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‘Gov. Perry Teaches Me To Shoot’

31st August 2011

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We need to get up a match between Perry and the Governor of New Mexico.

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Climber killed by rock knocked loose by girlfriend

31st August 2011

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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UK: Teacher defends double life as a porn film star

31st August 2011

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A secondary school teacher who also worked as an adult film star and stripper has defended his double life, saying that many of his colleagues spend their spare time drinking and smoking.

Oh, yeah, those are totally equivalent.

There’ll always be an England, but it’s quickly getting to look a lot like California.

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Chicago: Local ice cream makers face shutdown by state

31st August 2011

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Your tax dollars at work.

She says that a couple of weeks ago a representative from the Illinois Department of Public Health came to Logan Square Kitchen and informed her she’d have to shut down if she did not get something called  “a dairy license.”

Swanberg and others in her field had operated for years now without ever hearing of such a thing and, indeed, they say, the City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, to whom they applied for business licenses, never informed them they would need one to operate.

To get this license Swanberg wrote, in an email, she would have to:

  1. “Work out of our own space. Currently we work out of the Logan Square Kitchen.”
  2. “Have our product tested once a month for bacterial levels.”
  3. “Change all of our packaging and labels to meet state standards.”
  4. “Purchase a pasteurizer, which from what the state tells me will be about $40,000 or use a pre-made ice cream mix.”

Swanberg says that the IDPH officer who visited told her that her ice cream probably wouldn’t pass the bacteria tests if she continued to use fresh strawberries. Instead the officer suggested she use “strawberry syrup,” Swanberg said.

IDPH spokesperson Melanie Arnold said that it isn’t illegal to use real strawberries but that IDPH “does not encourage it simply because when you try and clean a strawberry to make sure it doesn’t have any bacteria, it kind of deteriorates.”

So-called ‘small farmers’ have to run a similar gauntlet to sell their produce — comply with regulations deliberately crafted by lobbyists and their paid-for legislators such that ADM and Tyson Foods can afford to comply, but Yasger’s Farm has no hope.

‘We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … ourselves.’

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‘Profits Before Environment’

31st August 2011

More whining from the New York Times.

I wasn’t surprised when the administration of George W. Bush sacrificed the environment for corporate profits. But when the same thing happens under a Democratic administration, it’s depressing. With little or no public input, policies that benefit corporations regardless of the consequences continue to be enacted.

This guy’s beat is food, so of course he’s bitching about capitalism and the environment; I guess that comes under ‘all things related’. (What doesn’t? NASA?)

The ‘environment’ in question is, of course, non-gene-mod crops, which are about as ‘natural’ as a Ford Focus; every plant we eat has been tweaked by selective breeding for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And these are the guys who proclaim their devotion to science; God forbid we should use that science to improve our lives.

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Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico Requalifies for Concealed Carry License

31st August 2011

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I’m sure Rick Perry already has one. Let’s have a contest.

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New, convincing evidence indicates global warming is caused by cosmic rays and the sun — not humans

31st August 2011

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The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere.

Not that any of the Global Warming Alarmists will actually look at the evidence. Their minds are made up — don’t confuse them with the facts.

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New Blue Nightmare: Clarence Thomas and the Amendment of Doom

31st August 2011

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Jeffrey Toobin’s gripping, must-read profile of Clarence and Virginia Thomas in the New Yorker gives readers new insight into what Sauron must have felt: Toobin argues that the only Black man in public life that liberals could safely mock and despise may be on the point of bringing the Blue Empire down.

In the ‘progressive’ mythology of Identity Politics, your identity is a matter of creed rather than of objective observed fact.

For example, ‘black’ means ‘black leftist'; doesn’t matter what your skin color, you can’t be black unless you support the leftist agenda. Hence Jesse Jackson can say of Congressman Artur Davis (whose skin is actually blacker than Jackson’s, not that it’s important), “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

Similarly, being a woman is more about supporting the Feminist Party LOine than about those tacky things called genes. Thus Washington Post columnist Wendy Doniger (whose area of expertise is Hindu mythology, no doubt a perfect profession for a feminist) can say of Sarah Palin, “Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman.”

