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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?

Where Is Everybody?

Posted: March 27, 2014 by veeshir in Fun With Media, Obama's Fault

moron

 

I know where I’ve been, reading stupid shit like this and saying, “Well duh“.

But it (Wash Post fact-free hit piece on Emmanuel Goldstein… the Kochs V) may have been even more political, and more nakedly partisan, than we suspected. Today Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman wrote a letter to David Robertson, President and COO of Koch Industries. The Democrats’ letter was premised almost entirely on the Washington Post’s discredited article; it repeatedly footnoted that article and the IFG report on which the Post story was based. The two Democrats concluded by requesting that Koch answer questions and produce a long series of documents relating in various ways to the Keystone pipeline.

 

With this hilarious question

The Democrats’ letter raises an obvious question: did the Washington Post publish its article attempting to link Koch to Keystone at the request of Whitehouse and/or Waxman, or at the request of other Democrats who were coordinating with Whitehouse and Waxman?

 

Yes. Pay attention!

I mean really, doesn’t anybody remember “Macaca” or “The THESIS!!!!!!!!!!” or any of probably hundreds of other stories the Post hammered and then we saw Dem pols using them in their ads?

They SCREAM THE ACCUSATION and whisper the correction. If there even is a correction, which there usually isn’t.

 

Each and every global warmmongering prediction is wrong, from the ice-free North Pole to the warmest, driest winter in 2013-2014 to the fact that the globe stopped warmening in 1997 and yet, the media hammers, “The Science!!!!! is Settled!!!!!!”

 

We see people saying owing more than the GDP is not a bad thing while lying about it. As Uncle says, the feds are over $200 trillion in debt if you count all the unfunded crap like pensions and social security.

The IRS is still saying, “Go fuck yourselves” to Congress as the media covers for them.

Benghazi is down the memory hole, ditto Fast and Furious and the rest of the too many to list or even want to remember of what should be Obama scandals but aren’t because Minitrue is too busy attacking me.

Speaking Power To Truth!!!!!

Syria is still Iran V. Saudi Arabia in a jihadi war that’s dragging Lebanon down with it and the media is ignoring it.

Venezuela is screwed, blued and tattooed and the media is ignoring it.

Obama lost the Iraq war years (Minitrue warning, lying sacks of shit at the Wash Post) after we won it and the media is ignoring.

We’re fighting to no end in Afghanistan and now the media ignores the Rising Death Toll!!!!! that was all the rage when they could hammer Bush.

Hell, Obama’s even losing the Cold War more than 2 decades after we fucking won it and the fucking media is allowing Obama to say shit like, “This invasion is Putin showing his weakness. (hey Wash Post, you got some cum on your chin there)” after he gives another “WARNING!!!!!!!!” that’s absolutely meaningless.

(double links are so the Wash Post can see me calling them liars and Obama suckophants if they look at their trackbacks).

The part that gets me is how he treats the media, from invading their files to siccing the fucking Coast Guard on them to barring them from stuff like M’Shell’s vacation to China to forcing them to provide questions beforehand to just blowing off their questions and attacking them instead of answering.

Is the advancement of their agenda really more important than their own freedom?

I mean, I understand they are actively hostile to my freedom, but their own?

Global Warmmongers lie.

But then, you knew that.

Global warming alarmists and their allies in the liberal media have been caught doctoring the results of a widely cited paper asserting there is a 97-percent scientific consensus regarding human-caused global warming.

 

Anybody who didn’t know this was not true has never paid attention to anything. I would occasionally try to argue against this with people who claimed it, but it’s Holy Writ and thus, not open to argument.

Does anybody really think you could get 97% of any group to agree with anything?

Cripes, Dentyne could only get 80% of dentists to recommend sugar-free gum.

Via my second favorite Weasel

Zippers.

Speaking of liars, just a little funny.

Obama says he’s going to veto a law that says he has to follow the law.

I don’t know why he’d veto it, it’s not as if he’s going to follow any laws and if any judges get involved, well, he still has the IRSNSAFBIEPA and the fucking Coast Guard to put any judges in their places.

The funniest part is that people are acting all surprised that a Chicago-Machine politician is acting like a Chicago-Machine politician.

Don’t forget

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Below the fold, some hope from my favorite Weasel.

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Transparent!

Posted: February 17, 2014 by veeshir in Fun With Media, Obama's Fault

I have to admit, the Obama admin is the most transparent I’ve seen.

