Juxtaposing, a Kate specialty, my favorite north of the border blog, sorry Kathy, from Small Dead Animals:
Honey, I Finished The Internet
I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax: There it was, five and a half years later, being tweeted as fact by relatively well-known members of the New York City media establishment.
By: Kate | July 31, 2014 9:27 PM | 12 Comments
Categories: Honey, I Finished The Internet
Earlier on Small Dead Animals:
Most Women Don’t Care About Ant-Man’s Pym Particles
Men (well, those of a nerdly bent) tend to be interested in trivia and obscura; women tend to not be, or at least not so much… So the real [feminist] complaint boils down to this: The ten percent of Wikipedia which could reflect the cultural preferences of its unpaid volunteers does in fact reflect the cultural preferences of its unpaid volunteers, and yes, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine does get a more exhaustive, nerdishly-loving treatment than Sex & the City.
The federal government needs to pay people to study this and propose “solutions”? It occurs to me that we’ve spent $202,000 for a “study” which deliberately avoids a very simple explanation: Women just aren’t as interested in this type of crap as men. You don’t have to believe that to at least agree: This should have been one of the explanations scientifically studied, if we’re going to have a scientific study at all.
By David Thompson on July 31, 2014 3:21 AM | 7 Comments | Permalink
In the first entry, Kate demonstrates that Wikipedia is but an interesting amusement. Whereas in the second, David Thompson is showing the regime using our tax dollars to investigate alleged sexism in non-credible information source. Wikipedia hardly matters and it certainly does not matter to the tune two hundred thousand dollars.
What do you call two hundred thousands dollars to study a problem which is a product of radical feminists’ demented imagination, from : Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over $200,000 to find out why Wikipedia is sexist.
The government has awarded two grants for collaborative research to professors at Yale University and New York University to study what the researchers describe as “systematic gender bias” in the online encyclopedia.
Hat tip: Ace.
Imagine a problem, concoct a solution, then impose the solution by force of law. Doubt me, see campus rape crisis, phony. If Wikipedia’s authors are ninety-one thousand volunteers who tend to beyoung, white, child-free men, it might be because the rest of us over three hundred million has a life. If these radfems had a life as well, they have better things to do.
The regime is not buying scientific research. It is paying a bribe.
Hey GOP… wanna win elections? Add ‘throttling the EPA” to the platform.
She keeps getting caught with this kind of thing.
It does make one wonder what lie she needs to be caught in, to get her ousted.
I’ve had my disagreements with Rand Paul, and will continue to do so. But I do have to say, its about time someone had the testicular fortitude to verbally slap the liberal establishment media around, over their outright lies and distortions. The lack of that courage is one major reason the GOP hasn’t won many elections of late.
Bravo, Rand Paul.
BBCT: Billy. JBeck, via Facebook.
Read the article, then ponder what Ice been saying for years about the massive fraud of “climate change”.
It has come to this, Hamas is an Islamist terrorist group and the United States, Barack Obama and John Kerry, are more supportive of Hamas than they are of Israel and more supportive of Hamas than many Arab states, from David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Slimes:
CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting.
Not this time.
After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip.
Secretary of State John Kerry turned to the more Islamist-friendly states of Qatar and Turkey as alternative mediators — two states that grew in regional stature with the rising tide of political Islam after the Arab Spring, and that have suffered a degree of isolation as that tide has ebbed.
But that move has put Mr. Kerry in the incongruous position of appearing to some analysts as less hostile to Hamas — and thus less supportive of Israel — than Egypt or its Arab allies.
The Snark of the Day, from Darleen Click, Protein Wisdom:
Our southern border is functionally non-existent, and Obama is poised to granted “refugee status” to illegal aliens pouring over that border. Meanwhile, some members of the Border Patrol are busy protecting the Canadian/Us border in Alaska from shutter-happy Boy ScoutsWhile – See more at:
The regime refuses to protect our southern border from criminals and the infected, but see fit to protect Alaska from the dreaded Boy Scouts Too much danger that the Scouts will not become welfare bums and reliable progressive voters.
26 July 2014, the day freedom arrived for Dick Heller and the people of the District of Columbia:
In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.
Hat tip: Gun Watch.
There is freedom in the nation’s capital, at least until the DC mayor and council can figure a way get the Bill of Rights back in the cage. Even the nature the DC police to shoot first, and second, citizens still carry at their own risk.
The Snark of the Day, from Noemie Emery, Weekly Standard:
[Mrs. Clinton] may also have come to see her pact with Bill as part of a larger pact with the country, confirmed by his election and reelection. But voters who cast their ballots for Bill never knew of or voted for any such pact, and they may not feel bound by it. They may judge Hillary by her record in office, which nowadays is looking unimpressive, and not think her entitled at all
Mrs. Clinton made a pact with a devil. That should be only her problem and not the entire nation’s.
