- How to kill an Islamonazi (H/T Y.B.) They can also be killed after the fact. But that’s just sad.
- How law and lawyers killed Europe’s Jews and have done plenty of other murder and tyranny. Which is merely the brilliant lead-in to a condemnation of the current “due process is an inconvenient luxury” anti-gun nonsense.
- The criminalization of speech. It starts young.
- Jeff Jacoby discovers the biggest armed mob in America. Good question, there toward the end. But we already know the answer. (H/T FH)
- It’s no longer some vague right-wing conspiracy that’s responsible for the nation’s distrust of Hillary. Now it’s certain corners of the Internet. Hey. Proud to be one of the many.
- But wait. If you shouldn’t pay attention to the Constitution any more (because it’s, you know, so un-modern and so full of DWMs who shouldn’t be telling us what to do), then that means we shouldn’t have a president. Or Congress. Or taxes. Because that’s the main sort of thing the Constitution spells out. So … maybe you’re onto something there, Posner, even though you clearly don’t know it.
- Hahahahahaha! The co-founder and CEO of ReMax says it’s a darned pity cash-poor renters don’t know about all those juicy 3%-down loans that are still out there despite all those overly restrictive lenders.
- Can pot help prevent Alzheimers? Frustratingly academic at the moment. (C’mon, people, how many grams, ingested how?) But more fascinating data.
- Courtesy of Fred in comments. Too adorable not to bring forward: Dr. Seuss Taxidermy. (Not a single one of the critters resembling any from my always-most-favorite Seuss book, On Beyond Zebra!, though.
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I owe hat tips for several of these items, but I’ve fogotton to whomm I owe them all, so please accept much general hat tipping.
- Preferring to avoid negative campaigning is one thing. Libertarian candidates sucking up to Hillary on media demand is another.
- Don’t care about the Brexit that’s consuming the world’s media right now? Well, how ’bout a Texit — a Texas exit? (I’m amused at those “constitutional scholars” who say a U.S. state can’t secede from the union. The constitution neither said nor implied that; only overwhelming military force said that. Doesn’t take any scholar to see 600,000 dead people.)
- Following up on Friday’s Irish rebellion references, here are 50 things you didn’t know about the 1916 Easter Rising. With photos.
- Your computer. In your home. has no Fourth Amendment protection if feddies choose to hack it. Dumb decision!
- And biometrics march on.
- The lefties claim demographics will be on their side in the future. But what if the whole “blue model” of urban living is doomed by telecommuters?
- Wait. Brent Spiner and his Dr. Brackish Okun will be back in the remake of Independence Day? But didn’t we see him squished to death by an Evil Alien? No, it seems we saw no such thing.
- Humans are funny. It seems people want their driverless cars programmed to kill others, but paradoxically, not kill themselves in exactly the same situations.
- No-fly/no-buy equals no freedom, says Judge Napolitano.
- Another amazing sci-med story: surgeons save a baby whose brain was growing far outside his head
- This is your dog. This is your dog on magic mushrooms. Any questions?
NFI on my part. Carl-Bear made and is selling these.
Nearer to my heart, but also NFI (except in the sense that it helps The Zelman Partisans grow), are these new binoculars in the TZP store. Compact, slick, and so very useful.
Limited number available. Get ’em while you can.
BTW, thanks to The Amazing Jo Ann, we’ve now made it easier for people who want to pay by check or money order.
- “Why Linkedin will make you hate Microsoft.” Wait. What? You don’t already hate Microsoft? But seriously, if they really do what this NYT article says they’re planning, we’re talking whole new levels.
- Wow. Beer can, mama bear, and don’t-forget-the-dog save a woman during a long ordeal. But note what she really wishes she hadn’t left at home.
