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January 05, 2017

Thursday Night Overnight Open Thread (1/5/17)

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Really, it is the Thursday Night Overnight Thread. Thank you for stopping by. Let's get into The ONT.

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

American men don’t hate Lena Dunham for being ugly. American men hate Lena Dunham for being a liar and a feminist (but I repeat myself).

Have you notice that no Canadian men want her in Canada, either? They’ve already got way too many ugly feminist liars in Canada. Robert Stacy McCain

Quote II

"He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Proverbs 13:24)

Thanks Obama administration.

Over the last year, a Seattle school district in the throes of “restorative justice” experienced an alleged gang rape and several student deaths. Criminal charges, including murder, were filed against a group of students not yet out of middle school, reports the Seattle Times. Teachers’ unions in Fresno, Des Moines, New York City, and Indianapolis have all lodged complaints about the anti-discipline philosophy, according to Education Week. The Fresno teachers signed a petition pointing out that students are returned to class after cursing at teachers and physically assaulting them, without suffering any consequences. Fresno’s teachers have been injured trying to stop fights; some are retiring because teaching where severely disruptive students cannot be dislodged has become impossible. In Des Moines, students now hit and scream at each other and their teachers, reports the Des Moines Register.

Quote III

Man...is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures. Plato

Quote IV

PPS The real choking hazard is the vise-like grip of government. Mark Steyn

Quote V

"Our universities are now the most hostile place in the country to actual thought." - Ace.


A Happy Birthday wish to an American wonder, The Golden Gate Bridge. Construction began this day in 1933.

Terrorists have given us insight into their playbook. Will we use this information to defeat them? Time will tell.

Mitchell is a psychologist who served twenty-two years in the Air Force and who helped develop the CIA’s interrogation program. He only dealt with the top-tier terrorists and has spent more time with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) than other interrogators.

Readers should have their eyes opened by what KSM told Mitchell. These KSM quotes support Donald Trump’s desire to have a new immigration policy. Mitchell recollects in the book, “The ‘practical’ way to defeat America was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims. He said Jihadi-minded brothers would immigrate into the United States, taking advantage of the welfare system to support themselves while they spread their Jihadi message. They will wrap themselves in America's rights and laws for protection, ratchet up acceptance of Sharia law, and then, only when they were strong enough, rise up and violently impose Sharia from within. He said the brothers would relentlessly continue their attacks and the American people eventually would become so tired, so frightened, and so weary of war that they would just want it to end. ‘Eventually America will expose her neck to us for slaughter.’"


Solar potential for the world. They haven't been around The ONT office lately. Its been pretty gloomy.

Research continues on the use of solar power. Is solar pushing coal for the cheapest power source crown? Time will tell. Your humble Cob has his doubts about full time electricity from solar and wind.

In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, half the average global cost of coal power. Now, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Mexico are planning auctions and tenders for this year, aiming to drop prices even further. Taking advantage: Companies such as Italy’s Enel SpA and Dublin’s Mainstream Renewable Power, who gained experienced in Europe and now seek new markets abroad as subsidies dry up at home.

Don't let the door hit in you in the a$$ on the way out of the U.S.A. Here's hoping that you bleed the Canadian Student Loan program dry.

Hopefully they will go to Canada before they see what New York would like to do. Free College Education.*** (see fine lines)

As the New York Times notes, Cuomo's plan could apply to as many as 1 million New York families though it was not "immediately clear how the program would be paid for"...which is just a minor detail anyway.

Obviously Cuomo majored in pandering and not in economics.

The ONT Musical Interlude

Peace Train

Not enough Peace Train for you? How about another verse or two?

Minimum wage not good enough for you? Waiting on people is beneath you? Well, Special Snowflakes, be careful for what you wish for.

The age of automation is here.

The ONT thinks that young people should be introduced into automation, design, build and repair. These fields appear more lucrative than a major in Early American Lesbian Art with a minor in Gender Studies.

If you decide to go the route of an airline job, Be careful.

If these things are half as good as Thin Mints,
we have a problem. Girl Scouts introduce S’mores. 100 years of cookie sales.

S’mores come in two versions. The first is a chocolate-covered graham cracker with a thin layer of marshmallow; the other is sandwich-style — two vanilla wafers with chocolate and marshmallow in between. People.com said the first has very subtle S’mores flavoring while the second tastes more like marshmallow and is perfect for dipping in milk.


Meet Painless Parker. The ONT has it on good authority that Nevergiveup is not related to him, America's most outrageous dentist.

Having a tooth pulled in the early 1900s was anything but awful. You’d climb up into the back of a traveling caravan, surrounded by a booming brass band, sparkling costumed women, and next to a bucket of pulled teeth carried by a dapper gentleman with a goatee. In time with the band's cheerful tune, out would come your tooth, guaranteed to be a painless—and even entertaining!—extraction.

Alcohol. The catalyst of many a Genius Award Winner.

Alcohol then sobriety. Also the catalyst of many a Genius Award Runner Up.

Here's hoping that this little bugger remembers Mother's Day with more than a card.
Feel Good Story of The Day.

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