Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries



The AoSHQ Amazon Store


Top Headlines
AoSHQ Podcast rss.png itunes_modern.png

No new episode this week.

Ask The Blog | Archives
If you were in the fantasy hockey league last year, please e-mail me at benaoshq at gmail dot com. We're moving the league to a different website and I don't have your contact information. Put "Naked Asian Women" in the subject line of the e-mail so I know its legit.

Famous Paintings
Improved With Cats

The Telegraph: America's eyes opening to ophthalmologist as unlikely potential president
"Rand Paul is rapidly emerging as a leading Republican candidate for the White House..." [rdbrewer]

Ron Radosh, PJM: Our Bien Pensant American Historians: The New Friends of Hamas
"Then, and now, the group was composed of historians of the far Left.... What is different about this anti-Israel petition, is that the signers are writing not simply as American citizens opposed to Israel, but as 'historians,' whose credentials are being used as evidence that their position in the profession gives them more expertise to comment on Israel’s would be perfidy." Also from PJM: Frank J. Fleming, Give Obama a Break About Vacations: Presidenting is Hard. Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

Digital Spy: Moffat on Doctor Who title sequence: 'I'm proud of creative response'
The new title sequence was inspired by a fan version that was published to Youtube. That video is here. (New Dr. Who episodes start tonight.) [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Mysterious oasis appears in Tunisian desert
From a few weeks ago. "The swimming hole was discovered by shepherds about three weeks ago when they stumbled across the huge beautiful blue coloured lake." [rdbrewer]

HITC Tech: Amblin Television to make Minority Report TV series
"Shortly due to go into the pitch process, the project will be developed by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television with scripts from Godzilla writer Max Borenstein." [rdbrewer]

The HumanaLight – A Flashlight That Uses Your “Dead” AA Batteries [rdbrewer]
KWTX: Rocket Explodes at Space X
"A SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-air early Friday evening. According to witness accounts, the rocket started to head toward nearby homes shortly before it exploded." [rdbrewer]


CENSORSHIP! Forbes Deletes Pro-Israel Opinion Piece
"Within hours of the article going live, the post was taken down. Ballabon was given conflicting reasons for the removal of the post. The one reason he wasn't given was the most obvious one: 'Forbes Magazine' did not like the post's pro-Israel content." [rdbrewer]


Study casts doubt on chain of causation between poverty and crime
"Neither of these conclusions is likely to be welcome to social reformers." [rdbrewer]
NL Times: Almere jihadist killed in N. Iraq battle
According to Kurd fighters. This was the guy on Twitter posing with the heads of murdered people and with the "we're number one" finger point. [rdbrewer]


Matthew Continetti: 1,461 Days of Summer
"I disagree with the idea that this August has been different, in any meaningful way, from the rest of Obama’s second term. For this president, the distinction between 'time off' and 'time on' is meaningless. For this president, every day is a vacation. And has been for some time." Via @JohnEkdahl. [rdbrewer]

WMUR 9, ABC: Poll shows Brown nearly tied with Shaheen
Brown only down 2. Wow. Via @GabrielMalor. [rdbrewer]

Ed Rogers, WaPo: Is Obama acting like a former president?
Obama wants to hang with people who give him narcissistic supply--movie stars, "interesting Italians," etc. Right now, Washington isn't giving him that. [rdbrewer]


HUH? Global Warming Causes Global Cooling?
"Ah I get it now hot water sinks. Wait a second...hot water doesn't sink COLD water sinks." [rdbrewer]


Allahpundit: White House: That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesn’t show the depth of Obama’s grief
"But listen: Precisely because there are so many low-information voters out there, I think he’s dead right in how he’s calculated the cost/benefit in all of this. Namely, there’s no cost." [rdbrewer]

Richard Fernandez, PJM: It's Alive
"The president prided himself on being able to straddle all sides of an issue at once as the 'only adult in the room'. He could take the big view of things and therefore hated the idea of 'war' because it was so limiting, implying that one had to take just one side in a quarrel. Why, with his great mind, Obama figured he could take all sides." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

CNN: Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama
"'She was very critical of the president’s foreign policy, and basically said "he doesn’t have one,"' Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said, according to Bloomberg. 'I used to say that during the campaign.'" [rdbrewer]


Daniel Halper: General: 'Destroy the Islamic State Now'
Agree. We're going to have to fight them eventually. Might as well do it before they get more organized. "'Make no mistake, the abomination of IS is a clear and present danger to the U.S.'" [rdbrewer]


Sonny Bunch: Comedy in the Era of Obama
"It’s comedy designed to remind the smart set that it believes the right things, holds the right views, supports the right pols, vouches for the right laws. 'Look at how dumb The Other is,' these shows scream. 'We are smarter. We are better. We are good.'" And that's why it's not funny. [rdbrewer]


