Drudgetapositions And A Follow-Up

Posted: October 25, 2016 by veeshir in Uncategorized

WIKILEAKS: Clinton Insiders Admit Media Matters is Pure Political Propaganda, With No Basis in Reality

The IRS Scandal, Day 1265: Treasury & IRS CIOs Receive IT Leadership Awards


Can a single link be a drudgetaposition? 

Obama Admin Targets Soldiers’ Bonuses, Lets Bad VA Employees Keep Theirs


Now the follow-up.

The missing white stone head of baby Jesus has been returned to a Canadian church after its bright orange replacement was widely mocked.

They found Jesus’ head so they took the Baal head off.

The ridiculous change was “widely mocked”. No riots, no blown up anybody. Nothing but people like me pointing and laughing at the idiocy and cluelessness of both the people who thought it was a good idea and the people who claim Christians are where the real terrorists are. (and the Jews, but that goes without saying)

If it had been Mohamed it wouldn’t have been ‘widely mocked”, it would have been a reason for OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!

the NYTimesWashPostCNNFoxnewsABCCBSNBCetc. (excepting Hannity and maybe Bret Baier)  would have been almost as OUTRAGED!!!!!! as the totally tolerant members of the Religion of Peace.

Although…having a Mohamed statue in the first place would have already drawn all that OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!

I wonder what would have happened if they had used a Mohamed head instead of Baal?

I figure some murderous terrorists would have been OUTRAGED!!!!!! at someone making an image of Mohamed and blown some people up, others would crow about their prophet being better than your God, and then blown some people up, others would have been both OUTRAGED!!!!!!! and crow about it, and then blow some people up.

That it would all be Trump’s fault also goes without saying.


Immediate, above the post, update!!!! Link to SDB’s USS Clueless archives!!!!!

Now, Back to Masks!

And the removal thereof.

This one slays me. (figuratively but literally if this guy and his spiritual brethren get their way)

Yassir Arafish had the “say one thing in English and keep the death threats in Arabic” playbook down pat, but many of fine terroristic brothers are using it as well. Why not? Our fine betters always ‘fall’ for it.

Earlier this month, Syrian ‘refugee’ Jaber Albakr committed suicide after being arrested over a plot to bomb a Berlin airport….

Alaa Albakr, the brother of the terrorist, who is seeking compensation from Germany, doesn’t believe his brother took his own life. He is basing his legal defense on Islamic teaching, as his ‘pious’ refugee-turned-terrorist brother couldn’t have killed himself because “suicide is forbidden in Islam”

Yeah, the evidence would seem to point out that the last sentence is not all that true, but them, I’m just an infidel.

Since there is still some funny left, let’s get to it.

had a totally different message for the Arabic speaking audiences.

“My response as an Arab is revenge.” said Alaa Albakr in an Arabic language video message shortly after his brother’s death. “You understand me. I don’t want to say anything further. I will come as a refugee.”


So he warned the Germans he was coming to get them (in the “I Keel You!” sense) and they put out the welcome mat. Cultural suicide isn’t funny, ‘cept it is.  It’s going to be even funnier when (If?) the Germans get sick of being at everybody’s feet and start looking for some throats.


Now, it’s been obvious for a long time, unavoidably obvious since 2008, that our fine Minitrue betters have thrown off even pretense of fairness or non-bias, but this is just messed up.

Wikileaks: Journalists Dined at Top Clinton Staffers’ Homes Days Before Hillary’s Campaign Launch

They give Hillary! their donations and meet with her in cozy private meetings where they plot strategy to get Hillary! elected.

The goals of the dinner include:
(1) Give reporters their first thoughts from team HRC in advance of the announcement
(2) Setting expectations for the announcement and launch period
(3) Framing the HRC message and framing the race (I assume this is an ongoing operation V)
(4) Enjoy a Frida night drink before working more

The mask is fully off, anyone who does not see that does not want to see it and deserves nothing but contempt and derision.

I’m sick of being called names for noticing that stuff, it’s time for them to be called names for refusing to notice it. (hey Shep!)



Why the hell does the EPA need a “Diversity coordinator” much less 15 of them?

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire 15 “Diversity and Inclusion Specialists,” each of whom will make $100,000 or more per year.

The agency will hire employees to set up diversity and inclusion “advisory bodies” across the country, according to a government job posting.

Federal bureaucracies are mostly about social engineering instead of their stated jobs.

