EMT 12/11/16 - Back from the (felt like) dead.
I must apologize for missing last Sunday and yesterday morning.
Way too much work at crazy hours, and way too much flu made the 6 a.m. alarm clock turn off with nary a conscious thought.
Good news on both fronts:
The flu appears to be about eaten, and I don't work again until January.
Looking forward to a long Christmas break.
So, on the flu thing -- anyone have any luck with the flu shot? I've resisted taking it so far, but heck, if it would just help lessen and shorten the symptoms, I'd be tempted next year.
Overnight Open Thread (10 Dec 2016)
I'm a bit under the weather so apologies up front for a crappy ONT.
An Inconvenient Truth Part Deaux
I guess he needs some more cash from idiots. Coming soon: a sequel to Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth'. How many predictions from the first movie actually came true? None? You mean it was one big ass lie?
Not really a surprise. Not everyone wants to be seen as a supporter, especially in the entertainment business. Donald Trump having trouble booking celebrities for his inauguration.
Stormtrooper Shooting Skills
God I hope he does. Pruitt to dismantle EPA climate agenda.
Hmmmm. The Blaze suspends reporter who shot at ISIS fighters. I'd rather have a reporter shoot at our enemy than sit there and say nothing if they knew Americans would get ambushed.
People Are Awesome 2016
The Coming Economic Narrative
As CNBC announced today "The election of Donald Trump has brought with it a surge in optimism in the United States over the economy and stocks not seen in years."
What are the progs to do? They can't stop Trump with Republicans in control of both Houses. Nor can they allow the demos to come to believe that Trump is succeeding where they failed utterly. So they are going to try the next best thing. They will try to convince Americans that any any economic improvement achieved by Trump is owed to Obama.
It has already begun. According to CNN, Obama's Gift To Trump, A Pretty Solid Economy. At Politico, there is Trump Inherits Obama Boom.
College instructor tells students that Trump's election was an 'act of terrorism'. Really? Are you effin' kidding me? No, it wasn't. Not even close. Watch the tapes of what happened on 9/11 and then try to say that again asshole.
The Sherri Papini Kidnapping Case
I still think something isn't right with this case. Sherri Papini sex-trafficking evidence almost as flimsy as PizzaGate proof.
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Some Links And An Open Thread
Actully it's just an excuse to use the graphic, which made me laugh.
Fake News? You be the judge.....
- Moron Andrew Branca will be on the radio on Sunday!
- Israeli Defense in the Age of Cyber War
- The 21 Foot Rule: Forensic Fact or Police Myth?
- Hezbollah is seeking chemical weapons; Israel has other ideas
- It Couldn't Possibly Be His Fault!
- We have never been safer!
- Intellectual Diversity on campus: is it possible?
- Global warming fails the random natural variation contest
Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 12-10-2016
Joseph Clark, 1860
This is great. From the expression on her face, the young woman does not much appreciate her (brother? fiancé?) leaning over her shoulder into her personal space. Perhaps he's kibitzed her games before and there's some history here. I can just see her hand over the chessboard slowly curling into a fist. Keep it up, bonehead, you're asking for a bop on the beak.
Good afternoon morons and moronettes, and welcome to the Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread, the only AoSHQ thread with content specifically for all of us chess nerds who pay homage in the temple of Caïssa, goddess of the chessboard. And, for those of you who aren't nerdly enough for chess, you can use this thread to talk about checkers, or other games, or politics, or whatever you wish, only please try to keep it civil. Nobody wants to get into a food fight on a Saturday afternoon. Unless you're hungry.
Problem 1 - Black To Play (343)
What's the best thing for Black to do here?
Hint: Black can win a piece
6k1/5pb1/2p1n3/2Np4/8/1N3P2/4P3/6K1 b - - 0 1
Problem 2 - Black To Play (344)
Hint: Black mates in 3
r7/6kp/6p1/6N1/8/8/1b3RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
Chess By A Bunch of Morons
This is a ten minute clip, but the chess game only takes up the first 5. Mel Brooks shows us how the decadent French aristocrats played the royal game.
Problem 3 - White To Play (341)
Hint: White mates in 4
3r3k/3b1Qpp/p2P1b2/r5N1/1p6/qP4R1/3B1PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
Chess, Like Life
From Warden's 'confession' thread on Wednesday:
Yeah, in retrospect I wish I had joined the debate team in high school. Supposedly they do make you argue both sides of an issue. I can see how that ability would be useful in life.
Posted by: rickl - THE MEDIA IS LYING TO YOU at December 07, 2016 09:14 PM (sdi6R)
Of course, that's what you do in chess.
There are two kinds of chess enthusiasts: Chess players and chess students. I know guys who like to play chess and they don't think about it all outside of when they're actually playing. But I daresay that most, if not all of us who hang out on the chess threads, we're actually students of the game. We analyze our games and try to understand where we screwed up. We study games of the great masters. We may even buy books on chess theory. To us, chess isn't just a game, it's more like Art. Or, perhaps Science. Chess actually has features of both.
So rickl is right that "looking at both sides" is a useful life skill. But as students of chess, this something we have to do all the time. In order to solve these chess puzzles you have to look for what you think is the correct first move for White, and then you have to look to see if Black can trash it. You do this by turning the board around (either literally or figuratively, in your head) and finding the best possible response by Black. And it does you no good to make sub-standard moves. Anybody can win if the other guy is making lousy moves. So chess forces you to be brutally objective, to argue both sides of the issue, as it were. Without this, you will constantly be blindsided by stuff you didn't anticipate and didn't see.
Problem 4 - White To Play (108)
Hint: White mates in 5
6k1/6p1/p3br2/1p1pQ3/5r2/1P1B2R1/1P3qPP/2R4K w - - 0 1
Problem 1 - Black To Play
6k1/5pb1/2p1n3/2Np4/8/1N3P2/4P3/6K1 b - - 0 1
Black wins a piece with:
And that should be enough for him to win the game.
Problem 2 - Black To Play
r7/6kp/6p1/6N1/8/8/1b3RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
You might have been tempted to play 1...Bd4 to pin the rook with the intention of following it up with 2...Ra1+, but that fails because of 2.Ne6+. This is actually a good illustration of one of an important strategic rules, which is: move order is important.
So Ra1+ comes first, *then* the pin.
Problem 3 - White To Play
3r3k/3b1Qpp/p2P1b2/r5N1/1p6/qP4R1/3B1PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
The key first move is:
Black has 4 responses:
1...gxf6 immediately fails to 2.Nf7#
Or 1...Rxg5 2.Qxd8+ Be8 3.Qxe8#
That rook on d8 is very unprotected. But 1...Rg8 results in 2.Nf7#
So we're basically down to 2 lines, either of which mates in 4:
Problem 4 - White To Play
6k1/6p1/p3br2/1p1pQ3/5r2/1P1B2R1/1P3qPP/2R4K w - - 0 1
White better get off of his fat duff and do something here, because Black is about to unleash his triple battery on the 'f' file. Fortunately for White, he has resources, and Black will never get the chance to get his own attack going:
If 3...Kxg7, 4.Qg6+ Kh8 5.Qh7#
Or, alternately, 4.Qh5+ Kxg7 5.Qg6+ Kh8 6.Qh7# mates one move later.
Hope to see you all next week!
Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.
So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.
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Ace of Spades Pet Thread
Everyone is happy for the weekend and the Pet Thread. Curl up and enjoy.
A Little of This. A Little of That.
As we approach Christmas and we are out shopping. Do you get your pets Christmas gifts?
The Tennesse fires caused severe devastation. Fortuntely, there was a Feel Good Story of The Day.
GRAPHIC STORY WARNING South Korea and dog farms h/t L, Elle
Holiday party season. Let's be careful out there. h/t L, Elle
h/t Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
Meet The PetMorons
Regular IBGuy adopted a new family member. Here is her story, "
So, this is Maddie, the newest member of our family. We lost our 13 1/2 year old puppy to canine lupus a year-and-a-half ago, and finally ready to welcome a new little one.
She's an Australian hunting dog/Border collie mix (with a bit of Jack Russel thrown in, too, we think). We've only had her since Tuesday evening, but she's already burrowed deep into out hearts." Sweet story. Thank you for sharing.
Regular commenter Mike Hammer is a patient guy. Now his sweetie Sophie on the other hand isn't. Let's go Mike it's present time. Adorable. That's a nice submission Mr. Hammer.
Susansamantha submitted this photo of Kirby and Liíl Dixie snuggling on a cold winterís night. Looks like there will be a lot of that this weekend. Yay!!! Global cooling.
Naarah submitted this photo of her cat Caesar. She didn't say much. Looks like a cat who knows how to snuggle.
This is Cookie, a
Lurker J4140 story about Baxter, " Been a lurker for a long time and love your site. The wonderful, funny comments here have gotten me through some difficult times. Never ever commented myself. Baxter is a wire haired fox terrier. He loves to chase leafs, roll in smelly stuff, and pose for pictures. Love this puppy"
Remember pets, Santa Animal knows if you have been good or bad. So be good for Goodness sake.
