Donald Trump's polls, sometimes characterized as weakening, are in fact strong.
As Bloomberg’s John Heilemann said on “Morning Joe,” if Jeb Bush had Mr. Trump’s numbers everyone would declare the race over. - - WSJ
Three of the most revered women in the country right now, Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, and Janet Mock, are men.
Any show or movie that even alludes to transanything is showered with presents and all you have to do to win any competition is grow a beard and put on a dress. - - Dear Martians
The Phantom Fame: ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ Secretly TV’s Most Influential Show
Now retired from the business of fighting intergalactic evil, Space Ghost (real name: Tad Ghostal) and a support staff consisting of his imprisoned enemies Zorak (anthropomorphic mantis/bandleader) and Moltar (gravel-voiced lava man/director) flies face-first into show business, interviewing pop-culture luminaries through a monitor screen lowered into the chair where a guest would normally sit. -- Grantland
I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal means.
If anybody can put on paper what our government and the American government and the Russian… Chinese… what they are actually trying to do, and what they think they’re doing, I’d be very pleased to know what they think they’re doing. - John Lennon
Green Shit Happens
Everyone is confused at how Burger King's Black Whopper made their poop green
Playgrounds for sheikhs and oligarchs: the secret world of London’s luxury hotels
The hotels of which the capital’s new cadre of foreign rich are so fond are now the places a middle-class Londoner is most likely to bump into an oil-state sheikh or a Russian steel tycoon – sitting across the lobby on a wedding anniversary tea or brushing shoulders at the restaurant. - -The Guardian
Ikea in Älmhult: behind the scenes at the retailer's top-secret furniture lab
The original Ikea building is still there, buried in six decades of accreted industrial structures and offices, and is in the process of being turned into a museum. - - (Wired UK)
What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man;
Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to "bind me in all cases whatsoever" to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? - - Thomas Paine
“In a revolutionary epoch, sometimes men taste every novelty,
sicken of them all, and return to ancient principles so long disused that they seem refreshingly hearty when they are rediscovered.” — Russell Kirk
[Bumped] "'Oh,” you say, "But there's no way even the United States could kill the entire Muslim population of the planet."
I guarantee you that right now, right this very minute, that there exists somewhere in the Pentagon a detailed, step-by-step plan for the destruction of Islam by means of military force, from the Ka'aba right down to the shabbiest plywood shawarma stand in Karachi. -- The Pearl Harbor Switch
From Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power, by Josef Pieper
"The general public is being reduced to a state where people are not only unable to find out about the truth but also become unable even to search for the truth because they are satisfied with deception and trickery that have determined their convictions, satisfied with a fictitious reality created by design through the abuse of language.--" The News Is Propaganda | Politically Short
We have replaced all ancient gods with a single one: equality.
To act in such a way as to offend equality causes people to retreat from you as if in fear of diseases or demonic possession; conversely, any activity can be justified in the name of upholding or expanding equality, regardless of its outcome. Egalitarianism is the god of our time
‘Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead’ What really happened two years ago in the bloody attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall.
Over the birdsong, car alarms, and ringing of the unanswered mobile phones of the dead and wounded, Simon could now hear gunshots, explosions, and screaming. | Foreign Policy
Victor Davis Hanson asks the wrong question: Calling Obama a nihilist lets him off the hook.
He has perfected his presentation of a certain persona, and he doesn’t care if non-supporters see through him; what’s important is that he reach enough other people to accomplish his goals. - - neo-neocon
Christians Need Not Apply
In their 1990 book After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s, homosexual activists Hunter Madsen and Marshall Kirk called for the valuing of homosexuality, prescribing a desensitization of Americans to homosexuality via a “continuous flood of gay-related advertising,” a “conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.” -- The New American
In what can only be deemed a miracle, the peoples of earth have managed to pass through a fourth blood moon this year without the apocalyptic events.
Gog and Magog must have spent the entire duration of the blood moon saga playing Angry Birds on their iPhones and drinking their Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes, thereby missing their cue to invade plucky Israel and initiate the Battle of Armageddon. Alternative Right
Libertarians have built an entire philosophy around avoiding contact with the enemy.
In the culture wars that have roiled the nation over the last fifty years, libertarians have been hiding under their beds. | The Z Blog
The Depravity Deepens / Child-Size Sex Toys:
TranZwear: For Parents Of FTM Children/teens We are able to adjust to your size or other requests as we make all the items all right here under one roof in our shop.
Most people also assume that recycling plastic bottles must be doing lots for the planet.
Here’s some perspective: To offset the greenhouse impact of one passenger’s round-trip flight between New York and London, you’d have to recycle roughly 40,000 plastic bottles, assuming you fly coach. The Reign of Recycling
Michigan soybean farmer digs up mammoth bones
They dug from 9:00 AM until sunset and were able to recover 20% of the mammoth’s bones: a dramatic skull with two large tusks still attached, the jaw, more teeth, the pelvis, parts of both shoulder blades, one kneecap and multiple ribs and vertebrae. The History Blog
All of the totalitarian monsters of the last century despised Christians, Jews, and America.
