October 11, 2012

Reader Tips

Everybody knows these newfangled modern day Association Football stars wouldn't stand a chance against the fabled gentleman amateurs of yore

The comments are open, as always, for your Reader Tips.

Posted by EBD at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM

African-American gentleman Marc Lamont Hill, writing at The HuffPo, posts his list of The 15 Most Overrated White People.

Earning a spot on his list: William Shakespeare.

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 10:01 PM

School lets Democrats register students to vote, but not Republicans.

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 10:03 PM

Soviet style wind farm subsidies

Posted by: Johnbrooks at October 10, 2012 10:16 PM

A love story in pictures.

You can read more about Taylor Morris here.

Posted by: SDH at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM

Might be a big light show on November 28 of next year:

"Current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude –16. That's far brighter than the full moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history…"

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM

Posted by: Kevin S at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM

Thanks for that, SDH. That's beautiful.

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM

Eric Michael Johnson: Ayn Rand vs. the Pygmies

Peter Foster: Eric Michael Johnson is an idiot.

Posted by: SDH at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM

I almost had to wipe my eye EBD....almost.

Incredible people, both Taylor and Danielle.

Posted by: SDH at October 10, 2012 11:07 PM

I prefer American football.

Posted by: Sooke at October 10, 2012 11:15 PM

"Manosphere"-type blogger Heartiste's The Problem With Single Women Having The Vote.

Gulp. Language warning, maybe.


When you don’t have an alpha male in your personal life to admire and rely on for support (partly because you make your own money and don’t feel a pressing need to have a middle class compliment&cuddle herb around for security), you turn to the next facsimile — the substitute alpha male who promises limitless resources for you and your future sprogling. This substitute alpha male is The State, and its…emissary is Obama.

Don’t believe me? Check the polls.

If President Barack Obama wins a second term, he may have to thank all the single ladies: A new poll out Wednesday shows Obama crushing Mitt Romney among unmarried women by a lopsided 60%-31% margin. [...]

The Quinnipiac survey found Romney up 54%-35% among married men and 49%-42% among married women. Obama led 47%-38% among single men and 60%-31% among single women.


I can count on three fingers the number of unmarried girls I know who aren’t reflexively pro-O-face. And even among those women who might have some sympathies for anti-Gimmedat viewpoints, any hint that you were against eternally welcoming open borders to the third world would send them spinning into point and sputter orbit.

This is the reality we live in. It’s status whoring and self-righteous hypocritical white girl preening all the way down. The people have suckled on the Big Daddy Government teat for too long, and they ain’t giving it up. Single women are the worst teat sucklers because it is in the nature of women, before they have had their estrogenic rocket fuel burned out of them by marriage and children, to extract as many resources from the tribe’s public pot as they can manage, and to dispense as much of the public till to sympathetic groups in a showy self-annihilation of pathological altruism.

Blogger Whiskeysplace, arguing against the viability of Steve Sailer's suggestion that the GOP's strategy should be to maximize the white vote and forget about the rest, makes a similar point, noting that Obama got 70 percent of the Single White Woman vote in 2008.

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM

Winners of American Enterprise Institute's video contest to promote the moral case for free enterprise.

Posted by: EBD at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM

Reading Roissy is not for the faint of heart.

Ann Barnhardt had a post up recently slamming women's suffrage. It's from Sept 1, titled "Permanently Disqualified From Everything"

Posted by: SDH at October 10, 2012 11:25 PM

The left has a distate for debate.

Posted by: SDH at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM

Dennis Miller is on fire on O'Reilly's show tonight!

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM

SDH - that's a horribe story! They murdered Toothless. No I'm not kidding.

re. EBD @10:01 - well if Shakespeare was so smart why can't Marc Lamont Hill even understand what the hell he's talking about? Typical Republican bs.

Posted by: Black Mamba doesn't like humans, she likes cats at October 11, 2012 1:29 AM

"PQ downsizes plans for confrontation with feds, says it can work with Harper."

It appears that Mme Marois is downshifting as she approached the steep grade.

Posted by: Plainzdrifter at October 11, 2012 1:40 AM

The Left's Chinese Communist comrades on display.

Posted by: Robert W. at October 11, 2012 3:53 AM

Logan's speech regarding terrorism.


Al-qaeda and all islamic terrorist groups share an idea.

Posted by: Mark at October 11, 2012 6:30 AM

Logan said a lot of very 'conservative' things in her speech, but this is perhaps the most critical as it relates to fighting Islamic supremicism (17:50 mark):

"If you fail to identify the ideological component to this fight, if you fail to identify what your enemy is really fighting for, if you lie about who they really are, I don't see how you can possibly have the right strategy."

Posted by: Mark at October 11, 2012 6:37 AM

Neo-AGW Progress Report.

