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  • Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future

    07/28/2015 11:53:53 AM PDT · 35 of 46
    SES1066 to PROCON

    I still remember (aghast) a Bugs, Daffy & Elmer about whether it was Rabbit or Duck Season. I’ve seen the full cartoon before and since and loved it BUT this particular showing must have been at the height of the Cartoon Violence craze. I think that there were 4 or more times in the cartoon where crafty Bugs got Daffy to say “Duck Season” and Elmer pulled the trigger.

    Now in the full cartoon, you saw Elmer pull the trigger, you saw the smoke and heard the bang and Daffy’s bill got spun, twisted etc. from the blast. In this benighted scissors&paste showing, all that was shown to the presumably impressionable kiddies was Elmer reacting and Daffy adjusting. All of the violence was removed! Wowsers what a relief, our kid’s innocence was SAVED!

    My best guess was that it was either a new grad from Touchy-Feely who did the hatchet job OR a totally disgruntled tech under orders who probably thought; “OK, you want no violence, I’ll show you what you get!” I could just feel the karma being spread, or was that the fertilizer?

  • HILLARY: I MIGHT STATE MY OPINION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE AFTER I’M ELECTED

    07/28/2015 11:19:46 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    SES1066 to GrandJediMasterYoda

    You know, I could have sworn that the US State Department has vetted and approved the Keystone XL Pipeline and that has been more than once. Is it possible that this decision never reached Hillary’s desk? Has her memory failed her once again and again and again?

  • Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 11:09:53 AM PDT · 36 of 95
    SES1066 to 2ndDivisionVet

    “America is a racist country” has been stated by this President, his last Attorney General and others in his Executive Branch. Yet, even so, this racist country would still, in Obama’s considered opinion, re-elect him for a 3rd term.

    How’s that again?

  • Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released

    07/28/2015 11:01:34 AM PDT · 7 of 65
    SES1066 to rdl6989

    On one hand, it should be EMPHASIZED that Jonathan Pollard SOLD secrets to the nation of Israel! While he may have been ‘inclined’ to do so by belief, it was still a commercial transaction.

    On the other hand, I have seen so many releases from Gitmo by this Administration that are of an almost immediate clear and present danger to this country that the release of Mr Pollard pales by comparison.

  • IRS Targeting of Conservatives Blamed on “Inadequate Funding” [semi-satire]

    07/28/2015 10:55:26 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    SES1066 to John Semmens
    “If government isn’t adequately funded it seems fair to me that those most responsible for this shortfall ought to bear the brunt of the consequences,” the President argued. “So, on balance, I believe the IRS has done a commendable job under difficult circumstances.”

    Can we say that this sounds just like what we firmly believe that President thinks?

  • Hillary Clinton: Profit sharing is a win-win

    07/28/2015 5:29:46 AM PDT · 10 of 20
    SES1066 to Sir Napsalot

    Hillary is a deep-dyed governmentaholic, a person who can never see anything that cannot be made better with more government. Yet she and her fellow progressive liberals can never see how government destroys individual responsibility and initiative. Her chief idealogical progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, established their view of responsibility when she said to business; “You didn’t build this!” Yet the fact that escapes them is that if someone did not build, who would? Government controls but cannot do well at initiating - witness the endless failures of the Soviet 5 year plans. The blindness and ANTAGONISM of the left to the engine that has made the USofA the most comfortable country on earth is staggeringly STUPID.

  • Mark Kelly Admits Not Knowing Facts on Lafayette, Then Pushes Gun Control

    07/27/2015 9:44:10 AM PDT · 21 of 23
    SES1066 to onedoug
    Isn’t he, Mark Kelly, in space?

    Nope, that is his twin brother, Scott, who is still active in the Astronaut corps and on a 1 year assignment on the ISS (Expedition 26). The two are the only twins and only siblings to have both traveled in space and as such, they will be studied to find differences between living on Earth and in space.

  • The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

    07/25/2015 11:31:13 AM PDT · 44 of 158
    SES1066 to Dr. Sivana
    “Star Trek: TNG” at #3 is ridiculous. A Walking Mood Ring (Troi), a 1980’s version of Will Robinson in the form of Wesley Crusher, knowing more tech than anyone else on the ship, a retooled version of Logan’s Run (TV series) Rem in the form of Data, and PC run amok. And that’s just off the top of my head.

    OK, that was the cast but what they did with it is a LOT BETTER than many of the other TV Shows here. The Ferengi were fun but when they got to the Borg, that was great! However my fave for that series was "The Inner Light" S5_N25 where Picard is mentally hijacked to be the link to a doomed people and planet. It won the 1993 Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation.