I should say I was barely a teenager during Carter’s tenure so I wasn’t paying all that much attention.

Last year I wrote this.

 (bold is quote from the linked article, rest is me from the post V)

“President Obama is sending a lawmaker whose relationship with Hugo Chavez has come under scrutiny in the past to represent the United States at the Venezuelan strongman’s funeral on Friday.”

The only way I read that is Obama’s letting whoever takes over Chavez’ thugocracy know he’s got their back.

Today we see further reinforcement that his Minitrue minions (or is he their minion?) know how to take dicktation.

Anti-American thugs beating people up just doesn’t get the attention of the U.S. media, particularly when they are communists.

Assholes.

Especially since this was entirely predictable.

There are two main guys under Chavez, Cabello who’s in charge of the military wing of Chavez’ dictatorship, and Maduro who’s in charge of the civilian side, I’d suggest that means, secret police.

It didn’t really matter, in general, which of Chavez’ thug underlings won, I’d figure the secret policeman would be a little slimier while the military dictator would be more brutal but less selective.

So the secret policeman won without having to kill the military guy so it’s slimy and brutal but Obama always sides against the democracy folks and Journolist knows what their Teleprompter Jesus wants so ignore it they will.

Start Spinning The News

Posted: February 12, 2014 by veeshir in Fun With Media

King of the hill, top of the heap.

NY Post.

During his mayoral campaign, Bill de Blasio railed against “special favors for well-connected corporations.” But now we’re learning the mayor dispenses his own favors for the well-connected.

 

NY Daily News

A church pastor with outstanding warrants — and a position on Mayor de Blasio’s inaugural committee — dodged a night in the slammer after Hizzoner made a call to one of the city’s top cops.

 

All The News That’s Fit To Spin

Mayor’s Call Did Not Prompt Pastor’s Release, Police Say

 

They didn’t report on the story until they could get the right spin, they note others reported it but they’re here to set the record straight. Sure Hizzoner called the cops, but they didn’t let him go because of the call, they did it for totally unrelated reasons.

I figure it’s Sarah Palin’s fault.

I will apologize to all my NY reader(s), but I haven’t been to a bar in NY in over a decade so I haven’t had to put up with that song a dozen times as last call nears. I also haven’t worked in an Italian restaurant for 15 years so I am no longer sick of Frankie and Deano.

I ask this (1) as somebody who has a strong dislike for Mike Huckabee, and (2) rhetorically, as he committed no real offense.

The supposed transgression was so subtle that David Gregory could not express it with any precision when questioning Rand Paul on Meet the Press, choosing only to play the clip, and then ask, “Is this helpful?”

Not satisfied with Senator Paul’s response, Gregory followed up, “My question, about whether you think it’s appropriate for the party, key figures in the party, to be talking about women, women’s health, women’s bodies, and the role of the federal government related to those things?”

Whoa, whoa, WHOA!  So Republicans are not even allowed to broach the subject of the federal role in matters of women’s heath?!?  When did this rule go into effect?

So there’s this highly controversial –frankly, unconstitutional on many dimensions– federal mandate forcing all Americans into insurance policies that, in part, pay for abortifacient drugs regardless of their religious (or secular) objections, and Republicans are just not supposed to express any opinions on the absurdity of the matter.

Yeah, that makes all the sense in the world.

I defend Huckabee in this despite my strong dislike for him.  He’s not particularly conservative from a fiscal perspective, and has no qualms about launching demagogic attacks on those darned greedy Wall Street folks who have the nerve to call him out on it.  Perhaps more important to the issue at hand, he’s a complete hypocrite, having signed a sort of birth control coverage mandate as Governor.

But in the context of recent events, he has committed no crime except to use the word “libido” in a sentence that was more than six words long, and thus impossible for a journalist to parse.  Ace and Allah have taken a stab at why his suggestions concerning women’s libidos, even though he was attributing the thought to the Democrats, betrayed a judgmental attitude about recreational sex.  There is almost something to this, but Huck continued, “…because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government…”  A more complete reading of the sentence diminishes this interpretation.

I think, having been caught with their pants down, the media has determined to find some fault with what was said.  What you’re seeing here is a bunch of wagon-circling and butt covering.

[Related post: My send-up of the Sandra Fluke controversy from March of 2012.]

Good News:

The bloody civil war in Syria and Iran’s efforts to come in from the diplomatic cold will drive the agenda next week …(at) Davos.

