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November 19, 2015

KIM DU TOIT IS STILL ALIVE: and wishes to remind everyone that November 19th is National Ammo Day. 100 rounds (or more) of your favorite ammo.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Thanks for the reminder! Just went to my former law students’ LuckyGunner.com store and ordered some.

November 18, 2015

WE DON’T WANNA BE NORMAL: English is not normal.  I don’t know.  Of all the languages I learned, English was the easiest. I don’t want to know what that says about me.

November 18, 2015

NEXT THEY’RE GOING TO FIND WHAT MAKES US WRITE FICTION: Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations.

November 18, 2015

FASTER PLEASE: Hoping to find life on other planets, astronomers start on giant Chile telescope.   (And they named it Magellan, after Fernao Magalhaes.  Boy from my region.  Made good.)

November 18, 2015

A GENETIC LACK OF SELF CONTROL: Embarrassing Christmas party drunks may have genetic mutation

November 18, 2015

STRANGE NYC: When cows grazed next to Grand Central.

November 18, 2015

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Feds Spent $22,500 on Conference on Balding.

November 18, 2015

I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, BABY, IT IS MURDER: There’s nothing fictional about the threat de Blasio’s city faces.

November 18, 2015

AND HOW: War Is Interested in You.

November 18, 2015

OH, COME ON, EVERY WORD WAS A LIE INCLUDING THE AND A:Did Obama actually follow in Lincoln’s footsteps?.

November 18, 2015

YEAH, GO SELL IT TO THE JIHADS: Should We Eradicate Manhood?

November 18, 2015

WE ALL KNOW THE DEFINITION OF MADNESS: Obama is sticking to the strategy that gave us Paris.

November 18, 2015

MORE LIKE TOTALITARIAN SLIP:  Why does John Kerry hate free speech? John Kerry’s Freudian slip.

November 18, 2015

RADICAL SEEDS BEAR BITTER FRUIT: The University Gone Feral.

November 18, 2015

THERE’S NO CORRUPTION LIKE CLINTON CORRUPTION: Clinton Foundation Donor Conducted Review of Clinton Foundation Tax Returns.

November 18, 2015

BUT AFTER A LIFETIME OF TEACHING THEM TO EXPECT LESS: And after saddling them what massive student debt, what else can they do? Dear Millennials: Living In A Dorm After College Is A Terrible Idea.

November 18, 2015

HE NEEDS NO HELP: Francois Hollande is making Obama look like a fool.

November 15, 2015

I AM AWAY TILL TUESDAY (WHEN I’LL RESUME LATE-NIGHT DJ-YING): But I wished to share Paris.

November 13, 2015

SO, A LITTLE OLDER THAN HILLARY: Astronomers Find 13 Billion Year Old Stars at Milky Way’s Center.  (At least they don’t look tired.)

November 13, 2015

DOES THIS MAKE THEM TRANS-NEURONS: Neurons Can Be Changed from One Type Into Another from Within the Brain.

November 13, 2015

SO AT LEAST SOME CULTURE SURVIVES: Astronaut plays bagpipes on International Space Station.

November 13, 2015

THE RAINS IN SPAIN: Mysterious ‘Blood Rain’ Tints Water a Gruesome Hue.

November 13, 2015

WHY STEREOTYPES EXIST: Melissa Click’s Resume Is a F***ing Parody.

November 13, 2015

YEAH, OCCASIONALLY I DO WAKE UP SCREAMING: Obama Has a Strategy in the Middle East, and It’s Working.

November 13, 2015

OBAMA AND GULLIBLE IDIOTS MOST AFFECTED: Iran Threatens to Walk Away from Nuke Deal.

November 13, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CULTURE WARS: Fighting back in the War on Comedy.

November 13, 2015

OH PLEASE: The Poop on the Poop Swastika [With Comment by John].

November 13, 2015

BEYOND PARODY: Vox Media Bans Staff from Mansplaining.

November 13, 2015

DO YOU MISS HIM YET: George W. Bush surprises veterans visiting the Bush Center.

November 13, 2015

IF ONLY: Hillary We Hardly Knew Ye.

November 13, 2015

BUYING MORE PANHANDLERS:That $200-an-hour panhandler proves Bill Bratton right.

November 13, 2015

CHICOMS: Hong Kong bookstore disappearances shock publishing industry.

November 11, 2015

BUT DON’T WORRY, IT WILL COME HOME TO ROOST: Chicken Little isn’t squawking — yet.

November 11, 2015

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: U.S. to Help Iran Rebuild Nuclear Reactor.

November 11, 2015

AT LEAST THEY HAVE PHILOSOPHIES: GOP Debate Highlights Conservatives’ Philosophical Divisions.

