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Posted: January 4, 2014 by veeshir in Catholicism

I wish this wasn’t satire.

Just hours after the Justice Department contested the Supreme Court delay of a federal mandate for contraceptive insurance, a plaintiff’s attorney announced that the Little Sisters of the Poor would form a collective bargaining unit and seek an exemption from ObamaCare.

When I saw the puppy blender link I didn’t realize it was satire and I was never so proud of the Catholic Church.

Hopefully they see the link and realize that a good idea is a good idea.

Scott Ott, pissing off FrnakJ for 10 years.

Stupid question time

Posted: October 4, 2013 by aliceaitch in Catholicism, Government FAIL

How many imams have been furloughed and forbidden to hold prayer services under threat of arrest?

Oh, you crazy Jesuits

Posted: April 5, 2013 by aliceaitch in Catholicism

Banning a Catholic organization from your Catholic university.  Maybe it’s April Fools Day all month long.

Sorta important, above the post update.

Eh, it didn’t matter much to me, I was just curious and I saw something today that gave me a clue on how to find out.

Aaccording to this Catholic News Agency article,

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has confirmed that the Pope intended to take his name from the 13th century aristocrat who left his wealthy family to serve the poor and rebuild the Church.

So, St. Francis of Assisi.

Now, back to the post!

My subscription to spell check ran out so you gets what I gives.

I’m all depressed today, Nicole wrote what I was worried about, I’m becoming an OUTRAGE!!!! monger. Apcray.

Denial is just not strong enough for today and I can’t stay drunk all day. Maybe I should turn to LSD. Eh, I’ll try to see the funny.

This one actually does make me laugh,  It’s a drudge link and he’s talking about Obama slapping around a Dem congresscritter. What makes me laugh is this

Obama was referring to his $1 billion proposal for 15 manufacturing “innovation centers,”

He actually expects people to take that shit seriously.

The article goes on to note this

the details of which are still somewhat hazy.

“Hazy”, yeah, we’ll go with that. It sounds so much better than, “Ridiculous crap that doesn’t mean anything.”

We all saw Cruz make Feinstein look like a fool yesterday. You know it was bad because Andrea Mitchell declared DiFi the winner, but we also see this as another proof they know she looked like the moron she is (Dumber than a box of Boxers!)

Feinstein told Wolf Blitzer she “felt patronized” by the “arrogant” junior senator and had to take some time to cool off afterward.

Awwww, did the mean old man make ems look stupid?

How arrogant and clueless do you have to be to piss off the men who are dedicated to give up their lives for yours?

A former agent blasted President Obama for blaming the Secret Service for the decision to shut down White House tours,

That’s right, Obama arrogant and clueless.

What lefties do understand is indoctrination, they’re only fer it when they’re indoctrinating kids to believe the right things.

I just intro’d bill to prevent kids under 12 from going to gun shows.

Yup, can’t let 12 year olds learn how cool guns are or they might want one.

Also via Say Uncle, … Cold Fury (the exact link is below about sedition) we see this bit of common sense about gun laws.

You cannot “protect” a right while calling for limitations on it.

Preach it brother!

How do you say, “How many divisions does he have?” in Mandarin? (unsafe, NY Times Link)

China congratulated Pope Francis on Thursday on his ascension to the papacy, but also warned the Vatican not to interfere in what China deems to be its internal affairs.

I know who I’m rooting for.

Hmmm, now I have to wonder how to say it in English.

This past Sunday, a Chicago area church sponsored a Second Amendment Sunday filled with “assault” pop-tarts, “combat” cupcakes and a sheet-cake that featured a chocolate semi-automatic Glock handgun with a quote from Jesus that read “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

That last is a very nice touch except they really needed it to be a Colt, not a Glock.

pop-gun

Okay, headlines that just seem fucking ridiculous.

US Can’t Make Dominos Founder Offer Contraceptives To Employees

Seriously, imagine going back to the 50s and showing that article to people. They’d lock you up for your own good.

A question, could you let him off if he promises to take acting lessons?

Headine

Hah!… Iranian Regime TV: Ben Affleck Could Be Hanged For War Crimes

I ask because I could see that question coming up.

Hmmm, this is interesting.

Egyptian media outlets are reporting that a number of Hamas members were involved in the August 2012 attack on an Egyptian military base that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers. The three Hamas members linked to the attack are Ayman Nofal, Mohamed Ibrahim Salah Abu Shamala, and Raed al Attar.

