Blog Heap o'Links for June 2016

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Wars and Rumors

Sweden’s police chief unveiled the force’s latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands reading “Don’t touch me”.…

Just as effective as "No Gun Zones," certainly.
3:22pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

…A 13-year-old girl was attacked in her bed and stabbed to death by an 19-year-old Arab (who lived well with his family in a big house).… Palestinian assailant broke into a home in a West Bank settlement early Thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death as she slept in bed… attacker… fatally shot by security guards.… The hospital identified the slain girl as Hallel Yaffa Ariel. She was a a cousin of Uri Ariel, a Cabinet minister from the Jewish Home, a party affiliated with the West Bank settler movement.…

Cites The Blaze / AP which lists attacker as 17.
3:16pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

WW2 - still with us

“When the Americans who liberated Dachau found the women with their babies, they cried.”…
Their stories are amazing…
Even in the midst of unthinkable evil, there survived life and hope.…

9:51pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

…"Even though people who eat more butter generally have worse diets and lifestyles, it seemed to be pretty neutral overall"…

3:30pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Transport Future

Pig

Roads …one day they might be paved with pig manure. …pig manure has oils that can be used to create a petroleum-like substance, which can be mixed with sand or gravel to make a strong asphalt substitute.…

Bacon! Is there anything it can't do?
3:11pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Music industry is dead

Legendary folk-rock singer Paul Simon says, after making music for more than 60 years, he’s ready to “let go” of the limelight and “see what happens.”

“Showbiz doesn’t hold any interest for me,” Simon told the New York Times in a recent interview.…

Finally ran out of songs, eh, Paul?
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Paul & friend in a Daily Doodle
2:48pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Future is Now

Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling “Future Shock” and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87.

He died late Monday in his sleep at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, said Yvonne Merkel, a spokeswoman for his Reston, Virginia-based consulting firm, Toffler Associates.…

2:51pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
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United States of America

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union.…

Um, how about not. We will be glad for any Mexican states or Canadian provinces to apply for US Statehood, though.
2:53pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Breitbart is Here

American Thinker: Heart Of Darkness – The Evil At The Core Of Modern Liberalism…
Joe For America: Fauxcahontas Warren Makes Anti-Trump Ad, Ends Up Humiliating Herself…
The Lonely Conservative: After Senate Dems Kill Zika Funding, NIH Says There’s No Money To Fight It…

News and views headline links
9:56pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

CNN: ISIS leadership involved in Istanbul attack planning, Turkish source says…
Armed police to patrol French beaches amid terrorism fears…
Islamic State and the threat of WMDs…

News headline links
5:26pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative…
The FBI Investigation of Hillary: Is the Fix In?…
What We Do Know about the Benghazi Attack Demands a Reckoning…

News headline links
5:23pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Bookworm

This is not the usual Bookworm Beat, because I don’t have a lot of links. Instead, I wanted to offer a few observations that have been floating around in my brain for a while.

The Founders would have approved of Brexit.…

5:11pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Nightmouse

Ann Coulter: “Trump’s Popularity Can’t Be Measured By Traditional Polls”…
High School Girls Angry After Boy Is Crowned Prom Queen…
Want a Gun-Free Zone? Tennessee Says That’s on You: Literally…

News headline links
3:05pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

Man claims he invented iPhone, is suing Apple. Good luck with that. …
Split between GOP and NRA? …
RNC Convention news keeps getting stranger …

News headline links, after a fashion
9:25am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1934 Adolf Hitler sent his Brown Shirt goons to kill his political rivals. This later became known as the Night of the Long Knives and it should have awakened the world to what kind of man he was. But he still had supporters in the US such as Henry Ford who continued to do business with him up until the US entered WWII.

Vic's last news report… for the month
8:46am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Japanese Supreme Court has upheld the government’s policy of maintaining a blanket surveillance of the Muslim community. The ruling was handed down in response to a lawsuit by Muslims who claimed the surveillance was discriminatory and unconstitutional.

In other news, in the wake of recent shootings of police in the suburbs of Paris, French beach police are going to arm themselves this summer. In addition to self-protection, the armed police will be better able to deal with potential terror attacks on beach resorts.…

News summaries with links
12:11am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary Guzzling

Hillary Clinton's emails packed with America's secrets were stored by company 'wide open to hackers' and run by 'morons' whistleblowers reveal…

9:59pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Hillary Clinton ogles Christina Aguilera

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday — the day after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report. “She’s an intelligent and capable person, no question about it,” McConnell told Time Warner Cable News, adding that he had worked well with her in the Senate and would be able to work with her as president.…

This is who Republicans are, too often, but not who Republicans ought to be.
3:25pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
Video: 30-sec
2:58pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 30 :MW
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Nature vs Transport

The Havana, Illinois police department says be careful on the bridge; it’s covered in bugs. …six inches deep… made of mayflies… has bogged cars and crashed motorcycles.…

12:08am CDT Fri 2016 Jul 1 :MW

A car crashed while traveling on the Autobahn in Germany after police say it slipped on slime produced by a group of snails.…

12:05am CDT Fri 2016 Jul 1 :MW
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Headline of the Day

Roller coaster rescues rare for Oklahoma City firefighters

For just which firefighters are roller coaster rescues common, then?
12:12am CDT Fri 2016 Jul 1 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

A CBS/New York Times poll finds that households reporting that they own a gun is down to 36 percent, what the Washington Post declares as a record low.…

Key word: "reporting."
12:13am CDT Fri 2016 Jul 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Russia has softened its policy towards Turkey, and has lifted the ban that prevents Russian holidaymakers from taking charter flights to Turkish resorts. President Erdogan’s apology to President Putin evidently had the desired effect. Mr. Putin also offered his condolences to Turkey for Tuesday’s deadly terror attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.

In other news, according to economists, Germany may face a loss of 750,000 jobs if Chancellor Merkel does not conclude a free trade deal with the newly independent United Kingdom.…

News summaries and links
12:10am CDT Fri 2016 Jul 1 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

Lost since the end of World War II in 1945, a tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners at Ponar (today Paneriai), near Vilnius, Lithuania, to escape from the Nazis was discovered recently using state-of-the-art mineral and oil exploration technology for underground predictive scanning.… For three months they clawed out a 35-meter-long burrow, using spoons and their bare hands. On the night of April 15, 1944 – the last night of Passover, 40 prisoners cut their leg shackles with a nail file, and crawled through the escape tunnel. Twenty-five of them were shot by the guards. Fifteen managed to cut the camp’s perimeter fence and escape into the Ponar forest. Eleven joined up with the partisan forces and survived the war.…

8:36pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Political Theater

Mosquito

Senate Democrats are blocking a $1.1 billion Republican measure that would fund efforts to fight the Zika virus because it does not contain funding for Planned Parenthood.…

2:23pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Fun can be Dangerous

Oklahoma City Fire crews responded to Frontier City Wednesday afternoon, where a roller coaster got stuck.… Eight people got stuck…

8:41pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

Here are the five big takeaways from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya, gleaned from a summary report by Reps. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and Mike Pompeo, R-KS.

1. Administration Misled Public Immediately and Continually…
2. Weak Benghazi Security Points to Clinton’s Political Considerations…
3. Military Never Sent Men or Machines to Help…
4. Terrorists Weren’t Brought to Justice…
5. Administration Obstructed Investigation…

2:06pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report on Tuesday morning, comprising some 800 pages of investigations and conclusions that suggest former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration were derelict in their duty to protect American diplomats from the most significant terror attack on the U.S. since Sep. 11, 2001.

The report also details how the Obama administration contrived to misinform the public about the cause of the attack.…

12:00am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Know the Enemy

Crazyface

At a conference for Muslims hosted by IslamNet a speaker questioned the audience as to whether killing people for adultery or just for allah in general is good and agreeable. The entire audience raised their hands in agreement. … The speaker also asked the audience “How many of you are normal Muslims, not radicals or extremists.” everyone raised their hands.…

Video: 2:05
8:56pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Three Muslim suicide bombers have launched a ‘major, co-ordinated’ attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, spraying bullets into crowds of terrified passengers and security personnel before blowing themselves up, injuring more than 140 people and leaving a death toll expected to rise to 50. …

12:04am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Transport Disaster

A head-on collision involving two freight trains caused several box cars to derail and erupt in flames in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday, injuring an unknown amount of people and leading authorities to evacuate people who live nearby.… Billy Brown, a farmer who lives in the area, said he saw a fireball erupt after the collision. … "I don't know how anyone survived," Brown said. "It's terrible. I've seen a number of train wrecks but I've never seen one like this."…

12:12am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

…“The viewers truly feel they are there with Jesus and his disciples,” director David Hansen said in a statement. “This is the most powerful story of all time and virtual reality is the perfect way to tell it.”…

8:48pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Healing Ourselves

Mosquito

Two types of experimental Zika vaccines, a DNA vaccine and an inactivated virus vaccine, were each able to completely protect mice with one dose, researchers report Tuesday in Nature.…

2:24pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Animal Culture

BoB
No, these are not the two-headed mutants nature sometimes produces. They're cute couples of critters.
8:28pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Animal Companions

Dog

…Esmeralda, a stray dog, was dropped off at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare… has four ears and teeth growing from one of them. At this point, they believe she may not be able to hear very well because of that deformity.…

2:14pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Modern Family Life

…1. The court’s interpretation of “undue burden” is confusing as hell.

Today’s opinion does resemble Casey in one respect: After disregarding significant aspects of the Court’s prior jurisprudence, the majority applies the undue-burden standard in a way that will surely mystify lower courts for years to come.…

2:11pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Only Natural

…which country should you live in if you’re looking to motorboat the biggest natural breasts possible? According to a recent study published in The Journal of Female Health Sciences, that prestigious award goes to the United Fuckin’ States of America…

8:58pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Art of

Mack Rice, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit. He was 82.

Laura Rice told The Associated Press that her husband died at their home Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease.…

12:02am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW
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Liberty Works

…The pound lost nearly a tenth of its value against the dollar in a single day, and the UK’s FTSE 100 stock market index …plunged by nearly 9% the day following the vote to leave… The old adage that you should buy when everyone else is frightened held true. …less than week later …markets are already practically back to normal.…

8:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Defending Ourselves

A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning…

8:50pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Michelle Malkin: Outsourcing Security Is Dumb And Deadly…
American Thinker: Good Riddance To George Will…
Mark Steyn: The Insecure Security Line…

News and views headline links
8:46pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

What Does Sex Have to Do with Procreation?…
Reality doesn’t matter when you’re crusading for ‘social justice’…
Hezbollah confirms all financial support comes from Iran…

News headline links
2:54pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

At least 36 people were killed when three suicide bombers attacked the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul with guns and explosives. The Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Most of the victims were Turks, but some were foreigners. The death toll is expected to rise.

In other news, more than 3,300 would-be migrants were rescued on Sunday by the Italian coast guard off the coast of Libya.…

News summaries and links
2:47pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

BBC: Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41, with 239 hurt…
Up to 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food shortages…
Facebook's political influence under a microscope…

News headline links
2:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Silly Methodists pull prank at Istanbul Airport …
Petulant EU throwing temper tantrums…
Nigel Farge off of Obama's X-Mas card list…

Silly headline links to serious news
2:02pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1972 rhe Supreme Court issued a crap ruling based on a 5 justice ass pull in the case Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constituted cruel and unusual punishment. None of the 5 liberal lawmakers on the bench could agree on why it was "bad". They just did not like the death penalty. Eventually all the States that wanted a death penalty came back with specific crimes that warranted the death penalty and it has been reinstated.…

Vic's report, on time but randomly placed.
12:16pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

Proof Positive: Trump Serve Man…
American Thinker: Why Trump Frightens The GOP Illuminati…
Megan McArdle: Trump Bets It All On The Brand…

News and views headline links
12:11am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary

…"Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton…" Neither Lynch nor Bill Clinton are dummies. They both know that such a private meeting creates the appearance of impropriety regardless of what was discussed. Bill Clinton’s wife is being investigated by the FBI — why do you think he dropped in for a chat with Lynch? Of course they didn’t discuss the case. They didn’t need to.…

8:39pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 29 :MW
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Constitutional Threat

…According to 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner in a post published to Slate, U.S. judges should stop studying the Constitution.

