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.
Taxpayers have paid more than $2.4 million to develop “origami condoms,” including male and female versions, and the “first of its kind anal condom.”
Much has been said about the frustration of parents and children in navigating the Common Core curriculum standards, but now more teachers are beginning to speak out.
Educators say they believe the curriculum is “demeaning their profession,” and those who have had enough are simply quitting, according to the Washington Post.
Veteran social studies teacher Gerald J. Conti, is one of those at the end of his rope. He has submitted a resignation letter to Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y., saying that after 27 years at the school, he can no longer continue.
This looks nothing like the day the new Air Jordans come out.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is insisting he visited North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, twice to “do happy things,” not to create any controversy, but he won’t go back if that’s what people want.
Rodman two months ago paid a birthday visit to the North Korean dictator, holding an exhibition basketball game with other NBA stars and singing “Happy Birthday” to him. But in a recent interview with ESPN’s Mark Schwarz, Rodman insisted his motives were pure, and he wishes people “understood the whole purpose of why I went to North Korea.”
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:
Virgin CEO Richard Branson may be championing green business investments, but his airline empire has emitted more than 7.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the years.
The term “who watches the watchmen” dates back to antiquity (the Greek Plato or the Roman Juvenal depending on who you ask) and has resurfaced today in pop culture. It originally referred to those entrusted to look out for society.
For our time the question needs to be updated to cover the next most intrusive branch of the government; the tax collectors.
Read George Will’s column on why we need to rein in, reform or abolish this part of our federal government here
‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Gets Nude, Mocks Bible on SNL
Earns 2nd lowest ratings of the year
As expected, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham got nude on Saturday Night Live this weekend, in one scene mocking the Genesis Eden story, where a partly blurred-out nude Dunham and leaf-covered co-star Taran Killam poked fun at the biblical narrative. Saturday’s episode earned SNL’s second lowest ratings of the year.
All I have at the moment is Attkisson’s own admission:
Wow this is a huge blow to CBS News. Attkisson was their best reporter in my view as she seemed to care about the truth more than the agenda of the MSM.
I will bring you more when I get it.
UPDATE: Via Politico, she left for reasons you were probably already thinking:
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.