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June 24, 2019

Monday Overnight Open Thread (6/24/19)



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

I acknowledge that students who are entering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields must attend college. But for most of the rest, sending your child to college is playing Russian roulette with their values, character and even joy of life. Dennis Prager

Quote II

"A judge has no right to tell an independent media outlet to remove factually based content and commentary from a website, particularly since this website is my livelihood. As a former history teacher, I understand why the Founding Fathers insisted that free speech be protected in the Bill of Rights, particularly speech that some may find offensive. Protecting agreeable speech is easy, but our freedoms are put to the test when some find it to be controversial." Aidan Kearney

Quote III

"When your personal experience, and particularly your livelihood, is tied up in a particular pattern of the world, it’s really hard right to hear anybody say anything that appears to attack that or discredit it." Janine Parry

Quote IV

"Thanks. I will pass on this.” Former United States Attorney Andrew Luger

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Chicago PD Releasing Video From Jussie Smollett Fake Hate Crime Hoax

The video released so far features race arsonist/narcissist Jussie Smollett still wearing the "noose" around his neck, long after the "attack."

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Revealed: It Is Now "Transphobic" If You Don't Put Your Designer Pronouns In Your Twitter Profile, Even If You're as Straight and Gender-Conforming as Jack Lord

If you don't think you need to specify your pronouns, because you are not gender-fluid at all and are clearly a man or a woman, that is just your "transphobia" talking.

Some of these stupid tweets copied below:

Cis people, please:

Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile
Put your pronouns on your profile

-- Ez (@BestLaidTrans) June 22, 2019

And anyone who's first thought in response to this is: "but I don't need to! People can clearly see I'm a man/woman!" or anything if the sort

Guess what

*game show host voice* Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's transphobia!

-- Ez (@BestLaidTrans) June 22, 2019

hy should cis people put their pronouns on your profile you ask?

It normalises stating pronouns & makes it easier for trans people to exist in the world & stops us being targeted

It challenges the that gender is obvious, that you're "clearly a man" without specifying pronouns

-- Ez (@BestLaidTrans) June 22, 2019

If you're not making it easier for trans people to exist in the world, then you're making it harder. There's no safe middle uninvolved neutral fence with this.

You help trans people exist or you contribute to oppression. Make a choice 🙂

— Ez (@BestLaidTrans) June 22, 2019

Cis folk: adding pronouns is such a small task! It takes 10 seconds for you to add pronouns to your bio. I'm not asking you to take to the barricades & fight someone, I'm saying make a small change.

If you're not willing as an ally to even do that, wtf are you even here for

— Ez 🌻 (@BestLaidTrans) June 22, 2019

How else can we re-architect the basics and fundamentals of our lives to better appease an unhinged 0.01% of the population, and make their own mental illness our own?

A friend of mine says that one big advantage for Trump this election is that the Olympics are happening just months before it.

And I don't mean the patriotism aspect.

I mean the part where for the first time, normal Americans see obviously biological men beating the shit out of actual women in sports.

I know, based on personal experience, that the more normal sort of liberals don't know about this -- only conservative sites cover it. Liberal news organizations know that the normies don't like this and either embargo the stories entirely or only cover it under their Gay Pride type verticals, where only the right sort of audience will see it.

An older woman I know, a complete I'm With Her Hillary Democrat, did not believe this was real until she recently saw a video report about it. She watches CNN and MSNBC religiously (and I do mean religiously), and for some reason, they had kept the growing participation of men in women's sports from her.

She was not a fan of the idea when she finally found out this wasn't a "Faux News Russian bot story."

And the Olympic committee says "Yes, please!" to biological men competing in women's sports.

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Trey Gowdy: I Supported Mueller, Until I Saw the Still-Classified Papadopolous Transcript and the Exculpatory Information Therein

And withheld from the FISA court.

Trey Gowdy said Sunday that an FBI transcript he reviewed while in Congress changed his "perspective" of the Mueller investigation.

