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A little dose of reality.

Some are talking about a generational rejection of the liberal agenda. Call me unconvinced.

Latest RCP average of the generic congressional vote.

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If the manifest failure of the namesake project of the liberal god-king Obama is not enough to get Republicans better than parity with Democrats, doesn’t that mean we’re still screwed?

[Reference reading: Hot Air, Mediaite, Douthat @ NYT]

Interrogative

Posted: November 11, 2013 by veeshir in Fun with Elections, GOP FAIL

So my question, according to the Wash Post, McCain claims that many people are begging him to run for president again.

Of course, most of those people are in the media, McCain plays his part of also-ran very well. Recall how he refused to make Obama’s record, friends or lies a part of his campaign.

But what has me scratching my head is which vid is more representative.

This vid of some Russian guy nailing his junk to the plaza outside the Kremlin

 

Or this vid of people saying “Son of a bitch.”

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.

As Drewm says over at Ace’s, Hillary is unlikable as a candidate. She’s too obviously a huckster as she far too obviously postures differently for different audiences.

Funny Update.

Shorter Hillary, “If only those racist, mysognist, terrorist, tea bagging, haters of the VWRC would be civil.”

Now back to our post!

She has no accomplishments of her own except hounding/sheparding Bill Clinton into becoming POTUS.

What did she accomplish at State? The Arab Spring that led to Benghazi. Yay!

So why is she even possibly viable as a candidate?

Her plumbing.

So we know the Dems would be all excited about voting for a woman, they’ve already checked off “Black Man”.

So who else with no accomplishments might be much more palatable adored worshipped than Hillary? Someone who would get the media creaming all over their desks/giant i-Pads, on-air?

Michele Obama.

8 more years of the same crew.

I’ve actually been too busy to birl the tubes, I was veeshired. I also changed the title, I always get that wrong.

Let’s start with some “Smirt Daplomacy” stuff.

Lebanese acting kinda scares as they laugh at Obama arming jihadis in Syria.

Great quote, you know they’re just shaking their heads and laughing/cringing.

The United States backed “the coalition’s vision for a tolerant, inclusive Syria that respects the rights of all Syrians.

After noting that the guy people trusted said, “I’m outta here”.

In Egypt, some more of that brillyents,

Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood

Now we see why Christians are now the most oppressed religion, Muslims have killed or ejected all the Jews, now they’re working on Christians.

So as Syria is a nightmare, Egypt is becoming a nightmare and the Palestinians continue their rocket and mortar attacks on Israel, the AP knows who’s to blame. Do you really need me to tell you?

This surprises me.

Recent photographs show workers in Saudi Arabia demolishing some of the oldest sections of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, London’s Independent reports.

Not even Press TV (official Iranian mouthpiece, like MSNBC but they show the other side sometimes) is covering it.

I’m not surprised the grievance mongers who bash the Israelis for planting olives on the 13th holiest site in Islam are quiet, but since it appears Syria is a heat-up of the war between Iran (Hezbollah, Assad) and Saudi Arabia (al Quaeda, various, other terrorists), I’d expect Iran to make some noises. Huh.

I did notice this when I clicked.

An Egyptian minister says direct flights in the form of charter flights will resume between Iran and Egypt within the coming weeks.

More jihadis for Egypt! Yay. Dudes probably kept blowing up when they had to make a connection. I know it usually pisses me off.

I didn’t have enough time for more overseas, I do have a bunch of hilarity in this one so just a couple, domestic, WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! or at least GO TO THE GULAG!!!!

This one’s confusing. Huckabee warning the GOP about gay marriage.This one’s about Dem senators going gaga for gay marriage.

It seems awfully early in the election cycle to get people riled up on gay marriage, for both sides. I know the Supreme Court is taking it up, it’s going to be interesting.

From the I Used To Live There files, VA has a voter ID law.  Racist! I mean, just cuz you need an ID for everything else it’s racist to require it for voting!

Via the Puppy Blender, Moe Lane notices Obama’s tool responding to a tweet from a fictitious congress-critter.

Kinda puts that threatening tweet at the Norks in perspective.

Cruz birthers are going to be a hoot. I mean, the mental contortions of making fun of Obama birthers while being a Cruz birther will be infuriatingly funny, which is not as good as funny but better than infuriating.

Via Jay we see unions acting like their fine, Wisconsin brothers. So some cops are letting good behavior prisoners out to do work, ala the guy from Shawshank, but he just has them do stuff around the town like painting the police station and shoveling walks. So the unions are all, “Hey! That’s union work!”, I guess their wives don’t make apple pies stuffed with hundred dollar bills.

