Saturday, March 19, 2016
"Martin isn't around. He's out somewhere with Nimoy taking over a South American country or something."
"No one's here. Except for the security guards I have tied up in the corner. So come on in. I want to see if it's true."
"Oh my....it seems it is quite accurate. Well I don't think this is really an impossible mission. I think I can handle."
"Just one thing, if I choose to accept this mission, I hope it doesn't start to burn in ten seconds."
The California Multilingual Education Act (Senate Bill 1174) will be on the California ballot as a legislatively referred state statute on November 8, 2016.The proposal doesn't have a Prop number yet. I'm not in favor of diluting English as the primary or even secondary language in American schools. I'm not sure exactly how this measure would impact the teaching staff in K-12 California schools or the university system for that matter. But it would seem hilariously just if proficiency in Spanish were to become a critical hiring credential at schools and universities in all fields.
A "yes" vote is a vote in favor of repealing most of the 1998 Proposition 227, the "English in Public Schools" Initiative, thus effectively allowing non-English languages to be used in public educational instruction.
A "no" vote is a vote against repealing most of the "English in Public Schools" Initiative, which was designed to prohibit non-English langauges from being used in public schools.
I think this initiative is likely to draw pro-Trump people to the polls in droves in the fall as much as it draws pro-immigration people. It may even affect the primary in June if word gets out.
Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.
Scientists said on Friday an analysis of genetic information on about 1,500 people from locations around the world indicated at least four interbreeding episodes tens of thousands of years ago, three with our close cousins the Neanderthals and one with the mysterious extinct human species known as Denisovans.
People living on the remote equatorial islands of Melanesia represented the only population found to possess an appreciable level of Denisovan genetic ancestry. These Melanesians, like most human populations, also had Neanderthal genetic ancestry.
Angie Lowe: Anyway, I don't believe a dog can smell Indians.
I mean, as different from anyone else. You and me, for instance.
Hondo Lane: Well they can. Haven't you ever been to a 7-11. As a matter of fact, Indians can smell white people.
Angie Lowe: I don't believe it.
Hondo Lane: Well it's true. I'm part Indian and I can smell you when I'm downwind of you.
Angie Lowe: That's impossible.
Hondo Lane: No, it isn't impossible, Mrs. Lowe. You baked today. I can smell fresh bread on you. Sometime today, you cooked with salt pork. Smell that on you, too. You smell all over like soap: you took a bath. And, on top of that, you smell all over like a woman. Or fish. Like a trout left out in the sun. I could find you in the dark, Mrs. Lowe, and I'm only part Indian.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Waldman was reacting to the NYT story that deborah posted this morning.
They're laughing at you, bags:
When you see her in that dress you just want to reach out and touch her. Would that be evil? I know that all of us hillbillies get blue balls and even blue grass just looking at her. A singer and actress she was best know for a show with the same name as that drinking game from the Newhart show.
Whose that girl?
Now I have already planned threads about the greatness of Donald Trump, breasts, hot starlets of the 1960's, funny things that minorities do and of course the Munsters. But all contributions and suggestions will be careful considered.
It appears that some of the more hysterical members of the conservative punditocracy and intelligentsia have decided to pursue a pogrom against those media personalities that do not toe the line and repudiate Donald Trump and the people that support him.
In a post at Breitbart.com it is described this way:
"Conservative movement professionals in Washington, D.C. are plotting to form a “blacklist” of Donald Trump supporters that they can kick out of the movement, never to return.
Just 14 days out from giving birth Chontel Duncan is still kicking butt https://t.co/qaAsiJqo1V pic.twitter.com/1hP3lHFzYm— Daily Mail Australia (@DailyMailAU) March 17, 2016
While Mrs. Clinton swept the five major primaries on Tuesday, she lost white men in all of them, and by double-digit margins in Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio, exit polls showed--a sharp turnabout from 2008, when she won double-digit victories among white male voters in all three states."
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Do their opinions matter?
But do their opinions matter any more my opinion matters to them about their political situations? No. Of course not.
If you must form an opinion about our activities, and you must, then you'll form them around our decisions made without the interference of your various self-interested opinions. That is, we feel the same way as you and say the same thing you'd say to us, that is, "piss off and mind your own business."
But the guy did ask. And since they've been asked and they are kind enough to answer, let's not drop the whole distraction and listen a moment.