Republicans have alluded to the mystery transcript, which is believed to be from an FBI informant’s interactions with George Papadopoulos.

Gowdy has previously said the transcript is a potential "game-changer" in terms of the public’s opinion of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.


"I was supportive of [Robert] Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did, but when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective" Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures."

Republicans have hinted at the existence of a transcript that contains exculpatory information for Papadopoulos, who the FBI claims was the catalyst for its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

I don't think this article is worth a full post, but a man released from jail after raping a woman tracked the same woman down and assaulted her again.

You have to read down into the story to find out: Yes, he was an illegal alien, the subject of not one but two deportation orders.

And the Democrats are still fighting to keep this man in the US, where he'll be captured-and-released to rape and rape again.

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Toxic Masculinity: Booty Calls
Empowered Femininity: Foodie Calls

"Foodie calls" is a new term describing a woman going on a date, where she's not interested in the guy, and a "study" says that one quarter to one third of women admit to doing it.

The results are in: she only wanted to try that hot new restaurant.

A new study published Friday in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology journal found that a quarter to a third of heterosexual women have gone on a date with a guy they weren't interested in -- just for a free meal.

"Foodie calls," can happen when money's tight, the grocery store is out of a favorite frozen meal, or a must-try entree is just too extravagant to justify -- when the tab comes out of your own bank account.

Two studies, the first conducted with 820 women, and the second with 327, asked participants if they ever engaged in a plate for play: 23% of the women copped to it in the first study, 33% in the second.

The researchers -- Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig of Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced -- also noted that the woman who felt dating for food was socially acceptable were more likely to exhibit the "dark tria"” of personality traits. That's "psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism" for those without a PhD in psych.

So, if I were setting up a dating service, I would set it up so that people would list activities they were interested in doing, and the other person would say which of those they'd like to do. Dinner would never be an option, because dinner forces you to talk only about yourself or ask dumb questions. but an activity gives you a safe and maybe interesting external topic to talk about.

It's the hardest sort of date so why do it as the first one?

There'd be a list of tickets for activities would mostly be stuff like museums, hiking (with a group), maybe a first rock-climbing class, a wine-tasting, ice-skating for an hour and a half, a walking tour of the city, etc. Stuff where you can talk about something interesting going on around you that isn't just "How many brothers do you have?" and "What do you do at your job?"

I think people used to do more of that sort of gayballz activity in olden times, when "courting," and it worked better.

And I'd additionally monetize it buy getting discount tickets to that sort of event and selling them through the site for a 10% profit or whatnot. Like a Love Groupon.

Also, both parties would have to buy their own ticket. Site rule. To make sure that everything is very casual. I think people do better on dates when they don't have the heightened drama of the date needing to pay off for the guy (if he's shelling out money) or the woman feeling she has to pretend to be interested to justify the free meal.

And then I'd be just swimming in cash. Low-stakes dating with 60% fewer awkward silences -- that's the Ace of Spades Matchmaker Service guarantee!

These are my thoughts on this very important subject which I know you were just dying to hear my ideas about.

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Elizabeth Warren: Planned Parenthood is the Perfect Place to Celebrate My Birthday

Your... birth day?

Are you quite sure about that?

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Rogue DHS Official Leaked Word of Surprise Ten-City ICE Raid In Order to Scuttle It

At PJMedia: Why does Trump permit the internal saboteurs?

When are these leakers going to be hunted down and punished? Anyone who is leaking information from the White House needs to be discovered and punished severely....

In this case, word leaked out that the Trump administration was going to conduct a 10-city immigration raid on Sunday. The raid was to focus on migrants who have been denied asylum but have not left the country. It appears that leak came from Kevin McAleenan, Trump's Homeland Security Secretary. Come on, man. Trump has picked the worst people to work in the administration and the clowns he hasn't picked were picked by the establishment Republican industry who are not on board with his agenda. What a dumpster fire.

