Blog Heap o'Links for May 2016

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Wars and Rumors

…North Korea… ballistic missile thought to have a range of 2,500 miles failed to launch early Monday morning… blew up shortly after takeoff… had the potential to hit U.S. military bases as far away as Guam. "They are 0-4" one official said describing North Korea's most recent missile launch attempts. …

Citing Fox News. Links to many articles.
3:07pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

To Protect Soldiers From Bombs, Military Scientists Build a Better Dummy…

3:04pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

America's answer to the 'carrier-killer missile.'…

3:03pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW
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Dinosaurs - still with us

Tyrannosaurus Rex

…In most cases, the dinosaurs would have needed lips to protect their teeth, as the majority of them weren't water dwelling creatures. They would have had scaly lips, just like reptiles such as the monitor lizard.

“It’s also important to remember that teeth would have been partially covered by gums. If we look at where the enamel stops, we can see that a substantial portion of the teeth would be hidden in the gums. The teeth would have appeared much smaller on a living animal." Reisz concluded: “In popular culture, we imagine dinosaurs as more ferocious-looking, but that is not the case.”…

7:49pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

World Without Borders

Biohazard

…The Syrian refugee crisis has precipitated a “catastrophic outbreak” of a flesh-eating disease that is spreading across the Middle East and North Africa… ongoing violence in Syria has “created a setting in which we have seen the re-emergence of polio and measles, as well as tuberculosis, hepatitis A, and other infections in Syria and among displaced Syrian refugees.” … Regarding the flesh-eating disease, leishmaniasis… “We may be witnessing an epidemic of historic and unprecedented proportions, but it has largely been hidden due to lack of specific information.”…

3:01pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

History - still with us

…A new study looked not at military and historical records but at tree rings and found that the winter of 1241 was cold and snowy. Big deal. A little sold and snow couldn’t stop the mighty thundering army led by Genghis Khan’s grandson Batu, could it? No, but it could stop their horses. The Mongols depended on dry, flat plains for their fast and furious attacks and for grass to feed their all-important horses. The snowy winter of 1241 became the swampy spring of 1242, the plains became muck, the grass became scarce and the Mongol Horde became the army formerly known as the mightiest fighting machine of history as it picked up its saddles and went home.…

7:54pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

A man in New York has been charged with manslaughter after brutally attacking the man who attempted to rape his wife Monday… woman was able to alert her husband… [who] eventually entered the apartment as the attack was still happening. He punched the attempted rapist… multiple times.… [rapist] later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.…

One hopes the husband's charges will be dropped quickly as justified.
3:16pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

Free Expression

Internet giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to a new EU code of conduct against hate speech, the European Commission said.

The US-based firms have agreed to speed up their reactions when illegal material is flagged up, with the aim of looking at all suspicious material within 24 hours.…

There are two sides to this, and free expression tends to lose more than the true hatemongers and terrorists.
3:12pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

Freedom

Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday… by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation, increased its estimate of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, or trapped in debt bondage or forced labor to 45.8 million from 35.8 million in 2014.…

Links to many articles on the subject
8:59pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The news feed is light tonight. Our American tipsters are probably eating BBQ down at the VFW hall, but I’m not sure where everyone else is.

The weird news story of the day concerns two alligators who were found feasting on a human corpse in a canal in Broward County, in South Florida. According to police, the body had been in the water awhile before the alligators started on it, and it has not been identified yet — it’s not even clear whether it is male or female. The whole thing sounds like the opening sequence in a “Law and Order” episode.…

News headline links with summaries
7:50pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person…
Things Are Thriving In The "Modern Hooker Economy"…
When Wives Cheat…

News and info links - not all about marriage and hookers
7:33pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

UN: 'Islamic State' using human shields in Fallujah…
Taliban overrun Afghan police checkpoints in Helmand Province…
Dalai Lama says 'too many' refugees in Europe…
Tech giants back EU hate speech rules…

News headline links
3:10pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

Deadly floods in TX…
F.B.I. arrests man on most wanted list…
Airlines suspending flights to Venezuela…

Atypically scrutible news headline links
2:58pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by a Democrat congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day began occurring on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30. This was passed with little or no opposition from the Republican Party and was designed to give federal workers more three day holidays.…

Ending the month with Vic's morning report back in the overnight thread. Consistency? Never heard of it at AoSHQ.
10:31am CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW

US Election 2016

Even as a federal judge rules against Donald Trump and today unsealed hundreds of documents related to the lawsuit against Trump University, a new bombshell in the case has just been revealed.

Turns out, one of the two law firms representing plaintiffs in this case against Trump — coincidentally, appointed by the judge overseeing the case whom Trump has (it appears rightly) accused of being “hater” and “very hostile” — have some ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton.

As in half a million dollars worth of ties.…

8:57pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW
Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades: Well I have two objections to a David French candidacy…

2. He'd be a strong, well-funded, perfectly acceptable spoiler. My problem isn't a David French candidacy; it's a David French candidacy that can't actually win, but just serve as a protest vessel for 10% of the party, and thereby deliver the presidency into the corrupt talons of Hillary Clinton.…

Heh. I wrote my headline before I got this far down in Ace's article.
8:55pm CDT Tue 2016 May 31 :MW
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Memorial Day

I’ve got several very moving images here but, before I dive into them, I want to make sure you read the story of Army Sergeant James John Regan, the man whose life and death led to this picture, one so moving that it has appeared repeatedly on social media every Memorial Day since his death in 2007:…

Memorial Day photos and posters
8:13pm CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
Memorial Day photos
8:10pm CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
Memorial Day cartoons
8:06pm CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

What the President and the left get wrong.…

11:22am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day to pause in thanks for the sacrifices made by millions of Americans who died while fighting to preserve freedom, a documentary called These Hallowed Grounds reminds us that our war dead are not just interred here at home, but are spread across the world on battlefields almost lost to the memory of far too many of us.…

11:20am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

Soldiers place American flags in front of headstones during "Flags In" at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 26, 2016.…

11:17am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."…

Video: 3:47
11:15am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

There are places where America’s war dead are best known and still mourned. Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery is but one example and yet stone sentinels of forgotten military men jut out from rolling grassy hills all across this country. Some have not seen a single visitor kneel at their graveside for more than a century.…

11:14am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

…As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom.

We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.…

11:12am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

…It is a day for solemn reflection on the service and sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve freedom.…

11:10am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

In case you didn’t know, today is not a day for barbecues, for fun, for baseball or bargain hunting. Today is the day you give thanks for the men and women who gave their lives so you could live yours as fully or as foolishly as you choose. Do not forsake them. Do not forget them. Ever.…

11:09am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

When my teenage son realized that Monday isn’t just a school holiday but is, in fact, a national holiday honoring the men and women who have died serving our country, he made an interesting comment about those who died. “It’s hard to appreciate that they’re real people because you never know who they are.”…

11:08am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

…As I sat weeping like a hormotional pregnant lady, I understood more vividly what these men know intrinsically. So many serve to protect this nation and fight for freedom. And some gave all.…

11:07am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

A life-changing experience I’ll never forget…

11:01am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

…brought to you by…

Memorial Day cartoon
11:00am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

If you are thinking of an appropriate way to remember our military men and women on Memorial Day, here is an incredible site which contains images and videos of U.S. Military cemeteries around the world.…

10:57am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

The soldier stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass…

10:55am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

Every Memorial Day this is the video that I play .... and tonight is no exception. After 32 million views .... this video is probably the most watched military tribute video out there .... and deservedly so.

Requires Adobe Flash, which I don't allow on my computer, so here's the YouTube address Remember Me;
FlutieCutie; 5:23
10:53am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Kurdish forces in big push against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria…
Bombs kill at least 35 in Baghdad; casualties from two other explosions unknown…
Philippine troops kill 54 Islamist militants in the south…

News headline links
8:09pm CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

Women who cheat…
Christakises (and Free Speech) Not Coming Back to Yale…
CBS News Political Director: It’s Media’s Job To STEER AWAY From Clintons’ Past…

News and info links
11:04am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW

An estimated 700 would-be migrants are thought to have perished in several shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, according to the Italian coast guard. One of the capsized boats was carrying about 550 passengers. Meanwhile, nineteen would-be migrants were rescued from an inflatable boat in the English Channel by the British coast guard.

In other migration news, a British tourist was sexually assaulted by a North African immigrant on the island of Majorca.…

News headline links and summaries
10:58am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
Nightmouse

Louisiana Rep: Declaration Of Independence Be Racist…
How you could go to prison under Alberta NDP’s new carbon tax law…
Conservatives, It’s Time to Power Down the Left’s Cultural Heist…

News links with summaries
10:49am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
Geezer

…Memorial Day. On this day in 1806 Andrew Jackson killed Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy. There had been a long history of amenity between Jackson and Dickenson. Dickenson was also a noted duelist so Jackson killing him was no small feat.

Vic's news on the top of a Memorial Day early morning thread. Good start for the day.
8:41am CDT Mon 2016 May 30 :MW
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End of the World As We Know It

Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke …

Chim chimminey cherwho cares? Do that fake accent again, willya Dick? So funny!/div>
10:28pm CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
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Animal Companions

Pix of military service animals and others
9:28pm CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

I haven’t forgotten that tomorrow is Memorial Day but today is still just another Sunday — laundry, bills, and blogging. The first two are done, so it’s blogging time.…

Analysis and liks
10:25pm CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Today was the 563rd anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople, and thousands of Turks commemorated the event by gathering to pray in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Led by a group called the Anatolian Youth Association, the devout crowd demanded that Hagia Sofia be returned to use as a mosque. The structure has been a museum since 1934.

In other news, British Home Secretary Theresa May said that her country’s sharia court system has been beneficial for many Muslims in Britain.…

News headline links and summaries
9:25pm CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
Nightmouse

Germany Will Be ‘Failed State’ in 25 Years If It Doesn’t Address Soaring Migrant Crime…
How Venezuela’s socialist dream collapsed into a nightmare…
Another Muslim sex-slave pedophile gang in England?…

News headline links with summaries
11:49am CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments. This was a compounding of the problem that the ADA is blatantly unconstitutional and adding court jurisdiction over professional golf which is also BS.

An early morning thread starts with Vic's early morning report. Cosmic alignment!
8:36am CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW

US Election 2016

…Libertarian nominating convention in Orlando… New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson… received only 49 percent of the vote.… On a second ballot… Johnson was selected with 55 percent of the vote.…

10:17pm CDT Sun 2016 May 29 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Arlington, Texas… officer used the taser on Sadek after the two got into a physical fight. But, with the help of two private citizens, the suspect was eventually taken into custody.… Police say they found several firearms inside Sadek’s car.… allegedly threatened another woman with a knife before the incident… Agents with the FBI were contacted because … [he] claimed to be affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group.…

6:16pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW

Theory of Education

Children as young as six from Atuler village in Sichuan province have to scale a huge rockface using rickety ladders…

Incredible commute. Almost as dangerous as urban school buses.
9:17am CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
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Wild Oklahoma

Okla Flag

Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos…

Utter nonsense. If we don't go along with the liberal insanity, we threaten "chaos." Least progressive is a great badge of honor.
6:08pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW

Spiritual Matters

School drops Lord’s Prayer from graduation after single complaint — students recite it anyway…

3:35pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
That "find the cat among the owls" puzzle is usually harder. - Funny pix c/o bob
6:26pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

Trump dumps on GOP Gov. Susana Martinez during New Mexico rally for some reason…
“EcoSexual” students at SMC “marry the ocean”…
How 1960s Radicals Ended Up Teaching Your Kids…

News and opinion links with brief summaries
7:00pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

During his visit to Hiroshima — the first by an American president — Barack Hussein Obama expressed remorse for the death toll in World War Two. Mr. Obama also spoke of his hope for a world without nuclear weapons.

In other news, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico said in an interview that Islam has no place in Slovakia…

News headline links and summaries
6:40pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW

Why Solar Energy Is Bad for the Environment…
Penn Jillette on Atheism and Libertarianism…
Trump eats McDonald's…

News and info links
6:31pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
Nightmouse

Campus censorship is holding women back…
Princeton protesters want faculty with learning disabilities…
Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights…

News links with summaries
6:18pm CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
Geezer

…The big news on this day last year was Lyndon Baines O'Bama micro-managing air strikes against ISIS…

Mismanagement of the Ace of Spades website has once again forced Vic to post his news and commentary on the tail-end of the Overnight Thread. Free the Vic! Free the Vic!
8:09am CDT Sat 2016 May 28 :MW
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Disturbing Family Patterns

What liberals would eliminate completely, they label as offensive. Per Bill O’Sullivan, Senior Managing Editor of the Washingtonian, that now includes the term “start a family”…

2:55pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

Know the Enemy

Facebook… new community page promoting the “health benefits” of Islamic female genital mutilation…

2:53pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Whacky O

President Barack Obama delivered…

…drinks to Bill Clinton? Who cares what this stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure said?
2:50pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

…Rosie O’Donnell was onstage at the Beacon Theatre in New York City ahead of a Boy George concert when she opened up her short remarks by…

…saying something about someone, but who cares?
2:48pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW
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Wild Oklahoma

Okla Flag

OKLAHOMA CITY - In an opinion written on Friday of last week, Attorney General Scott Pruitt reaffirmed the state's law on concealed carry gun licenses, saying it is clear when it reads, Oklahomans don’t need an Oklahoma license to carry; any license from any state will do.…
…“We can't do any kind of background check on those people and that's completely legal at this point,” Jessica Brown from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. “These people have not been vetted through what we believe is a proper and good system. Also they do not know the laws pertaining to how they can carry that weapon and use that weapon legally.”

