Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Announcement Set for 9PM
AP Says It's Brett Kavanaugh
| Main | The Morning Report 7/9/18
July 09, 2018

Monday Overnight Open Thread (7/9/18 )

happy-hour-20170119-114.jpg

(Ace's office)

***

late-night-randomness-20170119-109.jpg

(The ONT office)


*****

The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

I think the leaders of the socialist movement are perfectly well aware that the inevitable result of socialism is tyranny and mass poverty. But for them, this isn’t a bug, it is a feature. In fact, it is the whole point. Socialism is now, and always has been, a pretext under which power-mad psychopaths seize power and terrorize their fellow humans. John Hinderaker


Quote II

"You cannot question a president's motives when the president acts. If a president pardons, that's it. If a president fires, that's it. You can't go beyond an act and get into his motive or into his intent." Prof. Alan Dershowitz

Quote III

They come after me because I’m effective. I’ve made some very powerful, rich enemies. Whether anti-government people in terms of the Affordable Care Act, whether it’s Wall Street reform, going after them on climate, in terms of the fossil fuel industry. I’m pro-labor; they want to destroy labor. So they put up the money and go into these districts. I don’t think we should allow the Koch Brothers to choose the leaders of the Democratic Party. But that’s what they’re trying to do. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Quote IV

I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian… My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”Terry Gilliam


*****

*****

Billions to the Iranian mullahs and a free pass to the Afghanistan drug lords. Another Obama screw up.

The Obama administration reportedly had the chance to cripple the global heroin trade funding terrorism in war-torn Afghanistan, but it shelved the plan to advance a broader political agenda.

The administration, citing political concerns, shut down a plan to stop the spread of narcotics around the world, prevent Afghanistan’s emergence as a narco-state, and sever the critical revenue streams financing the deadly insurgency American troops are fighting and dying to end, Politico’s John Meyer reported Sunday.

TFG


*****

Speaking of Iran. The ONT wonders why all of the Muslim "immigrants" aren't flocking to Iran. Seems like a decent enough of a country.

*****

It isn't just James Woods in Hollywood. There are a few Hollywood actors/actresses who support Trump.


*****


Marvel Comics legend Steve Ditko, RIP, age 90.

*****

Once in awhile Karma does make a visit. Poachers eaten by lions.

Some are calling it karma. At least three poachers are believed to be dead after they walked right into a pride of lions as they trespassed on a South African Game Reserve.

According to the reserve’s press release, the attack happened overnight sometime on July 3 in the Sibuya Game Reserve. The reserve’s anti-poaching units got a clue something was amiss when the lions began making a lot of noise and one of the unit’s anti-poaching dogs began alerting her handler

*****

The rescue of the Thai youth trapped in a cave is outstanding. Here is how they were rescued.

The first four boys who were trapped in the cave in Thailand have been rescued and are in "perfect" health.

The boys had to travel about 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) with oxygen tanks, tethered to cave divers to exit. About 0.6 miles (1 kilometre) of the journey was underwater, where everyone had to wear full face masks.

Reports emerged that the trapped boys did not know how to swim. Swim lessons are rare in Thailand, where the leading cause of death for children under 15 is drowning.

*****

We've all joked that Michelle Obama had a big dick. You aren't suppose to do that if you are an assistant D.A.

The San Bernardino Sun reports that San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem is under investigation for a series of “offensive” and hilarious social media posts. Like for instance this one:

Selyem also posted a doctored picture of Michelle Obama holding a sign saying, “Trump grabbed my penis.”

Unfortunately Selyem’s social media accounts have all been deleted and the news didn’t get a screen shot of this very funny thing. The Interwebz are full of pics and memes showing Michelle Obama sporting an unsightly bulge and inexplicable Adam’s apple. The point is, there is some compelling evidence out there that Michelle is hiding (unsuccessfully) a secret.

*****

From our friend The Political Hat. A look at the California judiciary at work on federal immigration law.

