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Some lazy tubin today, I’m just gonna link to sites you should be reading but that need my particular………..idiom.

first, the Puppy Blender section.

I think we’ve found out what Jamie Gorelick is doing these days.

“The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report

I just hope that there are not two women in gov’t with that kind of touch. Because one is an aberration, two implies more and that’s just too scary to contemplate.

We have Pakistani pols afraid to hunt down terrorists and thus go against the country’s true power brokers. In America, our establishment prick pols actively go and find power brokers to tell them what to do. Interesting, in Pakistan they’re afraid of being killed, in America they’re afraid of being broke.

I’m not sure which I’d prefer.

Speaking of establishment pricks, Mitch McConnell!

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is giving up his bid to become the next Budget Committee chairman…

Sessions has been the panel’s top Republican for the past four years…

That story has the same veracity and, indeed, the same source as the story that Senator Ted Cruz’s opposition to Obama’s immigration power grab led to the approval of stalled Obama nominees: Mitch McConnell.

Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who often clashed with McConnell’s leadership team — wrote in an article last week in Conservative Review: “If Sessions loses the chair of the budget committee, it is only under the orders and direction of McConnell.”

It’s all too complicated to explain and McConnell’s hands are tied so the guy who might something I’d like has to go.

When I lived in the northeast, I had EZ-Pass, now, I own a Mustang GT convertible, I used to drive a little fast. I was waiting for them to start giving out speeding tickets using the time stamps and vowed I would stop using it when (not if) that happened.

Well, it’s happening.

Several states, including New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, say they monitor speeds through the fast pass toll lanes and will suspend your E-Z Pass for multiple speeding violations.

Sure, not they’re just suspending your EZ pass, but pretty soon they’ll be ticketing you. Be warned.

Gov’t is spending too much money on stuff they’re not supposed to do so they need new sources of revenue and they’re getting unbelievably scummy about it.

Say Uncle has a little drudgetaposition post.

Obama says trying to censor movies is bad. And he would know since he tried to do it too

 

Heh.

Heh I say.

A nother hilarity that would be unexplainable even 20 years ago.

Health and Human Services released long overdue guidelines Friday ordering facilities that house illegal immigrant children to set up sexual abuse prevention programs, and to be prepared to deal with tricky cases such as transgender or intersex children.

 

Okay, that’s darn funny. I mean, I understand there’s going to be sexual assaults, these people don’t believe in laws, duh, but the transgender/intersex kids is hilarious. Somehow, I doubt that’s a big problem in the poor Latin American or terrorist communities that are the bulk of the recent flood of illegals. I leave out jihadis who wear hijabs to evade security or course.

Which leads to the Obama doctrine. Hi-freaking-larious.

Obama told reporters he joked with Communist dictator Raul Castro this week….

Minutes later in the press conference Barack Obama slammed America’s neighbor Canada.

 

I mean, it’s not a surprise that Obama prefers murderous dictators to elected leaders, but sooner or later even our ‘elite’ have to start noticing it, right?

In Nork news

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Putin invites the poofy-stomached, Kim Jong KG, to Russia.

The worst part about that? If we had competent leadership, only Bugs Bunny could do justice to what they could do, but since we have a man in charge who’s adept at losing wars we’ve already won, that means we could lose the Cold War and the Korean “conflict”. Sigh.

Speaking of the Norks, they do have a sense of humor.

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment,

Okay, that’s pretty darn funny and I’m actually rooting for them to succeed. That’ll be funny and endy, all we’re seeing these days is endy.

I do like the “We’ll Kill You All!!!!” part of their ‘request’.

warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes will prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

Heh.

So what did we learn today?

Not a blessed thing except that even the Norks are noticing the feckless idiocy of our current God-President’s foreign policy.

Last, via the first Lumbersexual, file this under, “Things Veeshir Would Give Almost Anything To Do.”

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Above the post observational update!!!!!!

First, why is everybody talking about the Sony deal as a cyberterrorists when they threatened to kill Americans who went to theaters showing this?

I mean, it was bad when they went after Sony folks cyberterroristically, but then they changed to Hezbollah/IRA terrorism of just killing people. That’s not cyber, that’s terrorism.

Second, did I just see Charles Krauthammer say we needed to give the gov’t vast, sweeping powers and trust them and then, even crazier, Mara Liasson disputed that? Yes, yes I did. And so did you if you were watching the 6:30 panel (4:30 MT time).

I thought the Judge was going to blow his stack but he was far more calm than Charles’ statement deserved.

