Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sailing for Westeros and other Game of Throne spoilers

Play Misty For Me...

Why run as a Democrat?  The Republican Party has plenty of trans-party candidates. She would have fit right in.

FMJRA and Rule 5

Regular Right Guy: Buh bye George

Wombat: American Thinker: Good Riddance to George Will

ISIS strikes again, this time Istanbul

These events seem to be coming faster and faster, don't they? 
I wonder what is next...

Wombat: Jawa Report: #CrookedHillary and the Muslim Brotherhood

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin alatamaha: A North American native camellia-tea family tree found on the banks of Alatamaha River in Georgia, now extinct in the wild but grown by people around the world. The 18th century collector John Bartram named the tree for his father's good friend Benjamin Franklin.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hillary, Obama, and Benghazi

Lady Mormont 2016: Will you refuse the call?

Of course Melisandre did not lie, she was just wrong. Hillary would burn anyone standing in her way.

Instapundit: Media taking #Brexit hard (imagine if Hillary does not win)

Wombat: American Thinker: PC thought kills and Lonely Treehouse: Obama refuses to talk about Benghazi

Wombat: 90 Miles from Tyranny: What? A gun used in the Paris attack came from the Fast and Furious program?  

Monkey Puzzle Tree: Araucaria araucana

Ten Thousand Trees asks why they are called monkey puzzle trees, but that is because a monkey trying to climb (or get out of one) would be puzzled not to be spiked by the leaves.



Don't cut down the Captain's monkey puzzle tree!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Can Trump Do This?

We know for sure he can act presidential and go on the attack with Hillary, we have seen him do it. The issue is whether Trump can stay disciplined and consistent through the election in November? His biggest weakness is rising for the bait when other people try to set him up. Michael Walsh's advice is spot on. 

Don't kid yourself, if the election were today Trump would probably lose. But Trump can definitely win this thing. But it is going to take work to do it. Trump has to win over enough voters to defeat Hillary. Bombast alone will not do it--his attacks need to be smart and targeted.  
So he lost George Will? Sorry, not voting for Trump or opting out is one thing (I may not vote for Trump myself), but #NeverTrumpers actively trying to defeat him for the benefit of Hillary Clinton is another thing all to gether.  

Lem's Levity: Hillary and Obama have shown unexcused incompetence (Trump should focus on this).  

Tulip Tree

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Don't Forget To Serpentine

Should we be surprised by #Brexit?


Making Britain Great Again: Fair to say a lot of EU bureaucrats are flipping out right now...

EBL: Elizabeth Hurley and Vicky Pattison are happy!

This will have serious implications around the world. The markets will be in turmoil today but the long term implications are what will be interesting to see develop. What drove this is Great Britain being dictated to by bureaucrats in Brussels.

AoSHQ/Maetenloch: BBC/Sky calling it for #Brexit (BBC and Sky: Great Britain to leave EU)

The Last Refuge: #Brexit lead growing

Legal Insurrection: Live Vote Results

Michelle Malkin: Let's Get Euro

Daily Mail: Black Friday Panic
Telegraph: Sterling 35y Low
Guardian: Weeping!

RedState: David Cameron to step down as PM after #Brexit vote

Thursday, June 23, 2016

This craziness has been around a lot longer than people realize...

Because Sporus reminded Nero of his late wife Poppaea Sabina 
(who he kicked to death while she was pregnant).

Besides the abuse of free-born lads, and the debauch of married women, he committed a rape upon Rubria, a Vestal Virgin. He was upon the point of marrying Acte, his freedwoman, having suborned some men of consular rank to swear that she was of royal descent. He gelded the boy Sporus, and endeavoured to transform him into a woman. He even went so far as to marry him, with all the usual formalities of a marriage settlement, the rose-coloured nuptial veil, and a numerous company at the wedding.When the ceremony was over, he had him conducted like a bride to his own house, and treated him as his wife. It was jocularly observed by some person, "that it would have been well for mankind, had such a wife fallen to the lot of his father Domitius." This Sporus he carried about with him in a litter round the solemn assemblies and fairs of Greece, and afterwards at Rome through the Sigillaria, dressed in the rich attire of an empress; kissing him from time to time as they rode together. (Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, Nero, XXVIII).
Now Nero called Sporus "Sabina" not merely because, owing to his resemblance to her he had been made a eunuch, but because the boy, like the mistress, had been solemnly married to him in Greece, Tigellinus giving the bride away, as the law ordained. All the Greeks held a celebration in honour of their marriage, uttering all the customary good wishes, even to the extent of praying that legitimate children might be born to them. After that Nero had two bedfellows at once, Pythagoras to play the rôle of husband to him, and Sporus that of wife. The latter, in addition to other forms of address, was termed "lady," "queen," and "mistress." Yet why should one wonder at this, seeing that Nero would fasten naked boys and girls to stakes, and then putting on the hide of a wild beast would attack them and satisfy his brutal lust under the appearance of devouring parts of their bodies? Such were the indecencies of Nero. (Cassius Dio, Roman History, LXII, 13).

Democrat Stooges Stage A Silly Sit In and Slumber Party

Instapundit: What fried chicken did the Democrats order for their slumber party?, Democrat Toddler-ocracySeven memes of Democrat sit In that will leave you in sticheswith Democrat sit in, time for rule breaking has arrived, and even Gawker thinks what the Democrats are doing is stupid

Twitchy: Jonah Goldberg sums up Dem logic on this, Danny DeVito accidentally cracks up over gun control, Photoshop/Memes of Democrat sit in

Blaze: Paul Ryan goes off on Dems trying to raise money off tragedy

Federalist: Democrats: We shall overcome the Constitution

Rush Limbaugh: Democrat House Sit In

Free Beacon: Kardashian Approved

AoSHQ: Behold teh stoopid

DaTechGuy: House sit in

Lem: No Fly Disaster

Wombat: JWF: Dems say ISIS irrelevant in #OrlandoMassacre and Twitchy: Escaped ISIS sex slave drops a brutal one liner on Obama

Legal Insurrection: Democrats build pillow fort, eat lots of food, and eventually go home

American Grit: 72 killed in gun confiscation attempt

Caesar Goodson: Guilty or Not Guilty in the Baltimore Six-Freddie Gray Trial Update: GOODSON NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES

Andrew Branca: Verdict Watch: Caesar Goodson: Guilty or Not Guilty

Stakes high for Marilyn Mosby (not as high, however, as they are for Officer Goodson)

NBC News: Hope Dims In Baltimore? Just a tad bit of bias there by NBC 

Twitchy: Not Guilty

NRO/Andrew McCarthy: The Mosby Disgrace Continues

AoSHQ: Mosby is corrupt and incompetent

Getting Naked for #Brexit: Elizabeth Hurley: It's time for Great Britain to leave the European Union

Elizabeth Hurley says: Vote #Brexit

Rush Limbaugh: Best explanation of Brexit you will get

Blogmocracy: Brexit vote today

NRO: Brexit: Decision Day

Victory Girls: Mirror?

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Lem's Place: Nigel Farage: We may have lost the battle, but we will win the war
AoSHQ: Vote count continues and still close
Legal Insurrection: Live Results