s.

Really? Because punks on the West Coast wore Doc Martens, and the ones in the Bay Area sure weren't racist. Quite the opposite. But they wore the same boots? As a symbol? Really?
Black Dr. Martens with white shoelaces are a symbol of "general white power," Blazak said over the phone Thursday.

"The idea," he continued, "is that you graduate from white laces to red laces once you've spilled somebody's blood."

Blazak said he knows Dr. Martens has been working to distance itself from the racist skinhead image and he is surprised it would allow an ad like this to be displayed, especially in Portland.

"In Portland, where we're tagged as 'Skinhead City,'" he said, "it's triggering."

So how about the droopy-pants look that is affected by thugs in the inner cities who actually kill people? Can I claim that is a trigger for law-abiding folks whose most fervent desire is that they not be murdered?

How about clothing companies that advertise blue or red clothing? Can I say it triggers those in the crossfire of Crips and Bloods gang violence?

Inner city gang violence dwarfs the dangers of white supremacists, real or imagined. When was the last time you read about a racist skinhead committing an act of violence? Because you can pick up any newspaper in America and read about ghetto murders and violence. Every day.

But complaining about minority-on-minority violence doesn't get you headlines. Besides, these people don't give a shit about democrat strongholds like Chicago and Newark and Oakland. They can kill each other with impunity as long as they are reliable in the voting booths.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread


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Pyramid Of Skulls
Paul Cézanne

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The Morning Report 11/17/17

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning kids. The weekend is here and what a week it has turned out to be. The Establishment narrative has been turned on its ear with the revelations and the admissions by Democrat Senator Al Franken that he groped and sexually assaulted at least two women. And while this has stunned DC, the smear campaign against Roy Moore is crumbling around them and support for the judge in Alabama is stiffening and perhaps on the upswing. From a political standpoint, the Democrat/Media complex's only option would be to rid themselves of Franken and have the Democrat governor of Minnesota just pick a successor. This is what a number of Democrats are calling for - and not because they are upstanding, moral citizens of outstanding character; it's because they cannot now afford to be looked upon as hypocrites. This also partially explains the rush to obliterate the fantasy of the Bill Clinton years, the other reason is to muzzle Hillary who will not fade away quietly. The press in the other hand seems to be completely tone-deaf and still thinks they have the power to shape the narrative. They don't, and they are continuing to ignore the first rule of holes by defending (to the extent they can) Franken. And of course, this all is supposed to have one root cause: Donald Trump. Keep f***ing that chicken, media, all the way to next November and 2020.

In other big news, the House has passed the trillion-plus dollar tax plan with 13 Republicans voting "no," while in the Senate the bill has cleared the finance committee. If Mitch McConnell values his political hide, he had better make sure that the Momzer Brigade headed by McStains, Corker and now Ron Johnson gets in line or else it is not only his doom but the death knell of the GOP.

And speaking of Hillary, the FBI's Uranium 1 informant has stepped forward and is eager to testify, but this presumes that Jeff Sessionzzzzzzz is willing to call for a special prosecutor to move forward and grill Hillary. So far, Snoozy has indicated he'll sleep on that for the duration. Sheesh.

Just for fun, if the Carnegie Deli had a sandwich named for Al Franken, it would be aged, fatty tongue, shmear of schmaltz, on two sourdough rolls with two fried eggs on top, forcibly jammed down your throat. That's your cue to create your own variations.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:11 AM Comments

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Lets see what the bag of ONT trix holds tonight, eh? Bag's a little bare, I had a whole week's worth of links and stuff for tonight and tomorrow's ONT ready, but a browser crash made me lose it all, so I'm starting from scratch. Maybe we can start with the perils of aerial photography.

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Washington Post Offers Totally Unexpected and Novel Hot Take: Al Franken's Sins are Just One Man's Failings, But Republican Sins Are Borne By Each and Every Member of the Party


Don't bother clicking on this; that's just what they want. I think the sub-head explains their take well-enough.