November 11, 2015

I’D NEVER WASTE A BOTTLE OF WINE THAT WAY: Seriously, though, if you expect everyone to love your work, even if it were the most brilliant thing ever, you’re delusional and need medications. British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle.

November 11, 2015

THESE HAVE ALWAYS FASCINATED ME: For a while younger son had a nose cone ceiling fan. PAINTINGS: Nosecone Art.

November 11, 2015

WHEN IT WAS ALL RIGHT TO READ THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT: Appendix “N” Looked At Again.

November 11, 2015

THE FEDS LIED? THEY LIED? INCONCEIVABLE: The free money promised by Washington to states agreeing to Medicaid expansion has turned out to be a sucker’s bet.

November 11, 2015

NO ONE I KNOW, AT LEAST: Nobody Is Actually Upset About The Starbucks Cup. Stop Saying Otherwise.

November 11, 2015

CLOSER TO MY HIGH SCHOOL DREAM OF LEARNING WITHOUT STUDYING:  (Yeah, I was a lazy teen.  Deal.) Watching a memory form.

November 11, 2015

MY PEEPS OFFEND COLLEGE STUDENTS: Sad Robot Puppies: Your helicopter mama breastfed you to puberty, didn’t she?

November 11, 2015

IS COLLEGE THE WAY OF THE PAST: Forget “Higher” Education.

November 11, 2015

SOME OF US MANAGE:  That said, for years I had to go to the elementary school every week to haul the boys out of SPANISH as primary language classes, so yeah, it’s not easy.  And it has to change. Why America makes it hard for immigrants to assimilate.  We either make it easier and expected, or we won’t survive very long.

November 11, 2015

IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS: Bill Cosby is being crucified for being conservative.

November 11, 2015

TAX LAWS ARE FOR CONSERVATIVES: Will Clinton Foundation accounting fraud implicate a major accounting firm?

November 11, 2015

THE END RESULT OF HELICOPTER PARENTING AND “NO FRUSTRATION” UPBRINGING: Precious Snowflakes at Yale are Revolting (UPDATED).

November 10, 2015

AND HOW TO KEEP IT SO: On Fertile Ground.

November 10, 2015

WE DON’T REALLY WANT IT, BUT: More on Missouri.

November 10, 2015

MORE NEWS YOU CAN USE: How To Make A Feral Cat Shelter.

November 10, 2015

WE BUILD:‘We Are United by Love’.

November 10, 2015

YOU’RE MAKING DESMOND MORRIS CRY NOW: Humans are not apes.

November 10, 2015

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The Great French Artist Eugène Delacroix on Self-Doubt, Idea-Ambivalence, and the Cure for Procrastination. Well, a report I can use at any rate.

November 10, 2015

THE DEATH OF EBOOKS IS GREATLY EXAGGERATED: No, e-book sales are not falling, despite what publishers say.  Which was also my opinion here: Whistling Past The Graveyard.

November 10, 2015

VIRTUE SIGNALING AIN’T CHEAP: California pension systems stand to lose millions by divesting from coal.  And, of course, they count on us to bail them out.

November 10, 2015

GOOD: Phi Kappa Psi Sues Rolling Stone Over UVA Rape Hoax.

November 10, 2015

LAYERS AND LAYERS OF FACT CHECKERS: Burden of Truth Back on Media as BuzzFeed Finds Confirmation from Carson’s Mom on Stabbing Incident.

November 10, 2015

A NEW WAY TO GREEN: Fracking, Not Renewables, Is Responsible For Emissions Reduction. Save the birds.  Frack!

November 10, 2015

AND THEY SAID MATRIARCHIES WERE FAIR: College spokesman says rape didn’t happen, loses his job.

November 10, 2015

THE CURE FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE: The College of Lost Arts.

November 9, 2015

SHE NEEDS A SAFE ROOM, APPARENTLY: Meet The Mizzou Media Professor Who’s Trying To Ban Media Coverage.

November 9, 2015

GREATER FRIEND HAS NO CAT: Cat donates his kidney to fellow cat.

November 9, 2015

NEWS WE CAN USE: Why do all the other supermarket checkout queues always move faster than yours?

November 9, 2015

PERHAPS GROUPING KIDS WHO HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON BUT AGE IN A CLASSROOM IS NOT THE MOST EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHOD: Hillary Clinton: Most charter schools ‘don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don’t keep them’.

November 9, 2015

A QUESTION WE SHOULD ALL ASK: Though his answers would become mush in the hands of the current establishment. A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found. (I suspect for most places and parents the answer would be “Keeping the kids out of trouble while the parents work.  And that is the root of most of our educational problems.)

