Friday, July 22, 2016

Here's Your First Look at American Gods

Here's Your First Look at American Gods

WikiLeaks on Twitter

WikiLeaks on Twitter
Classy.

The Wonder Woman Movie Has a Fantastic New Poster and an Even Better Tagline

The Wonder Woman Movie Has a Fantastic New Poster and an Even Better Tagline

Grab Your Tricorders and d20s, Because Star Trek Is Returning to RPGs

Grab Your Tricorders and d20s, Because Star Trek Is Returning to RPGs

We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead

We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead
Remember, we're all still Americans and we are all on the same side even if we don't always remember that. "Brittany Atterberry was walking down East 4th Street in her hometown when she encountered a visiting Trump supporter on his guitar. So she unsheathed her soprano sax, fixed a microphone on its bell, and jumped into the blues with him. Then Atterberry’s brother George Fossett, who was holding an END RACISM sign, started dancing with a bare-chested Biker for Trump."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The First Trailer for Justice League Action Is All About the Action

The First Trailer for Justice League Action Is All About the Action
This has potential.

I Choose Ted

I Choose Ted
I'm not sure I choose Ted, but i definitely do not choose Trump. "He called Ted Cruz a liar every day and in every way for months (it used to be considered a breach in decorum to straight up call an opponent a liar, never mind use it as a nickname). The insults against his wife, the cavalier birtherism, the disgusting JFK-assassination theories about his dad: These things are known. And yet the big conversation of the day is Ted Cruz’s un-sportsmanlike behavior? For real? But forget Cruz for a moment. For over a year, Trump has degraded politics in some of the most vile ways. His respect for the Republican party as the home of conservatism is on par with Napoleon’s respect for churches when he converted them into stables. But that’s okay because he’s Trump. He’s a “winner.” And now that he’s the nominee, the Smart Set and the Mob is telling me that Cruz is the outrageous violator of norms and good manners. Let’s all look down our noses at the sore loser everybody, as we bend the knee and make every apology possible for the sorest, most ungracious winner in American history. When I watch Trump’s kitchen cabinet of yes men rise from their “Thank you, sir, may I have another?” prostrations just long enough to talk about Cruz’s self-interestedness, I have to laugh. Where’s your shinebox, Governor Christie?"

Patterico's Pontifications » When Voting One’s Conscience Becomes A Threat To Others

Patterico's Pontifications » When Voting One’s Conscience Becomes A Threat To Others
Not the conscience! ""And to those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." This isn’t hard: If Donald Trump has indeed convinced voters that he will guard our nation, protect our freedoms, and honor the Constitution from all enemies, then the collective conscience of America-loving voters will naturally be turned toward him on November 8. But, ironically, when freedom of thought and freedom to stand on principle is encouraged in the public square by a bold politician, it results in a fierce outcry of protest. Not the conscience! Anything but that! "

media.giphy.com

media.giphy.com

Ted Cruz Had His Vito Corleone Moment; Trump And The RNC Hate It Didn't Backfire | RedState

Ted Cruz Had His Vito Corleone Moment; Trump And The RNC Hate It Didn't Backfire | RedState
If telling voters to vote their conscience and pick a candidate who has their values and supports the Constitution is an insult to you, perhaps you need to think about why that is. "It is why so many people. even those who don’t like Ted Cruz, applauded what he did. Millions of people see Donald Trump as the antithesis of conservatism. Trump never talks about the constitution. He never discusses liberty and freedom. He never discusses limited government. He speaks mostly as an authoritarian and as a person with zero knowledge of foreign affairs or an interest in discussing policy with any depth."

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Fascinating Theory That Melania Trump's Speechwriter Is Completely Made Up

The Fascinating Theory That Melania Trump's Speechwriter Is Completely Made Up

North Miami Cops Shoot Behavioral Therapist Trying to Help Autistic Kid Who Had a Toy Truck

North Miami Cops Shoot Behavioral Therapist Trying to Help Autistic Kid Who Had a Toy Truck
Cop afraid of behavioral therapist shoots him while he is on the ground with his hands in the air.

Oklahoma police show up at 5-year-old’s birthday party — and shoot his dog in the head

Oklahoma police show up at 5-year-old’s birthday party — and shoot his dog in the head
Why do cops love killing dogs so much? "“I respect what the police do, but this was senseless, but he didn’t show any remorse and didn’t even act like he was sorry or anything,” Vickie Malone said to Fox 25."

Tiny Wall Erected Around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Tiny Wall Erected Around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Researchers have finally discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods

Researchers have finally discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods
Not a sweetener, but a bitter blocker.

How Melania Trump’s Speech Veered Off Course and Sparked an Uproar

How Melania Trump’s Speech Veered Off Course and Sparked an Uproar
Unforced errors, but Trump voters don't care. "In interviews, alarmed Republican speechwriters outlined the layers of formal scrutiny, apparently disregarded by the Trump campaign, traditionally applied to almost every draft of a major convention address. They described word-by-word fact-checking by a dedicated team of experts and computer software designed to catch plagiarism. Several online programs, like DupliChecker, are available at no cost. “It’s pretty standard,” Mr. Stevens said of the software, which detects overlap in word choice and sentence structure. “We used it.” An urgent priority: avoiding the slightest hint of oratorical theft. “The most cardinal rule of any speech-writing operation is that you cannot plagiarize,” said Mr. Latimer, the Bush speechwriter, who is now a partner at Javelin, a communications firm. If you do, he said, “you lose your job.” That is unlikely to happen in the Trump campaign, which revolves around a freewheeling candidate with a fierce resistance to admitting error."

Daniel Wessel on Twitter

Daniel Wessel on Twitter
On the one hand, Trump doing nothing means he can't break things, on the other, if he wants and gets the job, he needs to do the job. He would be the one elected, not Pence.

The Chronicles of Amber TV Series Could Be the Next Game of Thrones

The Chronicles of Amber TV Series Could Be the Next Game of Thrones
Oh yeah! That has a lot of possibilities. Amber, Chaos, world walking, intrigue, betrayals, and battles. I want to see how they do the Trumps.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Justice department 'uses aged computer system to frustrate Foia requests'

Justice department 'uses aged computer system to frustrate Foia requests'
Obstructing the law by being technically obtuse. "In an effort to demonstrate that the FBI does not comply with this provision, Shapiro requested records of his own requests and ran up against the same roadblocks that stymied his progress in previous inquiries. A judge ruled in January that the FBI had acted in a manner “fundamentally at odds with the statute”. Now, armed with that ruling, Shapiro hopes to change policy across the entire department. Shapiro filed his suit on the 50th anniversary of Foia’s passage this month. Foia requests to the FBI are processed by searching the Automated Case Support system (ACS), a software program that celebrates its 21st birthday this year. Not only are the records indexed by ACS allegedly inadequate, Shapiro told the Guardian, but the FBI refuses to search the full text of those records as a matter of policy. When few or no records are returned, Shapiro said, the FBI effectively responds “sorry, we tried” without making use of the much more sophisticated search tools at the disposal of internal requestors."

Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Grandfather

Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Grandfather
Once again, a cop not held responsible for their actions.