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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…

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

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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28 Responses to “In The Mailbox: Late Weekend Edition”

  1. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:42 am

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

  2. BruceC
    February 1st, 2015 @ 1:39 am

    The correct link is here:

  3. Adobe_Walls
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    Sorry about your troubles wish I could help.

  4. Zohydro
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:42 am

    Godspeed, Wombat!

  5. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:56 am

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

  6. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    Thanks, Bruce!

  7. Daniel Freeman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    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.”

  8. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:58 am

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

  9. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    Thank you!

  10. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 3:07 am

    Hit Tab, Mumble Loudly…

  11. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 3:15 am

    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!

  12. Daniel Freeman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 4:00 am

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

  13. joethefatman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    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.

  14. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

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

  15. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

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

  16. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    Thank you!

  17. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

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

  18. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

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

  19. richard mcenroe
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    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?

  20. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

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

  21. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

    It was either him or Goldie Hawn!

  22. richard mcenroe
    February 1st, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

    Victor Buono maybe?

  23. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 1:31 pm

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

  24. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    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.

  25. Wombat_socho
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

    Or Vincent D’Onofrio. πŸ˜‰

  26. Daniel Freeman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

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

  27. Proof
    February 1st, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

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

  28. Quartermaster
    February 1st, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    How would he react to being stuffed into a can?