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Rule Five Sunday: Texans Cheerleaders

Posted on | January 12, 2020 | No Comments

a– compiled by Wombat-socho

This being playoff weekend in the NFL, it seemed appropriate to serve up an appetizer from one of the contending teams’ cheerleading squads. This is from the Texans/Patriots game on December 1.

Navel superiority

Ninety Miles From Tyranny brings Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #860, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns; at Animal Magnetism, it’s Rule Five Cultural Regions Friday and the Saturday Brunettenarok.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes Greer Garson, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Wells, Vijaya Selvaraju, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Claire Duburcq, and Meghan Markle.

A View From The Beach serves up Paris JacksonFish Pic Friday – Mutton SnapperThe Internet Never ForgetsAre You Busy Tomorrow?Russiagate Ramble OnBringing the Heat to Fight the Australian Bush FiresOn Tattoo Tuesday . . .Muddy MondayPalm Sunday,  and Nobel Laureate Retracts Paper, Cites Shoddy Supervision.

Proof Positive’s Vintage Babe of the Week is Claudia Cardinale, and Red Pilled Jew returns with Pretty Faces.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!

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FMJRA 2.0: It’s No Game

Posted on | January 12, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Rule 5 Sunday: New Year Double Scoop Delight!
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Animal Magnetism

Crazy People Are Dangerous
EBL

Why Do ‘Incels’ Want War With Iran?
Bacon Time
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
A View From The Beach
EBL

Did You Donate for … Uh, ‘Fire Relief’?
357 Magnum
EBL

#FakeWWIIIFacts Valerie Jarrett Reportedly In Deep Depression Since The World’s Most Interesting Man Was Droned In Baghdad
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

Ricky Gervais Burns Hollywood: ‘You Know Nothing About the Real World’
Dark Brightness
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.06.20
357 Magnum
A View From The Beach
EBL

The SomethingAwful Meltdown: It’s Kind of Like LGF, Except With SJW Trannies
EBL

Did Arsonists Cause Australia’s ‘Crisis’?
Dark Brightness
EBL

ABC News ‘Reporter’ Dons Hijab to Promote Iranian Propaganda
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.07.20
A View From the Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

Breaking: Iran Attacks U.S. Forces in Iraq
EBL

‘We’re Going to War, Bro’
EBL

Democrats: Pro-Iran or Anti-American?
A View From The Beach
EBL

The Cult of Climate ‘Science’
357 Magnum
Locomotive Breath
EBL

Mexicans in Kansas
EBL

The Biden Legacy
A View From The Beach
EBL

The Babylon Bee Is The Future Of Comedy, Not Dave Chappelle
EBL

Ayatollahs and Democrats
EBL

Iran Shot Down Plane Full of Canadians
357 Magnum
EBL

A ‘Hate Crime’ CNN Won’t Mention
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Morning Edition)
357 Magnum
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Afternoon Edition)
Proof Positive
EBL

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge
EBL

In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Evening Edition)
Proof Positive
EBL

Top linkers for the week ending January 10:

  1.  EBL (26)
  2.  A View From The Beach (7)
  3.  (tied) 357 Magnum & Proof Positive (5)

Thanks to everyone for all the linkagery!

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A Dark Day for Democracy

Posted on | January 11, 2020 | No Comments

 

Jan. 10, 2020, will forever be known as Black Friday — a day that will live in infamy — when the Democratic Party lost its last hope:

Author Marianne Williamson ended her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign on Friday after failing to gain traction in a crowded Democratic field.
“I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share our message. With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not be able to garner enough votes in the election to elevate our conversation any more than it is now,” Williamson wrote in a message to supporters.
“The primaries might be tightly contested among the top contenders, and I don’t want to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning any of them,” Williamson continued.
Williamson pledged to fully support the Democratic nominee.
Williamson had not qualified for the Democratic debate next week. The spiritual author had laid off her campaign staff nationally, a former staffer confirmed to CNN last week.
After launching her campaign in January 2019, Williamson told CNN she was running to bring a “moral and spiritual awakening” for America.
“Nothing short of that is adequate to fundamentally change the patterns of our political dysfunction,” Williamson told CNN’s John Berman at the time.
Williamson’s campaign has been little-noticed in recent months, as focus shifted to the Democratic contenders who were meeting the party’s fundraising and polling thresholds to qualify for debates and Williamson repeatedly missed the cut.