According to the Washington Examiner:

However, all five officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner confirmed McAleenan's decision to go rogue and stymie the operation was what prompted the White House to call off the 10-city operation.

A third official claimed McAleenan "cares more about what liberals and 'Never Trumpers' in Congress and the media think of him than achieving the express mission of his department."

Fire him.

For starters, yeah.

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New Evidence Unearthed That Suggests That Ilhan Omar is Lying About Her Marriages or "Marriages"

Kinky bitch.

New evidence indicates that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was residing with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, while also being legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.

Omar was married to Elmi in 2009 and later divorced in 2017.

Between 2002 and 2008, Omar was religiously married to her current husband, Hirsi. They were never legally married. In 2008, Omar and Hirsi decided to end their relationship.

In 2009, Omar married Elmi. In 2011, she claims that they religiously divorced. However, they delayed their legal divorce until 2017.

In 2011, when Omar religiously divorced Elmi, she reconciled with her current husband. After Omar and Elmi legally divorced, she legally married Hirsi in 2018.

The Washington Examiner uncovered a trail of traffic violations and misdemeanor charges that indicate Hirsi and Omar were living together between 2006 and 2012. Yet, when questioned about her marriages, she claims to be separated from Hirsi between 2008 until 2011 when they "reconciled."

This newfound information only fuels the flames, as Omar is currently under scrutiny for filing a joint tax return in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband Hirsi, although they were not legally married, as she was still legally married to Elmi.

Some outlets have questioned whether Elmi is Omar’s brother. However, there is no evidence to corroborate this.

The roller-coaster ride of martial information does not end here though; the documents that helped uncover this information reveal that Omar, Hirsi, and Elmi were potentially all living together.

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Project Veritas: Google Insider Says the "Neutral Platform" is Determined to "Prevent the Next Trump"

The argument is that only a huge monopoly given special legal protections will have the power to squash conservatives.

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam

* Insider: Google "is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again."

* Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren "misguided" on "breaking up Google"

* Google Exec Says Don’t Break Us Up: "smaller companies don’t have the resources" to "prevent next Trump situation"

* Insider Says PragerU And Dave Rubin Content Suppressed, Targeted As "Right-Wing"

* LEAKED Documents Highlight "Machine Learning Fairness" and Google’s Practices to Make Search Results "fair and equitable"

* Documents Appear to Show "Editorial" Policies That Determine How Google Publishes News

* Insider: Google Violates "letter of the law" and "spirit of the law" on Section 230

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The Morning Rant

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"You know, I'm about ready to do a deal on reparations. Wait, don't go, this is not going to be 'The Conservative Case For Caving In On Reparations', no, you'll have to go to the Cuckshed Bulwark Online for that, but here it is: we give reparations, we will make one TRILLION dollars available to any American citzen of African American descent (and we'll use the old 'one drop rule' for mixed-race determination) and in return, everyone will have to finally SHUT UP, once and for all, about racism. That's it. Finished. It's done. You don't get to talk about it, whine about it, bitch about it any more. Disband Black Lives Matter. Dissolve the NAACP, abolish the Congressional Black Caucus, and revoke Farrakhan's cult church's tax-exempt status. No more bitching and moaning, you've been paid off and you now have to get on with your lives. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will now have to get real jobs. African Americans can pool all of that sweet, sweet reparations cash and use it to rebuild Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other inner cities without any interference from evil racist white guys. We could all live together in peace and love and harmony. Thank God Almighty, we'll be free at last. For a measely trillion dollars, it would almost be worth it. But the reason this is not a serious proposal is that I realize that even with this payout, it's not going to end there. Here's a book that argues for giving reparations for women for all of the uncompensated work that they've done over the years. And perhaps you've heard that Elizabeth Warren wants to give reparations to homosexuals for supposed injustices in the U.S. tax code due to 'unequal marriage laws'. As soon as we pay off one reparation claim, every last aggrieved minority will be lining up for their slice of the reparations pie. In fact, they'll probably even invent some new aggrieved groups just for the purpose of cashing in. And holy smokes, this is where intersectionality is really going to pay off big time. Because it's going to be reparations now, reparations tomorrow, and reparations forever."

