Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Links

As the new week starts, here some things that have already been going on:

From Russia Today, let's just say that this ain't no crop circle.

From Breitbart London, Turkish President Erdogan sounds off after Turkey arrests German nationals.

From Reuters, a rival of German Chancellor Merkel says that their country must "act now" to prevent another refugee crisis.

From Euronews, the migrant crisis in Italy is worsened by E.U. indecision.

From Sputnik International, the U.K. has lost track of over 100 refugee children.

From the Sunday Express, someone on a flight from Poland to England just couldn't wait for the plane to land.

From Polonia GP, Poland's new law does not threaten their democracy.

From CTV News, Canada revises their citizenship guide.

From Politico, don't laugh at Kid Rock's Senate bid.

From BizPac Review, President Trump's bid to build his wall might be helped by an anti-terror law.

From the Mirror, civilians liberated in Raqqa, Syria get rid of their burqas and beards.

From Jihad Watch, a security guard at the Israeli embassy in Jordan is stabbed to death.

From Fox News, Israel installs security cameras at an entrance to the Temple Mount area.

From The Guardian, a bear chases 200 sheep over a cliff.

From the New York Post, next month's solar eclipse could cause a massive traffic jam.

From Golfweek, Jordan Spieth wins the British Open.

From National Review, "Made in America" might not mean much with today's "globalized supply chains".

From The Daily Caller, Jake Tapper faults new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci for changing his tune on Trump.

From Canada Free Press, some advice for the GOP, based on a quote from General McArthur.

And from Variety, the highest grossing film of summer is Wonder Woman.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Music Break - More Beatles Covers

This is my second music post dedicated exclusively to Beatles songs performed by other artists.  Some of these I've come across recently, while others I've known about for a long time.  Of the former type is the Tedeschi Trucks Band version of I've Got A Feeling.  The band is led by singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her guitarist husband Derek Trucks, who had been in the Allman Brothers Band with his uncle, drummer (and original member) Butch Trucks.  Singing the John Lennon part ("everybody had a hard year....") is Mike Mattison.  I'd say that this rendition pretty close to what Beatles music would have sounded like if played by the Allman Brothers.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Various And Sundry

With the weekend upon us, here are some various and sundry things going on, other than the previously noted change of the White House press secretary:

Toronto tears down a $550 staircase so it can build one for at least $10,000.

Migrants in Sweden don't seem eager to learn anything.

Greek police bring down a sham marriage racket.

With the Juice now scheduled for parole, one family naturally is not pleased.

One friend of Mr. Bill hasn't gone away.

Britain awaits the tourists.

The remains of an honor killing victim are found in a freezer.  (Reader discretion is advised.)

Both sides are dishonest.

Interpol identifies 173 potential ISIS suicide bombers.  (intermediate source)

An Indian writer is told to convert or die.

In the Netherlands, an attempt to promote harmony between Jews and Muslims invokes a backlash.

A man offers an incredibly stupid excuse for stabbing his girlfriend's dog.  (intermediate source)

Poland ejects protesters from an ancient forest.

The U.S. Navy allows a woman to attempt to become a SEAL.

California has finished its environmental review of a proposed water tunnel.

And to finish, the Democrats unveil their new slogan.

Out With Spicer, In With Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has replaced Sean Spicer as President Trump's press secretary.  Spicer had resigned a few hours earlier  She is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R), and had served as the chief deputy press secretary.

How this development will affect the parody Twitter account Sean Spicier remains to be seen.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Links For Moon Landing Day

Although there is no such official designation, I call July 20th "moon landing day" because it's the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the moon.  That said, here are some things going on down here on earth:

From The Washington Times, in an appropriate development, a bag containing traces of moon dust is sold at auction.

From CNN, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has undergone surgery for brain cancer.

From NBC News, former football player and murder suspect O. J. Simpson has been granted parole, after serving nine years for a botched robbery.

From The Blaze, at his parole hearing, Simpson still managed to raise eyebrows.

From the Daily Mail, Austria gives Italy some advice about migrants.

From PRI, a German town struggles to deal with migrants.

From The New York Times, an American city struggles to deal with refugees, and vice versa.

From the Express, a Russian woman is held at the border of Turkey and Syria.

From the Washington Examiner, the GOP needs to get their act together on the Obamacare repeal or face a difficult time in 2018.

From Reuters, a British zoo donates white rhino eggs to help develop IVF technology.