This willing suspension of belief in reality has been the distinguishing characteristic of ‘progressives’ since the 19th century, so much so that it has even become a joke: “Conservatives believe something when they see it; liberals see something when they believe it.” So much for the ‘reality-based community’.

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Being Obama

31st August 2011

Jonathan Last puts the boot in.

Bill Clinton’s vanity was that he wished he could have been at the center of a world historical event. Barack Obama’s vanity is that he believes he is a world historical event. And the greatness of his being dwarfs any necessity to establish greatness through action. That’s why, despite his passivity as president, we’re likely to see a much more vigorous Obama in the coming months as he switches from governing to campaigning. However ambivalent he may be about leading the country, arguing for the indispensability of Barack Obama is the one project that has always commanded his full attention.

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Convert to Islam arrested with bomb-making guides and al-Qaeda propaganda; Spiegel says his “motivations remain a mystery”

31st August 2011

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Everyone knows that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ and that only greasy Islamophobes pause from raking in the bucks long enough to suggest otherwise, so Abdul Hakiim’s conversion to Islam couldn’t have anything to do with his sudden interest in setting off bombs. This one is, a Pamela Geller says, “a real headscratcher”!

Perhaps he was a disgruntled employee. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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Obama Administration: Lost in Space

31st August 2011

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With President Obama allowing the Space Shuttle program to die and laying off thousands who worked lifetimes solidifying its success, we had to turn to our old rivals – the Russians. This week, the Russians launched a Soyuz rocket filled with supplies bound for the space station. The rocket exploded scattering smoldering debris for miles. The Soyuz is the world’s last chance to travel into space. Yes, a rocket designed in 1966 is our last modern operating manned space vehicle. Pathetic.

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The Left: still quite unhinged about Dick Cheney.

31st August 2011

Moe Lane is having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.

The shrieking is highly amusing, not least for the reason that most of the poor schmucks doing it are fairly transparently trying to avoid thinking about the fact that the current administration is more or less doing a Cargo Cult imitation of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice’s foreign policy.  Which is to say, if you look at it from a distance and squint then it kind of looks like the previous administration’s foreign policy… but get up close and you realize that it’s all bamboo and palm fronds where steel should be.  Not to mention all the people standing around and scratching their heads over why the magic spells weren’t working.

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When Liberals Attack

30th August 2011

Scott Adams wakes up and smells the coffee.

Consider Rick Perry. He called Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.” As analogies go, that’s a good one. I believe I have used it myself. It’s a colorful way of saying the math doesn’t work well when the population of retired people greatly increases and the number of workers funding Social Security does not. Literally no one on Earth disagrees with the central point of Perry’s analogy. But I keep seeing Perry’s Ponzi scheme quote reported as if it were some sort of idiot misunderstanding or conspiracy theory or foreshadowing of evil. WTF?

Here’s the deal, Scott: Liberals, regardless of their position on any particular issue, are a bunch of deranged, hypocritical, intellectually dishonest haters. That’s what they do, and they’re very good at it; practice makes perfect.

Consider Mitt Romney’s quote in the context of taxes that corporations are people too. That quote was reported as if Romney is so out of touch with ordinary humans that he doesn’t know the difference between an artificial legal structure and a living person. Only a robot could say such a thing! But of course his point is one that 100% of real humans agree with: Corporate profits flow into the pockets of employees and shareholders. I remember a time when a gaffe meant you were wrong. But apparently being 100% right isn’t a defense if you’re also a conservative.

Now you understand the dialectic. Welcome to the neighborhood.

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Flaming raccoon starts grass fire

30th August 2011

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Well, they do that sometimes.

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Father charged after throwing crying son overboard on tour boat

30th August 2011

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I’d say something about California but it’s happening all over.

Briles, who’s divorced, was on the tour boat Sunday afternoon with his two sons, ages 6 and 7, when he got into an argument with his current girlfriend, said sheriff’s office spokesman Jim Amormino.

And there you have it. Welcome to the behavioral sink that is modern America.

