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Sunday Afternoon Links

Sunday Afternoon Links

Reid scandals, more laws than sense, your tax dollars at work, “tiny house” trend

Some links from around the web for your viewing pleasure:

From Judicial Watch: Corruption Scandals Led to Harry Reid’s Abrupt “Retirement”

Glenn Harlan Reynolds warns: You are probably breaking the law right now

Chuck Ross at DC Caller reports: Imam Who Said Ayaan Hirsi Ali Deserved Death Penalty Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Muslim Classes To Federal Prisoners

Stars and Stripes reports that Army diversity training sent wrong signal about “white privilege”

Jura Koncius from The Washington Post: Stuff it: Millenials nix their parents’ treasures

HGTV presents the “original tiny house” that started the national trend:

What do you make of the “tiny house” trend that is “sweeping the nation”?



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Tiny houses are really tool sheds. Or wooden jail cells. There was a group of them in a parking lot in Austin, and my wife wanted to look at them. I hit my head on the front door jamb, my elbow on the wall to the “kitchen” and thought I wouldn’t store a lawnmower in this ugly little torture box.

    Please. When they’re in liberal areas and marketed towards progressive hipsters with worthless Grievance Studies degrees, whose savior Obamacles has left them with barely a wall to hang that poster on, we prefer to call them Obamaboxes.

tiny house crap is for retards.

They used to call them Mobile homes. 8 x 35 2 adults and 3 kids.

If someone wants a tiny house, let them go for it. Chacun à son goût.

Me, I’ve been in both double-wides and tiny-houses. Given that the average double-wide is as least as spacious, airy and roomy as the average tiny-house (and often more so), my only condition is that we disqualify any pajama-clad hipster waxing eloquent about “the tiny-house revolution” from ever speaking speaking disparagingly of “trailer-park trash”, ever again.

i suppose none of these reporters have ever heard of a ship, or an RV. People do live in those things.

What in the holy hell is our government paying a terrorist like Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown, to preach to prison inmates?

This story begs for the entire who, what, where, when, why and how treatment.

Midwest Rhino | April 5, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Give it a couple more years and theses will be for sale used … cheap. They are usually more upscale, but the factory built small homes can be built quickly and efficiently. If they just buy a nice little trailer, they can use it for travel, once they get tired of living in a tiny space.

Joey Williams | April 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

How many of these folks with a tiny house have also got a storage space where they keep all the things that won’t fit in their house?

Love these tiny home concepts but I expect there to be some form of bathroom and shower.

    rinardman in reply to Vince. | April 5, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    They’d be perfect for OWSers. They never shower, and the nearest cop car serves as a toilet.

The min-maxer in me finds the tiny house thing intriguing. How small can I get it and still be comfortable? Plus it’d be nice not to deal with all the clutter in my normal-sized house. That being said, I couldn’t do it. I need certain appliances and that place is just too small for them. And if you can’t get a large pizza through the front door without tilting it at a 45-degree angle, well — that dog won’t hunt.

I have a tiny house, AKA a CABIN, situated 150 yards away from my normal house. It is nice to go there, light a fire and enjoy the atmosphere. Occasionally this involves sipping a smooth adult beverage, and dreaming about the days before electricity. Then it is nice to go home. Would I live in a cabin by choice? No, absolutely not.

Henry Hawkins | April 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

I was going to say that such small houses won’t fly here in the southeast hurricane zone, but that’s exactly what they would do.

I just built a tiny house on the back of my property, but it’s for the chickens…

Phillep Harding | April 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Pretty common cabin size out on the trap line. I’ve kept such a shelter warm enough down at -40F with nothing more than a Coleman twin mantle lantern. (Kerosene lanterns don’t put out enough heat that cold, but are okay up around 0F.)

A small trash burner heater puts out too much heat. I had to either choke the firee down or crack the door and window to cool off the cabin.