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Republicans should really focus on the IRS tea party targeting scandal and put Benghazi on the back burner. Look, Benghazi should have been a major scandal. But it wasn’t. And to borrow a phrase, what difference – at this point – does it make?

They fucked up and people died. Then they crassly lied about it so they could win an election. Then they lied about lying about it. And not a lot of people really cared. While it is true that they were lying about what precipitated the deaths of several Americans, it’s not like they wanted that to happen. They were just lying after the fact of the colossal, deadly fuck-up.

I don’t mean to dismiss the malfeasance here. Putting on my best Samuel Jackson voice, I hope they burn in hell. News Flash: The Obama administration lies about shit and doesn’t care if people die.

Film at eleven.

Benghazi was mostly incompetence, covered up by lies. The IRS … now there’s something you can sink your teeth into. That is flat out corruption. That is the willful use of the power of the state to stifle the opposition. That’s pretty plainly totalitarian. Lois Lerner could be frog-marched to prison. AWESOME. And this Elijah Cummings angle is pretty promising too.

What are we expecting in the Benghazi investigation? To find out that Susan Rice lied? OF COURSE SHE FUCKING LIED! And water is wet, and bears shit in the woods.

On the other hand, folks going to fucking jail? Sign me up for that.

I mentioned in my earlier post that our insurance was going up due to the ACA. It’s not!

Instead of our rates going up, our insurance is being completely discontinued. Under the new regulations, a group policy cannot consist of two members if they are husband and wife – even if the two members hold two different policies within the same group. We were advised by Anthem that we should go through the exchanges and purchase individual health insurance.

There’s a problem with this, though – my husband works for a school district that requires employees to either buy health insurance through the district or show documentation annually that he is insured through another group policy. We started purchasing a group policy through our LLC several years ago when the cheapest policy, through Kaiser and after the district contribution, was more than $1000 a month.

At that time, insurance for our family through a small business group policy was just under $600 a month. It wasn’t a great policy, but we put aside the $400 a month difference. Most years we saw a profit from this. We had one catastrophic year where we paid more in out-of-pocket expenses by about $500 than what we’d saved for the year. Forming an LLC, moonlighting to supplement a school district income, and purchasing a small business group policy has become a not uncommon practice among the employees who don’t have a spouse with a job that provides health insurance. It’s certainly been cheaper and has allowed employees the freedom to choose their health insurance and choose how much to budget for insurance.

Over the years, our small business group policy has risen in cost to $950 a month. The not quite comparable district policy is nearly $1500 a month after the district’s contribution. Because my husband is a technical worker and not a teacher, he is not represented by a union and so this is about $100 more than what teachers will pay per month.

Thanks to Obamacare, we are being forced to pay over $500 more a month for health insurance so we can keep the doctors we like. We’re losing our deductible contribution for the year since our deductible resets in January but our health insurance resets in July. I can’t for the life of me figure out what we’re gaining from this. And I don’t know how forcing mom-and-pop businesses out of group plans that most closely match their demographic and in to policies that are expensive enough to close a barely-break-even business is helping small business, or the economy.

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The ‘plan design that most closely matches our current coverage’ looks to be $400 a month more, which is a nearly 40% increase. Add on to that the 10% increase to our current price that we’ve seen every year, and our health insurance will have more than doubled since Obama took office. The differences I’m seeing between the two plans is a $10 decrease in office visit copay, and an increase in deductible of $4000 – per family, which means that since we’re considered two families for the purpose of having a group policy, we’ll be seeing an increase in deductible of $8,000.  This is the cheapest group policy I’ve found that will allow us to keep our doctors; Kaiser Permanente is marginally less expensive but given our experience with them (there’s nothing less inspiring of confidence then hearing “I don’t know” when you ask how to treat your child’s fairly common medical condition if you’re not within fast driving distance of an emergency room) we won’t be returning to Kaiser.

So, thanks Obama, for supporting small businesses. We founded this business so that our children could have a work-at-home mom who would be available when our kids needed us. At this point, I’m going to be working to pay our health insurance.

Last year.

“I have not done anything wrong.”

Today’s headline.

Lois Lerner wants immunity in exchange for IRS testimony.

 

 

There must be something in the water in Topeka, KS. There’s no other way to explain how a town with a population of only 125,000 can be home to two completely unrelated crazycakes. The town was once home to a notable insane asylum. Perhaps it’s time to reopen it.

