Apr
01
2015
0

‘Fur Elise.’

Deep breathing, Moe. Practice your deep breathing.

Fur EliseLudwig von Beethoven

Apr
01
2015
1

Well, they indicted Bob Menendez.

He’s gonna go down swinging, at least:

“I am outraged that prosecutors at the Justice Department were tricked into starting this investigation three years ago with false allegations by those who have a political motive to silence me,” Menendez said. “I will not be silenced. I’m confident at the end of the day I will be vindicated and they will be exposed.”

Personally, I totally believe that he’s corrupt, but I’ll be blessed if Bob Menendez isn’t going to give me some prime copy before it’s all over.  Which is… nice of him, given how often I’ve criticized the Senator.  The funny bit? – The Democrats won’t likely try to force him out.  Why? Because Chris Christie wants to be President, and Chris Christie knows that replacing Menendez with another Democrat would likely scupper the deal right there with the national party.

:shrug: Right thing, for the wrong reasons. I’ll take it.

Moe Lane

Apr
01
2015
9

Across the board water restrictions come to California. Across the board attempts to evade them to follow.

And it’s going to be brutal:

As state officials announced that lowest-ever snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — the source of nearly a third of California’s fresh water — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday said mandatory conservation measures would go into effect for the first time in history.

Among other actions, the governor’s executive order will require urban areas to reduce water use by 25 percent.

That’s an important point, by the way.  From the executive order:

The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) shall impose restrictions to achieve a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water usage through February 28, 2016. These restrictions will require water suppliers to Californias cities and towns to reduce usage as compared to the amount used in 2013. These restrictions should consider the relative per capita water usage of each water suppliers’ Service area, and require that those areas with high per capita use achieve proportionally greater reductions than those with low use. The California Public Utilities Commission is requested to take similar action with respect to investor-owned utilities providing water services.

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Apr
01
2015
1

RedState post up on Michael Bennet’s $300 million mistake.

Found here. Again, sorry about the lack of crossposting: I am, after all, on vacation.  Be back to normal tomorrow.

Apr
01
2015
2

Today’s xkcd is strangely addictive.

I’ve already done two or three. I’ve also discovered that I seem to draw better with a mouse in my right hand, but write better with a mouse in my left hand. I find this very interesting.

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Apr
01
2015
4

Quote of the Day, Alas, Mitt Romney Is Too Nice To Do This edition.

Glenn Reynolds‘ reaction to hearing that Harry Reid is proud of the fact that he slandered an innocent man:

You know, if I were Mitt Romney, I’d put a million or so toward hiring some investigative journalists to ensure that Reid’s remaining years were uncomfortable.

Fortunately, there are enough people out there with that kind of discretionary income who aren’t the freaking King of the Boy Scouts* that this advice could still be followed. And followed to some profit, too – profit beyond simple revenge, although simple revenge has its points.  After all, fairly credible rumor has Harry Reid being involved in a lot of interesting things of dubious probity and legality.  Pick him up, turn him upside down, and start shaking, and who knows what will fall out of Harry Reid’s pockets?

I don’t know, Timmy! Let’s find out.**

Moe Lane

*Thank you, Mass Effect 3.

**…Well, I thought that this was a quote.

Apr
01
2015
6

RONALD REAGAN National Airport! Say its name! RONALD REAGAN National Airport!

Sorry: I wasn’t really aware that the name “RONALD REAGAN National Airport” was so infuriating to a bunch of people that I was already cheerfully contemptuous towards.  Under the circumstances, my only regret is that I’m not writing thing on Saturday morning, so that my saying “RONALD REAGAN National Airport!” wasn’t contributing to more hangovers right now.  Anyway, this is what I really took away from that article:

In the long run, it looks like “Reagan” will win out. Our survey found that younger generations are more likely to use Reagan, regardless of political affiliation. That may be because, to them, “Reagan” simply connotes “the convenient airport that’s on Metro” — just as “Dulles,” to many locals, means “the airport that’s way out in Virginia,” not “the namesake of John Foster Dulles, architect of Cold War brinkmanship.”

That’s certainly the case for Denzel Thomas, 25.

“I don’t know much about Ronald Reagan,” said the D.C.-based artist, while waiting for a flight to Miami. “I think he was president before I was born.”

Don’t be absurd: ’25’ means that the guy was born in… 1990.

Oh, God, I am old.

Moe Lane

Via @gabrielmayor.

Apr
01
2015
6

Today is April Fools’ Day.

I’m not really going to do anything for that, because: a) everybody else will; b) I can’t think of a good enough joke; and c) I’m on a mini-vacation anyway.  Besides, I just got ten hours sleep and I’m too busy being fascinated by the aftermath. I have got to start going to bed earlier…

Mar
31
2015
5

Ed Schultz gets rhetorically gutted by Heritage knife-fighter Ryan Anderson.

Real – yes, actually metaphorical – blood on the floor on this one: watch the video if you haven’t already seen it twenty times. Seldom do we see a more graphic demonstration of the truism that the Left wants the Right to shut up, while the Right wants the Left to keep talking. I particularly enjoyed the way that Ryan Anderson kept grabbing Ed Schultz’s arguments out of the air, flipping them, and then idly throwing them right back into Schultz’s gut.  They teach that at Heritage, you know. Also, how to climb walls, disarm swordsmen with your bare hands, and get liberal locals to show up in force to support your conservative-themed rallies.

 

…and I’m having trouble with this connection, so let me just finish that here.

Mar
31
2015
11

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids in DC’s Rock Creek Park.

I warned DC liberals; I absolutely warned them. Back in 2013, I asked them, “Simple question, DC folks: do you WANT wolves in Rock Creek Park? Right THERE?”  Well, guess what: what DC folks want is now irrelevant.  The wolves are in the process of arriving.  Whether DC likes it or not:

Just a few hundred years ago, coyotes stuck to the plains between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. As humans killed off wolves, coyotes took over their territory. The coyotes that pressed north into Canada came across the remnants of wolf populations and interbred, creating a hybrid creature that’s small enough to live undetected among humans, but large enough to feast on fawns (though perhaps not full-sized deer).

In other words, they are perfectly adapted to the I-95 corridor, [genetic researcher Javier] Monzon says.

“The more deer there are around, the more wolf-like the coywolves tend to be,” he says.

Which means, essentially, that the coywolf menace will merely become more and more… erm, wolfy. Soon there will be the ultimate wolf-like predator in Rock Creek Park! SUPER-WOLVES, with a coyote’s cunning!

Enjoy! (more…)

Mar
31
2015
3

Quote of the Day, Chuck Schumer’s Lack Of Vision Suits His Party, Actually edition.

Via Instapundit: we must know of different Chuck Schumers.

There’s a certain lovable quality to Schumer that is hard to avoid even when he is on the other end of the phone yelling at you and threatening never to speak to anyone who works for your newspaper ever again. He works hard and he relishes what he does and I think he is a genuinely patriotic American.

But that makes it all the more tragic that this politician—who Bloomberg is now likening to Lyndon Johnson, writing that he has “been the highest-profile political player for the last decade in the major media centers of New York and Washington”—stands for so little.

Still, it remains true that it’s danged hard to actually say what the Democratic party is for, these days. If the GOP disappeared tomorrow I’d half expect the Democratic party leadership to wander around in a daze until they died from starvation and forgetfulness. :shrug: The price you pay for never having any ideas of your own, I guess.

Mar
31
2015
5

Tweet of the Day, Go Ahead And Get Good Seats For The Coming Carnage edition.

Oh, my.

As somebody succinctly replied: “Someone’s going to die.”

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