Blog Heap o'Links for November 2017

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Political Theater

North Korea has just been placed on our list of state sponsors of terrorism. I would like to remind Kim Jong Un that as of November 8th 2016, the U.S. ended it's policy of sending the countries on that list pallets of cash.

Sarah is so much fun.
4:14pm CST Tue 2017 Nov 21 :MW

…In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, Anita Hill's star is shining brighter than it has since the riveting Hill-Thomas hearings in 1991. …the actual evidence strongly suggests that if Hill ever suffered indignities, Clarence Thomas did not inflict them.…

2:52pm CST Tue 2017 Nov 21 :MW
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Netsurf Flotsam

In the classic flim Casablanca, Dooley Wilson (1886–1953) played piano. Wilson's last role was "Rainbow" in Passage West (1951). In that movie, Tim Graham (1904–1979) played a bartender. And there, the trail ran dry.
3:20pm CST Tue 2017 Nov 21 :MW
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1960s - less with us

What good is answering items in the Morning Report thread when all the commenters have moved on?

First thing I read today is Chuckie Manson is dead again? Can't be sure until the body is burned. In the sun.

In response, cranky old JJ ranted: "About the most I can say is that "peace, love and understanding" is not the legacy of the 60s and the Baby Boom generation. That myth has been exploded…"

<mini-rant ON>
Manson is what the 60s were about! Woodstock was an illusion! Altamont is the truth! Donovan was secretly a terrorist. Hippies = Antifa!

Whhhuut? Yeah, let's boil it all down to one thing so we can dismiss it all. Works for the Left.

My personal takeaway from the 60s was not so myopic or monodimensional. Neither typified by the violence nor the pretensions to utopian ideals, it was … complicated. So much awful, so much beautiful. However, by every measure, thems wuz certainly interesting times. Consciousness razors.
<mini-rant OFF>

Stay dead, this time, Chuck.

A rare editorial by ye blog-heaper, as posted on Ace of Spades.
10:19am CST Mon 2017 Nov 20 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1974 the Department of Justice under RINO Gerald Ford filed its final anti-trust suit against ATT Corporation. This suit later lead to the breakup of ATT and its Bell System. In the end people's telephone bills went up and service became poorer. The only people that made out were businesses and folks who made a lot of long distance calls.…

I remember buying our first phone, and the quality products and service of the spun-off SW Bell. We thought we had killed the beast, whatever the cost. Today, with all the consequent improvements, the monster still thrives, more than ever!
10:23am CST Mon 2017 Nov 20 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1493 Christopher Columbus went ashore on an island now named Puerto Rico.

And Vic was there to greet him. With the latest news & opinions.
10:33am CST Sun 2017 Nov 19 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1883 American and Canadian railroads instituted five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times. The continental US is now divided into 4 standard time zones. Canada still has 5.

It's Time to get in the News Zone, Vic's moor noos on JJ's Morning Report has the world covered. In what, we can't say.
12:27pm CST Sat 2017 Nov 18 :MW
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Playing Politics

I have found an artist that can successfully cross the memes.

Heh.
2:27pm CST Fri 2017 Nov 17 :MW
Donkey
Plays on Franken's feelings, so to speak
1:50pm CST Fri 2017 Nov 17 :MW
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Beatles - still with us

Beatles - Help

Yoko was weird but she did get Lennon off heroin. The Beatles broke up because Mr. Vapid, excuse me McCartney was more interested in silly love songs than continuing to progress the band's music and Lennon and Harrison wouldn't stand for it. Oh and Ringo was there.…

Variation on the punchline, "and Ringo played the drums."
2:35pm CST Fri 2017 Nov 17 :MW

In our genes

…one of two neighboring gene family members that encode mitochondrial enzymes which catalyze the oxidative deamination of amines, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.… associated with a variety of other psychiatric disorders… 59% of Black men, 54% of Chinese men, 56% of Maori men, and 34% of Caucasian men carried the 3R allele, while 5.5% of Black men, 0.1% of Caucasian men, and 0.00067% of Asian men carried the 2R allele.…

FWIW
2:22pm CST Fri 2017 Nov 17 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Ace of Spades logo
But there's JJ!
8:03pm CST Fri 2017 Nov 17 :MW
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Animal Culture

Harry Potter

We must imagine Sisyphus happy and also as an otter…

Funny GIF
6:56pm CST Thu 2017 Nov 16 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1945 the UN organization UNESCO was founded. The US withdrew from UNESCO in 1984 mainly due to corruption and then rejoined in 2002 under RINO Bush - II. Trump has told them we will be withdrawing again in 2018.…

Vic's news and views start here, on JJ's Morning Report, which you should also read.
10:55am CST Thu 2017 Nov 16 :MW
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Digital Threat

Facebook F

Facebook asks people to send them their nudes so they can prevent them from being posted as revenge porn. Nothing will go wrong with this plan.…

A few days old news, but still news.
3:49pm CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW
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It's All in Your Mind

LSD: It's all fun & games until…

Amusing (for certain values of amusing) poster.
3:42pm CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW

But is it Art?

A Very Fancy Grasshopper Was Found in the Paint of a Van Gogh Masterpiece
The discovery of the critter is a by-product of significant research underway at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.…

Only the finest natural ingredients.
3:51pm CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW

Only Natural

Shark

…PREHISTORIC, DINOSAUR-ERA SHARK WITH INSANE TEETH FOUND SWIMMING OFF COAST OF PORTUGAL…

Let's all go for a swim!
3:55pm CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW
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US Military

US Flag

Sandra Lewis never thought that her uncle, who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, would be buried in an Oklahoma cemetery someday.