Of course, you know what this means — my plans to become U.S. Ambassador to Vanuatu have suffered yet another setback.



 

In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Evening Edition)

Posted on | January 11, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Remember, links for the FMJRA are due tomorrow by noon Pacific.

OVER THE TRANSOM
Ammo.com: Black America Before LBJ
Locomotive Breath: In 2011, Quds Force Commander Soleimani Sent Agents To Bomb Washington DC
357 Magnum: Chicago’s Recipe For More Crime
EBL: Buck Henry, RIP
Twitchy: Teen Who Scooped Everyone With Latest Iowa Poll Has A “Vendetta” Against CNN
Louder With Crowder: Jillian Michaels Refuses To Apologize For Calling Lizzo Fat
According To Hoyt: The World Needs Heroes
Monster Hunter Nation: Out TodayGunpowder & Embers
Vox Popoli: Paul Krugman’s Eichenwaldian Moment, also, Patreon Trolls For New Creators

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Friday Hawt Chicks & Links – The She-Devil Edition
American Conservative: The Obama Administration Wrecked Libya For A Generation
American Greatness: Intel Community’s IG Is The Link Between FISAGate & Impeachment
American Power: Angry Black Lady Gets Angry At Jillian Michaels
American Thinker: Susan Rice Lies Again
Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Cultural Regions Friday
Babalu Blog: Pitbull Apologizes To Cuban Exiles For Support Of Pro-Castro Musical Group
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm For January 10
Cafe Hayek: Open Letter To Martin Gurri
Camp of the Saints: One Of The Greats has Passed – Neal Peart, RIP
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Da Tech Guy: My Offer To The Outraged Senator Duckworth, also, The Left’s New Definition Of “Crossfire”
Don Surber: NeverTrumper Realizes It Backfired
The Geller Report: No Mistake – Iran Fired Two Missiles At Airliner Killing 176 Civilians, also, Ilhan Omar Explodes After Minnesota County Votes To Ban Refugee Resettlement
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, also, Gnats & Elephants
Hollywood In Toto: Underwater Is A Fifth, Maybe Sixth-Rate Alien Ripoff, also, 1917 – A Bracing War Drama Marred By Contrivance
JustOneMinute: Media Q&A
Legal Insurrection: CNN Fails To Mention Its Iranian Guest Threatened To Kill American Hostages in 1979, also, College Administrator Suspended For Suggesting Iran Should Pick American Targets For Bombing
Power Line: Pete Buttigieg, Sane Democrat? also, We Now Know – The Steele Dossier Bacillus
Shark Tank: Dr. James St. George Enters Race To Replace Ted Yoho
Shot In The Dark: From Bonn, Frankfurt-am-Main Is The East
The Political Hat: Firing Line Friday – Capital Punishment
This Ain’t Hell: Sgt. Slaughter Called Out On Stolen Valor, also, “I Answered The Call Of Duty, Served My Country – And Got Fired For It”
Victory Girls: A Toothless War Powers Resolution
Volokh Conspiracy: Seattle Public Library Reaffirms Rights Of Trans-Skeptical Feminist Group (And Everyone Else)
Weasel Zippers: 2011 – Pelosi Says Obama Didn’t Need Congressional Approval For Attacks On Libya, also,  Toronto Cops Threaten Journalist For Calling Soleimani A Terrorist
Mark Steyn: Harry Kiri

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Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | January 10, 2020 | No Comments

by Smitty

Offstage, the director nods. I step into light.
“None of this madness,” a sweeping gesture captures the previous action, “has made sense.

Your mind cycles through the events and characters, connecting dots in a vain attempt to draw order from chaos.
Relax.
The good news: there *is* a point to all of this.
The bad news: the fulness of that point is too much for this medium; as with a mountain on a map, all you get are some topological line hints.
Again: relax. Spread joy, not sorrow, and await the moment the final understanding grips you.”

Return to darkness.

via Darleen

In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Afternoon Edition)

Posted on | January 10, 2020 | No Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho

After experimenting with it in this morning’s post, I’m going to hold off on adding any links people send me until this evening’s post, since I can’t access Gmail here and manually copying HTML links from my phone is a major pain. As always, contributions to the Hate Chicken & Diet Coke fund are appreciated.

