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Wednesday, November 26. 2014
I am thankful to those who contribute to Maggie's, and to all those who contribute links for our morning link dump. Besides randomly-interesting stuff, we like to link views and info which are neglected by the MSM.
Also, a thanks to other sites which we frequently neglect or forget to acknowledge as link sources - sites like RCP, Hot Air, Insty, Lucianne, Drudge, Vanderleun, and others. Thanks to y'all for your work.
We wish a Happy, thankful, and blessed American Thanksgiving to all of our readers and friends of all nations, creeds, colors, shapes, sizes, gender identifications, and cultures across our fruited plain and across the world.
Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
Taboos are so bourgeois and limiting of self-expression and self-realization
Are Women More Open to Sex Than They Admit?
Certainly. Everywhere I go, women try to seduce me
What it felt like to fly Concorde
An audio book review: Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations
An article set to produce countless spells of the vapors across American campi. Never leave home without your smelling-salts.
Common Core Will Fix the Nonexistent Gender Gap!
Private Oncologists Being Forced Out, Leaving Patients to Face Higher Bills
Believe me, you would always rather have a private doc than an employee of somebody else
Student mugged, says he deserved it because of his 'privilege'
This beta-male kid will eventually get his well-deserved Darwin Award
Read this yet at Rolling Stone? A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA
Thinking too highly of higher ed
People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception
Forget Ferguson, 244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died
13 Facts About Ferguson the Media Will Never Tell You
No cameras, no riots. It's symbiotic. Riots sell - ask any TV network.
NFL Star Reggie Bush Joins With Pro-Palestinian Activists in Co-opting Ferguson Tragedy
Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand jury for fairness beyond the norm
Is Preston saying that the guy had no choice?
RAW COURAGE: Papa John’s Female Manager Defends Store From Looters With Bare Hands
Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans
Schumer: Despite Midterms, ‘Public Knows in Its Gut’ That Big Government is Best
Williamson: Family Affairs - Political Dynasties and their discontents
Williams: Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans
America, You’ve Been Grubered!
Understanding the Nihilist in the White House - Obama is bent on destruction rather than creation, because destruction for its own sake is also part of the arsenal of nihilism.
Can't take the truth
Have they "gone wrong"? What is America's role in the world?
Blaming the victims again
Tuesday, November 25. 2014
I believe that the economy can potentially absorb five million additional gardeners and nannies. The challenge will be to create a corresponding number of rich young liberals to hire them.
Lawrence Sellin, here.
Of course she does...what else could it possibly be?
Giving Thanks at Cracker Barrel (h/t Althouse)
" poverty is the normal condition of man"
This is what a Feminist looks like — The university system as The Village of the Damned
Renewable Energy Will Never Work, But Can Nuclear?
is what a Feminist looks like — The university system as The Village of
the Damned - See more at:
"... the Democrats’ current Hillary problem: everyone in the party seems to be supporting her, and yet nobody can articulate exactly why."
Morici: Whites Face a Government Working Against Their Interests and Their Children's
So do African Americans
Who Paid for Astrid Silva to Go to College?
Sultan: Amnesty for Unamerica:
State Senator: This Is St Louis' Race War
She wants to catch up with Detroit?
Let no excuse for looting and rioting go to waste. Social justice requires burning a lady's cake shop.
Memo From Middle America | Obamnesty Not Approved By Congress? No Problem, It’s Been Approved by Mexico And Central America!
White House Quietly Releases Plans For 3,415 Regulations Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday
You had better read these, citizens
An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy
20 Ways Media Completely Misread Congress’ Weak-Sauce Benghazi Report
Monday, November 24. 2014
The 12 Wildest Songs to be Played at the Benefit Concert for American Digest's Gerard Vanderleun
Thad McCotter wrote a book
Wild turkeys have made a comeback and are ruffling some suburban feathers
Why Are America’s Poorest Toddlers Being Over-Prescribed ADHD Drugs?
The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy
The Unilateral Presidency - Obama may be right on the substance of immigration reform, but he's setting a dangerous precedent.
Democrats bet on diversity - Rallying behind the president on immigration, the party hopes to expand Obama’s winning coalition in 2016.
