Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
I hate debates. As much as I enjoy seeing all sides of an issue, I hate the circular arguments that can result from overly- long debates. Usually the fault lies with the one who feels most defensive on the subject. Ok, with the one who feels. With the end of the SCOTUS session, I knew I was not going to be disappointed on social media as far as arguments went. I did learn to keep things very brief. I have better things to do with my time than spend it going about in circular arguments.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So, here are a few examples to help y’all shorten the debate so y’all can have time to enjoy.
ZOMG!!! Those poor, undocumented children (who just happen to come across our supposedly secure southern border)!!! We need to bring their families up here so they can be reunited. DON’T BE HEARTLESS!!! ELEVENTY!!!
I have two words for you: Elian Gonzales.
I am sick and tired of having men decide what a woman can do with her body, PERIOD!!!
Can you say, Roe vs. Wade? I knew you could!
No one has any business with what goes on in my bedroom!!!
How quickly they forget Lawrence vs. Texas.
An employer has no right to deny me healthcare!!!
Pesky rule, delaying the employer mandate, huh?
Religious zealots will now control my body. BURN THEM ALL!!!
Those evul democrats and damn Bill Clinton and his pen!!
My birth control is none of my boss’ business!!!
So use your wages to buy your own. Simple, eh?
I hope this helps y’all with any fence-sitters, or maybe a few liberal friends. I got through to my hippie niece on the whole Hobby Lobby issue, so I consider it progress, not progressive
…. which means no one is.
I wish this was a joke. But this comes on the heels of another school cancelling Honors Night because they didn’t want other kids feeling “left out”. Thankfully, parents protested and the event is back on schedule. Since when is it a secular sin to achieve?? It is human nature to try and be the best one can be at what one does. The real reward is good feelings?? No, the real reward is EARNING SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU TRIED YOUR BEST AND BEAT THOSE WHO DID NOT. The good feelings come from achieving, not from Kumbaya. This is just another attempt to equalize misery. They have done away with the red pen for grading, they have done away with marking “X”s, all school supplies are placed together for equal distribution, and no child can have a nicer notebook than another: all must be the same BRAND.
My daughter was tossing out some of her awards from the past few years. When I asked her why she told me they meant nothing, since everyone got the same award. She gave them to me to recycle into art. A part of me was a bit heartbroken to see how callously she tossed them out, but I was proud of her for recognizing that SHE isn’t a special snowflake. Her personal achievements vastly outnumber the cookie cutter awards doled out for the masses, and she knows that. Giving every kid a trophy for participation and good feelings isn’t encouraging any self-esteem. It just discourages incentive.
And that’s the first step in breaking the human spirit.
A few days ago I got a “suggested page” on my social-site-with-faces-page. It was for support for Mrs. Hillary Clinton to run for Prez in 2016. I wasn’t surprised I got the suggestion for the page. After all, that site was founded by a really big supporter of Prez Obama and liberal policies. I also have quite a few liberal friends who tend to post their opinions rather vividly. Algorithms being what they are, I invariably get a ton of commie crap. Alarming AND entertaining in one package!
Anyway, this photo jumped out at me, and not because it was entertaining.
WHAT THE SHIT????
I shouldn’t laugh, y’all. This crap is serious, but sometimes I can’t help it.
For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts.
Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative.
“The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.
I am not laughing at their quandary. I am laughing at the fact that EVERYONE CALLED THIS. And still people didn’t listen.
One [KGW] viewer emailed KING 5 saying, “They drafted my account this morning for a second time.”
Amazing how the site can’t operate correctly, and is usually down, but damned if they can’t manage to get your money, TWICE.
Washington Healthplanfinder emailed the Bruners a few days ago telling them to log in to view their invoice, something they couldn’t do because the website has been down. The Bruners haven’t been able to get through on the helpline either. They finally contacted Healthplanfinder administrators by posting a message on their Facebook page.
Washington Healthplanfinder is reportedly looking into the problem. Meanwhile, the Bruners can’t go shopping for Christmas gifts, or even pay their nanny. I don’t even know if they have healthcare insurance.
But I do know the IRS won’t garnish their return. This year, anyway.
Via Matt Walsh:
Allow me to introduce you to Kentucky’s own former Holmes High School Band Director Jared Murray.
Late at night, early in the morning, during class, Jared Murray, for several weeks at the beginning of the school year, bombarded a 15 year old student with all sorts of text messages. He now claims these were all “taken out of context,” and he was just trying to foster a “father-daughter” relationship with the young lass. He says there’s nothing criminal about the conversations he had with her. I’ll show you a few of the hundreds and hundreds of text messages. You be the judge. You tell me if they require further “context”:
“Girl, you’re always looking nice.”
“You already know I’ll smack your ass.”
“Morning, good lookin’.”
“So when you moving in?”