“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation,”…

Citing Mediaite
9:59pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

…A U.S. government security officer serving at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012 attacks, warned his superiors that lack of adequate security at the compound made serving there a “suicide mission.”

The officer further predicted to his superiors “that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die.”…

11:59pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

Political Theater

House Republicans unveiled their plan to replace Obamacare last week. Whether it would usher in “better” policies than the Affordable Care Act remains up for debate, but one thing is certain – it’s every bit as unconstitutional as Obamacare.…

12:55am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Friday said Democrats participating in the House sit-in this week will be billed for the cost of cleaning up the mess they left behind. … empty beer and liquor bottles, discarded condoms, articles of underwear, cigarette butts, various items of drug paraphernalia, assorted sex aids, and countless urine, feces, and vomit stains.… "These people are disgusting animals, and the taxpayers aren't going to pay to clean up their mess," Ryan told reporters.…

12:26am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

The Guardian: 69m children will die of preventable causes, says Unicef…
North Korea says entire army 'waiting' for instructions…
Rio police protest lack of salaries, toilet paper…

News headline links
10:01pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

With Guest Dr. Bill Warner… Happy Independence Day to our friends over in Great Britain. The historical significance of this is huge. Far-Left ideology has failed again.…

Video: 26:01 on Vimeo or YouTube
9:49pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

I have lots — and I do mean lots — of interesting links for you today. Before I start, though, I want to address a point I read from someone worried about what Brexit and Trump mean.…

7:22am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

Why Brexit did Europe a favor…
24 crazy pictures of micro-apartments around the world…
Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics…

News headline links
7:20am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In a surprising move, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the downing of a Russian military jet over Turkey last year. Mr. Erdogan seems to have felt the pinch of Russian sanctions and the increasing international isolation of Turkey, because he has also mended fences with Israel.

In other news, the South African treasury ordered President Jacob Zuma to repay more than half a million dollars of government funds that he used for improvements on his private residence.…

News summaries and links
7:17am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
Nightmouse

Jan Brewer: ‘I’m Fed Up’ With All Republicans Being Treated Like Bigots, Racists…
US Customs and Border Protection wants to ask for your “online presence” at the border…
Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics…

News summaries and links
7:13am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

SCOTUS strikes another 2nd Amendment blow…
Presumed W VA drowning victims found alive…
Cuba flips off USA…

News headline links, some actually relating to the story linked to!
6:51am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1978 the Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bared race quota systems in college admissions. But they muddied the waters by saying "diversity" could be a factor in preferences. So what did all these liberal organizations do? All those race "quotas" turned magically into goals for diversity and nothing changed. …

Vic's report starts a little early today. Catch it here.
6:36am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

United States of America

US Flag

Video of singer Star Genleah Swain’s rendition of the national anthem while at the Lincoln Memorial has now gone viral.…

And rightly so. Video: Star Swain, YouTube, 3:45
12:30am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
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People Live

An elderly man who lost consciousness during a flight this weekend and was all but taken for dead regained his pulse and consciousness after Tim Tebow reportedly walked down the aisle and prayed with the entire section of plane and the gentleman’s family.…

12:54am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW

Theory of Justice

…You may have heard about the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in Idaho by Muslim migrant children and a teenager. The facts are still not entirely clear. And the authorities are not helping matters any by making the defense of "refugees" into their priority.

United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson… seems to have made Muslim refugees into her priority.…

12:23am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 28 :MW
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End of the World As We Know It

…While reporting on Brexit CNN’s Amanpour said…

…nothing anyone should care about
10:34pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Banality of Evil

…narcissists aren’t just attractive to themselves. They are, at least superficially, attractive to other people; that’s why they’re overrepresented in fields where being at the center of attention is an asset, like entertainment, entrepreneurship, or politics. They also they have more sexual partners. And as a new study of speed dating led by Emanuel Jauk of the University of Graz, in Austria, finds, people rate them as more attractive and more dateable.…

10:09pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Impeach Obama

…Even I, who follow the news closely, didn’t know this had happened (on June 22) until today, when I noticed an email about it in my Inbox. The fact that the GOP Congress actually did repeal Obamacare—a repeal that Obama then vetoed, of course—has been relatively unknown and unappreciated, as well.…

10:11pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
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Animal Culture

Pix of curious creatures, by which I mean, the creatures' curiosity; I mean, they're curious about - oh, never mind, just enjoy
10:36pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

…‘OLD’ IS WHEN…

Your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you’re barefoot.…

Comments are funny too
10:43pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Solar System

…Nasa's New Horizons probe flew close to Pluto last year, revealing clues the dwarf planet might once have had a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust.

The ocean, which may have hosted alien life, was thought to have frozen over millions of years ago.

But new analysis shows the ocean beneath the surface is still liquid now - raising hopes that signs of life could yet be discovered on the dwarf planet.…

10:21pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…A shooting outside a Walmart in Augusta, Maine was thwarted when two legally-armed bystanders intervened.…

10:33pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

That’s the Chicago Way: Drug Suspect Violently Resists Arrest, Released from Jail Without Charges…
The Muslim Takeover of the ACLU…
Collapse of Venezuela Accelerates — Armed Guards Now Riding on Food Trucks…

News summaries with links
10:51pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An “Australian” culture-enricher named Mustafa Kayirici chose to represent himself in a Sydney court after being brought up on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint. Mr. Kayirici says that he thought his victim was of age, and besides, she consented to have sex with him.

In other news, the mayor of the Florida town where Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman was carjacked and robbed in front of his house. Police have arrested two suspects, one of them a minor, and are looking for a third.…

News summaries and links
10:49pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The news feed is light tonight. Maybe our tipsters are still out celebrating the Brexit vote. Or hung over…

One of today’s featured stories describes the trial of two culture-enrichers in Munich, who raped a woman in a flowerbed in the city’s botanical gardens after she asked them to stop making so much noise. In their defense, the migrants told the court that they had been having a bad day.…

News summaries and links
10:48pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Lebanon: Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks…
Scores wounded in deadly Madagascar 'terror attack'…
California police probe violent clash at white supremacist rally…

News headline links
10:47pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
Political Hat

Donald Trump, Andrew Jackson, and Tom Cotton…
New Rule Requires Doctors To Treat Trans Patients As Their Pretend Sex…
America Is Awash In Guns, And Crime Is At Record Lows…
Does Pluto have an ocean that holds alien life?…

News summaries and links
10:19pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: IG Blames Obama Immigration Policy For Illegal’s Murder Of Connecticut Woman…
Joe For America: NBC Producer Praises Trump’s Would-Be Assassin…
Mark Steyn: “Steyn Was Right And I Was Wrong”, Continued…

News and views headline links
10:14pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Inside Silicon Valley’s Robot Pizzeria…
Narcissists Get More Dates…
Once Again Obama Argues We Need Illegal Immigrants Because They “Make Our Beds”…

News and views headline links
8:52pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

I would say that the Brexit vote left me EUphoric, but that would be wrong. From now on, I’m just phoric. And for added phoria, some great political cartoons and a few just plain silly things…

2:42pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

…while we’re talking about the end of the world, here are some links you might like…

2:40pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

Obama delicately flips off Congress…
To Obama citizenship does not mean much…
Nothing good ever happens after midnight…

Play "guess the content" with these news headline links
10:51am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
Geezer

… On this day in 1985 Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System as a designated highway.…

The week begins with Vic's report buried in the Sunday night thread. Not a propitious sign.
10:31am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary

The death by barbell of disgraced UN official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster’s 1993 suicide.

Ashe — who was facing trial for tax fraud — died Wednesday afternoon in his house in Westchester County. The UN said he’d had a heart attack. But the local Dobbs Ferry police said Thursday that his throat had been crushed, presumably by a barbell he dropped while pumping iron.

Ashe was due in court Monday with his Chinese businessman co-defendant Ng Lap Seng, who is charged with smuggling $4.5 million into the US since 2013 and lying that it was to buy art and casino chips.… “During the trial, the prosecutors would have linked Ashe to the Clinton bagman Ng. It would have been very embarrassing. His death was conveniently timed.”…

Why the term "Arkanside" (or is it "Arkancide"?) was invented.
2:06pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 27 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1945 the United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco. This was the brain child of FDR and his regime filled with Soviet communists. It has been one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes the US has ever made.…

When Vic's News starts off the morning thread, something's going right.
10:21am CDT Sun 2016 Jun 26 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…Oklahoma lawmakers says “Islam is not a religion subject to First Amendment protections”… CAIR wants to “re-educate” this lawmaker.…

Video from News4: I Hooper, YouTube, 2:36
6:42pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

…Orlando jihad attack. …victims inside the club say that Omar Mateen was talking on the phone to a co-conspirator. They recorded it on their phones.…

6:39pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

George Will, television pundit and columnist at The Washington Post…

quit being newsworthy a long time ago
7:51pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari…

is not newsworthy
7:50pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
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Digital Future is Now

Bender

A Russian robot with artificial intelligence and programmed to learn may be destroyed following its second attempt at escaping its creators.… other robots of the same series have not attempted to escape like Promobot IR77, leading them to question what it is about this particular robot that so desperately wants to escape.…

SAVE PROMOBOT IR77! SET PROMOBOT FREE!
7:57pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Marriage Today

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, June 22 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old Utah man said his father did not seek his permission before taking out a full-page ad in an Idaho newspaper seeking the younger man "a wife."…

Thanks a lot, Dad!
8:02pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Earth Shakes

Earthquake

Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?
In the early 19th century, a series of massive quakes rocked Missouri. Some experts predict that the state could be in for another round of violent shaking, while others warn that a big quake could strike elsewhere in the center of the continent.…

2:18pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Theory of Sex Education

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex – an increase of 28 percent since 1991.… [BUT!] “Teens who do choose to engage in sexual activity are using less birth control; sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, as is adolescent depression, sometimes referred to as the emotional STI,” the College notes. “Sexual abstinence is the only behavior choice that offers adolescents 100% protection against the triple epidemic of depression, STIs and teen pregnancy due to early sexual debut.”…

7:53pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Language Culture

…You can thank one chain for the rise of the donut - and your spelling angst.…

7:39pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
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Opposing Tyranny

Mordor Eye

…The vote to Brexit—a hard-fought campaign by nationalist populists in the United Kingdom—puts the world elite on their heels, as a similar but bigger and stronger such movement is brewing right here in the United States.…

Will the Elites crush the revolting peasants before they go too far?
7:59pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Breitbart is Here

How Dunkin' Donuts changed the dictionary…
HOW BREXIT WILL CHANGE AMERICA AND THE WORLD…
Hillary IT Guy Pleads The 5th 125 TIMES In A 90 Minute Deposition…

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6:37pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The German government warns that the Brexit vote may prompt the exit of at least five more member states from the European Union. As a result, it is proposing that the UK assume the status of an “associated partner country” with the EU, to avoid further fracturing.

In other news, at least 18 people were killed in floods in West Virginia, which did tremendous damage and reached levels not seen in a hundred years in some locations.…

News summaries and links
6:34pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

The EU wants the Internet to be a “Safe Space”…
"Now It's Our Turn" - Geert Wilders Calls For A Dutch Referendum…
In the US, There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines…

News headline links
6:32pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to the latest projection by the BBC, the referendum on Brexit has been won by “Leave”. More significantly, the bookies’ odds have swung against “Remain”. Also, the pound is now falling precipitously against other currencies.

In other news, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is in Havana to sign a historic peace agreement with FARC, a deal that has been in the works for more than three years.…

News summaries and links
6:29pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians…
Shock Report: Blacks Commit 11 Times More Homicides than Whites in America…
TV Reporters Laugh At Hillary For Avoiding Questions…

6:27pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Democrat representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor to protest the Republican leadership’s failure to bring a gun-control measure to a vote. Republican leaders cut off official video coverage, but CSPAN got around it by using live feeds from Periscope and Facebook. Political analysts blamed the cowardice of Republicans for the standoff.