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Motorcycle Gang Sues Over ‘My Boyfriend’s A Hell’s Angel’ T-Shirt

30th August 2011

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Now that’s comedy.

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NYC plans “interventions” with diabetics

30th August 2011

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Nanny Bloomberg strikes again.

More scary paternalism in the name of public health from the Bloomberg crew: the New York City government has begun “legally requiring laboratories that do medical testing to report to the Health Department the results of blood-sugar tests for city residents with diabetes — along with the names, ages, and contact information on those patients. City officials are not only analyzing these data to assess patterns and changes in diabetes prevalence in the city, but are planning ‘interventions.’ … If you wish to keep your medical data confidential, you cannot.” Coercive public-health techniques originally seen as needed to combat communicable and infectious disease will now be deployed in hopes of correcting less-than-healthy individual behavior.

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Degeneration Watch

30th August 2011

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Rigorous training in the rules of grammar and linguistic nicety was the basis of all education for the literate elite in the ancient world, and until recently the same could be said of modern times as well. So thoroughly have the tables been turned against grammar in the United States that it has virtually disappeared from American primary schools. No less a body than the National Council of Teachers of English has adopted resolutions and issued reports arguing that the study of traditional school grammar does students a “gross disservice”; so it is only symptomatic of a wider cultural trend  that recent American Presidents are known for their grammatical gaffes as the Roman emperors were for their meticulous correctness.’

Yaz, we be real ‘n’ shit, don’t need nonna them grammar bitches on da street, yo.

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Obama Aide to Join Growth Debate

30th August 2011

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Just what we need — another ‘cook’ pissing in the soup. You’d think they would learn.

Alan Krueger, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will likely serve as an administration advocate for more aggressive government intervention to revive job growth.

Oh, yeah, that’s worked so very well up to now; let’s have some more. ‘Thank you sir, may I have another?’

He served as assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy in the first two years of the Obama administration, where he helped design the “cash for clunkers” program to boost auto purchases.

A notable disaster that didn’t stimulate the economy, merely shifted car purchases forward a few months. But I guess that’s the story of government service: Come up with a disaster, get rewarded with a better job. Parkinson was wrong: People who work for the government don’t get promoted to their level of incompetence, they get promoted far beyond their level of incompetence.

Mr. Mankiw said Mr. Krueger’s previous stint in the Obama administration means he is already familiar with most of the players and policies. “I think this is a continuity appointment not a change-direction appointment,” Mr. Mankiw said.

Well, yeah. More of the same job-killing interventionism. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

A White House spokeswoman said Mr. Krueger wouldn’t be available for interviews with the confirmation process under way.

Yeah, God forbid the taxpayers should actually find out what he really thinks.

Mr. Krueger, 50 years old, earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1987 and has been on Princeton’s faculty ever since. He worked as chief economist at the Labor Department during the Clinton administration.

So he’s never actually been in a position to, you know, create a job. That’s surely just the sort of expertise we need.

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Fear, Inc.: The Business of Saving Jihad From ‘Islamophobia’

30th August 2011

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Indonesia: Fatwa issued against movie that “pollutes the morality” of Muslims by promoting tolerance and dialogue

30th August 2011

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Hey, can’t have any of that in the Dar al-Islam. What would people think?

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UK Riots: Sony warehouse raid ‘was professional heist’

30th August 2011

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One of the most dramatic looting and burning sprees during the London riots may have been orchestrated by a gang of professional robbers using the disorder as cover, it has emerged.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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‘Administrators Ate My Tuition’

30th August 2011

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Apparently, as colleges and universities have had more money to spend, they have not chosen to spend it on expanding their instructional resources—that is, on paying faculty. They have chosen, instead, to enhance their administrative and staff resources. A comprehensive study published by the Delta Cost Project in 2010 reported that between 1998 and 2008, America’s private colleges increased spending on instruction by 22 percent while increasing spending on administration and staff support by 36 percent. Parents who wonder why college tuition is so high and why it increases so much each year may be less than pleased to learn that their sons and daughters will have an opportunity to interact with more administrators and staffers— but not more professors. Well, you can’t have everything.

