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This would be handy to get unstuck in snow this winter. [dri]

Clinton Aide Shared Classified Information With Foundation, Email Shows
"Cheryl Mills sent information marked ‘confidential’ to Clinton Foundation in 2012." Time for the Justice Department's Sister Souljah moment. [rdbrewer]

LiveSci: What's the Difference Between the Right Brain and Left Brain?
Funny how certain science topics are evergreen. Even Rush (the band) answered that question 80 years ago with the album cover for Hemispheres: the right brain is gay, and the left brain is straight. [rdbrewer]

The Guardian: Fox Sports' selfie shaming of sorority was casual sexism at its most insidious
Remember that sorority girl selfie love-in six or seven headlines below? Filming them do that was sexism. At its most insidious. Hah! (When the author couldn't sell this to The Onion, The Guardian snapped it up.) [rdbrewer]

Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with
"Nightmare to work with" is a variant spelling of "bitch." "'She was just really rude to almost everybody. She’d act like she didn’t want you around, like you were beneath her.'" [rdbrewer]
Fisking the New York Times’ Modern Man Larry Correia curbstomps NYT's Pajama Boy. [Andy]

Christmas ornament terrarium
My next project. Thought they'd make nice gifts for the family. Here is another useful site. This one doesn't mention clay, but use that, because rolling. Large pic. [rdbrewer]

Video: Ever wonder what 6,300 °F of sunlight does to various items?
Instantly burns them, even if the item happens to be a rock. Via one of the commenters. [rdbrewer]
Video: Sorority Girls Take Selfies During Baseball Game
Hot chix take pics. Okay, that was dumb, but it rhymed. So? [rdbrewer]
Challenged By National Review Reporter, Halperin Can’t Offer Single Policy Solution To Gun Violence I haven't seen an ass-whoopin' like this since Mike Tyson retired. Well done, Charles. [Andy]

Stephen Gutowski: Hero Veteran Attempted to Block, Tackle Oregon Shooter
"Mintz has been in and out of surgery since the attack and will require more surgery as his recovery progresses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the costs of his recovery." [rdbrewer]

Atlas Obscura: The Story Behind the Ritual that Still Haunts Broadway
"'The ghost light is basically a lamp that’s left onstage when all the work is finished in the theater, and everyone’s gone home for the evening,' says Stern." That's the practical reason because of the orchestra pit. But there are superstitious reasons for the ghost light. Large picture. [rdbrewer]

Roll Call: The Fight for the GOP's Soul Rages On
"The nation’s largest business lobby [the U.S. Chamber of Commerce] has set out to exceed its $70 million tab from the 2014 elections with as much as $100 million in campaign spending — a huge outlay that reflects the business community’s determination to prevail in its ongoing war with GOP conservatives." So they will spend more money trying to defeat conservatives in primaries than the Democrat nominee in the general. [rdbrewer]

Fly Through Pluto Moon Charon's Giant Canyon in Spectacular New Video
Link to large image here. BTW, from last summer, Pluto and Charon form a double planet system. Or is it a double dwarf planet system? [rdbrewer]

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Syria debacle
"If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated." [rdbrewer]

A Clinton Email Scandal Checklist
"It’s a challenge to keep track of all the dodges and untruths." [rdbrewer]

Grabien: In 12 Minute Speech to America About Mass Shooting, Obama Refers to Himself 28 Times
Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

CBS Chicago: Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk
Some in the media are determined to diminish the Pope's meeting with Kim Davis, even if that means publishing sketchily-sourced material:
   • A highly placed source inside the Vatican claims...
   • It is a meeting some charge was...
   • Others claim...
   • CBS 2’s Vatican source...
   • A close adviser to Pope Francis tweeted...
   • Some call it an attempt to...

What's the big secret, CBS? Anyway. I find it hard to believe the Swiss Guard would let the Pope get blindsided by anything. Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

CNN: New York Times Makes Five Corrections to Melania Trump Story [rdbrewer]

CNet: Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike
Via Drudge. We'll be able to summon cat videos with a single thought. [rdbrewer]

Chuck Ross: Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary Are Part Of Bitter Legal Battle
The defense sounds so familiar: Someone puts their trust in Wilson to do a job; he doesn't do the job but lies about his involvement, and when something doesn't go his way, he gets angry and makes up a story about damages to get back at them. Yeah, I think I have heard that one. [rdbrewer]

Jamie Weinstein: Stu Stevens: I’ve Discussed Possibility Of A Brokered Convention With Romney
Remember: "Stu" is short for "stupid." [rdbrewer]
9 PM EDT Hurricane Joaquin update: The good news: NHC is increasingly confident we won't see a CONUS landfall of Joaquin. The bad news: coastal surf will still be immense, as Joaquin is currently a Category 4 storm. Per the usual rules here, I won't post an update unless a landfall is likely. If you're on the East Coast, though, coastal flooding is likely, and serious rainfall is possible until we know exactly where Joaquin's headed. More tomorrow. [tmi3rd]
Hurricane Joaquin update: Guys, the models are still a MESS. Global models and mesoscale models can't agree on much right now, and the National Hurricane Center is still not ready to lock in on any forecast. What we know is that the storm will hang out over the Bahamas for the next day, and as it moves north, it's going into a hostile environment. If you're anywhere from NC north to ME, just stay aware. I'll have more tonight. [tmi3rd]
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