Blog Heap o'Links for February 2018

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Under Tyranny

FOR North Korean athletes, the prospect of failure on the big stage carries a punishment far worse than a damaged ego.

Having failed to land a single medal in South Korea so far, its Winter Olympic team could suffer the same fate as previous underperforming athletes - imprisonment in one of the country's sick gulags.…

1:49pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 23 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…People don't understand how Broward County School Sheriff Officers operate. I'll explain.…

11:32am CST Fri 2018 Feb 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1455 the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type was first published. Many scholars say this is the most valuable book in existence. There are only 21 complete copies left today and 49 partial copies. One notable effect of the printing of this bible was that it eventually made bibles much cheaper which enabled the common man to have his own bible for study and thus lessening the power of the clergy over the population.

Vic's links start here and lead everywhere.
11:15am CST Fri 2018 Feb 23 :MW
Ace of Spades

…Thank goodness the weekend is here and along with the shameless politicization of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS comes the revelation that the school's armed resource officer, Scot Peterson, whose job it is to defend the students and teachers from what happened nine days ago waited outside the school for a full six minutes as the gunman went on his rampage. Is it too soon to call him "the Broward Coward" and "Sheriff Quick-Withdraw?" …

JJ covers the world news.With a pillow?
10:44am CST Fri 2018 Feb 23 :MW
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Animals

Bald Eagle

An Oklahoma game warden rescued an ice-covered bald eagle Tuesday afternoon.… It took a some time, but Grace managed to catch the bald eagle.

“This kind of weather is really hard on wildlife of all kinds. I think this is the first time I’ve ever had an eagle that couldn’t fly that was coated in ice…”

He put the bird in a cage in the cab of his pickup truck and cranked up the heater to warm up the bird. …after 45 minutes …the eagle had warmed up enough to be released.…

3:59pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades

…As we head into Thursday, the top story continues to be the predictable Leftist opportunism of turning a crisis into a political opportunity. This time, grieving children are being used as nothing more than props to push for the other Democrat-Leftist holy grail of the abolition of our right to keep and bear arms.…

JJ's daily dose of pulling it all together and linking it.
2:30pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 22 :MW
Ace of Spades

…As we head into Thursday, the top story continues to be the predictable Leftist opportunism of turning a crisis into a political opportunity. This time, grieving children are being used as nothing more than props to push for the other Democrat-Leftist holy grail of the abolition of our right to keep and bear arms.…

JJ's daily dose of pulling it all together and linking it.
2:30pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 22 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1819, Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.

Vic says JJ hit most of what Vic had, but he still has links and inimitable comments.
2:28pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 22 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

Rev. Billy Graham has died according to several news reports citing church spokesman Mark DeMoss.
He was 99-years-old and passed away at his home in North Carolina. Graham suffered from pneumonia, prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.

The world-famous evangelist preacher reached millions with his message of Christian forgiveness and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Graham’s commitment to preaching the gospel in an accessible way made him a national figure, speaking to Americans searching for God.…

3:21pm CST Wed 2018 Feb 21 :MW

"Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

9:53am CST Wed 2018 Feb 21 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Interviewed once on German television, the late Robin Williams was asked, “Why do you think there’s not so much comedy in Germany?”

“Did you ever think,” Williams snapped, “you killed off all the funny people?”

Leave it to a Gentile to summarize the Jewish experience in seven words.…

3:19pm CST Wed 2018 Feb 21 :MW

Pop Culture

Thank you God for giving me food to sustain my body,
Tide Pods to clean my clothes,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

11:52am CST Wed 2018 Feb 21 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. It has failed miserably in every place it has been tried. It has also been forced on the population against their will in every place it has been tried. However, its intermediate step between capitalism and communism runs rampant all over the world including the US. It just takes longer to fail.

