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Why Bernie Sanders Won't Attack Hillary Clinton
These are his claimed reasons, at least.... a cynic might say his real reason is that he's not actually running for President and just wants to serve as a useful socialist foil for Hillary to play off of in order to depict herself (when needed) as a "centrist"....
Rich Lowry: The Field That Failed
To stop Trump, that is... Lowry looks at a bunch of factors, none of which are insignificant, but somehow dances his way around the most important one: Trump is the only guy expressing a view on illegal immigration shared by a large number of primary voters. The rest of the guys (mostly) are still giving us the "High Tech Virtual Fence" shuck-and-jive... As much as the Establishment screams that Trump is crude, vulgar, and ill-informed (and he is indeed those three things), they fail to acknowledge that lying to voters in a dismissive and condescending fashion is also a kind of crudeness and vulgarity... But I guess they find hoodwinking the Stupid Voters to be "elevated" or something
Video: Large submarine passes close to beach [rdbrewer]

Video: Hillary laughing
Stay with it. It gets funny at the end. [rdbrewer]


Stella Morabito: 10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion Machine
"Thus, power elites can shape behaviors and attitudes by applying various techniques of crowd psychology, focused on propaganda and silencing dissent. ¶ The end product is thought reform or 'collective belief formation.' It’s all about molding your perception of a given issue so your perception will influence others’ perceptions, creating an 'opinion cascade.' Effective propaganda also keeps you in the dark about the fact that you are being manipulated." Her first point: drop political correctness. It's propaganda compliance. [rdbrewer]


Jim Geraghty: New Polling: Biden’s a Stronger Candidate than Hillary
"Remember yesterday’s crazy article, contending Joe Biden would be a tougher opponent for Republicans to beat than Hillary Clinton? Take a look at these new numbers out this morning from Quinnipiac...." [rdbrewer]


Conservative group releases Hillary sting video
"The video was filmed secretly by a Project Veritas operative posing as a Hillary for America volunteer. One campaign official is shown telling volunteers to ask people whether they support Clinton before offering to register them to vote, saying “we don’t want to make our focus — voter registration.” [rdbrewer]
Video: Cats and Dogs Are Excited About Meeting Each Other
Stress reliever. [rdbrewer]

Video: Two adopted foxes and stepmom dog [rdbrewer]

Smithsonian.com: 3D Printing Molten Glass is Beautiful
Like they say, beautiful and mesmerizing. Video. [rdbrewer]


Phys.org: New Hubble image of the Twin Jet Nebula
Just stunning. "The characteristic shape of the wings of the Twin Jet Nebula is most likely caused by the motion of the two central stars around each other. It is believed that a white dwarf orbits its partner star and thus the ejected gas from the dying star is pulled into two lobes rather than expanding as a uniform sphere." Large photo. [rdbrewer]


Inseperable strays: blind dog has seeing eye dog friend
And they need a home. [rdbrewer]

The Independent: Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million
"As the boy turns to walk away, he catches his right foot of the painting’s modern display stand." Scroll down for video. [rdbrewer]

The Independent: Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
"Hawking’s proposal is an attempt to answer a problem that has tormented physicists about what happens to things when they go beyond the event horizon, where even light can’t get back. The information about the object has to be preserved...." Sounds like he's just spitballing on this one. [rdbrewer]

NY Times: Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted
"The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress...." [rdbrewer]


Michael Barone: Why does the Left have such old leaders?
"Both these men are attracting crowds of Millennials, people too young to remember the implosion of socialism in the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Sanders and Corbyn of course don't have that excuse. It's an interesting question: why hasn't the left attracted younger leaders?" [rdbrewer]


Susan Crabtree: White House walks back Obama's 'crazies' comment
Because someone remembered presidents don't talk like 14 year old girls? [rdbrewer]

Politico: Charles Koch blasts Barack Obama
"CEO says attacks on him and his brother are 'beneath the dignity … of the president.'" Not 14 year old girl presidents. [rdbrewer]

Count Basie, Blues for the Count and Oscar
Video. Thanks to Moron @CraigR3521. [rdbrewer]


How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks
"Rose sold everything to Access Funding — 420 monthly lead checks between 2017 and 2052. They amounted to a total of nearly $574,000 and had a present value of roughly $338,000. In return, Access Funding paid her less than $63,000." [rdbrewer]


Mark Tapscott: Watchdog Wins Big FOIA Decision In Federal Appeals Court
"[T]he Federal Trade Commission cannot use unreasonably high fees or excessive demonstrations of readership to deny document requests from journalists and other users of the Freedom of Information Act." [rdbrewer]


ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for comparing Islamists to Nazis
Alternate title: ESPN Suspends Curt Schilling for Insufficient Progressivism (Failing to Ignore the Obvious). In fact, a lot of people would use the word Islamofascism. [rdbrewer]



"Love to have cheese." --Quokka

Ashe Schow: Mozilla's discriminatory anti-discrimination crusade
"Mozilla, the tech giant behind the Firefox Internet browser, is continuing down its path of eliminating unsavory thoughts and beliefs from within its ranks. The latest example involves an anonymous post to the website reddit from someone who may or may not be a Mozilla employee." Mozilla, stamping out all intolerance, and... working on self-awareness later, possibly. [rdbrewer]


Mirror: NASA probe spots mysterious object like 'Star Destroyer' on Red Planet
So "Star Wars" is real, then? I knew it. [rdbrewer]

Video: Clinton Fatigue [rdbrewer]

Forgotten 70's Mystery Click
"You are about to witness a new dimension in entertainment." [rdbrewer]

CNN: Obama gives Joe Biden 'blessing' for 2016 bid
Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]


The Mystery of the Female Orgasm
"From the existence of the G-spot to the origin of multiple orgasms, female sexuality once mystified scientists. But as Linda Geddes discovers, radical experiments are finally revealing some answers." [rdbrewer]



‘No More Fun of Any Kind!’
"Facts mean nothing to the totalitarian ideologues who now control university life in this country, and whose only task is to indoctrinate youth into supporting the Democrat Party agenda. There will henceforth be zero tolerance of heterosexual males making jokes on campus...." Put them on double-secret probation and be done with it. [rdbrewer]


The Economist: What goes around, comes around
Glass-making by 3D printer. [rdbrewer]

Mozilla's lack of self-awareness about tolerance continues unabated
They're threatening to fire someone for anonymous "hate speech" on Reddit. "An anonymous person complaining about 'social justice bullies' at Mozilla will be fired if the person is discovered to be an employee, the company's CEO said today." Via @Zakn. [rdbrewer]

The Great Moon Hoax
Progressives Today: GOALS OF COMMUNISM List From 1963 Looks Awfully Familiar Today
"17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.... 20. Infiltrate the press." Interesting list. [rdbrewer]
WaPo's Risibly Biased "The Fix" Columnists Reassure America on Their Worst Fears About the China Meltdown: Don't Worry, Everyone! This Shouldn't Hurt Obama's Popularity Numbers!
He's turned this nation inside out -- now apparently the nation exists to protect and defend the president, rather than the other way around
Video: Stone, Skarlatos, Sadler, & Norman Decorated as "Chevaliers" of the Legion of Honor
Hollande is saying, "Au nom de Republique Francaise, j'ous [je vous] fais Chevalier au Legion d'Honneur," or "In the name of the French Republic, I make you a Knight of the Legion of Honor"
"J'ous" isn't a real word but they slur "je" with words that commonly follow it
Random video: Steely Dan: Black Friday [rdbrewer]

Random video: How to ride a bucking bronc [rdbrewer]

USA Today: Police secretly track cellphones to solve routine crimes
In other words, not terrorism. "'The problem is you can’t have it both ways. You can’t have it be some super-secret national security terrorist finder and then use it to solve petty crimes,' Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer Hanni Fakhoury said." Ever notice there's no "spirit of the Constitution" self-limitation on the part of law enforcement? Instead, it's "use the Stingray like crazy until a judge puts a stop to it." "Lo-jack cars like crazy until a judge puts a stop to it." "Ignore the Fourth Amendment like crazy until a judge makes us do otherwise." [rdbrewer]


Mytheos Holt: The Hugo Awards: Why The #WaronNerds Is A War on Art
"The utter destruction of the Hugo Awards is a warning not just to nerds, but to Western Civilization that social justice cannot be tolerated." SJW's screwed-up the Hugos by adding a "no award" choice they could focus their votes on in categories where the likely winning stories were not sufficiently progressive. In other words, these goose-stepping authoritarian freaks got themselves a veto on art. Next year, author eligibility requirements will include a crisp click of jackbooted heels. Via @Slublog. See also: Milo Yiannopoulos. [rdbrewer]


David Paul Kuhn: Will the Political Establishment Be Trumped by The Donald?
Hopefully soon "Trump" will cease being verbed. And I'm liking "Teflon Don" right about now. So there's that. Also from NRO: Kevin D. Williamson: Trump’s rise is mirrored on the European right. [rdbrewer]
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