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Northwestern University football players can unionize.

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize,

What The Fucking Fuck?

No, seriously. What The Everloving Fucking Fuck?

 

Words fail me.

H/T ESPN after the Mets/Nats game which is the only reason it was on.

A Do Over?

Posted: March 18, 2014 by veeshir in Hotassery, PEBKAC, Random Crap

Romney

That’s full of obvious stuff, he doesn’t mention Obama’s hostility to democrats the world over, but the rest is pretty blatantly, “Well duh.”

A large part of the answer is our leader’s terrible timing. In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options

 

So why do Romney and our fine establishment assholes in the GOP keep telling us “Mitt was right” and stuff like this?

Able leaders anticipate events, prepare for them, and act in time to shape them. My career in business and politics has exposed me to scores of people in leadership positions, only a few of whom actually have these qualities.

Romney’s trying to give America a Do-Over. We should have elected him in 2012 so he’s going to magnanimously give us a chance for a  do-over.

I have a different two work phrase for that idea:

Fuck That.

Below the fold, some stuff that’s necessary in these troubling times (more…)

First up, Lou Zer.

Obama released a transcript of one of his phone calls with Tsar Putin I.

Rather, Obama released a transcript of what he claims he said during that phone call, there is nothing about any response.

I assume he didn’t include Putin’s responses because he couldn’t decide if he should write it as (Laughter) or actually write out all the “Hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahha”s and “How ’bout you blow me”s.

UDPATE!!!!!!! (like an update but even more important!!!!!)

Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today  asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list.

Yeah, I guess it was option B, they probably ran out of “ha”s for Putin’s “Bwa”.

/udpate

Now the mea culpa.

I’ve said a few times that hallucinogens make better music.

The man* (George Michael V) who once smoked up to 25 spliffs a day…’

I stand corrected.

Geez, we haven’t had a good blogwar around here for ages.

Of course, we here at DPUD don’t blogwar against other blogs, we are all about the interblogwar.

I’ll start.

80s music sucks, they had far superior music in the

60s,

70s (it’s a 4 minute song, not sure what they do the last two minutes)

90s

and even the 00s

Remember folks, smack, LSD and pot make good music, cocaine only makes good movies.

Speaking of drugs, this is lame.

star trek wiz

Now maybe the rest would play that, but we all know Kirk would walk in (swoosh) in and start bitch-slapping people.

An artist’s rendition

Pic via The Outrider.Borepatch.

Maybe I’m Wrong

Posted: February 16, 2014 by veeshir in Exploding things, PEBKAC, True Heroes

I know they had GI Joes for all branches, but wasn’t the basic GI Joe in the Army?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think so.

I had lots of GI Joes when I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s and they mostly had Army uniforms and stuff.

Which makes this pretty darn funny. (Update: That’s Old NFO’s blog, I didn’t even know he had one, check it out)

The face of GI Joe, the quintessential Soldier, was based on a Marine.

One bad mofo of a Marine, he and his buddies killed so many Japanese soldiers they couldn’t even count them.

Read the whole thing. You’ll enjoy it.

You know what this means?

Maybe it’s true, when the Army and Navy look on Heaven’s scenes they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

From The Barrel Of a Gun (with a bullet!)

The More Things Change

Posted: February 14, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC, Random Crap, Uncategorized

The more they stay the same.

I always see people who act as if the sequel/remake/TV-show-to-movies is new, or that we’re doing it more today than yesteryear.

I’ve always figured that it hasn’t changed so I decided to pick a year at random and check. I thought, not too recent but well into talkies, it’s hard to argue it’s a remake when the year before they were shining a torch through thin paper, so I went with 1938.

I’m only counting US films, I avoid furrin films, mostly because if I want to read I’ll read a book. Geez, do what the rest of the world does and dub them.

They list 79 films. Or so I guess, I might have missed one or counted a furrin film, but it’s close enough.