Mary Katharine Ham: Teamsters appeal to 'Top Chef' for employment by threatening to bash in Padma Lakshmi’s face
"The popular TV show had overstepped its bounds, you see, by hiring non-Teamster production assistants or something." [rdbrewer]

WaPo: A question for Washington pollsters: How wrong must you be to never work again? [rdbrewer]

Sky News: Giant Crack Appears In Mexico
"An earthquake or a leaking levee may be behind the appearance of a kilometre-long trench near Hermosillo." [rdbrewer]
Armchair Astronautics: Space Observatories
Nice chart of space observatories "showing their orbits, spectral bands and a graph showing spectral coverage vs. angular resolution...." [rdbrewer]

WaPo: Regulators: No one can copyright animal selfies, not even monkeys
"In the first major revision of copyright practices in more than 20 years, the office said works created by animals belong in the public domain." Takeaway: Always claim you took the picture, even if the monkey did. [rdbrewer]


MailOnline: Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak
"Some believe the Flynn effect has masked a decline in the genetic basis for intelligence.... Some have even contentiously said this could be because educated people are deciding to have fewer children...." [rdbrewer]


Adam Kredo: Oversight Report: Obama Admin Violated Law by Freeing Taliban Members
"The GAO concluded in a report issued Thursday that the Obama administration failed to provide proper notification of the Taliban release and illegally used taxpayer funds that were not appropriated to enable the inmate transfer, according to the report." [rdbrewer]

ONN: Washed-Up Toddler Can’t Point Out Things Like He Used To
"'A month ago, I was so much quicker at letting everyone know if I saw a train, a car, a rock—you name it,' said Boyd, adding that he couldn’t help but feel like, nowadays, he’s just going through the motions whenever he notices a bug, points at the bug, and says 'bug' several times." [rdbrewer]



Jim Geraghty: Welcome Back to Wartime With President Obama [rdbrewer]

Mediaite: Officer ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Identified as Ray Albers; Will Undergo Psych Eval
Not arrested for assault with a deadly weapon like anyone else would have been? [rdbrewer]


Joy Pullmann: How Community Organizing Busted A Union And Sparked An Education Revolution
Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]


Mike Ditka Says Criticism Of Redskins’ Name Is ‘Horseshit'
Blames controversy on "politically correct idiots." Also from TheDC: CNN Explodes After Larry Elder Says Racism ‘Is Not A Major Problem In This Country’. That's because they're invested in racism. [rdbrewer]

Stephen Green, PJM: Wargaming November
Incumbents versus angry voters. Via @EdDricsoll. [rdbrewer]


Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society
Hermits are returning to society. It's really getting bad out there. [rdbrewer]


Daniel Halper: Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars
If asked, I bet he'd lie, "Sure I like them, but I never bought one." At any rate, even the evil, rich Romney never did that. [rdbrewer]


Hollywood Democrats Fear Loss of Senate Majority
You guys like the way things are going? Granted, you're insulated from what it's like out here, but good grief. [rdbrewer]


Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers
Rockefeller takes charter flights to his state 60 miles from D.C. at over $4k a pop each way, paid by taxpayers. "Rockefeller also left his Capitol Hill trappings to mingle with West Virginia residents fewer than 11 times per year, even though his home state is only an hour away. That means Rockefeller goes home less often than nearly every other member of Congress, yet his total travel costs are among the highest...." Asshole. [rdbrewer]
Mediaite: Officer ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Removed from Ferguson Duty
"If you’ve followed Ferguson coverage at all this week, you’re likely aware of video showing an officer pointing his rifle directly at unarmed protestors while threatening 'I will fucking kill you!'" Update: Suspended. [rdbrewer]

Actual Headline: Obama, Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course
It's the New York Times. Via Twitchy. Related. [rdbrewer]

Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society: Curiosity wheel damage: The problem and solutions
Detailed account of what is going on with Mars Curiosity rover's Jiffy Pop foil wheels. [rdbrewer]


Jonah Goldberg: In Ferguson, a Race to Be Wrong
"Legions of activists and commentators have convinced themselves that we know exactly what happened." [rdbrewer]


James Miller: 'SNL' Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary's "Entitlement," the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show's "Karl Rove"
"In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right." Via @Lachlan. [rdbrewer]


Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Darren Wilson
Outrageous. [rdbrewer]

Popehat: Sunil Dutta Tells It Like It Is About American Policing
"Do we have a justice system? By name, yes. Is it effective in deterring cops from abusing citizens or punishing them when they do? No." Via @Slublog. [rdbrewer]