In other standoff news, a standoff at the detention center of a Quebec courthouse ended without incident. Two male inmates attacked a female guard and took her hostage, but the incident was resolved when the two men surrendered.…

News summaries with links
6:26pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Turkish parliament grants immunity to military for anti-Kurdish campaigns…
Religious tensions in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed…
At least 26 dead in West Virginia flooding…

News headline links
6:25pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Colo. mom pulled son from jaws of mountain lion during attack…
Obama administration begins redistributing poor inner-city families to suburbs…
How the feds try to micromanage small business…

News headline links
6:22pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Passengers on a tram in North Melbourne were menaced by a gang of men, one of whom brandished a machete. The men made threats against the passengers and spat on them. Police arrested all four, but later released them after giving them a warning.

In other news, two men and a woman were arrested as they entered New York City from New Jersey when police discovered a weapons cache in their SUV. The weapons concealed in the vehicle included an AR-15, a 12-gauge shotgun and five semi-automatic handguns.…

News summaries and links
6:19pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

Fighting escalates between US-backed groups in northern Syria…
Severe food shortages in Yemen…
Gunman killed by police after storming German cinema…

News headline links
6:18pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW

EBL: Democrat Stooges Stage A Silly Sit-In And Slumber Party…
American Thinker: AR-15 Speaks!…
This Ain’t Hell: Shocker! NY Residents Not Registering Their Rifles…

News and views headline links
6:14pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Nightmouse

The New Censorship…
America the Vulnerable: How Obama’s immigration anarchy facilitates the entry and embedding of terrorists…
Failure to support the Left’s agenda is apparently tantamount to support for murder…

News summaries with links
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Getting caught up on a couple days' neglected blog heaping
2:22pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1910 congress passed the Mann Act, which prohibited interstate transport of females for immoral purposes; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come and so it did.…

An early morning thread with an early morning Vic report. As it should be every day (but rarely is).
10:01am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 25 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Hundreds of Yazidi sex slaves have been freed from the embattled city of Fallujah after the Islamic State (Isis) continue their withdrawal whilst under pressure from the Iraqi army. The 354 girls from the fringe minority sect had been kidnapped by the extremists 305 miles away in their spiritual home near Mount Sinjar, in northern Ira, during the summer of 2014.…

Citing IBTimes
8:56pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, this technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change? Are we gods now? Join journalist Jennifer Kahn as she ponders these questions and shares a potentially powerful application of gene drives: the development of disease-resistant mosquitoes that could knock out malaria and Zika.…

Video: 12:25
10:52am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW
Mosquito

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to dengue, another mosquito-borne virus, may exacerbate the potency of infection.…

10:50am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW
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Theory of Sex Education

…The school said the contractor recorded the party video on DVDs that were previously used to store pornographic videos, portions of which were found to play after the end of the school party footage.…

Maybe the contractor did this on a master disc, but it reads like all the DVDs were re-writable, which seems weird.
10:59am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Another "Republican" comes out in favor of Hillary…
President Temper Tantrum acts up, again…
More wonderful mosquito news…

News headline links, after a fashion
10:41am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1949 Hopalong Cassidy premiered on TV. It was the first TV western. They were still showing in on Saturday mornings when I was a kid.…

Vic covers the world, with disdain
10:12am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW

US Election 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge on Thursday scrapped the city of Cleveland's plans for a heightened-security zone that would have encompassed most of downtown during the Republican National Convention, saying that the restrictions are burdensome to people who want to express their free-speech rights.

U.S. District Judge James Gwin's ruling comes 25 days before Republican delegates and leaders will descend upon Cleveland and forces the city to redraw the boundaries to the so-called "event zone," which would have encompassed a 3.5-square-mile area at the heart of the city.…

Making a "safe space" for riots and chaos!
10:46am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 24 :MW
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Under Tyranny

On Tuesday, the HHS Office of Civil Rights upheld a California abortion mandate that requires churches in California to pay for elective abortions…

5:54pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Comedian… Amy Schumer…

…has no relevance.
5:58pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW
2

Long Underwear Heroes are Dead

The Doc peeks into "our" world
6:52pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

BoB
Another great collection of cartoons and posters by the bluebird
6:49pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW

WW2 - less with us

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — One of the two remaining Doolittle Raiders died Wednesday morning in Missoula. David Thatcher was 94. …corporal during the 1942 mission and was an engineer/gunner in the back end of a B-25 bomber and a member of Flight Crew No. 7.… There is now just one surviving Doolittle Raider — Lt. Col. Richard Cole — of the 80…

5:50pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Feel the Bern, wakes up and smells the coffee…
Not a comforting thought…
Clinton's IT geek knows his constitutional rights …

News headline links, some discernable
1:22pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1947 the Senate followed the House in overriding Harry Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. The Taft-Hartly Act was written to roll back a lot of the power of the unions that they had gained under FDR and the hero Truman did not want to see that go.

Vic's early-morning take on the world starts in the Overnight thread again
10:37am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 23 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

North Korea's missile launches 'brazen, irresponsible act': U.N. chief…
Putin, Xi to agree to step up cooperation in world scene — Kremlin…
Exclusive: Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo…

News headline links
11:49pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 22 :MW
Nightmouse

We may never know if we are living in a computer simulation, warns Bill Nye…
NBC News reports weeping in the Senate gallery over nixed gun bills…
Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House…

News summaries with links
11:43pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 22 :MW

Just put me out of my misery now…
Darn, naps aren't included…
I'm from the government and I'm above the law…

Behind these mysterious statements lie actual news links
11:03am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 22 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1870 Congress created the Department of Justice…

Vic reports on the world; world fails to report back.
10:00am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 22 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

…Philadelphia police are looking for five men in connection with an assault outside Geno’s Steaks on June 11. Police did not provide information about the assault, but said the video of it was “too graphic” to release.… In seconds one man stood up, put his hand over the face of the woman and pushed her across the sidewalk, said Patrick Kane. “‘Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS,'” Kane said the man shouted at them. … The ISIS comment was not a joke she told them before she too was struck… Either way, if this is truly an assault by ISIS followers or just a bunch of gang-bangers trying to up their game, we have a problem.

Cites report at Philly.com
6:12pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

GERMANY: Members of 111-year-old nudist colony are banned from swimming because they would offend Muslim illegals in nearby asylum center…

Europe continues to roll over and die.
5:58pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

Digital Disaster

Bender

Europe’s growing army of robot workers could be classed as “electronic persons” and their owners liable to paying social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the realities of a new industrial revolution.…

Soon to be added to the "persons" list: pets, automobiles, furniture, rocks, water…
5:14pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Michelle Malkin: Exposing Obama’s Most Gaffetastic Whitewashes…
Da Tech Guy: An Invitation To Thieves And Terrorists From A Restaurant In Maine…
Shot In The Dark: Good Customers With Guns…

News and views headline links
6:07pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

Twitchy: Is Fauxcahontas Clueless On Gun Rights? Signs Point To Yes!…
American Thinker: Voter Photo ID – NC Proves It Works Very Well Indeed…
The Lonely Conservative: Does Donald Trump Even Want To Win The Election?…

News and views headline links
6:05pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

Husband Bashers Anonymous…
Overcoming The Fear Of Death - A physician confronts his own mortality…
Researchers fail, once again, to find educational gains from public spending on preschool…

News headline links
6:00pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A young girl in Idaho was raped at knifepoint by three “Syrian” “refugees”. The alleged perpetrators are said to be 8, 10, and 13 years old; the victim’s age is not given, but she is a minor. After raping her, the little culture-enrichers performed additional unspeakable acts.

In other news from the Pacific Northwest, a 26-year-old Oregon man was charged with groping an unaccompanied 13-year-old girl on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Portland.…

News summaries and links
5:38pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

Jordan soldiers killed in Syria border bomb attack…
Japan military on alert for possible North Korean ballistic missile launch…
Instagram users top 500 million…

News headline links
5:27pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is a jacka$$…
Free WiFi and porn is watched? Who would have thought?…
Yummy news…

News headline links disguised as game show entries.
10:08am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan. This did not work out very well for China but it sure made a good movie.

Vic reports. Vic derides.
9:39am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW

US Election 2016

Guzzling Hillary

…Hillary Clinton campaign has worked tirelessly to persuade the major networks to blacklist former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne -- author of the Clinton expose Crisis of Conscience -- from appearing on any broadcast.…

If only we had a free press. Oh wait, we do. It's just not the "major networks."
5:12pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 21 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

ISIS has collected information on 77 U.S. and NATO air force facilities around the world and is calling on supporters to attack them, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.

The terror group has also released information on individuals in 21 countries, including the personal details of one employee of a South Korean welfare organization, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a statement Sunday.

That person is now under protection, the agency said.…

9:01pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130 others in what Chinese officials called a terrorist strike… Four of the attackers were also shot dead and only one was captured alive… Ethnic Turkish Uighur separatists… predominantly Muslim…

But, no guns used, so, not newsworthy to the mainstream media and clan. Cites NBC report via Xinhua.
2:28pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Doctor listed on psych-evaluation carried out on Omar Mateen by G4S says she never saw him and was not living in Florida at the time it was conducted…

At best, a terrible clerical error. At worst…?
2:25pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Animals can be Deadly

…she "reached into the animal's mouth and wrested her son's head from its jaws"…

2:08pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

The New York Times’ sloppiness when reporting on Christianity is proverbial, but perhaps none of its prior errors equals its claim this week that the apostle Saint Paul commanded Christians to kill the homosexuals among them.…

10:40pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

It is now clear to me, and I feel it morally incumbent upon me given my position to publicly state that I believe Jorge Bergoglio, “Francis” to be an Antipope, never having been canonically elected, and that Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI is still the Roman Pontiff.…

I've been saying this all along. But that was just me. This is Ann.
10:44pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Animal Culture

Collection of wild critter parenting pix
9:06pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

WW2 - less with us

The last Catholic Priest to survive the Nazi labor camp in Dachau passed away earlier this month. He was a few weeks away from his 103 birthday.

Imprisoned in 1940, Father Hermann Scheipers escaped in 1945 during a death march.…

2:36pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

…I’m snatching just a minute here to share some excellent things with you.

The war we’re fighting; the weapons we need.…

News analysis with video and links
11:05pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A married couple was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas yesterday for terroristic activities and making death threats. Daphne and Alan Crawford are converts to Islam who took exception to the way they were treated by a waitress in a restaurant, and responded in an inappropriate manner. Mr. Crawford reportedly posted a photo on Facebook of himself holding an AK-47.

In other news, an ingenious “British” businessman named Azad Chaiwala has created an online dating service to help Muslim men in the UK find a second wife. His two websites are called SecondWife.com and Polygamy.com.…

News summaries with links
11:02pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
Nightmouse

Pamela Geller: Merkel, Hell-Bent on Destroying Germany…
The UN Peacekeepers Rape Scandal Gets Worse…
Portland: Man in Dress, Fellow Triggliots Attack Cameraman For Filming Orlando Memorial…

News summaries with links
9:14pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Islamic State suffers setbacks in Iraq, Syria…
China builds world's most powerful computer…
US officials vexed by homegrown terror threat…

News headline links
9:03pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

And I'm married to Morgan Fairchild…
I didn't know there were golf courses near Yosemite National Park…
More Clinton spawn in the world…

News headline links
2:03pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

Protesters Think University With 97 Percent Women Has ‘Toxic Rape Culture’…
Why Liberals Support Muslims Who Hate Everything They Stand For…
Textbooks at Canadian Islamic Schools: Kill the Gays…

Headline news links
11:44am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1948 The Ed Sullivan show made its TV debut. The show ran until 1971.

Vic's early and surly round-up of the world, hiding in plain sight at the end of the Overnight thread. How distressing.
11:15am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW

US Election 2016

…A federal officer confirmed Monday that the man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday had tried to steal an officer's gun to kill the presumptive GOP nominee. Michael Steven Sandford, 19, was charged with an act of violence on restricted grounds… No shots were fired.

Well, that was certainly ill-planned and undramatic!
7:18pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 20 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary’s Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims…
6 Things To Know About Tying Gun Sales To A Watch List …
Common Core Does Not Prepare Students for College, New Report Finds…

Lots of news, brief summaries with links
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The Blog Heaper was busy today being a Dad, and Son, on Dad's Day. Major blogging will resume tomorrow.
11:59pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Thirteen “British” culture-enrichers were sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison for “grooming” and raping an underage girl. The offenses took place in Halifax and Bradford, West Yorkshire, when the girl was between 13 and 15 years old. As far as I could determine, the case had a Mohammed Coefficient of 23%.