We've seen this Narrative too many times to count. When Cold Cash Jefferson was found with a load of bribe money in his fridge, that didn't get much coverage, and the coverage it got just made it about Cold Cash Jefferson himself.

But when Jack Abramoff was found donating to Republicans, that was a Culture of Corruption that applied to the entire GOP. In fact, even though one of the biggest beneficiaries of Abramoff's donations was Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid, Reid was simply edited out of the stories to make the Narrative stick.

And now we have Franken forcibly sticking his tongue town and unwilling woman's throat -- alleged -- and groping her sleeping body in a sexually humiliating way (proven and then admitted).

But see Democrats just have a single "issue," whereas Republicans have an "enduring problem."

With all the leftists who just days ago tried to pretend to be Brave Truth-Tellers admitting that they covered up for a likely rapist -- Bil Clinton -- you'd think this narrative would at least be tweaked.

Which party featured an adulterer, harasser of waitresses (forming "human sandwiches" with fellow Democrat Senator Chris Dodd) and actual manslaughterer of a woman? Ted Kennedy, obviously.

Which party featured a Majority Leader (Bob Packwood) who had to resign in disgrace for also shoving his tongue down women's mouths?

Which party had as president a credibly accused rapist as their standard-bearer for decades, and did not feel any need to denounce him until both his and his wife's political utility was exhausted?

And given the number of liberal men who the media has admitted got some or many free passes for harassments, assaults, and rapes precisely due to their status as donors to Planned Parenthood -- shouldn't the media say it's the Democrats and progressives who have the institutional protection-racket-for-abusers here?

In fact, don't the Democrats -- and their dogged defense of a man some of them now admit was likely a rapist, and a sexual harasser at a minimum -- serve as an inducement for liberal men to take advantage of women, having seen that if you just throw enough money into Planned Parenthood and against the NRA, the liberals in the media will cover up for you?

Didn't the Democrats and the Democrat Media -- including the Washington Post, which, remember, was as stalwart a Clinton defender as Gloria Steinem -- actually nurture and further the Culture of Rape?

Jim Geraghty wonders about that here, quoting even Admirer of Men's Trouser Creases David Brooks who asks (paraphrased): Isn't it possible that progressive would-be molesters, seeing that a prominent Democrat could not only get away with rape but be heralded for decades after as a Champion of the Party, were inspired to turn their fantasies into action precisely due to Democrat/Media cover-ups of such scandals?

There is no greater inducement to a would-be thief than a sleepy or winking policeman.

And the media doesn't just keep covering up for Democratic sexual abuse. Days after many of them "bravely" admitted what anyone with a brain admitted ten years ago, they once again go into overdrive to cover-up for the next Democrat sexual abuser.

And they they'll blame Republicans for creating and nurturing this "Climate of Harassment."

Democracy Dies in Darkness, huh?

Open thread.

Posted by Ace at 07:19 PM Comments

Atlas Robot Shows Jumping Ability, Including Ability to Execute Backflips


While we'll always need human soldiers, there's nothing that says human soldiers have to be the first through the door, or the first down a street that may harbor a sniper.

Update: The Atlas robot has just tweeted that Al Franken molested it when it was in low-power mode.

Posted by Ace at 05:52 PM Comments

Media Stops Embargoing Coverage of Menendez Corruption Trial Just Long Enough to Say The Jury is Hung


Good thing they didn't report on all the corrupt money and trips flowing to Menendez and the big favors (like agitating for the government to give his "friend" millions in overbilled Medicaid charges), but only now nutshell it as "jury could not come to a conclusion on the charges, whatever they were (and don't worry about what they were, Ignorant Citizen)."

So, the Democrat cultists who voted to acquit him (I'm guessing they're Democrats) may have relied on a Supreme Court decision in the McDonnell corruption case stating that only quids directly linked to a quo count as corruption.

In this case, Menendez' "pal" Meglen plied him with lots of money and free jet rides to exotic locales, building up what you could be called "markers" to be called in later. But because these markers were not expressly, at the time they were handed out, stated to be For the Specific Purpose of Corrupt Action X, but were left blank, allowing Melgen to call them in for any favor, then it's... not bribery?

