July 28, 2016 § Leave a comment
In 1973, over 600,000 people made the pilgrimage to Watkins Glen at the Grand Prix racetrack in New York to see the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead play on an equally hot, sweltering Summer day. Try to get that many people together in 2016 without a riot or murders.
July 23, 2016 § Leave a comment
So, who complained, exactly? Was there even an actual single complaint from a person? Where was the “controversy?” Who made this decision at Cartoon Network/AOL/Time-Warner? Who knows?
This is a stereotype that definitely missed the mark. When I think of Mexicans, I sure don’t think of fast-running mice.
Feeling that the character presented an offensive Mexican stereotype, Cartoon Network shelved Speedy’s films when it gained exclusive rights to broadcast them in 1999 (As a subsidiary of Time Warner, Cartoon Network is a corporate sibling to Warner Bros.). In an interview with Fox News on March 28, 2002, Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg commented, “It hasn’t been on the air for years because of its ethnic stereotypes.”
Despite such controversy over potentially offensive characterizations, Speedy Gonzales remained a popular character in Latin America. The Hispanic-American rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens called Speedy a cultural icon, and thousands of users registered their support of the character on the hispaniconline.com message boards. Fan campaigns to put Speedy back on the air resulted in the return of the animated shorts to Cartoon Network in 2002.
June 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
Digital security isn’t something HRC does very well.
This’s time to keep my word and here’re the docs I promised you.
It’s not a report in one file, it’s a big folder of docs devoted to Hillary Clinton that I found on the DNC server.
The DNC collected all info about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and prepared the ways of her defense, memos, etc., including the most sensitive issues like email hacks.
As an example here’re some files:
You can download the archive with all files using any of the links:
Don’t forget the pass: #GucCi2/0
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May 10, 2016 § 1 Comment
Well, if he says it is, that’s good enough for me. As long as we have a voucher! (I wonder if he realizes he, appropriately, has a giant phallus on his head?) His speech was 3 hours long, FYI.
This weekend thousands of North Korean officials convened in Pyongyang to attend a rare Workers’ Party Congress, the first in nearly four decades. The nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un, struck a diplomatic tone regarding the nation’s nuclear ambitions. North Korea “will faithfully fulfill its obligation for non-proliferation and strive for global denuclearization,” he said in a…
April 28, 2016 § Leave a comment
This describes a future America, if things don’t change soon for the better. All of these conditions are Democrat talking points, however I wouldn’t expect any to be able to see that it describes their policies exactly. When you exist on “Hope” and violently yell “We can,” at everyone when reality and history clearly illustrate you can’t, of course you’re going to think the outcome will be different this time. (That is, if you’re even aware of possible consequences and what’s really going on in the world, which is pretty complex to say the least, so that’s a large set of assumptions.)
I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does.
Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the ruins of ancient Greece; the Parthenon lit up in blues and greens. The acropolis. The Colosseum in Rome. We walk through the dusty streets of Timbuktu and gaze in wonder at the old mud mosques as we reflect on when these places had energy and purpose. They are not sad musings, for those of us who are tourists. Time has polished over the disaster. Now all that is left are great old buildings that tell a story of when things were remarkable – not of how they quietly fell away. “There was no reason, not really,” we tell each other as we disembark our air-conditioned buses. “These things just happen…
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March 20, 2016 § Leave a comment
This is an excellent piece to help explain some of the situations the US is currently in, and how I’ve come to hold many of the political and economic beliefs that I do. As a libertarian, I subscribe to many, not all, of these tenets, and if you take the time to read Ayn Rand‘s seminal work, Atlas Shrugged, as well as this piece (or at least this article) by Edward W. Younkins, I think you’ll see why I view things the way I, and many others, do.
In addition to this work, I’ve spent no small amount of time studying its topics and have been surrounded by political types my whole life. Politics are a thing in some people’s families, and not so much in others’, I’ve noticed. Unless it’s “pop politics” or a political topic du jour, as designated by the mass media, most people don’t bother to workshop their theories or even research the basic viability. Most politicians don’t either. Politicians would make horrible marketers. They make fine snake-oil salesmen, but not legitimate marketers.
If you’re interested in making America a better place, this is worth a read, along with Ayn Rand’s works. Atlas Shrugged being the foremost, and Fountainhead.
Economics in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:
March 16, 2016 § Leave a comment
February 17, 2016 § Leave a comment
I grew up around cars and although I don’t know as much as some mechanics that repair cars for a living, I can hold my own in a garage. And through the years I’d estimate I’ve gone through about 20 cars, and driven a lot more than that, whether that’s me being a designated driver of a Rolls Royce or in a rental car as I was last week, and drove a Jaguar XF for several days.
But if I could only have one car, this would be it. Guards Red Porsche 356n with tan interior. Perfect. Of course, I’d also need the cabrio for those days you can’t have a top. Birthday’s in May.
January 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
January 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
Another inspirational and thought-provoking post from Byron worth sharing.
The following entry is the sermon given on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in St. Andrew’s Chapel by Headmaster Byron Hulsey:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. Winters here are awful. Regardless of how much fun your break was, how awesome your spring break plans are, in this stretch from now until early March, more than any other time, you will wonder what you’re doing here.” So writes our friend Publius in a recent edition of The Anarchist. Now Publius and I don’t agree on everything, but he’s certainly right about this: winter at Woodberry is tough. It’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s gloomy. Guys don’t feel well, struggling to shake a cold before it turns to bronchitis, doing everything possible to avoid the stomach virus when it starts to rifle through the dorms. The academic load can seem unrelenting, the teachers unceasing in their high standards…
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