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August 08, 2017

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/8/17)

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. Tom Stoppard

Quote II

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand."Milton Friedman

Quote III

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. Clint Eastwood

Quote IV

Who are your friends? They are the people who are there in hard times or when you're hurting beyond words. Or with a few words of encouragement and concern, make you realize you're really not lost at all. Friends comes in both sexes, in all shapes, colors and sizes, but the most important thing they have in common, is the ability to share with you, your best joys and your deepest sorrows, for they are your friends.” Glen Campbell


Hi, My name is Misanthropic Humanitarian. And I am a sexist.

From the same people who declared that milk was a symbol of white supremacy comes this blisteringly-hot take: cheese is the most sexist food there is, cows are regularly raped on farms, and the act of eating cheese is failing to combat sexism.

"Contrary to popular belief*," explains PETA, cows only produce milk when they're pregnant or have just given birth. In order to keep producing milk, PETA describes how cows are "raped" to become pregnant again and again and how their calves are treated immediately after birth.

Long walk. Mill stone. Short pier. Some assembly required.


Never mind your entertainment. It's for the kids. It's for the dogs. Audio books for dogs.

Instead, I'll simple tell you that Millan believes classic works read by soothing voices will create calm for your dog while he or she is home alone.

He insists that research proves that 76 percent of dogs who listened to great literature while their owner was absent felt calmer and behaved in a more relaxed manner


As we get closer to the NFL season, the Colin Kaeperdick saga continues. It appears that race hustler Spike Lee wants to help out his brother.

However, there may be more to the story of his unsigning than meets the eye. NFL source says the benchwarmer turned down a NFL contract.

However, some sources are now saying that Kaepernick actually turned down a team’s offer in order to incite a racially driven media backlash that would yield the controversial quarterback more money.
A source to the Daily Caller, “claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27-year-old vet.

“Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.”

$900,000 to be a backup. Only in America. The United States of America, Colin.


Actuary tables, pensions & Social Security benefits. Americans dying younger helps out Big Biz and The Swamp.

Steady improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are dying at younger ages. But for companies straining under the burden of their pension obligations, the distressing trend could have a grim upside: If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, their employers ultimately won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits


Gavin McInness takes a peak at the Google story. NSFW


The ONT Musical Interlude

August 8, 1963 Kingsmen release "Louie, Louie", radio stations label it obscene. via onthisday.com


Not happy to be the bearers of Fake News, The AP dabbles in Fake Biology/Gender.

The Associated Press is giving tips for parents on how to decide whether their child is transgender, including allowing little boys and girls to "call the shots in terms of their gender."

The article, "Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips," accompanied another AP story Monday that gave a glowing review of a San Francisco summer camp for transgender four-year-olds.

Repeat after me:

And all the damn surgery and drug treatments don't alter that fact.


Yes, we Cobs poke fun at Aces' Dental Plan and his stellar 401K plan. However, if I was at Google I would probably be fired for linking this article. Male bosses are preferred over female bosses.

Finally, an article in the Atlantic comes out and says it: Women generally can’t stand working for other women.

For the past few years, at least as the mainstream media would have it, it was supposed to be a “myth” that women bosses made life more difficult for their subordinates than male bosses, or that they actively sabotaged their female underlings’ efforts to advance. Here’s Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writing in the New York Times in 2016: “Women aren’t any meaner to women than men are to one another. Women are just expected to be nicer. We stereotype men as aggressive and women as kind. When women violate those stereotypes, we judge them harshly.” Similarly, Stanford sociologist Marianne Cooper, in a 2016 Atlantic article titled, “The Myth of the Queen Bee,” argued that although female supervisors “sometimes” behaved tyrannically in the workplace, the idea that they were more abrasive than male supervisors was more a matter of long-held “perceptions” than reality.

I plead the 5th at the moment. What about you?


Glen Campbell RIP.

Fuck Alzheimer's.




Where were you on this day, 1974?Richard Nixon resigns.


Nude photos? Sure nothing bad can happen with those, amirite? Marines and nude photos lead to trouble for commanders.

The Marine Corps relieved two commanders this year partly due to their handling of the service's nude photo-sharing scandal, a top general said Tuesday.

The removal of the commanders, who were among the five relieved by the service, is proof the Marine Corps is taking action at the highest levels following revelations in March that troops were sharing nude photos and lewd comments about fellow service members online, said Gen. Glenn Walters, an assistant commandant and the head of a task force investigating the activity

Moral of the story, if you have nude photos don't expect them to remain secret.


Our science lesson for the evening.


Pappa John's warns people with gluten sensitivities to avoid their gluten free pizza.

Except here’s the problem: The chain explains in a separate statement that while the crust itself is definitely gluten-free, and it’s for sure assembled in a separate facility that has no wheat, technically anything “is possible” once employees lay their hands on the stuff in stores. The official statement advises: “Please use your best judgment in ordering a pizza with Papa John’s Ancient Grains Gluten-Free Crust if you have a sensitivity to gluten.”

It is easy to see why. Damn lawyers.


Nothing better to do than to sit in on a trial and become our Genius Award Winner.


No lecture. No arrest. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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