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April 30, 2012

Seal Tears Off President's Head. Micturates Down... Respectfully.

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A serving SEAL Team member said: ‘Obama wasn’t in the field, at risk, carrying a gun.
As president, at every turn he should be thanking the guys who put their lives on the line to do this. He does so in his official speeches because he speechwriters are smart. ‘But the more he tries to take the credit for it, the more the ground operators are saying, “Come on, man!” It really didn’t matter who was president. At the end of the day, they were going to go.’ --SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign | Mail Online

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Rider On The Storm

At times the air was so saturated with suspended water
that an intake of breath caused him to sputter and choke. He began to worry about the very strange—but very real–possibility of drowning in the sky. He began to feel his body being peppered by hailstones that were germinating in the pregnant storm cell, adding yet another concern: that the icy shrapnel might shred his fragile silk canopy. -- Rider on the Storm • Damn Interesting

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What We Should Have Learned

The best hope for avoiding a repeat of the L.A. Rodney King mayhem, should blacks not be satisfied with the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case,
is that police forces across the country have learned the lesson of the Rodney King riots: that outbreaks of civil anarchy must be immediately and unapologetically suppressed. --Heather Mac Donald - City Journal

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"Pussy is Alice B. Toklas,

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whom Hemingway and this then-wife Hadley were not alone in finding "€œfrightening," and for good reason:
with a little green make-up, she could easily have stood in for the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. She had a big, hooked nose; wore her black hair combed down to the bridge of it (to hide the chancre between her eyebrows, a deformity so striking Picasso said it made her look like a unicorn); and was graced with luxurious hair on her upper lip. (A three-year-old, on meeting the two ladies, was heard to observe that she liked the man, but why did the lady have a moustache?) --The Importance Of Being Ernest: Hemingway Meets The Gay Gothic « Thought Catalog

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Things For Which You Cannot Get a World Record

Is your proposal a potential Guinness World Records™ achievement? - Guinness World Records

And many more.

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Modern ‘Tolerance’ consists of this one rule:

All the wise men of the ancient and modern world were ignorant bigots;
all persons of the opposing political camp are ignorant bigots; everyone but me and mine are ignorant bigots; except of course any members of non-Christian religions who happen to disagree at some point or another with a Christian ethical teaching—such folk, no matter what else their lore or customs, are delightful expressions of their own rich cultural heritage, redolent with spiritual insight and admirable ethical teachings. --What’s Wrong With The World Part IX—More Ignorance — A Digression on Intolerance | John C. Wright's Journal

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"The promotion of ugliness was not merely limited to the art galleries"

and new construction architecture. It also applied to the art of the human body,
in the forms of clothing and hairstyles, specifically in the pushing of androgyny – making women look like men and men look like women. Now it is beyond mere looks. According to Marxists, women must now ACT like men, and men must ACT like women. Nowhere is this perversion more pronounced than among the priests and nuns in the Church today. As a result, the pews are empty, and those that are in the pews are grossly, grossly ignorant of the faith. What man would want to go to Mass if the priest is a flaming, effete homosexual? -- Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokerage

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The Empire of Poverty

The ideological goal of the Empire of Poverty is to convince the subjects under its rule
that social mobility is either impossible or undesirable. That they need to accept their place and their dole, and bend their shoulder to the task of making a better world under its enlightened guidance. The more that this mindset is cultivated among its subjects, the less they are able to envision another world where they might be free to do what they please. -- Daniel Greenfield

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Fake Internet Girlfriend

How fast can you setup a fake girlfriend?
After you send us back our required information and pay for your first month's of service we can have your fake girlfriend ready to go in a day or two. --- Rent an Online Girlfriend

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“Creepwatch”

Occupy camps tend to attract molesters, rapists and mentally ill frustrated perverts. The Occupiers themselves acknowledge this in their meetings... they see it as unfair that the conservative blogosphere blames the frequent sexual crimes at Occupations on the Occupiers themselves, when in fact it is "outsiders" who join the movement as a pretext for being in close unpoliced proximity at night with a bunch of presumably loose women.
Almost every Occupation has evolved now to have a "Creepwatch" squad, who monitor all the sleazy dudes in the encampment for misbehavior. As you may remember from one of my earlier reports, at Occupy Oakland it got so bad that they had to re-invent the harem, a sealed-off area with palace guards where are the women huddled to protect their honor from the innumerable "creeps"€ who prowled around like wolves. --Zombie » Meet the New Farm, Same as the Old Farm?

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Obama=Asshole Watch #6: Yes, Peggy Noonan, We've Noticed

Can we please stop with the "He gives the best speeches since they put sliced bread in a can"€ garbage?
What speeches are you watching? They suck. Com. Pletely. Suck. He is rigid, robotic, and utterly, unmistakably lacking any convincing amount of conviction behind his declarations. There is nothing genuine or believable in anything he says, and frankly, his delivery is as unappealing as any of the last 400 attempts Oprah’s people have made to make her look less like a space alien. -- Wonderful Speeches? Really? « The Dipso Chronicles

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Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire?

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Larson invested in a newfangled video cassette recorder and began taping episodes of Press Your Luck.
After weeks of painstaking scrutiny Michael realized that the bouncing prize selector did not actually move randomly. -- • Damn Interesting

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Rome: A Success Story

The Romans certainly took warfare seriously, almost personally,
and in this, they were unusual..... The determination to persist in a conflict until either the Roman state was destroyed or the enemy threat was permanently removed—by becoming a clearly subordinate ally or ceasing to exist as a political entity—was unique. The Romans expected victory to be permanent. A piece of graffiti scratched onto a cave wall in Jordan reads: “The Romans always win. I, Lauricius write this, Zeno.” --Review: A Singular Empire | The National Interest

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Asia: We don't want it, but you can't have it.

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Leading Americans in both parties generally hope for a peaceful and gradual reform process rather than violent conflict in China; they do not want to dismember or impoverish China and they would not welcome its disintegration. Nor do Americans see the evolution of a future Asian security order in zero-sum terms. The United States wants to prevent Chinese domination of Asia but we do not want to dominate the region ourselves.

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Regressivism Rising

Progressivism has become a reactionary return to the 1960s -- or even well before.
The new regressivism seeks to resurrect the machine ethos of Mayor Daley, the glory green days of the Whole Earth Catalog, the union era of George Meany, Jimmy Hoffa, and Walter Reuther, the racial polarization of the old Black Panther Party and the old Al Sharpton, and a Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, or Peter Jennings reading to us each evening three slightly different versions of the Truth. -- Works and Days サ The New Reactionaries

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Obama=Asshole Watch #5: The Great Unifier

2. #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama - since he is part black and white neither race is totally accountable for his failures. --Doug Ross: Top 20 #SaySomethingNiceAboutObama Tweets

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Married… With Children is 25 and has gone global

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The newest version is called Zheneni s deca v Balgaria, which translates to Married with Children in Bulgaria. You can watch the entire first episode at YouTube. -- Neatorama
HT: Word Around the Net -- "Its an easy translation, you just need an average guy, a cute daughter, an annoying son, and a wife who wants to be glamorous but can't seem to quite pull it off."

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April 29, 2012

Bad Americans. No Flying Cars for You.

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Flying cars don't have much of a place in a society with emissions standards,
mandatory child seats, heavily taxed gasoline and government motor companies. They have even less of a place in one that banned the lawn dart, requires photo ID's to purchase cough syrup and treats toothpaste as a weapon. America has gone from a nation that idealized freedom and treated the car as a vehicle of autonomy to one overrun by central planners still dreaming of the perfect national rail system that no one will use, because unlike its graceful forebears, but like everything overseen by the humanitarian bureaucracy it will be designed to crush the human spirit. -- Daniel Greenfield

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April 28, 2012

Headline O' the Day

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Found by Doug Ross @ Journal

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"It's not just that Obama ate the dog, but that he's screwing the pooch."

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David Axelrod: Voted man most likely to know exactly how big Obama's stick actually is.

"I'm not suggesting that President Obama has eaten a human penis, because, if he had, he'd almost certainly have boasted about it to the impressionable NPR ninnies who gobbled up his memoirs." -- Mark Steyn, Democrats should let sleeping dogs lie

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April 27, 2012

The Horse, Explained

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New things, if you are a prey animal, usually mean a swift death. Horses are like deer.
They see something unexpected, they freeze for a second, and then they book it on out of there. They don't like to leave the herd. They have no interest in breakfast cocktails. If you try to take your horse to a new brunch place, you need to convince them that a) you've been there before, b) there are no cave trolls at the brunch place, c) there will be other horses at the brunch place, and d) you will be a royal pain in their ass until they quit dicking around and agree to go to the brunch place. -- The Hairpin

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Obama=Asshole Watch #4: Peggy Noonan is Bored by President Putz

"This president is always out there, talking. But—and forgive me, because what I'm about to say is rude—has anyone noticed how boring he is?
Plonking platitude after plonking platitude. To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who's constantly dribbling away the punch line.... If you have nothing to say, does it matter that you have endless venues in which to say it?" -- P. Noonan @ Had Enough Therapy?: Trouble in Obamaville

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[Bumped] Applying the Uncertainty Principle to Fascists

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"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur -- what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" -- The Gulag Archipelago;

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Mayberry Rules versus Prison Rules.

Our side won't even flashmob Nancy Pelosi's office.
"If you don't stop ruining America we'll come to D.C. and pick up the trash. That's the real trash, not a metaphor, I wouldn't want anyone to think we'll be disorderly. We'll organize bus trips and wait patiently for bathrooms and then pick up candy wrappers and paper before we leave." --ScottM commenting in Side-Lines: Applying the Uncertainty Principle to Fascists

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Women are losing the dating game because they are acting like feminists.

When successful, accomplished, attractive women in their mid-thirties go out looking
for high-achieving men they discover that these men are not interested in marrying high-achieving older women. They are certainly not interested in women who are, functionally, ideological zealots. --Had Enough Therapy?

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Its over now, this Presidential campaign.

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All that is left is a Band-aid from a penguin attack
and the memory of Chuck Norris'€™ strength radiating out from his campaign cover photo. For Newt Gingrich, there will never be a time like this one. And as he looks into  the future on his last visit to one of America's great zoos -- one of over 100 he'€™s visited, lets all take a quiet moment to remember where we are now and what the future holds for the only candidate to truly, deeply and completely resemble a Lego person. --Scenes from a final zoo visit. :: Naked DC

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Just when you think you're out....

Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"

Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the wok."

Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the wok."

Holmes: "That was the curious incident."

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Necrophilia is Not a Joke

A culture of people who are so far gone
that they literally see nothing wrong with copulating with dead bodies is a culture that is capable of any evil imaginable, and cannot be stopped with any appeal to decency, morality, or shame. What we are seeing in the Muslim world is the final descent of a human society into hell itself, and they will attempt to take as many others with them as they possibly can. -- Ann Barnhardt

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The Just and the Unjust

Animals, for example, cannot be just -- nor can they be unjust -- because they cannot take a disinterested view of things. If my dog is eaten by a mountain lion, it may be sad, but not unjust. Conversely, it would be unjust if she were eaten by Obama. -- One Cʘsmos: Boredom Kills

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Whew! Dead Egyptian Wives Declared Off-Limits After All

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Egypt's 'plans for farewell intercourse law so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives' branded a 'complete nonsense' | Mail Online

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Why Women Make Less Than Men

Most people have heard that full-time working American women
earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Yet these numbers don't take into account the actual number of hours worked. And it turns out that women work fewer hours than men. -- Kay Hymowitz: - WSJ.com

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Needed: Kick-Ass Summer Nanny.

Perhaps best known for the sandbox full of cat shit in our front yard and our "€œnot-in-compliance-with-village-health-ordinance" colony of rescue bats,
we are now prepared to add one AWESOME nanny to our team. Are you that special someone who can do all the holistic parenting we would like to, were it not for our crippling student loans, a Groupon for a pasta-making class, and some stuff we want to do on the computer later? --McSweeney's Internet Tendency

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Don Surber Bows Out

"After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the sundry other tasks that go with any job." -- Goodbye ォ Don SurberAdios Don, you will be missed.

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April 26, 2012

[Bumped] "Crucify them!" Obama's EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz

EPAs "philosophy" is to "crucify" and "make examples" of US energy producers

"They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere,
they'd find the first five guys they saw and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not compliant with the law. Find people who are not compliant with the law, and you hit them as hard as you can and you make examples out of them, and there is a deterrent effect there."

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Obama=Asshole Watch #3: There is nothing funny about Barack Obama

Take Barack Obama (please!). The man has no sense of humor. None.
Everything he does is important. In fact, he’s so much more important than you, that he can’t possibly be funny. Sure, he ate a dog when he was 10, he’s done two impromptu karaoke versions of Al Green, he couldn’t operate without a teleprompter, and when allowed to dress himself, wears Mom jeans that are two inches too short. The man dresses worse than Rick Santorum. And yet, there is absolutely nothing funny about Barack Obama.-- . :: Naked DC

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I Am the One Who Clicks Banner Ads

While you check the weather, I find out why California dermatologists hate the one weird skin care secret discovered by a stay-at-home mom.
While you read the New York Times, I rollover for more information about how to get my diabetes under control. While you search IMDB, I click for showtimes, tickets, and behind-the-scenes videos for Think Like a Man. Page after page, banner after banner, I click and I click. -- McSweeney’s Internet Tendency:

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Protesters Who Attended Second-Rate College Would Like People Who Only Finished Second-Rate High School To Pay Their Loans

Noted at The Rumford Meteor

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Obama=Asshole Watch #2

Obama: “I Can Do Any Job Better Than the People I Hire to Do It”

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"If abortion is so wonderful, why are we so reluctant to expose it to the light? "

Why, at the clinic, do they use the word “procedure?”
Why, when gazing into the bassinet of our friend’s newborn baby do we not tend to exclaim: “Adorable! I aborted mine!” Everyone’s on board for the sex, but no-one likes to think of what transpires afterward for the woman who aborts. No long, hot kisses then. -- Heather King’s Poor Baby

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"The only advantage to being a middle-aged man is that when you put on a jacket and tie you’re the Scary Dad. "

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The kid-who-stayed-40-years-too-long-on-the-playground look doesn’t inspire trust. If dressing up as a third grader is your idea of how to treat yourself, what’s your idea of how to treat me? --Why Adults Should Ditch The Shorts, Wear Suits - Forbes

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Lie for the Liar in Chief

“No one would insure me because of my pre-existing conditions. No one. Until President Obama stood up for me
and millions of Americans like me across Iowa and across the country,” she said. In fact, Ibson’s current coverage is provided by HIP Iowa, a state program for people whose health problems make them ineligible for most commercial insurance. HIP Iowa was created in 1987, during Republican Terry Branstad’s first stint as governor.
[HT: Rodger]

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April 25, 2012

Obama=Asshole Watch #1

Obama also told Rolling Stone that “my confidence in the American people is stronger than it was when I came into office.” --Obama damns American people with faint praise | Power Line

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The Insano: Going Down?

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Highest Water Slide in the World is in Brazil found in the beach park of Brazil. Its name is Insano. It has set a Guinness record with 41 meters height which are equal to a height of 14 storeyed building. It is a very thrilling experience to slide from that height in the water track at 105 Kilometers/ hour speed.

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Door. Ass. Bang."Stand not upon your going,but go at once."

Gingrich to leave presidential race next Tuesday, sources say | Fox News

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Seems to Thee? Really? Who Knew?

“It seems to me the federal government just doesn’t want to know who’s here illegally,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said at one point. -- Washington Times

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Feed The Monkey

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Of course the pinnacle of feed the monkey instruction is the government, reminding you constantly that you're feeding the monkey wrong, and in an unapproved way, and is that salt on that, you fiend? -- Sippican Cottage

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"I have tried in vain to explain..."

"... that sustaining the West provides the greatest hope for women, LGBT folk, and freedom of conscience; after the West falls, Western "human rights" values will not predominate. Protecting the West is progressive." -- You Are Left or You Are Left Behind: Lessons in Multicultural Cruelty

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Gimme Something! Anything! Please, please, please, please, please.....

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Gerard -- I'll be going to a special event at George Clooney's house in a few weeks, and two grassroots supporters and their guests will join us. The only thing we've still got to figure out is whether two spots belong to you and your guest -- or somebody else and theirs. Please pitch in $3 or whatever you can today, and keep your May 10th clear. Hope to see you soon. Barack

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Cybill Shepherd Ready to Die Protesting the War on Women

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The actress told “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King that abortion is a constitutional right and that birth control should be available to everyone.
“I’m going to lead the next march on Washington and I’m not going to wear a bulletproof vest … and my mother is scared for me,” she exclaimed before Gayle King cut her off. Cybill Shepherd’s willingness to forgo a bulletproof vest has invigorated women around the country, young and old, to join the fight. “To me, Cybill Shepherd is more like Rosa Parks than Martin Luther King or Tupac Shakur,” NYU student Brittany Cook told the Daily Rash, “because she’s not a man, she’s a woman. And because she is unwilling to stand idle as white Republicans repeal our freedoms she’s going to be shot.” -- The DAILY RASH

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"I am certain that neither I nor the majority in Europe are right-wing racist extremists, nor are we insane or evil.

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This alliance between the Euro left and Islam is bizarre:
How can people who are so in favor of promoting the rights of gays and of women and of free speech leap into bed with people who are so against it? It reminds me of another unholy alliance, the one between Hitler’s Nazis and Stalin’s communists at World War II’s onset. --Anders Breivik: Too Sane for Comfort

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April 24, 2012

"Plastic surgery is almost always obvious and repellant."

"Nancy Pelosi looks in the mirror and literally cannot perceive how repellant she looks.
When you are brushing your teeth tonight, look at yourself in the mirror. Then stop and realize that many of the political and cultural "leaders" in our civilization look at themselves in the mirror and literally want someone to CUT AND ALTER THEIR FACES. 100 years ago they had a name for that: insanity." -- Ann Barnhardt

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"Flaming Parents Make Hotter Children".

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"And if flaming parents don't do it, there are always fisting and boy/man sex advocacy in public schools to help bring them along. How could anyone possibly be suspicious of the desires of homosexual couples to adopt children?" -- New York Advocacy Group Plans ‘Very Gay Mother’s Day’ Event in Sex-Toy Shop : The Other McCain

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Factoids and Linktoids

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Late Night Sandwich

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Two slices of black bread, dense and heavy spread apart and fell to the plate vibrating slightly. She delved deeply into the jar, almost spent of its miraculous white whip, tangy and yet - so sweet, furiously gleaning the remnants with a slender, soft rubber spatula, hoping there was enough lubrication to press the dark, wine-colored, sweet, smoked meat from Lebanon with both sides of the bread.

She argued within herself whether or not to dress the sandwich with cold, crisp lettuce and a ripened, viscous tomato, laden and gleaming with seeds, but finally, she decided to do her sandwich with pungent, musky, smoked Dutch Gouda. She pressed both pieces of bread to the baloney, and they held fast, as she raised the sandwich to her lips and playfully bit off just a bit more than she could chew. Most delicious, she thought, licking the tang from her upper lip, hoping her husband wouldn't awake to find her in thrall of another late night sandwich. -- Jewel in a tasty comment on 27 DAILY AFFIRMATIONS FOR BLOGGERS @ AMERICAN DIGEST

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April 23, 2012

"They were following a Pied Piper… over a cliff. "

"They came out in droves t
o vote for Barack Obama. Young people, especially the college-educated, fulfilled the wishes of their teachers and voted for the candidate who most fully embodied the values they had learned in school." --Had Enough Therapy?: A Lost Generation?

And now they've got jack or shit or a combination of both!

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'Britain's most beautiful face'

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Leonardo Da Vinci spent a lifetime trying to paint one. Scientists and mathematicians have puzzled for centuries over what makes one, while cosmetic surgeons have amassed fortunes striving to create one. And Florence Colgate? Well, she simply has one. -- Mail Online

Bumped for Update:
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Donald Sensing is working for us: I took the left half and right half of her face, flipped them and combined them, respectively, into a composited portrait.

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Footnote to Trayvon Martin The liberal narrative about the case is now destroyed;

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The narrative was solely concerned with taking a tragic black/Hispanic shooting case
and turning it into more fuel for a fossilized civil rights industry (since the case broke, dozens of violent crime cases of blacks against whites and Asians are splashed over the news, enraging readers and escaping liberal commentary). All we know now is that the €œ"preteen shot “like a dog"€ while eating candy by a white "€œassassin"€, who uttered racial epithets and was never even touched by the victim -- only to be let go by a wink-and-nod police force €”is false. --Works and Days » It Was the Power, Stupid!

