Archive for the ‘Notes on the Revolution’ Category

During my insanely long commute to work (and a little in the mornings at work before my phone starts ringing off the hook), I’ve been listening to podcasts to keep my brain from completely turning to mush.

I use and recommend the BeyondPod app for Android.  A few months ago I upgraded to the premium version, which I feel was well worth it.  Now I can queue multiple downloads and can adjust the playback speed. I generally listen at 1.1x speed.

For better or worse, here’s my current list. Feedback greatly appreciated.

  • Ace of Spades – (weekly for the most part) – The best part of waking up on Friday.
  • Coffee and Markets – (daily podcast) – Suffering from a dearth of Ben Domenech, but still pretty good.
  • Ricochet – both the “flagship”/namesake one, and GLOP.
  • AEI’s “Banter”
  • Econtalk
  • Uncommon Knowledge
  • The Tim Ferriss Show – Author of the “four hour” books.
  • The James Altucher Show
  • Freakanomics
  • Mark Levin Radio Show – Sporadically when I think ML might have special insight into a topic, or the show title grabs me.

I just added “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” to my queue and will be trying that out tomorrow. I also have the TED app, which allows TED talks to be downloaded. Don’t use it too much, but have been meaning to.

I’d throw up links, but (1) it’s probably just as easy to search from your podcast app and (2) I’m lazy.

Given my areas of interest, I am reminded again of why I have no friends.

Suggestions?

Striking a bold move, Michigan Congressman Kerry Bentivolio returned his Chamber of Commerce award.

Daily Caller:
“If you notice, they call it the Spirit of Enterprise award, not the Spirit of Free Enterprise Award,” [Bentivolio's chief of staff Rob] Wasinger told The Daily Caller via email. “Crony capitalism is alive and well at the Chamber of Commerce.”

Naturally, the Chamber now supports his opponent.

Just in case you were confused about who the good guy is here, Bentivolio has quite a respectable conservative report card with an ACU score of 88, a Club for Growth score of 88, and a Heritage Action score of 83.

As previously discussed, the Chamber is also attempting to primary Justin Amash, who sports even more impressive credentials with an ACU score of 89.22, a Club for Growth score of 99, and a Heritage Action score  of 89.  The Club for Growth has explicitly endorsed Amash in the primary.

For a long time the FEOCE was pretty much just going staying steady state, things weren’t changing. 2 months ago I could have taken a post from last year and posted it word for word and link for link and nobody would have noticed, even if this was the kind of blog where people clicked the links and read the posts.

But now? Things are changing and it’s not getting prettier.

Ebola in Sierra Leone is being mostly ignored and it shouldn’t be.

 

A doctor in charge of an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone has been admitted to hospital after contracting the deadly virus himself, the health ministry said Wednesday.

The news comes just days after three nurses from the same facility died of the disease, which has killed hundreds of people throughout west Africa and continues to spread.

That can’t be good.

All manner of diseases are spreading in new and horrible ways, like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) may be airborne. That means you don’t need actual contact to get it. That’s how plagues get really bad.

Of course, the way things are going that’ll just make the rubble bounce.

America has lost all respect in the world.

An unusual screening process occurred involving Kerry and his State Department team as they were subjected to a metal detector before meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Egyptian presidential palace.

 

That’s not about security, it’s about a calculated insult to the representative of America. A competent Sec State would have said, “Fuck you.” and walked away, but Kerry is anything but intelligent or competent. Think, Joe Biden with better hair and a richer wife.

Russia is showing that, what with Obama calling for people to RESPECT HIS AUTHORITAH!!! and Putin laughing at him.

China is noticing the New World Order and getting more and more assertive in the South China Sea.

China’s unyielding commitment to gaining control over contested territory and its disdain for subjecting itself to rules that put it on an equal footing with much smaller states mean that hopes of successfully negotiating a binding CoC (Code of Conduct…to ‘promote peace and stability in the region.’ V) are illusionary.

 

Expansionistic, murderous commie dictators tend to act murderous and expansionistic. I was reading a book, I forget which one, and they noted that China is not really commie, they’re and industrial fuedalistic society, which misses the point that that’s what commie dictatorships always become no matter how much they mouth commie pieties.

There is one ray of interesting out there.  I use Lebanon Now! because they’re generally much more trustworthy than the any American outlet, so that makes this even more interesting.

Fast-forward to ISIS and the unfolding tragedy of Iraqi Christians. The uprooting and destruction of Christian communities in Iraq has sent shockwaves through social media and throughout the world. What is particularly infuriating about the tragic fate of Iraqi Christians is that they had remained neutral in the ongoing conflict.