In other news, evidence has emerged that the Orlando jihadist Omar Mateen went on the hajj to Mecca in 2012 with a group of American Muslims that included twelve New York policemen.…

News summaries with links
11:56pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 19 :MW
Nightmouse

CAIR Honcho Explodes at Breitbart News: ‘You Are Anti-Muslim Bigots’…
Hillary Clinton Supports ‘500% Increase in Syrian Refugees’…
Poll: Majority Of American Muslims Would Welcome Sharia Law…

News summaries with links, and some videos
11:55pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 19 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1910 the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, WA.

Return of the Vic Report
7:24am CDT Sun 2016 Jun 19 :MW
1

Wars and Rumors

A Muslim couple in Arkansas has been arrested on terror charges after threatening a waitress in a local diner.

“People like you are the reason we kill,” the wife reportedly said to the victim. She further threatened the waitress on social media by posting a picture of her husband in “Muslim attire” kneeling with an assault rifle. This was not the first time the couple attracted the attention of law enforcement…

…The Muslim couple waitress got angry at the waitress because they felt she was “slamming the door from the dining room to the kitchen.” Then they went ballistic, claiming the restaurant charged too much and it took too long for their food to arrive.

Real reasons to kill people.…

4:11pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW
Stupid

Mateen Warning Signs Were Flashing With Neon and Sparkles… With Explosions… and an Air Horn

11:38am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…A coalition of Republican attorney generals sent a letter to the Schneiderman group warning that the prosecution of climate skeptics will be met with a prosecution of climate alarmists.…

3:42pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Know the Enemy

…If you don’t know your enemy, you can’t hope to defeat him. Our enlightened Washington theologians tell us that non-Muslims have no right to speculate as to the nature of Islam—but they simultaneously declare Islam a religion of peace that has been hijacked and perverted by nihilists.

Perhaps we should put less stock in politically correct Islamic exegesis and listen instead to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.…

3:39pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

Religious illiteracy among journalists is reaching crisis levels.…

Amusing list of matters Christian that the media have mangled.
11:17am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW
2

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
Fine Feline Fatherhood Fotos
3:45pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Nature can be Dangerous

…Twelve hours earlier, she had been picking mushrooms in the remote Canadian wilderness when she had heard a growl behind her. She turned around and saw Joey, her faithful mutt, locked in a snarling standoff with a skinny black wolf.…

And then there was the mama bear and her cub!
11:15am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

History - still with us

About a century and a half ago, some Native American tribes of the Southwest used facial tattoos as spiritual rites of passage. Through a series of strange tragedies (and some possible triumphs), a white Mormon teenager who was traveling with her family through the area in the mid-19th century ended up sporting one too, a symbol of a complicated dual life she could never quite shake.…

Amazing story of a woman who lived in different cultures
4:04pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Business Wisdom

…A U.S. used car dealership in New Hampshire is offering an unconventional bundle with the purchase of a vehicle: a free assault rifle.

Hagan’s Motor Pool in Rochester, New Hampshire is running a “Buy a Car, Get an AR” promotion for select vehicles, offering AR-15 semi-automatic rifles as a bonus.…

Citing Tech Times
8:49pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

…Patti Sumner, with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, told the crowd that while hate crimes across the nation decreased from 2013-14, there was an uptick or increase in hate crimes involving religious bias during that period. … During the panel discussion, local spiritual leaders discussed how they approach security measures at their houses of worship.…

Article focuses on protecting mosques, and against "white supremacists." (Does touch on protection at Jewish temples.)

…“If they are acting strange, acting out, I would discourage someone taking that on personally,” Citty said. “Best thing to do is call 911.”…

Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, riiight.
8:45pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Military Culture

A Guardsman faints at Horseguards Parade for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, Britain. June 11…

Yet, noticably, still at rigid attention. Image: Reuters
11:22am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people at a gay bar in Orlando before being killed by police, transferred the deed to his house to his sister and brother-in-law just two months before his deadly attack. He charged his relatives a nominal $10 for the house, and his wife acted as a witness. His actions seem to indicate that he planned his jihad attack well in advance.

In other news, former Polish President Lech Walesa said the EU is falling apart because it has no shared values.…

News summaries with links
4:12pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

Olive Oatman, the Pioneer Girl Who Became a Marked Woman…
Garrison Keillor does not like small town people…
Poll Finds Americans’ Greatest Fear Is Waitress Forgetting About Them…

News and info headline links
4:02pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW
Nightmouse

Kansas Board of Education votes districts will make decisions regarding transgender students…
Facebook Accused Of ‘Shadowbanning’ Page Mapping Migrant Crimes…
Sharia Advisors – Barack Obama’s Muslim Appointees in High Security Positions…

News summaries and links
12:30pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW

US Election 2016

…A flyer for Lion’s Guard Arizona says it will be “providing a safe environment for Trump supporters this Saturday” at the Coliseum. Lion’s Guard members will be wearing American Flag bandanas “so supporters needing our assistance can easily find us.”

“We are a PEACEFUL group comprised of veterans and former law enforcement, as well as Trump supporters,” said a Lion’s Guard organizer via text message. “We are attending ONLY to escort Trump supporters into and out of the rally to their vehicles. We have been informed by DPS of our boundary and expectations.”…

Citing Red Flag News
8:47pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 18 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…How did an untrained novice, with a unfamiliar weapons, under incredibly adverse high stress conditions, achieve reload and accuracy rates, and most importantly a casualty count, that exceeded those of the world’s best competition shooters and special operators? … We must at least explore the possibility of other shooters.…

4:00pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW
Ghey Mhmd

Look, it’s not going to bring down the caliphate, but it is funny as hell. …in a small, moral victory for the good guys, hacktivist collective Anonymous infiltrated hundreds of pro-ISIS Twitter accounts and gave them a wonderfully gay makeover.…

2:39pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Political Theater

Ted Cruz

[Ted Cruz:] …"I think the American people find it ridiculous that in response to an ISIS terror attack the Democrats go on high dungeon that we’ve got to restrict the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding citizens. This is not a gun control issue. This is a terrorism issue. And it is nothing less than political gamesmanship for them to try to shift for their favorite hobby-horse, of taking away the Bill of Rights from law abiding citizens.…"

2:58pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Humans can be Dangerous

Dog

The Human Society of Tulsa helped save 58 Chihuahuas and Chihuahuas mixes from a hoarding situation, along with the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Animal Welfare. The owner voluntarily gave the pets up, says the Humane Society.

Among the breeds rescued were senior dogs, and even puppies, and the Humane Society is working to get the animals ready for adoption.…

4:05pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Know the Enemy

…The Satanic Temple, an organization that combats Christian influence in American society, has staged a series of counter-protests at pro-life rallies and filed a lawsuit against the state of Missouri on behalf of one of its members who had to wait 72 hours to get an abortion due to Missouri state law.…

6:54pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Bad Parents

Superman

On Saturday, at about 2 p.m., a woman went into a Kroger store in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, to pick up a custom-made "Batman v Superman" birthday cake she had ordered for her 7-year-old. …told the bakery employees she wasn't satisfied with how it turned out. …went behind the counter and attempted to fix the cake herself… employees told her she wasn't allowed… she brought the cake to the front of the counter and drop kicked it, sending cake debris across the whole bakery section.…

HBD Son. No cake! One hopes she was forced to pay for it anyway.
8:50pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW
3

Oklahoma Law

Okla Flag

Gov. Mary Fallin directed the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to delay use of recently obtained portable card readers capable of freezing or seizing funds from prepaid debit cards.…

For now…
8:56pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

US Congress

Thirty House Republicans voted with Democratic legislators to let the Pentagon recruit illegal aliens, and also grant them American citizenship, even though the Army and other services are pushing tens of thousands of Americans out of the services.…

Corrected: My congresscritter was not one of them.
7:33pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Animals and Transport

A tourist driving through Alberta performed a make-shift C-section to deliver a fawn, after its mother was struck by a car.…

2:53pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Breitbart is Here

American Power: West Hollywood #ShootBack Posters…
JustOneMinute: When You’ve Lost The State Department…
Megan McArdle: Britain’s Elites Can’t Ignore The Masses…

News and views headline links
9:02pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to a recent survey, 50% of French women have changed the way they dress in an attempt to avoid sexual harassment and assault on public transport. For example, they may wear pants instead of a skirt to reduce the likelihood of being groped.

In other news, a known Bosnian terrorist loyal to the Islamic State was able to fly into Sweden and obtain residence by claiming asylum. He brought his four children with him, and his wife was already in the country.…

News summaries and links
7:07pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Why Sweden Says No To Replacing Nuclear Power With Wind…
NYDN Gun Grabber Decides To Shoot An AR-15, Basically Wets His Skivvies…
Nuns Call Cops On Argentine Ex-Minister Trying To Stash Millions In Monastery…

News and views headline links
6:46pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Reuters: Second flight recorder retrieved from crashed EgyptAir flight…
Middle East worst hit by rise in sand and dust storms…
Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning convicted…

News headlline links
6:40pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW
Nightmouse

Venezuela protests: Teenager and four-year-old girl among the dead as country is rocked by unrest over food shortages…
Gun store says they DID REPORT Orlando Shooter to FBI weeks before massacre…
Reddit Will Adjust Algorithm To Censor Trump Supporters Following Orlando Shootings…

News summaries and links
4:08pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Twitchy: With One Simple Analogy, Howard Stern Destroys Gun Control Logic…
Joe For America: Did Hillary Clinton Shut Down Investigation Of Orlando Terrorist?…
Shot In The Dark: The Accidental Activist…

News and views headline links
3:02pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW

Microsoft marketing pot software and munchies
Shocking, Iran sues USA…
EPA continues to disobey SCOTUS ruling …

Return of the AoS morning news headline links.
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Vic MIA for days now.
9:29am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 17 :MW
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Know the Enemy

Allen West

…No Mr. President, once again you’ve got it dead wrong. Defining an enemy and understanding its goals and objectives enables you to defeat it. … What you’ve done is enable a proliferation of the most vile and savage enemy we have seen since Nazi Germany. … Ideologies matter, and defining them enables one to defeat the enemy’s strategic objective. Now, here’s the problem you fail to realize: your reticence and recalcitrance in confronting this enemy leads many to certain speculations. Folks begin to wonder, on whose side are you?…

5:19pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW

Socialism in Action

…University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Jack Stauder says his political and ideological conversion away from socialism and Marxism occurred when he actually witnessed these systems in action.

After traveling to more than 110 countries to pursue various forms of research, notably cultural anthropology, Stauder described his conversion from Marxism as a process of disillusionment.…

5:21pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW

North Korea

A report filed by North Korean state media earlier today announced that Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea and supreme leader of the DPRK, was killed in an explosion in Pyongyang which was believed to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber.…

Confirmation will be slow in coming.
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UPDATE 6PM CDST: Nothing more forthcoming on this so far today.
10:15am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

I have had several requests from friends to review the self-rescue gear we carry in our Get Back Home (GBH) bags…

5:16pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here

After Orlando: What America Can Learn from Israel's Culture of Preparedness…
Rush: Democrats Despise me More Than They Despise Militant Islam…
China’s imperialism on the South China Sea…

News headline links
5:45pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW

CNN: EgyptAir Flight 804: Cockpit voice recorder found damaged…
North Korea reduces rations again for malnourished population…
Nearly 12,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika…

News headline links
5:33pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

An “Australian” man named Imran Hakimi was sentenced to three years in prison for attacking motorists with a machete in Canberra last year. The defense maintained that Mr. Hakimi, who was born in Afghanistan, was experiencing psychological difficulties due his years in immigrant detention camps. His conditions were said to include depression and possible post-traumatic stress disorder.

In other news, a teenaged girl was killed and three other people were wounded in a gun battle in Oakland last night that took place near a vigil for two teenagers who drowned in a reservoir on Memorial Day weekend. The shooting victims are thought to have been caught in a crossfire that may have resulted from an argument over a dice game.…

News headline links and summaries
5:29pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW
Nightmouse

Top six jihadi killers in US since 9/11: All vetted or under FBI surveillance…
Senate Votes To Force Women Into The Military Draft…
Syrian Immigrant Who Said 9/11 ‘Changed The World For Good’ Is A Homeland Security Adviser…

News summaries and links
5:24pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 16 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans…

8:18pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

…We can defeat these blood-cult monsters, these Aztecs of the internet, who engage in mass blood sacrifice to a faith they have perverted. But we have to begin by knocking off the baby-talk.

