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Charles Cooke to Gun-Grabbers Mika Brezinski and Mark Halperin: Yes yes yes, but what, specifically, is your plan?
They never seem to have one... They operate in two modes: 1, Legislative Prayers, which are laws that cannot possibly help but, like religious prayers, are someone hoped to call upon some supernatural reservoir of power to do something or other, and 2, Full Gun Bans & Confiscation, which is what they're really after, but cannot admit they're after. Which is why they spend so much time offering up Legislative Prayers to the Gods of Progressivism

Study: Government Workers Make 78 Percent More Than Private Sector
"Average pay and benefits $52,688 higher than non-gov’t employees." Shouldn't average be pegged to average non-government employee pay? Via @AceofSpadesHQ [rdbrewer]

Tim Graham: CBS News Slams Rathergate Film: 'It's Astounding How Little Truth There Is In TRUTH'
"'There are, in fact, too many distortions, evasions and baseless conspiracy theories to enumerate them all. The film tries to turn gross errors of journalism and judgment into acts of heroism and martyrdom.'" Via @AceofSpadesHQ. [rdbrewer]

Aurelius Pundit, The Social Memo: US Navy Now Teaching Members about "Male Privilege;" Says Buying Truck is Example of Privilege
They didn't mention Lambos! [rdbrewer]

Mirror: Blue skies on Pluto: NASA New Horizons probe spots 'gorgeous' vistas on icy dwarf planet
Also some weird geology dubbed "snakeskin." [rdbrewer]

Mirror: World's sexiest computer hacker claims she could attack massive corporations using her BOOBS
Ace of Spades HQ is a massive corporation. Just sayin'. [rdbrewer]

ONN: Parents Dedicate New College Safe Space In Honor Of Daughter Who Felt Weird In Class Once
From a couple of months ago. [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: End this passive tolerance of hate: Our fear of causing offence means Islamic extremism is allowed to flourish, says Cameron
"David Cameron yesterday launched a blistering attack on the 'passive tolerance' of Islamist extremism and a failure to integrate that has put Britain 'in danger'." Surprising honesty. Scroll down for video. [rdbrewer]

Lawrence Summers: The global economy is in serious danger
"The problem of secular stagnation — the inability of the industrial world to grow at satisfactory rates even with very loose monetary policies — is growing worse in the wake of problems in most big emerging markets, starting with China." [rdbrewer]

Newt Gingrich: Congress Must Reclaim Consumer Finance Bureau
Attn. GOP candidates---> "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the mammoth new financial regulator created by the Dodd-Frank law at President Obama’s urging, has dramatically extended its powers over the past five years through rule writing and an expansive interpretation of its mandate." [rdbrewer]

Ben Domenech, The Daily Beast: Hillary’s Trade Flip-Flop Shows How Dumb She Thinks We Are
"Battling a socialist for the base, Clinton just announced she’s no longer for a trade deal she touted as one of her big achievements. It would be laughable if it weren’t so predictable." [rdbrewer]

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal: Hillary Clinton’s Demographics Problem
"Clinton is performing as poorly with men as Republicans do with Hispanics. She won’t win a general election unless she can close the gender gap." [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Colo. city weighs allowing women to go topless in public
Alt. title: "Colo. city weighs increasing tourism, property values." [rdbrewer]

WFSB: 800-pound man kicked out of hospital for ordering pizza
Via Drudge. "[S]ays he has nowhere to go after being kicked out of a hospital weight loss program for ordering pizza." Reality TV? [rdbrewer]

Roll Call: Harry Reid Suing Exercise Equipment Firm Over Eye Injury
Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

Telegraph: Simple blood test predicts if heart attack is imminent
Via Drudge. "Now scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that the level of a protein in the blood can indicate whether a patient will suffer a life threatening heart attack." [rdbrewer]
Volokh: Zero Correlation Between Gun Restrictions and State Homicide Rate
Actually, there's a slightly positive correlation between more restrictive gun laws and higher homicide rates (but such a small correlation as to be fairly called zero)

Congress takes aim at the science behind the government’s nutrition advice
"Salt? Saturated fat? Eggs? Meat? Opinions about each of these were aired as members of Congress directed their skepticism at the two cabinet secretaries who oversee the development of the nutritional guidelines...." It's part of the Sleeper Curve. I wrote about that here, here, and here. [rdbrewer] Would-be killers target gun-free zones
Via Drudge. "Second, virtually all mass public shootings take place in gun-free zones, and Thursday’s attack was no exception. If the media more regularly reported when a shooting occurs in a gun-free zone, more people would realize that gun-control laws don’t deter criminals...." And they want easy targets. [rdbrewer]

American Mirror: Female voter calls Hillary ‘bitchy’ during MSNBC focus group
With video. And a couple of the women said they don't feel unequal to men. Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

Howard Stern “Loses It” at Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Over Anti-Semitic Remarks
"His rant ends with a reference to the fact that Waters’ over-blown-ego broke up Pink Floyd. Stern told waters that he should first try and make peace within Pink Floyd before he tries for peace in the Middle East." [rdbrewer]
Southwest Ohio Moron Meet-up!
Saturday, October 17th Bavercreek, OH
Contact: speedster1 swohmome @
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Bill Gertz: FBI Seizes Four State Department Servers in Clinton Email Probe
"They are being checked by technical forensic analysts charged with determining how Top Secret material was sent to Clinton’s private email by State Department aides...." [rdbrewer]

2016 Republican Presidential Nomination
RCP Average: Trump +6. [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Poll: Trump leads swing states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania

BI: China's dizzying glass skywalk just cracked
That's what I hate about dizzying glass skywalks. [rdbrewer]

Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything Proves Conservatives Critics of Environmentalism Right
"For decades, conservatives have argued that environmentalism is a cover for centrally managed economies, wealth redistribution, and intrusive government regulations. Klein comes out and says that indeed, environmentalism is exactly that." Related: Springtime for Dictators. (An article, not a gay musical romp.) [rdbrewer]
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