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S&P 500 at Reagan Recession Values After $2.3 Trillion Drop

30th August 2011

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Thank you, President Obama, for wiping out 30 years of economic progress.

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Republicans Barred From Wisconsin Town’s Labor Day Parade

30th August 2011

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“It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker’s rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain,” Radtke said.

I guess that means Texas can ban Democrats from the Independence Day parade, they being supporters of dependency and fighters against individual rights.

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California City Councilman Killed After Finding Marijuana Field

30th August 2011

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A well-respected California community leader who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation was a two-term mayor whose fundraising and goodwill helped build firehouses and a first-class high school football stadium.

The city of Fort Bragg was reeling Monday after the death of longtime Councilman Jere Melo, a forest land manager who was fatally shot Saturday while he and a co-worker were walking through a rugged area of timber land just outside town.

One of the dangers of living in a blue state, I guess.

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Senior official of Egyptian Islamic Jihad: Once we gain power in Egypt, “we will launch a campaign of Islamic conquest, throughout the world”

29th August 2011

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Except for the peace-loving people of Dearborn, of course. They’re the Different Kind of Muslims.

He also says that Christians in Egypt will have to submit and pay the jizya in a state of humiliation. And that there will be no art or tourism in the Egyptian Sharia State. Sheikh ‘Adel Shehato is a severe Misunderstander of Islam. He says things that I get branded with “Islamophobia” for saying in America. If only the Center for American Progress or the SPLC or Hamas-linked CAIR would explain how it is that so many imams and Islamic leaders like Sheikh ‘Adel Shehato keep misunderstanding Islam in the exact same way that greasy Islamophobes do.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Episcopal Diocese of NY nominates five for bishop, including married lesbian priest

29th August 2011

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It’s like watching a snowman melt in the sun.

I’m waiting for them to give up on this whole ‘Christian’ thing as being insufficiently inclusive.

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Iraq: Suicide bomber dressed as beggar kills 24 at mosque

29th August 2011

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When there aren’t any Jews or Americans handy, Muslims will quite cheerfully blow each other up.

If they’re that willing to blow each other up, what makes you think they’ll hesitate to blow you up? Think about that one.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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It’s Wrong to Steal … Even When the Government Does It

29th August 2011

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As a grumpy libertarian, I routinely get agitated about taxes, spending, and regulation. As far as I’m concerned, much of government is a racket that uses coercion to reward interest groups with unearned wealth.

Preach it, brother.

Asset forfeiture occurs when government seizes property that is associated with a crime. That sounds reasonable – and it is reasonable if someone is convicted of, say, bank robbery and the government confiscates the stolen cash and any loot purchased with that money.

But it is not reasonable (or moral, or just, or appropriate) when government seizes assets without a conviction. And it is downright disgusting when the government steals (and I use that word deliberately) the assets of innocent parties.

‘We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … ourselves.’

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Rich Jews for Tax Hikes

29th August 2011

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One of my favorite sayings has always been ‘Jews breed for intelligence’. This article is causing me to re-evaluate that notion.

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The Top 10 Apocalypse Movies

29th August 2011

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In light of the devastation to our civilization directly resulting from the collectivist policies of our ruling elite, there’s probably never been a better time to look at one of Hollywood’s best-loved genres – the end-of-the-world movie.

I suspect that the popularity of such movies is a combination of people wondering how they would do in such situations — the same impulse that leads people to do role-playing and strategy games — and a celebration of how much better our lives are than what they could be (rather like sitting comfortably inside while watching a rip-roaring thunderstorm outside).

It’s hard to pin down exactly what films qualify for this category – one list of doomsday movies includes dozens of very different films, with plots ranging from the world blowing up to society suddenly changing dramatically into something unfamiliar, dystopian, and creepy.  A documentary about the last two-and-a-half years would qualify as the latter.

Indeed.

Sometimes society is teetering – think California – and sometimes it has fallen completely into the abyss – think Detroit.

