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February 18, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Sadly, we come to the end of the week and are faced with yet another pathetic Friday ONT. I know it’s a hard thing to deal with, and I didn’t like writing it any more than you like reading it, but soldier on we must. Hopefully we can endure this atrocity and make it through the night with as few mental scars as possible.

Some inspiring words:

More dregs below the dregs here above the fold...

(I'm piddling around tonight, which is why the ONT is late. I've got a couple of things to add but figured I might as well let you apes get started on your shiny new thread)

A Bleg for The Jawa Report:

From Patterico via Wherestherum via Maet comes plea for help for our little smelly, furry friends over at The Jawa Report.

"The short version is that they have been the victim of “Lawfare” where “Ohio jihadist attorney Omar Tarazi” has been seeking to learn the real life name of Barbarossa:"

Because of our many and very public tangles with jihadists and actual terrorists here at the Jawa Report, revealing any one of our identities could pose a real danger to our health and safety. If my identity were revealed, Tarazi could use the court system to compel me to reveal the identities of other Jawa contributors.

"So they had to hire lawyers who are representing them for free, but its not free for the lawyers."

I just got this so haven't really read through the details. But it sounds like some heavy shit may be coming down on them, so go take a look for yourselves.

Out of Work? Well, Now You're Doubly Screwed:

From The Seattle Times Unemployed Need Not Apply, Some Firms Say.

"As if finding work weren't hard enough, a federal agency warns that some employers are excluding jobless workers from consideration for openings.

People testified before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Wednesday about what some said is a growing trend of employers refusing to consider hiring the unemployed.

The practice has surfaced in electronic and print postings with language such as "unemployed applicants will not be considered" or "must be currently employed."

Nice. I'm not quite prepared to take it as far as suggested in the article though, where the unemployed might be considered as a new 'protected class.' There are already way too many of those as it is. Think I'm being cold and heartless about it? I am, even though it'd directly benefit me.

World's Largest Yachts:

But of course if you still do have a job or are making all kinds of crazy blog money, like Ace, why not consider buying a superyacht?

Hey Hey We're the Monkehs:

In Gibraltar, which is a territorial possession of Prudential Finance Inc. lives the Gibraltar Barbary Macaques, aka "The Barbary Apes." You may recall that the furry little critters played a critical role in the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Virginia between George Allen and James Webb.

In Gibraltar, where the macaques are unionized and overwhelmingly members of the Labor Party, The Barbary Apes play a number of vital annoying roles, such as:

Monkey as uninvited hair accessory:

Monkey as vandal and Coke thief:

Monkey as aggressive panhandler/mugger:

As Requested by Vic:

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