January 12, 2016

Temporary Backup Overnight Open Thread (Pixy Misa)
— Ace

So, how about them Cowboys?


(Did I do that right?)

Here's a little light entertainment for you.

Moses Supposes



Mirror Mirror



La Seine

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December 21, 2008

This Site is Not the Ace of Spades Site
— Ace

This is actually just a work-in-progress site.  It's half-done.  Right now it's not used, except as an emergency back-up when the main site goes down.

The actual site is at http://www.ace.mu.nu, or aceofspadeshq.com, which will redirect there.

If you're not seeing pictures on this site, it's because it's not really working yet.

If you've posted comments and no one seems to respond -- that's because most users can't see them.  Comments from the real site get posted here, but comments from here don't show up on the real site.

Basically, you should come to the real site.  It looks a little crappy right now and it breaks down a lot, but this one isn't quite ready yet.

Sorry.. should have put up this notice long ago.

Note from Pixy: Posts and comments automatically sync from the old site to this new site within 60 seconds, but some authors aren't set up on the new site, and will show up as Open Blogger.  We'll get those sorted out soon.

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May 27, 2018

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-27-2018
— Open Blogger

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Library of Dr Weevil
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Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these art deco knock-offs, which should be taken out and shot.


Pic Note

Dr Weevil writes:

There are thousands more books elsewhere in the room and the rest of the apartment, which looks rather like an ant farm: I have to walk sideways to get between the shelves in many places. Note that revolving bookcases (can you spot all five in this picture?) really help if you want to be able to consult hundreds of volumes without getting out of your seat.

I like the revolving book stands. Also, in the upper left, sitting on the rocking chair on top of the revolving bookcase, you can see a stuffed he-pig and she-pig dressed in red, white, and blue: they were advertised as 'Mr and Mrs America' at the Shenandoah Valley antique store where Dr Weevil bought them.


A Muslim Sex Manual?

The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex by Umm Muladhat, and no, this is not a parody. I found out about it by being directed by I-forget-what to this article, Based Grandma Writes Sex Manual for Muslim Wives (30 Years of Marriage have Taught her a Thing or Two). Which links to The Definitive Guide to Halal & Haram Sex Acts (Muslims Like to F*** Too), which is quite a bit more detailed about sexual things that Muslims may or may not do.

I almost bought the book just out of curiosity, but balked at the $9.99 price tag for 87 pages. Steven Den Beste had longer blog posts. I'm guessing there's probably not much that's controversial or humorous about it, other than perhaps holding to the quaint notion that couples really ought to wait until marriage to start having sex. Which, come to think of it, is the norm for pretty much every culture in human history except the one we're living in now.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

A POACHER-TURNED-GAMEKEEPER is someone who changes their mind and begins to protect or campaign for something they once attacked.

Usage: A more perfect word to describe the GOPe's attitude toward ObamaCare can scarcely be imagined.
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EMT 5/27/18
— Open Blogger

This EMT is wearing no pants.

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May 26, 2018

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (5/26/18 )
— Open Blogger

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(Feel the calm. Feel the peace.)

*****


The Saturday Joke

An admiral visited one of the ships of the line under his command.

While eating breakfast with the crew he was impressed to see the Naval
insignia stamped on every biscuit.

He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done, so it could be
used on other ships under his command.

The Chief replied, "I’d be glad to share that with you, Admiral. After each
biscuit is cut, I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the
Navy insignia.

Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"

The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If that’s the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts.

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 05-26-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]
— Open Blogger

Memorial Day

So, it's Memorial Day weekend, so let's take some time to talk about some appropriate movies for the holiday.


The Patriot

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Roland Emmerich is not a particularly gifted filmmaker, but he did manage to settle himself down and make a solid Revolutionary War movie. It sits at the top of the pack in terms of movies of that era from the last thirty years because it's one of the only Revolutionary War movies made in that time. I understand some reticence of Hollywood to make movies about it, mostly because the battles aren't really built for cinema (armies marching towards each other and firing is rather flat visually), but at the same time it feels like the era is so rich with character, personality, and events that it should be a gold mine of narrative potential. The AMC series TURN did a reasonable job of showing an alternative side to the conflict, but there's still so much room for more.

