Blog Heap o'Links for March 2016

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Wars and Rumors

Boko Haram abducted at least 300 elementary schoolchildren in an unreported kidnapping in the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria, an investigation by Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims.…

12:24am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW


More hilarious farcical faces from Bluebird
12:29am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…when it comes to my hair, I am profligate. I’m also profligate when it comes to sharing wonderful posters and cartoons with you…

12:25am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
Blog and news headline links
12:22am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

Allen West

…I’m telling you, after Obama’s embarrassing trip to Cuba, I bet he’ll go to Tehran before he exits the Oval Office. He’ll be on a mission to bring about peace and bridge the gap. Y’all doubt me?…

11:52pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW


…a wildfire that burned hundreds of square miles of rural land in Oklahoma and Kansas this week destroyed at least 41 structures in both states. … yet to determine the cause… 16 residential structures and 25 minor structures were destroyed… Oklahoma Forestry Service says about 600 head of cattle died.…

10:27pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Twisting Twister

…tornado in Tulsa.…The roof was blown off a north Tulsa church while a prayer group was in session. Fortunately, everyone inside the church is okay.…

11:54pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Stanford College Admissions Shocker!
Millennials’ latest mistake: embracing the ‘starter marriage’
American University law faculty members disgrace themselves
Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” Could Never Be Read Aloud…

These and many more links
10:47pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Two groups of men of “Middle Eastern appearance”, each comprising about 15 people, gathered at a remote location in a California state park, fired automatic weapons while shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, and threatened campers and visitors. One group fled when the police arrived, while the members of the other group were detained, and later released. Local police pooh-poohed rumors about what happened, and said they were “unfounded”.

In other news, the National Border Patrol Council has endorsed Donald Trump for president.…

News headline links and summaries
10:43pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

US Muslims Say Sharia Supersedes The Constitution
New Wisconsin Poll Shows Cruz With Big Lead Over Trump
Is The DNC Running The RNC?
Teen Punches Trump Supporter, Gets Pepper Sprayed…

These and more news links
10:39pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

…This is the “crazy Leftists” edition, with a variety of images showing the insanity — the completely bizarre logic — that infects Leftist thought at every level of society…

10:28pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW
Oblique news references with links
8:24am CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

On this day in 1917 the United States took possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renamed the territory the United States Virgin Islands.…

Vic will get your day started with a bang. Or a thud. Something like that.
8:23am CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

US Election 2016

[Ted Cruz] seemed very relaxed and affable. … His Trump joke about “which pedal to push” was a winner… All in all, a great appearance. …

10:42pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

Hours after … he said he thinks women who have abortions should be punished… Donald Trump has clarified his comments. … “If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under the law,” Matthews said. Trump… asked, “Are you going to say, well wait, are you going to say put them in jail? Is that the punishment you’re talking about?” …Ultimately, Trump responded that the “answer is that there has to be some form of punishment, yeah.”

Later, however, the Trump campaign released the following statement:

…the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.

Hmm. Seems like almost everything Trump said needs "clarifying" by him or his folks.
10:36pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 31 :MW

Spiritual Matters

The city council in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma… needed high ground to build a one-million gallon water tower. … But the property they needed was owned by the First Baptist Church. So they made a deal… “We donated the land and the easements for the tower,” Pastor Garland told me. “In kind, they said they would paint our name on the water tower.” … But it turns out – a gaggle of perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers from Wisconsin took issue with the deal.…

Because Wiscconsin is so concerned about Broken Arrow's water?
6:00pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political posters and cartoons
9:30am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

• How Does A Penis Transplant Work?
• University Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because a White Lady Wrote It
• Transgender Man Sues Barbershop for Discrimination…

News and other web links
9:26am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

• New National Poll: 72% Refuse to Support Ted Cruz, 90% Refuse to Support Kasich…
• Islamic Jihad vows to avenge the blood of Palestinians ‘executed’ by Israel
• Obama plotting to stall Hillary prosecution…

News headline links
9:23am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that millions of Muslims adhere to an ideology that makes them incompatible with the modern world. He also said that the mujahideen of the Islamic State cannot be contained, that they “have to be crushed”.

In other news, the U.S. government ordered the families of American diplomats and military personnel evacuated from their posts in southern Turkey, due to the increasing threat of terrorism in the region.…

News headline links and summaries
9:05am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man named Larry Russell Dawson pulled a gun on a police officer at the screening area of the National Capitol visitors’ center in Washington D.C., and was immediately shot and wounded by police. Mr. Dawson is under arrest in the hospital, where he is recovering from his wounds. He is reportedly known to police, having exhibited (non-Muslim) religious mania at the House of Representatives last fall.

In other news, in his Easter message Pope Francis condemned governments that prevent refugees from crossing borders.…

News headline links and summaries
9:03am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

…On this day in 1842 ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the GA surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

Vic delievered the news to reawaken the patient.
8:47am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

The Political Hat: Feminists Will Save Society With The Power Of Witchcraft
Michelle Malkin: Obama Throws His Drool-Bucket Media Pals Under The Bus
Twitchy: Hillary Clinton Waxes Biblical At Anti-Gun Forum; Pivots To Alleged Police Brutality…

Blog and news headline links
12:34am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

US Election 2016


All three U.S. Republican candidates – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump, and Gov. John Kasich – have backed down from their “pledges” to support the party’s candidate at the general election, “regardless of who it is”.…

9:52pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

…Security and healthcare and education and housing and neighborhoods… Oh My!

See, this is the problem when a man running for President does not understand the role of the Federal Government. It’s also the problem when a Democrat is running for the Republican nomination. He tends to have trouble remembering that Republican voters don’t want the Federal Government involved in education, healthcare, housing and neighborhoods.…

More cogent analysis by Dianny.
9:41pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW
Ted Cruz

This is a really great answer that Ted Cruz gives to the question about bringing women into the Republican party.

Check it out…

Video: 4:05
5:55pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW
Donald Trump

…Donald Trump was personally to blame for the collapse of Trump University, claims the college’s top instructor.

James Harris tells Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview that the leading Republican Presidential candidate exercised ‘bad judgment’ and hired the wrong people to teach at the controversial institution.

He claims he was cheated out of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees and that he plans to sue the billionaire to get it back.

Harris says that voters should not back Trump in the presidential election because he failed in real estate – the area he claims to be an expert in.…

12:42am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 30 :MW

Art of

Patty Duke, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and starred as two cousins on her own sitcom, died Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 69.…

Had a tough life.
10:18pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

…Previously unpublished documents have revealed the scale of a plot by the media mogul William Randolph Hearst to discredit Orson Welles and destroy Citizen Kane, the 1941 film about the rise and fall of the fictional newspaper proprietor Charles Foster Kane.…

10:15pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

Liberty and Justice

…Today, Oklahoma Wesleyan University finds itself before the Supreme Court of the United States, forced to defend its employees, who, because of their religious convictions, simply want the freedom to choose healthcare that is consistent with their faith and their church’s doctrine; employees, many of whom are women, who simply want to exercise their choice not to participate in an insurance plan that includes abortion inducing drugs. We consider it an injustice for anyone to suggest they should have to do otherwise.…

This speech was delivered by Dr. Piper on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
10:39pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

Defending Ourselves


The Secret Service says that it doesn't matter how many people sign on to a petition that calls for guns to be allowed at the Republican National Convention, they will not allow it. A petition at has received more than 49,000 signatures calling for open carry to be allowed at the RNC convention in Cleveland this July.…

An unarmed convention is not as peaceful a convention.
10:23pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

Breitbart is Here

• Bison coming 'home' to Montana Indian reservation - Cool
• "No kill’ animal shelters have unleashed an epidemic of suffering. Is a life of misery any better than a quick death?
• How the Government Stole Sex - Screw morality—the state is now intervening in American bedrooms under the mantle of stopping sex discrimination.…

These and more links
10:35pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

American Schools May Dump Algebra
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Chinese-made QQ Browser Unsafe…

Headline links
10:19pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW
Clever-ish news-headline-like links
9:58am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

…On this day in 1886 Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.

Vic's news and views
8:54am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

US Election 2016

I have said from the outset that I would vote for Donald Trump if he were chosen as the Republican nominee. I am contemptuous of much of what he does; I don't trust what he says, and I have no reason to believe that he actually holds conservative values. But, if Trump becomes the GOP nominee, he will be the only alternative to the left ruining America for another four years.…

10:37pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

…After the failed Obama-Clinton Admin, Americans want leadership. I endorse @TedCruz, a principled constitutional conservative who can win.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 29, 2016…

10:20pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 29 :MW

Wars and Rumors

More than 1,100 criminal gang members have been arrested in a multi-week Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, netting transnational gang members allegedly involved in crimes like human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder, drug trafficking, and racketeering. …

And those are just the ones they caught!
9:00pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Researchers found that the percentage of Americans who claim they never pray reached an all-time high in 2014, up five-fold since the 1980s. Over the same time period, belief in God and interest in spirituality appears to have similarly declined, especially among young adults.… “Most previous studies concluded that fewer Americans were publicly affiliating with a religion, but that Americans were just as religious in private ways. That’s no longer the case, especially in the last few years.…” One odd quirk, however—Americans have become slightly more likely to believe in an afterlife, even as they are abandoning prayer, belief in God and rituals.…

8:51pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

Earth Shakes


A remote and active volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air, scientists said.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 40 miles from the nearest community, erupted Sunday at 4:18 p.m. local time. Alaska State Troopers could not immediately say if there were any reports of injuries.…

9:04pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people today when he exploded himself in a park in Pakistan. The park was crowded with Christians who had gathered to celebrate Easter.…

In other news, a pipe bomb exploded in an alleyway in Anaheim, California on the afternoon of Easter Day, punching a hole in a door. No one was injured.…

News headline links and summaries.
9:29pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

Why Are Millennial Men Such Wimps?

Any college president who adopts the rhetoric of “safe spaces” is already lost.


These and more news and web links
9:25pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW
News headline and web links
9:17pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

The Instagram Husband
Taxpayers Fund Prayer Rugs, Halal Lunches In Public Schools
Trudeau Explains What Canadians Don’t Like About America…

News headline and other web links
9:02pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW
Political Hat
News headline links and summaries
11:40am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW
Political posters and comics
11:37am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW
News "headline" links if you can decipher them
8:44am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

…On this day in 1979 the Three Mile Island accident occurred. The MFM blew it all out of proportion and scared everyone to death.

Start your Monday with a dose of Vic. Good for what ails ye.
8:07am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

US Election 2016

…And now the New York Times has given us an unvarnished look at just how ill-prepared this tough guy is to deal with America’s place in the world and the threats that we face. Honestly, I read through this transcript and I felt like I was drowning in a sea of inarticulate words. He talked a lot. He just never said anything.… There are just too many examples of brazen ignorance, but let me share a few…

9:14pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

…"To my mind, Trump is the most perfect example I have ever come across of a malignant and, probably, psychopathic narcissist."…

9:10pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW
Donald Trump Angry

…It began in 1981. Trump bought a 14-story building on prime real estate facing New York City's Central Park.

His plan was to tear down the building and replace it with luxury condos. But first he needed a small band of rent-stabilized tenants out of there.

To succeed, Trump played rough, according to lawsuits filed by the tenants. Renters said he cut heat and hot water, and he imposed tough building rules. Trump even proposed sheltering homeless people in the building.

