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A Scourge

Posted: May 23, 2015 by veeshir in Nanny State, PEBKAC

On our nation, the no-knock raid.

If you cannot write on the warrant that the suspect is “better off dead”, then you should not be able to do it.

Period.

In today’s exciting episode, the police in Habersham County, Georgia were tactical operators operating tactically against

A 19-month-old boy critically injured when a police device was tossed into his bed

Not in the house? The guy they were after.

Also in the room, sisters, ages 3, 5, and 7.

Why were they home-invading?

Hours after a confidential informant said he bought methamphetamine

 

The war on (some) drugs strikes again! No matter how many drugs you make illegal, people will figure out new says to get high. It’s funny, when I was younger everybody knew that Prohibition was a failure, so what to do? Prohibit different intoxicants!!!!!!

They say they used military tactics in a decidedly posse incomitatus manner because

Terrell said that during a prior arrest on drug charges, investigators discovered Thometheva had weapons, including an AK-47.

Wait, he was arrested before and didn’t open fire? So why the fuck did you use military tactics this time?

I know, because you have all that tactical operations gear and hey, gotta flashbang somebody.

Motherfuckers.

So how do the stormtroopers feel?

Darby said all officers are upset about the incident.

Awww, poor stormtroopers are all upset and shit about it.

I’m sure the baby feels the same way.

Bou Bou is now in a medically induced coma

Oh, maybe not.

What’s a cop who just put a toddler in intensive care to say?

The sheriff’s department called the incident a “terrible accident” but said the unit followed raid protocol.

Yeah, fuck you. You’d think they might rethink their “protocol”. You’d be wrong.

Since we’re in this end of civilization, you know there’s insult to add to the injury.

The family doesn’t have insurance. A family friend has set up a fund to help pay for Bou Bou’s medical treatment.

Wait, they have to pay for the medical care after these asshole tactical operators operated tactically at the wrong house and threw a grenade a baby?

Fuck.

 

I’ll end on an unrelated, you think I’,m an idiot, way.

The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

Yeah, and if you believe that I have a bridge for sale.

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.

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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.

 

So a question.

Would the country be better off with a non-establishment or even just a non-insane POTUS or would we be better off, ultimately, if the race boiled down to Huckabee (Christian socialist) V Bernie Sanders (Marxist Socialist)?

Now that’s a poser, as I do not see a President Walker, Paul or Cruz being able to push back against the establishment pricks in both parties, while President Bush, Clinton or even Graham (tee-hee) would be pushing Forward! comrade.

In other words, even after having Obama let it burn, does America need an even stronger lesson?

You have to admit, the campaign would be hilarious as the media viciously attacks Huckabee for wanting to do the same things, just for a different reasons, as they hide the fact that Sanders self-identifies as a Socialist.

I truly feel this election will be even funnier than 2008 so I have to say, a Sanders V Huckabee race would be about as funny as it gets.

Worried that somewhere, someone is having unapproved fun.

Case in point.

Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicat…trans fats, from our diets.

… threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts.

 

So no sprinkles for the kiddies.

 

When did it become the govt’s job to decide how I can defile my body?

I know, the War on (Some) Drugs.

Drugs without corporate backing (via bribing the asshole bureaucraps at the FDA)  are verboten.

Assholes, if I want sprinkles on my Big Gulp with extra salt it’s not the govt’s business.

So goes more of our freedom.

Some lazy tubin today, I’m just gonna link to sites you should be reading but that need my particular………..idiom.

first, the Puppy Blender section.

I think we’ve found out what Jamie Gorelick is doing these days.

“The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report

I just hope that there are not two women in gov’t with that kind of touch. Because one is an aberration, two implies more and that’s just too scary to contemplate.

We have Pakistani pols afraid to hunt down terrorists and thus go against the country’s true power brokers. In America, our establishment prick pols actively go and find power brokers to tell them what to do. Interesting, in Pakistan they’re afraid of being killed, in America they’re afraid of being broke.

I’m not sure which I’d prefer.

Speaking of establishment pricks, Mitch McConnell!

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is giving up his bid to become the next Budget Committee chairman…

Sessions has been the panel’s top Republican for the past four years…

That story has the same veracity and, indeed, the same source as the story that Senator Ted Cruz’s opposition to Obama’s immigration power grab led to the approval of stalled Obama nominees: Mitch McConnell.

Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who often clashed with McConnell’s leadership team — wrote in an article last week in Conservative Review: “If Sessions loses the chair of the budget committee, it is only under the orders and direction of McConnell.”

