Saturday, August 29, 2015

A dose of humor from Jim Gaffigan never hurt anybody

Oh Boy This Sh#t Is Getting Crazy

Art and architecture inspired by the Nautilus shell

Rarely seen cephalopod photographed

<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption"><em>Nautilus pompilius</em> (left) swimming next to a rare <em>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</em>.</span>

NICK VISSER reporting for the Huffington Post:
Peter Ward, a biologist at the University of Washington, first spotted the Allonautilus scrobiculatus in 1984 alongside his colleague Bruce Saunders. The hairy animal looked fairly similar to the better known Nautilus pompilius, but proved to be an entirely new, and elusive, genus of nautilus. But the creature vanished, and Ward didn't spot another for more than 30 years.
But earlier this month, Ward ventured to Papua New Guinea to hunt for the cephalopod again. Aside from the creature's evasiveness, the scientist said, the schematics of the research were complicated: long days, the threat of malaria and temperatures "so hot it was almost impossible to think."
Ward's crew had to jump between several locations where locals were certain Allonautiluswould be found, but his team kept turning up empty-handed. They'd set up a "bait on a stick" system every night, hoping to attract the nautiluses, which live some 500 to 1,300 feet below the surface.
Until finally, there it was, swimming alongside a cousin in all its slimy glory.
VISSER'S entire story here:  LINK

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weird times...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

California's poverty rate higher than Mississippi's

WENDALL COX reporting for

Middle income households have been forced to accept lower standards of living while less fortunate have been driven into poverty by the high cost of housing.Housing costs have risen in some markets compared to others that the federal government now publishes alternative poverty estimates (the Supplemental Poverty Measure), because the official poverty measure used for decades does not capture the resulting differentials. The latest figures, for 2013, show California's housing cost adjusted poverty rate to be 23.4 percent, nearly half again as high as the national average of 15.9 percent.
Back in the years when the nation had a "California Dream," it would have been inconceivable for things to have gotten so bad --- particularly amidst what is widely hailed as a spectacular recovery. The 2013 data shows California to have the worst housing cost adjusted poverty rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. But it gets worse. California's poverty rate is now more than 50 percent higher than Mississippi, which long has set the standard for extreme poverty in the United States (Figure 1).

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

She said there were none

BYRON TAO reporting for the WSJ:
More than 300 emails in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s archive have been flagged by intelligence agencies due to concerns they may contain classified information, the latest turn in a controversy that has weighed on Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The State Department said in a court filing on Monday that reviews from five intelligence agencies had so far identified 305 emails—or about 5% of the emails reviewed so far—for further review and consultation into whether they contain classified material. In all, the department is combing through about 30,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton.

Socialism explained with one picture

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pop quiz

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested Thursday after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.
Grover Cannon, 27, was in a backyard detached garage not far from the house where Officer Thomas LaValley was killed Wednesday when officers acting on a tip arrested him shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, Shreveport police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines said.


Pop quiz. Which of the following statements accurately relate to this news story:
1) President Obama will state that if he had a son he would look like the alleged shooter.
2) Al Sharpton will organize a week-long riot in Shreveport to draw this nation's attention to the atrocity of the murder of a white police officer.
3) NBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wash Post, CBS, CNN, and Comedy Central will ALL run continuous front page and prime time stories about the killing of this white police officer.
4) None of the above. The killing of white police officer is not important to the ongoing Narrative ingrained in all of the above.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Planned Parenthood's motto as imagined by Yossarian

"We're killing it because it isn't a human; and we're harvesting its tissue for human research because it is a human. Hey, we're Pro-Choice-- we don't have to make sense."

Don't make her mad, she flies erratically on her broom if you do

On the other hand...

Big Government doubles down on being Solyndra stupid

There's your basic, garden-variety stupidity...and then there is Big Government stupidity. This from last October: 

A Spanish renewable energy company under investigation by at least two federal agencies unveiled a new biofuel production facility on Friday that will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies.
Former employees of the company have alleged that it routinely engages in violations of U.S. immigration, environmental, and workplace safety laws and uses taxpayer funds to hire foreign workers in violation of federal regulations.~~FreeBeacon

And related news yesterday from Bloomberg:  Abengoa SA’s bonds and shares plunged after the Spanish renewable-energy company’s plan to shore up capital failed to reassure investors that it can stop burning cash.
Abengoa said on Monday that it’s seeking to raise 650 million-euros ($713 million) of capital and dispose of 500 million euros of assets, according to a regulatory filing. The Seville-based company stepped up disposal plans from 400 million euros as recently as Friday, when it also told investors that corporate free cash-flow for 2015 will be as much as 800 million euros lower than previously forecast.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Abortion Industry treats humans like meat

"So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex, because when it’s vertex presentation, you never have enough dilation at the beginning of the case, unless you have real, huge amount of dilation to deliver an intact calvarium".~~Dr. Deborah Nucatola, abortionist, describing her technique for preserving fetal tissue for sale later.


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KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON writing in the National Review:

Human beings are not lumps of labor. They are not capital, consumer goods, taxpayers, commodities — or meat. The philosophy of Planned Parenthood (and Eros is a jealous god) is the philosophy of men-as-meat, and that philosophy is not long compatible with liberty and human dignity. When Erich Fromm wrote his famous book on the dream of religion without deity, he titled it “You Shall Be as Gods.” The truth is that without an understanding of the uniqueness of human beings and the consequent value of every human life, you will not be as gods — you will be as meat. 

And meat gets butchered, packaged, and sold. It gets stuffed in the freezer.

Link: The Butchers of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is to fetuses what Perdue Farms is to chickens.~~Yossarian

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ESPN has lost its way

ESPN has lost its way. Remember when they were the go-to place for sports information? If I want to see anything more about Caitlin Jenner I'll seek the myriad channels and shows that feature Hollywood personalities and associated superficial mental mind candy. What I want out of a sports channel is SPORTS. If ESPN can't resist participating in every freaksandwich du jour story that sashays into the cultural landscape than I'm not tuning in anymore.~~YOSSARIAN

Is this the new Greek Currency?

Hat tip to Bill Frezza who Tweeted this image.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Modern America is being overrun by moonbats

Bride, groom, minister, best whale

pictures guaranteed to put a smile on your face

Vegan moonbat pens terror threat

KATHERINE TIMPF reporting for the National Review:

A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso wrote a manifesto saying that animal-rights activists must rise up and commit “illegal raids” and “sabotage attacks” in order to save the world from a “mass extinction.”

 In a 2009 piece for the Animal Liberation Front titled “Manifesto for Radical Abolitionism: Total Liberation By Any Means Necessary,” associate professor of philosophy Steven Best says that groups like PETA are just not radical or progressive enough. After all, they work with corporations (boo!) “in order to regulate, not eliminate, the ongoing nonhuman animal holocaust.” 

Best explains that capitalism is “destructive,” the state is a “corrupt tool,” and keeping animals enslaved will definitely lead to a “mass extinction” — and so basically it’s just not enough to go vegan or adopt a rescue puppy.

Link:  vegan moonbat and would-be terrorist

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Oh Great!  Now vegans are spouting terror threats...can't they just be satisfied with boring us to death?~~Yossarian

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fifteen year old kids in Oregon can get sex-change operations without parent's knowledge

DAN SPRINGER reporting for Fox News:
The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. 
But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.
link:  Oregon