It went on for five years as Trump fought tenants, real estate lawyers, New York state regulators and city officials.…

Oddly enough this is exactly what an evil landlord was doing in a Daredevil (Season 1) episode I was watching tonight!
8:55pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 28 :MW

Wars and Rumors

At least 63 people, mostly women and children, were killed and more than 300 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a children's park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday evening… a large number of Christian community celebrating the holy day were present in the park.… A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar (TTP-JA), headed by Maulvi Omar Khalid Khurasani claimed responsibility…

3:04pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Kentucky husband and wife are both identified among the dead in Brussels terror attack after bungling Belgian authorities mistakenly told their families that they had survived and were in hospital… Stephanie, 29, and Justin Shults, 30…

How horrible for their families to be whipped around like this.
1:01pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Seven hackers allegedly tied to the Iranian government have been charged with cyber attacks on a small dam outside New York City and dozens of banks. …disabled bank websites and caused tens of millions of dollars in losses… Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, HSBC and the New York Stock Exchange… One of the seven, Hamid Firoozi, is accused of hacking the control system of the Bowman Avenue Dam, about 20 miles (32km) north of New York City. Luckily for operators of the 20ft high flood-control structure, its sluice gate had been disconnected from the computer system for maintenance at the time, so it could not be manipulated by the hacker. …individuals named in the indictment are not in American custody.…

All infrastructure tied to the Internet is stupidly vulnerable.
12:58pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Muslim shopkeeper in Glasgow was stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim after he wished his Christian neighbors a happy Easter. A man has been charged with the killing, and police say it was a religiously-motivated crime.

In other Glaswegian news, the imam of the largest mosque in Scotland is being investigated by police after he publicly praised the killer of a Pakistani judge who opposed the country’s strict blasphemy law.…

News headline links and summaries
3:16pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Muslim Dairy Queen owner compares Hindus to monkeys
Isis’ attempt to topple US economy with own currency ‘failing’
Michigan Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood on Good Friday…

These and more news headline links
3:05pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

US Election 2016

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said his rivals Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) should end their campaigns and consolidate behind his candidacy.…

3:13pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Ted Cruz Severely CUTS Trump’s National Lead From 18% To 3% In ONE MONTH!!…

According to polls
12:53pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 27 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Terror alert after Belgian nuclear plant guard is murdered and his security pass is stolen amid concerns terrorists are plotting an attack on power station …

Links to Daily Mail, and many other sources. A commenter on Ace of Spades said the story has been downgraded to the pass not being stolen, but I haven't seen that.
1:03pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Know the Enemy

Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system.

Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy guns. As of December 2015, the VA has reported 260,381 individuals to the FBI, effectively making them prohibited firearms possessors under the law.…

6:55pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW


Oklahoma Forestry Services set up a unified command Thursday morning in Woods County in the ongoing effort to battle the Oklahoma portion of the Anderson Creek Fire, which has burned about 625 square miles in Oklahoma and Kansas …

12:58pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

Venter’s team painstakingly whittled down the genome of Mycoplasma mycoides, a bacterium that lives in cattle, to reveal a bare-bones set of genetic instructions capable of making life. The result is a tiny organism named syn3.0 that contains just 473 genes. (By comparison, E. coli has about 4,000 to 5,000 genes, and humans have roughly 20,000.)

Yet within those 473 genes lies a gaping hole. Scientists have little idea what roughly a third of them do. Rather than illuminating the essential components of life, syn3.0 has revealed how much we have left to learn about the very basics of biology.…

1:19pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Modern Family Life

Friday, Florida became another state to cut abortion funding when Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would cut state funding to clinics that perform abortion.…

8:35pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Free Expression

…Students at the University of Southern California protested a speech by David Horowitz last Wednesday, not by shouting him down or otherwise disrupting the event, but by duct-taping their own mouths shut and linking together in a pointless human chain at the side of the room in what has been described as the “lamest protest ever.”…

Self-silencing? It's a good start.
8:38pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Spending the morning trying to teach a reluctant teenage boy something he needs to know has given me a strong desire to find relief in laughter. This collection of silly stuff, with a few dollops of wisdom, should help…

6:13pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

In Newly Created Life-Form, a Major Mystery
Easter Touches You No Matter What Your Faith
Why education is productive — a parable of men and beasts…

These and many more links
1:14pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Google Maps Leads Demolition Firm To Wrong House
Could non-citizens decide the U.S. presidential election?
The students who have turned their backs on Enlightenment…

These and many more news links
1:00pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man suspected of being a terrorist was shot and wounded by armed police in Brussels after taking a woman hostage at a tram stop. The alleged suspect was carrying a rucksack with bomb materials in it, and is thought to be connected with a terror plot in France that was also foiled today.

In other news, an Islamic State leader said to be second-in-command to Caliph al-Baghdadi was surrounded and killed today by U.S. special forces in Syria.…

News headline links and summaries
9:32am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on Christian leaders to “reach out” to Muslim communities in order to help prevent young Muslims from becoming extremists.

In other news, in the wake of the Brussels massacres, Rome has raised its terror alert to the highest levels over the upcoming Easter weekend, since 150,000 visitors are expected and the city is considered a prime target for a jihad attack.…

News headline links and summaries. Also, Cameron is an idiot.
9:31am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

…I either didn’t have time or heart to blog today. I do however have wonderful posters. This illustrated edition is dedicated to the Second Amendment. I happen to think it’s the most important Amendment as a practical matter because, without it, American citizens have no way to ensure that the government respects any of the other Amendments:…

9:26am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

US Election 2016

George W. Bush must be relieved….because now everything is Donald Trump’s fault…

Intellectual Froglegs video: 17:11
1:34pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Drew Johnson, appeared to have sent this tweet out last night which was picked up and featured by the website Hollywood Life. ["From what I know, at least 2 of the women named as Cruz mistresses by the National Enquirer are accurate." [sic]] …Washington Times severed their arrangement with Mr. Johnson as one of their columnist soon after. … Either the Times is carrying Ted’s water or Mr. Johnson couldn’t substantiate his tweet.…

1:07pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 26 :MW

Wars and Rumors

A Russian Special Operations Forces officer reportedly called a strike onto himself when he was compromised and surrounded by ISIS militants near Palmyra, where a fierce battle between the Syrian army and terrorists is in full swing. … “The officer died as a hero, calling a strike onto himself after he was compromised and surrounded by terrorists…”

10:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a "religiously prejudiced" attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook… Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah… wrote online: "Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation. "Let's follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds."…

Which one was the true face of Islam? God help this world.
8:22pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Belgian police shot and wounded a man carrying an explosives-laden suitcase in the Brussels neighborhood of Schaerbeek on Friday – hours after seven suspects were rounded up in connection with the terror attacks.…

1:04pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Untied States

Florida Flag Hemp

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 25, 2016) – A bill expanding the state’s “Right to Try” law by legalizing the limited use of medical marijuana by terminal patients was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott today.…

8:18pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW
Idaho Flag

An Idaho bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients was signed by Gov. Otter on Wednesday…

8:16pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Impeach Obama

He lets us know what ALL his #1 priority are, Video: 1:22
12:14am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Shroud of Turin face

Yes, this is another documentary on the Shroud of Turin. I just find it to be compelling evidence for the resurrection—and, aside from the Scriptural arguments (of which there are many), just more proof that the Christians really have understood the Scriptures correctly and walk in step with the Words of the God of Israel.

Video: 51:50
9:40pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

…If these two relics are original and authentic, they reveal to us a snapshot of two related moments from Good Friday, Jerusalem, most likely on Friday, April 3, A.D. 33. They show us the image of a body which has been tortured, crucified and killed, but a body which did not decay, and which somehow vanished from the burial cloths leaving a very unusual image on the Shroud, by means yet unknown and undiscovered.…

9:36pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Defending Ourselves

An Indianapolis mother shot a man “multiple times” after he allegedly broke into the home through the window in the baby’s room.… “heard the window get busted…” grabbed her pistol… confronted by the alleged intruder who shot at her, but missed. …mother then opened fire and struck the suspect “multiple times.” He was transported to a hospital for treatment. …suspect was “carrying zip ties and a walkie-talkie.”…infant was not harmed…

8:27pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political posters and cartoons
2:36pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW
News headline links and more
1:01pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW
News headline links
12:47pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

…On this day in 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 146 garment workers in NYC. Most of the people who died were young immigrant women. Many died from jumping from the windows because the exit doors had been locked by the management to keep them from taking breaks.

Vic had to drop his news links & commentary in the Overnight Thread again. But there's conflict with the new "no primaries discussion" rule on the ONT. At least Vic hasn't quit again.
9:00am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

American Culture

The absence of firm leadership in our executive branch shouldn't fool the enemies of America into thinking that our nation is weak.…

One of the NRA's best yet. Video: 1:00
12:13am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Bill has a few words for the new Muslim immigrants.…

And I think he watched that NRA video I mentioned the other day. Wait, I didn't link to that. I'll try to find it.
12:11am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

US Election 2016


This one's pretty funny. Video: 1:21
12:08am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 25 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…"I categorically reject the view of Democrats that the police are the bad guys. And people are fed up with this notion that every time there is an incident, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or Bill de Blasio side with the criminals, the looters, with the thugs, rather than the brave men and women of blue.
I’m proud to stand with the police!"…

11:51pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Digital Threat

Google has announced the launch of a cloud-based machine learning platform.

The search giant's new large-scale platform will be able to learn and make predictions 'across a whole variety of scenarios', and is reminiscent of the fictional Skynet service from Terminator.

A limited preview of the service is now available for users to build their own machine-learning models 'that work on any type of data, of any size'.…

What could go wrong? go wrong? go wrong?
7:09pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

TIAWAH, Oklahoma …a rancher attempting to deliver a calf was dragged to death by the cow after he became entangled in a chain. …75-year-old man was using a calf-pulling chain to help deliver the calf Tuesday when something spooked the cow, causing it to take off running.…

11:32pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Spiritual Matters

A grieving woman went out for a cup of coffee over the weekend but ended up with so much more.…

11:24pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

If you don't believe in God or a universal spirit, you're more likely to be callous and manipulative, according to a controversial new study.

Atheists exhibit more traits commonly seen among psychopaths than people who consider themselves to be religious.

However, believers aren't spared criticism - the study also found that religious people are less intelligent than their non-believing counterparts.…

11:12pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Business Wisdom

1. Don't mistake your vocation
2. Select the right location
3. Avoid debt
4. Persevere
5. Whatever you do, do it with all your might…

11:30pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Securing Our Borders

The number of arrests made at the border of people from Afghanistan and Pakistan is up significantly this year compared to last, the president of the National Border Patrol Council said when he testified during a House hearing on Tuesday.

Brandon Judd, who has also served as a Border Patrol agent for nearly 20 years, also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security that he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of “got aways…” Judd began by denying what he says is the Obama administration’s claim that “the border is more secure today than it’s ever been.”

“As a Border Patrol Agent, I will tell you the exact opposite,” Judd said.…

7:12pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons
11:58pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Bush didn’t, Obama wouldn’t, but the next president should: Call into the Oval Office the leaders of Muslim communities throughout America to say…

Political and social llinks and summaries - lots of 'em
11:50pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Donald Trump, Uber-American:

Trump knows psychology. He knows facts don’t matter. He knows people are irrational. So while his opponents are losing sleep trying to memorize the names of foreign leaders – in case someone asks – Trump knows that is a waste of time. No one ever voted for a president based on his or her ability to name heads of state. People vote based on emotion. Period.

News and other links
11:35pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

It would seem that modern progressives are exceedingly selective in what horrifies and terrifies them.

News headline and other links
11:28pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
News and blog links
11:17pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man named Mohammed Bhutta was seen wearing a balaclava and brandishing two machetes (some reports say meat cleavers) outside a private school in Glasgow, Scotland. He reportedly chased after a man and threw a machete at him. It took two policeman to subdue the attacker. Mr. Bhutta is now in custody, and has appeared in court. The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, a record two million immigrants arrived in Germany in 2015, the largest number recorded in a single year since the founding of the Bundesrepublik.…

News headline links and summaries
11:15pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In response to this morning’s terror attacks in Brussels, a Flemish man named Ivar Mol tweeted to his fellow teachers: “How can you continue teaching when Muslims in your class are cheering?” In response, three policeman knocked on his door and asked him not to post any more tweets of that sort.

