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Sunday, February 20. 2022
6:27 "But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
6:29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.
6:30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.
6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
6:32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
6:33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
6:34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
6:35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
6:36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
6:38 give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back."
Friday, October 8. 2021
There has always been national division about all sorts of things, from the time of the American revolution. Most Americans, or at least a large fraction, had no interest in separation from the crown. Disagreement is just natural but it sometimes seems surreal to me what people want from government. Like, everything they need including happiness. Good luck with that. Serfdom was a predictable life, but not something Americans wanted.
From Klavan, re national division:
Sunday, February 21. 2021
Via AVI's "Hard Words" -
10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
9 “Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. 11 Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[b] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—36, a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’
37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
Wednesday, September 30. 2020
Deads strengthen the "posterior chain," from neck to the soles of your feet. We tend to view deads as a legs exertion, but no, not only. That's why they are an invaluable totaly body exertion.
That posterior chain of muscles is what it makes it possible to be bipedal and to stand up straight instead of slouching. It's counterbalanced by various anterior muscle groups, expecially the abs.
I am no body-builder guy, but after 4 years of including deads in my routine twice weekly (pushing the weights, admittedly, but gradually with high-rep days and low rep days), I can no longer button my dress shirts. 2" more. That's crazy, not what I wanted but it just happened. Brooks Brothers shirts ain't cheap, and I fairly often wear jacket and tie at work, especially for meetings when it is expected. I don't have a single dress shirt that I can button now.
Deads are the single best way, and most efficient way, to stay sturdy after age 40.
Monday, September 21. 2020
Exclusive: The Billionaire Who Wanted To Die Broke . . . Is Now Officially Broke
Why Are the High Holy Day Services so Long?
This CIA spy game reveals the secrets of successful teams
9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up. Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing.
Book Review: Obsession – Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump
Black Lives Matter Activist Wearing ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ Shirt Walked into a Louisville Bar and Murdered Three People
Portland Antifa Rioters Break Into Starbucks and Chipotle, Calling It a ‘Big Sale'
Vermont grocery store worker fired after apprehending purse snatcher
Democrats Threaten To Pack The Court, Schumer Reportedly Said ‘Nothing Off The Table’ If GOP Confirms Nominee
I was raped by whoever Trump picks to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court
Cuban Woman Barbara Lagoa May Be Trump’s Pick For SCOTUS…
Flashback: In 2016, Ginsburg said Senate should hold SCOTUS confirmation hearing during election year
Thursday, June 18. 2020
You imagine no doubt, gentlemen, that I want to amuse you. You are mistaken in that, too. I am by no means such a mirthful person as you imagine, or as you may imagine; however, irritated by all this babble (and I feel that you are irritated) you think fit to ask me who I am--then my answer is, I'm Roger Bosso.
On to today's carefully curated random drivel:
It's almost like the security services didn't want any oversight. I wonder what they were doing. On second thought, no I don't.
Lore has since left a one-star review of the food served at the Philly police lockup on Yelp.
Everybody calm down. The cleaning crew probably just removed one of the Post-It notes from Karen's screen, and she can't remember where she put the two billion without it. She'll remember eventually.
Never mind my data. Can someone help me refold this Rand McNally map? I've been trying since 1987, and I still can't get it back in the glove box.
As is usual with modern news stories, this one doesn't have a list of the offending extensions, or a link to find one. You know, information you could use.
Suicide: The permanent solution to your temporary problems.
Hey, it's not up to me how fast I get fired.
That's funny. Normal people call "direct financial incentives" wages. We call "output-based monitoring" work. We call "esprit de corps" bullsh*t. You'll get used to it, poindexters.
I guess this means that Tesla is finally a real car company, because that sounds just like a Chevy to me.
Cool. Will sharks with fricken laser beams attached to their heads go into production soon?
Well, there's today raft of nonsense. I hope you all enjoy a Thursday filled with cheap happiness or lofty suffering, whichever you prefer.