Of course, with the EPA, I’d rather they used all their time in diversifying instead of mission creeping.

When farmers plow their land, it produces grooves called “furrows,” bordered by small ridges of dirt.

But in pursuit of new regulatory powers, federal agencies refer to the little dirt mounds by another term: “mini mountain ranges.” That seemingly absurd distinction is being used to impose more federal control over private land use decisions made by U.S. farmers.

Furrows are “mini-mountains ranges”? Jeez, that after regulating puddles as “waterways”.

I’d tell them they should investigate some different not-so-mini-mountains that my dog produces, but I can’t afford the $10,000/day fines they’d probably assess against me for allowing environmental dogradation.


The Dems, not happy with all that ‘freedom’ on the internet, are working on regulating every, last place that does not go along with them. This is about people on the ‘tubes who don’t charge for views.

His tweet was in response to a story about Republicans such as the Koch brothers using an internet “loophole” Ravel wants to close that allows unregulated online videos and promotions of campaigns and policies.

That ‘loophole’ is called freedom of speech, if they get to regulate it, that’ll be directed at me. Too bad our betters have decided we have too much of it (not them, just We Teh Peepul) so we know the GOP won’t do shit. They don’t like me anymore than Nancy Pelosi does. Less actually, she uses me for fund-raising and laughing at.

We tried the Tea Party, it was polite, well-behaved and neat and we were viciously attacked for it by our fine betters in the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party. Now we have Trump, and they’re attacking him and us even more viciously. I wonder what’s next?

Is there some parallel in history? (via wirecutter)

On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress sends a respectful petition to King George III to inform his majesty that if it had not been for the acts of oppression forced upon the colonies by the British Parliament, the American people would be standing behind British rule.

Huh. What happened after that?


Obama’s on the job!

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!


Important, Above The Fold, Depressing Update.

Steven Den Beste died.

For those who don’t know him, his USS Clueless was the most informative read on the tubes in the early days of the tubes. He had long, long posts that explained the science, engineering and history of how we got where we are.

They were long and meticulously researched. People who hated him wouldn’t be able to dispute what he wrote so they would say stupid shit like, “King Henry VIII didn’t have a long beard, it was short!!!!!!!”, you know, typical intertubes bs from losers who are angry you’ve burst their bubble.

His green energy posts were required reading for anybody wishing to debunk all the stupidity around windmills and solar panels and other idiocies we’ve been subsidizing forever. That link says his archives are gone, one of the commenters claims to have them so maybe we’ll see them online again.

He got burned out and turned to anime as Chizumatic, but he still did the occasional post on stuff he used to do.

How important was he to the early blogosphere?


Notice the puppy blender is “Free Traffic”, but USS Clueless was Broadway, the most valuable piece of real estate in the blogosphere.


Now back to our post, pretend the first thing really is first. I know I wish it still was. Steven will be missed.


First thing, a gang of ‘youths’in flash gangs attacked college students in Philly in multiple incidents, including young Mongo punching a horse. Really, dude punched a police horse.

Let’s look at 5 articles on the incidents.

Two incidents, “not related”, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, 150 in flash gangs, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, no identifying of the perps.

This one is funny, the headline says, “dozens arrested” but the body says, “handful arrested”. So which is it? No description of the perpetrators.

Flash gangs, description of injuries, 15 and 17 year olds arrested, kids are black.

a 15-year-old male was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a Temple Police officer along the 1900 block of N. Broad Street.

According to police, the officer, who police did not identify on Monday, approached the juvenile when she spotted him throwing rocks at cars along the 1600 block of N. Broad Street.

With this video.


Now, normally Shep Smith loves him any story with video, but not this one.

If it had been a gang of white kids attacking Howard University, everything we’d see today on TV would be about how Trump’s rhetoric caused these racist white folks to attack Howard.

But since it’s a gang of more than 100 black kids attacking white people in response to Obama’s and Hillary!’s rhetoric and minitrue’s egging on, not a blessed thing.

Our fine media betters, making us “safer” and “safer”.


Other thing, Walking Dead stuff below the fold. No direct spoilers, but lots of peripheral ones.

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Let’s look at some conflicting stuff.

Added as I’m checking it out before posting, I didn’t stay with the theme, just put in the word”conflict” wherever it seem apt. 

First, I’m all in on this. Afghans aren’t really into that whole ‘diversity’ thing.

ISIS is trying to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan, the country’s top U.S. commander said.

The push is “principally a non-Afghan movement,” Nicholson said.