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Paul Krugman Tries To Explain How CP Got Downloaded On His IP
Twitchy: John Kerry & Samantha Power Lament “Trump Destroyed What We Built”
Louder With Crowder: Jillian Michaels Asks “Why Do We Celebrate Lizzo Being Fat?”

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Big Companies Hate Innovation But Love Regulation
American Conservative: A Trump Voter’s Lament
American Greatness: New Lawsuit Claims Rod Rosenstein Led Task Force That Spied On Sharyl Attkisson’s Computers
American Power: After Leaving 60 Minutes, Lara Logan Makes Comeback On Fox Nation
American Thinker: Progressive Eco-Group Admits Renewable Energy Is A Hoax
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Colorado News
Babalu Blog: Elite Cuban “Black Berets” Caught On Video Beating Civilians In Villa Clara
BattleSwarm: Iran’s Retaliation – A Big Nothingburger
Cafe Hayek: Open Letter To Sam Hammond
Camp Of The Saints: The Spirit Of 1969 Unleashed
Da Tech Guy: Quaint Things Under The Fedora, also, Climate Change Isn’t Responsible For The Australian Bushfire Crisis
Don Surber: Investigate Obama Stopping Operation Cassandra
First Street Journal: Another Idea To Fight #ClimateChange That The Left Won’t Like
The Geller Report: Bill Clinton Seen In New Photos On Epstein’s Plane With Sex Slave, also, Watch Ilhan Omar Laugh While Discussing U.S. Casualties In Iraq
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, also, A 3D View Of The Crab Nebula
Hollywood In Toto: How Little Women Soft-Pedals Modern Feminism
JustOneMinute: Compounding Iran’s Worries
Legal Insurrection: Buttigieg Suggests Trump to Blame For Iranians Shooting Down Ukrainian Airliner, also, MSM Freaks Out Over Trump Blaming Obama For Funding Iranian Aggression
Megan McArdle: Trump Does The NATO Two-Step
The PanAm Post: Why Chavismo Is Winning In Venezuela
Power Line: Ilhan Omar – The PTSD Of A Clown, also, Trump Wins In Court On Border Wall
Shark Tank: Brian Mast – Many U.S. Military Deaths Paid For By Obama
Shot In The Dark: Saint Paul – Good News & Bad News
The Political Hat: How Cultural Marxism Destroyed Education, also, Euthanasia In Killer Canada – Killing Without Consent, Alzheimer’s Society Against Those With Alzheimer’s, and From Hospice To Execution
This Ain’t Hell: Who’s The FBI’s Most Wanted American Terrorist? also, Sailor’s Wife & His “Boat Boo” Brawl At Navy Christmas Party
Victory Girls: Sanders & Warren Choose Iran Over America
Volokh Conspiracy: Above The Law Post Not Libelous Or “Unlawful Discrimination” Notwithstanding Its Supposed “Homophobic” Insults
Weasel Zippers: To Fact Check Trump, MSNBC Turns To…Known Liar Susan Rice, also, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Compares Soleimani’s Death To Elvis, Princess Di
Mark Steyn: Ayatollahs & Undertakers

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In The Mailbox: 01.10.20 (Morning Edition)

Posted on | January 10, 2020 | No Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Teen Home Invaders Are Still Home Invaders
Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #859
EBL: Dracula – A Review
Twitchy: “Why Are You Siding With Terrorists?” Protester Interrupts Liz Warren’s Town Hall
Louder With Crowder: Gizmodo Claims Climate Change Caused Australian Wildfires, Just Ignore All The Arsonists Arrested