Brown added the law takes money away from the state. Application and registration fees by the hundreds…

Fees! Aye, there's the rub.
2:01am CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

Science Marches Onnnnnn

A laboratory experiment in Hungary has spotted an anomaly in radioactive decay that could be the signature of a previously unknown fifth fundamental force of nature, physicists say – if the finding holds up.…

Not that I have a clue what they're saying they've discovered!
11:37am CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

History - still with us

…Archeologists have unearthed some 82,000 artifacts dating back to the 17th century at the Museum of the American Revolution construction site on 3rd and Chestnut streets… mid-18th century pottery from a tavern on Chestnut Street to granite foundations of the city’s first skyscraper, a patent medicine business.… [and] fragments of a English delftware punch bowl…

11:33am CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis…
North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots…
Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite battlefield reverses…

News headline links
3:15pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

Holiday weekend begins today

Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast…
President Obama Is Visiting Hiroshima. Why Not Pearl Harbor?…
Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency…

News and views links
3:10pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Two Libyan migrants in Malta were arrested and charged with attempted murder for attacking three bouncers with samurai swords last weekend. The two suspects deny committing any crimes. Both of them are said to be wanted in Libya on unspecified charges.

In possibly unrelated news, the Maltese police will receive €550,000 in aid from the European Union to help them purchase bullet-proof vests and communications equipment.…

"Possibly unrelated" - heh. News headline links and summaries
2:36pm CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW

Gridlock…
The balls on this woman…
NYC going soft…

You've got to click these news headline links to know what's in them!
10:27am CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1199 John was crowned King of England. This is the "John" loosely portrayed in the Russell Crowe version of Robin Hood and roundly excoriated in all of the previous versions. The last version has the distinction of being the most accurate with respect to history. …

Vic's Early Report, late in the Overnight thread
9:57am CDT Fri 2016 May 27 :MW
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Under Tyranny

UPI - A former U.S. Forces Korea commander says a North Korea collapse could take place sooner than expected.

“First off, I believe there will be strong provocations, strong attacks by North Korea that could quickly escalate into a much bigger conflict,” said retired four-star Gen. Walter Sharp, Stars and Stripes reported.

“Secondly, there will be instability in North Korea that I believe will lead to the collapse of North Korea much sooner than many of us think.”…

7:14pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

Katie Couric Responds to Deceptive Editing Charges in Gun Documentary

Reason turns the table on deceptive editing. Video: 0:30
8:01pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

…79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars… were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the soldiers were all Christian.… move sparked public outcry… crosses were put back in place Wednesday morning…

1:47pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog
Critters with captions - another amusing collection by Bluebird
7:16pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Modern Family Life

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has signed into law a bill that will ban most abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy.… only exceptions to the law are in the rare situation in which the mother’s life is in jeopardy and if a physician determines the baby cannot survive outside the womb…

Which is still really late in pregnancy!
7:54pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

People Live

…Baby Adam's family refused to take him home from the hospital after he was born. Then, they went even further, adding that, if they did take him home, Baby Adam would be poisoned!… born without his eyelids, a nose, or hands… legs were fused together…

Will Adam be okay? His doctor, John van Aalst, says much remains to be done, but adds, "Is he going to be perfect? Yes, he's already perfect."

1:44pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Man and Woman

Men and Women

The full U.S. House of Representatives swats down a transgender measure, just hours after 43 Republicans voted for a Democratic amendment that would have forced transgender rules on all 50 states, and disqualify faith-based groups including the Salvation Army from doing business with the federal government.…

7:45pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

But is it Art?

Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece.…

7:56pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
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Freedom

…many voices within the federal government are quite concerned about the growing patriot movement throughout the country, and especially in rural strongholds where land and liberty go hand and hand.

More events like the Bundy Ranch standoff seem likely to occur, as the BLM and other agencies show no sign of changing policies, and more and more individuals are waking up to the abuses and tyrannies taking place.…

6:54pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Breitbart is Here

The migraine is fading, helped by a surprise three-hour nap, and my energy is returning. Yay!!! Now I can blog… Was losing good for Ted Cruz? … The empty Palestinian museum is an apt metaphor … Obama violates the first ruling of governing … Brave trans “woman” a male rapist?! … Obama’s scary ignorance about history…

and more analysis with links
8:04pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Shark Tank: Wasserman-Schultz May Get Fired As DNC Chair…
American Thinker: Solar Energy’s Real Problem…
Shot In The Dark: Don’t Mess With Texas Entrepreneurs…

News and blog links
7:58pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Pizza Hut To Replace Waiters In Asia With Robots – And They Don’t Need $15/Hour To Do Their Jobs…
Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots'…
McDonald's and robots……

News and info links
7:28pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

…migraine or not, I’ve got good stuff to share, and if it’s too late for you to read tonight it will still be good tomorrow:…

Analysis with links
7:18pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Russia accuses Turkey of supplying Islamic State extremists…
Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination…
Oil price rises above $50 a barrel…

News headline links
7:11pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A regional educational authority in Switzerland has ruled that students must shake their teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of classes. Previously, two culture-enriching teenaged brothers had refused to shake their female teacher’s hand, because the Koran forbade them to touch members of the opposite sex. However, the higher authority has now overruled their exemption, and the brothers must shake hands with their teacher, just as other students do.

In other news, more than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian coast guard in the space of 24 hours.…

News headline links and summaries
6:50pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
Nightmouse

Teachers instructed by DHS are teaching K-12 students that spying on innocent Americans is ok.…
Dressed as a Woman, Man Videotapes Women in Lady’s Room…
State Department sets new single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals…

News summaries with links
4:52pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

Katie Couric, graduate of The Dan Rather School of Broadcasting. Sham gun documentary…
State Department IG Hillary violated the rules…
Large recall of Ford trucks due to brake problem…
It's only money, they will print more…

Lots of headline links today, many of them decipherable
10:52am CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1998 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York. This was truly and utterly BS because the original lease and purchase of the island was made by a New Yorker operating out of NY.…

Vic digs up the news and puts his mark on the details.
10:09am CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

US Election 2016

…The only thing that has kept Hillary Clinton’s candidacy from imploding for more than a year is the shield of the Enslaved Press. And if these news reports are any indication, that shield seems to have been lifted…

7:27pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW

…Foster was found with a gun in his hand and gunshot residue on that hand. An autopsy determined that he was shot in the mouth and no other wounds were found on his body. But that was just the start of the cover-up. What was withheld, according to investigators I personally know on Capitol Hill, was the fact that a piece of his head where the bullet came out the back was not there. This suggested his body had been removed. But that was just for starters.…

7:01pm CDT Thu 2016 May 26 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II.…

7:24pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene.… However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists. A back and forth between a number of the league’s members and Couric over the issue of background checks proceeds for more than four minutes after the original question is asked.…

7:15pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
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Animal Companions

Tick

A 10-year-old dog named Ollie is alive today thanks to a Portland, Oregon-based DoveLewis Animal Hospital intern who found a tick hidden in his ear, moments before the veterinarian was to euthanise the sick dog.…

We hates ticks - we hates them forever.
7:21pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

History - still with us

The Trojan War was a grander event than even Homer would have us believe. The famous conflict may have been one of the final acts in what one archaeologist has controversially dubbed “World War Zero” – an event he claims brought the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age world crashing down 3200 years ago.

And the catalyst for the war? A mysterious and arguably powerful civilisation almost entirely overlooked by archaeologists: the Luwians.…

7:05pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

Man and Woman

Eleven states and state officials filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging he Obama administration over federal guidance directing schools to provide transgender students with facilities that match their gender identities.…

Citing Breaking911
7:16pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Michelle Malkin: Enough With Hollywood’s Pendulous Boobery…
Shot In The Dark: The World Is Their Safe Space…
Mark Steyn: Land Of The Middle-Aged Teen…

News and opinion links
8:16pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

U.S.-backed group launches offensive north of ISIS capital in Syria…
Kenya military: 21 al-Shabab militants killed in ambush…
Trump, Clinton win Washington state's presidential primaries…

News headline links
7:19pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The latest evidence from the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates that the plane may have exploded before plunging into the Mediterranean. The body parts of passengers that have been recovered so far are in small pieces, and some show burn marks that suggest they were close to an explosion. A terrorist bomb is now considered the most likely reason for the crash.

In other news, more than 2,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya yesterday by the Italian coast guard in fifteen separate operations.…

News headline links and summaries
7:01pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

Why Millennials are stuck in their parents’ basement…
Crocodiles and palm trees in the arctic…
20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency…

News and info headline links
6:44pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

Jerk…
Too little, too late & too damn expensive…
Here, hold my beer …

These and more click-to-find-out links
1:56pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1895 the Victorian era playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison…

At least they didn't throw him off a building.
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Vic's news and views start late on the overnight thread again. And so I'm getting to the news late. Up in the wee hours due to being on Canine Reassurance duty during a thunderstorm.
1:17pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW

US Election 2016

…Let’s be honest. Nothing makes regular Americans angrier than watching idiots behave like violent creeps on national television.

Richard Nixon owes his 1968 victory to the dipshits who rioted at the Democrat Convention in Chicago. While they chanted “The whole world is watching,” the whole world watched and the overall feeling was, “These little pukes need to be put in their place.”

When it comes to law and order, Republicans always win. And nothing does more to promote a need for law and order than watching the lawless disorder of violent idiots attacking police and rioting.…

6:39pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
Ace of Spades

More Than 400 Writers Sign Petition Protesting Donald Trump…

I just wanted to steal Ace's excellent headline.
1:36pm CDT Wed 2016 May 25 :MW
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Alcohol Was Involved

…Here’s something you might want to jump on: a recipe for a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer, made from tubers, millet, barley, and a gluten-free something called Job’s tears.…

3:45pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Digital Privacy Threat

Facebook F

Facebook could be tapping into not just users personal information, interests, and online habits but also your private conversations… Facebook admits that it “uses your microphone to identify the things you’re listening to or watching, based on the music and TV matches we’re able to identify.” …some experts believe …Once the microphone feature is enabled, Facebook can listen in to your private conversation, even when one is not actively engaging with the app.…

11:40pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

…Without appropriate password protection, many people are unwittingly providing a live feed of their daily lives even within the walls of their own homes.…

11:35pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Impeach Obama

When the U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday to address allegations involving Internal Revenue Service chief John Koskinen, it is also expected to consider taking an action that hasn’t happened in nearly 150 years — impeachment.…

3:50pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Kelly Hoggan, Head of Security was relived of his position by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger after the House Oversight Committee sharply criticized the agency.

The final straw was the long lines of passengers waiting up to three hours to be screened at O’Hara recently.…

3:48pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
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Beatles - still with us

Paul McCartney

…McCartney also addressed the reason for the split, saying, "The business thing split us apart," referring to a new manager and new business practices for the release of "Let It Be," the band's final record together.

After the breakup, McCartney added, he wasn't sure "whether I was still going to continue in music."…

Alas, he did continue, after he broke up the foursome.
5:50pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Healing Ourselves

For patients with a deadly skin cancer who previously had few treatment options, a drug that will boost their immune systems has shown great promise.

After 655 patients with advanced melanoma received the drug pembrolizumab, a new study showed 15% of people in the trial had no sign of cancer three years later, achieving total remission.…

11:45am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Big City Stories

Before it was demolished in 1994, Kowloon Walled City was regarded as the most densely populated place on earth… About 33,000 people lived in the overcrowded slum in Hong Kong, where crime was accepted as part of daily life… The six-acre settlement was essentially lawless due to a territorial dispute between China and British Hong Kong…

Incredible photos. And how the Agenda 21 folks want all humankind to live.
11:55am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Man and Woman

…The most offensive part of the new policy is that, under the Obama administration’s federal guidance:

School districts must allow biological males and females to spend the night together in the same hotel room on field trips;
Colleges must let men who say they are transgender be roommates with one or more women; and
School officials cannot even tell those young women or their parents in advance that their new roommate is a man, without risking a federal lawsuit.

The plain wording of the Obama administration’s diktat is clear enough, yet it has not been reported, even by conservative news outlets.…

3:47pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.…

Cites Daily Caller
11:58am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

Here are 417 incidents which have happened as recorded by This Ain’t Hell since January 1st, 2016 – that’s an average of 2.8 incidences every day so far this year that a lawful gun owner defend themselves or their families from a criminal…

11:57am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Free Expression

Atheist activist Patrick Greene lost his lawsuit today against Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Corpus Christi, Texas… admitting that his lawsuit was “baseless,” and submitting to a court order never to bring such a frivolous lawsuit in the future. …Pastor Rick Milby started building a 230-foot cross on his church’s property. Greene’s lawsuit claims that a church’s erecting of a cross on private property is unconstitutional because a local mayor and city council members attended the church’s groundbreaking ceremony.…

11:38pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.…

Police? People with guns? Guards? Karate masters? Anyone? Anyone?
11:34pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Breitbart is Here

I’ve switched migraine medicines and have been a little limp and dazed, but the migraines are passing and my energy is returning — so what better thing to do than write a round-up?…

Commentary and analysis with links
11:46pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Twitchy: WaPo Reporter And “Nasty Guy” Shames Trump Into Ponying Up For Vets…
Pamela Geller: Christians Ordered To Keep Faith Quiet – By Archbishop Of Canterbury…
The Quinton Report: Wonder Woman Based On Margaret Sanger…

News and blog headline links
11:42pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Smoke was detected and reported by automatic sensors on EgyptAir Flight 804 last Thursday in the minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean. The smoke was reported in several locations, including the toilets.

