Seriiously, read the article. Before SMOD, I want a zombie outbreak for the express purpose of seeing pathetic people like this devoured by the hordes of the undead. Darwin has been cheated for too long. The mangina pictured would curl into the fetal position and start weeping softly if he could see half the Moron Horde’s ammo stashes.
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I am kind of busy today, but I still birled the tubes so here’s some endy, some funny and some hotassery.
A drudgetaposition, smart diplomacy edition
Turkey welcomes Israel apology for defending against terrorist flotilla!
Turkish PM Backtracks On Obama-Brokered Deal With Netanyahu.
Shit, now we have to apologize to Israel for two things. First, Obama getting Netanyahu to apologize to terrorists enableers, and now this.
Barbra Streisand to perform in Tel Aviv
Lebanon’s gov’t dissolves itself. I figure Hezbollah will move in. Oh well, they had their Cedar Revolution and they allowed Jew-hatred to fuck it up.
Via the Jawas, A look at Hezbollah’s politicking.
(Note: I have no idea where that is and I condemn myself for laughing every time I watch it)
Global worming attacks Ukraine!
Heavy snow, extremely rare for late March, virtually paralyzed traffic in Kyiv, and led to many international flights out of the city’s airports delayed and cancelled.
I wonder if Al Gore was in the neighborhood.
A week or two ago I had a story about how
Britain Airstrip One investigated the assassination of one of Tsar Putin’s enemies in London and they hid the results (Ignorance is Strength!). Tsar Putin I shows his gratitude as only a Bond-Villain/KBG Agent/Tsar can.
Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who helped broker Vladimir Putin’s rise to the Kremlin’s top job only to become his fierce enemy, has been found dead at his home in Britain in unclear circumstances.
Eh, so does that mean Oceania is…has always been at war with Eurasia?
Headline of the op-ed.
Press regulation: the royal charter deal is a move towards a better democracy
In the body
believe there is a need to totally re-evaluate the way we look at the relationship between the media and democracy. … I believe our developing concept of a duty of care should be extended to “a care” for our shared but fragile democratic values.
Freedom Is Slavery!
I was wrong, the Senate did pass a budget. It appears to be so full of poisoned pills that any Dem senator due for reelection next year voted against itand therefore, has no chance of being passed by the House so we still won’t have a budget.
I linked to Minitrue (The Hill) just for this quote though
Democrats had been dogged by criticism for failing to approve a budget resolution since 2009 and the vote removes that GOP talking point from the political scene.
Assholes. GOP talking point? That should be journalists’ talking point, you assholes pretend to be “impartial” even as you just root for your chosen side.
Speaking of worrying about being reelected, we see these assholes are not worried and if people would pay attention they should be.
The list of 20 GOP senators who voted to fund Obamacare. Some of the usual suspects, Chambliss, Hatch, Collins. Some I”m surprised like Cornyn and Isakson, and one I’m utterly shocked isn’t there, Fucking McCain. Of course, he’s up for reelection and I’m hoping his primary isn’t pretty. One I’m confused about, is Murkewkskey an Independent?
Alexander (R-TN) Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR)
Chambliss (R-GA) Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX)
Hatch (R-UT) Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE)
McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK)
Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD) Wicker (R-MS)
Fuck you Mitch McConnell. You especially are a slimy piece of shit. I look forward to you voting yes on the Take Veeshir’s Guns bill you and Feinstein are figuring out now.
Speaking of which…..
It would be funny if it weren’t true.
Obama’s EPA helping bestialists.
NCBA and the National Pork Producers Council are both furious with EPA for handing extremist groups illegally gathered data on farmers who operate confined animal feeding operations.
Motherfucking assholes are out of fucking control, they care not for laws, propriety or anything but advancing their religion.
This one is interesting, the Senate voted against any UN “Take Veeshir’s Guns” Treaty.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.
It worked on Kyoto, but this bit of good paranoia from my favorite ‘stan (SondraKistan) is good, paranoiac reading.