But, as jay notes, there’s one problem.

The head of Arlington’s Housing Authority says, because of budget cuts, his agency would not have been able to hire the job out anyway.

Mudderpocking sonsomabatching iceholes.

Via the Jawas, Help a Brother Out.  Dude’s selling his autographed picture of Jim Carrey to buy a gun. He’s up to $444 now, that’s pretty darn close to a Glock to scare good ole’ Jim. I’d love to see him get enough to buy the gun Mr Gabby Giffords was gonna buy. That would be funny.

Via Harvey we see this Ramirez comic.

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Rush Limbaugh needs to get a fund going for buses to Mexico so the DHS can dump them and not pay for transportation back to Mexico. Airfare to the Europeans might be too expensive, but if we started a fund….

A little global warmmongering humor. Global worming is hitting Europe so hard,

Ornithologists have reported that migratory birds coming from the south have turned back.

I picture Daffy Duck saying, “Fuck that.”

The swallows will be back in Capistrano next year. And you know it’s going to be caused by Global Worming!

Russian scientists are predicting an ice age based on the Sun not doing what it’s supposed to be doing. I don’t know if I believe it, we just don’t have a long enough baseline for how the Sun is supposed to act, but…

That might be better than an asteroid. It would be a targeted disaster. Leftist nitwits hardest hit, people with brains enough to go south out of the cold would have a good chance (Hello from sunny Arizona!).

Then the Mexicans will suddenly think a wall is a great thing as Abrams and Bradleys go strolling across the Sonoran desert and the Rio Grande.

Last, and most freaky, via that guy who better hope he’s a lumberjack if he lives near the glaciers we get this bit of optic delusion.

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

Poor bastards.

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?

Via Samizdata, more Airstrip One news, some friend of O’Brien’s had this to say about their new restrictions on free speech, journalism and blogging.

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.

Fuck you.

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…..

From the Barrel of a Gun (blog) we see this.

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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?

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!

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!

In Airstrip One news,

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.

Okay, this is very interesting. As we all know, Obama doesn’t like that Shitty Little Country any more than our fine, tolerant, enlightened EUnuch friends, so that makes this hard to figure out.

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 JewsZionists….Jews.

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.

CHANGE: House GOP would cancel health care reforms, trim $5t in spending.

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.

Good News!

DPMO has announced the identification of four more US personnel previously MIA in past conflicts.

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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.

Via Say Uncle, we see an App for mass murders.

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

 

 

 

 

I’ll cast the nets.

I think this one will be short on links, long on commentary, let’s find out!

Above the Post Update! (so Ignore that “First up” you’ll see later on)

Anybody see the show “Vikings” on the History Channel? Yes, they interrupted Pawn Stars to air a show about history, I was as surprised as anybody. It was actually decent. It’s a soap opera, but it’s with Vikings. Pretty cool. I hope it doesn’t go too soap opera-y because it was pretty good. Hot shield maiden, evil king, dreaming inventory/adventurer type. My only problem is that Viking women wear far too much clothing. That’s probably why it’s not on HBO or Skinemax.

Now, back to the post!

 

First up, we’ve all seen McCain getting all jealous that someone else is taking his “maverick” label, so he needed to quash that quickly. Well, Rand Paul fired back. It’s a minitrue link (the Hill), so there will be some hilarity.

“They think the whole world is a battlefield, including America, and that the laws of war should apply,”….

“I don’t think the laws of war apply to America,

Eggzactly.

Speaking of Obama’s Cox Skybomber Armada, via paco noticing moonbattery,  we get this

north-by-northwest

It’s hilarious, until you think about it. Where’s Northwestern University again?

A Veeshir Vearless Vrediction for 2016: Jeb Bush or some similar spit in my eye is nominated, Rand Paul is boned by the establishment during the primary. He runs as a libertarian as GOPers explain we need to suck it up and vote for Jeb Bush-type. Rand Paul gets more votes as a libertarian than the GOP but lose to Hillary/First Worf  ticket and all the post-mortems explain how it’s the fault of the unhelpful tea party types who refused to suck it up and vote for the less bad alternative.

Here’s one way they’ll attack him, figuring stuff out is hard, and Rand Paul makes an error I’m surprised someone who managed to be elected Senator would make, he mentions things that are not easily understood but are easily demagogued.

