Sunday Roundup of Link Roundups

It Sunday, so that means Pirate’s Cove has Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Watts Up With That? wonders if climate change is a cult (yes it is)
  2. Welcome To The Rightly Guided notes that Trump just dared to defend himself
  3. Weasel Zippers covers a pint sized AOC impersonator
  4. The Last Tradition notes that Dems just won’t quit a lost battle against Trump
  5. The First Street Journal covers Romney clutching his pearls
  6. The Daley Gator notes that libraries are now raaaaacist

Claire Wolfe of Living Freedom Blog makes a surprise return with A lite little links post for a sunny Saturday.

  • A historical guide to FOIA.
  • Oil platform workers rescue a dog in a mindbendingly unbelievable place and take wonderful care of it. (H/T MtK)
  • This dog rescue, on the other hand, evokes Stephen King. (Also H/T MtK)
  • And since we’ve already added a creepy factor to our “lite” links, consider this: Dentistry is much less scientific than we’ve learned to think.

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: Mueller’s Despicable Parthian Shot.

Things That Can’t Go on Forever Simply Don’t: Victor Davis Hanson
Bernie vs. The Democrats: Matthew Continetti
Man nabbed after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas cans, lighters: Post

The Other McCain, as complied by Wombat-socho – In The Mailbox: 04.19.19.

Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #593
EBL: Bret Easton Ellis To Media On Trump – Get Over It, also, Media, Democrats React Predictably To Release Of Mueller Report
Twitchy: Watch Mary Katharine Ham Torch Media For “Gaslighting” With Evolving Collusion Narrative

And again from Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: POTUS and Giuliani Point to Lies and Narrative Manipulation in Mueller Report.

Trump has legal authority to end judicial amnesty today: Daniel Horowitz
“Sanctuary State” of California: Citizens Live in RVs as Unaffordable Housing: Allan Wall
New Mexico county demands Nat’l Guard help for ‘illegal immigrant crisis’ influx: AMN

Press freedom shrinks? Press shrinks freedom: Don Surber
Warren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings: The Hill
Swalwell Calls on Barr to Resign: ‘He’s Lost the Credibility of the American People’: Haris Alic

An interesting set of links from Active Response Training – Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 19, 2019.

Active Shooter Medicine: Are Tourniquets as Important as Everyone Thinks?
In an active killer event, chest seals may be more important than tourniquets.
The More You Know, the Less You Need: A Personal Example
If you have a “bugout bag,” a “get home bag,” or are contemplating either, please read this article. His tinder carry recommendation is absolute genius.

Evi L Bloggerlady – Ten Commandments, with photos from the 1956 production by DeMille… Yvonne De Carlo, and Anne Baxter in particular. (I was going to watch this, since I haven’t seen it in decades, but it is nearly 4 hours long.)

The OK Corral: Soon! Not soon enough!
Lem’s Place: Paris bystanders sings Ave Maria
Animal Magnetism: Saturday Gingermageddon
Diogenes Middle Finger News: A Good Monday Morning
A View from the Beach: Aunt Becky Headed to the Big House?

MaddMedic of Freedom Is Just Another Word… has a new blog format and Gun Bits …..

Why Carry a Gun?
Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’!

And MaddMedic has more Gun Bits ….

Gun control case study: A mass shooting, major reforms, then a political backlash
Caused a few problems for the DemocRATs it did..

Doug Ross – Larwyn’s Linx: What To Expect From Democrats When Mueller’s Report Drops Thursday.

Nolte: Poll Shows Media Failed to Gaslight Public About Trump Campaign Spying: John Nolte
CNN Ratings Continue To Plummet To All-Year Low: DC
Democrats Led By Nadler and Schiff Outraged at AG Barr Decision to Hold Press Conference: CTH
They call Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar ‘divisive’ because they’re effective: Eddie Scarry

MaddMedic of Freedom Is Just Another Word… has even more Gun Bits ….

Citi’s gun crackdown gives ammo to 2nd Amendment foes, advocate says


Neighbors Are Shocked

And self-defense works, even in Eastern Pennsylvania (deep blue as it is.) Person taken to hospital after shooting in New Hanover Township.

Police said this shooting was “domestic related.” Initial reports said an intruder had been shot by a homeowner.

Both can be true at the same time. Reporters seem confused on that score. As for the neighbors…

Neighbors said they’re shocked something like this would happen on their quiet street.

Sorry, but if you can read this you live in The Real World™ where crime can, and often does, happen. You are not protected by your zip-code. Crime doesn’t only happen to “other kinds of people” in other kinds of places.” You should plan accordingly.

The Daily Mail Seems Unprepared for the Reality of Women Service Members

While a 14-hour-pub-crawl would have been a stretch, even in my youth, this doesn’t seem that far out of bounds to me; aside from the fight, that is. In a drunken Magaluf brawl between these two female squaddies, one almost bled to death. Even more troubling? It’s just the latest violent incident to raise questions about standards in the Army.

How many war movies from WWII and beyond include a scene where there is a drunken brawl in the NCO club, or the local, off-base watering hole, or at least the required scene where the sergeant bails a couple of miscreants out of the local lockup and tries to smooth things over with the town cops/county sheriff? All of them?