Vic's links and commentary. And, up top, JJ tries a new format to break up the wall of text and links of the Morning Report. Excitement galore!
10:32am CST Wed 2018 Feb 21 :MW
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Government at Play

Okla Flag

…A Senate bill, which would adopt Daylight Saving Time as Oklahoma’s year-round standard time, has passed a Senate committee.…

No. No! No! No! No! NO!
1:26pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida… Brandon Minoff… "I think it’s the media," Minoff said, referring to whom he believes is promoting the gun control narrative in response to the shooting. "They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed."…

3:50pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

CBS News is peddling …the claim that it’s easier to buy an “assault rifle” than it is to buy cold medicine in the state of Florida.…

1:44pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

French Children Taught Migration Is a Human Right, ‘We’re All Africans’

1:42pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

CNN’s Vinograd: Trump ‘Not Fulfilling His Job’ – ‘So Focused on His Own Narcissism’ That He Won’t Respond to Russia

1:40pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

Know the Enemy

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week that claimed the lives of 17 and wounded 15 more, several movements are springing up. All of them have teenagers as the leaders of the groups. But those aren’t the true instigators… the organizers. The same radicals behind the Women’s Marches are behind these groups and they are rabidly anti-gun, anti-NRA and anti-President Trump.…

1:21pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW
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Earth Shakes

Volcano

A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. …But for now, scientists say there’s no reason to worry.…

Worry.
12:04pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

Big City Stories

Biohazard

…a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed more than 150 blocks, including some of the city’s top tourist destinations, and discovered conditions that are now being compared to some of the worst slums in the world.…

Such a lovely place. Such a lovely place.
10:03am CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

Headline of the Day

Gandalf

'Lord of the Rings' Fans Attempt to Eat the Meals Depicted in the Films

More pipeweed, waiter!
5:33pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW
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Governing Ourselves

…Turning policy decisions over to Tide-pod-eating, ultimatum-issuing, lie-on-the-sidewalk-to-get-our-way children would be laughable if it wasn’t so insane.…

Dianny's turn of phrase can be mighty sharp.
3:44pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW

Breitbart is Here

The Forgotten History of New York’s Bagel Famines - Remembering Local 338 and the world’s toughest bagel bakers.
100 Chicago Professors "Propose To Exclude Viewpoints They Find Objectionable"
Government Spending on Higher Education Reaches an All-Time High…
Once again, climate scientists use a single tree to define global change…
San Francisco's Diseased Streets…

5:43pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1933 the Congress of the United States proposed the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that would end Prohibition in the United States on ratification. 'Proposed' means that 2/3 of both houses voted for the new amendment.

Vic's select news links with commentary - biting, burning commentary.
11:57am CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW
Ace of Spades

…Let's dive right in. The politicization of the massacre in Florida as a pretext to disarm the American citizenry proceeds as per the usual script, but this time the diatribes are more shrill than ever, if that's possible. The reason, as with most everything hurled at us via the Media lo these past many months boils down to pretty much one thing - Donald Trump.…

JJ's deep look at the deep doings of the deep state, and all that. Lotsa linkage.
11:47am CST Tue 2018 Feb 20 :MW
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Obamanation

Whacky O

…PROOF: Obama Actively Participated in Setup of Flynn
In what has provided the most interesting twist to the Russian collusion with Trump lie, Michael Flynn finds himself in the hawk’s seat.
The man was railroaded, and now he’s about to own the railroad.…

1:32pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

Theory of Education

…Direct instruction (DI), also described as “clear teaching,” refers to a curricula that systematically teaches discrete concepts step by step towards a clearly established academic goal. Students are required to master foundational concepts before moving on. This kind of teaching lends itself to subjects that can be broken down into concrete steps and systematically taught, such as reading, math, grammar, and spelling, so is a strongest fit overall for grade-schooling. …

Why won’t schools use it?
1:05pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

…“Parents, it’s time to step up!” Raley urges. “Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough ‘friends’ at school. Be their parent. Being the ‘cool mom’ means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME.”…

Florida Teacher of the Year's gun violence post goes viral after school shooting
12:41pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