 

They list stuff from the Bible that Christians generally don’t take literally anymore and then list stuff from the Koran that Islamic terrorists quote to justify their actions.

I’ve been called all manner of things for noticing that, it’s interesting that a Muslim outlet is noticing it. I think it’s too late to do any good, but it might mean there’s hope for Lebanon. I try to like Lebanon but they let their Jew-Hatred get away, if they would stop that there might be hope for them.

 

America, of course, is going the other way. Some border patrol types get all Stasi on some Boy Scouts for having the temerity to think they live in a free country.

A Boy Scout took a picture of some border patrol assholes. The border patrol types said it was illegal (It isn’t) and drew a gun on a Boys Scout. They’re denying one of their OberFuhrers did that, but I know who I believe. Especially considering what we’ve seen these days.

An interesting article highlighting that.

Headline

US Government Turns Fully Against Americans and Few Seem to Care

Yeah, we’ve been noticing that, but as it keeps getting worse, more and more are noticing it.

Consider who Obama’s trying to exacerbate the border situation by not telling anybody anything.

Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) again blasted the Obama administration for secretly dumping illegal immigrant children to the state.

 

Listen proles, we’re from the gov’t and we’re not here to help you, we’re here to rule you.

Interesting times. Now consider this, life is imitating a Stephen King novel.

A new wristband design will deliver an electric shock if the wearer does not meet fitness goals.

 

In Quitters Inc. you lose a finger if you don’t do what you’re supposed to, so this is just a step back.

All I know is I ain’t going down no storm drains without a turtle to help me.

 

Added 30 Seconds Later Because I Forgot It Update!!!!!

Caption this

nit and wit

 

You have to love the dim look on Kerry’s face and pissed off look on Netanyahu’s. I figure Bibi is thinking, “What a putz.” but then, he doesn’t seem to use invective like your average Moron.

I’ll tell you what sup.

Life imitates Camus!

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague

 

Ugh.  These are people who have less regard for life than French colonizers, that’s not going to end well.

 

So not only is Tsar Putin I’s state media (they’re like MSNBC  and CNN but they have to be forced to lie for their Dear Leader) lying ridiculously about his Cossacks shooting down a civilian plane, but now he’s sick and tired of Teh Peepul acting all upset and stuff.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several laws on July 22, increasing liability for separatism and violation of regulations for holding rallies.

 

I just hope Obama does not get any ideas on that.

You have to like the bit about cracking down on “calls for separatism” as he’s fomenting separatism in other countries. That’s a nice touch.

Speaking of evil empires,

Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices… In his talk Zdziarski demonstrates “a number of undocumented high-value forensic services running on every iOS device” and “suspicious design omissions in iOS that make collection easier.”

So what do you think, murderous, commie, Chinese dictators having their slaves put it in or just Apple being Apple?

They’ve both been watching Google pretty closely after all so that’s a tough call.

 

A rare disagreement between Veeshir and Israel.

Israeli envy says country deserves Nobel Prize for “restraint”

Really? You people want to be grouped with the Arafish, Kofi, What-Genocide?, Annan and Obama? I respect Israel far too much to want that to happen.

You’ve seen that commercial about the “Framily Plan” where Gordahn shows up uninvited? Well, in real life his name is J. Effin Kerry.

Michael Oren, who until recently served as Israel’s ambassador in Washington, said Monday that US envoy John Kerry was coming to the region despite Sunday’s hot-mic incident making it clear that he had not been invited.

Okay, that’s funny and shows that, despite the faux pas on the Nobel, Israel still has its head on straight.

I wonder if that had something to do with the Obama admin canceling flights to Israel? He’s petty enough for that so…

 

This one is pretty darn funny too.

A conservative of color had the unmitigated gall to show up to a Democratic Front Group’s gathering (NAACP edition) and was rightly attacked in a vicious manner, but that’s just expected and not funny.

This quote from the article is what’s funny.

*Note: FreedomWorks is not funded by the Koch brothers.

Heh. disassociating themselves from an evil empire is kinda funny.

 

Geez, I just want to send the “children”, their parents and gang-banger friends back to their own countries, but Pelosi apparently wants us to crucify them.  She wants us to treat them like Jesus.

Hard core but probably a little overreactive.

 

I don’t get the problem with this.

Stoners in Colorado are using their EBT cards (not food stamps, just regular welfare) at pot dispensaries.

If it’s the Most Evil Thing In The World to drug test welfare recipients and pot is legal, why should anybody have any problem with this?

 

I haven’t seen this link any where for a long time so I’ll post it.

