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New Zealand is considering updating its flag. I’m not sure why, but I guess there’s little else to do in that tiny corner of the world but whinge about America and fret about Australia, so perhaps the flag issue has little mental space to compete with.
Here are my suggestions.
We’ll get the sheep joke out of the way first.
For the Kiwis who feel it’s necessary to lecture Americans about how everything their country does is wrong.
And finally, my impression of what the New Zealand flag will look like by the end of the 21st century.
Hot on the heels of his legal victory over the widow of Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, former wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura announced the release of his new book.
Update: Here’s one opinion from the NSW (Naval Special Warfare) Community. Evidently I’m not the only one who thinks there’s a special circle of Hell waiting for this turd.
Every pope wants to be as cool as Father Guido Sarducci.
My homage to the
hungriest sexiest man alive.
And of course, this classic ripped from FreeRepublic many moons ago…
A recent conversation after the discovery of Amazon Prime Video.
Wife: I’ve heard Downton Abbey is good.
Me: I tend to side with the Jacobins and Tudors when it comes to the aristocracy. I like my nobles headless.
Now we’ve almost finished Season 2 and watch little else. The show is simply a delight, and contains witty, acerbic and even occasionally tender writing. For repartee devotees, the show is an absolute must (though tonight’s episode with the war ending among other things was a bit contrived.)
So just for fun I put together this bit of Photoshop, imagining Downton Abbey real and full-color magazines and photography existent in 1914, with a magazine geared towards servants.
Here’s a graphic that explains how I feel about the supposed War on Women.
If you want the government to avoid telling you what to do with your body, then don’t expect the government to pay for what you put into it. That money just comes from people like me and honestly, I’d rather use it to pay for something other than to help you avoid the consequences of your bad choices while drunk.
H/T: Bookworm Room for the graphic.
Every white person below the age of 50 or so understands why Elizabeth Warren lied about being a minority. Every college applicant forced to tick the “caucasian/white” box on an entrance application, every job applicant forced to do the same knows the cost of that mark, how the color of your skin determines whether or not your application is accepted or you get the interview. It’s hard to fight affirmative action quotas designed to redress racial discrimination decades or even centuries before you were born, so if you can’t beat the system, why not play it?
And that’s exactly what Warren did. Warren became a minority because it benefited her career. It made her stand out from all the other white faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania. More importantly it carried a certain cache important to a monied liberal like herself working with minorities in Philadelphia; a little street cred with her students that perhaps encouraged them to relate more to her. Sure she may have been playing fast and loose with the System, but that’s what everybody does, right? Besides, it was for a worthy cause: the minority students whom she would mentor and lead to better lives.
What Warren never considered was how playing the race card at UPENN may have kept a real minority out of the position. Faculty positions are limited so she beat someone out of the job. Faced with a real minority and a fake one like Warren, it’s possible that she was chosen for the position because she was blonde and blue-eyed and a minority as well. It’s the best of both worlds to some university administrators: a woman they can feel comfortable with who shares their same culture and upbringing yet a minority that they can add to their diversity statistics.
A lot of white people have stretched the truth in the cut throat world of academia. The only difference is that most of them don’t run for the US Senate a quarter century later and get caught.
After the Natalie Holloway fiasco and now another American woman gone missing in Aruba, I couldn’t resist…
Inspired by Wisertime, although the graphic takes it easier on the LGBT agenda than the original post.