Bad News:

…not be Davos with the presence of celebs …Hollywood heartthrob Matt Damon…Bono …and Goldie Hawn

You have to love the description of Goldie though, “erstwhile US comedy star Goldie Hawn”

That’s cold.

Good News: ISIS is losing in Syria

The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has reached out to other rebel groups in Syria to head off infighting,

Bad News: That means Hezbollah is winning and that means winning in Lebanon.

Top Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad on Sunday said that his party was unwilling to discuss the ministerial statement before the formation of a government,

In other words, “We’re going to be terrorists you sheep.

Bad News: China is spoiling for a war in the South China Sea, Korea and Taiwan.

“Those borders where our army has won victories are more peaceful and stable, but those where we were too timid have more disputes.”

Goodish News: The Philippines are pushing back.

Gazmin, (Philippines Sec Def V) visiting a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea.

“We will not follow their rules in our own territory. Why do we need permission from another country that does not own our fishing grounds? These are ours,” he told reporters.

More Goodish News: The Philippines are noticing that China is actually preparing for war.

Stephen Den Beste always said that we aren’t afraid enough of the Japanese, I’ve always believed him, which leads to…

Weird News To Note: From the Japan Times

One can only wonder what sort of tale American “techno-thriller” writer Tom Clancy …might have spun from the scenario that’s now unfolding in the East China Sea.

Alas, Mr. Clancy passed away of an undisclosed illness on Oct. 1, …

Buh? You’re talking about fighting the most populous nation on the Earth and you’re wondering what the hell Tom Clancy would have to say about it?

Good News: We have a decent chance for a zombie apocalypse (or linking link bait)

America’s Number One Prescription Sleep Aid Could Trigger ‘Zombies,’ Murder and Other Disturbing Behavior

An aside, you’re characterizing zombies and murder as “disturbing behavior”? Heh.

Bad News: They’re already in charge in some places.

The San Francisco Inquisition is now itching to roast Maria Conchita Alonso alive.  The charge: blasphemy.  She not only dared to support a Tea Party candidate for governor, but also used the term “illegal” in reference to migrants from south of the border who sneak into the United States without a visa or any kind of permit.

She  was supposed to be in the Vagina Monologues. Isn’t that some sort of free speech thing? I don’t know, I don’t have one. I have rented them though so I suppose I should find out.

Another aside, listen to her in The Running Man and then listen to Selma Hayek and try to figure out who is who.

Good News: Scientists are starting to notice the Sun is not cooperating.

Bad News: These idiots can’t give up their religion. After a few paragraphs talking about the Maunder Minimum and other minimums causing outrageously cold condition we get this:

And while some have argued that ebbs and flows in the Sun’s activity are driving the climate – overriding the effect of greenhouse gas emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that solar variation only makes a small contribution to the Earth’s climate.

A trace gas (less than .04% or under 4 parts in 10,000) is driving the climate more than that great glowing orb of nukular fire whose effects (noon in a desert), or lack thereof (northern cold areas), can kill you in a matter of hours from 93,000,000 miles.

How do you even talk to someone who so smugly believes that idiocy?

That’s the worst part of global warmmongering, you can’t do real science on our effects on the climate, you have to prove CO2 is gonna KILLS US ALL!!!!!!!.

If you find that say, the Great Brown Cloud of Asia has more effect on the environment than all the autos and flatulent cows in the world, well, you’re a denier and you can’t get your stuff published.

The Science Is Settled.  Heretic.

Good News: Arizona has rights to lots of water from the Colorado for irrigation.

Bad News: California needs that water.

Worse News: Klamath Falls had rights to water for irrigation too.

There’s a spring on the patch of land where my apt is and there isn’t another one anywhere close.
When it all falls apart, I still think I’ll head to the mountains. There are no terrain features here, just flat scrub while the Salt River flows through mountain valleys that have pretty much ready made strong points on or near water. At least I’ll have water for the trip. Hopefully I get there soon enough that the residents won’t be organized to keep riff-raff like me out.

So as Kerry and Obama are sucking Iranian dicks, they’re laughing at us.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Thursday that he was facing domestic opposition to a landmark nuclear deal with major powers that is to go into effect next week.

They’re not going to make any deal of course, but Kerry and Obama are idiots so they don’t realize that (I hope, it’s worse if they do).

