Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words with Friends

I was down 30+ points in a game today when I looked down to see FROSTED in my rack, which I hooked across BE(D) to make a bingo and go up by 30.  Then with no tiles left, I played DI on VINED to go out, catching my opponent with a lot of high-value tiles.  This puts me at 32 wins and one loss (to, ahem, my wife.)  It appears there is no man who can defeat me.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Kind of the reverse of a student paper

Via the Volokh Report, here's a humorous story about a legal brief that was in danger of going over the 14,000-word limit imposed by the Court.  So to keep the word count down, theycrammedabunchofwordstogetherlikethis.  That'sthinkingoutsidethebox.

BTW it snowed yesterday

The Federalist: "Seven big failed environmental predictions."

How US uranium got to Iran and the Clintons got rich

A great bullet-point review from Ricochet.  Also, I like this story:

Clinton flunky: "Bill never met with Kazakh officials in his home!"
NY Times reporter: "We have photographic evidence."
Clinton flunky: "OK, then, he did."


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Things the Clintons want you to believe

The partial list:
  • Large payments to the Clinton Foundation - including a $500,000 payoff for a Bill Clinton speech - was simply coincidental with a uranium deal with Kazakhstan.
  • It's also coincidental that Bill's speaking fee spiked after Hillary became Secretary of State.
  • Six out of eight winners for the State Department award also contributed to the Clinton Foundation - coincidence.
  • The Clinton Foundation reported it received zero dollars from foreign contributions, despite an agreement with the Obama administration to report such contributions, but this was due to shoddy bookkeeping and not a conscious attempt to hide foreign influence.
  • Hillary had a private email server because she didn't want to carry two devices and she erased her server because it just had a lot of yoga workout records.
  • The right-wing media is biased against the Clintons.

And, no, they don't think you're stupid.  Heavens to Betsy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hillary whines

Gosh darn those mean Republicans, they're so focused on her instead of the issues!
It’s bad enough that she’s been bumbling around, robotically reciting the blandest possible talking points because she has no accomplishments to run on. (Unless you consider taking a bribe to be an accomplishment.) Now she’s actually whining because those mean Republicans are saying stuff about her that she can’t deny, because it’s true.
Stop the personal attacks and focus on the issues!
Hillary's content-free website, meanwhile, came in for its own share of derision, with the harshest coming from fellow liberals. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that her four-point platform was so vague "it could have been anybody's." Others noted that there isn't even an issues page on her campaign website.
Those issues are a distraction from the real issue: electing Hillary.  Because uterus.

Know your rights

Hit and Run: "Supreme Court Says Police Violated 4th Amendment When Use of Drug-Sniffing Dog Prolonged Routine Traffic Stop."


Greece raids the piggy banks

Desperate times in Greece: the couch cushions will be next.  Bloomberg: "Greek Mayors to Protest Government Decision to Seize Their Cash."  Those are just "idle cash reserves" says the government, so it's totes OK.

Goin' nuke-ular

Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe: "Danger of Iran deal is not because Tehran lies, but because it doesn’t."  Yeah, they're pretty up-front on what they want to do.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Welcome to Skynet, may I take your order?

Hit and Run: "Will Minimum Wage Protesters Order Fries From Their Burger-Flipping Robot Replacements? - Pricing yourself out of the market is not so smart."

ICYMI Olive Garden is following the lead of Chili's to phase out servers.

This campaign has more shoes dropping than Imelda Marcos' closet in an earthquake

Hey, that's a pretty good title.  Here's the New York Times: "New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation."
But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author  to pursue the story lines found in the book.
Pure coincidence, the Clinton camp will say:
For instance, one South American donor made a lot of money when Hillary Clinton pursued the free-trade policy with Colombia that her fellow Democrats had spent years blocking during the preceding Bush administration. Chozick notes that Clinton Cash will focus more on money that went directly into their pockets, though, through the speaking tours of Bill Clinton. Eleven of the 13 $550K-plus speeches given by the former President took place during Hillary’s tenure as SecState, Schweizer will document in the book.
Need we question why Hillary wiped clean her email server?  We know what was on there.

Extra - Rand Paul called it.

More - Twitchy: "Now you can panic, Dems."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

That NYT loon

Russ Smith has a acidly humorous takedown of Paul Krugman that ends with this funny comment:
Krugman concludes on a phony note: “One thing is for sure: American voters will be getting a real choice. May the best party win.” That’s simply insulting, as anyone who’s read the far-left Democrat realizes that Krugman considers 99 percent of Republicans as meth-addled hillbillies.
We like NASCAR too.  Bristol tomorrow!