…These are only a few of the wonders and miracles which 45 of our parishioners and I heard yesterday when we visited this Tender Heart Icon of the Virgin Mary. Fr. Mark told us that October 13th will mark three years since the icon has been exuding this holy, fragrant myrrh. And not just a drop or two. Fr. Mark began his talk by holding up the icon and walking around the church, allowing the myrrh to drip from the icon into the hands of each of us. Imagine, this icon of wood has been continuously overflowing with myrrh for three years!…

1:50pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

Animal Culture

Bunny
Cute collection of critters chowing down.
1:28pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

Long Underwear Heroes are Dead

Black Panther emoji

…Fans in the audience at the 10:15 showing of Black Panther were treated to an unexpected romantic gesture. A man dressed in a Black Panther costume came into the theater before the movie started. He found his girlfriend and proposed to her.

The proposal was accepted.…

He didn't have a ticket, though.
1:42pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

Headline of the Day

Guilty-eyes Bill

Bill Clinton Wants To ‘Present His Position’ On Unsealing Monica Lewinsky Sex Scandal Investigation Records

We already know more than we want to, Bill, about your position with "that woman,
Miz Lewinsky."
1:25pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades

…An abundance of links for this Monday holiday so I shall endeavor to be brief so you can read them, or the comments, as is your wont.…

Sefton's Monday morning serving of harsh reality.

Vic's links sprinkled in, starting from the top comment.

12:45pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW

President Donald Trump

Trump, smiling

Washington Examiner: Kim Jong Un fears Trump will attack, and is reaching out to South Korea to buy time, former North Korea official says…

Kim saw what the Trump Effect did to Fidel.
1:36pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 19 :MW
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Know the Enemy

Red Star Hammer & Sickle

…It was over 30 years ago that Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenof told us…

I know that intelligence gathering looks more romantic…. But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is… a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. … It’s a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages….

Long war ahead.
12:22pm CST Sun 2018 Feb 18 :MW

Bad Goods

ChiCom Flag

China's Donation Of A New Headquaters For The African Union Was Fitted With Hidden Microphones And Compromised Computers…

Who would have ever suspected the ChiComs would do such a thing? I'm shocked.
Shocked, I say!
12:45pm CST Sun 2018 Feb 18 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1885 the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published. The book actually was an expose against slavery and racism in the United States but the illiterates of today have been successfully getting it banned across the US by calling it 'racist'.

Vic's weekend report, ready for your consumption.
9:59am CST Sun 2018 Feb 18 :MW
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Political Theater

…Liberal film reviewers had already made their opinions of Eastwood and American patriotism known following the 2014 release of “American Sniper,” but they have reiterated their anti-Americanism and sympathy toward Islamic extremists in their reviews of “The 15:17 To Paris.”…

12:09pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 17 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

…They used to called these puppies “little sandwiches” but nowadays they are referred to as “sliders” so I’ll follow suit. Don’t tell me I’m resistant to change.…

Recipe
4:35pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 17 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

…As information about the perpetrator emerges, a relative confides to a newspaper that the “troubled youth” who committed the mass murder was on psychiatric medications – you know, those powerful, little understood, mind-altering drugs with fearsome side effects including “suicidal ideation” and even “homicidal ideation.”

Yet the predictable response from the press is always the same – not only a total lack of curiosity, but disdain for any who ask the question, as though connecting psychiatric meds to mass shootings is pursuing a “conspiracy theory.”…

10:31am CST Sat 2018 Feb 17 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1959 the first weather satellite Vanguard 2 was launched.

The return of the Vic! Yay!
9:09am CST Sat 2018 Feb 17 :MW
2

Anthropology

Mayan

Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala… Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications. … thought to have been home to millions more people than other research had previously suggested.…

6:17pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 16 :MW
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Free Expression

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their supporters.…

I'm no Creationist as they're usually considered, but I sure wouldn't want them to be UNable to present their thoughts! ("UNable" corrected 2018 Feb 20 h/t Milady for catching error.)
6:02pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades

…it's a war; a war for the hearts, minds and souls of every man, woman and child…

JJ's analysis and news links - pulling the threads together to show the patterns.
9:07am CST Fri 2018 Feb 16 :MW
Geezer

For all you morons wondering where Vic is, he's in the hospital. He went for a follow-up apt about his prostate on Wednesday, and fell while he was there. They took him to the emergency rm for evaluation & then admitted him to the hospital. One of the drugs they gave him in an effort to shrink the prostate causes dizziness. He'd also been having problems with diarrhea and hadn't been eating much.