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Creativity is not rewarded in California

The creative classes (at least, the productive members of the creative classes)
have learned that they can live a lot better in Salt Lake City than in San Francisco (to add insult to injury, the former is more gay-friendly than the latter). Not surprising; the San Francisco Bay Area is ridiculously overpriced and over-regulated, and not only are California income taxes insanely high, but as the squeezed productive classes depart, the taxes are raised even higher on the few who remain. Meaning that California will become a place inhabited by the very rich and the very poor. --Classical Values » So who'€™s not "€œdiscussing" the "€œwidening but little-discussed labor problem"?

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All the right people hate Ted Nugent.

His pinko antagonists were screeching like freshly castrated mink at an overcrowded fur farm last week
regarding comments the wild-eyed and possibly insane rocker/hunter/gun fetishist had made at a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, specifically this Nugent nugget: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. --Taming the Wild Nugent - Taki's Magazine

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"Is the left losing power, or gaining power?"

Consider the issues VFR has focused on in the last three months.
The birth control mandate. The apotheosis of Sandra Fluke. The conviction of Dahrun Ravi. The national lynch mob against George Zimmerman. The dismissal of John Derbyshire from National Review. These events are not the marks of a left that is desperate, but of a left that is asserting itself with more power than ever, while the “conservatives” don’t stand for much of anything. --<i>Forbes</i> contributor: people who dispute manmade global warming must be punished

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Reading to Go

As a guest in homes of strangers, I have discovered bathroom libraries that took my breath away
by their size and intellectual pretensions. It was unclear to me whether Plato’s dialogues in original Greek, together with Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel were there to impress the visitor, or in the case of another fellow who had a pile of memoirs by ex-presidents going back to Reagan, to make him laugh. I can’t say that I’ve encountered a whole lot of poetry in bathrooms, even in the homes of poets, though I’ve come across many an anthology. Would reading one of Hamlet’s soliloquies or John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” in such a setting be unbecoming? -- The Bathroom Muse by Charles Simic | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

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April 22, 2012

The Economy: A Report

Sadly, the economy still slogs along with gun sales as the lone bright sport.--Don Surber

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Anthony Hopkins As Alfred Hitchcock

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A recently released promo picture of Hopkins in the title role of the upcoming Hitchcock biopic (2013).
The film, which chronicles the making of Psycho, also stars Helen Mirren as Hitchcock’s wife Alma, and Scarlett Johansson as Psycho star Janet Leigh. - Broadsheet.ie

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"Tolerance is unfortunately the rotting corpse of a prior age's civic sensibility."

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Concealed carry permits are up astronomically under the Obama Administration,
in part due to the Department of Justice's unmistakable motions that show race will be the only obtaining factor in any dispute or disagreement. People are starting to feel the fear. There are now nearly one million concealed-carry holders in Florida alone. Ammunition and firearms continue to fly off the shelves. There are a lot of permitted soccer moms out there, well-meaning folks, who in a climate of fear will shoot first, and beg indulgences later, should the unspeakable occur. -- Velociworld: Let the Conversation Begin

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Obvious Innovation #9: Taco Plates

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These unique taco plates hold three hard/soft shell tacos upright to make it easier to prepare and eat, plus they also include two sections to keep your beans, rice or salsa neatly separate. -- Taco Plates - The Green Head

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Ten Years for a Green Thumb

Aren’t the dispensaries here creating a pot renaissance?
Absolutely. Because the dispensaries are looking for varieties of flavors and effects, there’s a market for growers to experiment. On the other hand, you could have a federal agent show up at your door and put you in jail for 10 years for gardening. --The Author of ‘Heart of Dankness’ on Pot Growers - NYTimes.com

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Dear Sallie Mae Student Loan Services, I have received your notice informing me that the current outstanding balance on my student loan account is $377,394.91.

"Let me take it word by word, chumps: “I” “owe” “you” “bastards” “nothing.” --New Inquiry

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What to do with six frozen cows stuck in cabin at 11,200 feet?

In late March snowshoers who had hoped to use the cabin at Colorado's Conundrum Hot Springs
found it already occupied -- by six dead cows, which had apparently gotten out of the cold but were too dumb to find the exit. The options now being weighed include: blowing up the carcasses; burning the cabin (and carcasses); or hauling the carcasses out with a helicopter or wheeled vehicle. --U.S. News -

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April 21, 2012

Why do men become communists?

It’s a golden ticket for a certain kind of sadist. Why Marxism? Start with rationalised envy and a vindictive desire for power over others, wrap it in a drag of altruism, and then take it from there. -- davidthompson: Radical Sameness

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ANN BARNHARDT Is Looking for a Few Good Billboard Partners

"If you are interested, shoot me an email with an idea of what you would want to do and I'll put you in contact with my account rep at the billboard company. Communists need not apply! It really is a fun and satisfying way to exercise your First Amendment freedom! Here's the pic. You would be replacing the TOP billboard." -- Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokerage
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Fair Warning: Am Yisrael Chai, veNetzach Yisrael Lo Yeshaker

PM Netanyahu's Speech at Holocaust Remembrance Day: "I will continue to speak the truth to the world, but first and foremost I must speak it to my own people. I know that my people are strong enough to hear the truth.

"The truth is that a nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat of the State of Israel.

"The truth is that a nuclear-armed Iran is an political threat to other countries throughout the region and a grave threat to the world peace.

"The truth is that Iran must be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons.

"It is the duty of the whole world, but above and beyond, it is OUR duty."

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Living on Planet Liberal requires believing twelve impossible things before breakfast.

4. To live on Planet Liberal you have to believe that
despite Lee Harvey Oswald, the People's Temple, the Weathermen, the Symbionese Liberation Army and the Anarchist Bombings of 1919, the real threat to this country comes from right wingers. --Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield

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BTW Lamborghini is dead.

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Which leads me to the new Lamborghini SUV. I think it’s called the Urus,
which is some kind of contraction of “Ursus”, which means bear, and “Anus”, which means rectum. Naturally, it’s a complete joke, a pathetic attempt to make a Russian mafia wife’s shopping cart look like Batman’s Murci. It pisses all over the face of everything for which Lamborghini has ever stood. -- Hype and Hypertrophy: How Lamborghini Lost Its Man Card | The Truth About Cars

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ABO Sticky Notes is not responsible in any way for the creative places these notes may be posted

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Gas! Bacon! Coffee! Light Bulbs! Get them at: "Hey Voter!" Anybody But Obama Pre-Printed Sticky Notes
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The Stupidity of California's "Smart Growth"

[California] will only get worse in the coming years as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and his green cadre
implement their "smart growth" plans to cram the proletariat into high-density housing. "What I find reprehensible beyond belief is that the people pushing [high-density housing] themselves live in single-family homes and often drive very fancy cars, but want everyone else to live like my grandmother did in Brownsville in Brooklyn in the 1920s," Mr. Kotkin declares. "The new regime"—his name for progressive apparatchiks who run California's government—"wants to destroy the essential reason why people move to California in order to protect their own lifestyles." -- The Weekend Interview with Joel Kotkin: The Great California Exodus

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April 20, 2012

Shameless Saturday Schadenfreude

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A lost Keith Olbermann wanders aimlessly around Central Park Unemployed, perennially confrontational talking head Keith Olbermann
aimlessly wandered around Central Park South earlier this week, seemingly looking for a friend or a purpose. Our spies snapped unflattering pictures of Olbermann decked out in a giant red pullover and clownishly baggy jeans as he strolled 59th Street near Seventh Avenue, smelling the roses — or, in this case, the horse manure, allergens and aromas from a nearby food cart.
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Who Says There's No Good News? NC Dems: now with more penis pictures

The Democratic party has not been having a great couple of weeks. ...
If they hadn’t made purchasing multiple drinks at the same time in Virginia utterly illegal, they’d all be so f***ed up, they’d be considering going home on a regular basis with Rachel Maddow.-- :: Naked DC

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"Just you wait, Peggy Noonan, just you wait! You'll be sorry, but your tears'll be to late!"

"The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes: He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. -- Peggy Noonan in 2008: Obama and the Runaway Train [Now to be retitled "O Wa Ta Goos I Yam!"]

Today: Noonan on America's Crisis of Character -- The nation seems to be on the wrong track, and not just economically.

HT: Stuart Schneiderman

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Contradictions

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I hear people are contradicting themselves when they say they value life,
and want to stop abortions, but then turn around and want murderers executed. Hmmm, it’s an entirely valid critique…until you think about it. The babies being aborted haven’t murdered anyone. If anyone is contradicting themselves, it’s the people who want the executions stopped and the abortions to go ahead. -- House of Eratosthenes

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April 19, 2012

The Pupgullion President

Obama's posse, and the molls of the press that linger in the back seat, always rimjobbable,
are so freaking stupid they cannot see the ricochets. Romney abuses dogs? Obama EATS THEM! Really, has no one on the President's campaign committeee even read his beloved reminescences? Everything about this administration has been an abject failure. Especially the failure of the Undead Media to hold this peckerwood's feet to the fire. -- Velociworld

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The Pupgullion President

Obama's posse, and the molls of the press that linger in the back seat, always rimjobbable,
are so freaking stupid they cannot see the ricochets. Romney abuses dogs? Obama EATS THEM! Really, has no one on the President's campaign committeee even read his beloved reminescences? Everything about this administration has been an abject failure. Especially the failure of the Undead Media to hold this peckerwood's feet to the fire. -- Velociworld

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On Sale Now at Democrat Food Deserts Everywhere

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Obama staffers see symbol in beer, orgasm

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It's sort of sad, if you think about it, though,
in the way looking for signs in toast and bags of Pringles is sort of sad. And honestly, it sort of looks a little like a turtle humping a sofa, which is probably bad news. -- :: Naked DC

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"Choose your side carefully, America. The shining city on the hill is under attack from within."