This is the conclusion, you’ll have to actually make with the clicky to read the build-up (Hint: It has to do with the DHS buying all the ammo in America so the Police can’t get any)
Okay, that’s all for now, people. I want a report on my desk in the morning to include:
1. How this might lead to a federal “civilian defense force.”
2. How this might lead to federal licensing of civilian ammunition purchases.
3. How this accommodates enforcement of the proposed UN arms treaty without a need to actually ratify it.
Good paranoia just keeps spreading, no one, and I mean no one (most especially his allies), trusts Obama to even pay lip-service to the Constitution.
Wherein Veeshir agrees with Obama!
President Barack Obama says each of his proposed steps to reduce gun violence should get a vote in Congress _ even an assault weapons ban that both parties agree stands little chance at passing.
First, get this shit over with. Second, if it fails then good, if it passes, then good. We need the fucking showdown soon. Nickle and diming our rights away is pissing me off.
I do wonder why he said it in Jordan, is he trying to make jihadis understand he’s doing his best to disarm us for their attacks?
I cannot put anything, no matter how despicably murderous, past Mr Fast and Furious Benghazi.
Now, the hotassery, I believe this is the first actual sex show on DPUD!
Work that bitch!
Or is that Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Animal Sanctuary?
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.
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?
I’m getting too into stuff, I need to get back to my usual, making fun of WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!
Let’s see how I do!
First up, Welcome to the Party Pal.
The senator (McCaskill V), who has complained about the TSA’s security techniques in the past, tweeted that she was selected for a pat-down and that the experience was not a pleasant one.
Awwwwwww. I feel for her. Rather, I feel for her getting felt up like the rest of us. Nobody likes a reach-around without being called the next day.
Fast and Furious: The Gift That Keeps On Killing! Some cartels decided to battle it out in a border town.
Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used.
Then they get to the funny.
Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee.
Two things, surprising to whom and which side did you think they’d come in on?
So the opposition in Venezuela is worrying the Thugs In Chief.
I think the word “nervous” best describes the reaction of Cabello and Maduro to the announcement of Henrique Capriles Radonski last night that he’s going to run against the usurper Maduro for the presidency.
Which leads to another one of those “Exporting Our Values” things.
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles tried to register to run for president today but was blocked from entering the election board by Chavez-Maduro supporters.
Hmmm, getting your opponents out of the race via slimy means. Just like Obama!
Ed Miliband was hoping to sit down with David Cameron and Nick Clegg later on Tuesday or Wednesday to agree a historic new deal which would see newspapers regulated like the BBC.
O’Brien is earning his lavish lifestyle.
But while Obama is thinking of ways to revive the stalled peace talks, Palestinian activists say they are planning a “warm” welcome for him when he visits Ramallah or any other Palestinian city in the West Bank.
One plan being discussed among Palestinian activists includes staging anti-US demonstrations in Palestinian cities, particularly outside the place Obama is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
See, they’re big on putting bombs on women and children, so how does the Secret Service guarantee Obama’s safety? They can’t. So how does Obama handle the fact that his Partners For Peace (non-pashtun-boy-fucking-savages but still savage edition) are going to try to kill him? I figure he’ll cancel parts of his trip and blame it on Israel.
I mean, he’s going to blame all the bad stuff on Israel no matter what, it’s just what he’s going to do before doing it that’s confusing me.
Relatedly, we see some more Tolerant Peaceful Cries For Death To
A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.
“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.
I’ll help them figure it out. It’s always free speech when it’s Death To Israel or America, it’s hate-speech when you notice them saying it.
So Syria resembles Somalia?
“As I’ve said several times, the Syrian crisis has to be solved through a political compromise, as the situation resembles closely — and perhaps even more than — to that of Somalia a few years ago,”
No, it doesn’t. Somalia had nothing even resembling a strong, central gov’t. It’s been warlords for decades, so any comparison is just trying to give EUnuchs an excuse for not doing anything. “Don’t want another Mogadishu!” after all.