I was in Myrtle Beach visiting some friends when this happened, so I cut my visit short & came back.

He has a viral infection that they want to knock out & his blood pressure was low, so they want to get that under control, too. He will have an operation on his prostate, but we don't have the date yet.

I'll try to keep you posted.

9:04am CST Fri 2018 Feb 16 :MW
3

American Culture

Stooges

…Today is the birthday of one of the Three Stooges' best comic foils, William "Bud" Jamison:

https://tinyurl.com/y9xgm8hf

And tomorrow is the birthday of their other great antagonist, Vernon Dent:

https://tinyurl.com/ybezdbc8

A departure from MP4's usual turn-of-last-century starlets, but a good one.
3:47pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades

Obviously in the lead this morning is the horrific slaughter of 17 people and the maiming of others yesterday at a Florida high school… the immigration battle is coming to a head… Insurrection news…

JJ's thorough and informative Morning Report.

Vic is a no-show this morning. Worrisome.

3:31pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 15 :MW
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Obamanation

…Upon closer inspection, the portrait which was "Painted" by bigoted homosexual black power advocate, Kehinde Wiley - who has a history of featuring sperm in his various works, it appears that President Obama's forehead was the latest recipient of Wiley's handiwork - as the former President bears what appears to be a giant sperm on his head.…

And maybe a giant penis on his sleeve?
10:25am CST Wed 2018 Feb 14 :MW
Another portrait of the Choomster
10:22am CST Wed 2018 Feb 14 :MW
Whacky O

The presidential portrait: Weird, but fitting for a narcissist-in-chief…

Scroll down and through replies to see many variations on the meme.
10:20am CST Wed 2018 Feb 14 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades

Good morning kids. Happy St. Valentine's Day. Let's get right to it. First up we tackle the anti-Trump insurrection…

JJ's analysis and lots o' links to the latest news.
11:13am CST Wed 2018 Feb 14 :MW
Geezer

Good Morning Morons. No links today, In fact I will not be around much at all. Feeling pretty crappy.

Vic could use prayers.
11:11am CST Wed 2018 Feb 14 :MW
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Obamanation

…From Michelle dressed in a Motel 6 shower curtain to Barry’s oversized hands and squatting against a background of marijuana plants, the memes were flying yesterday.…

Pete digs up the background on the BO portrait artist, and many more amazing memes on the portraits.
1:50pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW

My take on the Obamas official portrait.

I call it "My Fading Legacy"…

Another take on the ex-Prez's portrait. This is one I had thought to do. But monkeys at a typewriter beat me to this and several other ideas. Ah, the web is scary wonderful.
12:53pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW

The Presidential portrait's been revealed
Exposing what was previously concealed
"Psst Barack? You want a deal?
These tickets are a steal!
The best seat in the house at Wrigley Field."

Muldoon, master of the form
12:20pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW

So....a wallpaper background?
Copy/paste?
Modern art?…

Duplications in the background of the Obama portrait, and another funny alternative take on it.
11:28am CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW
Wacky O

…You may think the Obamas simply have no taste, but the departure from the traditional mode of presidential portraits is yet another subtle signal of their contempt for American traditions. They won’t have the good sense to throw these ghastly portraits on a bonfire.…

Some pretty funny portrait memes here.
11:12am CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1991 The US dropped two laser-guided "smart bombs" and destroyed the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, The enemy US press bemoaned the Araqi claims of over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

JJ's got a massive load of headlines and commentary. Vic has his acerbic comments and news links. This… is AoS News.
8:54am CST Tue 2018 Feb 13 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1502 Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain issued a decree forcing Muslims in Granada to convert to Catholicism or leave Spain.…