Tell your parents to email photos and tips to the thread at petmorons at g mail dot com.
Thank you for stopping by this week and making it a success.
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Saturday Gardening Thread: Pre-Christmas Buffet [KT]
Hello, Horde! It's been a crazy week, I couldn't come up with a theme. So today, a Gardening Thread Buffet. Let's start some inspiration from a virtual tour of Christmas displays at botanical gardens, like the Longwood Botanical Gardens below.
More things to do with all that winter squash and pumpkin
Several of our favorite Gardening Thread Commenters grew and stored (processed or not) winter squash and/or pumpkin from the garden. Last night, I did some quantity cooking for a church Christmas party. Made one of my favorite holiday party recipes, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. It is adaptable to home-processed pumkin. Use a generous 1 1/2 cups of puree in place of a 15 oz. can. I usually make a double batch in an 11 x 15 in baking dish. I leave out the golden raisins (allergic to sulfites). Other recipe notes will appear in the comments.
The Nichols Garden Nursery catalog features an unusual selection of recipes, along with seeds, plants and gift items. They are in the Pacific Northwest, where squash and pumpkins are popular in the garden. The savory Unsweetened Pumpkin Tart is a nice way to use some of that extra winter squash if you're tired of sweet stuff.
Nichols (linked above) has gifts for gardeners, brewers and winemakers who may want to give some garden gifts to others. Anybody making infused oils, jelly, jam, or other garden goodies as gifts? Here are Three gifts any gardener will treasure. The site promises 'horticultural how-to and woo-woo'. What do you think?
Last week in the comments, Paul A'Barge included a link to a gardening site that looks useful. Well organized. Check it out.
PJ Media posted a piece on a children's army recruited to fight an enemy as dangerous as the Germans in WWI, the California Ground Squirrel. When we first moved to our present location, there were vacant fields all around, including one next door, where ground squirrels and pocket gophers ran wild. Our dear departed dog Snickers bit a huge chunk out of the bottom shelf of a cabinet in the garage trying to get to one of those squirrels. Dug long tunnels, too. We thought about sending him to engineering school.
Anyway, I thought the children's army thing was interesting.
Gardens of The Horde
Still picking pomegrantes here, and persimmons from our friend's house. Anything going on in your garden? Have a wonderful week.
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Thread below the Gardening Thread: The Ants of Christmas Island [KT]
Yesterday, Ace posted a piece on refugees, many from terrorism-prone countries, whom Obama has agreed that the USA will take so Australia doesn't have to. If you followed the link, you discovered that these are:
illegal aliens intercepted at sea by Australia and held in camps outside that country, on two Pacific islands.
Not long ago, Australia kept a lot of these intercepted-at-sea immigrants in a detention center on a far island outpost called Christmas Island. This got to be too much for the 2,000 residents of the island to handle.
But Christmas Island is plagued by another kind of refugee, the Yellow Crazy Ant. Despite the saying "communism never works", these ants have formed supercolonies on the island while living a communist lifestyle.
The ants first came to the island in the 1940s, apparently. They did not start forming supercolonies until the 1990s. These colonies threaten native wildlife, especially crabs, the island's big claim to wildlife fame.
Speaking of ants, while rummaging around in the AoSHQ blogroll earlier this week, I ran across a piece at Enter Stage Right by Samuel Chan. It is about why socialism never evolves into communism. I think this piece is suitable for sharing with young people currently undergoing progressive indoctrination.
"Wonderful theory, wrong species."
The rat bastard commies figured out long ago that as long as they proclaim they good intentions, people will believe them. And I think that religious types are especially vulnerable to this line of baloney because of the biblical admonitions to help the poor and needy.
Marxism, labor theory and helping the poor and needy all make at least cameo appearances in AntZ. Remember Chip and Muffy?
Hope your weekend turns out better than Muffy's. Have a great one.
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Saturday Morning Weird News Dump
Happy Saturday!!! It took a while, but we got here. Sit back and enjoy a story or two.
Here are just a few things that didn't get the magnifying glass look here at the Ace of Spades.
- Wish she would come around and whisper to the squirrels to leave.
- Rosie O'Donnell has a new job.
- A Canadian Moron? You be the judge.
- What would you do with a boatload of money? Change your face?
- Is this a little Cochran? Carrots everywhere even the darn chili?
- Now she really does have time on her hands.
- The perfect uncle
- Slutty and self centered is no way to go through life
Have a great weekend. Enjoy the open thread, it's slippery so no running with sharp objects. Play nice.
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Overnight Open Thread (9 Dec 2016)
John Glenn's combat nickname was "Old Magnet Ass" for all the right reasons. Another one of my childhood heroes, gone. Damn.
Good luck Europe. 1,500 ISIS Jihadists have quit Middle East to attack Europe.
Not a surprise. 80% of students can't tell the difference between real and fake news.
Speaking of fake news, it's not true that Obamacare insures 20 million.
Epic Christmas Music
I discovered this album last Christmas and it is absolutely awesome. If you have Amazon Prime, you can add the album to your playlist for free. It is titled Christmas: Coming Soon - Position Music Orchestral Series Vol. 5.
This won't help get folks on your side. Ohio State stabber's name added to list of nonwhites wrongly killed by police.
Meanwhile in Japan
Ice Hockey vs Soccer
Ozzy Man settles it.
Man blows $1M on cars, strippers and cocaine after bank glitch gave him unlimited withdrawals. He actually got away with this for two years before catching up to him.
Funny, about a month ago the press was saying it was Akula II submarines. NATO hunting at least one Oscar II class submarine that is chasing aircraft carriers in the Med. Tune in next week when it'll be a Kilo class submarine.
If only we had heroin free zones or something. Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides.
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I'm Shocked...Shocked To Find That Gambling Is Going On In Here!
All of a sudden the Democrats are interested in protecting the integrity of the voting process, when for the last 56 years they have been extremely aggressive in their attempts to destroy that integrity.
Obama orders intelligence community review of 2016 election hacking I guess it's okay that half the dead in Chicago and Detroit and Cleveland and Philadelphia and every other blue city have voted for the last two generations, but when they can't quite manage to flip the election to the chosen one...the drunken sociopath with neurological issues...THEN they take it seriously.
Obama's directive to his intelligence agencies to conduct a full review and report to him before he leaves office on Jan. 20 could serve to fuel more questions about the integrity of the election - at a time when President-elect Donald Trump's advisers and allies are battling with Clinton stalwarts still bitter over the race.
Except....it's not really "election hacking." Why is the federal government investigating a political party's issues? Why is it the government's problem that the Democrats have crappy network security?
I wonder what changed?
Yawn: Another Day, Another Round of #FakeNews from the Media Currently In Hysterics About #FakeNews
Note the number of retweets on each tweet. pic.twitter.com/5tQXO8vRSt— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) December 9, 2016
This Mediaite story explains Eichenwald's climb-down a little more.
Is This Something?
It's kind of not something but whatever.
Below the fold, a promotional video from Magic Leap, a company "backed" by Google which endeavors to bring "mixed reality" glasses into the world. The idea is that virtual reality constructs will be beamed straight into your face-pussy so that you see fantasy objects appear in what is otherwise the real world.
Say, like, maybe you're doin' squats. Then you can push the buttons boop-boop-beedeboob and suddenly you see Bane as your Liftin' Coach telling you "You call that form, Detective? Oooahrr, I've seen better form from The Riddler."
Bane's fake, but those plates you're puttin' up, bro? Real as the juddering vein in your forehead, brah.
The video was used to stoke investor interest, but note, none of the "virtual reality" stuff you see was actually projected into anyone's actual vision. It's all special effects, like any other post-production CGI effects. It's just a "This is what the future might look like" promotion.
It should be noted that Magic Leap is the subject of two disparaging articles today, Business Insider noting the technology used to raise $1.4 billion in capital is not likely to resemble the actual technology they are hoping to make, and this one from Fortune suggesting the Magic Leap tech is inferior to Microsoft's HoloLens.
BTW, note both of those stories seem to cite the same story by an outfit called "The Information" as the primary source.
So I'm not sure if this is something at all.
Obviously I have no idea either way. I just heard of this ten minutes ago.
Still -- Cool video, yo!
Terry McAuliffe: Just Before The Election, My Pet Chicken, Which Was Named "Hillary," Died
So that's the link to the article. But I have to show you Free Beacon's illustration that pairs with the story.
[T]he Atlantic's Steve Clemons asked McAuliffe how his family's pet chicken was doing.
"I hate to say this, one chicken died. About a month before the election Hillary died," McAuliffe responded. "We've got Hillary Jr. now. She is bright and fluffy and making a lot of noise and healthy as an ox."
Nate Silver just emailed me to say that if he'd had this information, he would have predicted the election differently. "My model actually weights a lot on chickens," the pencil-necked goon explained. "I mean, my models put a scary amount of weight on chicken-related data. I don't do pie graphs. I do chicken pot pie graphs. Sometimes I worry about myself. Cluck!"