I named names. I called out Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
for his Fast and Furious scandal and other offenses. I railed against President Obama for engineering the dismantling of the once-greatest economy in the world. I reminded everyone how Hillary Rodham Clinton sides with the evil criminals of the United Nations instead of her own great nation. I reminded good Americans that it isn’t the enemies’ fault for sneaking into the White House and abusing power, but rather we the people for allowing them to take corruption to a horrible new level. -- TED NUGENT: Won't back down

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We Aren’t As Bad As the Other Guys!

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They say, “Not Republican”. Evidently not American, either. That’s the flag of the Netherlands. --Power Line

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Counterinsurgency and community policing are both statements of failure.

What's the thought of losing Afghanistan compared to losing London?
A withdrawal from the East End won't be nearly as tidy as from Kandahar and there is in the long run nowhere to withdraw to. Afghanistan is everywhere, it is in every hodgepodge of angry ghettos, manufacturing towns ripe with Kebab joints and mosques where the faithful curse the infidels and university graduates with oily smirks rub their bellies while they dub themselves lords, mayors and councilmen. The time when we might have won Afghanistan is past, and the time when we might win in London and New York is swiftly passing. --Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield

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He hates us. He really, really hates us.

Spengler: Dog-Eating and Obama's Identity

It really isn't unfair at all to bring Obama's canine consumption to public attention. The president isn't really one of us. He's a dog-eater. He tells the story in his memoir to emphasize that viscerally, Obama identifies with the Third World of his upbringing more than with the America of his adulthood. It is our great misfortune to have a president who dislikes our country at this juncture in our history.

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Bark Obama: Yes we Canine!

I guess it really is a dog eat dog world these days.

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American voter, meet Retro Romney.

When Obama'€™s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod
jokingly suggested that Romney has trouble distinguishing TV make-believe from reality by quipping that Romney "must watch Mad Men and think it's the evening news,"€ this statement of Axelrod'€™s was no breezy ad lib. It emerged as part of a concerted effort by the Obama campaign to paint Romney as a hopelessly out-of-touch and out-of-date cultural dinosaur who wants to turn back the clock on the last half-century. -- PJ Media » Branding€™

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While We Slept the Human Race Went On Being Fundamentally Insane

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A Chinese beekeeper covered his body with 73 pounds (33.1 kg) of bees --€” that's an estimated 331,000 of the creatures --€” during a world record attempt on Wednesday. -- PhotoBlog

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Send in the Clones!

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April 18, 2012

"Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth. "

Bada-Bing, Bada-Boom! We'll be here all week!

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Cars of the Future!®

Proving to be about as popular to North American's as soccer (sport of the future, and it always will be), electric car sales this year are coming in at somewhere between crapola and non-existent. --Mitchieville

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"Hide the children and check the plumbing because you're going to have to shower several times a day"

Krauthammer: Obama To Run Campaign On Race, Ethnicity, Class And Gender

"The hypocrisy here, of course, is that Barack Obama shot to national consciousness by giving a speech in which he said he would unite red America and blue America. We're not black America, white America, we're the United States of America. He's running -- the Democrats are running the most divisive campaign on race, on ethnicity, on class and on gender. I mean, it's going to be the dirtiest campaign you've ever seen."

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Twue Tweet

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@EricFehrn : In hindsight, a chilling photo @davidaxelrod : How loving owners transport their dogs. http://t.co/wJZTUunV -- TwitterWatch

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April 17, 2012

"The Whoremongering United States Secret Service. The supposedly incorruptible."

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This is a huge civil service problem.
Moreso, it is a socialist state model problem. Once the civil servants began earning more than their private industry counterparts they ceased to become our servants, and became our bureaucratic taskmasters. Especially given their immunity from consequences.... -- Velociworld: Shame, We Hardly Knew Ye

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These are the things statists do.

Why do Democrats so love to kill things?
After they weren't allowed to lynch black people anymore they turned to foetuses. Now a piglet slaughter redux. There's always something, or someone they want to kill. -- Velociworld: Piggies

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"We can no longer know what it was like when fire was the source of all light."

The number of people who remember life before the arrival of Edison’s bulb
has dwindled to just a few, and when they go they’ll take with them all remaining memory of that earlier, pre-electric world. The same will happen, sometime toward the end of this century, with the memory of the world that existed before the computer and the Internet became commonplace. We’ll be the ones who bear it away. -- Nicholas Carr, Flame and filament

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Fix income inequality with $10 million loans for everyone!

Under my plan, each American household could borrow $10 million from the Fed at zero interest.
The more conservative among us can take that money and buy 10-year Treasury bonds. At the current 2 percent annual interest rate, we can pocket a nice $200,000 a year to live on. -- - The Washington Post

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Nine Tax Deductions of the Superhero Set

6. Energy-efficient renovations to your base of operations
You will not be able to take this deduction if you work out of a natural, cavernous, subterranean chamber -- or if you commute to Earth from Mars, for example -- but if your headquarters is instead an urban loft, a seemingly abandoned rural warehouse, or even an Arctic Stronghold of (Voluntary) Estrangement, then you can receive a $1,500 credit for qualifying improvements -- added insulation, energy-efficient (but, presumably, still tinted and bulletproof) exterior windows, and HVAC upgrades. -- McSweeney窶冱 Internet Tendency: .

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"People no longer remember"

the time when a Lee-Enfield or an M1 Garand was all that stood between mankind and enslavement. Today it's a symbol of gender stereotypes. And you can't tell them they've taken leave of reality because they no longer remember what reality is. All they know about it now is what they've seen in the movies or watched on TV. -- Belmont Club サ Nearer My Gaia, To Thee

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Secret Service used Obama as a hooker pickup line

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Hey, it worked with Democrat voters in 2008. "The officials spent the night throwing back expensive whiskey and enlisting the services of the club’s prostitutes."-- :: Naked DC

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Israel: "Know when the time for talk has ended."

In dealing with those who openly call for the destruction of the Jewish state,
it is a waste of time to make “the case for Israel.” Instead, we must meet this challenge as we have similar threats in the past, with creativity and determination, to ensure that the interests of the State of Israel and the Jewish people are safeguarded against those who seek to hurt us. [The writer, Danny Dannon, is deputy speaker of the Knesset and chairman of the World Likud.] --Flytilla: Prevent, arrest and deport - JPost

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April 16, 2012

"Even if the deck is crooked, cut the cards."

There seems to be a common thread among materialists:
they do not seem to understand that their entire world view sits atop nothing but fog. I am currently reading God and Stephen Hawking, by John Lennox, Oxford mathematician, who coincidentally states on the page I am at, "… it is only belief in a Creator that gives us a satisfactory ground for believing in the uniformity of nature (the inductive principle) in the first place!" -- Sense of Events: Do we really have free will?

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Whatever happened to the iceberg that sank the Titanic?

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Red Streak: Only known photo of the iceberg that struck Titanic.

The iceberg began its slow journey to the North Atlantic over three thousand years ago. Again, we can only guess at the exact details, but the story likely began with snowfall on the western coast of Greenland somewhere around 1,000 BCE. --Details at io9

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"We Are All George Zimmerman"

Zimmerman had decorated his flyers and website with the famous quotation attributed to Edmund Burke,
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." His activities reveal a man who took those words to heart, who put his time, money and safety on the line to become one of those good men who do something. But the problem was that Zimmerman had been reading Burke, when he should have been reading Kafka. -- by Daniel Greenfield

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"No One is Abnormal if there's No Such Thing As Normality"

Obama is not our problem.
You will note that the "birthers" seem obsessed with the idea that if we can only rid ourselves of Obama, then our problems will be solved. This is silly, for it leaves untouched the spiritual rot of a people who could elect such a half-educated and nasty but (so they say) charismatic demagogue. --One Cʘsmos

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Romney? "A 40-state sweep"

The 2012 election is all about Barack Obama. For such a vain narcissist, Barack Obama sure is trying to get out of the spotlight on this one. That shows how little chance he really has. -- Don Surber

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Rosen and the Obamanoids: "Inexcusably out of touch with American culture."

Bad enough the federal government is attacking baseball (hearings about steroids, trying Clemens), apple pie (fattening food, Michelle Obama's fat kids crusade) and Chevrolet (driving cars is evil, taking over the company), but mom? Are you serious? Can they really be that unable to comprehend the people around them? -- From the always excellent Word Around the Net: which is, I note, 6 years old.

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The core problem is the extent of the president’s incompetence.

It had always been thought that even if the president were poor at governance,
he would be good at campaigning. They relied on that idea, and forgot what all track and field coaches know: the 100-meter man will not necessarily place well in the 42,195-meter marathon. --Belmont Club サ Burdened by Success

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"After a half-century of hyphenation and racial identity politics,"

and a trillion dollars spent on federal race-based programs,
it is time to move beyond race and evaluate Americans on their behaviors and talents, without worry whether any particular group statistically does better than another -- especially given that race itself in the 21st century is problematic with intermarriage and the waves of new immigrants. If we do not, our future is Rwanda, the Middle East, or the Balkans. -- Works and Days: The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide

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Fight!

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By iMaksim.com

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Apocalyptic Daze

After you:
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, a group of people who have decided not to reproduce, has announced: “Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom. When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory.” -- Pascal Bruckner, City Journal Spring 2012

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April 15, 2012

Coming Attractions: The New American Dream Machine

In the future, every family (no matter how crazily composed of humans, animals, and/or plants) will be issued this permanent dwelling by the government. It will keep our collective carbon footprints under control. It will be the ultimate expression of the Leftoid's mantra, "Small is beautiful."
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The prototype is kevin_cyr's "Camper Bike, a sculptural piece built in April 2008."

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The secret to my diet? Small portions.

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Realistic Sculpted Food Miniatures

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Ah, Youth! File Under: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

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When the tattooed 20s and 30s of today hit 70 I'm glad I'll be gone: 56 stars tattooed on Belgian woman's face still visible a year after she planned to have laser surgery
In June 2009, Kimberley Vlaeminck lied to family and reporters that she had asked tattooist Rouslan Toumaniantz for just three stars near her eye. As her regret sank in, she claimed he kept adding more and more after she fell asleep at the Tattoo Box in Coutrai, Belgium.

Reality and truth check for Kimberley. This is her tattooist. Would you fall asleep within a mile of this thing?
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2012 will be all about Obama but....

