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In November 2011, I wrote, “Wait, that stuff is still going on?

So what was still going on three and a half years ago? Post in bold, links show it’s all still going on.

Syria is still killing people. Actually, that one is more nuanced than the rest, it’s pretty much a dog’s breakfast of everybody killing everybody there. Syrian Military, Isis, Hezbollah,  other

The Gaza death cult is still shooting rockets at Israel. Yup.

Fukushima is still going on. Yup.

Mexican cartels are still killing Intertubers. Yup, though most of those alive are “self-censoring”

Somali pirates are still pirating. The funny part being that after ships avoided the area, it seemed as if piracy went down, when ships went back, it went up. Surprising only fools and the willfully ignorant.

Armenia is still occupying and acting all aggressive on Kazakh Azerbaijani lands, totally without Russia’s help and encouragement (wink wink, nudge, nudge). This is a case of people who’ve hated each other for a long time hatin’ on each other and Russia is still involved.

Terrorists are still operating in the Sinai. Now it’s ISIS of course. Giving Hamas Jihad Envy.

North Korea is still working on nukes and threatening with said nukes. Yup.

Iran is still threatening all and sundry with nukes. Now with more aid from Obama! This poll makes me proud to be an American. Subhed

A new Zogby poll suggests that more and more Americans trust Israel more than Obama to get rid of the Iranian nuclear threat.


A large plurality of Americans prefer that the Obama administration take a more dovish approach to end the Iranian nuclear threat but at the same time back Israel’s bombing the Islamic Republic


EUnuchstan is still boned and still won’t even contemplate actually fixing anything. They keep talking “austerity”, which used to mean, “Living within your means” and now means, “Increasing taxes to pay for what you want.” Good luck with that.

On the lighter side, we might be looking at revolution in China. Yup.


Something not new, but the vid of the day

Crazy Russian guy lights himself on fire and jumps from 9 story building.

It lives up to its billing.

This liveleak vid is from the guy’s head-cam.  I cannot figure out how to embed it. I’m computerly challenged.


Added 30 seconds later because I forgot it:

Same H/T, my generally sour attitude today.

I’ve been calling him Tsar Putin I for years now, apparently he sees himself as more of a Caesar type.

 a group of Cossacks in St. Petersburg have gone a step further, erecting a statue of Putin in the form of a Roman emperor.

Boy is there egg on my face.

In attempting to write about the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice incidents, the apparent futility of conservative blogging has once again caused me overwhelming despair.

As it concerns the death-by-cop incidents, the post-factual nature of our political discourse becomes palpable. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” is an utter fabrication, exposed as a lie by overwhelming physical evidence and the preponderance of eye-witness testimony, such that no charges were brought by a grand jury against the officer.

There’s much more room for concern in the Garner and Rice cases, but the public backlash in these three cases seems inversely proportionate to the evidence of police wrongdoing. (How many of you are going to Google “Tamir Rice” now?) But the incident drawing the most ire, the Michael Brown shooting, is the one with the least genuine merit – nil by my reckoning.

Presented with the futility of attempting to dislodge an erroneous belief from the public consciousness, one recalls the many other instances of valiant but Sisyphean work by conservative and libertarian bloggers. Whether it is the exposure of the IRS criminality, or the Gosnell little abortion shop of horrors, or the Jonathan Gruber recordings, nothing seems to stick or matter. Obama’s even back to funding ACORN as health insurance navigators.

I will from time to time find cause to write, but for now I expect the sparseness of my motivation to continue. In a world where facts don’t matter, there’s little reason to discuss facts.

During my insanely long commute to work (and a little in the mornings at work before my phone starts ringing off the hook), I’ve been listening to podcasts to keep my brain from completely turning to mush.

I use and recommend the BeyondPod app for Android.  A few months ago I upgraded to the premium version, which I feel was well worth it.  Now I can queue multiple downloads and can adjust the playback speed. I generally listen at 1.1x speed.

For better or worse, here’s my current list. Feedback greatly appreciated.

  • Ace of Spades – (weekly for the most part) – The best part of waking up on Friday.
  • Coffee and Markets – (daily podcast) – Suffering from a dearth of Ben Domenech, but still pretty good.
  • Ricochet – both the “flagship”/namesake one, and GLOP.
  • AEI’s “Banter”
  • Econtalk
  • Uncommon Knowledge
  • The Tim Ferriss Show – Author of the “four hour” books.
  • The James Altucher Show
  • Freakanomics
  • Mark Levin Radio Show – Sporadically when I think ML might have special insight into a topic, or the show title grabs me.

I just added “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” to my queue and will be trying that out tomorrow. I also have the TED app, which allows TED talks to be downloaded. Don’t use it too much, but have been meaning to.

I’d throw up links, but (1) it’s probably just as easy to search from your podcast app and (2) I’m lazy.

Given my areas of interest, I am reminded again of why I have no friends.


Real Football

Posted: August 20, 2012 by veeshir in Crapblog News, Random Crap

Football Fact: Roughly 8 seconds after your team’s season ends you miss football.

Except….. when your team wins the Super Bowl, then it takes a long time until you miss football.

I still don’t really miss it. Of course, I got a DVD of the Top Ten Giants Games and man was that a fun couple of days. Watching LT fly around the field in the 86 playoffs was a lot of fun.
I see football is almost here. I can tell because ESPN is doing their annual, Sucking Of Vick’s Dick and Picking The Cowboys And Eagles one/two in the NFC East. Eh, at least I don’t have to listen to them suck Favre’s dick.

So we doing fantasy football this year? Who is usually in charge of it? Do I have to do it since I brought it up?

I need answers folks.


UPDATE: I’ve been wanting to write about the replacement refs, this seems like a good place.

I haven’t watched all that many games this preseason, but I watched a lot last season and that was the worst officiated season I’ve ever seen. The replacements, contra all the people sucking the NFL’s dicks, can’t be any worse.

Seriously, last season was horrendous. A couple times I thought the refs were picking on the Giants, but then they would screw up for them, so they just sucked.

There was one game, Titans maybe?, where they scored to go ahead with a couple seconds left, but the refs made a really shitty call, so the Titans lost. No ref was fired, no disciplinary action was discussed.

Fuck em.

I say, let the scabs suck rather than pay more for professional suckage.

Where is Everybody?

Posted: April 25, 2012 by veeshir in Crapblog News

Just ask these guys.

And here is a link-heavy WUWT update on the case as well.

Oh, and to those who did the deed:

Fuck you, legal style.