In other news, a 7-year-old girl was raped by “refugees” in an asylum center in Germany. The young victim, like her attackers, was an asylum-seeker.…

News headline links and summaries
11:14pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
News headline links
11:10pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
News headline links
11:01pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW
News headline links.
8:59am CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

…On this day in 1663 the Province of Carolina was granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne. This became the States of North and South Carolina (it also included a number of other current States). The Carolina colony was the only one founded for strictly a profit motive. In order to facilitate as rapid a settlement as possible the Lords Proprietor invited settlers of all religions to come to the Carolinas. Their idea was to make money from the growing crops which had been successful in the Caribbean Islands.

Vic's early morning report in the early morning thread.
7:55am CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

BEASTMODE: Ted Cruz: 'Donald, you're a sniveling coward, leave Heidi the hell alone!'

Video: 0:19
11:07pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Heidi Cruz, the wife of GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), deflected a threat by Donald Trump to “spill the beans” on her during a brief press conference in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

“Well, as you probably know by now, most of the things that Donald Trump says have no basis in reality,” Mrs. Cruz responded to a reporter’s question about Trump’s tweet.

“So we are not worried in the least and [we are] focusing on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that,” she said.…

11:04pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 24 :MW

Wars and Rumors

The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004.…

Reflectionis on the ongoing and future contest between civilization and the opposite of civilization, in science-fiction form.
2:43pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW


Another amusing collection of discerned faces photos by Bluebird.
2:36pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW

People Live

Mormon missionary Mason Wells, 19, has survived his third terrorist attack. Mason was in Paris last year during the attacks and a block away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon during the bombings. The teen suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, injuries from shrapnel and second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands. Despite his injuries, his parents said he is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery…

2:39pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here

News headline links
2:47pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW
Cryptic news headlines with links
10:21am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW

…On this day in 1775 Patrick Henry delivered his famous speech "Give me liberty, or give me death!" at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. Today what we have from our rabble rousers is give me free shit and keep your freedom. …

There was a morning thread, but too late for Vic, apparently, who posted his wit and links in the Overnight again.
9:22am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 23 :MW

Wars and Rumors

As many as 31 people were killed and more than 180 injured as coordinated terrorist bombings rocked the Brussels airport and subway system during rush hour Tuesday morning in the Belgian capital.

Two bombings at Zaventem Airport, where 11 people were reportedly killed, and another at the metro station in the Maelbeek section near the European Union headquarters, where the mayor's office said 20 were killed, were almost immediately confirmed as terrorism. The attack at the airport was reportedly accompanied by shouts in Arabic and gunfire, and an unexploded suicide belt was reportedly found in the aftermath.…

9:26am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

I've got a LE friend on the ground in Brussels. He just sent me pictures of the airport and the Metro car. It's bad, really, bad. At least 24 dead and close to 100 injured with many grievous injuries. Both locations were suicide bombers, multiple at the airport.

The Metro explosion was from inside a crowded car with a crowded platform. The car was destroyed from the inside out..…

A commenter on Ace
9:18am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Impeach Obama

On the Friday after Thanksgiving 1962, Cuban agents planned to detonate 500 kilos of TNT inside Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba's "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time. …

12:08am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

News headline links
11:16pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW
Blazing Cat Fur now has a regular headline links page.
12:57pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW
News headline links
12:39pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

On this day in 1638 Anne Hutchinson was expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent. So much for the myth that the Pilgrims came to the new world for religious freedom. Anne Hutchinson finally wound up in what is now NY, which was a Dutch colony at the time. She and her family were massacred by Indians in the end. Only one daughter survived.…

Vic's news near the start of an early morning thread. I'd say all's right with the world, except for, you know, the actual news.
9:00am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Israel Stands Alone

Among the last remaining Yemeni Jews secretly were rescued and brought to Israel to escape persecution and increased danger in Yemen.

The once thriving Yemeni Jewish community of over 50,000 mostly were rescued just after Israel’s founding, in what became known as Operation Magic Carpet. … This last group brought an ancient Torah Scroll, believed to be several hundred years old.…

12:19am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Defending Ourselves


The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that Second Amendment does include stun guns, in a ruling issued on Monday.

In the short per curiam (“by the Court”) opinion in Caetano v. Massachusetts, the Court set aside a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, rejecting the arguments offered for allowing the state to ban possession or use of stun guns as in conflict with the Second Amendment.…

12:16am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW


Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.

Excellent historical lesson. Video: 5:38
12:02am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Man and Woman

Twitter’s new ‘Safety Council’ makes a mockery of free speech.

Pat Condell in his usual excellent form. Video: 5:53
12:00am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 22 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

…How the hell does this make any sense? I understand how it might be preferable for someone of a certain ethnicity to be raised with that same culture, but that’s only when everything else is equal. Lexi has found a great home where she is flourishing, and the government just can’t have that.

But you can do something about it.

Please sign this petition and spread this story to make sure Lexi stays home…

10:28am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

• Lexi, a six-year-old with one-and-a-half per cent Choctaw Native American blood, is about to be ripped away from the only home she's ever known
• Summer and Rusty Page, Lexi's foster parents, are not Native American
• Due to the 'Indian Child Welfare Act', Lexi can only live with other Native American families
• Summer and Rusty from Santa Clara, California, have been fighting for two years to adopt the child
• Now a court ordered emergency stay has been lifted, the Department of Children and Family Services will try to remove Lexi any day
• The Choctaw Tribe has decided to place Lexi with a person in Utah who is not Native American and does not live on a reservation …

All for the child's own good, of course...?!?
10:24am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion.…

Great idea with terrifying potential.
8:05pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Untied States


The Supreme Court refused Monday to referee a simmering dispute between Colorado and two neighboring states over the cross-border impact of marijuana legalization … The justices denied an effort by Oklahoma and Nebraska to bring their grievances about pot-related crime directly to the nation's highest court without seeking to go through lower courts first.…

8:09pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Impeach Obama

President Obama traveled to Cuba yesterday for a three day trip where he will get the full Communist Elite vacation package. I'm not sure if that includes golf, but it does include rounding up political dissidents.

Sunny really hits it. Video: 4:20
11:56pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW
Ted Cruz

… Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporters that President Obama’s visit to the communist dictatorship of Cuba that day was “a sad day in American history” and that he looks forward to visiting a “free Cuba” after he becomes President.… "when I visit Cuba it will be a free Cuba. It will be a Cuba without Raúl Castro without Fidel Castro. I cannot wait to celebrate with the people of Cuba, 90 miles off America’s shore, their liberation, their freedom from the communist dictatorship that has sacked their future that has destroyed their economy, that has destroyed lives. And that will only happen with a President who doesn’t side reflexively with every enemy of America…"

8:27pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Cuba.…

10:31am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW
Whacky O

Hours before President Barack Obama landed in Havana to meet with high-ranking members of the island’s repressive communist regime, more than 50 pro-democracy dissidents were beaten and arrested, shoved into buses to be shipped into the nation’s jails to prevent them from disturbing official activities.

At least 50 of those arrested are members of the Ladies in White, a mostly-Catholic dissident group comprised of the wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters of prisoners of conscience.…

And reportedly, those " high-ranking members" don't include Castros.
8:50am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

You've asked. Now we're answering…

The important stuff!
11:54pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Oklahoma Law

Okla Flag

The state of Oklahoma officially recognized the Libertarian Party Monday.… Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said… “This means Oklahomans can register as members of the Libertarian Party, and candidates can run as Libertarian for all partisan offices in the state. The Libertarian Party also will receive a ballot line for President and Vice President in November’s General Election.” …

My first Presidential vote (and at least one other) were for the LP candidate. Now? Too little, too late - I didn't leave them as much as they left me. However, I'm glad they got certification. For political partying's sake.
9:21pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Defending Ourselves

On March 18 the Idaho House concurred with the Senate by passing legislation that abolishes the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state.

The legislation–Senate Bill 1389–now goes to Governor Butch Otter’s (R) desk.…

8:00pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW


Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.

A good Wild Bill video: 2:58
11:58pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In defiance of French law, international NGOs are building makeshift towns for migrants on the Channel coast near Dunkirk. Among the participating organizations is Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF).

In other news, despite the latest agreement on migrants between the EU and Turkey, “refugees” continue to cross the Aegean in traffickers’ boats and land on the Greek islands. Hundreds of new migrants have arrived in the last few days, and, after registration, will theoretically be sent back to Turkey.…

News headline links and summaries
10:49pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Bulgaria is now deploying troops along its border with Macedonia, in case migrants whose route has been blocked attempt to find a new route through Bulgaria. Meanwhile, a brawl broke out between Afghans and Syrians at a migrant camp in the Greek port city of Piraeus. The conflict reportedly started with a disagreement over the use of a cell phone charger. Fifty people took part in the fight, and one man was injured.

In other news, a suicide bomber in Istanbul exploded himself in a busy shopping area, killing at least four people and wound an undetermined number.…

News headline links and summaries
10:48pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW
Adding The Other McCain's news headline blog, and other links,
10:44pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Yale Grad Students Claim They Need More Therapists on Campus

American University candidates promise snowflakes 24-hour counseling, more ‘inclusion’

The school safety debate: Mollycoddle no more - There are two sides to the debate over school discipline, and the policy being pursued is wrong.…

These and more news headline links
8:33pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW
News headline links. It's no Vic report, but nothing is.
9:07am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

On this day in 1963 Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, on an island in San Francisco Bay, closed. The building has been occupied off and on many times by political protestors since then. Today it is a museum and tourist attraction.…

After threatening to quit, Vic returns! Of course, there was no morning thread for his return, so he's stuck in the Overnight Thread again.
8:55am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary, Tense

…here is what should easily disqualify Hillary Clinton from the candidacy of the presidency of the United States. Hillary Clinton abandoned Americans to die in Benghazi and then lied about it. She didn’t even have the courage of conviction to go on the Sunday shows and talk about what happened at the Special Mission Compound which was under the State Department. Why was the U.N. Ambassador sent out on those Sunday shows? And this is supposed to be the front runner for the Democrat Party? This is supposed to be a person that moms and dads, wives and husbands, children and grandchildren are to trust their loved ones to protect when deploying them into harm’s way?…

8:24pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) — the organization labeled a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates — is calling on 2016 Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to remove individuals from his national security advisory team which CAIR has labeled “infamous Islamophobes.”…

Drawing flak - must be over target.
7:59pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 21 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Hamas operatives are afraid to enter underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip fearing they will collapse, … some of the operatives digging the tunnels believe Israel was involved in at least some of the recent tunnel collapses that claimed the lives of several Hamas men. …

That hoodoo that they do - working one way or the other.
7:30pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 20 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat
News headline links and summaries
7:40pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 20 :MW
Posters and cartoons, political and humorous
7:34pm CDT Sun 2016 Mar 20 :MW


st month, Facebook censored a woman for criticizing gender-neutral locker rooms on her page, “Keep Locker Rooms Safe.” Now, the social media site has decided to shut her page down completely.

Autumn Bennett, the administrator of the page advocating for safety and privacy in locker rooms through sex-assigned bathrooms, told The Daily Wire the threats she has been receiving since the incident have gotten increasingly more aggressive.…

9:46pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

A member of the abortion lobby testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on late-term abortions that it is acceptable to deny immediate medical care to babies born alive following botched abortions.…

10:36pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Digital Terrorism

…After the Benghazi attack Hillary's State Department emails show her administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama admitted that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror.…

9:49pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

Hillary, Tense

In a Friday interview on C-SPAN, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia Joseph diGenova held up a copy of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich and said, “I know from conversations with former FBI agents that the FBI, believe it or not, has a copy of this book, Clinton Cash.”

