Posting will be light Thanksgiving weekend and the following week due to… Thanksgiving (and real life intervening).

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Happy Thanksgiving for 2014!

     Happy Thanksgiving!

     Ben Shapiro lays out the truth about Thanksgiving:

     Leaving politics aside, here is a tiny hamster (and bunny & mouse) Thanksgiving:



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Liquor Store Liberation Front

     Blazing Cat Fur has a good recap on the Furguson Riots.

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Thoughts on the Ferguson Riots

     Some thoughts via Twitter, from the night of the riots.

     On some of the shinanigans that went on:

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Global Slavery Index 2014

     The 2014 Global Slavery Index has been released.  Not too much surprise as to where slavery is common.

     The report can be obtained here, or viewed below:

Global Slavery Index 2014 Final Lowres

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Seattle Mayor’s Thanksgiving Pardon: Fermented Bean Curd

     It has become a tradition for the President to “pardon” a Turkey before Thanksgiving.  This tradition has extended to the state and local level.

     The Mayor of Seattle has also granted a pardon… to fermented bean curd:

“Today Mayor Murray pardoned Braeburn the Tofurky and challenged the Seattle City Council to a food drive.

“‘I, Mayor Murray, pardon Braeburn the Tofurky,’ the mayor proclaimed in the atrium of Seattle City Hall.

“Braeburn the Tofurky will live out its natural life at the Rainier Valley Food Bank, the beneficiary of the food drive between Seattle City Council and the Mayor’s Office. Braeburn will be joined by his understudy, Honeycrisp.”

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Why Inequality is Not Unjust

     A commenter over at the Ace of Spade HQ, Serena, posted a response she received to the question “How does being a billionaire ‘harm society’?

     Below is a copy of that response interleaved with some comments:

“Another great question. Billionaires (even the ones who just have money sitting there, and “earned” it legally) harm society because they create something very dangerous for economies – inequality. Most of the world has too little, billionaires have too much. That kills jobs and shifts the executive/social/political power to cater to a powerful class of individuals that got there not just with hard work, but unfortunately, often by chance, and with lots and lots of greed. “

     Ah, the great boogie-man of the Progressive Left: “Inequality.”  It is never stated why some people having more wealth than others is somehow necessarily bad.  The response seems to suggest that “[m]uch of the world has too little” because those icky billionaires hoarded it all in their three cubic acre moneybins.

     This ignores the fact that wealth is not a zero sum game.  Wealth is created, and some will create or accumulate more than others.  Someone having a lot of wealth does not preclude others creating wealth for themselves, and almost invariably, for others as well.

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News of the Week (November 23rd, 2014)

 

News of the Week for November 23rd, 2014


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Obama in the Rain

     The day after Obama’s second mid-term election, Obama completely dismissed the obvious rebuke the American people gave him.  In effect, not one “f**k” was given by him.

     This is reminiscent of, of all things, the koala:

     Barack Obama, no f**ks given.



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Who Treats Women Like Sex Objects?

     A minor league Canadian hockey team has come under fire for a bit of tasteful cheesecake:

“There is also not a lot of enthusiasm for the cover at Haldimand-Norfolk Women’s Services in Simcoe. Executive director Jane Scheel says the cover is a classic case of a male-dominated organization dehumanizing women by reducing them to sex objects.

“‘If someone is an object, you don’t have to treat them like a human being,’ Scheel said. ‘When a woman is an object, it is a one-way relationship. You have a relationship with the object; the object doesn’t have a relationship with you.’”

     Reduced to just an object.  That retro-style pin-up is tasteful and respectful.  Does it play upon the fact that the vast majority of men are unabashedly heterosexual?  Yes.  Does it reduce women to just a piece of meat?  No.  Appreciating the feminine form does not mean relegating a woman to a mere physical object.

     A gentleman will be attracted to an attractive lady, but will try to win her over and treat her with all the respect she deserves. If anything is evocative of that, a retro-style image harkening back to the time when gentlemen were not reviled certainly would be.

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