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Posts by Stosh

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  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 11:10:32 AM PDT · 24 of 38
    Stosh to governsleastgovernsbest

    If he gets life without parole, within two years (before Obozo leaves office), some prominent American or Americans will get kidnapped by some slimeball Islamist operation and will be threatened with death unless Tsarnaev is released in a trade. And if unsuccessful, that approach will be tried over and over again.

  • Hillary Clinton Can’t Run for President [how she's unrunning]

    04/22/2015 9:36:05 AM PDT · 20 of 32
    Stosh to Cincinatus' Wife

    From the Donna Brazile quote:

    “She’s starting off like Beethoven, with melodies and chords that people understand. But she’s got to end up like Beyoncé”

    Either she’s never heard Hillary screech, or she’s got Beethoven confused with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Beyonce confused with Gilbert Gottfried.


    04/22/2015 4:55:13 AM PDT · 9 of 42
    Stosh to Homer_J_Simpson

    Re: “Hitler’s Last Great Decision” narrative - a really powerful scene - someone should make a YouTube video of it sometime.

  • Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal (Wind power has already reached grid parity)

    04/18/2015 8:49:07 AM PDT · 50 of 91
    Stosh to PLMerite

    Depends a lot on geography. In the upstate region of the Carolinas, they use excess juice from their nukes to pump water up into reservoirs in the Appalachian foothills; during the day they release that water to spin turbines to help handle peak demand.

    As regards solar and wind, I seriously doubt they’re economical enough to have any more than limited value in isolated areas - they can augment traditional methods, but in most cases any major solar or wind operation will need traditional back-up (nowadays gas-fired turbines, I believe): the grid doesn’t tolerate interruptions real well, and any sudden occurrence of overcast or calm on a segment heavy reliant on solar and/or wind is an invitation for a major grid crash.

  • ‘What kind of dumba** statement is that?’ CNN Int’l ‘should be ashamed’ for this

    04/15/2015 4:09:27 AM PDT · 18 of 22
    Stosh to GeronL

    “Cuba traded with the whole world, only the US had the boycott”

    I thought American capitalists were responsible for the exploitation of the Cuban economy - shouldn’t the Castro’s welcome a boycott by the US?

  • College Student Says You’re Just Not Smart Enough to Understand Safe Spaces

    04/12/2015 6:16:19 AM PDT · 58 of 121
    Stosh to Altura Ct.

    Came across this post right after the reviewing the post of the day’s news from 70 years ago in the New York Times. The whining little sh*t from Brown would profit from some sense of perspective - millions of soldiers and tens of millions of civilians, most innocent, suffering under the most horrible of deprivations, and not one word of “safe spaces” from people who certainly would be justified in longing for such.

    When it comes to a life of ease, and liberation from any substantial concerns, it’s hard to imagine a better situation than that of a college student in 2015. How pitiful one must be to conjure up the complaints of this worthless piece of manure.

  • Bill Clinton’s surprising faith:...the real story of the president’s belief in God

    04/11/2015 2:15:06 PM PDT · 8 of 106
    Stosh to Cincinatus' Wife

    Ah, so that’s why he’s always carrying around that big ole Bible he hauled out once the Lewinsky fiasco broke.

    Oh, wait a minute . . . nevermind.


    04/11/2015 6:46:06 AM PDT · 16 of 52
    Stosh to Homer_J_Simpson

    Re: the situation map on p.2 - - anyone know why Frankfort is near the Fulda gap close to the 3rd Army / 5th Army lines and Frankfort is also on the Russian line just due east of Berlin?

  • Climatologists to physicists: your planet needs you

    04/08/2015 7:47:38 PM PDT · 25 of 30
    Stosh to LibWhacker

    My favorite sentence in this farcical analysis:

    “Although climate scientists agree on the basics — for example, climate change is primarily the result of human activity — large uncertainties persist in ‘climate sensitivity’, the increase in average global temperature caused by a given rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide.”

    Translation: “We don’t really know how it’s happening - but we’re absolutely sure who’s responsible (and it’s *you*).

  • Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

    04/03/2015 10:44:42 PM PDT · 4 of 121
    Stosh to PROCON

    I’d forgotten the basic law of physics that a technology suddenly becomes economical once you train enough people how to implement it.

  • Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? (answer:yes)

    03/29/2015 7:57:46 PM PDT · 47 of 108
    Stosh to Kevin in California

    Presenter: One small-time operator who fell foul of Dinsdale Piranha was Vince Snetterton-Lewis.

    Vince: Well one day I was at home threatening the kids when I looks out through the hole in the wall and sees this tank pull up and out gets one of Dinsdale’s boys, so he comes in nice and friendly and says Dinsdale wants to have a word with me, so he chains me to the back of the tank and takes me for a scrape round to Dinsdale’s place and Dinsdale’s there in the conversation pit with Doug and Charles Paisley, the baby crusher, and two film producers and a man they called ‘Kierkegaard’, who just sat there biting the heads of whippets and Dinsdale says ‘I hear you’ve been a naughty boy Clement’ and he splits me nostrils open and saws me leg off and pulls me liver out and I tell him my name’s not Clement and then... he loses his temper and nails me head to the floor.

  • Why I converted to Islam

    03/29/2015 7:45:02 AM PDT · 81 of 109
    Stosh to Oldeconomybuyer

    “You try dragging Walton and Lanier up and down the floor for 48 minutes - you’d probably convert to a death cult too”

    (Okay, so it’s not an *exact* quote)


    03/29/2015 7:17:12 AM PDT · 21 of 57
    Stosh to libstripper

    I’m figuring Doug and Dinsdale Piranha - time to get Harry “Snapper” Organs on the case.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 6:08:44 PM PDT · 12 of 83
    Stosh to servo1969

    Just change your kid’s name to “Hilary Clinton” - those sorts of rules wouldn’t then apply.

  • Cities on the brink? Municipal pensions causing fiscal frailty

    03/28/2015 8:54:15 AM PDT · 42 of 57
    Stosh to mylife

    “A contract is a contract.”

    In my mind, that’s really the heart of many of these municipal pension problems. A contract *is* a contract, but a “sweetheart deal” is a sweetheart deal even when it is a contract.

    In Illinois, for decades democrat politicians have bought the votes of teachers with retirement plans that are totally unrealistic financially. Yes they are contracts, but those contracts were written for the benefit of a political group (the teachers unions) by those who benefited from the support of that political group - the democrat office holders - in the name of those who were actually on the hook for those costs (the rest of the taxpayers and their descendants).

    Legally, it’s a deal. Ethically, it’s a swindle. And you can stay in Illinois to see how that sort of legal swindle plays out in the extreme: people may remember the Illinois retiree who was getting $30k/year as a retired legislative assistant; $31 k/year as a retired teachers union rep, and wanted $36k/year more as a retired teacher - the latter based on *one day’s* service as a sub.

    Legally it appears that the union worked into a contract terms that made the latter claim legitimate. Ethically, it doesn’t take Thomas Aquinas to figure out the guy is gaming the system. So in a state that’s trying it’s best to turn into Detroit, how does one balance strict legality, fiscal reality, and simple fairness?

    I don’t pretend to know, but I do expect it all to come to a head, and soon. And the result will not be pretty.

  • Cities on the brink? Municipal pensions causing fiscal frailty

    03/28/2015 8:37:26 AM PDT · 29 of 57
    Stosh to RegulatorCountry

    I’ve heard good things about Chile’s system, so your post inspired me to look at it in some detail. I’m not well-enough versed in things financial to summarize it fairly, but it looks like most current wage-earners invest in “AFP’s”, which look to me like standard investment mixes, from which they ultimately draw their retirement funds.

    But there are government guarantees (which I guess correspond to “defined benefits”), although I’m not sure how much of those are being phased out, some as part of the previous “PAYG” public pension system Chile used:

    “Government Guarantees

    “Account holders who switched from the public PAYG to the individual account system receive a recognition bond at retirement that represents the value of their accrued rights under the old public system. The value of the bond is adjusted annually to changes in the consumer price index and provides 4 percent interest per year beginning on the date the worker enrolled in the new system. The bond is redeemed and added to the mandatory individual account when the worker retires, becomes permanently disabled, or dies. The bond cannot be redeemed at any other time. To date, almost no one has retired with a benefit entirely from an individual account. In addition, the government guarantees retirees a pension up to 45 UFs per month (US$1,813) if their annuity provider goes bankrupt.

