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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Scoreboard 4-30-2015

LANGUAGE WARNING: Quote from "50 Shades of Grey" included in No. 2.

1. Beijing police are canceling music concerts, fundraisers and other events around the city, stoking worries that authorities are cracking down on any large gatherings deemed politically risky.

Or after Wednesday's closed stadium ballgame, we call it going Full Baltimore.


2. A fetish party attendee is blowing the whistle on a bondage-themed event she says would shock even the authors of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Really? The English language would shock whoever wrote that book.


3. The dawn of a new era of space travel may be upon us after Amazon's Jeff Bezos successfully tested a vehicle that will take tourists into space.

10-year-old Donald Surber thought we would be doing that by 2000. What happened?

Oh yes, we went through that spending-money-on-Earth-fixing-our-problems thing. So, how are Baltimore and Ferguson doing after spending the trillions in urban renewal and the like?


4. Will the Apple Watch’s coolest feature work for people of color?

Crayola stopped calling its peach crayon "flesh" in 1962. Time? Apple, do you even know the year?


5. An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Once again, President Obama's racial injustice scenario proves to be One Big Fat Stinking Lie.


6. Saudi Arabia burns through foreign reserves.

Thank you, George Phydias Mitchell. You are in The Book!.


7. Meat dating to the year of President Obama’s first inauguration was served to students in some Hawkins County, Tennessee schools last week. Hawkins County Commissioner Michael Herrell was alerted after a cafeteria worker sent him a photo of the pork roast they used for school meals was from 2009.

Don't tell them about the woolly mammoth they dug up in Russia last week.


8. ABC: Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.

NYT: Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.

Do I hear 1 in 5? 1 in 5? 1 in 5? No? Going, going... GONE, to the little Gray Lady with the Obama button.


9. Martin O’Malley hurts nonexistent presidential chances with Baltimore visit.

He will do for America what he did for Maryland.


10. Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancellation of screenings of the film American Sniper on campus, the school confirmed a new screening of the movie has been scheduled.

Finally, they got something right in the Old Line state.


11. Public employees will only have to work six hours a day until further notice, and police units will be sent to inspect private businesses to ensure they only use their allotted amounts. Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza blamed the measures on climate change.

Climate change: the Dog Ate My Homework of the 21st century.


12, Weather in Poca, West Virginia, today, bleah.


From the blog:

13. Bernie Sanders brings wealth of 19th century ideas to Democratic presidential sweepstakes. GOOD.

14. Riots show liberal programs failed. GOOD.

15. A university stands up to unpatriotic students. GOOD.

Final score: GOOD 8, EVIL 7.

Today's American Vignette: Helen Taussig saved the blue babies.

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  1. 3. With the money wasted on subsidizing poverty we could have a permanent high orbit space station (like in 2001:A Space Odyssey) and a scientific colony on the Moon by now.

  2. 1. #1 Daughter's in China teaching English. They DO NOT get to do anything stupid for the next couple years.

    2. As long as it's freely consented to, it just sounds like a wonderful opportunity for some natural selection to occur. You don't want to be a Nature denier, do you?

    3. I sat in my back yard looking at the moon. The U.S. was getting ready to go there and I wondered when I would be able to go there. The answer is "Never."

    I always talk about the difference between progress and Progress. Going to the moon is progress. Burning Baltimore is Progress.

    4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... To paraphrase a Wise Man, "I'll believe diversity is important when the People Who Tell Me It's Important start acting like its important."

    5. Race isn't Obama's heritage. He was raised by white people. It is just a tool to him. He wouldn't be president without it.

    6. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Oh wait. How are they ever going to pay for those nukes they're going to need to counter the Iranians?

    7. Kind of making that gubmint cheese back in the '60s look pretty good.

    This is your country. This is you country on Socialism. The kids will eat the spoiled garbage the government provides because parents are evil.

    8. Time will eventually push 100% of species into extinction. Beat that Climate Scientologists.

  3. 4--Rotten Apple.

    5--I am not convinced, but I am willing to consider it.

    8--Neither source is trustworthy.

    11--Seems EVIL to me.

  4. 4. Within 3 years, after a series of failed product introductions, the Apple Board of Directors will decide that Tim Cook needs another a different company. Buh bye, Timmie.

    5. One colored guy kills himself, essentially by committing suicide in a police van, and the other colored guy, the one in the big white house, is still stuck on stupid.

    7. And the children say, Thank you Mrs. Obama.

    8. If it keeps losing money, one can only hope the Old Gray Lady will go extinct.