Shocker: Researchers Say There's Just Not Enough Evidence to Conclude "Sex Addiction" is a Thing Which Is Really Real
Celebrities, Anthony Weiner hardest hit.
Claiming a sex addiction may be a go-to for misbehaving celebrities and politicians, but from a science perspective there isn't enough study to prove sex addiction is real, according to a professional organization of sex educators and therapists.
There is not enough empirical evidence to classify sex addiction or porn addiction as a mental disorder, the The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) said in a statement to members last week. The organization said that current sex addiction therapy and counseling is not adequately informed by human sexuality and thus not supported as a standard practice by the organization.
I saw someone link this Bob Newhart appearance on Mad TV a little while ago, and it seems apropos here.
And speaking of sex, there are now dating sites which will hook you up only with people who supported the candidate you supported:
The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not.
It's a scene played out again and again in the dating world: In an increasingly partisan and polarized country, similarity in political viewpoints has become a major criterion when choosing -- or weeding out -- prospective love interests.
But now, new dating websites are cropping up to take the guesswork out of pinning down political leanings.
One site, TrumpSingles.com specifically caters to fans of the divisive real estate billionaire...
A similar site was set up for supporters of Bernie Sanders, the tousle-haired Vermont senator whose fiery rhetoric and embrace of environmental causes earned him a fervent and loyal following among liberals and voters under the age of 30.
TrumpSingles says it has registered 12,000 people with a goal of "Making Dating Great Again" -- a riff on Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.
Unlike conventional dating sites such as Match.com and OKCupid, the site screens its users to ensure they are not trolls seeking to make trouble, but truly supporters of the president-elect, who takes the oath of office next month.
I don't think this idea is anything close to crazy, or divisive. A long time ago I used to go to a "secret" conservative meet-up. When I would go there, I preferred not to talk about politics (it's my day job, after all -- I just got done talking about politics all day).
So why go at all? Why go to an event featuring people who shared (basically) your politics and avoid politics as a topic?
Well, what I think is that politics is just a good proxy for general outlook. So whether or not I'm explicitly talking about politics, I'm going to be talking with people who are not, from my perspective, simply insane. I can talk to them about Die Hard and not hear that John McClaine should be prosecuted for executing innocent terrorists/theives. (#GermanMercenaryLivesMatter.)
I tried to test this theory with a question: Which is the more aesthetically pleasing building, the Chrysler Building, or the Empire State Building?
This is kind of a trick question because the Conventional Wisdom liberal-hegemony repeat-this-answer-if-you-want-to-be-considered-"cultured" answer is the Chrysler Building.
But the Chrysler Building uses an aesthetic I've never much liked -- ornamental, cheeky, frivolous, tarted-up. Decor imposed on the thing artificially, like the curlicues of a doily, rather than emerging naturally from the construction.
The Empire State Building is, to me, more attractive --mostly (but not entirely) an emergent beauty arising from functionality. Yes there are set-backs and such to give the thing some texture, but it's mostly just straight lines rising straight into the sky.
Anyway, a test of this theory showed some viability: most people, say seven out of ten, choose the Empire State Building. And I suspect those who answered the other way really didn't care either way and were just recalling what the liberally-accepted answer was.
So I don't really think it's nuts or divisive or hyperpartisan to use politics as a proxy to see if someone else is basically on your vibe.
Australia Has Refused Entry to 1600-2500 Migrants, Many from Terrorism-Prone Countries, Denying Them Refugee Status;
So Obama, Naturally, Is Going to Take a "Classified" Number of Them Into the US
And what power does he have to do this?
These are people Australia has decided do not warrant refugee status (or what our law would consider asylum). Therefore they have no right to move to Australia. But for a variety of reasons, Australia cannot, or does not want to, send them back, and the "refugees" won't accept offers of resettlement in New Guinea or Cambodia because theyíre holding out for a First World country...
Most are from Iran, with smaller numbers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and elsewhere. I can see why Australia would want this deal; it costs Oz taxpayers $2 billion to run the two island detention facilities and closing them down would rid the government of the headache. But if Australia doesnít consider them refugees, why should we take them?
... The chairman of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Bob Goodlatte and Chuck Grassley, also want to know why we're doing this, and they wrote to the secretaries of State and Homeland Security asking for details on the secret agreement to bring the illegal aliens here. When Capitol Hill staffers asked the State Department how many such "refugees" would be resettled here under the secret deal, they were told the number was "classified."
Some have noted that when a corporation hands out a big check to a charity, it's the shareholders who actually foot the bill, but it's the CEO who attends the Awards Ceremony and gets toasted by the swells for his generosity.
Liberalism seems to be pretty much built on that type of stolen valor: Obama gets feted for his progressive tears, but it's ordinary Americans who will wind up footing the bill for this.
Mark Krikorian reminds us that the OSU jihadist was a Somali previously settled in Pakistan before being granted refugee status in America.
Adult Babies Shriek Obscenities at Director of 1999 Pro-"Trans" Film Boys Don't Cry for Being Insufficiently Pro-"Trans"
Someone, I forget who, postulated the beginning of the end for this militant Snowflakism would be when they began to piss off their chief propaganda organ -- Hollywood -- enough that even Hollywood said, "Fuck these hysterical Adult Babies."
We're getting there.
The students hurled a litany of insults at [Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly] Peirce, putting up posters that read "fuck your transphobia" and "you don't fucking get it" among other things. Worse, when Peirce ascended to her podium, students had placed a sign there. It read "fuck this cis white bitch." That Peirce is actually gender-fluid is quite beside the point.
The students' unbelievable rudeness crossed the line into a kind of censorship when Peirce tried to speak: the students simply shouted over her. Eventually they let her talk, but some students continued to yell things like "fuck your respectability politics" and "fuck you scared bitch."
You're probably  wondering why the social justice left hates Peirce so much. Well, the film was ahead of its time in 1999, but in 2016 it's problematic. That's because the main character, Brandon, was played by Hilary Swank, a non-trans person. Students were also incensed at the idea of Peirce having profited from violence against trans people, which isn't a remotely accurate way to characterize things, but there it is.
University officials bothered doing what they never bother doing when the Adult Babies shout down a conservative -- they chided (gently) the Adult Babies.
Snowflakes Will Fall: OSU Activists Complain Police Wrongly Shot... Campus Terrorist
The OSU Coalition for Black Liberation is a campus protest group on OSU's main campus in Columbus. The group held a rally Wednesday to protest the death of young black men at the hands of police, and read off a list of non-white men who had been killed by police in the last two months. Among the names read off was that of Abdul Razak Ali Artan [the OSU stabbing jihadist and run-down warrior]....
Organizers of the protest said that Artanís particular actions were irrelevant.
"In some cases, the deceased may have committed acts of violence against others before they were killed," gender studies student Maryam Abidi said at the event, according to The Lantern. "Perhaps they were domestic abusers, perhaps they threatened or killed others. This possibility is not something to shy away from. The protest against police brutality extends to the innocent and the guilty alike, because we know that no matter the crime, justice and due process don't come from a cop's bullet."
Gee I wonder who Tucker Carlson is booking for his guest victim tonight.
Mid-Morning Open Thread
Must look familiar to many of you....
Hint: Mock Tennyson at your peril!
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The Morning Report 12/9/16
Good morning, kids. The weekend's here. Time for holiday cards, maybe some cookie baking and other things to prep before heading to the relatives next week. Some good links, IMHO, so read up. And considering the story earlier in the week about the breast cancer patient groped and persecuted by the TSA, I have much more sympathy for Judge Reinhold. And thanks to Obama, for the first time in history, US life expectancy declined. The good news is Harry "castrato" Reid is on the way out, but the bad news is the loathsome, execrable Chuck "rhymes with . . ." Schumer will take his place. As we say in Yiddish, may G-d transform them into chandeliers, "by tog zol er hengen, und by nacht zol er brenen." Have a better one and remain blessed.
- #NeverPuzder Trending Among Trump Supporters
- GA Sec. of State Claims Jeh Johnson/DHS Tried to Hack State's Voting Systems
- Fat, Drunk and Stupid Is No Way To Go Through Life . . . Officer???
- Blinkered, Demagogic and Racialist Is No Way To Go Through Life, Obama
- Obama Attempting to Trump-Proof the White House
- If You Like Your Life Expectancy, You Can Keep Your Life Expectancy
- Judge Reinhold Tapped to Head TSA (Not Really, But He Should Be)
- Stench In Halls of Congress Immediately Reduced by Half as Harry Reid Exits
- The Obama Legacy: ChiCom Strategic Plan Includes Global Force Projection
- Taiwan: The Other Israel
- Prager U's "Born to Hate Jews" Reinstated on YouTube
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Thursday Overnight Open Thread (12/8/16) I Phoned It In Edition
Sometimes reality (aka "the job") interferes with the ONT creation process.
How do you say Don Draper in Finnish? Quite the advertising slogan.