It’s all too complicated to explain and McConnell’s hands are tied so the guy who might something I’d like has to go.

When I lived in the northeast, I had EZ-Pass, now, I own a Mustang GT convertible, I used to drive a little fast. I was waiting for them to start giving out speeding tickets using the time stamps and vowed I would stop using it when (not if) that happened.

Well, it’s happening.

Several states, including New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, say they monitor speeds through the fast pass toll lanes and will suspend your E-Z Pass for multiple speeding violations.

Sure, not they’re just suspending your EZ pass, but pretty soon they’ll be ticketing you. Be warned.

Gov’t is spending too much money on stuff they’re not supposed to do so they need new sources of revenue and they’re getting unbelievably scummy about it.

Say Uncle has a little drudgetaposition post.

Obama says trying to censor movies is bad. And he would know since he tried to do it too

 

Heh.

Heh I say.

A nother hilarity that would be unexplainable even 20 years ago.

Health and Human Services released long overdue guidelines Friday ordering facilities that house illegal immigrant children to set up sexual abuse prevention programs, and to be prepared to deal with tricky cases such as transgender or intersex children.

 

Okay, that’s darn funny. I mean, I understand there’s going to be sexual assaults, these people don’t believe in laws, duh, but the transgender/intersex kids is hilarious. Somehow, I doubt that’s a big problem in the poor Latin American or terrorist communities that are the bulk of the recent flood of illegals. I leave out jihadis who wear hijabs to evade security or course.

Which leads to the Obama doctrine. Hi-freaking-larious.

Obama told reporters he joked with Communist dictator Raul Castro this week….

Minutes later in the press conference Barack Obama slammed America’s neighbor Canada.

 

I mean, it’s not a surprise that Obama prefers murderous dictators to elected leaders, but sooner or later even our ‘elite’ have to start noticing it, right?

In Nork news

kim jong il

Putin invites the poofy-stomached, Kim Jong KG, to Russia.

The worst part about that? If we had competent leadership, only Bugs Bunny could do justice to what they could do, but since we have a man in charge who’s adept at losing wars we’ve already won, that means we could lose the Cold War and the Korean “conflict”. Sigh.

Speaking of the Norks, they do have a sense of humor.

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment,

Okay, that’s pretty darn funny and I’m actually rooting for them to succeed. That’ll be funny and endy, all we’re seeing these days is endy.

I do like the “We’ll Kill You All!!!!” part of their ‘request’.

warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes will prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

Heh.

So what did we learn today?

Not a blessed thing except that even the Norks are noticing the feckless idiocy of our current God-President’s foreign policy.

Last, via the first Lumbersexual, file this under, “Things Veeshir Would Give Almost Anything To Do.”

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Important Update Below!!!!!

So the Puppy Blender links to a “bloomberg view” article with this quote

So let me finish by noting what I actually find disturbing about the whole Gruber episode. It is not that voters aren’t particularly well-informed; voters could not possibly be well-informed about all the issues that our government deals with.

 

What pisses me off is that many of us called bullshit in real time as this was happening and were called names by all our betters, including the people screeching at us about Grubergate!!!!! (I’m looking at you NRO).

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which is why, when people ask me my opinions about foreign policy nowadays, I say, “I don’t know. Looks like a hard problem to me.”

Yeah, see that’s the coward’s way out.

Believe me, I understand that disagreeing with your group is a bad thing, but that doesn’t excuse pretending to believe outright lies, whether the ignorance is willful or a result of stupidity (Hello Shep!), matters not.

In short, Grubergate taught us nothing new about how Obamacare was sold and passed but it does show us how willfully ignorant/stupid and assholic our “elite” are.

And they will learn nothing whatsoever from Grubergate. They’ll be calling us unhelpful wackobirds when the next bit of lies “for our own good” come down the road.

Our establishment loves Obamacare, it gives them the control over our lives that they crave. They really pine for the days when peasants knew their place.

Fuck them all.

They think their OUTRAGE!!!!!! inoculates them from being called out on their credulity/willful ignorance.

It does not. Especially as all of our establishment/elite jackasses called tea partiers names for noting the reality that those douches are only now noticing.

As well all know, there is no sin worse than being correct too soon in that circle.

In my opinion there is no sin worse than being wrong too long. Everybody gets taken in once in a while, but when you viciously attack the people who are trying to explain reality, well, you’re a hopeless fuckwit who has no right to be in charge of anything. Take away their ant farms.

 

They think you’re idiots Update!!!!

Via Ace, we see the truth of what I’ve written in relation to our fine GOP betters.

It would be “impossible to defund President Obama’s executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday….

