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Gallup: Confidence in Government’s Handling of Terror Hits All Time Low

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Rasmussen: Belief that Terrorists are Winning the War Hits All Time High

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Foghorn Leghorn

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Feminist Consciousness-Raising Gone Wild: Male ROTC Cadets Forced to Wear High Heels

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Monday Morning News Dump

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Go here, to Ace of Spades HQ for clickable links. The top story, The Bergdahl Affair…” by Jonah Goldberg, is our recommended highlight.


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Deadly Brand of Heroin: ‘Ace of Spades’

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Photo: Graham MacIndoe

Was this the brand? Photo: Graham MacIndoe

Emphasis mine…from New York Post:

…Cops found five empty glassine envelopes in a garbage can, two more under the bed and one on a table in the apartment, where Hoffman — who has repeatedly struggled with substance abuse — was living recently, sources said.

[See also: [VIDEO] Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Heroin-inecting Scene from “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007)]

Cops also found a charred spoon in the kitchen sink, sources say.

“He was shooting up in the bathroom,” a law-enforcement source said.

The envelopes were marked “Ace of Spades,” which sources said is a brand of heroin that hasn’t been seen on the streets since around 2008 in Brooklyn.

 [See Glamour Junkies: The Culture of Heroin Addiction]

There was no note, and Hoffman’s death is believed to be accidental…

I’m pretty sure Ace of Spades HQ has no connection to the brand. But I had a mental image of an envelope with that logo on it (shown below) as the last thing the actor saw before he perished, of an overdose.

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Speaking of Ace

Ace of Spades HQ has a discussion archived here.

Does the MacInoe photo, shown here represent the Brooklyn heroin baggie type similar to the one found in Hoffman’s Greenwich Village apartment? It’s unclear, but certainly possible. The photographer was also a consumer (addict) he has an interesting photo essay here:

“The images in this series are of heroin baggies collected years ago during a period of addiction. I became intrigued by the typography and design of the glassine envelopes used to package dope, stamped with references to popular culture like Twilight, Crooklyn and New Jack City. Dealers branded and marketed their product like entrepreneurs in any business, pairing names like Dead Medicine with a skull and crossbones to appeal to risk-takers, or an airplane labeled First Class to give the illusion of grandeur…

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Escalation of Abuse: What It Looks Like

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Coincidence: Hollywood’s only conservative group is getting close IRS nonprofit scrutiny

Another Coincidence: James O’Keefe Group Being Audited by NY. Again.

Yet Another Coincidence: Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Election Fraud

Still Another Coincidence: IRS Proposes New 501(c)(4) Rules That Just Happen to Cover Most Tea Party Groups

Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s ‘John Doe’ Subpoenas

Secret investigations targeted coincidently at most prominent conservative groups in WI who can only now legally talk about their harassment. If you want to see what American fascism would look like, well this is it…

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Bill Clinton vs. Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton: Obamacare Law Should Be Changed to Honor “If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan” Promise

Compare this new statement with one he offered just two days before Obmacare went live dead.

“The Republican Party is ‘begging for America to fail’ by rooting for President Obama’s signature health care law to fail, former President Bill Clinton said during an interview for “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “I’ve never seen a time — can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail … I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’ll be shocked if it fails,” [said Clinton].”

He went on to say that all these “dire predictions” Republicans were making would not come to pass, and agreed it would be a “big plus” in the “next election.”

And now? Probably doing some surrogating for Hillary!, he now says the law must be changed.

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Stupidity, Anguish, Self-Flattery, Pants, and Howling

What are these conspicuous howls about? Are they really about the tree?

Or are they really about the people howling about the tree?

What is Ace talking about? 

Well, it starts with P.J. O’Rourke: Obama Is Stupid. Then, refers to a funny Hot Air item quoting Jane Meyer of the New Yorker, giving Obama a pass on drone-strike kills because he shows how anguished he is all about it, thus flattering Meyer’s own self-conception as The Sort of Person Who Would Put on Shows of Anguish Over Drone Strikes (While Not Objecting To Them Terribly Much In Reality)….

Then adds some commentary…including an analysis of the self-flattering nature of David Brooks praising the impeccable crease of Obama’s pants…. then…somehow… wraps it up with a video of Earth First people moved by their own crying and howling and mourning a tree…

…never mind, just read Ace’s rant—it’s a great example of his signature screwball keyboard voodoo.


Rep. Mike Kelly Rips Into Man Wearing Dead Poodle on His Head

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Headline and video link lifted from Ace of Spades HQ, Poodle Man via — The Butcher