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What a dumb time to be alive

Mustafa Badreddine is the third senior Hezbollah commander of the first generation of Hezbollah cadres to be killed in the last decade. Imad Mughniyeh was killed with a car bomb in Damascus in 2008. Hassan Laqqis was shot outside his apartment in Beirut in 2013. What these three figures have in common is their involvement in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut. In other words, if Israel is indeed behind Badreddine’s death, it will have killed three senior Hezbollah leaders (with a Bush administration CIA assist in the Mughniyeh kill) involved in the murder of 241 Americans killed in Beirut on October 23, 1983. The Obama administration, on the other hand, is realigning American regional interests with the Iranian regime responsible for those attacks.

Unions hope to advance most absurd legal theory in decades all the way to SCOTUS

Venezuela’s formula — restrictions on trade, deep and broad political intervention in the private market, price-fixing, undermining the profitability of private firms in the name of job-creation, nationalism, and social solidarity — is, we should note, the basic economic program of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. It is the economic agenda of the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic party and the Pat Buchanan wing — what we now, lamentably, must call the Jeff Sessions wing — of the Republican party.”

T.S. Eliot, poet for a fallen culture


Fine feathers: Why red birds look so fit and sexy

Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular

Lady Susan: Austen’s scheming and seductive anti-heroine

You can now solve murders with ‘Game of Thrones Clue’

LOL STFU, you brats.

Jewish journalist writes unvarnished profile of Melania Trump.
Melania Trump’s fans respond to Jewish journalist with anti-Semitic slurs and images of Jews being executed.
Melania Trump’s response: Those people “maybe” went too far but “she provoked them.” The Jews had it coming is a pretty compelling argument from the potential next first lady. No, really. Piss off with your unity nonsense. This family is repulsive, and people of good conscience are duty-bound to dissent.

You cannot be serious.

God is warning us against Trump. Soon he’ll turn the Washington Monument Reflecting Pool into blood.

Man-eating Nile River crocodiles are being found in Florida

Comedian routs mainstream media in Jeopardy

RIP Hero: “Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.”

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