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Holiday On The Hudson
George Benjamin Luks

From the Cleveland Museum's description (emphasis mine)

A sun-dappled scene of middle-class leisure, Holiday on the Hudson is an atypical work by Luks, who more often turned to gritty tenement subjects for inspiration. Throughout his career, the painter fashioned himself as a brash, profane, and hard-drinking antagonist to New York’s genteel art-world establishment. The museum purchased this work just four months before the artist was beaten to death in the wake of a speakeasy argument.
[Hat Tip: MTF]

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The Morning Report - 6/24/19


Good morning kids. Start of a brand new week and we've got lots of ground to cover on multiple fronts so off we go. In the lead, a story that encompasses both the immigration and border crisis plus the insurrection against our President and the will of the people by entrenched, Deep State globalists. Yesterday, ICE was scheduled to conduct a massive 10-city sweep to nab illegal aliens who had exhausted all legal avenues to remain in-country and then summarily kick their collective ass over the Rio Grande. In the event, the raids were cancelled and postponed because evidence suggests acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan leaked the plans to the press and then the Dems shrieked in protest. That wouldn't necessarily cause the President to back down but you can bet your sweet ass everyone who was sweating out an appeal has now gone to ground. It should be noted that there is no positive proof that McAleenan is the guilty party but his record as well as strong indications from several reliable sources that have worked with him, including Tom Homan, Trump's candidate for Border Czar and now a Fox News contributor dropped strong hints that McAleenan is indeed the guilty party.

Whether it's the attempt by the likes of Clinton, Obama, Clapper, Brennan, Comey et al to figuratively (and even literally in some hearts and minds) cut off the head of the Trump presidency or whether it's death by a thousand cuts from petty bureaucrats and apparatchiks like (allegedly) McAleenan who pull criminal stunts like this, there is only one way to describe it: insurrection that borders on and even crosses over into treasonous acts. If McAleenan is guilty, he should be arrested and prosecuted for interfering in the conduct of criminal investigations and aiding and abetting the harboring and/or flight of a fugitive. Add one count for every alien that was on the list to be nabbed and that should keep him rotting in jail for a few hundred years should suffice.

Wait, what am I saying? This is the country where Andrew McCabe, James Comey, and Hillary Clinton are free as a bird while Michael Flynn has his life in ruins and Paul Manafort rots in jail as a political prisoner, convicted of crimes that were based on no more than manufactured evidence and trumped up charges. At least the fingers are pointing with some speed at an apparent guilty party, but there must be punishment, swift and severe pour encourager les autres.

In other news within the topic, Nancy Palsi is gloating through her dentures about the sabotaged ICE operations and stating that instead of enforcing our laws, the President should issue a mass amnesty. Meanwhile, a cross section of politicians, including Mike Crapo (follow the link to CNS News for other examples), affirm Trump's right to enforce the law. Wait, let that sink in. We now have to affirm the obvious while our domestic enemies claim that doing so is both immoral and somehow illegal. Elsewhere, the Anthony Quinn candidate Blotto O'Rourke declares we must give illegal alien women free abortions or it's The Handmaid's Tale, plus some depressing links about the growing ratio of Latinos to Caucasians in Texas and the drivers licenses for illegal aliens is all about swamping the voter rolls, as if we didn't know.

