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Let’s Review 25: Baby It’s Cold Outside Edition

STOP THE INSANITY! The Feminist Plant: Changing Relations with the Water Lily Abstract: Water lilies flourish in clusters and hormonally communicate together within their community. They can self-reproduce and have mobility across the water surface, being both earthed and waterborne. The capacities of water lilies are further evidence that plants require critical and cultural examination, as companion species, and that plants require an accompanying shift in human perception of their vegetal status. This paper addresses the feminist nature of the water lily and develops a connection between plant biology and the creation of models for cultural practice, ethical living and a better understanding of plants.

South Africa: Johannesburg taxi drivers have adopted a typically-African response to the competition in the form of the Uber taxi service: if they catch an Uber driver picking up a fare on their “turf”, they shoot the Uber driver dead and “invite” the fare to get into their taxi instead. …. Crime is everywhere. Every house is a fortress of high walls topped with barbed wire or electrified fencing, and every neighborhood has its own (mostly unarmed) security force because the “new” South African Police Service (SAPS, no kidding) are pathetic in their inadequacy and inefficiency. A 911-type call in the case of a violent crime results in a two-hour police response, if any at all. Petty crime such as a bag-snatching or pickpocketing gets an official shrug of the shoulders. Walking alone through even suburban shopping centers after dark is not just perilous, but foolhardy in the extreme — akin to doing the same in 1970s Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York. Bad Things – Splendid Isolation

The Demolition President GOP – Trump broke the GOP and reconstructed it along his terms, successfully it seems. DNC – The DNC has no charismatic leader, no game plan, and little money. Clinton Dynasty – Done Bush Dynasty – Done Mainstream Media – The public learned that news coverage is based on bias as much as fact. NFL – Ratings down, attendance down….. etc.

11 Defunct Restaurant Chains That Are Sorely Missed

Doesn’t pass the smell test. Japanese invention lets you share your baby’s bowel movements online with the push of a button

It’s odd, when you think about it. The sound that electrified the late Fifties and Sixties is still revered, but it’s gone. The basic rock beat remains, but everything above it has been flooded out, replaced by something harder and darker. The blues ate rock and roll! | Armed and Dangerous

Google Maps’s Moat Showing how Google Maps is lightyears beyond all other online map services.

Over eight years, the shine wore off electing the first black president. Entering 2018 with Gratitude to God and Donald Trump

“TransKids” Site Sells Prosthetic Penises for “Trans” Little Girls to Wear Are the attention-grabbing posts you make on social media about your small child’s gender confusion lacking on Facebook likes, or Tumblr reblogs? Then fret not, dear social justice warrior, because now there’s a site called “transkids” that will sell you a small prosthetic penis for your little girl to wear around.

Transkids contact number and email

People Are Sharing The Best Hiding Places To Hide Your Valuables From Thieves

The badass park ranger that survived 7 lightning strikes This guy was a real life highlander.

The 17 Most Annoying People of 2017 – Scott Wiener is a California state senator who looks gayer than Liberace’s balls resting on Judy Garland’s head. I don’t know whether or not he’s HIV-positive or is merely on his way to one day becoming a bugman, but he recently sponsored a bill that downgraded the sick, murderous act of intentionally infecting someone with HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The Left-Wing Cannibal Holocaust West pummeled Coates for not speaking up about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, an issue that, as we all know, is of the greatest importance to inner-city American blacks. At its core, this was a fight between two leftist blacks over who is blacker, and whether blacks should fight white supremacy from within the system, as Coates does as a shill for the Democrat Party, or from “the streets,” which West defines as his oak-paneled office at Harvard.

Sultan Knish: Identity Politics Works Until You Run Out of Other People Everyone is guilty. Everyone must pay. No race, gender or class provides any ultimate immunity from the reckoning. With so many identities, the next purge can come from anywhere. Even as the left rages against Trump, its own civil war is underway. Sandernistas are battling Clintonistas. Every group is asserting its own oppression.

It’s probably nothing. Secret Doc Shows China Promising to Give Nukes to North Korea

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  • GoneWithTheWInd January 3, 2018, 9:08 AM

    2008-2016 was the year of the rat. 2018 is going to be the year of misandry.

  • BillH January 3, 2018, 10:25 AM

    “11 Defunct Restaurant Chains That Are Sorely Missed”. Never heard of most of those, never saw but two, ever ate in any. Can’t say as I’ll miss them.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 3, 2018, 10:42 AM

    RE: South Africa. I spent several days in South Africa in 2002. My mom was worried because she had a dream I would be kidnapped there. No worry as I traveled around heavily armed with Ruger #1 chambered in .300Weatherby Magnum.

    I have visited more than a couple third world countries, but South Africa took the cake for scammers trying to steal your money, luggage or guns. Don’t let anyone carry you stuff for you or it will be the last you see of it. Even while trying to leave the country I got shaken down for a few dollars by an immigration official so he “could get a cold drink”. Not sure what would have happened if I did not give him a fiver, but I didn’t want to find out either.

  • Sam L. January 3, 2018, 11:10 AM

    I’ve eaten at HoJo’s, Shakey’s, and Farrell’s. Indeed, a Shakey’s where I live now; gone, Lo these many years.

  • Larry Geiger January 4, 2018, 6:56 AM

    Learned about pizza at Shakeys in Cocoa Beach. Gathering spot on Friday’s after football games. Band members would bring their instruments and play school fight songs. My brother was a drummer there. Fun place. Frosty Root Beer and two slices of pizza. Pretty cool. Go Mustangs.

  • Monty Goolsby January 4, 2018, 8:05 AM

    It’ still called “Rock and Roll”. The music changed but, for some reason, they kept the name.

  • John A. Fleming January 4, 2018, 12:03 PM

    And the dames think they got the better end of the deal. We men know better. Outside, bending the world to our will, laughing in the teeth of a storm, the satisfaction of a job well done, immersed in the rhythms of the natural world, etc. etc. Beats the heck out of being cooped up inside an overheated dry air house having to listen to your wife’s nagging. We’ll take any excuse to go play in the snow and take another hit on the child-like joy pipe.

  • ghostsniper January 4, 2018, 2:13 PM

    @John A. Fleming:
    The key to a long and happy marriage is a detached garage, with lots of spiders.
    34 years, almost 35.

  • Eskyman January 4, 2018, 2:55 PM

    For me the defunct restaurant chain that I’ll always miss is Bob’s Big Boy, once found over much of Southern California.

    What a great double burger they made, and I always got it with a side salad- a lettuce wedge covered in Blue Cheese dressing & with fabulous giant onion rings. Even their coffee was superlative. Yum!

    Doggone it, now I want a Big Boy, and there’s no way to slake my hunger!

    I’ll just have to put that desire away, along with my hankering for some toast made from Salt Rising Bread, once made weekly by Van de Camp’s; haven’t seen that for decades now, but I’d sure love some. Sigh.

  • Julio January 6, 2018, 5:57 PM

    Does anyone remember the “Pioneer Chicken” restaurants. My goodness, what I wouldn’t do for one of those weirdly reddish pieces of yard bird. I was stationed at the Long Beach Naval Hospital as a young Corpsman and would walk about four miles to get to the nearest Pioneer Chicken outlet which I believe was in the adjoining city of Lakewood. The chicken andsides were amazing…good times.