Monday, June 8. 2020
Image: My answer to the question is "No"
But beaches are open. I saw a guy yesterday with a t-shirt which announced "Sorry, but I only date models"
A review of Woody Allen's new movie
Elmer Fudd will not have a gun in 'Looney Tunes' reboot
Finally! He was scary
The Question of Race in Campus Sexual-Assault Cases. Is the system biased against men of color?
More Progressive Bad Ideas To Make Things Worse For Black Americans
Maher Calls Lockdown 'Reckless Experiment,' Worsened Impact of Floyd Protests
Ex-New York Times reporter Alex Berenson: Unreported truths about COVID-19 and lockdowns
Is There Really an 'Epidemic' of Racist Police Shootings? Several Studies Say No.
Minnesota AG Keith Ellison May Have Just Screwed Up Case Against George Floyd Cops
Maybe not. If aquitted for too-high charges, more fun riots. That's a strategy.
Minneapolis City Council President: If You Call the Cops When Your Garage is Broken Into, You're a White Supremacist
That's a racist assumption. My garage was robbed by white guys who took a road bike and all of my cool fishing gear
Media's 'Racial Injustice' Blind Spot: Over 30 Shot In Another Deadly Chicago Weekend
Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Editor Forced Out for Blasphemy
Censoring Andrew Sullivan
CNN Caught Faking It Again – WH Official Disputes Latest #FakeNews on Trump Calling Active Duty Military to DC
We Have To Defund The Police To Get Climate Justice
Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen, Dems Will Try To Keep Economy Shut Down
To smear Trump, New York Times pivots from Russiagate hoax to racism
Just Like That, Gun Control Support and COVID-19 Died This Week
COVID-19 Has Become "Less Prevalent" And "Isn't Making People As Sick", UPMC Doctor Says
Good news, but unsurprising
Friday, December 13. 2019
This frivolous topic comes up because a friend teased me last night at a Christmas party about my shirt. Being sort of conservative types, we 3 guys devouring the sliced filet were all wearing Brooks shirts (and jolly ties and jackets, as befitting the event). Not Barney's shopper types, or Armani types.
We stupidly got on the topic of dress shirts, and the friend accused me of wearing a Milano. Guess what? Brooks now makes 5 fits of their classic dress shirts.
It's about time. You could fit two people in my old Brooks shirts. Here's a related topic: They still have the classic cotton, but their big sellers are the no-iron ones. The no-iron ones feel less comfortable to me but they do not wrinkle up in one day and save a lot on laundry bills.
Re Christmas, most women appreciate a Brooks silk blouse. Silk seems to feel good to female skin.
Founded in 1818 and still in the rag trade. A brief history of the brand.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 16:00 | Comments (9) | Trackbacks (0)
Sunday, July 21. 2019
Dress and comportment are important for men and women in careers and in regular life. The "suit does not make the man," but dressing right for the occasion matters a lot to other people. First impressions are everything. Of course, you have to have more to offer than your presentation, but it matters all along the way until you have fulfilled your dreams. Then you can do whatever the heck you you want. Flip flops and t-shirt, Unless you are in the rag trade.
If you look and behave like a professional, you can become one. Assuming some cleverness and, like the car below, attractiveness isn't enuf but it's a good start. Easy things for a career: Fitness, good clothing, agreeable attitude, even if fake.
Addendum: Scott Adams says good shoes are the most important part. Maybe, but good hair might be equally so.
For the ladies, Nora Gardner - Wardrobe Panic Eliminated
Sunday, June 23. 2019
Sunday, March 31. 2019
"I am not a wifey."
Seen printed on the back of a seriously cute and fit 40-something gal's top in the gym this morning. From a couple of chats, I know she is a wife but she is nobody's drudge for sure. She lifts, too.
I sometimes like to wear my Hugh Laurie House t-shirt to the gym. It says "Everybody Lies." Gets a giggle, and I like to be a friendly presence in the gym.
Usually, I just use black or grey Adidas sweat-removing exercise ts. V-neck because I hate feeling strangled. I do not wear guinea-ts, aka wife-beaters.