I’m linking the Google Caches of these articles because the outrage and laughter flowing from Denver has caused the servers at “Topeka’s News – A Progressive Voice for the Free Thinker” to crash. First, we have accusations that marijuana use has become so pervasive in Colorado that the Broncos were able to give contact highs to the entire Kansas City Chiefs football team without anyone noticing the smell of skunk.

Shocking new reports from sources in Denver confirm that Denver Broncos personnel were seen flooding Mile High Stadium with marijuana smoke, inundating the stadium with copious clouds of the mind-altering chemical moments before the game. Sources claim Denver Broncos staff also flooded the Chief’s lockeroom with a constant stream of marijuana smoke before the game and during halftime, as they have done with other teams for the last two years.

“It is suspicious when you have Charles dropping five your toss-ups and Peyton Manning chucking 60-yard touchdown passes off his left foot to his receivers, our guys hardly able to keep their balance and giggling,” a stoic Andy Reid said, saying the Chiefs will get beyond this game and prepare for San Diego next week.

Chiefs fans watching the game on Jumbo-tron back at Arrowhead Stadium were equally skeptical. ”You have to wonder if the Broncos are trying to give out contact high to incoming teams. They train in marijuana-laden conditions, other teams cannot compete with that. There is a conspiracy going on here and it involves the government of Colorado itself,” Chiefs fan Nadia Botwin stated.

Apparently marijuana culture is so pervasive here that it caused Peyton Manning to fall astray, and the Broncos’ woes are to be blamed on marijuana and the betrayal of Tim Tebow. (On a side note, marijuana smoked with the Denver Broncos also turned Shaun White into Eric Stoltz.)

Marijuana’s not the only thing causing our world to go to hell in a handbasket, though. The recent solar flares are a result of God’s wrath at gay marriage. Oh, and Obama’s to blame for 9/11, I guess because he’s invented time travel.

 

I know, I know, it would much be easier and less time consuming at this point to list the things that are right with California, but my home state provides provides an instructive (read horrifying) look at what happens when the Democrat party and its allies are allowed to run things without any real opposition. For instance:

In 2012, the Assembly considered a bill making it easier to fire teachers who sexually abuse students. Consider for a second that word “easier” — should anything be easier than simply firing somebody who molests children? The bill was written in response to the case of a Los Angeles elementary-school teacher who was fired after being accused of sexually abusing his students, and who challenged his firing. Rather than act in accord with the horrifying details of the case, the school district paid the teacher $40,000 to drop his appeal. That’s small change compared with the $30 million settlement the district is paying to the teacher’s alleged victims as a result of the case, or, for that matter, compared with the $23 million bail requirement that is keeping teacher Mark Berndt behind bars as he awaits trial on 23 felony counts of gruesome sexual abuse.

Against that background, making it easier to fire teachers facing credible accusations of sexual abuse seems like a pretty straightforward proposition. But the California Teachers Association and other unions presented a united front against a bill passed by the state senate, and it died in the Assembly.

There’s ever so much more at the link, but you might want to skip this one if your blood pressure is on the high side. I suppose the only silver lining here is that it’s going to be a bit of a stretch for anybody to blame this shit on conservatives, though I’m sure there’s some way they can bitch about this being a consequence of Prop 13, which is the default response among our state’s lefties whenever they manage to fuck up public education even more.

The press is fawning over Obama’s supposedly revealing and honest remarks about race, the most extensive of his Presidency we’re told.

On its face, this is classic Clintonesque triangulation.  But upon closer inspection, it seems Obama has recently invented a novel technique in American politics.  Obama’s twist on this classic triangulation is to simultaneously occupy two angles of that triangle.

For those of us with a memory longer than that of a goldfish, we recall that the administration has been active in the racial instigation surrounding the Zimmerman trial, and has even spent small amounts of public money promoting anti-Zimmerman hate rallies.  The main culprit in the administration’s persecution is Attorney General Eric Holder, who refuses to allow George Zimmerman to even get his gun back following his acquittal. Eric Holder’s continued employment is Exhibit-A that the administration is not being honest about racial politics.

The Left’s actions in the Zimmerman case can only be viewed as self-promotion and perpetuation of the professionally aggrieved, the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world.  Few following the legalities of the case expected a guilty verdict, and serious claims of prosecutorial misconduct have been leveled.  The “black community” was set up for disappointment, sold a bill of goods that was unlikely to be delivered.  One almost feels bad for those who were led to believe Zimmerman’s acquittal was unthinkable in a just society when in fact the acquittal was quite likely.  Many knowledgeable commentators have noted that the case should never have been brought for lack of evidence.

Sadly, it seems the lapdog media will not only allow this blatant hypocrisy to continue, but will laud it.

