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News From 2008

Posted: August 12, 2014 by veeshir in FAIL, Funniest End of Civilization Evah

Drudge links this as an “Expert” Expert of what? Elucidating the obvious?

The President suffers from two fundamental flaws. The first is that he is unwilling to make decisions.

 

Huh, wait you mean President Present, the man who voted “Present” most of the time in his legislative career, doesn’t like to make decisions? The man who always tells both sides in every conflict to step back (including during his race against McCain about Iran) isn’t decisive?

 

But wait, this ‘expert’ is not done telling us what we knew in 2008!

The second is that he fundamentally misunderstands the use of force in international affairs.

Really? This inexperienced, far left, Chicago-machine politician whose first act was to go on a world apology tour doesn’t understand that America is a force for good in the world?

 

Geez, I guess as with everything else, the term “expert’ is debased.

The only funny part is that anybody saying this in 2008 was a racist.

As we all know, being right too soon is one of the worst crimes anybody can commit.

 

Buh

Posted: July 14, 2014 by veeshir in FAIL

Now I understand I don’t think of things the way others do, but seriously, is this as stupid as I think?

 The border crisis isn’t Obama’s Katrina – it’s worse

 

What does that mean?

To make clear, Katrina was a problem caused by the Democrats running New Orleans, the surrounding Parish and Louisiana that the media went all out to blame on Bush.

 

FEMA’s job is to show up and write checks, the Dems running the areas surrounding New Orleans skimmed money instead of making sure the levees were good, Ray Nagin did not follow the evacuation plan that New Orleans had and the Dem gov never even asked for help until after Bush had already sent it.

 

In other words, it was a Dem-caused debacle the media went all out to blame on Bush, to pretend otherwise is idiocy, ignorance and pushing the leftist narrative.

 

How can the debacle on the border be compared to that?

 

For the best coverage of Katrina, read this link from Protein Wisdom. It’s pitch perfect.

People might wonder why I have such a low opinion of Shepard Smith, Katrina was the beginning of my contempt for him. Especially since he thinks he deserves a Pulitzer for that coverage while I think he owes an apology for his shoddy reportage. He passed on every rumor he heard, from cannibalism to babies being raped in the Super Dome.

Hey Shep, and the rest of Foxnews and all of Minitrue, when your report begins with, “We can’t confirm this” it should stop there also. Put a period after “this“, you don’t report rumors you morons.

Shep is the worst on that, but they all do it anymore.

Important Update:
Dear World,
If you require a resume from an applicant do not also have a fucking application that lists all the same goddamned information!
I hate bureaucrats.
No, I fucking hate fucking asshole bureaucrats. You all suck.

Arrrrtards

Posted: July 10, 2014 by veeshir in FAIL, Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, PEBKAC

Semi-Related But Really Just Not Worth Its Own Post Update Below!!!!!

I’m pretty confused about this. Not about the base story, I’ll get to the confusion later.

It’s a story about a Slate article on a horrible thing doctors are doing to children.

…is an overwrought, almost hysterical Slate opinion piece about an exceptional act of cruelty visited upon every child born in a Western hospital. When I started reading the article, I assumed that the exceptional act of cruelty was going to be circumcision.  This assumption made less and less sense the more I read…

I next thought that the horrible thing being done to children was vaccinations, but that couldn’t be right. Newborns don’t get vaccinations, and this opinion piece was quite clearly focused on newborns….

 

Wait for it…wait for it…..

It was only as I kept on reading that I realized the real terror visited upon children unlucky enough to be born in hospitals: doctors look at their external genitalia and, based upon what they see, they assign a gender designation to the child.

 

Get it? Looking at whether the child has an innie or an outie to determine sex is oppression.

So my confusion, after the monkey fishing deal, why the hell does anybody ever take Slate seriously?

But then, I’m still trying to figure out why people read and report on anything Politico does since one of their first big articles was a lying hit job on Teh Fred that was thoroughly discredited and shown to be a lie when video of the event came out.

Update with better link for the hit job with quote

but that he doctored a quote to make his article appear all the more damning.

 

 

Now that I think about it, that actually makes a little sense. The pooh-baaaaas in the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party didn’t like Teh Fred any more than they like me so the only push back is from assholes like me who judge people on their actions and not the purty words or correct accent coming out of their mouths.

 

Saw this at Ace but it was pretty much a blind link so I figured nobody who reads here and there clicked it. Not sure why did, bored I guess.

 

 Update:Speaking of people we should not pay attention to, I give you:

Peggy Noonan, she of the multi-year process of figuring out that, despite what all the important people know, Obama is a Chicago-Machine politician and always acts that way.

There is every sign he let the crisis on the border build to put heat on Republicans and make them pass his idea of good immigration reform. …

The little children…are pawns in a larger game. That game is run by adults. How cold do you have to be to use children in this way?

 

You stupid bint. Pay attention!

Or rather, learn something even though you already know far too much to every learn anything.

Riffing off of Veeshir’s post,

So the only way we “shouldn’t have gone into Iraq or Afghanistan”  is if we have decided we’re going to be wimpy loser who hide under our beds when the bad men come out.

I think in the future we will need to weigh the difficulty and likely duration of any military task against the perseverance of the American voting public. Which is to say that we probably won’t be doing things that maybe we should, just because political reality will set in and we’ll bail out.

In a similar vein, I’d like to quote myself on what I termed the “inverse sunk cost fallacy” back in 2007:

Democrats might accuse the Bushies of committing the “sunk cost” fallacy with respect to the Iraq war, particularly not wanting lives already lost to have been lost “in vain”. However, Democrats seem to be committing the opposite fallacy. Dem Presidential candidates are falling over each other trying to get out of Iraq – “it’s not worth another life.”

Oh really? Not one more life? What if it was just one more life to make it all work out, then would it be worth it? What if it was 100, or 500? The Democrats seem to be saying that leaving behind a reasonably stable Iraq just isn’t worth anything at all, which it clearly is. Has it been worth 3000+ KIA’s? I suppose that’s a matter of perspective. Is it worth something? Absolutely.

Clearly Obama did not value what was left him.  He put no effort into a SOFA.  He put no effort into Sunni-Shia political reconciliation.  He allowed Maliki’s government to so abuse the Sunnis that many are running into the arms of the guys who Al Qaeda thought were a bit over-the-top.

Heckuva job, Barry.

Now watch this drive

Opportunistic Fundraising Fail

Posted: April 7, 2014 by socklessjoe in FAIL, Lame

I’m sure some of you got Firefox-related fundraising spam from any number of conservative groups.  Here’s a particularly precious one I got from some group I’ve never even heard of.

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Huh.  Didn’t know Firefox was a search engine.  Guess I’ve been using it wrong all this time. (Second screen-cap below the break.)

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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.

Riddle me this, morons…

How is it that repealing Obamacare could add to the deficit?

The original CBO score was a joke, and they had to lie, scrimp, and steal from other programs (like the student loan program) to make the bill as a whole score in their favor.

Since then, they’ve gone back on any number of cost saving and/or tax-raising measures, not the least of which are Tsar Obama’s royal proclamations of waivers and delays.

It was a lie to start, and they compounded the lie.

Fact Check: TRUE!

Huh?