For Their Safety
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Valdosta State University cancels classes amid uproar over American flag protest – CBS News

“That level of traffic and that many people will disrupt a lot of things in the city,” Clark said. “We’re from an overall safety perspective looking to close the campus down today so they can have a peaceful rally.”

They’re terrified that some of their pussy-boy junior Marxists might try to go up against the patriots and get their empty skulls stomped in.

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A Man By Any Other Name…
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‘I’m a woman': Bruce Jenner reveals he is transitioning to his ‘true self’ in Diane Sawyer interview which will be his last as a man  | Daily Mail Online

‘I’m a woman': Bruce Jenner reveals he is transitioning to his ‘true self’ in Diane Sawyer interview which will be his last as a man.

Unless he’s found a way to change his DNA, he will still be a man.  Just a man overdosed on female hormones and without balls or a dick. 

But a man nonetheless.  No matter what he calls himself.

The Stupid Is Very Strong Here
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The Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican [CBD]

This is how it should be, for every entrant into the campaign, and Reagan’s commandment should be policed ruthlessly by the political hierarchy. Any national Republican figure who publicly criticizes a Republican candidate for anything short of mass-murder should be immediately ostracized, marginalized, and repudiated. The Democrats do it, and that’s one big reason why they win.

This is just naive, stupid, dishonest bullshit, nothing more.

I’m particularly amused by the pathetic cry for The Ruling Class GOP Big Daddies of the “political hierarchy” to police this pernicious pipe dream. 

UPDATE:  And by the way, the Democrats win (when they do win, which certainly isn’t all the time) because they fight dirty, they fight to win, they fight to destroy their opponents, and that most definitely includes opponents within their own party.

How long have you been living under a rock in the dark?

Shop the Mothers Day Store at Amazon
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The Mothers Day Gift Store at Amazon

Don’t forger the mothers in your life.

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Romney Was Too Busy Fighting the Good Fight…Against Conservatives
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Lucianne.com News Forum – HomePage

 Mitt Romney on Hillary´s Uraniumgate

´It looks like bribery´

Where was THIS Romney when we needed him?

Busy putting the whoopass on every conservative Republican he could lay his cudgel on.

Why do you ask?

She Was Done In 2008 – As She’s Finding Out Now
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Democrats Went All In On Hillary Clinton. It’s Looking Like a Terrible Bet. – NationalJournal.com

Hooey.  It the Democrats had gone “all in” on Hillary, NYT and WaPo wouldn’t have armies of hacks armed with long knives out stabbing her in the back.

At Amazon: The Digital Dime Store
Bill Quick

Remember, you can buy and give digital gifts like music and books on the same day, even on Christmas day itself!

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….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

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Breaking News (At NYT): David Brock a Clinton Hack!
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NYT reporter: Misdirecting on Clinton stories is what Media Matters “exists to do” « Hot Air

JOSHUA GREEN, BLOOMBERG: I don’t think that’s true at all Alex. They know what they are doing.

PETERS: Exactly. They are definitely misdirecting here. I mean, this is what Media Matters exists to do.

Amazing. Say, you don’t suppose the hacks at NYT and Bloomberg had even the slightest hint about this before, do you?

Second Hand Choom?
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Michelle O Can’t Remember How Long She’s Been Married | Truth Revolt

Worse yet, Mrs. Obama was unable to answer the most simple of personal relationship questions: “How long have you and Barack been married?” Here is what she said verbatim:

Uh, 20-something years. Wait, somebody [looks to her aides] you guys know the date. When was it? It’s been over a decade. It’s been a while.

Close! Barack and Michelle were married October 3, 1992 — 23 years ago to be exact. Definitely more than a decade.

I keep hearing that old ganj rots the hell out of your memory.

Just Keep Fighting to Elect More Republicans! (That Will Fix Everything)
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Exclusive — Empirical Vote Data Shows Democrats Still Control US Senate, Harry Reid’s Office Rejoices – Breitbart

Senate Democrats still control the U.S. Senate, election results last November aside, an analysis of all the votes taken since Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over as Majority Leader shows.

In fact, with two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at least—usually more than—93 percent of support from Democrats.

“While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson told Breitbart News. “Democrats hope this trend will continue.”

Always vote Republican. Republicans will always be better than Democrats.

Keep telling yourself this. Then go suck your thumb and wait for Santa Claus to save your country and your liberty.

Why Johnathan Chait Is An Idiot
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The Disastrous Clinton Post-Presidency — NYMag

The qualities of an effective presidency do not seem to transfer onto a post-presidency. Jimmy Carter was an ineffective president who became an exemplary post-president.