On the one hand, I doubt the Muslim Brotherhood likes Hamas killing people in Egypt without their permission, on the other hand, they were killing the main obstacles to the MB’s takeover of Egypt. Interesting to see how it plays out.

Now sure about this one either.

“The Lebanese cabinet is required to hold an extraordinary meeting to ask the army to deploy along the border,”

Whose side would they be on? So far in Syria we’ve seen homegrown terrorists, al Quaeda, Hezbollah and Syrian military in a dog’s breakfast of a nightmare scenario, I guess whose side they’ll be on depends on how many Hezbollah units are included.

Steyn on Islamophobes getting their blood all over the place.

The attempted murder of an “Islamophobe” is part of the scene in today’s Europe. Among those targeted have been such obvious “right-wing extremists” as secular feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, gay hedonist Pim Fortuyn, and coke-snorting anti-monarchist Theo van Gogh. While I was in Copenhagen paying a visit to Lars’s Danish Free Press Society, a young Chechen jihadist opposed to all this outrageous Islamophobia prematurely detonated while assembling his bomb in his hotel room, and we all had a good laugh. But sometimes, as on Lars’s doorstep, the jihad wannabe is less incompetent and gets a little closer.

It being EUnuchstan, they need to provide ‘balance’.

The author Hedegaard is one of the few Danes who is a certified racist, as he some years ago was fined by a High Court for having stated in a blog interview that Muslim fathers rape their children. He was later acquitted by the Supreme Court.

Hmmm, where does one get one of those certificates? And since he was acquitted, isn’t he a “formerly certified racist” as he’d have lost his certified status?

I’m surprised we haven’t seen this bit of sorta good news at Hot Air, Ace, Drudge, Gateway pundit or any of the other news aggregators.

… jumped out a window from the family’s co-op apartment Wednesday afternoon with 10-month-old son Keston in her arms. She died instantly.

The baby survived by bouncing off his motionless mom’s chest upon impact.

I’m always in favor of them failing at the “murder” part of a “murder/suicide” deal.

Now I’m not saying they’re related, but Girls Gone Wild was hounded into bankruptcy and what happens the very next spring break?

Two masked men armed opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun on Thursday, killing six people and wounding five,

While I abhor the violence, as a titty-man, I understand it.

Apparently illegal immigration causes global worming.

It’s one reason I feel it’s urgent that we get real immigration reform, allowing millions to step out of the shadows and on to a broad path toward citizenship. It will help, not hurt, our environmental efforts, and potentially in deep and powerful ways.

The biggest lack in today’s world are people who stand back and say, “You know, that’s pretty fucking ridiculous, maybe you should not say that.”, that’s why it’s often so funny out.

I’ve been wondering something lately, who will be the first con-blogger to be arrested for sedition.  Mike at Cold Fury has a list of some of the people I think are in the running.

I’m figuring it’s between the Emperor and Bob Owens.

I just realized that SMOD should be plan B, FrnakJ notes what we all used to know was Plan A.

So, what do you think should be the future of conservatism? I’m thinking conquering other planets. Going to other planets looks like the only realistic way to escape big government now.

Yup, Heinlein, in Time Enough For Love, I think, said that space travel hurt the Earth as freedom lovers escaped the increasing loss of freedom on Earth.

Just as immigration to America hurt EUnuchstan as all the freedom lovers left for America for generations.

In other words, I’ve been rooting for stuff traveling in the wrong direction! That’s pretty funny.

A couple of NY Post links that don’t include either maniacs or cannibals. (I know)

So a kid with a gun was shot by police in Brooklyn, so there have been mostly peaceful protests going on.

A police officer was smashed in the face with a brick and 50 people were arrested as unrest over a teenager shot dead by cops continued to plague a Brooklyn neighborhood last night.

Mostly peaceful. I don’t know the circumstances, but I do know that the kid had the gun illegally. I have seen quotes from relatives who said he was trying to turn the gun in, I assume he was going to do so after choir practice and before volunteering an orphanage.

In “My Job Is Too Hard” news, we see the TSA explaining that they’re useless and should be disbanded.

The TSA whined yesterday that it’s just too darn hard for agents to find bombs — unless the terrorists use explosives straight out of a Loony Tunes cartoon.

 

 

Think that’s harsh?

