The Hollywood Box Office Dilemma
“North American summer revenue barely cracks $4 billion, an eight-year low and down 15 percent from 2013,” read the sub-header at the Hollywood Reporter. The New York Times headline was “Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997″. Grantland weighed in. So too the Wall Street Journal. I have seen a bunch of movies this year. I like the movies. One day I want one of those | Read More »
Colorado’s Mark Udall Campaigning on Moral Cretinism
I am not sure if it will work or not, but Democrat Mark Udall is clearly convinced that he can ride to victory campaigning against the notion that an unborn human is a person. Virtually every word out of his mouth and a substantial portion of his ad buys focus exclusively on defending the absolute legal right to kill the smallest and most defenseless people | Read More »
Maryland’s thought police strike
Stephen King should thank his lucky stars he doesn’t live in Maryland. A teacher in Cambridge, Maryland has been suspended from teaching, banned from school property, had his home searched, and been taken in for emergency medical evaluation because of a novel he wrote under a pseudonym in 2011, three years before he was hired. A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative | Read More »
Gary Peters (D-MI) vs. The Michigan Economy
Gary Peters, the Democrat candidate running to replace Carl Levin in the Senate, has decided to run on a campaign of ruining the Michigan Economy by destroying America’s manufacturing sector, especially the manufacture of automobiles: Michigan Senate candidate Gary Peters wants voters — and elected officials — to know one thing: you can’t talk about climate change without talking about jobs. “I think from an | Read More »
BREAKING: American Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded By ISIS
“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.” – ISIS Terrorist in newly release execution video. Another American hostage, Steven Sotloff, has been beheaded by ISIS terrorists, and the video has been released online. Sotloff was captive with the same group that beheaded James Foley last month. In the video ISIS released of the beheading of Foley, | Read More »
From the Mail Bag
We received this gem this morning. From: Helen Markessinis To: firstname.lastname@example.org RE: Morning Briefing IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT obama IS A MUSLIM!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE LIVING ON ANOTHER PLANET. IT SEEMS THE REST OF US CONSERVATIVE KNOW THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE YOU ARE SO WRAPPED UP IN YOUR NEW ROLE AS A “PREACHER” THAT YOUR VISION OF REALITY IS TOTALLY CLOUDED. WAKE UP BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING | Read More »
Nine Days, Mr. President
Well thank goodness. Naked and semi-naked pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence have been put online by hackers who hacked the celebrities’ online accounts. No doubt the very same hackers celebrate Edward Snowden and hate the NSA snooping. The upside of the celebrity nudity being put online is that the White House staff can rest easy. They will have something to blame should there be | Read More »
Will the African-American vote save troubled Democratic Senate incumbents?
Michael Barone is… dubious. It’s apparent that even the most vigorous black turnout effort in the eight states [of thirteen with contested Senate races, including Georgia and Kentucky] with low black percentages is not going to make much difference. Democrats there must hope that their candidates can maintain levels of support from whites at or above the levels achieved by Obama in 2008 and 2012. | Read More »
The Clinton Machine
Ben Domenech, one of our illustrious founders, has a great piece at Commentary about the Clinton machine being alive. It is worth reading for a number of reasons, but most especially may be this. History may ultimately consider Obama’s 2008 nomination as a representation not of progressivism’s resurgent appeal, but as its death rattle—a speed bump along the way to the Democratic Party’s becoming a | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: August 31 No Strategy For ISIS, Colorado Governor Plays Politics with Death Penalty, & More!! #RSWB
Join us this week on the RedState Weekly Briefing as we discuss the growing threat of ISIS and the Democratic Governor of Colorado playing politics with the death penalty. As always we have Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and Thomas LaDuke joining us, along with this week’s special guest, Kelly Maher. We should be live at about 7:15 Eastern. Enjoy!
Tech at Night: Don’t Break the Net
Don’t break the net. Internet access should not be a public utility. It has nothing to do with Net Neutrality. It would kill investment and expansion of high speed services to more people. More regulations hurt the little guy more than the big guy. Regulations hinder competition. Fast lanes become more likely. Netflix is just playing games to get a competitive advantage just like every other lobbying business. And once this gets in, FCC will go all out, the same way it always does.
This is a good site, covering a number of myths about the proposed Title II Reclassification, a dramatic step the radicals are pushing for the FCC to do, basically overturning a key concept of the bipartisan Telecommunications Act, and re-regulating the Internet as a phone service. It’s a terrible idea.
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Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method
Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about climate modeling. This is a long post, offered for your reading enjoyment this holiday weekend. I’ll start with the conclusions so we can see where we’re going…
One hopes that the viciously-beaten George Galloway is now asking himself, “Why do they hate me?”
What? Surely George Galloway doesn’t *want* my good wishes. After all, I’m a dirty little Zionist lackey and Jew-lover.
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