“But Mendez did block parts of AB 450, the ‘Immigrant Worker Protection Act,’ which fines employers who voluntarily let immigration agents access their workplaces. Under the ruling, employers can still warn their employees of workplace compliance checks, but immigration agents won’t be required to obtain a warrant signed by a judge to enter a workplace.”

*****


Good Guys 1. Bad Guys 0. Marquette University egg on face and has to eat crow.

Three and a half years after being fired for critiquing a graduate student’s attempt to silence a student critical of gay marriage, professor John McAdams can return to the classroom

MADISON, Wis., July 6, 2018 — In a win for academic freedom, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today that Marquette University wrongly fired Professor John McAdams for comments he made on his personal blog in 2014.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed a “friend of the court” brief last November urging the court to hear McAdams’ case and reach this result.

McAdams criticized a graduate teaching instructor by name for her refusal to allow a student to debate gay rights because “everybody agrees on this.” Marquette effectively fired McAdams later that year, suspending him indefinitely without pay.


*****


The ONT Musical Interlude


July 9, 1946, Born on this day in Forfar, Scotland, Bon Scott (Ronald Belford Scott), singer with Australian rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was brought up in Kirriemuir before moving to Melbourne, Australia, with his family in 1952 at the age of six. Having arrived from 'Bonnie Scotland', he was dubbed 'Bon', and the nickname stuck. After a night of heavy drinking, Scott was found dead in the backseat of a friend's car in South London on 19th February 1980, the cause of death being subsequently listed as ’acute alcohol poisoning'. via thisdayinmusic.com

***


July 9, 2015, Phil Rudd, a drummer with AC/DC was sentenced in New Zealand to eight months house detention for drug possession and making threats to kill. The court heard how Rudd had fired several employees after the failure of his solo album, Head Job, in August last year, Rudd had also called one victim saying: "I'm going to come over and kill you." His sentence would be served at his beachfront home in Tauranga, with Judge Thomas Ingram warning he would be face jail if he breached the conditions.via thisdayinmusic.com


*****


The smell of alcohol emanating from a body? Swaying? Eyes glassy? All the hallmarks of tonight's Genius Award Winner.

A deputy from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office was called to a Sebastian home about a physical disturbance in progress on Wednesday evening.

According to the arrest report, dispatch had informed the officer that a man was chasing a woman around with a golf club and threatening to kill her. The caller told 911 that the man had fled into the street.

After a quick scan of the neighborhood, the officer was able to make contact with the individual matching the description walking around.

*****

Barista and now mid-wife. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

TACOMA, WASH. —
A Starbucks worker in Tacoma, Washington, is being credited for her quick thinking after she helped a woman deliver her baby outside the store.


*****


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Advanced Marketing Degrees.

daily-afternoon-randomness-in-hq-43-photos-259.jpg


Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Dress code is not enforced.

digg this
posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:09 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Sporkatus: "J.J., an item I thought ought to be brought to you ..."

Zod: ">>425 Anybody want me to bring back anything? Po ..."

Jonah: "409. No. Ilinois dem gov. Dems only leave seat wit ..."

Marcus T: "Amazon gets billions in tax breaks. Citizens in t ..."

joe, living dangerously : " >>I am pretty sure that Sinema's "I won't support ..."

Steve and Cold Bear: ">>>Greenfield: Fake Orthodox Jews Against Trump ..."

TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon.: "433 Needs more "like," "umm," "y'know," "like," ..."

grammie winger: "How you can vote for a Republican governor and a f ..."

Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Missing Justice [Spoiler: They find her dead in a cave]: "11 days until next SCOTUS oral argument and no-sho ..."

Zod: ">>"They put me in charge of the Select Committee o ..."

t-bird: "[i]Way too early prediction: Jeff Sessions wil ..."

TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon.: "428 Democrats tend not to hold their politicians t ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64