Almost forgot to blog Vic today. And JJ of course. Sneaky backdating this an hour to put it on the 12th.
11:33pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 12 :MW
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End of the World As We Know It

GW Bush

Trump-hating former president George W Bush said Thursday that America needs illegal immigrants to “pick cotton at 105 degrees,” because Americans won’t.…

I don't cotton to the Bushes anymore. They're just trying to gin up trouble. The weevils.
9:46am CST Sun 2018 Feb 11 :MW
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Modern Culture

…The real, original Hot Rod Lincoln was built and owned by Charlie Ryan, who wrote the song, and it was based on a V12 Lincoln Zephyr engine, ca 1949, IIRC. The car still exists, although Charlie has passed on, after living to a ripe old age.…

12:32am CST Sun 2018 Feb 11 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Froglegs
Where is the Intellectual Froglegs guy with a new episode, you may ask.

…The last sentence of the previous email: “with any piece of new gear—there’s a brief period for working out bugs—we’re in that process now.”…

2:32pm CST Sun 2018 Feb 11 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1812 gerrymandering was invented by Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry.

Vic collects the links, puts the icing on them, and sets them on the buffet.
8:46am CST Sun 2018 Feb 11 :MW
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Know the Enemy

Crazyface

Designated terrorist group CAIR “demands” that the Dept of Homeland Security revise or drop report urging authorities to target Sunni Muslims in America for long-term profiling and surveillance…

How you know we should do it.
11:05am CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

On Wednesday's Conan, CNN's Van Jones called the President…

Who cares? Van Jones is a big nothingburger.
11:10am CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW

Actor Andrew Garfield opened up about his sexuality…

…and we all really wish we could unsee it.

Why? Why does anyone think anyone needs to know about their perverse proclivities? Hollyweirdos.

11:00am CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW
2

Spacecraft

…red Tesla convertible …launched into space this week … While it seemed the flight controllers intended to send the vehicle into orbit around Mars, the car will instead circle the Sun, avoiding a fiery return to Earth or smashing into Mars or the asteroid belt…

Close enough for spacecraft.
4:34pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW
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US Military

Chart shows deployment and deaths, 2001-2018.
4:36pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower warned against United States intervention in Vietnam. But when he left office he had sent 900 military advisers there.…

See Vic's comment for more extensive review of American involvement in Viet Nam,
and then follow Vic's links for your daily news dose.
11:33am CST Sat 2018 Feb 10 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in1942 year-round Daylight saving time was re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources. It was made permanent in 2005 by the 109th congress which was then controlled by Republicans and signed into law by RINO Bush - I.…

Vic's got his links. JJ has an extra-large report. Get started.
10:20am CST Fri 2018 Feb 9 :MW
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End of the World As We Know It

Comedian Sarah Silverman said…

…nothing anyone should be subjected to.
6:59pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW

Rob Reiner…

Nobody cares, ya meathead.
4:55pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

It was 3 a.m. on Saturday, and I was seething. Staring at my phone, I saw that my company, Newsweek Media Group, had put out yet another story that would require a correction if not a retraction. This time it was a story ripped from The Onion.…

On the decline of the once-mighty newsweeklies.
12:26pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW

Unclear on the Concept

Some Dreamers – immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children – are threatening to leave the country if Congress doesn’t ink a deal to revive protections provided by former president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.…

Compare & contrast with "Don't call my bluff!" Responses I've see include: "Well,
bye."
4:46pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW
2

Animal Companions

Rage Guy

Headline: Woman Flushes Emotional Support Hamster Down The Toilet After She’s Told It’s Not Allowed On Flight…

Apparently, the emotional support was one direction only. S'long, Fluffy! *FLUSH!*
4:51pm CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1993 General Motors sued NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigged two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settled the lawsuit the next day. The crash and fire was a setup.

