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Perfect sculpture depicting the American Right Wing

“Who Did it? Again!,” a series of porcelain toy soldiers by Johnson Tsang, from 2014.



More and close ups at https://johnsontsang.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/who-did-it-again/
Saw it first on Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/2015/01/20/the-weird-crybaby-soldiers-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

Higher Math Puzzle Time, from Tom Toles

Got a Cast Iron Lodge Mini Cake Pan.

Anyone use one? I know they are good for biscuits, what else can I use it for?

Cable News, 1860

Cartoonist Kris Straub nails being offended with satire

Let's be clear about how all of this "standing on dogs" stuff started and who is to blame:



RIP Norman Bridwell (2/15/28-12/12/14)

McDonnell jugde reduces sentencing

"Judge reduces guideline range to 78-97 months. Roughly 6.5-8 years. Said McDonnell did not obstruct justice, amount of bribes not >$120K" - from Matt Zapotosky's live blog at the courthouse.

https://twitter.com/mattzap/status/552491678813401088

The Price of Corruption

While we wait to hear Bob McDonnell's sentence, here's a good graphic from Denise Lu (Washington Post) on what other corrupt politicians got:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/corruption-sentences/

Bob McDonnell continues to use the "blame the wife" strategy.

Yesterday his daughter wrote the Judge blaming her Mom for the Governor's troubles. Today, Washington Post columnist
Petula Dvorak points out the hypocrisy of McDonnell's daughter in an excellent column:

"Maureen McDonnell’s daughter trashes her mother to help her father"

the crowning crime against Virginia motherhood was the public evisceration of the state’s former first lady, Maureen McDonnell — by attorneys, by her husband and, in the end, by her daughter.

The same grown children who helped trigger the federal investigation that led to their parents’ trial and convictions; the adult kids who allegedly raided the state’s executive mansion for glasses, pots and pans, and stacks and stacks of food, crates of eggs and cases of alcohol; who had a wedding catering bill paid for; who flitted across the country on a private jet; who played $2,000 golf rounds and took a $10,000 party gift — now at least one of them blames Mom.


PS: McDonnell will be sentenced next Tuesday. The Federal recommendation (which are not binding for the Judge) suggests 10-12 years. McDonnell's wife will be sentenced in February.

Normalizing relations with Cuba from Lalo Alcarez's "La Cucaracha"

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