One thing I don't credit, however, is the oft-repeated idea that people
lie on polls to say they approve of Obama more than they actually do, either because they don't want to be thought racist or for some other reason. I don't think that's much of a phenomenon at all, for the simple reason that I remember it was much-discussed in 2008, and many people said McCain would do better than the polls had shown as a result. But he did not. --neo-neocon 2012: referendum on Obama?

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April 14, 2012

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE BUY BACK THE VILLAGE VOICE?

Well, when they got rid of Nat Hentoff and replaced him with Roy Edroso,
it was obvious that the transition to a sex-trafficking service owned by Goldman Sachs was just a matter of time . . . . -- Instapundit

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Last year the vice-president of the United States gave $360 to his wife's breast project and $50 to Wounded Warriors

Once again, when it comes to Joe Biden the choice is always between "putz" or "schmuck."
"Among the $5,540 in charitable donations were.... $360 to a breast health initiative launched by Dr. Jill Biden; and $50 to the Wounded Warrior Project." -- Biden Earned $21,000 Last Year From the Secret Service | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier

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The passing of White Guilt

White Guilt is passing, like milk drowns itself in a bowl of cereal.
Once the mixture of fiber goodness and white guilt was good: crunchy, soothing to the soul, politically correct to mention at work, and that smug self satisfaction that comes from the solitude of a good bowel movement. But that is so twentieth century. -- Mitchieville サ Blog Archive サ

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“Future Obama Voters”

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The Stay at Home Mom

I am the counterweight to the state. Therefore, I am dangerous.
I am subversive simply by existing. My love for my children is a dominant force that works its way into their psyches and that trumps the state-run schools and the state complicit media world. Some mothers, of course, are entirely in sync with schools and media. They happily reinforce the statist message. But those of us who don't are a powerful anti-statist force and we must be challenged. -- Bookworm Room サ The real threat that the Ann Romneys of the world represent to the statist Left

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The USA Sunglasses in Black

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Metal framed sunglasses with laser cut translucent continental USA lens; lens flips up; supportive nose bridge; includes leather case bag with lens cloth. Karmaloop.com - Global Concrete Culture

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We all crave it, but can you stand the silence?

The longest anyone can bear Earth's quietest place is 45 minutes. -- Mail Online

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"Preparing for the kindergarten test is totally the norm. The stakes are so high.”"

Advanced blocks and graduate toilet training:
As Ranks of Gifted Soar in N.Y., Fight Brews for Kindergarten Slots - NYTimes.com Nearly 5,000 children qualified for gifted and talented kindergarten seats in New York City public schools in the fall, 22 percent more than last year and more than double the number four years ago,

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April 13, 2012

Evolving Brands

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How to make a brand exist past the point of becoming socially awkward or shocking. -- Word Around the Net: PICTURE OF THE DAY

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Death to Word

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Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and obsolete. It’s time for it to die.
Around the first time Clippy launched himself, uninvited, between me and something I was trying to write, I found myself wishing Word had a simple, built-in button for "cut it out and never again do that thing you just did." It's possible that the current version of Word does have one; I have no idea where.

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Most Recent Bullshit Funded by the National Science Foundation

Could 'advanced' dinosaurs rule other planets?
"An implication from this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could be life forms based on D-amino acids and L-sugars. Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth. We would be better off not meeting them."

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Bitter "Babes"

While I do not know Ms. Rosen, being in New York I know many like her.
They are in a perpetual war against the Ann Romney-type of American woman. They are jealous and bitter, harboring a seething hatred of what the Romneys represent: a wholesome, sincere, traditional American family. They desire to be viewed as superior to those women who, by luck of the draw, were born more lovely. They finesse their rage by asserting that they will not belong to any club that would have them as a member. -- Blog: The Class War The Hilary Rosens Are Waging is Far from 'Faux'

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Give me President Don Draper

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My, how clever Barry and company are. They are the smartest people in the universe. Just ask them. Here is what is wrong with this personal attack [on Romney] (besides being a personal attack on a nice guy). Don Draper is a TV character. A popular TV character who, despite all his flaws, is liked by viewers. -- Don Surber

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"Here’s our standard attack strategy:"

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April 12, 2012

What If Housing Is Done for a Generation?

Without going into too much detail, we can stipulate that the Baby Boom (65 million people)
will be downsizing their housing, i.e. selling for the next two decades..... What few are willing to entertain is the possibility that housing is no longer the foundation of middle class wealth, and that its decline is structural, not cyclical. -- charles hugh smith-

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His Master[race] Plan

So re-election will rest not on a new agenda, or an explanation of what happened,
but on a divide-and-conquer strategy. Translated, that means Obama will find fissures in the voting public over fairness, expand them, and then cobble together various angry partisans in hopes of achieving a bare majority. If Obama can cobble together disaffected young people, greens, women, minorities and the poor -- who all believe a nefarious "they" have crushed their dreams -- then massive debt and deficits, high unemployment, sluggish growth and spiraling gas prices won't decide the election. -- Enemies of the People - Victor Davis Hanson

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"Don't worry, we may not have bread, but we do have racial circuses,"

brought to you live with occasional commercial interruptions by every network and news site in America.
Forget the bread, we've got a new OJ Simpson trial, except with the races reversed and a defendant without a whole lot of money who's already being lynched by a corrupt prosecutor looking to build a political career over his body. The Trayvon-Zimmerman trial may not be the trial of the century, but it can strive to be the trial of the election. One of those things that reminds black voters to vote along racial solidarity lines, reminds white voters to feel guilty about how racist our white hispanic country is and distracts everyone from the economy. The losers in this are everyone not named Barack Obama or Angela Corey, who will suddenly be the country's most famous prosecutor since Marcia Clark and the subject of adoring profiles from the media that fall just short of a tongue bath.-- Sultan Knish / Daniel Greenfield

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Hilary Rosen and Hillary Clinton: Ah those sweet, sweet

memories of Hillary Clinton saying she wasn't
"some little woman standing by her man, baking cookies" -- € and of Teresa Heinz-Kerry's wondering if Laura Bush had ever worked a "real" job and the understanding that Michelle Obama had a $300,000 a-year job created for her out of whole cloth, and then discontinued when she left for the White House. --Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney and the Credentialists The Anchoress

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Mistaeks Wur Maid: Ur governmint brane truss @ wurk.

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Cam Stickley, the director of the office, in an email to Senate offices,
“Thanks to an astute [as in 'not blind or dead'] Senate staffer, we were alerted to a typographical error on the cover. While we strive for perfection, things do happen. Please rest assured that we can spell, and it is safe to take our proofreading and editing classes. We offer a wide variety of services, and we are here to serve you, so please contact me anytime.” --Washington Examiner

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"New Website Calculates How Much You’ll Need To End Up Sitting In A Tent In The Park, Covered In Face Paint, Holding A Misspelled Placard, With A Stripmall Degree In Psychology"

Details at The Rumford Meteor

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"The criminal justice system does not control George Zimmerman's fate any more: the Mob does."

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The Mob wants meat. Sharpton and Jackson want meat. Obama wants meat.
The New Black Panther Party most certainly wants meat, and will pay you handsomely to deliver it. And they shall have it. Jurisprudence be damned. It's bigger than that now. Hell, Zimmerman's own attorneys will sell him up the river. They need clients tomorrow too, you know. Prediction: they will eschew any plea agreement, not that any will be offered, and take it to trial so that Zimmerman gets the murder verdict, and it can be business as usual for them the following day. They just want the publicity. That misbegotten beaner ain't paying them shit. -- Velociworld: Bread and Circuses

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April 11, 2012

Derbyshire Responds

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"Would I like to offer some kind of sniveling apology for the piece?
In your dreams, pal. I haven’t sniveled since about 1952, and I’m too old to reacquire the habit. I say what I think, and I’m very much obliged to Taki’s Mag for letting me do so. --Talking Back - Taki's Magazine

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And It's Off to the Zimmerman Verdict for Those "Sweet Parents"

Good evening everyone. I am Angela Corey, special prosecutor for the Trayvon Martin case.
Just moments ago, we spoke by phone with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. Three weeks ago our prosecution team promised those sweet parents we would get answers to all of their questions, no matter where our quest for truth led us. -- Steve Sailer: Not reassuring ...

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100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!)

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To cook a steak, I always start by cooking it on its side, where there is a rim of fat on its narrow edge. I render it down so there's good, flavorful fat in the pan for the rest of the cooking. - Alain Ducasse : Chefs : Food Network

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[Bumped] Juking the Stats at Buchenwald: "Fake but true is the fork in the road to fake but false." -- J. Wilson

Edward R. Murrow radio broadcast from Buchenwald on April 15, 1945
"There surged around me an evil-smelling stink, men and boys reached out to touch me. They were in rags and the remnants of uniforms. Death already had marked many of them, but they were smiling with their eyes. I looked out over the mass of men to the green fields beyond, where well-fed Germans were ploughing...."

Contrary to Murrow's description of the prisoners,
photographs of the Buchenwald concentration camp, taken after the liberation, show that the prisoners were not dressed in rags. Buchenwald was completely surrounded by a dense forest, just as it is today, and the green fields could not be seen from the camp.

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Outmansoning Charlie Manson

The really destructive maniacs of this world don't run around with knives.
They work calmly, with paper and pencil, churning out one Five Year Plan after the other; drawing with geometric precision, one failed worker's paradise on the foundations of the last one that failed. A Bavarian once remarked to me that Karl Marx, not Adolf Hitler, was the single most destructive person the German nation ever unleashed upon the world. Not that anyone stopped to think about it, he said. --Belmont Club サ The Prophet

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Execution first. Trial later.

Just wait until they get him into jail. He'll be lucky to survive booking. George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin shooting, official says - The Washington Post

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Planned Parenthood are praying to themselves.

Planned Parenthood's 40 Days of Prayer | Bad Catholic
40 Days of Self-Affirmation.40 Days of slogans confirming their very best opinions of themselves. 40 Days of AcuteNarcissism, snobbishly disguised as prayer.

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20 Irony Drenched Observations

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Rich Lowry of National Review: Buttboy of the Left

One could almost hear the corks shooting out from champagne bottles,
drumming the neon tubes, formica, PVC, and suspended ceiling panels of the various Marxist propaganda offices across the Anglosphere, as the malodorous scribblers therein celebrated Rich Lowry’s meek obedience. For, having demonstrated—conclusively—that he is a yes-man, a man with a spine made out of milk, they knew that from now on they would be able to demand anything from him. After all, it only took a few hours and a bit of screeching on the internet for him to fire what many regarded was his best columnist. -- When They Smell Blood

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While Tied to a Conveyer Belt, Inches Away From Imminent and Inescapable Doom, a Hero Reflects.