    “The two types of government-guaranteed benefits are gradually being replaced under the new law: the guaranteed minimum pension (MPG) under the capitalization system and means-tested (PASIS) benefits. The MPG has been paid to men aged 65 and women aged 60 with 20 years of contributions to an individual account and whose total income—pension from an individual account plus other sources of income—is below the minimum level set by the government.4 The MPG is a top-up subsidy that, combined with the retiree’s income, reaches the minimum level. For those who have exhausted their funds, the government has provided the entire amount. Retirees who chose the programmed withdrawals option and exhausted their funds by outliving their actuarial life expectancy could also be eligible for the MPG. Disabled workers must have had 10 years of contributions to qualify for the MPG.5 PASIS benefits were paid to low-income individuals who were either disabled or over the age of 65 and did not qualify for any other type of pension. The recognition bond, MPG, and PASIS have been funded by general revenues.”

    For those interested, more details at:


  • Cities on the brink? Municipal pensions causing fiscal frailty

    03/28/2015 7:37:44 AM PDT · 7 of 57
    Stosh to TexasFreeper2009

    One of the best policy moves that could be made is the prohibition of defined benefit pension plans - they are extremely attractive as voter bait for those who negotiate them (such as teachers and municipal employees), but are ultimately deceptive and dishonest since they depend on the fiscal viability of government unit in question (and we know how that’s working out).

    Only defined contribution plans should be allowed.

    However, that whole policy change would be discouraged by the example from the very top - Social Security - the ultimate unsustainable defined benefit plan (and perhaps the ultimate misnomer).

  • Let there be light!

    03/28/2015 7:24:46 AM PDT · 11 of 16
    Stosh to rickmichaels

    Wish I had the dough to rent one of those searchlights they use for grand openings and the like.


    03/28/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · 13 of 47
    Stosh to Homer_J_Simpson

    “Berlin: Hitler forces Guderian, his chief of the army general staff, to take six weeks’ sick leave after a series of disagreements.”

    Apparently Hitler wins the competition for the prediction of the exact date of VE day.

    And by the way, do we ever take Arnhem?

  • Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Server...by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    03/27/2015 4:28:15 PM PDT · 29 of 69
    Stosh to RummyChick

    “Nixon rolling over in his grave..”

    18 minute gap -————> 18 gigabyte gap

  • ‘The wording is settled?’ AP stylebook’s ‘new entry’ sure to win approval from Al Gore and Bill Nye

    03/27/2015 10:32:59 AM PDT · 21 of 47
    Stosh to BipolarBob

    “Climate Inequality”

    Women and children hardest hit.

  • Hillary ‘Super Volunteers’ Warn Reporter Against Using ‘Sexist’ Words

    03/26/2015 7:16:21 AM PDT · 17 of 63
    Stosh to BenLurkin

    I didn’t think that skank Hillary could be any more polarizing than she has been, but this is typical of that calculating b*tch, and so disingenuous I can hardly believe it. I don’t think we’ve ever had a more insincere candidate, and only her husband was more ambitious. She thinks she’s inevitable, or at least entitled to the nomination, but I’m afraid that’s just another case of her being over confident. Maybe if she wasn’t so secretive the public wouldn’t get the impression that she’ll do anything to win. Luckily she represents the past, and is so out of touch that I expect she’ll just self-implode.

  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson under fire for graphic anti-atheist speech

    03/25/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · 42 of 98
    Stosh to SparkyBass

    Absolutely - “If there is no God then everything is permitted” - and I would have to guess that includes Robertson’s admittedly graphic description of Dostoevsky’s aphorism.

    Sorry secularists, that’s your own petard you’re hanging from.

  • David Crosby behind the wheel of a Tesla that hit jogger

    03/24/2015 8:54:25 AM PDT · 35 of 77
    Stosh to smokingfrog

    So if you take out a jogger in an electric car does that mean the car has a *negative* carbon footprint?

  • The Race-Baiting Hypocrisy Of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

    03/23/2015 3:06:33 PM PDT · 3 of 18
    Stosh to raptor22

    My guess is whenever the donkey party needs someone to say something totally outrageous and undeniably hateful, just to get some red meat out to the media and their bat-sh*t insane base, they’ll trot out Dick Durbin - remember when he as much as said American troops in the Middle East were no better than Nazi’s?

