Talk About Burying the Lede…
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Food stamp system to go down across New York this weekend | syracuse.com

Nearly a third of the city’s residents rely on food stamps, according to U.S. Census data.

The largest city in the richest country on the face of the planet is a cesspool of welfare dependency.

Welcome, brave new Obamaworld.

Of course when you can turn unemployed people into non-persons simply by a stroke of the pen, I suppose it’s to be expected.

The Second Amendment: Looking Better Every Day
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ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, ‘Slaughter Them’

ISIS is calling for radicalized “lone wolves” in the United States to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and “slaughter” military personnel.

This is part of what is expected to be “a continued call” for American military personnel to be targeted within the United States.

According to Fox News, one British jihadist “encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers.” The jihadist tweeted: “You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for addresses in Yellowbook or something. Then show up and slaughter them.”

Militants in Syria have also been using Twitter to “[encourage] Muslims in the West to target soldiers with spontaneous attacks using [knives and guns],” the report continued.

Don’t worry.  The cops will be right there to protect you.  You believe that, don’t you?

If not, make sure you keep a loaded gun handy.  You might need it one of these days.

Hell, Even I Could Get Off On That
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Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans « Hot Air

Getting Zawahiri wouldn’t pack the same punch that getting the more iconic Bin Laden did, although of course it would pack some. If you want to get Americans high-fiving, take out the new “caliph,” al-Baghdadi, instead. Or better yet, take out both.

If presented with both names, most Americans would have no idea who either one was.

What would get Americans jazzed, however, would be the news that “Beatle John, the Brit Beheading Jihadi” got blown into blood paste.

Sorry, That’s All I Got
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Thank God my country is still intact – Telegraph Blogs

Thank God. Just thank God. I don’t much care at the moment whether God is Scottish, and is glowering approvingly at Great Britain from over His bands and Geneva gown, or whether He is English and is raising a glass of sherry with an absent-minded smile. At least my country is intact.

The only reason I give even half a dead rat’s ass about the fate of Scotland can be summed up in two words:  The Macallan.

At Amazon: The Digital Dime Store
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Here are several links that feature the equivalent of the Amazon Digital Dime Store (for you geezers old enough to remember what a dime store was….).

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This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian.

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Raping the Whole Concept of Rape
Bill Quick

I know that Glenn Reynolds is waging a “war on women raping men,” and that the concept has floated around for years, but every time I see it, I feel a twinge. The sort of twinge you get when somebody tries to sell you a load of hooey. So I decided to examine why I (and I suspect most males) find the notion of women raping men…ludicrous.

First off, let’s define rape: It is a male forcing sexual coitus on a female against her will. Period, full stop.

At least that has been the definition for the past several thousand years, and is the definition around which our legal system has been constructed. It is only quite recently, at the behest of progressive feminists, that there has been a culture-wide effort to change that definition to one that includes involving any woman in any sexual or quasi-sexual activity against her will, or that she decides later was against her will.

There are obvious reasons for feminists to take this tack, the primary one being that it gives them enormous control over men. Women have always made men jump through hoops to get willing sex from them, and this approach vastly increases the opportunity for hoop jumping (not to mention more money and power from such traditional practices).

And once you unmoor the concept of rape from the basic “male forcing coitus on unwilling female,” you open the door to further redefinitions, including classifying sexual congress between a woman forcing sexual relations on an unwilling man as rape. Unfortunately, this twist fails tests of history, logic, and sanity. Here’s why.

History: For almost all of history, it has mattered, at least among the elites and rulers, who your parents were. Property and power were passed down – but kept in families, clans, and tribes – based on your lineage. In some cultures, such things were transferred via matrilineal means, on the thesis that there was no question who was the mother of a child, but there could be a large question about the identity of the father. Rape, of course, throws a dangerous monkey wrench into these calculations. The other reason for an inbuilt fear and hatred of male on female rape has been that it has always been used as a tool for establishing permanent supremacy over conquered peoples – kill the men and rape the women. That strategy uses the conquered wombs to reproduce your own people. It is also, to the conquered, the ultimate sign of defeat – you can’t even control who your own children will be. It is from this history that the most powerful constraints on male on female rape have been developed.

Logic: Can you have coitus with a dead woman? Yes. An unconscious woman? Yes. A sleeping woman? Yes. A drunk or drugged woman? Yes. A conscious and willing woman? Yes.

In other words, nothing is required for a man to have sex with a woman other than the existence of an erection on the man’s part, and an appropriate orifice on the part of the woman. Rape happens when the act occurs against the will of the woman.

The situation is more or less reversed on the part of the male as an object of rape. (Disregarding anal rape – which is not really what we are talking about when we use the current metric of female on male rape). To put it bluntly, you can’t rape a limp dick. The male body has to at least be willing, even if the male mind is less so.

That said, for a significant part of his life, a male is hardwired to screw just about anything. Now, this aspect of masculinity is supposed to be the enabler of female on male rape: since the poor guys would fuck a snake if they could just get it to hold still, then stimulating them and then “forcing” them to insert their penises into female vaginas is just as bad as the male on female rape we’ve dealt with for thousands of years.  Some find this logically persuasive.  I’m not one of them.