“And they have delved into it deeply,” diGenova said… “FBI agents are now assigned, the first thing they are told is read Clinton Cash, the book, and then come and start your investigation….”

9:16am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Untied States

Here’s the Bad News: If you’re relying on the Supreme Court to protect the Constitution and liberty – you’ve already lost.…

Video: 2:26
9:51pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher stated.…

You know what? Who cares!

I don't know why, but Breitbart runs at least three articles every time this guy opens his mouth.

10:49am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Raising Ourselves

The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse. They are urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that would condition children to accept chemical and surgical distortions allowing people to impersonate the opposite sex.…

10:40pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

A couple of funny kitty cartoons
4:39pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Headline of the Day

Tulsa Man Wanted For Causing Fatal Crash In Jail

No, the fatal crash did not occur in the jail. The man formerly wanted for the deadly crash is in jail.
4:43pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

US Military

…Rep. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked Marine Corps General Robert Neller why the number of serious air accidents have been “increasing significantly” over the past three years. Without a second thought, he pointed right at Obama.

“We track this very closely and the simple fact is we don’t have enough airplanes to meet training requirements for the entire force,” he said. Just like that, the General slapped Obama with a nasty admission, blaming the severe budget cuts our military has sustained under our so-called commander-in-chief.…

4:37pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Breitbart is Here

The Role of Highways in American Poverty - They seemed like such a good idea in the 1950s.

Go-Getters, Gone?

How many jobs will the robots take? …

These and more headline links
10:54am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Muslim businessman in Vienna is alleged to have used the premises of his Islamic kindergarten for sex orgies and distributing drugs. The suspected alleged perp, known only as “Abdullah P”, reportedly manufactured and sold drugs under the cover of running a Muslim kindergarten.

In other news, the annual observance of “Earth Hour” has been cancelled in the town of Östersund in northern Sweden. Östersund made the news recently when its police chief advised female residents to stay indoors at night to avoid being raped by migrant men. Now the town wants to keep the streetlights on during Earth Hour to prevent those same rowdy immigrants from taking advantage of the darkness to act out their impulses against the women of Östersund.…

News headline links and summaries
10:45am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

I will no longer be posting links. It gets frustrating spending 3 hours putting those links together only to have Ben come along less than an hour later and stomp on them.…

Worst news Vic has ever posted.
7:39am CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

US Election 2016

Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland.…

As much of a RINO as Coburn can be, I would hope he won't put up with this. Nor Perry. But in this crazy year? Who knows? Maybe they want Hillary, after all.
10:33pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Protesters shut down highways in Arizona, blocking people from attending GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign rally at 11 AM in Fountain Hills, Arizona at the Fountain Park.…

Criminals behaving badly.
9:43pm CDT Sat 2016 Mar 19 :MW

Impeach Obama

Whacky O

Presidency Is Not A Reality Show | SUPERcuts! #303

Video: 1:27
10:47pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Digital Future is Now

…On Ethereum, the same types of services offered by companies like Facebook, Google, Ebay, and Amazon, will be provided instead by computers distributed around the globe. But how does Ethereum bring together these scattered nodes into one network? By using the groundbreaking organizational system known as a blockchain, which The Economist has aptly dubbed "the trust machine."…

Video: 8:10
10:44pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW


…a solar energy project in Nevada is creating a lethal solar flux that singes, blinds, and even vaporizes birds.… Video shows that in early 2015, at least 115 birds disintegrated as they flew into the project’s solar flux during a testing period…

7:02pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Headline of the Day

Oklahoma’s size will test young Purdue women

Could have thought that headline through a little better... for dirty minds.
7:09pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Solar System

Ceres is a dwarf planet with a bizarre surface, marked by mysterious bright spots that have left astronomers perplexed. Now, these odd features appear to be changing over time, and scientists are left with no way to adequately explain the phenomenon.…

7:37pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Defending Ourselves

In this News Minute from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, Jennifer Zahrn reports that the NRA strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Video: 2:48
10:42pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Congress has cancelled funding for an advanced missile defense system that has been deployed across the D.C. area during the last few years to prevent against a rising threat from cruise missile strikes.…

Well, it's only the nation's capital, after all.
7:45pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Saudi airstrike on a town in northern Yemen killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more. A number of civilians, including children, were among the dead. The town was targeted because it is reportedly a stronghold of the Houthi rebels.

In other news, recent figures released by the Danish government indicated that 84% of welfare recipients in Denmark are non-Western immigrants.…

News headline links and summaries
6:56pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW
News headline links
6:54pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW
Mostly political and some humorous posters and cartoons with a definite anti-Trump, pro-Cruz bias.
6:37pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Phoenix VA employees still employed
Congress points fingers at Flint water problems
Now you can look at Hillary's emails …

These and more headline links
9:11am CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

US Election 2016

Mitt Romney

The 2012 GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney, revealed Friday afternoon that he will vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Tuesday’s Utah primary caucus …

Well, isn't that special? Hope it doesn't hurt Cruz.
7:34pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tells reporters she hopes 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) can win the Republican nomination.…

Post-Rubio re-orientation for Nikki. Whatever.
7:06pm CDT Fri 2016 Mar 18 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, after facing heavy pressure from lawmakers and rights groups to make the rare designation.… Kerry's finding will not obligate the United States to take additional action against ISIS militants and does not prejudge any prosecution against its members…

2:33pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

According to the Obama administration, the Islamic State is committing genocide against certain religious minority groups — excluding Christian minorities. But ISIS is on record saying that its eradication of Christians is due to their religious identity.…

12:34pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

Tel Aviv University unveiled a remote-controlled, bionic heart patch, which researchers say could become a revolutionary alternative to heart transplants for patients whose hearts have been damaged by heart attacks or cardiac disease.…

Sounds great… um… except for that "remote controlled" part, maybe…?
12:19pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Yes, it’s been a while — life interfered — but I’m back with a wonderful illustrated edition. They are in exciting random order because I’m too lazy today to sort them by topic…

Posters and comics, political and humorous - lots of them and some very funny.
9:49pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

The Electric Vehicle Mileage Fraud Update: Singapore Figures It Out

How the American hamburger came to rule the world

11 Of The World's Coolest Offices…

These and more headline links
2:35pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

When Belgian police raided a residence thought to be a hideout for terrorists connected with last year’s massacre in Paris, they got into a gun battle with the mujahideen living there. An Algerian named Belkaid Mohamed was killed, and two police officers were wounded. Next to Mr. Mohamed’s body was a Kalashnikov, ammunition, a Koran, and the flag of the Islamic State. The incident carries a tentative Mohammed Coefficient of 100%, but may be subject to revision when the other suspects are captured and identified.

In other news, since yesterday the Italian coast guard has rescued almost 2,000 migrants and recovered two corpses from traffickers’ boats off the coast of Libya.…

News headline links and summaries
2:29pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

ICYMI Obama names SCOTUS Nominee
No surprise Garland is anti-gun
What is over/under on GOP waffling on SCOTUS pick? …

These and more headline links
9:53am CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

US Election 2016

This video shows a side of Kasich I wouldn’t want being president. There is something to be said about how people treat “the little people” in life.…

Haven't we had enough of politicians who disdain policemen? Video: 4:58
9:34pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Former presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a group of Minnesota supporters Wednesday he is hoping one of the remaining candidates for president will stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination — and that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could be the best option for conservatives.…

Too little, too late, Mario.
9:30pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Heidi Cruz, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations [CFR] Task Force of the North American Community.… Cruz co-authored… "Building a North American Community.”… The report calls for ending US sovereignty and merging the US with Canada and Mexico.… for the “elimination of most controls” on the borders between US and Canada and the US and Mexico.… for a Marxist style sharing of wealth and resources to even out the standard of living in Mexico, America, and Canada.… for a massive North American Development Bank… for a massive North American bureaucracy that would manage land and resource in all three nations.… for a North American wide environmental bureaucracy.… for a bureaucracy to oversea the development of energy resources. It evens calls for a North American wide bureaucracy to manage tax policies.…

I did not download the original report (PDF), and cannot say how true the above analysis is, nor what part Cruz actually had in it. I pass it along FWIW.
2:27pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “Lucifer”.… “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above. They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee…"

If anyone would know about the devil, it's Obama's diabolical pal Boehner.
12:31pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe endorsed Republican John Kasich for president on Wednesday.…

Inhofe, further reinforcing his RINO credentials. Jim needs to be replaced.
12:27pm CDT Thu 2016 Mar 17 :MW

WW2 - still with us

The animation was created by the Imperial War Museum to mark the re-opening of the American Air Museum. It shows the progress of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against the Germans from 1939 to 1945 …

Video: 2:32
6:06pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

US Judicial Branch

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network… plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination… JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said… Judge Merrick’s record on the bench since 1997 “leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.”…

6:09pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political posters and comics
6:28pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Omar al-Shishani, one of the top military leaders of the Islamic State, has reportedly died of wounds sustained in a U.S. air strike. The report is denied by ISIS, who say that their leader was not even injured. Mr. al-Shishani, a Chechen, was well-known for attracting new recruits from the Caucasus to fight in the jihad in Iraq and Syria.

In other news, in the latest Brexit polls, 52% of Britons who are likely to vote want the UK to leave the EU.…

News headline links and summaries
6:02pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

Why Only Apple Users Can Trash Their Files

Social Work Needs Heterodoxy

MA: Battle rages over Lyme disease bill
"Chronic Lyme" infection exists only in the imagination …

These and many more headline links
5:51pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

• Super Tuesday election results
• The NFL admits link between football and CTE
• 4 families vehemently disagree with Hillary …

These and more headline links
8:45am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

…On this day in 1802 the Army Corps of Engineers was established with the initial purpose to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point. A rare government agency that achieved its purpose.…

Vic's report on the world starts here today.
7:53am CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

US Election 2016


Senior GOP official Curly Haugland: We choose the nominee, not the voters…

More proof the Establishment GOP ignores the voters.
6:23pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW
Donald Trump

Halperin and McKinnon have dinner with the Republican Establishment where they discuss how Donald Trump is interrupting the GOP cycle given that he is not as informed, articulate, and poised as the rest of the party.…

Demonstrating why they have been losing the base and elections. Black Mamba rightly headlines this :Best Trump Ad I’ve Seen In My Life."
6:16pm CDT Wed 2016 Mar 16 :MW

Digital Consequences


A robot, operating on the behalf of the pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs, has been accused of harassing students at the Ivy League Brown University in the US after it attended a discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The incident has been branded "dystopian" by a student group.

The debating cyborg, operated by one of the right-wing group's directors, Shahar Azani, was accused of "policing academic discourse" at the Rhode Island university, the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz reported.…

10:48pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

…Xena is gay in the new series.…

Yawn. No Lawless. Nobody cares.
11:03pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

Theory of Justice

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik goes to court on Tuesday to accuse the Norwegian state of inhuman treatment… will argue that his isolation in Skien jail violates a ban on “inhuman and degrading treatment”…

Give him what he gave his victims - that should solve the problem.
10:54pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW


Should American citizens be subjected to a government established definition of acceptable religion? Should Congress presume to “prohibit the free exercise” of any citizen’s chosen faith or creed?

