nolanimrod on April 14th, 2014

Amer­i­cans’ Can-​​Do Spirit Lives On

Web Adepts Use Inter­net to Foil Bureau­cratic Busybodies

Rupert Murdoch’s always-​​entertaining tabloid has a head­line today of espe­cial deliciosity:

Just when fears that uncount­able pages of fed­eral, state, county, and local reg­u­la­tions,  aided by legions of lugubri­ous busy­bod­ies doing things like impris­on­ing pre-​​schoolers for point­ing their fin­gers and say­ing Bang! , had finally suc­ceeded in crush­ing the Spirit of America, a coterie of enter­pris­ing entre­pre­neurs has saved the day:

Hook­ers turn­ing Airbnb apart­ments into brothels

Ah, what a shame. New York, which has become, in the last twenty years, a theme park for politi­cians, devel­op­ers, and the super-​​rich, is aghast at the notion that some­body is  a-​​hem, screw­ing the respectable hotels out of their prosti-​​pence.

It’s more dis­creet and much cheaper than The Wal­dorf,” said the sex worker, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity.

Need we say more? Don’t wait until they hire Capt. Kirk and then the prices go up!



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nolanimrod on April 14th, 2014

We should save sto­ries like this so our descen­dants will know whom to thank as each July 4th they cel­e­brate Bar­ney Day to thank their fore­bears for giv­ing them a gov­ern­ment that can do with its sub­jects what­ever it wants to so long as its rules are set to patty-​​cake music and the head-​​of-​​government looks sternly noble while prais­ing the One-​​Eyed and One-​​Horned who cre­ated this banquet.

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nolanimrod on March 30th, 2014

It doesn’t do any good if you keep it a secret! Vy didn’t you tell de vorld about it!

- Dr. Strangelove to USSR Ambas­sador Alexi de Sadesky in Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Wor­ry­ing And Love The Bomb

For some rea­son that line popped up when read­ing this pas­sage in the Wall Street Journal:

Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove

Doc­tor Strangelove

 Adm. Jonathan Green­ert, chief of naval oper­a­tions, who viewed the exer­cise, said show­cas­ing Amer­i­can subs’ abil­ity to oper­ate and to col­lect intel­li­gence in any cor­ner of the world unde­tected is crit­i­cal to U.S. security.

In Dr. Strangelove, you see, the Sovi­ets con­structed a device designed to poi­son the sur­face of the planet if ever a nuclear device was det­o­nated on Soviet territory.

Unfor­tu­nately, they kept its exis­tence a secret. They didn’t have Face­book and Twit­ter.

As part of the exer­cise, which took place 150 miles off the north coast of Alaska, the Navy sent two subs beneath the Arc­tic Ocean to test their abil­ity to oper­ate, punch through the ice, find other sub­marines, hide and fire their tor­pe­does. The Navy pub­li­cized its exploits on social media.

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nolanimrod on March 21st, 2014

I real­ized it when read­ing a Hot Air piece. As me sainted mother would have said, It’s plain as the nose on your face!


When­ever you find that word the next sound you hear (or word you read) will be a whopper.

It may be some­thing of a rar­ity in the mael­strom of pol­i­tics: a constant.


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Tags: Barack Obama, falsehoods