Blog Heap o'Links for April 2016

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Feeding Ourselves

You know those little stickers on the apples? … Whoever invented them was a genius… I never noticed the stickers had so much extra information on them…

10:12pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

The statistics don't support helicopter parenting…
Rugged males not wanted…
Democrats Have a Serious Male Voter Problem…

News and info links
10:04pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW
Nice Deb candle

Protesters go crazy during “The Triggering” event at UMass…
Does Donald Trump Have The Will Of The People?…
Cruz: ‘When Boehner Calls Me Lucifer, He’s Directing That at Americans’…
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?…

These and lots more videos
10:01pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW

I think I’m supposed to call all of these posters “memes.” But you know what? To me, they’re still “posters.” The other thing I can tell you is that there are a lot of them. These should keep you entertained for a long time.

9:44pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Belgian priest has been called on the carpet by the Diocese of Bruges for his negative remarks about Islam. The priest told a group of schoolchildren that Islam is an “anti-religion”, and that Mohammed was a rapist and a murderer.

In other news, the Office for National Statistics in the UK reports that more than 200,000 migrants arrive in London ever year.…

News headline links and summaries
9:42pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW

Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest…
Father Guards the Door While Daughter Uses Target Restroom…
Angry Feminists Go Nuts Over Cameraman At “Whiteness” Event…

News headline links
9:28pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW

The Camp of the Saints: On Ted Cruz And The Restoration Of The Republic…
JustOneMinute: Obama On The Economy – Please Applaud…
Megan McArdle: One Regulation Is Painless. A Million Of Them Hurt…

News and article links
8:08pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW

Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene with U.S. after court ruling…
Watchdog: US spent $760 million on Afghan schools without tracking progress…
On eve of default, Puerto Ricans are broke and feel out of luck…
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple…

News headline lnks
8:03pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW
Geezer

…somewhere in my post is a damned 500 error and I can not find it.…

Vic finally gets a proper early morning thread… and experiences technical difficulties. Posts his news and views, anyway.
12:33pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW

US Election 2016

…The same players who detest Ted Cruz have now recruited a straw man RINO to run against Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), one of the most intrepid conservatives in the House of Representatives.…

Jim is my congressman, and one of the truest-blue Americans in Congress.
9:33pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 30 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

BELGIUM: ALL residents are being issued iodine tablets for protection in case of a nuclear dirty bomb attack by ISIS terrorists…

12:33pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Italian authorities arrested four people suspected of extremism on Thursday and issued arrest warrants for two more operating in Syria… one of the suspects is a Moroccan-born national living in Italy who had received orders from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to conduct an attack in Rome… and the Israeli embassy in Rome…

11:18am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Untied States

…When Bevin ran for governor, he positioned himself as a man who would stand up to federal overreach. He famously said the state should tell the EPA to “pound sand.” So signing a bill to implement an unconstitutional national ID system was not going to play well with the grassroots that supported his candidacy.

As momentum built against REAL ID, the Kentucky’s GOP held its state convention and nearly 600 delegates voted almost unanimously to tell Bevin to veto REAL ID.

Lo-and-behold, he did.

And it all started with a few blog posts and some aggressive social media campaigns.…

6:18pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
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Animal Culture

… toucan… found off of a highway in Brazil… half of his lower beak missing… After taking a mold of the bird’s beak, specialists reattached a 3D printed prosthetic during a two-hour surgery.…

Video
11:15am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Business Culture

Caterpillar said Thursday it will close five U.S. plants and shed about 820 positions as the construction-equipment maker continues to scale back its production and workforce in response to falling demand.

The cutbacks are part of a strategy outlined by the Peoria, Ill.-based company in September to trim its workforce by about 10,000 positions and close or consolidate about 20 facilities through 2018.…

11:11am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

History - still with us

Workers laying pipes in a park in Seville have unearthed a 600-kilogram trove of Roman coins…

Video
11:08am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
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US Military

In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Army decided late Thursday to retain a decorated Green Beret it had planned to kick out after he physically confronted a local Afghan commander accused of raping a boy over the course of many days.… Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland…

Sad that it's "stunning" when our military does the right thing.
12:41pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

…Captain Mario Lopes, who is based in the Washington, D.C. area, agreed to pilot a military-chartered flight on April 14, taking his son’s unit back to the states—and the young solider had no idea his father was in the cockpit.

A video of the moment Lopes surprises his son, First Lieutenant Mario Lopes, is now going viral with over 300,000 views…

12:11pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Voting Rights

Texas' controversial voter identification law will remain in effect, possibly through November's elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied an emergency request from a coalition of Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers who say the measure is discriminatory.…

Now, why would the Latinos and Democrats have a problem here, hmmm?
12:39pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Democrat Pushes to Expand ‘Secret’ Gun Confiscations in California…
Amazon’s same-day shipping for Prime customers seen as ‘racist’…
ISIS stops drone spying by covering streets with sheets…

News headline links
12:48pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

…Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria…
…India's sizzling heat wave claims more than 300 lives…
…Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river…

News headline links
12:44pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Belgian government has announced that it will distribute iodine pills to all Belgian citizens so that they will be prepared in the event of a nuclear emergency. Officials say the Fukushima disaster in 2011 prompted the new policy.

In other news, the Islamic State is now offering marriage counseling to couples in an effort to prevent so many jihad brides from attempting to escape their husbands and ISIS.…

News headline links and summaries
12:34pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

…ravens are just as clever as chimps…
…The war on elephants…

These, and human-based also, news and info links
12:31pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
Posters and cartoons, mostly political, highly slanted, a few generally humorous
12:14pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

The Obama Administration, to serve and protect. LMAO.…
Poor Huma…
This isn't rocket science…

Big bunch of news links with intriguing "headlines"
10:30am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
Geezer

On this day in 1992 we had the forerunner of the hands up don't shoot Michael Brown press outrageous lies and liberal propaganda resulting in riots event. There were riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed. These riots were the direct outgrowth of the edited beating of King that was shown on TV news over and over. The video made it look like the police beat King for no reason at all. The jury saw the entire unedited video that showed he started the fight with the cops and that is why they acquitted. The press should have been charged for these riots and the riots over the Michael Brown shooting.…

Heeeeerrre's Vic! Deep in the Overnight again.
10:00am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

US Election 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Friday commended GOP front-runner Donald Trump for having "given voice to the frustration of millions" and said he's grateful for Trump's strong stand for jobs in his state, but said his vote and endorsement would be going to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who he praised as a stalwart conservative.…

6:21pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

…According to Philip Bump at the Washington Post, though he has yet to hit that mark of having the most primary votes in Republican history (George W. Bush holds that record), by the end of the 2016 primary season, Donald Trump probably will exceed Bush’s 2000 totals.

Now, here’s the other side of the coin.

Trump also will be another historic first. In addition to garnering the most primary votes in Republican history, Donald J. Trump will also hold the record for having the most primary votes against him.…

6:19pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are lying, as usual.… “It is false and misleading to describe Ted Cruz as having been ‘John Boehner’s lawyer.’ When Cruz was a young lawyer, his boss (Mike Carvin) was hired to be Boehner’s lawyer in one case. Cruz worked as a junior associate on that case, but he doesn’t remember even meeting Boehner, much less ever having had a substantive conversation with him.”…

12:29pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

…On The O'Reilly factor tonight, Donald Trump said of Afghanistan: "That's one place frankly instead of going to Iraq we should have probably gone there first".…

Um, about that, Donnie boy…

Read article for more samples of Trumpian wisdom.

12:26pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has denied claims he raped a woman when she was a teenager.… accused of attacking the alleged victim with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.… alleged victim, who lodged her claim in the Central District Court of California on Tuesday, is suing for $100m.…

Accusation does not prove anything. Posted because, well, it's news.
12:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW

Authorities in Southern California said early Friday that at least 20 people were arrested as protesters created havoc after a Donald Trump rally.… Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful… Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the area. One man jumped on top of a police car, leaving its front and rear windows smashed and the top dented in and other protesters sprayed graffiti on a police car and the venue’s marquee. Dozens of cars -- including those of Trump supporters trying to leave -- were stuck in the street as several hundred demonstrators blocked the road, waved Mexican flags and posed for selfies.…

If this is what they call "mostly peaceful," I'd hate to see what a riot looks like.
11:23am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 29 :MW
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Constitutional Threat

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving…

Customs Lack-of-Enforcement, it seems.
6:38pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

History - less with us

…Tulsa's only milkman is retiring. …has been delivering milk, eggs and lots of other stuff to Tulsans' refrigerators for 30 years.…

12:45pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Untied States

Tennessee Flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) – Yesterday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a resolution setting the stage for creation of state bullion depository, an important first step toward establishing gold and silver as money in the state.…

7:19pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
Kansas Flag

[Kansas Governor Sam Brownback:] “Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas,” Brownback said in a statement, “we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program.”…

But that decision [by Brownback] will have “no effect on the placement of refugees by the State Department in Kansas,” the federal Administration for Children and Families told Kansas officials earlier this month…

7:14pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound…

6:44pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

Brain

• Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have produced detailed models of the brain's neural dictionary
• Although individual maps may be different, they are broadly similar, with similar regions accessed for similar words
• The detailed models show that networks of context-related words are grouped together all over the brain
• Such models could be used to make a 'language decoder' which could potentially be used to help people with communication disorders such as motor neuron disease and locked-in syndrome

6:32pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Policing Ourselves

Okla Flag

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans whose assets are unjustly seized through the civil asset forfeiture process can recover their attorney fees under a new state law.

Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday signed legislation passed by the House and Senate that allows for the recovery of attorney fees in forfeiture cases.…

7:17pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
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US Military

…During a mock deployment at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, just one of the $100 million Lockheed Martin LMT -0.04% F-35s was able to boot its software successfully and get itself airborne during an exercise designed to test the readiness of the F-35…

Quoting Clay Dillow, Fortune
7:07pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Protein Wisdom: Scripps Students Say Hating White People Is Legitimate…
The Lonely Conservative: Boehner Thinks Cruz Is “Lucifer” But Trump’s A Great Pal…
Mark Steyn: Captain Quantum Says “I Got Nuttin'”…

News and info links
7:53pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Syria's army denies its warplanes targeted Aleppo hospital…
North Korea test-fires two intermediate-range missiles, both fail…
German nuclear plant hit by computer viruses…

News headline links
7:43pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Michelle Malkin: Never Believe A Hollywood Lib Threatening To Leave America…
Joe For America: Michelle Obama’s War On Religious Freedom…
Mark Steyn: Steyn Versus The Big Climate Enforcers…

News and info links
1:31pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Unifying Themes Behind Pseudoscience…
Believing In Two Genders Is A ‘Hate Crime’…
Latest Woman to Try Marines' Infantry Officer Course Drops after Hike…

News and info links
1:28pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A court ruling in Papua New Guinea has denied Australia the right to continue holding asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention center, and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of PNG has promised to close the center. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is adamant that the detainees will not be allowed to enter Australia.

In other news, a Muslim husband and wife originally from Bangladesh were murdered in their home in San Jose, California. A mysterious and chilling message was left scrawled in ink on the floor next to their bodies*.…

News headline links and summaries

*Update: Their sons arrested.

1:22pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

On surprise Iraq visit, Biden urging end to political crisis…
South Sudan war: US warns it could sanction leaders…
Paris terror suspect is ‘a little jerk,’ his lawyer says…

Headline news links (Selections above not necessarily representative)
1:09pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Emails Reveal The Brutal Backlash Against Mizzou…
ISIS Brainwashing Yazidi Boys to Kill Their Families…
Leftists Attack Police as Austria Prepares to Defend its Border …

News headline links
1:03pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

…Come for the meals stay for the sadistic methods of killing…
…If Vlad's not happy, no one is happy…
…One more drink. NOT…

What does it all mean? Click the news links to find out!
7:20am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1945 Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement. Their bodies were then hung upside down from meat hooks at an Esso station in Milan.

Vic's news links and editorials, late on the Overnight thread
6:59am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

US Election 2016

…John Boehner… former House Speaker described the Texas Senator as "Lucifer in the flesh" … "miserable son of a bitch"…

Rep. Peter King of New York… said, "Maybe he gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz.…"

Says a lot
7:57pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

…Trump’s speech was fraught with “we never should have done this” and “I knew it was a mistake if we did that” type language. What it was short on was an actual foreign policy knowledge or understanding.…

7:04pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

…Calling Cruz and Fiorina “the most loathsome pair in America,” Planned Parenthood’s statement reads like it was written by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton…

Boxer especially hates Fiorina because Carly had the temerity to run against her in 2010.…

7:01pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy address was delivered with the aid of a teleprompter and written by his pro-Russian advisers. He took no questions. It was a replay of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s disastrous Russian “reset” that led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Yet, Trump pretends to be an opponent of Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy.

We clearly saw the influence of Trump’s pro-Russian advisers in the speech. There was absolutely no recognition of the Russian threat to Europe, including its invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

Even our media couldn’t ignore this blatant omission.…

6:55pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

…Trump used a prepared speech and teleprompters yesterday. He mispronounced ‘Tasmania’ and stumbled left and right. He talked about reducing weapon stockpiles. He talked about not getting in further conflicts, but he would still defeat ISIS. That makes no sense. He chooses a slogan of ‘America First!’ that was a slogan in the 1930’s for the Nazis in America to keep us from fighting the Germans. No one knows how to use Google in the Trump camp evidently. He also talks about the Cold War ending… it never did… it shifted. Trump’s speech was a disaster all in itself.…

6:52pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW

GREATEST FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH SINCE WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS.
— Ann Coulter

Um… that's one opinion.
6:36pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 28 :MW
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Sex can be... disturbing

…told police in an affidavit that he was in a restroom stall when he noticed a camera phone dangling from the stall next to his own…

And this isn't even a man in the little girls' room! Also not a first-time offender.
4:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
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Man and Woman

Poster of the M*A*S*H cross-dresser
4:52pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

…Here are the top twenty sex crime reports from Target’s stores across the nation…

Just the top 20, that we know about.
4:45pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

Sex -- always attractive

…now researchers say it's official - having lots of sex does make for a better relationship - but most of us either don't realise or won't admit it.…

Who would ever have suspected?
4:32pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

Earth Science

…NASA space weather analyst Leila Mays told us that the 23 April readings weren't the result of normal fluctuations in any case, but rather a software glitch that led to erroneous simulations…

4:39pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

Apr 23: A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space surrounding our planet; for two hours today, earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED around the entire planet! …

Terrifying potential if true.
4:37pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…School officials at KRESA West Campus in Kalamazoo, MI locked the campus down when a 4-year-old student’s father legally open carried his gun on campus. But when classes resumed, officials continued to lock down the daughter of the law-abiding gun owner, transferring the rest of the students to another class on a different campus – leaving her alone.…

4:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…Iraq Army renews Mosul offensive…
…Female suicide bomber hits Turkey's Bursa…
…Hezbollah develops new skills in Syria…

News headline links
6:55pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Belgian justice minister Koen Geens told hearing in the European Parliament that Muslims will soon outnumber practicing Christians in Europe. Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Jan Jambon also told the MEPs, “The worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam.”

