Quoth Eric at Classical Values
Newz is driving me nutz.
And then posts this vid.
Yeah, every now and then everybody feels that way. Let’s show why!
I’ve said before that I’m actually in favor of Obama’s middle east policy (except Israel), let ‘em kill each other, it’s none of our business. Case in point.
Iraq is preparing a “major attack” to retake militant-held Fallujah,
If the Iraqis win, that’s pretty big. It means not only are they figuring out that they really need to kill terrorists, but that they’re able to police their own state. That’s all we can hope for from them for a long time to come and great it if happens.
So Erdogan is trying to become El Presidente for life in Turkey but his plans getting beset by setback.
Officers he’s trying to cashier are getting let off, there are huge corruption scandals rocking his admin and he’s lashing out. I wonder what happens if he loses his election and refuses to leave.
The messed up part is that I don’t know what a budding dictator will do but I do know what POTUS will do if he refuses. He’ll help him or at least ignore the whole situation.
The Party of God is getting better missiles from the mad mullahs in Iran and Israel is trying to stop them.
The moves illustrate how both Hezbollah and Israel are using Syria’s civil war as cover for what increasingly is seen as a complex and high-stakes race to prepare for another potential conflict—their own
Get that? They’re both just trying to prosper from the Syrian civil war.
No, the Iranians are arming their murderous tools who will most likely be using those weapons on Syrian civilians and/or Lebanese anybody while the Israelis are trying to stop them.
11 Global Warmmongering Stories you probably do not know about. I was impressed, there was a bunch of stuff in there I didn’t know, like this one.
2. Yachts Trapped in Sea Ice in the Arctic Last Summer.
A bunch of people headed to the Northern Passage bringing Bermuda shorts, SPF 80 and water skis and ended up stuck in the ice.
I don’t recall hearing about that. Of course, that could just mean I posted about it on this blog.
Britain’s Tea Party guys (they mostly seem to be Let’s Be Great Britain Again, screw the EUnuchs and tell immigrants to become Brits not violent, angry assholes), The UK Independence Party, are winning elections and scaring all the right people.
From last year.
A couple had their three foster children taken away by a council on the grounds that their membership of the UK Independence Party meant that they supported “racist” policies.
Not really funny, but it is.
Now this one is the squirreliest, it has the weirdest thing as well as being the most infuriating.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the NSA to find out their legal justification for just gathering whatever data they want from wherever they want it. The NSA said, “We don’t have to say”, now two appeals courts have said they don’t have to tell us.
So why is that one of the weirdest? Because I’ve seen the story in exactly 4 places in the last 7 days, with the South China Morning Post and the Sac Bee just regurgitating the Wash Post story (funnily enough, it’s shorter on the Post’s site than the other two) but only the NY Times really reported on the story.
Seriously, I’m praising The Fucking NY Times and fucking linking them!
This bit says it all, IMO
The ruling, by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, came down on the side of a broad conception of the executive branch’s power to keep secret its interpretation of what the law permits it to do.
They’re not arguing that it would hurt national security, they’re saying that it’s none of our fucking business how they decide to interpret laws and create regulations.
Mother fuckers. And you know fucking Roberts will fucking agree.
Okay, this one is my favorite kind of ‘some’.
Several (unarmed V) victims fought back against a suspect armed with a gun, leaving the man naked and injured outside an Oklahoma City hair salon.
There’s just so much Win! in just that sentence but you need to read the whole thing to get the full flavor.
They stripped him naked and shoved him out on the street and then called the cops.
In NY, MA, NJ, CA , etc. they’d all be arrested for felonious assault and put on a sex-offender list, in OK they’re praised.
It’s a funny old world.
Last story via From the Barrel of a Gun who saw it at The Smallest Minority. I probably saw the other stuff the same place you did but I forget where.