Rule 5 Thursday, Selena Gomez Is Single Edition

Selena Gomez bikiniBy Internet standards this is ancient news, but Selena Gomez is single and Justin Bieber was arrested today on suspicion of driving under the influence. Two thoughts come to mind as I write this post.

First, writing about politics is for the birds. I’ll keep doing it because it’s what interests me, but I guarantee that this post will generate the most traffic this week.

Second, to any of my single male readers in their early 20s, get on this before RS McCain’s son makes it out to California. Seriously, you could do much worse. Just smile and nod when she talks about her art.

Anyway, I found the image to the left in the comments at Us Weekly. They have more where that came from.

Popoholic has pictures of Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens riding scooters.

Heavy has the 20 hottest photos of Selena Gomez.

Coed has more Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens in promotional stills from Spring Breakers. It’s much better than watching the movie.

If you’ve made it this far, your reward is 30 bikini pictures of Selena Gomez over at AcidCow.

Totally Unrelated Bonus: The famous sort of NSFW video of Adrianne Palicki getting a lap dance from Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Update: Linked at American Power. Thanks as always to Donald Douglas and his big Rule 5 roundup.

Update II: Linked at The Pirate’s Cove and Proof Positive.

Update III: Commencing Wombatalanche.

Meet the Obama Voter Running As a Republican in California

Geez. I stopped paying attention to political news in California for a few days and in swooped Neel Kashkari, the investment banker who helped run TARP under Bush and Obama, to announce that he’s running for governor. In difficult times, God, the universe, the Prime Mover or whatever calls upon great men to rise up and deliver this kind of rousing oratory.

“I’m running for governor of California to strengthen California families, so that every kid in California gets a good education, and to create a lot of good jobs,” the 40-year-old Republican told hundreds of people at a lunch at Cal State Sacramento.”That’s my platform, jobs and education. Jobs and education,” he said.

Swoon.

Here’s a dirty secret. I thought Republicans in Nevada were nuts for giving the primary to Sharron Angle in 2010, but now I’m starting to get it. I mean, why the hell not? On one hand we have a Tea Party guy, Tim Donnelly, who has virtually no chance of becoming governor, and on the other hand we have Kashkari, who supports abortion and gay marriage and voted for Obama in 2008. Who also, by the way, has virtually no chance of becoming governor. If I’m going to lose, I’d rather go out with a little dignity.

JSF at Valley of the Shadow has a post about the upcoming election and what we can learn from 2010.

The last Gubernatorial Election, we had a policy maker with no Political experience [Meg Whitman – ed.] win the Primary (repeated on a national level in 2012 with the same team!) against a candidate who worked within the Party Structure who built connections. The Party Guy lost and we all lost in 2010.

The idea of electing an actual conservative to statewide office might be tilting at a windmill, but the last moderate outsider we had in California was Schwarzenegger. That model probably isn’t going to repeat itself.
This is our current governor folks.

Jerry Brown with Jim Jones

The one on the left.

The state just might be beyond redemption for a few more generations. We need someone who is going to articulate a real alternative.

A Belated Stocking Stuffer for Your Favorite Gun Nut

I link The Daley Gator‘s Rule 5 posts in the weekly roundups, which is kind of a crime seeing that there’s a lot of good stuff going on over there. Also, it’s not as though the remaining sane citizens of Florida couldn’t use some encouragement.

Doug has a post about the Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model .460 revolver – aka the Backpack Cannon – which looks like this.

Backpack Cannon

I know, right?

Sure, it’s enormous and impractical as Hell, but isn’t that what makes America great?

Be sure to check out the Brits arguing with the Americans in the comment section at The Daily Mail.

Sad Man’s Tongue Has a Bunch of New Stuff

Beautiful ChaosI swear, they don’t pay me a dime. This is a sacrifice I make willingly.

Yesterday’s linkfest felt – I don’t know – off. It was only later that I realized that Sad Man’s Tongue had been omitted from the festivities. This injustice cannot stand. The intern responsible for this carelessness has been shot.

The above image is from Inked Girls Gallery 138 – The Beautiful Chaos of Mr Jersey. Go check out all of the stuff they’ve been posting.

Complaints About Marcella Sills Go Back to 2005

Marcella SillsShe’s the gift that keeps on giving. Like herpes. The New York Post reported on Sunday that America’s Principal Marcella Sills began receiving complaints shortly after taking over PS 106 in Queens in 2005. Does any of this sound familiar?