“It’s not like they’re using a cartoonish bundle of dynamite with an alarm clock strapped to it,” Bob Burns of the TSA Blog Team posted on the agency’s Web site.

I understand, you’re too incompetent and the whole dept. should be disbanded.

In How Dare You Trust My Employers hilarity, Tom Maguire notices this hilarity.

Quoth Paul Krugman

OK, I’m an evil person — and my scheming has paid off.

On Friday I started hearing from friends about a fake story making the rounds about my allegedly filing for personal bankruptcy; I even got asked about the story by a reporter from Russian television, who was very embarrassed when I told him it was fake. But I decided not to post anything about it; instead, I wanted to wait and see which right-wing media outlets would fall for the hoax.

And Breitbart.com came through!

 

Tom notices something that apparently that uber-evil genius didn’t.

Those silly righties! Left unmentioned at Krugman’s blog – Breitbart lifted the story from the website of the Boston Globe, a NY Times company. I think it is kind of funny that the Times organization was duped about the bankruptcy of their own columnist…

As are we all Tom, as are we all.

In “Word of the Year” news, we see this word “austerity” that used to mean “living within your means” but now apparently means something about raising taxes to afford how you want to live.

Don’t believe me? In a story about Qatar cutting off Egypt as they’re running out of food, fuel and goats for escort services, they talk about the IMF demanding Austerity.

A $4.8 billion grant from the IMF could stanch the bleeding, but it requires Egypt to accept austerity measures.

Is there now an International Journolist that is coordinating the use of that word?

Relatedly, France and Britain has decided they will arm jihadis caught in the global downturn.

France has joined Britain by indicating it may be ready to break ranks with the rest of the EU and question the utility of the arms embargo for the Free Syrian Army.

That’s pretty funny, they’ve disarmed their own populace as they’re arming jihadis.

 

I love tilting at windmills, it doesn’t do any good by itself, but if we can get enough people doing it we’ll get rid of the scourge of polluting windmills. Or something, I don’t know. Just read this and stop expecting me to make sense.

Just how bad are some of our members of Congress?

29 members have been accused of spousal abuse, 7 have been arrested for fraud, 19 have been accused of writing bad checks, 117 have bankrupted at least 2 businesses, 3 have been arrested for physical assault, 71 have such bad credit that they can’t even qualify for a credit card, (yet with their special clearance as a member of Congress they get an Amex card without having a credit check.) 14 have been arrested on drug related charges, 8 have been arresting for shoplifting, and at least 84 members of Congress have been stopped for drunk driving but subsequently let go once they showed they were members of Congress.

That’s our Congress!

Okay, this one makes me laugh. Ed Schutz is being demoted at MSNBC,  no not fore being too leftist

Chris Hayes will take over the 8 p.m. time slot on MSNBC in the next month, the channel announced on Thursday morning, the day after the current host of that hour, Ed Schultz, said he was moving from the weekdays to the weekends.

 

So who is Chris Hayes?

The same Chris Hayes who on Memorial Day said he was “uncomfortable” calling fallen American soldiers “heroes.”

I figure Ed was demoted because he kept getting caught doctoring video.

In, Ummm Dude? We Had One Revolution Over Just That Issue Already news, Bill Gates explains why we need to be more like the British.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the wealthiest American, said on “some days” he wishes the U.S. political system were like England’s,

Seriously, the US Constitution was created to fix the problems with the British system.

Speaking of the Constitution, we see that Feinstein’s “What 2nd Amendment” bill was voted out of committee so our fine, GOP betters can get on with taking my guns.

 

Last, no linky, but does anybody know which Saint Francis the new pope named himself after? I ask because I keep seeing people say that he named himself after St. Francis without explaining which one.

Shep Smith, who is obviously wholly ignorant of the Catholic Church, kept saying, “He named himself after Saint Francis”, so I kept saying, “Which St Francis you fucking moron?”( I have a low opinion of Shep).

I then saw him say at one point something about that St. Francis being a Jesuit, so Francis Xavier.

Later, I was watching something else on Fox for a few minutes when I saw the scroll along the bottom saying, “…named after St Francis of Assisi.”

I understand Shep is lazy, stupid and so very ignorant so I shouldn’t pick on him, but if Foxnews is going to send someone so ignorant to cover the Catholic Church, couldn’t they at least have provided him with a producer who knows something about the Catholic Church?

