I don’t have to mow the lawn after all.

World Will Be ‘Annihilated’ by Day’s End: Doomsday Group
According to eBible Fellowship, a Christian group based in Philadelphia, Wednesday is the Earth’s final day—and it’s based on Camping’s former end-time predictions, the Guardian reports. The deceased prophet had originally pegged May 21, 2011, as our collective last day (followed quickly by Oct. 21, 2011, after the first date came and went with no mass destruction), but eBible founder Chris McCann says Camping’s first selected doomsday was just Phase One of the end: That day in May was actually Judgment Day, at which point God simply stopped deciding who would be saved and who wouldn’t on the day of reckoning scheduled for 1,600 days later—which is Wednesday.

That would be today. No word on what time zone their deity lives in, but apparently it isn’t US Eastern.

Maybe I should believe in zombies. Camping has been dead for nearly two years, yet his failed predictions still live on.

Modern Not-a-Man

So by now everyone has heard about the NYT ‘Modern Man’ article. It’s been fisked to death (Larry Correia’s deconstruction is probably the best I’ve seen), but…

When this stuff shows up in certain venues, it’s hard to tell if it’s outright trolling,  if the clowns think they’re merely satirizing ‘fly-over’ country, and don’t understand us well enough to pull it off, or if they believe this shit. I won’t bother. I’ll just leave you with this:

Brian Lombardi: [sings]
I am the very model of the modern metrosexual,
I’ve information vegan, gluten-free, and ineffectual,
I know the kings of Washington, and I run from fights historical,
Though my gov-school knowledge is really quite hysterical.
(to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General’)

Save the gender-neutral kittens!

My sister ran into a ‘global warming’ article that — being an educated, rational person — had her shaking her head in sheer disbelief. So naturally I had to point her at the Gender-Neutral Kitten Salvation Happiness Fund video, and the comments at Watts Up With That.

I had a lot of fun with that. I tried to make it so freaking far over the top that no one could possibly take it seriously…

… except the inevitably stupid warmists. [grin]

(I think Joel has forgiven me for using his cats and dog in it. But it’s only been three years yet.)

Da fuck?

I actually thought Cruz was smarter than this. That boy’s clueless.

Ted Cruz names Bob Barr head of outreach effort to Ron Paul supporters and libertarians
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.

I’ll consider believing that the drug warrior is a libertarian ‘Liberty Leader’ when I see a complete disavowal of his previous legislative history, apologies, and restitution to his drug war victims.

Apparently Cruz missed the part that what was left of the LP mostly self-destructed with the Barr/Root prez campaign. (They keep trying to come back, but really just seem to be Republican Lite, just to get a cut a campaign dollars floating around.)

At least one person in Oregon had guts.

And brains.

Hero emerges from Oregon college shooting
According to his family, Chris Mintz didn’t run away from the gunfire. The army veteran charged towards the gunman instead, trying to protect his classmates.

“Tries to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in, gets shot three times, hits the floor, looks up at gunman and says, ‘it’s my son’s birthday today,’ gets shot two more times,” said his aunt, Wanta Mintz.

Mintz survived the shooting — but spent most of the day in surgery.

“Just give them what they want” is horrible advice, especially when all they want is you dead. It sounds like Mr. Mintz was smart enough to understand that, and brave enough to try despite the odds. Makes you wonder how it would have turned out if some of the other 30-odd students had helped.

While I’m on the subject…

Reports have it that the Oregon college campus is a gun free zone ‘protected’ by a single unarmed security guard.

Based on fatality/wounding numbers, there were at least 32 people in that classroom.

Who all seemingly passively stood up when ordered, to be shot.

Shades of Virginia Tech, where one victim claimed he was shot, then laid there passively until the gunman came to shoot him again. And passively let him shoot him again.

32 versus 1. You can passively let him shoot, or you can take your chances. After the first few Christians were shot in the head, figure your chances in a rush are better.