Should a free people be penalized if they disagree with what the government deems to be acceptable belief and practice? Should a religious college… be prohibited by any government agency from freely teaching its views concerning personal morality and human behavior? … These are not hyperbolic questions. They are not sensational or speculative. As we speak, Oklahoma Wesleyan University finds itself before the Supreme Court — forced to defend its belief…

A better question than the headline might be, why should the First Amendment have to be defended?
10:38pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Uber Increases Productivity

Sippican's sewage mystery

Gross out

Students: ‘Orient Express’ Party Racist, ‘Toxic,’ Perpetuates Tourist Privilege

Tourist privilege? I am all for more of that …

These and many more headline links
11:32pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A 27-year-old man entered an army recruitment center in Toronto carrying a knife and stabbed two soldiers who worked there before being subdued by six or eight other soldiers. Both the injured soldiers and the attacker are now recovering in the hospital. No information has been given out by the authorities, so the Mohammed Coefficient of the case cannot yet be determined, but the Toronto police chief says there may be a connection with terrorism. Nevertheless, it is absolutely certain that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

In other news, British holidaymakers who are attempting to schedule holidays in terrorism-free resorts — such as the coast of Spain, for example, instead of North Africa, West Africa, Turkey, etc. — may have to pay as much as 80% more as a “safety premium” to do so. Spain is thought to have fewer jihadis than other, more southern locales, hence the higher prices. …

News headline links and summaries
11:25pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

He promised transformational change
US concerned about Iranian rocket launch
2 Canadian Force members stabbed at recruiting center …

Morning news headline links on the Ace of Spades blog - now being included in the Blog Heap
8:32am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

…Beware the Ides of March. On this day in 44 BC Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators. You never here about the "several other" Senators because old Will did not include them in the play that all school children used to have to read and study.…

The early morning thread starts off with Vic's news report. The world is iin balance - at least this much.
8:30am CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Decision Desk HQ Results for today's Republican primaries
11:55pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 29 › § 599
Promise of appointment by candidate

Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Paging Dr. Carson.
11:17pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

…Ben Carson suggested on Newsmax TV that he was promised a role in a Trump administration in exchange for endorsing the reality TV show star.…

11:14pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) suspended his campaign for president in a speech in Miami, FL on Tuesday.…

Stayed in long enough to ruin another Tuesday.
11:07pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW
Guzzling Hillalry

…Clinton went on to make the extraordinary claim to “Hardball” host Chris Matthews the United States “didn’t lose a single person” in Libya…

Four dead Americans unable to argue with her.
10:51pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

…According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.…

6:26pm CDT Tue 2016 Mar 15 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…This is a Johnson ad in 1964 (back when ads were very long) that could easily be an ad in 2016.…

10:36pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Know the Enemy

…Behind all the mobs was the organized left –, the public sector unions run by Sixties leftovers, and the cabal of anti-American billionaires led by George Soros. The mobs themselves were composed of the hate-filled foot soldiers of the political left. Now these forces have gathered in the campaign to elect the Vermont communist and are focusing their venom on Donald Trump. The obvious plan is to make Republicans toxic while driving a wedge through the Republican Party. The plan is defeat Republicans in November so that the destructive forces they have set in motion in the Democratic Party can finish the wrecking job that Obama started.…

8:25pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Animal Culture

A new species of spider, Dolomedes briangreenei, which likes to swim and catch fish, has been discovered in Queensland. …about the size of the palm of a hand…

8:27pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW


…there remains hundreds of tribes cut off from global civilization, who, in many ways, live as our ancestors did thousands of years ago.… For decades, state and international policy has largely protected these tribes, granting them the right to live their lives in isolation.… In a recent issue of the journal PLoS ONE, Professor Robert Walker, Dr. Dylan Kesler, and Professor Kim Hill argue that no-contact policies should not ignore the well being of the very societies they are designed to protect.… "If populations are small and declining… then current policy approaches should be deemed ineffective…" The trio also insists that the desire to leave cultures isolated is misguided. "In our experiences from interviews with people after contact, there is a unanimous consensus that people stay isolated mostly because of fear of extermination and slavery. People want to trade, particularly for access to steel machetes and axes, and they crave exposure to new ideas and new opportunities. Humans are a gregarious species that intrinsically desire and benefit from outside interactions with other groups."

11:45pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Political World

1000 Years Time-Lapse Map of Europe (1000 - 2000 AD)…

Video: 10:59 - an incredible experience. Need to watch it several times, to get all the details on different areas, and possibly slow it down on much of it.
10:07pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

Even Bernie Bros Are Upset With Sanders’ Comment On Poverty
“Just because I’m white doesn’t mean I have everything handed to me.”

Congress Committed to Stopping Obama From Handing Gitmo U.S. Naval Station to Cuba
President Obama is not only expected to close Guantanamo Bay, but rumor has it he is prepared to give our U.S. Naval Station in the region to Cuba.…

These and more headline links and summaries
11:12pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Don’t bother with zen — stress helps you perform better

What Happens When Walmart Dumps You
That's a Country song

The hacking of Ashley Madison and the fantasy of infidelity…

These and many more headline links - and a comic strip
10:32pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The German EU-skeptical party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, AfD) did serious damage to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition in today’s regional elections in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saxony-Anhalt. The party will have seats in all three state parliaments, and did especially well in Saxony, which is in the former communist East.

In other news, the Egyptian minister of justice was fired after he remarked on a TV show that he would arrest Mohammed himself if Mr. PBUH broke the law. The minister immediately corrected himself and apologized, but that was not enough to save his job.…

News headline links and summaries
10:24pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man in his fifties was raped by a teenager in a restroom stall in a major department store in Manchester, England. So far there is no information on the race, ethnicity, or religious affiliation of the young miscreant.

In other news, maps circulating among migrants in Greece show that one of the planned new routes for the migration may overwhelm popular tourist resorts on the coast of Croatia.…

News headline links and summaries
10:22pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

…On this day in 1794 Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin. This invention had a major impact on the growth of cotton which had been a luxury item because of the labor needed to hand pick the seeds from the cotton.

Vic's news playing hide-and-seek on the Overnight Thread again. Use this link as your cheat to find him.
9:49am CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

US Election 2016

Hilarious animated GIF
11:50pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW
Donald Trump

Yesterday, I stumbled across something Ben Carson said that brought me to a screeching halt.

In an interview with The Hill in which Carson defended his decision to endorse the guy who compared him to pathological pedophiles, Carson said:

“I needed to know that he could listen to other people, that he could change his opinions, and that some of the more outlandish things that he’s said, that he didn’t really believe those things,” Carson said.

When asked which statements Trump might back away from, Carson demurred.

“I’ll let him talk about that because I don’t think it’s fair for me to relay a private conversation,” he said.

Oh, really? So, Donald Trump really doesn’t believe some of the things he said, but you aren’t going to tell us which of the things he said that he doesn’t believe?!

That’s like saying, “Here’s a plate of cookies a friend of mine baked. Help yourself. He put poison in one of them and pointed it out to me, but because he pointed it out to me in private, I’m not going to tell you which one it is.”…

11:33pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW
Hillary Faced

Hillary Clinton:…"'Cause we're gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business…”

Running for Obama's Third Term
10:05pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced endorsements from more than 100 Missouri and Florida pastors and faith leaders on Monday…

10:02pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Leading pro-life member of Congress, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the GOP race for the nomination… Franks… serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee…

10:00pm CDT Mon 2016 Mar 14 :MW

Animal Culture

Don’t Be Late for Church!…

Claudia collects a nice set of active animals.
10:27am CDT Sun 2016 Mar 13 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, mostly anti-Trump political, a couple of other.
10:36am CDT Sun 2016 Mar 13 :MW

No news today. Slept too late and besides, its all Trump all the time. I am sick of Trump Trump Trump.…

Better sleep than trump.
8:04am CDT Sun 2016 Mar 13 :MW

Under Tyranny

Michal Huniewicz risked detention by taking photos of everyday life in North Korea and smuggling them out
Photographer visited the secretive state and managed to evade the watchful eye of his official tour guide…

Not as horrible as much of the country surely is, but a study in contrasts - like broad roads with few cars.
10:07pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Dinosaurs - still with us

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Today we take the appearance of dinosaurs for granted, but it’s taken centuries of careful study to learn how to accurately read the clues in the fossil record.… Did dinosaurs have lips? This is something we still don’t know, and is an area of current debate.…

9:37pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Animal Culture

Incredible bit of footage. Video: 0:44
10:15pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Animal Companions

…That night, I had a dream that I still remember to this day: Spot was in heaven, and he was walking alongside a tall, bearded man in a robe. I thought it was probably Moses.…

Fascinating tale.
7:10pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

21 Reasons To Never Ever Step Inside A Whole Foods Again…
#2 "Don't buy that batch of kale. Buy this one: its aura is stronger.…"

10:51am CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Technology can be dangerous if it's in the wrong hands. These parents are living proof, as their kids live in fear of the next torturous text message...

10:48am CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

People Live

Yisrael Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust but doesn't consider himself particularly remarkable, despite being named the world's oldest living man Friday at age 112.

The Israeli was born in what is now Poland on September 15, 1903, three months before the Wright brothers' first powered and controlled aeroplane flight.

He lived there after the First World War until the Nazi occupation in World War II, when he was eventually sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Kristal survived and moved to Israel, where he has lived for over six decades.…

So, no man is left alive who was born in the 19th Century.
11:19pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Opposing Tyranny


…What right does any group of people have to tell us to change our clocks?…

Ace puts it in perspective.
7:00pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Bulgaria and Albania are taking measures to prevent a possible influx of migrants across their border with Greece, now that Macedonia has closed its border. Italy is coordinating with Albania to patrol the Adriatic, fearing that the migrants may reroute through Montenegro or Italy itself.

In other news, a mob of violent protesters swarmed an arena tonight in Chicago where Donald Trump was due to speak at a rally. The rally had to be cancelled, due to security concerns. Dozens of people were arrested.…

News headline links and summaries
9:50pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

During the Michigan primary, the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders carried the Arab-American vote, outpolling Hillary Clinton 2-1. One of the secrets to Comrade Sanders’ success was his strategy of campaigning in Arabic in Dearborn and other predominantly Arab areas around Detroit.

In other news, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency because of the migration crisis, and ordered troops deployed along the border with Romania.…

News headline links and summaries
9:49pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

How Amazon is secretly building its superfast delivery empire
There's an olive oil shortage
Sippican's Sewer Saga continues
21 Reasons To Never Ever Step Inside A Whole Foods Again…

These and many more news headline links. Hey! Already blogged that Whole Foods article!
9:44pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

…On this day in 1894 Coca-Cola was bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.…

Vic's News and the Early Morning Thread, together again at last.
7:16am CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

US Election 2016

Andrew Klavan is angry! So he's voting for Donald Trump.…

Video: 2:03
8:06pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Attempted attack on Donald Trump at Dayton Ohio March 12, 2016…

Another view than the video linked earlier. Glad that Michelle Jesse posted this. I looked around (a little) for a different view, but didn't find one. Michelle writes, "Though initial reports suggested the protester grabbed Trump’s leg, it appears the protester may have simply been rushing toward Trump." Video: 1:47
8:02pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Donald Trump Has Close Call in Dayton, Secret Service Steps in to Protect… Saturday, March 12, 2016: At a Donald Trump for President rally in Dayton, OH, the U.S. Secret Service had to step in to protect Mr. Trump after a scare from a protester. …

Video: 2:19
7:04pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Ted Cruz basically blamed Donald Trump for the violence and protests that occurred earlier in the day at a Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago. …

Did blame the protesters, briefly, before going on to suggest, extensively, that Trump fostered an atmosphere of violence. Video: 3:00
11:02am CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Donald Trump canceled his rally at the UIC Pavilion Friday evening due to concerns about safety, according to his spokesperson. …a total of five arrests were made and two police officers suffered minor injuries including one who was hit in the head with a bottle and required stitches. The Chicago Fire Department said two civilians also suffered minor injuries and were transported to Stroger and Loretto hospitals.… As the crowd waited for the event to begin, it became apparent that it included at least hundreds of protesters. Activist Jedidiah Brown told me he and other infiltrators were on a mission to disrupt Trump's speech as often as possible.… At the announcement, undercover protesters who had entered the Pavilion as Trump supporters broke into wild celebration, shouting "We stopped Trump! We stopped Trump!" The ensuing chaos included pushing, shoving and a few fistfights with several people taken away by Chicago and UIC police.… "The police, they don't seem to be doing anything to get anyone out of here, so everyone in the parking garage started to get weapons out of their car, they're ready to fight," said a caller… "There's hate in that pavilion," says protester Sophia Sarabia. "We believe with our prayer and our drums, we can overcome this hate with love. God is love."…

She's right that there was hate in that pavilion!
10:59am CST Sat 2016 Mar 12 :MW

Wars and Rumors

ISIS may have deliberately released personal information about 22,000 of its fighters in a desperate attempt to stop them from leaving, a respected counter-terrorism expert has said.…

5:52pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

Digital Threat

A major step was taken Thursday in the U.S. government's plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system.