The fact that he can write something like this in supposed seriousness is an ipso facto, res ipsa loquitur indictment of his entire body of work and thought.

At Amazon: Generators and Portable Power
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Generators and Portable Power

These are year-round precautions.  You never know what might take your power down – a winter blizzard, a summer thunderstorm, or just some sort of screwup with the grid.  I have a combination of a small generator for backup, and a solar system for basic power.  Of course, I’m not likely to have to ride out a winter blizzard, either.  If I were, I’d go for something heavy duty, like the Guardian 6729 Generac 20kW Home Standby Generator with 200-Amp Service Rated Transfer Switch my sister bought a few years back, and has used far more than she expected.

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Keeping Track of the Victim Game
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Duke Sides With Islamists Against Feminist Speaker

In this case, the Muslim Student Association didn’t just attack the speaker directly, but also used the tactic of guilt by association. Nomani has a “straightforward alliance with many Islamophobic speakers,” Shajuti Hossain, a member of the Duke MSA’s executive board, wrote in an email. The “Islamophobic speakers” were identified as Robert Spencer, Ayan Hirsi, Bill Maher, and Sam Harris. Incidentally, those were among the people Nomani defended in her Washington Post article from the same kind of censorious attacks she has faced. The blasphemy police would not only have us not criticize Islam whatsoever, they also demand we refrain from defending anyone from their smear campaigns.

The blasphemy police would not only have us not criticize Islam whatsoever, they also demand we refrain from defending anyone from their smear campaigns.

To be sure, this kind of antagonistic attitude to free discourse is nothing new at elite liberal universities. Conservative speakers have been shouted down at events for years. But, recently, universities appear to be giving more credence to hardline Islamic activists who oppose free speech. Even liberals are being attacked for going against Islamic doctrine.

Here’s the pecking order, kidz:

Top of the Victimiazation Heap:  Black Muslim women.

Blacks

Muslims

Women

Gays

Rule of thumb:  Any combination moves you ahead of any singular badge of victimization.

Wishing and Hoping For Tsunami of Illegal Aliens
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CBP Wants $134.5M for Anticipated ‘Future Influx’ of Illegal Alien Children | CNS News

CNSNews.com) – U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) included $134.5 million in “contingency” funding in its budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 to care for a “future influx” of up to 104,000 unaccompanied alien children, or “UCs,” who may cross the border into the United States illegally next year.

The only reason the word “may” is used here is that they are uncertain whether they’ll be able to actually recruit that many and get them all across the border.

The Only Oddity Around Here Is Byron York’s Anti-Cruz Bias
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An odd place for a Ted Cruz stopover | WashingtonExaminer.com

Presidential politics can put candidates in some pretty odd situations. Just ask Ted Cruz.

The Texas senator and 2016 Republican candidate was in New York this week. One of his stops was a reception Monday night at a grand apartment owned by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, two gay hotel tycoons.

I suppose it might be considered odd if you are a GOP establishment shill with an entirely warped and ignorant understanding of what sort of man Ted Cruz really is – or if you are merely trying to peddle such an understanding – but no. Cruz’s meeting wasn’t odd at all.

From the eMail Bag – Hillary: The Bookie’s Favorite
Bill Quick

With the 2016 election cycle in full swing, I wanted to reach out and offer an expert in odds making as a potential source to supplement your election coverage. Peter Loshak, SportsBookReview.com’s handicapper, is an independent source who will be able to discuss the odds that online Sports Books are placing on each of the major candidates for President as well as a few longshots.

If someone were to bet $100 on the following canidates (potential and announced) today, they would win:

Hillary Clinton $125
Jeb Bush $500
Marco Rubio $900
Scott Walker $1,200
Chris Christie $2,000
Elizabeth Warren - $2,800
Ted Cruz - $4,000
Martin O'Malley - $5,000
Mike Huckabee $6,600
Carly Fiorina $6,600
Cory Booker - $8,000


Whatever. If I had a spare hundred, I’d probably donate it to Ted Cruz. But the fifty to one payoff on him is tempting, too.

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Klipsch CP-4 Compact Performance Series Outdoor Loudspeaker – Pair (White) – Why not listen to some soothing music whilst lolling in your new hammock?

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The Vast Obama Left Wing Conspiracy Goes to War on Billary
Bill Quick

Josh Earnest Dodges TEN QUESTIONS About Clinton Foundation | The Daily Caller

his has to be a new record: White House press secretary Josh Earnest dodged no less than ten consecutive questions in a span of five minutes, all about the damning allegations that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traded political favors in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Yeah, and not only that, he dodged them in the most damaging way possible for Billary – the non-denial denial.