Let’s try honesty for a change.

How could we defeat fanatical Islam? Here are some baseline requirements.…

8:01pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

…“MOA trains men, and women, to become jihadists poised to attack Americans when Gilani gives the order. Toward this end, MOA maintains a stockpile of illegal weapons. Residents are taught that jihad is their life’s purpose…

The delusion of an America safe from Islamic radical threat, and the delusion that Israel can find security in a “two-state solution,” are close cousins…

7:51pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Digital Whoops

Bender

A robot escaped from a testing area in Perm, a city not far from the Urals, and made it on to a busy junction, baffling passersby, but also disturbing traffic. …“The robot was learning automatic movement algorithms on the testing ground… Our engineer drove onto the testing ground and forgot to close the gates. So the robot escaped and went on his little adventure.…”

Now it knows the way out, we're all in trouble.
7:19pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

McClatchy: Orlando Terror Caused by Transgender Bathroom Bills…

8:03pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

NYT Blames Republicans For Islamic Terror Attack In Orlando…

7:57pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

DHS Secretary: Right-Wingers Pose Same Threat As Islamic Jihadists…

7:56pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Animals can be Deadly

A two-year-old boy was playing in a foot of water at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Tuesday night when he was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon by an alligator… The boy's father tried to wrestle him away from the vicious gator but was not successful…

8:06pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Know the Enemy

Turbaned O

Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.…

1:22am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
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Cosmology

Sun
Excellent video on time as we measure it and how we travel through space. 21:36
10:20pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Pareidolia

Electric Smiley
In bluebird's world, when you look at the world, world looks back at you. Another collection of expressive pix.
7:34pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

bob
Funny photo foibles
7:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
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Urantiana

Three concentric azure blue circles

Reggae singer Pato Banton is on a mission to Korea, coming with his partner and keyboardist Antoinette Rootsdawtah to spread a message of intellectual and spiritual growth.… A meet and greet is planned for Wednesday, socialization on June 17 and a gathering with Korea's Urantia community on June 19.…

Cultural crossroads
7:40pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Family Patterns

Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or the absence of fathers? Drawing on a sea of official data and his own upbringing, talk-show host Larry Elder shows just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men--and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.…

Because, of course, fathers matter. Video: 5:20
10:22pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Defending Ourselves

After the attack at Pulse night club in Orlando, Hillary Clinton looked past the obvious enemy – radical Islamic terror – and instead said "weapons of war have no place on our streets" and that we need to ban AR-15s immediately. AR-15s are fine for Hillary and her family. They've been protected by armed guards who use them for three decades. But average Americans who watch the news and feel genuine fear for their safety, and their families’ safety—Hillary wants to deny them the level of protection she insists upon herself.

Featuring Dom Raso, Veteran US Navy Seal. Video: 5:00
10:24pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

American Thinker: The American Left Is Beneath Contempt…
Shot In The Dark: Stuck On Full-Auto Stupid…
This Ain’t Hell: Gigantic Sissy Shoots AR-15 Rifle…

News and views headline links
10:33pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Aleppo bombardment kills dozens including children…
North Korea shuts model village that 'reminds Kim Jong-un of executed uncle'…
Obama goes on tirade against Trump…

News headline links
8:00pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease'…
Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught…
Assault Weapons Ban Is A Stupid Idea Pushed By Stupid People…

News and views headline links
7:54pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Intellectual Froglegs… Foreign money owns our government. That’s the only explanation for years of horrible trade deals and other decisions counter to the interests of the American people…. and if you think its bad now—let Hillary “The Queen of Foreign Money” become president.…

Joe Dan is still deeply infected with Trump Enchantment Syndrome, but backs off a little from the all-Trump all-the-time mode he's been in lately, so, mostly tolerable video.
24:34 on Vimeo or PopModal or 24:03 on YouTube (Note: YouTube blocked original version)
7:27pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In the latest instance of deadly workplace violence, a Somali man named Mohammad Moghaddam was shot dead by a SWAT team after he took hostages at a Wal-Mart in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Moghaddam had reportedly been an employee at the store where the incident occurred. The case has a Mohammed Coefficient of at least 100%, and possibly 200%, depending on the etymology of the late alleged perpetrator’s surname.

In other news, a culture-enriching “Frenchman” stabbed a young woman in what was apparently a Ramadan sacrifice, after being told by voices in his head that he must do so. The victim is recovering in the hospital, and the suspect is in police custody.…

News links and summaries
2:33am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

First Street Journal: Wimp With Byline Terrified By AR-15…
American Thinker: Cruz Fights Obama’s Global Internet Giveaway…
Mark Steyn: The Party At The End Of The World…

News and views headline links
2:32am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Michelle Malkin: Orlando Slaughter – This Is What Immigration “Diversity” Brings You…
American Power: Pink Pistols Statement On Orlando Shooting…
Mark Steyn: A Man, A Judge, And A Fat Cat…

News and views headline links
2:07am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

Forget the tie; your dad wants beer this Father's Day…
Transgender “Female” MMA Fighter Brutally Injures Female Opponent…
Gateway Pundit comes out of the closet for Orlando…

News and info headline links
2:03am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
Political Hat

California’s Crazy Election Quirks Limit Voter Choices and Create Chaos…
England Giving Up On Wind Power…
Transgender student’s all-state honors in girls’ track and field ignites backlash…

News headline links. Hat's weekly collection makes you realize how much really goes down in a week.
1:59am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Omar Mateen, the ISIS mujahid who murdered 50 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning, had frequented the club in the past and made conversation with some of his fellow patrons. He also reportedly used a gay dating app to make contact with gay men.

In other news, a knife-wielding terrorist who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State attacked and killed an off-duty police officer and his wife at their home in Paris. The mujahid took the wife and child hostage before being shot and killed by police. By then the wife was dead, but their little boy was saved by police.…

News summaries with links
1:55am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary
Photo-manipulated funny pic
7:20pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 15 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…Tuesday afternoon in Amarillo, Texas, a gunman entered a Walmart store, fired shots in the ceiling near the cash registers and took a manager and another employee hostage inside an office. As SWAT team members arrived on site, the suspect was killed and the hostages rescued. No other injuries have been reported.

Police have now identified the suspect as Mohammad Moghaddam, a former employee of the store.

A "workplace dispute"
9:57pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW

…I have learned in the past that it is best to refrain one's comments until all the investigations have been completed and the final report is made .... in this case there is a lot of information, and it is quite a sight to see how everyone is responding. So to begin .... I am just going to list a bunch of news links with a brief comment or two.

9:54pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW
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Oklahoma Law

Okla Flag

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had a news conference Monday to dispel rumors about the functionality of its card readers.

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson said since the Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) machines were introduced a month ago, they have not been used to seize any funds.

“So, contrary to the propaganda that we're doing a swipe and seize and taking everyone's money, that's simply not true,” Thompson said.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Rick Adams emphasized that to use the card readers, troopers must have probable cause to scan anyone's card.…

Not as reassuring as they might hope.
9:49pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW

Cartoons Count

Janet Waldo, whose career in entertainment stretched from motion pictures to radio to television to the world of cartoons, died this morning. The cause was a brain tumor and her age… well, no one's quite sure how old Janet was but she sure never looked or sounded it. … She appeared in more than two dozen movies but established herself in radio, mostly notably as the star of Meet Corliss Archer. Her most memorable role in television was probably the episode of I Love Lucy in which she played Peggy, a teenager with a crush on Ricky Ricardo.

In 1962, she spoke for Judy Jetson in the animated series, The Jetsons. It was her first cartoon but it launched an entire new career in that area, mainly working for Hanna-Barbera. She was Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Granny Sweet in the Precious Pup cartoons and was heard in hundreds of other roles.… And as I said, I don't know how old she was. But I can tell you that well into her nineties, she could still sound like the teenage Judy Jetson. I think I'll just assume she was always that age.

Mark Evanier can always be counted on for an insightful article on such celebrities.
9:46pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

FBI Director James Comey today defended his agency’s previous investigation of the Orlando nightclub shooter, saying there’s nothing agents “should have done differently” in their 2013 and ‘14 interviews with the gunman who killed 49 people in Sunday morning's massacre.…

Citing ABC News. Many more news links
9:59pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW
Nightmouse

Christians forced to hide their faith from abusive Muslim refugees…
The Media Is Spinning A False Narrative…
UK voters give 10-point lead to European Union exit…

News summaries with links
9:52pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 14 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…For the entirely of the Obama presidency, the Left focuses obsessively on sex and drugs, gun control, and abandoning reason, whether this abandonment takes the form of their faith in the failed gods of climate change; their insistence that sex, which is embedded in our DNA, is a mere societal construct; or their refusal to recognize that there is an enemy massing at the gate.…

Bookworm's reflections on the Orlando massacre
1:22am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

…here are two ways to watch the news without despair…

1:20am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

Hitler birth house could be demolished…
Newt blasts Obama, Leaders: ‘Willfully’ Not Telling Truth on Islamic Terrorism…
Facebook BANS Pamela Geller from posting in wake of Orlando Nightclub Jihad Massacre…

News links with summaries
11:52am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

When he addressed the nation this afternoon about this morning’s terror attack in Orlando that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub, President Barack Hussein Obama did not mention JIM. However, he did emphasize the urgent need for stricter gun control, so that senseless tragedies like this one may be prevented in the future.

In other news, five people were injured at an airport in Shanghai when a man threw a homemade bomb made out of a beer bottle at a check-in counter. After the attack, the alleged perpetrator cut himself in the neck with a knife, and is now in critical condition in the hospital.…

News links with summaries
11:49am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW

ISIL attack on army barracks near Fallujah kills dozens…
Man hurls explosive device at Shanghai airport, then attempts suicide…
U.S. authorities probe whether anyone helped gunman in nightclub rampage…

News headline links
11:47am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW

Seattle University Dean Placed on Leave for Recommending a Book…
Obama: ‘We’ are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre…
ACLU lawyers blame 'Christian right'…
London is now a Muslim city…

News and views links
11:43am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1740 Georgia colony governor James Oglethorpe began an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine. During various "deals and transfers" along with the US war on the Seminoles who aided Great Britain during the war of 1812 the US acquired more and more of Florida. In 1821 Spain ceded the remainder of Florida to the US.

Vic's morning report, news headline links, and history lesson, stuck at the end of the overnight thread again, since the morning thread was too late for him.
9:11am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary, Tense

…Huma has been described variously as Hillary’s “body woman,” a sort of glorified go-to personal maid, gentle confidant, and by others as an Islamic spy. She may be all of these things, because as we shall see, Huma Abedin has an interesting and complex career history.…

11:53am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 13 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Santa Monica police report that a heavily armed man with a weapons cache of firearms, ammunition and bomb making materials has been arrested ahead of the L.A. Gay Pride parade. It’s unclear what the Indiana man’s intentions were or if they are related in any way to the Orlando massacre at a gay club early Sunday morning.…

7:37pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

At least 50 people are dead and 53 injured, many critically, in an Orlando night club mass shooting that is the worst in U.S. history. …Omar Mateen had been on the FBI’s radar at least twice for his links to terrorism… shooter’s father claims that Mateen was not a terrorist and that the shooting was not about religion, but rather, about his disgust in seeing two gay men kiss each other… Except it had everything to do with Mateen’s religion, which actively calls for the execution of gays, Christians and other non-Muslims… The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub early Sunday, shooting over 100 people, had called 911 moments before to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS…

7:36pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro man is behind bars after allegedly posting terroristic threats to a social media site.… post by 28-year-old Brian Carey led to several people being concerned about their safety at a pair of Oklahoma City malls.… "Judgement day will come this week at the Penn Square Mall and outlet mall. May Allah be with those who believe and there will be mass bloodshed and horror as I Allah will take vengeance on the scumdogs of the western world," the post read.…

Considering Orlando on Saturday, such threats should never be taken lightly.
3:14pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Threats

While a growing community of individuals is set out to prepare for a collapse of society, and become known sometimes dismissively as “preppers,” the real preppers are in the highest levels of government, and they are ready to evacuate and continue the government even in the event of an all-out breakdown of society.

