Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Endorsement: Hillary Clinton is the only choice to move America ahead

Endorsement: Hillary Clinton is the only choice to move America ahead
This year is different. "Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles."

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan's Split Is a Genuinely Good Film With a Truly Shocking Twist

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan's Split Is a Genuinely Good Film With a Truly Shocking Twist
The twist is that it's apparently a good movie.

Lawn Jawas with solar-charged light-up eyes

Lawn Jawas with solar-charged light-up eyes
Lawn Jawas!

The Election of 1800

The Election of 1800
Everything old is new again. This matches my view of the current election. Jefferson (Clinton) has beliefs, Burr (Trump) has none.

Donald Trump Claims He Lost The Debate Because His Mic Was Defective

Donald Trump Claims He Lost The Debate Because His Mic Was Defective
Of course it was defective, it reported what he said.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Watch: Greensboro leaders release ‘disturbing’ body camera video of former police officer

Watch: Greensboro leaders release ‘disturbing’ body camera video of former police officer
And he faces no consequences because he resigned. You try that if you assault someone and see how that goes.

Hillary Clinton's Name is Misspelled on the Official Debate Ticket

Hillary Clinton's Name is Misspelled on the Official Debate Ticket
Well, that's embarrassing.

Please don't drill a hole in your new iPhone 7

Please don't drill a hole in your new iPhone 7
People are dumb.

Disney Is Working With an Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid

Disney Is Working With an Adviser on Potential Twitter Bid
It's a small, digital world.

After six-hour standoff, police arrest armed man at Civic Center

After six-hour standoff, police arrest armed man at Civic Center
This is how this is supposed to go. Why can't other departments do this?

In the Last Luke Cage Trailer, Game Recognizes Game

In the Last Luke Cage Trailer, Game Recognizes Game
Sweet Christmas indeed.

I Just Found Out Canned Pumpkin Isn’t Pumpkin At All, And My Whole Life is Basically a Lie

I Just Found Out Canned Pumpkin Isn’t Pumpkin At All, And My Whole Life is Basically a Lie
Everything is a lie! "Pumpkin puree is not pumpkin. It’s squash. Pumpkin puree: You know, the canned orange stuff that’s lining the supermarket walls right now? The stuff you use to make all your favorite fall desserts that’s labeled “100% pumpkin”?! Yes, well, it’s actually made from 100% not pumpkin. The mix is made from a variety of winter squash (think butternut, Golden Delicious, Hubbard, and more). Libby’s, the brand that produces about 85% of the country’s canned “pumpkin” filling, has actually developed a certain variety of squash that they grow, package, and distribute to supermarkets across the country–all the while fooling innocent, trusting consumers into believing they’re eating a pumpkin." Many of us have never actually had pumpkin pie. "As it turns out, pumpkins can be fairly stringy and watery; certain varieties of winter squash make a richer, sweeter puree that works way better for packing the now-ambiguous flavor we all love into our favorite fall dishes. Additionally, the USDA is fairly lenient with gourd terminology in general, which is why it’s perfectly legal to label a food product as “pumpkin” when, in reality, it’s made from a different variety of squash. So it’s all good now that there’s an explanation, right? NO. It’s not. What I’m telling you is, you’ve basically been eating butternut squash pie, squash bread, and drinking SQUASH FREAKING SPICE LATTES this entire time."

California will collect public records for all police use of force, using open source software

California will collect public records for all police use of force, using open source software
Moving from anecdote to data.

Artist fools tourists with monument to giant-octopus attack on Staten Island Ferry

Artist fools tourists with monument to giant-octopus attack on Staten Island Ferry
Well done. "It’s the city’s secret tragedy: the giant-octopus attack on the Cornelius G. Kolff, a Staten Island Ferry boat dragged to a ­watery grave with 400 souls aboard on Nov. 22, 1963. Few recall the harbor horror because news coverage was eclipsed by the shocking assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas that very day. Also because it never actually happened."

Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) posted a photo on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) posted a photo on Twitter

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Patterico's Pontifications » Debate Prep: Who’s Even More Dishonest Than Donald Trump?

Patterico's Pontifications » Debate Prep: Who’s Even More Dishonest Than Donald Trump?
Catch him on stuff he actually lies about, not stuff you just don't like.

NowThis

NowThis

What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias

What the Data Really Says About Police and Racial Bias
"The Hive has collected 18 such findings below. This list is not exhaustive, and does not purport to comment on the work of all police officers. It is, rather, merely a digest of the information available at present. Sometimes, studies and investigations reveal evidence of intentional bias; other studies point to broader societal and institutional factors that lead to implicit bias. Taken together, the research paints a picture of a nation where a citizen’s race may well affect their experience with police—whether an encounter ends with a traffic stop, the use of police force, or a fatal shooting."

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Will the Left Survive the Millennials?

Will the Left Survive the Millennials?
"In an era of weaponized sensitivity, participation in public discourse is growing so perilous, so fraught with the danger of being caught out for using the wrong word or failing to uphold the latest orthodoxy in relation to disability, sexual orientation, economic class, race or ethnicity, that many are apt to bow out. Perhaps intimidating their elders into silence is the intention of the identity-politics cabal — and maybe my generation should retreat to our living rooms and let the young people tear one another apart over who seemed to imply that Asians are good at math."