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August 18, 2021

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/18/21)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"I, myself, am stuck here. I’m a U.S. citizen, can’t even get out, have my kids here.

"There’s no help here, there’s not one single American troop here. Now this whole thing is just full of people." Faziya Nematy

Quote II

“[America] didn’t work for black people. Damn sure it didn’t work for indigenous people. It did not work for people of Mexican ancestry. It didn’t work for Asians, it didn’t work for Jewish people, it didn’t work for Japanese people. It didn’t work for Chinese people. So who is this country for? This country is only for white people…none of this works for your average ‘American citizen’…this experiment has failed,Critical race theory advocate Chanelle Wilson, a Bryn Mawr College assistant professor

Quote III

Right now, Republicans don’t need to focus or fantasize about getting rid of Biden. They need to fight the COVID panic porn-mongers and prevent them from letting the fear linger long enough to use it as an excuse to completely obliterate the integrity of another election.Stephen Kruiser

Quote IV

Lying isn’t just bad for the soul, it’s bad for effectiveness at dealing with reality.Steve Sailer


Sometimes I think my middle name is Cynical. This all sounds good. But................

Canada has reached a deal for 2 military planes to resume ‘flying regularly’ into Kabul

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says two Canadian military aircraft are set to resume “flying regularly” into Kabul as part of the international effort to evacuate civilians and citizens fleeing the Taliban takeover.

Global News has confirmed the development comes after Canada and the U.S. reached a deal to allow Canadian aircraft to begin flying into and out of Kabul. But there are no details yet on when the flights will begin arriving in Kabul or returning home.

“Canadian Armed Forces flights to and from Hamid Karzai International Airport will resume shortly under Op AEGIS,” tweeted Sajjan, who is running for re-election as the Liberal MP for Vancouver South, on Wednesday evening.


Constitution! Constitution? We don't need no stinkin' Constitution. Meanwhile the GOP masturbates in the shadows.

President Joe Biden will reportedly order all nursing homes to require their staff to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to keep receiving funds for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Biden on Wednesday afternoon is expected to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to create the new mandate, administration officials told CNN.

‘As we see the spread of Delta and the threat of Covid cases, it is really especially important that we ensure that those caring for our most vulnerable are vaccinated,’ Carole Johnson, a senior official on the White House’s Covid-19 response team, told the news outlet.

Biden’s announcement would signal a continuation of his effort to get more Americans vaccinated. It would be the first time that he threatens to pull federal funding in order to push inoculation.


(See Quote I)


Ah pre-school, the place where you teach 2 year old crumb crunchers, colors, tying shoes, reading, writing and arithmetic. No, you get the view of second-generation queerspawn. Sounds fun and uplifting.

In pre-school, of course.

Koe Creation, the rather animated lady above, is, she says, a “second-generation queerspawn” - by which she means the product of a polyamorous household - and is allegedly, via some unspecified process, an expert in “sex-positive parenting” and “non-violent communication,” on which she offers “guidance.” She - or rather they, because pronouns - works within the “polyamorous and kink communities” and holds workshops in bondage and sadomasochism, and is therefore, obviously, spending lots of time with small children and talking about their bodies.


Ms Creation, also known as Valkyrie Jacobson-Smith, is now upset that “the trolls” have found her public announcements and have not been overly impressed or encouraged by them. Insufficient enthusiasm – and any kind of demurral – apparently warrants the designation troll. Presumably, the wider public – those outside of “polyamorous and kink communities” – should be thrilled to discover that pre-school children are being taught by a self-styled “expert” in bondage and sadomasochism, and being quizzed on their genitals, and being used as a basis for “intergenerational dialogue around relational identities (such as polyamory, sexuality… and kink).”

Because, hey, there’s nothing creepy or concerning about that at all.

Yes, dear reader, it’s terribly unfair when people fail to affirm your radicalism and subversiveness, with children aged three and four - a subversiveness of which you’re so proud - based on “moments when that rhetoric happened to come up in the classroom.”

It just happened, you see.

A couple of informative and educational videos in this piece.


As a matter of being up front. I've received the Moderna Kung Flu 2 shot vaccine. But, I will not take a booster.

Biden administration unveils plan for vaccine boosters starting in September

The Biden administration's top health officials announced Wednesday that beginning the week of Sept. 20, Americans who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine should expect to be offered a booster shot eight months after their second dose.

Why it matters: The decision reflects a desire by the administration to get ahead of declining vaccine effectiveness, as the highly contagious Delta variant drives a new surge in infections across the country.

Officials said they expect to recommend booster shots for people who received the single-dose J&J vaccine, but are waiting for more data in the next few weeks before laying out a plan.
The plan is still subject to approval by the FDA and a CDC advisory committee. The new round of inoculations will prioritize individuals vaccinated earliest in the pandemic, including health care workers and seniors.

If my time is up, so be it. I'm confident that I will be leaving for a better place.


An interesting look at Afghanistan.



Was Timothy Treadwell onto something? A strange link between grizzly bear DNA and human language

A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.

A genetic study of grizzly bears in coastal BC finds that they are members of three geographically separated DNA groups.

Scientists have not yet found any physical boundaries to explain why the groups do not mingle.

Oddly, it turns out that each group's range aligns with the area in which a particular aboriginal language is spoken.

No don't eat me!!!!! Help!!!!! Wasn't aboriginal enough.


The ONT Musical Interlude

On this day: August 18th 1962 - Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. via thisdayinmusic.com


There is a right way and a wrong way to add coolant to your vehicle. Genius Award Winner - Nominee.

He fought raced the law and he lost. Genius Award Winner.


She spent a life time to earn this gold medal. And just like that, it was gone. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk Auctions Off Medal To Pay For Young Boy's Surgery

Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk earned the silver medal in the javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

On August 11, she announced the auctioning of her prized medal to help save a young boy's life.


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