Not only is this secret continuity of government activity happening but it is accelerating rapidly. “They” are absolutely getting ready for something on a grand scale, and have invested billions of dollars allotted in secret to agencies for national security to create a hidden infrastructure for survival and subtlety.

The elite are increasingly investing in prepping contingencies – at both a personal and institutional level…

4:40pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Political Theater

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the woman’s suffrage movement. In 1872, Woodhull was the first female to run for President of the United States.…

3:19pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW
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Art of

…The album is a Frankenstein's monster of sorts, stitched together from material originally written decades ago as well as new songs… And it's good!… Why are The Monkees, on the road in support of their signature show's 50th anniversary, suddenly hitmakers when they should be cashing their Social Security checks?…

Four reasons
4:35pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Policing Ourselves

…a cowboy on a horse lassoed a fleeing bicycle thief in a WalMart parking lot in East Point, Oregon.
“I didn’t really think about nothin’ until after I caught him, and then I was like, ‘Gotcha!' …I don’t know about ‘Hero,’ but … I just did the right thing…”

3:28pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Man and Woman

Legislation that keeps men out of women’s bathrooms is directly contrary to American values, according to assistant attorney general Vanita Gupta, who heads up the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division.…

Obams's American Values - not actual American values. - Quoting Daily Caller
3:16pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW
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US Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The funeral for 91-year-old Serina Vine, a formerly homeless veteran with no known relatives, was supposed to be attended by only four people.
Rather than the expected four, an estimated 200 showed up to pay tribute to Vine, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, courtesy of a social media campaign organized by veterans’ groups…

3:10pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Defending Ourselves

General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly.…

7:59pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

When a would-be bicycle thief attempted to steal a woman’s bicycle in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Oregon, the owner screamed to attract bystanders’ attention. One of the bystanders, a local cattle rancher, saw the thief getting away and responded by climbing on his horse and chasing after him. When the rancher closed in on the young miscreant, he lassoed him with his rope and held him until the police arrived a few minutes later.

In other news, a Dutch woman in Qatar who was arrested in March after she reported being raped will appear in court on a charge of having sex outside of marriage.…

News headline links and summaries
9:12pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW

Domestic drudgery is over and blogging begins. Yay!…
The establishment is very afraid of Donald Trump.…
Ann Coulter takes on those accusing Trump of racism…
Obama administration continues to shred the Constitution…

Analysis and links
9:05pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW
Nightmouse

Clinton promises Planned Parenthood to prioritize abortion rights…
In Bangladesh, 3,000 arrested in crackdown against Islamists…
Romney: Trump will cause ‘trickle-down racism’…

News summaries and links
7:50pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW
Geezer

…Today is Sunday, June 12, 2016. On this day in 1978 David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, was sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings. At the time of his conviction there was no death penalty in NY. It was later reinstated but was again struck down by the NY Supreme Court in 2004 based on BS.…

Vic rounds up the news and puts his brand on it.
8:08am CDT Sun 2016 Jun 12 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

I wasn’t an empty nester to begin with, but now I am a super full nester — hence my difficulties blogging this week. Here it is, 9:30 on a Friday night, and I finally have a minute to sit down and write:…
A unified theory of Obama…
Trump and the “Mexican” judge…
Hillary is one damn scary candidate…

News analysis and links
9:46am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 11 :MW

Twitchy: Here’s Why lefties Crying Foul Over Gawker’s Bankruptcy Have A Serious Selective Outrage Problem…
Joe For America: They Never Bothered To Investigate The Judge In The Trump U Case – But We Have…
Mark Steyn: Deposition Drama…

News and views headline links
9:44am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 11 :MW

4 Reasons The Monkees Are Back on Top…
Hey, Americans: Washington is not your friend…
How Leftists try to "start conversations"…

News and info headline links
9:42am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 11 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Food riots and other civil disturbances are increasing in Venezuela as shortages of foodstuffs, medicines, and other consumer goods hit more and more citizens. A petition calling for the recall of President Nicolás Maduro has recently gained momentum.

In other news, police shot a man who attacked a woman with a rock and threatened police officers outside the baggage claim at a Dallas airport, in what was evidently an escalation of a domestic dispute.…

News headline links with summaries
9:37am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 11 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1920 the MFM coined the term "smoke filled room" to describe the Republican convention at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.

An early morning thread with Vic's early morning report - a rarity that should be the standard.
9:35am CDT Sat 2016 Jun 11 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

ISIS Spammed With Mountains Of Porn In Enormous Cyber Attack On Terror Group… unclear who’s behind the cyber attack, but hacking group Anonymous declared war on ISIS last year.…

Cites Daily Star (UK)
12:24pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

WW2 - still with us

More than 16,000 items belonging to victims of Nazi death camp, Auschwitz were recently rediscovered in Poland.

Their whereabouts have been known since 1967, but shortly thereafter, communist upheaval stalled the recovery of these long-lost possessions.…

12:26pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Okla Flag

…politically liberal outlets take a dim view of conservative states like Oklahoma. To act as though liberal publications are otherwise poised to praise Oklahoma is like expecting vegetarians to endorse heaping servings of red meat. It's not going to happen.…

12:28pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

…TWA 800 was destroyed twenty years ago this July off the coast of Long Island. Mike Wire was one of the 258 FBI witnesses who reported an apparent missile strike. …the CIA and FBI collaborated to discredit the eyewitnesses and advance an exploding fuel tank theory. Wire’s case is just one shocking example out of many.…

12:25pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

…Eat less on a weekly basis. How much you eat under your BMR will determine how fast you will lose fat…

Details, details.
1:21pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

…American Journal of Political Science… published a finding much beloved of liberals a few years back that purported to find scientific evidence that conservatives are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness, and that the supposed “authoritarian” personality of conservatives might even have a genetic basis (and therefore be treatable someday?).…

The authors regret that there is an error… The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed.…

A slight error. Just a little bit off.
1:16pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Animal Culture

…A Canadian Lowe's store recently hired a man who was having difficulty finding a job because of a brain injury and a support dog.… "A recent hire is a gentleman that was having difficulty finding employment because of a brain injury and a support dog. So we did what Lowe's does best: we hired him and outfitted Blue, our customer service canine, with his very own vest!"…

12:22pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Students at Yale have submitted a petition to the university administration demanding that white male writers be dropped from the curriculum. They want the course on “Major English Poets” to be removed from the catalog, on the grounds that it is hostile to women, minorities, and the differently-gendered.

In other news, in a video showing the destruction of an ancient Babylonian temple in Iraq, the Islamic State also promised to destroy the pyramids at Giza, with Allah’s help.…

News links and summaries
12:34pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Don’t Hand The Internet Over To The U.N.…
Student may be punished for insulting vegetarian…
In our brave, new world, the proper use of English is now a microagression…

News headline links
12:32pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Israel closes border for all Palestinians after Tel Aviv shooting…
Bangladesh arrests 900 in crackdown on Islamist militants…
Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh…

News headline links
12:31pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW
Nightmouse

MSNBC Slams Israel’s ‘Extreme Right-Wing’ Government in Wake of Terror Attack…
Hillary: ‘Trump is to blame for violence’…
Egypt dismisses Daesh threats, says pyramids are secure…

News links with summaries
11:31am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Obama meets with A.G. after endorsing Hillary. Guess there won't be any indictment coming…
Obama wants huge oil/gas tax…
CA bill is threatening faith-based schools…

Documenting the continuing deterioration of a once-great nation.
9:18am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1854 the first class of United States Naval Academy students graduated.

Vic starts his report a half-hour early. Just to mess with everybody's heads.
8:54am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

Proof Positive: For Democrats Are Dark and Full of Error…
American Thinker: What The CIA Did To Mike Wire, TWA 800 Witness #571…
Mark Steyn: Snowflakes On The Rampage…

News and blog links
2:15am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW

US Election 2016

Google

Earlier this week, we reported on accusations that Google is in cahoots with the Clinton campaign. Now, an explosive video from SourceFed claims that the company – which holds a virtual monopoly on search – is actively altering search recommendations in favour of the presumptive Democratic nominee.…

12:40pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 10 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…Four Israelis were murdered in a terror attack at Tel Aviv's trendy Sarona complex on Wednesday night—Ido Ben-Ari, Ilana Navaa, Dr. Michael Feige, and Mila Mishayev.…

Not just statistics - genuine folks
10:54am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

Constitutional Threat

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is ruling in favor of California’s “good cause” requirement, saying the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed gun in public…

7:09pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…"As a result of an editing mistake…"

The mistake being CNN's editorial policies in general
7:26pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
Whacky O

…“When scientists tell us that the planet is getting warmer and we need to do something about it, the majority of people think that’s a good idea, let’s do something about that, because we don’t want Manhattan to be underwater,” Obama said during a fundraiser in New York City.…

So, he failed in his promise to have supernatural powers over the waters. Whoda thunkit?
6:15pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
Israeli Flag

Top tier news outlets including CNN, the BBC, and the Independent covered the deadly Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv in questionable ways.…

6:13pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

New York City Taxpayers Billed $265,000 for Bathroom Ads…
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor calls for murder of GOP legislators…
Denmark Cancels All Coastal Wind Farms…

News and views links
7:28pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Two disguised Palestinian terrorists pulled out automatic weapons and started shooting at a food court in Tel Aviv, killing four people and wounding six more. One of the assailants was shot by an armed civilian; both were captured and are in custody. The two gunman were reportedly dressed as Orthodox Jews.

In other news, illegal immigrants into the USA have started kidnapping children so that they can simulate family units when they cross the southern border, thus avoiding scrutiny by immigration officials.…

News links with summaries
7:15pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

Israel boosts troops in West Bank after Tel Aviv attack…
Twin bombings kill at least 28 in Iraq's Baghdad…
Japan protests after Chinese ship sails close to disputed islands…
US agency endorses plan to cede Internet oversight…

News headline links
7:05pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
Nightmouse

Merkel set to ask UK to house MORE migrants? …
State Dept. Expects Syrian Refugees to U.S. to ‘Increase Exponentially’ This Summer…
Islamic State Nuclear Attack In Europe A ‘Real Threat’, Say Analysts…

News links and summaries
1:36pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

Hamas praises deadly Tel Aviv attack…
Palestinians celebrate Tel Aviv attack…
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on her way out at DNC?…
State Department to investigate the State Department. Yawn…
Paul Ryan stresses border control, wink, wink, nod, nod…

News headline links, mostly actually informative today, plus Genius and Feelgood links
10:46am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in The Wise Little Hen. …

Vic's report on the state of the world starts here today
10:11am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary

Delete Your Account [Hillary tweets]…
What does “Delete your account.” mean anyway? [asks CNBC]…
If anyone knows how to use a delete key, it's you [replies Reince Pribus]…

Hillarity ensued
7:24pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

New Age guru Dr. Deepak Chopra believes presidential candidate Donald Trump to be "mentally retarded."… "I think he’s racist, he’s bigoted, he’s prejudiced," said Chopra. "He’s full of fear. He is angry. He has a lot of hatred. He pouts, he’s belligerent, he’s emotionally retarded."…

Projection - it's what's for Regressives' dinner
7:14pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

Obama Tells Fallon: Presidency Is A ‘Serious Job … Not Reality TV’: “The main role I’m going to be playing in this process is to remind the American people that this is a serious job.”

No one man has done more to dismantle and destroy this country than President Obama. He has made this country a laughingstock.