A nonprofit international group approved a plan and forwarded it to the Obama administration Thursday for review and approval.…

ICANN officials said Thursday the plan should meet the U.S. government's priorities to protect the open Internet and to prevent any other government from gaining control. It also includes security and accountability measures, they said, and if the plan is implemented, Internet users should see no real difference. …

Yeah, sure.
7:55am CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

People Die

Keith Emerson, founding member and keyboardist of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and a prog rock legend, died Friday. He was 71. …police found Emerson with a single gunshot wound to the head, though they could not confirm that Emerson died by suicide.…

5:55pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Okla Flag

The Oklahoma House Thursday overwhelmingly adopted legislation that would permit gun owners to carry their weapons openly without a state-issued license.

House members voted 73-15 for the so-called "constitutional open carry" measure and sent it to the state Senate for debate and a vote.…

5:50pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

Breitbart is Here

• The remarkable George Martin has died at 90
• Descendants of Rollo, Viking founder of Normandy, exhumed
Rollo is a cool name
• Luxurious College Apartments, Built on Debt…

These and many more headline links
6:35pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

I hope that Trump can sweep the March 15 primaries…so we can end this PAINFUL nomination process. We’re going to need a little time for wounds to heal, before we unify against Hillary.

And PLEASE no more debates!…

Been thinking some of these "Breitbart is Here" articles are so candidate-oriented, they belong more appropriately under the "Election 2016" heading, but I will continue to post the independent media voices here for now, including Joe Dan's Trump-subsumed but always entertaining anyway Intellectual Froglegs videos.

Video: or Vimeo, 22:33

6:05pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW
Political and humorous posters, cartoons, and animation, one very graphic [warning]
5:59pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

…On this day in 1888 the Great Blizzard of 1888 began along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400 people.…

Return of the Vic News, hidden at the end of the Overnight again.
7:50am CST Fri 2016 Mar 11 :MW

Wars and Rumors

ISIS staff list is LEAKED: Names and family details of 22,000 jihadis revealed in cache of application forms complete with references (and next of kin) Former MI6 director said files could be the 'biggest breakthrough in years'…

10:42pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

His band were unwittingly at the centre of one of the bloodiest massacres to happen on European soil in a century.

Now, almost four months after 89 people were killed by Islamic extremists at their concert, Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes has expressed suspicion about security at the event.

Speaking to Fox Business Network, he suggested that around six guards at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris “had a reason” not to show up for work on the night of the attack.
He refused to elaborate any further out of “respect” for the police inquiry, but said he had already been concerned about staff at the venue.…

10:37pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Big Brother

Mordor Eye

…The FBI has now instructed high schools across the nation to report students who in any way criticize government policies and what the report phrases as “western corruption.” The FBI is interested in determining – as part of some warped “pre-crime” program – who might become potential future terrorists.…

7:18pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Government vs. Business

Two significant rulings by the National Labor Relations Board in 2015 expanded the interpretation of the “joint employer” rule. Joint employer is a designation given when two firms are involved in the employment practices of an employee.… The real fight here has nothing to do with righting alleged wrongs. The ultimate goal is a unionized fast food work force. … NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin admits that the NLRB action … is all about the Service Employees International Union’s “Fight for $15” wage push. … How will this affect the nation’s 780,000 franchises that provide 9 million jobs? Likely not in a good way. …

7:00pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Print is Dead

The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world, holding ancient manuscripts that date as far back as 12 centuries. But modern life had taken a toll on the library, with its buildings falling into disrepair. That’s why in 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture asked TED Fellow and architect Aziza Chaouni to rehabilitate the library…

6:48pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Some think the Devil can be found in the Hebrew Bible. Are they right?…

Intriguing analysis by Philologos.
6:56pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Long Underwear Heroes are Dead


The Tick might be on his way back to television if new reports are to be believed. Amazon has ordered a pilot for the new series, with Ben Edlund back in the fold as writer and producer and Barry Josephson as executive producer.

Unfortunately actor Patrick Warburton, who played the big blue lug in the previous live action series is not going to be reprising his role, as he has a new series, Crowded, on NBC. He will be included as an executive producer, and hopefully, they can find someone to fill his big blue shoes.…

10:44pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen has made history as the first person to regain real-time sensation of touch using a bionic fingertip.… successfully recognized the different textures with a 96% accuracy.…

7:39pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

More classic humans-b-dum from Bluebird's bottomless archives
11:13pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW
Dogs let you know why they're better than cats. Another award-winning Bluebird collection of funny.
11:11pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

People Die

Star Bright

My mother passed away tonight. I’d sat with her since 6 am and she held on, with morphine easing her distress. I finally left at 10, after giving her a kiss and saying good-bye — and she died ten minutes later. I don’t believe the timing was a coincidence.…

Noted, both in sympathy for Bookworm, and because the "timing" is something that seems frequently to happen.
6:22pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Theory of Justice

New Video of Deadly Shooting at Militia Occupation in Oregon… The new release pairs already-public aerial footage from the FBI with a 12-minute cellphone video shot by one of the militants inside Finicum’s truck.…

Terrifying. Video: 12:18
7:22pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

US Military

Next boss of the USAF…
Never deployed.
No combat experience.
What a joke.…

7:27pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Police confiscated firearms from 74-year-old Ralph Gilbertsen, although he is not a felon or domestic abuser, and he has never been ruled dangerous to others because of mental illness.… lives in Richfield, Minnesota, believes in Bigfoot and UFOs. …does receive treatment for a “mild” mental health disorder… psychologist sent a letter to the judge in the case, stating that “Gilbertsen is compliant with his medications and poses no danger to himself or others.” … former Marine… concealed carry permit holder… proud owner of three handguns, until the police knocked on his door.… Hennepin Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) called police about Gilbertsen after his apartment managers expressed concern about a series of letters he had written on CIA spying. … Joseph Olson, emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, simply sees a man who is “eccentric.” Olson observes, “That’s not a crime in America.”

Gilbertsen is suing to get his guns back.

He's not all that paranoid - they were out to get him, in the end.
7:47pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

US Judicial Branch

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. James Lankford accused Democrats of hypocrisy Wednesday for insisting that the Supreme Court vacancy be filled during a presidential election year.

Lankford, R-Oklahoma, also vowed that Republicans would ensure President Barack Obama can’t appoint someone to the high court during a Senate break.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Lankford said, “We will also not allow a recess appointment.

“That has been floated multiple times in the media — that the president will just do a recess appointment and go around us. The Senate chooses when the Senate is in recess. Not the president. So we can do this. We can remain in continuous session without recess to prevent a recess appointment by this president through the rest of this year.…”

6:18pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Public Prosecutor in the Netherlands has finally released the list of charges that Geert Wilders will face in his upcoming trial. They are:
1. Deliberately insulting a group of people because of their race; and
2. Inciting hatred or discrimination against these people.
Mr. Wilders is being charged with four variants of each of these offenses — complicity, commit, incitement and “doing it complicity”.

In other news, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia have now announced that they will close their borders, effectively shutting off the migration route through Greece to Central Europe. This action was undertaken with EU approval, which is surprising, given that just a few weeks ago the European Commission told Austria it was violating international law and the human rights of migrants by limiting the number of “refugees” that could cross its borders every year.… …

News headline links and summaries
7:10pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Female residents of the northern Swedish town of Östersund have been warned by police officials not to leave their homes at night, after six recent incidents in which unaccompanied women were viciously attacked by men of “foreign appearance”. There is no official indication that these brutal incidents had anything to do with either Islam or mass immigration.

In other news, more than 1,300 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation were reported in England over a three-month period, according to the government’s health statistics agency.…

LNews headline links and summaries
7:07pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

• Restoring the world’s oldest library
• Looking for Satan in All the Wrong Places - Some think the Devil can be found in the Hebrew Bible. Are they right?
• Via Drudge: AG Lynch Testifies: Justice Dept. Has ‘Discussed’ Civil Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers
• Why Are Liberal-Run Institutions Such Hotbeds of Racism and Sexism?…

These and many more news headline links
6:24pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

US Election 2016

Conservative author and Constitutional scholar Mark Levin has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as his choice to become the next president of the United States.… Cruz is best when it comes to “the Constitution, the Republic, individual sovereignty, separation of powers, the Bill of Rights, family, faith, a secure border,” and “our national security,” Levin explained.…

Hardly unexpected!
7:38pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Former Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma… said Rubio was the most “trustworthy” and electable of the candidates, while Cruz has difficulty getting things done and would have too much difficulty winning support from voters who didn’t wholeheartedly agree with his ideas, and he dismissed Trump as a “carnival barker.”…

Coburn used to do some good, once upon a time.
7:36pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW
Ted Cruz

[Cruz:] "…Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice. Where we are beating him, is when voters get more engaged and they get more informed.…"

Many sources lamenting that Cruz has called Trump supporters Low Information Voters. Not exactly, as the quote shows, but he could have chosen his words more adroitly.
7:34pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as his choice to become the next president of the United States Thursday afternoon.… hinted that other senators will soon endorse him, and called on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to drop out.…

7:30pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW
Bernie Sanders

…Senator Bernie Sanders implied to supporters at a campaign rally on Monday in Dearborn, Michigan - home of one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities - that “hatred and warfare” in the Middle east region were the fault of Israel.…

7:15pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

…Mitt Romney said he wasn’t running for President of the United States. He said he wasn’t going to do it all weekend long. According to political pundit Fred Karger, Romney has offically filed with the FEC…

Maybe the brokered convention will put forth again that winning ticket of Romney/Ryan 2012 2106!
7:04pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 10 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…chemical weapons expert for the Islamic State told investigators that the terror group has weaponized mustard gas into powder form and had planned to use the lethal substance against opponents in Iraq and Syria. …chemical weapons expert — described by Pentagon officials as a “significant” operative… was captured last month by U.S. special forces and has been providing interrogators with details regarding the group’s plans…

Links to many related news articles
10:24pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW

Israeli ‘Tool’ Fan Rushes Palestinian Who Shot Pregnant Woman, Knocks Him Nearly Unconscious With A Guitar…

10:22pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW

Beatles - less with us

Beatles - Help

Often regarded as "the fifth Beatle," Sir George Martin has died at 90 years old, Ringo Starr confirmed late Tuesday night.

"God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family," Starr penned on Twitter in tribute to his longtime colleague and friend. "George will be missed."…

5:13pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Methane Has Never Looked So Beautiful

The problem with tariffs

I Love My White Male Privilege! (video) …

These and many more headline links
5:19pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW
Political posters and cartoons, very little humor
5:16pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

Carly Fiorina endorses Cruz saying she’s ‘horrified’ at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency and Ted’s the only guy who can win …

10:28pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW
Donald Trump

Donald Trump took the opportunity at his press conference last night to rebut Mitt Romney’s list of failed Trump brand products by displaying them on stage. It made for a nice photo op.