Worked out early with my NYC daughter this morning. Golly, my kids are so high-energy and amusing. Lucky me.
I'm waiting to see a guy with a Viagra Rules t-shirt.
Friday, December 7. 2018
Met a fellow at a holiday party, and we were talking about travel. He said his travel days were long done and that he had seen enough of the world. He no longer even wants to drive to Vermont unless it's a hunting trip. His wife is headed to Petra with some friends in January, but he refuses to go with them.
I loved his story. (Details altered enough for privacy and happily OKed by the guy)
Story below the fold -
Continue reading "Travel story: Walking and Hitchhiking "
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:39 | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Thursday, October 18. 2018
A long read but somewhat interesting. It makes one major error early: "Few people persist [in]doing actions that are obviously harmful ..." This assumes facts not in evidence, your honor. And your grammar is subtly atrocious.
Ah, the internet. You can be Amish, or you can be famous. Take your pick.
It's a testament to the mindset that this announcement is proffered like it's earthshaking news.
I filed this one under: If only Comrade Stalin knew!
Who are we to argue with a generation of balding toddlers who want to ride in the back seat while playing with their speak and spell long after mom's kicked the can?
It's almost like the President is pro-American or something. It confuses a lot of people. Not used to it.
These are always described as "sophisticated" scams. They're not. Telling a dullard clerk to click on stuff that looks vaguely like a bill is hardly Ocean's Eleven.
Thornton Mellon says been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
Alternate title: Three millennial women wonder aloud why Poland doesn't just do whatever Germany wants it to. Yeah, it's a mystery, gals.
Unfortunate choice of words there, Katanga. Anyway, can anyone recall some problem that appeared in 2008, that's not extant now? I'm drawing a blank, but something has changed. It's a mystery.
They got all that stuff from the military because Hollywood wasn't unanimously anti-American yet.
Why, this almost sounds like a church making a political, not an ecclesiastical decision. Does Putin want to behead a couple of wives or something?
Have a great Thursday, everyone!
Tuesday, September 25. 2018
For the sake of any college friends who are reading, this is not about Spare Change, the guy who stood on the corner down on M Street. Though I'm sure he was very familiar with Carlo Rossi, this story takes place about 25 years later.
Today in the Morning New links, Bird Dog led off with an article about spare change. I don't know if Mrs. Bulldog told him the story about our spare change jug, but I know Mrs. Bird Dog heard it. Bird Dog was present in the Mohonk Mountain House parking lot when I picked up a dime, handed it to Mrs. Bulldog and said "Look, 10 Paris."
Spare change has some history in our family. About 11 years ago, I'd had a poker game in my basement and someone brought a jug of Carlo Rossi. You know, the good stuff in the big jug, with the finger handle on the neck.
Continue reading "Spare Change"
Wednesday, September 5. 2018
I'm not commenting that Nike's Kaepernick ad will hurt them financially. So far, it has hurt them (in their stock price) but people are people and will buy things for a variety of reasons. Using Kaepernick as a 'theme' is, however, polarizing on many levels. For some people, the ad may spur sales. For many others, the ad will lead them to spurn the brand. If we look back at the Chick-fil-A and In 'n Out 'boycotts', we're resolved to recognize boycotts which are designed to exact retribution will often result in exactly nothing to harm a firm.
The difference with Nike was their ad is not a perceived slight. It's deliberately offensive. Nike raised the stakes in the marketing wars, and I don't think what they did will benefit them. This wasn't just a misguided statement or an ill-conceived donation. This was taking the Social Justice Warrior mentality and turning it into and ad. It's big question - can social justice be branded? Can the "revolution" of Progressive Thought be promoted in an ad campaign. I'd say no, and the fruits of this campaign may have people talking about Nike...but Nike doesn't need people to be talking about them in this fashion.
Let's start from the beginning. Kaepernick and other players have the right to kneel during the anthem. We all do. Excoriating them for this is silly, uninformed, and ignores the right to free speech. So set that aside. Let's discuss the real problem, which is the outcome of that decision to kneel, because that's where Nike messed up. They took a relatively benign issue, and amped it up on steroids.
