Shame on Him

As I like to tell my kids and students… every silver lining has a cloud. One of the clouds on the silver lining that has been the growth and expansion of America over the past 2 centuries has been the loss of community. There’s not enough time or space her to fully plumb those […]

Salon Selective Outrage

See if you can spot the logical inconsistency here.

Stay classy, Salon. (h/t SexyPatriots)

Busted!

A Honduran woman was arrested at the airport in Bogota Colombia with breast implants filled with liquid cocaine.

Authorities noticed that Paola Deyanira Sabillon, 22, was nervous in the security line, airport police colonel Diego Rosero said. After x-rays revealed a recent surgery on her breasts, Sabillon confessed that an unknown substance had been injected […]

Thursday Open Thread

The author, Jamie Bartlett was on NPR’s “Fresh Air” podcast today… the book sounds fascinating. Here’s the Amazon blurb:

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit – a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon – lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is […]

The Real Lesson of The Ferguson Effect

“The nation’s two-decades-long crime decline may be over”, according to a new Wall Street Journal article that reports violent crime rates have risen sharply all over the country in the past year:

Gun violence is up more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to Baltimore police, with 32 shootings over Memorial […]

He’s in Depp Dog Doo-Doo

Johnny Depp faces up to 10 years in prison (yes TEN) for bringing his Yorkshire terriers to Australia on a private jet and failing to declare them. Note the irony of this photo where he wears a Rage Against the Machine T-shirt with that hateful killer (and Left icon) Che Guevara. This type of […]

Friday Open Thread

On this day in 1807, former vice president Aaron Burr was indicted for treason.

Thursday Open Thread

On this date in 1924, University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a “thrill killing”. Loeb was killed in prison in 1936 and Leopold was paroled in 1958 dying in 1971.

Daily Special: Most Dangerous Game

A restaurant in Nigeria is shut down for serving, allegedly, human flesh:

The police were tipped off by locals who suspected something horrific was taking place inside the kitchen. They raided the hotel restaurant to discover human heads which were still dripping with blood in plastic bags.

A local priest who ate at the restaurant […]

Carry On? My Wayward Son

A woman in Spain was popped carrying a boy in a suitcase through customs. From The Guardian:

An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spain’s child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco.

Guardia Civil agents noticed […]