In other news, the Austrian interior minister announced that beginning next month, his country will establish border controls with Italy in the Brenner Pass.…

News headline links and summaries
6:52pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

…Danish Could Face “Red Meat” Tax…
…The Greening of Planet Earth…
…Re Hillary! White lies matter…

Colorful news and info links
6:50pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
Posters and cartoons, mostly political
6:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

…Genderless Bathrooms – It’s the Agenda, Stupid…
…City Installs In-Ground Traffic Lights For Pedestrians Using Cellphones…
…One in four young people would happily date a robot…

News headline links
5:16pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

…U.S. stages 25 strikes in Iraq, Syria against Islamic State…
…Deadly ethnic strife convulses Ethiopia-South Sudan border…
…ISIS has secret cells in Europe, US spy chief claims…

News headline links
4:48pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

…Apparently freedom of assembly is a one way street at Ha-vaaaard…
…TFG (That Funny Guy) interviewed by tough hitting Charlie Rose…
…Feel The Porn…

News headlines and puzzler links
9:55am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1861 Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus. During this period one sitting U.S. Congressman from the opposing party, as well the mayor, police chief, entire Board of Police, and the city council of Baltimore were arrested without charge and imprisoned indefinitely without trial. The Supreme Court ruled the order unconstitutional and illegal and ordered the release of prisoners. Lincoln ignored the order.

Vic's news links, comments, and history lesson for the day start on the Overnight again.
9:23am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

US Election 2016

…Carly Fiorina scores a second huge win this election cycle.

First she was a guest on the Ace of Spades podcast. She probably thought it could get no better than that.

But it did.…

Heh. Ace!
7:04pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW

The Teddinator showed once again that he’s the king of debate as an angry Trumpgendered woman accosted him on the campaign trail and spouted off all the Trump talking points she could as incoherently as possible. He patiently, graciously, and rationally explained to her that she’s full of it…

4:50pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 27 :MW
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Impeach Obama

U.S. State Department: President Obama Never Committed To Having 'No U.S. Boots On The Ground In Syria'…

4:52pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

Here Are The 10 Times Obama Vowed Not To Send Troops To Syria Until Now (Video)…
WNU Editor: I was about to prepare a post on all the times that President Obama was vowing not to send troops to Syria. No need .... NBC has beaten me to the punch.

4:45pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW
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Animal Culture

Dog
Cute pup posters
1:21pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

A four-year-old white Labrador called Dayko has been hailed as a hero after rescuing seven people from the aftermath of the Ecuador earthquake - before dying from exhaustion.… spent the previous days searching for survivors in the rubble left by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake… cause of death was "massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure."…

Don't know the details, but seems like this "hero" may have been overworked.
11:28pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

Lost and Found

…Bud Moore said he never thought he’d ever see the saddle again when Michel Benedict handed him the old, worn-out leather piece at a Newalla gas station. …Benedict said his friend gave it to him after finding it tossed out on the curb next to the trash in a Norman road. She thought there might be to a story to the name on the saddle and used Facebook to try to find the owner.…

1:24am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

1960s - still with us

…"Sunshine Superman" from singer/songwriter Donovan… fifty years ago that it was released… Donovan announced a fiftieth anniversary tour to take place in September and October, celebrating the album. …

1:27am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

Man and Woman

…“It’s true. ..I’m in the women’s bathroom at a Target north of LA…they actually took out a stall for women in order to accommodate the ones who have giblets…yes, these are urinals…for men…and so the war on women progresses. …”

Quoting Karen Crawford, Facebook
4:42pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

…Syrian food crisis deepens as war chokes farming…
…Army Captain: Al-Shabab kills 5 at Somali military base…
…Kerry, Heinz family have millions invested in offshore tax havens…

News headline links
1:25pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

• Academic Absurdity of the Week
• Canadian mom investigated for letting kids play alone in backyard
• Social Security or Savings? Um. Try a Little of Both.
• How Modern Life Transforms Men into Wussies…

Links to news and important stuff
9:39am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

Back to the Ethic
Tomi Lahren Told Beyonce ‘No’
Islam is the Only Uniting Factor of Islamic Terrorism…

News headline links
9:24am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

…We'll be there between 8 and 5…
…It's funny when the left eats itself…
…Don't drink the water…

Believe it or not, these link to news and stuff
8:46am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW
Geezer

… On this day in 1986 a nuclear reactor accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. I look on this accident as proof that the doomsayers had always been wrong. The only people killed were plant workers and the area around Chernobyl is now pretty much recovered in wildlife. In fact, it has become a haven for wildlife. The accident was caused when a government ordered special test went out of control. Operators warned the man ordering the test that this was not something that was supposed to be done.

Vic's fresh news posted in the overripe overnight thread.
8:34am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In the culturally enriched town of Luton north of London, a former police officer named Mohammad Arshad has received 23 years in prison for grooming and raping multiple underage girls. The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, more than a month after an Islamic terror attack that killed sixteen people, the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels reopened for business.…

News headline links and summaries
1:13am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary ogles Christina Aguilera

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised that her Cabinet would be 50% women if she is elected president during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday.…

1. Quantities over qualities - what a sexist.

2. How could she be elected president during a town hall on MSNBC?

9:31am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 26 :MW
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Animals can be Dangerous

…a beaver took a man hostage in Latvia.…

10:44am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
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It's Only Money

…According to the latest drivel from the intellectually-challenged Marcotte is the claim that we conservatives are having a meltdown over removing Andrew Jackson from the twenty dollar bill and replacing him with Harriet Tubman.

Really?

We’re having a meltdown? I’m not having a meltdown. Are you?…

No, but I'm having a Patty Melt, does that count?
8:00pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

Energy

Wanna see where the lithium for all the greenies electric cars comes from?…

Photo illustration
8:30pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

Policing Ourselves

Muskogee County, Ok. district attorney Orvil Loge told Gawker this afternoon that prosecutors will return $53,234 in seized assets to Eh Wah, a man who was pulled over in February while carrying the cash for a Burmese Christian rock band. Loge said his office also dropped a felony criminal charge against Eh Wah, who had been accused of “acquiring proceeds from drug activity.”…

Folks whose stories didn't go viral, not so lucky.
7:53pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

…"The dad teared up a little and explained how he didn't have the money to afford a car seat right now and that he had been running into some tough times," Scaglione told ABC News today. "So I said, 'Hey, could you follow me to Walmart?' and he was a little shocked and asked me, 'For what?' I told him I'd be more than happy to buy the car seat for him."…

10:51am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

History Marches On

…Her husband Horst tried to extract the contents without breaking the glass, but eventually they had to do so to read what was written on the post card inside.… Turns out it was from the Marine Biological Association of Plymouth, England and had been in the ocean for 108 years. … Guinness World Records considers it the oldest message in a bottle ever found.…

8:25pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

Man and Woman

Planned Parenthood tweeted a link to a Daily Beast column that claims “Trans Suicide Hotline Calls Double” after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law that affirms the long-standing public expectation that men should use men’s bathrooms, and women should use women’s bathrooms.… “suicide prevalence” among “trans” is usually in upswing mode in spring anyway.…

But not mentally ill.
8:20pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
Cutie-pie O

A top Obama appointee in the Department of Education personally assured a group of LGBT activists that the White House is “aggressively engaged” in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school.…

"Aggressive" in all the wrong matters.

Quoting Daily Caller.

7:57pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…The University of Oklahoma, the State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chambers of Commerce, the Oklahoma City Thunder – all of these entities have decided to side with Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action and against the God-given right of every Oklahoman to self-preservation. As opposition mounts, our State Senators are feeling more and more pressure to forsake their oath of office and to side with Bloomberg.It is critical that they hear from you.

These organizations are giving the Senators misleading information.…

8:16pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

Military Culture

…Saturday morning, on the sun-drenched Atlantic shore of Cinnamon Beach on Florida's northeast coast, four U.S. Marine veterans gathered around a yellow longboard turned upright, trying to re-create a moment from five decades earlier.…

8:04pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…Kurds and Shi'ites clash in northern Iraq despite ceasefire…
…Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests…
…Large majority of Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid…

News headline links
8:34pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

…Obama sends more forces to Syria to build on gains over Islamic State…
…30 years after Chernobyl disaster, containment is nearing completion…
…Cheap oil shaved $390 billion from mideast economies in 2015, IMF says…

News headline links
12:47pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

• Strangest critter: Leptocephalus
• Foods Loaded With Sugar, Salt and Fat? Bring It
• Health: You Will Not Live Forever…

News and info headline links
12:43pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The leader of the Pirate Party in Germany was arrested by police for citing the poem that a TV satirist is being investigated (and possibly prosecuted) for. The same law that forbids insulting a foreign head of state — in this case, Turkish President Recep “Goatlover” Erdogan — was used to justify the arrest.

In other news, in the first round of the Austrian presidential election, Norbert Hofer, the candidate for the FPÖ (Freedom Party) did much better than any of the other parties. The two main parties won’t even be represented in the run-off, in which Mr. Hofer will face the candidate for the Greens.…

News headline links and summaries
12:21pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW

• Oh freaking boo-hoo, you've been an independent communist all of your life
• Every utterance out of that witch's mouth is a lie. At least Chelsea is a forthright Clinton
• Sad, lone gunman opens up with rifle at Antigo, WI HS Prom
• You have to be kidding. Ugh.…

Play guess-the-story with these headline clue links
10:30am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1901 New York became the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. At the time they said the purpose was to identify who the car belonged to, but in reality all it is and was for is to get yet another tax.

Vic's Top of the Morning report in the Bottom of the Overnight Thread - again.
10:21am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 25 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

…More than 15 years after Western leaders declared victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan, the insurgents now control more territory than at any time since.… Western leaders want to pretend the war is over and the media has been falling in line, even though 12,000 NATO troops are still there, including 9,800 Americans and 500 Brits. The wife of one deployed British soldier told me the Post Office refused to take her care package, assuring her “all the troops left long ago.” …

Links to Daily Beast story
10:41pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

A university professor has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, in an attack police say is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists.… for "calling to atheism"… [claim] IS-linked Amaq Agency… colleagues earlier said that he had not written anything controversial and was not an atheist…

10:22pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page argued…

Who cares?
10:44pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift argued…

Who cares?
10:43pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

MSNBC’s Joy Reid reacted Saturday…

Who cares?
10:42pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
2

Feeding Ourselves

When I first encountered the idea that body pH was important to health, it made total sense to me. …

Acid v Alkaline foods chart
11:09pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

Fire

A recent West Texas thunderstorm sparked a raging inferno at an oil storage facility near Ozona, Texas. The location was so remote that it took over 30 minutes for firefighters to arrive.… …

Raw Video: 3:15
10:46pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

Man and Woman

…Target itself has had incidents of predators threatening children in its bathrooms. Only weeks ago such an incident occurred in a Cedar Park, Texas store.

But there are dozens of such stories over the last 16 months or so highlighting the problem with setting policies that would make access to public restrooms easier for predators.…

These are just the ones we hear about them getting caught!
10:36pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

The Blue Man Group is the latest musical act to cancel shows in North Carolina…

Sad.
10:28pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

Belief and State

Okla Flag

A Satanic group is scheduled to hold a “black mass” at the government-owned Oklahoma City Civic Center in August, prompting more than 107,000 people to sign an online petition demanding that the event be cancelled.…

10:26pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
Okla Flag

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed a resolution that will place on the November ballot the question of whether or not a section of the state constitution should be abolished that was used as the basis for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument at the state capitol.…

But the US 1st Amendment will probably be perverted to the same end.
10:25pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, mostly editorial, and a video
11:06pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

…now to the posters, good ones all. Some, by the way, might be duplicates. I fell a little behind on my “file” housekeeping this week.

10:56pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

During her trip to Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp in Gaziantep in southeast Turkey, accompanied by EU Council President Donald Tusk, EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Critics of the gesture maintain that the camp Mrs. Merkel visited had been “sanitized”, and did not show the actual conditions that refugees in the area suffer.

In other news, eight people were murdered execution-style in four different locations in Ohio. All the victims were members of the same family, and the youngest was sixteen. Police have a person of interest in custody, but at least one additional perpetrator is thought to be at large.…

News headline links and summaries
10:53pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
Political Hat

Did Trump Buy Off Cuomo To Protect His Bogus University?
Donald Trump says he buys favors from politicians with campaign donations. That could be why Andrew Cuomo as attorney general didn’t prosecute Trump University.

Ted Cruz Gives Perfect Response to Gay Marriage Question
Senator Ted Cruz was on Good Morning America Monday morning for a live town hall event. When asked about his feelings on gay marriage, here is what he had to say

Please DO NOT SHARE this “Bernie is My Comrade” graphic
Nasty lawyer letter claims trademark infringement. Can you say Streisandski Effect?…

News headline links and brief summaries
10:48pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

• Japan’s Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots
• UCLA Student Calls Police over ‘Hateful’ Chalk Messages
• Nooo! Cracker Jack Ending Toy Prizes In Favor of Digital Codes…

News headline links, and amusing photo
10:38pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW

US Election 2016

…Now, before we get the Cruz campaign response let me just say one thing: how stupid are you people? Do you honestly believe that if someone were giving out a bribe to a delegate they would do it in front of an enormous crowd, at a campaign stop? Are you complete and utter morons?

If you shared this video you probably are.

I mean honestly, you have shamed your family and every one of your ancestors by your abject idiocy if you shared that with the dim-witted expectation that it’s actually proof of a bribe.…

11:01pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 24 :MW
1

Threats

Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train… a law enforcement source says the amount stolen has authorities concerned that the explosives could fall into the wrong hands.…

Um… if they've been stolen, can't we assume they already are in "the wrong hands"??
10:34am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW

Economic Threat

There were one in five families in the United States in 2015, or 19.7 percent, in which no one in the family worked, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

Booming Obamaconomy.
10:45am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW
2

Spiritual Matters

A Christian brother and sister from Syria felt blessed to have been among the dozen refugees selected to start a new life in Italy — but now say their savior, Pope Francis, abandoned them on a Greek island…

12:50pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW

Animal Companions

Cats and dogs living together - happily
11:24am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

• You’re the Parent. Start Acting Like One
• Were people once better educated?
• 14 Classic Facts About Cracker Jack…

News headline and information links
10:52am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Barack Hussein Obama paid a visit to Britain to urge the British to vote to remain in the European Union. London Mayor Boris Johnson criticized Mr. Obama, saying that the latter has an “ancestral aversion” to Britain due to his Kenyan roots. Mr. Obama responded by expressing how much he loves Winston Churchill.

In other news, the Obama administration negotiated a deal with Iran whereby the United States will purchase 32 tons of nuclear material for a cost of $8.6 million.…

News headline links and summaries
10:47am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW

• Only You Can Stop Whiteness
• San Francisco Officials Vote for Mandatory Solar Panels
• University dumps lecture over chalk message critical of terrorists
• We now know how ISIS will enter the United States……

News headline links
10:35am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW
Geezer

…slept late this morning here's what I have so far.

What a trooper!
9:13am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW

US Election 2016

There goes the Donald going back on another promise – this time it’s his ridiculous promise to end the federal debt by the end of two presidential terms…

12:48pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW

…Trump supporters have really got to stop trying to link this Liberal New Yorker to Ronald Reagan. Every time they do they fail miserably. The latest claim is, sure Trump has really high negatives, but so did Ronald Reagan in 1980 at this stage in the process.… long-time pollster Gallup corrects the record…

12:45pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 23 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

Israel latest technology 2015 one of the best military in the world

Impressive. Video: 3:16.
6:29pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

…Mafia bosses have ‘declared war’ against migrants on the holiday paradise of Sicily as one thousand new Muslim freeloaders, rapists, and potential jihadists pour into the island every week. Mayor Leoluca Orland said: ‘Palermo is no longer an Italian town. It is no longer European. You can walk in the city and feel like you’re in Istanbul or Beirut.’…

6:23pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Islamic State jihadists have renewed attacks with chemical weapons on Kurdish positions in northern Iraq… Peshmerga, say they have been hit twice in one week by what appeared to be chlorine gas.…

12:11pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

At least 10 militants were blown up by their own explosives as they were busy making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in southeastern Ghazni province.…

11:49am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

A Christian woman's fateful and defiant stance in front of a bulldozer last week evoked the memory of Tiananmen Square and has become a rallying cry against persecution at the hands of the Beijing government.