November 9, 2015

OF COURSE IT IS: ‘Trumbo’ is a whitewash of an unrepentant Hollywood commie.

November 9, 2015

NEWS FROM MY FIELD: Advance and Retreat.

November 9, 2015

I WISH IT WERE SILLY:Whose hands are on the warning triggers?

November 9, 2015

INSTEAD IT ECLIPSED PARIS: How New York City could have looked like Paris.

November 9, 2015

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Migration crisis: EU gambles on sweeteners for Africa.

November 9, 2015

THEY ALSO SERVE: Homefront heroine: Sybil Stockdale’s fight for MIAs, POWs.

November 7, 2015

SO, THEY TOO HAD POLITICIANS? Giant Rat Fossils Help Track Human Activity in Southeast Asia.

November 7, 2015

THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY IS NOT ALL ABOUT LIGHT SABERS: Distant world’s weather is mixed bag of hot dust, molten rain.

November 7, 2015

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Earthquakes: Fact versus Fiction.

November 7, 2015

BACKBONES HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME: Complex skeletons evolved earlier than realized, fossils suggest.

November 7, 2015

LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, COMPATIBLE IS BETTER: Dating and politics — a perilous mix.

November 7, 2015

YEP: This Isn’t A Culture War. It’s A War On Culture.

November 7, 2015

BECAUSE THEY NEVER TRIED THE REST OF THE WORLD: ‘Shark Tank’ star Robert Herjavec says only Americans think there are no opportunities in America.  (Video.)

November 7, 2015

OH, LIGHT BRINGER, SON OF THE MORNING MEDIA, HOW HAST THOU FALLEN: The Obama Legacy: Over 1,000 Democratic Seats Lost to Republicans.

November 7, 2015

SOME CATS ARE USEFUL:  Apparently.  Not that I have any experience of this. Cat Helps Man Pull a Cable Through a Hole. (Video.)

November 7, 2015

AND WHY I’M NOW DEAD: How I told my parents I’m a porn star.  (Well, I’d be dead if I told my parents that, even at my age.  Eh.)

November 7, 2015

ONE OF THEM IS TO LEAVE THEM VULNERABLE TO THEIR OWN NARRATIVE: Academia’s Rejection of Ideological Diversity Has Consequences.

November 7, 2015

I’M SHOCKED, SHOCKED LIKE A MAN SNUGGLING WITH AN ELECTRIC EEL: Adventures in Immigration Non-Enforcement.

November 7, 2015

WELL!  IT IS THE 21st CENTURY: There’s Finally Battle-Safe Foam Lightsabers That Actually Glow.

November 7, 2015

NO ECONOMY NO JUSTICE: A $15 wage could cost half a million NY jobs.

November 7, 2015

NO. IN MY CASE IT’S BECAUSE I FORGOT THE ECZEMA MEDS: This Is Why You Scratch an Itch.

November 6, 2015

LIKE SOMETHING IN A FANTASY NOVEL: Singapore is building an entire forest in a high-rise apartment atrium.

November 6, 2015

WE’RE NUMBER FIVE! Study Ranks I-70 5th Worst Highway In U.S.  Yeah, I know.  Not of national importance.  Probably.  But considering how many ours of my life have been spent in traffic jams on I-70 I needed to share.  I didn’t imagine it.  That road sucks.

November 6, 2015

BUT THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF CAPITALISM: The real reason for Facebook’s pedophile ban.

November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

IT’S ALRIGHT. THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CAN IGNORE THIS TOO: Truth-telling cameras — Palestinians’ new foe.

November 6, 2015

DO NOT RESUSCITATE: Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day.

November 6, 2015

COATTAILS ARE OUT THIS SEASON: The 2015 election tightened the Republican stranglehold on state government.

November 6, 2015

LAYERS AND LAYERS OF FACT CHECKERS: ‘NYT cost us our jobs!’ How Gray Lady’s mis-reporting is ruining lives.

November 6, 2015

TWENTY SEASONS? WHY: The wise life lessons of ‘America’s Top Model’.

November 6, 2015

DO AS I SAY: Native American offended by Redskins wore blackface.

November 6, 2015

HE SHOULD: Foreign Affairs chairman worries that U.S. will back Iranian airline sector used to support international terrorist proxies.

November 6, 2015

IT WAS ALWAYS MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: The 2016 race has debunked all that ‘dark money’ hysteria.

November 6, 2015

THEY HAVE NO RATIONAL RESPONSE, SO: Liberals’ response to dissent: Shut up.

November 6, 2015

WELL, THIS AT LEAST I CAN APPROVE OF HIS DOING: The pope calls out the anti-Semitism of Israel-bashers.