Anyway, that out of the way, The Patriot is the third movie staring Mel Gibson about how the English are evil bastards (Gallipoli and Braveheart being the first two). It takes a somewhat rose-colored glasses view of the South at the time (I don't think one black person is identified as an actual slave in the whole movie), but the world feels very lived in and real. Of course, it helps when they actually filmed in Charleston.

I live in Charleston, and I can recognize lots from the movie around town. I was walking up Meeting Street one day, showing my father around, when we ended up walking alongside a horse carriage tour. The guide pointed to a house on the other side of the street and said, "That's Aunt Charlotte's house in Charleston from the movie The Patriot." I looked up and immediately saw that the guy was telling the truth.

Gibson's character feels like he takes a very understandable and believable path from war skeptic to full-blown patriot by the end. At the start, he's haunted by the things he did during the French and Indian War. It's that he felt like he lost his sense of humanity in the face of brutality and went too far. He knows that's a part of him, and he doesn't want to let it out. As he gets involved, he does let it out, of course, and it's not anything to be proud of, but through the sacrifices of two of his sons, he begins to "hold the course" and find that he can fight for a just cause but also retain his humanity at the same time.


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EMT 5/26/18
— Open Blogger

Word of advice: Stay off the highways as much as possible this weekend. It's a madhouse out there.

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May 25, 2018

Friday Night Ont – Crime and Punishment Edition
— Open Blogger

Let's start with punishment:

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Guess ole' Keef finally got all wrinkled and had to get out of the tub.
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Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread
— Open Blogger





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Publix Caves to Li'l Hitler
— Open Blogger



I'm sure David French is busy writing up a piece right now.

Oh wait, no, he only scolds the right. The left's bullying he has lots of patience for.

And speaking of weakling bullies.

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The FBI Claimed it Redacted the Embarrassing Fact of Andrew McCabe Spending $70,000 of Taxpayer Money on a Conference Table Due to "National Security" Concerns
— Open Blogger

Obviously, we must believe everything the Deep State tells us.

They went to college and carry guns. Ergo, all college-proud Republicans are duty-bound to believe everything they say. (Oh, and also: Tribalism is bad when you do it.)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired for lying under oath, spent $70,000 in taxpayer dollars on a conference table. The FBI also redacted the conference table’s steep price tag from documents that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested, in an apparent attempt to hide it from Congress.

In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed that the FBI had redacted the cost of the table from a document he and his fellow members of the committee requested to see. Grassley said many of the redactions within the documents made no sense, nor were they made to protect national security secrets.


"Congress, and the public, have a right to know how the Department spends taxpayer money," Grassley wrote. "I am unaware of any legitimate basis on which the cost of a conference table should be redacted. Embarrassment is not a good enough reason. The manner in which some redactions have been used casts doubt on whether the remaining redactions are necessary and defensible."

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Everyone's Favorite L'il Hitler Demands $1 Million from Publix Grocery Chain
— Open Blogger

Those soulless black eyes -- David Hogg looks like one of the Boys From Brazil.

David Hogg is trying to shake down Publix.

The public face of the gun control movement demanded $1 million Thursday from the Florida-based grocery chain in a tweet, just one day after calling for a "die-in" protest at its stores.

Publix is being targeted by Mr. Hogg for its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who is now the state's agricultural commissioner. The Tampa Bay Times reported earlier this week that Publix had given $670,000 during the last three years to Putnam campaigns.

Mr. Hogg not only sought atonement money from the grocery chain in Thursday's tweet, he also demanded a pledge of ideological fealty to the gun-control movement.

"I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman [sic] to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again," he wrote.

He also called on Czechoslovakia to return the Sudetenland to the Reich.

Oh: And this is terrible. The Broward Coward Scot Peterson might just be sitting on his big fat pension because he investigated an assault committed by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's son-- an assault with a sexualized component that one person likens to "simulated rape."

Scot Peterson, however, only charged the kid with simple assault and he only got a three day suspension from school.

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May 26, 2018

Chess Thread 05-26-2018
— Open Blogger

20180526 chess pic.jpgSo Who Are These Famous, Old-Time Chess Players?
(No fair running a Google or Bing search on this image!)


Pic Note:

I see that the artist got the board wrong. Why does everyone make that mistake?