The body of Lewis’ uncle, Pvt. Vernon “Buck” Keaton, has been buried in a Hawaiian grave for the past seven decades. But his remains will be placed on a plane soon and flown to Oklahoma, where he will be buried next to his parents.…

3:45pm CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1939 the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial was laid.

Catch up to the world with JJ's Morning Report and Vic's More Noos.

Your blog-heaper hasn't even been blogging Vic every day. Trying to get back in the swing but not quit yet.

10:12am CST Wed 2017 Nov 15 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1919 the communist Industrial Workers of the World attacked an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, resulting in the deaths of five people.

Vic's news links start here and so should youl.
11:09am CST Sat 2017 Nov 11 :MW
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Political Theater

Hilarious pic, classic caption. Must be seen to be appreciated.
3:37pm CST Thu 2017 Nov 9 :MW

Mass Media is Dead

Alfred E Neuman

…This sparked a lively discussion on Twitter, with over two thousand commenters asking where they could buy a chainsaw bayonet, or proposing other useful attachments, such as, a pencil sharpener, a pizzawheel, a banana named "apple," and Kevin Spacey's head for converting your firearm into a sexual assault rifle.…

I liked the "Laughingstock" and the "Blame Thrower" especially.
4:20pm CST Thu 2017 Nov 9 :MW
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Animal Culture

Pig

Barnyard Animals Take a Stroll in the Neighborhood
October 25, 2017, Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Video: 5:03
h/t: UPI
3:50pm CST Thu 2017 Nov 9 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

…On this day in 1965 several U.S. states and parts of Canada were hit by a blackout lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.…

More historic details, see Vic's comment. Then get all the news you need from Vic and from JJ's post.
9:42am CST Thu 2017 Nov 9 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1966 LBJ signed into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the American Football League. … It was passed by an all Democrat congress so blame them.…

Vic's take on the world begins here, on JJ's Excellent News page.
10:35am CST Wed 2017 Nov 8 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer
Anniversary of election of Trump. Anniversary of Communist Revolution. Also of Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse. So what does Vic think is important?

…On this day in 1908 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were reported killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.

Your friendly neighborhood Blog-Heaper is not keeping up with things, but you can catch all the news at this link — JJ and Vic cover the world.
9:42am CST Tue 2017 Nov 7 :MW
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Political Theater

Red Star Hammer & Sickle

“Memeball” is a 4chan thing where you take a 3D illustration of a smiley face making a thumbs-up gesture and use it mock a variety of political ideologies. Here are some of the best Soviet Union ones…

1:45pm CST Sun 2017 Nov 5 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1916 the so-called Everett massacre took place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World (communist labor group) organizers and local police. 7 people were killed and 20 wounded.

Vic helps us keep caught up with the world, like it or not.
10:14am CST Sun 2017 Nov 5 :MW
3

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1924 Silent Cal won a full term as President. He was one of the best Presidents we ever had. Trump could be too if the RNCe would let him. Also today is Sadie Hawkins Day.

Vic's news headline links start at the top of the comments here today.
9:59am CDT Sat 2017 Nov 4 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

…This is how you take a knee…

Click through for pic
2:30pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Liberal Politics

Play Button

…these rotting, disease-ridden monsters will stop at nothing to eliminate their natural enemies: anyone with brains…

Video 0:51
2:18pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW
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Feeding Ourselves

…doesn't actually cancel out the noise. When it detects a slurping noise it causes your phone to make a louder, wave-crashing sound…

Video 3:00
8:15pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Cosmology

Star Bright

…“All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” Christian Smorra, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?”

Good luck with that.…

Hmmm. What could it be? (Taps chin toughtfully.)
Neoneocon citing NY Post article
7:59pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Spiritual Matters

…this business of “celebrating” the Lutheran Revolt of 1517 is nothing short of satanic…

Ann Barnhardt on Luther
5:13pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

…[YouTube search] About 5,660 results… for muslim nde conversion christianity

NDE = Near Death Experience. Search terms suggested by kallisto, Ace of Spades
2:15pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Animal Culture

Bat

Juvenile bat squeaks while being petted.

Video 1:28. D'aaawww warning.
7:38pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Science and Government

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
--Robert King Merton, sociologist (1910-2003)…

2:07pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Solar System

…Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency… probe… detected a 31 mile (50 kilometers) “lava tube” that runs deep beneath the moon’s “Marius Hills.” … could be crucial to the goal of creating… large-scale lunar bases…

7:51pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW
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Cartoons Count

…Brazilian animator Ivanildo Soares decided this cartoon should be remade. The soundtrack remained exactly the same but he handed its scenes out to a bevy of South American animators…

Video 6:46. See article for Mark Evanier's extended explanation of the inexplicable.
8:20pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

People Carry On

…We don't normally get misty at Halloween, but we can't hold back a manly sniffle or two (and a lot of approving laughter) while looking at the wonderful wheelchair costumes put together by these kids, their families, and caregivers.…

Click through for pix
2:11pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1800 John Adams became the first President of the United States to live in the what is now called the White House.…

Vic's news links begin here today. Be sure to read JJ's main post links, too.

STILL not keeping up with all the links I'd like to blog, so thin pickin's so far. We'll see if I can get any better at this or what.

11:12am CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

US Election 2016

Too good not to share.

Click through for cute Halloween kids pic. NSFSJWs
3:02pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW

President Donald Trump

just gave a skittles to this kid in his “costume.” don’t ever change, 2017.…

Click through for pic
2:24pm CDT Wed 2017 Nov 1 :MW