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Sunday Open Thread | Main | Top Headline Comments 9-22-14
September 21, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (9-21-2014)

Quote of the Day

"An analogy might be useful: Evangelical Christians are among Israel's strongest supporters in America, yet some Jews - including liberals as well as Christianophobic ultra-Orthodox - reject this support. That is hysteria. Israel's supporters in America are among the strongest defenders of Middle Eastern Christians, yet some Middle Eastern Christians reject this support. That is also hysteria. Jews who reject Christian support are crazy, and Middle Eastern Christians who reject Jewish support are crazy. It's the job of leaders to tell them so."

-- Spengler

REMINDER: If Sean Eldridge Doesn't Lose By at Least 30 Points It Will Be a Defeat For America

I was iffy at first but convinced at the end of the editorial. And should Eldridge by chance win we ought to just be honest with ourselves and establish an American House of Lords.

Hughes has spent the last several years buying multiple mansions in neighboring congressional districts in an effort to fulfill the political ambitions of his 28-year-old husband, who has a philosophy degree from Brown. It would seem that Eldridge believes he is even more entitled to political power than does Sandra Fluke, who is five years his senior yet still has enough self-awareness and humility to realize that people who lack any relevant qualifications should probably run for office at the state level before trying to purchase a seat in Congress. Eldridge, on the other hand, has quite literally sought to establish a modern day feudal system in New York's 19th district in an effort to buy votes, but won't even commit to stay in the district after he loses.

Eldridge perfectly embodies the hypocrisy and self-serving douchebaggery voters find so obnoxious about entitled liberals. He preaches about the need to "reduce the influence of special interest money in politics," while taking money from labor unions, Silicon Valley CEOs, Goldman Sachs executives, billionaire financiers George Soros and Tom Steyer, and his multi-millionaire husband.

The voters of New York's 19th district hold the fate of the free world in their hands. Now is not the time to get cocky and spike the football. Now is the time to run up the score and cover that 30-point spread. For America.


Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Busy Working on the Important Things

Which include the DoD's relationship with the now politically incorrect NFL:

CNN reports that Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military's relationships with the National Football League in the wake of the controversy over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players. With the U.S. supposedly ramping for a war against ISIS, you would think that Hagel has better things to worry about. But politically correct posturing is always a priority for Team Obama.

...The NFL can't tell Chuck Hagel to pound sand, but that would be the appropriate response. That, plus a 15-yard penalty for piling on.


WI Democratic-Operatives-With-Bylines Punish 'John Doe' Whistleblower, Ignore Reports of Official Misbehavior

More and more modern 'journalists' are really about the suppression of news.

ObamaCare Architect: There's No Reason For Anyone to Live Past 75

Steyn on Mrs. Brown

Against that must be set the rueful charm of both Connolly and Dench. In a scene both hilarious and tender, they go for dinner to a workers' cottage on the estate at Balmoral, and the Queen kindly offers to lay the table. She then stands helpless, the spoons hovering over the places, until Brown gives her a sly nod to indicate what goes where. A century and a half on, one feels that certainly the Princess Royal or the York daughters would know how to set the table. I'm not sure I could confidently say the same about Chelsea Clinton...

NYC: Where the Middle Class Goes to Die

As indicated above, the income figures by themselves hardly tell the story. The median household income in the city of New York is a few hundred dollars a year more than the median household income in the state of Texas, but in practical terms the average New York City household is much worse off.

The most obvious issue is the cost of housing, which for New Yorkers is about four times what it is for Texans.

Apparently your labor is the opposite of your sexuality in California: You can sell it, but you can't give it away for free

NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Yet another reason to not be on the book of face.

ISIL VBIED with an American Suicide Operator

The armor shows that the enemy is a learning enemy, even if his splodydopes themselves can't pass on their lessons learned. It's a far cry from the SVBIED of ten years ago, which was a couple of 155 rounds in the trunk of a taxi driven by some martyrdom wannabe. But it's not invulnerable.
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Environmental Scientists Make Shock Discovery: Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Laboratories are Combustible

Bricks - they exist for a reason.

After the Great Fire - and the rebuilding of London by Sir Christopher Wren - an act was passed in 1667 making it illegal to erect buildings using wooden frames.

However, three hundred years on, environmental experts have decided they know better. Timber-framed buildings have become fashionable again because, apparently, they make a "positive contribution to tackling climate change."


WA Man Posed as a Policeman for 25 Years

Well that's a career in its own way I guess.

The World's Deepest Swimming Pool is at an Italian Hotel

137 feet deep with heated water.


Hipsters Hardest Hit

A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee.
The company did not disclose terms of the transaction, but people briefed on the matter said the price was more than $700 million in cash.


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3 [66 names] 'King Putt'
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10 [32 names] 'Verbal Intercourse'

The group. Never heard of it.

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