Fox’s Kurtz: CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘Grandstanding’ in Ferguson
"'This media invasion in Ferguson I think is inflaming the situation because all the agitators want the exposure they see the bright lights, they see the correspondents, some of them are making a name for themselves or openly siding with the protesters.... Some doing a good job, some grandstanding in my view,' Kurtz added." Also from Mediaite: Father of ‘Affluenza’ Teen Arrested for Impersonating a Cop. [rdbrewer]


Jim Geraghty: After ISIS Beheading Video, UK’s Cameron Cancels Vacation, Obama Returns to His Vacation [rdbrewer]
Invisible Animals. The planet's crawling with them!
"Well, I haven't seen any of th... ohhhh!" [ArthurK]
Dead Snow 2 trailer Release date 10/10/2014 [dri]
Recent Comments
Marooned Maroon: "Islamic Republic State or IRS for short.  End ..."

dreadpirateroberta: "Hi Lindafell, yes it was HEB and they would have r ..."

Mmack: "No ball and stick sports greatest plays, but I hav ..."

Illini Bill: "killer rabbits ... lol. Monty Python KNEW. So ..."

MAx: "154 Your answer lies within: http://tinyurl.com/nw ..."

Tobacco Road: "This was my first summer growing tomatoes. They li ..."

lindafell: "TR, I'm thinking about trying to top them next ti ..."

lindafell: "Roberta, Don't they roast them at the store for y ..."

kbdabear: "Ron Swoboda's unbelievable diving catch in the 4th ..."

Dan Patterson: "And fuck Tiger Woods. ..."

Tobacco Road: "Lindafell, I have my 'maters in 5 gallon container ..."

Theodore Rex: "Another thought on the local self-government thing ..."

