Read Thy Comics

I’m catching up on Reader and, oh damn this is creepy (from April 9): xkcd what if? – Pressure Cooker Also, on April 14 (the day before the Boston Marathon), the Sunday Times had a piece on the charming leadership of Chechnya: Moscow crime ring run by Chechen police A GROUP of armed thugs accused [...]

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In Praise of the Cigarette Break

(I like this much better than the “the police didn’t even have the cordon in the right place!” line about how the authorities are useless and ra ra the little man, which, honestly, is a stupid thing to say and you’re not going to make friends saying it, guys.) Wheat & Weeds – Not To [...]

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Politics, Libya, Politics, Blurgh

NRO – Mark Steyn: Who’s ‘Politicizing’ Benghazi? It was Obama who chose to blame a national humiliation on an obscure YouTube video. And he doesn’t even have to mention Vegas. RTWT.

Categories: Politics

Meanwhile, In Iran

It’s been quiet in Iran lately. Not a lot of mass protests or rigged elections. Just the usual imminent nuclear armament, so nothing to keep it in the headlines out here in the west. Obv. The Times – Iran’s elite Guard ‘runs global crime network pushing heroin to West’ Apparently the Revolutionary Guard have taken [...]

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A Decade of 9/11: Photos

Time – Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey I hope they do a lot of this.

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIV

Hahaha: The Onion – Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces During Upcoming Top Secret June 12 Drone Strike On Al-Qaeda At 5:23 A.M. Near Small Town Of Razmani In North Waziristan I love the image. And the caption. Hehehe.

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The Ethical Upshot of Shooting bin Laden In the Face

…At Wheat & Weeds. Hmm.

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLX

Last night’s Daily Show opener was sublime. Perfect in every way. I’d embed it but they split the opener into three parts to easier to just sit through the double ad and watch up to the first ad break. Beautiful.

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Youze Gotta Wonder What They’re Looking At

Photo of the day? Yeesh. Also: ‘“You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”’ And I think this about sums up the zeitgeist (via The Corner): Update: Oh hey Politico – Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

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Bin Laden is Dead

And all I feel is exquisitely sad.

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Never Read YouTube Comments

The latest viral scandal: 6 Year Old Girl Groped By TSA Apparently it’s been a while since I’ve had to fly anywhere (/clicks heels/) but since when do they run a finger inside your underoos? What is that going to accomplish? I don’t think “Groped by TSA” is strictly accurate. The poor woman seems like [...]

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The TSA vs the Baywatch Babe

Aol News – ‘Baywatch’ Beauty Feels Overexposed After TSA Scan Although some might wonder why a woman who appeared nude in Playboy and wore a red bathing suit for three seasons of “Baywatch” is bothered about having one or two TSA agents see a computer scanned image of her naked body, but D’Errico says they [...]

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Inappropriate Questions Before the Inappropriate Touching

Towards the end of another good point about the TSA ridiculousness, Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says, I found: On Tuesday, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency may change its screening rules for victims of sex abuse. Jesus how are they gonna screen for that? The TSA [...]

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The TSA Aren’t Leg Men

Or maybe they’d prefer if women wore those cute little pencil skirts like they do in Mad Men… Wheat & Weeds – Skirts Are A Target I didn’t know about the “running a finger under the bra” part. Jesus.

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Terrorism and the TSA

Read the whole thing: Wil Shipley – Q&A with TSA Chairman John Pistole Attention grabber: Which brings me to this question: If you hired a security guard to watch your house, and 10 years later your neighbors said, “Hey, several times now dudes have tried to steal your shit, but we came over and stopped [...]

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