In other news, thousands of Italians gathered for an anti-immigration rally in Rome over the weekend.…

News headline links with summaries
4:03pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
Nightmouse

ISIS Now Feeding Commanders to Dogs as Punishment for Failures…
The real prize and threat of the driverless car revolution is data: ‘The car knows a lot about you’…
The Huffington Post Is What Happens When There’s No Men In The Room…

News summaries with links
4:01pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Iraq forces keep up shelling of Falluja, U.N. concern mounts for civilians…
Islamic State is reportedly rounding up civilians to use as human shields in Fallujah…
Facebook to revamp Trending Topics…

News headline links
3:56pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

Money: Can Anything Stop Vanguard?…
The wolf is making a comeback in Germany.…
A drug that lowers cholesterol does not save lives…
'The First American Declaration of Independence?: The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775'…

3:24pm CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW

IRS creep chief refuses to attend his impeachment hearing…
VA Governor under scrutiny…
Austrian conservative candidate loses Austrian presidency…
More Gitmo detainees to be on the loose…

News headline links, many of them scrutible
11:38am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
Geezer

…On this date in 1994 the four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. Later in a bizarre legal ruling even though this was a deliberate terrorist act, the NY Port authority was held legally liable for the bombing due to stupid NY tort laws.…

Vic's news and views hiding in the Overnight thread again
11:13am CDT Tue 2016 May 24 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…More than 148 people were killed today in northwestern Syria, in “unprecedented” attacks — seven near-concurrent attacks on civilian sites such as hospitals and bus stations — on strongholds of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.…

6:35pm CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

Your Tax Dollars At Play

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Friday banning the federal government from using the terms “Negro” and “Oriental,” making the official terms African-American and Asian-American.… passed unanimously in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate earlier this year.… American Indians will now be referred to as Native Americans…

What about a non-Negro African-American? What about a non-Oriental Asian-American? And any citizen born in the USA is a "native American"!! I can't believe my Senators and Congresscritter voted for this nonsense.
10:20am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

…Basically, this CDC report can be summed up this way:
Gay men in the South are seeing a spike in HIV, and it’s all the fault of those rednecks!

Apparently, the CDC believes if you people in the South would stop acting like having indiscriminate same-sex partners was risky and dangerous, then having indiscriminate same-sex partners would stop being risky and dangerous.

This is about as “scientific” as believing that schizophrenia is caused by witches.…

9:57am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

Impeach Obama

Red Star Hammer & Sickle

Gross: Grinning Obama Photographed Shaking Hands With Vietnamese President In Front Of Giant Ho Chi Minh Bust…

Obama spits in our veterans eyes.…

10:15am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
2

Headline of the Day

OHP troopers arrest Tulsa man wanted for first-degree murder following traffic stop

By this disordered headline, one might think, the murder followed the traffic stop.
9:23am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
3

Defending Ourselves

…suspect, Kenneth Williams, attempted to break into a few homes in the area earlier the same day before approaching the Williamson home. Williamson’s daughter saw Williams running toward the house, where he tried to get in through a window…

“That’s scary, and then my baby was there… I was thinking like ... kill him.… I got a crutch and I started slamming him in the face with it and he wouldn’t get down, so I picked up a vacuum out of the hallway and started slamming him in the face with the vacuum. He still wouldn’t get down, so I proceeded to punch him with my fist and he jumped down…”

…burglar asked Williamson if she would return his book bag and begged her not to call the police. Williamson kept the bag and met him with a knife instead, and then chased the man down the street… Williamson and several neighbors held the man until police arrived.…

9:33am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

TULSA, Oklahoma… female victim reported two men kicking in her door just around 9:30 Sunday night. …went to her bedroom and grabbed a gun. …told the men she had a gun but they kept coming towards her, so she fired three rounds at them. One man was shot in the chest but both made it to a white four-door vehicle and left the scene. …vehicle was then seen dropping that suspect off at a local hospital, where he's in the ICU in serious condition.… still looking for the other intruder… woman in the home was not hurt.…

If only all such stories could have at least this good an outcome!
9:26am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Michelle Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers – Hands Off My Kids’ Lego Weapons…
American Thinker: Abolish The Department Of Justice…
This Ain’t Hell: New York Times’ Untold Damage…

News and opinion links
6:37pm CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

Wall Street Journal: Iraq Begins Assault on Islamic State in Fallujah…
Bombs kill more than 140 in Syrian government-held cities…
60,000 have died in Syrian government jails during war…

News headline links
11:07am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A member of the audience at an outdoor concert in Austria had an argument with his girlfriend, and then got a gun and went on a rampage. He fired randomly into the crowd and killed two people before killing himself.

In other Austrian news, the run-off election held today between presidential candidates Norbert Hofer of the FPÖ and Alexander Van der Bellen of the Greens is a dead heat. The outcome won’t be known until after the absentee ballots are counted, probably tomorrow evening.…

News headline links and summaries
10:11am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

How much of a workout is sex, really?…
We let our men have sex with other women…
NYC subways: Victims of their own success…

If only that had been "their own sucsex I would've had a three-fer.
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Headline news links
10:00am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
Nightmouse

Donald Trump ahead in one new national poll and closing in on Clinton in another…
Half of world’s Muslims are inbred due to generations of incest…
‘We are like a bomb’: food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics…

Big change in style for the Continental Breakfast. Instead of just headline links, now has extensive new summaries with links. Pretty nice layout.
9:44am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW

Wanted: New leader for the Taliban…
Mt. Everest, she's a bitch…
Suicide by lion, what a dumb _ _ _ _…

Some news headlines are more clearer what they link to than others.
9:11am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1934 Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their bodies and the car they were in were riddled by bullets. There are a lot of conflicting stories about the death of these two outlaws, but one thing is certain. The police could not have set up that ambush if someone had not ratted them out.…

The morning thread went up at 6:30, but Vic goes up at 6:00, so his report is on the tail-end of the Overnight again. Why can't they get things perfect every day?
8:57am CDT Mon 2016 May 23 :MW
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Theory of Education

A school has reportedly banned whistles from being blown at the end of playtime over fears the sound they make is "too aggressive". … worried children would be "afraid of the noise". … Instead… staff… must instead raise a hand in the air to get the attention of pupils. …

"Oh, sorry, teacher! Didn't hear your hand flapping!:
9:03pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Hampden-Sydney has reinstated retired Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin as a visiting professor. He was let go after his comments on transgender bathrooms.… “the first man who goes into the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery.…” "…The radical Left and LGBT activists completely underestimate the impact of freedom-loving Americans banding together to protect our First Amendment freedoms. Many people spoke out on my behalf and I am eternally grateful that they stood with me. Their unified voices allowed me to return to Hampden-Sydney.…"

9:00pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Big Brother

Mordor Eye

If your smart TV has a webcam built into it, hackers can access it over the Internet, just like webcams on laptops.…

What, you didn't know how the Internet works?
8:56pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
2

It's All in Your Mind

Dog

Weird world of the grown men who enjoy dressing up as DOGS in roleplay craze sweeping the nation…
Around 10,000 people in the UK enjoy the pet play craze…

Photo of woman with her ex-boyfriend is truly sad and sadly hilarious. "Get me out of this relationship" her expression screams.
8:54pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
For a bluebird, she sure finds cute cat pix
9:46pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Another delightful collection of pix by Claudia
9:04pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Digital Culture

Gummies… Dylan’s Candy Bar… candy store chain has installed the Magic Candy Factory, a 3D printer that creates custom gummy candies. … uses fused deposition modeling, which means the sweet gummy goop is heated and then extruded from a nozzle into the desired shape. …made from fruit and vegetable extracts (not gelatin), and the whole process takes 10 minutes, with only about three to five minutes devoted to printing. It will cost $20 per print.…

Never could stand gummies myself. Passed along FYI.
12:49pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Energy

…airport boom is underway in southwest Oklahoma …state law passed last year that put in siting regulations on wind turbines… said the turbines had to be at least 1.5 nautical miles — 9,100 feet — from a school, hospital or airport.… Rural landowners who don't want wind developments nearby are using the law to push the turbines back. Privately, some wind industry representatives accuse them of blocking wind farms with what they call "shamports.…"

7:22pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

History - still with us

CLAREMORE, Okla. – While renovating a building… While tearing down sheet rock, crews discovered brick walls covered in murals from the 1900s. …feature ads for Coca-Cola, cigars, a cafe and a clothing store.… building was constructed in 1909 and many of the murals are from that time period. Experts believe that being covered for several decades actually preserved the walls. …[Owner] is planning to keep the walls in tact and will incorporate them into her shop…

7:19pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Headline of the Day

Tulsa Teen Crushed By Concrete Column On Road To Recovery

He was recovering when the column came along and crushed him. What?
12:56pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
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Post-Racist World

National Security Advisor Susan Rice told graduates at Florida International University that the presence of too many "white, male, and Yale" staffers is posing a threat to the security of America.…

Admittedly, she may be on to something with the "Yale" part.
12:51pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

I’ve been working on a couple of big projects, which has kept me from blogging. Thank goodness for pictures! (And many thanks to Caped Crusader and to Erich for the help.)

9:47pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Scientists: Michelle Obama’s Nutrition Facts Label Not Based on Science…
Google patents pedestrian flypaper for self-driving cars…
Pope Francis Compares Jesus’ Disciples to ISIS Killers…

News and info links
9:26pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW

Twitchy: The Reality Of Socialism Strikes Bernie Sanders As He Runs Low On Other Peoples’ Money…
Jammie Wearing Fools: Dissent Is Forbidden – Portland Crackpots Ban “Climate Change-Denying” Material In Schools…
The Lonely Conservative: That Was Quick – Trump Already Backing Away From Potential SCOTUS List…

News and blog links
9:23pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Political Hat

Team Trump is Purging Dissidents from the GOP…
Here is what happened this weekend at Nebraska’s bizarre GOP state convention, and the message it was clearly intended to convey.…

News headline links and summaries
9:19pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Remarks by Jesse Hughes, the front man for the band “Eagles of Death Metal”, have caused several venues in France to cancel the group’s future gigs. Mr. Hughes said that he saw Muslims celebrating in the streets immediately after the attacks at the Bataclan last November, and also that he thought Muslims in the security staff at the show had facilitated the attacks. This was considered racist and unacceptable by some of the venues for the band’s upcoming gigs, which then cancelled the shows.

In other news, according to preliminary reports, it seems likely that an explosion on the right side of EgyptAir Flight 804 caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean.…

News headline links and summaries
9:15pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A parish priest in the Church of Wales is being investigated by his diocese for tweeting his support for PEGIDA. Tell Mama also reported that Father David Lloyd wrote positively about Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie Waters. If you would like to communicate with Fr. Lloyd, use this contact page.

In other news, migrants at a camp on the border between Greece and Macedonia rioted violently, setting fires, blocking a railway line, and charging police. Police responded with tear gas.…

News headline links and summaries
9:14pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Nightmouse

‘EU is in process of collapsing on itself’

Austria prepares for historic swerve to the right…
Will Obama Indict Clinton to Save his Party?…
Milwaukee frozen custard shop defends ‘English only’ policy…

News headline links
8:27pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1968 the nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sank with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores…

Vic's news on top of the Morning Thread.
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Didn't get much blog-heaping done yesterday. And slept late this morning. There's a depressing almost-700 items backed up in my newsfeeds. I'll see what I can get caught up on today.
12:18pm CDT Sun 2016 May 22 :MW
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Science Marches Onnnnnn

…the Bohmian view of quantum mechanics—less fuzzy but in some ways more strange than the traditional view—may be poised for a comeback.…

Intriguing… not that I have a clue what this is all about.
9:05pm CDT Sat 2016 May 21 :MW

It's Only Money

…A third of cash HELD BY CORPORATIONS is held by 5 US companies, not a third of the actual cash supply. …Can we please read shit before posting it?

12:48am CDT Sat 2016 May 21 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1863 the Seventh Day Adventist church was founded in Battle Creek, MI.…

Vic's news at the top of a morning thread. All's right with the world. Except what's in the news, that is.
9:14am CDT Sat 2016 May 21 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

Terror group Islamic State beheads another Christian this time a priest in the conflict-torn Syria. The Catholic priest Father Yacob Boulos, was severely punished for offering prayers in his church. Media has remained silent over this incident as this incident actually took place on February 18, but nobody reported it unless it was brought out by an Italian newspaper.…

3:53pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

…That the Pope would equate Christianity’s missionary call with the jihad shows that he doesn’t understand either one, and probably won’t even when the jihadis come knocking on his door.…

1:33pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Bad Parents

Tulsa …left her four young children in an apartment alone Thursday morning so she could use meth … Maintenance workers discovered the children alone in an apartment littered with trash and food and called police… was given a five-year deferred sentence for child neglect in 2013…

Ages of children not given
3:46pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Impeach Obama

Cutie-pie O

…Because an individual state does not have the power to impeach a president, Oklahoma lawmakers are asking for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and other administration officials involved in the decision to let transgender students use bathroom corresponding to the gender with which they identify, not necessarily the gender listed on their birth certificates. The measure says "while the Oklahoma Legislature is fully supportive of providing a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for and protecting the privacy of all students, the policies, proscriptions and conditions set forth in the letter clearly and unequivocally exceeds the authority of the federal government."…

3:48pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
2

It's Only Money

…Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOGL), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Oracle (ORCL) are sitting on $504 billion, or 30%, of the $1.7 trillion in cash and cash equivalents held by U.S. non-financial companies in 2015…

8:48pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Wild Oklahoma

Okla Flag

…Off Oklahoma's beaten paths you'll find a mix of the odd and the interesting. Sometimes these unassuming places seem to lack explanation. … We tried it by driving to the starting point, which the locals have marked as "Start Here" with a smiling alien face spray-painted onto the pavement. Sure enough, when we put the car in neutral it began to roll backwards. From nearly every angle, on every side of the road, it appears the car was rolling uphill.…

11:57am CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

1960s - less with us

Uncle $crooge

Alan Young, the amiable comedic actor who became a TV icon in the early 1960s starring opposite a talking horse named Mister Ed, died Thursday. He was 96. …later career included doing the voices for Scrooge McDuck and other cartoon characters…