That makes no sense and essentially writes "bribery" out of the US Code entirely.

The prosecution attempted to argue their way around this stating that a "stream of inducements" (cash, plane rides, stays in scenic villas) resulted in a stream of favors, linking a "stream" of quids with a stream of quos; but I guess the cultish Democrats, pledged to #TheResistance voted to acquit him because, as CNN "Republican" Anna Navarro said, Bob Menendez is "part of the family."

Some tough questions here -- how do we make bribery a crime again, and how do we keep it a specific enough crime that not every donor who comes calling for a favor at a later date is part of a bribery scheme? Because, let's face it, many donors who fork over more than a thousand bucks or so do expect not just an ideological result of their donation, but a personal favor to be called in at a later date. Maybe they don't have any specific request at the time of the donation, but if they find government hostile to something they want later on, they're gonna expect their Pet Senators to do something.

Also, kudos to the media for not reporting on this story at all until they could claim some (inconclusive) vindiction for a fellow corrupt Democrat.

Oh, and speaking of bribes: Why won't Glenn Simpson open his books to allow Congress to see if his business included cash money payments to "journalists" for running his stories?

Oh, I Forgot: Below, Bob Menendez threatens to "remember" those Democrats who thought he was guilty of bribery. Which is a dangerous thing, given that he's a Senator still, and has shown a propensity to lobby for government to take action in his or his "pal's" interests.

Posted by Ace at 04:32 PM Comments

Media Actually Rushing to Al Franken's Defense


ABC News' alleged "proud independent" (who just happens to favor liberal policy positions and liberal narratives) Chief Political Analyst:

He's actually praising Franken's "I molested her as a joke and I don't recall having jammed my tongue down her throat (though I'm not denying that, exactly)" defense:

Note Franken's defense is that his groping was a "joke." Also note Franken only admitted that which cannot be denied, as there is photographic proof of it.

His accuser also says Franken contrived a "sketch" where he'd get to kiss her and would not take no for an answer as far as a real kiss. Eventually, she says, he forcibly jammed his tongue down her throat, which isn't even done in "Hollywood kisses" (where the actors just open their mouths and move them around a bit, tongues tucked will inside their own mouths).

"This is a statement of a man"? No, Matthew J. Dowd. This is the statement of a cornered fellow progressive you are trying to praise for having forcibly tongue-kissed and then groped.

And by the way, don't overlookd that "forcible tongue kiss" thing. A tongue kiss is not "just a kiss" the way other kisses are. Especially when the woman has repeatedly told you she's not even interested in doing a stage (fake) kiss or a mere peck on the lips.

Kissing does not have to be sexual and I'd generally call it a very low level of "Harassment," if harassment at all. But a tongue kiss is penetrative and definitely sexual.

Kids call it first base. Or they did when I was a kid.

Don't forget, prostitutes will let you have sex with them but generally forbid kissing. Because there's a level of intimacy there they just find a little too intimate.

And they're generally permitting strangers to have sex with them.

Does anyone think this "man" would have admitted the undeniable if there was no photographic proof of it?

CNN's Gloria Borger, allegedly an objective analyst, but as progressive and Democrat as Al Franken's hands are grabby and his tongue is pushy:

NBC's "reporter" Kasie Hunt:

They're doing their all to minimize this and even praise Franken for it.

Coming soon: Nina Burleigh offers a blowjob to Al Franken for his heroic efforts in stopping molestation in the military, at least when he's not molesting women while on military transport planes.

Posted by Ace at 02:52 PM Comments

Melanie Morgan: I Was Also Stalked and Harassed by Al Franken; I'll Give Details Soon


I don't think this kind of very-blue joke pitched on SNL is really evidence, but 1, I don't care if it's fair or not, this is war, and 2, I'll leave it for you to decide.

And now ist ze Time on Schprocketts when ve comb through Al Frahnken's statements to see him fulminating about sexual assaults in ze military.