The woman, identified by Christian activists as Ding Cuimei, wife of the Rev. Li Jiangong, was trying to stop the government-ordered demolition of Beitou Church in the central Hena province city of Zhumadian. Unlike the iconic man who brazenly stopped a tank in the 1989 uprising, Ding was pushed into a ditch and buried alive as horrified congregants watched helplessly.…

11:21am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

…wo teenage Islamists have been detained in west Germany, after admitting to bombing a Sikh temple, stoking religious and ethnic tensions.…

Quoting from Breitbart
12:03am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Anti-Muslim themes are drawing huge crowds, especially in Christian towns where Muslim invaders are being dumped…

12:01am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

A new study finds that up to 2.2 billion people worldwide are at risk of contracting the Zika virus, which can cause irreparable damage to unborn children and painful nerve damage.

The study adds to the woes looming over Brazil – the epicenter of the Zika outbreak – as the nation prepares to welcome thousands for the 2016 Summer Olympics.…

How excellent a world-wide vector for spreading this disease!
12:17pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Democracy in Action

…Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order that grants 206,000 convicted felons voting rights just months before the presidential election. …order extends to non-violent and violent felons, including convicted murderers and rapists… will likely boost black voter turnout in a critical swing state that could deliver Hillary Clinton…

6:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Lifelong Democrat Tom Hanks… publicly stating…

Why would anyone care what this guy has to say?
6:41pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Friday at the United Nations, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the U.N. Messenger of Peace, urged world leaders …

Nobody serious cares. About Leo, or the UN.
6:17pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
2

It's Only Money

The United States Treasury on Thursday unveiled the final design for the new $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman…

6:36pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Nature can be Healthy

Mosquito

…Herbs like lemongrass, lavender and rosemary release a scent that repels mosquitoes. So does bee balm, a pretty purple flower native to Oklahoma. Simply planting them close to your patio can do the trick.…

1:48pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
3

Opposing Tyranny

Okla Flag

In a huge victory for religious freedom and civil liberty, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted this week to provide an exemption to biometric collection, retention, and storage for state-issued drivers’ licenses and ID cards. SB 683 also directs that the biometric data previously collected from exempted persons be wiped from the database.

The bill, which now goes back to the State Senate, where it is expected to pass, will bring Oklahoma into compliance with the Federal Real ID law, but protect its citizens from having to obtain a biometric ID. House sponsor Jon Echols explained that while the bill does bring the state into compliance with federal law, those individuals who opt for a traditional ID would not be able to board a plane using that form of ID. But they could use an alternative form of ID, such as a passport.…

6:14pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…U.N. torture watchdog urges Saudi to halt flogging, amputations…
…Mauritanian blogger's death sentence upheld…
…ISIS suspect reveals plans to open up route from Syria to U.S. through Mexico…

News headline links
6:34pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
Cartoons and posters - and a video - mostly political, some amusing
1:14pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

…Vanilla Mania - Do we need the real thing or can we do with a number of molecules?…
…Americans Really Enjoying This Warmer, More Agreeable Weather…
The Primaries Aren’t Democratic? They’re Not Supposed to Be Democratic

News and information headline links
12:52pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

…Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi…
…China denies reports of massing troops at North Korea border…
…Decriminalize all drugs, business and world leaders tell UN…

News headline links
12:42pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

• 11 Times The Left Pushed Anti-LGBT Hoaxes
• McDonalds Responds to Wage Hike!
• Hillary: ‘We Just Have Too Many Guns … In Our Homes’
• The Guardian Launches Online Safe Space…

News headline links
11:44am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

• Concerrned about Iran? He has a funny way of showing it
• Positive gangs. Funny coming from the party which created & subsidizes the feral youth of today
• FBI spends big bucks to crack iPhone encryption
• When are the indictments and arrests going to take place? …

News headline links, some of them mysterious.
11:19am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 2008 the United States Air Force retired the remaining F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft then service. This was based on the production start of the F-22. In 2009 as part of his war on the military and need for spending money on worthless social programs Obama killed the F-22. He cited the start of the F-35, which was supposed to be cheaper. Instead the F-35 which tried to be all things to all people has been a massive failure with cost overruns and a lot of problems.…

Vic's morning report at the end of the Overnight Thread, again.
10:57am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The European Central Bank has decided to hold its benchmark refinancing rate at 0%, leaving open the possibility of new “stimulus” measures. Meanwhile, Germany has revised its forecast of growth for 2017 to 1.5%, down from 1.7% this year.

In other news, Pope Francis took to Twitter to urge the faithful to display solidarity on climate change, which he considers a major challenge to humanity.…

Holy moley! Solidarity, Frankie?

News headline links and summaries

2:19am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

US Election 2016

The debate over Donald J. Trump’s charges of a “rigged” Republican primary system demonstrates that Trump wasn’t a Republican to begin with. As a Democrat who became a Republican just to seize the nomination, he seems to have had no understanding of how the Republicans operate and manage their presidential nominating process… Rush Limbaugh and Joseph Farah maintain that Trump, the master of complex real estate deals, completely understood the Republican rules but chose to ignore them so that he could accuse the GOP of being corrupt.

If this is the case, then Trump’s campaign is even more of a hostile takeover than anyone imagined.…

1:04pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW

No state in the coming weeks of the Republican presidential contest is viewed by the campaigns as more consequential than Indiana — and none has been a bigger black hole for polling, where not a single public survey of the state’s electorate has been released.…

Quoting Politico
12:35pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
Pretty good campaign commercial. Pity the actress playing HIllary, because it's so well done. Video 2:32
12:00am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 22 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists… Army Captain Bradley Grimm… “helped develop a system to speed the flow of intelligence from here on the ground to various national capitals…”

11:33pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Under Tyranny

Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a “Master Chef”-style competition to find North Korea’s top cooks as millions across the nation starve.…

11:25pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Untied States

Tennessee Flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 20, 2016) – Yesterday, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law setting the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty. …prohibits law enforcement officers from enforcing provisions of international law and treaties that limit gun rights as specified in Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee State Constitution.…

10:42am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
2

Feeding Ourselves

Brits will soon be able to dine in the buff at a new all-naked restaurant where the waitstaff and clientele will wear nothing but their birthday suits. Opening in June, London's Bunyadi restaurant expands the concept of "natural" to include "au naturel," offering stripped-down decor, lighting, menu items — and patrons.…

No. Just… no. "Waiter? I want a bigger napkin!"
11:23pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Transport Incident

BIXBY, Oklahoma - A small plane landed on Memorial Drive at East 121st Street South Thursday afternoon. …pilot was the only person on board the single-engine Cessna. …no one was hurt.…

11:22pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Man and Woman

The Target department store chain has jumped into the transgender bathroom debate by declaring that men who claim to be women may use whatever bathroom or changing room they choose.…

Nothing there worth buying, anyway.
11:31pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

WW2 - less with us

Jesse M Baltazar, a survivor of the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II, has died from cancer aged 95.

The Filipino native joined the US military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and was wounded in the leg by Japanese bombing during the three-month Battle of Bataan in March of 1942.…

7:22pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

Dairy farmer Brian McLaren lost his soulmate on Sunday – his best friend, Maggie the Kelpie. Maggie was 30 years old when she died. She was likely the oldest dog in the world.…

12:29am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

…They’re replacing the racist, slave-supporting, Indian-killing founder of the Democrat party with a gun-toting, Republican black woman — what’s to dislike? I think it’s great. And now on to the collected news of the day.…

News analysis and links
11:36pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

…On alert: China deploys troops as North Korea plans another nuke test…
…Merkel faces rebellion over prosecution of comedian accused of insulting Erdogan…
…Mexico oil plant explosion: Death toll rises to 13…

News headline links
11:30pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Obama reaffirms U.S. to deter aggression against Gulf Arabs…
…Syria conflict: 'Largest ever' siege evacuations carried out…
…Celebrations mark Queen's 90th birthday…

News headline links
11:28pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

• White Privilege Conference Too Privileged?
• “Healthy” School Lunch Mandate Nazi Michelle Obama Says Pizza And French Fries Are “Hands Down” Her Favorite Food…
At least she's honest
• Are Parents Bankrupting Themselves to Look Adequate?
• Why more women are letting their husbands cheat…

News headline and information links
10:19am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The International Organization for Migration said that 179,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean and landed in Europe so far this year. 85% of the arrivals were in Greece, 14% in Italy, and the rest in Cyprus and Malta.

In other news, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National in France, is planning to visit the UK between now and the EU referendum to show solidarity with those who favor Brexit.…

News headline links with summaries
10:17am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

• Bill Whittle Goes Into the Lion’s Den
• Yes, we need a Canadian border wall
• Milwaukee police see promise in high-tech ‘GPS bullets’
• Colleges ‘honored’ with Muzzle awards for stifling campus speech…

News headline links
10:15am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

• The freedom of press declines here and abroad
• Criminal charges in Flint, MI water crisis
• Saudi Arabia is fed up with That Funny Guy as well
• SCOUTS rules in favor of terror victims…

Without checking, I'm guessing he meant SCOTUS - making the morning mystery links game even more intriguing with typos.
10:10am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1918 German fighter ace Manfred Snoopy von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron, was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.

Vic's morning news report hiding in the Overnight Thread again.
10:07am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

…Are You Planning A Cake Hoax? These 5 Tips Will Make Sure It’s A Success…
…Breaking News from 1973: Burgers Won't Kill You…
…Congressional testimony highlights ties between Hamas-linked charities, BDS…

Posted late, better than never - news headline links
12:46am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Proof Positive: How We’ll Remember John Kasich
Louder With Crowder: Trans-Bill Schoolhouse Rock
EBL: He’ll Take Manhattan, Staten Island, And The Bronx Too…

Posted late, better than never. News and blog links
12:44am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
Posted late, but better than never. Posters and cartoons, mostly political, decidedly anti-Trump and pro-Cruz
12:42am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary Faced

The Saudi government has contracted the communications and strategy firm of Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, paying the group $140,000 per month to work for Saudi interests in the U.S.…

11:35pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

Some were skeptical of earlier reports that the Trump campaign actually paid in cash for the favorable coverage it receives from Breitbart News (which even Trump apologist Rush Limbaugh has called “Trumpbart” on air). However, now we have confirmation of money changing hands:

Breitbart’s national security editor Sebastian Gorka received a one-time payment of $8,000 from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign last October, Federal Election Commission records show.…

10:47am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW

…Trump is right; the system is rigged. But it isn’t rigged by the political parties. It’s rigged by the Enslaved Press.…

10:46am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 21 :MW
2

It's Only Money

…"Well I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary — I mean a tremendous president," Carson said. "I mean, Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt."

"Are you anti-Harriet Tubman?" Cavuto asked.

"I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her," Carson responded. "Maybe a $2 bill."…

10:01pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW

This would be a delightful design…

9:55pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

…As many as 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean, agency says…
…Israeli general warns of 'devastating war' with Hezbollah…
…Mosquito forecast: Wet spring could fuel bug boom and Zika cases…

News headline links
10:00pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW

…Hillary is Getting Paid to Lie About Islam…
…Picture of gun is threat to ‘black mental and emotional health’…
…The latest craze in Japan is comparing babies to bread rolls…

News headline links
6:40pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The two front-runners in this year’s presidential race won their respective primaries in New York State. Hillary Clinton beat out Bernie Sanders 58% to 42% in the Democrat primary, while Donald Trump took 60% in the Republican race, with John Kasich in second place and Ted Cruz coming in third.

In other news, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz told Italy that Austria wouldn’t have to build a fence in the Brenner Pass if Italy would only control the flow of migrants across its border with Austria.…

News headline links and summaries
11:57am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW

…But doesn't Trump hire the best people?…
…Douglas County CO School District security staff to have riffles…
…What a grown up…

Decipher the encoded headline links and win!
9:21am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1985 the ATF raided The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas. Their rational for the raid was searching for illegal weapons and evidence for acts of terrorism. The far left and the MFM identify this group as "far right" however they were associated with the Neo-Nazi group Aryan Nation. Since the Nazis were socialists they were indeed a racist far left outfit.

Vic's stuck at the tail-end of the Overnight Thread again.
8:46am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 20 :MW
1

Digital Threat

…What is MouseJack?

IoT firm Bastille researchers call it a “massive vulnerability in wireless mice and keyboards that leaves billions of PCs and millions of networks vulnerable to remote exploitation via radio frequencies.” It is “essentially a door to the host computer,” the MouseJack FAQ explained. The PR release warned that it could “potentially lead to devastating breaches.”…

12:10pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Criminally Stupid

In the future, everyone will get food by manhandling restaurant managers and then stealing a handful of chicken and bacon.

So said an Oklahoma City man, 36-year-old Dante Rashad Anderson, who told police when he was arrested Friday for robbery that he comes from a time four years into the future…

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight:… “He was possibly under the influence of some sort of narcotic or intoxicant or suffering from some type of break with reality”…

No, d'ya think?
12:27pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Constitutional Threat

…Here are three of the latest indicators that the left hopes to destroy the First Amendment wholesale…
1. Stopping Citizens From Being Politically Involved…
2. Prosecuting People For Giving To Causes…
3. Destroying People For Failing To Comply With The Leftist Social Agenda…

12:30pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

OKC Bombing -- still with us

OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuesday morning, people across the state and country will take time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 21 years ago.

On April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroying much of the nine-story structure.

While the scars have healed since that day, the memories are still fresh in the minds of so many.…

12:18pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Under Tyranny

Father Yang Jianwei is the fifth priest from the underground Catholic Church in China to mysteriously go missing in the last month, in what appears to be a concentrated round-up of so-called dissidents by China’s communist party.…

2:27pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

Okla Flag

More than 100,000 people have signed on to a petition demanding that Oklahoma cancel a satanic ritual known as a "black mass" that is scheduled to be held at a public venue ths summer.

Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, the santic group overseeing the black mass, was co-founded by Adam Daniels, a registered sex offender. The black mass is scheduled to be held in August at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.…

7:28pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…I would like to focus on the power of a good idea. Rather than bemoan those that are bad, I’d like to champion an idea that bore its fruit over 200 years ago on the streets of London. Its promoter was a young British Parliamentarian named William Wilberforce and here was his idea: God is God and we are not.…

2:58pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Earth Shakes

Volcano

The Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico erupted overnight, sending lava flying as far as a mile away from the mountain… There are approximately 25 million people who live within 62 miles, or 100 kilometers, of the active volcano.…

Video
7:41pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Earthquake
Videos of aftermath in Japan, as it happened in Ecuador
2:13pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Lost and Found

A TV crew for the Animal Planet show "River Monsters" discovered a castaway on a deserted island off the coast of Australia.… "He had said his last prayer… He was prepared to die and meet his maker." …crew had not even planned on filming in the area… When the waters were too choppy to film at the original location, they decided to move to the other end of the island. They jokingly said to one another that they may discover a castaway like Tom Hanks in the 2000 movie "Cast Away." That's when they discovered a "guy with no clothes was running out of the cave, waving his arms out.…"

9:24pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Man and Woman

NC Flag

…Hours after Pearl Jam announced they were canceling their Raleigh, North Carolina concert to protest the state's controversial "bathroom bill," Eddie Vedder delivered a powerful speech in front of Pearl Jam's Hampton, Virginia crowd Monday explaining the decision.…

Still seeing no downside, nothing but upside, to the NC law.
12:17pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Liberty and Justice

[Breitbart headline:] Rock Band Boston Cancels North Carolina Shows Over 'Oppressive' Bathroom Privacy Law - Will Still Play Japan Where Gays Are Denied Healthcare…

Boston? Sheesh. I remember the name, but couldn't tell you anything they did.

