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May 20, 2017

Overnight Open Thread (20 May 2017)

Evidently, today is World Whisky Day. I thought that was everyday.


Chinese Top Gun

I guess the Chinese have seem the movie Top Gun. 2 Chinese fighter jets gave a US surveillance plane the Top Gun treatment. Inverted huh?

Venezuela

Yeah, the coverage has been pretty light. Why the left refuses to talk about Venezuela. Anyone hear from Sean Penn or Danny Glover on this?

Nevertheless, as a dedicated leftist, Lange-Chrion unfortunately still mistakenly thinks that the Venezuelan problem is political and not economic. For him, it's merely an unfortunate coincidence that the implementation of the Chavismo economic agenda just happened to coincide with the destruction of the nation's political and economic institutions.

But here's the thing: it's not a coincidence.

In fact, it's a textbook case of a country electing a leftwing populist who undoes years of pro-market reforms, and ends up destroying the economy.

Party Above Country

Yo Democrats, your words and actions don't show that you're putting country above party either.

Then again, recklessly throwing around words like "impeachable" and "treason" before the evidence exists to level those consequential charges also puts party over country.

Hysteria also erodes trust in our institutions for nothing more than political gain.

You will, for instance, have to read six paragraphs into Reuters' recent highly shared scoop headlined "Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources" to learn that "people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far."

Talk about burying your lead.

Orax

Pretty good retro album.

Science

Heh. Hoax science paper says penis is a social construct that worsens climate change. Of course it gets published in the journal Cogent Social Science.

The authors begin, "Anatomical penises may exist," but the "conceptual penis is better understood not as an anatomical organ but as a social construct." It goes downhill from there. "There are many women who have penises," they boldly claim. Then, they gratuitously listed some crude synonyms for the penis, such as: "beaver basher," "custard launcher," "pork sword," and "mayo shooting hotdog gun." They explained that "manspreading" - when a man sits with his legs open - is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

At this point, it is worth stopping to ponder that this didn't raise any red flags with the editors of the journal. Not only did they think this was perfectly intellectual, publishable material, they praised the authors for their work.


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WCry Worm

Interesting. Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week's WCry worm spread so widely.

WWII Aircraft

Negative Coverage

Not surprising. News coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days is overwhelmingly negative.

Oops

Cincinnati Mayor apologizes to police after his office accidentally honors officer's killer. Accidentally? He's a Democrat. It's likely he thought he could get some brownie points from BLM.

Cat Video

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