Wine is best served chilled.

"This summer’s wet and cold summer meant that grapes did not mature as they should."

"A spokesman said: “The wet and cold summer meant we knew it could be a challenging harvest, but you never know till closer to harvest. Followed by a wet and cold autumn this has meant conditions aren't right for maturing our top quality grapes.”"

"English winemaker scraps entire grape harvest due to poor weather"

"An award-winning English winemaker has scrapped its entire 2012 grape harvest because of the summer’s poor weather."


"Roman Warm Period (Europe - Central) -- Summary

Climate alarmists contend that the degree of global warmth over the latter part of the 20th century was greater than it has been at any other time over the past one to two millennia, because this contention helps support their claim that what they call the "unprecedented" temperatures of the past few decades were CO2-induced. Hence, they cannot stomach the thought that the Medieval Warm Period of a thousand years ago could have been just as warm as, or even warmer than, it has been recently, especially since there was so much less CO2 in the air a thousand years ago than there is now. Likewise, they are equally loath to admit that temperatures of the Roman Warm Period of two thousand years ago may also have rivaled, or exceeded, those of the recent past, since atmospheric CO2 concentrations at that time were also much lower than they are today. As a result, climate alarmists rarely even mention the Roman Warm Period, as they are happy to let sleeping dogs lie. In addition, they refuse to acknowledge that these two prior warm periods were global in extent, claiming instead that they were local phenomenon restricted to lands surrounding the North Atlantic Ocean. In another part of our Subject Index we explore these contentions as they apply to the Medieval Warm Period. In this Summary, we explore them as they pertain to the Roman Warm Period, beginning with Central Europe."

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 9:13 AM

Another random act of leftism.

Bus driver tells 12 year old whose parents have a Romney/Ryan sign that he should have been aborted. Yeah, she got fired really quick.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:33 AM

Another random act of leftism.

Bus driver tells 12 year old whose parents have a Romney/Ryan sign that he should have been aborted. Yeah, she got fired really quick.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:34 AM

Another random act of leftism.

Bus driver tells 12 year old whose parents have a Romney/Ryan sign that he should have been aborted. Yeah, she got fired really quick.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:36 AM

Another random act of leftism.

Bus driver tells 12 year old whose parents have a Romney/Ryan sign that he should have been aborted. Yeah, she got fired really quick.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:37 AM

So...US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has a twitter account...hilarity ensues...

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:38 AM

Sorry for another random act of reposting

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 10:51 AM

Socialism's natural end result.


"Spain keelhauled by Germany and AAA chicanery"

"As Gary Jenkins from Swordfish says this morning: Spain is junked if it does, and junked if it doesn’t.

A key reason for Standard & Poor’s two-notch downgrade of Spain to near junk last night is the refusal of premier Mariano Rajoy to bite the bullet on a rescue. His "hesitation" is "potentially raising the risks to Spain’s rating".

By contrast, Moody’s said earlier that it will cut Spain to junk if it DOES request a bail-out. What a marvellous mess."


"Greece's biggest company Coca-Cola Hellenic moves abroad"

"Greece's largest company is to move its headquarters to Switzerland and list its shares in London, in a further blow to the struggling eurozone country."

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 10:52 AM

For your joy and enlightenment...tossing a few Steyn's in the political muppet's pond.

Mark Steyn: The Sesamization of America

Apparently, Frank Sinatra served as Mitt Romney’s debate coach. As he put it about halfway through That’s Life:

“I’d jump right on a big bird and then I’d fly.”

That’s what Mitt did in Denver. Ten minutes in, he jumped right on Big Bird, and then he took off — and never looked back, while the other fellow, whose name escapes me, never got out of the gate. It takes a certain panache to clobber not just your opponent but also the moderator. Yet that’s what the killer Mormon did when he declared that he wasn’t going to borrow money from China to pay for Jim Lehrer and Big Bird on PBS. It was a terrific alpha-male moment, not just in that it rattled Lehrer, who seemed too preoccupied contemplating a future reading the hog prices on the WZZZ Farm Report to regain his grip on the usual absurd format, but in the sense that it indicated a man entirely at ease with himself — in contrast to wossname, the listless sourpuss staring at his shoes.



Hans Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group “True North”

Posted by: Hans at October 11, 2012 11:17 AM

I like bread and wheat products.
Sandwiches were my main meal when I grew up.
And I saw a doctor once every ten years for 60 years whether I needed to or not.
But it sounds like the 'new' wheat is not the same as the old wheat I knew and ate.

Posted by: rockyt at October 11, 2012 11:35 AM

'If a man does not want to be productive, he is immoral'. - Rand/Vit

'Men will be what the state in which they live makes them.'

See crumbling California's welfare version of 'Build it and they will come.'

