And he hasn’t even reached his final form.
For some reason, many Righties are allergic to learning from the Left. THAT’S NOT HOW THE RIGHT DOES THINGS, they bellow, by which I assume they mean unpleasant stuff like “winning.” But you don’t have to do everything the way Lefties do it to learn some of the lessons they’ve learned. The Left has been working hard for decades, and they’ve been good enough to put some of their knowledge and experience into books that anyone can read. If you’re going to oppose the Left, it’s useful to know how the Left actually works. A lot of Righties have an inaccurate view of how the Left works, in part because our press is astonishingly incurious about one of the major power centers of our time. Radical Book Club: the Decentralized Left | Status 451
If the media became unhinged in the adulatory Obama years through hubris, it might have earned back its respect and professionalism by covering Trump in even-handed fashion. But Nemesis does not work that way: those it destroys, it first makes mad. America’s Media Meltdown |
‘Dunkirk’ review in USA Today warns ‘no lead actors of color’ in WWII-inspired film – A USA Today review of “Dunkirk” is under increased scrutiny from industry peers for warning viewers that it lacks women and minorities.
Identify Anything, Anywhere, Instantly (Well, Almost) With the Newest iNaturalist Release The app’s users upload photos of all manner of creature, with both a date and a place accompanying the photo. Other users help with identifications, and once two users agree on a species an observation is elevated to “research grade.” iNaturalist recently passed five million observations, 2.5 million of which have reached research grade.
We make judgments about one another based on our writing skills. It’s why gold plated phonies like George Will can pass themselves off as deep thinkers. Essential Knowledge: Part XII | The Z Blog
Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen Gràcia lost track of time but after what felt like days he heard a loud noise above him. He realised Mascaró must have made it out.”I thought at first I could hear the sound of tanks being filled with air for the rescue team. Later I realised they must be trying to drill through the rock.”I was really happy as I realised they were looking for me.”But then the noises stopped and Gràcia faced his darkest moment.
Who says there’s no good news? : “A letter from Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division asks “44 states to provide extensive information on how they keep their voter rolls up-to-date” in a strike at what the administration perceives as ghost voters. State Department layoffs under Tillerson and probes into Post Office use of employee time to campaign for Hillary suggest blows to the heart of the Democratic public sector base. Reports that “Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused” mean the administration is prepared to fight fire with fire.” – The Cold Civil War
One Cʘsmos: The Essence and Form of Political Truth The left of course wants to have its crock and force us to eat it too. Its guiding principle is that Truth Doesn’t Exist and We are its Prophets. Or better, Enforcers. For example, there is no such thing as human nature but women have an absolute right to a dead baby. Or, marriage is just a piece of paper but homosexuals are deprived of the dignity owed human beings without it. The list is pretty much endless. We’re especially seeing the drama play out with regard to freedom of speech, about which the left is no longer even trying to conceal its deadly hostility.
Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties | Collectors Weekly Around the time of the Charlatans’ first paying gig, in June of 1965, the Grateful Dead were still playing pizza parlors as the Warlocks, Jefferson Airplane had yet to take off, Big Brother was a year away from handing Janis Joplin a microphone, and Quicksilver was not even a gleam in anyone’s eye. By 1966, the Charlatans had a record deal with the same label that had released the 1965 smash hit “Do You Believe In Magic?” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.
The Mystery Of The Mexican Suitcase: A Trove Of Unseen Photos : This is the story of a mystery. It’s called the Mexican Suitcase. But it’s not Mexican. And it’s not a suitcase. It is three yellowing boxes of old negatives, 4,500 of them, that were lost to the world for more than half a century. The contents are presently on exhibit at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan.Courtesy of the International Center of PhotographyAlmost all the negatives are searing portraits of war, and of ordinary people living in the Spanish towns and countryside held by the anti-Franco forces during the Spanish Civil War. The photographs are by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour known as Chim.
No, John, Let’s Talk About Race: If it’s “implacably oppressive” slavery you want, then look no further than black-on-black slavery in Africa or, better yet, Muslim-on-black slavery. According to M. A. Khan in Islamic Jihad, Muslims herded over 2 million black slaves out of Africa in the 19th century alone – a far cry from the 400,000 black slaves brought to North America along the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in a span of over 400 years.
With their rocketing movements and jewel-like plumage, hummingbirds seem like a hybrid of flesh, feather, and fireworks. The wings of some species flap up to a hundred times per second. Their heart rate can exceed a thousand beats per minute, and they gulp nectar with a near-invisible flick of the tongue. In gardens or at backyard feeders, they’re the definition of fleeting beauty. So who could resist the temptation to slow their motion, to dissect their movements—to inhabit, even briefly, the hummingbird’s world? Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Hummingbird’s Frenzy
The Shura – brushbeater Many of you out there dismiss the Afghans as backwards, inherently inbred losers; easy to beat. You know you do. I used to as well. Until I went there and shot a few of them. And I respect them a whole lot more than some of you out there. Yep, I said it; I mean it. They don’t run their mouths, make idiotic memes, repeat stupid catchphrases made by a 12 year old or have an unrealistic expectation of the world. They go and do with what little they have, right or wrong in our eyes, and the Tribe comes first, accepting full well the consequences of their actions.
My theory is that Munch’s scream is his father’s likeness. The Scream, one of which is made in the pastel medium, is the Mona Lisa of the 20th Century because of its renown. And it’s not a realist work. ahem. It sold for a record $120 mil. Another historical note: Edvard Munch was considered the best looking man in Norway, never married, and had naked women knocking on his door to model for him even into his later years. Once, the sauciest babe in Berlin shot the end of his finger off in a love spat. She was later murdered by her hubby; not Munch. His life is certainly worth a look. — Casey Klahn
An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean – LA Times Shot in 2015 and 2016, they show Puliafito and the others partying in hotel rooms, cars, apartments and the dean’s office at USC. In one video, a tuxedo-clad Puliafito displays an orange pill on his tongue and says into the camera, “Thought I’d take an ecstasy before the ball.” Then he swallows the pill. In another, Puliafito uses a butane torch to heat a large glass pipe outfitted for methamphetamine use. He inhales and then unleashes a thick plume of white smoke. Seated next to him on a sofa, a young woman smokes heroin from a piece of heated foil.