Only it was all so blatantly false and misrepresented that anyone willing to look beyond the surface would find Romney’s words confirmed.…

10:26pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 9 :MW

Wars and Rumors

ISRAEL: Palestinian Muslim stabbing rampage kills at least one American tourist and wounds 10 others in Jaffa

The Muslim terrorist was finally killed by police. A Russian tourist and pregnant woman were among those seriously injured, and are currently being treated in Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital. Unconfirmed reports are now saying that a second person has died.…

9:50pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Scary Times

A JetBlue Airways flight attendant reportedly called the police right after landing at Los Angeles, as she didn’t appreciate being stared at by two Muslim female passengers. …Saturday evening, on JetBlue Airways flight B6487 which departed from Boston… and landed at Los Angeles International Airport… … one of the crew members thought that two women were recording a security procedure. …when the plane landed, authorities escorted the women off the plane and questioned them. The women explained that they were using a language translation app on their phone, and were released. …

8:39pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

It's Only Money

Canada has used up all of its gold reserves. For the first time since 1935 the country is out of gold. …

With informed commentary by the War News Update editor.
8:46pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Life and Death

A state senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill that makes abortion a crime.… "murder in the first degree…"

8:42pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Business Culture

…Due to the high volume of customers, the drive-thru lines at most restaurants have grown increasingly long and unpleasant for patrons and Chick-Fil-A is now turning to innovations to smooth the journey along. An average Chick-Fil-A will serve as many as 95 cars from noon to 1 PM.

To test new innovations, Chick-Fil-A has built three buildings dedicated to innovation and design where new products and sales can be pushed. Currently, the new model for Drive-thru being tested is having servers outside taking orders and delivering food before arriving at the pick-up window…

9:45pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Israeli man who was stabbed multiple times Tuesday afternoon in a terror attack in Petah Tikva managed to remove the knife from his neck and use it to stab and neutralize his attacker, aided by the store owner, police said.…

9:58pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The local chapter of AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) made significant gains in local elections in the German state of Hesse. AfD received 13.2% of the vote, making it the third-largest party in Hesse.

In other news, a 14-year-old Muslim girl in Bologna filed a complaint with the police alleging that she had been hit with blunt objects and otherwise abused by members of her family for acting too “Western”.…

News headline links and summaries
9:52pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The local chapter of AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) made significant gains in local elections in the German state of Hesse. AfD received 13.2% of the vote, making it the third-largest party in Hesse.

In other news, a 14-year-old Muslim girl in Bologna filed a complaint with the police alleging that she had been hit with blunt objects and otherwise abused by members of her family for acting too “Western”.…

News headline links and summaries
9:52pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

The Wussification of America

Inside Bob Dylan's Historic New Tulsa Archive: 'It's an Endless Ocean'

Scientists who found gluten sensitivity evidence have now shown it doesn't exist …

These and many more headline links
8:44pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

US Election 2016

Bernie Sanders Tweets About Internet Access, Gets Epic Response

Read it - you'll be glad you did.
9:54pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW
Hillary, Tense

…And I will do my part to stop that felonious hag from ever becoming President of the country I love. Even if that means holding my nose and casting my vote for a Republican nominee whom I do not support in the primaries.

Sometimes we may have to lose a battle to win a war.…

Check out Dianny's powerful poster
9:48pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW
Ted Cruz

A New York judge has dismissed a petition that claimed Ted Cruz was not eligible to run for President of the United States because he is not a “natural born citizen.” Judge David A. Weinstein’s ruling was procedural, stating that the petitioners, Barry Korman and William Gallo, failed to submit timely objections, which stripped the court of jurisdiction over the petition. His ruling did not consider the actual merits of whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, qualified as a natural-born citizen in this year’s presidential election.…

8:33pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 8 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…2015 was the “worst year in modern history for Christian persecution.” … 82 percent of the world’s persecution of Christians is being committed by Muslims… The difference between Muslim and non-Muslim persecution (e.g., communist) of Christians is that the latter is often rooted in a particular regime. Conversely, Muslim persecution of Christians is perennial, existential, and far transcends this or that regime or ruler. It is part and parcel of the history, doctrines, and socio-political makeup of Islam—hence its tenacity; hence its ubiquity.…

8:35pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

Political Theater

… the pastor of the Altar Church remains in critical, but stable condition after being shot up to six times in the back. Pastor Tim Remington had just left a service yesterday… one day after saying the invocation over a Ted Cruz rally. Mr. Remington, an outspoken advocate for conservative and Christian causes in the Gem State, delivered a prayer for Ted Cruz at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Saturday with 3,000 supporters.… Kyle Andrew Odom, who is 30 and comes from Coeur d’Alene, is now the suspect in this case. .…considered armed and dangerous. Odom was a Marine.…

4:02pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

Massive Wildfire Makes Way Across Washington, Osage County Ranchlands

Sunday, March 6, 2016 9:21 PM EST
Sunday, March 6, 2016 10:29 PM EST
Thousands of acres burned through Osage and Washington counties on Sunday as crews from nearly a dozen agencies did their best to get the wildfire under control.

“It actually looks like a volcano; it doesn't look like a hill in Oklahoma…"

Hills to the west of us looked like they were all aflame at Midnight last night.
12:09pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

What are the Odds?

… Fan Stops Shattered Baseball Bat Moments Before It Hits A Child In The Stands…

8:10pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

People Do Drugs


The Mexican drug cartels are finally meeting their match as a wave of cannabis legalization efforts drastically reshapes the drug trafficking landscape in the United States. It turns out that as states legalize cannabis use and cultivation, the volume of weed brought across the border by Mexican drug cartels dramatically decreases — and is putting a dent in their cash flow.…

Not like gangs can't always find other markets, but - as when booze was legalized - this soft and easy one is being taken from them.
3:53pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

US Military

U.S. Navy SEALs are being forced to buy some of the gear they need in order to deploy. The Navy is short on rifles for the SEALs to use during deployment, and they are having to turn in their rifles at the end of deployment so they may be used by the next SEAL team to deploy.…

WNU Editor comments: The US Navy budget is around $150 billion .... but the US Navy SEALs have to share their rifles ?!?!?! Something is wrong.
4:07pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

Animals and Transport


…Suddenly, I spotted a white ostrich on my left, then this beast jumped on the road from the right and started chasing my friends! It was a little scary at first, but then I thought I gonna fell of my bike from laughter. The ostrich didn't have any problem to keep up at 50km/h and apparently they do 70km/h with no sweat.…

The ostrich just got into it. Video: 1:19
8:25pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

Breitbart is Here

• 14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States
• What the haters miss about the joys of New York living
• Student Claims Sorority Rush Counts as Hazing Because it’s Stressful…

These and many more news headline links
3:48pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Miramax, one of the largest movie production and distribution companies in the world, has been acquired by a media group based in Doha in Qatar. The group is associated with Al Jazeera, and already owns some thirty TV channels.

In other news, some German cafés have stopped selling pork sausages to avoid offending newly-arrived migrants.…

News headline links and summaries
3:38pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

US Election 2016

Donald Trump Angry

…What Trump is saying is, if our enemy cuts the heads off of people or drowns people inside cages, then we need to cut the heads off of them or drown them in cages so that we can “compete.” We can’t win if we’re not playing by the same rules they use, and since they don’t have rules, we shouldn’t have rules.

I’m sorry. Does anyone else find this creepy?…

3:58pm CST Mon 2016 Mar 7 :MW

Theory of Education

Alfred E Neuman

…this is what they're teaching …

Video, 1:34
11:06pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

Beatles - still with us

John Lennon

A Ukrainian governor has ordered that a street named after Vladimir Lenin should be renamed “John Lennon Street.” … in the village of Kalini in Zakarpattia, Ukraine’s westernmost region…

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
6:10pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

Animal Culture

Once again, Claudia delivers a heap of hilarious critter pix.
11:04pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

US Executive Branch

Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94, according to TMZ. Mrs. Ronald Reagan, as she wished to be known even when her husband died, was the 40th president’s closest confidant and a played a major role in his career and presidency.…

11:12pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

Defending Ourselves

On March 4, the West Virginia House voted to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto of permitless carry legislation and on Saturday, March 5, the West Virginia Senate followed suit.… The override means persons 21-year-old or older who are not barred from gun possession will be able to carry a gun without permit and persons 18-20 years of age will be able to get a concealed carry permit to carry a gun.…

Yes, West Virginia, there is a 2nd Amendment!
11:08pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat
News headline links and summaries
11:10pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an unidentified “Asian” man in a bakery in Leeds. The unfortunate victim was targeted while her mother was checking out at the cash register.

In other news, migrants who have given up trying to cross over to Britain from Calais are relocating to other ports in Normandy to try their luck there.…

News headline links and summaries
11:02pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW
Mostly political posters and cartoons. The Reaganite Republican is heavily anti-Trump and pro-Cruz, and it shows. Most of these are pretty funny, slant aside. The Teddy Roosevelt one is especially funny.
11:00pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron warned that if Britain chooses to leave the European Union, France may withdraw permission for the UK to maintain border controls in Calais, which would cause migrants to flood the Channel tunnel. Meanwhile French President François Hollande said that Britain would definitely face “consequences” if it left the EU.

In other news, two Italians held hostage by the Islamic State in Libya were killed. According to one report, they were used as human shields by ISIS during an attack by Libyan government forces.…

News headline links and summaries
6:02pm CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

…On this day in 1836 after a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.

Vic's News to start your day
7:15am CST Sun 2016 Mar 6 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin


…George Mattar of The Intelligencer interviewed Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center… “Domestic terrorism like the attack in San Bernardino last year during which 14 people were killed by two Muslim extremists are the propaganda work of anti-Muslim ideologues like Pamela Geller, the most visible and flamboyant person in the anti-Muslim movement, and the injection of hatred against Muslims, Potok said…"

3:09pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW

Animal Culture

Bald Eagle

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma - A Bartlesville conservation organization responsible for saving the southern bald eagle from extinction is now facing extinction itself.

The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center found out this week that because of state budget cuts, close to a million dollars in funding from the University of Oklahoma is stopping on June 30. That's at least 80 percent of the Sutton Center's budget.

That means most staff positions would go, along with Sutton's popular traveling wild bird show that has brought eagles, owls and hawks to hundreds of local schools. …

It would be best if they could get reliable funding from some of those private nature conservation groups rather than depending on government.
2:53pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW

Animal Companions

Cat, Excited

It was like that when I got here…

More chuckleworthy cat posters from the Bluebird
3:12pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW

Breitbart is Here

• A Gentleman’s Club That Turns Boys Into Men
• I will be Helen Mirren when I am 70, goddammit.
• Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar Is Getting a Makeover …

And many more links
3:00pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW
Nice Deb candle

Gov. Scott Walker… Reforming the Criminal Justice System… Rep. Jim Jordan… Fighting for Victory Against Radicial Islamism… Sen. Tim Scott (SC)… Amb. John Bolton… Reince Priebus & Sean Hannity… Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX)… Religious Liberty and Marriage… Dana Loesch… Mark Levin… Michelle Malkin… Sen. Ted Cruz… Dr. Ben Carson… Marco Rubio…

Videos galore from CPAC
2:58pm CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW

…On this day in 1770 the Boston Massacre occurred in which five colonists were fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later. Most school children are not taught that the crowd that the British troops shot into instigated the event.

Start your day with News From the Vic. You'll be informed, outraged, and amused.
7:19am CST Sat 2016 Mar 5 :MW

Theory of Education

…Kindergarten students from PS75, a public school in New York City, recently took part in a class project in which the children were made to create an American flag with the flags of other 22 other nations superimposed over the stripes. Below the flag read the words "We pledge allegiance to an International Flag."…

Then they sang The Internationale?
6:27pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Police Riot


…“The deputy came on to my property when nobody was home,” Angie Laymon told KJRH. “When my German Shepherd did his job and approached the officer barking, the officer shot him.” …she and her children were at church when the shooting occurred. …arrived home to find their dog, Bruno, bleeding on the porch from a gunshot wound. …“There’s a note on the door that says the cops shot him…” …bullet shattered his shoulder… will likely need to have his leg amputated.…

"He felt threatened." But why was he there at all?
6:32pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Political Theater

Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, Dana Loesch, Louie Gohmert, Mia Love, John Bolton, and more
8:22pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Star Bright

…recounts the story of the amazing Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Argentina in 1996 in the Parish of St. Mary.…

Video: 8:08
10:38pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Animal Culture


New footage shows chimpanzees engaging in bizarre behaviour — which might be a form of sacred ritual that could show the beginnings of a kind of religious belief.

