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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?

Good news and bad news

Posted: February 23, 2014 by Sean M. in FAIL

The good news is that nobody has died from this entirely preventable disease outbreak so far:

Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived — measles.

Fifteen Californians have come down with measles thus far this year, officials said. And nearly half had opted against childhood vaccination against the disease through the state’s personal beliefs exemption.

The article goes on to quote an epidemiologist who notes that there were only two reported cases in the state at this time last year. Oh, and there’s also this…

For every measles case, Chavez said, there may be dozens of people local health officials must track to assure the disease hasn’t spread. Earlier this week, fears emerged that thousands of people might have been exposed to measles when a sick UC Berkeley student traveled on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

And who the hell knows how many of those people or the children they come into contact with aren’t vaccinated?

Which brings me to the bad news. Namely, that this stupid bint can somehow still appear in public without being pelted with garbage.

Sonomabatch

Posted: February 18, 2014 by veeshir in FAIL

Fucking Nugent.

Quote, “subhuman” bit about Obama at 2:45, I tried linking right to it but it’s not working.

a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama…

“What difference does that make? he continued. “Not to a chimpanzee or Hillary Clinton,

Sonomabatch, now Minitrue will spend the next 4 months interrupting their coverage of BRIDGEGATE!!!!!!!  to call me a fucking Nazi.

I’m not arguing what the hell he meant, I’m talking about what he said.

H/T Me flipping past CNN and hearing them mention how Nugent campaigns for the GOP.

Fuck.

This tweet wins teh Internets:

Also, right now I just don’t want to think about a universe where Terry McAuliffe wins a state-wide election.

Virginia, I am sooooo disappointed in you.

Last night I tweeted, “If you’re a Republican who is STILL yammering about how the Cruz strategy was bad, you’re doing it wrong.” I’m not sure what good it’s doing at this point. Let’s discuss.

Ponnuru & Lowry at NRO:

It is a politics of perpetual intra-Republican denunciation. It focuses its fire on other conservatives as much as on liberals. It takes more satisfaction in a complete loss on supposed principle than in a partial victory, let alone in the mere avoidance of worse outcomes. It has only one tactic — raise the stakes, hope to lower the boom — and treats any prudential disagreement with that tactic as a betrayal. Adherents of this brand of conservative politics are investing considerable time, energy, and money in it, locking themselves in unending intra-party battle.

Actually, except for that third (objectionable) sentence, this applies as much –if not more so– to the “moderate”/establishment faction of the party. I mean, did I imagine John McCain’s and Lindsey Graham’s incessant bitching and name-calling?

I could go on at length about who was actually at fault here, but at this point it really doesn’t matter. Nevertheless, the “establishment” insists on playing the part of the nagging girlfriend – “I told you we should have turned left at Albuquerque!”

The key premise that has been guiding these conservatives, however, is mistaken. That premise is that the main reason conservatives have won so few elections and policy victories, especially recently, is a lack of ideological commitment and will among Republican politicians. A bigger problem than the insufficient conservatism of our leaders is the insufficient number of our followers. There aren’t enough conservative voters to elect enough officials to enact a conservative agenda in Washington, D.C. — or to sustain them in that project even if they were elected. The challenge, fundamentally, isn’t a redoubling of ideological commitment, but more success at persuasion and at winning elections.

This is an oft-repeated fallacy, or at least vast oversimplification, the narrative of the ideological purists (“priests” in Mike Murphy’s parlance) demanding more ideological commitment from the “mathematicians”. Say three Hail-Reagans and sin no more, my child. Yes, there are some “priests” –just as there are genuine RINO squishes– but this is a toddler’s crayon drawing of the problem.

The problem, as has been discussed recently on AoS, is that of not ever making the case for freedom/markets/enlightened self interest/etc. Scoring an inconsequential political vote might get you a five-second mention on the news and a good fundraising bit, but the summation of all this nothing is… nothing. The problem conservatives wish to address is exactly that – of conversion and education.

Are they always good at it. No? Is the establishment? Ask Presidents Dole, McCain, and Romney.

In their piece, Lowry and Ponnuru continue to play the nagging girlfriend for what seems like forever. They’re wrong on a whole host of points, but rather than give myself a migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome going back over it all, I’ll take my own advice and shut the hell up about the shutdown.