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Video: Christina Hoff Sommers on how Feminism went awry
Conversation with Bill Kristol. Via @Zakn. [rdbrewer]


Paul Anka sings Teen Spirit
No, really. Via @PollySpin. Added: Here's what happened backstage just before that performance. [rdbrewer]

For the patriotic Lambo man
Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]
GOP's Kasich, Perry battle for final spot in first GOP presidential debate Sounds like Carly Fiorina will be in the "second-tier" debate with Jindal. That may be reason enough to watch it. [Y-not]
Death of a Diploma Mill "According to Department of Education data, the University of Phoenix online campus has a graduation rate of 7.3 percent and a loan default rate of 19 percent -- 5 percent higher than the national average." Part of the negative attention they've drawn recently pertains to the outcomes for military veterans. Related: These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt [Y-not]

BI: This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures
"Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US." Picture. [rdbrewer]
Texas Tribune: "Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a Collin County grand jury... Kent Schaffer, one of two special prosecutors who took the Paxton case to the grand jury, told The New York Times that the indictments include three felony counts -- two alleging first-degree securities fraud and another alleging a third-degree charge that he failed to register as a securities agent." Is this legitimate or more "law-fare"? [Y-not]

Rowdy Roddy Piper
1954-2015

Now he can chew bubblegum AND kick ass. Annnnnd the coconut. [@ComradeArthur]

Thanks for the picture, @ComradeArthur. BTW, how could it ever work? [rdbrewer]
Republican Governor of MD Outraged that FEMA Has Denied Disaster Relief Funds for Baltimore's Riots
One drawback of Republican Governors: They are still governors, and hence, still highly incentivized to suck in as much out-state money for their states. They depart from ideology here, almost always, due to the impossible-to-pass-up popular sentiment bonus for claiming that Other People should send us Their Money... it's just never really an unpopular thing to say. You can almost always find a majority to say Other People should send us Their Money.

Andrea Tarantos Posts Bikini Pic, and It's All That One Could Wish For (Except for the Presence of the Bikini)

New York Times Simply Embargoes Fourth Planned Parenthood Video, Focusing Instead on "Typical Conservative Tactics"
As I keep saying: the most powerful spin is dead silence, and only the complete merger of the Democrat Party and the Corporate Media permits such an effective response-by-pretending-it-didn't-happen strategy (though it's merely 90% effective -- but that's still pretty darn effective)
Rachel Stoltzfoos, TheDC: Qualcomm Lays Off 4,500 Workers While Demanding More H-1bs
"Another tech giant that says it must import foreign workers because there aren’t enough skilled American workers in the industry is laying off thousands of workers." [rdbrewer]

Intelligence Fears Hundreds Of U.S. Secrets Leaked In Hillary’s Private Emails
"A U.S. official directly familiar with the the case, who spoke to the Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity, said the notification of possibly hundreds of additional emails with classified secrets came from the State Department Freedom of Information Act office to the Office of Inspector General for the Director of National Intelligence." [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Man tries to get cat arrested for eating his bacon
A Florida man??? Anyway, I don't see the problem here. [rdbrewer]


Eugene Volokh: Court temporarily bars publishing allegedly illegally recorded conversation about transactions in aborted fetus body parts
Eugene Volokh: Court upholds Florida law restricting doctor-patient speech about guns
Ilya Somin: The Supreme Court and property rights [rdbrewer]



Blue moon tonight
Tacky pictures today. More from Space.com. [rdbrewer]

LiveSci: Weed: Good for the Bones?
Another reason weed beats alcohol. [rdbrewer]

BI: New drug offers '100% protection against Ebola' [rdbrewer]

Legal Insurrection: Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July rejects plea deal [rdbrewer]

Cute and bitey

My wisdom for today: When out of office, Joe Biden should do whiskey commercials. He'd be perfect. Now, I know you have today's news in mind, so not like this (NSFW). Like this. Big smile. Dark room. Fireplace light shining through the iced booze. YES, wizards think about things like that.
CNBC: Alan Greenspan: This is 'extremely dangerous'
"On Wednesday, Greenspan decried a rise in entitlement costs, which he contended have pressured the U.S. economy." [rdbrewer]

The Wrap: Inside NBC News Turmoil: Deborah Turness Sidelined, Brian Williams Eyed as MSNBC’s ‘Face of Daytime’
Williams should be the face of The Daily Show. Anyway, that's all she wrote for Deborah Turness. And Pat Fili-Krushel is already gone. Why does NBC hate women? [rdbrewer]

Reuters: Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story
My heart goes out to Rolling Stone. [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Could your work behavior be killing your career? Business icon Jack Welch warns which common pitfalls will keep you from getting ahead [rdbrewer]

Elite Daily: 15 Summer Destinations That Will Make You Forget All About Home
Very nice pictures. [rdbrewer]

Video: Parrot does Irish jig [rdbrewer]

CBS Philly: Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’
Code name "Energizer." The Secret Service likes her. They hate working with Hillary, and guarding her is considered a form of punishment. [rdbrewer]

Yahoo: Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm
If we have one. I'm telling you, we need to get the national power grid protected. That would work in the case of an EMP attack too (caused by a detonating a nuclear bomb in space). [rdbrewer]

RT: Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan [rdbrewer]

Hey, remember the 80's?
This commercial pissed off the USSR so bad, they lodged complaints with the White House. Added: Wendy's pulled the ad. [rdbrewer]
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