  • The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever

    07/25/2015 11:19:12 AM PDT · 24 of 158
    SES1066 to EveningStar

    Babylon V at #19, not in my book!
    Space: Above & Beyond at #43 with Dollhouse, Buck Rodgers and Lost in Space ahead of it - sheesh!

  • 911 Carnage: Woman Hemorrhages, Possibly Dies from Botched Abortion

    07/24/2015 6:42:25 PM PDT · 6 of 15
    SES1066 to dfwgator
    Keep Abortion Safe and Legal. /s

    The proponents USED to say "Keep Abortion RARE, Safe and Legal." Not so much anymore.

  • Clinton May Not Have Known Emails Were Classified

    07/24/2015 6:36:56 PM PDT · 29 of 83
    SES1066 to Timber Rattler

    This defense, of course, ignores the fact that Hillary decided to have her own email server, in her house, under her own control, so she would only have to use a single cell phone. I love that ‘single cell phone’ rationale, just makes any tech helplessly LOL!

    WMAL, if this is reporting, report to kindergarten please! You forgot your naps and your nappies are in need of attention!

  • Peanut Exec Who Intentionally Sold Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Recommended for Life In Prison

    07/24/2015 6:30:55 PM PDT · 23 of 45
    SES1066 to grundle

    I think that the two of them also deserve an annual colonoscopy treatment, maybe even every 6 months, just to keep them clean you know!

  • Kamala Harris to review group behind Planned Parenthood abortion videos

    07/24/2015 6:23:37 PM PDT · 25 of 72
    SES1066 to Michael.SF.
    When did Jerry Nadler go Caitlyn Jenner on us?

    GREAT CATCH! He could never go that route, too hard to get through the door - sideways!

  • Iran plans to become global tourism hotspot (Video)

    07/24/2015 5:52:56 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    SES1066 to Citizen Zed

    Paging Rick Steves, Rick Steves please answer the blood-red phone in the lobby!

  • The funniest thing I have seen all day!

    07/24/2015 5:49:33 PM PDT · 36 of 48
    SES1066 to West Texas Chuck

    Yepper, thas a Dixie Chik!

  • Second state senator this week found guilty of corruption ( New York )

    07/24/2015 5:12:51 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    SES1066 to null and void
    Since party affiliation isn’t mentioned in the headline or lede, may I assume?...

    Third paragraph in the New York Times story ...
    Mr. Sampson, who previously served as the Democratic leader in the Senate, was also found guilty on two charges of making false statements. The jury in Federal District Court in Brooklyn delivered its verdict after six days of deliberations.

    A previous story about a fellow NY State Senator had the identification in the second paragraph of the NYT report ...
    Mr. Libous, 62, who was the second-highest-ranking Republican senator and represented a district that includes Binghamton, forfeited his Senate seat as a result of his conviction. He will be sentenced on Oct. 30 and faces up to five years in prison.

  • The Truth About Western “Colonialism”

    07/24/2015 5:03:01 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    SES1066 to Lorianne

    I just saw a ‘statistic’ from an Indian (sub-continent) nationalist that made the statement that Pre-British conquest, India had 30% of the global GDP but by the time of their Independence, India was at 4%. WOW, really horrifying, right? What a loss!

    Until one looks at some of the facts. Since I cannot find the exact article, I have no idea of the start date this author uses but Britain and France were competing over India since the late 1600s. Some historians would like to claim the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) aka “Queen Anne’s War”, as the real 1st World War as there was conflict in almost every part of the globe including India. Arthur Wellesley was 7 years in India (1797-1804) leading British and native forces against mostly native kingdoms aided by France, before returning to Europe for the Napoleonic Wars that made him the Duke of Wellington!

    So the time of India’s magnificent 30% of World GDP was probably the time of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666), builder of the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. In perspective, it was a world where horse, sword and cannon reigned supreme and the only ones looking at new ways and exploring were the Europeans.

    At the time of India’s Independence in 1947-8, the world was far far different as was India as it was shrunk by the division with East and West Pakistan. Their independence dream realized but their factionalism was made all to clear by the assassination of Mahatma Ghandi, making a sad point-counterpoint to his life.

    The point that can be taken from this maybe accurate anti-colonial statistic isn’t that India suffered under the British Raj, but that comparing the India of 1600 to India of the mid 1900s is only valid if you use one-sided statistics.