Entertained two generations, mine with Mr Ed, my kids with Uncle $crooge.
9:09pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Star Trek Enterprise

Whoopi Goldberg voiced her support of divorce as a good and important option for many Christians, since it is found “nowhere in the Bible”…

Suggestion: Search on "divorce" at BibleGateway.com.
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Maybe she meant Guinan's El-Aurian bible?
4:00pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
Star Bright

Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The works are the first in almost two centuries that will focus on repairing, reinforcing and conserving the structure.… Clerics from the three denominations that oversee the church — Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian — shook hands in a show of unity next to scaffolding erected on Friday.…

It's a miracle!
12:32pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Theory of Sex Education

FORT MYERS, Fla. …“A bunch of football players [maybe as many as 25] went into a room with a girl and had sex with her, and a bunch of the football players were suspended,” student Alex Bailey said. “So we might not have a football team this year.”…

8:54pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Business Culture

…Target CEO Brian Cornell pegged the downturn in the company’s fortunes to the cold weather as opposed to anything the company itself is doing or not doing.…

It certainly couldn't be ignorant folks at the top!
8:59pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

In 2013, everyone agreed that Michael Turner saved the life of a teenaged girl who was attacked in a Pennsylvania Target store. Now, Target is suing him.…

Because polysexual bathrooms weren't financially self-destructive enough.
12:29pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Man and Woman

A leading North Carolina newspaper [Charlotte Observer] issued an editorial last week telling girls to attempt “overcoming discomfort” at the sight of “male genitalia,” should transgender bathroom laws be enacted.…

12:35pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…Just so we're clear, The White House just shot what they thought was a home intruder?
-Colion Noir (Twitter)…

Good one, Colion
8:51pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Daily Mail: Tears for the victims of MS804: Dead pilots' fathers and fellow air crew gather to mourn the 66 killed in EgyptAir disaster – as search teams find severed arm, luggage and two-mile oil slick in the Med…

News headline links
8:37pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An “Australian” man named Mohammed Khan murdered and beheaded his workmate, one Syeid Alam, who was his fellow employee at a meat plant in Queensland. The incident has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, criminal gangs among the migrants at refugee camps on the border between Greece and Macedonia have reportedly set up makeshift brothels in the camps, where access to the sex-workers costs as little as €5.…

News headline links and summaries
1:34pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

The Thought Police in Canada…
Indians to Redskins name-change advocates: Get a life…
The overwhelming majority of serious violent crimes are committed by a tiny number of habitual offenders…

News and info llinks
1:31pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Da Tech Guy: The Little Sisters Stalemate…
Shark Tank: Rubio Wants To Hold Slumlords Responsible…
Don Surber: Clinton Meltdown Is Two Months Early…

News and blog links
11:48am CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

Suck it up buttercups…
Enough is enough…
What a hoser, eh? …

Some headlines reveal more than others
11:21am CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1899 the first traffic ticket was issued in the US when New York City taxi driver Jacob German was arrested for speeding while driving 12 miles per hour on Lexington Street…

If there were an early morning thread, Vic could post there instead of on the tail-end of the Overnight. Oh, well. Here he is.
11:01am CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW

US Election 2016

During the May 20 NRA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, the NRA announced its endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.…

4:14pm CDT Fri 2016 May 20 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

Seventy-one years after meeting for the first time, ninety-four-year-old Sid Shafner and ninety-year-old Marcel Levy were reunited for the first time in over twenty years.…

Escapee Levy encountered Shafner's squad, and directed them to Dachau Concentration Camp.
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Video
10:22pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
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Dinosaurs - still with us

… found in present-day Utah. …new species of dinosaur— a large, horned, herbivorous creature that could have been anywhere from 19 to 26 feet long and weighed in at one to two tons. …named Machairoceratops cronusi, … thought to have lived about 77 million years ago.…

3:03pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Posters of wit and witlessness
6:35pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
3

Citizenship

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots.

The state’s Democratic Party had challenged the law…

Citing Reuters
6:22pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Report: Genetically modified crops are safe, healthy, and good for the environment…
Baby Boomers' Retirement Woes Summed Up in 5 Statistics…
Story About Hispanic Reporter Booted From Trump Interview Was All a Hoax…

News and info links
6:44pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

This is a good, long post. Mix a martini or make yourself some hot chocolate, find a quiet place, settle back, and read away!…

Not the gals in the sequined dresses; the judges in the black robes (whatever they may have on under them).
6:37pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

Is this the wreckage of Flight MS804? Images emerge as debris from EgyptAir jet is found off Greek island after it went into 'sharp spin' and fell 22,000ft in what was 'almost certainly a terror attack'…

News headline links
6:20pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

More than a hundred police officers staged a demonstration in Calais about the deteriorating situation concerning illegal immigrants. They were protesting a lack of police resources and the presence of cop-hating leftist activists who interfere with their efforts to control crime in “The Jungle” migrant camp.

In other news, a man who became belligerent and lunged at a police officer was shot dead by other policemen in midtown Manhattan early this morning.…

News headline links and summaries
6:17pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An unidentified man drove his truck onto the National Mall near the Capitol building in Washington D.C., causing several nearby streets to be shut down by authorities. The man claimed he had been exposed to anthrax on a Virginia farm, and said he came to D.C. to seek help and warn people about the anthrax. Initial tests for the disease came back negative, and authorities said there was no danger to the public.

In other news, hundreds of Caribbean migrants are said to be abandoning their attempts to enter the United States, and are instead flying to Turkey where they pose as refugees seeking entrance to Europe.…

News headline links and summaries
5:02pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

American Power: The Sick Mind Of Noam Chomsky…
The Lonely Conservative: The Venezuelan Health Care Crisis, Brought To You By Socialism…
Mark Steyn: Priority Boarding On The Lolita Express…

News and opinion links
5:00pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

My friend Caped Crusader has been sending me wonderful cartoons, ranging from the politically profound to the completely ridiculous. They deserve a post of their own . . . and this is that post…

3:11pm CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW

EgyptAir flight disappears from radar…
NAACP sues MI over Flint water ordeal…
Ecuador hit by earthquake…

Something strange going on: actual decipherable headlines!
11:58am CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1986 the Firearm Owners Protection Act was signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. This act was intended to somewhat ease some of the gun control provisions of the unconstitutional 1968 act and to prevent ATF harassment of gun shops with endless audits. …

Vic's latest morning report is in the end of the overnight thread.
11:36am CDT Thu 2016 May 19 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

The first one of the Chibok girls to be rescued after more than two years as a captive of Boko Haram says the vast majority of her fellow classmates are still “alive and well”. … found by a vigilante patrol on Tuesday… Six of the 219 girls have died during the long period of captivity…

9:26pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

Sex can be Dangerous

…“Homosexuality destroys a woman’s personal integrity. Little by little, she becomes more deeply entangled in the homosexual web. … She finds it easier to submit to homosexuality than to fight against it.…

“She slowly deteriorates in character, losing her power of will, and her integrity. Thus the deterioration and destruction of character and integrity are the end results of homosexuality.”

— U.S. Navy, “Indoctrination of WAVE Recruits on Subject of Homosexuality,” 1952…

9:07pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

Whoops!

…man was in the kitchen of the residence… picked up a single-shot .410 shotgun. …told police he didn’t remember that the shotgun was loaded and accidentally fired off a round. …blast went upstairs and hit his roommate.… non-life threatening injuries…

9:11pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

TULSA, Oklahoma …officer was flagged down… by a person who was shot. …initially told them someone else had shot him but they now say the man accidentally shot himself in the leg while driving…

9:09pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW
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US Military

Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft.…

10:57am CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

Citizenship

Kansas Flag

A judge said Tuesday that Kansas can't require people to show proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote for federal elections at motor vehicle offices. …

9:22pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

A Cheese Glut Is Overtaking America…
Barack Obama, the Bathroom President…
Just 3 Years Ago, Salon Extolled Economic Miracle in Socialist Venezuela…

News and info links
12:01pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

Venezuela braces for protests as political crisis deepens…
Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores missing…
Spain's debt now worth more than value of the economy…
Fort McMurray fire has grown 40 percent in two days…

News headline links
11:56am CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

But, they still have cooties…
Beano for bovines?…
John F. Kerry is a dumb _ _ _ _…

To be fair, many of today's headlines actually revealed what the story was about.
10:52am CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW
Geezer

… …

Vic's news starts off with a blank message. What does this say? (Answer: nothing. Of course.)
10:12am CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW

US Election 2016

…if Bernie doesn’t stop whining about all things Clinton he may find himself added to the list of 47 former friends and associates of the Clintons who suffered an untimely death. And that list doesn’t even count the 4 dead in Benghazi.

Butt seriously – 47 friends and associates dead in the prime of life? As somebody once noted, how many of us know even one person who died under mysterious circumstances?…

12:21pm CDT Wed 2016 May 18 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

The Islamic State reportedly buried alive dozens of its own fighters accused of cowardice. Those who refuse to submit are "apostates."…

7:57pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Two bombings hit Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 90…

I don't blog every instance of war and threat; it would overwhelm all other articles. Today's entries are just some samples reflecting what goes on every week in the world.
7:51pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

More Christians are being targeted and slaughtered by an Islamic terror group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a predominantly Christian nation in Africa.

This May alone, about 50 Christians have been mercilessly killed by Islamic jihadists…

7:49pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Sex can be Dangerous

…Short of a moral and radical revolution in gay culture—the milieu in which most gay men’s sexual and social socialization takes place today—the moral gay minority will have its hopes and aspirations for traditional marriage obliterated by larger cultural forces within contemporary nihilistic gay culture.…

12:04pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
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It's Only Money

…we took a look at some of the weird and wonderful things that have been used as alternatives to money around the world, some of which are still in use today.…

7:41pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

World Without Borders

Biohazard

One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, according to the state’s Department of Health.…

7:48pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

…Ball said that he and his wife, who live in Chickamauga, Georgia, have never had a dog throughout their 15-year marriage. He told his son that it was "his responsibility to learn how to train the dog," so he suggested looking up YouTube tutorials.

"He got the video all lined up," Ball recalled, "and then he called the dog over and started playing it directly to the dog."…

7:59pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Transport Business

Plane

…airlines report that some 4,000 passengers have missed flights at O’Hare Airport because of the long wait times since February, and there have been reports of screening hold-ups, delayed baggage transport, and difficulties at many other airports.… TSA executives got fairly hefty pay bonuses for their hard work..… guess who the TSA blames for their boobery? You.…

7:55pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Radioactive

…The fact that these signs needed to be posted is only further proof that our species is devolving……

Unless, of course, some of them were a joke! Funny pix.
1:58pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
More funny punny posters from Bluebird
1:53pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Trying to work, but the interruptions never stop! Still, here are pictures…

Posters and cartoons
8:50pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Shark Tank: Clay County School Superintendent Opposes Obama’s Transgender Mandate…
Don Surber: Muslims Had Inside Help In Bataclan Attack…
This Ain’t Hell: Pentagon’s Transgender Acceptance Plan Hits Snags…

News and opinion links
8:48pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

US still has leverage in Syria, Kerry asserts…
Planning a North Korea trip? Don't, says the State Dept…
Bolivian leader Morales' estranged son 'does not exist'…

News headline links
2:14pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Princeton Professor: ‘There Are Few Superstitious Beliefs As Absurd As’ Transgenderism…
Careerism and Psychopathy in the US Military leadership…
Brexit Can Only Be Good for the United Kingdom…

News and info links
12:24pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
Nightmouse

Mother knows best when it comes to Muslim taxis…
FBI Tracking 1,000+ Islamic Terror Cases & Growing…
Military Innovation: Exosuits, Robot Arms & Mini Subs…

News headline links
12:21pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The German government is planning to spend €93.6 billion over the next four years on costs related to the “refugees” who arrive in Germany. Meanwhile, the federal chief of police in Germany has expressed concern over rising anti-refugee violence, especially the torching of asylum centers.

In other news, an elderly Buddhist monk was hacked to death inside a Buddhist temple in Bangladesh. No group has claimed responsibility yet for the murder.…

News headline links and summaries
12:05pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

Ontario green or goofy?…
Green cars not so green after all…
What took you so long TX?…

Frequently mysterious "headlines" link to real news
10:33am CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1987 an Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fired two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew. Amazingly the Stark's captain had allowed these jets with 22 miles of the ship under a hostile flight path AND had ignored warnings. The Stark never did do anything to defend itself. This was under Ronald Reagan so I am sure there were no BS rules of engagement like we have now under the choom. A board of inquiry recommended that he be relieved of command and court-martialed. Instead he was relieved of command and retired.…

Vic's early-morning news and opinions begin in the overnight thread again
10:02am CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary Guzzling

…Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Yale educated attorney, does not seem to know what the word “Incentive” means.

Check out this tweet.

We’ve got to stop giving companies incentives to move jobs overseas. https://t.co/ma8QY5STT6 #MadeInAmerica pic.twitter.com/WD37SnqXM3

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 16, 2016

We’ve got to stop giving companies incentives to move jobs overseas?

Incentives?!