Easier Problem - White To Play (Bain 179)

Hint: Double check is the key to victory


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May 25, 2018

Fat Ugly Toad-Like Nepot John Podhoretz Demands That Mollie Hemingway Only Speak in Praise of Fellow Fat Toadlike Nepot Bill Kristol
— Open Blogger

If you don't know, John Podhoretz and Bill Kristol both succeeded the old fashioned way: They had their daddies do the actual succeeding, then they coasted on what their daddies had built and tapped their daddies' rich friends for endless fundraising for their "businesses."

If you also don't know, Mollie Hemingway's husband Mark Hemingway has worked for the Weekly Standard for a long time.

The rancid sweaty failure John Podhoretz thinks that means that Mollie Hemingway must not even link an article which notes that Bill Kristol is apparently considering himself as a presidential candidate.

Apparently when you take a job, you now owe your boss (even when he's no longer your boss) an oath of loyalty similar to that a knight swears to his liege. Oh, and his wife owes that too, even though Kristol and almost everyone at The Weekly Standard attacks Mollie Hemingway on Twitter all day long. (And she doesn't attack back, precisely because of the awkwardness of Mark working there. Note that the Weekly Standard harpies don't feel bound to keep it civil with a co-worker's wife.)

Podhoretz has now deleted this egregious tweet -- which reads like a threat that he's conveying for his "friend" (as he calls him) Bill Kristol, with a hint that Kristol might order her husband's firing if she doesn't treat Bill Kristol with the respect he thinks he deserves -- but Sean Davis screencapped the exchange in the tweet below:



Podhoretz's attempt to carry the water of his fellow paunchy princeling wasn't well received:




#WhoFundsCommentary?

#WhoFundsTheWeeklyStandard?

Now that we know that Democrat millionaires are pouring money into efforts to demoralize and sabotage the Republican Party -- I think it's time these two corrupt institutions made their donor pools public information.

By the way, these old, bitter twitter-addict queens should keep in mind that there's a real world beyond Twitter, and at the end of the day, someone might just decide to teach you a real-world lesson for your bitchy internet Beer Muscles mouth.

I think Mark Hemingway could pretty easily fold John Podhoretz up like a very fat camping tent, if they ran across each other in real life.

You know, real life, John. That thing you hide from sitting on Twitter all day, pretending your fake internet world is the real world where you are a WARRIOR AND GOD-KING OF BITCHY SCHOOLGIRL SNARK.

Just something to keep in mind, buddy.

Eh, you don't seem to ever get off Twitter anyway. I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Neocon NeverTrump SuperHero John McCain: Gee, Now That I Think About It, Eleven Years of Nation Building in a Backwards Muslim Land Was Sort of a Mistake, Wasn't It?
— Open Blogger

Now that their hero, the warmonger John McCain, has admitted that Iraq was a mistake -- something that most people were able to admit 8-10 years ago -- will the Never-Admit-Error Neocon NeverTrumpers admit it?



Speaking of #MuhPrinciples, remember when it was sacred conservative principle that we would never use the military to "nation build" again? And then, little by little, the War in Iraq turned into the 11 year Nation Building Project in Iraq?

I fault myself for having gone along willingly (if uncomfortably) with this. I felt like it was a case of in for a penny, in for the full bloody limb-shearing pound.

But what was billed up front as a war soon became a decadelong nation building and neighborhood policing project.

Some of us have admitted our own folly on that score for years.

Others won't.

But maybe these Brave Conservative Warriors will admit it now that one of their Mind-Leaders have given them permission to do so.

Ah, #MuhPrinciples. How they doth mutate and transform.

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New York Time: Democrats and NeverTrumpers "Quietly Align" to Meet, Scheme Ways of Defeating Republicans
— Open Blogger



In true Paycheck Conservative fashion, it turns out it's all about the donations and money-men:

In the past year, however, influential liberal donors and operatives have gone from cheering these so-called Never Trump Republicans to quietly working with --and even funding -- them. Through invitation-only emails and private, off-the-record meetings, they have formed a loose network of cross-partisan alliances aimed at helping neutralize President Trump, and preventing others from capitalizing on weaknesses in the political system that they say he has exploited.

While this network has mostly eschewed electoral politics, some involved see the potential for it to help form an ideological -- and possibly financial --platform to back candidates, including a centrist challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020, possibly from within the G.O.P. or even a third party.