Sometimes just amazed at the geezers still out there. (Much less that can afford to blow off concerts for political posturing!)

Still haven't seen a downside to these laws!!

12:46am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced legislation to stop President Barack Obama from imposing a stealthy gun ban on an estimated 75,000 Social Security beneficiaries.…

9:40pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

US Constitution

Okla Flag

The Oklahoma House passed legislation Monday that asks Congress to call a national convention to consider adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. constitution.…

11:40am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Maybe Ted Cruz is more appealing than I thought. He is not warm and cuddly. He is incisive. Not a lightweight. Maybe he deserves more attention than just as a placeholder.

Although there is some crosstalk, mostly this is a good interview, showing Cruz's impressive thoughtfulness and ability to cut through to the basics.

Video: Ted Cruz, YouTube, 46:13

9:21pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…U.S. feels 'overwhelming frustration' with Israeli government - Biden…
…North Korea 'struggling' with ICBM program: U.S. military official…
…Fidel Castro gives rare speech saying he will soon die…
…Houston flooding leaves 5 dead, thousands without power…

World news headline links
7:38pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…American Thinker: America’s Addiction To Pleasure Hurts Marriage And The Family…
…Jammie Wearing Fools: Trump’s “Voterless” Election Myth…
…Mark Steyn: Simple Simon Met A Pieman…

News and opinion links
7:34pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…US-led raids have killed an ISIS official responsible for military planning in Iraq.…
…Afghanistan violence: Deadly suicide bomb hits Kabul. Officials: At least 28 dead, over 300 wounded in Kabul attack…
…Belgium says seen signs that Islamic State has sent more fighters to Europe…
…ISIS to target Italian, French & Spanish beach resorts – report…

World news headline links
4:30pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…Sin makes us sad…
…How to manage your supply of the very best chocolate…
…Why Hillary Clinton Thrills the Hell Out of Me - not satire…
…Trump is not a narcissist, but he plays one on TV…

Many and varied links
12:36pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Serbian Government has sold the state-owned Zelezara steel mill to a Chinese steel consortium. He Steel president Ju Jong said that his company would modernize Zelezara and make it the most competitive steel mill in Europe. Chinese President Xi Jinping may honor Serbia with a visit thanks to the deal on the plant.

In other news, Germany has proposed that the EU impose a tax on gasoline to pay for the costs of the current migrant crisis.…

Germany's suicide continues!

News headline links and summaries

11:59am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…FBI Changes Anti-Terrorism Site Because It Offended Muslims…
…White Privilege Conference Attendees Complain Conference Is Too White…
…3 Latest Indicators The Left Wants To Kill The First Amendment…

News headline links
11:57am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A major real estate development known as the “Belgrade Waterfront” is being undertaken in the Serbian capital with funding from the United Arab Emirates. The new complex will feature a 145-story skyscraper, the tallest in the Balkans.

In other news, a British Airways passenger jet was struck by a drone as it approached Heathrow Airport for a landing.…

News headline links and summaries
11:48am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A major real estate development known as the “Belgrade Waterfront” is being undertaken in the Serbian capital with funding from the United Arab Emirates. The new complex will feature a 145-story skyscraper, the tallest in the Balkans.

In other news, a British Airways passenger jet was struck by a drone as it approached Heathrow Airport for a landing.…

News headline links and summaries
11:48am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…Ripping off taxpayers with climate change craziness.…
…climate change…
…The gift of an “imperfect” child…
…Speaking of character, let’s speak of Cruz…

These and more topics discussed, with links
11:47am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…Lovely, just lovely…
…Why I ought to........…
…Outrage of the day…

News links disguised as riddles
10:33am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1993 the FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas ended when a fire broke out. Eighty-one men, women, and children died.

And a murderous creep used that date and event as an excuse to kill 168 in Oklahoma City.

Vic's news start in the Overnight thread again.

10:20am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

US Election 2016

As anticipated, Trump and Clinton win New York.
9:44pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…A total of 215 congressional offices opened their doors to Muslims who traveled to Washington to meet with their representatives, members of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations said at a Monday evening press conference. But 14 Texas constituents were unable to get a meeting with anyone from Cruz’s office, despite repeated attempts over a period of weeks.…

9:26pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Dayammm… el TedNado shut down Sean Hannity’s idiotic whining about the elections that he lost.… Hannity is focused a million percent on questions about past elections because he knows that pushes Trump’s narrative. And Cruz doesn’t let him get away with it.…

I often switch off Hannity when he's interviewing someone, because Hannity always seems to be talking over the end of what someone is saying, more concerned about getting his next question or point in than in listening to his guest. Ted stands up to that pretty well. What's notable is not that Cruz gets testy in places, but that he controls it so well dealing with Hannity the Provoker.

Video (Audio only): Becket Adams, YouTube, 13:51

9:18pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…Rush then said, “Well, hot damn. This is one of the best damn tricks I have ever seen. They just sabotaged Cruz at this thing.” There’s no way to know who for sure did it, but it was a collaborative event. Limbuagh thought that conservatives on their web sites and social media would blow up at that point. Not so much.

What did happen was mind blowing. When he did see a thread concerning the whole setup, it was the exact opposite of what he expected. The theme was Cruz was so boring, Cruz was so bad, Cruz is so hated that nobody listened to him. The media on site as witnesses were tweeting and reporting that nobody listened to Cruz, that the crowd was getting up and walking around and milling around and being rude, that the whole room had tuned Cruz out. Which was not true. This was a smear job… a hit job… Cruz got mugged in New York. So much for New York values.

What was Limbaugh’s reaction? He just smiled and said, “Whoever put this together is a genius.”…

7:26pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

‘Rules that can be manipulated by the PARTY BOSSES to cancel a vote after the primary season under way– are not rules —it’s called strategy. And it absolutely IS crooked as hell.…

Slick and entertaining as Froglegs has been, JDG has become so full-bore uncritically pro-Trump and hard-core anti-Cruz, it's become hard to sit through one of his shows. So, I'm moving the election-year propaganda of Intellectual Froglegs from "Breitbart is Here" heading to the "US Election 2016" grouping.

Video: 23:35

5:37pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said he “hates” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) adding he’ll “take cyanide” if Cruz wins the Republican nomination.…

2:26pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
Ted Cruz

[Cruz's security detail to Glenn Beck:] … Immediately, without hesitation, they turned to me — we’re standing kind of in a line. They turn to me and walk in front of me and look me in the eye, and one of them — the first one said, “I have done this for a long time. I’ve protected all of them. I have never seen a man like him. No matter where he is, no matter what shape he’s in, no matter how tired, how pissed off, no matter what the scenario, I’ve never seen a man as consistently true as him. He says the same thing to your face as to your back. I’ve never seen him inconsistent.” And the other guy just kept shaking his head and said, “This guy is the real deal. He’s the real deal.”…

2:07pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

Trump Mistakes 7-11 For 9/11, And The Internet Destroys Him For It!!… in the same speech, Trump said civilian casualties are way worse than military – that’s how much he cares about our veterans!…

11:44am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW

…Bonnie Pointer, who was described as an undecided voter from Vacaville, California, asked Cruz via video, “Would you accept being Donald Trump’s Vice President?”

Cruz thanked Bonnie for her question saying, “Let me just answer very simply, I have zero interest, whatsoever, in doing it.… if Donald is the nominee… Hillary wins by double digits… the stakes are too high.… If I’m the nominee I beat Hillary Clinton.…"

11:43am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 19 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

At least 20 people were injured by an explosion on a bus in Jerusalem, police said Monday.
The head of police in Jerusalem announced on Monday evening that the bus explosion in the capital earlier in the day was caused by a bomb. He said there was no doubt that the incident was a terrorist attack.…

2:54pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Hamas says its smuggling and terror tunnel network is twice as large as the Viet Cong’s was at the height of the Vietnam War. Here’s what Israel is doing to stop it.…

A good look at the extensive anti-Israeli guerrilla war efforts.
11:24am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Democracy in Action

About 350,000 California voters may have accidentally registered for the American Independent Party, thinking it was the designation for independent voters…

3:07pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Impeach Obama

A year after President Obama launched his Task Force on New Americans the administration is injecting it with a $19 million infusion so it can achieve its key initiative of registering new voters that will likely support Democrats in the upcoming election.…

5:20pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Criminally Stupid

A terror-trial following the fatal 2015 Copenhagen shootings at a free speech event and a synagogue has witnessed a shocking outburst by the defendant as he called the judge a “Nazi”.…

How to really help your case, win friends, and influence people!
12:39am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Economic Threat

The first accomplishment of California’s pioneering $15 minimum wage law is killing the revival of America’s clothing industry.…

12:34am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
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Digital Future is Now

…Microsoft is back at it again… making a robot that guesses what's in pictures. I have taken the liberty of putting some of the more frequent faces on the Kube through the new Microsoft robot and screenshotting the results. It was rather humorous…

8:17pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Climate Changes

Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.

Video: 5:04
8:23pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Earth Shakes

Volcano

… volcanic activity all over the planet is rising. 38 volcanoes are erupting at the moment, and it seems like we hear about another new eruption almost every day now.

But let us hope that Yellowstone does not erupt any time soon.…

Signs point to maybe or maybe not, but still good for clickbait.
3:02pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
Earthquake

A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America in the past week could be followed by a 'mega' quake in the near future, a scientist has claimed.…

Or, not. Nobody can really say.
10:21am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Energy

…And like Socialism, with absolutely no evidence that it actually works, your government will keep doubling down on the failed ideals of green energy. With your money!…

Great list of failed subsidized "green" energy companies.
3:09pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Policing Ourselves

…Darien, who goes by "Deej," recently conquered his own personal villain: a brain tumor. Deej spent three weeks in Alfred I. duPont Hospital last summer. While he was there, he thought about his heroes — the real life ones back home at the Mount Holly Police Department.… couldn't engage in any rigorous physical activities, so he made his local police officers beaded key chains… the department got to show their appreciation by naming Deej an honorary police officer and superhero.… Wearing an Avengers t-shirt and cape, Deej was sworn in at a superhero-themed pizza party in the Mount Holly police station.…

Some great pix, the 1st one especially.
1:05am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Business Culture

…RC has had loyal fans throughout its more than 100-year history. Its roots go deep in the south, where drinking one with a Moon Pie is a blue-collar tradition that’s still popular today.… RC also has a presence internationally, in countries such as Estonia, Thailand, and Iceland. It’s currently one of the top-selling soda brands in the Philippines. But the number of RC drinkers could have been much, much higher.…

Extensive history report also shows the effects of government regulation and industry manipulations in affecting consumer choices.
11:56am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Bluebird assembles more posters of a punnish nature
3:11pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

History - still with us

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.… “all European history has been a great emigration toward the North.” … European unity began with the concept… of a Christendom in “inevitable opposition” to Islam… Europe must now find some other way to dynamically incorporate the world of Islam without diluting its devotion to the rule-of-law-based system that arose in Europe’s north…

Ummm… Really? Sort-of reminds me of Feminists ignoring Islam's attitude toward women.
12:03pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…discovery of one of the largest Roman Villas ever found in the UK.… Roman property, similar in size and structure to the great Roman villa at Chedworth.… the remains – some of the most important to be found in decades - have now been re-buried, as Historic England cannot afford to fully excavate and preserve such an extensive site.…

10:25am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Man and Woman

shocked

Chris Hemsworth has a daddy dilemma.… … 32-year-old actor gushes about his young daughter, India Rose, and her envy of her younger twin brothers… "She was like ‘I really want one.’ I was like, ‘A penis?’ She was like, ‘I want a penis!’" …

Who was it told her daughter, if you're good, when you grow up, you'll get one; if you're bad (or very good?), you'll get lots of them?
2:51pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Business Wisdom

In Austin, Texas "Fight for 15" protesters advocating for a $15 minimum wage swarmed a Taco Bell flooded to talk to workers about their cause. Instead of receiving support, the workers told them to leave.…

Video 0:22 shows economic idiots celebrating their stupidity.
3:05pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
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Securing Our Borders

The eight Supreme Court justices appeared evenly split during Monday's oral arguments in the case over President Obama's 2014 policy to not deport an estimated four million immigrants illegally living in the U.S.

That is likely a bad sign for the administration because a 4-4 split in U.S. v. Texas would mean that lower court rulings halting the policy would stand.…

8:32pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

People Carry On

Amazing Rescues During Huge Houston Flood

6:51pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause…
…Unusual quake cluster worries Japan.…
…Oil prices slide after freeze deal failure…

World news headline links
8:12pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…Tax Day: The Long, Sordid Tale Of The American Income Tax…
…The Tragic History of RC Cola…
…College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING…

News and other headline links
9:50am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…Ecuador’s president expects ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll…
…Israeli military uncovers first Hamas tunnel into Israel since 2014 war.…
…Ethiopia attack: 200 people dead, 100 children missing. Ethiopia army seeks to rescue Gambella's abducted children.…
…45% of Americans pay no federal income tax.…

World headline news links
9:48am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…Donald Trump Warns RNC: Straighten up or It’s Going to be a Rough July…
…Bombing survivor to make racing return at Boston Marathon…
…Ecologist Deploys Robotic Killing Machine to Terminate Feral Cats…

Headline links
9:44am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…Hillary's token Muslim Brotherhood BFF to be deposed…
…Socialism and the Time Machine…
…Bacon good, government agencies bad…

Play "Guess The News" with these headline-ish links.
9:42am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1988 the United States launched Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II. This action followed a US ship striking a mine when the Iranians secretly mined the Persian Gulf. …

AoS forgot to put up a morning thread, so here's Vic in the Overnight again.
9:39am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

US Election 2016

…“I am a constitutionalist and under the Constitution, marriage is a question for the states. That has been the case from the very beginning of this country- that it’s been up to the states. And so if someone wants to change the marriage laws, I don’t think it should be five unelected lawyers down in Washington dictating that.…"

6:53pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW

…Trump sells the myth of American success instead of the real thing. …the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. He exemplifies the seamy side of New York City - the Ponzi schemers and the Brooklyn Bridge sellers, the gangster traders like Bernie Madoff and the celebrity gangsters like John Gotti — not the hard work and sacrifice that built New York and America.… No one who has lived under dictatorship takes human values lightly, especially those like justice and liberty… Every day I have reason to thank Ronald Reagan and the generations of Americans who sacrificed and fought for the freedom of those of us trapped behind the Iron Curtain.… Unfocused anger makes people vulnerable to political snake-oil salesmen touting simple solutions and utopian outcomes. It opens the door to the aggressively uninformed authoritarianism of Trump as well as to Bernie Sanders and his siren song of socialism.…

12:10pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
Trump

…Now here’s an obvious theory: Getting fucked at the convention is precisely what Trump wants.…

12:31am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 18 :MW
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Disturbing Family Patterns

…A mother has been banned from naming her baby Cyanide after the poison. The woman, from Powys, Wales, also chose the name Preacher for the girl’s twin brother, saying she had a human right to name her own children. She said Cyanide was a “lovely, pretty name” with positive connotations as it was taken by Hitler before he shot himself.…

9:44am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

Digital Privacy Threat

Cornell Tech researchers Vitaly Shmatikov and Martin Georgiev claim web URL shorteners are built on predictable syntax that can be searched and identified in a potential breach of privacy.

