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And everything new is old.
Or something, that made more sense before I wrote it down. Maybe it’ll make more sense later on. Wish us luck.

So the old is new first.

Since we just had some good ole’ hydraulic despotism in the last post, how about we start with some good ole’ indentured servitude.

Little known Veesher Vact, my step-father’s family came over on the Mayflower, as indentured servants. His ancestor has a house at Plymouth Plantation, but he’s never home so Harry hasn’t been able to meet him. I’ll see if I can find out his name.

So the newest, legal, immigrants are coming over as indentured servants .

But for foreign workers, there’s a catch: the employee is tied to the company that sponsors the visa. She cannot switch jobs, quit to found a startup, or indeed leave in protest of lower pay or dissatisfaction without forfeiting her immigration status.

With the added attraction that we ship them home when they piss us off.

That’s all about the American Dream, huh? The new Robber Barons, still in collusion with the gov’t and screwing the little guy but this time it’s for our own good. I can’t wait until Apple starts paying their employees in Applebux that are only good at Whole Foods and Old Navy (not Apple stores).

Lest we forget which end of civilization we are in, recall we brought indentured servants to supplant the Indians (Feather) and now we’re using indentured servant Indians (Dot) to supplant us. There’s a sorta irrational symmetry there, and to make even more endily funny, it’s Mickey freaking Mouse doing it.

I’d put a youtube of his laugh here but Disney attorneys are very good and their bosses are assholes, as we can see from the above. Recall the Palestinian terrorists who were afraid enough of Disney to have some Jews kill off Farfur to avoid Disney’s wrath. If jihadis who think it’s funny to mess with Mossad are afraid of them, I’m going to have to agree.

 

The 30s fad of shirts that were brown appears to be making a comeback.

Al Sharpton is calling for the creation of a national police force.  And it looks like President Obama is considering the option.  While the federal government undoubtedly lacks a “police power” and the concomitant authority to create a national police force, it does have a “spending power,” implied from the Constitution’s enumerated power to levy taxes, and the Supreme Court has upheld the imposition of “strings,” or conditions, on the receipt of federal funds. (links in original V)

Yeah……no.

 

I’ll translate this from Obama’s taskforce on forming his national Polizei force I’m in bold.

1.8.1 ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a Law Enforcement Diversity Initiative designed to help communities diversify law enforcement departments to reflect the demographics of the community. (Discriminatory hiring practices Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

1.8.2 ACTION ITEM: The department overseeing this initiative should help localities learn best practices for recruitment, training, and outreach to improve the diversity as well as the cultural and linguistic responsiveness of law enforcement agencies.(Intrusive federal gov’t intervention into places they don’t like, this is the Screw conservatives section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

1.8.4 ACTION ITEM: Discretionary federal funding for law enforcement programs could be influenced by that department’s efforts to improve their diversity and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.(This is the Use the power of the purse to force compliance section, Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section I can only assume they’ll make sure it’s well stocked with Lois Lerner types to ensure the right people get screwed with all slavered over with good, old-fashioned graft and embezzling by gov’t employees)
2.1 RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should collaborate with community members to develop policies and strategies in communities and neighborhoods disproportionately affected by crime for deploying resources that aim to reduce crime by improving relationships, greater community engagement, and cooperation. (This is the Money for Al Sharpton/Acorn section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

 

2.2  RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should have comprehensive policies on the use of force that include training, investigations, prosecutions, data collection, and information sharing. These policies must be clear, concise, and openly available for public inspection.(This is the Intrusive federal gov’t rules section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section with the added attraction of also making sure they have an, I’m sure, totally working web page that will be easily searchable…. did I say that last with a straight face? I’ve been practicing is why I ask)

2.6 RECOMMENDATION: Law enforcement agencies should be encouraged to collect, maintain, and analyze demographic data on all detentions (stops, frisks, searches, summons, and arrests). This data should be disaggregated by school and non-school contacts. (This is the You have to hassle and arrest the right mix of races so look for innocent people of the wrong color being messed with section. Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section.  I can’t figure out the “school/non-school” bit and that kinda scares me)

2.7.2 ACTION ITEM: The Federal Government should create a mechanism for investigating complaints and issuing sanctions regarding the inappropriate use of equipment and tactics during mass demonstrations.(This is the Give Al Sharpton a Megaphone and/or selectively use/plant complaints to ensure the right (right) people get screwed with section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)
7.1 RECOMMENDATION: The President should direct all federal law enforcement agencies to review the recommendations made by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and, to the extent practicable, to adopt those that can be implemented at the federal level. (This is the ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ section Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

7.3 RECOMMENDATION: The U.S. Department of Justice should charge its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) with assisting the law enforcement field in addressing current and future challenges. (If you had any hope this would not be bad, note that we’ll have the “Justice” Dept., that bastion of fairness, in charge of all this. Also known as the We are so going to screw Sheriff Arpaio section)

 

In case I was too subtle, I’m not real happy about that.

All sheriff’s around the country who think the fact that the people of their county elected them means anything had better understand that they’re about the get Lynched.

