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March 15, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (15 March 2013)

How Your Retirement Package Compares To Members Of Congress. Nice of them to exempt themselves from having to contribute more to their very, very nice pension.

They bumped up the rate at which federal employees contribute to their pension plan, saving an estimated $15 billion over the next 11 years.

They also made sure that none of the increase applied to themselves. Anyone in service before the law went into effect would pay into the pension plan at the old rate.

For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush. Members can retire younger, having contributed fewer of their own dollars, than almost any worker in the country even more than the generous terms other federal workers get.

It's not like they need the pension when they leave office. Most Of Them End Up Being Well Paid as lobbyists or at think tanks. Hell, a lot of them make a killing with investments based on inside information. Nearly half of the former congresscritters of the 112th Congress are lobbyists. As Instapundit wrote, Tax The Revolving Door.

Space Sex

According to some "researchers", Sex In Space Will Kill You. Well that'll suck for that couple that gets picked to go to Mars. Sounds like fapping still won't kill you but doing it in zero-G might present some new problems. Tune in next week when "researchers" say STD's in space will turn you into an alien.

Photo of the Day

I've caught lightning on film before but this is pretty impressive.

Now here are some impressive lightning photos from Japan's Recent Volcanic Eruption.


I have no words for this. Dear Prudence: I'd Like To Give My New Love The Hardly Used Vibrator Of My Deceased Wife.

Things Turning 30 This Year

Oh man. I remember when this stuff came out. I guess I'm getting old. 30 Things Turning 30 This Year. Hooters is only 30 years old?

Red Flag

Red Flag might be a lot smaller next year, if they hold it all. In the meantime, enjoy this mass launch of aircraft.

The Douchetender's

Snotty NYC Bartenders Are Terrorizing Customers Whose Only Offense Is Daring To Order Vodka Sodas And Other 'Moron' Drinks. War on AoSHQ lifestyle? No love for the val-u-rite.

Who Domesticated Who?

New doggeh theory. We Didn't Domesticate Dogs, They Domesticated Us.

Doggeh Video

What human characteristics does your dog have?

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