And in such scenarios, the latent fascism never far below the surface of the ‘progressive’ movement usually comes to the fore.

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Feds Raid Gibson; Musicians Now Worried The Gov’t Will Take Their Guitars Away

29th August 2011

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It’s not enough to know that the body of your old guitar is made of spruce and maple: What’s the bridge made of? If it’s ebony, do you have the paperwork to show when and where that wood was harvested and when and where it was made into a bridge? Is the nut holding the strings at the guitar’s headstock bone, or could it be ivory? “Even if you have no knowledge—despite Herculean efforts to obtain it—that some piece of your guitar, no matter how small, was obtained illegally, you lose your guitar forever,” Prof. Thomas has written. “Oh, and you’ll be fined $250 for that false (or missing) information in your Lacey Act Import Declaration.”

I’m all for not destroying the environment — and if Gibson is really doing something bad, then that should be dealt with. But some of these other situations just seem flat out ridiculous. Don’t the feds have more important things to do?

In short, no. To the bureaucrat in these degenerate modern times, all offenses are equally offensive; there is no proportionality. And, with the pervasive modern state, not all offenses can be addressed, so the bureaucrat will address those that give optimal return, i.e. the maximum amount of ‘See, I’m doing something to justify my salary!’ with minimal effort. Hence shutting down kids’ lemonade stands is more important than keeping Mexican drug cartel mules from crossing the border.

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Israel: Palestinian rams police checkpoint with taxi, stabs passers-by while shouting “Allahu akbar”

29th August 2011

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“Allah is greatest,” he shouted. Sure, nothing shows the world your utter moral superiority like ramming people with your cab and then stabbing them.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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World’s biggest startup launches in Silicon Valley

29th August 2011

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Among the startups tucked between restaurants, squeezed into office buildings and squatting in storefronts near Mountain View’s main drag is one that might stop you cold: @WalmartLabs.

Yes, Wal-Mart — the behemoth of Bentonville, Ark., the fount of falling prices, the beyond-gigantic retailer — has established an outpost here in its search for startup mojo.

What do you mean, nothing with Walmart in its name could be a startup?

@WalmartLabs talks like a startup. “It’s a great place to come and change the world,” says Anand Rajaraman, who runs the place.

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Some Kentucky Agencies Pay for Employee Exercise Breaks

29th August 2011

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Some state agencies in Kentucky allow their workers to have paid exercise breaks.

‘Get a government job!’ — John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia

Department of Financial Institutions employee Lisa Clark said being able to extend her lunch break to work out has been so beneficial she hasn’t had to visit her doctor for low back pain and fibromyalgia, which causes body-wide pain, in a year.

“Nothing has helped me like exercise has,” said Clark, an administrative coordinator. “For me to be able to incorporate it into my lunch hour, motivates me to go to the gym.”

No, sweetie, what motivates you to go to the gym is that you’re doing it on the taxpayer’s dime. If you won’t do it without being paid, your ‘body-wide pain’ isn’t all that bad.

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Ex-N.Y. TSA Agent Admits to Aiding Accused Drug Dealer

29th August 2011

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A former federal security officer has admitted helping a man accused of running a drug ring evade security and smuggle money through the Buffalo Niagara Airport.

Minnetta Walker was arrested in March. She admitted Friday in federal court helping the man get around airport security scanners, The Buffalo News reported.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Officials: 29 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Iraq Mosque

29th August 2011

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When there aren’t any Jews or Americans handy, Muslims will cheerfully blow each other up.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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African Union refuses to recognise Libyan rebels as “legitimate authority”

28th August 2011

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Of course not. They’re all dictators themselves; it would set a bad precedent.

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Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Lincoln Remembered for Signing the Declaration of Independence’

28th August 2011

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Obviously the product of separate but unequal schools. We must immediately insert as many white kids into black schools as it takes to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.

Oh, wait….

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Peaches Geldof, the daughter of the rock star and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, says she regrets every one of her many tattoos.

28th August 2011

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Bob Geldof has been criticised in the past, often unfairly, for the louche activities of some of his children. Now, his daughter Peaches seems to have questioned the rock singer’s parenting skills.

