Mar
27
2015
7

The banking industry does Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) a favor.

She will probably send them all fruit baskets:

Four major banks are threatening to withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in anger over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) attacks on Wall Street.

Representatives from financial powerhouses Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America recently met in Washington and discussed the growing hostility towards big business within the Democratic ranks, according to a Reuters report Friday.

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Mar
26
2015
1

‘Steal My Sunshine.’

It was warm today!  So wonderfully, wonderfully warm.

Steal My Sunshine, Len

Mar
25
2015
3

Freedom Watch files racketeering suit against Hillary Clinton.

Hee!

The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

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Mar
21
2015
2

‘Hardware Wars.’

Because why the heck not?

I myself haven’t watched it in a couple of years.  Worse ways to spend thirteen minutes, to be sure.

Mar
20
2015
1

‘Norwegian Wood.’

 

Norwegian Wood, The Beatles

I’m not exactly sure what the point of this song is, but it’s pretty.

[UPDATE] …I probably should have not looked it up; it’s apparently about adultery and arson.

Mar
20
2015
1

So where’s Benjamin Bathurst?

Dude was an English diplomat who literally just… disappeared in 1809 (or did he?).  I’m surprised that Randall Munroe didn’t add him, nonetheless.  Benjamin Bathurst is associated with one of the classics of Golden Age Science Fiction, after all.

http://xkcd.com/1501/

Mar
20
2015
6

BATFE Director resigns, faster than a speeding bullet… too soon?

Well now: “The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resigned suddenly on Friday while the agency is still reeling from its failed “backdoor ammo ban” of the popular 5.56 M855 bullet.” Like the Daily Caller, I don’t know whether BATFE Director B. Todd Jones was on his way out the door anyway; but if he was then recent events probably still flattened his trajectory… OK, sorry.  I’ll stop now. (more…)

Mar
18
2015
1
Mar
13
2015
9

So, circle ‘May 24′ for a potential hostage crisis in North Korea.

This is not actually good news.

Making a dramatic statement in Korean relations, Gloria Steinem and other prominent women on Wednesday announced their intention to walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification.

[snip]

Organizers of the effort called WomenCrossDMZ.org on Wednesday said they hope for 30 women, including two Nobel Peace laureates, to cross from North Korea to South Korea on May 24, which is International Women’s Day for Disarmament.

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Mar
08
2015
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‘Silver Dagger.’

Silver DaggerJoan Baez

Huh. You’d think I would have put this one up by now.

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