Sweet merciful Zeus.…

9:04pm CDT Tue 2016 May 17 :MW
1

Nature can be Deadly

Lightning

Bangladesh… unprecedented upsurge in lightning strikes have resulted in then deaths of over 60 people across the nation in three days.…

3:07pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW

Untied States

Hemp

CONCORD, N.H. (May 16, 2016) – Three years after New Hampshire voted to legalize medical marijuana, the first dispensaries have finally opened in Plymouth despite federal prohibition.…

7:36pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
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History - still with us

A couple of divers in the ancient Israeli port of Caesarea brought up some items from the seabed last month, leading to the discovery of a treasure trove of bronze statues, coins and other artifacts that went down with a cargo ship 1,600 years ago. … Among the artifacts the divers recovered were a bronze lamp depicting the image of the sun god Sol; a figurine of the moon goddess Luna; a lamp in the image of the head of an African slave; fragments of three life-size bronze cast statues; objects fashioned in the shape of animals; a bronze faucet in the form of a wild boar with a swan on its head; and fragments of large jars that carried drinking water. All that and lots of money…

7:45pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Da Tech Guy: Ted Cruz Writes About The Mullahs And Their Missiles…
Jammie Wearing Fools: Man Arrested After Two Shot During “Stop The Violence” Event…
Mark Steyn: A Se’ennight Of Steyn, May 9-15…

News and blog links
8:16pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
Political Hat

State Dept. says it can’t find emails from Clinton’s IT aide
The State Department has been unable to locate any emails that were sent to or from Hillary Clinton’s former IT aide at the department, according a Monday court filing.

Ted Cruz backers ready for fight at convention to make party platform conservative
When I tweeted that earlier, someone replied that they’re trying to protect the house’s foundation, not the wallpaper.…

News headline links and summaries
7:23pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW

Dung Beetles sentences to ponder…
Don’t want Obama to decide how your kids will be taught? Teach them yourself!…
WATCH: College Students Can’t Explain The Difference Between Man And Woman…

News and info links
3:19pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW

Islamic State on the defensive, territory shrinking in Syria and Iraq…
Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO…
Cuban immigrant surge on pace to more than triple 2015, 156,000 vs 43,000…

News headline links
3:04pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
Nightmouse

Pedophiles using drones to spy on kids…
Norway Will Decide On Kids’ Gender If Parents Disagree…
American Homegrown ‘Violent Extremists’ All Linked to Islamists…

News headline links
2:59pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW

Children should be seen and not heard…
A violent democrat? Nah, couldn't be…
He's the hairy handed gent, who ran amok in Kent…

Behind these mysterious lines, news!
12:31pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
Geezer

… On this day in 1918 the Sedition Act of 1918 was passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It was repealed less than two years later in 1920. This law was blatantly unconstitutional but was ruled OK by the politicians in black robes.…

Vic's news and reviews, 6am on the dot (his dot). Late on the Overnight threadd.
12:19pm CDT Mon 2016 May 16 :MW
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Constitutional Threat

INDIANAPOLIS - Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.…

8:40am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW
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Animal Companions

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.…

Patriotic and military critters
9:50am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW

…From what she understands, firefighters are speculating an explosion in the home might have blown out the stove glass, and Tux crawled inside. Then another blast or something else caused the appliance to topple onto its side, trapping Tux while simultaneously protecting him from the flames.…

8:56am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW

Man and Woman

The gruesome practice of female genital mutilation is at record highs in America due to the influx of Muslim immigrants. The FBI is asking for help in investigating these vicious acts of misogyny. But at the same time, the FBI goes out of its way to say that it is not Islamic in practice — dhimmis even in this. But they need help, because the Muslim community is very secretive and protective of this ghastly custom. …

8:58am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

Charges dismissed for BLM protesters who blocked L.A. freeway…
New Obamacare Regulation Presses for Sex Change Surgery Coverage…
FDA: Millions Of Lbs Of Rat Meat Sold As Boneless Chicken Wings…

News headline links
9:02am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1928 Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy (a test production). …

Vic skewers the news
8:10am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Clinton

…“Wait until you see the film version of the Clintons’ War on Women,” Stone told Boyle. “Wait until you see the women themselves tell the story about how they were physically abused by Bill and then psychologically abused by Hillary.”…

8:32am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW
Hillary Faced

…I recall Bill saying, “Everyone, including my staff, people at the law firm, even friends, knows Hillary is a cokehead but that’s okay. We tolerate Hillary on coke cause without it, Hillary’s a raving maniac.…"

Quite a tale - and not all that surprising.
8:31am CDT Sun 2016 May 15 :MW
1

International Incidents

Putin

North Korean coast guards intercepted a Russian yacht in neutral waters and escorted it to a N. Korean port without giving an explanation on Friday. The Russian embassy in Pyongyang has demanded the immediate release of the Russian vessel and its crew.…

How wars start

Citing RT, with links to several articles
3:32pm CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW

Untied States

Okla Flag

…On Friday afternoon, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, regarding the advisory.

“We have reviewed the “significant guidance letter” issued today. Despite contending that it “does not add requirements to applicable law,” this letter most definitely changes the law in that it takes the unprecedented step of redefining “sex” to mean “gender identity.” Your citations to U.S. Supreme Court precedent and references to lower court cases and administrative action are disingenuous at best.…

3:28pm CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
Arizona Flag

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 13, 2016) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have “legalized the Constitution” by defining gold and silver specie as legal tender and encouraging their use as currency.… “The language of the bill provides for a broad prohibition from state regulation of ‘legal tender’ as anything other than money. The provision is ambiguous and may have unintended consequences beyond the intent of the proponents.…”

3:20pm CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

I’ll be away all day tomorrow…. I therefore hope that this post gives you lots of interesting stuff to read on Saturday.…

3:22pm CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW

First Evidence of Humans in North America Found Off Florida… 14,500 years ago…
Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak…
Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known…

News headline links
8:40am CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to the latest estimates, 1.5 million more EU immigrants than previously acknowledged by the government arrived in Britain over the past five years. This fact has been used by opponents of British membership in the EU to bolster the case for a “Brexit”.

In other news, more than 800 migrants traveling in two boats were rescued by the Italian coast guard off the coast of Sicily.…

News headline links and summaries
8:35am CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
Nightmouse

Clinton could be forced from race…
Schools reject Obama transgender decree…
Walgreens Now Provides Free Online Mental Illness Tests…

News headline links
8:34am CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1607 Jamestown, Virginia was settled making it the oldest colony settled by the English in North America.…

Vic's news and views start at the top of the early morning thread. Life as it should be.
8:27am CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW

US Election 2016

…who needs the Washington Post digging up dirt and exposing Trump as a fraud when his own spokespeople seem to be doing all the heavy lifting for them?

Yesterday appearing on Wolf Biltzer’s program, Katrina Pierson argued that Trump’s temporary Muslim ban is just like Obama saying, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”…

Appearing on Erin Burnett’s “OutFront,” Trump spokesman Barry Bennett told former Romney Advisor Dan Senor “Oh please. This ‘words matter’ stuff, I mean, this is ridiculous!”…

3:34pm CDT Sat 2016 May 14 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Christians in Pakistan have been driven from their homes by a lynch mob of Muslim extremists after Imams issued a fatwa against one of their number over a Facebook video that appeared on his news feed.…

Another incendiary video - those poor Muslims just couldn't help themselves.
1:24pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW
2

World Without Borders

Mosquito

A new study has allowed scientists to watch the Zika virus destroy nascent brain cells in mice fetuses, proving definitively the link between the virus and birth defects in humans as well as cementing suspicions that the strain of Zika spreading in Latin America is a more dangerous mutation than those seen previously.…

4:47pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

People Die

The world’s [formerly] oldest living person, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, died on Thursday in New York City… was born in the southern U.S. state of Alabama in 1899, was the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves.…

Citing Reuters
7:24pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

People Live

…Emma Morano is now the oldest living person. …lives on her own in northern Italy. …“She was told this morning and she said ‘My word, I’m as old as the hills,’ but she was very pleased…” eats a raw egg each day, ever since a doctor's recommendation when she was diagnosed with anemia at the age of 20…

4:50pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

Man and Woman

Texas Flag

…“I believe it is the biggest issue facing families and schools in America since prayer was taken out of public schools,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reporters.

Obama’s policy “will divide the country not along political lines but along family values and school districts,” Patrick said.

“He says he’s going to withhold funding if schools do not follow the policy,” Patrick said, referring to the risk of schools losing federal funding if they do not adhere to the recommendations. “Well, in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver. We will not yield to blackmail from the president of the United States.”…

Quoting from Politico
4:54pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

I don't call them 'trans' anymore, I call them 'Gender Appropriators.'

9:37am CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Bar owners in Nørrebro, a heavily culturally enriched district of Copenhagen, are being harassed by “youths” who threaten them and their patrons for violating sharia law as it pertains to drinking, attire, etc. The young sharia-enforcers demand protection money — commonly known as jizya — and vandalize premises if their demands are not met. Proprietors are disappointed with the response of the police, who are often unable to find and arrest the perpetrators.

In other news, Carlie Marie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was abducted by her uncle, was rescued after being found safe and unharmed by two men who held her abductor at gunpoint until the police arrived.…

News headline links with summaries
7:37pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked…
Everyone I don't like is Hitler…
Lost Your Health Insurance? Obama's team is Laughing at You…

News and views headline links
7:19pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

Economic Stagnation Is Least of Worries for Brazil's New President…
Personal data of Chinese elites purportedly leaked on Twitter…
Egypt 'suppressing truth' over hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb…

News headline links
1:36pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW
Nightmouse

7 lifehacks for strong conservative college students…
University offers counseling after pro-BLM whiteboard defaced…
Teacher To Be Prosecuted For Calling Mohammed Child Molester…

News headline links
1:21pm CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW

Blah, blah, blah, blah & blah…
Just what will they allow?…
We knew that. Morons are vindicated…

Real news disguised as riddles
9:12am CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW
Yes, they were communists ... financed by the Soviets...

…On this day in 1960 hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregated for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty-one students were arrested, and the Free Speech Movement was born. …

Vic's news and views in the Overnight Morning
8:45am CDT Fri 2016 May 13 :MW
1

Nature vs Infrastructure

Raccoon

A raccoon's nighttime caper led to nearly 39,000 electricity customers in 12 suburbs losing power overnight after it entered a Seattle, Washington substation.…

10:05pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW
3

US Military

The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.…

11:06pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Iraq humanitarian crisis 'one of the world's worst'…
Vietnam says would welcome U.S. accelerating lifting of arms ban…
Leaders of Colombia's ELN rebels charged with 16000 war crimes…

News headline links
11:09pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A migrant who had been invited to stay with a family in Sweden has been arrested for sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of the people who took him in. The Eritrean culture-enricher had lied and said he was 15 in order to be allowed to stay with the family; his actual age is thought to be abut 19.

In other migration news, four asylum-seekers were rescued from the frigid waters of the Øresund off Denmark after attempting to make the crossing from Denmark to Sweden. There’s no word yet whether these daring young men had also hoped to stay with Swedish families who have pre-teen daughters.…

News headline links with summaries
11:05pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW

New Yorkers Thumb Their Noses At De Blasio’s Call For Boycott Of Chick-fil-A, Turn Out In Droves…
If College Students Are Hungry, Should Uncle Sam Feed Them?…
Marco Rubio Nukes His Credibility…

Rubio had credibility to nuke?

News and views links

11:01pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW

EBL: Don’t People Ever Learn? Don’t Trust A Clinton!…
Don Surber: Rock Guitarist Moves Because His Neighbors Are Too Loud…
Shot In The Dark: Those Who forget Stupid-People History Are Doomed To Repeat It…

News and views links
10:59pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW
Nightmouse

Guess What is the Next Group to Claim Oppression?
Danny Glover rallies ethnic studies hunger strikers
ESPN the Leader in Push for Lefty Sports Media Change…

News headline links.

Late in blog-heaping the links to links today. BCF Breakfast in time for dinner.

9:59pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW

Those darn paste fumes…
Hillary & Common Core…
Socialism works until you run out of other people's money…

The WTF Headlines what links t' news
8:47am CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1933 the Agricultural Adjustment Act which was pushed through by FDR, was enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies to reduce farmed acreage and livestock being raised. … This was the first of the unconstitutional farm programs pushed through by FDR.…

Vic's news and views for the morning in the Overnight Thread, again.
8:27am CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW

US Election 2016

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan issued a joint statement following their meeting on Capitol Hill with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, saying that “there’s a great opportunity to unify our party,” and they “had a great conversation.”…

11:12pm CDT Thu 2016 May 12 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump: Moderate your stance on Muslims, or they will launch more attacks against America.…

Let us come in and kill you or we will come in and kill you!
11:34am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

WW2 - still with us

A man believed to be America’s oldest veteran is celebrating his 110th birthday on Wednesday.

Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, fought in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion in World War II, and served as a corporal in Hawaii, Guam and Iwo Jima.…

“I feel good. A little old, but I’m getting around like everybody else…”

Citing NBC
8:48pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Theory of Education

…second-grade teacher forced the boy and others in his class to stick their head in a toy bucket with urine.… teacher, Pamela Franklin, remains in the classroom, though officials claim “appropriate action has been taken to ensure that such conduct does not repeat itself.”

The quality of education today
8:55pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Know the Enemy

Germany: Muslim who stabbed four screamed “Infidel, you must die” “Allahu akbar” “I love Allah”…

Because that's so unrealistic.
10:56am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Police chiefs have apologised after a ‘suicide bomber’ shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ just before a fake terrorist attack at the Trafford Centre .…

Because that's so unrealistic.
10:53am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Liberal Politics

Triggly Puff

Social Justice: The Musical

Animated video: 3:28
9:24pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

During a red carpet interview for the premiere of his latest film, Johnny Depp suggested …

But, who cares?
8:52pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Bill Nye…

Who cares?

Real scientists respond.

8:50pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Banality of Evil

…I know it is long, but the truth is, this topic is so enormous and touches on so many aspects of life, that when I got done recording it I felt like I hadn’t really said anything. Which is why I will have to continue fleshing all of these concepts out in writing here. But now that the video is here and you all can get a general overview, we can really accelerate the discussion on specific manifestions of DN in the world today.…

Nearly three-hour video
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Topics index for video
11:53am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
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Cosmology

…Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said: "We have discovered 1,284 new planets - the most explanets ever announced at one time."