Meanwhile... The House is voting on the tax reform bill, and has the votes to pass.

Below, a live feed of the voting.

(I'll do a separate post on this later, but I wanted to put up the live news of the vote now.)

Update: The Tax Reform & Jobs bill is now Passed out of the House.

Al Franken will be groping it within minutes.

Posted by Ace at 01:45 PM Comments

Al Franken Is a Big Fat Sex Criminal


A reporter accuses Franken of kissing and groping her against her will.

In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege.


Franken had written some skits for the show and brought props and costumes to go along with them. Like many USO shows before and since, the skits were full of sexual innuendo geared toward a young, male audience.

As a TV host and sports broadcaster, as well as a model familiar to the audience from the covers of FHM, Maxim and Playboy, I was only expecting to emcee and introduce the acts, but Franken said he had written a part for me that he thought would be funny, and I agreed to play along.

When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a 'kiss'. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.

On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, "We need to rehearse the kiss." I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, 'Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don't need to rehearse the kiss."

He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.

He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.

I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn't be so nice about it the next time.

I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.

I felt disgusted and violated.

Not long after, I performed the skit as written, carefully turning my head so he couldn't kiss me on the lips.


At the time I didn’t want to cause trouble...

I tried to let it go, but I was angry.

Other than our dialogue on stage, I never had a voluntary conversation with Al Franken again. I avoided him as much as possible and made sure I was never alone with him again for the rest of the tour.

Franken repaid me with petty insults, including drawing devil horns on at least one of the headshots I was autographing for the troops.

But he didn't stop there.

The tour wrapped and on Christmas Eve we began the 36-hour trip home to L.A. After 2 weeks of grueling travel and performing I was exhausted. When our C-17 cargo plane took off from Afghanistan I immediately fell asleep, even though I was still wearing my flak vest and Kevlar helmet.

It wasn’t until I was back in the US and looking through the CD of photos we were given by the photographer that I saw this one:

I couldn'y believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep.

I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated.

How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it's funny?

I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture.

Franken is claiming the event for which there is documentary proof for was "Just a joke," because groping an unconscious woman is funny (do you get it?!), but is denying the forcible kissing.

Actually he's not denying it: He's using the Kevin Spacey Defense of just saying "My recollection differs" and then not saying anything more. I suppose he'll next be telling us he intends to live his life as a gay man.

Mitch McConnell isn't buying that and has called for a Senate ethics probe:

I think it's time to expel Al Franken from the Senate.

More Coming?

Posted by Ace at 12:14 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition



So the law-abiding people who turn in their guns are the ones responsible for gun crime? And the more guns they turn in, the less gun crime there will be? So why has gun crime gone up? I don't understand! I think I'll fling some poo...maybe that will help me think.

Firearms amnesty as UK gun crime rises 27% this year

The amnesty comes less than a month after national figures revealed the number of crimes involving firearms in England and Wales increased by 27% to 6,696 in the year ending June 2017.

Many firearms are "held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality" and are often left forgotten in people's homes, according to the National Ballistic Intelligence Service (Nabis), which is co-ordinating the surrender.

Others are acquired through criminal networks and handing them in could save lives, the service added.

I have been working diligently to remove the phrase, "You can't possibly be this fvcking stupid!" from my political discussions, but there is no way on earth anything could prevent me from blurting that out if I were to be so unlucky as to chat with anyone involved in that statement.

Do they not see the logical flaw in their point? If a firearm is held "in innocence," or is simply forgotten, it beggars belief that it is also the weapon used in one of the crimes that make up a 27% increase!

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The Morning Report 11/16/17

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning kids. Lots of content so let's dive right in. First up is tax reform and we have the forthright and principled Ron Johnson who has announced he will vote "no" on any tax bill. What a guy. There are a couple of issues wrapped up in this that I want to separate and examine individually. First up, there is the political aspect and repercussions of this bill. Irrespective of what is actually in the bill, if the GOP does not finally get together and give the President a political victory, the GOP will massively shoot itself in the foot to ring in the crucial midterm election year of 2018.

