Archive for December, 2013

The shooter at Arapahoe High School (not going to name him, he doesn’t deserve the recognition) came armed for massacre, including extra ammunition, a machete, and Molotov cocktails. It’s fairly obvious from the amount of weaponry carried that the shooter had no intentions of simply killing his debate coach. Few news outlets are reporting on why the attack was cut short, though. It wasn’t because the targeted debate coach had left the school, and it wasn’t because the shooter suddenly had an attack of conscience.

The reason the shooter suddenly stopped his attack and killed himself was because Arapahoe High School had an armed school resource officer who confronted him. The shooter felt he was cornered and killed himself.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson had this to say:

We believe that the response from the  school resource officer … was absolutely critical to the fact that we did not have additional injury and/or death in this particular matter.

I think we have our proof of concept for armed school officers saving lives.

Advertisements

She’s baaaaaaaaack…

Posted: December 14, 2013 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I give you Anna Semenovich’s triumphant return:

 

Wow,  I had heard about this but didn’t think it would go anywhere, another part of Spain is basqueing in the bright, Iberian sunshine.

Separatist parties have agreed a date and two questions to put to Catalonians on independence for the region.

 

I certainly didn’t think it would go in this direction

“The government guarantees there won’t be any illegal action in Spain. The realisation of a referendum of this nature will be against the constitution, against the statute of autonomy of Catalonia. The president of the Catalonian government is the state representative in Catalonia and therefore he is bound to comply with the law,” stressed Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon.

 

Hmmmm, three sided civil war? Maybe 2 with Catalonia and Basquelonia allying and going against Spain minor.

Which brings us something I had no idea was happening.

The Interior Minister Angelino Alfano warned parliament the unrest could “lead to a spiral of rebellion against national and European institutions.”

…“Our university isn’t a catwalk for those who peddle austerity” read a banner.

Marches, sit-ins and demos took place in other cities including Milan and Turin.

Fourteen policemen have been injured…

The “pitchfork” movement began as a loosely organised group of farmers from Sicily and their aims remain vague beyond demanding the government be replaced and parliament dissolved.

Larger demonstrations are planned in the capital next week.

I’m not sure if that requires a “Wow”, but I do know I’m jealous as hell.

First they have the “Vaffanculo Day” protest election where a comedian won a fairly big election on the explicit promise to gum up the works and now they have a freaking Pitchfork Movement.

Sonomabatch, they’re making us look like slackers.

Also, think about that, the two countries that were generally lumped in with Greece are having these problems.

There’s crazy stuff gong on everywhere these days.

Really?

Posted: December 12, 2013 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Notes on the Revolution, Win!

You have to love this.

obamatwit2

I’m looking forward to my audit.

Via everybody’s favorite Weasel.

S.

Important Update!

obamatwithaha

Seriously, we need to store up some good karma to get this done so we get an election as funny as 2008.

In their inaugural national political poll, Florida’s Saint Leo University found that 44 percent of Democrats would consider supporting Biden if he ran, making him Clinton’s nearest rival. He also had a 79 percent favorable rating.

 

There’s just so much Win! in there. First, we have the press trying to hide what Biden says when he’s running for president. We’ll have an election where the Dem candidate for Potus will never be directly quoted.

That’s going to be funny enough but we’ll have the added advantage of the GOP running someone like Jeb Bush who’s less electable than Biden.

President Joe Biden.

Say that without giggling and then cringing.

We might as well root for some funny, we’re all boned anyway.

No really, who gives a shit?

So there’s a BIG BUDGET DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!! and the Republic is Saved!!!!!!!

Saw that link at Ace where that guy explains why the GOP should reject it.

He  says because it’s a huge spending increase but they swear they’re going to cut the budget in 10 years.

Eggs-fucking-zactly.

The worst part, for me, was watching the 30 seconds of the press conference where I saw Ryan say they were cutting the budget by $23 billion.

So they’re over a $trillion in the hole every fucking year and they’re cutting a measly fucking 23 billion? I guess $23 billion is all focus grouped and shit.

The worst part? The part that pisses me off even more than all the rest?

As we all fucking know, but all the right people seem to pretend this isn’t so, it’s that the $23 billion “cut” is not a fucking cut at all, it’s a “cut” in the fucking increase.

And to make that shit worse, and why it pisses me off the most, is that the amount they were going to increase is a made up fucking number.

They’re cutting an insultingly small number from the projected increase in a hugely bloated budget and Paul Fucking Ryan is pretending that means jack shit.

Fucking Ryan, I used to like him so much, then he showed himself to be a typical establishment-type GOPer when he joined Team Romney and sold out. It’s only been downhill since.

And don’t tell me, “They need to do shit like this to work with Democrats.”

Why?

The Dems just got done going all nuclear and shit and now the GOP is supposed to sell out their base to make nice?

Eh, at least it’ll hasten the end. The suspense is killing me.

 

Update

I just realized the purpose of this deal. Drudge has links to “Boehner happy”, “Obama Happy”, “Rubio Not Happy”, “House Conservatives could still scuttle.”

The purpose to go after the conservatives and have a happy Tea Party Bashing by the We’re Better Than You Party.

It’s a continuation of the Shutdown That Was Caused By The Tea Party!!!!!!!!!!!

So another shutdown and it’s all my fault.

Since they can’t pass a budget, they’ll have to pass another Continuing Spending Trillions Resolution.

An Arctic blast from the past

Posted: December 9, 2013 by aliceaitch in Green Goofs, WTF Is Wrong With Colorado

Tony of Tony’s Rants made an interesting observation on Facebork today…Six years ago, Artic ‘expert’ Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski predicted that there would be no ice in the Arctic in summer 2013. He was concerned that “our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.”

In other global warming news, Colorado is fucking cold lately. I tried putting insulation on our garage doors over the weekend to try to minimize the incoming cold; the foamboard adhesive froze and the insulation fell off.

thorntoncold