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December 16, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (12-16-2012)

It's a rough cold world out there so come on inside for a little respite from it all.

We have drinks and discussion topics. And no one hassles you about the not wearing pants thing.

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Quote of the Day

"Jamie Foxx on 'SNL' - 'Great' to Kill White People in New Movie."

- Big Hollywood, December 9th, 2012.

 "Jamie Foxx Says Film Violence Inspires Real-life Violence."

- Big Hollywood, today.

Factual Weapons For Defending the 2nd Amendment

Whenever there's a tragic  shooting the Democrat-Media industrial complex always has the same answer - banning guns - despite the Constitution which is like a hundred years old or something.

Well Bookworm has done the heavy work of gathering together facts for refuting the usual arguments calling for gun control.

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Note that the US has a violent crime rate per 100,000 of just 470 which puts us below every single single country in the above list - all of which have far more restrictive gun laws than the US.

Read the rest here. It pretty much demolishes the case for gun control and shows that a lot of the 'facts' used to justify restricting guns aren't actually true.

Some Good News

Republicans are at their highest level of control of state governments in 60 years and completely control 24 states (governor and legislature). That's a far cry from the suck year of 1976 where the GOP controlled zero states.

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Obama to Push Gun Control in Second Term

Even before Sandy Hook it was already on the agenda according to anti-gun activists:

"I am certain Obama thinks our gun laws are insane, and he doesn't ever have to run for office again," said Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. "It won't be lost on many people that a sportscaster was willing to speak out about the issue but Obama hasn't found the guts to take on Republicans yet."

Everitt said White House aides have privately assured gun-control advocates that the president would tackle the issue in his second term but didn't commit to specific proposals.

The History of Eggnog

It's been around since medieval times but didn't become popular until the New World made it its own:

Egg-based drinks found new popularity in the American colonies, where nearly everyone had access to cows, chickens, and rum.

Nutritious and relatively stable, eggnog was our first health drink. If you ask me, sipping it is our patriotic duty.

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The Space Helmets in Nearly Every Movie

Seven Psychotic Pieces Of Relationship Advice From Cosmo

Pretty much everything a guy does or doesn't do means he's cheating or about to break up with you.

#7. He Shares the Details of His Day, Therefore He Must Be Hiding Something

"Don't be fooled by a guy who offers up tons of minor bits of information about where he's been or what he's been doing. At first, it may seem that because he can describe so much, he must be truthful. But he could actually be trying to cover his ass. 'If he's telling a story and you notice he's peppering it with insignificant details, that's a warning sign,' says Driver.

Which reminds of the classic Ace post from 2007, A Truly Helpful Periodical: The Ace of Spades Women's Magazine, Written By Men which has these tidbits:

"Realizing That Every Time Your Feelings Are Bruised By Somebody It Isn't A Fucking Disaster"

"Every Thought Doesn't Have to Be Expressed"

"Letting Your Man Decompress From a Hectic Day Before Barraging Him WIth Every Detail of Your Day"

"The Words That Come Out Of His Mouth: The Secret Source Of What A Man Is Really Trying To Tell You!"

The comments are even better and could have easily been turned into a book - but I guess that's $3.7 million dollars that the ewok will never see.

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Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [567 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)' [79.59 posts/day]
2 [488 comments] 'alex'
3 [460 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
4 [416 comments] 'toby928? for TB'
5 [374 comments] 'Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks'
6 [356 comments] 'soothsayer'
7 [320 comments] '@PurpAv'
8 [307 comments] 'BCochran1981'
9 [301 comments] 'Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual'
10 [299 comments] 'beach'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [87 names] 'alex' [12.21 unique names/day]
2 [46 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
3 [38 names] 'Brandon In Baton Rouge'
4 [38 names] 'The Political Hat'
5 [35 names] 'beach'
6 [35 names] 'kbdabear'
7 [26 names] 'Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual'
8 [25 names] 'andycanuck'
9 [24 names] 'AnonymousDrivel'
10 [21 names] 'toby928? for TB'

The group. Yeah.

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