    Durbin’s the perfect candidate for a number of reasons - his senatorial seat is a lock no matter what kind of insanity he spouts, since a Democrat has to be at least as stupid as Carol Moseley Braun in order to lose the mind-numbed parasite machine voters in Illinois (and there are few sentient beings that dumb, even among the Democrats). And in order to prosper in the corruption and competitive viciousness of Illinois Democrat politics you have to have the heartlessness of a hit-man combined with the geniality of the neighborhood grocer - Durbin’s got that down to a T.

    Yet another member of the criminal governing class who richly deserves an orange jumpsuit, but likely will never be fitted for one.

  • Are smartphones making our children mentally ill?

    03/22/2015 10:15:33 AM PDT · 53 of 59
    Stosh to papertyger

    “No, smartphones are tools. It is the parents who are messing up the kids by using smartphones as babysitters and entertainment 24/7.”

    “Exactly. Since when do FReepers “blame the gun?” “

    There’s an age at which you let your kids handle guns without special supervision. And there’s an age at which you don’t. (and that age probably varies from kid to kid, and family to family).

    I think that’s all the author of the original article is saying here - until a kid hits an appropriate age - you can decide what that is - you don’t turn them loose 24 hours a day with their own smartphone. Her experience suggests 14 or 15 is too young for unbridled smartphone access - I suspect for most kids she’s probably right.

  • White Guys Win Again. Was This College Catalog Cover a Loser?

    03/20/2015 7:09:00 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    Stosh to nickcarraway

    The real problem is that those UNG publicists apparently suffer from a lack of imagination and resourcefulness: all they had to do is maintain that the winning student was transgender.

  • Obama calls for mandatory voting in U.S.

    03/18/2015 3:01:57 PM PDT · 62 of 137
    Stosh to jazusamo

    Let me know when he calls for mandatory working.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama's Mother Was Worried About Her Daughter Marrying a Biracial Man

    03/18/2015 6:33:52 AM PDT · 37 of 49
    Stosh to lbryce

    So am I to assume the other “bi” aspect to BO didn’t bother her?

  • Rahm Emanuel Needs Republican Help

    03/18/2015 6:19:44 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    Stosh to cotton1706

    What’s left of Republicans in the city limits fall into two classes - big money Republicans and blue-collar Republicans. The former Emanuel has always had in his pocket, and by-and-large, they’re no problem because they understand the crony capitalism that allows slime like him to maintain power. The latter see him as a vindictive little sh*t, and hate him viscerally (just read some cop blogs); he only needs their votes, but he won’t get them, and the best he can do is keep them from voting for a socialist like Chuy.

    So the question comes down to whether Tiny Dancer can parlay his enormous campaign stash into enough votes from the underclass and enough vote suppression from the shrinking middle class to defeat a lame-*ssed bozo so far to the left that he wouldn’t even be viable if Emanuel wasn’t so thoroughly despised.

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the White House

    03/15/2015 4:39:34 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    Stosh to Cincinatus' Wife

    Gotta love the last line of the article:

    “Should he ever choose to run, Iowahawk has my vote. At least his pressers would be fun.”

    And it brings back fond memories of Iowahawk posts back in the early days of FR.

  • Elderly Indian Nun Gang-Raped In Convent School Attack [Hindus Behaving Like Muslims?]

    03/14/2015 9:37:53 AM PDT · 2 of 45
    Stosh to Steelfish

    India is about 13% Muslim (3rd largest Muslim population in the world) - but yes, it is about 80% Hindu. No demographic info on the perps in the article, however.

  • John Kerry Preaches on “Immorality” of Doubting “Climate Change”

    03/14/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · 24 of 44
    Stosh to HomerBohn

    “Science also tells us that when the water temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it turns to ice. No one disputes that.”

    It depends on the pressure - there, I just disputed that.

    I love it when people who don’t know shiite about science pontificate on science. Kerry apparently took physical chemistry at the Al Gore College of Inconvenient Pseudo-Truths.

  • Obama: College ‘surest ticket’ to middle class

    03/14/2015 6:02:04 AM PDT · 29 of 112
    Stosh to lepton

    “Surest method...get married before you have kids. Have parents who did the same.”

