Scott Walker has lost any shot at the presidency

He was campaigning in Philadelphia, and made a dreadful gaffe.


Scott Walker cut in line at Geno’s to order a cheesesteak with American cheese and no onions. He’s not getting out of Philly alive.

Unforgivable. Cheez Whiz and fried onions, always.

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I also liked mine wit’ peppers…ack, no, don’t kill me!

You mean that isn’t what lady history is all about?

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There’s a new museum in London, and it promised to “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, experiences and actions” of women and show their contribution to British history. Sounds promising!

Former Google diversity chief Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, who is behind the scheme, promised “the first women’s museum in the UK” in plans given the green light by Tower Hamlets council last year.

But when the covers were removed from the site on Cable Street in Whitechapel last week, residents were shocked to find its subject matter had changed to the brutal unsolved murders of prostitutes between 1888 and 1891.

The Jack The Ripper Museum, which has as its logo a sinister silhouette of a man in Victorian dress above the museum name written in blood red, has outraged residents, who claim it is now about misogyny rather than women’s achievements.

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How stupid are liberals?

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I got two items in my inbox telling me how stupid liberals are. I read the articles in question and find myself wondering instead how stupid conservatives are.

The first is from the NY Post: Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias. Did anyone say they were? By comparison, maybe, but already we have a straw man right in the title. They complain that obviously Denmark is a failed state because they have much higher taxes than America. Why, yes, no one claims that we can magically get better services for free. But then the rest gets downright embarrassing: Danes are less sexy and macho, they have high suicide rates, they aren’t a wonderful tourist destination (What? They’ve never heard of Copenhagen?), there aren’t as many really rich and really poor people, and everyone is middle class — no tall poppies allowed. And they are all about equality and sharing.

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Jeb!

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He’s toast. Cancel the campaign.

My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That’s the only way we’re going to get out of this rut that we’re in.

Rich guy tells the working class that our problem is that they aren’t working hard enough? What next, end the 40 hour work week, make everyone work on Saturdays (but not Sundays — that’s sacred!), and bring back workhouses and sweatshops? What a winner.

They’re only bugs

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There is an important research facility in Florida that studies exotic insects and invasive species. You’d think a state like Florida, which is swarming with invasive plants and animals, would consider this a useful and practical operation.

The UF/IFAS (Institute for Food and Agriculture) quarantine facility is a highly secure state of the art lab in Ft. Pierce.

Security is top priority because if any insects were to escape, their impact in our environment would be unclear.

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Marriage equality for everyone

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage.

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, and Alito dissented. Scalia is getting ready to explode: he called the decision a “judicial putsch”. Roberts thinks “the Court removes it from the realm of democratic decision”, because apparently we’re supposed to vote on who gets civil rights.

Now get ready for the fireworks. I’m not turning on Fox News, that’s for sure.