The network -- composed of overlapping groups led by Democrats such as the donor Rachel Pritzker and several veteran Obama administration operatives, as well as leading Never Trump Republicans like Evan McMullin, Mindy Finn and William Kristol -- aims to chart a middle path between a Republican base falling in line behind Mr. Trump and a liberal resistance trying to pull the Democratic Party left.

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The group has held three two-day gatherings outside San Francisco, New York and Washington, to which Ms. Pritzker and her political adviser invited 20 to 40 people per meeting. Gatherings have drawn influential Democratic operatives like Mr. Bassin and the Democracy Alliance founder Rob Stein. They have also attracted big-name Republican and conservative thinkers, writers and operatives including Mr. Taylor, the legal analyst Benjamin Wittes and the foreign policy hawks Mona Charen, David Frum, Robert Kagan, Mr. Kristol and Jennifer Rubin. Also attending were Mr. McMullin, who ran a long-shot independent conservative presidential campaign against Mr. Trump in 2016, and his running mate, Ms. Finn.

Perhaps most significantly, Patriots and Pragmatists gatherings Mb

See streiff at RedState for further thoughts. He calls bullshit on Jonah Goldberg's claim that "NeverTrump ended at the election."

It's still apparently a tempting opportunity for Paycheck Conservatives.




Yeah, the Paycheck Conservatives aren't missing many meals.

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The Morning Report 5/25/18
— Open Blogger

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Good morning kids. The weekend is here and we have two stories in the lead the broke yesterday. First, there was an apparent terrorist attack at an Indian restaurant in Toronto when an IED exploded and injured 15 people. Two suspects are still on the loose. Second, a good guy with a gun shot and killed a would-be mass shooter at an Oklahoma City restaurant after opening fire on patrons. So far, two are reported to have been wounded but there were no fatalities. Lord knows the Media is going to bury these stories, especially the latter, so stay tuned here.

Moving right along, it is now becoming crystal clear to all that have eyes to see and a brain not clouded by knee-jerk Leftist indoctrination and propaganda that ex-President Obama and his acolytes utterly violated their oaths and used the instrumentalities of law enforcement and national security to engineer a plot to spy on the Trump campaign to derail his candidacy, then destroy his presidency in order to both preserve Obama's legacy and now, to save their collective asses from prosecution (if it ever comes to that). What is amazing to see, albeit not really surprising I guess, is that the entire Democrat-Media complex is contorting itself into such wild, twisted "Altered States"-esque contortions that the President is guilty of conspiring with Russia to steal the 2016 elections. Witness what Eric Swalwell spewed out on Anderson Poofter's broadcast (linked below), or the oleaginous bipedal turd Jerrold Nadler accusing PDT and Nunes of breaking federal law by outing the name of the "informant" already revealed by the Slimes and the Compost, or what that slug Al Green is ranting about. What was once infuriating is now risible and indeed I just laugh at it. This pull quote from the Soros piece characterizes it quite well:

...A year later, it is the Special Counsel, his dream team of special investigators, the FBI, Hillary Clinton, and the Obama Administration who are twisting in the wind. They have, in the process of finding no serious crimes in the Trump camp, revealed several serious crimes of their own. And unless I'm seriously mistaken, we have now gone through seven long rounds, the left has all but punched itself out in the heat, and Trump, a fan and friend of Muhammad Ali, is about to come off the ropes swinging.

Unless, of course, there's a great blue wave, or a tsunami, or a surging river, or a waterfall, or a leaky faucet getting ready to break and sweep away the whole country away with it.

Go ahead, believe it - with all your heart - and repeat it to anyone who will listen, and as often as you can. It is, after all, the secret of progressive success.

As we move along to the rest of the links, you will see that there are several stories, especially in the Politics category that underscore the Left's rage as the walls cave in on them. First though, it turns out the Capitol Police gave crucial evidence in the Democrat Hacking scandal to the lawyer for the Awan's instead of giving it to the prosecutors. Well done, boys. You have a promising future in the Broward County Sheriff's Dept.

Speaking of which, it turns out that years before the Parkland shooting, the Broward Coward covered up sexual assault allegations against Sheriff Israel's son. Ah yes, the glories of an untouchable public pension. And our friend, Little Shitller the Camera Hogg is threatening to launch a boycott of Publix unless they fork over $1 million and publicly renounce the NRA. If I were the chairman of Publix, I'd serve him with a $100 million lawsuit for tortious interference.

