Here they are, according to a panel of blogging experts. Well, actually, the expert panel consists of me, myself, and I, but that does not change the fact that I consider THESE blogs the best going right now. So, in no certain order, here they are
Here they are, according to a panel of blogging experts. Well, actually, the expert panel consists of me, myself, and I, but that does not change the fact that I consider THESE blogs the best going right now. So, in no certain order, here they are
It has come to this now? Punishing a kid for dreaming?
If Miss America visits your high school, and if it’s springtime, and if you don’t have a date to the senior prom, you’ve got to ask her to go with you. Right?
So what if you get suspended?
Such was the case for Patrick Farves, a senior at Central York High School, when the reigning Miss America, Nina Davuluri, came to the York, Pa. school on Thursday to give a speech about diversity and the value of science, engineering and math.
During the question-and-answer period that followed Davuluri’s speech, Farves asked Miss America to prom. And then he promptly got three-and-a-half days of in-school suspension as a result, reports the York Dispatch.
We are becoming a society of people who disdain fun, humor, and normal behavior.
But this guy? I think Karma got him frankly
A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg when a large dog approached him at a Riverside home.
A Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson said the deputy was serving court documents to a resident in the 3000 block of Eucalyptus Avenue at about 2 p.m. when a dog came at him aggressively.
Bob Owens adds some context
Even after he was downed by his own shot, the dog never attacked the officer. As the dog was on it’s own property, didn’t attack the deputy, and was, well simply being a dog, no charges are going to be filed against the dog or its owner (who was not the target of the eviction notice).
Hopefully, the deputy will learn for this bit of karma and the next time he encounters a barking dog, he will take a moment to see if a dog is actually a threat before attempting to kill it.
When the Left first started saying they wanted Wendy Davis to be the next governor of Texas, I rolled my eyes so hard it hurt. Everyone here knows that Greg Abbott will follow Governor Perry, and I am sure he will be a great governor. Wendy Davis? Come on! Too many Texans see her for what she is, a fraud. The Other McCain notes that even MSNBS has abandoned Abortion Barbie
Simple answer: Because she’s an embarrassing loser!
The liberal journalists at MSNBC have been quite enamored with Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, constantly promoting her Democratic campaign. Yet, a new poll showing her trailing by 14 points has gone unmentioned on the network. Even more interesting, Republican candidate Greg Abbott is beating Davis even among women, 49-41. The Public Policy Polling survey was released on Tuesday.
Ah, Wendy, Buh Bye! Maybe you are better suited to a different line of work
Opinions are fine, expressing is fine, but threatening violence? If I run University of Michigan, these little Leftists would be out yesterday!
Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan.
The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.)
“I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you, too. I will make it my civic duty to document every news of a rejection letter that the university produces to our black, brown and red bodies.”
Kimbrough’s comments follow weeks of increasing tensions over race at U-M. BAMN activists, as well as minority students with the Black Student Union, another group, have continuously demanded increased black and Latino enrollment, even though a state constitutional amendment prohibits administrators from considering race as a factor toward admission.
Earlier this year, BSU made a list of demands and threatened “physical action,” if they were not met. The most costly demand was met almost immediately, as administrators hastily approved a $300,000 renovation to the UM multicultural center. University officials have also met frequently to listen to BSU’s demands and assuage their concerns about diversity on campus.
Instead of coddling these bullies, the university should have shown them the door. Threats of violence should be an automatic ticket OUT of school! But, because the university is afraid of being called, say it with me, RAAAAACIST, it is caving in to these intolerable thugs who want to destroy all standards of excellence.
Oh Bloomberg, he just does not quit does he? No matter how often he fails, no matter how wrong he is, he just keeps writing checks
Bloomberg, bless his heart, seems convinced that the real problem is his marketing, and so he’s sinking $50 million dollars to launch yet another citizen control group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
In his first major political investment since leaving office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to build a nationwide network aimed at curbing gun violence and battling the National Rifle Association, according to published reports.
Bloomberg told the New York Times that he is planning to spend $50 million this year to establish the grassroots gun control lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety.
The new organization will encompass two other Bloomberg-funded gun control groups – Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – and will first take aim at expanding background checks for gun buyers both at the state and national levels, according to the Times.
Everytown for Gun Safety will borrow from some of the NRA’s field operation tactics to grow influence, targeting mothers and other women that might be swayed on gun issues. The group has already targeted 15 states across the country with varying views on gun control, with the goal of recruiting 1 million new supporters.
Bloomberg’s Achilles heel is that he thinks that a) authoritarianism is the solution for every problem, and b) that throwing more money at the issue is how to make authoritarianism palatable. What he doesn’t seem to be able to grasp despite his considerable business success is that many and perhaps most Americans aren’t driven primarily by money, but by a love of liberty and individual sovereignty.