It more than doubles the previous amount of exoplanets found by the Kepler Telescope, taking the total number to 2,325.

It comes after NASA said they now also believe every star in space has at least one planet orbiting it, further increasing the chance of life evolving somewhere. …

The universe was created to be inhabited!
9:51am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

World Without Borders

The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.… outbreak could have originated with an unvaccinated for measles adult or child brought to Tennessee under the federal refugee resettlement program…

11:51am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

…The story of a mother’s concern that her son is becoming engrossed with things that aren’t healthy and real, so she buys him a present…

9:09pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
Cat, Excited

A Siamese cat… named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat.… Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. He lives in Mansfield, Texas.… Owner Gail Floyd attributes Scooter's longevity to staying active.… Some of his favorite activities include getting blow-dried after baths and snacking on chicken every other day.…

9:20am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

People Live

…Employees at the Domino’s were concerned after they hadn’t received an order from a regular customer in 11 days… “He orders every day, every other day…” After they realized the unusual gap in his orders, the manager sent one of the pizza delivery drivers to the customer’s home to check on him, knowing that the man has health issues.…

11:08am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Earth Science

…Their analysis revealed that atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion years ago was at most only half of its present value—a result that flies in the face of our understanding of the Earth during the Archaean period. … Now, scientists have to figure out what it means. … suggests something dramatic took place about three billion years ago to reduce the size of the atmosphere. And Som has a hunch as to what that something might be. … Other geochemical evidence suggests that around 3.2 billion years ago, bacteria developed mechanisms for transforming atmospheric nitrogen (N2 gas) into ammonia (NH3), a biologically-useful form. … nitrogen fixation, was utterly essential to the evolution of complex life. Without it, plants and animals would have no way of accessing the nitrogen our cells need to build proteins and DNA. Essentially, Som and others suspect that the ability to strip-mine the atmosphere for nitrogen caused air pressure to take a temporary nosedive.…

All part of the plan.
11:00am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
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US Military

Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture that sparked debates on race and proper behavior in uniform won't be punished for the gesture, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday. … found they didn't violate military rules limiting political activity. … didn't plan to make a political statement… … showed "a lapse of awareness in how symbols and gestures can be misinterpreted and cause division," and they will receive instruction to address "their intent versus the impact of the photo.…"

9:16am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Securing Our Borders

Arizona Newspaper: Border Fence Too High, Illegals Can’t Cross Safely…

Oh, the Irony! Not the Onion!
11:58am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Breitbart is Here

EBL: Was This A Hillary Clinton Psych-Op?…
American Power: Medieval Reenactor Brings Down Drone With Spear…
This Ain’t Hell: Military Times Poll – Trump 2:1 Over Clinton…
Mark Steyn: Is My Islamophobia The Root Cause Of Global Warming?…

News and blog links
8:46pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Brazil's Senate opens session that will likely suspend Rousseff…
Suicide bomber strikes Yemen military convoy, kills eight…
Joe Biden: ‘I would have been the best President’…

News headline links
12:03pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A 27-year-old “German” man went on a rampage at a train station in Munich, stabbing four people. One of his victims has died, and the others are being treated in the hospital. Their alleged attacker is in police custody.

In other news, Italian police have arrested three men for planning terror attacks in Britain and Italy. One of the suspects is a Pakistani, and the other two are Afghans.…

News headline links with summaries
12:01pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers…
How US academia became an authoritarian petri dish…
When the White House Lies to the Media, and Laughs Doing It…
Hillary Clinton is unraveling quickly…

News and info links
12:00pm CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
Nightmouse

Why is Google Hiding Elizabeth Warren’s Past Scandals?…
Lynch: States Can’t ‘Insist’ a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman…
Venezuelans Are Now Killing Cats, Dogs, and Birds For Food…
BLM thug threatens to kill Trump, wife, daughter in video…

News headline links
11:31am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Steven Crowder Officially Files Legal Motion Against Facebook…
American Thinker: Transgendered Bathrooms Are A Civil Right?…
Mark Steyn: Steyn, As Played By Steyn…

News and blog links
11:03am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

Wink, wink, nod, nod…
Will he bow and grovel?…
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…

Believe it or not… this is the news… or links to news, anyway.
9:45am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1310 in France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics. Their actual crime was being wealthy while the King of France was bankrupt and had borrowed large sums of money from them. They had accrued much wealth through establishing the first banking system in medieval times. …

Vic has the rest of the story and the reasons why. #353, 5:55am, on the Overnight Thread
9:12am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW

US Election 2016

Elephant Donkey
Sanders bests Hillary in W Va.

Trump does not defeat himself in Indiana

9:49am CDT Wed 2016 May 11 :MW
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Theory of Education

A Harvard Law professor is telling his fellow liberals that the culture wars are over and the victorious Left should treat conservative Christians the way the allies treated Germany and Japan after World War II, offering no quarter or clemency.…

Someone get that demented man the help he so obviously needs.
1:07pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

…I always found Jay Leno’s “Jay Walking” segment depressing. He would wander around Los Angeles, conducting man on the street interviews with passers by, most of whom showed complete ignorance about very basic American history questions. I never found it humorous, I found it disheartening, but also context for why things are the way they are.

This video is no different. Who fought in World War II? Who was Hitler?…

Video
12:28pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

Constitutional Threat

…As the SWAT team tries to enter the man’s home without a warrant, he began filming and giving them a piece of his mind.

After their verbal beating, the cops finally left but not before one of them flipped him off.…

He's more fortunate than some.

Quartering - a Daily Doodle comic

1:02pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

Twisting Twister

…The twister was one of several powerful tornadoes to strike yesterday in the Oklahoma towns of Elmore City, Katie and Wynnewood, inflicting 'catastrophic damage' as numerous houses were destroyed, barns were flattened, mobile homes were overturned and trees were uprooted.

Garvin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that at least one man in his 70s, who has not yet been identified, was killed when a tornado struck near his home in Wynnewood. Another man died when the storm hit near the town of Connerville, Johnston County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Stacey Pulley said.

At least one person was injured in Murray County and rushed to the nearby hospital. Their condition is not yet known.

Several homes in the area were completely destroyed by the storms, local officials confirmed. Livestock were also killed in the twisters while cars, farm equipment and even trucks were overturned.…

Photos, videos
12:35pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

Earlier this morning, I reported on the bloody rampage at a railway station in Munich by a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar.” This is undeniably an Islamic attack. Well, not for CNN.

They have scrubbed all reference to the jihad murderers motive and mission. Despite the lack of evidence, CNN speculates that the murderer might have mental problems.…

12:53pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
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Man and Woman

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks agreed with comparisons between North Carolina’s “bathroom law” and Jim Crow laws and the school segregation laws …

12:45pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Philippines election: Maverick Rodrigo Duterte wins presidency…
Taliban claims to have ‘thousands of fully armed martyrdom seekers’…
One dead, three injured in knife attack at train station near Munich…
Amazon targets YouTube with new online video posting service…

News headline links
1:06pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 74 migrants off the coast of Lesvos and Farmakonisi over the past three days. Meanwhile, the German migration agency says it expects to process more than a million asylum applications in 2016.

In other news, according to a recent poll, almost half of Italians want Italy to leave the EU.…

News headline links and summaries
12:56pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

Fat activist: 'exercise and diets are constructs'…
Canadian Court Commands Father to Treat His Daughter as a Boy…
Captain America’s ‘heterosexual virility’ lamented by Vanity Fair…

Because reality is whatever you want it to be.

News and info links

12:52pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
Nightmouse

Obama Was Never Serious About Acting to Stop Iranian Bomb…
EU Appoints Man To Solve All Global Religious Conflict…
Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated…
Muslims threaten Christians for not taking part in Islamic prayers…

News headline links
12:38pm CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW

Obama worried about not spending money…
Death & money surely brings out the worst in people…
Hillary likes OxyCotin money…

These and more exciting headline news links
9:16am CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1869 the First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike. The railroad was not actually completed, but like most of the stuff with this railroad they said it was for PR purposes.…

Vic squeezes the news until it bleeds truth
8:58am CDT Tue 2016 May 10 :MW
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Political Theater

…Sarah Palin… said… Paul Ryan’s… “political career is over…”

Takes one to know one.
11:11am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Big Brother

Mordor Eye

“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act.…"

Mostly: the government is spying on you and doesn't want you to know.
10:28am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Under Tyranny

Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.

The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs.…

Don't worry folks, I'm sure this kind of thing will end under President Donald Clinton.
10:10am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Know the Enemy

On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at… Donald Trump, particularly for his proposed border wall, during his commencement address at Northeastern University in Boston.… argued walls are not a cure-all for United States’ security.… “There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others.… we will never come out on top if we… pretend the most powerful country on earth can remain great by looking inward and hiding behind walls…"

Kerry went on tell the grads to prepare for a “complex and borderless world.”…

Secretary of Statelessness under whom foreign enemies are pouring into the country.
12:14pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Bad Parents

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story…

Except for the overdramatization of exciting moments and bloody death, the TV series The Americans seems to have had a lot of things right. Update after finishing reading the article: because the TV show was based on this family!!
10:17am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Untied States

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said the federal government gave the state an "unrealistic" deadline to respond to a letter informing him that the state's bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act. … "They gave the ninth-largest state in the United States ... three working days to respond to a pretty complex letter and to a pretty big threat… We don't think three working days is enough to respond to such a threat."… Justice Department agreed to give a one-week extension if the governor admits that the language in the bathroom law does discriminate.…

Don't worry folks, I'm sure all this kind of stuff will end under President Hillary Trump.
10:08am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Obamanomics

…here is another way of showing the unprecedented transformation in the US labor pool: since December 2014, the US has added just under 450,000 waiters and bartenders, and no manufacturing workers.…

10:37am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
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It's Only Money

Winning the lottery is exciting, but also exposes you to unique risks.…

Or… Grab the money. Throw it into the streets. Live your life.
8:13pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

One winning ticket matched the numbers drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot for a payout estimated at $429.6 million… purchased in New Jersey…

Maybe will help NJ make up for that one Billionaire who left?
10:13am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Animal Culture

Claudia delivers an incredibly cute collection of critters for mother's day. (Sorry for day-late mention.)
10:18am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Animal Companions

US Flag Dog

A [US Army] military dog has been hailed a hero after saving a team of British special forces from a group of ISIS fighters in northern Iraq.

The Alsatian reportedly attacked two jihadists during an ambush near the Kurdish frontline, forcing the terrorists to retreat. …

11:18am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Anthropology

The evolutionary “out of Africa” theory—which holds that humans evolved in Africa and split off on different evolutionary paths as they migrated away from that continent—has been given yet another jolt by new DNA studies which have called the dating behind the belief into question.… involves measurements of the rate at which children show DNA changes not seen in their parents—the so-called “mutation rate”… authors calculate the last common ancestor for human mitochondrial lineages to around 160,000 years ago.…

10:35am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

People Die

Star Trek Enterprise

…William Schallert has passed way at the age of 93 … played the beloved TV dad Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show from 1963 to 1966… His Star Trek appearance is quite a valuable memory for fans of the "The Trouble With Tribbles" episode.…

Most startling news: Wait, he was still alive? RIP, Dad.
8:16pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Mystery

[Pakistani brothers] …Ages 9 and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or talk.…

10:41am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

I have paying legal work I need to do over the next few hours but, fortuitously, I also have what seems like an unending number of political and silly cartoons (or “memes,” as all of them seem to be called today). I hope you enjoy them…

8:02pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Louder With Crowder: Facebook Is Censoring This Conservative Website!…
Shark Tank: Obama Cuts Army Ranks To Historic Levels…
Joe For America: Obama Paves The Way For The Slaughter Of Thousands Of American Eagles…

News and blog links
8:01pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Senior Islamic State official in Iraq killed in air strike: Pentagon…
Death toll rises to 73 in Afghanistan bus, fuel tanker accident…
Emails from Hillary Clinton’s IT director at State Department appear to be missing…
US intel agencies blocked from Twitter-linked service…

News headline links
7:59pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Syrian government forces battle rebels near Aleppo, city areas shelled…
Pakistani activist who condemned religious extremism slain…
Leader opposition party in Venezuela assassinated…

News headline links
12:19pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In a commencement speech at Northeastern University, Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his proposed wall on the southern border. Mr. Kerry told his student audience that technology has changed the world, and they must be prepared for a future without borders.

In other news, the world-famous double-decker buses of London are being outfitted with advertising displays that exhort Muslims to give “Glory to Allah” and pay their zakat during Ramadan.…

News headline links with summaries
12:16pm CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Political Hat

Democrats ready to take on Trump…
Trump: I Think Taxes Will Go Up on the Wealthy Once I Negotiate With Democrats…
Prepare for blackouts: San Diego To Run 100 Percent On Renewable Energy By 2035…

Extensive collection of news headline links with summaries
10:49am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

Great-granny, 80, got a gun, kills a home intruder who attacked husband…
Toxic relationship habits most people think are normal…
25 Vintage Recipes That Are So Bad, They're Funny…

10:45am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Canadian officials are concerned that the already massive wildfire in Alberta may double in size. 80,000 people in the Fort McMurray area have been evacuated, and 1,600 buildings have been destroyed. Tar sands oil production in the area has been halted due to the disaster.