Nice Deb has a decent post about Republican congresscritters getting upset with Obama’s, “Let’s release criminals to prey on America just like my good friend Castro” deal with lots of links.
Most of the first hour was spent talking about ICE’s shocking and “bizarre” decision to release illegal immigrant prisoners:
Scaring us by releasing illegal immigrant criminals — “REALLY, Mr. President? Really?!” Kobach thundered.“This is a brazen abuse of power”, he said. “They crossed the line.”
“This is impeachment stuff!”
“You do not release dangerous criminals to make a point…”
Bwahahahaah, yes he does. Geez, this is the man who sold guns to Mexican cartels to gin up a “controversy” to take my guns. Pay attention!
Let’s see how they do. I figure nothing will come of this. Obama’s contempt for Congress probably exceeds mine. And that’s saying something.
I saw this story elsewhere, but I’m linking this story at the Fire Andrea Mitchell blog cuz.
Well, they did it. Colorado State Senate Democrats have spit out 5 gun control bills, which will limit citizens rights to their second amedmnednt. LArge magazine clips will now be banned, and limits gun ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. Also included in the Democrat gunn control jihad is a new background check requirement AND fee. Guns.com via KUSA-TV, has an updated list of what Colorado Democrats have done with their gun grab:
Now I have to wonder if Magpul wants an out-of-work patent examiner/teacher when they move to AZ.
Remember when Judicial Watch was going after Bush, Ashcroft and co. and they were “non-partisan”? Yeah, that’s going to change in a big way.
Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking access to “all videos and photographs” depicting the Benghazi, Libya, Consulate between September 10 and September 13, 2012, the period leading up to, during, and immediately following the deadly attack that took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Judicial Watch filed its lawsuit on February 25, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00242)). This is one of three Benghazi FOIA lawsuits being pursued by Judicial Watch.
That’s against the 11-24th Commandments, Thou shalt not dis Obama! (repeated 14 times)
I liked Paul Ryan until he joined Romney and shut up. When your power is more important than your principles, I tend to not give a shit about you. I’m not sure how true this is, but for what it’s worth a complete Puppy Blender post.
UPDATE: Prof. Stephen Clark emails: “Ryan’s budget proposal is no more serious than the budget being fronted by Senate Democrats. Both are merely aspirational and entirely political. When will either party get serious? Probably not until the voting public makes a decision about what it wants. Until then, it will be CR’s and continued drift. Hard as it may be to believe, much less accept, an insufficient number of citizens believes that there is a problem requiring that they, as individuals, give up anything. Until then it will be circuses – anything to avoid discussions of finance. This is the true legacy of the Bernanke era.”
None of them are serious.
They can’t be, the can has been kicked so far down the road that picking it up will be nearly impossible without drastic actions that will cause the Takers who think they deserve my money to get pissed off (Dear DHS/War On Americans study group from the previous post, that’s a far more likely scenario for insurrection)
Jay at MArooned has a story that shows that you don’t need a gun, the police are there to help you!
So, let’s recap. This woman had an abusive husband. There had been repeated 911 calls regarding him and violent behavior. The call comes in, she can be heard pleading with another person, and yet this still isn’t given priority. Woman with a violent ex, repeated calls, no urgency relayed. Responding officers show up when they’re in the area nearly an hour later – and leave. Now, maybe she was still alive at that point. Maybe she was dead seconds after the call was completed.
See? She had a restraining order she needed to rely on and instead she got all violently defensive. It was her own fault for choosing that man. Listen, if you’re going to need a restraining order on a guy in the future, you probably shouldn’t date him. That’s just elementary.
Good news from This Ain’t Hell and something that should be advertised.
DPMO has announced the identification of four more US personnel previously MIA in past conflicts.