But add women service members and suddenly the old guard thinks they should be having tea parties, or something.

This reminds me of the kerfuffle that ensued when the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics and were caught celebrating by drinking beer and smoking cigars. As I noted at the time, “They’re hockey players!”

I include no particulars from the Daily Mail, because it is a rambling account of the day in question, and almost beside the point when it comes to my focus. Which is, they are service members on leave; how do you expect them to act? Apparently the Daily Mail is shocked to find that they don’t act like properly supervised Victorian-era maidens.

Jewish Groups Confront Post-Pittsburgh Reality

The world is a dangerous place, but planning what to do in advance can certainly help Jewish groups prepare for the next Pittsburgh.

Six months after the massacre of 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue complex in Pittsburgh, several dozen officials met in a conference room overlooking the National Mall here and reviewed the lessons of that awful day as a means of dealing with future attacks.

Some of the lessons are certainly applicable to other groups.

F*c*book Really Hates Security

When F*c*book screws up, they don’t do it in small measures. Facebook: we logged 100x more Instagram plaintext passwords than we thought.

Millions of users, not tens-of-thousands of users were impacted.

The social networking behemoth admitted that it had been logging some passwords in plaintext, saving a record of exactly what your password was, character by character, rather than just keeping a cryptographic hash used for verifying that your password was correct.

This is Data Security 101. It may be Programming 101. Not logging passwords in plaintext, has been around for a very long time. Measured in decades long-time. But given the F*c*book doesn’t care the least little bit about privacy or your security, what the hell do they care?

Facebook is evil and must be destroyed.

Anti-gunners Really Do Think Guns Have Magical Properties

We know that, but they rarely put it in writing.What Guns Do to Our State of Mind.

Three men, in a dangerous community, in a dangerous nation, owned a gun, and all three died. The reason? The gun was magic – cursed, even

When I asked Belairians why these deaths occurred, they often surmised that the gunmen fell victim to maji, or “magic.” In Haiti, magic refers to an unethical use of spiritual power, distinct from ceremonial forms of Vodou, which call on ancestors to heal and protect the family. (Vodou is the preferred spelling, rather than Voodoo, which some practitioners view as derogatory.) This form of magic entails engaging with secret powers that allow a person to advance at the expense of another. To many, the men died because the occult forces they had been using for unethical gain had ultimately turned against them—opening them up to conflict and failing to protect them.

So I wonder what other inanimate objects are imbued with magical, mind-altering powers.

Saturday Links

I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Here is a collection of posts from the week I found interesting.

The NOQ Report starts us off with Murder of sexually harassed Bangladeshi student Nusrat Jahan Rafi goes unnoticed by the left.

The Pirate’s Cove – Goal Posts: It’s Not The Collusion, It’s The Corruption Or Something.

The Other McCain asks Who Is Funding Anti-Semitism?

One of the most remarkable claims the Left has made recently is that criticism of George Soros is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Yet it is not a theory, but a matter of fact that Soros is an enemy of Israel, and that the left-wing billionaire has funded efforts to undermine Jewish conservatives and sabotage critics of radical Islam.

We get a lot from Ace (of Ace of Spades HQ) this week – The “Canadian Pharmacy” Canard: Does It Fly?

It really is a perfect government program. It drives up the cost of the products produced, while other parts of the government are conspiring to drive down the price charged by the producer. If I didn’t know any better, I would think that there is some plan to drive these companies out of business.

Again from Ace – Ilhan Omar Pulls Rote Social Justice Warrior Move and Begins Crying “I’m Being Threatened;” Nancy Pelosi Demands That Twitter… Delete a Donald Trump Tweet Which She Claims is a “Dangerous” Incitement.

And again from The Other McCain – War Between Bernie and the Clinton Machine Going Thermonuclear.

Schneier on Security – Vulnerabilities in the WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Protocol Since the WiFi committee or group or whatever it is, refuses to hire outside cryptographers, and continues to get security wrong, I have to ask, “Are they working for the NSA, or someone else who just hates security?”

Chicks on the Right – Bernie Releases His Tax Returns, There’s One Thing Everyone Immediately Noticed. He gives virtually no money to charity (less than 2 percent some years) despite making over a million dollars per year.

Flopping Aces – Not everyone thinks the burning of Notre Dame is a tragedy. Some are reveling.

Just One Minute – Two Weeks Too Late. The NY Slimes thinks everyone’s tax info should be public.

Shall Not Be Questioned has A Handy Guide on Where to Bank. OK, so its a week or more old… It is good info, and I make the rules.

The Silicon Graybeard – SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Wasn’t A Perfect Day After All. The central booster was lost to “rough seas” that didn’t look all that rough to me.

Weasel Zippers – Democrats Rushing To Stop Sanders From Winning Primary…. It’s deja vous all over again.

The last entry from Ace of Ace of Spades HQ – Andrew C. McCarthy: Robert Mueller Violated Prosecutorial Standards By Smearing Trump Without the Evidence For an Actual Criminal Charge.

The New Jovian Thunderbolt – Bonnie and Clyde On the Netflix movie The Highwaymen. I think it is superb.

Gun Free Zone believes that Progressives are out to destroy Dallas. Personally I don’t think they want to stop with Dallas.