Ed Gillespie: An Obamacare Do-Over
Colleges struggle with protecting students without being accused of victim-blaming
Ice to close upper Mississippi from November 20, earliest on record
They are killers
What Big Wind Doesn’t Want You To Know
Shocker: Top Google Engineers Say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’
Penn’s gaydar admissions project goes back years: Gays are ‘blue-chip recruits’
White House Points to Decades-old Data on Immigration Benefits - Other studies show immigration reduces wages, employment
Cuban migrants head off from Caymans, bound for Honduras
Maine's Anti-Sanctuary Governor Blasts Obama Amnesty, Calls it ‘Very Shameful’
Salaita and The Historiography of Victimhood
Philosophers Behaving Badly: Brooklyn College BDS Edition
The European Parliament Threatens To Break Up Google
Sunday, November 23. 2014
Saturday, November 22. 2014
Tyler Cowan's favorite 2014 films
Larry the Cable Guy: ‘How come Cosby is toast and Clinton is toast of the town?’
Poverty Causes Crime?
Colleges struggle with protecting students without being accused of victim-blaming
Ferguson – Race Baiting for Political Power and Profit
Meet the Washington Snobocrats
Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again - Voters used to heavily favor federal intervention to ensure coverage. What happened?
This Is Why Rand Paul Is Hillary Clinton's Worst Nightmare
You Have to Give It to the President - It’s a brilliant, brutally cynical near-term gambit.
Despite highest poverty numbers in 50 years, Obama okays illegals to compete for jobs in US
President Obama has liberated the GOP from passing an immigration bill
Should Republicans Embrace the Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine?
An utterly shattering video about the moral depravity of students at UC Berkeley
TAKING ON THE SICILIAN MAFIA WITH GANDHI TACTICS
Oxford cancels student-group-organized debate on abortion after the student union “voted to inform College Censors about the mental and physical security issues surrounding the debate.”
Talk is Cheap: U.S. Response to Jerusalem Synagogue Attack
NSA director: China can damage US power grid
Israeli Police Busted A Massive Shipment Of Knives, Tasers, And Swords Bound For East Jerusalem
Image below via Zero:
Friday, November 21. 2014
ICE readies 2,400 beds for new surge of illegal immigrants through Texas
Fukuyama: Immigration Unilateralism - A Bad Call
After Barack I Issues His Amnesty Decree, The Ball Is In The GOP's Court
McArdle: "As an act of rare semantic derring-do, this was a towering achievement. As a political speech, I don't think it was very effective."
How Obama got here - The president, the Homeland Security secretary and their secret 9-month project to remake American’s broken immigration system.
Newbrough: "Opposing amnesty doesn’t make me heartless, selfish, or cruel, because the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s law, is not mine to give away. It’s not mine, yours, or anyone’s to simply hand over."
Thursday, November 20. 2014
Silly me, thinking that illegal immigration was against the law rather than being rewarded. A few links:
Immigration Lawyer: Obama’s Plan Is ‘Like The Golden Ticket’
Christian Adams: Obama, Our Modern John C. Calhoun
I never learned in school that a president can make his own laws whenever he is frustrated by Congress, but the NYT says it's ok to do that. I can easily imagine what they would say with a Conservative pulling something like that. Anyway, what's the urgency?
Immigration: Obama’s royal scam
And his f- you to the voters
Stories from around the world illustrate how immigration is a very difficult moral issue for liberal democracies today.
I hear from an expert friend that this is the best show the Met has ever put on
Colossal Mistake: Trivializing the Past
I disagree with the article. Old Roman constructions are used for modern activities with much success
Polar Bear update
If you go Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving, you should be deported
That's a mistake
This Gruber-gate supercut video is positively enraging
Purity politics, Democrat-style
Purity politics, regardless of viewpoint, is not politics
NYT (!):As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes
Sultan's Life Under the Victimocracy
HERE’S WHY WOMEN IN COMBAT UNITS IS A BAD IDEA
Admiral Greenert Speaks: What Should the U.S. Navy’s New Maritime Strategy Look Like?
Germany Abandons CO2 Targets
Is NATO obsolete?