- Have you ever sensed that Snopes.com, the great All-Powerful Fact-Checker of the Intertubz, sometimes needs fact-checking itself — particularly on political issues? Turns our you’re quite right. Look who’s providing those political “facts”. Makes me sad. Snopes has been a valuable resource and this is slowly destroying their credibility. (H/T OdS)
- Oh, the poo, poo widdle antigun politician. And of course he merely joins the ranks of fellow hypocrites. (That second article is actually about the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the Clintons turning the White House into “a brothel.” Quite gross, really. It mentions Hillary’s fondness for firearms only in passing.)
- And speaking of non-hypocrites: history’s top-10 snipers. (H/T DA)
- And Nicki gives it good and hard to an antigun ignoramus.
- Registering women for the draft? Sigh. I suppose it was only a matter of time. But if we must have the sort of bogus “equality” that puts women into combat, could we at least do away with the kind of bogus inequality that makes any young people, let alone all of them, slaves eligible for government disposal?
- Wendy McElroy’s new book on ending rape-culture hysteria is finally out in print. Was only an ebook until now.
- I know these rainbow #shootback posters (Gadsden style!) are old news now in Internet time since Shel put them into comments last week. But they are sooooo beautiful. And so much wiser and more honest than the O-admin’s craven claim that censoring 911 transcripts from the latest murder-for-Mohammed was done “for the victims”.
- Cops have a new machine that lets them grab money off your prepaid cards right at roadside. But it’s not about the money. Really it isn’t. Of course not! It’s about … um … erm, identity theft! Yeah, that’s what it’s really about. The cops aren’t just getting more bold and efficient about stealing from you. They’re protecting you! (H/T Fred in comments)
- Oopsie. Looks as if that gun “documentary” wasn’t the only one Couric and pals artfully edited to make their opponents look like dumbasses.
- Great news for people who love both the Web and privacy: WWW creator, Tim Berners-Lee, has joined an effort to reinvent the online world. (H/T JG)
- What is it that Yellowstone tourists don’t understand about “boiling water will reduce you to bones — real quick”? Not the first young guy who’s died this way.
- Unions have joined the effort to end mass incarceration and its hope-killing (and employment-killing) after-effects.
- Speaking of after-effects and just in case anyone needs to be reminded of what a dangerous person and what a whiny, lying, arrogant biotch Hillary has always been …
- Oh no. I knew that fellow gunblogger Northwest Freethinker (aka GayCynic) was very ill. But didn’t know he was gone. He saw to it that he departed in style, though.
- Speaking of style: Former sportswriter chronicles his own Alzheimers journey.
- Coming our way courtesy of central bankers: the next Lehman Brothers moment.
- Why cops shoot dogs. Do we even need to ask? (via Wendy and Brad’s place)
- And in bittersweet dog news: the last 911 search dog dies — but after a good, long life. (Tip o’ hat to LA)
And purchase either a bumper sticker or a yard sign from Carl-Bear Bussjaeger, who suspended his own non-candidacy to support the one, the only Sweet Meteor O’ Death.
Get ’em right here (NFI on my part). Click on the graphics on Bear’s site to order. And don’t miss his footnote about why he decided to support SMOD instead of Cthulu.
- The overcriminalization problem. Including the Deadly Lemonade-Stand Threat.
- Oh gadzooks. The sheer chutzpah! The ironic lack of all awareness of irony. Obama uses his accidental prowess as America’s greatest gun salesman to “prove” he’s not out to take our guns.
- Mostly, “inspirational” stories make me gag. But this one’s the real deal.
- Supposedly, this article about Hillary Clinton’s upcoming legal fate appeared on HuffPo, then was quickly pulled. I’m not sure. And nobody else has picked up on it, so it’s probably full of major bogusness. But it’s pretty “inspirational,” too.
- He no longer floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee, or defies the government. Muhammad Ali. Dead at 74.
- Hahahahaha. Couric and her producers aren’t merely lying hypocrites. They’re gun criminals. And it’s not some obscure bureaucratic paperwork thingie they violated, either, but one of the basic known restrictions (however unjust and idiotic it actually is) on gun purchasing.