An unwilling tourist, Adolf Hoffmeister and his guide to being a refugee. Remarkable and interesting man.
In 1939, Adolf Hoffmeister (August 15 1902 – July 24 1973) emigrated from his native Czechoslovakia to Paris, a city he had fallen for after his first visit in 1922. It was on that trip he forswore his legal career and vowed to be an artist. When France fell to the Nazis, Hoffmeister, an avid anti-fascist, was arrested and jailed in Paris’s La Santé prison – an episode he would recall in Vezeni (1969) – and later transported to Southern France and Morocco, where he was incarcerated in the Ain El Ourak concentration camp.
Shit over substance. Justin Bieber possible Grammy Winner. David Bowie Not. Why the ONT doesn't care for Top 40 crap.
Tonight's Musical Interlude
RIP Greg Lake
An atheist's view on Christmas. Adam Corolla talks about Christmas and the American anti-Christmas culture. NSFW-Language-Muslim bash
The ONT thinks you could switch the word, Christmas with Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, or any other traditional holidy and it would apply to the $5^2 *!*#! people he talks about.
Do you want to feel safe or do you want to feel good?That's a damn silly question. Here's hoping that General "Mad Dog" Mattis rips this piece of crap up on January 20, 2017 shortly after Trump is sworn in.
For example, as of 2015, only the Department of State and USAID Civil Services were more diverse in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity than the Federal workforce as a whole. When comparing the agencies' workforces to their leadership personnel (Senior Executive Service (SES) or its equivalent), all agencies' leadership staffs were less diverse than their respective workforces in terms of gender, and all but DOD enlisted personnel and USAID Civil Service had less diverse leadership in terms of race and ethnicity.
The ONT doesn't cover the entertainment industry on any regular basis. Amy Schumer in talks to play
Babe The Pig Barbie.
“Barbie” is a global brand power house with sales of over $3 billion dollars worldwide. Barbie has taken on more than 150 roles through her more than 50 years as a doll, including princess, president, mermaid and movie star.And now an obnoxious big mouth tubbykinz who won't leave the U.S.A.
It also goes to show you that original thoughts and ideas in Hollywood are pretty much non-existent. A movie about a doll that has been around for decades?
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Hillary Clinton: The World's Most Pressing Crisis Right Now is Fake News or Something
I remember some fake news I once heard -- someone on TV was claiming the Benghazi attack was a "spontaneous" protest spurred by a YouTube video.
I wonder if that's what the old gal's thinking of.
Hillary Clinton: "Let me just mention one threat in particular that should concern all Americans... the epidemic of malicious fake news" pic.twitter.com/f4ESmm4QZf— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 8, 2016
Geraghty: Faithless Electors Aren't "Brave;" They're Attention-Seeking Narcissists Who Deserve Mockery and Contempt
He talks about Chris Suprun, the idiot who recently announced he would break his solemn oath to vote according to the law for the candidate the state's voters chose, and instead substitute his own "conscience" and vote for a better Republican -- John Kasich, actually.
Geraghty points out that Suprun didn't have this self-created dilemma thrust upon him -- he actively ran for the position of elector, after knowing it was 99% certain Trump would win the state.
Thus, while he wants to be hailed as a hero, he should properly be villified as someone who lied his way into office knowing full well he intended to break his solemn promise to the voters.
Suprun didnít just sign on for this; he actively campaigned for it. He urged other Republicans to trust him.
And he signed an oath vowing to vote as the state -- not he himself -- decided.
In such circumstances, faithless electors are not brave or honorable.... [N]ow they want to break their word, take a public stand, and be hailed as heroes by the considerable throngs of Trump critics. Donít give them this. Mock their lack of foresight or stubborn refusal to accept the consequences of their actions....
They're preening narcissistic idiots who want to be rewarded for refusing to keep a promise, and they should be treated as such.
As I keep saying, there's a lot of picking and choosing among the #NeverTrump camp about which principles Sacred Honor requires them to strictly keep.
Honesty in word and deed seems to be very expendable principle.
The most important "principle"? Preening. Constantly. Unceasingly. Hysterically.
Valerie Jarrett: Trump's Victory Was "Soul-Crushing"
Meh. I was hoping for soul-annihilating or at least soul-ripping.
"Obviously we were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like -- I'm not sure what the right analogy would be -- but like a punch in the stomach, letís say. Soul-crushing might be another description," Jarrett said. "But thatís the democracy that we have. The people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business of doing our job."
Your tears are sweet lubrication, for my dick.
Jill Stein's Agitations About Possible Vote Fraud Prompts Michigan Legislature to Pass Voter-ID Requirements Bill
Jill Stein didn't get the recount she wanted in Michigan, but she did get the state to take vote-integrity issues seriously. Meeting in its lame-duck session, the state House of Representatives passed a tough voter-ID bill that includes $3 million for funding of free state identification and birth certificates after over 18,000 voters cast ballots without identification in the presidential election...
The current law, Sexton says, allows you to sign an affidavit affirming your identity in lieu of providing an ID. Note to Michigan: You can't catch someone defrauding the vote here because they're signing a name and address that isn't their own. How you gonna track them down?
The new law would allow them to cast a provisional vote without an ID, but they'd have to show up within ten days after the election to present their ID to officials before their provisional vote would be treated as an actual vote and counted.
It's preposterous we're even having this debate.
Trump Expected To Name Critic of Minimum Wage, Workplace Regulations as Secretary of Labor
Update: And He's a Huge Booster of... Amnesty and Dramatically Expanded Replacement Worker Visas
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name fast-food executive Andy Puzder as labor secretary, according to people familiar with the decision.
Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Carlís Jr. and Hardeeís burger chains, has been a vocal advocate for cutting back regulations he says have stifled growth in the restaurant industry, which represents 10% of the American workforce.
An adviser and contributor to Mr. Trumpís campaign, Mr. Puzder has criticized the Affordable Care Act and argued against raising the federal minimum wage higher than $9 an hour. Democrats have called for raising the federal minimum wage to as high as $15, alongside union groups that have waged a campaign to push pay floors higher at the state, local and federal levels.
Critics were swift to denounce Mr. Puzder as a choice for labor secretary.
"With Mr. Puzder, the fox is in the hen house," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.), the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees funding for the Labor Department. "His nomination represents the greatest assault on workers that we have seen in a generation."
Why you gotta talk so sexy like that when I'm on the job, Rosa?
By the way, as the CEO of the parent company of Carl's, Jr., he's been assailed by feminists for running commercials featuring hot girls in bikinis.
The CEO of Carl's Jr. doesn't care if you find the burger chain's racy ads offensive. Well, he cares in one respect Ė if no one is offended, he's going to convince the marketing department to craft an even sexier commercial next time.
"If you don't complain, I go to the head of marketing and say, 'What's wrong with our ads?'" says Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's parent company CKE Restaurants, describing a conversation with the head of an unnamed organization that regularly protests company marketing. "Those complaints aren't necessarily bad for us. What you look at is, you look at sales. And, our sales go up."
"I like our ads. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it's very American," he says. "I used to hear, brands take on the personality of the CEO. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one, in this case, it kind of did take on my personality."
Every parent knows that at some point, you must begin ignoring the Crying Babies so that they learn that Crying will not buy them attention.
Caution Flag: I just saw Mark Krikorian, an immigration critic, write "#NeverPuzder" on Twitter, while one of CATO's Amnesty Forever thugs praised the choice and gloated "Time to roll back visa restrictions," presumably for H1-B's.
I wrote to Krikorian to ask for more information.
Maybe this isn't good at all.
Krikorian: Maybe the Worst Possible Choice. Not liking this now.
Trumpís pick for Labor secretary is perhaps the worst person imaginable for that role: Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl's Jr., Hardee's, and others. He is one of the nation's most outspoken business voices for Gang of Eight-style immigration policies. He didn't just sign an open letter once as a favor to a friend; he's been a high-profile champion of amnesty and huge increases in immigration and guestworkers. This op-ed in Politico, timed to coincide with the launch of the Gang of Eight effort in 2013, could have been written by Jeb Bush. Here he is at AEI in 2013 making the case for importing more low-skilled workers. Here he joins with the Bloomberg-Murdoch Billionaires for Open Borders outfit and Grover Norquist in an effort to "push 2016 presidential candidates and congressional Republican leaders to support immigration reform this year." There's plenty more.
Krikorian provides a link to each statement beginning with "This Op-ed" or "Here here is...," etc. You'll have to go to his piece for those links.
Lena Dunham Posts Selfie of Herself on the Dumper, Then Deletes In Embarrassment
Sometimes a gal just has to "shout her visual influence," whatever the hell that could possibly mean.
No seriously -- what does that mean? Any thoughts?
Oh, she also recently went on a spirit quest in Arizona wilderness to seek the "guidance" of the rocks after the emotional rape of the Trump victory.
PS, I've been up for a while. Just had trouble finding any good first post. Like, an easy one. A slumpbreaker. Because I have six really good articles to post about "Fake News," but that's going to take a lot of editing and synthesis. So I'm posting this terrible, terrible item while I procrastinate on that.