Letters describe Sills as a tyrant and “rude lunatic administrator” who spurred an exodus of excellent teachers and failed to provide basic student supplies and services while handsomely furnishing her own office and squandering funds on catering and decorations.

Read the whole thing. School officials – including the recently promoted Chancellor Carmen Fariña – knew for years that this school was a shitshow, but it took this becoming a national story to even get them to acknowledge that something was amiss.

I’ll leave you with another quote from the article.

Sills, 48, was a graduate of the DOE’s “Leadership Academy,” which trains principals, and had little teaching experience. Insiders said she lacked literacy skills, noting her invitation to a Nov. 23, 2005, holiday buffet “in honor of my gradutitude” to employees, including “security personel” and “custodially staff members.”

Just remember:  We must never question why public schools are becoming more expensive while fewer kids know how to read.

Update: The Post has an interview with Shantazia Williams, an 11 year old student at PS 106. Here’s a description of the gym and art classes offered.

“It was so many movies, I can’t remember which day I watched what,” she said. “Sometimes I went to sleep or just sat there and played with my hair.

“One movie had curses and kissing in it. I asked the teacher if she could change it. She told me to sit down. She was just playing with her phone.”

Williams had to repeat the fifth grade, so perhaps Mom has a grudge. Of course it’s also possible that PS 106 is one of the reasons she’s not advancing.

Update: Wombat-socho drops a late but always welcome link.

Update II: Linked up by RS McCain. Apparently Instapundit wrote a book about this.

Sunday Linkfest, Big Bang Theory Edition

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

This week’s linkfest is brought to you by a binge viewing of Big Bang Theory.

Politics

 The Other McCain: Journalist @CalebHannan Exposes Sociopath and Is Accused of Transphobia

Related: American Power: Secretive Trans* Woman ‘Dr. V’ Kills Herself (Himself?) After Being Outed by Journalist Caleb Hannan – This is a really weird story.

That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: DeBlasio’s Liberal Policies Expand Unemployment In New York City

1389: Your Tax Dollars at Work: The Great “Penis Pump” Debate on ‘Red Eye’

Regular Right Guy: Cuban Actress Maria Conchita Alonso Has Lived in an Oppressive Society

The Political Hat: Public Schools’ Priority: “Challenging Heteronormativity In The Primary Classroom”

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch

Culture and Stuff

Manhattan Infidel: With AROD Suspended, Yankees Search for Third Base Options

Kveller: #ThrowbackThursday with Mayim Bialik & Cyndi Lauper

Domestic Geek Girl: All About Propolis – The Mystery Ingredient In Raw Honey

Agent 54: Bullwinkle and the Polar Vortex

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Pope Francis Calls Abortion “Horrific”; Decries “Throwaway Culture”

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

Rule 5

Goodstuff’s Cyber World: Goddstuff’s Blogging Magazine (123rd Issue)

The Other McCain: It’s Come to This: Plus-Size Models Just Aren’t ‘Plus’ Enough for Some People

Lowering the Boom: Hard to Believe this Former Supermodel’s Turning 40 – Kate Moss Rule 5.

The Daley Gator: DaleyGator DaleyBabe Olympic skier Lynsey Dyer

Batshit Crazy News: Robert Stacy McCain and His SheMale Friend Kat Haché Rule 5

Musical Interlude…

Proof Positive: Friday Night Babe – Margot Robbie

Soylent Green: Congrats Anna Ivanovic

American Power: Lucy Pinder 2014 Official Calendar

Woodsterman: They’re Here ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

PostalDog: Public Service Announcement – Lena Dunham Rule 5. You did this to yourselves.

Happy Sunday everyone. Have a great week.

Some Marcella Sills and PS 106 Links

The Marcella Sills story is quieting down in the national news, so I figured I’d dump some interesting links regarding America’s Principal.

Norm’s Notes: The PS 106Q Saga – All the way back from 2008.

New York Daily News: Suit: School System Ignored Queens 2nd-Grader’s Torture – The story that initially caught my interest.

American Power: Warehousing Students at New York’s PS 106

Zero Hedge: A Rat-Infested “Shithole”

CBS New York: DOE Investigating Far Rockaway School Over Allegations Of Lavish Party, Lack Of Textbooks

The Blaze: Glenn Beck Outlines How America Can Start Fixing Its Failing Education System – Yeah, I know.

New York Post: No Books, No Clue At City’s Worst School – The Story that started this.

Click around and enjoy the train wreck.