In other news, several hundred youths protesting Austrian border controls at the Brenner Pass today threw rocks and smoke bombs at police, who responded with tear gas.…

News headline links and summaries
10:30am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Nightmouse

Get Ready for Hollywood to Declare War on Trump…
Bathrooms Are Just The Beginning…
13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You…
What made the Fort McMurray fire so destructive?…

News headline links
10:22am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Cartoons and posters, mostly political. The Reaganite does not let Trump's being the last one standing blunt his opinion thereof.
10:20am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW

You need more public housing in your neighborhood…
Karma, or a reasonable facsimile of it…
Obama thinks money grows on trees…
Ouch…

Secret code links reveal news stories!
10:03am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1961 FCC Chairman Newton N. Minow gave his Wasteland Speech concerning TV programming.…

You'll find Vic's report in the Overnight Thread again.
9:37am CDT Mon 2016 May 9 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

‘Four more years’, cheering supporters tell Barack Obama…
Pope: Tear down walls and welcome migrants into Europe…
Teachers Union: Trump Is To Blame For School Bullying…
Transgender Believes ‘Misgendering’ Is Equivalent To Violence …

News headline links
12:07pm CDT Sun 2016 May 8 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1980 the WHO announced that small pox had been eradicated worldwide. But it is known that both the US and Russia have a small amount of this disease stored away for "research purposes".…

Vic's report begins on a morning thread. Starting the week off right.
9:27am CDT Sun 2016 May 8 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

…Whether dining with a 4 star general, toasting with a Medal of Honor recipient, or sitting with friends and family on Christmas Eve, an understanding of dining protocol makes time spent with others around a table more enjoyable. When you know the rules there is no awkwardness or questions about how things should be done; instead there is only opportunity to spend quality time with the company present.…

Article and video
11:45pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
Bluebird brings up lots of d'aawwww pix
12:35pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

People Live

The oldest person in Oklahoma was born on October 1, 1906 in the town of Marrieta. This year Mittie Dailey will be 110 years old. … Dailey's family has six living generations.… Dailey said the secret to a long and happy life is God. "Her favorite saying is God is God and always will be God," said her daughter.…

9:44pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

Prehistory - still with us

Experts have discovered a new geoglyph 30 meters (100 feet) long among the Nazca lines on an arid plateau in Peru that experts say depicts an imaginary animal with a long tongue. Archaeologists say the rock carving may date back 2,000 years.…

12:31am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Nice Deb candle

Bill Whittle… James Rosen… Ben Shapiro…

Videos, primarily political
9:18pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

China bans 'erotic' banana-eating live streams…
Israel Shares Anti-Tunnel Tech With U.S.…
The Arab Implosion Continues…

News and info links
12:33pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An employee of the Federal Protective Service named Eulalio Tordil shot and killed his wife yesterday in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. He shot additional people in a mall in Montgomery County today, and may have been responsible for two other shooting deaths. Mr. Tordil is now in police custody.

In other news, Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, has announced that he will attend the Republican convention in Cleveland to support the candidacy of Donald Trump.…

News headline links and summaries
12:26pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
Nightmouse

The Racist Trees of Our National Parks…
Six Parts of Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Disarm Citizens…
White House brags about how it tricked reporters…

News headline links
12:07pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 558 in Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapsed. Justinian I immediately ordered that the dome be rebuilt.…

Vic's news and views get a morning thread this morning
8:32am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

Michelle Malkin: Hey, Silicon Valley – American STEM Workers Are Right HERE…
American Power: “When Traditional Religion Is Rejected, The Odds Are Pretty Good That Something Cultish Will Replace It”…
The Lonely Conservative: FNC Hosts Silent As Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theory About Cruz’ Dad And Lee Harvey Oswald…

News and opinion links
12:39am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

US Election 2016

…Many dismiss him as a bigot, buffoon, liar and misogynist. Others counter that he is honest, incorruptible (thanks to his wealth) and inspirational. If — as is almost inevitable — he faces Hillary Clinton in a final battle for the White House, it will surely live up to its advance billing as the ‘showdown of the century’.

No one — not even Trump, it is said — dreamed he would get this far. But the dazzling speed of his ascent has obscured the real story about a man who has been accused of raping his own wife, molesting and bullying women, fraternising with mafiosi and employing unscrupulous and racist dirty tricks in business.…

Not that anyone cares.
11:48pm CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

…[T]he people have chosen Donald Trump. A man who mocks the handicapped, who considers free speech a disgrace, who triangulated a position so nonsensical on North Carolina’s bathroom law that no one knows what he means, who is a proven hypocrite on foreign workers and immigration, who wants to increase the lands owned by federal government rather than decreasing federal power and turning over the lands to the states, who has never asked anyone for forgiveness, most especially God, who only recently triangulated his position on gun rights when previously supporting an “assault weapons” ban, who supports abortion, who believes that Maryanne Trump Barry (who supports infanticide) would make a fine supreme court justice, who criticizes women for their appearance, who calls people disgusting because of pictures taken of them while they eat. and who believes in a single payer health care system.…

Quoting Herschel at Captain's Journal
11:39am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
Trump

…I get having somebody else do the actually writing up of a plan that appears on a candidate’s website. The difference here is clearly the other candidates had a great deal of input on what those policies would entail. Therefore, they were well-versed enough to successfully discuss, and more importantly, defend those policy positions.

To me, Trump’s lack of understanding of his own tax plan reveals a more significant failing than simply paying somebody else to do his homework for him. It reveals to me that of all these policy prescriptions outlined on Trump’s website, many of them aren’t his positions at all.…

11:36am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

…During the first hour of the Libertarian Party presidential forum that aired Friday night on the Fox Business Network, leading Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson admitted that in his view, Jewish bakers should be forced by government to bake wedding cakes for Nazis.… If this totalitarian dingbat gets the nomination, maybe we should try the Constitution Party.…

12:37am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
Crazyface

…read our full profiles of the candidates' positions related to Islamist extremism…

12:29am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
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Obamanomics

The number of Americans not in the workforce during the month of April increased substantially compared to the previous month — again tipping over the 94 million mark…

12:26am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW

The number of foreign-born people employed in the United States dipped slightly last month compared to the record high set in March, but remained above 25 million mark…

12:25am CDT Sat 2016 May 7 :MW
1

Alcohol Was Involved

…While many associate tequila with nauseous Jose Cuervo nights and nasty hangovers, good tequila — made from 100 percent agave — actually has health benefits.…

10:15am CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Widespread Mental Illness Taking Over America, One Bathroom at a Time…
White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal…
License To Steal: Italy’s Highest Court Rules “Theft Not A Crime If Hungry”…

News headline links with some quotes
12:28pm CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A wildfire that broke out in Fort McMurray, Alberta at the beginning of the week has now grown into an inferno. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated, and some have had to be evacuated from their emergency housing as the fire expanded even further.

In other news, the government of United Arab Emirates is considering building an artificial mountain in order to change the local climate and bring more rainfall to what is otherwise an extremely dry region.…

News headline links and summaries
12:23pm CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW

Baghdad on Lockdown as Anti-government Protesters Gather…
Afghan special forces raid frees 60 prisoners from the Taliban…
SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea…

News headline links
12:18pm CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW
Nightmouse

Anti-Trumpers Call For Riots…
At UNC, PC party cups replace red ones…
First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity…

News headline links
12:07pm CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW

Nanny State strikes again…
Uncle Sam picks winners and losers. This is a 'winner'…
Quite the listing on Craig List…

Play "mystery news headlines" and win big prizes! (Not really.)
10:12am CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1527 the "end of the Renaissance" occurred when Spanish and German troops sacked Rome. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, died fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII time to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.

Vic brings the news of the world together… and skewers it
9:52am CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW

US Election 2016

…Donald Trump’s effort to choose a vice president…While rank-and-file conservatives are searching for a signal that Mr. Trump shares their values, Ben Carson, a former GOP rival now helping the presumptive Republican presidential nominee pick a running mate, said Thursday Democrats may be among those considered.…

Considering there's no real difference between the DIABLOs and the RINOs, it hardly matters.

Quoting WSJ.

11:50am CDT Fri 2016 May 6 :MW
1

Modern Medicine can be Dangerous

Research has discovered that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. With more than 250,000 deaths of this kind annually…

9:05am CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Know the Enemy

I am happy to report that @BoschFawstin’s Muhammad cartoon is back up on eBay. Apparently all the “technical” difficulties have been ironed out.

Thank you, eBay!…

7:00pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

On Thursday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, director Rob Reiner stopped by…

And expressed an opinion just as if anyone cares.
3:09pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

WW1 - still with us

LAWTON, Okla. – An Oklahoma homeowner… found a “bomb” while mowing his backyard. …a large shell that was about one foot long.… investigators from Ft. Sill… believe it is a World War I 75 MM explosive ordnance.…

2:53pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Impeach Obama

Whacky O

The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, including 18 who were given life sentences.…

Citing The Blaze
11:18pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
2

Digital Theory of Education

Charlie Dahu could not believe his 7-year-old daughter, Rosabella, was able to use a note with no parent signature and misspelled words to leave school on Monday…

Today's teachers: dumber than 2nd graders?

Video: 0:49

2:58pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

WW2 - less with us

US Flag

The oldest living American World War II veteran, and oldest living man in the US, has passed away at the age of 110. Frank Levingston died Tuesday afternoon in Shreveport, Louisiana.…

3:13pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
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Urantiana

Three concentric azure blue circles

…Intriguingly enough, Planetary Prince takes its name and spiritual theme from the popular “Urantia Book” — an unspoken bible to many outside Christian, church-going theology. Graves himself is a follower of sorts. “That's a really deep book. A lot of people might think it's sacrilegious, but it makes so much sense about the breakdown of the universe and deities and Earth and man,” the bandleader said in a recent DL Media press release.

“The Urantia Book” has been universally embraced by the non-religious as the true bible. Allegedly conveyed by aliens who came down to Earth to share truths, the book combines spirituality with science…

Unspoken Bible to many outside Christian, church-going theology? What does that even mean, besides being stupidly wrong? Embraced by the non-religious as the true bible? Nonsense and more nonsense. Conveyed by aliens - do all these folks citing the UB drink from the same crazy water source? Holy cow this is dumb.

And the original Planetary Prince was the devil. Hope that's not who they're celebrating.

-BHoL editorial

11:12pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

United States of America

An American nation standing as one, is a force that the world's evils cannot defeat. You are that force. We are that force. Real Americans are not defeated. We are one.

Video: 5:45

Bookworm: "a pure and perfect homage to the American dream and the American people."

12:02pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Canadian wildfire explodes in size, forces more evacuations…
Israel says found second Hamas tunnel from Gaza since 2014 war…
Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building…

News headline links
11:17pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

After Donald Trump won the Republican primary in Indiana with a landslide last night, his rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich both dropped out of the race, leaving Mr. Trump as the only remaining Republican candidate. Even so, British Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to apologize for saying earlier that Mr. Trump was “divisive, stupid and wrong”.

In other news, the European Union is considering changes to EU asylum rules that would fine each country that refuses its refugee quota €250,000 per person not accepted.…

News headline links and summaries
7:04pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Twitchy: Hillary Clinton Suffers Convenient Memory Loss During Anderson Cooper Interview…
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – What Communists Eat…
Megan McArdle: The Four Horsemen Of The Republican Apocalypse…

Links to news and views
6:59pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

A Brief History of Drowning…
New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms…
Principal Bans Girls' Tackle Football Game, Suggests Bobbing for Apples Instead…

Links to news and other madness in the world today
6:56pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed.…
Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border…
Top U.S. intel official: ISIS can stage Europe-style attacks in U.S.…

News headline links
3:17pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
Nightmouse

Pro-ISIS Account Posts Suicide Vest Instructional Video…
US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attack…
Why Do We Excuse Left-Wing Violence?…

News headline links
3:01pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

Canadian fire forces entire town to evacuate. …
Take 2 of these and call me in the morning.…
Once again Congress abstains from their duties…

Behind those mysterious words, actual news!
8:59am CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1925 a warrant was served on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. This started the famous Scopes trial in TN portrayed by the movie Inherent the Wind.…

Vic ships his early-morning news & views via Overnight express
8:16am CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

US Election 2016

Angry Trump

…right on the heels of Trump effectively sewing up the nomination, we read this:

Trump on Thursday named Steven Mnuchin, chairman and CEO of private investment firm Dune Capital Management LP, to serve as the national finance chairman for his presidential campaign.

Mnuchin, also a former partner at Goldman Sachs, will bring finance experience to the campaign’s fundraising operation, the statement said.

Mnuchin’s 17-year stint at Goldman Sachs is only the beginning. Get this:

He also worked at Soros Fund Management LLC, founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros.…

Trump, the inside-outsider
11:15pm CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW

On the heels of clinching the GOP nomination for president, Donald Trump has hired John Mashburn as his Policy Director, praised by certain pro-life groups for his strong support of protecting the unborn.…

11:59am CDT Thu 2016 May 5 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Kenyan authorities have uncovered a terror cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group that is suspected of plotting a “biological attack” on the East African nation and recruiting university students to Libya and Syria.…

4:58pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

There is “worrying” evidence Islamic State is making its own chemical weapons, a global watchdog has warned, telling the West it should be vigilant against any attack. … evidence of the use of homemade sulphur mustard in attacks in Syria and Iraq.…

4:55pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Know the Enemy

Crazyface

Earlier today, Ebay took down the Muhammad cartoon that winning artist Bosch Fawstin had put up for auction. The cartoon had garnered many bids and was up to $10,000.

When Bosch tried to relist, they refused him. So now eBay is enforcing the sharia.…

Update: See May 5: It's back up
6:59pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
Facebook F

A Gizmodo report delves into the world of journalists hired by Mark Zuckerberg and entrenched into Facebook headquarters' basement to decide what trends on hundreds of millions of users' news feeds each week.… The people deciding what should be trending news on Facebook are millennial graduates of mostly Ivy League schools that previously held jobs at MSNBC, Bloomberg, and the Guardian. Not only did they have the power to choose the news trends, they were also given the authority to "blacklist" any topic for any reason.…

4:51pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
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Pareidolia

bob
When you look at these illusions, they're looking back at you!
5:01pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Modern Family Life

…Andrea's friends, the baby's future parents, were no longer excited. They didn't want the hassle and potential heartbreak that accompanied this child, and even told her to terminate the pregnancy. It took a lot of soul-searching for her, but ultimately, she decided that she was going to keep the baby and raise it herself.…

1:28pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Language Culture

…Thus readeth Johnson's Economist column on how punctuation is being changed by computers and the internet.

