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March 12, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (3-12-2015)

Quote of the Day I

Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar.

Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

-- Bill Safire in his 1996 essay on Hillary Clinton, Blizzard of Lies.

Quote of the Day II


Yeah I recently wound up on a phoneless journey with Mrs. Maetenloch and was pleasantly reminded that she's actually an interesting, cool chick. :-)

That Lindsey Graham Sure Loves to Joke About Being a Maximal Leader

When all your little 'jokes' seem to work the same ground, maybe you aren't really joking. Reason #19 Graham should never be allowed to have any executive power.

In brief audio obtained by, Sen. Graham purportedly suggests he would use the military to restrict the movement of Congress until they complied:

.[A]nd here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn't let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We're not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We're not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.

Asked for comment or clarification, Graham responded to the right-leaning website with this boilerplate: "Due to the large volume of mail I receive, I regret that I am only able to respond personally to inquiries from South Carolinians. [emphasis added]

WaPo Fact Checker: This True Claim From Ted Cruz is "A Nonsense Fact"

Some facts are more equal than other facts.

Britain Finally Pays Off All World War I Debts After Almost 100 Years

Britain's First World War debt has finally be repaid in full - more than 100 years after the outbreak of the conflict.

The Government repaid some 1.9billion still owed to more than 100,000 people who held 'War Bonds', issued in 1917 to help fund the military effort.

Barron's Capitulates, Agrees to Destroy All Remaining Copies of Their AP History Study Guide

Paul Krugman vs. the Pizza Industry

National Geographic Documentary: The 5th Marine Regiment in Afghanistan

Part of their Battleground Afghanistan series and recorded late last year I believe. This episode makes me want to track down and watch the entire series.

Related: So, how do you get your good name back?

For no particular reason: Madness - Night Boat to Cairo

ATTENTION MORONS: Japan Needs Male Pr0n Stars!

Though Shimiken's count of working male porn actors might seem low, other insiders have pegged the number as even lower, closer to 30. As for their female counterparts, a controversial Japanese article recently asserted that, statistically, 1 in 200 Japanese women had appeared in an AV film, with an industry churn of 6,000 new actresses a year, according to the author Atsuhiko Nakamura. Demand is high-Japan produces more than double the number of porn films as the U.S., though America has more than twice its population.

The Vajayjay Beat: 10 Unbelievable Stories Involving The Vagina

Look this is about the only unique coverage I offer here on the ONT so I gotta go with it. And no I'm not particularly proud of this fact.

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by how to greet a woman:


I couldn't find a corresponding chart for men but I'm pretty sure it would just have a single entry of 'What's up (dude)?'.

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