  • Liberal memes (like this one) are just TOO EASY to knock down...

    07/24/2015 4:06:42 PM PDT · 4 of 20
    SES1066 to rarestia
    And let’s not forget that those sub-Saharan blacks were sold by the Musselmen.

    Equally, let us not forget that much of current slavery occurs where the Prophet is praised!

  • The story of Moira Greyland (guest post)

    07/24/2015 4:02:46 PM PDT · 23 of 30
    SES1066 to NetAddicted

    A truly sickening story that I had no inkling of prior to this post and I have enjoyed (previously) many of M Z Bradley’s writings. I now wonder how well the S F community tried to hide this UGLY truth. There are well known lesbian authors but I had not encountered the label attached Ms Bradley.

    This post makes me take a new perspective on her ‘Darkover’ series! A little Freudian perhaps?

    FYI: You can listen and buy Ms Greyland’s harp & voice album on iTunes - the name of the album is “Avalon’s Daughter” - a choice of visible support for $9.99!

  • How Sony sanitized the new Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

    07/24/2015 1:48:46 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    SES1066 to TangibleDisgust

    Following the “Raiders” string, it appears that the Nazi Villain meme has died. Communist villains never really got started ... hmmm wonder why? Arab or Arab-appearing villains had a brief appearance but also rapidly died out in Hollywood so now we see the dearth of imagination that results in the most popular Hollywood Villain, a right-wing, military-inclined, white male. There has been nothing so EVIL on this planet as this horde of malefactors!

    Now imagine in your mind who would be the very last, ultimate hidden villain because it would be impossible by societal norms for said person to be anything other than a VICTIM!

    Nominations Please ...

  • Obama Administration Restricts Investigative Powers Of Inspectors General

    07/24/2015 10:04:19 AM PDT · 24 of 37
    SES1066 to Mariner
    He'll issue blanket amnesty to all government employees on his way out the door.

    Why wait? He can do this at any time, so you will see him doing it for the lesser lights probably as a "Christmas Present" this Christmas and the big hitters after the election in '16! MSM will gripe a bit, yawn, then go back to sleep at a DEMOCRAT Presidential Abuser.

    By 2025, if the country still exists, the pundits will be writing paens to the virtuous and vigorous Obama Era!

  • Ted Cruz debates Code Pink: Why would you want to send $100 billion to people who murder Americans?

    07/23/2015 2:31:33 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    2019 - Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz and announces that their Revolutionary Guard has emplaced several nuclear mines to enforce the closure.

    A crowd of reporters besiege the Obama Press Spokeswoman, Matahabibi X, for response on Iran’s apparent, alleged, misinterpreting of the 2015 accord. Ms X responded that the former President had just learned about this, like everyone else, from the news and would possibly comment later. When pressed on his current schedule, Ms X stated that he would be playing his usual 36 holes of golf at the Kuai member’s only course before flying to Chicago to host an omnibus Progressive Caucus, Code Pink, Planned Abortion & CAIR fund-raising dinner. When asked about the apparent ‘bad optics’ of this schedule, Ms X referred the reporters to the Pentagon for the scheduling.

  • OKLAHOMA WEATHER RADAR PICKS UP MASSIVE TEXAS BUG SWARM

    07/23/2015 12:09:34 PM PDT · 22 of 34
    SES1066 to bkopto

    Quick, Henry, the Flit!

    Martha, I thought you had it?

    Henry, that hole in the bucket will be in your head next time!

  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 10:29:48 AM PDT · 25 of 31
    SES1066 to Diogenesis
    But, the blackrobes rot from the head down
    (plagiarizing Mr. Dukakis).

    Actually I think it is from the neck UP!

  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 10:23:30 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    SES1066 to afraidfortherepublic

    I do believe that one of the many non-liberal 501c(3) organizations targeted by the IRS (Lois Learner led), was the “True the Vote” group. Of course, Ms Learners former boss (she is retired on full pension), President Obama, just stated that there was no scandal at all. Funny how the IRS and DoJ still have active investigations.

  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 10:14:03 AM PDT · 23 of 67
    SES1066 to Red Badger

    As I posted on an earlier thread of this. PepsiCo owns Frito-Lay which makes Tostitos - so unless this Tostitos is not the Tostitos Chips, make the list 40. HOWEVER, I am quite certain that there are probably more that are not listed due to date list was made and other reasons.

    The problem here is that the “Charity Industry”, i.e.. foundations, Corporate Giving Officers and others, are largely liberals pursuing liberal goals. Companies get tax benefits from charitable giving just like individuals, so someone in the Executive Suite says to give $$$ to a recognized charity, you will frequently find a liberal giving to a liberal cause.

  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 4:15:36 AM PDT · 13 of 27
    SES1066 to afraidfortherepublic
    36 Tostitos

    ??

    I belive that Tostitos is part of Frito-Lay which is owned by PepsiCo #31.

  • Ted Cruz's insane plan for winning the presidency

    07/20/2015 7:06:01 AM PDT · 5 of 38
    SES1066 to thetallguy24

    Prime example why I ignore “The Week” as ‘news!’ Just another liberal rag rallying the LIBERAL Base.

  • Family: Officer killed 19-year-old after mistaking him for someone else

    07/20/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · 24 of 64
    SES1066 to eastforker
    What is the probable cause to question and to detain someone for riding in a car that was stopped for a minor infraction?

    Any number of justifications and they start with maintaining control of the situation. Suppose the passenger has carjacked and is holding a hidden gun on the driver? Suppose THIS man with open arrest warrants goes on to do something worse and it comes out that this stop was made and the officer failed to identify?

    It is a legitimate stop for a safety reason and an idiot got removed from the gene pool because he forcibly resisted arrest! If he was the misidentified innocent his family claims, why resist?

  • Smear Campaign Against Top Cruz Donor Catches Attention of MundoFox ("Unauthorized Immigrants")

    07/19/2015 4:36:49 PM PDT · 3 of 17
    SES1066 to 2ndDivisionVet

    The poverty of others is an infinite pit that throwing money at would accomplish NOTHING! If we were to destroy ENTIRELY our culture and society by dividing all wealth equally, the ones outside the division would cry louder that they were deprived. To give voice to the idiots is to deprive the rest of us the chance for honest discourse and a chance for sensible solutions.

    I would love to see a study of all the illegal Mexican immigrants who voted in the last 50 years of THEIR elections. Voting for the plutocrats and functionaries of the PRI and their lacks. Yes PAN won some of the more recent elections but the drug cartels became rooted in the corruptocracy that has ruled Mexico for centuries. Now these refugees are here but from what I see, they want the same corruption here, only working for them!

  • Obama’s awesome new race database even more awesome than you imagined

    07/19/2015 4:25:29 PM PDT · 3 of 71
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    I cannot help but remember Dr King’s Lincoln Memorial Speech here he wants to have future generations judged for their character over the color of their skin and wonder how this effort by this Administration furthers this goal?

  • Trump’s Dismissal of McCain’s Heroism Shows Lack of Judgment and Decency, And Is Also Dead Wrong

    07/19/2015 4:22:04 PM PDT · 5 of 109
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    I find it most instructive how the 2008 GOP Candidate was mocked by the liberal press for his Nationalism (stopping his campaign for the 2008 financial crisis Senate votes) yet is now praised when the threat to their ‘Dear Leader’ Obama is passed.

  • India tolerant? Its Christians beg to differ

    07/19/2015 4:17:37 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    SES1066 to markomalley

    In the 1960s and 70s, India, as a self-proclaimed leader of the ‘Third World’, was all too frequently found castigating the United States for its Civil Rights sins and problems. Yet, if anyone would, in that context, point out the hypocrisy of India and the treatment of its Dajits and the unfairness of it heredity caste system, the response would be foreign meddling in internal affairs and religion must be sacrosanct!

  • "Fact:" Jesus is a liberal socialist...

    07/19/2015 4:05:41 PM PDT · 8 of 41
    SES1066 to right way right
    Have they consulted Jesus about this?

    They are the kind that call 'dial a prayer' and then hang-up and feel superior!

  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 2:18:12 PM PDT · 33 of 44
    SES1066 to miss marmelstein
    I’m guessing: Indian, Chinese and Jewish! Congrats to all.

    Actually I think that the middle 3 with last names of Stoner, Kural & Alweiss, there may be 2 of other derivation. What is more important is that each of them had parent(s) who probably said EDUCATION FIRST, SECOND and LAST! Following the parents probably came teachers who felt much the same way.

    What we need is our entertainment media to look at accomplishments like this as being as worthy of glorification as gangsters, filth and envy! For this topic, I remember the GREAT Movie from 1988, "Stand and Deliver" about the real person, Jamie Escalante, a Bolivian born educator famous for teaching calculus at a disadvantaged high school in East Los Angeles, California. Escalante was portrayed by Edward James Olmos who earned an Academy Award NOMINATION for that role (before becoming Captain of the Galactica).

  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 1:44:25 PM PDT · 24 of 44
    SES1066 to Amendment10
    I’m glad for the students in this math contest, but I question that they are representative of what U.S. schools are turning out.

    I do know what you are saying BUT on the same token, I doubt that the other countries picked from anywhere but the top .05% either!

  • They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

    07/19/2015 1:40:55 PM PDT · 19 of 44
    SES1066 to henkster

    So does not ‘50 Cent’ count?

  • Okinotorishima-ization: South China Sea arbitration case enters middle game

    07/19/2015 1:32:05 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    SES1066 to Lorianne

    China deeply desires the ability exercised by the US & Great Britain, a true “Blue Water” Navy. Like the Soviet Union and its successor Russia, it is geographically stymied by choke points controlled by potential hostile nations. Japan controls from just below the Kamchatka Peninsula to Taiwan. Then you have the Philippine Islands leading to Indonesia, a literal ring around the China coastline.

    Knowing the frustration of the Chinese leaders and their People Liberation Army Navy helps explain their desire to strike while Obama waffles! The South China Sea is a large basin with several CONSTRICTED exits but still an area with resources that China deeply desires to control! So making islands out of barely visible rocks and declaring 200 mile control radius is a good policy to the China Government.

  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

    07/17/2015 4:40:27 PM PDT · 5 of 24
    SES1066 to DemforBush
    In real history the Great Northfield Minnesota Raid was the antithesis of the liberal-loved "High Noon" in that it showed what happens when stupid criminals try to cower armed civilians. High Noon sets a stage where cowardly townsfolk refuse to aid the noble liberal lawman against a murderous gang out for revenge. Unlikely in the real west but one can never say never.

    Northfield, Minnesota was chock-full of Civil War Vets and the bank that these outlaws targeted was THEIR BANK, necessary for their town's continuing prosperity. To the James-Cole-Younger ad hoc gang, it was a chance to score enough money to get them whiskey and women until their next robbery. Means and determination versus target and poor planning.

    Only in liberal land are we to feel sympathy for those poor survivors of Bloody Kansas and Quantrel's bloody murders. The movie is far superior to the real facts.

  • Belgium, Lux, North France Travel Planning: Which Historic Site & Battlefields Would You See?

    07/17/2015 1:49:57 PM PDT · 24 of 35
    SES1066 to Robert A. Cook, PE
    If you are in the vicinity of Chamery (due west of Paris) and have an interest, you can visit the original grave-site of 1st Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Teddy Roosevelt, who died in aerial combat on July 14th (Bastille Day) 1918. While his remains were reinterred at the US Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer to lie next to his eldest brother, BG Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III, MoH, there is still a French Battlefield Monument marking the spot where his plane crashed and he was buried. The monument was restored by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in 2007 so it should be in good shape.

    On the more artistic side in Paris, you might consider the Musée Rodin at the Hôtel Biron in central Paris. It has originals and copies of some of the most famous modern sculptures by Auguste Rodin (The Kiss & The Thinker) and is less crowded and more accessible than many of the more famous museums, i.e. sculptures in outdoor gardens.

  • West Point Revokes Diplomas Of Confederate Graduates (Satire)

    07/17/2015 12:27:59 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    SES1066 to rey
    One would wonder (if this was not satire) how such USMA Grads like "Fighting Joe" Wheeler would be treated? An 1859 graduate, he joined the CSA as a 1st Lieutenant in the Georgia Militia and rose to be a top-level Cavalry General by the end of the CW.

    However, to muddy this particular issue, he rejoined the US Army (Volunteer) with rank of MajGen for the Spanish-American War in 1898 and stayed in afterwards taking a Regular Army commission as BrigGen after serving in the Philippines. I am quite certain that there were other USMA Grads who had similar 'bridged' careers.

  • Student Told by Professor to Remove Bible Reference From Assignment Considers Legal Action

    07/17/2015 9:42:36 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    Any intelligent (obviously not here) discourse on ‘criminal justice and crime’ set in the context of Western Civilization would be ridiculous in ignoring the impact from the Old & New Testaments. Two thousand years of Anno Domini and the centuries preceding of the Talmud have formed much of the basis of our culture and its definition of those who are considered ‘out of law.’ While the details in this report about the specifics are skimpy, to have a Biblical reference in the historical sources can hardly be considered counter-factual enough to have the class teacher forbid it unless it reflects the bias of the teacher.

  • Peter Schickele turns 80 today

    07/17/2015 8:35:31 AM PDT · 15 of 31
    SES1066 to Borges

    It does take an unsurprisingly large amount of talent and skill to successfully bring humor into areas like classical music. I have a comedy section in my collection with several of ‘Professor’ Schickele’s albums along with Anna Russell’s Wagner parody and some of Victor Borge as well.

    I remember being entertained by Mr Schickele at a performance in a fine old 1920s movie palace, where if memory serves, he first appeared on stage by descending a rope. Money well spent by the memories this post reminds me of!

  • How bad is this deal?

    07/16/2015 11:55:24 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    SES1066 to Starman417
    Well, I guess that it wasn't just Vladimir (Putin) that Obama wanted to be flexible for in his second term? FYI: July 17th is the anniversary of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was MURDERED by Putin's GANG with no sign of any consequences for Tsar Putin other than getting busy signing weapons deals with Iran. Kind of reminds me of that Hitler-Stalin cartoon mocking the 'Friendship Pact' between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, now it is Putin and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei cordially greeting one another.

  • Maher to Garrett: Why not just “scream the N-word” next time, huh?

    07/16/2015 9:18:55 AM PDT · 27 of 81
    SES1066 to 11th_VA
    So what was the question zero was asked?

    Major Garrett: As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran - three held on trumped up charges according to your administration, one, whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content, with all of the fanfare around this [nuclear] deal to leave the conscience of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted for, in relation to these four Americans? ...

    President Obama: I've got to give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions. The notion that I am content, as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails - Major, that's nonsense. And you should know better. I've met with the families of some of those folks. Nobody's content, and our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out. ...

    It should be noted that President Obama has done very well in learning how to look properly vexed in these situations. I think that the rest of the MSM got their marching orders just from his body language; "How dare you say that, you uppity honky!"

  • Heart over Mind: The Death of JFK, Jr.

    07/16/2015 8:33:22 AM PDT · 8 of 49
    SES1066 to pabianice

    I believe that this was a case where privilege led to hubris which led to being the legendary ‘bold pilot’ who exceeded his competency. I cannot help but wonder if he might have survived if he was alone in the aircraft where he could pull himself out without embarrassment. Ego can get in the way of logic and being able to say “I’m in trouble!”

  • Shari’ah law looks fun…

    07/16/2015 8:24:56 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    SES1066 to C19fan

    How 7th Century of him.

    I wonder how he feels about Cholera, Plague and other maladies that have been ‘fixed’ since then?

  • The biggest myths about doing business with Iran

    07/15/2015 11:11:44 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    SES1066 to Citizen Zed
    I am willing to bet big money with this 'author' that there are, at bare minimum, 3 US Passport Holders in Iran who would disagree with him. Saeed Abedini - an Iranian-American Christian Missionary, Jason Rezaian - a born American of Iranian descent and head of the Washington Post Bureau in Tehran and Amir Hekmati - a born American of Iranian descent, visiting family and an inactive US Marine veteran.

    All are currently imprisoned by various authorities of the Iranian Government on questionable charges that make a bit of mockery about the assurances provided in this article. I still refuse to watch Rick Steves' travelog shows following his egregious paen to Iran on a visit to that country. Talk about being a 'fellow traveler!'

  • Man Faces Up to 6 Months in Prison for Disagreeing with Feminists on Twitter

    07/15/2015 10:18:49 AM PDT · 13 of 14
    SES1066 to rightistight
    I too find this outrageous but the article leaves a lot to be confused about. While no expert on Canadian Law, I would presume that since jail time is quoted, Mr Elliot has been formally arrested and charged with a crime. Since "Greg Elliott faces up to six months in prison" is a conditional statement, it appears that the trial has yet to be concluded and thus no sentence YET. Still, it is Canada, a country with much of our same cultural DNA and from the appearance of this story, this individual is beset by his government and is trying to defend himself against imprisonment for mere non-threatening speech.

    I once had confidence in being an American with the 1st Amendment privilege that this could not happen down here BUT that feeling is feeling very thin these days. If the religious freedom specified can be interpreted by the Supreme Court to mean freedom to sue by gays for being offended, what certainty remains?

  • TRENDY BUT CALM: ADULT COLORING BOOKS SELLING LIKE CRAZY

    07/15/2015 9:51:06 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    SES1066 to grimalkin

    I take it that some of these are supplied for the ‘safe rooms’ at college for the vaporous liberals to retreat to when an EVIL Conservative INVADES their space. Play nice and color WITHIN the lines and don’t quarrel over the crayons.