I’m counting remakes, sequels or based on books, short stories or plays. I’m including books and short stories because, to quote Grandpa, “When I was your age, TV was called books.”

I got 44 out of 79  based on something from popular culture. I’m a little depressed there was no remake of Beau Geste.

Below the fold, it gets long. (more…)

No Valentine Day Post?

Posted: February 14, 2014 by veeshir in PEBKAC

Geez, I can’t believe the single guy has to do this.

valentines day 2014

I stole it from a guy who stole it from someone else.

Important Updates!!!!!!!!!!

Biden’s new campaign ad!!!!

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Moar

Hassan Nasrallah, who wants to destroy America, has taken a new tack.

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I’ve been saying for a while that the Dems want a little over a $trillion budget deficit while the GOP wants a little less.

I wuz wrong.

The debt of the U.S. government has increased by $2.678 trillion in the 2.5 years since House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) completed his first deal to put legislation increasing the debt limit through a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Sorry for any confusion.

I’ve said that Obama was a lying sack of shit for saying that there wasn’t a smidgeon of corruption at the IRS.

I wuz wrong.

…83% were right-leaning. And of the groups the IRS selected for audit, 100% were right-leaning. (Italics in original V)

That’s not a smidgeon, that’s a shitload.

Sorry for any confusion.

I thought the military were a bunch of fucking assholes for sending an officer to jail for the killing of a murderous jihadi in Iraq during a war.

I wuz wrong.

Army 1LT Michael Behenna has won parole. Apparently he was notified that his clemency request was denied but the parole request was granted.

They’re fucking assholes for not pardoning him but slightly less assholish for at least letting him out of Leavenworth.

The other day I was looking for something else and saw a link to Commentary Mag, I wasn’t sure if Commentary was trustworthy or not so I clicked around and saw this article about the Presbyterian Church declaring war on Judaism so I figured they were sensationalists making crap up and didn’t use the link.

I wuz wrong.

Moreover, IPMN’s book argues, the American Jewish community actively stifles dissent against the Zionist narrative, taking advantage of the “ignorance and passivity of many liberal American Jews.”

IPMN is the Israel Palestine Mission Network.

Sorry for any confusion in not trusting them the other day.

I’ve been saying for a while that the truck bomb war in Lebanon would be heating up.

I wuz wrong.

The general strategy of the regime and its allies will likely take the form of fierce aerial bombardment followed by a ground campaign….

They’ve going the conventional warfare route.

Sorry for any confusion.

I didn’t think Hassan Nasrallah could make me laugh in any way except watching him get blown up.

I wuz wrong.

valentine

That’s fucking hilarious.  The # is a nice touch.

I wish my PShop-fu was a tenth as good as Aliceh or Slublog, that’s crying out for so much.

I’ve been hoping that SMOD was going to KILL US ALL!!

I wuz wrong.

The magnetic field is weakening and…

Experts believe we’re currently overdue a flip, but they’re unsure when this could occur.

If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer.

The impact could be devastating for mankind…

The magnetic field flipping is going to KILL US ALL!!!!!

On the plus side, we’ll be able to say there are polar bears at the South Pole and penguins at the North Pole.

As an aside, it’s a good thing we’re all civilized and scientific and shit or else there would be a proliferation of doomsday cults as in centuries past.

I once made fun of someone for saying they could use a flowerpot in a robbery.

I wuz wrong.

Guy with flower pot on head robs gas station with chainsaw

You have to respect crazy that strong.

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!!!!!

I thought Olympic skiing was kind of boring this year.

I wuz wrong.

Via who else? The Jawas.

Me or your lying pols and press?

We’ve all seen Abortion Barbie explaining how she didn’t really mean the filibuster that made her famous.

The thing is, she said that because she knew her supporters would know it’s a lie and hoped them people against A Wymyn’s Choice (the only choice lefties want you to have) would believe her. That’s what lefties do in every election, watch a Virginia election for the most blatant examples of that I’ve seen.