Zhu Feng, analyst S. China Seas issues, Nanjing University: He's a real American. Not below standards of American politics. New face for new force. Carries a lot of real hope for a lot of Americans.
Well, that was different.
Brian Hogan, heads teachers union, Ontario: The desire for change is apparent both north and south of American border. Americans angry in a lot of ways. There is a lot of rancor in that country." (something incoherent about accepting a job from a racist )
Clive Hamilton, professor of public ethics, Australia: Trump's backers feel vulnerable to economic, financial immigrant invasion.
Andrei Klimov, Russian upper house member: (mundane description of desire for change) He obviously appeals to a lot of people out there, who maybe say, ‘I don’t know where Ukraine is. I don’t understand what we’re doing in Syria. I don’t want to feed refugees. Why can’t we just look after our own?
Does he know where Tennessee is? Can he go to a map and point to Rhode Island? He's saying Trump supporters are unworldly ignorant and protectionist. Here, they don't care about Ukraine and shouldn't have to care about Syria, and actually they're tired of playing bottom to an orgy of bottoms. And that is the polite way of stating it.
Mark Triffitt, lecturer public policy, Australia: the insecurity people feel “lends itself to a mind-set that America should retreat and go back to a world which is very difficult to reconstruct, one that is built around a dominant manufacturing sector, one centered on an unambiguous sense of American power.”
Yes, Mark, I see what you mean. I'll accept that. Except nobody, absolutely nobody over here wants to go back in time to an earlier era. Nobody wants to reconstruct the past. That is so-called 'progressive' conceit leaking through. You left out the part about not having representation in Washington. You left out the whole part about out of control government and both political parties unifying into one huge entity antithetic to its own population that supports it. You didn't even mention Roberts Chief of Justices, What analysis can be complete without describing Washington sucking the life out of the nation? All the analysis that you poke with a stick from the outside does take the temperature of the inside. Even then, wherever you poke you'll take a different reading. I'm not arguing with you, I'm contributing to your argument.
Kayhan Barzegar, director of Middle East Strategic Studies Tehran, Iran: Trump could endanger US interests “considering the reality that US power ... requires engaging others [in] solving the world’s common problems.”
Who asked you? Oh, that guy did. Apologies. Okay, then. Yes, what you said is true. There's a chance he is irrational as Iranian leadership. Two irrationals and something's gotta give. We're sort of counting on that. Stop agonizing about your treaty. Iran already broke it and continues to mess with arrangements and persists with provocations. Yes, two irrationals operating in the same sphere, somethings gotta give.
Daniel Friedrich, teacher, Berlin: Has trust in America's checks and balances on power.
Josefina Ponce, waitress, college student, Mexico: Maybe I don't understand Americans the way I thought I did.
Andreas Schwab, member of parliament, Germany: America will suffer a bad image. His victory will blow a huge hole in the unity of the Western world.
Wow. That was great. Thanks for asking all those irrelevant people their irrelevant opinions. Everyone has so very much to learn.
*guitar riff, Fleetwood Mac, "Oh Well"*
Don't ask me what I think of you might not give the answer that you want me to.
Oh! Trump said he's narrowed his v.p. choices from 17 to 5 and would prefer they be political to balance his business, you know he's very great at business, acumen, not just regular, I mean, you know, c'mon, sharp, acumen.
He's interesting to watch in this mode. The audience is sympathetic and understands his partial sentences. He breaks off mid sentence having made the point with half of it. It's a strange speech pattern. He says, "you" while gesticulating to himself meaning, "me" and everyone knows what he intends. His language is interesting to me and entertaining.
I saw him a few time in the reality show You're Fired or something. As executive taking in information from a herd of cats, his decisions did not seem all that stable. If his reality show persona or mode is the executive we get then we're in trouble. He seems reasonable here.
It seems that the Hillary campaign has noticed all the good work I have been doing on the internet praising the Donald and advancing his candidacy. So the Troll Department of the International Left Wing Conspiracy asked me to come down to Hillary's headquarters to interview for a job trolling for the Clinton Campaign. They figure that anyone is for sale and they want the most effective advocates they can get. Whoopi Goldberg and Megyn Kelly are just not cutting it.
Since their headquarters are only about twenty five blocks away on Cadman Plaza West I decided to go down there to at least hear them out.
Relatives of a teenaged home invader who was killed by a homeowner while seemingly exiting the home he had broken into are asking observers to consider the mentality of children “raised in the hood.”