It’s not funny  at all (except for Iranians), but it is kind of funny. The Iranians are worried about public opinion while the leaders of what used to be a Constitutional Republic are not.

Speaking of Obama and Kerry being clueless idiots.

(Israeli V) Diplomatic officials also said: “Kerry visits here a lot, but he does not display any understanding of what is happening here. The U.S. plans are superficial and not serious. ,,,. It seems that Kerry is just not in touch with reality. He is not an expert, to say the least, on the roots of the conflict, he does not know how to create real solutions and does not even demonstrate proficiency in reading maps that are presented to him.”

Bwahahahahhahahahahhaa. But wait, there’s still more!

“The conduct of the U.S. secretary of state is obsessive. …Kerry seems to think his path to the White House is via the signing of a Middle East peace agreement.”

Kerry, still fucking that chicken. I have to admit, I think the next election will be as funny as the 2008 one. Biden and Kerry alone will make it  the “No, I’m more stupider!!!” election.

But where’s the endy? you ask.

Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] will ask more of Israel, such as a [settlement construction] freeze or another prisoner release, and these demands will be backed by Kerry and turned into an American demand, accompanied by a threat.

Whoop, there it is.

This one is a little more subtle in its humor.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent condolences to President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres over death of former Prime Minister of the State of Israel Ariel Sharon.

“I have been deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, prominent statesman and political figure Ariel Sharon.

I share your grief over this heavy loss. On behalf of myself and the people of Azerbaijan, I express my deepest condolences to you, family, and relatives of Ariel Sharon, and to the people of Israel,” …

Why is that funny? According to Wikipedia, Azerbaijan is 93% Muslim and they’re nicer to Israel and respectful of Sharon than the US.

C’mon, that’s pretty darn funny. I hope American Jews are happy with their votes for Obama.

This one isn’t that funny, but it is.

There isn’t much the Palestinian people haven’t suffered. But the use of enforced starvation against them by the …refugee camp breaks new ground in cruelty.

Yawn, Lebanese media blaming Israel for something stupid, So why is that funny and endy? Cuz those ellipses took this out, “Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad at the Yarmouk.” They’re blaming it on Syrians, not the Joooooooooooooooooos!!!!! and it’s the real kind of “starving” not the Paliwood kind.

This one has me weirded out.

…Tie Rack, the global chain of stores that sells — yes — ties recently announced it would shut all of its Great Britain stores..,

Seriously, my perception of the Brits is that they’d take the time to dress properly as the tidal waves are washing across London and the aliens are setting up huge people-cooking pots in the Scottish Highlands. Like Shaun of the Dead’s mother and step-father. Weird. Is that a sign of the end of civilization on that island?

Closer to home, this isn’t funny at all, it’s mostly just endy.

I wrote something about Mexican people organizing militias to fight against the Obama-sponsored cartels and how the people weren’t going to like it when the gov’t came back in but I can’t find it, that is the update to that post.

that farmers sided with the vigilantes to block the soldiers on a road leading into the town. The townspeople reportedly begged the soldiers to leave.

Can’t have Teh Peepul defend themselves, that’s what gov’t is for so they must be disarmed.

And if their gov’t isn’t willing or able to  defend them due to being afraid to be killed and/or bought off? Well, that’s the price Obama is willing to make them pay rather than do something about it other than sell guns to cartels.

As Minitrue is almost done with their first riveting week of wall-to-wall Bridgegate coverage.

Boned again, naturally.

Now let’s get to some gov’t intimidation in a different corrupt country, America.

The Connecticut State Police has contacted citizen reporter and gun rights blogger Mike Vanderboegh in Alabama, indicating they wish to question him about sending an empty gun magazine to the Connecticut governor.

Fuck you. No, really. Fuck you. That’s the most polite response I can think of to that sort of crap. It was obviously not a threat but this fucking totalitarian asshole uses the threat of death (cops carry guns) in the face of non-violent, free-speech. Fuck you.

Related, This is my very favorite kind of Larious: Freaking High.

Seen at the ATF’s booth at SHOT.

molonlabemofo

Bwahahahaha.

Speaking of Bridgegate….I mean, BRIDGEGATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, sometimes I just love Ann Coulter’s take.

I agree with MSNBC. I find it hard to believe that Gov. Chris Christie knew nothing about his staff’s plotting a massive traffic jam on the ramp to the George Washington Bridge for political retribution. On the other hand, I also find it hard to believe that Obama didn’t know his own IRS was auditing his political enemies.

