Europe’s tragedy: Too much Angela Merkel, too little masculinity
I’m not sure how many words are actually in that article, but I think this pic summarizes it fairly accurately.
In an update to the link the other day about being able to keep your outie and still competing in women’s Olympic sports, we see this Puppy Blender link
New Olympic Policy Will Allow Men To Compete As Women (and Vice Versa). “It means what you think it means: THE TOTAL RUINATION OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL.”
Apcray, no more hotties on the sand. We’ll look fondly back on the golden age of Misty May and Kerry Walsh as we (don’t) stare at some hairy, guys’ ass. Summer Olympics will be nearly unwatchable.
For the funny, we have this image with this link
The aviation fuel, the diesel for the truck, and the oil burned to heat the water, could produce more electricity (at the right time to meet demand) than the unfrozen wind turbine could ever produce. (Before it freezes up again).
And that’s not even including the original energy to make the turbine in the first place.In other words, wind power uses more energy than it produces.
Remember, Green Science is neither.
A little personal business, Kagogi the Destroyer getting all cute and cuddly.
In case it’s not obvious,
His back is leaning on a Saguaro cactus and his ass is leaning into a barrel cactus.
He usually sleeps the other way, with his ass hitting the saguaro and his back hitting the barrel catus, it’s more comfortable, apparently, to rest his head on the little, stone wall.
It’s funny how soft and cuddly he looks in that position.
In the revolt against The GOP Establishment, it’s important to differentiate several distinct clusters of entities that might occasionally be called “establishment”, and to narrow down who rightly deserves the moniker.
First and foremost are the axis of the Donor Class and their agents in the government. This includes the Chamber of Commerce, any company that might benefit from the Ex-Im bank, Wall Street firms, the Big Agriculture/Ethanol axis, etc. The subservient politicians of those entities are more than willing to pretend to support free markets, stricter immigration, and generally smaller government… for about the first thirty seconds after they are elected and have to vote on something that contradicts one of their benefactors’ interests. In case there is any question, all national GOP bodies (and probably most of the state bodies) fall into this category.
Secondly, there are the “Business of Conservatism” crowd. These people sell conservatism and conservative-flavored-outrage products to individual voters in exchange for donations to keep fighting for the cause. Much like charities, there is a spectrum of honest effort toward effecting change versus callous and parasitic exploitation of their donors. I leave it as an exercise to the reader precisely which groups belong in this category and where they belong on the spectrum.
Lastly, there are the intellectuals, writers, and pundits. This includes National Review, The Weekly Standard, the American Spectator, individuals such as George Will and Thomas Sowell, and I would probably include such organizations such as AEI and the Hoover Institution.
Some organizations such as Heritage probably straddle these last two categories since they do put out quite serious public policy analysis but also engage in the Business of Conservatism. Certain talk radio hosts also straddle these last two categories since they too sometimes engage in both serious policy discussions but also outrage peddling. Again, the exact identities of these radio hosts and their position on the spectrum is left as an exercise to the reader.
I consider the intellectual-pundit category not to be engaged so much in the “Business of Conservatism” in that business is generally not so good. These folks rely on what Dennis Prager has termed “moral bank accounts” for their paychecks. When they make a “withdrawal”, they risk making a bad business decision. And yet, occasional withdrawals are a necessary part of the job.
When I say “Establishment”, I mean primarily the Donor Class and their agents in the government and party infrastructure.
So when National Review and other noted and respected writers take a principled stance against Trump while simultaneously agents of the donor class are warming to Trump, I don’t think it’s entirely accurate to suggest that “The Establishment” is trying to take out Trump. NR is much less “The Establishment” than are Bob Dole and Trent Lott.
To the extent that The Establishment has let conservatism down, it is much less NR than it is the Donor Class. NR, whatever missteps they might have made over the years, doesn’t get rich by selling out conservatism. The Donor Class does.
Quoth Hillary (Click carefully, that’s one of those “Busy” sites)
“Anybody who thinks they can buy me doesn’t know me,”
I agree, she can only be rented.
So the question I have for this story
Transgender athletes will no longer be required to undergo gender reassignment surgery…
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reportedly updated its transgender guidelines at an unpublicized “Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism” …
“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights,”
Is: Which video better illustrates it
or this one
Eh, either way the next Olympics are going to be hilarious as men don a dress, some make-up and start winning wymyn’s gold medals and all Teh Haters get their hate on.
Sane people will call it crazy, the LGBTXRPGHADAFFY community will freak out over the haters and most lefties will be unsure which favored-status-group to support because the people who tell them what to think won’t be able to get their Consensus on.
That’s gonna be funny.
Historic Snow Hits The East Coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, ‘Historic” in the Obama-sense of the word.
Pics from 2/2010
Notice my side view mirror, below you can almost see it.
That, of course was not as bad as the two blizzard week we had another year. I actually had to pay a pizza delivery guy $40 to drive me 4 miles during one of those blizzards. My friends came up for a Giants/Foreskins game and they stayed in Crystal City while I lived in Alexandria.
I hate the Weather Channel.
Myth: If you aren’t for Trump, you’re in favor of the Establishment.
FACT: A lot of us have been working against the Establishment for years. Also, the Establishment hates Cruz more than Trump.
Myth: Trump is the only reason we’re talking about immigration.
FACT: Would that be why John McCain was forced to lie about supporting a fence back in 2010? Because nobody was riding him about that?
Myth: Trump is the best bet to beat Hillary Clinton.
FACT: Hillary may have defeated herself with this email stuff, but Trump has absurdly high negative ratings. (And yes, I would still vote for Trump over Hillary and/or Sanders. As a long-time GOP voter I am very familiar with voting for the lesser evil.)
Myth: Trump’s previous positions don’t matter.
FACT: Somebody who doesn’t understand conservatism and feel it viscerally is unlikely to be able to defend or promote conservative positions on an ongoing basis. (See Romney, McCain, etc.)
Myth: Trump is conservative.
FACT: Anybody who has been in the conservative movement for more than five seconds knows Trump isn’t conservative. Trump has a history of actively undermining conservative causes.
Myth: Trump will get things done to fix our problems.
FACT: This is the new version of Obama’s “Hope and Change”. Long on rhetoric, short on substance. Trump is almost certainly a stronger and better deal-maker than Obama, but so is a head of cabbage.