If you’re so inclined, these guys deliver pizzas to IDF soldiers on the frontline. Pizza for the IDF you can attach a message if you’re so inclined. .

So dat’s what sup.

That’s Not The Point

Posted: July 22, 2014 by veeshir in Notes on the Revolution, Op/Sped, PEBKAC

The Puppy Blender links to this New Republic article about Ivy League schools, PB quotes

. At least the classes at elite schools are academically rigorous, demanding on their own terms, no? Not necessarily. In the sciences, usually; in other disciplines, not so much.”

 

See, the point isn’t to make them knowledgeable or even competent in any arts or sciences, it’s to inculcate them with the Proper Elite Opinions and to make friends with other elites so they can join the Old Boy (and Old Wymyn) Club.

Why else did they hate Sarah Palin? She did not have the proper credentials or accent.

Why else do they all accept that The Science Is Settled?

Anybody with any clue at all knows no science is ever settled and to say otherwise is to show yourself to be too ignorant to be usefully involved with any discussion on science.

As FrnakJ said, it’s merely the best guess, by fallible humans, based on the current knowledge.

 

He’s A Professional

Posted: July 20, 2014 by veeshir in Notes on the Revolution, Obama's Fault, Win!

iowahawkfunny

 

Via Claire, I think, at Knowledge is Power.

 

I”m Pissed Off Update

Why weren’t Obama and Kerry pushing so hard for a ceasefire when Hamas was shooting rockets at Israel every fucking day?

I mean, I know why, but why doesn’t anybody in our America/Israel hating media….Oh yeah, they hate free and open societies, they’re on the side of vicious, murderous dictators.

IRS Scandal Day 434.

The Justice Department is Investigating The Lost Emails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I foresee a Tom Sawyer investigation, whitewash all the way.

They’re just throwing fish to get the media to blow their squeezebulbs like some trained seals so they can tell the unwashed masses that SOMETHING IS BEING DONE!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!1!!

There will be no legal repercussions, not a person at the IRS will ever be prosecuted.

Holder isn’t going to do it, Congress won’t do it and the media is totally uninterested in it except to occasionally whitewash it.

Even if the GOP totally takes over the Gov’t in 2016, they will not do shit.

 

We’re living in a nannarchical bureaucratic state where our rulers are absolutely unaccountable to the ruled.

Remember the huge brouhaha over not allowing the TSA to unionize? The one the anti-union forces ‘won’?

Well they are now unionized and the GOP in Congress did exactly jack and shit about it.

Shut up and give us your money prole.

Geez, I could almost literally just repost something from 2 years ago and nobody would notice it.

Not even if this was the type of blog that people read and click the links.

Let’s start with the peacefully murderous members of the Religion of Peace where it appears that something we haven’t seen in a long time is happening, region-wide war.

First, a drudgetaposition that is very illustrative of the whole, Peace Process farce.

Israel arrests the murderers of a Palestinian teen.

Meet The Proud Mother Of Palestinian Man Accused In Death Of Israeli Teens

 

Slight difference, you have to love.…hate how the Wash Post characterizes the Israelis utterly expected actions in relation to murderers.

The arrests shocked those on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide — Palestinians because many had assumed Israel would never act against its own

 

Assholes. The only people that “shocked” are assholes who hate Israel have a caricature of them that no amount of reality can change.

 

As Obama and the rest of the compassionate set lambast Israel for breaking the ceasefire, we have

Hamas militants in Gaza fired “dozens” of rockets into southern Israel late Monday,

Yeah, that’s what they do. They’re murderous thugocrats who use a religion to justify their thuggery.

 

Speaking of people ‘shocked’ by reality, something we here at DPUD have known about for over  year.

Despite denials by Hamas, there is growing evidence that the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] — also known as “The Islamic State” — has begun operating in the Gaza Strip.

Yeah, that’s been happening for a long time.

So how is America viewed in this most dangerous of times?

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski, is “unwelcome” in the Sunni-ruled kingdom and should “leave immediately.”

We’ve become the Rodney Dangerfield of the world, we get no respect. (Obama’s made sure we deserve none)

In relation to the murderous Religion Of Peacers kidnapping girls in Nigeria, we do have Top Men and Women on the Job!!!!!

twit

 

Okay, I’m officially embarrassed by my nation’s gov’t.

 

In other regional war news, Ukraine!

Another drudgetaposition.

Ukraine

The Ukrainian army is preparing to dislodge Kremlin-backed separatists from Donetsk and Luhansk,

Russia.