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Conservative: The Forgotten Realist Soldier Who Warned About Forever War
Amrican Greatness: Tone-Deaf Democrats Risk Handing Western Pennsylvania To Trump
American Power: Salma Hayek Slays The Golden Globes
American Thinker: Another Expensive Solar Scheme Bites The Dust
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Hump Day News
Babalu Blog: The NYT Loved Fidel More Than Former NFL Coach Sam Wyche
BattleSwarm: Iran Strikes Concrete, Downs Airliner, Steps Up Cyberwar, Channels Curly
Cafe Hayek: A Dollar Dump? Not Likely
CDR Salamander: So, Who Wants To Cut Staff Numbers?
Da Tech Guy: Hunter Biden May Hold The Fate Of The Democratic Party In His Hands
Don Surber: Why The Media Got Iran Wrong
First Street Journal: Jennifer Rubin Is More Concerned About Iranian Cultural Sites Than American Soldiers’ Lives
Fred On Everything: Random Thoughts From The Heart Of Darkness
The Geller Report: Nick Sandmann Gets Settlement From CNN After $275 Million Lawsuit, also, Muslim Arsonist Accused Of Setting Aussie Grass Fires Laughs As He Leaves Court
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, also, A New Look At The Galactic Center
Hollywood In Toto: Read The Trump Derangement Behind Party Of Five 2.0
JustOneMinute: Deliberately Underwhelming
Legal Insurrection: CNN Settles Nick Sandmann Lawsuit, also, CNN Fighting With Babylon Bee Over Whose News Is More Fake
Megan McArdle: Ricky Gervais Teaches Hollywood What Speaking Truth To Power Really Means
Michelle Malkin: Who Decides Who Gets In?
The PanAm Post: Despite Chavista Coup, Opposition Deputies Ratify Guaido As President Of National Assembly, also, Colombia Can’t Forget FARC Concentration Camps
Power Line: Leila Adan – Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Speak For Us, also, Treasonous Or Just Stupid?
Shark Tank: Rep. Al Lawson Says Democrats’ Egos Bruised Over Soleimani Killing
Shot In The Dark: Intended Consequences
STUMP: Taxing Tuesday – Happy New Tax Year!
The Political Hat: American Public Schools – Guardians Of Sharia
This Ain’t Hell: Wednesday FGS, also, McConnell Has The Votes To Start Impeachment Trial Without Witness Agreement
Victory Girls: Democrats Forget Our History With Iran – Again
Volokh Conspiracy: May An Individual Claim Minority Status Based On DNA Test Showing Small Amount Of African Ancestry?
Weasel Zippers: Pelosi Gets Call About Attack From Pence, Blows It Off, also, Video Montage – MSM Mourns Loss Of Iranian Terror Leader
Mark Steyn: The Ghosts Of Charlie Hebdo, also, Make Beards Great Again

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A ‘Hate Crime’ CNN Won’t Mention

Posted on | January 10, 2020 | No Comments

 

“Intersectionality” in action:

Jasmine Renee Campbell is the Oregon woman facing hate crime charges after investigators said she tried to strangle a woman using the victim’s hijab.
The confrontation happened at the TriMet MAX train station in Portland on November 12, 2019. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office announced the charges on January 3, 2020.
The victim did not suffer serious physical injuries. But District Attorney Rod Underhill explained in a news release that the victim told the police that she “no longer feels safe wearing a hijab in public.” . . .
According to the Portland Police Bureau, which is the department that led the investigation, Jasmine Renee Campbell allegedly approached the victim from behind on November 12, 2019, at a train station. Officials say that Campbell is accused of grabbing the hijab and using it to try to choke the victim.
The victim managed to push Campbell away. But, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, Campbell continued the assault. The victim said Campbell forcibly ripped the hijab from the victim’s head. Campbell then allegedly rubbed the garment “across multiple exposed sexually intimate parts” of her own body.  . . .
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office says the two women were strangers to each other. The victim was not identified by name.
But investigators described her as a 24-year-old student at Portland State University. She is a foreign exchange student from Saudi Arabia. . . .
As of this writing on January 5, Jasmine Renee Campbell was not in custody. Court records with the Oregon Judicial Department show that there is an active warrant for her arrest. . . .
The District Attorney’s Office says that the arrest warrant remains active because Campbell failed to show up for a scheduled court hearing. Campbell had been ordered to appear at the Multnomah County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on January 3, 2020.

So, not only did Campbell attack a Muslim immigrant, but she is now at large, a fugitive from justice, free to attack others. If such an Islamophobic hate crime against an immigrant had been committed by a white male right-wing Trump supporter, CNN would be giving us hourly updates on the manhunt for this dangerous fugitive. As it is, however, this crime is strictly “local news” for some reason . . .

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)



 

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