The Nazi war on Christianity and the Soviet war on Jews tend to be ignored by modern historians, but writers at the time had no doubt at all that the liquidation of all those who were part of the Great Faith, the various denominations of Christians and of Jews, was an absolute and inevitable purpose for these totalitarians. Hatred of the Great Faith
Winnie-the-Pooh (Bear), nee Edward, age 90, passed away in his home on October 4.
Lifelong connoisseur of hunny, Winnie-the-Pooh was known to friends and family alike as a creature of habit, and his death came as no surprise to his husband, Piglet, who commented tearfully that “his diabetes just got out of control. I told him and told him to eat more healthfully, but he wouldn’t.” McSweeney’s.
Both the heroin addict and the joggers are thin, and both for the same reason. They want to feel good.
One is addicted to opiates, the other to public opinion. Reflected
Here’s a sad, crappy fact: laws don’t do anything by themselves.
If a lunatic has a gun today, and a law banning lunatics from having guns is passed tomorrow, the lunatic will still have the gun the day after tomorrow. Plain Truth About Mass Shootings
FaceTinder. UberDrones. Watching people play videogames. Selfies. LOLcats. Friending. Tube videos. Free porn. Pawnshop reality TV.
If all your life amounts to is the pursuit of the Perfect Selfie, the Greatest High Score, the Largest Number of Mega Awesome Totally Fake Friends , you’re a proud member of Generation Stupid. Generation Stupid
Iran female soccer team accused of manning up Iranian soccer fans were left reeling earlier this week after eight members of the women’s national team were found to be men.
It is not actually “democracy” I oppose, in principle, but the power of the State.
The propaganda of the State relies on a selection of cant terms — “democracy,” “equality,” “freedom,” “human rights,” “reform,” “progress” — each an unqualified abstract conceptual designed to prey upon human credulity. -- David Warren
27 Ways to be a Classic Man
25. The classic man will prepare himself morally and practically to make life and death decisions and will not shy from those areas of life which may ultimately demand it of him. - Cobb
Chris Harper Mercer, martyred – that is the word – ten Christians yesterday for the crime – in his eyes- of their faith.
In the same way that we can hold Wahhabist doctrines to be the source of Islamic jihad, so we can now hold militant atheism/materialism to be responsible for this martyrdom of Christians. - Barrel Strength
Gee, and they were doing such great work
Over the last 10 days, Obama’s top advisers on cyber-security, ISIS, and Russia have all resigned. - - Andrew Stiles
The Suburban Lawn
A previous owner had landscaped with a heavy hand, and when we moved in thirty-seven years ago, when I was ten, a pair of monumental weeping willows cast the back of the house in deep shadow, three tall firs planted too closely together entwined their arms into messy knots, and a gnarled something blocked the living room view. -- The Fabulist
Last May the Northern Supply route was shut down.
As the Taliban rolls into the Warduj district after taking Kunduz, the fundamental limits to any US counterattack are imposed by the fact the Obama administration has already pulled the supply plug on the forces there. The Logic of Logistics
You already knew that Umpqua Community College was "gun-free," right?
“Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, and paint guns) ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on college property, except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations, is prohibited. -- Ammoland
The Camouflaged Military Bunkers of Switzerland
"Neutrality is no guarantee against radioactivity."
Bad Air: Pollution, Sin, and Science Fiction in The Doom of the Great City
For here, where on the previous night had throbbed hot and high the flood-tide of London’s evening gaiety, was now presented to my poor fevered sight, the worst, the most awful features of the whole terrific calamity. | The Public Domain Review
Terroristine has been an ancient dream since 1973 or was it 1967.
It is a vision of a country where everyone is a murderer and children are taught from a very young age that their purpose in life is to die killing people who don't share their religion. -- Three Cheers for Terroristine
The internet will become controlled speech.
If the Right does not get a site or business into the upper echelon of internet content providers, it will face the same embargo on its views that persists in the mainstream media currently. -- Amerika
If you think Trump will lose, you are probably comparing him to an ideal you hold for what a president should be.
If you believe he will win, you probably have a background in economics, or law, or engineering, and you have learned how to make valid comparisons to alternatives. -- | Scott Adams
The people we call Progressives are suffering from a mental disorder.
These are not people with whom you can have a conversation because they find some way to preach Progressive craziness at you, even over the damned weather. - -The Faith of the Crazy
Party ON, Dude
Sebastien Lucas, the pathologist who carried out the postmortem, said that Bismarck had been injecting cocaine on an hourly basis on the day before his death, and that Bismarck's body contained the highest level of cocaine that he had ever seen, as well as morphine; he also had liver damage, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. - - Gottfried von Bismarck
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