This man was suspended with pay, and then resigned without so much as a blemish on his record. The prosecutor’s hands are tied, because of Kentucky law. He did not explicitly solicit her for sex, you see. So he gets off, in more ways than one.
In a country where zero tolerance against students in public school is beyond reprehensible, where kids who chew a poptart into the shape of Idaho and get suspended because it resembles a ZOMGUN!!!, where a kid streaks through a football halftime and gets the book thrown at him as a sex offender and decides to commit suicide instead, where a kid wears an NRA shirt and gets expelled, where a kid becomes scared to even think about playing dodgeball or tag for fear of repercussions, it’s hard to believe the mantra the schools cry, “FOR THE CHILDREN!!“
For why would they claim to protect them, when they serve them as sacrifices?
It started off as a good morning for me, perusing the social-site-with-faces, reading link after link about how truly destructive this Administration is, the random funneh, and some weird news for the day. It was all good until I read about the utter pussification of our children nowadays.
Then I got all pissed off and started honing things.
These stamps that were to be issued by the USPS were inspired by the “Let’s Move!” Campaign. Personally, I find the campaign to be a waste of money and time, but every First Lady needs a cause. The stamps are somewhat generic, and though they skim the impressionistic arts, they are cute. But guess what? The entire run, ALL OF IT, will be destroyed, costing tens of thousands of dollars if not millions. At first I thought it was because no *ahem* kids with disabilities were portrayed. Or perhaps things were too “vanilla”, with the possible exception of the basketball player, and that’s another whole can of worms. No, the reason for the scrapping of the stamps is not due to the politically correct flavor of the day, but rather that kids may get hurt being active.
[T]he USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)
What the everloving SHIT?? Headstand without a helmet?? Since when is a helmet mandatory for a headstand?? This is how you raise drones and sheep, people. You scare them into thinking they will get hurt and die without the government telling them what they can and cannot do. My kids all had bike helmets and knee pads. Ask me how often they wore them. If you guess “once” you would be right. Sure, they got hurt, and they learned from their mistakes to do better next time, without the pampering. Why is it a crime to let a kid get a few bruises?
But hey, they just want what’s best for us. That is why the same people are in charge of our healthcare, our taxes, and our rights. So go ahead and wrap your kids in bubblewrap before letting them do anything remotely fun. It’s for The Greater Good™.
Hat tip: Michael Graham
Sorry for bumping the HOTW. Go look at her now and get some measure of happiness for today!!
Apparently, it takes a German to do the job.
YOU GET THAT, NSA??? Hope I spelled everything right for you.
Honestly, it seems like there’s an administration scandal each calendar day, with enough alphabet departments to make a thick soup.
I am reminded of his very own words when he delivered the Commencement speech at OSU:
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
I’m pretty sure he knew then the scandals would be breaking soon. Amazing how it takes leaks to make this the “Most Transparent Administration, EVAH!!”
So, which scandal do y’all think is the worst, and which is the worst transgression of our liberties?
Now, don’t judge me too harshly.
I am not a hard liquor drinker by any stretch. Hubby bought it on a whim, and had me try it. Damned if it isn’t smooth enough for me to toss down.
Now, y’all may ask: why did Aggie decide to do a liquor post?
Aggie is le tired of anti-gun zealotry.
Lego guns, cap guns, bubble guns, nibbled Pop Tarts, and fingers are no threat to safety. And the wild overreaction in these cases says there’s more going on here than simple school discipline. As I said, who treats a 5-year-old this way? It smacks of fanaticism.
In fact, it seems like a kind of quasi-religious fanaticism. I think it’s about the administrative class — which runs the schools with as little input from parents as possible — doing its best to exterminate the very idea of guns. It’s some sort of wacky moral-purity crusade. If a few toddlers have to suffer along the way, that’s tough. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
When I read that column by Glenn Reynolds, I was immediately reminded of a novel I read back in my high school sophomore History class, Brave New World.
The Director leads the group of students to the Nurseries. Posted on a notice board are the phrases, “Infant Nurseries. Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning Rooms.” The students observe a Bokanovsky group of eight-month-old babies wearing the Delta caste’s khaki-colored clothes. Some nurses present the babies with books and flowers. As the babies crawl toward the books and the flowers, cooing with pleasure, alarms ring shrilly. Then, the babies suffer a mild electric shock. Afterward, when the nurses offer the flowers and books to the babies, they shrink away and wail with terror. The Director explains that after 200 repetitions of the same process, the children will have an instinctive hatred of books and flowers.
Now, substitute “guns” for “books and flowers”, and you see what our government is doing to “educate” the young.
It’s time we became paranoid, if we aren’t there already. Remember: “diversity” is the new segregation, and if you have doubts about what is happening, go read that book.
Also, it helps if you are sipping Bulleit Rye while doing so
Hat tip: MrFixit.
Or more accurately, cheering on Boston.
Never, ever ignore what the other hand is doing. Why couldn’t this guy be on his way to Congress??