Originally posted on Twitchy:
No, really. That actually happened.
The shake fisty is strong with this one. That’s right: President Obama pretended he was an “adviser to ISIS” and his big plan was for terrorists to pin notes on the chests of hostages. NOTES. On chests.
The mockery was swift and spectacular. Hey, we have to laugh so as to avoid curling up in the fetal position while weeping.
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Hi there, I’m a progressive. I’m feeling pretty darn good these days. I’ve had about 100 years of influence and I’m really seeing the fruits of my labor pay off. I’ve got control of education, popular culture and most of the federal, state and local government right where I want them. All I need now is for you pesky holdouts to fight amongst yourselves and dither on about the things that YOU disagree about and while you’re otherwise occupied picking at those things… Well, I’m just going to see my people walk right back into their places and finally cement that last brick comfortably into place. Thanks for playing and find your place in line.
I have seen many articles and posts about bugging out should some major disaster happen. These writers go on and on about having Bug Out Bags (BOBs) and heading to their Bug Out Location (BOL) to hide away until it is safe. I can imagine several reasons why having a bug out plan is a good idea but honestly, it should be a last resort.
If your immediate home is not threatened, staying put and “bugging in” should be the first option for several reasons. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide whether or not to hunker down or Bug Out, but consider the following reasons for staying in, at least at first.
Originally posted on Intentional Travelers:
This is our third post in the series “Rediscovering Salem.” Since returning from Peace Corps, we’ve been using Salem and Portland as our home bases between travels. The Rediscovering Salem series is my way of looking at my hometown from a tourist’s perspective and sharing the best places on the blog. My goal is to cover both the classic Salem spots that I remember as well as new or up-and-coming places that have brought more character to the area since I moved away.
Read more from the Rediscovering Salem series here: 3 Fantastic Day Trips from Salem and 5 Favorite Places to Run (or Walk) in Salem
As soon as we landed back in Oregon, I started hearing talk about the Broadway Coffeehouse. Being a digital nomad and someone who loves to work in bright, open spaces, I made a point to check it out right away. It quickly became a…
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Originally posted on Twitchy:
As Twitchy reported earlier, the founder of Chick-fil-A has died at age 93. And as expected, things got ugly quickly:
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These meaningless bag bans do almost nothing to protect wildlife, reduce litter or any of the other myriad bogus claims and theatrics used by anti-choice advocates try to persuade the gullible.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
California has banned plastic bags? Count singer, actress and climate change alarmist Bette Midler among the giddy.
Not to remove any of the wind from beneath Midler’s wings, but her celebration is, for now, premature:
It’s not quite there:
The bill could sit on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for a while:
The measure could be politically difficult for Brown, a longtime champion of environmental causes but a relatively moderate Democrat, especially on issues of concern to business.
The plastic bag ban is one of hundreds of bills the governor will act on in coming weeks. His office typically does not comment on pending legislation, and it declined to comment Friday on the bag…
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Originally posted on Introversion Effect:
Like many categorizing systems, the separatist thinking behind them attempts to firmly place us in one container or another. The flaw in these types of systems is that they don’t always take into account the middle areas of the spectrum. And any systems is just that: a spectrum. I’ve long stated with unequivocal certainty that I’m introverted. My friends, however, look at me askance, because I’m actually very fun-loving and outgoing when I need to be. So on that introvert/extravert spectrum, I fall somewhere to the introverted side, but exhibit limited extroverted tendencies. Here is an article found online that I have updated to reflect this spectrumized system.
1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.
3. Social gatherings…
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All of us struggle to make sense out of what we see around us, and we’re frustrated because we can’t. For example, what sense does it make for an unknown Illinois senator who has accomplished nothing on a scale larger than a neighborhood get elected President of the United States? Why do labor unions continually support democrats when Obamacare is wrecking their members’ benefits, and the immigration bill, if passed, will do nothing but lower wages? Why does the Attorney General of the United States think he can stonewall congress, be charged with contempt, and continue to stonewall? Why does any congress vote for any bill that will affect 20% of the economy of this country without reading it or knowing its cost? Why does Obama support the elimination of gun ownership when he knows banning guns will not reduce gun crime? Why do most blacks support the Democratic Party and agenda when it is obvious it has locked them into poverty? And the list goes on. You know it already.
Recently I met a researcher from New Zealand, Trevor Loudon, who offers an explanation. In short, it is that communism is behind all of the things that don’t make sense.
My initial response to this was that Russia is no longer a power to be reckoned with, and its economy is dominated by gangsters. I also pointed out that communist political activity in this country is virtually non-existent. Louden’s response is that one of the great achievements of modern communism is convincing its victims that it doesn’t exist, and it only takes a few highly trained personnel to take over an entire country, even one as large as ours.