The NFL has a Game Day Operations Policy it chose to not implement, which stipulates players which do not stand for the anthem MAY be fined. Not enforcing this has hurt the NFL's image and proved it to be a business at the mercy of its employees' political views. Try breaking YOUR employers' policies and see what happens. Good luck with that. But, hey - it's the NFL, and these guys are "STARS". So yeah, I guess if you have no backbone, you can ignore your own policies and assume everything will turn out fine.
Continue reading "Nike - A Massive FAIL"
Posted by Bulldog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 16:08 | Comments (38) | Trackbacks (0)
Sunday, August 19. 2018
Foggy drizzly Atlantic morning beach hike, Newcomb Hollow to Cahoon's Hollow, and back. Big shorebird migration last week. Hundreds of Least Sandpipers and Bonaparte's Gulls. Lots of Grey Seals people-watching. Great Whites seal-watching, I guess, too.
Besides multi-generational family tradition and the regular presence of my very high-energy sibs and their interesting kids (I went for an early morning jog - 5:30 or so, and ran past the town tennis courts. "Hey, Bird Dog - I have a spare racquet in my car". My brother and sis were playing tennis already, so we did Canadian doubles for an hour), I'll offer some reasons we love it there, and a few pictures, below the fold:
Continue reading "A Cape Cod state of mind: Why we love Wellfleet, MA"
Tuesday, May 8. 2018
Study: 2 Tbsp Raw Unsweetened Cocoa A Day Keeps Memory Loss Away
Harvard ramps up social group gender crackdown, may demand statistics, ‘inclusive atmosphere’
No freedom of association
DARTMOUTH DONS THE HAIR SHIRT
Why Are So Many Campus Feminists Anti-Male?
The Story Behind That Anti-Trump Textbook
Arizona Passes Goldwater-Based Campus Free Speech Law
Museum Conference speech code: ‘reverse racism’ ‘reverse sexism’ and ‘cisphobia’ NOT prohibited
Professor Tells A Harmless Lingerie Joke On Elevator. Unfortunately, There's A Gender Studies Professor Aboard. You Can Guess What Happened Next.
Actors Read The Real “Facts On FEMINISM” From A Teleprompter, Their Responses Are Priceless
Study: Greens Believe they have a “Moral License” to Pollute
The notion of "moral license" is an interesting one. If on the side of the angels, rules do not apply. Consider the Clintons, Weiner, Weinstein, Schneiderman, et al. Related, below -
Climate skeptics more eco-friendly than global-warming alarmists: study
Alyssa Milano Protected by Armed Security While Denouncing NRA
Celebs love their armed guards
New York Magazine: We Don’t Need Conservatives, Let’s Have Far-Left Ideological Diversity Instead
Coates is worried that Kanye West is forgetting his victimhood
How Buzzfeed’s ‘Data-Monster’ Leveraged User Data To Fuel anti-Trump Super PACs, Target Voters
Border Patrol Agents Arrest 15 more Bangladeshi Nationals in South Texas
Staring Down the Caravan: Sessions to Travel to San Diego Border
57,000 HONDURAN "HURRICANE REFUGEES" FROM 1998 TOLD TO LEAVE
Restoring the ‘Temporary’ to Temporary Protected Status
Trump winning over Democrats with his handling of key issues, CNN poll finds
Trump is putting the US back on top
President Trump needs to meet with Robert Mueller as soon as possible.
Wait, This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen?… VP Mike Pence Swears in Gay Ambassador Rick Grenell with His Partner By His Side
Sex with 10yo not rape, Finnish court rules in migrant’s case
Entry into the deal with Iran represented a sort of humiliation of the United States
U.S. seeks $200 bln cut in China trade imbalance
The New Risks, Realities and Opportunities in the Middle East
Thursday, February 15. 2018
Try searching on the Internet for information about Thor. Good luck if you're not interested in comic book movies. The Internet is a million miles wide and 1/16" deep, and it's turtles all the way down. References to Thor, the actual Norse god of thunder, are an afterthought. The actual Thor, not the wisecracking Australian guy, seems like he was pretty important back in the day. When a day of the week is named after you, you matter.
