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When asked about Greg Gutfeld calling Costas a hypocrite about gun control (because he is surrounded by armed guards pretty much all the time), Costas absurdly said this -
“In truth, Greg was accurate if you consider one-hundred-eighty degrees from the truth accurate. I have never had a personal bodyguard a single day in my life. There are security people at NFL games that the NFL employs, and there is always massive security at an Olympics, and there… is NBC security.”
HT/Just the tip hq
Author Joe McGinniss, who chronicled the murder case of former Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1983 book “Fatal Vision,” has died, his lawyer said Monday. He was 71.
McGinniss died Monday afternoon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, said friend and attorney Dennis Holahan. He had been battling prostate cancer for two years.
This looks nothing like the day the new Air Jordans come out.
For those who think Ayn Rand was just crazily overwrought in the “unrealistic” characters she created to dramatize the anti-capitalist mentality, you might want to see this addendum to the Kickstarter page of comic artist John Campbell, who raised over $50,000 on Kickstarter to publish a book of his comics Sad Pictures for Children.
He got tired of having to mail the books he promised, apparently (believe me, I know that’s a drag) and so decided to burn a copy for every person who asked about where the book they’d been promised was.
He has elevated the annoyance of mailing 127 packages to an anti-market rant of marvelous proportion. Excerpts, though whole thing is worth reading, after he talks about how rich people he knew as a kid mistreated a pet rat:
I’ve received this numerous times -
250 Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers Sign Open Letter Refusing To Enforce New Gun Laws
The problem is, I can’t find this open letter. But I found this-
Tyler Jackson has emailed me an interesting story, soon to apper online (I’ll link to it once it does)– the gist is that the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers’ Assn has released an open letter stating that the police will not “be party to the oppression of the people of the state by enforcing an unconstitutional law.” So far 250 LEOs have cosigned the letter.
[UPDATE: several commentors have noted they cannot find any Connecticut Peace Officers Association online... nor can I. I've emailed the person who emailed me on this, asking for info. His indication had been that the article (which he attached) would be online in a few days at http://ezinearticles.com/. Until he responds, or does not respond, I'd treat this as a possible hoax. I would have done more digging except that when I posted I was on a plane, as part of 4,000-miles-in-36-hours trip.]
I have no faith in Connecticut LEOs.
I hope they eventually prove me wrong.
The Koch brothers are at it again. Their right-wing political Panzer Division descended on a New York City hospital over the weekend to protest (!) the addition of a new ambulatory care center. What the hell, Koch bros? Why not pro-America?
Sorry. That’s not quite right. In fact, it was the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference, and SEIU Local 1199, among others, who marched on the soon-to-be-built David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man one prominent liberal recently predicted would go down in history as a “famously evil person.”
UPDATE! The winner is Beachmom!
Thank you. And thank you all for playing.
Not Albert. Norman.
He thought I should auction off some possessions. The trick is it has to be easily mailed, but worth mailing.
I think I find the perfect choice.
It’s a brand new, never used, but displayed, piece from days gone by when people used to reach over to your table lighter and blaze up a butt without asking.
This is a vintage (1940′s) Silver Ronson table lighter (billed as the World’s Greatest Lighter) original wick. I have the original box, instructions and polish rag. (You’ll need the rag. It’s nicely tarnished.)
So, let’s see what happens. This could flop on its ass. But maybe not. Auction ends at 11:59 pm tonight. ET.
That they have to be told is shameful-
Yes, it looks like the exodus from New York is probably happening. (A sale can always be derailed, but for now I have to act as if I’m moving.)
So, I’ve been busy selling off precious possessions. (I plan on leaving with nothing but a carload of keepsakes and a fatter wallet than the day before.)
BigFurHat might end up on your front lawn, screaming about how you always said I could visit.
The reality is I have no idea where I’m relocating. I have a place to stay, which I will use as home base, and then I guess I’ll research the country and find my best option.
Here is the wish list:
NO WINTER EVER AGAIN. (I’m going to sunny climes.)
LOW PROPERTY TAXES. (I pay $14,000 a year. I want to drop a zero at the end of that.)
NO PROGTARDS. (I want to live, at the very least, in an area that is up for grabs politically.)
WALK TO SHOPS. (I want a small town feel where you could walk to something worth walking to.)
So, who wants to buy some BFH collectibles? I need gas money!
Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.
“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”
“Without a smart fix, the ACA will heighten the inequality that the Administration seeks to reduce … We cannot sit idly by as the politicians carve up our health plans while they carve out exceptions for themselves and every special interest feeding at the trough in Washington.”
Of course “smart fix” is single payer.
It would seem remote right now.
“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul; he and I are good friends. I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world, and I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad, but I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did.”
Paul, who is known for espousing a more libertarian approach to foreign policy and national security, has come under criticism that he is not strong enough on this front. But he hit back against critics Sunday, saying that those who claim he is not strong enough are trying to score political points.
“I think those who would try to argue that somehow I’m different than the mainstream Republican opinion are people who want to take advantage for their own personal political gain. I’m a great believer in Ronald Reagan. I’m a great believer in a strong national defense,” Paul said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Cruz seems to be one of the people that doesn’t quite believe Paul. It might be difficult to get out from the shadow of Ron Paul.
Middle school teacher shows personal sex tape to students
A middle school teacher is under fire after she mistakenly showed her personal sex tape to students in her class.
According to MyFox 16 in Little Rock, AR, the teacher showed the video to students at Forest Heights Middle School. The teacher admitted to showing the video that featured her engaging in sexual acts with her fiancé.
She says the video got mixed up in her lesson plans by mistake. However, several parents are upset with the teacher and are asking for her to be reprimanded.
School officials have yet to issue a punishment, but they insist they’re searching for the proper actions to take against the teacher.