A place for me to hide. All I’m finding are places to hide from what with the wars and the murdering and the GLAVIN.

Sigh.

The Falklands is voting on a referendum on war between Britain and Argentina, I think.

Residents of the Falkland Islands vote on Sunday in a sovereignty referendum aimed at countering Argentina’s increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.

How else would you read that? Add in this,

The government’s mishandling of Argentina’s economy has hit new highs recently with the implementation of price controls on food. It is a notoriously ineffective policy that tends to create shortages and spawns black markets.

You know Argentina is going to need an external enemy really soon and the Jews are too remote so the Brits it is.I know war isn’t funny, except when it is.

Think about it, there’s a very good chance we’ll have the first war in history where the two combatants cannot actually meet each other on a battlefield.

The Royal Navy isn’t what it used to be and what’s a starving, broke Argentinian military going to do? Knowing that Obama likes to fight both sides of a war, we could see America ferrying everybody to somewhere, maybe the Pampas would be good?, so they can have their war.

But maybe Argentina will think outside the box.

Venezuela is going to have an election next month between a guy who’d like to live in a free country and a guy who also wants to be free….to do whatever the fuck he wants. He is Chavez’ chosen successor.

So both Venezuela and Argentina are going to need an enemy, how about A Short War?  This way, they’ll speak the same language.

How funny would it be if WWIII started in South America when the last two were mostly not fought anywhere near there? Well, except for a couple of sea battles.

The Egyptians are still rioting over the soccer hooligans, I didn’t realize Port Said was on the Suez Canal. It’s a good thing nothing important goes through that canal or there might be some problems from Obama’s foreign policy.

So fucking Karzai is blaming the US and the Taliban for not making nicey-nicey. Can we leave him to get killed yet?

Azerbaijan is interesting, they’re playing nicey with Jews and Iran is messing with them. How funny would it be if the Jews helped muslims fight against the Mad Mullahs? That would bring in Russia. So Obama could fight both sides of that war, by helping Israel and Iran. Seriously, if WWIII breaks out before 2017, we’ll be fighting on both sides. That’ll be funny. You know, until we nuke ourselves to teach us a lesson.

Actually, that’ll still be funny. Just not funny-funny.

A few days ago I wrote about some UN Peacekeepers who were taken hostage in Syria, I figured they were dead as the UN is feckless. I was right and wrong, so I have to admit this makes me laugh. And it’s a good laugh.

They were freed

Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers were welcomed in Jordan when they were freed after being held by rebels for three days in Southern Syria.

But the UN was feckless.

as a request to the Red Cross and the United Nations to accept the hostages was turned down. It’s believed neither organisation recognises the Martyrs of Yarmouk group of fighters.

How fucking funny is that? They were freed due to the kindness of jihadis even as the UN said, “No thanks.”

I guess the jihadis were busy killing Syrian gov’t types.

Syrian rebels staged a surprise dawn attack on Sunday against the key district of Baba Amr in the central city of Homs, a year after regime forces retook it after a deadly month-long siege.

The new battle for Baba Amr began as jihadist fighters in the oil-producing east said they had established religious committees to administer the area’s policing, judiciary and emergency services.

Good. When Jihadi fights jihadi supporters Veeshir smiles. Knowing Israel, you know they’re supplying intelligence to both sides. It’s like the dog convincing wolves that coyotes taste better than sheep.

This is when I normaly seg my ue from furriners to the US, but I don’t have a story for that. So I’ll link this bit of funny that’s not at all funny.

It’s a story about how the hometowns of Hitler and Stalin are facing their legacies.

The Austrian town (could someone ask Obama how to say “Hitler” in Austrian?) where Hitler was born is trying to forget it, they rent out the house to keep it from becoming a neo-nazi shrine. This is a nice touch,

Until 2011, the house was used as a day-care centre for disabled people.

Heh.

But in Georgia, they’re are taking a different tack.

For years, the main boulevard, Stalin Street, was dominated by a huge statue of Stalin.

But in 2010, it was taken down by the pro-Western government of Mikhail Saakashvili, much to the dismay of many in Gori.

But thats’ not the end of the story.

A few weeks ago, Gori city council, now run by Georgian Dream, allocated funds to re-erect the statue.

It will not be returned to Stalin Street, but will be put in Gori’s main tourist attraction, the Stalin museum, which is still a shrine to the dictator and scarcely touched since it was built in 1957.