I'm always fascinated to see who matters on the Internet, because I wandered the Earth before it existed. The Internet likes all kinds of people who seemed half a joke in their heyday to me. I think it's a totally ingrained fetish for pointless contrariness. It's a Howard Zinn world, and whatever you trot out, there must be a cranky alternative we can decide to like instead. That's why the Internet loves Tesla, a weird, mostly useless crank, and hates Edison. The daily Google Doodles are always nobodies that somebody has decided to exalt in place of people who accomplished a lot. I prefer the real deals. I have no interest in a movie about comic book Thor. The original article was interesting enough.
Speaking of original articles, How about Jack Kilby? Who's that you say? Oh, he's not Internet-famous enough to get welfare queens like Elon Musk to name their subsidized cars after him. He just more or less invented the integrated circuit by himself in 1958:
Almost all of the truly useful things in the world are invented by invented by guys like Kilby, not Tony Stark wannabes. They bring lunch to work in a paper bag, wear short sleeve shirts and clip-on ties with their J. C. Penney suits, and have ink stains on their shirt pockets. The Internet's not interested in them. Then again, the Internet isn't all that useful, so it's foolish to think a Facebook world would be interested in a real god, when a comic book god is available.
On to today's links:
The Gallivans don't sound like Internet people. The Free Sh*t Army wouldn't have asked for the packages to be stopped.
It's interesting that post-WWII Hungary didn't bother to collect taxes, because the money was devaluing so fast. They just printed some more and spent it. Stop me when I say something that sounds unfamiliar.
I'm a grown man, more or less. Like I said, I don't have heroes, or go to comic book movies looking for them. But Adam and Shivaun will do in a pinch if you put a gun to my head. Slaying dragons that desolate the landscape and sleep on mountains of gold still cuts some ice with me.
The Soviet Union used to announce they were lightening up every once in a while. Perestroika, tovarish! After a few months of letting you vent your spleen at the party meetings, they'd say, "Never mind," and anyone who opened their yap would be mining gold in Siberia with their bare hands for twenty years. Giving a recruiter access to your social media accounts is about the same idea.
I'm so old I remember when "scientists" warned us that living near power lines would give us cancer, but major roads giving us dementia is almost as good. Of course since next-to-no-one lives far away from power lines or major roads, your study can be bent, folded, or mutilated to suit any agenda.
Yeah, but at least your computer is finally doing something productive. I say leave it.
For $2,500 I'll promise to never work there in the first place.
Breakfast options and alcohol? That's a redundancy at my house.
I think there are still four or five days on the Millennial's calendar that aren't Halloween, but I wouldn't bet on it.
What's for dinner tonight, mom? Cling peaches in heavy syrup, creamed corn, and cranberry sauce with indentations from the can. You know, same as last night.
Well, that's it for today. Have a great Thor's Day! Look out for Saint Boniface, though.
Saturday, January 27. 2018
65 above zero (F):
Floridians and Arizonians turn on the heat.
60 above zero:
50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
More below the fold -
Continue reading "Cold Weather is a Relative Thing, with special reference to upstate New York"
Thursday, December 7. 2017
Duck-like dinosaur fossil, plucked from black market, makes debut
17-foot python that could 'pretty much kill any full-grown man' caught in Everglades
Re dinosaur debut, The Curious Plight of the Modern Debutante - Why are some of the world's smartest women still lining up to dance?
The Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered - The light from the hot gas surrounding the celestial object took more than 13 billion years to reach Earth.