He mentioned some Lochner case that is not the crazy guy in AZ who shot a bunch of people including killing a judge (but he’s conservative so we don’t hear about him) and shot a congresscritter (who’s a Dem so we hear about her all the time). It has something to do with discrimination against women.

So lefties can demagogue him as hating wymyn, as you read this at Volokh where he seems to agree with Rand Paul, you’ll find your eyes drooping and your attention wandering as it’s full of inside Supreme Court stuff.

Rand Paul might be right, but that’s about the least important metric there is in politics today. What matters is that he hates wymyn.

He might do pretty well on the Libertarian ticket, if people like John Stewart can overcome their sucking of Democratic dick to notice he agrees with what they claim to believe.  I mean, sure Stewart is on his side now, but there’s no election coming up. The proof is in the pudding. And until my balls are in the pudding, I’m not counting on shit.

Velly Funny. The sequester is making it so Obama’s constant golfing/vacationing is going to be bad optics. Poor Obama.

For Mr. Obama, the months ahead will be tricky. Few people object to a president taking some time to relax — to work out, play basketball, sit on a beach, go to dinner.

Seriously, you’d have to click through to get the full, “Leave Britney..Obama alone” vibe. I ain’t linking the NY Times though, I avoid fanboi pages when I can, especially considering how they bashed Bush when he took those vacations to his own home.

This is true for so many reasons it’s going to be hard to stick to just a couple.

Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Wednesday that congressional lawmakers need to maintain the nation’s balance of power by being able to compromise, expressing concerns that the high court is increasingly the venue for deciding politically charged issues such as gay marriage, health care and immigration.

That’s cuz politicians like keeping wedge issues alive that are used for fundraising. It’s also because Minitrue always frames them to show that the Dems are sane and GOP is insane (and hates them some wymyn and minorities) but since the Dems are on the wrong side so far as America itself is concerned (whenever gay marriage goes to the polls it loses)  they don’t want to vote for it.
Relatedly, leftists have discovered that it’s easier to convince a few people than it is to convince voters so their venue is lawfare.

What makes it interesting is that it’s Kennedy saying it, it’s often not 9 deciding, it’s him. What he had for breakfast or whether he got laid last night can decide whether the Constitution means one thing or something else.

I’m torn on this one.

Officials at NASA’s Langley Research Center permitted a contractor to hire a Chinese national affiliated with an organization designated by U.S. national security agencies as an “entity of concern,” and then allowed the individual access to classified information…

On the one hand, it’s NASA, they don’t do anything really important anymore, they just do Muslim outreach, on the other hand, they used to do important stuff so there might be some serious tech that this guy and the others they haven’t noticed yet have stolen. On the gripping hand, didn’t Clinton already sell them all the stuff NASA has anyway? They haven’t done anything new since the 90s, right?

My new, America First, Furriners Second format seems to be setting in. Here’s where I have the transition post, involving overseas and the US.

Turkey sent bin Laden’s brother in law to Jordan where we picked him up and he’s talking. First, thank you Turkey and Jordan, I would expect that from Jordan, but not from the budding jihadis in Turkey. Unless they’re the opposite sect of Islamic jihadis and are just trying to get rid of the competition. That’s actually the way to bet.

Let’s go to Egypt. For Good News!

Thousands of low-ranking policemen on strike across Egypt on Thursday refused orders to work and protested what they claim is the politicization of the force in favor of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood party.

Wait, good news out of Egypt? That’s unexpected. Especially as I haven’t been ‘for’ a strike in a long time.

Back to the USA

Via Ninme, we get something that shows that today’s problems aren’t new, they’re just farther along the slider.

The only thing wrong with that vid is they really needed to highlight Daisy Mae some more.

No rhyme, no reason, just a bunch of links that piss me off with a little funny in between.

Fuck you John  Fucking McCain and Lindsey Fucking Graham.

Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones.

“I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008 — who topped Mr. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that year’s primary.

No, seriously. Fuck you.

As for this

What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those who say the rules of the Senate are being abused,” the Arizona Republican said

Fuck you. What we see from you today is being used by CNN to explain how Rand Paul is a doody-head who even Republicans hate. I was curious to see what CNN was saying about Rand Paul, they were talking about McCain and Graham.

Seriously, do you have to help Minitrue do their job?

I have to admit, I look forward to both the GOP and the Democratic party nominating Jeb Bush in 2016. We should just let them join the Dems to form the “We’re better than you” party.

The Norks are feeling all ignored I guess.

NORTH Korea led by tyrant Kim Jong-un has sensationally vowed to launch a NUCLEAR attack on the USA.