Follow the breadcrumbs and scorched earth to Vic's links-and-commentary and then take it from the top with JJ's lavish commentary-and-links.
11:59am CST Thu 2018 Feb 8 :MW
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Political Theater

…Huma says, "Let's get started with our pledge to Hillary." She rises and turns to face the wearer of the purple plaid plutonium powered panzer pantsuit, but no one else does.

"What is this?" Hillary hisses. "Are you in rebellion?"…

The Saga goes 'way back, and shows no sign of ending
6:03pm CST Wed 2018 Feb 7 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1812 the strongest in a series of earthquakes struck New Madrid, Missouri. This series of earthquakes ranged between 7.5 and 7.9 and remain the strongest earthquake to occur east of the Rocky Mountains.

Speaking of earth-shaking, Vic's take on the news and JJ's Report are rock-solid.
Earthy. Don't take them for granite.
12:09pm CST Wed 2018 Feb 7 :MW
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Know the Enemy

Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) suggests Russians promoted the Second Amendment during the 2016 presidential election in the hope that more Americans would kill each other.…

There must be some kind of deadly gas pockets in this man's brain - have you seen how his eyes bulge out?
10:10am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW

Unclear on the Concept

…As I drove home, I felt the full extent to which Trump has actually diminished my own desire to be kind.…

Cognitive dissonance is a terrible disorder.
11:13am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW
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Healing Ourselves

Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells.…

10:32am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW

Oh! The Irony!

He wasn’t joking: Justin Trudeau interrupts woman during Q&A when she used the word “mankind.” He recommended that she say “peoplekind” instead. pic.twitter.com/mG61BlDcVU

— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 5, 2018

Yes, it's true your honor, that man has no penis.
11:16am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW
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Hemp for Victory!

Hemp

Oregon is producing three times more marijuana than it can consume with “formidable” amounts now ending up on the black market…

Quick! Somebody wake AG Sessions!

And you Oregonians! You'd better up your game and start consuming! Puff! Puff! Puff!

3:52pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW

Securing Our Borders

The CEO of Fisher Industries, one of four construction companies selected as finalists to build President Donald Trump’s historic border wall, told Breitbart News that he believes his company will change history and can do so at a far lower cost than his competitors.…

10:53am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

The daily installment of “who cares?”…

Pete cares, so heeere's Pete. Good stuff.
3:45pm CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1978 the Blizzard of 1978 occurred. It was one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history. It hit the region with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.…

Vic's got his links and licks, JJ has a big report. Covering the world.
11:46am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW

Character

Justin Trudeau has become Captain Soyboy of the Tide-Pod Army

Just too funny not to quote.
11:57am CST Tue 2018 Feb 6 :MW
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Know the Enemy

Haggard Hillary

…Think about this for a moment...and then drop to your knees and thank God that she didn't quite manage to pull it off; the first Presidential election in which virtually every voter would have been disenfranchised. Interference with an election doesn't get any bigger or more direct than that.

Hillary, dripping venom, was indeed at the center of this web...and it's a web which stretches far and wide, and is littered with the desiccated remains of those who stood between this angry arachnid and her obsessive ambition.…

12:42pm CST Mon 2018 Feb 5 :MW
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Language Culture

…The correct way to write the phrase is beck and call. This phrase is a part of the idiom “to be at someone’s beck and call.” Beckon call is an example of an eggcorn — a slightly misheard (yet still kind of sensical) version of a common phrase.…

11:05am CST Mon 2018 Feb 5 :MW
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Israel Stands Alone

…a "secret alliance" between Egypt and Israel to combat ISIS along the Sinai border between the two countries. …Israel has flown more than 100 missions in the last two years, striking targets in the terrorists' stronghold in Egypt with the full knowledge and cooperation of Cairo's government.…

Well, that's something.
11:56am CST Mon 2018 Feb 5 :MW

Cold War - less with us

Today, marks the aniversary of the Berlin Wall being down as long as it was up.

Says this Moron. Amazing to contemplate.
11:08am CST Mon 2018 Feb 5 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1909 Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic. Back in my salad days circuit boards, radio cabinets, and all sorts of stuff were made from this material. I don't think you see it anymore on new stuff.

