Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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‘‘How many people do we have to kill around here to finally get our message across?’’


Monty Python meets Islamic militancy.

(A reader reacts: ‘‘Is it bad that I found that to be the funniest thing I’ve read all day and probably all week?’’)


(More at --and via-- Instapundit)

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

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Beauteous Bluebells


Spring in London comes earlier than it does here in Indiana.  If this year matches 2009, about a week from now you could take the U9 bus to Hillington, and enjoy the amazing display of bluebells in Old Park Wood.  (That’s provided you’re there, not here!)

HT:  Diamond Geezer

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Sunday, 05 April 2015

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Are you a ‘‘greybeard,’’ ‘‘gatekeeper,’’ ‘‘certification authority’’?

Sons of Martha  Dept

Eric S. Raymond has a reminder of your duty to civilization.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

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The 545 Problem


Bill Quick found this goody at Mike’s place:

The 545 Problem
By Charley Reese

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices — 545 human beings out of the 235 million — are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country...

When you fully grasp the plain truth that [those] 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.  If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.  If the Marines are in Lebanon, it’s because they want them in Lebanon.

There are no insoluble government problems.  Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like ‘‘the economy,’’ ‘‘inflation’’ or ‘‘politics’’ that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do...
This was written in 1988.  You’d think we might have learned.

You’d think we might have done something.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

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One thousand feet up and covered with ice


This Shouldn’t Happen


Pretty, though...

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Friday, 09 January 2015

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Freedom v. Fear


Jim Butcher:

‘‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’’

...Intangible fear can be mightier than the sword, too.  Hell, it has been for quite a while now.  Don’t believe me?  Try getting on an airplane without taking your shoes off...

That's the power of fear, guys.
...
The threat isn’t aimed at our government or our borders or our resources.  It’s targeting something far more precious--our identity.  It’s changing us, who we are, how we live, and not for the better.
..
Read the whole thing.

(Via:  comments at Instapundit)

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

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Who said it?

This would make a good campaign spot  Dept


I knew!

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Especially Twitter

Another Howling Success  Dept

The Internet:
Where You Can Be Anything You Want To Be

...as long as what you want to be is an Asshole.
- AceOfSpades

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Sunday, 04 May 2014

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‘‘Suicide as national policy has never been very attractive to me, but progressives seem to like it a lot.’’


Bill Quick reviews the record.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

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But I thought he was *already* a member!


Nathan receives an invitation to join the Illuminati.


(BTW, FC, Google won’t let me log on to your comments.  I get as far as ‘‘...wants to see your email address,’’ but both buttons are greyed out.  Firefox 21.0.)

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