Or maybe China wants to start WWIII. Personally I’d wait until our fine political betters finish fitting us for chains, but I’m not a murderous commie dictator so what do I know?

Speaking of chains, Headline

Senate committee starting votes on curbing guns

Coburn is trying to stop the bullshit, but you know it’ll get out of committee along party line votes and then McCain, Graham and the rest of the usual assholes will give them “bi-partisan” cover.

A reposting that belongs here.

So do I man, so do I.

Speaking of Fuck You,

The proposal, known as a continuing resolution, passed by a 267-151 vote, with more than 50 Democrats joining most Republicans in supporting it.

See? No budget, just another continuing spending of $trillions that’s totally not a budget so those aren’t earmarks and it’s not a bloated piece of fuck you. It’s supposed to “soften” the effect of the sequestion.

For “soften” read, not even make the small reduction in the growth of the rate of increase.

Fuck. Is there some German word for being pissed off when you say “I told you so”?

Interesting take on the current HIGHEST STOCK MARKET EVER!!!!!! news.

They tell us not to worry that the Dow is truly down by 50 percent if you price it in gold.

Hmmmm, sort of takes the happy out of it, huh? Welcome to the 21st century.

That riot over the soccer hooligans in Port Said is still going on, and it’s getting worse. Egypt is about to “have to” institute all the emergency measures Mubarak instituted 20 years ago. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Friends of al Quaeda active in Syria! Yay! Actually, they’re taking ‘credit’ for some suicide bombings, who knows if they’re related. It’s still jihadi vs jihadi supporters/jihadis with Teh Peepul just waiting to see who gets to kill them.

Interesting, could this be a reverse Hama?

Rebels take Syrian army’s artillery division in the town of Maariya near the Golan Heights, activists say

Recall that when Hama ‘rebelled’, the Dorktator’s father ringed it with artillery and leveled it, killing tens of thousands, how funny would it be if the rebels ringed Assad’s palace with artillery and leveled it?

Speaking of jihadi assholes, J Fucking Kerry and the First Worf are honoring someone who, like Obama, is rooting for the jihadis.

Ibrahim jubilantly tweeted: “An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. Today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.”[...]

Ibrahim holds other repellent views as well. As a mob was attacking the United States embassy in Cairo on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, pulling down the American flag and raising the flag of Al Qaeda, Ibrahim wrote on twitter: “Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.” Possibly fearing the consequences of her tweet, she deleted it a couple of hours later, but not before a screen shot was saved by an Egyptian activist.

That’s almost funny. What would make it hilarious would be  if she wore a bomb vest when she accepted it.

This one is very fucking funny. It’s like those “Behead those who say Islam is violent” deals.

There have been angry scenes outside the headquarters of the tyre maker Goodyear in France, over a factory that is being closed down.

Staff clashed with police outside the offices near Paris as a workers’ committee held a series of meetings to discuss the closure of the Amiens factory in the north of the country.

Heh, so Goodyear is leaving because you assholes cannot be reasoned with so you go a-rioting? Fun-nee.

Via Jay, we see NY’s whoopie boot heel,

Police responded to his home on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 after receiving complaints from his next-door neighbor that his loud laughs could be heard across the driveway.

The 42-year-old was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others.”

At his arraignment Tuesday, a judge declined to dismiss the charges.

Seriously? You know those things clowns use to smack each other that sound like dog toys? The ones NYS use make the same noise but they’re lead filled.

Via Arma Borealis, we see this bit of hilarity. So someone thought they saw a guy with a gun and everybody responded in a reasonable manner, they shut down that part of the state and told everybody to hide under their beds. Yawn. But this is what makes it so damn funny.

one of the officers involved in the response was apparently injured in an accidental shooting.

That’s the set-up, they didn’t find any evil gunman,  here’s the punchline

Glickman said the lockdown went smoothly

That’s fucking hilarious, some idiot shot himself or another cop and the lockdown went smoothly?

I like Peyton Manning, he plays football, keeps his mouth shut and makes some funny commercials. I have no idea what drugs he does, which women he beats and what sort of animals he’s cruel to, so rare in today’s sports.

John Lilyea has a great link to him going on a USO tour. I won’t link the resultant link because it has an autoplay thing, I hate those.

Now, via Knowledge is Power, we see this that I can’t decide if it’s funny on purpose, funny on accident or the scariest thing I’ve ever seen.

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Bwahahahahaahaha….. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!?!?!?!?!?