Russia may begin a “peacekeeping” operation in Ukraine within the next two days, according to comments made on July 3

 

Yeah, I’m sure that’ll end well. If something happens there, in the middle east or the South China Sea, Obama will take a weak to make a ‘decision” and his ‘decision’ will be to tell everybody, killers and killees, to step back.

 

That’s enough They’re All Gonna Die, let’s do some WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! stuff that, surprisingly, isn’t global worming caused.

This happened in America, at the Murrieta deal. where we had some mostly-peaceful counter-protestors

peaceful

That’s in America. Seriously.

And we know the gov’t has our backs.

Davis says he reported the destruction or losing of applications (by the VA V) to White House deputy chief of staff, Rob Nabors, and gave him a copy of his whistleblower complaint. He says the complaint was then leaked to the very same people about whom he was complaining.

 

You know, for a place to store their knives.

Speaking of storing knives in our backs, I give you the establishment pricks in the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party in Mississippi.

This site doesn’t have permalinks to each story, but this is the top story today. With pics and links to the FEC stuff.

Cochran campaign staffer Amanda Shook was illegally reimbursed for over $40,000 cash in walking around money during the Republican primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The payments are described as “Reimbursed Expenses – Campaign Walkers.”

 

$40K buys a lot of votes to beat that stupid idjits from their own, putative, party.

But wait, there’s still more!

A conservative media consultant is accusing the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) of laundering money through a political consulting firm to a shadowy SuperPAC that ran racist negative ads attacking the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi runoff election.

Lest you have forgotten, this flyer.

gop win!

Yeah, it’s unproven so far, but we know that’s only because the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party has been watching the Chicag0-Machine assholes running our country and learning how to hide their perfidy.

 

Eh, that’s enough for now, except for this illustration on how we can’t have nice things because of the coalition of humorless leftists and the people who care what they screech.

“Air NZ finds it appropriate to reinvent the in-flight safety video with a celebration of Sports Illustrated 50th anniversary. A safety video is to alert passengers on what to do in an emergency; it should not be an excuse to objectify the sexualized female body,”

The ad in question.

 

Assholes, don’t they want us to be safe?

 

 

 

I think the Murrieta, CA deal is pretty darn big and Obama’s doing everything to make it worse.

Rather, he’s not doing anything to make it better so it’s going to get worse.

While Minitrue is doing their best to go after the protestors, this isn’t some people they can tar as “milishy” in Idaho, these are Californians in good standing and they’re being treated like crap.

…Mayor Alan Long. He said it’s unclear how many people are being sent to the town, but he anticipates that more people will be arriving there.

Mayor Long commended Border Control officials in the area for being helpful and passing along information as it comes in. On the national level, he said the Department of Homeland Security is keeping him “in the dark,” and he hasn’t heard from California Governor Jerry Brown (D).

 

The only information he’s getting is from the border folks who, it appears, are just passing along what they’re told, not what they’re told to tell the local gov’t, if you catch my meaning.

… They explained, in other words.

The feds and the CA gov’t are not communicating with local gov’t at all as protests are building and Obama goes to some fundraisers in Texas without even pretending he gives a shit about the border mess.

WTF?

Seriously, an even semi-competent president would have already made sure the local gov’ts knew the deal and were onboard, but our imperial President Putt just doesn’t care.

As we can see in the Middle East, Asia and everywhere else, Obama is no longer interested in even pretending to be POTUS.

He’s checked out.. There’s nobody setting any overall control, it’s all unelected appointees and bureaucrats doing whatever the hell they want. (Hellooooo IRS!)

Which raises the funny question to go with that endiness of having a POTUS who can’t be assed to do his job.

Is it better for nobody to be POTUS than if Obama were to step down and make Joe Freaking Biden POTUS?

The “pull” of potential amnesty has been discussed at length.  What I’d like to see more discussion of is how the Obama administration’s failures in Central America are partly responsible for pushing people out of their native countries.

Michael Gonzalez:

“A country-by-country survey of the Obama administration’s actions in the Northern Triangle shows how the administration has sown instability in Central America by siding with former guerrillas who have ties to drug trafficking.”

When pre-pubescent kids are being murdered for their unwillingness to join Mara Salvatrucha, a Mad Max Thunderdome would sound like a welcome relief.

Let’s not forget that one of the Obama administration’s (and Clinton State Department’s) first foreign policy failures was siding with a Chavez-ista in the 2009 Honduran crisis.

Unfortunately, I don’t think even many conservative outlets will report this even though it is a more comprehensive critique of Obama due to the fact that it would suck oxygen away from amnesty related ratings-whoring.

(h/t Fausta posting at DaTechGuy)