Scalia writes a dissent to “calls attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” Hoo boy. pic.twitter.com/VJmI20HyNN
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) June 26, 2015
How long before Scalia becomes an unperson?
Growing up as poor white Yankee trash, my first exposure to the Confederate battle flag was the Dukes of Hazzard.
Of course, as a youngster, I had no idea the significance of the flag, or the appellation “General Lee”. I just saw some dudes -who were clearly the good guys- sticking it to the Powers That Be…
…and driving an impossibly awesome car (-with a horn that played “Dixie” no less).
(Alas, I was also too young to appreciate the tremendous… talent that Catherine Bach brought to the show.)
And it is in this gallantly rebellious spirit that I know many view the Southern Cross. As Ace put it, it often means “fuck you”.
We still need a “fuck you” sign. It’s a shame that the rebel flag carries so much baggage.
I guess there’s Gadsden…
It always makes me laugh how often when nitwits link to articles they seem to think backs up their claims the links do exactly the opposite. ‘
Case in point.
So writes Zoë Coombs Marr, a writer, comedian and “theatre maker,” and a woman of profound humility, in a piece complaining about the “devastating effects” of modest alterations in taxpayer subsidy for Australia’s commercially unviable artist
So who does she link?
At this point, rather bafflingly, Ms Marr links to an article – this one here, by Tim Blair – which is part of a series of pieces by Blair and Andrew Bolt on arts funding cronyism and the ludicrous misspending of public money. A series that actually reveals her claim of funding integrity and aesthetic high-mindedness as – how shall I put this? – less than convincing. Not your mates, indeed. (links in original V)
Heh. When a lefty links Tim Blair to back up her assertions, hilarity is sure to follow.
Love this quote
(David Thompson V) Undaunted, or perhaps oblivious, our unhappy artist continues,
“Grant money is pumped back into the economy and employs numerous people. “
Yeah, taking money from producers to give to ‘artists’ who need to be paid for their socially relevant ‘art’ pumps all manner of money into the local economy and employs the employees at liquor and pot distributors, which is something I suppose.
Since I’m going camping this weekend, then on to DC for the week and then back to AZ, this post will probably be here for a long time so I figure I’ll leave something visually teh funny up here.
Via Big Fur Hat (who obviously doesn’t own the world or else his server folks wouldn’t have boned him last week).
Important, pre-camping Update!!!!!!!!
Well, not that important, but still an update!!!
(ISIS), for instance, claimed a mortar attack against a base belonging to the al-Qassam Brigades, the military branch of Hamas, in Khan Yunis, as well as a bombing in front of a security forces building in Gaza….
ISIS are a bunch of mad dogs who attack all and sundry and now they’re attacking Hamas’ armed wing. Which “armed wing” is approximately, all of them (+/- 0%).
In retaliation, Hamas arrested a dozen sympathizers.
Oh man, ISIS is smacking Hamas around and making them look like chumps. They “arrested” them? Ooooh, I bet that has ISIS all scared and stuff. Or… they’re going to use their time in some Pali prison to recruit more mad dogs. Either/or. (mostly the “Or” thing).
Nother weak horse
Until recently, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, with its formidable military, intelligence and social network power, was the jewel of Iran’s worldwide militias. But after the Syrian uprising in 2011 and Iran ordering Hezbollah to enter Syria to fight alongs
Hezbollah has jihad envy and it’s making me laugh. Mostly because I don’t live in Iraq or Syria.
And, of course, the current weakest horse
We be bone, but the rest of the world is boned even more, so we have that going for us.
NBA finals game 6 is tonight. For those who don’t care (like me), the series is best of 7 with Golden State, of Oakland, CA, up 3 games to 2 against Cleveland.
I don’t really care about the series. I’d like to root for Cleveland, they haven’t won a pro championship in anything in a long time, but I don’t like LeBron so I’ll just wait for the post-game.
I am interested to find out what happens.
If Golden State wins tonight, they win the series while Cleveland has to win tonight and Friday.
In the past, only the city that won had riots, I figure in the days of Fergusummer, both cities will be sacked. For Equality! or something.
So we have the specter of two major cities erupting into chaos tonight.
Should make for better TV than the game, that’s for sure. A lot fewer time outs anyway.
Of course, the “Justice” Dept is still worried more about me than that.
Sorta funny, in an endy way of course.
Via Weasel Zippers.
I’ve been in NY for nearly 2 months and I’m bored out of my skull, I’ve been working sporadically at a friend’s restaurant, but it’s not nearly enough, so here’s a round the tubes post full of teh funny and teh endy. Some not so funny, all pretty darn endy.
Greece is about to go down in a way not seen since Sulla besieged Athens and they starved, so what’s happening?
Creditors said Athens had failed to offer anything new to secure funding to repay 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund by the end of June.
Dam creditors, demanding some sort of basic possibility of maybe being paid back!!!!
Jucicial Watch, fresh off their “victory” over the IRS, has another windmill tiltage that minitrue will dutifully
Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance.
Yeah, file that under, ‘Things anybody paying attention already knows but the 99% will never hear about’.
Obama, fresh of losing both Gulf Wars, the war in Afghanistan and the Cold War, is busily working on losing WWII now.
German tanks roll back into Poland
How funny is it that German tanks rolling into Poland is a best case scenario?
I’ll take Lying Sacks Of Shit for $20,000,000,000,000
The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Thursday, June 11, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 90 straight days the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.
It’s a good thing we elected a GOP majority or we’d really be screwed!
In other Lying Sack Of Shit news, Hillary! (Link fixed!)
It’s pretty darn funny that I can laugh so much while looking at Chelsea’s ugly mug next that smug idjit.
In 2016 Presidential Campaign news, how freaking awesome is Jeb Bush?
By hiring Mr. Diaz, Mr. Bush wanted to send a clear signal that “the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett’s Charge engagement campaign with his main opponents,”….
“Team Jeb needs to reread their Civil War history,” Vox reporter Matt Yglesias chimed in on Twitter.
He’s being lectured on history by Matt Yglesias (\mawr-on\), and Matt’s correct!!!!
That’s about as funny as funny can be.
We Be Boned.
So has the IRS provided the emails a federal judge said they had to provide by last Friday, june 12?
This is Judicial Watch’s IRS Scandal page, there’s nothing on that page.
The only article on it I can find from after the due date is this report from the Daily Caller, with this passage.
Department of Justice lawyers Geoffrey J. Klimas and Stephanie Sasarak, acting as counsel for the IRS, submitted a U.S. District Court filing June 12 in the case Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service. The court filing, provided to The Daily Caller, claims the IRS received new Lerner emails from the Treasury Department’s inspector general (TIGTA) but can’t fork over the emails to Judicial Watch, a nonprofit group suing to get the emails. Why? Because the IRS is busy making sure that none of the emails are duplicates
Using that article for search terms, I found the filing in pdf form on Judicial Watch’s site, with this relevant passage
17. The Service expects to begin processing and reviewing the recovered emails immediately following its review and production of Lerner communications with were not forensically recovered. At this time, the Service is unable to estimate when it will finish processing and reviewing the forensically-recovered emails (emphasis me V).
That’s lawyer-speak for “Fuck you and horse you rode in on.”
I’ll repeat my question from last week, who’s going to force them to obey the judge’s order?
The “Justice” Dept? Congress? The Tooth Fairy?
Suck it bitches.