The 22-year-old television presenter says she wishes that she had been dissuaded from covering her body with “art” work. “Fourteen-year-old girls should not be allowed to have tattoos,” she tells Mandrake. “The ones I have from that age are more like prison tattoos.”

Peaches – whose mother, Paula Yates, died of an accidental heroin overdose – adds: “I recently came to the conclusion that I regret every single tattoo I’ve ever had done. I have so many bad tattoos. Some of them I look at now and find them horrendous. If I could graft a completely new skin for myself, I would.”

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

28th August 2011

My Maria

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Maryland: 17-year-old “Mohammed K.” was collaborator with “Jihad Jane,” is accused of plotting school massacre

28th August 2011

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Mohammed was “pissed off” at his classmates who were proud their parents worked for the National Security Agency and FBI. And so he spoke openly of his desire to kill them.

Just another one of those peaceful Muslims. I’ll bet his ambition is to move to Michigan when he grows up.

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Saturday Night Card Game (The 10th Amendment is racist)

28th August 2011

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This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain…

There is a curious argument used to paint the Tea Party movement and conservatives as racist.

The argument goes that since slave owners and segregationists invoked states rights, and since the Tea Party movement and conservatives invoke states rights, therefore the Tea Party movement and conservatives are racist.

Of course, there is no logic to this construct.  Just because one use of the 10th Amendment was for racist purposes does not mean that all other invocations of the 10th Amendment are racist.  Unless of course the 10th Amendment and our federalist structure itself is racist.

Nonetheless, it is a theme the Jesse Jacksons of the world push day in and day out in order to play the race card in favor of Democrats, in this case having a crowd repeat “big government is us by another name.”

By ‘us’, of course, Jesse Jackson (Lawn Jockey of the Crust) means himself and his tax-parasite friends.

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New Libyan Government Would Block Extradition of Lockerbie Bomber, Officials Say

28th August 2011

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Which demonstrates that this ‘rebellion’ is just a coup d’etat against Khadafi, not a fundamental change. ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.’ And Obama spent billions of your money on this crap, while bitching and moaning about Bush and Iraq and Afghanistan. A hoser and a poser and a half-blood twit, that’s our Barry.

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Top five weird foods

27th August 2011

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We have the technology.

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Somali jihadists behead 11 in Mogadishu

27th August 2011

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This story notes that al-Shabaab certainly seems to like their beheadings and amputations, but does not make the connection regarding their symbolic significance. The point al-Shabaab intends to make is that they are playing “by the book” as they fight to impose Islamic law.

Qur’an 47:4: “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks…”

Are the enemies nominally Muslims? No problem. They declare their enemies apostates. The penalty for anyone who “changed his religion” is death, according to Muhammad’s own orders.

Qur’an 5:33: “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.”

Qur’an 5:38: “As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise”

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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If Dominionists Didn’t Exist, Liberals Would Have To Invent Them

27th August 2011

John Hinderaker at Power Line takes a look at more Crustian goofiness.

Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the New York Times–that’s roughly like being Captain of the Titanic, but some people pay attention to him anyway–has gotten a lot of notice with a list of questions that he poses to Republican presidential candidates, collectively and individually. There is much to be said about this. For example: Why only the Republican candidates? Has Keller or anyone else asked similar questions of Howard Dean, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton or even Barack Obama, whose brushes with religious radicalism are notorious? Does anyone expect Democratic candidates to wax eloquent on religious issues? Not that I am aware of.

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Norway: Christian convert tortured with boiling water: “Return to Islam or we kill you”

26th August 2011

Read it.

That’s some fine Religion o’ Peace™ you got there, Mohammed.

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Multiculturism in Berlin: Germans want private police and weapons to protect themselves and property

26th August 2011

Read it.

Berlin is the third largest Turkish city after Istanbul and Ankara, and a prime example of failed multiculturism. Citizens are starting to discuss vigilantism and whether or not they should establish armed patrols. Christians “have long called for a special auxiliary police made up of volunteers who would have uniforms, batons and handcuffs.”

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