    Bears repeating (so I have!). Nowadays, college is the surest ticket to something, but that would be 6 figure debt. There are kids who will benefit from college, but there are a whole lot who end up spending four years (or more) partying, hooking up, and taking useless classes just to maintain their grades, all the while spending tons of money they don’t have.

    What’s most amusing is hearing this advice from some poser whose main talent was gaming the system - somebody who bounced from one college to another, who apparently has no record of participation in anything substantive, whose grades have been hidden with serious intent, and whose financial arrangements are still a mystery (at least to me). Occidental and Columbia ain’t cheap - how the heck did he pay for them, and for his living expenses in two of the most expensive locations in the US?

    But going back to your point, if he really wanted to help kids in the underclass, the best thing he could do is work on the 70% illegitimacy rate among blacks, the 50% illegitimacy rate among Hispanics, and even the 30% illegitimacy rate among whites. (Don’t know the numbers for Asians, but that in itself says something).

    PS When some idiot tells me I’ve benefited from “white privilege”, I’ll agree - but I’ll point out it’s “white veil privilege” - my mom got married before she had kids, as did my grandmothers, as did their grandmothers, etc. And my wife and I have passed that down to our kids. The nice thing about “white veil privilege” is that it’s available to all races.

  • Does the Democratic Party Have a Non-Hillary Option?

    03/12/2015 8:23:38 AM PDT · 25 of 49
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    Hillary! is just a frontman for Bubba, which most donkeys pretty much know instinctively. Sure, she’d push a lot of her own agenda, but when push came to shove, Billy Jeff would call the shots.

    So it’s only matter of time before those clowns realize they can rope in the usual donkey party losers by running Moochelle as a stand-in for Obozo (who’s basically just a stand-in for Jarrett anyway).

  • TIME Cover Gives Hillary Horns

    03/12/2015 7:55:11 AM PDT · 32 of 57
    Stosh to shove_it

    Well at least somebody’s Ready for Hillary (hope she likes it warm).

  • S.C. Democrats’ standing ovation for Martin O’Malley

    03/08/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · 10 of 36
    Stosh to vladimir998

    All potential democrats should have their candidacies plotted on the “corrupt but presentable” vs. “crazy” coordinate system; I’m not sure O’Malley scores high enough for the MoveOn crowd on the “crazy” axis - they need somebody like DeBlasio for that. But he does beat Hilary! on the “corrupt but presentable” axis.

  • [DingbatNewsMedia]prayer rally cost Louisiana $10,000 in police overtime

    03/08/2015 7:01:11 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    Stosh to topher

    Invite Obama to the state to play a round of golf - I’m sure that’s free.

  • The Democrats’ Dilemma

    03/07/2015 6:45:54 AM PST · 18 of 21
    Stosh to Kaslin

    Chicago’s in an interesting dilemnma - it’s likely to go all Detroit on us no matter who wins, it’s largely a matter of timing and how broadly the pain will be spread around.

    Most people hate Emanuel for the arrogant POS he is and he woulld be as dead as the fish he sends out to his opponents if it weren’t for the Machine and for his connections with the rich and powerful. He’s got so much campaign money the broadcast channels are almost non-stop with commercials that try to humanize him (with little success). But he is competent in a slimy sort of way, and with his buddy Rauner in the governor’s office, could probably keep the city on life-support until he tries to move on to the next target of his voracious ambition, which would probably be national in scope. My personal hope is that he dies a slow and lingering death at the polls.

    His opponent Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is a hopeless lib on the scale of that moron who runs New York City (my favorite comment on a local blog: “Rahm is so bad that this Jew (the poster) is going to vote for Jesus”). With Chuy the slide into bankruptcy is likely to accelerate, as one can expect him to double-down on all the progressive idiocy that destroyed the city in the first place. But he had enough sense to promise to eliminate red light cameras the day he takes office, and that will win him a bunch of votes - but only among the living. Plus he’ll win Hispanics, some of whom may even be eligible to vote - but even that may not be enough.

    On the plus side, popcorn sales are up.

  • WLS (Chicago) ready to drop Rush Limbaugh

    03/05/2015 7:12:48 AM PST · 102 of 158
    Stosh to Resettozero

    “Perhaps Sears and/or Roebuck will buy them back.”

    I hear their old tower is for sale again - maybe they’ll try to buy that back first.