But most of all, I find it hard to believe that MSNBC host Al Sharpton didn’t know Tawana Brawley was lying when she claimed to have been gang-raped by rogue cops on the Wappingers Falls, N.Y., police force.

Bwahahaha. Funny. Of course, what she’s talking about is darn endy, but you takes what you gets.

In more Heh news,

Historic subsidies propping up US wind energy ended on January 1 and Congress refused to renew them, despite supporters arguing that the aid has made renewable power cheaper than coal.

No you stupid commie idiots, it doesn’t make it cheaper than coal, it makes it more expensive than it should be as the gov’t siphons off money from me, let’s much of it stick to their hands, then disburses it to people who then go bankrupt.

It’s funny they’re that stupid, it’s not at all funny that stupidity is believed by all of our ‘elite’ and not a one of them seem to realize that if something actually worked you wouldn”t need to subsidize it for the last 50 years.

We’ll end on a little optimism.

American society today is almost identical to September 10th, 2001, before the terrorist attack that took down the World Trade Center towers….

Just as the WTC was attacked in 1993, but survived long enough for the forces of terrorism to regroup and return with a greater, more elaborate plan, the citizens of the United States were attacked by its government on October 3, 2008 when it passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP),

Yup. That wasn’t actually the very beginning, but it was pretty bad as we found out that Bush’ peeps actually threatened banks into taking money.  More from our optimist.

the government has empowered the IRS, militarized police departments, changed the definition of “enemies” to include returning veterans; Christians; believers in the Constitution; those preparing to survive the obvious next attack; and many others. It has stacked the military with commanders who understand their role as defending the U.S. Government, not necessarily the people or the states of the United States.

Eh, so far just standard noticing the endy, but he does get to the optimism

They (Us Americans V) know that their government hates them, that it considers them stupid and weak, as other terrorists have done in the past. Americans know that their rights are being violated; that the Constitution cannot stop those in power from implementing any sort of plan they wish; that plans are being made by the government to handle civil unrest; that the government has been snooping into their e-mails and phone calls (compiling an enemies list?).

You gotta love his “faith in Americans, I’m more pessimistic, I don’t think they have a clue. I think they’ll figure it out when it’s far too late.

The rest of it is pretty depressingly accurate though. I wouldn’t read it unless you have a (un)healthy supply of your favorite intoxicant.

I mentioned Shaun of the Dead, you know what that means, zombie pics. (more…)

Is it about a possible work accident in Minneapolis?

Is it about Veeshir linking NBC voluntarily and actually praising them for providing information?

Is it about Veeshir noting media bias?

There was an explosion in a building in Minneapolis that started a very fierce fire that drove firefighters back so fighting it was especially difficult with people jumping out the windows.

The NBC link above has this

The three-story building on Cedar Ave. South housed a mosque, a halal market and 10 apartments.

 

This link has this quote

The first floor is a grocery store, with 10 apartments occupying the second and third floors

No mention of halal grocery or mosque

This link has this quote

The three-story building, 516 Cedar Avenue, houses a grocery and several apartments

 

Again, a little less than fully informational.

Another link, a little more info and what made me start looking.

The first floor contained a business; above it were 10 residential units, nine of which “would have been occupied at the time,” he said….

A mosque is located near the building. It was not immediately known whether it suffered damage.

 

No, the mosque is not nearby, it’s in the building and the “business” is a halal market.

USA Today

The main floor of the structure houses the Otanga Grocery, with the upper two floors consisting of apartments.

 

Again, no mosque.

Et tu Fox? They just call it an apartment building.

The local Fox affiliate says it has a mosque and a grocery.

Now, I’m not saying they should be screaming “Terrorists!!!!!!!!!!”, but…

They claim to be listing what’s in the building but most don’t even mention the mosque with CNN lying and saying it’s “near”.

That they’re hiding certain facts makes me think they are thinking about how there’s a large Somali population in the area who are pretty fundamental and who keep turning up as terrorists in east Africa and further thinking that this looks like a work accident but are afraid to mention it because of the Backlash Against The Muslims That Always Seems To Hit The Jews. 

Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,166 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:

  • 59.7 percent were anti-Jewish.

  • 12.8 percent were anti-Islamic….

Assholes.

 

Unless this….

Dick Clark

… involves this…

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I’m not interested.