Let’s throw a few more scorpions in that bucket and then get the hell out of Dodge.


Plane crashes and bursts into flames upon take-off.

The plane — a twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner carrying three defense officials and two private contractors — was heading for Misrata in Libya and was taking part in a customs operation to track illicit human and drug trafficking routes,…

The operation that the aircraft was taking part in has been taking place for the past five months…

It was set to return to Malta within hours without landing in any other countries, officials said.

Hmmm, I wonder what happened to cause a plane to crash as it was surveilling Libyan smuggling routes. Probably just sucked a falcon into the engines.

In Austria, they’re just noting that different cultures have different rules and since boy-rape is a cultural thing, you can’t blame the poor immigrants.

In a truly shocking twist the Suptreme Court decided the grown Iraqi man may not have realised the 10-year-old did not want to be sexually abused by him.

So “nein” doesn’t mean “nein” when it’s a furriner raping a 10 year old boy? Since you usually get some funny with any endy, this makes it horrifically hilarious.

as part of a trip to encourage integration.

Methinks the integration is going the wrong direction.

It’s a good thing Austria doesn’t have a history of murderous xenophobes who want to mass-murder the ‘other’ or this might not end well!


I didn’t realize the Wash Post was going the “you have X free articles and then you have to pay us” deal route. I’ve used up my free articles (oh noes!!!!!!) so I’ll link the Kyev post that has the first couple of paragraphs with this howler at the end.

But the United States says Russia is quietly violating the treaty with a new ground-launched cruise missile, and recent reports suggest Russia may be making more of them. Russia has denied being in violation. The Obama administration has now asked for a rare meeting of a special commission established to hash out compliance issues. A violation of this magnitude, if true, cannot be overlooked; a failure to settle the issue could weaken the treaty.

Oooohhhhh, Obama WILL NOT OVERLOOK THIS!!!!!!!!!

Another red line, another murderous dictator laughing his ass off. I see that we’re going backwards in time, we were in the 90s for a long time, now we’re in the 60s.

We have Russia nukularly rattling their sabers,.talking about militarizing Cuba and Vietnam and the rise in STDs as a result of free love.

So the 60s without the awesome cars and good music.

Eh, at least we don’t have hippies not shaving……


This one has me confused,

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks…

…cyber security officials are concerned that Lenovo computers and handheld devices could introduce compromised hardware into the Defense Department supply chain

Can’t China just buy the info from Obama and Hillary!? I mean, China has quite the investment in the whole Dem party, this doesn’t make sense.

Unless….they’re expecting a Trump win!  That’s the only thing that makes sense.


Hillary! is obviously a better candidate than Trump, she can stay on-script!

Video: Hillary Clinton reads from script during interview! WikiLeaks bombshell email MSNBC Chris Hayes Tax

As you might have figured out from the quoted text, there’s vid at the link that shows it.


As the Dept. of “Justice” is busily ignoring all the revelations of Dem felonies and vote fraud, they have their priorities straight.

While thousands of criminal aliens are being released onto the streets of Arizona, Sheriff Arpaio is the one who is facing the prospect of jail time.

Can’t have a sheriff enforcing laws! That way lies madness!!!!


Eh, we have one thing going for us on that whole, ‘invasion’ thing.

The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths.

Although methinks, if Hillary! wins, that trend of low gun deaths will be reversed as many gun owners start getting shot resisting arrest.


Italians have to be jealous. Fake-food hats!


Seriously, that just has to piss off Italians.

I’m not sure if I should file this under, “We are not afraid enough of the Japanese” or not.


What were you thinking marrying 7 women?

Shoppers at a Colorado strip mall were stunned to spot a group of unusual window-shoppers — a bull elk and his seven female companions.

A video posted to Facebook by John Burns shows the bull bringing up the rear of the elk procession earlier this month at an outdoor shopping center in Estes Park.

Eh, at least they didn’t make him hold all their purses on his antlers.

That’s The Spirit!

Posted: October 23, 2016 by veeshir in Ask a Moron, Notes on the Revolution

Never Remember! Never Learn!

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, what attitude should Democrats and Republicans alike take toward Trump voters? It will be tempting to excoriate or patronize them, or to woo them to your cause. But all of these approaches would be mistaken.


Yeah, we’re just too dim and deserve what our fine betters give us.

A much better strategy — for both parties — is to engage in selective memory, and to treat Trump voters as though the whole sorry episode of his candidacy never occurred.

