Get the snip and you end up cleaner, sexier, better in bed and less prone to disease. What’s not to love? And I say this, I may as well confess to you, as someone who, despite matrilineal Jewish heritage, never got it done, and is too much of a coward to book myself in for it as an adult. Spare your kids the same conundrum. Women don’t want to hurt your feelings, so they say it’s fine and they don’t mind. But they do. Cut your kids.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Legacy preference in college admission, or the practice of selecting the offspring of alumni over other qualified candidates, was originally a strategy developed to grandfather Jewish applicants out of admission. Though the policy’s intention has changed, it remains the reality that as American students head back to campus this fall, 10 to 25 percent of them do not deserve their spots. They’re “legacy admits,” the kids who got a boost via birth.
Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices.
Exhibit A: Orange County, California.
COMMENCEMENT SEASON brings a respite from the sinister childishness rampant on campuses. Attacks on freedom of speech come from the professoriate, that herd of independent minds, and from the ever-thickening layer of university administrators who keep busy constricting freedom in order to fine-tune campus atmospherics.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The ideal home is an elusive concept that changes with time and place. But Sweden’s most popular online property site Hemnet decided to employ a new model to determine an up-to-the-minute archetype of Swedish residential architecture. They analyzed user data to see what kinds of properties were attracting the most attention, then commissioned architects Tham & Videgard to design a prototype of what the architects are calling “Sweden’s statistically most sought after home.”
His essay, in the Vermont Freeman, begins this way:
A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.
A woman enjoys intercourse with her man—as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.
Later in the piece, he seems to be saying that traditional gender roles are hurting both men and women, and need to be discarded ASAP. But that changes nothing about his starting point, which is that men typically fantasize about hurting and humiliating women, and women typically fantasize about gang rape.
These aren't my fantasies but maybe I'm just weird.
Silicon Valley is at its best when it exposes the conflicts between innovation and the pretension of elite Californians who inhabit Silicon Valley. That premise is what makes it the most fun and subversive conservative show on television.
Season 1 was too funny. The logo imbroglio was a hoot. I should watch Season 2.
Hastert knows all this. He knows the players. He wasn't accused of wrongdoing, but he was there, watching.
Yet though his mouthpieces and spinners, he's presented as an "aw shucks," down-to-earth high school wrestling coach, a guy who likes to work on his own cars.
But there isn't anything aw shucks about him.
We should make Illinois a colony, like Puerto Rico. (I don't mean to imply PR should be a colony.)