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December 12, 2022

Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/12/22)



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"It's kind of like I was back to being a teenager," Monica Lee

Someone forgot to cut the damn umbilical cord.


Quote II

“The next Speaker of the House needs to be prepared to take on the rogue Biden regime headfirst with a plan to secure our southern border, combat inflation, and stop the violence in our streets,” GA State Senator-elect Colton Moore

Quote III

“I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat. So, if you're a parent, and you've got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing." Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)


Nothing is too good for our navy seamen.

The U.S. Navy under President Joe Biden spent hundreds of dollars on a luxury bidet complete with a remote control and a massaging feature, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a public records request.

A December 2021 government requisition order obtained by the Free Beacon shows the Navy spent $553 on Bio Bidet's BB-1000 bidet seat attachment for a toilet on the USNS Yuma, a high-speed military transport ship.


The Hippocratic oath says: I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I believe in withholding life saving measures when I disagree with my patient or her/his parents.

A 14-year-old girl has been denied a kidney transplant operation by the Duke University children’s hospital because she hasn’t been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Yulia Hicks suffers from a rare degenerative kidney condition known as Senior Loken Syndrome, which requires a transplant, according to reports.

Though she is not vaccinated against Covid, she has had the coronavirus, so the parents argue she’s protected by natural immunities.



It's about damn time!

The last we check in on Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College, the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear Oberlin College’s appeal, ending the college’s fight to overturn the massive jury verdict. The $25 million verdict plus interest and attorney’s fees resulted in an almost $32 million judgment, with interest running at about $4000 per day since June 2019. In all, over $36 million was owed, secured by an appeal bond.

While Oberlin College announced, after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, that it had agreed to pay the judgment, in fact it did so out of legal compulsion, not good faith. The Gibsons were poised to execute on the appeal bond. As we noted at the time, Oberlin College, even in legal defeat, refused to apologize or acknowledge it did anything wrong:

Notice what is not in the statement: An apology. Oberlin College still appears not to understand or accept what it did wrong. It considers itself the victim.


Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) is clearly a puppet of the US Chamber of Commerce. And an ally of the DNC. Prove me wrong.

There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and naive Republicans trying to trade an immigration amnesty for false promises of future border security.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) continued this time-honored tradition last week when congressional aides circulated a plan that would give citizenship to approximately 2 million illegal immigrants in exchange for what proponents of the deal have the audacity to call “border security.”


As ever. The ONT Is Always Looking Out For YouTM

It would be a bit of an understatement to say lash extensions are having a moment right now.

The eyelash extension market was valued at $1.36 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $2.31 billion by 2028. And according to a recent poll, eyelash extensions are one of the top beauty treatments requested by consumers – for example, there was a 795% increase on searches for Russian Lashes in 2019.


Sen. Bernie Sander's (Communist-VT) bank account must be getting low. He is thinking about running for POTUS grifting schemes for 2023- 2024.

Sanders Is Thinking About Making You 'Feel The Bern' In 2024

Old Joe Biden is 80 now, and even after the Democrats’ triumphant (albeit highly suspicious) showing in the midterms, some on the Left still believe that the foggy-minded old liar is well past his sell-by date. The putative president himself has not made any official announcement that he is running again, but last week, at a state dinner with the callow, wet-behind-the-ears 44-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron, Biden joined in a toast to a 2024 run. Nevertheless, the 2024 campaign is still a long way off, and if the alleged president is ultimately judged to be too old to continue pretending to be our nation’s chief executive, another prominent Democrat is strongly considering stepping in. Yes, I’m talking about Bernie Sanders.

Of course I can't speak for you, but I'm tired of the same old retread, tired politicians running for president. And I'm way past the age of 29. Sorry to burst some of your bubbles out there.


Vice’s Food Brand, Munchies, Has Been Hit With Layoffs

Munchies has gone through a few iterations since launching in 2014 with a YouTube video that kicks off with then-marquee Vice personality Action Bronson booming, “We in the motherfuckin’ restaurant — you see what’s going on over here.” Along with a website featuring articles such as “The Painful Exile to Brooklyn,” by the late Josh Ozersky, Munchies launched a slate of food-television programming with shows from the likes of Bronson, Eddie Huang, and Matty Matheson. One of its key series was Chef’s Night Out, in which a camera crew follows big figures from New York’s restaurant scene around town with friends. Shows such as Huang’s World and Action Bronson’s Fuck, That’s Delicious were part of the slate of lifestyle programming on Vice’s TV network, originally called Viceland. Vice pitched Munchies as an alternative to the “dull, bland and flat-out boring” programming on TV networks, The Guardian reported in 2014. Vice’s ambitions for its television network never panned out, and eventually Huang left, followed a few years later by Matheson and Bronson.


And just like that, it wasn't a surprise anymore.


I own two pickup trucks. And I know how to use them. George Pearkes of Business Insider.com doesn't. Boo-hoo.

Why go electric?
For me, the most important driver for buying an electric vehicle was that it feels like a giant step toward a decarbonized future. There is no way to reduce carbon emissions to something the planet can manage without decarbonizing transportation, and I'm excited to be an early adopter in that transition.

There's also the question of: Why Ford? Sure, Teslas have been around forever — I even have one in my garage. But Tesla's dubious record of pushing the limits with "self-driving" technology, a chaotic CEO, issues with build quality, and a limited lineup kept me from following my wife into the largest EV brand. Rivians and flashy new upstart "Tesla killers" were also an option, but buying from those companies felt like buying a Delorean. Rivian will most likely be around 10 years from now, but it's got a rockier path than an established manufacturer. No other EV manufacturer offered the upsides of a Ford: an icon of the American auto industry and absolutely dominant truck brand with a dealer always close, spare parts readily available, and a track record of building trucks well.

I've lived most of my adult life in North Carolina, and since moving here, the regional enthusiasm for pickup trucks has always made sense to me. Pickups, especially full-size pickups like the F-150, are incredibly comfortable, loaded with storage space, and can do just about anything a personal vehicle needs to do. Hauling three-quarters of a ton of pine logs to the local recycling center is something a smaller vehicle just doesn't handle well, and my enormous body has always found climbing into a sedan uncomfortable at best.

I have no problem with using gasoline.


Still searching for that perfect gift. Perhaps this will help you out. Or not. Hey, it's content.

68 of the best holiday and Christmas gift ideas to give (or get) this year


The ONT Musical Interlude & Nutmeg Emporium



Being placed in general population should be a hoot. Genius Award Winner.

A police sergeant will face court charged with a drug offence after he was allegedly caught supplying cocaine in Sydney’s inner west.

Acting on a warrant, NSW Police investigators searched a unit in Newtown at about 7.40pm on Saturday where they arrested the 42-year-old man.

Police said they seized cocaine and other items relevant to their investigation from the unit.


Modern science. Teenager is free from Leukemia. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Girl, 13, ‘leukaemia-free’ after world-first use of cell engineering therapy
Scientists hope the experimental therapy will pave the way for new treatments and ‘ultimately better futures for sick children’.


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