Apr
30
2015
5

LIBRE and media bias.

Just a reminder about what media bias looks like. This is the Washington Post’s description of LIBRE, an avowedly conservative/libertarian group that works on outreach to Latinos.

For Republicans, the road to warming the hearts and winning the votes of Latinos may begin at a Las Vegas flea market.

On a recent morning, inside the Eastern Indoor Swapmeet Las Vegas, a group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers helped 250 Latinos — some of them illegal immigrants — pass the Nevada driver’s test.

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Apr
30
2015
1

‘The Power.’

The PowerSnap!

The exclamation point is apparently required.

Apr
30
2015
2

Tweet of the Day, This Is What We Call A ‘Teachable Moment’ edition.

This is where poor life choices lead you, kid.

I would recommend that you take the hint that the universe has just busted over your head.

Apr
30
2015
2

An observation sparked by @SonnyBunch’s ranking of MCU flicks.

The list itself is OK, although I quibble that Captain America: The First Avenger is ranked too low. But while I agree that this is the best bit in all the films…

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Apr
30
2015
2

Watch as Osman Yaha becomes your hero.

I will magnanimously forbear from arguing with Mother Jones about Barack Obama’s typical rhetorical skill.  Let us all instead rise above such disagreements and instead bask in this, which is a small child politely telling the President of the United States to please wrap it up, because there’s a lot of ground that still needs to be covered. Osman Yaha, the political blogosphere salutes you:

Ultimately via the Washington Free Beacon. Of course.

Apr
30
2015
3

Regarding this threatened 21 Jump Street / Men In Black movie crossover.

…Oh, I’m sorry: was that unexpected news? Here you go:

In the midst of last year’s Sony hack, one rather interesting snippet of news concerned the possible merging of the Jump Street and Men in Black film franchises. Seriously, I’m not kidding. Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have spoken out about the rumored project several times. According to Miller, it’s a concept “that makes you think.” Head-scratching hilarity aside, it looks like this fever dream of a movie might actually happen.

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Apr
30
2015
1

Ah, yes. I will be on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends livecast tonight.

9 PM Eastern: on the front page of RedState.  I will be wearing, shockingly, a tie.  I’m sure that I have one around here somewhere…

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Apr
30
2015
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This day is surprisingly filling up.

I may not be able to keep to a schedule.  Which is weird; it’s only a Thursday.  But I suppose that it has to happen, from time to time…

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Apr
29
2015
2
Apr
29
2015
5

Barricade your office, Shirley Abrahamson! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

FIGHT THE POWER! FIGHT THE POWER!

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices moved quickly Wednesday to elect a new chief following certification of a constitutional amendment that ended seniority as the sole determinant, even as a federal lawsuit was pending seeking to delay replacing longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Abrahamson objected to the email vote making Justice Patience Roggensack the chief justice, and Abrahamson continues to believe she still holds the position, her attorney Robert Peck said in a letter filed with U.S. District Court late Wednesday.

OCCUPY CORNER OFFICE! THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE! THIS IS WHAT DEMOC… oh. Yeah. Right.

Via @EsotericCD.

Apr
29
2015
6

California’s class-based water woes.

If you can put aside for the moment the New York Times’ stubborn use of the “farmers use 80% of the water in California” canard*, this article isn’t too bad. It certainly notes the deep class divisions that are taking place in the state.  To put it simply: the rich buy their way out of the restrictions and everybody else… can’t.

The fierce drought that is gripping the West — and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California — is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity. The daily water consumption rate was 572.4 gallons per person in Cowan Heights from July through September 2014, the hot and dry summer months California used to calculate community-by-community water rationing orders; it was 63.6 gallons per person in Compton during that same period.

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Apr
29
2015
3

Tweet of the Day, This Would Make Me Laugh And Laugh And Laugh edition.

Really, as the saying goes: you’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

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