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April 23, 2018

Monday Overnight Open Thread (4/23/18 )



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“In the face of all of those demands, keeping every detail straight is impossible,” he writes. “I have myself been to meetings after which I could not remember what agency or Department most of the people worked for, or even why they were there. With classified information, it was frequently hard to know who was cleared to see what or what could be discussed with whom. If there is anyone who fully understands our ‘system’ for protecting classified information, I have yet to meet him.” John Bolton

Quote II

“In terms of what happens in 2020, we’re going to wait and see who runs. If I had to make that decision today, I’d be missing the opportunity to find out what they’re going to do for Utah.” Mitt Romney

Quote III

"We have a very difficult — well, our defense is our deterrent capability. We don't have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us, so our response would be our deterrent force, which would be the triad and the nuclear capabilities that we have to respond to such a threat," U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Gen. John Hyten

Quote IV

“As far as racism goes, the modern loony left seem to forget that Hitler was leftwing,”Morrissey


Sometimes lying on your back pays off. Poontronage.

She is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough,” said the president of the United States in 2013. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.”

That would be former California Attorney General Kamala Harris, daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, and now the state’s junior U.S. senator. As it happens, Barack Obama was not the first prominent Democrat to be dazzled by the UC Berkeley beauty.

As speaker of the California State Assembly from 1980 to 1995, Willie Brown was by far the Golden State’s most powerful shot-caller. In 1994 Brown, 60, met Kamala Harris, a full 30 years his junior, and she became “the Speaker’s new steady,” Brown’s “girlfriend” and “frequent companion.” The two-year relationship worked out well for Harris.

Actually The ONT doesn't consider her any smarter than any other congress critter. And her public commentary reveals an individual who doesn't study the issues. More than likely a 2020 Dem candidate.


Big boys and girls no longer allowed to go on nature trip. OMG there is no cell service.

After logging enough miles to hike around the world more than four times, Penn State has decided it's too risky for the campus Outing Club to go on student-led outings.

A risk assessment by the university led to the decision, says a statement on the Outing Club's web page.

The club's outings were deemed to be "above the University's threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations," said the statement.

Nice move Penn Pussy State.


Spectacular Winners Of The World Press Photo Award 2018 Awesome photos, however some are graphic and may be NSFW.


I've been to cafes which didn't accept plastic. But now there are cashless restaurants.

If you're craving the Serrano Grilled Shrimp Bowl at the Tender Greens salad chain, don't bother bringing cash.

Tender Greens, with28 restaurants on the East and West coasts, is one of a growing number of eateries that are either shunning cash and only accepting credit and debit cards and contactless payment systems, like Apple Pay, or experimenting with the strategy.

While no one has kept a running count of restaurants adopting the cashless policy, interest is clearly rising. A 2016 Federal Reserve study found the number of non-cash payments — including credit and debit cards — totaled 144 billion in 2015, having grown 5.3% annually between 2012 and 2015


Police continue to "literally" shoot themselves in the foot.

Largo, Florida police detectives entered a funeral home in Clearwater and attempted to unlock the phone of a man killed in March by another officer at a traffic stop using the deceased man’s hands, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Victoria Armstrong, the fiance of late Linus F. Phillip, told the paper she felt “so disrespected and violated” after police entered the funeral home she was present at and attempted to use Phillip’s corpse to unlock the device. While the police may not have been violating the law by doing so, Phillip’s family certainly felt the move was disrespectful


The ONT Musical Interlude

April 23, 1936, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison "the Big O" who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including 'Only the Lonely' (1960), 'Running Scared' (1961) and 'Crying'. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK hit single ‘Handle With Care’. Orbison died of a heart attack on 6 December 1988. via


April 23, 1971, The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK. The band's first release on their own label via Atlantic Records, the cover was designed by Andy Warhol, who was paid $15,000 for his efforts. The LP sleeve featured a close-up of a pair of jeans with a working zip. Widely assumed to be that of Mick Jagger, the crotch photographed for the cover was actually that of actor Joe Dallesandro. via

I still have my copy.


The ONT has covered Universal Basic Income (UBI) before. The Horde being the top notch economists that they are said, "It isn't going to work, what are you f*cking nuts? Of course the Horde was right.

Business Insider Nordic reports that this is such a bad idea that when Finland actually tried it, the failure was obvious so quickly that the experiment was terminated.

It's all fun and games until you run out of other people's money.


Falling into the category of This day in history. h/t Isophorone


Outsourcing your sexual needs to a different town is our Genius Award Winner.

State police have arrested Bloomsburg’s mayor on charges of soliciting and patronizing a prostitute.

Police allege that 36-year-old Eric Bower had sex with a confidential informant for money several times, most recently in early April. They allege the two agreed to meet at a Hampton Inn just outside town, and Bower showed up Friday with $200 in cash plus condoms.

Bower was arraigned Friday night by video on misdemeanor charges, including criminal solicitation and patronizing prostitutes.


Homeless vet runs across a group of people who really helped him out. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

U.S. Air Force veteran Michael Malone inherited his childhood home from his mother after she died, but the house was in desperate need of repairs. He didn't have a way to pay for them and wound up living in a facility for homeless veterans.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The Club.


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