 

After being invaded by Russia they’re making nicey with Russia, funny how that worked out.

One more overseas deal, this guy has a long, thoughtful post on the next pope. If you’re a Catholic, it’s a good read.

Actually, I do have a segway, from Mordor to America!Via the Jawas, we see this.

It’s up and down, but when they said, “Brokeback Mt Doom”, I LOLed I did. And I don’t LOL very often.

Let’s go to Fuck You America!, the best part? It’s people who speak English so we don’t have to rely on imperfect translations.

Nannarch Bloomberg‘s comments about shelters made me laugh. No, not the bit about people flying their private jets in and taking a limo to the homeless shelters because he signed a law saying a anybody can get a bed. Law, meet unintended consequences.

Mayor Bloomberg yesterday put his foot in his mouth by suggesting homeless shelters are bursting at the seams because anyone can get a bed — even the filthy rich.

 

I bet a dollar it’s not the filthy rich, I bet it’s the children of the filthy rich. The Occutards.

A little bit of America saying fuck you back.  The NYS boycott is up to 119. Yay!

This looks like a fuck you from America, but… The Puppy Blender asks

Democrats lost the Congress over gun control in 1994. Are they dumb enough to repeat their mistake?

You know McCain, Graham and the usual assholes will be more than happy to give those Dems some bi-partisany cover.

Moar “Hey America, I won’t be happy until you suck” news, we see this

Among the tactics apparently used by at least part of the Obama administration is to make the public as annoyed with the results of the sequester cuts as possible, if a leaked e-mail message from the Department of Agriculture is to be believed. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown told his department’s employees, in an internal e-mail obtained by the Washington Times, that “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

 

Make it hurt until he gets what he wants. We have a president who wants to hurt the productive class to make them want to give more to the non-productive class. That sucks.

Everybody is missing the real headline on this one from Feinstein (dumb as a box of Boxers!)

And yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.

She’s saying people should have a sporting chance! It should be legal to hunt humans only with low-capacity mags!

And you people thought I was too paranoid worrying about the Cox Skybombers.

In, I Expected Better From You news, Neil Boortz is acting surprised Obama is ignoring his petition. Jeez, it was blatantly obvious from day one this was a sign of contempt from Obama, “Here, this’ll make the rubes happy”.

I have to wonder if this is why we haven’t seen Moronpundit in so long.

We’ve featured some unusual fashions here over the years, but I’m not sure whether I should be drooling or nauseous from this insane creation – the bacon dress.

I can hear the cop saying, “So the man ripped your dress off and ran away cackling?” and then the local SWAT team surrounds MPs house and he won’t come out until he’s done eating.

 

 

 

Above the Post Update Cuz I Mean To Put This In The Post.

Chavez is Dead! The only bad thing is that he died in between Dead Pools, (I’d click that link just for the pic, it’s awesome) so nobody gets the dick. Oh well.

Recall a few weeks ago they were talking about what happens after Chavez, so here are the players for their Civil War.

I’m not sure who to root for, the secret policeman or the army guy. Eh, either way it’ll be interesting.

Now, back the post!

 

A buddy of mine in DC says Snowquestration is the gubmint werker name for the coming snow storm.

I bet snowquestration is just like the sequestration, a bunch of gov’t workers will be told to stay home and they’ll be paid for it.

I was always torn on snow days when I worked for the gov’t. On the one hand, they were wasting $millions. On the other hand, Snow Day!

WTF happened to Jeopardy!? I tried to watch it last night for the first time in a long time, years probably. They had a category about celebrities’ favorite tv shows.
The “celebrities” were a bunch of “journalists” and Lewis Black (Kids, ask your grandparents who he is). Repeat after me, blow-dried, teleprompter readers are not celebrities.

So okay, I could take that. I understand today’s teleprompter readers think they’re celebrities, but I still didn’t like it.

Then they had a category on “exiles”,  I forget the first one, the next was Dante. Then, this answer, “He was forced to leave the US…” and the question was “Who was Roman Polanski”.

No fucking mention of his drugging a 14 year old and rape-raping her, just “he had to leave”.

And that’s why we’re so fucked. Every facet of every entertainment outlet pushes leftist ideas as normal.

So low info types think MSNBC isn’t full of shit-flinging monkeys, Foxnews is right-wing hate and Obama isn’t a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure while the tens of thousands of people in the righty-blogosphere are just reduced to watching it happen.