Moving back an amendment, Mark Levin reminds us of how Obama abused the press (not that he had to really since they were eager to rhetorically [or otherwise] fellate him), Daniel Greenfield on the real collusion between the Deep State and the Media and finally, Elon Musk, whose entrepreneurial savvy is in direct proportion to his access to the public trough, has the perfect name for his journalist rating site. And then there's news that Amazon is partnering with law enforcement to create AI facial recognition technology. Considering the likes of Mueller, Comey as well as Scott Israel, doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

On the international front, despite the President nixing the summit with Whoa, Fat!, the chunk has now announced that he is still open to meeting with PDT. No matter; the Dems, Media and Cuck-servatives are still blaming PDT. Meanwhile, Mike Pompeo teed off on Mark Udall (D)-Ickweed for asking about the President's tax returns during a Foreign Relations Committee meeting. What a f***ing jerk! But it is illustrative that the Democrats have absolutely nothing to run on and that Pompeo and hopefully others in the administration are following the President's lead in dealing with these clowns.

From hither and yon, Rachel Dolezal of stolen pallor fame is in hot water for running a welfare fraud scheme (don't even go there, people), the movie "Show Dogs" was, er, pulled from the theaters because of handlers handling K-9 junk on screen, and lastly the President issued an official pardon of legendary black heavyweight Jack Johnson. No news from the Congressional Black Caucasians or the NAACP. Obama must've been napping from that one.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

IN THE LEAD, DEVELOPING

  • IED Explodes in Toronto Indian Restaurant; 15 Wounded, Suspects Still at Large
  • Armed Citizen Kills Would-Be Mass Shooter Who Opened Fire at Oklahoma City Restaurant

    MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE COUP
  • Trump Goes on the Offensive
  • The FBI Used Its Secret Spy Program to Protect Killers, Jail Innocents and Screw Victims
  • The London to Langley Spy Ring: The Roots of Obamagate Become Clearer
  • Mitch McCoCbrother: "Nothing Particularly Surprising" About Info Revealed in Contentious FBI Briefing
  • Pathetic: Jerrold Nadler Claims PDT, Nunes Broke Federal Law by Disclosing FBI Spy
  • Congress Must "Fight for Its Rightful Role" Overseeing Spy Agencies
  • Sorry, But Obama White House, Not Dossier, Was Behind Trump Investigation
  • Spin in the Open Society or the Old Rope-a-Dope? Why PDT is Flummoxing Soros & Company

    CLINTON SCANDALS, DEMOCRAT SCANDALS
  • Capitol Police "Accidentally" Gave Evidence to House Hacking Suspect Awan's Attorneys Instead of Prosecutors

    AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION
  • Previously Deported MS-13 Animal Who Came Here as Unaccompanied Minor Accused of Murder
  • Poll Shows Majority of Americans Agree with PDT that MS-13 Animals are Animals

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • Broward Coward Peterson Accused of "Covering Up" Alleged Sexual Assault by Sheriff Israel's Son
  • Little Shitler Attempts to Shakedown Publix for $1 Million and Anti-NRA Pledge

    FIRST AMENDMENT
  • Levin: Hysterical Media Has Forgotten Obama's Actual Abuses of the Press
  • Spit-Take Dept.: Elon Musk Wants to Name His Journalist Rating Site Pravda
  • Greenfield: CIA or CNN? The Media Deep State's Echo Chamber

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • After Mauling by Tucker Carlson, Eric "Not Confiscation-Confiscation" Swalwell Appears on Anderson Pooper for Rhetorical Tongue Bath
  • I'm a Democrat and the Left's Russia Gaslighting Scares Me More Than Trump Does
  • Anti-Trump Forces Threaten GOP Lawmakers' Lives in Name of #Resistance
  • Radical Dems Rising: There Weren't Too Many Moderates Left in the Party Anyway
  • Iowa Dem State Senator Suspends Run for Governor After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL
  • SoS Pompeo Goes Off on Tom Udall for Question About PDT Tax Returns During Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
  • PDT Suggests Chi-Coms Responsible for NorK Setbacks
  • Angry Critics Deride PDT's Summit No-Go, BUT...
  • ...Whoa, Fat! Blinks - Still Wants to Meet PDT Despite Cancellation
  • Whoa, Fat! Just Met "Art of the Deal"
  • GOP Leadership Kills Congressional Measure to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
  • Not Eyeless in Gaza
  • State Dept. to Russia: Stop Lying and Account for Your Role in Shooting Down Malaysian Airliner