Mid-Morning Open Thread
The Revenge, A Ballad of The Fleet
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
At Flores, in the Azores Sir Richard Grenville lay,
And a pinnace, like a flutter’d bird, came flying from far away;
“Spanish ships of war at sea! we have sighted fifty-three!”
Then sware Lord Thomas Howard: “’Fore God I am no coward;
But I cannot meet them here, for my ships are out of gear,
And the half my men are sick. I must fly, but follow quick.
We are six ships of the line; can we fight with fifty-three?”
The link goes to the full poem, which is a grand exposition of bravery and honor and fighting spirit and love of country.....
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The Morning Report 12/8/16
Good morning, kids. Thursday greetings from Hymietown, USA. Of note today is the brilliant pick of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. And I hope that to "head" an agency means to utterly neutralize it from within. Other than that, the Michigan recount was halted and Trump cannot be stopped by Stein, aka the Clintons. But the campaign to question his legitimacy and his agenda is just getting started. That's about it, so have a better one and remain blessed.
- Admiral Trolls Kaepernick During Pearl Harbor Memorial Speech
- Of 85,000 "Refugees" Admitted In by SCOAMF, Less Than 10 Settled in D.C.
- Eat the Watermelons From Within: Trump's EPA Pick is Pro-Oil, Anti-AGW
- Pro-Tip for PE Trump: S*it Like This Is What Makes US Companies Go South, Literally
- Judge Halts Michigan Recount As the Delegitimize Trump Boogie Continues . . .
- . . . Elijah "Dick" Cummings Calls for Bi-Partisan Investigation Into Alleged Russian Hack of Elections
- Harumph of the Shrill: Tubby Riefenstahl Calls for "Disruption" of Presidential Inauguration
- Spayd Gets Spayed for Calling Spade a Spade
- Sucker Alert: Brock Hits Up Funders to Create "Breitbart of the Left," aka Air America Redux
- Uh Oh: Trump Softening Stance on "Dreamers?"
Wednesday Night ONT - Liberal Tears Edition
Hi everybody! What time is it? It's ONT time!
The election of Donald Trump has caused lots of people on the left to become seriously mentally ill. I'm not kidding. Look, I'll admit it. When JEF won reelection, I was depressed. I spent the next day in bed. I had scheduled the day off anyhow, and so I just laid in bed intermittently sleeping and watching TV. I had the luxury to be able to do so, so I did, even as I recognized it was an indulgence. The next day, however, I got up and went to work. Here we are, a month out from the election, and the sheer insanity on the left shows no signs of slowing down. In some cases, it's mild-ish:
“I cried for three days,” the Atlanta native, 45, recalls. “I felt like it was the worst thing, politically, that ever happened in my lifetime. It was catastrophic.” By Friday she noticed grays growing in, so she put on her big-girl panties and dragged herself to the drugstore. “Literally without thinking, I grabbed the Natural Black box by Garnier,” she says. “I was like, f** it! The election deadened my soul. I think I wanted to do something defiant to feel stronger.”
Yes. Oh my God, Yes! Dye your hair! That'll show America. Even better, get a bull dyke buzzcut. Or a spike cut. Or just shave your head entirely. I tell you, if loads of fat, miserable liberals start walking around looking like Rachel Maddow on a cocaine bender, the country is sure to demand a do-over! If course, it doesn't matter because some of them have decided that they ain't putting out anymore anyway.
I get the feeling that there's a small town in Montana where everybody's going to know that when the author of this piece is seen sitting alone at the end of the bar chain smoking Camels and crying in her Chardonnay, why, a bitter hate fuck is there for the asking. *IF* one can stand the endless whining needed to get her into the bed of your pickup for the two minutes of rumpy-pumpy. And then there's those who just went completely around the bend, like this gay guy from New York who left the Javits Center November 8th and checked himself into the looney bin (really):
SO MUCH insanity. Someone (maybe Peety S Dee?) needs to re-write
The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger's 1986 song Ruthless People for these losers. “Hey! Useless people!”
Rounding out our tour of liberal tears is this piece by Kos over at Daily Kos who just wants everyone to know Yes, I'm angry. Pissed. Livid. And yes, at pretty much everyone
Copy: “Digital screen shows number of cork pulls left in charger.”
Drew says: Well, thank God for THAT. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had the electric corkscrew go out on me right in the middle of opening bottles of emergency Chianti for UNICEF kids.
Lots more good stuff taking the piss out of the SkyMall of holiday catalogs. Bonus links to previous installments of the series. A true holiday classic!
Video at link. Honestly, the outrage from PETA types after this film surfaced has been entirely predictable. The kangaroo was fine, the man saved his dog, which was the object of the exercise, what's the problem? Although I do admit, the clip of him nailing the 'roo with a right cross is pretty damn cool. How many people can say they've done that?
In other animal news: Herd of reindeer wiped out by lightning strike (video). At least the lightning didn't punch them.
Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy. 10/10 for all (by happytailsresort) pic.twitter.com/EY8kEFuzK7— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) August 5, 2016
Enough? Touching letter from a mom to the unknown child she gave up for adoption.
Related: Thank You for the Autism In some countries, over 95% of babies that have a questionable screening test for Downs are aborted, and the eugenics crowd is pushing to make that 100%. France has just made it illegal to post pro-life information online. It's sick. I am blessed that both of my children are relatively “normal” (Big is bi-polar, but after years of frustration and anger he's found the right combination of medications and is finally living a normal life), but a personal twenty year friendship with a guy who is wheelchair bound, and stories like this, convince me that the urge to “perfect” the species isn't doing any favors to our humanity. All lives matter.
Florida Man on Vacation
Cops called to gas station after man squirts bear spray down pants, strips nude, then pours milk on genitals. Take off to the Great White North. I showed this to my Canadian wife whose only comment was “Psychedelic mushrooms grow wild there”.
Troll Level: Master
The Art of War
China is butchering political prisoners and selling their organs to the highest bidder. I remember when this was just the plot to a sci-fi/horror novel. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!
Car vs Copter
From Top Gear Korea Video at link. No serious injuries. Any helicopter pilots care to speculate what that snake driver did wrong?
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Confession Is Good For The Soul [Warden]
A fellow conservative traveler told me how he spent 20 minutes today patiently explaining to a left-leaning, low information voter what the purpose of the electoral college is and how it protects the interests of the citizens from smaller states. He was pleased at how receptive his target was. What she was hearing was completely new to her.
He concluded his story with this thought: "You know, I think some people just turn off the learning switch after they graduate from high school or college and go through the rest of their lives without learning much of anything unless they absolutely have to."
I remarked that this woman should be commended, at least, to being open to new information and reconsidering her opinion. It's a rare thing in humans, generally, and even more rare when it comes to political opinions.
I started thinking about some of the positions I believe that I've been wrong about and decided to list a small sample here. I'm hoping that you guys will do the same in the comments.
Why do this? First because admitting publicly that you were wrong about something helps to keep you humble and serves as a reminder that learning is a process that never ends. If you haven't changed your mind on a few important subjects over the past decade, then chances are you're neither curious about the world around you, nor intellectually rigorous with yourself.
Secondly, because evolving from an old position to a new one usually involves a logical thought process. People who go through this process are usually good at explaining how they arrived at their new opinion because of it. I find that people who have changed their minds on some topic of relative importance usually have interesting insights pertaining to that topic.
So with that said, here's a brief list of things I've changed my mind about.
Up until about 8 years ago, I self identified as a small L libertarian. I've always been, at my heart, a live and let live kind of person. I've never cared much about what other people do. In fact, if we're not friends for family, I'm unlikely to give anything that you do much consideration at all.
This attitude is as much temperamental as it is ideological and it steered me directly into the "I don't care if gays get married, it doesn't affect me" camp.
"I'm not a busybody. I'm not a control freak. Why should I care?" I thought.
This was my attitude until just a year or so before the gay marriage push became aggressive. A married couple I was friends with objected to gay marriage based on on scripture. I said that I agreed with them, but I didn't think that was a good enough reason to ban it. Then the wife looked at me and said, "They're using marriage to normalize it. Then they'll teach it to your kids in school. Eventually they'll go after your church. If it were about wills and health insurance and things like that, then they'd be happy with some other definition--a legal union, maybe. That's not what they're after."
I thought about this and the entire history of the left baiting and switching the public on issues and conceded that she was right. I didn't want her to be, honestly. I was emotionally committed the other way. I didn't want to be lied to again.
But she had her finger on it. There's no argument that where we are now was the goal all along. And they're going to keep on pushing. I wish I'd seen it earlier.
This one doesn't take much courage to admit because so many other people made the same mistake that I did, but looking back on it, George W Bush's attempt to nation build in Iraq was a horrendous miscalculation.
We misunderstood human nature. We believed falsely and naively that the principles of freedom, natural rights, individualism, representative government, and the rule of law could be successfully transferred to any group of people in the world, regardless of their culture, religion and history.