Murder of 4 Jews praised by Abbas' advisor and Fatah
Being Jewish in Turkey
South Sudan, Samantha Power, and the Failure of Liberal Internationalism
Is Palestine a State That the US Can Recognize?
Wednesday, November 19. 2014
Apparently, it is a protected opinion against religion and thus religious in some sense: Atheists and Secular Humanists are protected by the First Amendment regardless of whether their belief systems are “religions” or not.
It is legally interesting, but in my experience most atheists have faith in some thing or some things as a life foundation, mainly pagan or materialist sorts of things. In the US, most atheists live on a Christian foundation.
Masters of Love - Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
The Modern Supermarket Is a Miracle - Finding euphoria in the bread aisle.
Weather Channel Co-Founder Predicting Snowier, Bitterly Colder Winter Ahead
Is New York the New Model for Startup Cities? Its rise has been remarkable. But should aspiring tech hubs really emulate the Big Apple?
Roadblock on Main Street - How federal housing policies run downtowns out of business
Promises Made, Promises Broken 2014: Unfunded Liabilities Hit $4.7 Trillion
Calling on the Brooklyn College Administration - Academic and administrative bias have, in the last few years, spread like a virus throughout the CUNY system. Stop the lies!
Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France
Canada: How free market ideas went from marginal to mainstream in our neighbor to the north
Too-Big-To-Manage Emerges As New Concern In the Financial Crisis
Why Does Washington Want to Hide Science Data From the Public?
Why Dems Lack Working Class Appeal: It’s Immigration, Stupid
Tuesday, November 18. 2014
Princeton's Professor Will Happer, video at Powerline's Teach liberals not to hate).
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Stolen from Vanderleun:
Nearly 36 million people are slaves, Qatar in focus: global index
Number of Foreign Students in US Hits Record High
Letter to a Manhattan Resident - A view from that big country outside New York
Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back
Article makes no sense to me: The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL
Ice Visible on Lake Superior Weeks Ahead of Schedule
What the mainstream media wont tell you about global warming
Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth
Gruber has exposed what liberals really think of the American people.
Monday, November 17. 2014
Toshiba enters high-tech food game with lettuce you don’t have to wash
Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam
Shale Oil: Expensive, Over-Hyped, & Short-Lived?
The Ways Climate Change Is Already Killing Us
Good grief, it's killing me already
Will Republican Know-Nothings Torpedo Climate Progress?
I guess I'm a know-nothing, but I am more Conservative-Libertarian than Republican and I do know a teeny bit about science.
"...the oceans have been rising for around 12,000 years, since the end of the last Ice Age. The rise was rapid during the first few millennia, then tapered off to where it has continued at a modest rate, with the usual fluctuations, for many centuries"
Who are the real know-nothings? Warm is good. Don't these people know that we are still in an Ice Age? It's just a momentary interglacial in a lengthy Ice Age. Ask Maine's Sippican about that.
The government is clueless as to what is nutritious because the science is nowhere near being settled in our lifetime.
Well, We The People know that mashed taters are nutritious. Fat is harmless, but you can live on taters forever.
More than holy, healthy and halal, Big Kosher is big money
New CBO study shows that ‘the rich’ don’t just pay a ‘fair share,’ they pay almost everybody’s share
Black prof.: GOP using Mia Love to advance ‘white interests’
What is a "white interest"? Mashed potatoes?
Douthat: The Great Immigration Betrayal
The Next Border Crisis - Executive amnesty would incentivize the next wave of families
Police state? More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations
Mr. Gruber, we Americans are all too stupid to chose our medical insurance, so do it for us. Please? It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves.
Obama Says Gruber “Never Worked on Our Staff” …But There’s Proof He Met With Gruber in White House
Under the bus with Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, et al. It's getting crowded under that bus.
Republicans have made it clear that if Obama goes forward, it would be the equivalent of giving the middle finger to their incoming majority
U.S. Navy Deploys Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf
1939 Palestinian Flag. What does it look like? Surprised?
Russian bombers to fly over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what happened last year in Central America.
Sunday, November 16. 2014
...paternalism is warranted, they argue, because without the government, people would fall prey to big, bad corporate interests and their efforts to relentlessly maximize shareholder value.
