fastcodesign ‘“Prepare Sneak Attacks On SocietyYou need to prepare sneak attacks on society,” Waters says. “Hairspray is the only really devious movie I ever made.” He then points out that although the musical based on the film is now regularly performed in every high school in America, “it’s a show with two men singing a […]
Found on Vdare
I just noticed that WordPress has put an absolutely lovely rainbow across the top of my admin page.
The aggregator, Brittius disappeared a while back, but I’ve found him and updated the link.
Use this link to see attributions for the quotes.
Juxtaposed speeches by Sarkozy, one to Europeans and the other to Arabs
‘One of the things I find fascinating is that may of today’s protestors of this and that have never stopped to examine the world that would result if they had their ‘druthers. A friend was engaged in protesting logging of certain areas of the mountains and building access structures to get to the natural gas. […]
Mark Knopfler-Lots of improv and a looong solo at the end Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins-Atkins has said that he thought Reed was the better fingerstyle player One more Mark Knopfler solo, this one from the 80s
Pat Buchanan at Vdare ‘Last November, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP’s declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president. Give us powerful new majorities, said John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and we shall halt these usurpations of […]
Free Beacon ‘One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, […]
H/T to alwaysright21
VDare [links in original] GOP Whip Steve Scalise has so far defied predictions that he would be sacrificed in the latest Main Stream Media–megaphoned “racism” scandal. But the MSM has not given up [The Louisiana Nazis Who Courted Steve Scalise, by Jason Berry, The Daily Beast, January 3, 2015]. And the Scalise shambles highlights the […]
WRAL Durham, N.C. — Police and Durham officials said Tuesday that they are disturbed by two shootings within four days in which police officers appeared to have been targeted by gunmen. Last Thursday night, Officer J.T. West was sitting in his patrol car on Lakeland Street when two men approached his vehicle from behind. As […]
Via Plott Hound 2013 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville has joined Los Angeles and Chicago in approving a resolution to phase out the use of fossil fuels to create electricity and replace them with clean energy. The unanimous vote by the City Council targeting Duke Energy’s coal-fired power plant makes Asheville the first southern city to […]
Norwegian weather station on Jan Mayen Translation of the signboard: »Theory is when you understand everything but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but nobody understands why. On this station, we combine theory and practice in a way that nothing works and nobody understands why«
Via Refugee Resettlement Watch
The Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is our State Christmas Tree. It is an indigenous tree with a very small natural range growing only in Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina above 3900 feet. Named for Scottish botanist John Fraser, it is cultivated for use as a Christmas tree locally as well as […]
This Nativity night bestowed peace on the whole world; So let no one threaten; This is the night of the Most Gentle One – Let no one be cruel; This is the night of the Humble One – Let no one be proud. Now is the day of joy – Let us not revenge; Now […]
“Viderunt Omnes” is a traditional Gregorian chant of the 11th century. The work is based on an ancient gradual of the same title, which was previously expanded upon by composers of the Notre Dame school. This organum, thought to be written for Christmas festivities, would have retained the same purpose as the original gradual – […]
An album of Christmas music from the Renaissance performed by the Boston Camerata. Click the amazon link for a track listing.
Here’s a video of Luke 2 in Latin, Goth and a range of Englishes showing the evolution of language.
Lennon Lacy was the 17 year old black kid found hanging from swing set. The family has contacted the NAACP and FBI convinced that Lacy was lynched. Now a 32 year old white woman has come out saying she is Lacy’s girlfriend. Daily Mail ‘Brimhall said: ‘In February I left my husband Michael and I […]
According to the Washington Post, the GOP will control nearly 2/3 of state legislative chambers and 31 governorships. I’m sure that has nothing to do with this: ‘As announced today to the AP staff, the specialists will collaborate with statehouse reporters, as well as on their own projects and stories focused on government accountability and strong […]
My guess is the person with the beep is hitting it randomly.
WSOCTV DALLAS, N.C. — The Town of Dallas moved its nativity display off town property following complaints from a national group. But the mayor plans to fight and get it back where it has been on display for the last 40 years. Last year someone spotted the display on the courthouse square and called the […]
MSN also WRAL and probably others. Bladenboro, NC Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set at 7:25 am August 29. Local police have ruled it a suicide, but the family has contacted the NAACP. NAACP state president ‘Rev’ William J barber II, of ‘Moral Monday‘ fame, has opined that the cops half-assed the […]
Once again 99.5 has begun it’s nonstop rotation of the 7 Christmas songs they have in their collection and, once again, I am annoyed. Here’s some Christmas hymns you probably won’t hear on the radio.
…is apparently negative 160 million pounds or so. I thought these were interesting enough to post and I feel like I need to post occasionally! Via comment by The Tory on Takimag Here is the annual report for the Crown Estate for 2012. Net profits were 240.2 million which all go to Parliament and out […]
Via commenter at TRS (Click to enlarge)
I’m not going to post the whole article, just the table and one quote. Follow the link to read the whole thing. VDare ‘Secondly, the increase in the foreign-born working-age population over the past year (1.29 million) exceeds the number of legal immigrants admitted annually, which has been running at about 1 million. Obvious implication: […]
I’m half expecting this to turn out to be one of those race hoaxes, but its hard to tell anymore. Via Amren Campus Reform A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame” his assailants. Senior Oliver Friedfeld and his roommate were held at gunpoint and mugged […]
“When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you […]
via SBPDL The rioters peaceful protesters in Ferguson have proposed new rules for police response to their burning and looting peaceful protesting. Here’s some funny ones: “2 Channels of communication will be established so that situations can be de-escalated if necessary.” Or, how about, no riot no escalation? 7 Police will wear only the attire […]
Via Amren Orlando Sentinel A federal grand jury will meet in downtown Orlando Wednesday to hear testimony about whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot him in the chest, according to court paperwork. A U.S. Department of Justice attorney from Washington, D.C., Mark Blumberg, has issued at least […]
Amren ‘Politics is more than economics. There is a war being waged for the soul of the Republican Party. It consists of a loose alliance of Tea Party groups and traditional conservatives, who are trying to wrest control from the politically moderate businessmen who have misguided the GOP for decades. Just as Clemenceau warned that “war […]
Via Lind Blythe comment at TRS
UPDATE: A judge in Asheville, a gay stronghold, has ruled Amendment One unconstitutional. You’re vote is moot. WRAL RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge in North Carolina has lifted stays in two cases challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, a possible sign he’s preparing to strike down the prohibition as unconstitutional. Chief U.S. […]
Via Daily Kenn WDBJ7 Danville, Va ‘The board of directors at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History wants it gone but an agreement signed 20 years ago says it can’t be touched. The board of directors sent a letter to Danville City Council last month asking members to remove the Confederate flag, referencing […]
Apparently, muslims in Turkey are looking for a place more in line with their values than a modern, industrial, secular country. ‘ISTANBUL (AP) — Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn’t share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn’t scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center […]
reuters A plan by U.S. protesters against illegal immigration to block traffic at more than a dozen border crossings in the southwest on Saturday was canceled after organizers said they received online threats from Mexican drug cartels. Billed as a “Shut Down All Ports Of Entry” protest against the Obama administration’s immigration policies, demonstrators had […]