We were wrong. Our Constitution came from a miraculous confluence of specific events and individuals. The result of the American Revolution is the exception, not the rule and its ideals are not transferable to a people without rare preconditions already in place.
Rational Decision Making
I stepped out of college believing the economic theory that people, as a group, make rational economic decisions. Now, granted, I was young back then, but the very idea of this makes me laugh today.
Humans are not rational about anything, not as individuals, not in the aggregate. If we were rational actors in the economic sphere, then advertising wouldn't work. Take a stroll down your supermarket medicine aisle. Do you see that bottle of Excedrin that costs more than twice as much as the store brand bottle? Look at the ingredients. They're exactly the same and in the same amount.
Now check out Tylenol. It's 500 mg of acetaminophen. Tylenol Arthritis? 150 mgs more. That's it. There's no special ingredient. Yet, we will irrationally take one or the other depending on our symptoms.
Once you realize that people are emotional, not rational creatures, then the world begins to make less sense. You also stop believing in silly myths like the scientist as a man of cold, hard reason. Bullshit. Science is practiced by humans, with all their accompanying flaws. Ego, confirmation bias, greed, fear, dishonesty, stubbornness etc...
I've gotten many, many things wrong in my life. That'll never change. Sometimes it's embarrassing to be wrong. I've found that it can also be oddly thrilling--almost like uncovering a secret.
So what about you? What have you gotten wrong and why?
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Just When You Think That "Reason" Writers Aren't A Bunch Of Vox Writers With Hash Pipes, They Write Something Like This...
Look, the concept of libertarianism is marvelous, and these folks have occasionally written interesting and provocative pieces that are buttressed by classic libertarian thought. But all too often they resort to the leftist technique of vilifying people because of their associations. Here we have PE Donald Trump talking with the dictator of Kazakhstan. And they extrapolate from Trump's oft-stated desire and practice of suing people who say things he thinks are untrue -- to Trump arresting, imprisoning and possibly killing his critics, just as they say Nazarbayev does.
Last week Donald Trump had a nice telephone chat with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the autocrat who has ruled Kazakhstan since 1989, two years before it broke away from the Soviet Union. According to the Kazakh government, the president-elect "stressed that under the leadership of Nursultan Nazarbayev, our country over the years of independence had achieved fantastic success that can be called a 'miracle.'"
One aspect of the Kazakh miracle that Trump surely admires is Nazarbayev's ability to make criticism (and critics) disappear. As Trump's constitutionally contemptuous comments about flag burning illustrate, he supports free speech the same way he supports free trade: with preferential exceptions designed to protect the people he cares about most.
First...I doubt very much that Donald Trump initiated this conversation. It beggars belief that he woke up one morning with a burning desire to talk to a man he has surely never met, and whose name he probably didn't know.
Second..."Reason" is basing this on the press release from Kazakhstan, not from Donald Trump. I know this is a crazy idea, but a single-sourced account is pretty much worthless.
Oh...by the way, Kazakhstan gave up its nuclear weapons. You know, what every good leftist wants of the world. And some guy named Obama met with Nazarbayev in South Korea in 2012 and...get this...praised him for his leadership in nuclear non-proliferation.
I wonder what's different?
On Media Lies and Political Lore
The media wants to talk about Fake News. Okay, let's talk about it.
Let's talk about what this really is -- lore.
a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth
Lore is kind of communal bullshit -- bullshit about your family legacy (how many people have "family lore" that tells them they're one thirty-second Cherokee, for example*), bullshit about sex, bullshit about how not to get pregnant, bullshit about how to increase your sexual potency (oysters! powdered rhino horn! gorilla dick jerky!).
There is of course political lore -- a tradition of bullshit passed from one partisan to another, never really sourced to anything a rationalist would call an authority or proof. Just stuff that "everyone knows."
Everyone knows if you have sex with the woman on top you can't get pregnant.
Everyone knows Mikey from the cereal commercials died when he drank soda while eating Pop Rocks.
The media is always on patrol to debunk such bullshit political lore coming from the right side of the political aisle -- and make fun of right-wingers for believing such nonsense, and claim such nonsense has real consequences in life, so if you're spreading such lore, you may be killing people, for real!
That's why they're currently in such orgasms over the #PizzaGate shooter. #PizzaGate sure sounds like Internet Detective nonsense to me, but the media has seized on this one story as a way to deflect from the fact that they've been pumping out their own FakeNews all year -- and all decade, in fact. **
Criticizing amateur news-sleuths is a lot more fun for the media than explaining why so-called professionals are so amateurish and biased.
But back to the lore: the media wants to find every piece of rightwing bullshit, rightwing lore they can and show how totally false fake falsity-false Lie it is.
But notice they never challenge any leftwing lore.
And of course they don't want to talk about that.
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" -- the lore that Michael Brown was an innocent bystander, raising his hands in surrender as an Evil White Cop executed him for being black -- was a lie from the start, concocted by Brown's partner-in-crime (literal partner in crime -- he was present during the bodega robbery earlier that day) and then spread by a media just looking for stories that would illustrate their Narratives that we need to elect Democrats.
CNN spreading the Hands Up Don't Shoot #FakeNews
Michael Brown's mother was invited by the Democratic National Convention to speak at Hillary's four-day nominating commercial -- and she stood with parents with sons who arguably or even probably had been killed in questionable circumstances.
Michael Brown had not been killed in questionable circumstances -- even Obama's corrupt DOJ had to admit that. Yet there she was, because leftwing political lore still deemed Michael Brown a Gentle Giant and Innocent Victim, and it didn't matter what the actual facts of the matter were.
The media said nothing about it. They praised the folks on stage for their strength. They did not criticize Hillary Clinton for putting on a pageant containing Fake News and provable lies.
Lore that excites conservatives -- and which may be necessary for building party unity among conservatives -- must be eradicated. Michael Flynn's son must be chased off of transition teams for believing such Vicious Lies that Have Consequences.
But lore that excites parts of the progressive coalition -- and which may be necessary sops to some sectors of the progressive coalition to animate them into voting for an old broke-down white lady they don't even like very much -- gets a total pass.
The media blesses such lies with silence, tacitly approving of the lie.
There were no fact-checkers on the DNC Tragedy Pageant.
And note that cops are being assasinated in the street -- this is no "lore," cops are being killed on the street in 2016 at a rate far exceeding that seen in 2015.
And this is all based partly on the #FakeNews that Michael Brown himself was assassinated by cop.
Fake news has consequences, Media -- or do those consequences not matter when they are visited upon people outside of the progressive coalition?
The SPLC, recently cited all over the media as an objective resource for cataloguing hate, refused to report the 2,000 teached reports on whites being harassed due to election anger, because that fact was inconvenient to the narrative it wanted to push that minorities were being targeted.
The SPLC put the Family Research Council on its "hate organization" list, claiming they "hated gays." This claim -- more #FakeNews -- sent a shooter to the Family Research Council's door -- the shooter shot (but did not kill) a guard.
#FakeNews has consequences, Media. Or do those consequences not matter when they are visited upon people who disagree with you politically?
Shockingly, the media actually had on the disgraced High Priest of Fake News -- Dan Rather himself -- as an expert voice to explain how terrible other people's fake news is.
There's a still cherished bit of progressive lore (total bullshit, I mean) -- that Jared Loughner was "inspired" by Sarah Palin's rhetoric, and went out to kill Gabby Giffords because he'd heard Sarah Palin say "Don't retreat-- RELOAD!" or saw some bullseyes on a map showing which House seats in swing districts she thought Republicans should "target."
This is false. Jared Loughner was a psychotic with no known sympaties for Palin or the GOP or the Tea Party; his chief obsession was, if you remember, his idea that the syntax of language was some kind of means to control people's minds. Apparently he had tried to get Giffords to investigate this Conspiracy of English Syntax and she had passed, and that -- and not any ideas about the 10th Amendment -- is what motivated his shooting spree.
Amazing, the Washington Post, in decrying "Fake News," uses this Fake News lore -- that Palin's words caused Laughner's shooting -- as an example of Fake News having real-world consequences.
In a post which itself denounces false political lore, the Washington Post goes right back to the well and spreads false progressive political lore.
I mean, everyone knows it was Sarah Palin's hateful rhetoric that set Jared Loughner off. Citation: something my buddy told me some time when he was toking on some kind bud.
This is why conservatives hate the media: The media only notices right-wing misbehavior. If their political correligionists are spreading some Fake News themselves, some false political lore, the media is very understanding. After all, if Hillary Clinton had excluded Michael Brown's mother from falsely conveying the notion that her son was gunned down by a cop assassin, it would have conflicted with Black Lives Matter's narrative. And if she contradicted Black Lives Matter's narrative, that might have depressed black turnout and hurt her chances of winning an election.
So, you know: It's perfectly understandable and excusable that she helped package and spread some #FakeNews.
Where did the people online spreading the sorts of "Fake News" stories the media hates learn how to do this, I wonder?