The academics studied URL shorteners – including those created by Google, Bit.ly and Microsoft – finding that attackers could find private documents and foist malware by enumerating pre-existing addresses with ease, and that well-resourced adversaries could find out existing URLs of all shortening services.…

I confess even after reading this, I really don't understand either what is being cracked here, or how it is a threat.
10:54am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

Untied States

Hemp

Today, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, making it the 24th state to reject the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.… legalizes marijuana for medical use and sets up a regulatory structure for the production and distribution of medicinal cannabis to qualifying patients in the state.…

7:05pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
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Earth Shakes

Earthquake

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast… at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured… damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.… magnitude-7.8 quake was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Quito, the capital.…

7:09pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

Animal Culture

Another cute collection of critter pix by Claudia
9:39am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

Digital Culture

…For the full story of the invention of the computer mouse, we’ll begin by backtracking slightly to a British engineer whose invention was subsequently classified as a military secret and hidden from the public.…

And why it was called a "mouse" (rather evidently).
10:51am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

…How Ted Cruz might win a general election…
…NOW President: Abortion Is “Necessary”; First Amendment Should Be Repealed…
…Court Tosses ACLU Lawsuit To Force Catholic Hospitals To Perform Abortions…

Many news headline links and brief summaries
7:13pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1964 the Ford Mustang was first introduced to the buying public and the pony car era was born. The first model had an anemic 6 cylinder engine. The next year introduced the 289 which was a much stronger engine.

Vic's report begins here
9:58am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
Posters and cartoons, political and humorous
9:28am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, chastised Austria for no longer showing a welcoming face towards migrants. Ms. Mogherini’s admonition came in response to Austria’s decision to build a 250-meter-long fence in the Brenner Pass along its border with Italy.

In other news, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, a Jordanian and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, chastised Donald Trump for the bigotry inherent in his immigration policies. Mr. Al-Hussein’s remarks were part of a speech given at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, the same city where the Republican convention will be held in July. …

News headline links and summaries
9:10am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

…Venezuela travels forward in time by 30 minutes @ 88 MPH…
…This Is The Real Goal Of The LGBT “Rights” Movement…
…How Mark Zuckerberg could stop Donald Trump…

Headline news links
8:56am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz: "…The IRS is absolutely corrupt. It is facilitating illegal immigration. The commissioner has been a party to lawlessness. Indeed the IRS has persecuted American citizens who were perceived to be political opponents of the President.… My simple flat tax would allow every American to fill out their taxes on a post card… The biggest reason to adopt a flat tax is it disempowers politicians in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans.…"

9:48am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 17 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…As Barack Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia, the Saudi royal family has taken custody of nine longtime Guantánamo Bay detainees, bringing Obama closer to his goal of shuttering the infamous detention facility.

The transfer puts the residual Guantánamo detainee population at 80, the lowest it has been in its 14-year history.…

Links to several articles
11:09pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

Digital Threat

Bender

A LEADING scientist involved in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has warned that it could rise up against us and end humanity within decades.…

7:01pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

A sperm bank is facing legal action from three families after it was alleged that the facility had lied to them about the health and background of a donor. The families, all from Canada, were allegedly told that the donor was a "genius", but the donor had a history of mental health issues and a criminal record.… some of at least 36 women to have used the donor's sperm to become pregnant. …

7:13pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

Socialism in Action

…Because of acute shortages, people can't find basics like toilet paper. Now, it will be harder to make overseas calls or watch pay TV.

The problem is this: the global drop in oil prices has made dollars much more scarce in Venezuela -- which is dependent almost totally on petroleum for hard currency. So local telecoms companies don't have greenbacks to pay international suppliers.…

11:11pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW
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Energy

…Because as ports struggle to cope with a global oil glut, huge queues of supertankers have formed in some of the world's busiest sea lanes, where some 200 million barrels of crude lies waiting to be loaded or delivered, Reuters reports today.

The vessels, filled with oil worth around $7.5 billion at current market prices, would stretch for almost 40 km (25 miles) if formed up in one straight line.…

In 1939 the US Department of the Interior said that American oil supplies would last only another 13 years.…
In 1949 the Secretary of the Interior announced that the end of US oil was in sight.…
-Great Moments in Failed Predictions
12:33pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

People Live

…On Friday, an 8-month-old baby was pulled from the rubble of Japan’s devastating earthquake. Rescuers cradled the infant who was apparently unharmed.… it took six hours to reach the baby, who has reportedly reunited with her parents. It is unclear how many more people could still be trapped under debris.…

Quoting from CBS
7:10pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW
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US Executive Branch

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her, A Book Review… McClanahan says that we should judge them on how well they kept their oath and NOT on what they “do” because most, if not all, of what they do is unconstitutional.… So, who were the four presidents who tried to save the Republic according to McClanahan?…

Briefly answers the question.
6:58pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

Healthier Humans

… hot air hand dryers… Time-consuming, don’t really dry your hands thoroughly—and now I discover that they throw a bunch of viruses into the air, particularly one of the newer designs called the Dyson…

I first encounterd Dysons on a recent trip to Chicago. Seemed to me like they were much better than the other kind, stronger and faster-drying. Not sure about this germ problem.
7:03pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

1,700 more migrants landed in various parts of Italy yesterday, making a total of 6,000 new arrivals since Tuesday. Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pooh-poohed the idea that the immigrants constitute an “invasion”, and reassured his fellow Italians that the total number of migrants this year is only slightly higher than at same time last year.

In other news, the Swiss government announced that it is considering deploying tanks along its border with Italy in the event that the Italians fail to get their migration problem under control.…

News headline links and summaries
11:30am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

…Phone Transcript of Hillary Admitting She Knew Benghazi Was Planned Attack…
…Meet Jia Jia the ‘robot goddess’…
…Miss Kitty rescued after 4 days on high voltage pole…

News and other links
9:41am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

…The Sexy Bride Look and the Designers Behind Them…
…‘Tiger Whisperer’ mauled to death by tiger…
…The Under-reported Disaster Of Renewable Energy Schemes…

Links to many articles
9:33am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

…this post is so long, I’ve had to divide it into three parts so your eyes don’t get all buggy.…

9:14am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

…Michelle Malkin: The Wall Street Journal’s Stupid Berlin Wall Meme…
… This Ain’t Hell: “Today, The Vast Majority Of Marine Corps Aircraft Can’t Fly”…
…Mark Steyn: Where The Streets Have No Jokes, Continued…

Linkage
8:30am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW
Geezer

Slept lat this morning so no news.…

7:45am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW

US Election 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz swept Wyoming’s remaining 14 delegates at Saturday’s state convention… now holds a total of 23 of Wyoming’s 26 delegates… one delegate to Donald Trump and one to Marco Rubio. The remaining delegate has not pledged support for any candidate.…

Quoting from The HIll.
7:19pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 16 :MW
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Taxes Suck

Graphic Comparison
9:20am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
Dollar Burning

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers on Wednesday that implementing a flat tax would be simpler than the current tax system and would save the agency a lot of money.…

Hello, anyone hearing Cruz yet?
9:18am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Government vs. Business

…Freedom is good for business in general, but it is not good for an individual business that has already made it to the top. Where freedom and competition thrive, prices fall and good ideas rise. Where government coerces, where government pays the freight, where government grants you "rights" to the labor and products of others, prices soar and good ideas that threaten the status quo are trampled under and left behind.…

4:25pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

…former Republican presidential candidate and Donald Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson said…

…nothing anyone should care about.
4:12pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
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Liberty and Justice

Performance troupe Cirque du Soleil has canceled performances in three North Carolina cities…

Acrobatic logic
8:03pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

extraterrestrial

…In their new paper published last week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Kipping and Teachey ask the question: What if another civilization in our galaxy had their own Kepler Mission? What would they see when they observed our star, the Sun?… Kipping and Teachey… explore how we could hide or broadcast our presence. And they argue that other civilizations could already be doing this.…

12:09pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Spiritual Matters

A Federal court judge has ruled that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a valid religion. In fact the judge ruled that the church is a parody, a parody, can you believe it?!? Don't worry true believers, this is just a minor setback…

7:54am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Energy

An oil-field waste product that poses environmental challenges and is linked to earthquakes could become a valuable economic resource if the efforts of Oklahoma State University researchers are successful.

Biosystems and agricultural engineering professor Nurhan Dunford and her team have spent much of the past five years developing strains of algae that can be turned into biofuels and feedstocks for food or medicines. The researchers also are using the algae to clean water contaminated by agriculture and oil production.…

7:30pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Modern Family Life

Mississippi is the latest state to approve legislation that would ban dismemberment abortions tearing unborn babies limb from limb. Today, pro-life Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law.…

10:07pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Business Culture

… Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs. …robot can "slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible." …"can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour." …will offer "custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem." …"device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them."

And becomes economical the more governments push for high minimum wages. Article from August, 2014.
12:13pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

People Do Drugs

A drug 80 to 200 times more potent than heroin is showing up all over Chicago. Overdoses from a synthetic form of fentanyl are being reported in most collar counties.… Heroin overdose deaths are skyrocketing. In Will County, there were 53 heroin-related overdose deaths last year. This year, that number could double. So far, 18 people have died, with two of them after overdosing on synthetic fentanyl.…

4:10pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
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Liberty Works

…The only thing that victimizes most people in America is wishful thinking and their own stupidity.

8:19am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Defending Ourselves

MS-flag

Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill into law that not only allows unlicensed, “constitutional carry,” but also sets the foundation to reject and end new federal gun control regulations and executive orders. …

8:12pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

In a major blow to gun companies, a judge in Connecticut on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 10 families affected by the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School against the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.…

Quoting Newsweek
9:25am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…7.0 quake strikes Japan after earlier one kills 9…
…Thousands march in Harare in rare mass protest against Robert Mugabe.…
…New malware steals $4M at US, Canadian banks.…

World news headline links
10:03pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

…Syrian refugees flee after camps are overrun by Isis but find themselves being shot at by Turkish border troops…

World news headline links
4:01pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

…Canada slides down slippery slope. Americans can not participate.…
…Be careful for what you wish for…
…This guy has a lot of guts or just doesn't care…

News link teasers
9:06am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
Geezer

Just woke up. Sorry folks, no news today.

8:40am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
Posters and cartoons, political with a decided slant, and humorous
8:32am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

…Monarch butterfly migration mystery solved…
…Health update: Eat more chocolate…
…Federal judge calls IRS untrustworthy in tea party case…

Lots of links
8:28am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Eight Roma suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts at a children’s hospital in Genoa. Some of the gypsies who have been charged are parents of regular patients at the hospital. Items stolen include hand-held devices, small computers, and jewelry. The victims were child patients, their parents, and hospital staff. Much of the stolen material has been recovered, but one item that is still missing is an iPad which held the last photos taken by a little girl before she went blind.

In other news, a military advisor to the UN warns that 250,000 migrants will head to Italy from Libya this year if action is not taken to prevent them. This number would represent a 60% increase over last year’s total.…

News headline links and summaries
8:17am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

…Trump Campaign Blasts Zuckerberg…
…Border Guides Are Literally Phoning In Their Services To Illegals…
…Soros Plan To Flood America With Muslim Refugees…

Headline news links
8:08am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

…If you are from New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina or any of those other states where seeing presidential candidates is old hat, you’ll have to forgive us Central New Yorkers for our unbridled enthusiasm. It’s been years since Republicans had to come through New York and we were pretty damn excited to have Senator Cruz in the house. For you guys in well-campaigned states, it may be no big deal. But for me? I’ve never seen a presidential candidate in person. And for it to be the guy I support, well, let me tell you, it was memorable!…

A report on Cruz's enthusiastic reception you may not see in the LaughingStock Media
7:58pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
Hillary Guzzling

…After hearing the [Spanish] phrase, Clinton let out an animated laugh, nodded in agreement and even gave a thumbs up.

But a translation by the Washington Free Beacon later revealed the woman was actually saying, “I’m voting for Bernie.”…

Quoting from The Blaze
7:32pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz to give him a prep interview before his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Video: 5:17
4:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW

…A small core of super-rich individuals is responsible for the record sums cascading into the coffers of super PACs for the 2016 elections… Close to half of the money — 41 percent — raised by the groups by the end of February came from just 50 mega-donors and their relatives… Thirty-six of those are Republican supporters who have invested millions trying to shape the GOP nomination contest — accounting for more than 70 percent of the money from the top 50.…

4:07pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 15 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Germany’s Social Democratic-left justice minister is using the migrant crisis as a pretext to ban the display of the human form in public, blaming sexual images in advertising for the Cologne New Year’s Eve rape attacks.…

Yes, the images caused the attacks, not the savages who did them.
9:59am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

A Harris County [Texas] deputy constable was shot multiple times in what is being reported as an “absolute ambush.” … late Wednesday night… deputy went under immediate surgery… unknown at this time whether the deputy constable will survive. Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is reportedly an 11-year veteran of the Constable’s office.

A man matching the description of the alleged shooter walked up to a Houston fire station and turned himself in…

9:48am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Threats

…Construction of mosques is soaring, especially in America's suburbs. Tghe number has more than doubled since 2000, up from about 1200 houses of Islamic worship to an estimated 2600 today.…

10:08am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW
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Lost and Found

An Arizona woman and her dog stranded in the state's White Mountains for nine days were rescued thanks to her resourcefulness. Ann Rodgers, 72, spelled out the word “HELP” on a canyon floor…

11:33am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

This is every bit as bizarre as Dale and Gail singing “One Toke Over the Line” on Lawrence Welk.…

Check the video
8:58pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Theory of Justice

Ringo

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr cancelled an upcoming performance in North Carolina Wednesday …

Ringo, Ringo, Ringo! Just, just play the drums, man. Do what you know.

A reminder: the NC law prevented government from forcing businesses to let men in the girls' room. Horrifying, isn't it?

9:55am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

Check the picture of "defense ministers" accompanying this article on "Is NATO Worth Preserving" for a clue to a serious problem.
9:40am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Governing Ourselves

Elephant

Rep. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) says House leadership told members of the Natural Resources Committee “to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time came for a vote regarding the upcoming Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill” during a meeting held last night.

“In all my time in Congress, no one has ever asked me to do something quite like this, until last night. I was angry,” Fleming stated in a press release. “To be asked to walk away—to be told to miss a vote—is a request that flies in the face of every member’s conscience. Leadership had no business making such a request.” …

9:56am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Opposing Tyranny

The North Korean government is calling a mass defection by 13 restaurant workers who fled to South Korea a “group abduction,” accusing Seoul of kidnapping their citizens “in broad daylight.” … most daughters of high-ranking communist officials…

Luring and kidnapping. Right.
9:51am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

World headline news links
9:04pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

…Russian/USA relations continue to improve…
…British Muslims prefer not to assimilate…
…Stupid Party continues to live up to it's name…

These and many more news headline links can be yours, just by clicking on the bait.
11:27am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

…On this day in 1828 Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary. Now a word is not really considered a word unless it is in Webster's Dictionary.…

Vic covers the world - with a pillow
10:51am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

• The 6 elements of an effective apology, according to science
• The World's Most Dangerous Airport
• Low fat diet correlated with more heart attacks
Woops…

News and article links with some commentary
10:14am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Another 2,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean yesterday in operations coordinated by Italy. In addition to the Italian coast guard, navy, and finance police, a vessel from the merchant marine and ships from Malta and Norway were involved.

In other news, an elderly Christian woman in Aceh Province, Indonesia, was beaten with a rattan cane as a strict sharia punishment for selling alcohol.…

News headline links and summaries
9:35am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

US Election 2016

The Trump camp strategy of intimidating delegates is not limited to Cleveland and Colorado. In Indiana, state police have opened an investigation…

9:03pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

.@realDonaldTrump: “I believe strongly in policy. I believe strongly in being smart." #Hannity pic.twitter.com/bFeNVtdWjO

— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 14, 2016

There you have it. Trump will bring us policy and being smart. What more do you need to know? …

9:01pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW
Trump, Angry

Trump: My Favorite Bible Teaching Is "An Eye For An Eye"
When I saw this headline earlier, I assumed it was some negative opinion piece analyzing Trump's behavior and deciding that this must be his favorite Bible passage (as well as one of the four or five he knows).