 

So old it’s almost new again, digging up the stupidest “dirt” on a conservative

The latest attack on Walker is that he has “up to” $50,000 in credit card debt to — wait for it — Sears.

We don’t know exactly how much because financial disclosures only are made in broad ranges, so it could be as little as $10,000.

Regardless, it’s SEARS!

 

They say the attack has “boomeranged”.

No, it hit its intended target.

The point is not to get him in any trouble, legal or otherwise, it’s so Minitrue can mention this in a litany of supposed “irregularities” in Walker’s past every time they mention him, along with dog-gate, thesis-gate and macaca-gate (I figure they’ll just re-use those, they’re kinda stupid and lazy).

 

In Everything New is Getting Pretty Freaking Old news,

 

Holy Moley, 96% of Americans are bracing for a summer of riots. The new normal that’s pretty darn old already.

You know who is included in that 96%? The people doing the rioting and the Obama admin and the entire Dem political/media industrial complex, who are encouraging it. In other words, count on it.

I’d make sure I sold my property in or near any low-rent area of any big-city now before it gets burned down, blowed up or just drops like an Obama-picked business in value. Especially with the charges against those Baltimore cops. Second degree murder. If convicted, expect cops to go on strike (declared or otherwise), if not, expect every big city to explode.

 

Lebanon Now has an interesting article that’s pretty new with one glaring “getting pretty old” that could undo all the hope the rest of the article brings me.

First, the new,  the headline is “On Our Own”. They realize Obama is a feckless incompetent and their well-being isn’t really all that important to him.

Recently former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was in Washington. …held a get-together with Arab journalists, in which he said there was a new Arab attitude to act against Iranian influence in the Middle East.

In Syria, Hariri reportedly said, the establishment of “safe zones,” or the provision of “air cover” to advancing rebels in the north and south of the country was “inevitable.”…

such action in Syria could come regardless of Washington’s position or whether it strikes a nuclear deal with Iran

 

Good, someone has to do it.

Here’s where they start to go wrong

The United States, in order to disengage from the region, wants the Arab states to become more proactive and stop turning toward Washington at every crisis. At the same time, the Arab attitude risks endangering an Obama administration priority, namely the conclusion of a final nuclear deal with Iran that can lead to normalized relations.

Yeah, the US (Obama admin) doesn’t “want” the Arabs to do anything but leave Iran alone.

More

That’s not to say that the Arab states can block a nuclear deal if the leaderships in Iran and the United States want one.

You got that right, it’s getting pretty darn old but our freaking Congress can’t stop him, he cares not for you losers, you don’t hate America enough to warrant his respect.

 

And then, the train goes off the tracks… into the quicksand

But it is very much within their capacity to create situations in which the Obama administration will be forced to choose one side over the other,

I’d be careful about that

and there the American president’s principal concern will be to avoid alienating his regional allies.

The problem for Lebanon is another of the things “getting pretty damn old”, Obama’s ally in any region is based on who hates America the most and in the middle east, it’s Iran.

If you live in Lebanon, you might want to make sure you have a few Hezbollah flags lying around.

I’m not sure exactly how more ridiculous it can get out there, but I’m gonna have to assume pretty darn ridiculously scary.

 

Ace’s post about Iran boarding a Marshall Islands’ ship explains that it’s pretty much as if they attacked Guam or the Virgin Islands (my words, not his), but Obama is doing jack and squat (and squat ran out of gum) and Minitrue is not worried and not paying attention.

 

You know who is paying attention and who is worried?

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is paying attention and their renegade province of Republic of China (PRC née ROC) is worried.

The Iran Letter

Posted: March 15, 2015 by socklessjoe in FAIL, Mideast Madness, Obama's Fault

The GOP’s Stupid Letter” is what the Gipper’s adoptive son called the group letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 Senators.

His argument has a certain familiarity to it; while the GOP actors might be right on some level about the substance, that they did it all wrong.

I really tire of this type of argument.  We heard it with any number of funding bills, filibusters, quasi-filibusters, and other tactics.  It’s almost always bullshit.

With this Iran business, I’m not even sure what a reasonable alternative would have been to the letter.  Obama has clearly failed to take the fucking hint that the Congress opposes this deal on the grounds that it will, at best, lead to an Israeli-Iranian war within a decade, and at worse would lead to a nuclear attack on Israel. Obama is wrong on procedure and policy.

How is it that Republicans are getting the blame for this?  In what possible universe is it the fault of the letter signers that Obama is an ideologically blinded imbecile who can’t be bothered to follow his own Constitution?  And if there were some fault to be found with Republican actions, how does this overshadow Obama’s apparent desire to get Israel nuked?

I’ll see your transgender illegal aliens and raise you allying with Iran.

Via the Puppy Blender we see Obama’s sending in the A-Team.

BACKED BY OBAMA, IRANIAN MILITIAS MOVE TO THE FOREFRONT IN IRAQ

 

We’re doing airstrikes helping Iranian forces workimg with Iraqi forces.

 

Hey, it’s not as if he didn’t let us know about his stragety.

John Kerry suggests Iran could lead fight against Isil if US ‘fails miserably’

 

Poor world, you picked the wrong POTUS to not want to get blowed up.