Listen, ignoring why much of America is pissed off is why we have Trump.

Let’s interrupt this idiocy with a little elucidating the obvious!

Even assuming a convincing Clinton win, many, many Americans are going to vote for Trump on Nov. 8.

But they’re in flyover country, they don’t matter.

I love this bit

That doesn’t necessarily mean all Trump voters will have thought Trump should be president;

Nope, but I’d suggest that it does mean that many (most? nearly all?) think Hillary! would make an even worse POTUS.

if the polls are sufficiently lopsided on Election Day, it will be logically possible to vote for him as a protest.

Oooooohhhh, so close. He is a protest vote, but it’s a protest against even more than Hillary!, it’s a protest against all of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party and their Minitrue allies all of whom treat us with all the contempt that this tool is showing.

Democrats might be tempted to say that anyone who voted for Trump has bad morals and belongs in the much-discussed “basket of deplorables.” The Republican version of moral outrage against Trump voters would be to say that the candidate’s words (and maybe conduct) around sexual morality made him undeserving of election, and that anyone who voted for him must share his morals.


Our betters have been putting us down for a long time now, why stop now? Especially when we’ve been so stupid as to go against what they’ve decided is best for us (Jeb V Hillary!)

As for the bit about morals, Trump’s said some bad things, a bunch of women are going after him in a convenient time (I hope he does sue the shit out of them), Hillary! is an aider, abetter and liar abouter for a man who’s done far worse, all as she viciously attacked the women who, credibly, accused him of doing worse things than Trump talked about.

I’ve cut out a bunch of stuff that mischaracterizes what Trump has called for as ‘moral outrages. I assume, like building a wall, because there’s only one, acceptable, position on that. If you want our nation to enforce the laws our betters have decided not enforce, you’re a moral pygmy. If you don’t want to enforce the laws our betters have decided we need to enforce, like gay marriage, you’re a moral pygmy.

We used to just feel that enforcing laws was what America was all about, (A nation of laws, not men), but we’re in the glorious Now! where that’s just a hold-over from when dead, white slave-owners had their patriarchical heel on the throat of Amerikkka.

But moral outrage would be a moral mistake.

Moral outrage is all that our fine betters have.

Patronizing Trump voters would also be a mistake

Why stop now? I do find it hilarious in an article that’s basically one long patronizing of Trump voters, this fool says that to do so would be a mistake.

Introspection is so passe.

That leads to the final temptation, namely to try to win over Trump voters either by crafting policies aimed at saving the white lower-middle class… The former is at least an admirable goal — but only provided it can be accomplished realistically, without doing much more harm than good,

Yeah, helping Americans is less of a priority than helping non-Americans.

The alternative is to treat Trump voters as though they were ordinary, rational voters choosing among policy options available to them. That will require pretending retrospectively that this election wasn’t somehow special or distinctive, and that Trump wasn’t a uniquely dangerous candidate.


That ignores that Hillary! is an even more ‘uniquely’ dangerous candidate.

If she wins, we’ll be seeing that in short order. Well, at least until they can’t hide her illness and we get the even crazier Kaine.


I say we audiblize. Let’s ask Eli what he thinks (at about the 6 second mark)


Sure they suck this year, but that’s darn funny.

‘Reality!!!!’ is winning on points, the only way reality can win is with a TKO, or the asteroid I guess.

Roger L. Simon writes

If the 2016 presidential election were actually about genuine political policies, Donald Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton in one of the biggest landslides of all time.

Well yeah, but they’ve been making sure it’s about anything but what’s going on in the world or what Hillary! and Trump have been saying they’ll do.

Our fine media betters have to create a ‘Reality!!!!” more conducive to a Hillary! win or the stupid voters might not figure out for themselves that they’re supposed to vote for her.


I saw the headline for this story, “Inflation about to explode higher” and I had half a post written about how it’s already exploded higher, but our fine governmental betters, aided and abetted by our fine media betters, have been hiding it. But then I started reading the article (I know. But sometimes I feel I should click the links I post and read what’s linked.)

We all know the BLS artificially suppresses the CPI through bullshit… adjustments made by government apparatchiks at the behest of their politician bosses. Some obscure theoretical academic  calculation called owners equivalent rent accounts for almost a quarter of the CPI weighting.

It has no relation to reality as it has increased by only 12% since 2012, while the Case Shiller Housing Price Index is up 52% over the same time frame.

