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Great WSJ yeasty Historian Andrew Roberts on M.E. Holman Jenkins on airbag politics Review front on robotic skills making us dumber, more!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 23, 2014 Yeasty historian? Also: huh? . Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Bang-bang: Florida wildlife officials lifted a 57-year-old ban on game hunters using silencers on their rifles and pistols after brief discussion at a public meeting on Friday. The change, sought by the National Rifle Association, went into effect immediately and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Out Nevada way: [Columnist Ira Hansen] wrote that he composes his columns beneath a Confederate flag, “in honor and in memory of a great cause and my brave ancestors who fought for that cause.” Hansen devoted columns published around the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Because reasons: At 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, in a highly anticipated prime-time address, President Obama will unveil his plan to offer relief to some of the country’s estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants through executive order. It’s expected to be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
Perhaps a stocking stuffer: Former major league baseball all-atar Jose Canseco says he will sell the finger he accidentally shot off, suggesting it “could be used as a stirring straw for drinks”. Well okay then. . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
This won't end well: The oldest black town in America, Eatonville in central Florida, where a quarter of the residents live below the poverty line, is set to vote Tuesday night on a plan to transform the community into a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
When the fuck did the word "curate" come to mean anytime someone chooses some things over other things? "Chef Bob has curated a new menu"..."Joe has curated a new collection of short stories" and so on. It went from zero... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
At least two local radio stations are playing Xmas music 24/7. If there's a War on Christmas, we're losing. Badly. . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
The Pentagon, it just doesn't have enough money. I mean, I could barely survive on nearly a trillion dollars. . Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Spork in the Drawer
John Oliver is doing next-level stuff that Stewart and Colbert can only dream of. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The NYT's estimable Supreme Court watcher Linda Greenhouse finally reaches the end of her tether: There is simply no way to describe what the court did last Friday as a neutral act. Now that the justices have blown their own... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
No sympathy from me for the soon-to-be suffering Kansans. And no federal bailouts should follow. They made their choice. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
What's in a name? Governments had meant to do the opposite in 1919: if you go back and read the newspapers of the time closely enough, you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief and jubilation on the first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
No honest, rational person can disagree that the term "organized crime" shouldn't apply to this nation's law enforcement agencies: In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
A torpedo is headed for the Affordable Care Act. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Should you find yourself talking to a reporter from the Associated Press be aware that he/she might well be an FBI agent instead. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
If you think the next round of elections could fix what ails us think again: A closer look at the numbers shows why the GOP House majority is basically impenetrable until the next redistricting, and maybe beyond. It was never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Old White Men simply aren't going to vote for you. Furthermore, aspirational bipartisanship isn't going to cut it, either. And lose the campaign consultants. Like, yesterday. Love and kisses, Yer pal, -spork PS: Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be driven from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The American People are about to get it good and hard. (Apologies to Mr Mencken.) . Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
The Tom is dead, long live the new Tom. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
Republicans Poised To Retain Control Of Senate . Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
There are among us right now six people - all women - born in the 1800s. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer
There were three offices for which to vote on my ballot - two had but one candidate each (both Democrats) and the third might as well have. And now comes the time when I exhort everyone to vote; but you're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at A Spork in the Drawer