Obamacare-Hatin’ Sheriff Wants You To Pay His Medical Bills For Him, Because He Ain’t Got No Obamacare | Wonkette

Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, suffered a heart attack in January and is in recovery. His wife fell ill late last year. Mack is on the board of Oath Keepers, a right-wing fringe group made up of police and military veterans, and is known for supporting Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the federal government. He is also an ardent opponent of Obamacare.

“The States do not have to take or support or pay for Obamacare or anything else from Washington DC. The States are not subject to federal direction,” he wrote on his website”

Obamacare-Hatin’ Sheriff Wants You To Pay His Medical Bills For Him, Because He Ain’t Got No Obamacare | Wonkette

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sheriff-mack-gofundme-medical-billsObamacare-Hatin’ Sheriff Wants You To Pay His Medical Bills For Him, Because He Ain’t Got No Obamacare | Wonkette.

Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’

She often photographs the crows and other birds, and she lost her lens cap in a nearby alley a few weeks ago while photographing a bald eagle.

When she returned home, the lens cap was sitting on the edge of the birdbath.

Mann checked video from the surveillance camera she set up to record the birds and spotted a crow bringing the lens cap into the yard, walking it to the birdbath, and then rinsing it off.

“I’m sure that it was intentional,” she said. “They watch us all the time. I’m sure they knew I dropped it. I’m sure they decided they wanted to return it.”

via Backyard crows bring gifts to 8-year-old girl who feeds them: ‘It’s showing me how much they love me’.

Transgender Rights Are Threatening Women-Only Colleges’ Mission | The New Republic

Every single work of art—every single institution, every group—can’t be about every person. Inclusivity should mean that every person is allowed to have a dialogue with it, to interrogate it, comment on it, and have the space to create their own art or institution or group to stand beside it. (If you think The Vagina Monologues is terrible, write as many op-eds saying so that you want, but don’t stop its production.) It’s also true that every college can’t serve the needs of every single potential student. Women’s colleges are still allowed to exclude certain applicants based on gender because there’s still a need for their exclusionary existence. Transexclusion and transphobia are serious problems, but they are different from the problems most women in America—who are born women, raised in environments where people recognize only two genders, and are punished for the simple fact of their biology—continue to face. After all, those of us born with a vagina and uterus are the only ones who can be forced to carry a pregnancy to term by the anti-abortion laws sweeping the nation.

via Transgender Rights Are Threatening Women-Only Colleges' Mission | The New Republic.

▶ EPIC CATCH!!! Train Dashing Thru the Snow

There’s a strange corner of YouTube where train-spotters post their conquests in exhaustive detail. It’s one of the weirder YouTube holes I’ve been down in a while. But…oddly comforting. This video—of a Canadian National Railway locomotive making a meal out of snow drifts left by major blizzards in New Brunswick

▶ EPIC CATCH!!! Dashing Thru the Snow – CN Train 406 West at Salisbury, NB (Feb 3, 2015) – YouTube.

Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White’s Guac Recipe

This is a NO BANANA TOUR. (Seriously)

via Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White's Guac Recipe.

the Oklahoma Daily published the details of his concert rider this week—the rider included, among other things, the exact recipe to be used for the guacamole White’s team wanted served backstage. It’s nothing shocking (the ingredients are about what you’d expect, though the instructions do include lines like “we want it chunky” and “SAVE THE PITS THOUGH”), but apparently White’s talent company was none too happy with the article

http://www.newser.com/story/202361/not-a-good-idea-publishing-jack-whites-guac-recipe.html

And the recipe:

http://www.oudaily.com/blogs/we-want-it-chunky-and-other-gems-from-jack-white/article_e6b4f946-a804-11e4-a216-4bdde136d4fa.html