From Breitbart London, in Berlin schools, an increasingly common insult is anti-Jewish.

From the Independent, a song by Puerto Rican artists gets banned in Malaysia.

From FrontpageMag, what difference would it have made?

National Review opines that Attorney General Sessions should not expand civil forfeiture.

From Townhall, elect Kid Rock.

From Twitchy, conservatives offer new slogans for Democrats.

From LifeNews, a court rules against an Illinois law that would have forced pregnancy centers and doctors to promote abortion.

From Fox News, the FBI turns over 7,000 documents from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

From DefenseTech, the Russian Su-35 performs at an airshow near Moscow.

And from The Telegraph, the lion named Xanda suffers his father's fate.  (via the New York Post)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

China Bans Winnie The Pooh

The "willy nilly silly old bear" known as Winnie the Pooh, which is the main character in a series of cartoons based on stories by A. A. Milne, has been banned in China.  The reason, from what I can gather, is that Chinese President Xi Jinping has been likened to Pooh in various internet memes, which Xi doesn't like.  Oh well, there's nothing like a too-sensitive communist.

The cartoons with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in turn inspired a song by Loggins and Messina.

Read more at Spacewar, ABC News (where "A" stands for "Australia"), The Verge, AOL and CNN.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Sasquatch's Dozen, Again

Twelve things I've recently run across:

Two GOP Senators were for it before they were against it.

It's not easy being a Kurdish journalist.  (intermediate source)

Terrorism of the "run over the pedestrian" variety comes to Sweden.

An audio file about "the trouble with national solutions for local problems".

A House spending bill makes the EPA's "buy America" regulation a bit less stringent.

A woman dies after having four sex-selection abortions.  (intermediate source)

"The fifth American war"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defends his party's report card.

Could the cathedral at Cordoba become a mosque?

Two Australian cereal makers opt out of halal.  (found here)

HUD finally stops fighting a county in New York over zoning laws.

And finally, Saudi authorities don't like miniskirts.

Riddle Me This #6

It's been four years since I made a "riddle me this" post, so this one is waaaaay past due.

I hope that the "abolish the white race" movement is only on the leftwing fringe, but I still must ask.  If their goal is achieved and there are no white people left, on whom will non-whites blame their problems?  And who will then be considered "privileged"?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Links

Some things going on out there:

From The Daily Caller, some people aren't satisfied with the Doctor's upcoming sex change.

From UPI, the European Union apparently has gotten a clue.

From the Greek Reporter, young adult Greeks are having a hard time getting on their own two feet.

From the Daily Mail, an Italian mayor barricades an abandoned building to keep migrants out.

From Breitbart London, in a British Islamic secondary school, pro-rape books are discovered.

From the Observer, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair should move to Brussels.

From The Old Continent, anti-Jewish crime soars, but does not get prosecuted.

From Cincinnati(dot)com, a mother who thought she lost her baby wasn't really pregnant.  (via WTVR)

From FrontpageMag, pretty much confirming what I said in a "Things I have learned" post, there are people who consider speech that they don't like to be violence.

From National Review, the Trump administration takes on the campus rape culture controversy.

From Townhall, why liberals hate President Trump.

From AhlulBayt News Agency, ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is reportedly still alive.

From The Times Of Israel, a Canadian imam is wanted by police for demonizing Jews.

From Twitchy, new Senate candidate Kid Rock releases his opening statement.

From DefenseTech, the U.S. tells Turkey that their Russian-made missile batteries aren't compatible with NATO technology.

From Fox News, could eating dates induce labor?

From CNN, the operation to removed a blood clot above Senator John McCain's eye was pretty significant.

From CBS Las Vegas, O.J. might come back.

From LifeNews, a biologist claims that it's "OK to euthanize disabled newborns".

And from the New York Post, is that a banana, or are you happy to eat breakfast?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Doctor To Get A Sex Change

In previous regenerations, the protagonist of the British scf-fi show Doctor Who acquired new teeth or new kidneys, but the next Doctor will acquire a new gender.  The thirteenth version of the Doctor will be female, to be played by Jodie Whittaker.  This is not too much of a surprise, since his (soon to be her) fellow Time Lord and longtime nemesis the Master has already become a woman, known as Missy.  Will the show's fans accept a female Doctor?  Time (pun intended) will tell.

Read more at The Telegraph, The Hollywood Reporter, the Independent, BBC News and The Guardian.