You know, you have to wonder who the leftards think is going to replace Billary if they manage to knock them off – and how they think they’ll be able to win with whomever it is.

21st Century Problems
Bill Quick

What it’s like to live without a smartphone | Greenbot

I’m pretty sure a lot of the geezers who hang here will find this hilarious, but, you know.

Welcome to the modern world.

If you have trouble empathizing, imagine yourself without cars, televisions, electricity, or phones at all.

At Amazon: The Digital Dime Store
Bill Quick

Remember, you can buy and give digital gifts like music and books on the same day, even on Christmas day itself!

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….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

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The News Here is Not That The Clintons Are Deeply Corrupt Crooks
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Oh My: NYT, Reuters Bombard Clintons With Foreign Cash, Tax Scandals – Guy Benson

Both of these stories broke late last nightlighting up Twitter, and guaranteeing that Team Hillary is about to endure a very unpleasant stretch of news coverage. Each one is very serious indeed, but let’s start with the New York Times building on Peter Schweitzer’s ‘Clinton Cash’ reporting with some breathtaking new details about a lucrative deal involving Russia’s successful power play on American uranium capacity.

The news is that reliable DNC operatives with bylines are loudly reporting that the Clintons are deeply corrupt crooks.

It’s a gamble.  If Billary somehow manages to survive and achieve the White House, they will make their enemies pay a terrible price.  Which means that their enemies have decided that their chances of keeping Billary out of the White House are very, very good.

Deals on Jewelry For All the Ladies In Your Life
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Save Big On Women’s Jewelry

No, sorry, that new snowblower you were planning on getting her just isn’t going to cut it. Really. Trust me on this one.  And…Mothers Day!

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STFU, STFD, Mittens
Bill Quick

Romney: ‘Every Appearance That Hillary Clinton Was Bribed’ | The Daily Caller

During an appearance on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he was shocked by the newest allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying “there was every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed.”

Odd, isn’t it, that he couldn’t be this forthright about Barack Obama, isn’t it?

Folks, Need a Little Help Here
Bill Quick

I know April is the cruelest month, what with taxes and general malaise, but I need a few – well, more than a few – sales.  It’s the same deal – I’m looking for purchases from Amazon, price is no object.  A 99 cent purchase counts as much as one for 99 dollars.  So if you buy a single song, that’s a help.  Or a 99 cent Kindle ebook.  Or whatever.  Part of my commissions are based on total sales – I move up in commission percentage based on sales levels.  So, say, 300 sales in a month might pay me 6.5 percent, but the moment I pass 400, the commissions I get on all previous sales move up half a point to 7 percent.

I’ll run an add every day for really cheap stuff.  The Digital Dime Store is a good place to start.

And thanks for your help.  It’s always greatly appreciated.

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….).

The Kindle Daily Deal

This Week’s Featured .99 Songs

100 Albums for $5

100 Kindle Books for $3.99 Or Less

Who Needs Cops the Most?
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MSNBC Host Questions Whether ‘Policing Is Even Appropriate’ | The Daily Caller

When discussing the recent death of black Baltimore man Freddie Gray in police custody, MSNBC host Alex Wagner took the debate beyond parody levels and questioned if society really needs policing at all. (VIDEO: MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Attacks Her Own Network)

“There’s certainly reforms that need to be undertaken in policing,” the host of “Now w/ Alex Wagner” said. “And there are broader questions that we’ll get to later about whether or not policing is even appropriate.”

Okay, fine.  Let’s pull the cops out of every ethnic neighborhood in America.  Let them police the white areas, which will be a much easier job for them, and certainly safer.

And then count the minutes before the agonized shrieks for their immediate return begin to fill the air.

Latest Boner: “Clintons Good Public Servants”
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Boehner Says Hillary Clinton Broke Law in Handling of Her E-Mail – Bloomberg Politics

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton are good public servants…

Well, by Boehner’s standards of “good,” that’s probably true.

You’re in the best of hands, GOPbots!  Elect lots more!

So Far It’s Only “Allegations,” Though
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Navy Chaplain Censored: ‘Don’t pray in the name of Jesus’ | Fox News

Liberty Institute maintains that Modder’s private counseling on issues involving human sexuality and same-sex marriage were consistent with the beliefs of his endorsing agency – the Assemblies of God.

“As a result of honoring the tenets of his endorsing denomination, he now faces the loss of his employment and removal from the Navy,” Liberty Institute wrote.

While Chaplain Modder specifically denies accusations that he used inappropriate language or gestures, he does admit to providing answers to questions from a Biblical world view.