/update

Okay, that’s funny.

…caught her husband and twin cheating on her and followed them to a shopping centre using a mobile phone tracker.

She went to find husband Cheng, 30, who was completely naked in a car along with her sister.

Wait for it…..wait for it…..

they both jumped out of the car with not a thread of clothing.

But Ting saw her opportunity, jumped into the car and drove off

 

Via the only ‘stan that’s not actively trying to kill us, SondraKi.

Now, some funny endineness from Liberal Logic 101

This one is infuriatingly endy but kinda funny, in a horrific way.

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That’s all about teh fucked up. Cuz it’s true.

Next, we have the next one.

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Bingo, bango, bongo.

Although to be fair, lunatics don’t even have to get near a tea party event to be connected to the Tea Party (like that crazy loon who killed the conservative judge and shot the lefty gun-grabber in AZ).

Last, but not least in its endy funniness, is something that people as little as 30 years ago would think you were a loon for saying it would happen.

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All three utterly unfunny because they’re true.

Bwahahahahahhahahahahahahaha

Below the fold, via one of the greatest web pages in the universe, Giphy, a wonderful gif.

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I haven’t been ‘tubin much lately, so I did my tour and boy is it ugly out there.

There is one funny part, we have Obama, Biden, Chuck, Please Take My Calls, Hagel and J. Effin Kerry on the the job.

Not so much just funny, but funny and endy. Which is better than just endy.

First, some Unexpected Coincidences.

Obama declares war on ISIS. Isis captures a regiment of Iraqi tanks (Abrams?) on their way to Baghdad.

presence in Abu Ghraib would put Baghdad International Airport within artillery range of the militants.

“We know they have captured substantial numbers of 155 mm howitzers,” …“These have a range of about (20 miles) and if they are able to hold territory in Abu Ghraib then the concern they can shell (the airport)…

 

You realize what that means? We will get to see Josh Earnest say that ISIS is not at the Baghdad Airport as we’re watching ISIS tanks roll through the airport on split-screen.  We need the Koch brothers to offer him a few $million to wear a beret when he does that.

The Lebanese give Obama his grades on Syria.  Unlike Americans, they do not grade Obama on a curve.

By bombing the Al-Nusra Front in addition to ISIS, the US may have driven two terrorist organizations that have been at war with each other for almost a year closer together. According to the Guardian’s Martin Chulov, “[m]any al-Nusra units in northern Syria appeared to have reconciled” with ISIS and leaders from both were now holding war-planning meetings to discuss a rapprochement or strategic merger. Whether one formally takes places, with Ayman al-Zawahiri presiding over the marriage or not, seems more an academic question than an operational concern: already 73 Nusra militants have “defected” to ISIS as a result of the air strikes, proving yet again that nothing nullifies jihadi hermeneutics and the narcissism of their tiny differences faster than Tomahawk missiles.

 

I generally don’t trust the Gruaniad, but since they probably have members of various jihadi groups in their newsrooms, I’ll accept their judgement on stuff like that.

Poor bastards, they picked the wrong POTUS to go for freedom.

So what does this say?

Police officers deny claims that they have colluded with those who used violence against the (Pro-Democracy V) demonstrators.

 

When murderous commie thugs deny something, they’re doing it.

I love the headline on this one.

Insight – Chinese troops play symbolic role in Hong Kong drama over democracy

That’s from roto-reuters, who seem to think the threat of actions by the army of murderous commie dictators is symbolic.  They blather on about how China won’t risk the furious frowning of frumious philosopers in EUnuchstan and then note this.

The Chinese military is housed in 19 urban and rural sites inherited after the British folded up the Union Jack on what had been a major military staging post of the British empire and a vital Cold War-era listening post.The bases, dotted strategically across Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the New Territories, include the old British Tamar headquarters building in Admiralty, now next door to the government’s new offices – and the epicentre of the current demonstrations.

The building was recently refurbished, along with other sites, and is now topped with a red neon star. Most of its offices are thought to be occupied, some for the first time.

A large domed surveillance camera sits perched above a corner over one of the main thoroughfares leading to Hong Kong’s glittering Central financial district.

 

Yeah, symbolic.

Related, as per FrnakJ once said, blood is symbolic of blood. I’m sure the pro-democracy protesters are fully aware of that fact.

I have to wonder if the next two stories are related.

Obama offers help to Philippines.

Filipino troops position themselves near a marine amphibious assault vehicle manned by their US counterparts during a mechanized assault exercise as part of the 2014 Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in Zambales on Sunday. Around 1,000 Filipino and 3,000 US marines and sailors will join the annual joint military exercise that will last for 12 days.