Maybe they've seen the media making up stories and repeating them until "everyone knows" something that's flatly false and swinging elections thanks to those lies.
Maybe they've decided that if it works for the Democrat-Media Complex, it can work for their own purposes.
If the media wants to stop political lore from spreading, they can lead by example and stop spreading leftwing political lore themselves, and, get this, being as eager to run "Fact Checks" on leftwing political lore as they are to run days and days of stories on the Perils of PizzaGate.
But of course they don't want to stop leftists from spreading political lore, and they certainly don't want to end their own addiction to passing off their political lore as "facts" that "everyone knows."
And they will continue to wonder -- why don't people trust us?
Why do people listen to people with no track record at all in journalism on such matters?
Here are the answers to both questions:
They don't trust you because they've seen you lie repeatedly, then double down on those lies. (Check your own archives for how often you "debunked" "Republican claims" that Obamacare would cause premiums to rise, or strip people of their current doctors.)
And they trust people with no track record at all because while you have a track record, that track record is full of lies and fabrications.
Between someone who you've never heard of -- and thus has never lied to you before -- and someone who's consistently lied to you, then got arrogantly angry about why you doubt their new series of lies, people are going to trust the person they don't know for a fact to be serial liar and fabricator.
Clean up your own acts before you presume to criticize others.
No one wants to hear a pasty priest lecture about chastity and devotion when he still smells of the whorehouse and we all know he's going right back to the whorehouse the moment the pews are empty.
Go fuck yourselves in your rotten, lying heart with a knife, Media.
* An Oklahoma source tells me literally every non-Indian in Oklahoma believes that they have an Indian or two in their ancestry. It's just common Oklahoma lore.
That doesn't excuse Elizabeth Warren -- you don't represent yourself as a minority professor based on family lore that everyone in Oklahoma believes about their own family.
** I've deleted a few sentences about the inadequacy of the "evidence" I've seen for "PizzaGate" for two reasons: 1, it seems to attracting a lot more attention that I wanted it to, and I don't want people yapping about this other matter when I wrote a post about the thing I actually wanted to talk about, and 2, from what I learned from the Media, you're not supposed to call bullshit on your own side's factually-dubious Political Lore, in the interests of party unity and electing people of the party you favor.
So I'll follow the media's example here and just ignore what I think are unfounded claims being made by my political coreligionists. I'll just focus on the other side's political lore.
Feminist: Sex Will Be Less Fun During a Trump Administration
Puerile. They only have three things they can say. Like how PETA only has two moves: Graphically violent imagery and nudity.
These idiots can only say Serious You Guys The Patriarchy N Stuff, Men Just Want To Fill Women With Babies, and Sex Will Be Better With Us (Almost Certainly Frigid) Gals If You Just Do What We Saaaay.
Yeah I think most guys have run into the "sex will be better/more frequent if you do x" play. Not true.
Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and Nairobi and the author of the forthcoming book, "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
Note that every feminist book makes some reference to sex, breasts, or the vagina.
Because they totally want you to notice their minds, yo.
Under a Donald Trump presidency, sex is about to get a lot less fun.
That's because Trump has tapped Tom Price, an anti-abortion and anti-contraception congressman from Georgia, as his director of Health and Human Services. Price is an opponent of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization that serves more than 2.5 million patients, many of them low-income, every year.
Birth control and STI testing and treatment make up the majority of services Planned Parenthood provides, and federal funds are already blocked from paying for abortion. Federal funding mostly goes to Planned Parenthood in the form of Medicaid dollars, which are set aside to provide health care for poor Americans, and that's who these funding cuts will largely affect.
With Price at the helm of HHS, even women who don't rely on Planned Parenthood for health care will have a harder time getting contraception. According to Price, "there is not one" woman who has been left behind by unaffordable birth control costs, and so his proposed gutting of the ACA would pull the provision that fully covers contraception.
Etc., etc., etc. Notice that the article is just sort of doing the standard feminist whining about birth control costs. It's not about sex, whether "fun" or otherwise.
Yet that was the title slapped on it -- either the writer offered this title, or an editor (editrix?) at CNN did.
Either way, someone at CNN sexualized this poor thing for clicks.
Trump Chooses Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, Who Has Sued the EPA Numerous Times, to Be Head of EPA
Pruitt has been a very outspoken critic of President Obama's EPA, has sued the agency on mulitple occassions and has also questioned "the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind," having called the "debate Ö far from settled."
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, Pruitt previously boasted that he ďled the charge with repeated notices and subsequent lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their [sic] leadershipís activist agenda." Moreover, per Reuters, Pruitt led the charge for Oklahoma in restoring environmental regulatory oversight to the states and away for the agency he's slated to run.
Princeton can use a guy like Joel.
FAQ: Why Are Leftists Such Pansies?
I mean, really, why are they such pansies?
Here's my guess. A right-winger turns on his favorite television show and has his favorite character tell him his favorite candidate is demonic. He turns on the news and hears "journalists" edit out stories of Democrat malfeasance while emphasizing Republican corruption. He goes to the movies and has his political beliefs insulted and derided. His favorite singer hates him. His professor excoriates him. His employer would fire him if he knew what he thought.
It makes you tough. It makes you smart. It makes you educate yourself as to why you believe what you believe and what the arguments for and against it are.
A leftist? He floats in a candy-cane cloud of self-congratulating self-reinforcement. Hollywood, the news media, academia, they all tell him: "You're smart. You're good. You're right. You're nice. You're going to win the election. Anyone can see that. How could you lose? Anyone who disagrees with you is bad, stupid, mean, wicked."
No wonder these people whine and cry when things don't go their way. Spending their days in a pink haze of bias, how could they ever have seen it coming?
Eh, maybe. But I think mostly they were Born This Way. There are soft people and there are harder ones. The soft people seek to Herd Up, like lesser animals, because they're soft and in need of protection from the group. They also seek help from the government, because they need to be subsidized and championed.
The harder people just take care of their own shit.
Some are born makers, others takers. Yes, culture reinforces these attitudes and makes it easy to be weak, but some are just born weak.
I don't hate them for that.
I hate them for taking the Weakling's Vengeance any chance they get.
I don't think the Captain America movie was right that only a weakling can properly handle being given the gift of strength. I think the strong, long living with strength, develop a code of restraints on their strength -- chivalry, the rules of war, bushido, etc. -- and thus have some experience with having power, and exerting it in an ethical (or at least) restrained way.
But give a weakling who's never had power before in his live some power and control over another, and what checks exist inside him to restrain him? None. None at all.
All he's got is grudges, anger, and an opportunity he knows won't last long to inflict pain on his (real or imagined) persecutors.
That doesn't mean the strong are always just and noble -- they aren't. And it doesn't mean they don't use their strength to hurt others, or at least to advantage themselves. They do.
But it does mean they've had previous experience in being in a power position and have probably developed at least some ethical boundaries as far as the exertion of their power.
But lifelong weaklings haven't, and so there is nothing so vicious as a weakling who's temporarily been gifted with a little power to get payback and live out his Weakling Revenge Fantasy dreams.
And for eight long years, you've been living in a Weakling Revenge Fantasy.
But all dreams come to an end, don't they?
MeAgain Kelly: I'm Totes Worried About Trump's "Dangerous" De-Legitimization of the Media
Nothing but ego and skinny legs.
I really don't like people like this: Lawyers who think five votes by judges are the end-all be-all, reporters who think that Reportage is just the yak's tits. It's a very provincial, egotistical, solipsistic way to view the world: I trained in the use of the hammer, therefore, all the problems of the world can be classified as types of nails.
People who think this way do so to construct a belief in themselves as the omnicompetent hero, always the Man in the Arena, always the keystone upon which the burden of the arc of history weighs.
Everyone is the hero of their own life movie, but MeAgain is also the hero of your life movie.
Her membership in the Media is what gives her Status; like all egotistical people, she will defend the source of her Status like a warrior bee defends its queen.
We begin this Hero's Tale as we begin all Hero's Tales, with an origin story. John McCain had his seven years as a prisoner tortured daily in North Vietnam; MeAgain's origin story begins, as usual, with her torture by Mean Tweets on Twitter.
Kelly felt that power firsthand in August 2015, when she pressed the candidate about his derogatory comments about women during the first Republican primary debate. Trump responded with a Twitter attack, which was quickly followed up by a barrage of insulting tweets and even death threats from his followers.
"What people don't realize about Donald Trump ó and I don't even know if Donald Trump realizes it ó is that every tweet he unleashes against you ... creates such a crescendo of anger," Kelly says.
The host of The Kelly File says that although she worried for her own safety and that of her children, she and her producers were determined not to let the threats impact their coverage of Trump. Now that Trump is the president-elect, she is especially concerned about his "de-legitimization" of the media.
"I think it's dangerous," Kelly says. "People ... need good, strong, skeptical journalists to be covering whoever it is -- whether it's Barack Obama or President Donald Trump -- and we're in a dangerous phase right now, where too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them."
