- You should really not attempt to obey the new gun laws in California.
- Should we just scrap the whole U.S. “education” system? Hell yes!
- Governments cause revolutions. Maggie McNeill gives the sex workers’ point of view.
- Duke University (one of the leaders in cultural insanity) declines to renew the contract of one of its most popular and intellectually challenging professors.
- Is it possible to defend qualified immunity — that wholly invented non-tradition that enables cruel and corrupt officials to get away with their crimes? Ugh. Ick. But even Scott Greenfield (no fan of QI) says yes.
- Paul Craig Roberts asks, “Will democracy survive Western authoritarianism?”
- I always knew he was a good guy. Benedict Cumberbatch — aka Sherlock Holmes — dramatically saves a cyclist from four muggers in London.
- The unfunny women of comedy are helping turn the country nasty.
- Weird finding: Secular Americans are generally more religious than even many religious Europeans.
- Hip hop dancing … to Beethoven. Techno-Beethoven; but still, Beethoven.
- Dog is left tied to a tree in a burning homeless camp. After terrible suffering, but also selflessness, a happy ending.
Beethoven like I’s never seen before!
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Re: “You should really not attempt to obey the new gun laws in California.”
It always amazes me how some people can rise to the top of their profession, he’s a CEO, and still be this stupid. First, for trying to register the guns and not simply putting them away with clean kits and a supply of ammo. Second, after deciding to register the guns, he was an idiot for not doing a little research into what had changed and been outlawed. With the way the laws are changing all the time, checking beforehand is a necessity. Why he didn’t take the gizmos off his rifles, photographed them and send in those photos is beyond me. I guess his first mistake was in trusting the government. I worked in government a long time and have seen enough not to trust government employees at any level.
in the “funny ladies” bit they mention the #MeToo movement, is anyone else like me old enough that I still call the # sign, the pound sign?
Take comfort, Stryder. In some applications, it’s actually still called a pound sign. You’re not over the hill yet.
😀 Yeah, but “pound me too” is a little off-message. Thanks loads, now I’m never going to be able to see that again without laughing.
I suppose Duke is prestigious or something, but it seems like a “most popular and intellectually challenging professor” could do better elsewhere. OTOH there are still gun-owners living in California.
Cumberbatch was twice lucky in that the muggers didn’t clean his clock; and he’s enough of a celebrity that the government didn’t arrest him for interfering with a mugging.
Secular Americans are generally more religious than even many religious Europeans.
I noticed that too, when I traveled there. I think perhaps it’s because in so many Euro countries the church was traditionally an arm of the government, and the kings wore titles like “Defender of the Faith.”
Christians came to the U.S. to get away from those Christian governments, so they formed a secular one and split into denominations.
“Pound me too.” Made my day.
Denver police “turned him over to an FBI supervisor”
“as of now he’s not been charged”
“Authorities have not identified the agent because he was not arrested”
“FBI Denver spokeswoman Amy Sanders said the incident is a personnel matter for the FBI”
“It’s unclear whether the off-duty agent had been drinking at the time.”
WTF?! There are so many levels of wrong here.
There seems to be an uptick (again) on reconsidering box-like Education. What surprises me is that instead of just one side or the other, many political bents are now discussing the process:
Good one, M. And good trend.