Bloggers in Arms

2 or 3
7 Deadly Sins
Aaron's Rantblog
Adeimantus
Alarming News
Aldaynet
All Things Jennifer (Journal)
Alphabet City
Alpaca Burger/New Counterculture
Ambient Irony
American Barbarian
American Digest
Amish Tech Support
The Anchoress
Andunie
Anticipatory Retalliation
Antidisestabilshmentarian
Anwyn
Archaeoblog (Archaeology)
Ari Goes Down (Journal)
Armies of Liberation
ASV/A Small Victory
Attu Sees All
Bad Stated of Gruntledness
Bastard Sword
Balloon-Juice
The Baron
The Bastidge
Beautiful Atrocities
A Beleaguered Conservative in Nor Cal
Belmont Club
Besmirched
Betsy's Page
Between the Coasts
Bill from INDC
Binza
The Bitch Girls
BitHeads
BizzyBlog
Blackfive, Paratrooper of Love
The Black Republican
Tim Blair
Blaster's Blog
Blithering Bunny
Blogs For Bush
Blonde Sagacity
Bluemerle
Blue State Conservatives
The Real Boston Irish, Like A Viking
Breakdown Lane
Burn Rate
Cake or Death?
California Conservative
Cartago Delenda Est
Cavalry Charge
A Certain Slant of Light
Charmaine Yoest
Chapomatic
Christina in London (Journal)
Chicago Boyz
The Cliffs of Insanity
Classical Values
Cold Fury
The Colossus Blog
The Corndog Blog
College Pundit
Confederate Yankee
The Country Store
Cowboy Blob
Cox & Forkum (cartoons)
Cranial Cavity
Cranky Neocon
Critical Mastiff
Croooow Blog
Cynical Nation
Da Goddess
Daily Lunch
Daily Pundit
The Daily Recycler (Vidblog)*
Daleks Weblog
Daly Thoughts
Ilyka Damen
Damn the Man
Dave Munger
Dave's Not Here
Dawn Eden
Day by Day (Cartoon)
DefenseTech
Demure Thoughts
Steven den Beste/USS Clueless
Desert Cat's Paradise
Digger's Realm
Digital Brownshirt
Doc Peabody
Don Luskin/Conspiracy
Don Sequitors (Pop Culture)
The Dorian Davis Republican Spectacular
Drake's Drum
Dr. Sanity
Dummocrats.com
E-Claire
The Edge of England's Sword
EduWonk
Emily Starr (Journal/Web-Design)
Emuse
Enjoy Every Sandwich
Enter Stage Right
Eternity Road
Ether House
Dean Esmay
Fish or Man
Fatass the Conqueror
The Fat Guy
(Musings of a) Fat Kid
Feisty Republican Whore
File It Under
Fine? Why Fine?
FloridaCracker
The Flying Space Monkey
Football Fans For Truth and Beyond
The Foggiest Idea
Frinklin Speaks (Baseball)
From Left to Right
Jane Galt/AI
Garfield Ridge
Geek Empire
Geek Soapbox
George Gaskell
The Gleeful Extremist
Ghost of a Flea
GOP Vixen
The Grand Vizier
Greg Gutfeld
Grim's Hall
Hell in a Handbasket
Victor Davis Hanson
Head's Bunker (Guns)
Heard Here
Hugh Hewitt
Andrew Hofer
The Hole Card
Horrors of an Easily Distracted Mind
The House of Payne
The Hundred Percenter
I Love Jet Noise/Joatmoaf
IMAO
Incite
Inoperable Terran
Instapundit
InstaPunk
In the Hat
Iowahawk
Iraq the Model
Iraq Now
Is This Blog On?
It'z News to Me
JamieR (Classics)
JihadWatch
Joust the Facts
JunkYardBlog
Just One Minute
Kadnine
Kausfiles
KelliPundit
Ken Wheaton/As I Please
Kerry Spot @ NRO
Kesher Talk
Kin's Kouch
Kikuchiryo News
Kronology
Last Chance Cafe
Least Loved Bedtime Stories
Left and Right
Le Sabot Post-Moderne
Lesbien C'est Moi (reasonable liberal)
Letters From Desolation Row (JackM.) Lifelike Pundits
Lileks/The Bleat
Lotta Good Fine Blogs Out There; Why Not Try a New One Instead of Old Ones That Have Gone Off Their Trolley?
The Llama Butchers
Michelle Malkin
Machias Privateer
Marcland (now Hubs and Spokes)
Margi Lowry (was: Miss Apropos)
Matt Howell/Nerf-Coated World
Ryne McClaren McCullough/Stingray
Mean Mr. Mustard
Memento Moron
Memeorandum (Metablog)
Metallicity (Metal)
Miss Apropos Mind of Mog
More Eclipse Ramblings
My Pet Jawa
My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Newmanisms
The New Partisan
The New Vintage
Nickie Goomba
No Easy Answers
No Pundit Intended
Not a Shrinking Violet
Note-It Posts
Not So Much People
Terry Notus
Now You Know
Number 2 Pencil
NYC Smurfette (Journal)
Ocean Guy
Of the Mind
Oh, That Liberal Media
Oliver Kamm
Andrew Olmstead
On The Third Hand
One Man's Opinion
Outside the Beltway
Partisan Pundit
Patterico's Pontifications
Patriots for Bush
Peppermint Patty
The Perfect World (Discussion Forum)
The People's Cube
Petitedov (Journal)
Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill
Pirate Pundit
Polar Opposite Politics
PoliPundit
The Politburo Diktat
The Political Teen
Powerline
PowerProf
Prestopundit
The Primary Main Objective
Professor Chaos
Protein Wisdom
The Pundit Guy
Q & O
The Questing Cat
Qur'an Project
Rambling's Journal
Random Birkel
Random Numbers
Rather Biased
Rathergate.com
Rational Explications
RedState
Reliapundit
Revealed Truth
Riehl Worldview (Carnivorous Conservative)
Right on Red
The Right Place
The Rightwing Conspiracy
The Right Wing Conspirator
Rightwing Sparkle
Rip 'N Read (Podcasting)
Resurrectionsong
Running At the Mouth
The Sandwich Shop
Say Anything Blog
Scrappleface
Secure Liberty
Sekimori Liveblog
Seldom Sober
Semi-Intelligent Thoughts
Seraphic Press
Sharp as a Marble
Simon's New Blog Showcase
Simon World (Asiablog)
Roger L. Simon
Simply Kimberly
Six Meat Buffet
SlantPoint
Slithery D
Slublog
SlowPlay
The Smoking Room
SobekPundit
Son of Nixon
Sondra K/Knowlege is Power
South Park Pundit
SoxBlog
Speed of Thought
The Spoons Experience
International Capitalist/Starbanker
Stop the ACLU
Strange Women Lying in Ponds
Suburban Sundries Shack
Susskins Central Dispatch
Sweet Spirits of Amonia
Sydney T's Weblog
The Tar Pit
Team Hammer
tBlog-- Are You High?
Ten Fingers Six Strings
Texsanity
The Therapist
Thought Mesh
Thoughtomation
Thoughts On Line
Thunder Monkey
T. Longren
TMan in Tennessee
Total Vocabulary Failure*
Traction Control/US Citizen
Jim "Mother May I Sleep With" Treacher
Truth Laid Bear
Try On the Glasses
Two Crackas in My Soup
Twisted Spinster
Two Braincells
The Unabrewer
An Unamplified Voice (Music/Opera)
The Unpopulist
The Urban Grind
VA. Conservative
VanSantos
Velociworld
Viking Pundit
Villainous Company
Vote for Judges
The Wardrobe Door
The Waterglass
Way Off Bass
Matt Welch
White Pebble (Politics/Poetry)
Whitney Gaskell (Author)
Michael Williams/Master of None
Wing Nut Echo Chamber
Witty Sex Kitten (Journal)
WizBang
Wunderkinder
WunderKraut
(John from) Wuzzadem
Meryl Yourish

Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Contact