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January 18, 2012

Overnight Open Thread 1/18/2012 (chad)

On this date – 1803 – Thomas Jefferson requests funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition.  Democrats immediately oppose on the grounds that someday someone may want to build an economically viable oil pipeline that will decrease America’s dependence on Middle-Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs.

1896- The first X-Ray machine is demonstrated by TSA agents intent on eye-rape while irradiating steamship passengers' testicles.

I thought this is what hamsters were for -

Scientists have created a teeny tiny rocket that could swim around in your stomach and fix whatever ails you.



All you e-reader owners who enjoy works in the public domain, download what you want now because some of them will be re-entering copyrighted status.  Somewhere Mickey Mouse is flipping us all the bird. 

California strikes again as LA attempts to drive away it’s last functioning industry.

Curious what opposition research looks like?  Read John McCain’s 2008 file on Mitt Romney.  Personally I think Ace does a better job even when he is distracted by hobo-killing and Val-u-Rite.

This is why we need government - who else would protect the homeless from the indignity of receiving free food outdoors by denying them the free food.

Nothing's hipper right now in Seattle than street food.


Curbside al fresco is so hot that city officials have put up a website to boost the street-food craze.

Unless you're homeless, says Beverly Graham. Then eating outside is "inhumane, disrespectful and undignified."

Tonight’s ONT brought to you by The Boy Scouts of America, the last line of defense:


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