Sunday Open Thread

Best political photo in awhile:

In Kentucky it used to take 1,800 hours of irrelevant training to become a natural, African-style hair braider. That was because hair braiders needed to obtain a cosmetology license to practice hair braiding. But yesterday, Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremony to commemorate the signing of S.B. 269, […]

Rule Britainna!

I am surprised, and pleased, by the results of the British referendum to leave the EU. I think it’s the right decision, and can’t state my reasons any better than Daniel Hammond did in his recent speech, so I won’t try.

This is significant, very, very significant for a lot of reasons. I’ll make […]

Amazonia

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Wednesday Open Thread

Scene 23 from the Bayeux Tapestry: Harold swearing oath on holy relics to William, Duke of Normandy

On this date in 1825 the British Parliament officially ended feudalism.

It’s Usually Sausage

Ready for smuggling!

Mmmm… Is that maple bacon? NOOOOOO:

Customs officers at the Hamad International Airport, in the Qatari capital, have arrested a Yemeni man attempting to smuggle more than 12 kilograms (27 lbs) of sliced bacon hidden in his anal cavity.

53-year old Abd al Rahman Shamoun, was spotted by a specially trained […]

A Tale Of Two (South American) Countries

The utter collapse of Venezuela under socialist rule has been well-documented, and probably doesn’t need to be discussed any further at this point (although if you still aren’t convinced at how screwed the country is, please enjoy this video of the Venezuelan people digging through trash for food). That said, however, it’s not enough […]

Father’s Day at Amazon

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Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862,

Hail To The Chief!

Clarence Louie (pictured above), Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Reservation in British Columbia, has some refreshingly blunt advice for his people.

His advice to young men on his home reserve? “Get a damn job, be a man. It should be embarrassing for you to raise your kids on welfare.”

Looking to succeed in […]

Monday Open Thread