Nope. Trump actually said it.…

"Turn the other cheek" … so I can hit that one, too!
8:56pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Planned Parenthood Gives Ted Cruz Best Unintentional Endorsement Ever…

"He’s the biggest threat we face.”…

1:21pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) can add Nebraska to his list of states where he’s out organized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in collecting delegates.… “I didn’t see any Trump supporters,” said Washington County GOP member John Orr…

10:30am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

…In his new ad, Cruz is putting de Blasio on notice. When Cruz becomes president, de Blasio’s policies are through and his days are numbered. Not only will Cruz end sanctuary cities and the cop hating ways of de Blasio… he’s going after corrupt politicos like the mayor of New York City and de Blasio is definitely on Cruz’s naughty list.…

10:20am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

I don’t know about you, but I plan on maintaining safe distance when Trump finds out about the Electoral College.… he’s probably going to spontaneous combust.… This is the problem with having a guy who is completely ignorant of our Constitution, our election processes (not to mention what system of government we actually have) running for President. …

Check out the photo poster
10:17am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW

…a leading Islamic scholar claims that Muslims are "annoyed" by the amount of support GOP presidential contender Donald Trump is receiving…

10:04am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 14 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Islamic Rage Boy

Invasion: Hundreds of Muslim ‘Refugees’ FLOOD into U.S. Per Week…

All desperate women and children, no terrorist males. Right?
1:46pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

German “Intelligence” Chief Admits: Analysts DIDN’T EXPECT Terrorists to Sneak Into Europe With Migrants…

What's unexpected is if there are actual refugees among the terrorists.
1:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Judicial Watch recently uncovered the reality that ISIS is in Mexico, just eight miles south of El Paso, Texas and Columbus, New Mexico– and they have help from the Mexican drug cartels. …

11:46am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Digital Whoops Cascade

Joyce Vogelman Taylor, of Potwin, Kansas, has been on the receiving end of years of harassment over an Internet mapping glitch that defaulted IP address locations to her farmhouse… Her home only contains an old Gateway computer that is used by Taylor to type up her monthly Sunday school lesson for the nearby Hillside Christian Church.…

9:15pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Civilization vs Gangsterism

Sources in Mosul, Iraq, have reported that the Islamic State… used military equipment to destroy the ancient monument known as the Gate of God. …in eastern Nineveh province. …also known as the Mashqi Gate …built in the seventh century BC during the reign of Assyrian King Sennacherib.…

9:13pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Transport Near-Tragedy

f-15 landing safely with one wing!!! only in israel the best pilots in the world.
it hapeened 26 yr ago but only now it can be shown

Video: 6:05
12:30pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
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It's All in Your Mind

…a team from Imperial College and the Beckley Foundation (which is dedicated to the study of consciousness and reforming drug policy) has released the first images of the brain on LSD produced since the clamp-down over half a century ago.

Volunteers were administered a 75 microgram dose of LSD or a placebo, then their brains were analysed using two types of MRI scan and an MEG, which detects brain waves.…

…results concretely link anecdotal experiences of LSD with measurable brain activity for the first time, but they could also open the door to uses of LSD in medicine.…

Been known since 1938, studied extensively - until banned - in the 1960s, and only now being studied for brain chemistry.
12:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Man and Woman

Men say we have nothing to fear from them in our locker rooms, bathrooms, and sleeping spaces. We say: Decide for yourself.

On the danger to women from "transgenders" in the ladies' rooms. Video: 23:36.
12:02pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Educating Ourselves

Wakko

…Now the band is getting back together and setting out on tour. The voice of Yakko Rob Paulsen is teaming up with Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress MacNeille (Dot) to reunite and perform some of the show's classic tunes, including Yakko's World.… The show will feature an updated rendition of the song as things have of coursed changed since it was originally written.…

Some of the best education that a generation got was from Animaniacs songs.
1:14pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

Music industry is dead

… speaking of idiot judges a judge has allowed a civil suit between the heirs of a Spirit band member and Led Zepplin over the opening notes to Stairway To Heaven has been allowed to procede. Any idiot with half a brain recognizes those notes as being from Beathovin's Moonlight Sonata.

http://tinyurl.com/nzj6ae3

2:36am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

…Jordan closes Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Amman.…
…China says tech firms pledge to counter online terror activities.…
…Boko Haram crisis: 'Huge rise' in child suicide bombers.…

World news headline links
9:09pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Links to news and other articles
5:31pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Political and humorous posters and comics
2:05pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

…Under Obama, race relations at all-time low
…Should Yale Hire The “Most Diverse”?
…Charm School - I don’t want to have a civil discussion. I want to call you assholes. …

News and other links
1:52pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

More than 1,800 would-be migrants were rescued yesterday in the Strait of Sicily in an operation coordinated by the Italian coast guard. Multiple rescue ships, including EU vessels, were involved in separate rescue operations involving eight migrant boats, some of them inflatables.

In other news, after a video of a “citizens’ arrest” of migrants went viral in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian government says it will crack down on volunteer civilian patrols that have been interdicting migrants on the borders and along the coast.…

News headline links and summaries
1:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Headline news links
1:40pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Links to news and other articles
12:10pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

…if you like to be mentally perturbed, you can’t do better than to read this post.…

11:47am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

• The IRS busy being outrageous
• IMF says global economy is in trouble
• If only North Korea had golf courses President 4Putt might care.…

Jokes disguised as news headlines - or is it the other way around?
11:44am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1919 Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for speaking out against the draft during World War I. He was arrested and convicted under the Sedition Act of 1918 which was blatantly unconstitutional and was rammed through by Wilson. Although this was a travesty, Debbs got what he deserved because he was a rabid communist rabble rouser. His sentence was commuted by Harding in 1921. Republicans were bitterly opposed to the Sedition Act of 1918.

Vic's take on the news starts here.
11:14am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

US Election 2016

Inept Trump Operatives Miss Deadline, Mistake Washington State for Washington, DC…

5:46pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
Ted Cruz

…“I hope that they’ll nominate a conservative,” Rubio said in an interview with Mark Levin on Levin TV. “The only one that fits that criteria is Ted Cruz.”…

2:07pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

An Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey has rejected a challenge to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president in rejecting an attempt to remove Cruz from the NJ primary ballot.…

1:43pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW

…Frankly, anti-Cruz Christians have me scratching my head. Clearly, these Christians are willing to overlook all of Mr. Trump's shortcomings, anti-Christian political positions and liberal leanings.

Meanwhile, they “passionately” leave no stone unturned, relentless in their attempts to discredit and disqualify the only presidential candidate with a proven record of faithfully standing up for Godly principles and values. What is up with that?…

12:14pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 13 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

ChiCom Flag

The government of Taiwan is alleging that Chinese officials have kidnapped eight of its nationals after a Kenyan court acquitted them of fraud.…

4:08pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

WW2 - still with us

Hitler

This is so sublime and funny - especially for those who have lived with Germans for years - I don't even know where to start.…

Somebody thought this was a good idea, I guess? Check both videos.
3:47pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

It appears that Trump supporters who have rallied behind Larry Wayne Lindsey have been schlonged.

Lindsey became an overnight sensation after the Trump Report Drudge Report highlighted a video of the wannabe Trump delegate burning his Republican party registration after pro-Cruz political insiders cast him aside. The trouble with Larry’s story is that it is a big fat lie.

Larry did not attend the county caucus, which is where he needed to go in order to get elected as a delegate to the state convention.…

12:33pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Know the Enemy

Putin

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is accused of forming secret 'battle groups' in western countries including Germany ready to activate at a moment's notice.… army of sleepers is trained in the Russian "Systema" techniques of martial arts and knife fighting as taught to his country's special forces units. …reports of a western european intelligence service detailing the covert groups spread across the continent.…

Thank goodness the "cold war" is over…?
12:25pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Liberal Politics

Leftists Protesting A Farmer For Trying To Slaughter His Cow To Feed His Family… I have highlighted my favorite line from this story in red. Please read it and try NOT to laugh as I assure you, this is NOT A JOKE. They’re dead serious.… “He doesn’t need this cow to survive and feed his family. He puts a sob story on there. Please, tell him to go to Whole Foods and go get some anti-biotic free beef there,” she said.…

Because Whole Food cows come from plastic packs, not from animals.
8:19pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

A class at the University of Oklahoma on human relations theory is being taught that singing R&B star Rihanna's songs is a "microaggression." “I was told as a white woman it’s insulting and a microaggression for me to cover or sing a Rihanna song because I’m not from Barbados…”

Well, how about if anything of Rihanna's could be considered as mic-aggression…?
3:57pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
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Liberty and Justice

Calling the challenge “dubious,” a federal court Monday threw out a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union that sought to force a Catholic hospital system to provide abortions against the church’s teachings.…

3:59pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Raising Ourselves

Hilarious moment Southern mom SHOOTS her ‘disobedient’ children’s iPhones to smithereens…then pounds them with a sledgehammer to finish the job.…

Video
12:35pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Animal Companions

…According to the Orange County Register, Skye Rabii and daughter Mia, 6, had just left a doctor’s office when they noticed a woman and her family asking for help retrieving nine ducklings that had fallen down a drainage pipe that was missing a cap.

The woman was able to retrieve one of the fuzzy ducklings, but her adult arms were unable to fit into the pipe to rescue the remaining eight — which is when Mia’s mom reminded her daughter that she always wanted to be a vet.…

8:22pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

Mosquito

Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed an algae that could be effective in controlling the mosquito population.…

4:05pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Light bulb

Late one night a man walked into a dentist’s office.…

4:20pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Man and Woman

Dr Everett Piper

…in embracing the incoherent vacuity of the contemporary “trans” movement, Mr. Kasich has demonstrated he is either suffering from an intellectual fog or that he’s morally confused.…

5:52pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

…Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh told religious television channel Almajd that men with “weak spirits” and who are “obsessed with women” could cause female drivers harm.…

4:14pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Headline of the Day

Cat, Excited

Newborn kitten found by Tulsa musician trapped inside of a trash bag at the Quarry Landfill

Article is unclear how the Tulsa musician got trapped inside the bag.
8:04pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
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Opposing Tyranny

Campaigners on social media are encouraging Germans to place pork in the Halal sections of supermarkets, citing the unethical killing of animals. But although the activists say the campaign is about animal rights, others say it’s an attack on Muslims.…

Distinction without a difference
4:09pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Military Culture

…When you serve in the military, you inevitably collect a lot of memorabilia. By the time you separate or retire, you’ve basically got a closet full of military stuff.…

12:38pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here

…It finally occurred to me that, when I save the JPGs or PNGs, I should include a keyword in the file name. That’s made things much easier. I’m therefore happy to present you with all the posters that have in their file names the words “stupid,” “Obama,” or “Hillary…”

Posters and cartoons, political and … well, pretty much all political.
6:03pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
News headline links from War News Updates
5:53pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to the latest statistics, almost one third of the migrants residing now in Vienna are criminals. More than a third of those culture-enriching criminals are under 20 years old.

In other news, teachers at schools in Molenbeek and Schaerbeek in Brussels report that 90% of their pupils in the 16-17 age range consider the terrorists who committed the attacks in Brussels and Paris to be heroes.…

Criminals and haters - now, that's diversity! News headline links and summaries.
4:28pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

NPR: ‘When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures’ Food?”

Never, ever. Even at home. Even burgers and franks are evil cultural appropriations. There otta be laws.…

Headline links with some commentary
4:24pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

• The GOP delegate fight explained
• Here Are The GOP Delegate Totals As They Stand Today
• Women’s Firearms Training Includes More Than How to Shoot a Gun
• Campus rape culture: another chapter in the book of leftist lies…

Headline links
4:10pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
Another entertaining selection of cartoons and posters, political, thought-provoking, and humorous
12:30pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

• NLRB official does a no-no
• The AP seems surprised
• Wonder who paid them?
• Turkey can't handle a joke …

The morning "guess what that headline means" game.
8:55am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1831 soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England caused it to collapse. This caused royal Army to issue orders that when marching across a bridge to break step. That practice has also been adopted by the American military.

Even Vic's old news is fascinating. His daily report starts here.
8:52am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW

US Election 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted Tuesday he would not accept the Republican nomination for president, and instructed GOP delegates to pick one of the candidates who has run for the job, though he did not exclude candidates who have dropped out.

"I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party," Ryan said in an announcement at the Republican National Committee. "Count me out."…

8:39pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 12 :MW
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Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Say, did you know that I am bought and paid for by the RNC?

Well, apparently I am. At least that’s what a lot of angry Trump supporters accuse me of on Facebook.

All I want to know is where the hell is my money?!…

6:28pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

Under Tyranny

A colonel belonging to North Korea’s spy agency recently defected to South Korea, the South announced on Monday. He is one of the highest-ranking North Korean military officers known to have defected to South Korea in recent decades.… arrived in South Korea last year. …North Korean diplomat stationed in an African country defected to the South last May.…

Links to many articles about this.
5:33pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

Robert Perry Hellem, age 89, passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 after suffering a stroke.
He and Barbara Claire (Sanborn) were grade school sweethearts. They married New Years Eve 1948 after he returned from Japan during WWII. He was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area, moving to Derby, KS in 1997 and to Bartlesville, OK in 2013.

Bob worked for Kraft Foods as a Packaging Engineer for 38 years. His idea of wrapping American Cheese in single slices changed the way we make sandwiches.…

5:51pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

Cosmology

…the BOSS Great Wall… a supercluster of galaxies over 1 billion light years across… largest structure observed in the universe so far.… named after the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey—an international effort to map galaxies and quasars in the early universe—and is like cosmic webbing.… made up of 830 separate galaxies that gravity has corralled into four superclusters, connected by massive filaments of hot gas… creates a twisting structure that resembles a cosmic honeycomb.… Lurking 4.5 to 6.5 billion lightyears away, the BOSS has an estimated mass 10,000 times greater than our own Milky Way…

Big.
6:38pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Amusing pix & posters. Especially like "Have you seen this dog?"
5:43pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

History - still with us

Robert Bateman, Daily Beast: How the Longbow Ended Knights in Shining Armor

Historians love watershed moments, and few in military history in the West were as important as the battle of Crecy in 1346.…

5:35pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Blog and News links
6:24pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A culture-enriching Labour councilor in Luton in the UK has been suspended by her party for tweeting that Adolf Hitler was the greatest man in history. Miss Aysegul Gurbuz also said that Iran should use its nuclear weapons to “wipe Israel off the map”.

In other news, migrants on the border between Greece and Macedonia stormed the border fence en masse in a coordinated effort, attempting to break it down. Macedonian police threw stun grenades and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the rioters in an effort to keep them from breaking through.…

News headline links and summaries
6:23pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
Political Hat
Hat's extensive weekly round-up of the news
9:14am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

• Is wine good for you or is it not?
Should you even care?
• Lionfish: Eat an Invasive Species for Dinner
• Bullet indicates Lawrence of Arabia was no liar…

Links to news and other stories
9:11am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

• Iranian Naval Deployment to Latin America Should Concern U.S.
• The New Eco Tyranny
• Minnesota Lawmaker Says Transgenders Are Bullies…

News headline links
9:09am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

• Fireworks explode at temple in India more than 100 dead
• President Rationalization was on FNC with Chris Wallace
• You've got to be kidding me…

News headline-looking links
8:24am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1951 the Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, was found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey. …

Get ahead of the day with Vic's acerbic commentary on the news
8:23am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW

US Election 2016

Donald Trump

…It isn’t so much that the system is corrupt, as Whinin’ Donald claims. It’s just that there is, in fact, a system that Trump never bothered to do the leg-work necessary to learn. Now he’s paying the price for that lack of knowledge, ground-game and campaign infrastructure.