17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot and killed after the 54-year-old woman homeowner was alerted to his crime via a home surveillance system. After arriving at her home, she witnessed Johnson exiting a window of her house. There was then a confrontation in which Johnson was shot once. Police arrived on the scene within seconds and applied CPR. After being rushed to the hospital, Johnson was pronounced dead.
Seemingly justifying her relative’s commission of burglary...
“You have to understand, you have to look at it from a child's point of view that was raised in the hood. How he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school?" asked Harris.
"I don't care if she have her gun license, her rights, or any of that,” said Harris. “That is way beyond law. Way beyond."
Speaking of what she described as Johnson’s bright future, Harris said her cousin loved education and learning.
"He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals. He was very big on education. He loved going to school. He loved learning,” added Harris.
Luna, a 1½-year-old, blue-eyed German Shepherd, was presumed to have died after falling overboard from a commercial fishing boat near San Clemente Island on Feb. 20, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Owner Nick Haworth and search teams combed the area for days after his dog’s mysterious disappearance, but had no luck. By Feb. 20, Haworth paid tribute to Luna with a mournful Facebook post.
But miraculously, Luna appears to have swum ashore on San Clemente Island and survived for weeks on the island’s natural offerings. She was discovered on a roadside by Navy service members.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I saw this the other day and was impressed. I've been thinking about this since. Compared with what I see on television advertising music-related exercise programs targeted for Americans to loose weight, mostly, I cannot imagine a better exercise than this. And it's free. I would practice this every day for fun. The instruction is impressive. She's telling her student the body positions and the thinking behind them, some body configurations carry meaning. I cannot believe how quickly this student grasps it all. There must be more to than this. I enjoyed this video tremendously. I think it has an incredible amount of underappreciated value. Hope it plays.
Got it? C'mon, your legs work, sure you do. The student picked up the segments. Then remembered them in sequence. I could always do this with sign automatically just like this but never with my legs. Can you do a squat then lift up effortlessly and on beat? There is so much here that I admire. The teacher putting meaning to movements appeals to me greatly and helps me understand how they do it so brilliantly.
We already saw them dance this song. There must be a dozen different videos of these moves put together.
If you care to, look for sign language. She put it there.
Hush, don't speak
When you spit your venom
Keep it shut I hate it
When you hiss and preach
About your new messiah
Cause your theories catch fire
History Builder14 minutes ago
Reposting For Jim,
Here is a little history lesson for you young voters on your princess:
The Clinton Diaries
When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.
Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovered of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Many younger votes will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.
Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.
Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the #$%$ eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle was:
She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.
She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.
Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.
What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year of this type low-life mess?
Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans - “what difference does it make?”
Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven!
That sounded like somebody who was keeping close track of items placed in the Book of Life and taking special interest in damaging entries. I imagined Trump springing some of these items in debate and the dismissiveness required to overcome them. Just as Trump enemies reveal items of his own egregious past and imagine the dismissiveness required to overcome them.
And I got excited.
And just when I felt great about seeing all this garbage dragged out, by anyone, really I don't care who, it would just be so great to see, right when I'm there pleasant in my daydream the same poster has a new message a detailed account of Benghazi beginning:
And she gave the coordinates to Christopher Stephens outpost to jihadists to have him killed because he was going to reveal her arms sales to revolutionary groups.
And there went the whole thing.
When they pull the fire alarm and every single fire sprinkler head goes off spraying water everywhere.
Chloroform won't knock you out in seconds, it takes about 5 minutes of huffing on a soaked rag
When their cups are empty. How hard would it be to put something, anything, into those damn cups?!
Living happily ever after in scary movies. Sure the protagonist defeated the evil spirit, but that same evil spirit killed all of his/her friends or family. You cannot tell me the police will believe that an evil spirit was the cause of a building full of dead teens.
I have been in the HVAC industry for over a decade and it makes me crazy when people crawl through ductwork in movies and then just pop out of a grille (that has hinges for some dumb reason) and then they're in another room. Ductwork is full of razor sharp rib pins, itchy ass insulation and tons of screws that we use to suspend it. Oh and there is no mysterious blue illumination in ductwork...its dark as a tomb in there. fucking Die Hard...
