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JROTC Students Saved Peers by Building a Shield Out of Kevlar Curtains

16th February 2018

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Zackary Walls and Colton Haab, two Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps members, saved countless lives with quick thinking and a little bit of kevlar during Wednesday’s horrific attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Talk Like a Texan: How Texans Use “Down,” “Out,” “Over,” and “Up”

9th February 2018

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And remember that ‘on’ is pronounced ‘own’.

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Dilbert’s Scott Adams Explains How He Knew Trump Would “Win Bigly”

7th February 2018

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Of course, if you’ve been following Scott’s Periscopes, you already know this.

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McDonald’s Fries Chemical May Cure Baldness, Study Says

5th February 2018

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You deserve a break today….

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America First: Here’s How 11 of the Country’s Biggest Companies Are Helping Workers After Trump’s Tax Cuts

5th February 2018

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That’s a lot of crumbs, Nancy.

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They Aren’t Making Cherokees Like They Used to

30th January 2018

Cherokee Nation Youth Council.

Steve Sailer says: ‘Apparently, Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only blonde Cherokee.’

Hey, of Cory  Booker can be Black, then I can be Cherokee. Fair is fair.

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RIP Mort Walker

29th January 2018

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Mountaire Corporation Announces Tax Reform Bonuses and Increased 401k Contributions

27th January 2018

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And the Trump just keeps on winning….

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Are Microschools the Next Big Thing?

27th January 2018

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Portfolio School looks and sounds like a Silicon Valley tech firm’s rec room—except that almost everyone is under the age of 10. The building’s walls double as whiteboards, with nearly every inch covered in colorful, hand-drawn diagrams of constellations and planetary orbits. Along one side, kid-sized scissors and glue sticks are piled neatly next to a 3D printer and laser cutter.

Portfolio School is part of a growing movement of “micro-schools.” Coined by British education blogger Cushla Barry in 2010, the term refers to educational institutions that emphasize interdisciplinary project-based learning, building social skills such as communication and critical thinking, and tailoring instruction to the needs of each individual student.

The schools tend to focus on teamwork, and they’re small by design—with student bodies ranging anywhere from half a dozen to roughly 150 students. The size limitations, informed by anthropologist Robin Dunbar’s now famous research on the maximum number of relationships most human beings can comfortably maintain, help the employees stay better connected with their students’ individual needs. Portfolio, located in Manhattan’s upscale TriBeCa neighborhood, is one of the most elite (and expensive) microschools, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Now we just need some homeschooling deplorables to weaponize this for Flyover Country.

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On This Day: Nathan Hale, ‘Brave, Hero, Crappy Spy,’ Executed

26th January 2018

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Yale man. Just sayin’.

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Thousands of Starbucks Employees Are Getting Raises After GOP Tax Cuts

24th January 2018

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And the wins just keep on coming.

Even hipsters get the word — eventually.

 

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Kid Rock Donates $120K Raised in Fake Senate Bid to College Republicans

22nd January 2018

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Works for me. I’d still like to see him in the Senate, though. That would be entertaining.

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Thought for the Day

14th January 2018

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Martin Mull Channels Trump

12th January 2018

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Bonus Bonus!

12th January 2018

Steven Hayward connects the dots.

Further to my post earlier today about how the corporate tax cut is extending benefits immediately to workers and consumers, Yahoo finance has put together a rundown of the 81 companies that have announced bonuses or new employee benefits because of the tax change.

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Trump Gives Media Extraordinary Access to Immigration Debate [VIDEO]

9th January 2018

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This is brilliant. Trump got all the Democrats in a room, with the media cameras rolling, and asked them for their proposals for immigration reform.

The Democrats are caught in the spotlight. They can’t just say ‘Trump is Hitler!’, they actually have to come up with a positive program. They can’t tell the truth, that they want amnesty for the illegals so that these new citizens can bolster the Democrat buy-one-get-one-free base. Anything they say here can and will be used against them.