Young Liberals Object to ‘Snowflake’ Label For Hilarious Reason
Leftist Professors: Reporting on the Ideological Excesses of Leftist Professors Is “Violence”
The profs are snowflakes too
Teachers sue California because too many students can't read
Pam Anderson Slams 'Victimhood Feminism,' Says Weinstein Victims Knew What They're 'Getting Into'
Rose McGowan: 'They Really F--ed With the Wrong Person'
Juanita Broderick is always left out
Study: Gay men get paid more than straight men
Kling: Restoring Political Health, Left and Right - When they are healthy, both the left and the right contribute positively to a flourishing society.
DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is. Here Are the Facts.
How Trump turned tide of illegal immigration in first year: Border crossing hits 45-year low
Fantasy Train - California Democrats cling to their favorite boondoggle, even as problems mount up.
Utah 'Monument' Was a Reward to a Clinton Donor
Just one more tax dollar scam
Newest Thing That Contributes To ‘Climate Change’: Bitcoin
Bitcoin mines spew tons of pollution
BUSTED: Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Used Secret “Slush Fund” To Funnel Billions Into Left-Wing Causes
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT MUELLER’S BIASED STAFF?
Latest revelations make the entire ‘collusion’ probe look like a partisan hit
The crime was never about Russia
WaPo worries about a strong economy: Beware an economic boom.
Democrats are now the party of the rich — so why not tax the rich?
Trump’s truth-telling on Jerusalem marks an all-new Middle East
Six Facts The MSM Isn’t Reporting About The Jerusalem Issue
Turkish academics on trial for issuing declaration for peace
US Navy Completing Only Half of Missions -- And May Have to Turn Down More
Monday, July 3. 2017
Well, it's a nothing sort of Monday. Tuesday's a holiday, and everyone had Friday off, too. By the time the 4th rolls around, everybody's going to be too sunburned and hung over to blow their fingers off with off-brand fireworks properly. We're working in shifts here at Maggie's Farm, though. Bird Dog is still having his blood swapped out at the Peter Thiel/Keith Richards clinic, but the rest of us soldier on. We're not as interesting as Bird Dog, but we always tell the truth as we see it. We all wear really thick intellectual glasses, however. It makes us see things funny.
For instance, I'm not even sure that Donald Trump is Hitler. I know, the science is settled on that one, and I try and I try, but I can't see it. I squint and hold him at arm's length, and lift my lids real high, then rub my eyes, but I just can't picture it. He doesn't even look like Ernst Roehm to me. There's not even a hint of Admiral Raeder about him. I can't even gin up a resemblance to Roderick Spode, the amateur dictator. As far as I can tell, the body politic got tired of having Billy Ray Valentine as president, so we elected Thornton Melon. Meh. On to the links!
I'm fresh out of snark. A wonderful man.
I'm fresh out of snark. A pleasant man.
For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
Slowly but surely, it's bound to start dawning on Millennials that the internet is not a magical place where regular old laws don't apply.
If Rembrandt was a clapboard, this is vinyl siding.
The quest to portray secretaries as more important than their bosses rolls on. Because girlz.
As is usual, the article is refreshingly information-free. It sounds similar to always running Windows as a user, and reserving the administrator role for nothing but recovering an earlier image of your computer if things go south on you.
I'm confused by the term "kangaroo-specific environment." What about vaguely kangaroo-ish environments, like bars at closing time?
As usual, the answer is, "Something must be done." Since this is San Francisco, that means something must be done by someone else, at great expense, to assuage your guilt as you pedal past the poors. The policeman in Oklahoma in the first link shows you what "something" really means, virtue signallers. Get busy.
I'm not exactly sure, but wouldn't that mean that Tired Light is in, and the Red Shift is out? So Einstein was confused, and the universe probably isn't expanding? Other than that, this isn't big news. I wouldn't worry about it. The scientist is obviously a loon. Look at that quote:
Theoretical, computational work needs to be verified experimentally? Hold on there, Poindexter. That kind of approach doesn't fly in climate science, so I don't think we should pay attention to it in physics, either. Hey, Mikko, just say that because of Republican obstruction, light will keep getting slower and slower until you can catch it with fielder's glove. You'll get a big grant, and the science will be settled.