The GOP, fresh off cutting the cost of living increases to veterans, are saying they didn’t mean that!

he House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

Which the Senate will not take up.

In other words, just like repealing Obamacare, they’re not serious. It’s all just theater to shut us up and try to get us to give them money because they’re FIGHTING THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!

I do like this one. We’ve all seen the IRS forcing businesses to say they aren’t firing people because of Obamacare, Samizdata figures out the reason. Spoiler alert, it has nothing to do with keeping businesses from firing people because of Obamacare, it has everything to do with making people lie.

“Company officials will be trapped in a catch-22. They can lay off as many people as they want because of Obamacare. But because they’ll have to swear to the IRS that their decisions had nothing to do with Obamacare, they can’t speak publicly about what’s happening. What a great way to silence the people who are on the front lines of dealing with Obamacare’s horrific effects.”

So perfectly Obamawellian.

Obama and the UN are serious about helping Syria!

The UN presence in Homs has not prevented the regime and its fighters from opening fire at the people crossing over from the besieged area onto the Waar road. One elderly man, for instance, was hit in the abdomen and taken to the hospital. The regime also targeted a humanitarian aid convoy, killing two of its passengers.

Poor bastards. In the first year or so it was Teh Peepul trying to fight the chinless ophthalmologist and Obama could have helped them, now it’s just jihadi V jihadi and they’re all boned.

Speaking of poor bastards, EuroMaiden is what they’re calling the protests/budding revolution in Ukraine that have been going on for a few months.

Hospitals have become another EuroMaidan frontline from where injured activists have been kidnapped, one of whom ended up dead on Jan. 23. To mitigate the danger of abduction, the Center for Society Research, a local think tank, has mobilized a group of volunteers to provide security at area hospitals.

Sonomabatch. And Obama stays silent. Because he always sides against the democracy folks.

Update: I took out my rant at Thompsons Cigars.

I’ll just say, never use them. They stink and their idea of customer service is laughable and rude.

JR Cigars ships that day and you get it 2-3 days later, as they promise. Or at least, it worked that way when I lived in VA.

 

Important Update!!!!

Who you gonna believe, Ted Cruz or Politifact?

It’s freaking confusing out there.

You’ve all seen the vid (or at least, saw a link to the vid with some commentary) of the State Dept. Spokestool being unsure as to whether the ambassador to Argentina speaks Spanish. Since we don’t click links here, and why it’s confusing, that vid is being touted by the RNC?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!

Is the GOP going to get some brains and some balls? I mean, the whole idea is absurd on the face of it, but….. stranger things have happened.

Like the USPS explaining how they need to be loansharks(PDF warning).

Like most gov’t publications, it starts with a typo.

 Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved

Should read

 Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Undeserving

They are talking about people who can’t/don’t have a bank account.

From the link.

some 68 million adults. They are an economically diverse mix of working and middle class families, poor and unemployed people hurt by the recent economic crisis, young people,immigrants, and others who are trying to make it paycheck to paycheck. Together, they represent a huge market. In 2012, they spent about $89 billion just on interest and fees for alternative financial services.

They want to take advantage of the chaos created by Obama and become Pay Day Loans.

I’m confused on this one. It’s a gov’t tax on the poor and/or stupid, an undertaxed segment (only the lottery so far as I know), so I should be fer it.

On the other hand, I don’t know if the gov’t needs to get involved in that bottom-feeding industry, so I’m kind of agin it, especially since the gov’t played such a huge role in embiggening that market.

On the gripping hand (carpe scrotum), it’s the gov’t, how efficient will they be? They’ll charge 200% interest and the program will still be in the red in about a week, so I really should be agin it.

On a fourth hand, is it Constitutional? Can the USPS ( or indeed, any gov’t agency) be pay day loans?

Yeah, I know that last one is only a mental exercise not anything that has to do with the real world, but I always like posing that question to myself and trying to find justification for my position in wording of the Constitution.