Chimpanzees in West Africa have been spotted banging and throwing rocks against trees and throwing them into gaps inside, leading to piles of rocks. Those rocks do not appear to be for any functional purpose — and might be an example of an early version of ritual behaviour.…

Orrrr… they might just be goofing around.
6:24pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

History - still with us

Ninety years ago, Hollywood's "Million Dollar Baby" was a beloved star earning seven figures. But her career was over at age 6, and her family then squandered her fortune. THR catches up with the spry 97-year-old at her modest home in central California: "People said my performances changed their lives."…

"My doctor has a daughter who wants to be an actress… I'm always telling him to discourage her. There is no future in it. Unless you have good connections and start off early."

6:20pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Sex -- always attractive

People over age 50 who are more sexually active also have better memory and cognitive skills than people who get busy less often, a new study from England suggests.

Sex appeared to give men's brains a bigger boost than women's…

6:12pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Educating Ourselves

Dr Everett Piper

Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) president Everett Piper will receive the Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom at the Ronald Reagan Banquet at CPAC Friday evening following his strong message to members of the university community that they have come to the Christian school to be exposed to adversarial ideas, not protected from them.…

7:16pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political posters and cartoons
8:12pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

As always, many thanks to Caped Crusader for helping to compile this marvelous collection of visual commentary:…

Cartoons and posters, political and humorous
8:04pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

• Today's masters of the universe are less likely to work on Wall Street and more likely to work in Silicon Valley.
• The Ultimate working lunch: Inside the envy-inducing canteens at companies like Dropbox, Google and Pixar that offer free food, extensive menus, and gourmet desserts
• Teaching economics to the sixth grade…

News links
7:53pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

…On this day in 1913 the United States Department of Labor was formed.…

The Vic Report is at the tail-end of the Overnight Thread. Again.
7:36am CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

US Election 2016

Three stooges

…Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were having a heated discussion about Supreme Court nominees at Thursday night's Fox News debate… Marco Rubio jumped in…

Classic exchange in a classless contest.
10:41pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Trailer for Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America"…

Video: 3:09
7:31pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Wouldn’t you like to know why four Americans were murdered in Benghazi? …

Video: 30sec. BFH says, "HILLARY HATES: This Brutal New Benghazi Ad… So Spread It Everywhere"
7:22pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW
Ace of Spades

…[Trump] Kept talking about his hand-size and then, just when you thought this was getting weird, brought it back into a more sensible area by assuring the world that his penis size was sufficient for most.

He then added some substance to his foreign policy platform by declaring that he would force American soldiers to break the law and murder children.

On other issues, he was less reassuring.…

In Ace's unique, somber, subtle style.
7:02pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey… “What troubles me most is the way the stuff got from what’s called the SIPR-net, the secret network within the government, and that network doesn’t talk to any other network… So what has to have happened is somebody took it off there, and either transcribed it or summarized it, and then put it on her server. That’s very troubling.”…

6:47pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

While stumping for Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton attempted to boast on behalf of his wife, praising her for establishing sanctions on Iran, but instead he got confused and said “Iraq.”…

It's not just Hillary who gets confused.
6:21pm CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW
Trump, Angry

…"Look at those hands, are they small hands?" the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination said, raising them for viewers to see. "And, he referred to my hands -- 'if they're small, something else must be small.' I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee."…

The national policy dialogue continues to sink lower and lower.
9:52am CST Fri 2016 Mar 4 :MW

Wars and Rumors

A police officer from Euless, Texas, was shot and killed on Tuesday while responding to a shot-fired call. He and another officer were ambushed by the suspect. The second officer was able to return fire, striking the suspect.

Police Officer David Hofer, 29, was killed by a man who had just burglarized a home and had stolen several guns. The [meth-head] suspect apparently fired several shots in the air and then hid in a ditch located in a park while he waited for police to arrive.…

Hofer had moved to Texas with his girlfriend, Danylyk, because he felt it would be safer than being an NYPD cop.…

7:21pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after the U.N. Security Council voted to impose tough new sanctions on the isolated state and the South Korean president vowed to end Pyongyang's "tyranny."…

Links to many articles.
7:14pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

Anonymous Nigerian soldiers have told media outlets that a group of Boko Haram terrorists and their hostages, numbering 76 people, have surrendered to the military in northeast Borno state. The terrorists surfaced from the forests in which they were hiding “begging for food…” occurred in the town of Gwoza, previously the scene of a Boko Haram massacre… terrorists allegedly told soldiers that there were many like themselves hiding in Borno state’s Sambisa forest, home base for the Islamic State-affiliated terror organization, hoping to surrender in exchange for being fed.…

7:05pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

Theory of Justice

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea Thursday to block a contentious air pollution rule for power plants in a big victory for the Obama administration.

Roberts’s order came despite his court’s 5-4 decision last year ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation, known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, is illegal…

7:28pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

Securing Our Borders

…[T]he Department of Homeland Security … is budgeting for 300 fewer [Border Patrol] agents in 2017 than they did for this fiscal year.

It isn’t because the agents are no longer needed. On the contrary, they are needed more than ever.

Since September, Border Patrol agents have been catching more unaccompanied children and families at the border.…

Obama's reign of destruction of the nation continues apace.
7:09pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

Breitbart is Here

P.C. fatigue: Progressives Suddenly Realize They’ve Created Frankenstein
The Expression ‘TMI’ Is Sexist
School Reportedly Creates ‘Safe Space’ for Students Hurt by ‘Tequila Party’
You Are Richer Than a 19th Century Billionaire…

Just added Maggie's Farm to my newsfeeds. Lots of links daily.
8:00pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

I’ve been collecting articles for days, so I’ll try to share them with you as efficiently as possible in a single post. My goal — no more than two sentences per recommended article.

7:55pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar) have declared Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization. The GCC took this action in response to the recruitment of young men in their countries for acts of terror.

In other news, Jesse Matthew Jr. pleaded guilty today to the murder of two co-eds in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received four life sentences, in addition to the three he is currently serving for a rape committed in Northern Virginia.…

News headline links and summaries.
7:12pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

As French police began demolishing the migrant shantytown known as “The Jungle” near Calais, residents of the camp began torching their shanties to protest the demolition. Meanwhile, 7,000 desperate migrants have backed up on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Conditions along the border are worsening, with shortages of food and water, and deteriorating sanitation.

In other news, “Super Tuesday” primaries have brought additional victories to the front-runners, Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, and Donald Trump for the Republicans. Mr. Trump looks to have won all the states except for Oklahoma and Texas (which went to Ted Cruz) and Minnesota (which went to Marco Rubio). …

And Alaska caucus went to Cruz. Headline links and summaries.
7:10pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

…On this day in 1873 Congress passed the Comstock Law which made it illegal to send obscene material through the US mail. That began the long and tortuous path to define what obscene meant. The federal obscenity laws were finally repealed in the 70s.…

Vic summarizes the world, starting late in the Overnight Thread today. After taking yesterday off.
8:41am CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

US Election 2016


Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump in a blistering speech at the University of Utah on Thursday morning.

Romney was greeted by a standing ovation — but also a few boos, and shouts of “Go home!”…

7:17pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW
Hillary Faced

The FBI is investigating whether computer passwords were shared among Hillary Clinton's close aides to determine how sensitive intelligence "jumped the gap" between the classified systems and Clinton's unsecured personal server… “if [Clinton] was allowing other people to use her passwords, that is a big problem.” The Foreign Service Officers Manual prohibits the sharing of passwords.…

6:56pm CST Thu 2016 Mar 3 :MW

Theory of Education

Wirral, Merseyside - A school called in social services after an eight-year-old boy told a teacher he wanted to 'fight terrorists' after watching a news report on the Syrian refugee crisis. … over fears he could be 'radicalised' and turn into a terrorist. … Father: 'I was called in for a meeting with the head and couldn't believe what she was telling me. I was so much in shock I could barely speak. How could the school believe my eight-year-old child could be a terrorist?'…

7:28pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political posters and cartoons
7:43pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW

US Election 2016


Current Delegate Count After Super Tuesday
• Trump 316
• Cruz 226
• Rubio 106
• Kasich 25
• Carson 8
• Delegates Still Pending…

7:35pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW
Trump, Angry

…“I’m going to get along great with Congress, Okay? Paul Ryan, I don’t know him well, but I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him, and if I don’t– he’s gonna have to pay a big price.”…

7:33pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW

[Ben Carson Press Release:] I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to Saving America for Future Generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation…

7:31pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW

An Illinois judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the eligibility of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The lawsuit was filed by Lawrence Joyce, a lawyer who challenged Cruz’s eligibility to be president because he was born in Canada to an American mother.…

Dismissed, so I read elsewhere, on a technicality, because Cruz was not properly notified.
12:16pm CST Wed 2016 Mar 2 :MW

Wars and Rumors

The government of Cameroon announced this weekend that it had waged a siege on the town of Kumshe [a Boko Haram stronghold] alongside Nigerian forces, killing dozens of Boko Haram terrorists and liberating up to 850 hostages.…

8:53pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

Political Theater


Predictions of doom for the Republican Party are all the rage in the media, but the real story of this election cycle (so far) is the collapse of Democrat turnout. Some of this is no doubt due to the difficulty in generating enthusiasm after more than 7 years of foreign policy disasters and historically low economic growth under Obama. Another factor is the sheer unappealing nature of Hillary Clinton. …even Bernie’s enthusiastic crowds may be driving away more moderate Democrats.…

Not mentioned: the crossover to Trump.
9:15pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

Policing Ourselves

During an impromptu February 29 news conference St. Landry’s Parrish Sheriff’s Captain Clay Higgins resigned his post, citing his refusal to cower to street gangs or “kneel to a…wanna-be black activist.”

His announcement came less than two weeks after Higgins released a video that named alleged members of the Gremlin street gang and referring to them as “animals” and “heathens” whom he was going to hunt down. …

8:55pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A TV crew for the Australian program “60 Minutes” was attacked by culture-enrichers in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm. The Australians were visiting Rinkeby to investigate the subject of immigration into Sweden, and the residents of Rinkeby — most of whom have a “migration background” — took exception to what the outsiders were doing, and attacked them. They ran over the foot of a cameraman with a vehicle, but he was not seriously injured.

In other news, a Christian student at Sheffield University in England was expelled for posting a message on Facebook opposing gay marriage.…

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9:40pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW
Breitbart is Here

Let’s remember him this Super Tuesday particularly as he would have so wanted to be around to see Obama booted and a conservative Republican taking his place.…

9:39pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

…On this day in 1781 the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. They proved to be too week for the US and were later scrapped for the Constitution. …

Start the month off ritght, with a big heaping helping of Vic's news & views
8:56am CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary Guzzling

It has been almost three months since reporters traveling with Hillary Clinton have been allowed to ask the would-be president a question. According to NBC News, Clinton has not taken a single question from the traveling press corps in 87 days.…

9:24pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW

…Sen. Ted Cruz … [asked] if he would consider accepting the vacant spot on the Supreme Court after the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia [said] … "That is not a job I'm interested in.… The job I'm interested in is appointing 3, 4, 5 Supreme Court justices, is defending the constitution."…

9:19pm CST Tue 2016 Mar 1 :MW