Philippines don’t want to act ‘provocative’ toward the expansionist, murderous, commie dictators.

The Philippines has put infrastructure projects on hold in territories in the disputed South China Sea in a bid to ease tensions in the region

 

With Obama on your side you know you’re on your own.

Hell, he declared war on ebola and it ended up in America.  At least the Filipinos are paying attention.

This guy shot down a drone and now they’re wondering if they can charge him with something.

Don’t forget, you were skeet-shooting. You skeet-shoot all the time.

 

So as I end up I’m left with this lesson:

Just stop paying attention and hope that when it all blows up, my part of the world won’t blow up as much.

 

It’s either make a post or let the spammers take over. I can’t delete comments from any posts but my own, DPUD might have let me post here but he’s not fucking stupid.

So some stuff that’s happening.

First, if the 2016 GOP race boils down to Jeb Bush V Mitt Romney, we be boned harder and put away wetter.

 

Oliver Willis saying something stupid.  If I cared enough about him I’d have a macro for that.

He said something about how Muslims are the peaceful ones because Crusades.

I have never understood how people can whine for and allow Muslims to whine about the Crusades and not point and laugh.

The Muslims invaded the Holy Lands so the Christians replied, the Muslims won (the Temple Mount is now a mosque for instance).

So in other words, Muslims started a conflict, won it and now they’re whining about it.

Fuck em.

This is high-larious with a capital ENDY.

So as Obama has been ignoring Christians being hung, beheaded, crucified, tortured, enslaved and chased from their homes by ISIS, who is helping them?

Hezbollah is believed to be arming Christian groups affiliated with the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) in villages east of Saida under the pretext of thwarting an Islamic State (ISIS) threat i

Fucking Hezbollah is treating Christians better than the US.

Anybody who disputes that things are funny and endy out there should re-read that sentence.

 

Speaking of Hezbollah, they’re showing Jihad Envy.

Comparing Hezbollah to Isis.

As the data show, ISIS is believed to have more fighters than Hezbollah, and to enjoy more abundant finances. This is in part a result of the vast territory it controls – perhaps 10 times as much as Hezbollah does – in which over half a dozen lucrative oil fields are at its disposal.

There’s a chart, it’s interesting.

 

Catalonia independence is chugging along.

The president of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an independence referendum,

If that goes through, look for the Basque to do the same.  Spain isn’t quite the stable country it looks at first, Portugal already broke off, now they could lose more. That would be interesting as ‘Spain has a 3-sided civil war.

 

Last but not least, Tsar Putin I is warning EUnuchs on Ukraine.

Alexei Miller, head of Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom, has warned of possible disruptions of Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine next winter,…

His comments, aired on Saturday by Russian state-owned TV channel Rossiya-24, a day after European Commission-brokered gas talks in Berlin, may indicate Moscow and Kiev are far from completely resolving their differences over conditions for gas supplies to Ukraine.

Tsar Putin I is letting the EUnuchs know that the dust-up with Ukraine is going to affect EUnuchstan so they would be smart to help Imperial Russia in their doings with one of their rebellious provinces.

 

I keep forgetting about China’s war in the South China Sea, here we see Indonesia is getting upset with China.

That makes it Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Vietnam against China there. Should be interesting.

 

In global worming news, here we have Kate Upton in Antarctica and not an erect nipple to be seen.

Maybe Al Gore was right.

Update Below With More Operation Names!!!!!!!!

People are making a big deal about the current non-kinetic actions against ISIS not having a name.

I’ll nominate a name, Operation Look As If I’m Doing Something.

They’ve bombed one artillery piece so far

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters operating from the carrier USS George HW Bush (CVN-77) have struck an artillery piece operated by Iraq and Syria Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists near Irbil in northern Iraq.

Wow! An artillery piece!!!!!!! That’ll show the murderous terrorists busily committing more genocidal actions than the murderous genocidists in Sudan!!!!!!!

Israel, so far as I know, hasn’t named their war, but then, they’re actually doing something.

Just look at the pictures of Gaza, they’re blowing the shit out of all terrorist positions and making it as painful as possible for all in Terrorstan.

They did the same thing in southern Lebanon a few years ago and look how that worked out. Hezbollah has not really bothered Israel too much lately.

What makes me laugh is Hamas demanding that Israel stop the ‘blockade’ as a condition. You know, so they can get more missiles and more concrete to build more terror tunnels.