No Dave, we’re not.

So nobody feels like blogging, I can understand why. All the shit we’ve been talking about for years is becoming too obvious for even our social, political, intellectual and moral betters to ignore.

But they still are.

First, a Drudgetaposition.

White House Says Tollybon are not terrorists.

Taliban disguised as Afghan cop kills Afghans and US folks.

With this clarification from Jokingly Truthy that the Tollybon are not terrorists but….

Earnest also acknowledged that the Taliban “carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism, they do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda.

Har-dee-har-har-har.

 

Did the semi-kinetic action to kill/degrade/annoy ISIS end? The reason I ask is because ISIS is taking Kirkuk.

Is it time for the A Team to go in?

I’m not going to get into hypotheticals but you’re presuming that Iran and Syria don’t have any capacity to take on Isil. I mean, who knows? I don’t know what’s going to happen here,” he (J Effin Kerry V) said. “If we’re failing and failing miserably who knows what choice they’re might make.”

 

That’s why Obama wants Iran to have nukes I guess.

 

I would guess that explains this.

The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.

Jebus. That’s just embarrassing.

I do wonder the mechanics of it. I’d guess France is the Great Satan so we’re the Little Satan but what does that make Israel? Eh, they’ll kill us all so it doesn’t really matter.

That’s why we’re not blogging, it’s all too depressing.

 

I’m not sure if this is good or bad. Romney isn’t running.  I was kind of looking forward to the No! I’m More Moderater!!!! debates.

A couple chucklers.

Apparently Time is just trolling now. Global Worming…..Climate Grifting causes volcanoes.

It’s too stupid to quote, but by all means, have a snort or six of your favorite adult beverage and have at it.

So I saw what was obviously a p-shop making fun of some new Obamacare ad campaign at S. Weasel’s blog,

It wasn’t a p-shop. It was real. I was worried I’d have to use the same hipster-oriented one she used but fortunately, the site is chock full of teh funny. .

buh^7

 

As we said for the last one of these things, if the target audience is not insulted by this then that’s all about how sad this world is.

I’ve been working online 4 hours a day these days so I’m on the tubes anyway.

Let’s go tubin!

ISIS, fresh from being defeated in Iraq by Obama (that’s why the media stopped reporting, right?), is on the run!!!! They ran to Libya where

The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group’s insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.

 

Running scared, running amok…either way, Obama has them on the run, amiright?

Breitbart headline

REPUBLICANS LEAVE TOWN WITHOUT A PLAN TO FIGHT OBAMA

 

The only machiavellian tactics the GOP use are  on me.

It’s funny how the media keeps parroting the line that there is no inflation while anybody who shops for food knows there is.

LIFE IN THE ERA OF HOPE AND CHANGE: $4.15 Per Pound: Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record High. “Five years ago, in October 2009, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $2.177, according to the BLS.”

 

In AZ, decent  hamburger is over $4, even the crappy sleeve stuff that always comes up in poisoning deals is over $3.

What happens in a religious dictatorship? Let’s ask our fine, Green brethren.

Then it was finally revealed that while eggs did contain cholesterol, they also contain lecithin, which is the enzyme your body uses to break down cholesterol, and they have more lecithin that cholesterol, making the consumption of eggs something that actually reduces cholesterol….

t was dangerous for other people (women under 25) to have low cholesterol,

In my life eggs have been good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you…., ditto salt, bacon, olive oil, butter and more.

 

What made me absolutely stop paying attention was when I saw a report, back in the late 70s or early 80s, that said lettuce causes cancer. That’s when I realized they weren’t doing science, they were just fucking with me.

 

As an addendum to my post about how annoyed I was that people are finally noticing how big a liar Obama is, we see this post from Feb. 2012 about how people were noticing how he lied to get his stimulizing done.

True believers want to be deceived and that’s why I stated that they will not learn a thing when he lies the next time. You know, like over legalizing illegals.

 

Here we have some upcoming hilarity. Ace’s post in its entirety

Grubez “Invited” To Testify Before Issa’s Committee on Transparency

Awesome. If Grubez refuses the invitation, he might get a subpoena instead.

You realize what that means? As Obama is saying that he’s never heard of a Gruber, he’ll declare that Gurber can’t testify before Congress because of executive privilege.

That’s gonna be funny.

I anxiously await CNN explaining how the GOP are meanies for not agreeing this.

That’s gonna be funnier.

You know, in an infuriatingly endy way.

 

You Make The Call!

Posted: October 21, 2014 by veeshir in Mideast Madness, Obama's Fault, PEBKAC, Random Crap

So Obama’s been arming ISIS in Syria.

Syrian activists claim militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized earlier this week a cache of weapons airdropped by U.S…,,

The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to a video uploaded by a media group loyal to ISIS, the agency said.

The video appeared authentic and corresponded to The Associated Press’ reporting of the event.

 

So the choices:

A) The inevitable screw-ups in a war run by Obama, Biden, J Effin Kerry and Chuck, Why Won’t Anybody Take My Calls, Hagel.

or

B) Obama does like to fight both sides of any war.

 

You Make The Call!

 

Via Gateway Pundit