Shifting back or sideways depending on your perspective, in the Clinton/Obama Coup and Congressional Persecution of Trump, yesterday, a cache of documents about Trump's vetting process after the 2016 election were leaked, supposedly indicating red flag appointments that were ignored. No doubt, the agitprop media will spin this faster than a Farsi uranium enrichment plant doing the Stuxnet dervish boogaloo, so my reaction is meh. Meanwhile, John Podesta's Center for American Progress Dissolution is pumping dark money into groups engaging in law-fare against the President, the globular cluster currently known as Jerry Nadler is a disgusting sexist pig and deserves censure (and a knuckle sammich) for his treatment of Hope Hicks, and James Clapper has got the fear of Barr in him. I hope.

Dem Scandal Sheet: Bro-Fo Omar is drawing a lot more unwanted attention regarding her sham marriages and immigration swindle, Chiquita Khruschev declines the offer to visit Auschwitz to face the truth and the hateful stupidity of her concentration camp drivel, and Democrats are steaming over the millionaire who exposed the tip of the iceberg of food stamp fraud. Meh, the whole program itself is a fraud. Lastly, in the Official Democrat Party Sanctioned Joo-Hatred, severely heterosexual Cory Booker won't rule out meeting with Louis Farrakhan. We should arrange a nice lunch on the rooftop of Rockefeller Center. The Rainbow Room (nudge-nudge-wink-wink). Watch out for that first step, Cory...

Civil War 2.0: Antifa Terrorists are putting up posters with Tucker Carlson's home address on it and calling for confrontations while the Michigan GOP headquarters was defaced with anti-ICE graffiti. Well, when Don Lemon among others refer to Trump as Hitler, it's no wonder that you get this as well as Dick Durbin-connected mass shooter James Hodgkinson.

Politics: Blue on blue action as Mayor Buttplug gets ripped by Black Lives Matter thugs and heckled by others at a hometown town hall in the wake of a police shooting that resulted in the death of a black man, Rabbi Fischer cuts the Democrats' 2020 aspirations to ribbons, David Harsanyi calls out Joey Bidet as a flat-out segregationist, NY Post editorial board on the Sandersnista/Fauxca-Has-Been fight and other things, Joe Sestak becomes Dem candidate 23 (or is it 24?), a warning about the Dems and Pennsylvania, the latest Trump rape accuser is a code 10 wackadoo, a great essay on the inverse proportion of politicians' knowledge about a problem to the sanity of their plans, Margot Cleveland at The Federalist on what to look for when Trump live-Tweets the Dem debates, and while the Dems may never win back Trump voters, we still have a GOP that will sabotage his potential disciples who want to run.

First Amendment and Fake News Fakery: Online knitting community conducts anti-Trump supporter purge, two GOP reps make noise, one calling to revoke Al Jazeera's Congressional press credentials and the other with a bill to defund PBS, a WaPo affiliate labels segregationists as Republican, and the downside of banning flag buring with a look at the EU's totalitarian edict on the practice.

Abortion: De Bolshevik ramps up baby-killing to eleventy-leven and a UK judge forces a woman to kill the kid.

Foreign Desk: The Iran situation still leads the pack with a bevy of stories including Secretary of State Pompeo traveling to the region for talks with the KSA, GCC and others, and at least a half dozen other links praising him for not pulling the trigger. Yet. The withdrawal from that nuke deal sellout and the ramping up of sanctions will cause them to crumble from within. There is no need to risk potentially ruining his chances at re-election and more crucially risking our blood and treasure in yet another war that in order to win means a full - and I mean "full" - commitment to win by killing and destroying on a massive scale. No. Trump is playing this perfectly so far. The reactions from enemies foreign and domestic I think bear this out. Also, last week, the Krauts were our allies and this week evidently not. Elsewhere, Men wearing burkas are douching Londoners with acid, the Boris Johnson follies, the undergirding element of Christianity that elevated the Hong Kong protests (and Christianity scares the shit out of the godless mongoloid Chi-com tyrants), and lastly, South Africa goes mad with the killing of a white farmer. I defy anyone to read or hear about this in the state-run agitprop media. Tragic.

