Guess it has to be said: DON’T EAT DETERGENT PODS.

I let it slide, mostly, because I figured that the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ was just young people messing around with older people’s heads. But apparently some damfool college student in Utah actually ate one of these things and had to go to the hospital.  So: stop doing that [expletive deleted].  The joke’s now officially gone on for too long.

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Tweet of the Day, Do Not Do This With Cats edition.

It’s not that I want this story to be true – it represents somebody trying to do something absolutely awful – but if it did happen, then I want it to have played out precisely as described. Because, dagnabbit, the guy deserved it. Every. Last. Bit of it. Continue reading Tweet of the Day, Do Not Do This With Cats edition.

ProTip: don’t make stupid signs and let your roommate take pictures of them.

(Via Instapundit) Karma… can be a bit of a rough mistress sometimes.  Meet Kim Stafford, Obama voter who thought it’d be entertaining to mock up a somewhat bigoted and offensive sign attacking the Tea Party.  She then allowed it to be photographed.  It then ended up on the Internet.  And then the Online Left started the threats:

…people said awful things. They said she should be raped. They said she should kill herself.


“The party I’m a part of because I’m tolerant and I think that homosexuals should be able to get married – the group of people that I associate with – can be just as cruel as the people I disagree with,” she said.

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Movie of the Week: The Eagle has Landed.

Yeah, I know: Inception was starting to get stale.  I picked The Eagle Has Landed mostly because of this inside-blogball political piece demonstrating that there ain’t nothing so stupid that you can’t get a Media Matters for America hack like Eric Boehlert to confidently argue its side, but that’s not really relevant.  It’s a good flick – and if you don’t get the joke, well, I guess that means that you need to see the movie, huh?

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#rsrh QotD, Buy This Guy a Nice Fruit Basket* Edition.

Why, it’s our old friend Mister Alan Grayson!  Hi, Mister Grayson!  Can you tell us about your footwear?

A Bronx native with a fondness for steel-toed cowboy boots (the better to kick Republicans with, he jokes)

Oh, Mister Grayson.  Have you not been taking your pills again?

…because that doesn’t look like you were quite… up… for kicking anybody last November.

Mister Grayson.

Moe Lane

PS: Now that it’s all over…

…you really shouldn’t have shoved that guy.  Be seeing you! – Oh, wait: no, I won’t.

*Classical reference.

#rsrh Maryland considering Amazon tax again?

Yes.  Of course.  Because Amazon won’t pull their affiliate program out of Maryland – thus making the entire exercise moot – the moment that it passes.  Just like they didn’t do it in North Carolina or Rhode Island, and just like they aren’t still thinking about doing it in New York, depending on how the court cases go.

And before I hear about how this won’t have any effect on individual affiliates, so is being absurd:

The bill would require a Web retailer like to charge sales tax on orders to Maryland customers if the retailer gets more than $10,000 in sales a year from affiliate marketers — sites run by businesses or individuals in the state that have contracts to send sales traffic to large retailers.

Ten grand in sales, not profit.  That’s small.  How small? Let me put it this way:’s referrals last year would have required Amazon to collect sales tax.  Not that I saw ten grand in revenue, or even a tenth of that (and the amount that I did see was duly taxed by the State of Maryland, even though as far as I can tell the State of Maryland didn’t do anything specific to earn its cut).  And if these Senatorial idiots Richard S. Madaleno and Ulysses Currie (both Democrats, of course) have their way, I – and the State of Maryland – won’t see a tenth of that tenth, because my Amazon Associates account will be terminated before the ink’s dry on the signature of their shiny new law. 

And then nobody gets any money.

My only comfort is that I didn’t actually vote for any of these people.  Being a Republican, and everything.

Moe Lane

PS: Full disclosure, in case it isn’t obvious: I am an affiliate of (ahem). At least, for right now.

‘Stuck-on’ Stupak… stuck on Stupak’s EO.

Turns out that the Obama administration is taking Stupak’s Executive Order as seriously as… well, everybody else:

President Obama signed the Senate health care bill into law Tuesday. He did not sign the executive order on abortion negotiated with Michigan Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in an 11th-hour arrangement that may well have saved the entire health care reform effort.

A White House official told Fox, Obama will not sign the Executive Order Tuesday and has set no specific date to do so. Stupak predicted Obama would sign the order later this week. The White House said only that Obama would sign the order “soon.”

Now, it’s like this. It’s one thing to be a prostitute. It’s another thing to be a cheap prostitute. It’s yet a third thing to be a cheap prostitute who accepts Monopoly money. But to be a cheap prostitute who gets stiffed on your Monopoly money? That takes skill.

Moe Lane

PS: I recognize that Hot Air has a valid argument that eventually the President will stop tormenting Stupak and give him his Monopoly money, but AoSHQ’s implicit rejoinder that Stupak hasn’t degraded himself enough for it yet (he’s getting there) has a certain truth there, too.

PPS: My apologies to prostitutes, of course.

Crossposted to RedState.

Le affaire Hamas Letter: well, it’s John Kerry.

Ot-nay oo-tay ight-bray, if you know what I mean:

Kerry Turns Over Hamas Letter to U.S. Consulate

U.S. Sen. John Kerry has turned over to the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem a letter from Hamas to President Obama that Kerry had received during his trip to the Middle East, FOX News has learned.

Kerry spokesman Frederick Jones said the Democratic senator was not aware that the letter was from Hamas when he accepted it from a United Nations official, and only heard media reports of its origin, which prompted him to relinquish it.

News that Kerry had given up the letter came after the Israeli embassy and a former Bush adviser on Middle East affairs said Friday that Kerry should not act as mailman for a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States.

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