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May 17, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (5-17-2015)

Quote of the Day I: Achieving Peak Guardian-ism Edition

The first woman to be raped in space has probably already been born.

-- the Guardian in How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?

Quote of the Day II

"If you replace 'men' with 'Jews,' a huge percentage of Tumblr becomes Nazi propaganda."

Show Hillary the Money!

Bill and Hillary Clinton have made $25 million from speeches alone since January 2014, according to financial disclosures they filed pursuant to federal law. During this period, they made a combined total of 104 speeches - 3.25 speeches a month each.

...To me, though, the most interesting aspect of the disclosure is the extent to which Hillary Clinton's speaker fees came from companies with large amounts of money riding on government decisions. In these instances, Hillary wasn't speaking to college students at the expense of the university. She was speaking to corporations that had no reason to pay to hear her other than the desire to curry favor with a strong presidential contender.

And note that much of this went directly to Hillary without being laundered first through the Clinton Foundation.

Mar 30, 1981: Ronald Reagan, Others Injured During Confrontation With Man

Or why the media just can't bring themselves to acknowledge that Matthew Apperson stalked and attempted to assassinate George Zimmerman last week.

The man who shot at George Zimmerman during an alleged road rage incident said, 'I hope I got him this time', a police report has revealed.

Matthew Apperson, 36, was charged on Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after firing at Trayvon Martin's killer in Orlando, Florida, as he sat in his car.

The Slow Motion Student Loan Default?

Debts that can't be paid won't be.

"Nearly one in three Americans who are now having to pay down their student debt-or a staggering 31.5%-are at least a month behind on their payments, new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests. That figure is far higher than official delinquency measures reported by the Education Department and the New York Fed. And it's also likely the most accurate."


Related: Winter is Coming to the Academies

It's Not Hateful To Point Out Bruce Jenner Isn't A Woman

Because he's not. Just like a young confused woman who truly believes that she's Mrs. Ryan Gosling isn't But if they go through the process and file the proper legal papers, well okay then I'll offer them the courtesy of changing how I refer to them.

Why Your State Is Going Broke

Because of people like Vicki Cunigan and the politicians who pander to their unions.

Meet Vicki Cunigan. Her daddy was a Kentucky state employee. Her mom was a Kentucky state employee. Her husband was a Kentucky state employee. She was a Kentucky state employee. And every one of them is enjoying a killer pension that is, indeed, killing the state budget.

She retired 10 years ago at age 50, after just 27 years on the job, to a lifetime pension of $40,000 a year, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. But the state pension fund that pays her is going belly up. It is only 21% funded. This puts her $40,000-a-year lifetime pension in jeopardy.

"I'm angry and frustrated," she told the Herald-Leader.

Yes, I see.

Vicki Cunigan

Brady Campaign Loses in Suit Against Online Ammo Sellers Over Aurora, CO Shooting...Badly

How badly? Well their case was so weak that the judge ordered them to pay the defendants'' legal fees.

Brady's attorneys simply had no viable case against the legal protections under federal law as provided by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which prevents harassment and frivolous lawsuits from gun control cultists.

In addition to dismissing the case, the judge found that the plaintiffs owe the companies they attempted to harass an award of "reasonable attorney fees."

Also: Know Your Enemy: The Shape of Antigun Astroturf

How all the various anti-gun groups are inter-connected.

As we have observed, those who oppose your firearms freedom often oppose other freedoms as well.

After all, it's recently come out that the Brady organization is trying to map, database and doxx all of us. We stop short of doxxing, ourselves. It's unseemly. But those Beltway bums and their freedom-fighting (as in against) hirelings never had any class. provides this file as a public service, pro bono publico if you will. We are very willing to see it republished elsewhere, and derivative works made, as long as we receive credit and a link for our work.


The Worst Driver in Asia

As as one YouTube commenter dubbed it, 'Grand Theft Auto: Rice City Edition'.

News You Can Use: What Order Are the Nobility in England Ranked?

1. King Queen
2. Prince Princess
3. Grand Duke Grand Duches
4. Duke Duchess
5. Marquess Marchioness
6. Earl/Count Countess
7. Baron Baroness
8. Lord Lady
9. Knight

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [815 comments] 'mynewhandle' [114.45 posts/day]
2 [419 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
3 [407 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)'
4 [393 comments] 'Ricardo Kill'
5 [370 comments] 'Turd Ferguson'
6 [362 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
7 [339 comments] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
8 [335 comments] 'Lizzy </i>'
9 [321 comments] 'RWC - Team BOHICA'
10 [305 comments] 'Lauren'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [175 names] 'The Political Hat' [24.58 unique names/day]
2 [126 names] 'Turd Ferguson'
3 [46 names] 'wth'
4 [42 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
5 [39 names] 'El Bill Al-Reilly'
6 [35 names] 'Pappy O'Daniel'
7 [34 names] 'flounder'
8 [33 names] 'Doctor Fish'
9 [31 names] 'Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains'
10 [31 names] 'George Stephanopoulos'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

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