It’s an interesting day, (insert smug recitation of Chinese curse thing) so let’s start with the most interesting.

Let’s start with a GIF from me to you.

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We’ve all seen accusations flying at Syria over using chemical weapons, I take that with a grain of salt, but I have to say that they did it. Why?

“Terrorists fired rockets containing chemical materials on Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province, and preliminary information suggests 15 people were killed, mostly civilians,” the state news agency SANA and Syrian state television said.

He who smelt it, dealt it.

I could be wrong, but if jihadis had chemical weapons they would have used them on Israel long before now.

Now they’ve crossed the line that Obama done drew. (an artist’s conception, accurate until the last line)

In the 70s we saw the Arafish and his PLO terrorists start a civil war in Lebanon between Muslims and Christians, but they’ve cowed the Christians mostly so what’s a murderous group of religion of peacers to do?

Ayyad, the Shiite cleric, denied the accusation and said the men who beat the Sunni sheikhs were “uncontrollable” youth known for troublemaking.

Now it’s between Sunni and Shiite, just as Allah intended.

Now this is very interesting. Supposedly Cyprus is rescinding the “We’re gonna take your money” deal.

IMF head Christine Lagarde, speaking at a financial conference in Germany, added her voice to the chorus of backtracking.

I wonder, was it the riots or Tsar Putin I? I know which way I’m betting, and it ain’t on Teh Peepul, it is EUnuchstan after all.

Two “Fuck You Harry Reid” links.

First, he’s blaming the deaths of Marines in a training exercise on the Sequester. You know, fuck you Nevada. This man has said so many despicable things over the last 10 years that I no longer blame him, I blame the mother fucking assholes who vote for Mr. We’ve Lost The Iraq War. I saw this everywhere but on Drudge first.

Here’s Reid saying something stupid about a budget.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Monday that a failure to quickly finish up a 2013 stopgap spending bill could restrict the time that senators have to battle it out over the 2014 budget resolution later this week.

So once again we see the problems of not having a budget are causing them to not have a budget.

It’s like a vicious circle only it accuses me of being stupid.

Okay, this looks like good news, but it ain’t.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won’t be part of a gun control bill

You know they’re going to do the “sensible” gun laws (like universal background checks), McCain, Graham and the rest need to be able to say, “We got rid of the stupid bill and kept this sensible one.”

Fuck you. That’s all I have to say about that, I’m thinking more shit but I’m not ready to write that yet.

Speaking of common sense chains, via Bob Owens we see this bit of hilarity. The Connecticut governor has some proposed things that would have stopped that crazed shooter in CT.

There was also enough consensus among the commission members to recommend bans on high-capacity magazines and the possession, sale or transfer or guns — both military-style firearms and handguns — that are capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.

First, the guy stole the guns so no laws except one that mandates going back a thousand years or more and making it so nobody ever discovers gunpowder would have stopped that, as for the mag ban, he would have taken about 9 extra seconds to load two more mags.

It’s just CT pols dancing in the blood of children to make sure there are no citizens in CT, just subjects,  but let’s look at the part that’s making me laugh.

mandating all its K-12 classrooms have doors that can be locked from the inside.

I feel for the teachers who leave the classroom and find it locked when they get back. Every substitute in CT is praying that shit don’t happen. Seriously, I predict at least once a day that some teacher is locked out. Then, CT pols will have to pass a law making it a felony to lock a classroom if there’s no shooter which will lead to…. hilarity!

Now this sucks, this really pisses me off. America has always had a “first to invent”, so if you thought something up first, you were the one who could get the patent, but now it’s “First to file”, so if someone finds out about your idea, they can patent it so long as they get there first and claim they invented. That’s fucked up. That’s very bad. That article is pretty good about patents if anybody’s interested.

There are many things that they could do to reform the patent system, the best would be to go back to when business methods were not patentable, I have never seen a business method patent that I thought deserved to be patented. Not a one, and I’ve looked at many thousands of class 705 patents. Most of them are intended only to sue other people.

Even worse, some of the shit that gets patented is ridiculous. There’s a patent for “Exercising Your Cat With A Laser Pointer” and another for “Swinging Side To Side On A Swing”.  For instance, this person got a patent on milking a cow

. A method of milking an animal having at least two teats, the method comprising:

a stimulation phase in which at least one of the teats of the animal is stimulated; and

a milking phase in which the animal is milked;

wherein the method comprises:

applying a stimulation phase and a milking phase to one of the teats of the animal, and

applying substantially only a milking phase to at least one of the other teats of the animal.