Have a great Monday, everyone!
Saturday, June 17. 2017
Warm-ups were stretches and jogs around the parking lot. For the real thing, sprints around the parking lot, lunge and presses around the lot, kettlebell swings, pushups on the grass, jumping jacks, hopscotch (really - it's an adult agility drill), Farmers Walks, jumping squats (ass literally to the grass), planks on the grass, burpees of course - calisthenics are much more fun outdoors. Just ask anybody who went through boot camp...
No rest breaks so you keep the heart rate continuously as high as possible. Darn thing pounds through your shirt in a scary but reassuring way.
Mrs. BD seems to appreciate the effects of the addition of tough calis on my attitude, energy, and physique. She wants a vigorous strong man with high energy regardless of age. She claims only old men sit around and read during daylight. Weights are essential for strength, but an hour of uninterrupted calis are great for body and soul. Good for strength maintenance and vitality, not to mention the cardio aspect. One hour is good enough. I am a believer in the three-legged stool of fitness but if I had to choose one, I'd choose hard calis 4 or 5 days/week.
If you have a sport you love, have a Coke and do it after a workout. You will have power, but a serene, controlled power.
Saturday, May 20. 2017
Hoax Science Paper Says Penis Is A Social Construct That Worsens Climate Change. It was accepted by a science journal. Here's the paper: The conceptual penis as a social construct
Whether news or science, nobody can tell real from fake anymore. Everything seems to be from The Onion. Is there anything we can take at face value, or is everything fake?
Related, not from The Onion: Store Selling 'Boys Will Be Boys' Shirt Under Attack, Accused of Breeding 'Rape Culture'
Thursday, January 19. 2017
Dream weddings and the Christian vision
Brandeis Hires Anti-Semitic Islamist With Al-Qaeda Links
Insty likes Tom Price
The NYT on Tom Price
Trump talks stupid on trade
Trump is talking politics, not economics, Don
Martin Armstrong Rages: Ken Rogoff Is "An Elitist Who Has No Respect For The People"
Genius. Pay off the hoi-polloi
Davos Elites Call For a Ban on Physical Cash... in the US.
The Elites are insane, drunk with arrogance and power. No wonder people rebel.
Oxfam's upside down inequality study
The Once and Future Obamacare Death Spiral
On the 20th of January, the dustbin of history will slam shut on the Utopian American Progressive Left.
Z-man on medical bills:
Pentagon readies aggressive ISIS proposals for Trump
Why doesn´t Europe protect itself?
Saturday, November 26. 2016
Re Trump, I am not a big fan but I am amused by it all. A Pres does not need to be your best pal. He has made some good appts. Yes, he should give Mittens a job. Romney needs a job. Take one more guy off unemployment in this economy.
Viking Ship Stopped by Gov Regulations
Hot Tubs and Luxury Dorms and Climbing Walls, Oh, My!
Who Raised the Snowflake Generation? Who’s to blame?
How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population
Free Coke! Why not?
Toronto is a hotbed of racial intolerance.
Teachers' unions are unhappy
Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
Colin Kaepernick Castro T-shirt is ignorant of facts, insulting
SURVIVING CASTRO'S TORTURES
FORTY THREE YEAR STRUGGLE AGAINST CASTRO
Repeal and Revise - Life after Obamacare won’t be as dire as some on the left are predicting
The outrage over fake news is based on fake news about fake news.
I haven't slept in my own room since the election
Bookends to a Disastrous Presidency
Nov. 8 represented an explosion of anger on the right at years of smugness and disdain by liberals.
Trump’s media feud enters new era
Isn't it the media's Trump feud?
Network CNN Vows To Oppose Trump Administration
The Real Legacy in Jeopardy Under the New Congress? LBJ’s - The GOP has plans to take apart many of Johnson’s Great Society reforms. Will Trump let them succeed?
President Trump’s Pentagon To Do List
Unlearned Lessons in Haiti
Sick governance, sick culture. They have to fix it themselves. Not in my lifetime, though.
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