I would argue that Bloomberg’s weakness is his insatiable thirst for power over the lives of others. He cannot stand to be told no, or to have anyone differ from him. He knows best for you, and damn you if you dare disagree. Bloomberg despises freedom, and individualism because he is a Statist. Therefore he will spend any amount of money, and tell as many lies, and intimidate in any way he can to dictate your choices to you! He is a dangerous man, never forget that. We must never underestimate his fanatical hunger for power. If given his way, he would dictate what we eat, drink, how we raise our children, and completely strip away any right to self-defense.
That definition of insanity is, of course, doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. Alter, who apparently is not all that bright, wonders when Liberals are going to try another boycott of Rush Limbaugh
Former Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter appeared on The Ed Show, Tuesday, to lobby for more boycotts of the “racist” Rush Limbaugh. The radio host’s crime, according to the writer, is making a few joking comments about the shoe-throwing incident involving Hillary Clinton. On his show, Limbaugh mused, “I can totally relate to people who think that everything the Clintons do is staged…I just don’t attach much genuineness to them.”
Limbaugh allowed, “Maybe it’s because in my subconscious, I think it was staged.” Alter railed against Limbaugh, assailing, “When do more boycotts of Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors come? You know, there’s been some racist garbage over the years. He’s been racist on any number of occasions. ” Alter lamented that there has only been ” a little bit of a boycott” over past incidents. [MP3 audio here.]
Oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, you are a special kind of stupid aren’t you? Every time thought bigots like you have boycotted Rush, the boycott has not only failed, but has proven to make Rush more popular. But go ahead and boycott there Johnny, and while you are at it, go ahead and bang your head against a brick wall too.
The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years.
The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, a week after rangers started gathering the animals off land near Gold Butte.
The agency says it is concerned about the safety of its employees and the public.
The I-Team has learned the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
According to sources, the BLM wants to proceed with the sale of the cattle already gathered during the roundup but is reportedly willing to share the revenue from the sale with Bundy.
Sheriff Gillespie has been negotiating with Bundy behind the scenes for months reached a tentative agreement Friday night, though Bundy insisted the sheriff come to his ranch to finalize the arrangement face-to-face.
The two men meet Saturday to discuss the agreement prior to a public announcement.
Updates to follow I am sure
Good Freaking Grief!
Democrats lie folks, they cheat, they mislead. They make baseless accusations about Conservatives, they rewrite history, they have no moral compunction about doing, or saying anything to gain, and keep political power. So, when they scream and rant about voter ID laws, and insist that there is no voter fraud in America. Remember, they lie!
Based on a North Carolina study, where 35,750 people were found to have likely voted in North Carolina and one other state, the national voter fraud numbers from the 2012 election may have reached one million.
Jay DeLancy, executive director of the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina, says the revelations will lead to prosecutions.
Via NewsMax TV:
The media jumps on guns, of course, the media wants sensationalism, yes, you too Fox News. But maybe the most logical answer is this
At some point, as uncomfortable as it may be, we need to seriously talk about psychiatric drugs.
This guy was reportedly on a ‘cocktail’ of drugs, including antidepressants and Ambien.
Please understand, when I say we need to ‘talk about psychiatric drugs,’ I don’t mean it in the same way that many people mean it. They want to talk about strategies to best ensure that we are shoving these pills down as many throats as possible. I, on the other hand, want to guide the conversation in the opposite direction.
The FDA has attached words and phrases like hostility, impulsivity, panic attacks, agitation, homicidal ideation, mania, violent behavior, and psychotic episodes to the list of side effects for numerous psychiatric medications.
Indeed, a thorough review of FDA data confirmed that there is an association between psychotropic pills and these kinds of “adverse events.”
It’s particularly notable that the shooter was evidently taking Ambien, seeing as how Ambien has been especially linked to “violent outbursts.” It’s even been successfully used as a defense in murder trials.
I will admit: I am probably more concerned about side effects than I need to be. My wife will tell you that I’m reluctant to even take Tylenol because I’ve read the warning label on the bottle. But I have to believe that I’m not being paranoid when I question the wisdom of wantonly prescribing substances that could, and have been known to, cause homicidal thoughts and hostile behavior.
Matt is correct, and we are living, I believe where too many people are being over prescribed these types of drugs. And, I do believe most, if not all of the mass shooters were taking different psychiatric drugs. So, is there a connection? We hear a lot of talk about mental health disorders and their seemingly obvious role in mass murder. Yet, no one seems willing to look at what the “cures” or combination of “cures” might be playing. It is past time we did.
