Sunday, April 30, 2017
Do these pro-illegal-immigrationists really want to follow the nullification movement of the 1830s, when South Carolina toyed with the idea that it could reject a tariff passed by Congress, because it weighed so heavily on that state’s economy?
I'm sure they think the Civil War is something that happened in the 1960s.
These students need to be careful. While hunger strikes have been used in the past by many people seeking to draw attention to their cause and gain some leverage, the effects on the human body can be brutal. Live Science reports that prolonged periods without food can result in severe neurological problems, including cognitive impairment, vision loss and lack of motor skills.
Oh, wait… The Yale students have found a way around these problems. This is a hunger strike where you get to eat if you get too hungry. (Fox News)
I could use this sort of hunger strike. But then I get so damn hungry.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber c - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina
As President Donald Trump hits his 100th day in office Saturday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has booked the best performance in the postwar era under a first-term president when measured from Election Day through the 100th day in office, according to Dow Jones data.
Maybe this is Obama occupying Wall Street in a different way, eh? His decision to cash in certainly doesn’t represent a “challenge to the existing arrangements”; it’s an embrace of them and the “excesses of Wall Street,” which these extraordinary speaking fees epitomize. It reveals the cynical nature of Obama’s use of progressive activists in 2011-12 to demonize Romney for his wealth. It was pure political contrivance, and one reason why Democrats like Elizabeth Warren are speaking out now is because Obama has merely made it obvious.
No one should be surprised.
Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes | The Independent
Freelance journalist Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks, a reporter for Russian news outlet Sputnik, posed for a picture behind the podium in the White House briefing room. In the photo, they are making a hand sign that can be used to signify “white power.”
Isn't it also the hand sign for "ok"?
"We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we're protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law," said J.P. Freire, the agency's public affairs associate administrator.
Does anybody read these things?
This article proposes a way of introducing some organization and tractability in climate science, generating more widely credible evaluations of climate science, and imposing some discipline on the processing and interpretation of climate information.
We're spending four times as much money fighting poverty as would be needed to give all the "poor" people enough to lift them out of poverty. Instead of helping the poor, the extra money supports armies of bureaucrats, lobbyists, and well-connected suppliers. In spite of all this, the media report that we have more poor people than ever.
Something that can't go on, won't. But we can waste a lot of money in the meantime.
As team Trump digs into taxing, spending and health-care reform, it’s learning a vital lesson of Washington. Once a government benefit is given, it can never be taken away. If young people have been overcharged by ObamaCare so middle-aged people can be undercharged, then the solution is to undercharge young people too. The taxpayer—usually visualized as a hedge fund manager—can always pay more.
I love Holman Jenkins. I would marry him, except that I'm already married, and he's a middle-aged man, as cis-normal monogamous and heteronormative as that may be.