The late Joseph Wood, yet another botched execution, this time in Arizona. Time out with the new and bring back the proven technology of the firing squad, from the Washington Post:
The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona lasted for nearly two hours on Wednesday, as witnesses said he gasped and snorted for much of that time before eventually dying.
This drawn-out death of Joseph R. Wood III in Arizona prompted the governor to order a review and drew renewed criticism of lethal injection, the main method of execution in the United States, just months after a high-profile botched execution in Oklahoma.
It does not take two hours to tie a convict to a post and to shoot him.
I already took up this argument about the culpability of the state in the case of the accident involving Tracy Morgan along the Jersey Pike
But now comes an even stronger case. This time,http://7online.com/news/nj-officer-killed-on-duty-in-route-17-wreck-driver-arrested/193906 involving truck vs police car, where the cop died.
Now, let me preface all this by saying I do feel a bit sorry for the cop and his family.
That said, however, I think the fault lies with the cop, and his supervisors and the state. I would urge you to do a little investigation on your own. You will find the following.
Route 17 in New Jersey is a VERY busy highway. Most of it is unlighted, including the area where the accident occurred.
The accident occurred in the early morning hours. It was dark, in short.
The entire area is posted with “no parking” “no standing” “no stopping signs, including the area in which the cop was parked running his radar. With all that, it wasn’t going to take much for an accident to happen.
Now…. why was the cop sitting in the dark, running radar, in an area that was clearly dangerous to both he and other drivers? Because the state needs money. No, he was not protecting us. This was not about keeping folks safe. Clearly, if safety was the reason he was doing enforcement, he’d not have been parked in the dark with no lights under a no parking/no standing sign. I mean, the accident is a reminder that those signs and those road markers are there for a REASON.
Yet, they have the truck driver on fire for his death. And the cop, and the government that sent him out to do what he was doing, apparently gets the governmental magic wand waved over them, in which they share none of the blame at all.
This is justice?
And, again,, who was the cop protecting us from, since he himself was unarguably creating a danger? While his death is a tragedy that is felt by his family, what shall we say of the truck driver and. HIS family, who will also be feeling the pain because of the dangerous action of the police and the ever money-hungry state?
In highly anticipated decision, a court struck down the regime’s ability to write regulations that ignore the law, from Peter Suderman, Hit and Run:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a huge blow to Obamacare this morning, ruling that the insurance subsidies granted through the federally run health exchange, which covered 36 states for the first open enrollment period, are not allowed by the law.
The highly anticipated opinion in the case of Jacqueline Halbig v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell reversed a lower court ruling finding that the federally run exchange did have the authority to disburse subsidies.
Today’s ruling vacates the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation allowing the federal exchange to give subsidies. The large majority of individuals, about 86 percent, in the federal exchange received subsidies, and in those cases the subsidies covered about 76 percent of the premium on average. The essence of the court’s ruling is that, according to the law, those subsidies are illegal. (According to an administration official, however, the subsidies will continue through the appeals process.)
Despite the hysterical media spin, the court did not strike at any of the Affordable Care Act, as it was actually written, passed slight unseen by Congress. Rather the court struck down the Internal Revenue Service attempt to rewrite the law to suit the regime’s end. If the ruling survives appeal, it means that the regime will have to work with Congress to make changes to the law. Gee, sounds like Separation of Powers to me. Wonder what is sounds like to the self-proclaimed professor of constitutional law?
The regime has turned the Internal Revenue Service in a partisan democrat attack machine. In turn Obama donor and appoints head of the IRS John Koskinen has shown himself to be either corrupt or incompetent. Yet Representative Elijah Cummings (MD – 7) ranking member of the House Oversight Committee has taken to protecting Koskinen, via Ed Morrissey, Hot Air:
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Monday to Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., objecting to a decision to call Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing on Wednesday. It would be the third time Koskinen appeared before the panel in the past month, Cummings noted.
“Requiring Commissioner Koskinen to testify again this week not only takes him away from the day-to-day duties of operating an agency with 90,000 employees, but it also diverts our Committee from conducting responsible oversight on many key areas that traditionally have been part of our jurisdiction,” Cummings said in the letter.
Despite the fact that Oversight can’t get a straight answer that sticks out of the IRS and hard drives are failing at a high rate among Lerner associates, Cummings wants the committee to stop picking on Mr. No Apologies:
The same IRS which demands that you keep all your tax records a full seven years is itself incapable of keeping emails six months. Yet evidently, Cummings was told to argue that this is somehow acceptable, for a democrat.