I’m tied down to a slow moving conveyor belt. At the end of this belt is a sharp blade chopping down.
There’s a brick of C4 explosives on my chest that is wired to twenty-seven sticks of dynamite. A ticking clock will set it off the moment the blade comes down on my neck. Also, this warehouse is on fire. I feel the heat, see the smoke, and hear the crackling flames. Also, I have cancer. Super cancer.... In case I somehow escape this mess, there’s a sniper in the next building over, targeting me. That’s what this red dot on my forehead is. --McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

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Obvious Innovation #8: Meat Straw

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Meat Straw What took so long?

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Lowry @ National Review: The Executions Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Desperately seeking racial purity: Regarding Robert Weissberg - By Rich Lowry - Phi Beta Cons - National Review Online
Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism. He will no longer be posting here.

"The group that "brought this to your attention' was either Media Matters and Little Green Footballs."

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Santorum Quits Primary Fight To Concentrate On Worrying About Internet Porn Full-Time

Details at | The Rumford Meteor

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Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated on April 11, 1945

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The photo above was taken from inside the gatehouse at the Buchenwald concentration camp,
looking out at the administration building outside the camp; the sign on the gate can only be read from the inside. In English, it means "To Each his Own," or "Everyone gets what he deserves." --Old photos taken after Buchenwald was liberated by US Third Army

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WORLD’S LARGEST METAPHOR HITS ICE-BERG

“TITANIC, REPRESENTATION OF MAN’S HUBRIS, SINKS IN NORTH ATLANTIC. 1,500 DEAD IN SYMBOLIC TRAGEDY.”
Then there were the poems. For a while, there was such a glut that the Times was moved to print a warning: “To write about the Titanic a poem worth printing requires that the author should have something more than paper, pencil, and a strong feeling that the disaster was a terrible one.” --Why Do We Love the Titanic? : The New Yorker

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Blowhard at the Buffet Blowhole

The Buffett rule is really nothing more than a sneaky way for Mr. Obama to justify doubling the capital gains
and dividend tax rate to 30% from 15% today. That's the real spread-the-wealth target. The problem is that this is a tax on capital that is needed for firms to grow and hire more workers. Mr. Obama says he wants an investment-led recovery, not one led by consumption, but how will investment be spurred by doubling the tax on it? -- The Obama Rule - WSJ.com

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April 10, 2012

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

On not ceding the truth to racists
Nobody sane wants to hand power and credibility to neo-Nazis or the Christian Identity movement or Confederate revanchists or any of the other tiny clusters of bigoted wack jobs at the fringes of American politics. But that is exactly what we do every time we tell pretty lies about race. It is exactly what we do every time we use “racist” as a verbal cudgel against people who deviate in the slightest from politically-correct thinking. And it is exactly what we do when we honk endlessly about the need for a “national conversation about race”, then run the likes of John Derbyshire out of town on a rail for speaking honestly.

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When minutes count, wildlife teams with tranquilizer guns are just hours away.

The Polar Bear Glut Continues:
Earlier this week, an RCMP officer shot a bear in the Bonavista Bay community of Greenspond, as it approached a nearby school. The RCMP determined it would have taken too long for a wildlife team to arrive with a tranquilizer. --Polar bear warning issued by Northern Peninsula highway - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News

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"Environmental stasis can be accomplished only by human austerity. "

Environmentalism's New Jerusalem is not prosperity, but decline,
presented as a return to humanity's purity state: the simple life arranged around a village-type lifestyle where everything is within walking distance of everything else. -- Sense of Events: Environmentalist religion explained

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We're Going to Have to Pass the Buffet Rule to Know What's In It

Nobody knows what the Buffett Rule actually does, guys.
Apparently, class warfare is a better sell to disgruntled progressives than economic reform, especially when you can pinpoint the exactly 400 people that the Buffett rule would target directly. By name. And address. And company. A list which, shockingly, does not appear to contain the names of anyone in Congress.

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Death to Dieters: Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza

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"Nice little diet you got going there. Wouldn't want anything to happen to it."

Seen and cringed at the bookofjoe:

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CPR: Television Stats Vs. Reality

A study by Susan Diem and others of how CPR is portrayed on TV found that it was successful in 75% of the cases and that 67% of the TV patients went home. In reality, a 2010 study of more than 95,000 cases of CPR found that only 8% of patients survived for more than one month. Of these, only about 3% could lead a mostly normal life. --A Doctor on How Physicians Face the End of Life - WSJ.com

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"Duration—holding on as long as possible—becomes an authoritative value,"

even if it must be achieved at the cost of terrible restrictions, depriving oneself of some of the best the world has to offer.
From this point of view, the hunting down of smokers, now expelled from almost all public places, looks something like a collective exorcism, as if a whole society wished to absolve itself of having once found pleasure in cigarettes. In France, photos of Jean-Paul Sartre and the young Jacques Chirac holding cigarettes have been retouched to eliminate the offending objects—just as the Soviet empire used to do with banished leaders. --Condemned to Joy by Pascal Bruckner - City Journal

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"When people ask me, why are environmentalists so wedded to unending apocalyptic visions?"

"Because, I explain as simply and directly as I can, it makes them happy."
These are not great souls who alert us to troubles but tiny minds who wish us suffering if we have the presumption to refuse to listen to them. Catastrophe is not their fear but their joy. It is a short distance from lucidity to bitterness, from prediction to anathema. --Pascal’s Wager for Today | Power Line

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Interview with John Derbyshire: "Fix the schools! End poverty! Stamp out racism! Affirmative action! "

'I May Give Up Writing and Work as a Butler': Underneath the happy talk,
underneath the dogged adherence to failed ideas and dead theories, underneath the shrieking and anathematizing at people like me, there is a deep and cold despair. In our innermost hearts,we don't believe racial harmony can be attained. Hence the trend to separation. We just want to get on with our lives away from each other. Yet for a moralistic, optimistic people like Americans, this despair is unbearable. It's pushed away somewhere we don't have to think about it. When someone forces us to think about it, we react with fury.

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"My white guilt died on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. That was the day my bike got stolen."

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We're all human, we all experience pain in our lives. And black pain is no different than white pain. It felt good to say it: Black pain is no different than white pain. I'm tired of people using the moral authority of past generations for their own personal gain and self-aggrandizement. Soledad O'Brien, a Harvard graduate, acts like she just stepped off the Amistad. -- The Daily Caller

HT : Never Yet Melted サ No More White Guilt

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"Obama’s re-election campaign faces two intractable problems:"

One, he has no record on which to run, a fact that the Democrats implicitly admit by fabricating one hysterical distraction after another. Two, he has no agenda for his second term. -- Power Line

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The gummint that drones you, owns you

First Man Arrested With Drone Evidence

"Let's keep this simple. Should the good citizen shoot them down? Make it a national sport, with merit badges, trophies and celebrity awarded? There are after all no good surveillance cams in a free nation."

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April 9, 2012

In Green We Trust

The mother goddess is in pain, we are told, crying out because we are harming her,
raising temperatures, flooding islands and bringing storms. If we do not relent, she will destroy us. It is up to the faithful who have the special knowledge and who are attuned to her plight, to save mankind from the apocalypse that we have brought on ourselves with our sinful ways. -- by Daniel Greenfield

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"Those who think our post-industral, end-of-history, high-tech economy has permanently banished the Four Hoursemen, will be surprised at their thundering hooves."

This woman doesn't care about our stinking laws, she knows that she can act with impunity and do anything, and we no longer have the willpower or finances to make her give up her scofflaw life. She has six kids to feed, and like LiLo, she'll be released in days, to continue as before. She's nickel and diming the public purse. Now multiply her by the millions.

There are people, many these days, who live entirely on the public purse. We have a surplus of people, and since that purse is about empty, they will unavoidably be laid off. They live now on our compassion, and our unwillingness to confront the consequences of a large number of people bereft of all support.

Tragedy cannot be denied, it can only be suppressed for a while. Those who think our post-industral, end-of-history, high-tech economy has permanently banished the Four Hoursemen, will be surprised at their thundering hooves.

There is a tipping point: as more people go scofflaw because the consequences are benign, our ability or willingness to pay for law enforcement dwindles. And when we have reached that precipice, there will be a false choice: Hobbes' state of Nature, or Leviathan. False because the would-be Leviathans will claim it was Liberty that brought us there.

The Blessings of Liberty do not accrue equally. Tragedy is non-specific: it strikes at us all, and only the hardest-working, most moral, and frugal are usually able to withstand its repeated attacks. If tragedy is forestalled by "spreading the wealth around", the priority to live a moral and productive life decays, until the Horsemen arrive unopposed. -- John A. Fleming commenting on Side-Lines: Shawndeeia Bowen: Mother of the Year, So Far

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Top 10 Overrated Songs: #1. Imagine, by John Lennon.

It commits the worst musical sin: it is completely boring. But that’s not what makes this song so horrible.
For that, we have to examine the lyrics, which are not just ignorant, but Soviet-style ignorant. It’s a communist, atheist song, pure and simple. This could be the Barack Obama campaign song – but it would express too clearly what the redistributionist left wants for the world: no borders, no God, no meaning, no values, and no wealth. And it’s being penned and sung by one of the richest people on the planet. Despicable as art; despicable as politics. Imagine the world without it. Aren’t you smiling yet? --Top 10 Overrated Songs of All Time

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"Angry ex-girlfriend goes ballistic, rips off man’s scrotum

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The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital." -- Yahoo! News

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"The conservative movement deserves to die. "

It’s hard to mistake the trajectory of official “Conservatism” as anything other than a gradual degeneration and dumbing-down.
NR has gone from James Burnham and Russell Kirk to Kathryn Jean Lopez and various man-children spouting human-rights doctrines. A part of me, a demonic part of me, is thus quite happy that The Derb was next on the list. It makes the mainstream Right much stupider...more defined by the Goldbergs, Ponnurus, Lowrys, and Lopezes of the world...and more obviously a racket and dead-end. The conservative movement deserves to die. And it must be fully de-legitimized before we can build something new in its place. The firing of John Derbyshire brought us a step closer. --Race-Baiting"...

