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  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....
  • A Handy Guide For Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested In Gun Ownership

    11/14/2016 2:37:24 PM PST · by Salgak · 37 replies
    Monster Hunter Nation ^ | 11/14/2016 | Larry Correia
    That title isn’t joking. This post is aimed at my liberal readers. I’m a libertarian leaning Republican and gun expert, who thinks you are wrong about a lot of stuff, but I’m not writing this to gloat about your loss. For the record, I disliked all the presidential candidates. Judging by your social media over the last few days many liberals have been utterly terrified that your government might turn tyrannical or that evil people will now be emboldened to hurt you. I’m going to let you in on a little thing the other half of the country is familiar...
  • Make Your Own Rejected Hillary Campaign Slogan

    10/20/2016 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Salgak · 30 replies
    Wikileaks via Ad Age and WMAL Radio ^ | 10/19/2016 | Wikileaks
    Ad Age is continuing to review hacked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta -- what WikiLeaks has packaged together as "The Podesta Emails," and keeps expanding with daily additions -- for insights about the Clinton campaign's marketing, branding and overall messaging strategy.
  • Why the sun going blank means a ‘Game of Thrones’-like winter is coming

    06/30/2016 4:07:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 6/29/2016 | News.com.au via NY Post
    ou may not have noticed but our sun has gone as blank as a cue ball. As in, it’s lost its spots. According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age. Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian raised the alarm in his latest report, which has sparked a mild panic about an impending “Game of Thrones”-style winter not seen since the 17th century.
  • EBT Card Outage? 8 Days Into June And Many Americans Are Still Waiting For Food Stamp Money

    06/09/2016 8:20:28 AM PDT · by Salgak · 40 replies
    Economic Collapse blog ^ | 6/8/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Widespread reports continue to pour in from all over the nation of “glitches” with the food stamp system. It is eight days into the month and large numbers of people still have not received their benefits, and in other instances it is being reported that EBT cards are simply not working correctly. So what in the world is going on here? On downdetector.com there are scores of reports of problems with the EBT system from people all over the nation. Could this simply be another example of government incompetence, or is something else at work here?
  • Here we go again: another has-been Celebutard is coming out as Trans. . .

    06/08/2016 5:40:34 AM PDT · by Salgak · 104 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 6/8/16 | Radar Staff
    Move over, Caitlyn Jenner. RadarOnline.com has learned that Richard Simmons is the latest Hollywood star to secretly undergo a sex change! The National ENQUIRER broke the explosive news today with a jaw-dropping cover story that features never-before-seen photos of Simmons living as his female identity, Fiona. The incredible pictures of Simmons, 67, with flowing brunette locks and womanly curves are photoshop-free. And a friend of the exercise guru insisted, “[This is] not just Richard Simmons in drag. This is Richard dressed as a softly spoken woman named Fiona!”
  • My Opus post. . .

    05/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PDT · by Salgak · 56 replies
    Nowhere in particular | 5/5/2016 | Self
    Couldn't resist. . . Phhbbbbbpth !!
  • North Korea warns citizens to prepare for famine

    03/29/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 60 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 3/29/2016 | Nash Jenkins
    North Korea instructed the country Monday to brace itself for possible famine and severe economic hardship — but not to despair, because “the road to revolution is long and arduous,” according to an editorial in the state-run newspaper. The article, published in Rodong Sinmun — the print mouthpiece of the North Korean government — comes less than a month after the U.N. Security Council voted in favor of slapping the Hermit Kingdom with tougher sanctions, after the country teased its potential nuclear and military capabilities earlier this year. The editorial stated that hardships to come might evoke another “arduous march”...
  • So. . .what are the rules of the Drinking Game for tonight's Democratic "Debate" ??

    10/13/2015 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Salgak · 56 replies
    None | 10/13/2015 | Self
    So. . . what are the rules for the inevitable Drinking Game for tonight's debate. I've seen the "Bernie Rule", every time Sanders pushes a "free" government program, you chug someone ELSE'S beer. And the Hillary! Debate technique of leaving the bar, taking the server with you, and having them make you drinks at home. But we need some point-scorers, gang. What do we drink to when the Teflon Leprechaun says something dumb. . .or bares his chest. . .or pulls out a musical instrument. What will Chaffee be tonight, Democrat, Republican, Independent, or just Confused. And what points can...
  • Question du jour: What happens when we DO replace low-skill workers with robots ?