Posted by: rockyt at October 11, 2012 11:45 AM

Socialism as she is writ by MSM.

H/T O'big Berd.


"Want safer food? Go local
Ottawa Citizen"

"Man cooking squirrel with propane torch may have started apartment-building fire
Toronto Star"

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 11:48 AM

O'narcissist's Dossier/Charge Sheet.


"Why were we ‘lied to’?"

"Jason Chaffetz, left, and Trey Gowdy during “The Security Failures of Benghazi” hearing Wednesday. “I’d like to have another hearing where we can ask Ambassador Rice, under oath, ‘Who told you what, when?’” Gowdy said Wednesday. “I want to know why we were lied to.”"

"WASHINGTON — Republicans used a politically charged House hearing on Wednesday to assail the Obama administration about its changing explanations over a deadly attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya.

One top Republican demanded the resignation of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, while another lawmaker bluntly wanted to know “why we were lied to.”

In the days following the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three diplomatic personnel, Ms. Rice said the assault was a “spontaneous” protest against an anti-Muslim video.

And in statements immediately after the attack, neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned terrorism, and both gave credence to the notion that the attack was related to protests about the privately made anti-Islam video.

But late on Tuesday, the U.S. State Department debunked that explanation, saying it had always believed the assault was terrorism committed by an unprecedented number of armed people.

Asked about the administration’s initial explanation linking the violence to the video, a State Department official said, “That was not our conclusion.”


"See Also:

Big Bird, Small President

Phony in Chief

Tears of a Clown

The liberal media loved Obama to death

Missing in Action: Stimulus Sheriff Joe Biden

Advantage Romney

Downplaying Libya Attack Proves Fateful for Obama

With just 28 days to the election, Democrats losing faith in Obama after debate failure

Obama and the L-Word

Low Expectations, High Pressure for Biden in Debate"

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 12:17 PM

Walid Shoebat exposes the "Innocence of Muslims" video as a terrorist production along the same lines as the Muhammad Al Dura scheme.

Posted by: Oz at October 11, 2012 12:59 PM

This is despicable.

Obama, Clinton, Biden, all personally lying to the mother of one of the slain embassy workers at Libya.

Props to Anderson Cooper for airing this. This is a f*cking disgrace.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 2:40 PM

always beware of a man making outrageous claims who has a book to sell. 440 more calories a day could be explained by lack of self control but it is much easier for fat people to blame their "condition" on a factor out of their control rather then take personal responsibility for their actions. I believe people are losing weight that are turning away from wheat but is this due to the fact that they are finally paying attention to what they consume? if you have 150 lbs to lose chances are you had a piss poor diet to begin with.

Posted by: confused at October 11, 2012 2:50 PM

Stef Cutter, Obama campaign spokesperson, a few minutes ago:

Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan (all over twitter, but Ace has a good link)

Superimpose that quote over top of the grieving mother from CNN complaining that she's heard nothing but lies from Obama, Biden, Clinton, and Rice (all personally, to her face mind you), and you've got the most devastating political attack ad of all time.

Posted by: john g at October 11, 2012 3:16 PM

Terry Jones 'held' in Windsor by CBSA...

Posted by: bluetech at October 11, 2012 6:17 PM

"State Department Followed Benghazi Attack as It Happened"

"The U.S. State Department monitored the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, “in almost real-time,” according to an official who oversees diplomatic security.

Charlene Lamb, deputy assistant secretary of state for international programs in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, said a security agent activated a danger-notification system as the attack began shortly before 10 p.m. local time on Sept. 11.

“From that point on, I could follow what was happening in almost real time,” Lamb said in written testimony prepared for a hearing today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been investigating the attack and whether security was adequate."


Belmont Club:

"So they knew what happened blow-by-blow. They never believed in the video. So where did the story that the attack was provoked by a video come from? What was the provenance of this “best intelligence” as Debbie Wasserman Scultz put it, if the State Department practically had a ringside seat on proceedings?"

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 6:52 PM

Buy Park Place, the second most expensive after Boardwalk.

(What is QE anyway?)


"Britain's £375bn money printing programme has run out of steam".

"Bank of England frontrunner says QE not enough to get growth going"

"Britain's £375bn money printing programme has run out of steam and new ways must be found to stimulate the economy, according to Lord Turner, one of the leading candidates for the Bank of England governorship."

Posted by: maz2 at October 11, 2012 7:49 PM

So, who's surprised?

CBC Music losing millions as content costs surpass revenue

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. will lose millions of dollars a year on its free music service for the foreseeable future, as the high cost of content surpasses the advertising revenue the service earns.

Hold on a minute. This "free music service" is being paid for by my tax dollars. Free, my foot. Just more mismanagement at the CBC.

Posted by: batb at October 11, 2012 8:25 PM