Anybody who knows how to milk a cow will notice that they’ve patented how people have been milking cows since…. there have been cows.

Many, like that one, are not in 705, but they’re been patented because business method patents are legal (State St decision where a judge said, “That’s my decision, oh, and business method patents are legal now.”)

That is the Full Patent Attorney Employment Decision.

SondraK somehow got a picture from one of Bloomberg’s nightmare last night. Not sure how.

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Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Edition.

These days it just sucks knowing what’s coming.

So the French are finding huge, militarized al Quaeda camps in Mali, complete with heavy weapons and various terroristical suicide belt stuff and whatnot, but that’s not why I’m linking it. This is.

We are 70 percent there … but we must do 100 percent,” Le Drian said yesterday. “The mission given to our forces by the President of the Republic is to succeed in liberating all Malian territory … so there will be more combat.”

Holy Chit Meng! That’s the French talking about winning a war! Although…. French “help” doesn’t come cheap. Maybe they want their colony back. They do that sort of thing in Africa.

Interesting article on China trying to be Da Man in the Pacific rim. Well, not so much ‘interesting’ as pretty funny.

Take this

Why has the Chinese government, especially the People’s Liberation Army, appeared more aggressive, self-confident and assertive in dealing with the US and its allies?…

This “unrelenting strategy” first calls for China to confuse its opponent’s judgments; second, create and induce internal conflicts within its opponent; and third, deepen the opponent’s existing internal conflicts before launching an offensive attack.

They seem to think it’s all Sun Tzu strategery. That’s like saying the Road Runner uses Clausewitz to defeat Wile E. Coyote.  You see, it’s Obama’s relentless strategery to confuse America’s judgments (by siding with the dictator against the democracy), to create and induce internal conflicts (by balkanizing America), and deepen the existing internal conflicts (gun control, attack the rich, kill whitey, etc.) which emboldens China.

This bit is what makes it funny.

as the Chinese Communist Party seeks to reduce Washington’s influence in Asia.

Ummmm, dude? That’s Obama’s goal too.

Which leads us to the Norks cutting off communication with South Korea. But I can’t tell if it’s the normal, “Give us food!!!” temper tantrum or something China told them to do.

Pyongyang has also threatened to cut off a hotline with UN forces (read, US. V) in South Korea, at the border “truce village” of Pammunjom.

Cutting off talking with us could lead to war, which the Norks and their Chinese masters don’t seem to really want. Yet.

This one is pretty cool. Japan and the Philippines are acting like allies. And not The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere sort of allies, but actual allies against the war-threatening, murderous commies in China.

As Japan’s war of words with China continues to escalate, it’s beginning to move closer to another former rival—the Philippines. Last month, Tokyo announced plans to donate 10 brand-new patrol boats to the Philippine Coast Guard. Later in the month, the two countries met to discuss further expanding their maritime cooperation in the contested waters of the South China Sea.

Cool. They’re realizing they can’t count on us for at least another 4 years.

Speaking of intimidation by commie dictators, let’s go to America!

First up, we see politicians going after sheriffs who refuse to lie for them, this time in CO.

According to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, the vast majority of the 30 Sheriffs who made the trip to the Capitol, last week, came to testify in support of the second Amendment. Unfortunately, the rules were changed so that only one Sheriff could testify on a bill. Maketa claimed that CO Democrats were pressuring pro-gun sheriffs in the state with tactics that border on extortion. In an email he received, last week, he said the Democrat Senate majority leadership had threatened to stop or stall pay raises to the state’s elected sheriffs if they refused to support Colorado’s pending gun control legislation.

Nice.

The only problem is that it’s making NJ jealous, so they have to go one better.

Said Hart “I tried to express my opinion and tell them that my Constitutional rights had been violated. I began quoting the Constitution, line by line…

Yeah, so how’d that work out for you? (as if we all didn’t already know)

When the Harts left the gathering, they were followed into the parking lot of the community center, and the same young man who had been so upset by Ms. Hart’s comments in the community center, started screaming and shouting at her, took down the license plate number of her vehicle and said – “See if you are able to pay your property taxes NOW!”

So obviously some pro-dictator types didn’t like it. No big deal. Just some loon yelling, right? Geez, you really need to pay more attention.

When they arrived, there were 5 police cars from the Franklinville Police Department. They advised her that the Clayton Police wanted to talk to her about the allegations….

Her purse was taken from her and she was put into a “paddy wagon,” transported to the police station-…

She was arrested and booked for “terroristic threats” and “contempt.”