The media are caught between a rock and a hard place. They can’t come back later with subtle mis-characterizations of what was said designed to make Trump look bad. It’s all there for everybody to see: that Trump is not an idiot, not senile, not mentally deficient, but an in-charge CEO doing what he does best.

It is often said that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Watch all those proglodyte cockroaches scurry for the dark.

UPDATE: Yuval Levin.

The president made the sort of statements presidents usually make at the start of such meetings. Then he invited the senior Democrats and Republicans in the room to say something. And then he just started having people talk back and forth. Everyone around him seemed to be waiting for the press to leave so the real meeting could start, but after a while they realized it wasn’t going to happen, and they launched into something like a real meeting with cameras in the room.

The result was pretty extraordinary and is well worth watching if you like politics and policy. It suggested, to this viewer at least, something about both the strengths and the weaknesses of Trump’s very unusual way of being president.

Levin, unfortunately, comes very close to getting it but then gets left in the dust like everyone else. This wasn’t a substantive meeting; it was more like a bullfight, in which the bull gets run around while thinking he’s in charge. In the end, of course, the bull ends up in the dirt and the guy actually running the show winds up with both ears and the tail. Wait for it; it’s coming.

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Father Measures Baby Son’s Growth for a Year With Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

8th January 2018

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Some of us are very fortunate in our parents.

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Thanks, Mike!

7th January 2018

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An interesting approach to a political ad.  Mike Madigan is the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, a Democrat, and apparently running for Governor. Bruce Rauner is the current Republican Governor of Illinois.

The Age of Trump is full of surprises.

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White Noise Video on YouTube Hit by Five Copyright Claims

7th January 2018

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I am not making this up.

The claimants accusing him of infringement include publishers of white noise intended for sleep therapy.

“I will be disputing these claims,” he told the BBC.

In this case, those accusing Mr Tomczak are not demanding the video’s removal, but instead the reward of any revenue made from advertising associated with it.

So it’s really All About The Money.

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Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

1st January 2018

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A triumph of American exceptionalism.

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Happy Boxing Day

26th December 2017

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Ho Ho Ho

25th December 2017

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AT&T Is So Excited About Tax Reform It’s Giving Each Employee $1,000 Extra Bonus

20th December 2017

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That didn’t take long.

Acosta Blasts Tax Cut Passage: GOP Could Suffer ‘Unintended Consequences’ Due to Unpopularity

Yeah, $1000 would be really unpopular with me.

 

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Barbed Wire Telephone Lines Brought Isolated Homesteaders Together

18th December 2017

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The very thing for a pointed message.

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You Know You Want One

11th December 2017

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Celebrity Perv Apology Generator

2nd December 2017

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We have the technology.

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Thought for the Day

30th November 2017

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It’s a Living: Meet One of New York’s Best Professional D&D Dungeon Masters

22nd November 2017

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I didn’t even know that was a option. Drat.

He’d better put an arming cap under that coif or he’s going to have some nasty bruises.

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Scott Adams Tells You Why President Trump Should Forgive Kathy Griffin for Thanksgiving

19th November 2017

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Scott Adams is a national treasure.

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New York Bakery Invents Cheetos Macarons

13th November 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Happy 242nd Birthday Marines

11th November 2017

I almost joined the Marines once. Fortunately, they wouldn’t have me.

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Animoji Karaoke

10th November 2017

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I am not making this up.

The End Times are clearly here.

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Tied Together: Ivy Guys, Vassar Girls, and the College Scarf

6th November 2017

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Back in the heyday of the Ivy League Look, when a boy was going steady he’d remove the locker loop on the back of his oxford-cloth buttondown, signalling to other females that he was spoken for.

And how did a female student signal she was taken? By wearing her boyfriend’s college scarf. The practice was especially popular at the two schools that most set the style in campus fashion: Princeton and Vassar.