From a policy standpoint, without getting into the minutiae of what is actually in this bill, we are constantly barraged with the same class warfare language, especially the notion of having to "pay" for tax cuts and "revenue neutral." This makes what's left of my hair hurt. That money is ours to begin with. We earned it; you shake us down to fuel the graft machine. Accepting the notion of the government always growing is hateful. Here's an idea; how about cutting the budget by the amount of money you graciously allow us slaves to keep, your majesties? (*Pukes*) In any case, from all accounts the meat of the bill is just tinkering around the edges. The notion of killing the individual mandate because it is after all a tax, and the law of the land, per Chief Justice Roberts, is a delicious irony that I hope the Democrats choke on.

Moving along we still have the Roy Moore "scandal." When you strip away the media circus distraction, what we have is the shaping up of a battle royal between the Steve Bannon faction and Mitch McConnell Deep Staters. Forgetting what you think of Roy Moore personally, he is a threat to the status quo on every level, culturally and politically. Therefore, he must be destroyed and his destruction is intended to send a message to anyone who dare challenge the established order (does all this sound familiar?). By all accounts, Steve Bannon is not going wobbly and Mo Brooks has declared his support for Moore for all the right reasons.

In the midst of all this, we have a couple of pieces, one by our favorite Daniel Greenfield, about why the sudden collective Leftist mea culpa about Bill Clinton. Hint: it's to place the blame for the decades-long Leftist sexual assault epidemic squarely on the shoulders of Donald Trump, via Roy Moore.

I have a trio of second amendment-related links. While John Cornyn (BI) and Chris Murphy (PARTISAN) are super close to a new gun control bill, we find out that Obama's DoJ could've cared less about prosecuting those wanting to obtain illegal weapons and the psycho shooter from northern California despite being denied permission to own guns made them at home. Unreal.

Lastly of note, as Leftist tyrant Robert Mugabe cools his heels in a Zimbabwean jail, we have reports that another Communist luminary, Charles Manson, is clinging to life in a California hospital. May both of them suffer a lingering, excruciating death followed by an eternity roasting in the Infernal Reaches.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 06:35 AM Comments

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (11/15/17)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Roll On Down The Highway)


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Quote II

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt

Quote III

Who the fuck does he think he is? Who's the fucking superpower here? US President Bill Clinton

Clinton's response in 1996 after being lectured by Bibi Netanyahu on the Middle East.

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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:30 PM Comments

Robert Mugabe Deposed (or At Least "Sidelined" By Military) After 37 Years of Tyrannical Rule


I did not see this coming. Yid With Lid reminds us we have Jimmy Carter to thank for Mugabe.

Both he and his wife have been "detained," which is a bad position for a dictator to be in.

Residents along the streets of this capital city grappled with a new reality Wednesday after the military sidelined President Robert Mugabe, its leader for the past 37 years.

Once heralded for seizing power from British rule and the nation's white elites, the 93-year-old's tenure in recent years has been marked by human rights abuses and economic collapse in what was once one of the African continent's most promising and prosperous nations.

"Mugabe was president since I was born," said Kudakwashe Gore, 32, a mechanic. "He was spoiling his legacy by failing to pass on the baton."

Military forces detained Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, and his wife, Grace Mugabe, 52, and placed them under house arrest early Wednesday after weeks of political tumult rocked the nation.

"I am excited that the Mugabe dictatorial era has come to an end," said George Makoni, 37, a media advocacy officer at a non-governmental organization. "I am also afraid this political uncertainty could lead to anarchy and chaos if not properly managed."

The video that auto-plays with that second article has a representative from the military saying that Mugabe is only detained for his own "security" while they round up the "criminals" around him.

Yeah I don't know about that.

Posted by Ace at 06:44 PM Comments

Supreme Court To Review California Law That Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise for Abortion Providers


I think I botched this yesterday when I said the Supreme Court was reviewing a law that said abortion centers had to provide information about pre-natal care centers.