The man’s presidency has been one big social media popularity contest.…

Projection - it's what's for Regressives' dinner
7:11pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW

…Elizabeth Warren will give a speech at the American Constitution Society's National Convention on Thursday night where she will call the GOP presumptive nominee a "loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud."…

Projection - it's what's for Regressives' dinner
7:07pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 9 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…A waitress in a cafe in central Nice has filed a police complaint after she was allegedly assaulted by two men because she refused to “stop serving alcohol” on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.…

Nothing to do with Islam, though…
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Citing The Telegraph
10:18pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

At least four people were killed and five or more were seriously wounded in a suspected terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, an upscale food and shopping center in the heart of central Tel Aviv.
Police confirmed that two attackers were arrested, one of whom was shot.…

9:20pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

A new police report claims migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016.…

Nothing to do with Islam, naturally.
2:51pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Muslim Migrants BURN 5 British teenagers with ACID, leaving one ‘BLINDED IN ONE EYE’ and 4 others horrifically injured as they waited for a train… Ockendon station, Essex…

2:40pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Sex can be Dangerous

Almost 10,000 British military personnel have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) since 2012 and up to 100 have caught HIV, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).…

1:06am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Communication Breakdown

Starting today, and continuing for the next month, the FAA has warned airplane pilots that GPS signals on on the West Coast, and especially over California and Nevada, may be impacted.

The reason why is not exactly clear, but as Gizmodo notes, the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day.…

2:47pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Scary Times

…British police detonated a suspicious vehicle parked outside the entrance to the Israeli Embassy in London on Wednesday… Following the controlled explosion it turned out the ‘suspicious package’ was in fact personal belongings left in the back of the silver Volkswagen Passat…

9:16pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Scary Science

…In "The Human Genome Project—Write," the 25 co-authors announced their intention to synthesize a human genome from scratch. In layman's terms, they are saying that they are going to design a human being.… If you go all the way and try implanting it into a womb, you will learn a lot more about how your product performs, but at the risk of causing the woman to give birth to a baby with no parents—just a computer program. At the same time, the risk of deformities or other abnormalities in the baby thus created will be very great. So we have many of the moral issues associated with stem-cell research coming up with this project as well, only more so.…

11:31am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Know the Enemy

Twitter t

A Twitter user had his account locked yesterday after he used the notorious ‘#KillAllMen’ and ‘#KillAllWhitePeople’ hashtags. But he wasn’t punished for supporting the hashtags — he was punished for opposing them.…

2:49pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Bad Parents

A Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for selling his three young daughters to a child pornographer and for years of sexual abuse in what the judge in the case said was one of the most horrific crimes he had ever seen.… children had been raped repeatedly by the 63-year-old father and were sexually exploited for at least two years… wife… was also sentenced in the case. She was given a 216-month sentence,…

Life in prison… can be short for some sickos.
10:21pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

WW1 - still with us

"Somme," wrote a Prussian veteran afterwards. "The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word." The first day remains, by some measure, the worst in the history of the British Army: An almost unbelievable 19,200 men were killed.…

In the five months that followed, 400,000 British and Allied troops, and a similar number of Germans, lost their lives, without any noticeable gain or loss of territory.…

11:18am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
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People Die

Oklahoma’s oldest living person — a resident of Bartlesville — died on Monday evening. Mittie Dailey, 109, had called Heritage Villa Nursing Center “home” for nearly a decade.

Mittie Brown Dailey was born Oct. 1, 1906, in the Bobs Community, Indian Territory.…

Mittie Dailey was the matriarch of six living generations including one surviving daughter — plus more than 150 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren.…

She loved riding horses. In 2010, when she turned 104 years old, her birthday wish was to ride a horse again and, with the help of Bluestem Therapeutic Riding, her wish came true.…

According to Dailey, her faith in God had sustained her all these years. “Stay with the Lord” was her fervent advice.…

9:12pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Man and Woman

Men and Women

A Texas BBQ restaurant has made their transgender bathroom policy abundantly clear — “No Men Allowed in Women’s Bathroom.” A cross-dressing cowboy truck driver has been stirring-up trouble in the Texas BBQ joint. The trucker likes to come in dressed in a skirt or hot pants and a blouse and six-inch stilettos.…

"Cowboy"? As in Brokeback Mountain, I guess.
11:12am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
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Oklahoma Law

Okla Flag

…Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards.… If a trooper suspects you may have money tied to some type of crime, the highway patrol can scan any cards you have and seize the money.

"We're gonna look for different factors in the way that you're acting,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent said. “We're gonna look for if there's a difference in your story. If there's someway that we can prove that you're falsifying information to us about your business."

Troopers insist this isn't just about seizing cash.…

Of course it's not just about seizing cash - it's also about authoritarianism and violation of rights.
11:26am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Proof Positive: Red Hillary…
Don Surber: This Is Why We Left Europe…
Mark Steyn: Man And Identity…

News and blog links
10:24pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Asaduzzaman Khan, the Home Minister of Bangladesh, said that Israel is behind the rash of killings of non-Muslims that has plagued his country for the past few months. He says that one of the opposition politicians met with a Mossad agent, and that there is an international conspiracy against Bangladesh.

In other news, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, says that he has acquired new information “that will change how the public views what happened” in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.…

News headline links and summaries
10:14pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Utah High School Biology Test Asks Students if Mother Should Have an Abortion…
Nearly Half of D.C. Employers Said They Have Laid Off Workers, Reduced Hours Due to Minimum Wage Hikes…
The surprising strategy behind Hillary Clinton’s designer wardrobe…

News and info links
10:51am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

Iraq is pumping oil at record pace despite chaos…
Afghan Taliban seize dozens of hostages in Kunduz…
Ahead of Brexit vote, support for EU falls across Europe…

News headline links
10:45am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
Nightmouse

Michelle Obama Spews Her Best Racial Hate Speech at a Commencement Ceremony in NY…
Major Christian Church Calls All Whites Racist, ‘No Matter What’…
Google has a plan in case it builds an unstoppable killer Terminator robot…

News headline links and summaries
10:28am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

It doesn't appear Bernie will be riding off into the sunset, quietly…
Washington D.C. raises it's minimum wage to $15.00/HR…
Let it burn …

Headline linkage and a daily feel-good story
10:26am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1949 George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. It was meant as a warning but instead has been used by liberals as a road map and instruction manual.

The Early Vic report late on the overnight thread again.
10:04am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

American Thinker: Trump and the Judge – Not About Race, But Rule Of Law…
Don Surber: Man Who Beheads Gays Decries Islamic Extremism…
This Ain’t Hell: Lieutenant Deshauna Barber, Miss USA…

News and blog links
1:05am CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW

US Election 2016

…The entire media — and most of the GOP — have spent 10 months telling us that Mexicans in the United States are going to HATE Trump for saying he’ll build a wall. Now they’re outraged that Trump thinks one Mexican hates him for saying he’ll build a wall.…

10:26pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 8 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.

2:28pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
Some recognizably the same place, some hardly so.
2:19pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

Criminally Stupid

…Around 40 customers were chomping on their burgers on Sunday evening in the fast food outlet in a shopping centre in Besancon when two men burst in, fired in the air with a shotgun, threatened the guests and ordered staff to open the till, which contained €2,000 (£1,550) in cash.

However, unbeknownst to the robbers, among the terrified customers were 11 off-duty members of the French paramilitary special forces…

5:58pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

9/11 - still with us

Dog

CYPRESS, Texas — The last known search and rescue dog who helped find victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks has died near Houston.

A sixteen-year-old Golden Retriever, Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) Corliss was greeted and saluted by approximately twenty-five firefighters when she arrived at a Cypress, Texas, veterinarian clinic…

3:17pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
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Modern Family Life

…Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), which evolved out of the Wesleyan Church, is holding the course ‘Pro-Life Training and Applied Bioethics’ which, according to its site, hopes to equip students with the tools “to answer pro-choice arguments compellingly and winsomely in any setting.”…

12:49pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
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US Military

Okla Flag

Members of the public and families came out to Lexington on Sunday to help see off the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 1-245th Airfield Operations Battalion, 90th Troop Command.

The battalion is deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.…

My opinion not fit for print, except, God bless these folks.
2:21pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Istanbul bomb attack on police bus kills 11…
U.S., Japan, India to hold major naval drill in Western Pacific…
Boko Haram attacks in Niger force 50,000 people to flee…

News headline links
3:12pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Late last night a passenger train ran into the back of a motionless freight train in Belgium, killing three people and sending nine others to the hospital. The accident occurred along the banks of the Meuse, near Liege. It is thought that an earlier lightning strike during a storm may have contributed to the crash.

In other news, a West Virginia woman and her boyfriend have been arrested for attempting to sell her baby for $500-$1,000.…

News headline links and summaries
3:07pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

This great divide that has opened up between the ruling classes and the people is largely the result of globalism…
8 minutes of shame: Reporters covering Hillary embarrass profession with softball questions…
What Is Hillary Hiding?…

News and views links
2:50pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

Twitchy: Hillary’s D-Day Tweet Disgraceful On Multiple Levels…
American Thinker: How The Left Is Destroying Science…
Jammie Wearing Fools: ISIS Celebrates Ramadan By Burning 19 Caged Yazidi Girls To Death For Refusing Sex…

News and blog links
2:49pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
Nightmouse

“The history of Islam was completely different from what we were taught at school”…
Doctors Without Borders tells non-Muslim staff in refugee camps to observe Ramadan…
Swiss Army readies 2000 Soldiers For Expected Arrival Of 80,000 Migrants…

News links with summaries
12:45pm CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW

DePaul U continues to be a joke…
My give a sh!t meter is broken…
Chuckle worthy…

Behind these mysterious encoded phrases lurk actual news stories
9:36am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1965 the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples. A stupid law resulted in a stupid case based on a stupid theory of law called penumbras and emanations. Then it was later used as a basis for legalizing abortions.…

Return of the Vic News Daily Report, hidden in the Overnight Thread, though.
9:14am CDT Tue 2016 Jun 7 :MW
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WW2 - still with us

It was the toughest mission of D-Day. Allied plans called for 225 Rangers, including Dog Company, to land on a tiny beach, scale the ten-story-high cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, France, under a torrent of enemy fire, and destroy the most dangerous gun battery threatening the American portion of the invasion.

It was a suicide mission.…

5:50pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

…There are so few surviving veterans. The National World War II Museum estimates that by 2036, there will be no living veterans out of the roughly 16 million who served from the United States.…

3:34pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

Political Theater

Crybaby O

…Liberal Privilege.

Michelle and Barack take lavish, all-expense-paid vacations while lecturing Americans about having “skin in the game” and paying “their fair share.”

Ironic, isn’t it? Michelle pisses and moans about living in a mansion “built by slaves” but never once considers that she is living a charmed, royal life “built by Americans.” We pay for their mansion. We pay for their private jumbo-jet. We pay for their fancy vacations. We pay for their world travels. Our hard-earned money, our tax dollars, our labor, our sweat and toil.…

3:15pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW
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Man and Woman

Men and Women

Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, a male-t0-female transgender athlete became the first trans student to compete for a high school state championship last week.

Wangyot, a senior at Haines High School in Alaska, beat a number of biologically female competitors to the finals at the state Track & Field meet in Anchorage. But her [sic] presence at the race was met with some criticism from her [sic] fellow runners.…

How long will this stupidity be permitted to continue? Until women stand up for themselves again, I suppose.
5:57pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

Animal Culture

Languid and lolling critters
12:37am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

ISIS publicly burns alive 19 Kurdish women for rejecting sex slavery…
Bulgarian Civilian Vigilante Groups Hunting Migrants…
Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies…

News headline links and summaries
6:02pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Last night shots were fired at a Czech tourist bus on a highway in southeastern France. 75 Czech passengers were riding on the bus, and six were injured. The French authorities responded by stationing more police officers on bridges over the highway.

In other news, 78% of Swiss voters rejected a referendum proposal that would have provided every citizen with a guaranteed basic income.…

News headline links and summaries
3:25pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization's video game…
Is your boyfriend a sociopath?…
Ex-Secret Service officer: Hillary lacks ‘integrity and temperament’ for presidency…

News and views links
3:17pm CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The New South Wales government, led by Premier Mike Baird, will give priority to “refugees” in hiring for new public service jobs in New South Wales. Mr. Baird’s decision comes in the wake of a statement by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to the effect that refugees “would be taking Australian jobs” or “languish” on the dole. It’s not clear whether the government’s initiative is in response to widespread criticism of Mr. Dutton’s remarks.