Related but not really confusing (except that people don’t notice it)

I like the mention of the “middle class” there. The Obama admin always has one of two things in any bit (often both), the “Middle Class” and “Infrastructure”.

The Farm Bill is a bill of giving money to anybody who can convince the gov’t that the gov’t needs to give them money to not grow food and now with added food stamps. So how does Obama characterize it as he’s signing it?

A jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a conservation bill, a research bill. It’s like a Swiss Army knife,”

It is, of course, none of those things. Well, except the Swiss Army Knife, it’s a diverse grouping of generally unrelated things, briberies instead of tools of course.

He worked “working families” in, but ignored the middle class. So I guess that’s sort of confusing.

Didn’t we win the Cold War? Wasn’t Soviet communism pretty much thoroughly discredited when the USSR collapsed? Don’t we all remember the murderousness of the Iron Curtain?

NBC Calls Communism “One of Modern History’s Pivotal Experiments” During Sochi Olympics Intro Video…

Hilarious. But calling a Democrat a “socialist” or a “communist” is Verboten!

Doesn’t Geraldo still claim to be a journalist? I think so, but here we have Geraldo giving O’Reilly a hard time for being disrespectful to Geraldo’s Teleprompter Jesus for asking him questions that were about actual issues instead of a fawning suck-fest. Among other things, O’Reilly dared to mention in a question that Obama was once a Community Organizer.

I’ll admit, I’ve only watched a few seconds of the video, I can take O’Reilly for short periods, I can often listen to his whole opening pontification for instance, but I cannot take Geraldo for more than .24 seconds no matter how hard I try.

I do enjoy watching him get his nose broken, but I don’t watch the clips anymore because I don’t watch Springer and I didn’t watch Jerry Rivers and all the clips show the run-up and don’t focus enough on him getting hit in the face with a chair.

Lebanese still confused about the Party of God. The NGO here is a Lebanese one.

a group of humanitarian NGO workers were leaving … the target of frequent, sometimes fatal shelling by Syrian regime …, they might well have imagined they were putting the day’s danger behind them and heading for safer terrain.

If so, however, that illusion was dispelled when their van – clearly marked with the logo of (their NGO) …an ad hoc checkpoint manned by plain-clothed gunmen …

Ordered out of the vehicle, the five of them were detained for six hours, …subjected to hostile interrogation and even beating. Some, indeed, were left with “serious injuries,” …

… Halabi told NOW it was “obvious” it was Hezbollah,

You idiots, the people you wanted to go to war against The Joooooooooos  went to war with al Quaeda instead.

Since al Quaeda likes truck bombs and suicide bombers too and they’re not nearly as squeamish and polite as the Jews, the Party of God has had to get rougher and rougher in Lebanon because that’s how they tighten security, they’re fucking terrorists.

Holy crap, this is unbelievable, I never realized how absurd Mann’s hockey stick bullshittery actually is. He used tree ring data for previous centuries and then…

At the precise moment when the tree-ring proxies and actual temperatures are in near perfect agreement on a decades-long cooling trend, Mann dumps the tree rings and moves to “observed temperatures” – which have been conveniently revised upward from when they were originally observe

Seriously? I knew he altered data to get his graph, but I didn’t realize also threw out/ignored other data that was related to the data he was using.

How did actual scientists go along with that?

Every global warmmoner needs to be shunned by anybody and everybody who thinks science should not be used to enrich assholes and empower politicians, further, every idiot who smugly told anybody ever that the Science Is Settled should forevermore shut up about anything scientific.

As FrnakJ said the other day,

Science is is the best guesses based on current data made by extremely fallible humans. That’s all it is and ever will be

Science never settles. No question is ever answered once and forever. That’s a fantasy by people who’ve turned science into a magic religion.

Perzactly.

If you disagree, you can go to the planet Pluto with your cold-blooded pet Brontosaurus.