Sanity: How often do you hear a man saying, “Man, I hated coming like that. It felt awful.” This is where we run into a gut level of disbelief among most males about the entire notion of female on male rape, usually upon reading stories involving some hot blonde high school teacher and a 14 year old boy. Almost to a man, observers wonder (to themselves, if they don’t want feminist harpies to descend on them and pluck out their eyes) why they never ran into a high school teacher willing to “rape” them that way.”

Rape is a serious issue. What feminists and their opponents have done to cheapen the entire concept does no favors to anybody. We should just stop.

9th Circus: American Flag T-Shirts Banned
Bill Quick

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says it’s illegal to wear American Flag shirt on Cinco de Mayo : Fire Andrea Mitchell!

It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

Can this be appealed to the Supreme Court?  I hope so.

At Amazon: Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and Organic Groceries
Bill Quick

Low Carb Groceries at Amazon

The Sugar-Free Grocery at Amazon

Gluten Free Food at Amazon

The Organic Store at Amazon (That Nutiva Coconut Oil is excellent!)

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, (you can check previous Amazon links by clicking the All Amazon Links menu item at the top of the page), so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian 2016.

Just Sit Down, Shut Up, and Vote Republican: Why Would You Possibly Want Anything Else?
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Open thread: Will Scotland declare independence? « Hot Air

This crisis, writes Mark Leonard, is ultimately about people feeling fatally alienated from their political elites. Scotland is firmly and seemingly irreversibly left-wing, much more so than the Tories who govern Britain, and has been for most of the last hundred years. Why should they tolerate a remote leadership that doesn’t represent their interests?

I understand why Allahpundit would reject this point of view.  He’s been rejecting it for conservatives here in the US as long as he’s been blogging.

This May Be the Gentry GOP’s Waterloo
Bill Quick

Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday, in a decision that could make it harder for three-term Sen. Pat Roberts to win re-election in November as part of a Republican drive to win a Senate majority.

The court’s decision means the Roberts could be left with one major opponent, independent Greg Orman, who Democrats believe has a better shot at defeating the 78-year-old incumbent than their own candidate.

I guess I’m supposed to be terribly worried about poor Senator Robers’ prospects, given that Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce went all in to defeat a far better candidate, Dr. Milton Wolf, in the GOP primary.  Because Roberts was so much a better candidate, or so Rove and the Chamber told us.

Good luck, you fucktards.

Won’t bother me if you lose every damned race with your “electable” candidates.  So the courts get taken over by progressives, the borders are opened wide for folks who will never once vote for a Republican in their lives, and we become a sitting duck for attacks from crazed Muslim jihadis.

Apparently that’s the outcome you want, since you’ve made it plain you don’t need or want any help from liberty-minded conservatives.  You’ve made your bed.

Now die in it.

 

Burning Man: Millennial Woodstock Wannabe
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Google’s Skybox Satellites Shoot GIFs Of Burning Man Being Built | TechCrunch

Google bought Skybox Imaging for $500 million, and the micro-satellite company’s most recent mission was…to take photos of Burning Man. Skybox repeatedly flew its satellites over Burning Man to create GIFs of how the 70,000 person make-shift hippie city was assembled and then deconstructed over three weeks. For example, above you’ll see the whole city rise and fall, and below you can see the massive “Man” effigy being errected through August, and then the ashy debris on September 1st after it was burnt.

Once upon a time Burning Man was an excuse for hippies to get together in the desert, listen to music, do dope, and screw.

Now, of course, it’s just another tentacle of big business, a place for highly credentialed tech elites to get together, do deals, and pretend that they were once young.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Political Terrorist
Bill Quick

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Edward-Isaac Dovere – POLITICO.com

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Top 10 Outrageous Debbie Wasserman Schultz Quotes | Human Events

How could anybody in their right mind even think of terming DWS a “unifying leader?”

Her only function has been to light fires, and then throw gasoline on them.

The Female of the Surrender Monkey Species
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‘Security Moms’ Are Back—and That’s Bad News for Democrats – The Atlantic

Once again, women are more afraid than men.

Yeah. That’s the way they are wired.

According to a CNN poll last week, women are 18 points more likely to say they are “very” or “somewhat” worried that someone in their family will be the victim of terrorism.

The problem with this sort of extrapolation is that women are far more likely than men to view preemptive surrender to terror as a viable solution.  Which means there is no guarantee they won’t turn to the Democrats who share the view in the end.

At Amazon: Woodworking Tools, Home Improvement, Replacement Parts, Home Automation
Bill Quick

Save on Woodworking Tools

Warehouse Deals in Home Improvement

Replacement Parts for All Your Home Improvement, Tool, and Lawn and Garden Needs

The Home Automation Store at Amazon

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, (you can check previous Amazon links by clicking the All Amazon Links menu item at the top of the page), so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian 2016.

Ali Baba – Not the Forty Online Thieves
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Alibaba IPO: 5 Reasons Why China’s E-Commerce Giant Is Going Public

5. Build brand awareness: Ask the average American about Alibaba and they might mention something about 40 thieves. Until this week, that is. With the IPO just hours away, public interest in the company has doubled since August, according to Google Trends. If the adage about there being no such thing as bad publicity is true, Ma’s plan to take Alibaba public may be his most savvy move to date.

Actually, I’ve been buying stuff through Ali Express (an English language subsidiary of AliBaba) for a couple of years now. I’ve been quite happy with the service. Very fast shipping and delivery.