Anything to remotely do with electricity, people see it as this whole, it's uncontrollable and if you cut a wire sparks will fly and it'll do whatever the fuck it wants when the truth is, nowadays the worst thing that happens is you'll trip the RCD or breaker.
"Caesar's death paved the way for the Roman empire after a bloody cycle of civil wars, and secured him the hallowed immortality he always craved"
Spurinna was a haruspex. His calling was vital, if a little unusual, requiring him to see the future in the warm entrails of sacrificial animals.
At the great festival of Lupercalia on the 15th of February 44 B.C., he was a worried man. While priests were running around the Palatine Hill hitting women with thongs to make them fertile, Spurinna was chewing over a terrible omen.
The bull that Julius Caesar, Dictator of Rome, had sacrificed earlier that day had no heart. Spurinna knew it was a terrible sign: a sure portent of death.
The following day, the haruspex oversaw another sacrifice in the hope it would give cause for optimism, but it was just as bad: the animal had a malformed liver. There was nothing for it but to tell Caesar.
In grave tones, Spurinna warned the dictator that his life would be in danger for a period of 30 days, which would expire on the 15th of March. Caesar dismissed the concerns. Although in his scramble for political power he had been made the chief priest of Rome (Pontifex Maximus), he was a campaign soldier by trade, and not bothered by the divinatory handwringing of seers like Spurinna.
As the 30 days passed, nothing whatsoever happened. Yet when the 15th of March dawned, Caesar’s wife awoke distressed after dreaming she held his bloodied body. Fearing for his life, she begged him not to leave the house. His dreams, too, had also been unsettling. He had been flying through the air, and shaken hands with Jupiter. But he pushed any concerns aside. The day was an important annual celebration in Rome’s religious calendar, and he had called a special meeting of the Senate.
His first appointment of the day was a quick sacrifice at a friend’s house. Spurinna the seer was also there. Caesar joked that his prophecies must be off as nothing had happened. Spurinna muttered that the day was not yet over.
The sacrifices proceeded, but the animals’ innards were blemished and the day was plainly inauspicious. Caesar knew when to call it a day, and agreed to postpone the meeting of the Senate and to go home.
Later that morning, his fellow military politician and protégé Decimus called round, urging him to come to the Senate in case his absence was seen as mocking or insulting. Persuaded by his friend, soldier to soldier, Caesar agreed to go in person to announce the meeting would be postponed.
Shortly after, a slave arrived at Caesar’s house to warn him of the plot against his life. But he was too late: Caesar had left. A short while later, a man named Artemidorus of Cnidus pushed through the jostling crowds and handed Caesar a roll setting out details of the plot. But the crowds were so thick he had no chance to read it.
The main Senate House was being rebuilt on Caesar’s orders, so the meeting was instead at the Curia behind the porticoed gardens attached to the great Theatre of Pompey. Another round of animal sacrifices before the start of the session was unfavourable, and Caesar waited outside, troubled. Again Decimus spoke with him. Unaware of his friend’s treachery, Caesar allowed himself to be led towards the chamber by the hand. Decked out in his triumphant general’s reddish-purple toga embroidered in gold, Julius Caesar, Dictator of Rome, entered the Senate’s meeting room, and ascended his golden throne. (read more)
This is not anything close to what the framers had in mind when they wrote that right, and Mr. Judge His Honor knows that, but he's the boss of this thing for now.
Arne is a 60 year old man, not that it should matter, but it does, living in a glass walled apartment in Tribeca and he took photos of people living in glass walled apartments opposite his own without permission and then exhibited them in a nearby gallery. Two neighbors sued having noticed their children. They lost.
And right off the bat I found Daniel. Daniel, my brother, you're younger than me and still see the things, the same crap that we've seen. Daniel brings it together for us in one video. Thank you, Daniel, kindred spirit, you just now saved me the work.
A bit of customary MSM complaining of the sort we're all familiar then the five violent quotes we all remember. Now is probably a good time to remember them again. They meant so much to us all the way through.
Still, it's only one man saying things. In itself it cannot explain what is happening. He can always escape personal responsibility. That's because it's lifted out of everything else that not only allowed it but supported it and encouraged it. Obama said he doesn't care for the military. He thinks it is too big and intrusive and too often disastrously wrong. He said he wanted it smaller and instead have an internal army. His army of civilian activists more to his liking. A government sponsored civilian army. And he did so and set them to work. This is the civilian opposition army that arises naturally from that series of provocations.