The things you can learn from Vic! His links and JJ's report are right here.
9:38am CST Mon 2018 Feb 5 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1555 John Rogers was burned at the stake, becoming the first English Protestant martyr under Bloody Mary of England. This is the stuff that eventually led to the First Amendment in America.…

Vic's news links and comments await.
1:07pm CST Sun 2018 Feb 4 :MW
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Digital Whoops

apetit.com…
lesbocages…
effoff…

and more
3:06pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

Under Tyranny

HAVANA — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.…

Hmmmm…
2:52pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

Three concentric azure blue circles

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
--Horace Walpole, novelist and essayist (1717-1797)

3:01pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

Spacecraft

UFO

During the night, Japan broke the record for the smallest rocket to orbit a satellite. They modified a two-stage suborbital sounding rocket by adding a third stage and a guidance system, and put a 6 lb. cubesat into orbit. (The previous record was also held by Japan, in 1970.)

Here is an article about it:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yao28s3c

And the launch video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeW-Qqu9-8U

1:33pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies

It's the Onion - or is it?
2:57pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

I've heard that it's often reported
If your internal plumbing's distorted
That those Norwegian types
Can do wonders with pipes
Though most of us just can't a-fjord it.

Ace of Spades regular commenter and resident wit Muldoon, at his best, master of limerick and pun. Has a book of limeriks.
1:38pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

Science and Government

shocked

For decades, the federal government has been telling people to cut fats and increase carbs in their diet, relying on supposedly settled nutrition science. A new study shows that the advice has been completely wrong.…

Wait... The Government was Wrong? SHOCKED FACE
2:37pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

WW2 - less with us

Marines Shield

The final surviving Medal of Honor awarded US Marine from the Pacific Campaign of World War II. CWO4 Hershel "Woody" Williams, USMCR Retired. Semper Fidelis Gunner.

According to Wikipedia, three US Army soldiers who were awarded the MOH in the Pacific are still alive.

Sadly we are losing these treasures far too quickly.

2:30pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

…that none of these major players will ever be indicted,much less tried.…

Pete's collection of news and info and wit from the web.
1:15pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1913 the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax. This also had the ultimate effect of shifting power permanently from the States to the federal government. When combined with the 14th amendment and a court full of nanny state leftest black robes the States no longer had any authority over anything that congress decided to get into. John Adams and the Federalists finally got what they wanted, an all powerful central government.

Vic's daily links, sort of late as he had to go to the ER today. Prayers for Vic.

Vic's links re-posted here.

11:08am CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW

President Donald Trump

Trump, smiling

Apparently in 1990, Trump won a Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actor for 'Ghosts Can't Do It' for playing...himself.…

2:46pm CST Sat 2018 Feb 3 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

…Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. Probably one of the most savage battles in modern history, if not all history and a major turning point in WW2. 5 months later at Kursk, the Nazis' fate was sealed.

1:20pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 2 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day was observed. I suspect he whole thing started as a tourist gimmick. In any case the weather forecast for Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania today is cloudy with snow. So no shadow and an early Spring. Of course with global cooling going on since 1998 AOS Moron Vic predicts more snow and a late Spring.

Vic's hot links served up starting here.
12:43pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 2 :MW

…There are many more revelations coming from other sources that will completely unglue the already unglued Democrats faster than Palsi Pelosi's World War One surplus Dentu-Grip failed her crumby, novelty store wind-up teeth.…

J.J. Sefton waxes magnificently poetic.
12:20pm CST Fri 2018 Feb 2 :MW
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Earth Science

Cat, Excited

…If the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off by now.

Heh! Too good not to blog
10:30am CST Thu 2018 Feb 1 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1996 The Communications Decency Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. This act outlawed internet porn. The ACLU sued and SCOTUS struck the act down in 1997.…

Vic's links and JJ's Report cover a lot of ground. Dig in.
9:52am CST Thu 2018 Feb 1 :MW