    08/18/2015 5:41:12 AM PDT · by Salgak · 37 replies
    So question du jour (and I'm asking it in several places today: it was set off by the attached link and its' discussion here on FR. . ) Replacing low-skilled workers with automation, and now robots, has been an accellerating trend for over a century now, and really looks like we're soon going to hit the point where the curve goes hyperbolic. (especially with the push for $15/hour for minimum wage. . .) Given that, as more and more skilled jobs are automated out of existence. . . .what do we do about the now-unemployed, and likely permanently unemployable? So...
  • Ask Zimbabweans: "Cecil the Lion" ?? First-World Problem

    07/30/2015 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Salgak · 52 replies
    Reuters, via YAHOO! ^ | 30 July 2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a 'First World Problem'. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country," said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. "What is so special about this one?" As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a...
  • Open Letter to SFF fans

    04/26/2015 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Salgak · 3 replies
    Unknown | 4/26/2014 | Unknown
    And all members of Worldcon get the Hugo Voters package, soft copies of the nominated works. Read them, and make your own decisions on the best SF and Fantasy of 2014. https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php
  • Marco Rubio emerges as top GOP contender; Hillary Clinton favorables drop in poll

    04/23/2015 6:19:59 AM PDT · by Salgak · 42 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | 4/23/2015 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Marco Rubio has emerged as the strongest candidate in the GOP presidential field, topping the rest of his announced and potential rivals for the nomination and running best against top Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll Thursday.
  • The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

    04/08/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Salgak · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    This is the era in which we are all being drafted in the Culture War. It doesn’t matter if you’re secular or religious, political or apolitical, frat boys or geeks, hipsters or bros. Nobody gets to be neutral or sit on the sidelines, because we’ll all be expected to make our obeisance to the latest politically correct opinion handed down to us by a Twitter mob. By now, we know the basic ingredients of a typical skirmish in Culture War 4.0. It goes something like this: a) a leftist claque starts loudly pushing the “correct” Culture War position onto b)...
  • Proggies make it easy: Their list of 10 companies to boycott, tells US where to BUYCOTT. . . .

    12/10/2014 2:52:32 PM PST · by Salgak · 24 replies
    "Liberals Unite" ^ | 12/9/2014 | "Mindy Fisher"
    Nothing TOO surprising here, but a list of stores and such the LibProgs hate. You know what to do. . . Because, OMG, these companies support (shudder) Conservative Values. Oh, the huge manatee!!! Admittedly, Mariott Hotels, Angel Soft, Brawny, and Dixie, and Urban Outfitters were a surprise. . .
  • Since Harry Reid is so obsessed with the Kochs. . .

    11/07/2014 7:13:18 AM PST · by Salgak · 13 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 11/7/2014 | Bill Perman
    Harry Reid is doubling down on his attacks on the Koch Brothers as the fount of all evil. . . . So here's an idea (shamelessly stolen from a poster on "Chicks On The Right". . .) When Reid is officially fired in January, we need to hold some kind of "Salute to Harry Reid." For his relentless attack on the Koch brothers, we'll call it "A Coke for Reid" day, in which everyone pours themselves a glass of Koch, errr, Coke, raises there glass, and drinks to Harry Reid's retirement. This could be as much fun as the icebucket...
  • Suggestion: Campaign to A&E over "Duck Dynasty" hiatus. .

    12/19/2013 4:40:03 AM PST · by Salgak · 100 replies
    Vanity | Dec 19, 2013 | Self
    OK, gang. We're seeing the railroading of Phil Robertson for the high crime of professing his faith in response to a direct question. 1. We need to overwhelm A&E with support for Phil. Here's the email I sent to feedback@aenetworks.com. . . To whom it may concern:Apparently, A&E Networks find it objectionable that Phil Robertson, when asked a direct question, gave a direct answer and referenced the teachings of his faith.For his honesty, which, frankly, is one of the charms of "Duck Dynasty", you've decided to put Phil on hiatus.Well, I've put A&E on hiatus. AND, I've also put buying...
  • Evil Thought of the Day: If the Park Service is evicting residents from homes. . .

    10/06/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Salgak · 25 replies
    Daily Examiner ^ | 10/6/13 | Self
    Evil Thought of the Day: If the Park Service is evicting residents from homes built on Federal Park lands. . . . . . .isn't the White House on National Park Land. Under Equal Protection Under Law, shouldn't the Obama's be evicted, too ??? Not that it will happen, as Some Animals are More Equal than Others. but. . .
  • I don't usually pimp my blog, but I've had the germ of an idea. . . .

    10/02/2013 11:17:37 AM PDT · by Salgak · 28 replies
    Catalog of teh Burning Stoopid ^ | October 2, 2013 | Self
    I've had an idea how to get the Budget process fixed, and maybe Capitol Hill as well: I have a genuinely bi-partisan solution to the underlying budget problem. An Amendment to the Constitution. With the following terms: A budget, NOT a continuing resolution, must be passed by the House and submitted to the Senate by June 1st of every year. The Senate must hold a vote on the budget by July 1st of every year. If the House and Senate cannot agree on a budget, they MUST go into conference on the budget on the next business day, and neither...
  • The Employer Obamacare Mandate and Secondary Effects

    07/05/2013 4:11:42 AM PDT · by Salgak · 5 replies
    Self | 5/4/2013 | Self
    Realized something this morning. The general consensus is, that the Employer Mandate is being delayed to preserve the Democrats' chances of winning the House in 2014 Now, despite the plain language in the bill requiring the Mandate be in place 1 Jan 2014, the one-year slip is going to be an issue. BUT. . . of course, the Geniuses at the Most Transparent Administration EVER have forgotten something important, as is their usual level of "brilliance". The WARN Act ( http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/layoffs.htm ). You know. . . the one that requires companies with more than 100 employees to give 60 days...