    DEFENSE, MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • FBI Warns Iran May Launch New Cyber Attacks

    THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • A Banner Week for GOP's Efforts to Ease Burden on Banks
  • Iceberg Ahead: As Government Payments on Debt Increase, Will Healthcare's Growing Share of GDP Spell Disaster?
  • Dems Blast PDT for High Gas Prices... After Spending Years Trying to Force Them Up
  • Study: The Number 1 Reason Any Americans Are Poor is Because They're Not Working (mostly because of socialist social engineering - jjs)

    DOMESTIC POLICY, COURTS, BUREAUCRACY
  • Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Save Assisted Suicide
  • Nominee to Head DoJ Civil Rights Division Ken Marcus Finally Gets a Floor Vote

    HEALTHCARE
  • Heh: Planned Parenthood Quietly Begging Trump Administration to Bust Its Colorado Union Local
  • CDC Outs Media in Obamacare Lies
  • Six Ways to Help Women When Abortion is Finally Outlawed

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • Evergreen State Cutting Dozens of Faculty and Staff Due to Plummeting Enrollment
  • Purges on Campus

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Is 100% Renewable Energy Possible

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • Rachel "White is the New Black" Dolezal Faces Felony Theft Charges for Elaborate Welfare Fraud Scheme
  • Amazon Partners with Law Enforcement to Deploy AI Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology
  • Tastemakers Have Opened the Floodgates of Preachy PC Art
  • PDT Grants Posthumous Pardon to Black Boxing Legend Jack Johnson; (Pelosi, Schumer, NAACP, CBC Still Formulating Condemnation - jjs)
  • The Big Reveal: Lotteries Prey Upon Winners and Losers
  • "Show Dogs" Pulled from Theaters Over Inappropriate Dog Genital Groping Scenes

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  • Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry Will Be Disney's Lowest-Earning Entry Yet
    — Open Blogger

    Headline thanks to Comics Artist Pro Secrets. If the headline is indecipherable to you, Ethan Van Sciver says that Disney is producing "soy-based entertainment" -- cucked-out movies where all the women are bad-ass and decisive and all the men are ineffectual Pajama Boys and pansexuals -- and he calls their new movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" "Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry."

    Which I think is pretty funny.

    They're expecting Soylo: A Soy Wars Soyry to earn the least money of any Disney Soy-based entertainment.

    The industry had been expecting, I thin, a $170 million domestic haul over the four-day Memorial Day Weekend (five, really, given that it opened Thursday night), but that had then be reduced to $150 million, and then to $130-$150 million, and then reduced again to $120 million.

    Some thought that the $120 million was low-balling by Disney so that they could then beat the (lowered) expectations and claim success.

    If so, that's not going to work: Soylo opened poorly last night and is now on track to make between $105 to $115 million its opening four (five) day weekend.

    They had hoped it could at least take the title for "Biggest Memorial Day Opening." Memorial Day openings actually aren't all that big, and it's easy to score the record. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: The World's End set the record in 2007, I think, with around $138 million.

    But they won't claim that prize.

    Some are calling this fan revolt a "Soycott." (Which I also find amusing.) And it looks like the Soycott is real.

    Soy Wars has not been popular in China. But Soylo just bombed worst than most in its opening night in China -- only $120,000 for midnight screenings in all of China, a nation of a billion and a half, according to a Chinese film industry analyst.

    So the worldwide take isn't looking that great, either.

    Soylo's Rotten Tomato score is at 69% (63% among Top Critics), and falling. (Update: It actually rose a point to 70% overnight. But the Top Critics score fell to 62%.)

    Bear in mind, Disney arranges for a lot of shill internet "Geek Culture" reviewers to see these movies early to pad the Rotten Tomato ratings with Easy Lay reviews. But as the ratio of shill reviewers to nonshill reviewers declines, the Rotten Tomatoes score goes down.

