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The Inimitable Larry Correia

November 21st, 2016 by G.

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November 21st, 2016 06:08:23

Fascist American Shoes

November 16th, 2016 by John Mansfield

For the last eight years, any disagreement with policies of the current administration were viewed as signs of racism by those inclined to view matters that way. Had the other major presidential candidate prevailed earlier this month, there would have been more of the same, with sexism taking the place of racism as the secret sin motivating any disagreement with the next president. However, with the president-elect we have the script has a little tweak: any agreement with any policy of the next president will be because he is a fascist, and those agreeing with him (about anything) are OK with that. For example (link):

“The Obama administration turned a deaf ear to us and frankly, with President-elect Trump, we feel things are going to move in the right direction,” Matthew LeBretton, New Balance’s vice president of public affairs, told the Wall Street Journal.

The answer was in response to a question about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, an initiative led by President Obama and staunchly opposed by Trump. Boston-based New Balance, the only major company that still makes athletic shoes in the United States, has said the trade policy would hinder its business and help competitors who operate overseas.

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also opposed the deal.

But that didn’t stop opponents of Trump from turning on New Balance altogether and accusing the company of formally endorsing not just his stance on TPP, but entire platform.

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November 16th, 2016 08:13:38

Selling war bonds

November 12th, 2016 by Vader

With a trained squirrel in drag.

Posted here just because.

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November 12th, 2016 16:15:23

G’Bye! Don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.

November 09th, 2016 by Bookslinger

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November 09th, 2016 07:15:33

Little Signs That You are Governed by Computers

September 30th, 2016 by John Mansfield

Near the top of a newspaper article about meerkats’ murderous ways: “The team of Spanish biologists and geneticists behind the study did not set out to point a bloody paw at the meerkat, however. They were more interested in plumbing the evolutionary history of lethal violence, comparing murder rates for 1,024 different types of mammals.”

1024 is 100,0000,0000 in binary. With the numbering starting at zero instead of one, so that the ordinal of the last item, the 11,1111,1111th, is a ten-bit identifier.

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September 30th, 2016 09:54:50

“A Happy Spouse May Be Good For Your Health”

September 29th, 2016 by Vader

Well, I’m hosed, then.

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September 29th, 2016 10:26:42

The Alicia Machado Election

September 28th, 2016 by John Mansfield

Monday night Mrs. Clinton brought up Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe who Trump was mean to, and bragged that she is now a U.S. citizen and will be a Clinton voter. Apparently, Miss Machado has lived a fairly wild and sordid life since her dealings with Trump twenty years ago. Not really the sort of person that candidates of the past would have pointed out by name before a national audience as supporters of theirs. But it’s not the past. It’s now, and as Mr. Trump asked, “Where did you find this?” Part of the answer is that Trump has contributed a lot over the decades, and more each decade than the one before, to creating our Kardashian era in which people like Miss Machado are easy to find. Unpleasantly hard to avoid, really.

So here we are with one candidate who thinks it’s a nifty thing that a woman who posed naked in magazines, served as the getaway driver for her homicidal boyfriend, and threatened to kill a judge has been given citizenship and a vote—because she finds some small advantage in this. The other candidate is married to a woman who posed naked for magazines, thinks that is normal, and has performed an oversized labor toward normalizing public depravity.

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September 28th, 2016 10:11:46

Knightly combat

September 19th, 2016 by Vader

Against snails.

His Majesty: “That’s no ordinary snail! That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered gastropod you ever set eyes on!”

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September 19th, 2016 13:45:18

North Korea doing its Part toward Non-Proliferation

September 09th, 2016 by John Mansfield

It’s been my impression that it is the policy of North Korea to scrape together all the loose fissionable material to found around the world, and when they have enough scrounged up for a critical mass, to make it into a bomb and blow it up. This seems like a useful service to the world. The interval between bombs had been three years (2006, 2009, 2012, 2016), but the latest came less than a year after the previous and released a larger yield.

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September 09th, 2016 07:20:40

Some common answers to my prayers.

August 09th, 2016 by Bookslinger

“What do you think?”

“I already told you.”

“You know the answer.”

Duh!”  (As in “The answer should be obvious.”)

And after petitioning to “please bless so-and-so”, “What are you doing to bless so-and-so?” (more…)

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August 09th, 2016 08:45:42

The Mormon CIA Officer Running for President

August 09th, 2016 by John Mansfield

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August 09th, 2016 07:09:30

A brief note to the Democratic National Committee

July 25th, 2016 by Vader

Now do you believe that Wikileaks is a front for Russian intelligence?

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July 25th, 2016 08:51:52

Bureaucracy

June 21st, 2016 by Vader

Nothing defined the city of paper more than its bureaucratic fog. On one memorable occasion the vice president of a New York City bank applied for a job in Washington at the Office of Economic Warfare. While he awaited a reply, the agency’s head, Leo Crowley, happened to drop into the same bank and asked its president to recommend someone for the same job. The president suggested the very same vice president who had applied. Crowley hired him on the spot, and the banker moved to Washington. Weeks later he received a letter forwarded to him from New York. It was from the same agency, which rejected his original application on the grounds that he was not qualified for the job. That was painful enough, but on closer inspection the man discovered that he had signed the letter himself.

— Thus Maury Klein, A Call To Arms: Mobilizing America For World War II

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June 21st, 2016 18:05:20

There is a time and a season for all things

June 08th, 2016 by Vader

Even something as great-sounding as beating swords into plowshares. Timing is critical.

Bethlehem Steel, among other companies, had built a formidable arsenal, but after the [First World War] the government continued to impose heavy taxes on its machinery that had use only in wartime. In desperation Bethlehem offered to give the facilities to the government, which politely declined the offer. Rather than pour more money into unused equipment, Bethlehem brought in gigantic hammers and smashed the machines into scrap iron and steel to sell for whatever it would bring. …

–Maury Klein

A Call To Arms: Mobilizing America For World War II

The U.S. had no armaments industry to speak of in 1940, the year Hitler conquered France and put Britain on the ropes.

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June 08th, 2016 11:29:35

Shower

May 12th, 2016 by Vader

In Darth Vader’s tears.

There’s no lack.

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May 12th, 2016 13:08:31