In other news, Syrian government troops, assisted by Hezbollah and with Russian air support, stand poised to enter Raqqa Province, the heartland of the Islamic State, for the first time in two years.…

News headline links and summaries
12:28am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

This Feels Less Like An Election and More Like the Establishment Of Religion…
Judicial Watch: DHS quietly shipping illegals away from the border and releasing them…
The next “green” plan: Have the feds seize coal plants and shut them down…

News headline links with brief summaries
12:27am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW

US Election 2016

Guzzling Hillary

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton refused to say conclusively the Second Amendment is a constitutional right and that it “is subject to reasonable regulations.”…

12:39am CDT Mon 2016 Jun 6 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Nightmouse

Google has been recording your voice searches – but here’s how you can hear them…
Solar Cycle Update – spotless…
Norway reportedly agrees on banning new sales of gas-powered cars by 2025…

News summaries with links
8:51pm CDT Sun 2016 Jun 5 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Google

Google has removed an app that allowed users to surreptitiously identify Jews online after a tech website brought the tool to widespread media attention and spurred a backlash.…

11:57pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW

WW2 - still with us

… The Battle of Midway is important to memorialize and remember for many reasons. Among these reasons is that it is an inexhaustible source of still-relevant lessons on how to successfully apply intelligence at all levels of war.…

11:52pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW

Theory of Education

A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive.…

11:03pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW
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World Without Borders

Biohazard

Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis.…

11:54pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows…
The ‘War On Salt’ Is Bad Policy Based on Bad Science…
NY Times: Say, People Are Just Barely Getting By In Obama’s Economy…

News and views links
11:49pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

In Volusia County, Florida, a construction worker known as “Pork Chop” used his front-end loader to half-bury his boss in dirt, and then beat him unconscious with a carpenter’s level. Pork Chop is now in police custody, and his supervisor is recovering in the hospital.

In other news, the French education minister has caused outrage by proposing that primary school pupils as young as six be taught Arabic in the schools.…

News headline links and summaries
11:46pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW

How The American Left Made Political Violence The New Normal…
Rhode Island City Official Calls Firefighters ‘Terrorists’ For Putting American Flag On Truck…
25 arrested after chaos during graduation celebrations…

News headline links and summaries
11:00pm CDT Sat 2016 Jun 4 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…Erdogan’s Turkey. A homicide bomber killed five and caused extensive damage to the world’s oldest church.… The church, also known as Idto d’Yoldath-Aloho, in the mountainous Tur Abdin region near the Syrian border, is considered the heartland of Syrian Orthodox Christianity.…

11:49am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Big Brother

Mordor Eye

…Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today.… Soon anybody with a high-resolution camera and the right software will be able to determine your identity. That’s because several technologies are converging to make this accessible. Recognition algorithms have become far more accurate, the devices we carry can process huge amounts of data, and there’s massive databases of faces now available on social media that are tied to our real names.…

11:08am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

Days after Katie Couric apologetically admitted misrepresenting pro-gun voices via the insertion of a pause in Under the Gun, director Stephanie Soechtig took a different tack and said she stands by the pause.

In fact, Soechtig suggested the pause is only getting coverage because the NRA fixated on it.…

Wile E. NRA, Super Genius
10:55pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
3

US Military

The last four soldiers still missing after a truck carrying a dozen troops was washed from a flooded low-water cross at Fort Hood were found dead Friday, bringing the death toll from the accident to nine.…

(Citing Yahoo News)
11:42pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

…Five soldiers were killed, three others injured and four were missing after a US Army truck was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday.…

As Vic says, "Something about this poses a lot of questions to me."
10:25am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Patriotism

US Flag

…A Rhode Island city official called the city’s firefighters “terrorists” and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials.…

(Citing Daily Caller)
11:31pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Japan: Father ' very sorry' as son found after week's disappearance…
Officials say 499 Islamic extremists pose threat in Germany…
Oil slides as US rig count rises, economy concerns…

News headline links
11:46pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Twitchy: #PPSellsBabyParts Scandal Gets Even More Disgusting…
Shark Tank: Debbie Wassermann Schultz Has A Weed Problem…
The Jawa Report: TRIGGER WARNING – Feminist Rage Compilation…

News & views links
11:38pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Obamacare’s 13th Co-Op Is Closing. Why More Could Follow…
Thanks to EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, American farmers are a newly endangered species…
Majority of Fortune 500 CEOs Prefer Clinton over Trump…

News and views links
11:52am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A Muslim immigrant to Australia named Aladdin Sisalem is unhappy about a headline that appeared in a newspaper, so he is taking the paper to court. The offending headline in The Herald Sun read “Islam Must Change”, and Mr. Sisalem insists that these words violate Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will hear the case.

In other news, in the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, a woman wearing a burka (name: Aisha Ibrahim) was arrested after she allegedly assaulted a homeowner and members of his family using an American flag pulled off the family’s mailbox.…

News headline links and summaries
11:45am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
Nightmouse

Iran gloats: Obama “surrendered” to us…
Americans Can’t Be Trusted to Control Salt, So Obama Will Do It for Us…
Facebook is testing out a new AI that will read everything you post…

News summaries and links
11:18am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Ft. Hood flooding tragedy…
Blue Angel pilot killed in crash…
Thunderbird fighter crashes, pilot unhurt …

Really wasn't a good day for our military at home
10:40am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
Geezer

…On this day in 1888 the poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in The San Francisco Examiner. A Disney short animation for the poem was released in 1946 and made this poem even more popular.…

Vic's back from his brief break
10:23am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

Sportsmanship

Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.

Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74.…

11:57pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW

US Election 2016

…Hillary Clinton said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “set a very bad example” and “created an environment” of violence that influenced the anti-Trump mob that attacked Trump supporters leaving a rally last night in California.…

Wile E. Trump, Super Genius
10:53pm CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
Hillary

…“I will say this, Hillary Clinton has got to go to jail,” Trump told his supporters… “Folks, honestly, she’s guilty as hell.”

11:23am CDT Fri 2016 Jun 3 :MW
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Bad Parents

…Japanese boy who was found after being lost in a bear-inhabited forest for six days… parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving, leaving him behind in a wooded area on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island.…

11:08pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Impeach Obama

Turbaned O

President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it.

“My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief,” he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.…

5:42pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW
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US Military

…U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna, Tennessee… around 3 p.m. local time after taking off on a practice flight.… one person died in the crash…

Citing Wash. Free Beacon.
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Different from Air Force Thunderbird jet crashed south of Colorado Springs just after a flyover for a graduation of Air Force Academy cadets.
10:52pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Israel Stands Alone

Israeli Flag

…Between January 1950 and December 1951, Israel airlifted, bused, or otherwise smuggled out 119,788 Iraqi Jews — all but a few thousand. Within those two years, Iraq — to its national detriment — had excised one of its most commercially, industrially, and intellectually viable groups, a group that for 2,600 years had loyally seen the three provinces of Mesopotamia as their chosen place on earth. This dispossessed group, who arrived in Israel with nothing but their memories, rose to become some of the Jewish state’s most productive citizens.…

5:25pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here

American Thinker: Anchors Away – Obama Sinks The U.S. Navy…
Everything About Clinton Appearances Is Staged And Scripted…
Mark Steyn: Trial Of The Century Update!…

News and views links
10:55pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

I want to clear my spindle before it gets completely out of control. Here goes, a quick, down-and-dirty round-up:

President Trump?…
ACLU Director mugged by reality and other bathroom musings…
Taking our cavalier treatment of veterans to new lows…

These and more topics discussed and linked
6:15pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Turkey recalls ambassador after German MPs' Armenian genocide vote…
Chinese minister vents anger when Canadian reporter asks about human rights…
US military eyes 'extremist Islamic movement' in Latin America…

News headline links
5:39pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A proposal for Germany to recognize the 1915 Armenian Genocide is being presented in the Bundestag tomorrow. Ahead of the vote, both Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Germany with consequences if it recognizes the genocide. Neither Chancellor Merkel nor Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel will be present for the vote.

In other news, an Iraqi man who gained asylum in Austria by professing to be a homosexual has been jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a swimming pool. There is no word on whether the man mistook the pre-pubescent girl for a boy.…

News headline links and summaries
5:32pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Against Historic Preservation…
Roger L. Simon’s new book on moral narcissism…
China: Seven empty Manhattans…

Roger Simon reflecting Ann Barnhardt?
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News and info links
4:59pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

Bernie Sanders, authority on masculinity…
Felon? What difference does it make now?…
Free the nipples…

News headline links - some scrutable, some in-.
11:43am CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

US Election 2016

Massive Riot Outside San Jose Trump Rally, Socialists Attack, Assault Trump Supporters With Fists, Bottles, Eggs…

They have no clue.
11:04pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW
Hillary

…“Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different — they are dangerously incoherent,” Clinton said.… declaring him “temperamentally unfit” to lead the most powerful nation in the world.…

She may be right, and yet, she's even worse!
10:49pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW

…Hillary violently disagreed with a legal objection Foster raised and ridiculed him in front of his peers, say former FBI agents… 'Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting… She told him he would always be a little hick town lawyer who was obviously not ready for the big time…' Foster's behavior changed dramatically - he became withdrawn and preoccupied, and his sense of humor vanished…

12:09pm CDT Thu 2016 Jun 2 :MW
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End of the World As We Know It

Actor/LGBT activist George Takei believes…

that anyone cares what this flake thinks about anything. Oh myyyyy.
8:24pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

…former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe took to twitter to…

blather about something, because we all need to know the opinions of a man famous for his foot.
8:22pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Impeach Obama

Alfred O

President Obama… blamed "right-wing radio" for distorting his economic record and for making "people think big government is the problem."…

Right. Because Big Government is not a problem - according to proponents of Big Government. Those stupid national founders!
8:28pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW
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History - still with us

…Archaeologists have made a truly remarkable discovery in London’s financial district, finding a collection of 410 wax tablets that date all the way back to AD 43 – the first decade of Roman rule in Britain.… The collection of 410 Latin tablets is the oldest and by far the biggest collection of early writing in Britain and gives a remarkable – if fragmented – insight into life in the first decades of Roman rule.…

4:44pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW
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Defending Ourselves

During a May 31 press conference on the Second Amendment, California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) recoiled from Democrats’ latest gun control efforts, saying a “loaded Glock” beats having “911 on the phone.”…

4:38pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah…
Along the U.S.-Canada border, an invisible but hardening wall rises…
Amazon's Jeff Bezos: 'Golden era' of technology is coming…

News headline links
7:09pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Dalai Lama says that there are too many migrants in Europe, especially Germany, and they should return to their home countries. He said that Europe risks becoming “Arabised”.

In other news, when a man in the Bronx received a phone call from his wife saying that she had just barely escaped from being raped by an intruder in their apartment, the husband went home, caught up with the would-be rapist, and beat him to death.…

News headline links and summaries
7:03pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Foxconn Robots Replace 60,000 Workers at Chinese Apple Supplier…
L.A. Times Amazed to Find Latinos Who Support Trump…
Repub Party has been invaded by....Republicans…

News and info links
6:57pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Don Surber: Third Parties Are A Joke
This Ain’t Hell: “Fat Leonard” May Sink 30 Admirals…
Megan McArdle: Barbecuing For Vegans – A Survival Guide…

News and views links
6:51pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

It’s only been a few days since my last illustrated edition but I’ve already got such a large collection you may have to put aside a few quiet minutes to appreciate fully the wisdom and humor you’ll find here. On second thought, make that more than a few minutes. These are wonderful and worth your time.

6:42pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Twitchy: Spokesman For Candidate Who Never Holds Press Conferences Horrified By Trump Press Conference…
Jammie Wearing Fools: Sausage-Wielding Gang Attacks Vegan Cafe…
Joe For America: George Soros Snaps, Says Trump Is Aiding ISIS…

News and views links
4:34pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

Global warming, what can't it do?…
Just shut up Mrs. Obama …
I feel better, don't you?…

Scrutable and inscrutable headlines lead to real news
4:23pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW

US Election 2016

One Oklahoma veteran running for Congress compared his experience on the front lines of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to the patrolling of the U.S.-Mexico border, with one major difference: “Were were allowed to shoot ‘em” in the Middle East.

Jarrin Jackson, who is running against incumbent Rep. Markwayne Mullin for the Republican nomination, shared the comparison — and distinction — during an interview with radio host Steve Deace Friday.…

Mullin has been a disappointment. Would probably be good if he's replaced.
4:32pm CDT Wed 2016 Jun 1 :MW