Over 7,900 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, and over 73,600 remain unaccounted for from World War II. If you are a relative of one of the individuals listed here (Korea) or listed here (World War II – critical need), please consider reading this link to see if you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample – and if you do qualify, please do so. By doing so, you may be able to help identify US remains that have been repatriated but not yet positively identified.
Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave their all in the service of this nation.
Amen. That has to be hard on their relatives, not knowing is the worst kind of hell. (so maybe that part of the post should not be at This Ain’t Hell, but since you can see Hell from there, I’ll let them slide)
People make fun of me when I say this, but I think the only way we’re ever going to be able to provide good healthcare to all is when it’s done by machines and not people.
Such a scenario is becoming increasingly possible thanks to the developing field of medical robotics and the increasing use of robots in surgical procedures. By using robots, surgeons can perform complex operations more easily and precisely, and in a less invasive way that improves results for patients.
Your rights cannot require others to work for you as that’s slavery, but if we could get machines to handle it, that would make it possible for all to get good care.
Join other citizens as you report and find Gun Free Zones throughout the United States. Whether you want to shop in gun free zones as often as possible or avoid them altogether, this app will help you shop, play, and do business with like-minded people.
Yeah, and it helps people who like to take guns into gun-free zones where they’ll know they’re the only armed ones.
Via Eric we see a metaphor.
Sometimes you’re the tire, sometimes you’re the elephant’s trunk (that’s shoved into a pile of elephant shit at the end)
Some of those links came from Doug Ross’ always depressing and infuriating Larwyn’s Lynx
Now that I have your attention, let’s go to the boobs!
So a few years ago Tsar Putin I had a guy named Litvinenko killed in London using some sort of radioactive stuff in a needle. So the Brits decided to get tough and investigate it!
The results will stay secret. (Grauniad link, I had my choice of BBC, NY Times of the Grauniad, sorry).
Shit, those wimpy boobs in the Brit gov’t ar….damn that’s one fanfastic fucking gif up there.
Lest we think Britain is totally useless, check this out.
A GRANDAD whose house was pelted with stones by a schoolboy was NICKED and FINED after frogmarching him to his parents for a telling-off.
See? They’re not totally useless, they’re totally fucking useless!
In non-boob news, Columbia teaches us how to negotiate with terrorists.
Colombian government forces have killed a FARC brigade commander close to the Marxist group’s chief peace negotiator
Now that’s how you do it. FARC ceased their cease fire so the Columbians started killing them again. Nice.
The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking
No you idiots, all it does is illustrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that those Germans who claimed “I didn’t know!!!” were lying sacks of shit. Just like anybody with a brain already knew.
I have a hard time watching some war movies and not wishing we had perfected the bomb 2 years earlier. Especially in the Band of Brothers when they find the camp and Germans pretend they had no idea what was happening in that horrible place.
Damn, everybody wants to be where the revolution starts.
Brophy points to a section of the bill that defines a high-capacity magazine as one capable of accepting or — that can be readily converted — to accept more than 15 rounds or eight shotgun shells.
That’s just about every pump-action shotgun, you can put a mag extender on them so they’re illegal even without doing so.
So that’s why Biden was pushing double-barrels.
I know, I’m banging my chubby fists on the high-chair again, but….
Jonah Goldberg is upset they’re not inviting Christie to CPAC,
Oh, and he parroted the gun-control line and flip-flopped on accepting a federal bribe to accept Obamacare funding to expand Medicaid.
He thinks they need a big tent, stop being so strict about who they let in.
Yeah, that’s worked so well for the Church of England and the Catholic Church in America.
When your stock in trade is a belief system, it helps to actually FUCKING BELIEVE IN SOMETHING!
Sorry. I just get worked up. Added, I deleted “you assholes”, that was unnecessary. I was all worked up.
Heinlein always said that If “everybody knows” such-and-such, then it ain’t so, by at least ten thousand to one
Case in point. There aren’t more black men in prison than college.
I have to admit, I’ve always accepted that. It always embarrasses me when I forget that truism.