 

Yeah, about that

The only thing that differentiates mandatory and discretionary spending is how often each must be re-authorized. Every single dollar spent by the federal government must be first appropriated by Congress. Just because some spending is not subject to annual appropriation doesn’t mean it’s not subject to appropriation at all. Congress can’t block Obama’s executive order by shutting down the government, but it most certainly can defund it by law.

 

Now is the time in the election cycle for GOP voters to go “Derp”.

 

While I prefer to root out, I’ll burrow out and try to make Mojo happy.

 

A sad story about a group dedicated to resistance losing their mojo. Speaking of ISIS and al Nusra (al quaeda) V Hezbollah

For a long time Hezbollah trained its fighters for surprise guerilla warfare and defense in small groups. Its activities in resisting Israel were made legend, and the image of fighters taking part in that resistance was romanticized. This attracted young volunteers and earned the reverence of the masses….

Today, Hezbollah is living the nightmare it once inflicted on the Israeli occupation by using small groups of fighters and swift withdrawals. It is being attacked by small groups, no bigger than two platoons, or 50 members. They kill, wound and plunder as much as they like before withdrawing. Worse than that, they film the insides of positions and the TOW missiles being taken away; something the party was never able to accomplish against its Israeli enemy.

 

Seriously, all they need are that blond nitwit to say, “Leave Hezbollah Alone!!!!”

I’m not a fan of ISIS or al Nusra, but watching Hezbollah get their asses handed to them by jihadi assholes is high-fucking-larious.

Another from Lebanon Now! that made me cringe/laugh.

Also, one has to understand that even though the initial reason for the US airstrikes was to save the Yazidis, the ongoing strikes are now viewed by many as only serving Shiites. For some Sunnis – extremist or not – there is a sense of injustice that when it came to saving Sunnis in Syria, nobody came, but when it was for the Shiites, the West intervened. This is a very strong sentiment that has many convinced that the West has lost its neutrality and chosen the Shiite/Iran camp over the Sunnis in the centuries-long conflict between the two sects. The recent photo-ops at the UN between Western leaders, including Prime Minister Cameron and President Hollande, with Iran’s President Rouhani have only added fuel to the fire.

 

Iran will have the last laugh. For the third time in the past 13 years, the West has unintentionally come to save Tehran – first against the Taliban in 2001, then against Saddam Hussein in 2003 and now against ISIS.

 

Obama does like to be on both sides of any war so I’m sure he’s looking for somewhere to fight for Sunni’s against Shiites. Probably Yemen or Saudi Arabia I’d guess.

Is Turkey Chicken? for not fighting ISIS harder?

Me? I’d bet they’r trying to pretend they’re against them while actually being on ISIS’ side.

 

This should end well.

…Sweden. Because the government decided to offer residence permits to every Syrian who requests one, it’s estimated that by the end of 2014 another 80,000 will have come.

Well, not so much end well as make Denmark and Finland laugh their asses off.

This makes me laugh.

The Swedish Democrats — the extreme-right xenophobic party that has come to be known as a “reformed Nazi group” — were previously alone in regarding immigration as a “problem” for the nation. But since the country’s Sept. 14 elections, they have become the country’s third-largest political force.

 

You can almost hear the confused leftists saying, “Sure they’re still hated cuz of Teh Hatred, but maybe they were right about that whole immigration thing. Well, not so much right as not totally wrong. But diversity is still Da Bomb!”

 

In, The Peepul Are Revolting Sire (We Know, They Smell Too) News, we have Connecticut:

he peculiar case started when Scott Lazurek, a security guard, was arrested in June 2013 for failing to show police his gun permit….

The prosecutor, Assistant State’s Attorney John Barney, said Lazurek was basically arrested for being “stubborn” and giving police a “hard time” — not for a permit violation.

 

 

Get that? He was arrested for not being sufficiently deferential to his betters. So he got his permit back and now the State wants him to know they are not amused so they’re going after him again.

Tar and feathers are the most polite response I can think of.

 

Oooh, this has to really piss off serial-make-a-mistaker Hansen at NASA,

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.

Heh.  They’re still trying to fuck that global worming chicken, but you can tell it’s forced. Gaia just does not seem to be influenced by how much they care.

 

Now, I usually try not to be too graphically disgusting, but I have to share this pic of a skidmark in my tighty-whiteys.

skidmark

 

It almost looks human, but it’s commie so…not fully human. More of a subhuman shitstain.

So a metaphor.

Via Babalu Blog, your one-stop-shopping for all things anti-Latin-American-Commie.