Castro, SJWs, and More Cowbell


Andrew Cline has a post over at NRO that reviews how Castro’s Cuba was a worked example of the kind of utopia Social Justice Warriors want.

For many romantic leftists, socialism is a glorious utopia that one day will magically separate itself from the strong men who somehow always manage to clamber to the top of the People’s Ladder. If only the enlightened thinkers on the Harvard Bookstore’s e-mail list could be put in charge!

Others are not so naïve. They understand that socialism is systematic oppression — but they see this as a feature, not a bug. To them, as it was for Castro, who wandered his way to Marxism, socialism offers a system in which the social and political orders are overturned and the leftists at long last can be on top. With the levers of power finally in their grasp, the redistribution — and the retribution — can begin.

Read the whole thing and find out how cowbells fit in.

Chaotic Hyperion


hyperion20161206Saturn’s moon Hyperion tumbles as it orbits the planet. Hyperion’s 270 km long spin axis has a chaotic orientation in time, meaning that it is essentially impossible to predict how the moon will be spinning in the future. It’s one of a very few known bodies with such chaotic spins.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Judge Hecker issued this Order in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. case yesterday—

The Kimberlins’ frivolous motion to sanction me for my work as Aaron Walker’s paralegal was denied, as was their motion for a further delay in discovery.

My motions to compel compliance with discovery were denied based a technicality which is easily remedied. Stay tuned.