Nope. It looks like this law, in California and California's prison bitch Hawaii, forces pro-life pregnancy counseling centers to talk up the benefits of abortion.

n 2015, California passed a law forcing privately funded pro-life pregnancy centers to promote taxpayer-funded abortions, threatening crippling fines for noncompliance. That edict is now under review by the Supreme Court.

The Monday announcement that SCOTUS will hear pro-lifers’ challenge to the so-called "Reproductive FACT Act" comes just two weeks after a California superior court judge granted an injunction against the law on grounds that it violates the state's Declaration of Rights.

Now, a long-fought battle to keep the Golden State from forcing its pro-life citizens to choose between obeying conscience or the law of the land is on its way to Washington DC for a final decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra.

Oh, but the 9th Circus said it passed muster.

I don't think the Supreme Court will agree.

Posted by Ace at 05:40 PM Comments

Democrat Representative Jackie Speier Says House Has Paid Out $15 Million to Resolve Sexual Harassment Claims Against Congressmen and Staffers in Past 10-15 Years, But This Is Kept Secret From Public


Well, let's have it all out then.

So says Lindsey Graham, too, to which Instapundit replies: "They must be Democrats, huh?"

Meanwhile, a Democrat Colorado state representative is accused by ten women of sexual harassment. Pulling a page from his dog-eared copy of The Clinton Defense For Dummies, he says he's the real victim here.

A Democratic Colorado state representative embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal claims that he is being "blackmailed and coerced" and says that he fears for his life as his "rights have been violated."

Rep. Steve Lebsock (D-Thornton) allegedly became sexually aggressive toward Democratic colleague Rep. Faith Winter at a party in 2016, after she spurned his sexual advances, The Denver Post reported.

"He used explicit and suggestive language about how happy we could make each other and didn't we deserve to be happy --it was in the end of session," Winter said as she recounted the incident with Lebsock. "(He began) describing different sexual acts that we could do, and I turned him down. And the more I turned him down, the more aggressive and angry he got. He was standing over me. He was saying things like, 'Why can't you just leave? This is good for both of us, I know you can make me feel happy.'"

"I know you can make my dick happy" is pretty low on the list of Most Effective Pick-Up lines.

I think most women understand that implicitly. I think a good pick-up line would suggest that maybe there's something in it for them as well.

Posted by Ace at 05:29 PM Comments

Oh Boy: Really Hinky Plan Being Talked About to Save the Alabama Senate Seat


An NRSC (National Republican Senate Committee) says the race now stands at Jones 51, Moore 39.

I know some will say the NRSC has a vested interest in pushing out a dooming poll for Moore, and I can't disagree. However, it can also be the case that they're taking shots at a ship that's already going down.

Luther Strange denies he's been approached about a convoluted, and, I gotta say, illegal-sounding gambit to delay the election apparently being talked up by some people (unidentified).

The plan would supposedly work like this--

Wait, before I get to explaining it, I have to say, if it seems like it doesn't make any sense, that's only because it doesn't make any sense.

Anyway, it would work like this if it worked, which it will not:

Luther Strange resigns from his seat early.

The governor declares the seat open and appoints another replacement Senator.

Because a replacement senator has now been appointed, the governor... then cancels the current election and declares the election to fill the seat will happen later.

I... don't think you can do this when you've already scheduled the election for the replacement to finish Jeff Sessions' term.

There's going to be presser from Alabama by Moore's people (if not Moore himself) 'later this hour." I thought it was scheduled for 4pm but I guess it's been pushed back a ways.

I assume he's going to say "I'm not going anywhere so I'm the only chance you've got."

BTW: Last night, both Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity laid into Moore for his deflections and non-denials.

I don't speak to those guys or anything. I just felt it in the air.

Oh, reportedly Steve Bannon has been asking people in his "inner circle" for their thoughts on whether these claims are true. I'm not in on that either.

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We Need to Talk About Uncle Joe


Joe Biden, serial young girl-toucher.

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Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)