So that’s why it’s more important than ever to laugh.

This morning I said the Wash Post wouldn’t correct their ‘reportage’ on how the Daily Caller were lying liars who lie.

The once-legendary Washington Post has been caught once again correcting a high-profile article without noting the correction

Boy do I have egg on my face.

We saw earlier that the Norks are all upset and they’re GONNA KILL US ALL!!!!!, apparently they’re upset about China and the US agreeing on sanctions.

Okay, so what is China doing? They’ve basically agreed to sanctions on one of their provinces (the crazy one they use to fuck with the rest of the world), so what game are they playing?

Trying to figure out stuff like that is what makes any end of civilization interesting, watching people pretend China is not happy about the Norks is a good example of why this one is so funny.

Okay, now I feel kind of stupid, apparently the “Cannibal” of the NY Post didn’t actually eat anybody, he just read websites about it and talked about it. I’m not defending any of that, but he didn’t actually do anything but talk shit on the intertubes.

All I can say is that any of you people playing World of Warcraft had better be careful about who you kill.

I love it when Minitrue outlets talk about how Obama is losing!!!

I like this part.

On taxes, McConnell (R-Ky.) just flat-out beat Joe Biden. He preserved 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts in perpetuity, which from a policy perspective is huge. He also made sure that the payroll tax holiday came to a conclusion, thereby making sure that every American would feel the tax increase that President Obama has long been fighting for.

So they kept taxes low and raised taxes and that’s a win?More

On spending, the Republicans haven’t gotten everything they wanted. But they did get the rebranding opportunity that they so desperately needed

No, they didn’t get anything they wanted and the rebranding is bullshit. They’re still going to blamed for……

Oh, I get it. This is a “See? It’s the GOP’s fault!!!” article.

Sorry, I didn’t see what you were doing there O’Brien.

Wyatt catches some fucking hilariously infuriating bullshit. The First Worf is talking about kids living in gun-free zones (actual results may vary) and she acknowledges that some people don’t have Secret Service guarding their kids so it’s unsafe to go outside so: A Wii for every organized-community resident!

I would encourage parents that if they also find themselves in a situation where they can’t get outside, then let’s figure out what we can do indoors because it doesn’t take the great outdoors to be moving every day.”

Fuck you. That’s the only response to that. They take guns and then tell you to hide under your bed. Fuck you. I can’t say that strongly enough.

In Hey!, Our Phoney Baloney Jobs Are In Trouble news,

In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2013, Peter Bensinger, a former Drug Enforcement Administration chief under Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Bensinger is one of eight former DEA chiefs that say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.

I mean, where else can you legally get guns, a badge, a kevlar vest and go around kicking in peoples’ doors and shooting their dogs?

In most countries not named “America”, that’s where. I say we send these assholes to Pakistan or Egypt. They can take their MRAPs with them.

In Ukraine their pols are actually noticing reality!

Hefty payroll taxes are one reason behind Ukraine’s massive gray economy, in which millions of workers are simply never declared by their employers as official employees.

To move labor out of the shadows, authorities are proposing to drastically cut the monthly contribution, which funds the heavily indebted pension system. Proponents argue that a wider tax base will make up for losses.

When you get freaking crazy about taking people’s money, they won’t give it to you. When you relax your overbearing takings, they are more likely to give you money! This would also result in strengthening the respect for the rule of law.

Of course in America, they’re going the “take away their guns and arm the feds to the teeth to make them respect the law” route. Ukraine, of course, has a lot of history with that approach.

People have been wondering why they’re taking so long to start deliberating on choosing the next pope, this article has an idea on why. Headline

Non-European bias before conclave begins

Sounds plausible, I know they wanted one of those Africans to be the next pope as Africa is a place where Christianity is growing. This would make it cooler for Africans and maybe get people happy about Catholicism and less happy with the murderous Sudanese type of Religion of Pieces type.

Now, my only use for buckets is to barf in, but this is a cool place to visit.

utah

Awesome. That’s not CGI, it’s a subterranean deal in Utah. I’ve been to Howe Caverns in NY and Luray Caverns in VA, they’re awesome. I really want to check this out.

Eh, not as funny as this morning, but I didn’t start off after reading about Chicago cops driving rental cars on patrol.

I’d love to see the rental agreement on that, somehow I doubt the insurance is $3/day.