But since Donald excels at the art of blaming everyone else for his failures, he puts on her his best Joan Crawford and kicks up a fuss.…

5:49pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 11 :MW
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Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
Claudia assembles another fun collection of critters at play
8:24pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
Bullwinkle

This is strange… for a southern New Yorker.

Links to remarkable video on Facebook
7:47pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
3

US Military

Andrew Moore lived alone and died alone. He was raised in an orphanage, never married and outlived his friends. For his last 40 years, the World War II veteran slept on a couch in a rent-­controlled efficiency apartment in the nation’s capital. …died in December with no will, no instructions and no next of kin.… destined for a nameless pauper’s grave. Instead… given a hero’s sendoff at Arlington National Cemetery.… the work of a family Moore may not have known he had: the residents of State House, a post-WWII apartment building at the edge of Washington’s Embassy Row.…

6:38pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
US Flag

The Air Force squadron commander killed Friday in a murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Medina Annex “went out swinging” after a confrontation in his office, sacrificing himself to save a non-commissioned officer… Lt. Col. William “Bill” Schroeder, commander of the 342nd Training Squadron, was killed in Forbes Hall by a “disgruntled” technical sergeant who was facing a disciplinary hearing. … “an amazing airman, father and husband…”

6:34pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

Opposing Tyranny

Recently the House Judiciary Committee passed HR 3892 that would declare the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), something Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and even Syria have already done. This would allow the bill to come to the floor for a vote.
Even contemplating the passage of it gives the well-informed American a reason to hope that there still might be some sign of life left in the bodies of those occupying political office in Washington D.C. The positives of passing this bill are innumerable, and the negatives are like finding someone without an opinion on Donald Trump…there simply are none.…

7:16pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

Free Expression

Speech Restriction Stories I Have Read in Just the Last 24 Hours…

I've read about almost all of them, but it is amazing to see the list compiled
6:59pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

Citizenship

Last week Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Supreme Court merits brief against Obama’s executive orders on immigration. This was filed on behalf of a majority of states – 26 – who are standing against “the illegal and unconstitutional actions taken by the Obama administration on illegal immigration.”…

7:17pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

Breitbart is Here

• Gun control discussions won’t change ‘neo-anarchist’ Republican party
• Group reveals why it hacked student to death in street
• EU trying to introduce mandatory classes about the bloc into curriculum…

News headline links
8:22pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
Posters and cartoons, political and humorous
7:20pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

It’s silly stuff, designed to make you smile, and wise thoughts to make you think…

Posters and cartoons
7:14pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The European Commission announced that the EU will provide Tunisia with €250 million in aid during 2016. The money will be used to help reduce unemployment, and also to build and renovate health care centers throughout the country.

In other news, the president of Belarus has announced that government officials in his country will from now on drive Greely cars, which are made in China and assembled in Belarus. The new measure was adopted with an eye towards cost-containment. An exception will be made for the prime minister and other high government officials, who will continue to ride in European luxury cars.…

News headline links and summaries
6:40pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The European Commission announced that the EU will provide Tunisia with €250 million in aid during 2016. The money will be used to help reduce unemployment, and also to build and renovate health care centers throughout the country.

In other news, the president of Belarus has announced that government officials in his country will from now on drive Greely cars, which are made in China and assembled in Belarus. The new measure was adopted with an eye towards cost-containment. An exception will be made for the prime minister and other high government officials, who will continue to ride in European luxury cars.…

News headline links and summaries
6:40pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1821 Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople was hanged by the muzzie Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body was thrown into the Bosphorus.

And the news today is not that much different.
9:00am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

US Election 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept the Colorado GOP convention, winning all 13 of the state’s at-large delegates. And after also winning all 21 delegates awarded at the congressional district conventions throughout the week, the Texas senator leaves Colorado with a complete shutout of his opponents.…

8:25pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW

Two of Donald Trump’s staunchest campaigners, his daughter Ivanka and son Eric won’t be voting for their Dad in New York’s upcoming primary.

No, they’re not closet Cruz supporters.

They’re just not Republicans.

Oops.

I’d say I’m shocked, but really, I’m not.…

They obviously weren't listening to the Stump for Trump gals' "Ditch and Switch" message!
6:49pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 10 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

Thirty-one rolls of undeveloped film, all shot by the same American soldier during World War II were passed along to developers at The Rescued Film Project. There, they carefully worked to develop photos taken seventy years ago.…

6:45pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW
2

Lost and Found

Three men were rescued from a remote Pacific Island after they spelled "help" in the sand using palm fronds… mariners had been stranded on the uninhabited island for three days.…

Whatever happend to "SOS"? Fewer fronds needed!
6:35pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW

Modern Family Life

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU are suing the state of Indiana over its new law that bans abortions sought for genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome, or for undesirable sex or race. …

6:32pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Pakistani shopkeeper in Genoa is under investigation for beating his wife after she refused to wear a veil. The wife, who has lived in Italy for a year, ran away from home with the couple’s two couple’s two children and contacted the police about the alleged abuse.

In other news, the Italian and Austrian interior ministers met to coordinate the implementation of better border controls in the Brenner Pass, in order to “save Schengen”.…

News headline links and summaries
6:46pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW
Always an interesting collection of links, news and otherwise./div>
6:42pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW

• Chaos As SJW Students Crash “Students For Trump” Meeting
• Hillary Campaign Used Noise Machines to Block Reporters from Hearing
• Students Put Up Posters on Campus Targeting Christians…

Headline news links
6:30pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1969 the "Chicago Eight" plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. However Bobby Searl was separated from the case when he refused to sit quietly in the court and after many interruptions and calling the judge names he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for contempt of court. He was the only one who did any prison time which was a huge mistake.

Vic's news and commentary beats a punch in the face any day. Or is a punch in the face, maybe.
9:38am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 9 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…A Jewish man was stabbed in the face, hands and arms on the Bleecker Street 6 train platform early Friday morning… victim… apparently does not speak fluent English… reportedly visiting from Israel.… was wearing “traditional Hasidic clothing…” currently hospitalized in stable condition.… The incident is not currently being investigated as a hate crime.…

6:33pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Hamas employs more than 1,000 operatives to excavate underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip… invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each month… To prepare for a possible future incursion with Israel…

Hospitals? No. Roads and bridges? No. War tunnels? Top priority!
5:41pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Finally, FINALLY someone is stepping up to the plate to stop the insidious Obama release of GITMO unlawful enemy combatants.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, “Sen. Kelly Ayotte introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit any transfers from Guantanamo Bay through September 2017, several months past the end of President Obama’s term.…"

1:00am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Republican leaders have blocked the closing of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, because they say they do not want terrorists held on United States soil. But American prisons currently hold 443 convicted terrorists, far more than the 89 men who remain imprisoned in Cuba. …

12:57am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Constitutional Threat

How many Muslim invaders living on welfare did the Obama Regime resettle in your state and home town in 2015?…

5:46pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Fox News Senior Correspondent Geraldo Rivera argued…

Who in the world cares what Jerry Rivers thinks or says? Why is Fox funding this moron? (Blog Heaper editorial opinion)
12:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
2

Spiritual Matters

A couple of Oklahoma authors have written a book called, “Gaining Wealth God's Way”. In the Bible, there are more than 2,000 verses about money. More than the number of references to faith, or prayer, money is mentioned more than any other single topic.

"He wants us to be wealthy, but humble at the same time," said author Nicole Ford. … "God never intended us to be poor…"

6:39pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Animal Companions

US Flag Dog

• Marine Corps dog Lucca was injured on tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012
• She lost her front left leg after stepping on an explosive during operation
• Lucca had previously sniffed out thousands of IEDs, saving many lives
• She travelled from California to London to receive the Dickin Medal - the highest honor for service animals…

12:55am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
3

Patriotism

US Flag

An entitled young punk comes to regret burning the flag that represents values far better Americans than himself died to uphold…

Date unknown, and original Facebook source unavailable (at least to me).
6:36pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Michelle Malkin: The Dumbest Thing A Congresscritter Wrote This Week…
American Power: 9-Year-Old Reporter Breaks Crime News, Sparks Backlash On Parenting…
The Lonely Conservative: New York Values Ted Cruz…

Blog and headline news links
6:46pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Am I the only one who finds this sentence incredibly disturbing?…

Bookworm comments on various topics, with links.
6:41pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
Posters and cartoons, mostly political, heavily anti-Trump and pro-Cruz as usual.
12:50pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
Blog and news headline links
12:43pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
News headline links and bits of commentary
12:42pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In yesterday’s referendum in the Netherlands, 64% of those who voted rejected the EU’s proposed closer economic and political relationship with Ukraine. Only 32% of eligible Dutch voters participated, but that was enough to make the referendum binding. Many analysts view the vote as a rejection of the EU, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was saddened by the result.

In other news, the Austrian government is expecting the number of migrants landing in Italy to double in comparison to last year’s total, which would mean at least 300,000 new arrivals in 2016. If the pressure of immigrants at the border with Italy becomes unmanageable, Austria plans to close the Brenner Pass.…

News headline links and summaries
12:33pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

• Pakistan hit by floods and landslides
• New study debunks climate models
• Nation building, expensive & deadly…

These and more headline links
11:24am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1093 the Winchester Cathedral was dedicated by Walkelin.…

Catch the Vic, news links and commentary
11:23am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

US Election 2016

Will Coley is a Vice Presidential candidate, representing the Libertarian Party. He’s running alongside Darryl W. Perry, the presidential candidate. He’s not just a Vice Presidential candidate, he’s this country’s first openly Muslim Vice Presidential candidate.… Will Coley, director of Muslims for Liberty — a group that decries American exceptionalism, accuses the United States of war crimes, and espouses ostensibly anti-Israel ideology… In Tennessee… expressed concern about proposed legislation to prohibit sharia… claimed that it was indicative of the hatred conservatives feel toward Muslims.… gave local talks promoting the idea that sharia doctrine is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and went so far as to falsely proclaim that Islamic legal theory influenced American law…

6:31pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

…The background here is that Colorado elects its delegates in a series of congressional district conventions that take place on different days, and that Trump's pointman for the state was just fired and replaced by another guy on Tuesday.… Meanwhile, there's all sorts of drama in the DJT.… Some people excuse Trump's failings by saying "he's learning on the fly."

But is he even doing that?…

5:48pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) picks up another three delegates in Colorado’s district 7 on Thursday, with another four districts voting and state level Republican party voting this weekend.… A senior adviser with the Trump campaign told Breitbart News that among the many unpledged delegates in Colorado are those that are for Trump, but have strategically remained officially unpledged.…

5:43pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 8 :MW
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Art of

…The chair that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two books of the wizardry series was sold at a New York City auction on Wednesday for $394,000…

Like anybody sitting in that chair will ever again write a fortune-making best-selling series!
2:38am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Bizarre times make for good political posters

11:56pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW
Delicious links to news and other stories
11:54pm CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW

• But will there be a site of People of Alibaba?
• Your tax dollars wasted is a 'microaggression'
• Reap, sow, deserve

Mysterious remarks that link to news and other stories
9:13am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1922 the Teapot Dome scandal occurred. The United States Secretary of the Interior leased Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming to cronies through bribery. It was a tempest in the teapot as the secretary of the interior was convicted of leasing the oil fields to oil companies after getting bribes for lower rates. He went to jail. Scankles bribery events while SoS make these look like nickel and dime operations.…

If we can't have victory, at least we can have Vic with news and, especially, commentary
9:11am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW

If there were a speed-blogging competition, my goal would be to win it with this round-up post. …

Select links and exposition
2:42am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Police in Norway did not like a man’s profile picture on Facebook because in it he appeared to be holding an automatic weapon. They paid a visit to his house in the middle of the night, but the weapon turned out to be a Softgun, a replica gun that shoots plastic pellets. A Softgun is legal for adults to possess in Norway, but the police confiscated this one anyway.

In other news, students at the University of Indiana became alarmed when they saw what they thought was a member of the Ku Klux Klan walking across campus dressed in a white KKK robe. A residence hall advisor sent out a warning email to all the students on his list about the apparent danger. However, it turned out that the man was in fact a priest dressed in liturgical garments. There’s no word on whether the frightening clergyman was apprehended and removed from campus so that students could feel safe again.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.…

News headline links and summaries
2:40am CDT Thu 2016 Apr 7 :MW
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Whoops!

On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Ku Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”…

7:35pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
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Art of

"He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him," writes Willie Nelson in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of himself sharing a laugh with the late Merle Haggard and a link to view their iconic "Pancho and Lefty" video. Nelson and Haggard were indeed as close as family, with their musical and personal bonds dating back to long before that first collaboration, and spanning through Haggard's death today at the age of 79.…

8:54pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

You Can't Stop Your Tears Amazing.…

WARNING - This is about the most gut-wrenching footage I've ever seen - Dog's face half-gone, close to death. I couldn't watch it straight-up - had to skip through it. Video: 6:00
7:49pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, mostly political
7:52pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW

• My Kids Don’t Eat Organic. Here’s Why
• Stanford Students Fight Campus Groupthink…
• LA Times Goes Full-Racist: “Does A White Doctor Understand A Black Patient’s Pain?”…
• Watch Idiot Fast Food Worker Defend $15 an Hour Minimum Wage…

News and other links and some commentary
1:03pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Austrian Minister of Defense Hans Peter Doskozil announced that Austrian troops are ready to deploy at the border crossing between Austria and Italy in the Brenner Pass. His announcement followed a violent clash between pro-migrant demonstrators and Austrian police at the crossing.

In other news, the Hungarian military has begun reinforcing the fence along Hungary’s border with Serbia.…

News headline links and summaries
12:56pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW

• Obama’s friend Erdogan says “Islamophobia” should be a crime
• New Islamic State video quotes Qur’an, threatens jihad in London, Berlin, Rome
• NAACP Joins Soros Army Plotting DC Disruptions, Civil Disobedience, Mass Arrests…

News headline links
12:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW

• I stood out in rain, snow & sleet to help bring you these results
• Susan Collins (RINO) calls for hearings for Garland
• Honor killing in L.A.…

Links to news and stories
9:46am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
Geezer

…sorry no news links today as I just got up.…

9:44am CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz's Victory Speech in Wisconsin | April 5, 2016…

Video: 17:52
7:54pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
Donald Trump Angry

…Last night Donald Trump acted like the two-year old. For the first time in his adult life he was speechless and camera-shy after getting crushed in the Wisconsin primary.

No graceful concession speeches there.

Instead Trump issued a vitriolic, bizarre statement…

…Lyin’ Ted Cruz… propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising… Cruz is worse than a puppet— he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.…

etc.
7:43pm CDT Wed 2016 Apr 6 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

…“The bones of Christian saints rested in peace for hundreds of years , before Islamic State came to the monastery of Saint Elian”, reported Lindsey Hilsum, who was in the town reporting for Channel Four.

