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January 15, 2017

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (1/15/17)

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
― Benjamin Franklin

Quote II

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Quote III

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”
― Abraham Lincoln

The ONT attempts to be funny, thought provoking and helpful. Here's our attempt at being helpful. How to survive Blue Monday.

Tomorrow January 16th marks a dark day in American history. Valu-Rite is outlawed Prohibition begins.

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.

American SJW, a thorn in the sides of a British small business owner. Cultural appropriation.“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” .

American social justice warriors have launched a cyberbullying campaign against British small business owners who dreadlock the hair of white people, accusing them of cultural appropriation.

The Hastings and St. Leonards Observer reported Tuesday that about 2,000 people had targeted Dreads UK, a Hastings business owned by a 33-year-old, formerly homeless entrepreneur.

If you can appropriate dreadlocks, can you culturally appropriate a sammich? If your answer was YES, you win an all-paid &&&&&&& trip out of the barrel. Don't they ever tire of thinking of shit that offends them? On one hand they preach diversity on the other hand they don't. It's tiring. And it's f*cking stupid.

Can you say BITCH 37,000 times? Sure, I knew you could. Jill Stein costs PA taxpayers $37K. That's one expensive temper tantrum.

Single Mom builds house using Youtube. Does she have a boat and does she know how to clean fish? If so, she might be the perfect woman.

The ONT Musical Interlude


Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Actually he was wrong. Tenure for life is a certain thing. The State of Iowa is looking to take that away.

“I think the university should have the flexibility to hire and fire professors and then I don’t think that bad professors should have a lifetime position guaranteed at colleges,” Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun told the Des Moines Register. “It is as simple as that.”

Man's best friend.

A Golden Retriever named Kelsey just saved his owner’s life after he slipped and fell, breaking his neck on New Year’s Eve. “I was screaming for help but my nearest neighbor is about a quarter mile away and it was 10:30 p.m., but my Kelsey came,” stated dog’s owner Bob. “By morning my voice was gone and I couldn’t yell for help, but Kelsey didn’t stop barking.”

The Obama administration continues to poke the eye of the American public. The EPA continues with their totalitarian ways.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has decided to maintain current emissions and fuel economy standards through 2025, cementing a central pillar of the Obama administration’s green legacy.

Many automakers have been critical of Obama’s rather strict climate policies and were hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump might roll back some of the more stringent regulations. Of the policies, none is more controversial than the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) mandate, which began a midterm review earlier this year.

While the EPA’s ultimate determination wasn’t due until April of 2018, choosing not to alter 2025 vehicle emission and CAFE rules effectively locks in the standard before Trump can take office.

h/t phreshone

The latest from Shoe0Head. As usual it is spot on. Funny.

Driving too fast for conditions. Ouch. That's going to leave a mark.

Sex prescriptions, good for what ails you? Wondering out loud how that will work with Affordable.

According to the Associated Press, Berlin (AP),

“A German opposition lawmaker’s suggestion that authorities could subsidize paid sex for patients who require nursing care has drawn critical reception. Elisabeth Scharfenberg, the opposition Greens spokeswoman on care policy, told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper she could imagine authorities “financing sexual assistance.” The newspaper said the idea is based on a system in the Netherlands, under which applicants must prove a medical need and show that they can’t otherwise pay for a sex worker.

Lawmaker Karl Lauterbach of the governing Social Democrats told Monday’s Bild daily that “we don’t need paid prostitution in homes for the elderly, and certainly not on prescription.” The German Patient Protection Foundation said people who have to fight for help on basic matters such as washing and eating have other concerns.”

Once a sleaze ball always a sleaze ball. The ONT is surprised something BAD didn't happen to him.

.... Madoff found much success steering his talents to the prison supply of Swiss Miss.
“At one point, he cornered the hot chocolate market,” Fishman told MarketWatch. “He bought up every package of Swiss Miss from the commissary and sold it for a profit in the prison yard. … He made it so that, if you wanted any, you had to go through Bernie.”

W.W.G.D? What would Garret do?

Ink, love Genius Award.

Good Samaritan assists Cop. Feel Good Story of The Day

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Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. The ONT is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. Morons should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

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