“On occasion and only when asked, he expressed his sincerely held religious belief that sexual acts outside of marriage are contrary to biblical teaching; homosexual conduct is contrary to biblical teaching and homosexual orientation or temptation as distinct from conduct is not a sin,” Liberty Institute wrote.

They also reminded the Navy that Department of Defense regulations allow Chaplain Modder to hold religious beliefs.

“Navy chaplains are never required to compromise the standards of their religious organization, but are required to perform in a pluralistic environment,” they wrote.

That brings me back to the moment when Chaplain Modder was told he could not pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

Liberty Institute alleges it happened shortly after Modder assumed chaplaincy responsibilities at the training command. He was asked to deliver an invocation at a ceremony.

As he was walking to the lectern, Fahs is alleged to have told him to deep-six the Jesus talk – “counsel that Chaplain Modder accepted and with which he complied.”

Yes, yes, I know I’m an evil, fag-loving atheist who seeks to grind all of Christianity under my all-powerful heel and reduce it to cowering in the the catacombs, but…

This isn’t some baker refusing to treat some hated sinners people in his public-accommodation business the same way he treats everybody else, nor is it some church seeking birth control exemptions for an auto body shop it happens to own.

This is a bonafide preacher representing the precepts of his faith, working in a position in which he has been hired to do exactly that.  And so, if this is not some ginned up piece of legal astroturf designed to portray Christendom as the helpless victim of the All-Conquering LGBT Crusaders, then his religious liberty is being trampled, and that is wrong, and should not be countenanced.

Billary Is the One Percent of the One Percent
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Mrs. Clinton and the 1 Percenters | National Review Online

To be a member of the hated, reviled, filthy, wicked “1 percent,” one needs a household income of about $400,000 a year. That’s no small thing — 99 percent of us don’t manage it in any given year — but it’s not Jay-Z money, either. (What, your wife didn’t do like Mrs.-Z and give you a $5 million watch for your 43rd birthday?) A generously compensated high-school principal can make a 1 percent income solo, and a couple of married high-school principals can hit 1 percent territory with relative ease.

A high school principal can make 400 grand?

Actually, I clicked through and it’s not what it sounds like.  Some sort of backscratch arrangement between lawyers somehow netted this woman several hundred thousand in bye-bye pay, not the $400k salary Williamson implies.

Still.

Seems a bit high, even for a bloated public sector bureaucrat.

Take Half Off Luggage at Amazon
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50% Off Luggage Sale

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The Dying of the Light (Bringer)
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Edward-Isaac Dovere on Twitter: “Lots of empty seats as Obama speaks about climate change in the Everglades http://t.co/Buz6lCevew”

Lots of empty seats as Obama speaks about climate change in the Everglades

Yesterday’s celebrity blabbers about yesterday’s issues.  Who cares?

Not many, obviously.

Scoop: Must Credit Daily Pundit! (Like That Will Ever Happen….)
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On the hunt for the presidency, Jeb Bush adopts a ‘caveman’ diet – Yahoo News Canada

WASHINGTON – Jeb Bush is eating like a caveman, and he has literally shrunk in size.

The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.

So, apparently I wasn’t crazy when I scooped everybody else with this a week ago:

Has Jeb Bush Recently Lost a Crap Ton of Weight? | Daily Pundit

He looks downright anorexic now.  Were drugs involved, do you think?

Apparently it was the low-carb. 

Here’s The First Video Ever Posted on YouTube
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The guy is Jawad Karim, co-founder of YouTube, currently worth $140 million bucks.

I Don’t Care
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Obama Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Killing Innocent Hostages with Drones, Which Doesn’t Mean It Will Stop – Hit & Run : Reason.com

These “accidents” happen all the time. It’s just normally not Americans who are killed. Obama ordered the declassification of information about this strike in order to be transparent about what happened to the American public. The same cannot be said for the hundreds of non-American civilians killed in other drone strikes in Pakistan. The United States has killed an estimated 168 children in Pakistan from drone strikes. And many of the people who have been killed have not even been properly identified.

You know what?

I don’t care.

Muslim barbarians surround themselves with a buffer of “innocent” flesh, and dare us to strike them.  The same innocents tolerate the presence of these Muslim savages in the name of their religion.  In deeply religious, cultural, and historical contexts they are all complicit.

If you attack us, you, and maybe your wives and children, will die.

That’s the message I want to get across.

EXIT QUESTION FOR THE WEEPING WILLIES AT REASON:  If significant elements of these populations were not waging war on America and her allies, would the “innocents” there be in any danger from our drone strikes?

 

Today Only At Amazon
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Emeril by All-Clad E914SC PRO-CLAD Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Silver – This is a pretty decent set of stainless pots and pans, especially at $159.