Other bones appear alongside broken blocks bearing Christian crosses and piles of rubble remain scattered across the religious site, one mile from Al-Qaryatain town centre.…

10:51pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq…

May the winds of fate blow their chemicals back upon them.
9:10am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

Big Brother

G

Ever wondered what information Google is holding about you? Here's how to find - and edit - your account information and personal data…

Not that editing your data will actually cause Google to "forget" it!
9:01am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…No one has any idea what you’re wigging out about in these bizarre, violent rants against me, but you’re obviously not exercising enough intelligence to acknowledge you’ve been sucked into believing some fake interview in which I supposedly offered comments representing the antithesis of my truth…

10:49pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

Twisting Twister
Man seriously injured, wife killed as he films tornado. Video: 4:04
11:11pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

Untied States

Mississippi’s governor signed a law Tuesday that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people based on religious beliefs.…

11:19pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
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Fire

…Areas of Freedom in Woods County [Oklahoma] are also being evacuated due to the fire burning southwest of the town. The fire is moving northeast.…

Yes, God bless 'em, there is Freedom, Oklahoma.
10:42pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Blog and headline links
10:46pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

• Ivana Trump: We need immigrants to clean for us…

News headline links and a few bits of commentary
10:42am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Greek government officials are concerned about the legal delays that have prevented the construction of a mosque in Athens. It is feared that the absence of a mosque in the Greek capital could encourage the spread of Islamic extremism.

In other news, violence broke out at the border crossing between Italy and Austria in the Brenner Pass, where pro-immigrant demonstrators gathered to protest the new border controls imposed by Austria. Activists among the protesters threw stones and flares at the Austrian police, injuring five of them.…

News headline links and summaries.
10:36am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

• Prof.: chanting ‘all lives matter’ is ‘covert’ white racism
• Larry The Cable Guy Explains Why The Media Hates Working Class
• Row in Canada over where the 25,000 newly admitted Syrians came from…

News headline links
8:57am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

• Economically $15/HR minimum wage doesn't make sense, let's put it into law anyway
• Biz executives favor raising minimum wage
• Apparently the TSA believes that money grows on trees…

Today's batch of mysterious references to the news
8:16am CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

US Election 2016

Links to results
11:17pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW

The vitamin scam, The Art of Seduction, and Rick Santorum: How I finally understood the Trump phenomenon.…

11:14pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
Ted Cruz

The board of directors at National Right to Life (NRL) says it is backing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Republican nomination for president.… “National Right to Life believes Sen. Cruz is the only candidate for president who has always been pro-life, who has a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life, who can win the Republican nomination, and who can defeat pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in November,” NRL News reports..…

10:43pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
Abe Lincoln

Donald Trump made the most absolutely stupendously stupid statement about what made Lincoln successful that there is no explanation other than he doesn’t have a damn clue what Lincoln did or who he was or what made him great other than a nebulous notion that “he’s great.”…

Didn't even read the Cliff Notes
2:05pm CDT Tue 2016 Apr 5 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

…I got a Quarter Pounder and Erica got some Crispy Chicken, BLT Burger (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) The crispy had some rectangular things like corn chips but her bacon was cold and sort of pale and watery. When she questioned it at the counter and said the bacon should be cooked and a bit crispy, she was informed that they now do the bacon in the microwave because if they put it on the grill it would contaminate the other meats and they would lose their HALAL (Islamic-approved) certification.…

4:30pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW
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Securing Our Borders

Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera, who is a member of the National Border Patrol Council, which has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stated that the border has “gotten less secure” in the last few years and agents are “lucky to catch 45% of what crosses” with “extremely porous large stretches of our border being left unsecured, unmanned”…

4:16pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Blog and news headline links
4:24pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The theft of 7,000 pounds of copper from electric pylons at a water treatment plant in Italy almost left Rome without drinking water. If the plant had not switched to emergency generators, water service would have been suspended. After a police chase, four Albanians were arrested on suspicion of stealing the copper.

In other news, gunmen boarded a ship off the coast of Sabah in Borneo and abducted four Malaysian crew members. The identity of the kidnappers has not been established, but Islamic militants from Abu Sayyaf are the principal suspects.…

News headline links and summaries
4:11pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

• Don't Find Your Self
• Insty says he Got Initiated Into the Skinny Bitch Collective
• 2,000 squats per day gave curvy twins four-foot butts…

Links… of various sorts
11:49am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

• Trump: ‘Only Global Warming I’m Worried about Is Nuclear Global Warming’
• ‘Stop Islam’: Message Written All Over College Campus
• ISIS plotting to assassinate European leader …

Headline news links
11:36am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

• Wow, GOP senators hanging tough on Garland nomination
• Another piece of missing flight MH370 debris found?
• Feds to build $1.75 billion intelligence center in St. Louis
• Amtrak collision kills 2…

These and more headline liinks
9:39am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1818 Congress adopted the flag of the United States as it exists now with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

Heeeerrrre's Vic!
9:01am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

US Election 2016

…“Have you committed adultery in your marriage?” Kelly asked.

“I have not. That attack was complete and utter garbage. It was complete lies,” said Cruz in front of a crowd of supporters in Madison, Wisconsin.

“I have always been faithful to my wife. I love my wife. She is my best friend in the whole world.”…

4:14pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

…Don’t run from your Democrat roots. Embrace them!…

Includes some funny posters.
12:38pm CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW

Sen. Ted Cruz scooped up another 18 of his preferred delegates on Saturday in North Dakota, bringing the 2016 Republican presidential candidate’s weekend delegate haul to a tentative 24.…

12:55am CDT Mon 2016 Apr 4 :MW
1

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…I kept seeing this story about “black staffers” leaving the RNC in droves. … However, once you follow the link and read the stories, these black staffers are simply moving on to new and greener pastures, often within the GOP or in more lucrative media roles.…

10:08pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
2

Animal Culture

Claudia collects pix of critters laughing, or are they yawning? Cute, in any case.
9:58am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW

Eugenics

…The Francis Crick Institute says its gene-editing research has nothing to do with eugenics; even British law prohibits pregnancies from gene-edited embryos, and its researchers plan to destroy them after seven days. Instead, it aims to learn about the role of genes in miscarriage. But if its research improves gene-editing technology, less scrupulous scientists can make use of that. This is why scholars like Robert Pollack, a professor at Columbia University, want a moratorium on the whole process of modifying human genes.…

11:17pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat
News links and summaries
10:41pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
Posters and cartoons, mostly anti-Trump.
10:14am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW

…if you want an illustrated edition, I’ve got an illustrated edition!

Cartoons and posters
10:11am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Archaeologists believe they may have discovered a second Viking settlement in North America. The site at Point Rosee in southwestern Newfoundland was first identified using satellite imagery. Subsequent excavation uncovered what is tentatively identified as a Norse settlement dated somewhere between 800 AD and 1300 AD. The new site is more than 400 miles southwest of L’Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland, the only other Viking site in North America.

In other news, after a brush fire broke out last week next to a power line in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, emergency workers discovered incendiary devices resembling pipe bombs attached to the line. The police and the FBI investigated. Today a man named Danny Kelly was arrested in Chelmsford and charged with placing the devices on the power line.…

News links and summaries
8:58am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW

• FBI will help local police departments unlock suspects’ iPhones
• Donald Trump Sued For ‘Inciting a Riot’ During Kentucky Rally
• Canada to process 10,000 Syrian refugees ‘as fast as possible’…

News links
8:56am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1922 Uncle Joe Stalin took control of Russia and immediately began killing his opponents and consolidating power. His tinkering with the economy resulted in destroying most of the farms and produced a famine that killed millions.…

Vic doesn't just deliver the news. He hits you upside the head with it.
8:53am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz took the first six national delegates awarded in Colorado, winning all the seats elected at two congressional district conventions Saturday.

Of the six delegates and six alternates elected, 10 pledged support to the Texas senator and two are unpledged.…

10:12pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
Donald Trump Angry

…I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all.

He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver's seat, and nothing else matters. The Donald does not fail. The Donald does not have any weakness. The Donald is his own biggest enemy.…

What was once Trump's desire to rank second place to send a message to America and to increase his power as a businessman has nightmarishly morphed into a charade that is poised to do irreparable damage to this country if we do not stop this campaign in its tracks.…

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10:05pm CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW

Fifty Wisconsin faith leaders joined Governor Scott Walker in endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president this week.…

10:01am CDT Sun 2016 Apr 3 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…“‘I was woken to this guy shouting in my face’: Muslim man yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ repeatedly terrifying Etihad airline passengers as he performs call to prayer…”

11:02am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW
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Policing Ourselves

Quick-thinking children on an Easter egg hunt form a human arrow to POINT to where suspected robbers are hiding from police helicopter pilot…

11:06am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW

April Foolishness

Google

…A new “send + mic drop” button appeared next to the “send” button in Gmail. …gave users the option to add an animated graphic of a minion dropping a microphone to emails… Google received a number of complaints from people who accidentally pressed the “send + mic drop” on important messages. One user said he lost his job after he sent a “mic drop” in an email to his boss.…

7:07pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW
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Free Expression

Bikers for Trump rolled in to Wisconsin and upset some anti-Trump protestors that think the first amendment isn’t for all citizens. They heard the ROLLING THUNDER coming from afar and dang….their shouts just weren’t loud enough to earn their George Soro’s cash for the day!…

Check out the yuuuge line of bikers picture!
11:05am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Nice Deb candle

Uncle Jimbo, World Peace Media: The Chalkening- A Macro-Aggression
John Steele: The Chalkening
Why isn’t Trump winning over voters in Wisconsin?
Are Trump supporters having doubts after a challenging week?
Trifecta: Ethics of Muslim Immigration
Knockout Game and Denial in Cincinnati
Teachers and parents speak out against black violence in schools
Another Black Cop Hater Kills Another Cop

Videos
8:27pm CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW

• UK Police: Be ‘Kind’ And ‘Use The Internet Safely’ Or ‘You May Receive A Visit’
Will the "visit" be "kind" too?
• The Stanford Review Is Going to Get in Trouble. . .
• Mexican Weather…

Headline and blog links
10:55am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Police at Brussels Airport say that at least fifty supporters of ISIS have jobs at the airport, despite background checks that are intended to keep extremists out. The police are threatening to go on strike if more is not done to deal with such security problems.

In other news, an Illinois man shot and killed a state trooper at the bus station in Richmond, Virginia, before being shot and killed by other troopers. No motive has yet been adduced for the perp’s murderous actions.…

News headline links and summaries
10:48am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW

• Israel Navy drill simulates raid against ship taken hostage by ISIS
• John Bolton: Open Borders ‘Destroying’ The American ‘Experiment’
• Mark Dice: They Are ‘trying to incite some psycho to take out Donald Trump’…

These and more news and blog links
10:38am CDT Sat 2016 Apr 2 :MW
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Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Crazyface

A White House official is blaming a “technical issue” for the sudden loss of sound on a White House video in which French President François Hollande said the words “Islamist terrorism.”…

Right. Tech issue being the White House doesn't like the phrase. Paging Rose Mary Woods!
9:09pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
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Animal Companions

One crisp morning on Vancouver Island, Karen Parsons went on her regular nature walk with her two Pomeranian pooches.

Suddenly she heard the screams of an animal being attacked by two ravens. She immediately went into rescue mode and discovered it was a young abandoned fawn.

For two weeks Karen fed the baby by hand. …

2:14pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Prehistory - still with us

…satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.… Canadian site… discovered last summer after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made shapes under discolored vegetation. …southwest coast of Newfoundland, about 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows, the first and so far only confirmed Viking settlement in North America, discovered in 1960. …

9:06pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

…de Löwenmensch, the Lion Man… a foot tall, carved out of a single mammoth tusk… found in a cave in Germany in 1939 and, owing to some little distractions in the country at the time, forgotten for thirty years. …forty thousand years old, the oldest undisputed representational sculpture found to date.

12:23pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was then the height of military technology. …

12:20pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

April Foolishness

The media group says that it will no longer degrade animals by showing photos of them without clothes.…

Topless Native African Women still possible?
9:11pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF)… announced that Clinton had won an Academy Award “for her portrayal of an honest candidate…” claiming that former President Bill Clinton would be endorsing Bernie Sanders instead of his wife “due to Hillary’s lack of transparency with voters” and another purporting to have a video showing Clinton actually “wiping her server clean” by physically wiping her Blackberry with a small cloth. …

5:53pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
ChiCom Flag

No joke. April Fools' Day has been banned in China.

The ancient tradition of hoaxing and playing practical jokes on the first day of April has fallen victim to China’s crackdown. Like democracy and free speech, it is a Western concept that simply isn’t welcome here.…

Making China the biggest joke of all.
1:57pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

…April Fools’ Day, i.e., the worst day of the entire year for anyone trying to cover news on the Internet. This year, as has happened before and will happen again, an overwhelming number of hoaxes, jokes and pranks escape onto the Web, using the cover of the terrible holiday to try to win a little bit of attention for their creators.… TVs still do not come in aerosol cans.…

1:54pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

…Donald Trump unexpectedly dropped out of the presidential race after an injection of stem cells miraculously cured his Political Tourette's Syndrome.… National Enquirer's admission that their story about wild, unbridled sex with multiple mistresses was actually supposed to be about Tom Cruise, but the names were switched at the last minute to reduce the chances of having the paper's corporate headquarters filled with rattlesnakes by Scientologists.…

Hope n' Change is another site to which I rarely link, but which is consistently worth reading. Recommended.
1:51pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

…Donald Trump recently made a bombshell revelation that could make you question everything you know about the state of American politics.…

Video: 1:39
1:48pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

We’ve reached the point in history when April Fools Day is irrelevant. With Facebook, Twitter, and the entire Obama administration we surely don’t need to wait for April First to be made fools of any more.…

I rarely link to Michelle's Mirror, but I read every one that's posted. Recommended!
1:27pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Aquinas College students play a prank on their hilarious Macroeconomics professor!…

Video: 2:11 - warning: loud at first
1:25pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Happy to hear @realDonaldTrump accepted my challenge to debate one-on-one: https://t.co/mikc6fXZei
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 1, 2016

Heard it from a little birdie - tweeting - so it must be true
1:19pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

…Hillary Clinton has decided to suspend her campaign for President of the United States.

We were able to sit down with a top member of the Clinton 2016 Campaign to discuss this explosive news. The staffer agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity.…

Throws support to Jeb!
1:17pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

Economy Without Borders

Record 25,741,000 Foreign-Born People Employed in the U.S.

12:41pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

93,482,000 Americans Out of Labor Force in March

12:40pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

I’m sitting on a huge collection of silly cartoons, of the type that should make most of us laugh, and on an equally huge collection of wise sayings, of the type that should make most of us think. Today seemed like an appropriate day to share them. I’ll start with the laughs, and then we’ll get serious…

5:45pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
Posters and cartoons, mostly political
1:14pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

College 'snowflakes' keep hitting new lows
10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants
Harvard Continues to Threaten All-Male Clubs…

News and other links
12:56pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

French Minister for Families Laurence Rossignol provoked outrage by saying that women who wear the Islamic veil are like “Negroes who supported slavery.” The minister’s comments were in response to a spate of fashion shows aimed at the Islamic market that feature women in hijab.

In other news, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said that the migration crisis in Europe is a threat to the national security of the United States.…

News headline links and summaries
12:47pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
News headline obscurata and links
12:16pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1970 left wing Republican President Richard Nixon signed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971. This act passed by a Democrat Congress was, and still is, blatantly unconstitutional and like all Fascist laws passed in this time frame it has grown into far more mischief both in the tobacco area and branched out into other Fascist government control even to the point now where the federal government controls your child's lunch in local schools.

Vic News & Views, an important part of every morning. Inside the Overnight Thread today, just for giggles.
11:42am CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW

US Election 2016

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won a case in Pennsylvania's highest court that had challenged his eligibility to appear on the state's GOP primary ballot and serve as president. The state Supreme Court order Thursday upheld a lower-court judge's decision to dismiss the case.…

9:19pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW
Ted Cruz

Am I missing something about Ted Cruz? The Texas senator seems to me to be the one true conservative left in the presidential race, and the most true conservative who was ever in it.…

1:06pm CDT Fri 2016 Apr 1 :MW