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Re: Derb - By Mark Steyn

The Left is pretty clear about its objectives on everything from climate change to immigration to gay marriage:
Rather than win the debate, they’d just as soon shut it down. They’ve had great success in shrinking the bounds of public discourse, and rendering whole areas of public policy all but undiscussable. In such a climate, my default position is that I’d rather put up with whatever racist/sexist/homophobic/Islamophobic/whateverphobic excess everybody’s got the vapors about this week than accept ever tighter constraints on “acceptable” opinion. The latter kills everything, not least the writing skills of the ideologically conformist: Note how cringe-makingly limp the Derbyshire “satires” are, even in the marquee publications. The net result of Derb’s summary execution by NR will be further to shrivel the parameters, and confine debate in this area to ever more unreal fatuities. -- The Corner - National Review Online

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"So Bill Gates wants to take raw sewage and turn it into something suitable for human consumption.

You’d think he would’ve learned his lesson after Vista." --Treacher

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Debyshire's "The Talk:" Outlandish? I don't think so.

One wonders though why the Left and nominal Right have gotten so piqued by a purportedly"outlandish" column. For reference, imagine if Derbyshire wrote a column about Mormon riots, Chinese incompetence, or the Illuminati taking over. I presume that no one would give it a second thought. Why? Because it really is "outlandish"; Derbyshire hit a nerve precisely because everything he said is absolutely true and everyone knows it. --OneSTDV: Defending John Derbyshire's The Talk: Chris Rock and Dishonest Media

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Shawndeeia Bowen: Mother of the Year, So Far

Woman Accused Of Texting While Driving With Baby On Her Lap Shawndeeia Bowen, 29, of Hawthorne, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police stopped her as she exited the freeway. The 1-year-old was still in her lap and the phone still in a hand.
A 2-year-old child in the back seat was in a safety seat, but it was not fastened with a seat belt. A 4-year-old, also in the back seat, did not have a seat belt on.

This could have been improved upon if she had only been eight months pregnant and was sipping an Appletini.

[UPDATE: Shawndeeia Bowen has six children, but only two of the three children in the car on Tuesday were hers. The third was the child of a friend....
Bowen was driving on a suspended license and was on five years of probation for a child abuse charge she pleaded no contest to in 2010, reports ABC Los Angeles. DMV records also show that Bowen has been previously cited for several road violations, including driving without insurance or a license plate, not wearing a seat belt or restraining her children, two traffic collisions and not appearing in court nine times. Bowen is currently being held on $131,000 bail.]

Whew!

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Nature is full of such miracles

I have watched a host of sparrows pass through a hedge, as if it weren't there;
their flight neither broken nor slowed; each sparrow through a different hole in the fabric of leaves, retaining formation on the other side. It wasn't imagination, for from the position I was standing I could not possibly have mistaken what I had seen. It was a miracle of synchronization, and a gratuitous act of joy. -- David Warren

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Supreme Court’s Ratings Jump Following Health Care Hearings

File under "Barack Obama, Sooper Genius!:"
Now, following the hearings, approval of the court is way up. Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the Supreme Court’s performance as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up 13 points from 28% in mid-March and is the court’s highest ratings in two-and-a-half years. -- Supreme Court Update - Rasmussen Reports™
[Sigh, Obama couldn't locate the pulsebeat of the nation in a finger stall.]

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Makin' Bacon

Not just cook it. Not just buy it.

I'm talking about a guy that can MAKE THE STUFF. If he's not a Man, he must be a god. -- The Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys: Sometimes, There's A Man...

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April 8, 2012

The Spooky Atlantic

Of course The Atlantic is a turgid mouthpiece for the plutocracy, a repository of shallow, lazy spin, and regular host of discussion forums during which nothing is discussed. It is, in every formal trait, a CIA front. -- Omniscient Gentlemen of The Atlantic | | Notebook | The Baffler

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"The Atlantic" Today. Corrupt Yet Diffident

Observe now the degeneration of a magazine that once published Henry James and Mark Twain into an elaborate loss leader-cum-demand creation mechanism
for an event-planning operation whose chief selling point is the promise that you’ll never read about it in the media, where certified Thought Leaders risk the loss of their health insurance for saying anything less than ultracanned and überphony. It is, indeed, a thing of mastery. -- Omniscient Gentlemen of The Atlantic | | Notebook | The Baffler

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Questions, so many questions....

When did the Catholic Church declare war on women,
and at what point in history did condoms or birth control pills became oppressive expenses in need of federal subsidies in a way that, say, iPhones were not? Does the crude smear "slut"€ by media figures threaten the world of our children or help to raise money to donate to presidential campaigns? What words, what images, what references are taboo, and what are tolerable -- €”and why? Did the president deprecate the working classes of Pennsylvania, or Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, or did he make vague promises to the Russians after the election off mic or were those just our imaginations? -- Works and Days » Strangers in a Stranger Land

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"Their foot shall slide in due time- Deut. 32:35"

The foolish children of men miserably delude themselves in their own schemes,
and in confidence in their own strength and wisdom; they trust to nothing but a shadow. The greater part of those who heretofore have lived under the same means of grace, and are now dead, are undoubtedly gone to hell; and it was not because they were not as wise as those who are now alive: it was not because they did not lay out matters as well for themselves to secure their own escape. -- Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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What the conservative movement's response to Derbyshire's article tells us about conservatism

Faced with an article that contains truthful and highly pertinent statements
about the dangers posed to non-blacks, mainly whites, by black violence, and which discusses frankly and intelligently what non-black parents should tell their children in order to help protect them from such violence, the entire conservative movement had nothing to say about it, except that it was a “rant,” a “screed,” a “provocation,” “indefensible,” “racist,” etc. In the entire conservative movement, not a single brain cell was engaged. --Auster

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April 7, 2012

This Tree Knows to Only Grow Where It Has Shelter

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This old pink house is situated at the old dunes, a few hundred meters from the west coast, a very windy place were there isn’t much that can grow. So the tree can only grow where it has shelter. It has looked this way always. -- Colossal

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True of everyone except, curiously, Kevin Drum

The internet makes dumb people dumber and smart people smarter.
Just as globalization and de-unionization have been major drivers of the growth of income inequality over the past few decades, the internet is now a major driver of the growth of cognitive inequality. -- Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, Feb 17, 2012 [The Technium: Sourced Quotes, 14]

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"The death of Jesus Christ was not unusual."

In a long line of lethal violence stretching from Cain and Abel
to Auschwitz, Hiroshima, New York and Baghdad, Jesus’s personal fate was simply one of untold millions for which evil triumphed and goodness was buried. Nor, on the day he died, did Jesus’s death seem un-ordinary. As Leander Keck observed of Jesus's execution day, “All three men [on Golgotha] were equally dead by sundown.” -- Sense of Events: "By his stripes we are healed" - Good Friday 2012

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"I too am greedy, that I too seek to control others and manipulate my world for my own benefit and betterment. "

We hate most in others what we see in ourselves, and our instincts scream to return evil for evil.
Yet by so doing, I enslave myself to those who would enslave and destroy me. The Cross teaches me another way. It teaches me, quite simply, that God is in control of all things, and that His ways are not my ways. It teaches me that the darkest hour comes before dawn, that God can use evil for good, and that only by bending my will and my knee before Him, no matter what the cost, can my own victory and deliverance, and that of others, be purchased. -- Meditations on Good Friday | The Doctor Is In

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April 6, 2012

English giant’s extremely long johns for sale

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Tennants Auctioneers - News

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Bright Ideas Endure

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The world's oldest light bulb has been burning for 111 years
- so little wonder it has a fan club with thousands of members and its own website. The so-called 'Centennial Light' has been on almost constantly since 1901. It holds pride of place in Fire Station 6, in Livermore, northern California. -- Curmudgeonly & Skeptical presents Boned Jello

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Live Wind Patterns

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To be found in real time at The Wind Map

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First Law of Doomsaying

"Always predict catastrophe soon enough to worry people, but far enough in the future that people will forget when you are wrong." -- Greg Easterbrook

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What Happened to Black Pride?

If the black Liberal community were truthful, they would admit their disappointment in Barack Obama.
If Obama were a basketball player, he would be the equivalent of the guy who couldn't inbound the ball or constantly double-dribbles. He's the guy to whom you just quit passing the ball; because when he gets the ball, he always shoots and always misses. -- American Thinker

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Obvious Innovation: Doggie Fountain

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The Doggie Fountain is a cool solution for keeping your dogs water supply safe, fresh and readily available. The fountain is connected to your garden hose, and by using a common Y-splitter shutoff valve at the spigot, you can use your garden hose without disturbing the Doggie Fountain connection. -- @Bless This Stuff

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More Proof That Vietnam Won

Buford, Wyoming is a small place for sure, but so is the world. A remote, unincorporated area along busy Interstate 80 that advertised itself as the smallest town in the United States, Buford was sold at auction for $900,000 on Thursday to an unidentified man from Vietnam. -- Fox News

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April 5, 2012

Oy Bong! Kosher Breakthroughs

Crumbs of comfort: Cannabis cookies are kosher for Passover

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Beauty and the Beastliness

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"The psychologist is very comely in her own right, until you notice that her face never moves."

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First Rule of Flying: Keep it Moving

A couple of Love Field cowboys in a 737 Longhorn roll onto final in our twelve o'clock low. Those guys are good!
They nail the localizer without an overshoot. We can see their heat plume, dark profile in a thirty degree bank, and blinking strobes against the city lights. The fish-finder (TCAS) shows them three in front of us... Good controlling from ATC. -- Flight Level 390: Keep it Moving

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April 4, 2012

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April 3, 2012

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy)

- a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. --Dr. Sanity: A CULTURE OF LOSERS

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Government by Grifter

Unlike the Chinese leadership, who may have some dim memory of where things come from,
there are now a surprising number of people who think all commodities come from the store; and as for jobs, an equally numerous cohort may now believe that the best way to make money is to get it from someone else's stash. You know, the Man's Stash. That small-time grifter attitude, so deficient in intelligence and yet so rich in cunning, has suffused even the Obama campaign, which some argue is taking $3 donations so that stolen credit card numbers can be accepted as contributions.-- Belmont Club サ Soy Un Perdedor

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"Whitewashing Trayvon - A Marxist Media Coloring Book"

is available at Amazon for an untraceable $3 donation to Obama's WTF re-election campaign.
It comes with one large white crayon and one sheet of black construction paper - all you'll need to illustrate how you see the racist in every white person and the noble innocent in the black one. For an additional $10 investment, you will receive red, yellow, and brown crayons plus three sheets of white construction paper to color your support for the racial grievances of others against the White Devil. Order now and be entered in a drawing for one of many fabulous prizes, including DVDs of Al Sharpton Goes Tawana, Spike Lee Orders a Hit, JJ's Rainbow Extortion & Bastard Factory, Jeremiah Wright's Greatest GD AmeriKKKa Chicken Recipes, and How To Be Called Reverend for Fun and Profit. Call now and your order will be doubled - all the racism you'll need for the rest of the year, maybe forever. --Posted by: twolaneflash in Side-Lines:

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Obama “was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars.”