The Press is your teacher, and you are its Students, kneeling before your master, who will impart wisdom to you, if you would only be good students and believe what master tells you.
Hate, Incorporated: SPLC Buries 2,000 Reports of White Kids Getting Harassed Over Trump Victory
They know about elevensies, don't they?
At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn't publish the results in its report on Trump-related "hate crimes."
The Southern Poverty Law Center partnered with the American Federation of Teachers, which formally endorsed Hillary Clinton, to circulate the questionnaire among its 1.6 million mostly Democratic members. The survey was sent out to K-12 teachers and administrators who subscribe to its "Teaching Tolerance" newsletter.
The SPLC's widely cited report -- "The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation's Schools" -- reported that 40 percent of the more than 10,000 educators who responded to the survey "have heard derogatory language directed at students of color, Muslims, immigrants and people based on gender or sexual orientation."
But what they didn't say is that 20% of those respondents reported anti-white harassment.
The takeaway was that Trump-supporting white kids have been harassing minorities at the nation's schools. And SPLC's schools report, along with a broader report on alleged Trump-inspired hate crimes--" Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election" -- sparked breathless coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post and other major media.
The media is in one of its typical spasms about "#FakeNews." But while they rail about FakeNews, they continue to propagate it like mad -- like they have a monopoly on propaganda, and are understandably upset to see others horning in on their business.
They will cover this up, of course, and refuse to correct their previous spreading of #FakeNews, and of course will continue quoting Democrat pressure groups SPLC and the AFT as some kind of disinterested "experts" just offering you the straight dope on American policy questions.
Amazingly, a Washington Post writer -- and I'm going to guess a Social Justice Warrior, as the Washington Post pretty much is all 22 year old Social Justice Warriors now -- writes a blistering assault on "Fake News," even as she, get this, re-relays Fake News. She actually claims that Jared Loughner was inspired by Sarah Palin -- six years after this Fake News had been thoroughly discredited.
And on that, Ashe Schow writes that the biggest purveyor of Fake News is the media itself, now shrieking about Fake News.
Mid-Morning Open Thread
Goya painted this lovely scene onto one of the walls of his home. I wonder what message he was sending to his kids?
The Morning Report 12/7/16
Good morning, kids. Middle of the week already. Hard to believe that one of the most pivotal moments in our history happened 75 years ago. My wife's dad was on board the U.S.S. Nevada at Pearl Harbor. As he recalled, if you dove off the starboard side, you lived. If you dove off of port, you died. He was presumed dead and eventually turned up the next day, after pulling bodies and parts of bodies out of the water. May G-d bless the memory of those who fought and died there that day. Have a better one and remain blessed.
- Farsi Fascist and Chi-Com Chump Warn Trump About Abrogating Iran Surrender Deal
- Will Bharara Sink DeBolshevik? Hymietown Wonders . . .
- Buzzfeed Bad Grammar: "White People Are a Plague To the Planet"
- Sick Bastard TSA Agent Attempts Groping Breast Cancer Patient, AND . . .
- . . . Senior Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Child Porn, Soliciting 8-Year-Old
- Surprise! Carrier Raises Prices, But At Least They're Still Not Moving to Mexico
- Trump-Touted Japanese Investment Money Actually Coming From Saudi Arabia
- Even Better Than Fracking: Microwaving For Oil Could Yield Four TRILLION Barrels Starting in 2017
- Related-ish: Fed Judge Orders Hack Mass. AG to Appear at Exxon Deposition
- See-B-S To Air Yet Another Phony Antarctic Climate Change "Documentary"
- Hillary Throws Thank You Party for Millionaire Donors While Boosting Her Never-To-Be-President Status
Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/6/16)
"A date that will live in infamy"-President Franklin D. Roosevelt describing the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago tomorrow, December 7th, 1941. His speech of December 8th, 1941.
In everyone's life a little
rain snow must fall. Check out the recent snow in Hawaii.
Quotes of The Day
Now, it was not an attack on Christians or white people or conservatives. We didn’t scapegoat and stereotype them because there’s more of us. But that’s what’s so upsetting about Mr. Trump’s scapegoating Muslims or immigrants or refugees when we have homegrown terrorists who are not Muslims as well, like this animal in South Carolina who is alleged — I guess he’s accused, he hasn’t been tried yet, but this young man in South Carolina.Paul Begala.
Jane Mr. Begala you ignorant slut talking forehead. May I remind you that the entire nation was worked into a lather about the Confederate Flag. Ebay removed the Confederate Flag. WalMart, huge retailer located in the South even took a position on the Confederate Flag and ISIS. ISIS=Good, Confederate=Bad.
Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.P.J. O'Rourke
'I love you my son. I know they kill you for no reason.'
Mother of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, OSU terrorist. How are we to coexist with someone like this?
“Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”Egyptian scholar Hassan al-Banna, Founder of Hammas
Donald Trump has been accused of various things during the primaries all the way through the general election. Now, if you mention his name Muslims go all stabbey or something. No wonder why CNN is taken lightly.
It's hard to believe that this guy served in the Obama administration.
Didn't get enough quotes? Want to have more sayings? Odd sayings (illustrated) from around the world.
The secret’s in the sniff: Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a device that can detect explosives, narcotics, or human scents 16 times better than trained dogs.
Bomb-sniffing dogs have been the TSA’s preferred professionals for years when it comes to hounding out a potentially dangerous scents. But by modifying existing technology after a dog’s nose, these researchers were able to drastically improve performance.
Deer hunting seasons recently ended in the Great Lake States. From the accounts of canoe accidents here at the AOS, at one time there were a fair number of hunters here. If you were a hunter and passed on a harvest what were your reasons?
The LGBT crowd wants heterosexuals to accept and approve of their life style. But approval and acceptance is a 2-way street. Transgender San Diego cop in uniform not allowed to march in LGBT parade. Did we mention that she helped organize the event?
San Diego’s first transgender police officer was kept out of an event at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest last week because she was wearing her uniform.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event to honor those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence, was held Nov. 17 at the facility on Centre Street.
Officer Christine Garcia, who publicly transitioned last year, helped plan the event and was part of the police department security detail that watched over a commemorative march down University Avenue.
There has been some Moron commentary lately about being lonely and having not been in the saddle lately. This guy has had that problem solved. Although I don't think you want to go as far as he did. The 6 Million Dollar Man has nothing on him. Technology is nice. But you may want to be careful with it when you're trying to date. Or buy drugs, allegedly.
20 weird friendships through history. No, you won't see Ace and Amy Schumer swapping spit or anything close to that.
What kind of shopper are you? Are you creative and never stumped with the perfect gift? Are you the type of person who doesn't know what the recipient likes or would want or would like but wouldn't buy themselves? Down with gift cards? Or down with gift cards!!! Benjamin's are cool, right?
The traditional idea behind giving gifts is that the giver spends time and thought coming up with just the right present for a particular person. They take into consideration the recipient’s likes, dislikes, and hobbies, search what’s out there, and then choose (or make) a gift they believe best intersects with the person’s interests and tastes. A gift’s thoughtfulness is in proportion to the sacrifice in energy the giver seemingly made in deciding on it (as well as the sacrifice the giver had been making all along in the relationship, in paying dedicated attention to the recipient’s expressed desires).
In giving a gift card, however, the giver takes the time, energy, and thought required by this process, and outsources it to the recipient. It’s now their job to think about what they’d like, comb through what’s out there, weigh different options, and make the purchase.
Tonight's Musical Interlude
From Sea to Shining Sea, the infrastructure of the U.S.A is mapped out. It appears that there are quite a few pipelines. Where will the Native Americans protest next?
There are more than 3,300 power utilities and about 7,700 power plants that produce and distribute electricity to homes, businesses and other consumers. That electricity travels through more than 160,000 miles of high-voltage electric transmission lines that reach into every nook and cranny of the country.
Experts describe the nation’s electrical grid as a patchwork of utilities, with transmission and distribution facilities — some dating to the 1800s — that will ultimately break down unless hundreds of billions of dollars are invested.
The president of Montgomery College claims that the presidential election created “profound insecurity” for students, which demands a renewed commitment to “inclusion” from academia.
“Radical inclusion is an approach to higher education that I have promoted for years at my college,” Dr. DeRionne Pollard begins a recent op-ed for The Washington Blade, asserting that “Diversity is one of the pillars of our identity at Montgomery College.”
This woman wouldn't know diversity if it hit her along side the head with a frigging 2"x4".
A short post-election poem
The election is over, the talking is done
Your party lost, my party won
So let us be friends, let arguments pass
I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss your ass.
If you have a schadenboner that lasts more than 4 weeks, get medical help right away.
Is this a premature April Fool's Joke?
Paste eating Uncle Joe Joe Biden says he may run for president in 2020. Bring it on Joe!! What is the average age of the Democrat leaders these days? 117?
You buy them books, send them to school and
they still eat the teacher they become the Genius Award Winner.
What could have been a tragedy turned out to be The Feel Good Story of The Day
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