The news that GOP leaders were going all in for Jeb Bush in 2016? Yep, gag inducing there. The thought of Huckabee running? Pass that vomit bag. The thought that Mr. Whiny Sweater Vest might throw his hat in the ring? Get me an extra big vomit bag quick! Karl Rove and his white board of doom? ARRGGHH! And, of course, can we overlook Ann Coulter and her Romneygasms? Gag me with an extra-large spoon!
Some say Ann is joking, some might say this is just self-promotion. Wait, what? Ann Coulter saying something just to get publicity? NO, say it isn’t so! All I know is Coulter said we HAD, HAD, HAD to nominate Christie, who is not only not as Conservative as Mitt Romney, but is clearly just a politician, and not a man of principles. In that same speech she said Romney could never win. But then she changed her tune saying only Romney could win in 2012. Well, I might not be the “political genius” that Ann Coulter is, but Romney not only lost, he actually got fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008! He was the candidate the Democrats most wanted to run against. Here is a hint for Ann Coulter, Democrats attack the candidates the fear. They talk up the candidates they think they can beat.
The best part of the clip above though, is Coulter lecturing us that Romney is soooooooooooooooooooo much more Conservative than Rick Perry. Sure Ann, sure. Well, except on guns, abortion, government health care, and the tax code that is. And Perry is not a believer in climate change like Mitt, but Ann Coulter knows best right? Heck, she even knows that Ted Cruz is a “disaster” on immigration.
By the way, I know I will upset some Conservatives with this post, but, I am tired of watching the GOP nominate less than stellar Conservatives, and Ann Coulter ought to know better. She also Heck, maybe she is joking, but, I have to listen to my BS detector, and she sets it off too often. Maybe it is her attacks on Ted Cruz, and Tea Party groups? Maybe it is her ire at Tea Party candidates for challenging some establishment Republicans? Yes, I want to win to Ann, but I also want the most Conservative Republican to go beat the Democrats. We should not be the “Settle For Less Party”
Yes, I know, a lot of Conservatives really like Ann, and I used to be one of them, but more and more I look at Ann and see a carnival barker. Or maybe Ann should just get a white board like Karl Rove?
My cousin Fatty that would be, he loved food, and hated sharing. So, when someone decided they could steal Fatty’s sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, with extra strawberry preserves, well, it did not end well for them. I am reminded of that episode because over at The Other McCain, Stacy McCain has opened up a
can, a six-pack of whoop ass on a “master debater” at Vanderbilt University.
I’m talking about you, Gregory Bernstein of Vanderbilt University.
Do I need some overprivileged college freshman to lecture me about “rape culture”? No, I most certainly do not. I’ll quote your ridiculous Huffington Post sermonette only briefly:
Rape culture is a culture in which we allow responsibility for sexual violence to be shifted from the rapist to the victim. Rape culture is a culture in which our first reaction upon learning about an alleged assault is to doubt victims, to ask what they were wearing, or what they were drinking. Rape culture is a culture in which myths and misconceptions about rape are allowed to be taught as truth.
Two words for you, Greg: Individual responsibility.
Cultures don’t rape people. Rapists rape people. What is objectionable about these endless “rape culture” lectures is that they represent an effort to demonize all men, to create a collective responsibility for crimes committed by individuals. Or, allegedly committed, as the circumstances in some cases are strongly disputed.
“Reasonable doubt” was all the rage after O.J. Simpson’s wife and her boyfriend got their throats cut, but let two drunk college kids get into an argument about whether she was sober enough to consent to sex last night, and anyone who mentions “reasonable doubt” is condemned as a slut-shaming, victim-blaming misogynist.
Stop preaching, Greg, as if we were ignorant fools in need of your enlightenment. Everybody is against rape, except rapists.
The problem, which is rampant on university campuses, is that there is a Hook-Up Culture, a Friends With Benefits Culture, and a Let’s Chug Vodka Until We’re Nearly Comatose Culture, all of which lead to situations in which “consent” is a he-said/she-said dispute, where evidence is ambiguous or non-existent, and where some people want us to disregard all due process protections for the accused.
But here, Greg, let me quote you briefly once more:
It’s time for individuals as well as colleges and universities to re-teach what it means to have consent. Consent is active, continuous, and given freely. Consent requires sobriety. Consent can be withdrawn. Consent to one sexual act is not consent to all sexual acts. “No” doesn’t mean “convince me.”
Restraining my urge to offer a sarcastic reply I’m sure I would regret, let me say this: You’re attempting to repeal human nature.
Such is the feminist “rape culture” project in its pure essence. As I’ve said before, the argument boils down to, “Shut up, because rape.”
All men must submit to feminist re-education, so angry lesbians can teach them to be as meek and harmless as geriatric eunuchs.
“Do I have your permission to get an erection, Amanda?”