We-All-Slam-For-I-Slam: Daniel Greenfield with the story about how the killing of two Muslims over a parking dispute by a raging leftist atheist got etched in stone as an anti-Muslim hate crime.

Domestic Desk: Elena Kagan goes nuts as SCOTUS hands down huge property rights win, and health workers want court to tell unions to stop shaking them down for dues.

The Economy: A look at Fed interest rate policy, Geoff Norman on the sad sorry tale of eternal ethanol subsidies, and the delusion of cheap goods vis a vis free trade and tariffs.

Crime and Punishment: Clarence Thomas rips Brett Kavanaugh in a dissent about capital punishment.

Education: If academia ever was great, a look at what killed it.

Red Greens: Go nukes, and the summer snows of "global warming."

Feminazism, Homosexualization, Transgender Psychosis: Fauxca-Has-Been wants reparations... for homo couples. Umm, bondage is not the same as slavery, toots. Also, stating the obvious about the nature of men and women can get you fired from the faculty lounge.

Hither and Yon: Christian Toto on Roger "Maxine" Waters' new album that's light on the Joo-hate but heavy on the Maduro love, Chik-Fil-A to open in Seattle; that's like sending in the mitzvah tank to the front of the Finsbury Park mosque. Also, a look at the shenanigans of the Tampa Bay Rays' owner trying to swindle two cities in a bid to dump the team, the rise of the anti-globalists sees a concomitant rise of the embrace of collectivism by the mind-numbed masses, and finally my good friend and brilliant author Harry Stein takes an in-depth look at how journalist Eugene Lyons' chronicle of the leftists of the 1930s is startlingly relevant to today's political situation. Do give it a read.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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June 23, 2019

Sunday Overnight Open Thread (6/23/19)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Our 2019 focus is on operational execution in our restaurants and optimizing the experience for our customers,” McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook

Quote II

Who wants a U.S. war with Iran?

Primarily the same people who goaded us into wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and who oppose every effort of Trump’s to extricate us from those wars.

Should they succeed in Iran, it is hard to see how we will ever be able to extricate our country from this blood-soaked region that holds no vital strategic interest save oil, and America, thanks to fracking, has become independent of that.Patrick J. Buchanan

Quote III

"I've got the [SNAP] form in my hand and I'm thinking of my financial situation, and I said ‘you know, I just can't believe this. So I went down to the second floor of the Sterns County Courthouse, stood in line a little bit, handed in the application and three weeks later I'm getting food stamps, a balance on my EBT card." Rob Undersander

Quote IV

“I’d like to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude to David Gilmour for this utterly remarkable gift. David has a long history of supporting charities and I am honored that he has chosen ClientEarth to benefit from this landmark auction.” James thornton

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Gun Thread: Mail Call! [Weasel]

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We recently had a couple of good questions in the comments regarding barrels, and I thought I'd save them as Gun Thread topics. Pretty smart of me, huh? So without further a-doo-doo, let's take a look shall we?

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Food Thread: It May Be Hokey, But Poke Is Good!


I like raw fish, and raw tuna is one of the better ones. But it can get boring (and expensive). Over the last several years I have seen an explosion of "Poke," which is nothing more than Hawaiian for a raw fish mix-in. Lots of stuff besides the fish, so you can fill up on rice and edamame and seaweed salad and crunchy vegetables, instead of expensive fish. But that isn't a criticism...far from it. The combination of flavors and textures is a pleasure, and I will be making this often!

The one in the photo is on a base of lettuce, but mine was on a base of sushi rice, which I think is just perfect for this dish. And no, I didn't make it. I went to Whole Foods and bought a small container of it from their sushi bar for a couple of bucks. Sometimes it makes sense to buy rather than make!

Next time I am going to add something crunchier than the seaweed salad (yeah, I bought that too); maybe cashew nuts or peanuts. But it doesn't really matter what goes into it as long as it pleases your palate.