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GSA chief resigns amid reports of excessive spending - The Washington Post
$5,600 for three semi-private catered in-room parties and $44 per person daily breakfasts; $75,000 for a “team-building” exercise — the goal was to build a bicycle; $146,000 on catered food and drinks; and $6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects. The $31,208 “networking” reception featured a $19-per-person artisanal cheese display and $7,000 of sushi. At the conference’s closing-night dinner, employees received “yearbooks” with their pictures, at a cost of $8,130.
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The Truck Spills Site. Take it from me, you do not want to click the "Animal Parts" link. In addition, "Whale Guts" and "Rotten Weiners" should not be among your first choices. Ease into it with something like "Bunnies."

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Chippendale furniture is as dead as a Pharoah. It had quite a run....
Look at how exuberant we used to be. We carved the feet of our chairs to resemble the feet of a mythical beast. Nowadays forty-year-old men and their doughy Slave Leias dress up like mythical creatures and go to conventions, where they sit in plastic chairs. -- Sippican Cottage

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April 2, 2012

Newt Gingrich Has Yard Sale to Raise Campaign Money |
“We will fundamentally transform an ordinary yard sale into a well-oiled money making machine that I am confident will put us back into contention in this important presidential contest. We’ve enlisted local grade school kids to keep the area clean and a hoard of elderly volunteers will be selling delicious iced tea and crackers. We’ve even got an accordion player to entertain and, from what I’ve been told, the guy has fundamentally changed how that instrument is played." -- The DAILY RASH

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"With the Trayvon Martin shooting the fakery has reached dizzying heights. Is anyone but me noticing the irony of whitening Trayvon Martin in his hoodie photograph?
We’ll pass over quickly the blatant flim-flam of publishing five-year-old photographs that make him look like a chubby-cheeked kid rather than the sullen, angry teenage gangbanger (Twitter handle “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA”) in the more current ones. But the first time I saw the photoshopped version of the “hoodie” photograph, my instant thought was “My Goddess – they’ve Michael-Jacksonized him!” -- ERIC RAYMOND, Trayvon Martin and the grievance factory

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The Liberal Jewish Eunuch

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That is the great crisis of the liberal Jewish eunuch, his history has been castrated and his identity is a comical thing that even he finds absurd.
There is no such crisis on the other side of the fence. The Mohammed Merahs and Tariq Ramadans know exactly who they are. They have no identity crisis and no confusing mass of half-formed identities to choose from. They are a knife at the throat and they know it. -- Daniel Greenfield

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Coupon for One Gallon of Gas

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Seen @ Doug Ross / Director Blue

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The Johnson Beclownment Continues: "Noted photo-analyst blogger now just seeing what he wants to see "

As always the only question when dealing with the less-than-acute mind of Charles Johnson is, "Schmuck or putz?" Jacobson @ Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion notes that when the videotape saw what Johnson wanted it was !-worthy.
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When that analysis changed it was "Er, ah, wait a minute."
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The real problem with autodidactic bassists is that, well, they always the brain of a bassist.

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"If a law is unconstitutional, its meaningless and irrelevant. Its not even law."

The US constitution isn't a document outlining many of the ways the federal government can act,
but a specific document detailing exactly the few limited ways the federal government can act. This principle is called "enumeration" and it simply means the government cannot do anything except what it is allowed by the people. Anything it tries beyond that is simply null and void. -- Word Around the Net: DEFINING THE CONSTITUTION

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Hope of the day

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Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-- Shelley

Image Via Don Surber

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Comment of the Month (So far)

John A. Fleming on Side-Lines: "Zimmerman did everything, everything we'd want a man to do." You all see this hoodwinkery, right?
They've got a grab-bag of these stories that they're constantly refreshing. When they need to divert the news away from Barry's shortcomings, to something blaming *you" or *them*, they reach into that ol' bag and pull out a whopper. They flip it to a willing and bent-over press, who dutifully flog it until it loses its potency. Axe has an office of drones in Chicago reading all the news from everywhere, and filing reports on its news distraction potential. And the Media Matters surrogate. Imagine the scene in 1984, where they are sitting at their desks at Minitrue, rewriting history, and talking into their microphones. And they look at each other with sullen disregard. Axe as O'Brien. Stick to your game. Don't fall into Axe's distraction vortex.

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Oh, yeah, Bill... the first 70 year old woman president. There's a winning concept.

Bill Clinton 'would be happy' if Hillary decided to run for President in 2016 | Mail Online

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Oh, yeah, Bill... the first 70 year old woman president. There's a winning concept.

Bill Clinton 'would be happy' if Hillary decided to run for President in 2016 | Mail Online

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Rick Santorum's mission from God.

Santorum needs to issue a statement:
"I want to say one more thing. I know that many Christians have questions about Mitt's Mormon faith. We know him by his works. Here is a man who is married to his college sweetheart, surrounded by five sons who love him, who achieved great worldly success and then devoted himself to good works. What a victory it will be for people of faith and family to have a man like Mitt in the White House! I ask you to let his good deeds and virtues speak for themselves, to set aside your doubts, and rally behind him with the same spirit you brought to my campaign. I haven't discussed this statement with Governor Romney. I ask nothing of him but the opportunity to help him win the presidency next November and lead this country back to greatness." If Santorum were to issue this statement on Monday, Romney would be 10 points ahead of Obama in the polls on Tuesday. -- Spengler

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More on the FLOTUS' Self-Willed Wardrobe Malfunction

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Let's be honest with ourselves for a second. Those are crotchless shorts.
And no, I don't, by that, mean that whatever that thing is not actually a skirt. I mean, from the side, it looks like you're wearing shorts and then from the front it looks like someone took a pair of scissors and made damned sure no one went home without nightmares of First Lady camel toe. And there's a lot of potential for camel toe here, because your entire crotch is exposed. Because, when the shorts malfunctioned, or ran screaming into the woods, or whatever they did, they left a vision of an extremely large zipper. Some might say, too large. Because, and I repeat, your entire crotch is exposed. Michelle, there is no reason the words “crotch” and “First Lady” should ever go together. --Michelle Obama wears sparkly non-shorts to Kids Choice Awards :: Naked DC

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April 1, 2012

Ah, the FLOTUS, the very glass of fashion and the mold of form!

Warning: This is NOT an April Fools Joke
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Just pretend it was an April Fools joke and I’m sure you’ll feel better. I know I will. So with that conceit in mind, I think you’re probably ready to handle the really, really, looong shot:
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Michelle Obama's Mirror:

Elsewhere -- The Lady in White: One day three years ago, I happened by chance to see an elderly woman walking slowly near an apartment building. She was dressed all in white and wearing an attractive white hat. Her distinctive dress caught my eye, and I thought to myself how extraordinary – and pleasant – it was to see such a lady in a culture where so many women agree to dress like men or adolescents.

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Zera Selbstwerther-Eigenwerth, RIP

The Thinking Housewife › Zera Selbstwerther-Eigenwerth Passes Away

Ms. Eigenwerth, who suffered the indignity of never being promoted beyond full professor, was repeatedly fired from various mathematics departments during her early career until she switched subjects and became an expert in Women’s Studies, where she pioneered such areas of femino-numeric theory as Clitoriparabolistics, Gynosymptotics, Tribadometrics, and Sapphoconics. Ms. Eigenwerth’s 1989 study The Propriety of Improper Rational Expressions, eschewing numbers entirely and written in emotionally charged free verse using the first person, was hailed by Women’s Studies Quarterly, Women’s Studies International Forum, Hypatia, and other similar publications as representing a breakthrough in the formerly androcentric field of higher mathematics.

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You musta been a beautiful baby, but baby look at you now!

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"Zimmerman did everything, everything we'd want a man to do."

"He had volunteered to serve his community, and was acting in that capacity--without pay.
He alertly perceived, and properly reported, a suspicious individual. Told by the dispatcher to desist following, he did not have to obey, since that person had no authority to dictate his movements, yet he complied. The suspicious individual attacked him with no good cause, but with undeniably vicious--and arguably fatal--intent. Zimmerman did not immediately use deadly force, but resorted to such only when he not only perceived no help to be coming, but also was entitled to conclude that such force was necessary to save his life. He applied that deadly force properly and skillfully. His judgment, and his conduct, were flawless--far beyond what we'd expect of a civilian auxiliary. And aside from the entirely justified benefit his actions were to his own innocent self, what a boon he has conferred upon society! How many prospective victims of Trayvon Martin now never will know that individual's attentions, and therefore owe Zimmerman their gratitude, and possibly their lives? Yet mighty forces in society are conspiring to hound him into his grave. And we wonder at the Nazis? The Soviets?" -- The horror, seen and felt

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No Fools Like Young Fools: Obama Comes Through for All Those Kids That Voted for Him!

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Source: The War Against Youth - Esquire

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Introducing Gmail Tap

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"Barack Obama was confronted with an important decision that could be made by nobody else. And He decided!"

Well… with all respect to the office of the Presidency…pffft.
You could say exactly the same thing about Obama’s predecessor, couldn’t you? Actually, you could say that about everyone who’s been elected to that office. Except maybe those two guys who died in office without serving very long…I suspect even they would be able to point to something. After all the hundreds of millions of dollars spent, and hundreds of speeches given by Him every single year out of the last three or four — I don’t really know what the Obama Doctrine is. About anything. --House of Eratosthenes

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