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September 20, 2017

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (9/20/17) Woot Woot ONT Edition

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect. William Carlos Williams

Quote II

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Deuteronomy 5:21

Politicians should pay attention to this command.

Quote III

Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. Thomas Paine


Tonight is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. h/t ibguy


The ONT has a new hero. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Law enforcement continues to grow politically correct. Not this Sheriff.

“You started glorifying cultures of violence — you’ve glorified the gang culture, you’ve glorified games that actually give you points for raping and killing people. Gun didn’t change. We changed,” Knezovich said in response to a question from the media about guns.

When another reporter pressed the gun issue, Knezovich again stated the obvious:

“It all depends on the 15-year-old. I can tell you, folks, I carried a gun all my life. I hunted, I shot. My friends and I… It’s huntin’ season back home. When I was in high school, every one of those rigs in the high school parking lot had a gun in the gun rack. Why? We went huntin’ on the way home. None of those guns ever walked into a school. None of those guns ever shot anybody. What’s the difference? Did the gun change? Or did you, as a society, change? I’ll give ya odds that it was you as a society, because you started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture, you glorified games that actually give you points for raping and killing people. The gun didn’t change, we changed.”



Speaking of heroes, do any of you follow Mike Cernovich on Twitter or Medium? If you don't you should. His attorney is my kind of an attorney.



I suspect we all know someone, perhaps even ourselves, who have been suckered into a bad car purchase. The ONT is always looking out for you Morons.

Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for—persistent mechanical issues, weird smells, questionable choices on the radio’s presets—but where you buy the car shouldn’t be one of them. If you are looking for a pre-owned car from a dealership look for these red flags before you even walk through the door.


If Democrats are so f*cking great, why do they run such huge deficits?

Even in deep blue Connecticut—one of just six states in the country where Democrats control both halves of the state legislature and the governor's mansion right now—the suggestion of a $1.8 billion tax increase has incited a political revolution.

Three Senate Democrats and five Democrats in the state House bailed on a plan to impose an array of new taxes, including a 75 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and other vaping products that likely would have killed dozens of small businesses in the state. The budget plan proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy also would have hiked taxes on cellphone bills, vacation homes, hospitals, cigarettes, hotel rooms, ride-sharing services, nonprescription drugs, and fantasy sports gaming, the Hartford Courant reported.

Be thankful we don't take it all.


Would you like to create shit-storm chaos? Just publish an article extolling Colonialism.

Bruce Gilley of Portland State University (image above) published an article titled “The Case for Colonialism” in the decidedly anti-Colonial journal Third World Quarterly (home of the Edward Said Award).

In its self-description, Third World Quarterly writes:

TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing provocative and exploratory articles, especially if they have the merit of opening up emerging areas of research that have not been given sufficient attention.

Gilley is no newcomer to controversy.

Just last month, Gilley published a piece in Minding the Campus on his resignation from the American Political Science Association (ASPCA), over its lack of ‘viewpoint diversity’ (Gilley self-identifies in that piece as an independent and swing voter)

My guess? He would have been better off butchering an infant and crucifying a puppy.


Bill and Melinda Gates are looking for leaders where no leaders exist.

“Who are the 12 people you would go to instantly to talk about development?” Melinda Gates asks.
It’s become a harder question to answer in recent years. At the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) a year ago, the billionaire philanthropist worried that global development was losing its intellectual stars. A generation of leaders was starting to retire or pull back from prominence, including people whom organizations such as the Ford Foundation originally identified and supported years ago.
“That list is starting to get more thin,” Gates said in a recent interview. “And so as we start to think about the future, I was like, wow, we need to really have that thought leadership again and we need to make sure it’s driven by the South,” i.e., by the countries that development work is meant to benefit.

You mean coddled little whiny snowflakes aren't the answer? Who f*cking knew?


The ONT Musical Interlude

September 20, 1973, On his way to perform his second concert of the day, US singer, songwriter Jim Croce was killed with five others when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana. via thisdayinmusic.com


September 20, 1975, 'Fame' gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon's voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: "Fame, Fame, Fame" from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics. via thisdayinmusic.com


Men. The world is our urinal and we are better at physics.

A trio of Australian academics say that the gender gap in physics — boys being better at the subject than girls — can be traced to the “pee games” in which boys engage during their youth.

Anna Wilson (Australian National University), Kate Wilson and David Low (University of New South Wales Canberra) contend seriously (but with a bit of needed humor) that “playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) – may give boys an advantage over girls,” according to an article in Tes.com.

Physics? Name, snow, penmanship some assembly required.


They ran on it. They passed it countless times when The JEF was POTUS. Will the GOP Senate pass Repeal and Replace of Obamacare?

A last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare is gaining steam, suggesting lawmakers could face another vote on ending the former president’s signature law later this month.

Supporters do not have the 50 votes necessary to pass the bill yet, but pressure is growing on Republicans to back the measure, which could replace much of ObamaCare with block grants for states.

In a crucial boost for its chances on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) offered his support.

As long as Lisa McWhaleski of Alaska is waddling through the halls of Congress and John McCain is sucking up valuable oxygen I'm not holding my breath. At this point in time, Let It Burn.


My preference, sausage, mushroom and onion thin crust. YMMV.THE VERY CANADIAN ORIGIN OF “HAWAIIAN” PIZZA.




Are you from Jersey? If you are, I'm not sure if you'll understand the accent here or the philosophy.


Perhaps anger management is something that should be looked into by this Genius Award Winner.


A dream come true for a young lady. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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