 

 

I don’t know what Putin’s named his poking Obama with a stick operation, I’d bet it’s Operation Sudetenland. He’s just testing to see what we’ll do and what the EUnuchs will do.

One thing, a week or so ago I noticed that the Kyiv Post had a story about how Russia was pondering blocking air routes over Russia, I didn’t post it because I figured it was just them trying to get the west worked up. Now, I see that Russia is making such a plan public.

Which makes this story kind of scary.

Ukraine’s security chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said that Kremlin-backed separatists on July 17 intended to shoot down a Russian passenger plane to give Moscow a pretext for conventionally invading Ukraine.

 

I figure he’s named that Operation I Want A War II

Back when Tsar Putin I wanted to Look Strong, in the late 90s,  a bunch of Moscow apartment buildings were blown up and blamed on Chechnya. This was before they went full Jihadi, they denied they were doing it.

So a resident noticed that someone was doing something suspicious in his building and called the cops. They caught some KGB.. FSB Guys planting a bomb (Ryazan incident), and they said, “It was a test and you passed!!!”, methinks a failing grade would have been a blown up apartment building.

So when someone says Tsar Putin I is considering killing Russians to foment a war, well, I’d take that seriously.

I don’t speak Mandarin, but China fucking with Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea is probably named, “We Want That Oil-Filled Place“.

I’d hope the Japanese are naming their operation in response, ” Operation Go Fuck Yourselves

Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China’s Ministry of Defense said on Thursday,

 

Although Operation Nanking would be funnier and endier and therefore, apropos.  It might also remind China they don’t want to get the Japanese worked up again.

The world is realizing that America is not going to do shit anywhere except against Americans so they’re all on their own.

I do figure that Obama has a name for the operation of “losing’ all the emails showing their perfidy, It’s “Operation What Are You Gonna Do? Impeach Me?

The revelation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilynn Tavenner did not retain her e-mails means that more than 20 witness in the Obama administration to lose or delete e-mails without notifying Congress, according to the top House investigator.

 

It seems obvious to me.

 

Important, Nother Operation Name Update!!!!!!

As I said above, others are noticing they’re on their own.

like Israel and Egypt and KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia V), against revisionist actors, like Iran and its assets. It’s in this context that we should read the current situation. Traditional American allies are effectively teaming up against the Obama administration.

 

I know it’s not on purpose, but he managed to bring the backers of al Quaeda together with Israel.

Against us.

That’s funny and endy.

To The Max!!!!

What’s going to blow up first? Seriously, things are accelerating out there. I know I’m a doomsayer, but that’s just my learned behavior.

Not much endy today, just a few chucklers as I’m trying not to pay too much attention, I want to be surprised.

So as the EUnuchs are frowning at the Russians over murdering some of them, this

Ukrainian nationalist leader Dmytro Yarosh has been placed on Interpol’s wanted list at the request of Russian authorities. According to the notice, he faces two charges “by the judicial authorities of Russia” for “public incitement to terrorist activities involving the use of mass media” and “public incitement to extremist activities involving the use of mass media.”

 

That guy was in charge of people who kept the previous Ukrainian tsarling from murdering the protestors who were against returning to SSR status so you can pretty much assume the “extremist activities” are “resisting Russian aggression.”

Way to make Putin shake in his jackboots there EUnuchs

 

 

I gotta wonder if the Lebanese will turn against the Party of God over this.

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that his party will provide the resistance in Gaza, which is facing a devastating Israeli offensive, with any support it might need.

Recall a few years ago when Israel blew up southern Lebanon over shit like this. Methinks the Lebanese are watching Israel blowing up Gaza and they might be remembering what life is like on the blown up end of an artillery range and the Israelis are obviously in no mood to take any shit from those barbarians.

 

Obama is feckless and useless which is giving all the bad guys a free pass, why shouldn’t the good guys ignore him too?

Speaking of which, Aussies!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will send troops to eastern Ukraine to protect Australian federal police officers working at the MH17 crash site.

Good for them.

Chinese river turns to blood, I wonder if they skipped the rain of frogs or if the Chinese just ate them?

 

A drudgetaposition.

GOP 2016 quandary, why no women candidates?

TMZ freaks out on Sarah Palin: ‘Bitch,’ ‘Horrible Mom,’ ‘Dumb’

 

Bigger, faster rides may be hitting their peak!!!!!

Yeah, we’ve know about that for a long time here at DPUD

Once Action Park closed it’s been downhill since.

