Thursday, April 30, 2015

40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon (and history repeats itself)

Tortoise gets a new set of wheels

Brooke Baldwin Apology Tour Rule 5

Brooke Baldwin revealed how clueless she is with an assine comment about veterans being behind the #BaltimoreRiots. It is not true, she did not have a scrap of evidence to support such a conclusion, and she just blurted it out on air. And it was not an innocent mistake, but a set up with Democrat Representiave Elijah Cummings (who's leadership contributions led us to this sorry state of affairs in Baltimore).

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Instapundit: Brooke Baldwin idiocy

#BaltimoreRiots: So what did happen to Freddie Gray while in custody?

Baltimore P.D. and City Government managed to make this controversy a huge story.  How in the hell does a man go into a van uninjured and come out with a fatal broken back and crushed windpipe? If it were a violent drug reaction, that would be confirmed in the autopsy. Was he beaten by the cops? Was it a "nickel ride"?  It does not look like we will get answers this week.  

Instapundit: Fifty Shades of Freddie Gray and did Freddie Gray injure himself (I seriously doubt it, without drug or other forensic evidence to the contrary).  

It is just amazing that post Ferguson that Baltimore could manage to do a worse job with public relations. This does not excuse the rioters--President Obama called them thugs (and Obama got the race card played against him in response).  Riots are not justified but they were still foreseeable. The Baltimore City and Police Department officials certainly could have done more to diffuse this situation.  

Rush Limbaugh: What Democrats have wrought and Baltimore Mom trapped by Liberalism
Protein Wisdom: Is your city burning? Thank a Democrat
AmPowBlog: Baltimore in Flames and From Rodney King to Freddie Gray
Regular Right Guy: Baltimore, Democrats are Burning Down Your City
Legal Insurrection: Andrew Branca goes through the hypotheticals
Gray banged head in police van

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

History is Cyclical: College Campus Sex

TOM: Feminism's Rape Culture Insanity

But Donald Glover sums it up so well (starting at 2:30, some NSFW language) (and this is part of one of the greatest stand up routines evah):

#BaltimoreRiots: The end result of decades of Democrat and Leftist policies

Twitchy: O'Malley heckled in Baltimore (they really love you man)

Twitchy: Ouch
Protein Wisdom: Is your city burning? Thank a Democrat.
Instapundit: Thanks Democrats
Wombat: American Thinker: Democrat Run Gangsta Paradise

SLAPP happy Mark Steyn and Michael Mann

Man's Influence On Climate Change Modeling Is Astronomical! 
Instapundit: Ice Ice Baby…

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Partridge Family's Suzanne Crough RIP

Jayne Meadows RIP and Rule 5

 Jayne Meadows and Maime Van Doren

 Jayne and Audrey Meadows

h/t: Wombat: RIP

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GoFundMe? Try Go F*** Yourself: The Gay Mafia cannot tolerate dissent

After the success of the Memories Pizza campaign, the Gay Mafia made sure the same effort could not happen with Sweet Cakes by Melissa or Arlene's Flowers. By pressuring Go Fund Me, the Gay Mafia managed to shut the funding campaigns for these small family businesses down.

Dissent will not be tolerated by the left. Because claimants will make up claims like they were "mentally raped" by a baker not wanting to do a cake for their wedding. This sort of bullying of people who disagree with them is intolerable. I am with Gay Patriot on this: if you throw out terms of "rape" for refusing to make a gay wedding cake, then the term does not mean anything anymore.  

These business did not ever refuse to serve gay customers for being homosexual, they refused to participate in same sex wedding ceremonies because they had religious objections to that. There is a difference.  

Fortunately Samaritan's Purse is stepping in.  They are raising money not only for Sweet Cakes by Melissa but also Nepal relief efforts.

The Gay Community, if they really cared about homosexual people around the world, would be focusing their efforts on stopping real persecution such as this.  And seriously, when everyone is gay, then nobody is gay. This is the insecurity and nuttiness of the gay community not recognizing the real danger out there.

Time to recognize the real enemy:
EBL: ISIS and Boko Haram are homophobic misogynist Islamic death cults

Instapundit: Same Sex at the Supreme Court Today  If a same sex couple wants to get married, shouldn't that be an issue of state law? But to say everyone has to then participate in these events is oppressive and wrong.  

#BaltimoreRiots: What did happen to Freddie Gray?

I am definitely not justifying rioting and mayhem, but how does a 25 year old man go into a police van and come out with his spine almost severed and with injuries that shortly thereafter killed him?  I am inclined to give the police the benefit of doubt, but a case like this one (at least with what little Baltimore P.D. has released) quickly erodes that sentiment. The Baltimore P.D. won't even disclose why Freddie Gray was arrested in the first place. Baltimore's handling of Freddie Gray's death makes Ferguson's initial public relation effort in connection with the Michael Brown shooting look downright competent.  

Frank Sinatra: The Impossible Dream and Granada

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rogue District Attorney John Chisholm pursing a partisan vendetta at the expense of the people of Wisconsin and threatening his critics...

Food Babe Vani Hari Full of Crap Rule 5

AoSHQ and Gawker in agreement? Vani Hari is full of shit?   

Hari will up your Gawker, Hari is teamed up with Jezebel 

The Food Babe Vani Hari may be full of crap, but Kraft macaroni and cheese is crap.  Sorry, it's old cheese dust.  Poison?  No, just not good.  You can make your own kick ass macaroni and cheese with some decent pasta, some grated good cheese, butter, cream and salt and pepper.  It really is not that much more expensive, especially if you have the ingredients for something else (you need just a little butter and cream).  

Update: Here is Beecher Cheese's Mac and Cheese recipe (cheddar is classically best, but any good cheese could be substituted depending on your preferences) and here is a quicker stove top one.  

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Lem's Place: How to clear a State Capitol

The White House Correspondent Dinner

Barack Obama, however, did have this joke:
  • "For many Americans, this is still a time of deep uncertainty. For example, I have a friend — just last year, she was making millions of dollars. She's now living out of a van in Iowa."

Pope Francis it's time for you to do more to protect your flock…

Clinton Foundation admits to cheating on taxes…is Hillary's campaign collapsing?