Most people take punctuation to be something obvious and settled.

… The first English writers, when they punctuated at all, availed themselves of long-forgotten symbols like the diastole and trigon, the interpunct and the diple. Printing began the process of settling the punctuation system, but even that took four centuries. Samuel Johnson’s commas, in the mid-18th century, were not only heavy; many would be ungrammatical today, and this style persisted into the first editions of The Economist in 1843.…

1:43pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
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US Military Casualties

His fiancée was supposed to buy her dress this week. Charles Keating 1st American killed on Advise & Assist mission. …

1:20pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Breitbart is Here

'Catastrophic' Fort McMurray wildfire surpasses 10,000 hectares…
Administration speeds up review boards for Guantánamo detainees…
Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million…

News headline links
8:28pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Survey: 34% of Bay area residents want to leave…
New York’s last remaining soda fountain signs…
Scenes From the First American Shopping Mall, Filmed in 1956…

News and info links
1:36pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

Islamic State seeks news blackout in Mosul as Iraqi army nears…
IDF shells Hamas military posts in Gaza in third incident of the day…
Mass grave 'discovery' baffles Mozambique…

News headline links
1:34pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A fourth devastating fire at an Orthodox religious structure has been reported, this one in an historic building at the Valaam monastery in northern Russia. Like the other three — one in Manhattan and two in Australia — the fire at the monastery occurred after services on Orthodox Easter.

In other news, the number of unaccompanied children claiming asylum in Europe last year quadrupled to almost 90,000…

News headline links and summaries
1:21pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

One fat lady has sung, another one is nervous…
Of course this doesn't fit the BLM narrative…
D.C. Metro Bus hijacked…

Newsish headline links
1:20pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1836 the Ancient Order of Hibernians was formed in NYC. This is a Catholic organization dedicated to conservative principles of the Catholic Church and was initially intended to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces. They're most known in the US for their sponsorship and organization of the NYC Saint Patrick's Day parade. However in 1993, thanks to the efforts of the militant Gaystapo, the parade was turned over to an independent organization.…

Vic's links start at the end of the overnight.
11:51am CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

US Election 2016

Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was declared the winner of Tuesday’s Indiana primary, beating Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton by at least seven points…

4:53pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

…An authoritarian progressive has hijacked conservatives’ party with all the good will of Mohamed Atta. If the mob of Kool Aid–guzzling cretins who helped him do it think conservatives will now obediently fall into line behind them while they fly the plane 9/11 style at what is left of America’s founding principles, they are even more delusional than I thought. Far better for the plane to go down in Shanksville.…

4:48pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW

When Indiana got called for Trump last night, I went on Twitter to take the temperature of Trump supporters. … most of the tweets fell into one of two conflicting categories:
• You crybaby losers! Now unite behind our guy or it’s your fault if he loses!
• Screw you, crybaby losers! We don’t need you!

Well, which is it? You need all Republicans to unite or you don’t need all Republicans to unite? It can’t be both.…

4:39pm CDT Wed 2016 May 4 :MW
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Political Theater

…As we forge ahead into this critical 2016 election season, let us not forget the real history of America when blacks and whites, primarily Republicans, worked side by side defending the rights and dignity of all Americans. It’s a history that has been kept out of the history books--a history that today’s Democrats routinely lie about while promptly pointing their finger at Republicans, calling white Republicans racists and black Republicans Uncle Toms. This is because Democrats have a secret past that must be protected and an agenda that must be fulfilled.…

10:02pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

Untied States

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2016) – In a surprise move, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed a bill that would have set the state on the path toward compliance REAL ID. With the veto, the state will continue to refuse to implement the national identification system.…

10:32pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
2

Transport Future

Private Monorail Car

Experts are warning that the rise of semi-autonomous cars could lead to couples having sex in moving vehicles.…

Shocka!

Here is a pictorial history of "if this van is rockin'" type getaways, from the Getting From Here to There series: Getting Away From it All.

9:50pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
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United States of America

…at no other time has there been as much pessimism -- valid pessimism, moreover -- about America's future as there is today.

Among the reasons… Every distinctive value on which America was founded is in jeopardy.…

9:41pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

US Military Casualties

US Flag

…US Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by ISIS forces that broke through Kurdish defenses in northern Iraq — the third US combat death at the hands of the terror group…

But no boots on the ground in combat!
10:06pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The fire that destroyed the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Manhattan is now considered by the Fire Chief to have had a “suspicious” origin. Meanwhile, Australian authorities are investigating fires at two Orthodox churches — one in Sydney and one in Melbourne — that also occurred yesterday, after Orthodox Easter services.

In other news, 2% of the population of Bosnia has reportedly emigrated over the past two years. There’s no word as to what the likely destinations of the emigrants were.…

News headline links and summaries
10:38pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

Why Italian merry widows perk up after husbands die…
Small Acts of Cowardice Are Destroying Our Culture…
The myth of free trade…

News and info links
10:37pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

Twitchy: #TrumpConspiracyTheories Is Born In Response To Trump’s Linking Rafael Cruz To Lee Harvey Oswald…
American Power: Democrats Plan To Pound Trump Before He’s Nominated…
This Ain’t Hell: Two Terrorist Bastards Bite The Big One…

News and blog links
10:35pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

…‘Spying Billboards’ Under Fire for Tapping Into People’s Cellphones…
…Department of Education Publishes ‘Shame List’…
…Anti-Trump Protesters Admit to Getting Paid to Protest…

News headline links
10:08pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

USA Today: World Press Freedom Day comes amid tough times for journalists…

News headline links
9:39pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to a recent poll commissioned by the French newspaper Le Figaro, an overwhelming majority of French citizens believe that Islam does not belong in France. The result holds across the entire political spectrum; even among the socialists, a majority share the same negative opinion.

In other news, a huge fire broke out in a Serbian Orthodox church in New York City not long after the Orthodox Easter service. By late in the day, the fire department had contained the blaze.…

News headline links and summaries
6:07pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

EBL: Topics You Should NEVER Look Up On Google Images (Warning: NMS Trigglypuff images)…
American Power: Illegal Aliens, Communists Protest Trump In San Diego…
Shot In The Dark: A Good Grandma With A Gun…

News and blogs links
6:05pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

Actually Puerto Rico your worst enemy is math…
For every action there is a reaction…
Damn Lutherans at it again…
Young snowflakes boo old snowflake…

Play guess-the-story with these news clues
7:51am CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1960 the Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opened in Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.…

Vic's news, views, and showtune review starts in the Overnight Thread again.
7:30am CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW

US Election 2016

Elephant

Indiana results…

9:58pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
Donald, enraged

…“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being, you know, shot,” Trump said on Fox & Friends. “Nobody even brings it up; I mean they don’t even talk about that.”…

Nobody but you, Trumpy, 'cause it's stupid B.S. from your buddies at the tabloids.
9:56pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
Ted Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for president during a speech in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday.… "We gave it everything we’ve got, but the voters chose another path. And so, with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism, for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.…”

9:44pm CDT Tue 2016 May 3 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

An ISIS cell in France threatened new rocket attacks on passenger jets and a new Charlie Hebdo-style massacre in chilling undercover video filmed by a journalist who infiltrated the group.…

6:17pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

…video has emerged showing George Mason University students… signing a petition to legalize abortion after birth. … demanded that lawmakers legalize "fourth trimester" abortions.… One concerned student asked if the procedure would "cause harm to the child."

"Well the child wouldn't be there anymore," responded Joseph. "It's abortion."

The student then happily signed the petition.…

Citizens of the Idiocracy

Video: MRCTV .org, YouTube, 5:06

12:05pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Know the Enemy

The organization that helped 29-year-old Brittany Maynard achieve physician-assisted suicide in November of 2014 is now targeting “people of color” in a new initiative that seeks to “expand end-of-life options” for blacks, Latinos, and Asians in America.…

Because Planned Parenthood isn't doing enough?
6:16pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
2

Art of

Paul

…Paul McCartney brought his One on One Tour to Little Rock on April 30, and paid tribute to two of the women who inspired the Beatles classic “Blackbird” while he was in town.

As McCartney explained during a Nashville show in 2010, the band was moved by the American civil rights movement during the ’50s and ’60s, and McCartney composed “Blackbird” while thinking specifically of the Little Rock Nine…

12:23pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
Harry Potter

…The two events may seem mostly unrelated, however, for the writer of this story, perhaps there really is a balance that must be struck. She spared Arthur Weasley, but exchanged his life for another character’s, whose end would come near the conclusion of the series.…

Do the best writers choose the storyline, or just take dictation?
12:17pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Modern Culture

Micah Tyler

Amusing and well-produced video: 2:57
6:09pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
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Citizenship

Allen West

…The most important national treasure we have is our sovereignty, and from that our citizenship. This is not just about the rhetoric of “building a wall” but we must piece by piece, issue by issue decipher the cancer that is illegal immigration in the United States. This has nothing to do with xenophobia or racism. Either you believe we are a nation or you do not, simple.

Illegal immigration is a multi-headed hydra that adversely affects many operational systems of the United States. It affects our taxation, our education, our healthcare, our national security, and our domestic criminality — as with President Obama releasing nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants, which folks is redundant– meaning if you are here “illegally” you’ve already committed a crime — kinda redundant wouldn’t you say?…

12:31pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here

I’m back, and still playing beat the clock when I blog, so let me get right down to business…

9:16pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

…Turkish military kills 63 IS fighters in Syria…
…Afghan forces begin mission to break Taliban’s grip on highway…
…Puerto Rico defaults on $422 million…

News headline links
6:28pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Today’s challenge is to see how many articles I can bring to your attention in the 20 minutes before I head off for the dojo to punch and kick my political blues away.…

6:21pm CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

…Walt Whitman on a healthy diet…
…If you like your pistol, you can keep it…
…The End Is Near…

News and info links
10:55am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

…U.S. leads 25 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria…
…South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad…
…Brussels airport departure hall reopens after deadly bombings…

News headline links
10:53am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

Trump’s Team starting to focus on unifying the party…
Hostile Protesters Confront Bill Clinton in West Virginia…
Negative perceptions of Islam cause distress to Muslims…

News headline links
10:50am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW

…Good work if you can get it…
…This couple appreciates global warming…
…It's who you know, isn't it?…

Thar's actual news a-hidin' behind them headlice
10:49am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1611 the King James Bible was published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.…

Catch the rest of Vic's On This Day and news and commentary, on the tail-end of the Overnight thread
10:30am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
Political Hat

The OTHER reason why it matters that Ted Cruz made sure all the delegates like him.
This tweet by Patrick Ruffini highlights something important, I think…

News headline links and brief summaries
12:58am CDT Mon 2016 May 2 :MW
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Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

Smug O

…new Benghazi-related State Department documents… showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt.…

9:02pm CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW
2

It's Only Money

…Finally, the mystery was solved: The $2 bill wasn’t a fake at all.…

11:28am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

Transport Future

Proponents of autonomous vehicles are in a sticky situation. Self-driving technology is expected to have a tremendous impact on public health and reduce the 1.25 million deaths every year on global roads. At the same time, this emerging technology is a threat to the employment of the millions who are paid to sit behind the wheel — from truck drivers to cab drivers and delivery workers.

Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, an expert in the world of artificial intelligence, acknowledges the unemployment concerns, but he sees a way forward that offers society the benefits of autonomous vehicles and blunts the negative impact of job losses.…

Human problems be damned, full speed ahead for progress! Right.

See this panel from the "Transport Future" series: Ask Professor Future

9:12pm CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

1960s - less with us

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest famous for his anti-war and anti-capitalism protests, died Saturday in New York at the age of 94.… sprang into the spotlight in 1968 when he and several other activists seized 600 draft cards of troops about to be deployed in Vietnam and burned the files in rubbish bins with homemade napalm.…

Did not die in prison as he should have.
9:06pm CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

Lost and Found

FREMONT, Wis., April 29 (UPI) -- A trio of friends fishing in a Wisconsin river… [hooked] a 60-year-old… six pack of Budweiser cans.… "They were empty unfortunately…"

9:16pm CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

Digital Tech

Sony has come up with intelligent contact lenses capable of recording and playing video – all with the blink of an eye.…

So now peeping toms in bathrooms won't get caught waving cameras. Progress!
11:33am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, mostly political
11:32am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Two students at the Queensland University of Technology who had been sued over “racism” as expressed in Facebook posts are counter-suing the Australian Human Rights Commission. They say they were discriminated against because they are white heterosexual males.

In other news, surgeons in Germany are undergoing special training to deal with injuries from bomb blasts and other wounds that might be caused by a terrorist attack.…

News headline links and summaries
11:24am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

Mizzou race relations committee releases anti-racism videos…
Trump prompts Latino rush to citizenship…
Nigeria: Muslims slaughter 40 people, burn church…
ISIS in Caribbean recruitment drive…

News headline links
11:22am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1884 Communist labor unions meeting in Chicago issued a proclamation of the demand for an eight-hour workday in the United States. …

Starting the month off right, with Vic's news at the top of the early morning thread.
8:47am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW

US Election 2016

Elephant

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is scheming to slam the door of the Senate in the face of another conservative Republican like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

McConnell’s super PAC has aggressively bought air time to ensure establishment candidate Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) replaces retiring Sen. Dan Coats. Young is running in the primary against Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) – a member of the House Freedom Caucus who voted against former Speaker John Boehner. In addition to McConnell’s super PAC, establishment GOP ally the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent $1 million to promote Young and keep out anti-establishment Stutzman.…

11:35am CDT Sun 2016 May 1 :MW