"Notorious Brooklyn rabbit hoarder" has got to be the scariest idea ever

Bunny hoarder compares farm sale to ‘terrorist invasion’ | New York Post

"A notorious Brooklyn rabbit hoarder’s entire bunny farm will be up for adoption at $25 a pop during two big events held in Central Park and Union Square next Saturday."

Ain't no place like home

Bro named Bud Weisser breaks into Budweiser Brewery | New York Post

"Weisser was taken into police custody, then issued summonses for trespassing and resisting arrest."


Women Will Likely Have to Register for the Draft, Army Secretary Says | Military.com

"Nearly 17 million male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 currently are registered for conscription with the Selective Service System, an independent government agency."



The Battle to Save the Planet May Come Down to Nuclear Advocates vs. Environmentalists


Yes, we have no…

Bye, bye, bananas - The Washington Post

"At this point, they say, it's not a question of whether Tropical Race 4 will infiltrate the mothership of global banana production; it's a matter of when."

Or, come to think of it, how about "Fool Control"?

Marco Rubio Wants to Know Why Nobody's Talking About 'Bomb Control'

"It's true, nobody talked about bomb control. That may have something to do with the fact that, because bombs are objects capable of doing extreme damage to large numbers of people quickly, and exist solely for the purpose of maiming or killing things, we have decided to restrict who is allowed to have them. Some would even say we control them."

Here's the money behind the congresscritters behind the guns

A spreadsheet from OpenSecrets.org

If you're just wounded it doesn't count, says little Tucker's "Daily Caller"

Why The 355 Mass Shooting Number Just Doesn't Work | The Daily Caller

"While 'mass shooting' conjures images of bloodbaths like San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, or Columbine, 147 of the shootings tracked by Shooting Tracker actually didn’t result in a single death."

Also "gangland massacres” and "grisly murder-suicides” are exempt.

So things aren’t so bad after all. Really.

Dude, it just can't possibly be described (and possibly NSFW)

‘Jingle Butt’ video spreads cheer and takes a beating - NY Daily News


Corn plasters?

I'm looking for some small, noncommittal, lactose free, gluten free, nut free, and above all cheap gifts  to have on hand for the holiday season. But since it seems just about everybody is diabetic these days chocolate, a long-time standby, loses its appeal.

Corn plasters, though, just might work.

Or maybe I should keep trying.

And they've been wrong only twice

Friday Cover: Trump County, USA - POLITICO Magazine

"Terre Haute is the land of Clabber Girl Baking Powder—and its citizens call it the 'Crossroads of America.'"

The cult of guns

Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism - The New York Times

"While the nation suffered through the shock of another bloody massacre, on Thursday every Senate Republican except Mark Kirk of Illinois voted against legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives.…

Another bill that would have expanded background checks to gun show and online firearms sales to screen out convicted felons and the mentally ill also failed on Thursday. The four Republican senators running for president — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham — all turned up to vote against these common-sense measures."

Sure Trump's a fascist, but not a very bad one: Douthat

Is Donald Trump a Fascist? - The New York Times



Awww, isn't this kind of cute?

Maybe, just maybe the reason Jeb!'s campaign won't take off is nobody wants another Bush.

It's a flat-out lie

It doesn't open there. It doesn't open anywhere.

The real threats to civilization are package designers.

JIC you're tired of reading about guns today

It's all in the details


More free than usual this week, Pierce says

San Bernardino Was One of Three Multiple Shooting Events Yesterday in America

"There is an entire school of political thought that believes a rump faction of theocratic barbarians in a distant desert has the will and the capability to not merely cause acts of bloody mayhem, but to bring down Western civilization itself. If you accept this weird apocalyptic vision—and every Republican candidate for president professes to believe it—then it's hard to understand why you would oppose an effort to deny weapons to people already on the government's no-fly list. I mean, this is war—or, rather, 'war'—right?"




We could pay off the debt if we charged an entertainment tax on this election

Carson falls hard as Trump takes huge lead in national poll | Sun Times National

"'Dr. Ben Carson, moving to center stage just one month ago, now needs some CPR,' Malloy said. 'The Doctor sinks. The Donald soars. The GOP, 11 months from the election, has to be thinking, ‘This could be the guy.’'"

All I want for Christmas is my…Colt?

Black Friday sets record for most gun background checks - NY Daily News


How far ahead of the curve were we, anyway?

The Latest Trend in Millennial Parenting: Cloth Diapers - Vogue

"'Trust me, it’s a thing,' she explained. 'Especially in Brooklyn.'"

That's our Liz

How Elizabeth Warren is winning the Democratic presidential primary season - The Washington Post

“…in staying out of the 2016 spotlight, Warren's presence (and popularity among the Democratic base) are paradoxically looming even larger over the Democratic primary. That arms-length strategy has helped Warren achieve what might not have been possible if she had actually jumped into the race herself: making the Democratic Party's economic platform sound more and more like her own."

Taking a liking to Ted Cruz?

Says Cruz’s freshman college roommate:

“I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.”

And an alumnus of the Bush 2000 campaign told Frank Bruni of the New York Times:

 “Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.”

All this and much more about Cruz in Bruni’s column today…

Anyone but Ted Cruz - The New York Times




…it’s time to start getting excited about the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7: what will the handset's new 'smart headphones' do? | The Week UK

Sure, it’s still a year off, but so is the next election and look how long we’ve been obsessing about that.

When in Rome…ban Romans

Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year | Reuters

"City hall said the Roman soldiers, many of whom hail from the poorer periphery and commute for hours to the historic center, pose risks both to people's safety and the "respectability" of the city's numerous monuments."

A moment of inspiration from our Secretary of State

John Kerry: ISIL can be defeated 'if we get our act together' - POLITICO


W00t! I always wanted to be a badass!

Ted Cruz: Most Violent Criminals Are Democrats - The Daily Beast

"Calling it a "simple and undeniable fact," the Texan senator claimed "the media doesn't report that.""

True, I’m sort of a lapsed Democrat at the moment, but this just might be a reason to un-lapse!

A nuff is a nuff

It’s cold and rainy here. The radar machine says just north is a  pocket of that New England staple, “mixed precip.” Here, it’s more like football weather in Green Bay. Whom needs that?

I’ve already been out three times and now I’m staying in. Also, big warm socks.


Swett for Christmas?

Own South Dakota ghost town for mere $250K


What is this, high school?

Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks


Spare us the purple prose, please

After a players-only meeting, the Redskins are in first place. They’re also [ticked] off - The Washington Post

"They weren’t just mad about giving up 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, which turned a pleasant runaway win into yet another encounter with that old pal Dread, plus his cousin Angst, and their stuffed dead rat Despair."

A cavalcade of losers

Move over, Ben Carson. Nobody cares about your West Point story. Hillary wanted to join the Marines and be an astronaut.

Hillary Clinton’s often-told story that NASA rejected her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut - The Washington Post

We can’t wait to see who tops that.

The omen

Moving my laundry from the washer to the dryer this morning I found in with my stuff a little plastic disk, about the size of a nickel, that says, "Perfect."

I'm keeping it.