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The Three Fifths Compromise And Illegal Immigration

From commenter "LiveFreeOrDie" comes a short video on The Three Fifths Compromise and Illegal Immigration.

I’ve put together a video on illegal immigration with a good hook, where I compare the current dynamics to the 3/5 Compromise.
It's good explanation of the origins of the compromise, which is almost universally misunderstood (or purposefully conflated with its opposite intent). Just ask a recent college graduate what it is and what it means, and you will see...

[Another version of the video is embedded below the fold...]

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Moving The Overton Window In The Other Direction: Mandating Firearms Ownership

It's a cute but ultimately dumb idea, mostly because mandating anything is anathema to a free society. The article is actually well reasoned (aside from a factual error), and while it will never happen it is worth thinking about.

Must Pack Heat: The Case for Mandating Gun Ownership

Obamacare is the perfect model for Republicans to follow to settle the gun issue once and for all. Using the same legal reasoning as the Affordable Care Act, pro-gun legislators can win this war by pushing for an individual gun ownership mandate. Such a mandate can be from the top-down, a Federal mandate. Or, like Romneycare, it can be instituted on the state level first—West Virginia, here’s looking at you. We’ve seen this happen recently with this very issue. At first, concealed carry laws were only allowed in certain states. Now, all fifty states allow for such licenses. A gun-ownership mandate could play out the same way.
See the error? Concealed carry is technically legal, but in reality impossible in New Jersey. And there are a few other states that make it extraordinarily difficult. This may seem to be a trivial quibble, but a lot of people in America live in places that have thoroughly demonized guns.

But just the conversation shifts the Overton Window just a bit, and I am all for that, especially in an era of rabid hoplophobia, and when the authoritarian Left is gleefully attacking our basic freedoms.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-23-2019

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Boston Athenæum

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon, fat-heads, meat-heads, pot-heads, acid-heads, potato-heads and morons who picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, writing, and publishing by escaped oafs who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which look like something George Jetson might see after accidentally inhaling some space mushroom spores.

Pic Note

This library has been around for awhile:

Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. It grew out of a slightly earlier organization known as the Anthology Society which had been formed in 1805 by a group of Bostonians...[whose] purpose was to form "an establishment similar to that of the Athenæum and Lyceum of Liverpool in Great Britain; combining the advantages of a public library [and] containing the great works of learning and science in all languages."...Today its collections comprise over half a million volumes, with particular strengths in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American literature, and the fine and decorative arts.

Children's Book Bleg

I see many requests from you morons for children's book recommendations, presumably because you want good stories and you don't want to fill up their heads with modern day woke crap. So I am working with 'ette commenter "Brunette the 'Ette" to compile a spreadsheet (or series of spreadsheets) of good recommendations based on age. And by "working with" I mean that Brunette is doing all of the work and I'll just take what she sends me and make it available. The question is, what's the best way to do this? These will be Excel spreadsheets (containing links to Amazon and other sites) and I doubt all of you have Microsoft Office, so I'm open to suggestions. Maybe some kind of Google doc thingy somewhere on the so-called 'Cloud'? Please leave your suggestions in the comments. Thank you.

It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

Covertly implying or drawing attention to something by ostensibly avoiding all mention of it is called PARALEIPSIS.

Usage: Remember that thing I told you to stop thinking about it? Well, stop thinking about it.

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EMT 6/23/19

I did not fully grok that vacationing with a five and one year old would be so far removed from relaxing.

I think... I can't wait to go back to work.

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June 22, 2019

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (6/22/19)

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The Saturday Night Joke

Two guys walking back to work from lunch decide to take a shortcut thru a park since it’s such a beautiful day. As they walk along, they come upon a dog who is busy licking its nuts. Both men can’t help but stop and stare at the dog.

The one guy says to the other “ that’s gotta feel pretty good, I wish I could do that”...

His friend says “ you better pet him first, make sure he likes you”. H/T Stan

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