This one is funny on so many levels. 20 years after it could do any good, the state of Michigan is declaring Detroit a disaster area and taking over.
The quotes are what make it.
Mayor Dave Bing said Friday he does not favor an emergency manager to solve Detroit’s problems,
Wait, you mean a grifter is upset that he’s going to lose his source of graft? Color me pointing and laughing.
But wait, he demands his graft!
“There needs to be additional conversation with Lansing regarding their plan to move the city forward,” Bing said. “We have always said that we need help from Lansing to implement our initiatives such as public safety, transportation, lighting and others.
I’ll translate: Gimme, gimme, gimme.
I have to admit, I totally agree with this resident.
“I don’t think it’s right at all,”Angela Woodmere, 37, said Friday outside the Maccabees Building on Woodward. “We elected Detroit politicians and Snyder shouldn’t be dictating how they run the city.”
People get the gov’t they want, they voted for Henry Gondorff, they should keep him.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to educate children about the dangers of toy-like bombs after militants allegedly targeted them recently with bombs disguised as candy, toys and even a string of ball-shaped explosives tied to a cricket bat.
Fucking savages. As for the Obama bit, it might not be the Taliban, but you know Obama would side with this set of boy-fucking savages just like he does with the Taliban.
So a hundred years ago some guy named Duchamp was at an art exhibit and he grabbed a urinal, signed it and put it on display. Some people are still doing it today. (Recall the janitor who “tidied up” a pile of garbage not realizing it was a million dollar pile of garbage). So the reviewer has this to say:
But it’s not going to come from repeating the same old tricks of 100 years ago. The urinal lovers now are the art establishment.
Hilariously true, but I laugh because I think of the haughty smugnitude you would get back from any Arteeeeest you said that to.
Couple Castle Arghhhhh! links.
First, the dumbest thing I’ve seen all day. (and that’s fucking saying something)
Cadets on the Brigade Energy and Environmental staff will introduce a new insignia to the Corps when they don their cadet uniforms this week. These cadet energy and environmental officers and noncommissioned officers, or E2Os, are tasked with leading the charge on initiatives related to recycling, energy and water conservation at the academy.
What does 4 up, 3 squiggly mean to you soldier? You’re pathetic sergeant!
The Silver Gore can’t be far behind. I swear, they’re just fucking with us now.
At first glance this looks awesome, but look closer.
Where the hell is the mine sweeper guy! Geez, they’re gonna be boned without him. Everybody knows the dinosaurs plant mines.
A sad post and one where the NY Post blew the headline again.
A massive spill at a Chivas plant has sent the smell of spirits flowing through a Scottish sewer
It should read Hundreds of people found in the sewers of Dumbarton, Scotland.
True Heroes! I so rarely get to use that category. There are only 4 of Doolittle’s Raider’s left alive.
There’s only one thing about that that doesn’t totally suck.
Years ago the President of Hennessy Company presented a bottle of 1896 vintage “Very Special Hennessy” cognac to General Jimmy Doolittle, in honor of his birth year and it was decided that the last two survivors would toast the fallen with it. Due to their advanced age it was decided that they would make the toast this year, before there were none left.
You see, if Congress doesn’t make a deal over the Fiscal Cliff (dum, dum, dumm, dummmmmm), it’s Game Over.
That makes me laugh for two reasons.
First, even if Congress makes a “Deal”, all it’s going to do is attempt to kick the can down the road. They’ll just raise the borrowing limit (because this time, THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!, they’re going to fix the US fiscal state), before not cutting shit. Hell, they can ‘t even “cut” the increases, does anybody think they can actually cut spending in the way anybody not of our self-proclaimed Elite would think of it? If so, I have some prime beach land for sale, sure you can’t quite see the ocean from here, but it’s very sandy and sunny.
Second, I’m betting not game over, but I’m an eternal optimist. I figure nobody’s going to predict when the game really is over. Just like when the USSR fell, I’m sure there were panels planned for 6 months later, very scholarly panels, that were going to explain how Soviet communism was superior to American capitalism (spit!) and therefore, we should become an SSR.