- The lost women of Enlightenment science.
- I am of the “dogs domesticated themselves” school, rather than the “man domesticated dogs” school. And I figure my ignorant opinion counts at least as much as anybody else’s ignorant opinion. :-) But now there’s an intriguing theory that, no matter who domesticated who, it it happened separately, twice in two far-flung locations.
- Nicki demands: stop trying to shove a false Trump-Clinton dichotomy down my throat! And Charles Murray might agree.
- Illegal gun marketing? Oh pleeeaase, writes Bear Bussjaeger over at TZP.
- Couric didn’t just go “the Full Rather.” She went way beyond Rather. Her second feeble apology doesn’t change that. Out with ya, Katie! Begone!
- “How America Lost its Mojo.” Its geographic and economic mobility mojo, that is.
- And related: the housing market horror story ain’t over yet.
- Hm. Too bad this gutsy seven-year-old didn’t have a firearm.
- OTOH, this man didn’t do too bad without one.
… Now that momentum is building for the one true “DC outsider” candidate, an independent who’s bound to make an impact.
I was even going to buy a bumper sticker* for this outstanding write-in candidate. In the end, I quailed at the price and did not order. Yet the price does hint, at the very least, that SMOD is a sincere believer in capitalism — at least in the “whatever the market will bear” wing of capitalism.
What? You think Sweet Meteor O’ Death** might even be more unpredictable than Trump, more bloody than never-met-a-war-I-didn’t-like Clinton? You don’t want to “waste your vote” with a write-in?
Well then, there’s always the newly minted Libertarian Party ticket. I was sorry to see the colorful John McAfee loose out this weekend (though perhaps just as well; it would be rather inconvenient to have one’s candidate of choice extradited in the middle of the campaign to face murder charges in a pipsqueak country), Gary Johnson ain’t bad.
And William Weld — William Weld??? — as VP? Well, at least that might win the ticket some v*tes in Massachusetts. I hear they’re not too picky about what they consider “libertarian” in that desperate corner of the nation.
Me, I’m standing tall with SMOD (until I’m squished flat by SMOD). And will be continuing my search for an affordable bumper sticker or lawn sign until Doomsday. Which, if enough of us v*te for our favorite candidate this November, may come sooner than we think!
* Don’t miss the product reviews.
** I have just been informed by alert Commentariat members that SMOD and Giant Meteor are two different meteors. I decry this obvious and crude attempt to divide the Killer Meteor v*te. Clearly a craven ploy of some political trickster from the Establishment.
It was the premise of the Politico article that drew me in. It was the claim that politics of 2030 would be shaped by the ghastly presidential election of 2016. There would be big changes to come.
Given the tumult of the times, I don’t doubt that one bit. The contest between The Hillary and The Donald, and all the odd and shifting v*ter alignments and policy preferences around it, is bound to reverberate into the future. It’s something I’ve thought a lot about. I wondered if others were coming to similar conclusions. So I read.
And read. It’s quite a long article.
- You don’t say! “The TSA is failing spectacularly at cybersecurity.”
- You don’t say! “The economy is running on monetary fumes.”
- You don’t say! Doctors are overscreening for cancer.
- You don’t say! Fed prosecutors need ethics lessons.
- Um … maybe. But those lines at Disneyland generally don’t kill you.
- If that’s all enough to drive you to drink, here’s a 5,000-year-old beer recipe. Not to mention evidence that beer may have helped kickstart civilization.
- Why the very poor have become poorer. While technically only a book review, this is jam-packed with interesting data and thoughts.
- But occasionally good news strikes. Terry McAwful, Virginia’s rabidly antigun gov, is under investigation. The usual. Corruption.
- And uncommon sense strikes, too. Sarah Hoyt on The Collapse. (Nakedly stolen from Wendy and Brad.)