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May 22, 2024

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (5/22/24)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The court will enjoin the sale as requested because, one, the real estate is considered unique under Tennessee law,"

"And in being unique, the loss of the real estate would be considered irreparable harm." chancellor Joe Dae Jenkins


Quote II

“I have every confidence that it’s going to get done,”

“No one should worry, they’re going to be able to vote for the president or the former president, whoever they want to vote for.

“You know, this is not going to be a situation where the president’s name is not on the ballot. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine


Quote III

“One out of every 10 federal student loan borrowers approved for debt relief means one out of every 10 borrowers now has financial breathing room and a burden lifted, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

The previous quote leads into the perfect story below the fold.



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How Victimhood Became America’s Most Valuable Currency

Being a victim used to be a bad thing — something we tried to avoid, and rarely wanted to admit. As a nation, we strove to rise above obstacles and adversity, not wallow in our own self-pity. Yet today the most powerful people in America are the ones who scream loudest about their own victimization.

The Daily Caller’s latest documentary, “Demand for Hate,” exposes how this happened — and how it gave the worst people in America the power to ruin the lives of innocent people. America has now become all too familiar with hate crime hoaxes as the desire to be victimized far exceeds the supply of hate and oppression

So when are the working men and women recognized as victims from the waste, abuse and theft from government?


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Self startup restaurants have challenges.

What Percentage of Restaurants Fail? Restaurant Success Rate
Approximately 60% of restaurants fail within the first year of operation and 80% fail within the first five years.

These numbers may seem off-putting, but the remaining 20% of restaurants go on to find long-term growth and success.


Where every cent of $1 goes at one L.A. restaurant, explained

My industry has always been as difficult as it is magical. In the post-pandemic era, challenges are categorically higher.

The threat to restaurants during the pandemic was obvious; it was a given that many wouldn’t come out the other side. In 2024, restaurants are back! No, restaurants are dying! No, restaurants are (sometimes) busy! It is whiplash, day to day.

For many, including my restaurant, Botanica, solvency is more elusive than ever due to the elevated cost of doing business. Since opening Botanica nearly seven years ago, our labor costs have risen 40% for hourly workers and 25% for salaried management, the result of minimum-wage increases and market-rate pay increases. Our rent has risen 17%. Our sales, on the other hand, have grown only 2.3%.


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Just because it's someone else's local news doesn't mean that it isn't interesting.

Bizarre crash on Route One leaves driver waiting for answers from Trenton Police

TRENTON — A strange series of events left several damaged vehicles, a fire, and a driver who fled the scene on a busy section of Route 1.

One of the drivers involved, James Green, told The Trentonian that he is still waiting for answers and the accident report from Trenton Police so that he can get his insurance squared away.

Complicating the situation is the fact that the driver who struck his car drove off with his car on fire, then got out and fled on foot.

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Man's attempt at Utopia, 82 fvcking million.

Techies Build a Carless 15-Minute “Dream” City for the Peasants
By M DOWLING -May 22, 20240

California progressives create the problem of housing with bad policies, and then they come up with an even worse solution. Such is the 15-minute city some tech giants are building. They are trying “to build a dream” in California. Is it a dream or a nightmare?

A secret group is purchasing lots of farmland. As it turns out, the group comprises the richest people in the world. Silicone Valley leftists are buying the land. They have a website called “California Forever.”

Move to California? What are you, fvcking nuts?!?


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This guy could have helped out many of the failed restaurants previously.

Done With The Dogs: Competitive Eating Legend Kobayashi Calls It A Career Over Health Concerns


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Happy Hour has a new boss.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the U.S., a new study says
Alcohol is still more widely used, but 2022 was the first time frequent marijuana use overtook frequent drinking.


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I don't give a damn about the WNBA. But being a certain type of woman is wrong according to some.

Atlantic writer and ex-ESPN talker Jemele Hill is once again targeting WNBA star Caitlyn Clark and insisting that Clark is only earning her fame because she is a straight white woman.

Clark came off a winning college basketball season and ended her college career by breaking a list of women’s basketball records not to mention doing her part to wildly increase viewership on TV and in person for women’s college basketball games.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Humming Bird Feeders Emporium


On this day: May 22, 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at London's Heathrow Airport to begin his first British tour, along with his new bride, 14 year old third cousin, Myra. Although advised not to mention it, Lewis answered all questions about his private life. The public's shock over Lewis' marriage marks the start of a controversy leading to his British tour being cancelled after just 3 of the scheduled 37 performances. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Born on this day: May 22, 1962 - Jesse Valenzuela
Jesse Valenzuela, from American rock band Gin Blossoms, who had the 1994 UK top 30 hit single 'Hey Jealousy', from their first major label album, New Miserable Experience (1992) via thisdayinmusic.com


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If she isn't the Queen of Resting Bitch Face She is tonight's Genius Award Winner.

After departing her home on Peaceful Lane, Sandra Rodgers "engaged in a verbal argument regarding [the victim's] water usage," investigators report.

MAY 22--Angry about the amount of water her 72-year-old neighbor was using to clean his motorcycle, an 80-year-old Florida woman allegedly spit on the man and yanked on his beard, according to cops who arrested the octogenarian on a felony battery charge.

Investigators say that Sandra Rogers was in her apartment Friday afternoon when she spotted John Faraone scrubbing his wheels. Rogers lives on Peaceful Lane in the 55-and-over Palm Lake Village community in Dunedin, a city west of Tampa on the Gulf Coast.


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I'm not sure he was seeking this recognition, but here is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Manitoba Farmer Gives Away Millions Of Potatoes To People In Need

Today's good news story comes from Manitoba, Canada.

Manitoba farmer Isaiah Hofer faced an unprecedented challenge this year when his potato harvest yielded an exceptional surplus. With nearly 100,000 bags of potatoes—each weighing 100 pounds—Hofer was left contemplating the unfortunate fate of letting millions of pounds of nutritious food go to waste.


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