    How bad is the movie? It's this bad : Kathleen Kennedy actually dropped the "bombshell" news that she'd hired James Mangold to direct a stand-alone Soy Wars movie Boba Fett on the day that Soylo is premiered.

    Why would she drop that headline when Soylo is supposed to be the headline? Because she wants to change the headline, obviously. She knows Soylo is bad news and I think she knows for the first time her job is in peril. So she drops this bait to get the shills to squawk about the possibility that a Boba Fett movie coming out three years from now (allegedly) instead of the movie she just dropped in a plop.

    Here are some reviews:

    As I already mentioned, Emergency Awesome -- a "geek culture" website you'd expect to be a soft, gentle reviewer for Soy Wars movie -- can only say the film is "just fine," and ranks it among Soy Wars movies lower than any movie except The Phantom Menace.

    Mr. Sunday Movies, who generally is a lay-up review for Soy Wars movies (he loves The Last Jedi, for example), calls it "unnecessary," "paint by numbers," and "just flat." He ranks it, among Star Wars movies, only above the prequels, and he's not sure it's better than Revenge of the Sith, either.

    Beyond the Trailer says it's just bad, and features a horribly annoying pure-Social Justice Warrior robot. Just what we needed! And even a female critic is put-off by Kathleen Kennedy's insistence of loading every Soy Wars movies with 90 pound girls who are Super Bad-Ass and can Kick Every Grown Man's ass but have absolutely no personality or memorability.

    Those two reviews are spoiler-free, but Ethan Van Sciver's does have spoilers. He says it's a disaster and will result in future Soy Wars movie plans being changed/cancelled. Per his review, it's horrible enough that you shouldn't care about spoilers.

    You can't really spoil a garbage fire. You kinda know how a garbage fire goes.

    He also notes the "bitchy feminazi SJW robot." He says it's Soy Wars' worst, most SJW, most annoying character yet, beating out Rose Tico for that honor.

    He also says this is the worst Soy Wars movie apart from The Last Jedi (which he hated).

    Kathleen Kennedy really has no idea what she's doing. She spent most of her career as an assistant to Steven Spielberg. Now in charge, the only idea she has is to make every 90 pound girl a UFC champion-level badass and make random characters gay (or "pansexual").

    She doesn't view these as products meant to entertain an audience, so much as to educate them in the mysterious Ways of The Feminist Force:

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    We'll see how much longer The Force is Female once Soylo gets done sharting box office failure all over the back of the toilet.

    Note: Real news below. But I want to put this up before everyone blows home for the day.

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    May 24, 2018

    Thursday's ONT is Chock Full of Stuff
    — Open Blogger

    Question: How did socialists illuminate their homes before candles?

    Answer: Electricity

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    Savvy Gimmick or Accidental Genius? You Decide [Warden]
    — Open Blogger

    Meet Joerg Sprave, publisher of the Slingshot channel. Sprave's hobby is turning ordinary household items into weapons of death, always with hilarious results.

    Is this Russian-accented (?) bald man with the big, hearty laugh for real or is it all an act? Either way, I wish he was my uncle and I could spend weekends at his place.

    Here's a video where he makes a homemade 6 shooter spear gun.

    Here's one where he attaches surgical knives to frisbees.

    Here's a toilet brush revolver.

    Also, he makes Fred Flintstone looking crossbows out of tree branches.

    For multiple instances of wicked-awesome weirdness and based manliness, I hereby convey the title of Honorary Moron upon this man.

    P.S. You may have noticed these videos are routed through hooktube.com. HookTube is a great way to subvert the censoring, abusive-to-conservatives, left wing YouTube and deprive it of hits.

    Whenever you want to share a video, simply copy the YouTube url and replace the YOU with HOOK.

    Speaking of depriving leftist-run media of subscribers and hits, the Ace of Spades Morons group at Gab.ai is up to almost 1,000 members. Come join us! We're having a lot of fun and it's getting better every day over there.

    With Twitter unfairly and deliberately censoring and silencing conservatives, it only makes sense to abandon the platform for one that supports and respects freedom of speech. They only way to win is to punish companies who treat us like second class citizens.

    ETA: Disabled Autoplay, thanks to Moron Anon Y Mous for posting how [Weirddave]

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