The illustration does indeed feature a Princeton scarf, presumably on a Vassar girl.

Sometimes the old ways are best.

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Give You Pumpkins a Little Extra Bite With Fake Fangs

28th October 2017

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You knew it had to happen.

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Krispy Kreme Flavored Jelly Beans Are Probably Not for the Health Conscious

25th October 2017

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But the health-conscious are a bunch of wusses anyway.

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All Edge Brownie Pan

13th October 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Alex Collins Is an Irish Dancer, and Here’s the Video to Prove It

13th October 2017

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What — you never heard of the Black Irish?

(He still dances like a football player….)

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United Order of Tents, a Semi-Covert Organization of Black Women

8th October 2017

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Who knew there was such a thing?

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Jacquard by Google

25th September 2017

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Specifically tailored with the urban cyclist in mind, the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket was designed for getting around the city. The jacket features articulated shoulders to provide extra room to maneuver, reflectors, and a dropped hem to keep you covered as you ride. You can easily access your digital world because Jacquard technology is woven right into the sleeve.

Tiny electronics contained in the flexible snap tag connect the Jacquard Threads in the jacket’s cuff to your mobile device. The snap tag lets you know about incoming information, like a phone call, by giving you light and haptic feedback. Inspired by a strap that you would see on a cuff, it looks and feels like it’s a part of the jacket. The tag also houses the battery which can last up to 2 weeks between USB charges.

We have the technology.

Update: Google and Levi’s first smart jacket is a wash  Oops.

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Villanueva’s Jersey Becomes Bestselling NFL Gear as Football Fans Rally Around Him

25th September 2017

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Imagine that.

Hopefully he gets a piece of the action.

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Poll: Kid Rock Leads GOP Field in Michigan Senate Race

22nd September 2017

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Popular musician Robert Ritchie, also known as “Kid Rock,” is leading the GOP’s U.S. Senate race in Michigan, according to a poll released Friday.

The poll reportedly showed Ritchie leading other candidates in the Republican primary. This poll comes as Ritchie continues hinting at officially announcing his Senate bid against Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, but has yet to do so.

Ritchie has more support in the Republican primary than every other candidate combined, with a 29 percent lead over the potential candidates, according to the poll. Pollsters also said that Ritchie looks strong among supporters of Trump.

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Aaaarrrrrrr….

19th September 2017

You know what day it is.

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Uncommon Knowledge: How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams

15th September 2017

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In addition to being a person of great common sense, Scott Adams is a very original thinker and loves to turn the world upside down just to see what will fall out.

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Thousands Ride Out Storm in Style on Luxury Cruise Ship

11th September 2017

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We have the technology.

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Attractive People May or May Not Be Better Lawyers, But They Do Get Paid More

9th September 2017

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And rightly so.

I should get paid more than my ugly brother, and this has proven to be the case.

Of course, I’m a lawyer and he’s not, so this example is not ‘on all fours’ (as we lawyers say), but the underlying principle is still the same.

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Only in Texas Does the National Guard Get Bailed Out by a Bunch of Rednecks With Lifted Trucks

2nd September 2017

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We have the technology.

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Proles to the Rescue

30th August 2017

Lion of the Blogosphere lays down some inconvenient truth.

If you want to be rescued from a flood, it’s a lot better to have prole Texans for neighbors than lesbian college professors from San Francisco.

I am pretty sure that the volunteer rescuers are primarily Trump voters.

As am I.

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PetChatz is a Videophone for Keeping in Touch With Pets

29th August 2017

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I am not making this up.

I suppose it would work for relatives, too. I’ve often wished I could dispense little treats with the touch of a button.

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Apple Accepting Donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

27th August 2017

Give generously.

Hopefully none of your money will find its way to the SPLC.

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Apostles of Comedy

21st August 2017

With thanks to Bluebird of Bitterness, who turned me on to these guys.

My favorite is Anthony Griffith.

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