Here’s some advice for college girls: If you are reasonably attractive and in the proximity of vigorous, manly, robust young fellows, be aware that such fellows are all savage sex-crazed animals who dream of passionately thrusting their rigid manhood deep inside you.
On the other hand, if the guys around you are pathetic Vanderbilt wimps like Greg Bernstein, you’re safe from all that.
Now, run along like a nice boy, Greg. We certainly wouldn’t want you to miss your next Women and Gender Studies class.
Wow! McCain let him have it with both barrels, and deservedly so. Little Greg has obviously been educated well past his hat size. So, maybe he will listen to what Stacy McCain writes, heck, Greg might even learn something, but, I doubt it.
The Unexpected, Yet Undeniably Cheesy Scent Will be Available to Chester Cheetah Fans beginning April 1.
This spring, international socialite, media personality and Cheetos brand spokes-cheetah Chester Cheetah, triumphantly enters the perfume category with the introduction of Cheeteau, a prestige fragrance that celebrates the irreverent, intriguing and playful nature of the iconic feline with a scent bold enough to excite and delight. Cheeteau will be available beginning April 1 for a limited time.
Distinctive yet timeless, playful yet refined, Cheeteau offers a frisky blend of bold notes bursting with sensual, cheesy aromas that unveil an enchanting bouquet reminiscent of the popular snack that catapulted this star to global fame.
“My fans are always telling me they love it when Cheetos dust lingers on their lips and fingers, keeping the deliciously cheesy scent around a little longer,” said Chester Cheetah, official spokes-cheetah of the Cheetos brand. “So this spring, I’ve decided to bottle the iconic aroma so that the pleasure of Cheetos is never farther than a spray away.”
To support the launch, Cheeteau will be part of an extensive marketing campaign including a digital video and print ad featuring Chester Cheetah. The campaign leverages Chester’s presence as an iconic pop culture personality to spread the word of the fragrance. For more details on Cheeteau, follow @ChesterCheetah on Twitter, or visit cheeteau.com.
Cheeteau is the inaugural fragrance by famed Cheetos brand spokes-cheetah, Chester Cheetah. Inspired by the popular snack, the scent also boasts buttery notes, accents of sharp cheddar and a touch of lemon for balance, perfect for evening or day wear. Learn more about Cheeteau by visiting cheeteau.com.
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As you may have seen in the national press, after nearly 30 years of providing the ultimate long-haul flying experience, Virgin Atlantic and our founder Richard Branson are once again flying in the face of ordinary by announcing the creation of a world first in aircraft innovation. This technological innovation coincides with the start of our first ever domestic service, Little Red.
Today we’ve announced that our world-class engineering crew have been secretly working on the design and production of the world’s first-ever glass-bottomed plane, created to ensure passengers can enjoy both an unparalleled flying experience, as well as a selection of stunning landscapes from the comfort of their seats.
The new aircraft will offer every passenger the chance of a bird’s eye view with an extra special opportunity to look down on the beautiful scenery of Great Britain as they fly.
The project has been personally funded by Richard Branson and overseen by Virgin Atlantic’s own Innovation team, who have been hard at work on this top secret project for several years. Richard set himself a personal goal to change the face of flying forever when he started Virgin Atlantic Airways in 1984 and this is one of many in the long line of aviation breakthroughs.
The service will be open for bookings shortly and if it proves popular there are plans to explore options for adding a glass-bottomed plane on routes to long-haul travel destinations too.
The aircraft will look identical to the standard Airbus A320 that is currently being used on Little Red’s domestic routes, but will have a clear strip made from aviation-standard glass in place of the traditional aisle. This ensures the aisle in the plane’s underbelly is completely see through, allowing passengers to look down directly as the plane makes its journey through the sky.
Cabin crew will also be specially trained to assist with any fliers who may be nervous travelling on the innovative aircraft. As an alternative, those anxious fliers are urged to book onto the two other daily flights from Heathrow to Aberdeen running as part of Little Red’s scheduled timetable.
“I’m thrilled to announce that Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane,” said Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic founder and president. “In 1984 we started the wonderful airline that is Virgin Atlantic Airways. I am incredibly proud of yet another aviation breakthrough which has been years in the making. I can’t wait to experience the first flight for myself with my family and other natural born explorers.”
“I have asked the rest of the Virgin companies to get on board and support my latest quest to help us support the new domestic Scottish flight path. This really is a team effort from all corners of Virgin.
“2012 was a year of celebrating what is brilliant about Great Britain and I’m excited that in 2013 we are continuing this uplifting spirit by developing an experience that will enable Little Red passengers to appreciate the beauty of the British landscape. And with an unrivalled view of Scotland I hope this gives Scottish tourism an even bigger boost.
To see the entire Virgin group activity to support the glass-bottomed plane and further information on this exciting announcement, please visit www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog.