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  • "Boy, girl or both?" - Oakland elementary school teaches pupils there are more than two genders

    05/23/2011 9:50:13 PM PDT · 63 of 69
    Tenniel2 to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; massgopguy; 1raider1
    Three: masculine, feminine, and neuter.

    The point is that "gender" is a grammatical term. "Sex" (a word that the sex-obsessed deviant community seems oddly prudish about) is a biological term, and there are two sexes: male and female.

    Yes, occasionally the genetic wires get crossed and produce hermaphrodites; yes, individuals of some species (in what used to be called the "lower orders") can swap from one sex to the other; yes, some other species (certain plants and invertebrates, and a very few animals) reproduce asexually; and yes, some (plants and crustaceans) alternate between sexual and asexual reproduction.

    However, last I looked, people aren't plants or molluscs (although certain politicians' conduct is strong evidence for the existence of mammalian invertebrates). The point, as posters have noted, is that in human biology, sitting somewhere in the middle of the hypothesized continuum between male and female doesn't imply the existence of a third sex, and for damned sure doesn't mandate its creation by fiat.

  • Reported Plan to Tax the Miles We Drive: A Wreck to Be Avoided

    05/08/2011 12:00:23 AM PDT · 64 of 70
    Tenniel2 to Thank You Rush
    He was speaking Clintonese. "Not one thin dime": literally true, if you're the parsing sort. For the rest of us, the really true truth is that it's many, many, many millions of dimes, thin or otherwise.
  • Bin Laden compound was a command center: U.S. official

    05/07/2011 10:21:34 PM PDT · 95 of 112
    Tenniel2 to lentulusgracchus

    Indeed. What’s the bandwidth of a kid in sneakers with a backpack full of thumbdrives?

  • Caption this photo of Hussein addressing the Seals (TOTUS)

    05/06/2011 9:01:35 PM PDT · 54 of 69
    Tenniel2 to depressed in 06
    The three most frightening phrases in this report:

    "The president had been instructed by Jarrett ..."

    and "Jarrett refused to allow the president to give that approval ..."

    and "an abort order that ... originated from Valerie Jarrett’s office."

    Anyone still wondering who's running the Charlie Foxtrot at 1600?

  • What makes more sense?..Osama with his 72 virgins or Obama with his 72 versions?

    05/06/2011 2:36:59 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    Tenniel2 to ~Peter
    If you're going to lift an entire article from another website, the least you can do is credit the source. Wouldn't want anyone to mistake you for Doris Kearns Goodwin, now, would you?

  • Steelers RB Mendenhall clarifies earlier statement on bin Laden death

    05/04/2011 1:23:52 PM PDT · 25 of 50
    Tenniel2 to razorback-bert

    Yeppers. “Misconstrued” might be a clue as to what sort of scum-sucking bottom-feeding creature it was.

  • Fox Affiliate Reports 'President Obama Is Dead' Instead of Osama (Video)

    05/03/2011 2:54:38 AM PDT · 7 of 29
    Tenniel2 to South40

    This is the same “news” network that gives money to Gerry Rivers and Bill O’Reilly, and that headlined the recent joyous solemnities in Rome as the “beautification” of John Paul II.

  • Obama to speak in 30 minutes - or in an hour or two (Live Thread)

    05/01/2011 9:19:51 PM PDT · 1,126 of 1,532
    Tenniel2 to Mike Darancette

    Without searching: Surely it was the evening of Thanksgiving Day, 1961 or thereabouts?

  • Advantage Obama [No Joke : The American Spectator declares Barry the winner]

    04/29/2011 2:38:53 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Tenniel2 to TigersEye

    Amusing, isn’t it, how a damp squib in April 2011 trumps (ahem) a bombshell in October 2012.

  • Former SEIU Official Appointed by Obama to Investigate Union Corruption

    04/23/2011 4:34:37 AM PDT · 5 of 27
    Tenniel2 to Oldeconomybuyer
    Here's your commission, Mr. Fox.
    Looking forward to your report on the henhouse.
  • White House: Trip a great success

    04/22/2011 8:18:09 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Tenniel2 to ColdOne
    Here's the straight(er) poop on his "townhall" visit to ElectraTherm (located, BTW, just a howitzer-lob from the airport -- quick in-and-out for the Populist-in-Chief's motorcade. No joke). Quoting, in relevant part, this week's Reno Gazette-Journal story:


    Energy company gets ready to host President Obama in Reno -- Event closed to the public

    -- ElectraTherm, Inc. is a small renewable energy company known for its product, the Green Machine, which generates fuel-free, emission free power from low to mid temperature waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle and patented technology.

    -- ElectraTherm Inc. won a $982,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant last fall to research, develop and demonstrate its technology of converting low-to mid-temperature heat waste into power.

    "It’s not every day that a business gets invited to play host to a presidential visit. For ElectraTherm Inc., a small [44-person] renewable energy company in Reno, that day comes Thursday when President Barack Obama stops by for an invitation-only town hall-style visit. 'It’s really fantastic for a small company,' Chief Executive Officer John Fox said Monday. 'I think we’re hopefully getting for starting to make some headway in green energy in Northern Nevada with the struggling economy, and hiring people and getting a Department of Energy award last year. It’s an honor to have our facility portrayed in this light,' Fox said.

    "The visit is to follow a similar event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. The White House said Monday, is calling them 'Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity' town halls.

    "The [ElectraTherm] event is not open to the public. No one could say Monday how to get on the invitation list to hear Obama in his first trip to Reno as president. 'One thing we do know is that every employee gets to invite one person, so a lot of people are inviting their spouses,' Fox said."


    Another local story offered a few more details:

    "'This is about jobs and growing the economy, and the tough choices we need to make to bring our deficit down, but in a way that will help us continue to grow,' said Jen Psaki, deputy White House communications director. 'But there are areas that we can't afford to cut and that is investment in clean energy and innovative technology...'

    "Only about 400 people will be allowed to listen to Obama at ElectraTherm, White House officials said. The invitation-only stop in Reno, one not open to the public, will be the third town hall-style meeting Obama will hold this week.

    "'The way we do these, there is unfortunately, a limited space and the attendees will include ElectraTherm employees, local community college students, and a couple of elected officials,' Psaki said. 'We wish we could have far more people at these events. I would encourage anyone who isn't able to attend on Thursday to submit a question for our Facebook town hall we are doing tomorrow (Wednesday). Anyone can ask a question. But again, we will have a limited amount of time but we are hopeful that he will be able to take as many questions from across the country (as time allows).'"


    First, a note to Mr. Fox. That there "fuel-free, emission-free power" sounds mighty clever. Like to hear more about it. So would the faculty of every physics department of every university in the world. Or maybe your PR droid just can't wrap her little green head around the notion that using "low- to mid-temperature waste heat" (or "heat waste" -- the Journal gives it to us both ways) as fuel isn't quite the same thing as using no fuel at all.

    Next, 'Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity' has a familiar ring. "From each..., to each..." -- something like that, isn't it?

    "Local community college students" -- right on the heels of Tuesday's remarks at Northern Virginia Community College. Considerate of baby Mordred to stay in his own intellectual weight class, no?

    Regarding disingenuous sobbing over limited space and wishing more people could attend: if the Current Occupant and his train-bearers had wanted more space and a bigger audience, who was going to stop them? These effing hypocrites got exactly what they wanted and wanted exactly what they got.

    And one of the "elected officials" present was Dim party hack Jill Derby, who currently holds no elective office and who lost the 2006 and 2008 congressional races to GOper and former NV Secretary of State Dean Heller. Her challenging question: 'What are you going to do to halt opposition to healthcare reform?'

    Last, "Anyone can ask a question" is a breathtaking lie -- we all know the drill. As for calling these puffball Charlie Juliets "townhalls," would someone kindly alert Mr. Funk and Mr. Wagnalls before the next edition of their dictionary comes out? But then again, in an age in which "seminar" has come to mean "pricey sales pitch," perhaps one shouldn't complain.

  • Rep. Allen West: Obama a 'Low-Level, Socialist Agitator'

    04/22/2011 6:08:26 PM PDT · 121 of 226
    Tenniel2 to JohnG45
    "Obama is a 'Low-Level, Socialist Agitator.'"

    I thought he was a "long-legged mack daddy"?
    Can he be both?


    The two are not mutually exclusive. Although pimpery as a career may require slightly more mental horsepower, and at least a rudimentary grasp of economics.

  • Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

    04/22/2011 12:46:34 AM PDT · 24 of 45
    Tenniel2 to Lazlo in PA

    Heh. The late movie critic Pauline Kael was just as shocked when Richard Nixon was elected President. Kael (Upper West Side Manhattan leftie) reportedly said “I can’t believe it. I don’t know anyone who voted for him!”

  • CA: Proposed soda tax would raise $1.7 billion statewide for schools and children's health programs

    04/21/2011 1:28:53 PM PDT · 19 of 31
    Tenniel2 to Doc Savage; ez; itsahoot; NormsRevenge
    Right you all are: "Burchyns said it's unclear whether schools would have to use the money for a specific purpose or be able to direct it to a variety of needs."

    The answer will announce itself soon enough...

  • Would a birth certificate matter?

    04/19/2011 9:13:38 PM PDT · 29 of 86
    Tenniel2 to technonerd
    The author of this rant is no historian.
    "How did
    [the birth announcement] get there," indeed.
  • Martin Amis bemoans England's 'moral decrepitude'

    04/19/2011 6:26:43 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    Tenniel2 to Neanderthal

    Standard U.K. typography. Logical, in a narrow sense, but leaves the page looking as though someone has upset the pepper-pot all over it.

  • New climate change case headed to Supreme Court

    04/17/2011 10:58:57 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    Tenniel2 to Rabin
    Carbon dioxide -- a gas that accounts for a minuscule percentage of the atmosphere, yet nourishes every green plant on the planet -- is an air pollutant. Riiiight.

    Law school, legal practice, and years on various judicial benches clearly work to erase any recollection of that classic gradeschool textbook diagram: Sunlight + CO2 + plants = food for everyone.

  • Chemicals Were Injected Into Wells, Report Says (During Hydraulic Fracturing by Gas Companies)

    04/17/2011 1:12:14 PM PDT · 77 of 80
    Tenniel2 to Lonesome in Massachussets
    Not only the fearsome dihydrogen monoxide (found in astonishing quantities in everything from acid rain to mother's milk, and even in beverages and foodstuffs intended for human consumption, quelle horreur), but also compounds such as sodium lauryl sulfate and quaternary ammonium salts... which you can find in any bottle of baby shampoo.
  • Obama moves forward with Internet ID plan

    04/17/2011 1:09:51 AM PDT · 35 of 50
    Tenniel2 to UniqueViews
    NSTIC -- or, as it's been dubbed elsewhere,
    "Ninety Seconds Till It's Cracked."
  • The Mendacity of Barack Obama

    04/15/2011 12:50:10 PM PDT · 20 of 29
    Tenniel2 to curiosity
    "The reality, whether you choose to accept it or not, is this: Obama, having been born in Hawaii under US jurisdicition, is manifestly eligible for the office he occupies, to which he was elected in a legal, free and fair election" --

    Objective, verifiable, documentary proof of these assertions, please?