At the police station, she was handcuffed to a chair.

It’s a terrorist threat to discuss the Constitution with dictators. Duh.

IMO, a whole bunch of people need to go to jail over this and none of them are the lady who dared to open her mouth.

A little more endy before we get to the funny.

Samizdata’s quote of the day (Quote of the week at least IMO, but it’s their blog and they decide that kind of stuff V).

For the first time in recorded history, we have nearly every central bank printing money and trying to debase their currency. This has never happened before. How it’s going to work out, I don’t know. It just depends on which one goes down the most and first, and they take turns. When one says a currency is going down, the question is against what? Because they are all trying to debase themselves. It’s a peculiar time in world history.

“Peculiar” is one way of putting it. Funny and endy is how I put it.

For the record, I hate Starbucks’ products, I like skim milk in my cappuccino, I don’t like their burnt coffee and I really don’t like the way I have to use their terminology in order to order a fucking coffee, but I love their stand on the 2nd Amendment and this is beautiful.

Monday is the last day New Yorkers will be able to buysuper-sized sugary drinks in New York City.

The cola crackdown goes into effect on Tuesday. …

Starbucks announced it plans it will continue offering 20 ounce venti-sized drinks because of the milk content. Like Dunkin’ Donuts, customers will also be able to add their own sugar.

Geez, now I have to go get some espresso and maybe a pastry. So how did their Nannarch take it? Heh, we all know.

Speaking Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Starbucks’ plan “ridiculous.”

“Starbucks knows how to market things, knows how to package things,” he said. “They can change instantly when it’s in their interest to do so.”

How dare they pretend they live in America! Their Nannarchs know what’s in their interest. It’s not their decision, it’s Bloomberg’s!

Heh. Heh I say. (I forget where I saw this, one of the news aggregators I think). It’s about the Space and Science Research Corporation who, like the Farmer’s Almanac, have the temerity to pay attention to the Sun when discussing the Earth’s climate. I know, anti-science.

The SSRC and its President, Mr. John L. Casey, have an established record of accuracy in climate change predictions using the Relational Cycle Theory or RC Theory of climate change, a theory based on solar cycles as the main drivers behind the Earth’s variations in climate.”

Jeez, so you try to model reality? How is that gonna prove WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!?

In the Executive Summary, the SSRC report authors show convincing evidence that the Earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures are on a long term temperature cool down as a result of the just started reduction in the Sun’s energy output. Called a “solar hibernation,” this rare and powerful natural cycle of the Sun has been shown to bring long and potentially dangerous cold climate eras to the planet.”

Oh.

That highlights the biggest problem with Global Warmmongering, you’re attacked if you do real science and that article will be ignored by all the right people, it might interfere with the lucrative Global Warmmongering industry.

This Ain’t Hell has one niche that’s important, they’re big on Stolen Valor. Which is when PX Rangers and other liars claim to be a 182nd Airborne Green Beret Ranger with the Victoria Cross and then try to make money off those lies. So TAH gets attacked for highlighting these lying pieces of shit. Their response?

I don’t care that Dick Stoops didn’t get into the Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame, based on his lies, either. I don’t care that Ike Densmore killed himself because of his lies. I don’t care that Todd Hamilton‘s charity fell to pieces.

What I do care about is that people understand that there are now consequences for their bad behavior. Apparently most people weren’t taught that by their parents, I guess that part of their childhood development is left to TAH.

Good for them. Too often in our society no good deed goes unpunished, it’s nice to see assholes find consequences meeting actions.

They’re not against some labels.

A few days ago I received a personal email solicitation from a senior person at the organization No Labels asking, “Would you be open for 15 minutes to hear progress on No Labels?” The group advocates bypassing ideological gridlock, working together across the aisle, and all of us rolling up our sleeves and solving problems in Congress, government, and society at large.

They’re  just trying to say they’re In The Middle and not partisan. Unlike those meanies on the Right in the Hitler party!

Someone doing the journalism our social, moral and intellectual betters in Minitrue refuse to do.

    Schakowsky: We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.

Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?

Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun… something [Violence]. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.

Goals, they has them. (and those goals include gaols and chains).

You know for a crew who claim to be cool, they surely do a lot of things that require they be ridiculed.  The latest is #askflotus.

Hi #AskFLOTUS Was Barack with you on 9/11/12 during #Benghazi…Asking for about 300 million or so people. Thanks.

Bwahahahhaa.

Let’s end on the Question Of The Day!

What do you think about President Obama’s decision to pardon the sequester and send it to Portugal?”

The answers are funnier than the question.

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.