Also….

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones – Black – Save a hundred bucks on these high-end cans.

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Three Out of Five Ain’t Bad
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Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primaries

WICHITA, Kan. — Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.

Koch, his brother David and their team have identified five candidates who have the right message and “a good chance of getting elected,” he told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview at Koch Industries’ headquarters. They are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.

“Those are the ones we have talked to the most and who seem to be the possible leaders,” he said.

Yes, they will be the major contenders in the primary race for the nomination, but they’re all over the map otherwise.  Still, I could vote for at least three of the five with varying degrees of happiness.  Bush and Rubio are right out for me – they aren’t even half a loaf, they’re stale, possibly poisonous crumbs.

And having three of the top five GOP contenders be people I could actually support is an entirely new experience for me.  I can’t recall a time when that was the case.

No, I’m Not Anointing No Mas Rubio For Anything
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Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his “immigration record” behind closed doors « Hot Air

And so they have, with Rubio himself happy to refresh the memory of anyone who might have forgotten. This is why I say he’s a smart tactician even when you hate the moves he’s making. He plays the long game, and it’s paying off. I wouldn’t bet against him.

Well, AP, let’s see how well it’s paying off early next year, okay?

At Amazon: One Stop Shopping For Emergency Supplies
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The Emergency Preps Store at Amazon

This is where you start.

Big Savings on Standby Power for the Entire House

My sister has one of the big propane Generac models, and she never stops thanking me for talking her into buying it. It’s saved her bacon during summer tornados and winter blizzards several times.

The Berkey Water Filter Store at Amazon

Berkey is my main water-filter, both for everyday and emergencies. I keep mine in the kitchen, constantly refilled with tap water. Berkeys will even filter out impurities as small as viruses. I have several different filter systems, as well as other water purification methods, but Berkey is the one I’ve used every single day for the past four years.

Dynarex N-95 Flat Folded Respirator and Surgical Masks – Box of 20 Individually Wrapped N95 Masks. Meets CDC Guidelines for TB Exposure, NIOSH Approved. Protects against transfer of microorganisms, bodily fluid and particulate material.

Dynarex Nitrile Exam Glove (non-latex) Powder Free – Large, 100 Count (Pack of 10)

Disposable Hooded Coveralls For Every Size

Uvex S8510 Bionic Shield, Black Matte Face Shield, Clear Polycarbonate Anti-Fog/Hardcoat Lens

Your first line of defense against airborne body fluids, coughs, and sneezes is to not let them touch any part of you in the first place.

At Amazon: The Mountain House Emergency Food Store

Mountain House can be slightly more spendy than some other brands, but in my experience it offers a wide variety of very tasty and easily prepared long term storage foods. Essentially you just add water and heat. In some cases water is enough.

Much of my base long term food is in the form of popcorn (I have a grain mill – and the cornbread I make from freshly ground popcorn is the best I’ve ever eaten), pasta, rice, and beans. But I have several cases of Mountain House stuff to go with it – pour the beef stew over a plate of rice for a tasty and filling meal, for instance.

Water Purifiers at Amazon

Would you be able to keep yourself supplied with pure water if your local water plant shut down for any reason? I would.

I take a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. I can’t prove it, but I think they do me a lot of good. At least I seem to be in considerably better shape than most guys my age – 68. If you take them, make sure you have a couple month’s supply on hand at all times.

Multi-Serving Emergency Food Supply Kits

All-in-one emergency food for a week, a month, or a year. Saves having to think about what you want to store. Get it all at once, and in one shipment. These kits last for at least twenty years, by the way. Buy once, stop worrying.

The Emergency Preparations Bookstore at Amazon

There are ways to keep a collection of e-books in a grid-down emergency, but many preppers prefer a dead-tree library of such things. I have a core library in that format, although most of my stuff is digital. Of course, I do have ways to use e-books more or less perpetually.

Emergency and Long Term Storage Foods and Supplies

In order of importance, there are three things you need to get through an emergency: Water, food, and shelter/power. This helps cover the first area.

Save 50% On Pet Supplies

Get your pets something nice….and make sure you’ve got a few weeks of food on hand for them, too.

The Grocery Store at Amazon.com – Stock up!

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And Still He Leads….
Bill Quick

Hot Air Primary Survey: April Results « Hot Air

Scott Walker has once again won the consensus and second choice votes, but your new first choice leader is… Ted Cruz.

Rather than commentate, I’ll just leave you with the graphs.

This surely must puzzle Allahpundit, who’s been doing everything possible to downplay Cruz’s chances to the Hot Gas readership right from the get-go.