I don't think that I am unique in preferring big bad business interests to big, bad crony government and political interests. If you don't like a business, you can quit it. Not so easy to quit an armed government.
Being American is not supposed to be being a US subject.
Related: Gruber is an honest Liberal because he admits to grubering. Seems to me that his confessions are just bragging.
A new word: "Grubering." Lying your ass off to make a better world for you pathetic idiots.
Saturday, November 15. 2014
The kids are going to the NYBG Holiday Train show today. A field trip. 1/4 miles of track. Very cool for any age. Best to get tickets online.
We only use ours about 20 times per year, but it is quite an attractive space with a nice old fireplace. With good friends, we tend to dine in the kitchen unless it's a special occasion.
Grown-Up Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake
Vodkapundit: Climate Change Made Simple
U.S. and China Are Blowing Smoke on Climate Change
Amazing to me that the NYT won't see through the BS
They will find a way to blow it
Liberal Utopia: Boston Dumps Young Black Males into Special Ed
Senate to take up bill to stop mass NSA snooping
In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief Among Antagonists" in Ferguson
"And you think it's possible for the State to navigate between not enough minority members in the district and too many minority members in the district without taking race into account."
The good story of the amateur Gruber sleuth: A word with the man who…
Yes, that is the game. Used car sales.
Noonan: The Loneliest President Since Nixon - Facing adversity, Obama has no idea how to respond.
Good news from NYT: Rogue executive feeling “liberated” by gigantic midterm landslide
Working for ICE 'is hell right now,' as Obama plans amnesty for illegals
The Next Border Crisis - Column: How Congress can fight Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty
Immigrants, legal or otherwise, are doing the jobs I did as a youth
Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab
Friday, November 14. 2014
Common Core–The Elites Did It:
Combine arrogance, money, fancy degrees, and a top-down attitude, and this is what you get: a one-size-fits-all central plan designed for the masses by our moral and intellectual superiors whether you want it or not.
Same general philosophy as Obamacare. Or this: Liberal Masterminds Demand National Food Policy. No, that's not from The Onion.
A book (h/t reader) - Dining on the Shore Line Route: New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
South American Catholics Turning Protestant
The Rudy Giuliani guide to beating Hillary Clinton
Rush: Amnesty is Irreversible
Obamacare's Foundation of Lies - There is only one kind of lie, it's apolitical, and it cripples the best of intentions.
Krauthammer on Obamacare:
Warren to the rescue - Democrats are reeling. So they're calling on their biggest star.
Forcing females into combat is real ‘war on women’
Thursday, November 13. 2014
When apples were for cider
Wal-Mart 'urgent' memo urges improvement at U.S. stores
Why is NYC's nickname "Gotham"?
African immigrant fact of the day
‘Too Stupid’: Second Video Shows Obamacare Architect Insulting Public
New York: The Union That Devoured Education Reform - The UFT’s relentless pursuit of its own interests has damaged Gotham schools for decades.
Explaining income inequality by household demographics
42 Percent of New Medicaid Recipients in the Last Two Years Were Immigrants
U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency
Dem Think Tank Secret Email: ‘All Hands On Deck’ to Sell Iran Deal to Public
African immigrant fact of the day
Wednesday, November 12. 2014
An interesting life even if he had not located King Tut's tomb: Howard Carter the artist
Student photos of skimpy Michelle O lunches raise ire of parents
Let them eat crap
You can’t say ‘crazy’ at Smith College: Student paper replaces with ‘ableist slur’
Those people aren't crazy - they are batshit crazy. They ought to get out of Northhampton occasionally and experience reality unless they are too fragile to handle it.
Bad News for Long-Term Pot Smokers
But isn't the whole point to make you a little stupid? That's the good part.
Surber: Say Nyet to net neutrality
Mia Love isn't really black
"Real black" politicians are all about victimhood and special goodies. In my experience, real black Americans are not.
The coming climate onslaught - President Obama readies a sweeping list of executive actions.
South and East: Get ready for the icebox
Proposed Water Rule Could Put ‘Property Rights of Every American Entirely at the Mercy’ of EPA
Why Obamacare Architect's Admission of Dishonesty Should Matter to Every American
Thomas Sowell: Obama's Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan
Chart below via Carpe
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