One day I’ll be watching the Sunday Panel of Deep Thinkers telling me how now that there’s been a “Deal” we can all expect our Skittle-shitting unicorns when they’ll break in to talk about rioting breaking out in every major city on both coasts and the Oregon, Arizona and Nevada National Guards being called out to keep California rioters from invading. That’ll be funny.
Next in our tour, we see some ironic hilarity from our fine media betters.
Apparently the AP’s styleguide now includes calling him “The Prophet Mohammed“. Engel (the guy linked) asks
Do you get the feeling AP editors are worried about being tried in absentia and sentenced to death?
Oh I’d say “Yes” and more, I’d hope for it. As they say, you can only sentence someone to death once so maybe the AP jackasses will join western civilization in their war with the barbarians.
Sorry, I just like to make myself laugh. I mean, I hope they do get all fatwaed, but I think it would only make them more lick-spittle.
Now for what Uncle likes to call, “Where Great Britain Used To Be”.
Over at Ace’s, Maetenloch helpfully catalogues some of their more egregious examples of not having a 1st Amendment.
Basically there really isn’t any since almost any non-trivial thing you say could possibly be ‘offensive’ to someone. And that’s now illegal.
Hunt master who called black saboteur a f****** w** is fined £3,000 (Here I assume he said ‘fucking wog’ but since no source ever printed the actual statement who knows.)
You can also be prosecuted for insulting tweets but only if you’re popular.
The UK Independence Party is set to become the 3rd largest party in the UK but just being a member is considered by authorities enough to make you unfit to be a parent.
And now we see this
Lord Justice Leveson has condemned decades of “outrageous” behaviour by newspapers as he urged the Government to set up a new media watchdog underpinned by legislation
Yes, just what Britain needs to further her transformation to Airstrip One.
And now for some depressing shit.
Syria is cut off from the Intertubes, land lines and cell phones, they still have satellite service of course. You know, until the Mukhbarat finds out and you die.
Now, everybody reporting this is saying that it could be the gov’t doing it, but nobody knows. It’s obviously the gov’t, for a few reasons. First and foremost, of course, everybody would be screeching about the Jooooooooos!!!!! doing it.
Second, we see this.
Major Syrian offensive along the Damascus airport road.
The fighting, which came after Internet links went down across most of Syria,
Just a coincidence I’m sure.
“Children as young as 14 have served in at least three opposition brigades, transporting weapons and supplies and acting as lookouts,” the New York-based watchdog said. “Children as young as 16 have carried arms and taken combat roles against government forces.”
First, 16 isn’t all that young for a military. It was once patriotic for 16 year olds to lie about their age to join the military and fight for their country. Second, the 14 year olds are not fighters, they’re helpers. A tradition that has a long history that only died out in the west over the last 100 years or so. I’m not saying I’m fer it, I’m saying it’s the way the world is and has been.
Lebanon’s Shiite party Hezbollah condemned a recent set of explosions targeting religious minorities in Syria and Shiite pilgrims in Iraq in recent days.
“The senseless killing and terrible blood shedding of innocent people is the execution of a western devilish will,”
Okay, if I had written that I’m not sure how I could have made it funnier. No, more, I doubt I would have gotten the pitch so perfect.
Watching ESPN I found out that the coach of the Brit soccer team resigned because one of his players was stripped of his captaincy because he’s on trial for a racial remark. So I wanted to find out what it was about.
Apparently, the player has been accused of saying this to another player during a game, “********** ******** *********”. Seriously, it wasn’t enough that he said, “*******”, but then he had to go add, “*********” and even “*********”.
Unbelievabile. I mean, how can we allow such a person to live? Why, next he might even say, “**********” or even (gasp!) “*************”!!!!!!!
It must suck living under Engsoc, especially if you don’t have the newest edition of the Newspeak dictionary.