 

Today’s LOL from the Outrider, Karmic irony is pretty darn funny

 

I very rarely LOL but there’s not much else to do.

Remember, schaden is the only freude we’re getting anymore.

30 SECONDS LATER UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I forgot this, I’ve been meaning to post it for a long time.

From our favorite Weasel, S, the greatest, non-Upton, gif in the history of gifs!!!!!

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For a long time the FEOCE was pretty much just going staying steady state, things weren’t changing. 2 months ago I could have taken a post from last year and posted it word for word and link for link and nobody would have noticed, even if this was the kind of blog where people clicked the links and read the posts.

But now? Things are changing and it’s not getting prettier.

Ebola in Sierra Leone is being mostly ignored and it shouldn’t be.

 

A doctor in charge of an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone has been admitted to hospital after contracting the deadly virus himself, the health ministry said Wednesday.

The news comes just days after three nurses from the same facility died of the disease, which has killed hundreds of people throughout west Africa and continues to spread.

That can’t be good.

All manner of diseases are spreading in new and horrible ways, like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) may be airborne. That means you don’t need actual contact to get it. That’s how plagues get really bad.

Of course, the way things are going that’ll just make the rubble bounce.

America has lost all respect in the world.

An unusual screening process occurred involving Kerry and his State Department team as they were subjected to a metal detector before meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Egyptian presidential palace.

 

That’s not about security, it’s about a calculated insult to the representative of America. A competent Sec State would have said, “Fuck you.” and walked away, but Kerry is anything but intelligent or competent. Think, Joe Biden with better hair and a richer wife.

Russia is showing that, what with Obama calling for people to RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!!! and Putin laughing at him.

China is noticing the New World Order and getting more and more assertive in the South China Sea.

China’s unyielding commitment to gaining control over contested territory and its disdain for subjecting itself to rules that put it on an equal footing with much smaller states mean that hopes of successfully negotiating a binding CoC (Code of Conduct…to ‘promote peace and stability in the region.’ V) are illusionary.

 

Expansionistic, murderous commie dictators tend to act murderous and expansionistic. I was reading a book, I forget which one, and they noted that China is not really commie, they’re and industrial fuedalistic society, which misses the point that that’s what commie dictatorships always become no matter how much they mouth commie pieties.

There is one ray of interesting out there.  I use Lebanon Now! because they’re generally much more trustworthy than the any American outlet, so that makes this even more interesting.

Fast-forward to ISIS and the unfolding tragedy of Iraqi Christians. The uprooting and destruction of Christian communities in Iraq has sent shockwaves through social media and throughout the world. What is particularly infuriating about the tragic fate of Iraqi Christians is that they had remained neutral in the ongoing conflict.

 

They list stuff from the Bible that Christians generally don’t take literally anymore and then list stuff from the Koran that Islamic terrorists quote to justify their actions.

I’ve been called all manner of things for noticing that, it’s interesting that a Muslim outlet is noticing it. I think it’s too late to do any good, but it might mean there’s hope for Lebanon. I try to like Lebanon but they let their Jew-Hatred get away, if they would stop that there might be hope for them.

 

America, of course, is going the other way. Some border patrol types get all Stasi on some Boy Scouts for having the temerity to think they live in a free country.

A Boy Scout took a picture of some border patrol assholes. The border patrol types said it was illegal (It isn’t) and drew a gun on a Boys Scout. They’re denying one of their OberFuhrers did that, but I know who I believe. Especially considering what we’ve seen these days.

An interesting article highlighting that.

Headline

US Government Turns Fully Against Americans and Few Seem to Care

Yeah, we’ve been noticing that, but as it keeps getting worse, more and more are noticing it.

Consider who Obama’s trying to exacerbate the border situation by not telling anybody anything.

Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) again blasted the Obama administration for secretly dumping illegal immigrant children to the state.

 

Listen proles, we’re from the gov’t and we’re not here to help you, we’re here to rule you.

Interesting times. Now consider this, life is imitating a Stephen King novel.

A new wristband design will deliver an electric shock if the wearer does not meet fitness goals.

 

In Quitters Inc. you lose a finger if you don’t do what you’re supposed to, so this is just a step back.

All I know is I ain’t going down no storm drains without a turtle to help me.

 

Added 30 Seconds Later Because I Forgot It Update!!!!!

Caption this

nit and wit

 

You have to love the dim look on Kerry’s face and pissed off look on Netanyahu’s. I figure Bibi is thinking, “What a putz.” but then, he doesn’t seem to use invective like your average Moron.