Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

He will surrender his $10,000 bond.

From Mary Chastain at Legal Insurrection: "Here’s an interesting tidbit. Holmes also said that “state’s attorney’s office dropped the charges on their own.” So, if I connect the dots, the office decided to do this without talking to the Chicago Police Department and Smollett’s attorneys?"

Mueller Investigation Concludes Hillary Clinton Was Actually Just A Terrible Candidate

Fact check: True. 

Pro tip, boys n girls. The first step in getting help is admitting you have a problem.

Bonfire of the Media Vanities

By Kyle Smith at NRO: "In the last two years, half of Americans say their trust in the media has decreased, while only 8 percent report increasing trust. By a margin of 69 to 29, Americans agree that the media are more interested in advancing their point of view than reporting all the facts. Three-fifths agree that the media covers matters in order “to delegitimize the views held by President Trump and his supporters.” Sixty percent of independents and 93 percent of Republicans agreed with that last item. The media have become an amen chorus of liberals chanting liberal refrains to liberals. The signature phrase of our moment is Fake News. And the Hindenburg of Fake News just went up in flames."

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mueller Report Confirms No Trump Campaign Russia Collusion

No Conspiracy. No Obstruction. No Further Indictments. The Left is in Meltdown Mode.

From  Joseph Klein at Front Page Mag: "Nearly two years later, after issuing more than 2800 subpoenas, executing nearly 500 search warrants, and interviewing about 500 witnesses, Mr. Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William P. Barr on his office’s findings, without any recommendations for further indictments. It represents virtually a complete victory for President Trump and his administration.

Mueller Report Fizzles. Prepare For The Reckoning.

From Mark Davis at Townhall: "Here’s what we do know: if the Mueller spectacle is as anti-climactic as it first appears, there must be accountability for the politicians and media voices who beat this drum with malicious certainty for two years. Lives have been ruined. Millions of dollars have been wasted. All because a culture stretching from the halls of government to the studios of TV networks sought to erase a 2016 election result they could not tolerate."

In a perfect world, maybe. But this is The Swamp - land of impotent congressional hearings, interminable committee resolutions, and 'accountability' a word that no one in government can spell. But that won't be a deterrent, not when the Democrat vendetta machine is invested and infested with 2 years of Trump Derangement Syndrome. They're not letting go of that Precious as long as 2020 is on the horizon and closing fast upon their levers of greed & power.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Socialists Will Live on Bread (Lines) Alone

Exasperated Olive Garden Waitress Asks Bernie Sanders If He's Just Gonna Sit There Eating Free Breadsticks All Night

Ecce Homo!

Behold the Man!

This bold, deeply textured depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ, crowned with thorns, to a blood thirsty mob was painted in 1871 by Antonio Ciseri (1821–1891). Ciseri was a Swiss-Italian painter of religious subjects.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

St. Patrick wasn't Irish

And Corned Beef and Cabbage isn't Irish either.

"The 'snakes' he drove out of Ireland were the pagan beliefs. Ireland never had real snakes." Bingo!

10 Stouts to Drink This St. Patrick's Day... from Popular mechanics??

Nation Unsurprised As Ocasio-Cortez Comes Out Against Thoughts

When satire and real life are indistinguishable...

Bernie Sanders Captures Leprechaun To Confiscate Gold For Redistribution

The Russians told me if it's on the internet, it must be true.  I wonder if Snopes will fact check The Babylon Bee again?

Robert Goddard and the First Liquid-Propellant Rocket

"Ninety (three) years ago today, on March 16, 1926, Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) launched the world’s first liquid-propellant rocket...

The rocket took off from a snowy field outside Worcester, Massachusetts, reaching a height of about 12.5 meters (41 feet) and a distance of 56 meters (184 feet). It was smashed on impact.

This event did not even make the local newspapers; indeed the reticent professor kept it secret for a decade."

Days that End in 'Y'

Friday, March 15, 2019

A few Headlines from Obscure & Beyond

Pig Remains Show How Far Prehistoric People Traveled to Visit Stonehenge
"Epic Neolithic feasts drew crowds from opposite ends of Britain. "

I think the Celts and the Druid culture reached far beyond Britain, and had more influence on ancient Europe than the Romans. Here is an interesting podcast that explores this assertion. Parts one and Two

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The World’s First Commercial Jetliner

The de Havilland DH 106 Comet. It was also the world's first commercial jetliner crashes.


Still or again?

And I never heard of ' Titania McGrath.'

Just a Thought

"One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything." - Malcolm Muggeridge

Golf Balls, Power Drills, Etc Sliced in Half With a Water Jet

"To date, he has sliced up more than 80 objects, several dozen of which are included in a deluxe book published last year by Chronicle, featuring photographs by Jonothan Woodward and annotations by Warren. Although he's cut open iPhones, DSLR cameras, and laptops, one of Warren's favorite object autopsies was the humble clothing iron."

Call it Geek Art, or Appliance cadaver displays. I like it. Lots of pictures at the link.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hacking 10 percent of self-driving cars would cause gridlock in NYC

You mean on top of the gridlock already caused by human-driving cars? To drive in NY is insanity.

A Few Headlines

The 1868 Impeachment of Andrew Johnson(D)
"When Congress reconvened, they overruled Stanton's suspension, and Grant resigned his position. The event heightened Grant's popularity and depressed Johnson's -- at least as far as Republicans were concerned. Ignoring Congress, Johnson formally dismissed Stanton on February 21, 1868. With the support of the Republicans, Stanton responded by locking himself in his office and refusing to leave.

Angered by Johnson's open defiance, the House of Representatives formally impeached him on February 24 by a vote of 126 to 47. They charged him with violation of the Tenure of Office Act and bringing into "disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt, and reproach the Congress of the United States." It was then up to the Senate to try Johnson."

One Republican Senator from Kansas was the deciding vote. Fifty-eight years later, the Supreme Court of the U.S. sided with Johnson to confirm it was a witch hunt, all along.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

First World Problems

I loathe the  phrase 'life hack.' It's often ridiculous click bait which simply explains the most mundane of tasks. The only 'hack' is a few minutes out of your life that you'll never get back.

This next article ain't one of those, but it is a simple reminder about some basic first aid for what most of us find indispenable in the 21st century.

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