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In The Mailbox: Late Weekend Edition

Posted on | January 31, 2015 | 28 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Apologies for the lack of linkagery yesterday; I spent the morning with my lawyer before heading into the tax mines for my Friday shift, and by the time I was done with that it was almost 9 PM and I didn’t have the energy left to do anything by the time I got home. /whining
Part of what’s been sapping my energy is impending bankruptcy…ah, you can read about that here, and if you can help at all, it would be very much appreciated. Every little bit helps, and who knows – maybe the incentives will tickle your fancy. In the meantime, on with the items of interest from various and sundry blogs…

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Andrew Sullivan Is Retiring From Blogging
Proof Positive: The Polaroid President
Louder With Crowder: Kevin Costner Uses The N Word
First Street Journal: Obviously A Joke, But Can You Imagine The Reaction From The Feminists?
Michelle Malkin: Choose To Refuse
Twitchy: Nationwide #runwarrenrun House Parties Rival Sandra Fluke Rallies In Numbers, Diversity

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Power: Former Oregon State Student Kendra Sunderland Arrested After Making Porn Video In Campus Library
American Thinker: Pedophilia And The American Future
BLACKFIVE: Free Fire Zone – Bring It Bibi
Conservatives4Palin: Sarah Palin Is Right – Go On Offense, Tout Conservatism
Don Surber: Communists Lure Democrats. GOOD.
Jammie Wearing Fools: HuffPo Author Barack Obama Tells Democrats “Get Informed, Not By Reading The Huffington Post”
Joe For America: Here’s A DREAMER For You
JustOneMinute: Not Enough One-Percenters
Pamela Geller: Ted Cruz Calls For Investigation Into Taxpayer-Funded State Department Group Trying To Oust Netanyahu
Protein Wisdom: Liberal Writer Discovers Resurgent PC Movement Is Essentially Illiberal In Ideology
Shot In The Dark: There’s A Reason They Called Bobby Heenan “The Brain”
STUMP: What I’ve Read – The Bounty Of Zelazny
The Gateway Pundit: Jordan Threatens ISIS – Kill Our Pilot And We’ll Execute ALL Our Prisoners
The Jawa Report: War Porn – Freshly Dead ISIS Courtesy Of Iraq MOD
The Lonely Conservative: Six Million Households May Be Fined For Failure To Buy Health Insurance
This Ain’t Hell: What My Military Pension Means To Me
Weasel Zippers: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Declares February 2 “Chris Kyle Day” In Texas
Megan McArdle: A Tall Order For McDonald’s
Mark Steyn: Mood Indigo

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Comments

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    The bankruptcy link didn’t work. We appreciate your efforts in linkage, Wombat.

  • BruceC

    The correct link is here: http://www.gofundme.com/l25jl8

  • Adobe_Walls

    Sorry about your troubles wish I could help.

  • Zohydro

    Godspeed, Wombat!

  • Wombat_socho

    You’d think I’d know how to make links in HTML by now. Fixed.

  • Wombat_socho

    Thanks, Bruce!

  • Daniel Freeman

    I’m having internet connectivity issues, so I’m going to prioritize commenting on Megan McArdle, as usual. She said:

    As I say, [McDonald’s] is a ferociously competitive company that has survived — and led — many previous changes in the industry. I wouldn’t count Easterbrook out, by any means. But he’s going to have to haul pretty hard on that steering wheel.

    That reminds me of my favorite joke. A guy walks into a bar. It’s a pirate bar, filled with guys with the usual prostheses: hook hands, peg legs, wooden eyes, all the maiming that you would expect from a life of piracy.

    This guy walks in with a wooden ship’s wheel sticking up out of his pants. The bartender looks up from where he’s polishing the bar, raises his eyebrows and asks, “What’s that for?” The newcomer replies, “Arr, it’s drivin’ me nuts.”

  • Wombat_socho

    Your sympathy is appreciated. If you can’t do more, well, you can’t, and that’s okay.

  • Wombat_socho

    Thank you!

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Hit Tab, Mumble Loudly…

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    I will happily donate to the cause. You being in Nevada will make it much easier for me to crash at your place when my own creditors catch up with me!

  • Daniel Freeman

    My internet is getting better! Also, I have made a donation to the cause. Also also, this might be the best roundup ever.

  • joethefatman

    I can sympathize on the bankruptcy. I’ve been there, and I am still dealing with the aftereffects. Unfortunately all I can offer is the sympathy, and hope you get the relief you need.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    ‘Wombat Plissken – Escape from Washington’ seems to be opening to good reviews and a promising box office! Two thumbs up!

  • Wombat_socho

    And with a 900 ft^2 apartment, there’ll be plenty of space for you to hide (and be entertained) between the bookshelves. πŸ™‚

  • Wombat_socho

    Thank you!

  • Wombat_socho

    As I told Adobe_Walls above, if all you can give is sympathy, it’s still appreciated.

  • Wombat_socho

    I should be so lucky as to have Kurt Russell play me in my own biopic. πŸ™‚

  • richard mcenroe

    Chipped in and spread the word, but WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH TEXAS? Even with the oil price fluctuations we’re in better shape than Nevada. Or do you have something already lined up?

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    I know that, as a gracious host, you will insist on sleeping on the couch. That’ll be fine by me!

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    It was either him or Goldie Hawn!

  • richard mcenroe

    Victor Buono maybe?

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Could depend on the script whether we get John Malkovich or Steve Buscemi

  • Wombat_socho

    I do have a (seasonal, MAYBE full-year) job waiting for me. Also, while i do have a lot of friends in Houston, I’d like to live someplace where it’s dry in the summer for once. Also also, rents are hella cheaper in Sin City.

  • Wombat_socho

    Or Vincent D’Onofrio. πŸ˜‰

  • Daniel Freeman

    No, thank you sir! For the work that you do, you deserve every happiness and success, and I wish you the best.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    The early, shaved head psycho D’Onofrio, not the chubby one!

  • Quartermaster

    How would he react to being stuffed into a can?