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June 02, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

When A Freedom Or Personal Choice Is Taken Away, It Won't Be Coming Back.

What's next in line for abolishment?

As the freedom to choose and to manage our own lives slowly gets taken from us, what will be next?

Will your television have a timer limiting its use to a certain number of hours a day after which it shuts itself down, a one gyro limit at the Greek restaurant or maybe the cornbread side being outlawed at your local rib place because its deemed an extraneous and extremely fattening unnecessary addition to the meal?

How about a monitor for supermarket shopping carts that limits the total caloric content inside, and when a certain level is reached nothing else can be added?

So why doesn't Mayor Nanny Bloomberg just outright ban cigarettes? They are far worse for you than a 16 oz. soda or a Mocha Latte Grande right? C'mon Nanny. If you are gonna go banning stuff for our own good, just put your money where your mouth is and ban EVERYTHING that is bad for you no matter what size. Oh wait, you need those precious taxes on some of those items don't cha? See: Illinois Plan To Fund Medicaid With Cigarette Tax.


Loose Lips

This is a bit surprising as CNN is now starting to notice. Granted it's on their security blog, but at least they are covering it. Loose Lips And The Obama National Security Ship. The President is supposed to have OUR best interests at stake when it comes to national security. Not his own reelection prospects. These recent leaks have the potential to undermine and damage our ability to work with allies and uncover future threats as no one will trust us right now. True leaders let their actions speak for themselves without having to do victory laps and spiking the football. I cannot see any positive outcome from all of these leaks. We did not gain anything tactically or politically and it is painfully obvious to all that it was only done for personal gain. As with the Bain and War on Women plans, this one will fail too. Only this time, we all have lost something as America is weaker for it.

The media is not clean in this either. They could choose not to do Obama's bidding, knowing that secrets are being divulged not to help the country but for the personal gain of the President.

Flashback: President Obama Pursues Leakers. Hah. Now? Not so much.

The Obama administration, which famously pledged to be the most transparent in American history, is pursuing an unexpectedly aggressive legal offensive against federal workers who leak secret information to expose wrongdoing, highlight national security threats or pursue a personal agenda.

Dangerous Things You Learned In School

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School.

3. The best and brightest follow the rules.
You will be rewarded for your subordination, just not as much as your superiors, who, of course, have their own rules.

Ford Mustang

Hmmm. Ford's Fastest Mustang Ever. Like 200 MPH fast.

Jet Fighter Pron

More Teacher Misadventures

Yup. Another hot teacher in trouble. This time with a twist. Manhattan Student Who 'Bedded' Teacher Scores $400 In Wager With Buddies.

Kitteh Videos

New Olympic team?

Breastfeeding In Uniform

Alright, I don't have any issues with breastfeeding. Don't care if you do it in public. But if you are wearing a military uniform, don't friggin' take pictures of you doing it on base and then use it to advance a pet cause of yours. Warning: the pics at the link could be NSFW.

War On 'Hot' Women

Yet Another Woman Claims She Was Fired For Being 'Too Hot'. Meh. I wouldn't say she's hawt. She's alright. Warning: Gloria Allred is in one of the pics.

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