Joke of the Day

A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store.

As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, “Good morning young man, can you tell me where the Post Office is?”

The little boy replied, “Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn to your right.” read more

University Fomenting Racial Hatred

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What’s the first thing that popped into your head when you read this articles title? More than likely it was something like the fraternity chant from those dopes at SAE fraternity in Oklahoma, or something similar.

It’s a shame, but that’s how we’ve been conditioned to think. Even we conservatives fall prey to this knee-jerk pattern.

Yet the reality is becoming the exact opposite – on the streets and in the Universities. The fraternity incident received national, if not international attention and condemnation, which it should have. It was ignorant and vile and there is no place in any society for that. It also received that level of NO_Racism_by_Feiticondemnation because the idiot kids were white.

But more and more we hear and see blacks voluntarily segregating themselves from the rest of society. They too are being conditioned to think that anything white is automatically bad and therefore repressive.

A shining example of this conditioning was an incident that occurred just weeks ago and to our north at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Ryerson is, as are most universities, a place of diversity. They celebrate this diversity with a variety of clubs and groups the young impressionable student body may join. Groups like the “Centre for Women and Trans People,” “RyePRIDE,” the “Trans Collective,” and the “Racialised Students’ Collective.”

The incident I just spoke of involved the Racialised Students’ Collective and a couple of first year journalism students that were given an class assignment to attend and report on a public gathering at the University. That sounds easy enough. read more

Earths Plates Don’t Move Like We Thought

Back when dinosaurs were just starting to skulk, Earth had just one giant land mass, a supercontinent that scientists call Pangea. pangea2It broke up about 200 million years ago, and since then its fragments—riding on chunks of crust called tectonic plates—have been gliding, merging, and splitting their way into their present—temporary—positions. Now, geoscientists have unveiled a computer model that maps the details of that tectonic dance in 1-million-year increments—practically a frame-by-frame recap of geologic time. It shows that the plates speed up, slow down, and move around in unexpectedly short bursts of activity. It also suggests that researchers may have to rethink what drives much of that incessant motion. read more

Not Everyone’s Happy About This New APP

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Many adults go through a phase in their younger years where the use of foul language is cool. Up until about 15 or 20 years ago, masocial-media-16ybe even more recently, foul language was called objectionable language.

Yet in keeping with the overall coarsening of our society, language standards seem to be going the way of the dodo. Nowadays, you’re considered a prude if you use words like “heck” and “darn.”

It’s now been several years since I too was a serial expletivatier. Yes, I know it’s not a real word. I haven’t missed the use of foul language. I guess maybe I’ve grown out of it.

So for as many years as I’ve cleaned up my own language, I’ve advocated for others to do so. Within that same time period, we’ve seen an explosion of electronic advancements.

For years I’ve wished that someone would, or could develop a filter of sorts for things like video games that my kids enjoy playing, that would clean up the abhorrent language.

Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but recently a company in Idaho has developed an app called “Clean Reader.”  read more

Working Laser Pistol

Patrick Priebe's zapper pistol takes out a balloon

Patrick Priebe’s zapper pistol takes out a balloon

Laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe is no stranger to buildingfunctioning versions of guns from video games. Recently, he received a number of requests to create something from the game League of Legends. The result, the Jinx character’s zapper pistol, could certainly be described as “electrifying.” read more

Joke of the Day

The vet prescribed daily tablets for our geriatric cat and after several battles my husband devised a way to give her the medication.

It involved wrapping the cat in a towel, trapping her between his knees, forcing her mouth open and the positioning the pill on the back of her tongue. read more

No Love For Hillary – Faux Fear for Jeb

by: the Common Constitutionalist

As we head into this next election cycle (as if it ever really ends anymore), there sure seems to be a lot more angst on the democrat side.

I’ve heard many say there is no one else who can run on the democrat side. It’s a shallow bench. Some pundits have stated that for all her flaws Hillary Clinton is the only major Democrat who can keep the Democratic Party together in this cycle.

I disagree. I think she is actually the one candidate who will not be able to keep the Democrats in their wacky rainbow colored ganja-filled tent.2013 Greenbuild Conference

Need I remind us all that in 2008, Hillary was all they had – until she wasn’t. They needed only a minor groundswell of support to jump ship for someone else. Personally I think that behind the scenes power brokers have probably given up on Hillary, not that she ever had them and I don’t think they like her. They like Bill, but not her. We may later find that they were never going to fully back her.

So far, there’s no evidence to support the theory, except for the lack of enthusiasm from the far left base, which she will need.

I also wonder whether the democrats may be amenable to losing this next election to prevent someone they don’t care for on their side from winning – mainly Hillary. I see no fire from the base for Hillary. I don’t see “Run – Hil – Run” posters. There is no great eruption of support for her. It could indeed be that the dems have hit that proverbial wall, and have just run out of candidates. read more