Exactly. Everything I buy is more expensive, ridiculously in some cases. Coffee has increased in price, by a bunch, as the package it comes in has become smaller. I save Folger’s coffee plastics for storing stuff like rice or I might not have noticed how much smaller they’ve become.

‘Reality!!!!’ has to trump (heh) reality or the wrong people might be elected.


Chemical warfare in Mosul, but that’s one reality that goes against the ‘Reality!!!!’ that Obama is not a feckless incompetent on the international stage.

Up to 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a sulfur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State in northern Iraq and U.S. officials say U.S. forces at a nearby airfield are wearing protective masks

Hmmm, now why haven’t our fine media betters been noticing this? The Wash Post has an article where they mention this, but every other article is in a furrin newspaper, like the Grauniad (which I only link to point and laugh).


Another result of Obama-helping ‘Reality!!!!’, the Turks are helping the Russians help the murderous Syrian dictator fight the “moderate rebels”, called “Syrian Democratic Forces”(SDF), J Effin Kerry is all excited about being on our side. The problem is that there are Kurdish forces in the SDF, and Turkey feels the same way about the Kurds they do about Armenians.

Turkish-backed rebels have launched an offensive to seize a north Aleppo town held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

So Russian allies in the region are fighting our allies in the region.

We’re back in the Cold War, Hillary!’s “reset” button reset us to 1968. Another reality we have to ignore.

If anybody wants to know what “feckless disregard of reality” means……

A senior U.S. defence official said the groups struck by Turkish jets were not themselves U.S.-backed but were “close to and friendly with” the fighters Washington is working with.

Yeah, “close and friendly” in this case means, “They’re our allies when they’re over there (points to the left) but not when they’re over there (points toward Allepo)!” In other words, nobody in the world not an American citizen is afraid of Obama.

Remember, “Reality!!!!” is much easier to control than reality but reality always wins out.
Now, while I deplore my racism, does this look like “mostly peaceful” protesters are getting ready to make the ‘mostly peaceful’ protest even more mostly-peaceful? Or could it be totally not-jihadis getting ready to totally not perform terror acts in NC?

Police are investigating yet another gun store robbery in North Carolina….

The incident is the latest in a series of pawn and gun shop robberies in the area—many of which use similar techniques….

According to WSOC TV, more than 420 guns have been stolen in the Charlotte area this year.

Either way, I’m sure lawful gun owners will be blamed for whatever the deal is. That’s officially approved ‘Reality!!!!’, reality cannot be allowed to intrude on the current election.


In “Reality!!!!!” xtians are the violent extremists who react violently when their religion is subject to free-speech!.

In reality, not so much.

A new head on a baby Jesus statue is causing some to look twice in a Sudbury, Ont., churchyard.

The head — which went missing from the pearly white statue a year ago — has been replaced by a handmade terracotta sculpture created by a local artist.

Get that? Those violent Xtians are “looking twice”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what’s the problem with the new head?



Imagine if that were Mohamed? Who would be more outraged, the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. or ‘moderate Muslims’?

Instead, most Christians have not even heard about it. I saw this a few days ago and I figured someone would mention it, but that story is it.

The priest’s comment is priceless.

“It really is shocking to the eyes because of the big contrast in colour,” the church’s priest Gérard Lajeunesse told CBC News.

Really? The color is why it’s shocking to the eyes? Not because you’ve replaced Jesus with Baal?

With the most blatantly unnecessary yet surprising comment ever in the history of ever.

“I wasn’t trained for this in seminary.”

You’d think they might have taught him the difference between Baal and Jesus in seminary. You’d be wrong apparently.


Let’s take a break from ‘Reality!!!!’and reality to look at some “REALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


So queertext focuses on the “material, erotice realities of our bodies”?

It’s funny, when I was in HS we were told that letting the little head do the thinking for the big head was bad. In the glorious Now!, it’s required.


What did we learn today?

Not a damned thing except priests in northern Ontario do some good drugs.



Chicago Vs Cleveland

Posted: October 22, 2016 by veeshir in We're boned

So it’s Chicago against Cleveland.

Chicago is the city that spawned Clinton.

Cleveland is where Trump received the nomination.


That’s pretty symbolic, but of what?

I’m still betting something happens before the end of the series, just to make sure neither the Cubs nor the Indians can win it all.

Although it would be sorta funny if some Chicago-machine politics kept the Cubs from winning the series.

So…. Who you rooting for?

I know, stupid question. We’re all rooting for the asteroid.