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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thanks to War on Drugs, U.S. is World's #1 Jailer

CARPE DIEM: This is a post to recognize the 40th anniversary of the day in 1971 that President Nixon declared that the U.S. government would start waging a "War on Drugs" war on peaceful Americans who chose to use intoxicants not approved of by the U.S. government.

via Newsalert.

California Teachers Work Unionizing Propaganda into Curriculum

Holy crap. Really?

Alternative post title - reason to homeschool #_____.

A “Labor Studies Curriculum for Elementary Schools,” entitled “The Yummy Pizza Company,” takes up to 20 classroom hours over a two-week period. Important concepts in the 10 lessons, such as the value of work and money management, are critical components, but are quickly overshadowed by the fact that 40% of the curriculum is about forming Pizza Makers Union Local 18. That’s right – the program is focused on teaching kids to unionize.

Friday, June 17, 2011

IRS Had No Authority To Waive Tax Rules For GM.

TaxProf Blog: Ramseyer & Rasmusen: IRS Had No Authority to Waive NOL Rules for GM

via Instapundit.

Iowahawk: Weinermandius

`My name is Weinermandius, Dong of Dongs:
Look on my junk, ye mighty, and despair!"

I read a hyperlink from a Twitter sage
Who said: "A vast and trunkless dick of stone
Stands in an archive. Near it on the page,
Half sunk, a shattered screencap lies, whose tone
And wrinkled pecs and leer of middle age
Tell that its subject kept that poontang rapt
Who yet discuss, in coed Facebook throngs,
The man who chased them and his hand that fapped.
And on the EXIF these words appear:
`My name is Weinermandius, Dong of Dongs:
Look on my junk, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal bulge, manscaped and bare,
The lonely intertubes stretch far away."

TGIF links

Army chef serves Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam.

Photographs of Superheroes Performing Household Chores.

Recreating Starry Night With Household Objects.

US government anti-marijuana film from 1968. Starring Sonny Bono.

The neuroscience of female moodiness.

In Reality, a Lightsaber Battle Would Only Last a Second


2012 Voter Preferences Obama 39, no-name Republican 44


via Newsalert.

Kids Lemonade Stand At U.S. Open Fined $500 And Shut Down By Maryland

People's Republic of Maryland.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Turning The iPad Into A Weapon

Information Warfare.

via Instapundit.

Czechs withdraw from US missile shield plan

Yahoo! News: "current administration doesn't take the Czech Republic seriously."

My links are up at The Corner.


Bloomsday links

Today is Bloomsday. Favorite quote from Joyce’s obscenity trial: “[i]n respect of the recurrent emergence of the theme of sex in the minds of [Joyce's] characters, it must always be remembered that his locale was Celtic and his season Spring.”

Security guard tries to remove wart from finger with a shotgun.

Mmmm… Artificial Meat Based on Human Excrement.

Gallery of Unintentional Faces in Objects.

Why some people are mosquito magnets.

Final lines from Ulysses: " ...I was a flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bill Gross" US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece


Much of the public focus is on the nation's public debt, which is $14.3 trillion. But that doesn't include money guaranteed for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, which comes to close to $50 trillion, according to government figures.

The government also is on the hook for other debts such as the programs related to the bailout of the financial system following the crisis of 2008 and 2009, government figures show.

Taken together, Gross puts the total at "nearly $100 trillion."

Where’s the warming?

The evidence is powerful, straightforward, and damning. NASA satellite instruments precisely measuring global temperatures show absolutely no warming during the past the past 10 years. This is the case for the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, including the United States. This is the case for the Arctic, where the signs of human-caused global warming are supposed to be first and most powerfully felt. This is the case for global sea surface temperatures, which alarmists claim should be sucking up much of the predicted human-induced warming. This is the case for the planet as a whole.

If atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions are the sole or primary driver of global temperatures, then where is all the global warming? We’re talking 10 years of higher-than-expected increases in greenhouse gases, yet 10 years of absolutely no warming. That’s 10 years of nada, nunca, nein, zero, and zilch.

Comments and more links at Hot Air.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Coal plants closing = higher electricity prices

Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.

The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation's electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.

via Newsalert.

Steyn: It's all bumps, no road in Obamaville

The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.

In a sane world, Americans would be outraged at the government waste that confronts them everywhere you turn: The abolition of the federal Education Department and the TSA is the very least they should be demanding. Instead, our elites worry about sea levels.

The oceans will do just fine. It's America that's drowning.