One of the things I have the most fun with is the sheer shock people have when they see me clean shaven after I’ve had my big grey beard for a few months. It’s almost worth the pain in the neck of shaving every day . . .
. . . almost.
I’ve often called Pam Geller and Robert Spencer two of the bravest people on the net for all they do with Jihadists wanting their heads, but anyone who puts themselves out on the net and ventures to fight in the arena of ideas takes a risk. Case in Point:
I also learned by the end of the day that both my wife and I were being suspended from our jobs. It turned out that the President of the company and some of her receptionists were in such complete apprehension that Brett Kimberlin might commit an act of domestic terrorism on their building that they no longer wanted me or my wife to be there as a target. They told us we were suspended without pay until the situation was “resolved”—whatever the hell that meant.
Farview Foundation ………………………….…… $9,000
Tides Foundation …………………………………. $60,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift …..…. $45,000
HKH Foundation ……………………………..……. $20,000
Heinz Family Foundation ………….……..…. $20,000
Olive Branch Foundation …………….……… $15,000
Farview Foundation …………………………… $10,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation …………………$5,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift …..…. $19,000
Threshold Foundation ………………..…..… $20,000
Tides Foundation ………………………….….. $10,000
Nathan Cummings Foundation ………..… $10,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift …..…. $20,000
Fred Gellert Family Foundation ……………. $5,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation ..… $5,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation ……………….. $5,000
Schwab Charitable Fund ………………………. $10,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation .… $10,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift …..…. $6,000
TOTAL (2005-2009) .……………………………$304,000
Kimberlin’s infamous criminal past could scarcely have been a secret to those who funded his organization. Kimberlin became a national political celebrity during the 1988 presidential campaign because of his claim, made while he was still serving time in federal prison, that he had once sold marijuana to Dan Quayle, who was then the Republican candidate for vice president.
And because of these biting ‘attacks,’ Stacy McCain has been compelled to flee his home with his family to avoid the wrath of this man supported by the left.
Remember those who are trying people who are trying to soak the taxpayer have making pretty good living off of it. They aren’t going to let your money go without a fight.
Or as was once asked in a congressional hearing: Have you no decency?
Speaking of people making a living off somebody else’s dime:
Mankind is draining the earth’s resources so quickly the globe would be bled dry before the end of the century at this rate, a new report shows.
Humans are living outside their means, depleting natural resources like forests, air and water 50% faster than the planet can renew, according to the 2012 World Wildlife Fund’s “Living Planet Report” released this month . . .
The report was released ahead of the United Nations conference on sustainable development, called the Rio +20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Next month’s will focus on how to reverse the potentially catastrophic trends found in the study.
Because nothing says: “I care about the sustainability of the earth” more than a bunch of bureaucrats and NCO’s jetting to Rio De Janerio to beat their breasts over the fragility of the earth.
Max Bialistock had nothing on these guys.
BTW, nothing against Nathan Lane or Matthew Broderick, who are first rate performers, but give me Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder, any day.
Yeah, I know Mostel was a man, of the left but it no more makes his less of a great comedian than Sean Penn’s lunacy makes him less of a great actor.
I’m typing this in the line at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. When I started there were 21 people ahead of me to renew their licenses, it’s down to 16.
Glenn Reynolds took his semi-annual break from blogging for a week. He had some great guest bloggers on board. Together they managed to get more posts up then Glenn normally does in a 24-hour period.
Sometimes I wonder if Glenn every just wants to chuck it, but carries on because so many people depend on him every day.
If you manage a semi-regular Instalanche—and Glenn has been very good to my blog—you sometimes wonder what you’re doing wrong in terms of writing, if you have a dry spell like I’ve had lately. One does not have a divine right to a ‘lanche, but if you find yourself fretting when they are sparse remember this: Charles Johnson has felt like this every day for three years, now.
Here is a story for those who don’t believe in the existence of God:
I had a call from a prayerful friend who said he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to send me some cash because I needed it. A few hours later I received an E-Mail from Zilla of the Resistance asking for help for four young children now without parents after a horrible Murder Suicide
Tell me would you risk $20 on a “coincidence” like that?
BTW if you would like to help those children in need here is the mailing address:
The Hayes Children Trust
P.O. Box 644
North Bellmore NY 11710
I talked a bit about the Wisconsin recall last week, and the news continues to be fun for conservatives. The DNC has decided to pull funding out of the Wisconsin, as the Law of Diminishing Returns has kicked in. And the final nail in the coffin comes from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Scott Walker’s policies are controversial, but arguments over policies – no matter how sharp – aren’t reason enough to end a governor’s term.
A cynical man would suggest they wanted to be on the winning side, but outrage in comments notwithstanding, the real death knell to the pro-recall forces are stories like this one from The Monroe Times:
Teachers in the Monroe School District will have new health and dental insurance carriers starting in the 2012-13 school year.
The Monroe school board approved Unity Insurance point of service and Delta Dental plans Monday night.
Monroe Business Manager Ron Olson said the Unity plan will save the district a little more than $800,000 in premiums compared to the current Wisconsin Education Association Insurance Trust. The total costs to maintain the WEA plan would be 18.3 percent. The district was targeting a 5-percent increase; Olson said the deal with Unity is a 3.2 percent increase.
Olson said the savings will help the board meet and exceed its current budgeted objective.
That story, repeated in town after town, was made possible by the collective bargaining law pushed by Scott Walker. That above all spells disaster for the left in Wisconsin.
For a year, the MSM has told us that Wisconsin was a bellwether for the nation elections in 2012. Expect the national media to change that tune in a hurry, come June.
Something lighter? WCRN had its annual Jimmy Fund charity Wiffle ball game vs the Worcester Fire department, with the Worcester Tea Party playing too:
My arm was a bit sore from pitching 5 innings, but my legs and feet were pretty good thanks to an interesting pair of shoes called the Vibram Five Finger shoes. I spotted them at Evans on the Common in Townsend, Mass., and shot this video of them:
I have more of a dress style pair, but they still work on the basepads.
The NAACP has suddenly decided to come out for Gay Marriage. There is nothing like the prospect of the first black president needing cover to get a liberal organization to take a stand.
Speaking of good news for the President, the occupods have decided to make trouble at the Chicago NATO Summit.
Of course the protesters are incensed over their treatment by police. Take, for example, the case of the guys who were busted for making Molotov Cocktails. It was obviously all a big misunderstanding, because they just had some home beer brewing equipment, right?
For the record, I’ve been a practitioner of home brewing of beer and mead since the Clinton administration. If your recipes involve gasoline and oily rags, I think I’ll pass on stopping by your place for a cold one.
Anything that separates this administration from the occupods is a gift they should be glad to get.
Oh and remember I mentioned Robert Caro’s new book The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power. Finished it around noontime Sunday. My Amazon review is here.
Two word summary: Buy it!