    (And I’ll spare you my comments on WGN - the fishwrap that endorsed Obambi, not the radio station).

  • WLS (Chicago) ready to drop Rush Limbaugh

    03/05/2015 6:22:31 AM PST · 76 of 158
    Stosh to jaydubya2

    LS appears to be getting desperate, and if they drop Rush, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go on life support.

    Proft and Wolf were great for local stuff; Roeper was a predictable leftie, but I liked Conn, who was all over the place but could be amusing in a wacky sort of way. Kass was not made for radio, but one could count on him to tell it like it is, and he was one of the few voices in the city with any influence who had the guts to call out the Machine at both the city and state level. Interesting how he got his pink-slip just as Rahm was being shown he might be on the way out the door.

    They’re all gone, replaced by Dahl, who is well-past his sell-by date, along with his posse of mindless toadies; most of the rest of the day is a bunch of non-entities. How the station expects to draw ears without Rush as its anchor is beyond me, but they’re clearly not doing anything to retain any conservative listenership he might bring in.

    I have fond memories of the music-based WLS AM battling WCFL for audience - it now looks like they’re trying their best to follow WCFL to the radio graveyard.

  • Hillary Clinton’s Off-the-Books Mail Server Was in Her House, Registered to a Non-Existent Man

    03/04/2015 7:42:48 AM PST · 22 of 50
    Stosh to E. Pluribus Unum

    At some point this all degenerates into a drinking game based on how often Hilary! repeats the phrase “I don’t recall”.


    03/04/2015 6:11:54 AM PST · 21 of 57
    Stosh to shortstop

    According to 2008 statistics, about 5% of the US male population was imprisoned, but only about 1% of the US female population was imprisoned.

    By Holder-logic (oxymoron; I know) the real problem is discrimination against men.

  • Chicago's Fiscal Freefall: Moody's Cuts Chicago Credit Rating to Two Steps Above Junk

    03/02/2015 1:42:30 PM PST · 15 of 17
    Stosh to Kaslin

    The bonds are two steps above junk; the mayoral candidates are two steps below junk. The future does not look bright.

  • Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sighted in River Forth as fitting-out continues

    03/02/2015 3:35:00 AM PST · 9 of 23
    Stosh to sukhoi-30mki

    “What would the U.K. do without its ultimate reference point - double decker bus!”

    Apparently, among other things, they’d be at a loss to describe to us the weight of the ship’s anchors!

  • Letter: History repeats itself (Thomas Jefferson was fighting Muslim terrorism 200 years ago)

    02/28/2015 12:28:58 PM PST · 7 of 15
    Stosh to E. Pluribus Unum

    Maybe Obama’s under the impression that Jefferson provided job opportunities for the Barbary pirates.

  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Jump More Than Expected To 313,000

    02/26/2015 7:28:59 AM PST · 17 of 20
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    Shouldn’t it be “U S Weekly Potential Jihadi Recruit Numbers Rise Unexpectedly”?

  • Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings

    02/25/2015 9:02:35 AM PST · 19 of 21
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    The most ironic aspect of this stupidity (and one which will be ignored or minimized by the lackeys in the MSM branch of the Democrat party) is that this veto actually puts the environment at greater risk.

    I know people in the energy business, and to an individual, they all assert that the oil will get here, it will just get here by rail, at least until the pipeline is built. And as recent experience has shown, rail transport of immense volumes of crude is not only wasteful from the standpoint of energy use, it’s also more dangerous, both to humans and to the natural environment.

  • How Carzy Am I To Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysian Airlines Plane Is?*

    02/24/2015 7:53:46 AM PST · 16 of 42
    Stosh to DoodleDawg

    I thought some guy on CNN solved this one - itinerant black hole, right?

  • How to Win the Christian Baker/Same-Sex Wedding Cake Debate

    02/23/2015 7:24:14 AM PST · 5 of 52
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    The author here provides a principled argument - that’s good.

    There’s also a practical approach one could use if a person wants to avoid all the hassle: offer only one, standard, one-size-fits-all wedding cake. Perhaps it might even include in icing a verse from scripture addressing marriage - it shouldn’t be hard to find one. And include on the bakery shop wall a sign that says “No custom cakes”.

    If somebody wants the wedding cake without the Bible verse (no matter what their demographics) you point to the sign.