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How does fakenews happen?

Yesterday we made fun of the Wash Post about their SCOOP!!!!! that Trump outed Valerie Plam…ummm…what the hell did he do? Oh yeah, something about Russia.

 

So today Trump said that he talked to the Russians about intelligence. Which is exactly what the fuck he said yesterday.

And now we see Concerned Conservatives like Capt. Boring/Ed Morrissey at Hot Air say,

I guess everyone can put the #fakenews hashtag away for a while, eh? Yesterday, the White House had nat-sec advisor H.R. McMaster issue a broad but unspecific denial after the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump had blurted out highly classified intel to the visiting Russian delegation last week. Rex Tillerson followed suit and the White House communications team issued a terse denial before heading behind closed doors for a meeting.

This morning, as what seems to be a developing pattern, Trump took to Twitter and made hash of the hashtag from his supporters, as well as of White House communications strategy:

Yeah, no. Trump  takes to twitter to say (read the comments on his tweets, there are some angry people out there)

As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.

Yesterday the Wash Post said Trump had jeopardized intelligence gathering, McMaster said, “ummmm, no.”, today nothing we’ve seen contradicts that, but everybody is tut-tutting Trump for…uhhhh….. being hated by Minitrue as nearly as I can tell.

Claire Sez

what’s that word….?????

That Rooski word for destroying a country by intentionally creating doubt in the people that there is actually any way whatsoever for them to learn the facts of what is going on.

Not sure of the Russian word, I’d go with Minitrue in English. Here’s the kicker, the part that all Concerned Conservatives are upset about.

Specifically, [Trump] is said to have described the details of an Islamic State threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. The information itself was reportedly provided by a close Middle Eastern ally.

To which Claire responds

wait…. I heard about that on the nooz…
*I* heard about that on the nooz…

Sorry for the language, they don’t curse much at Sondrakistan, that’s another difference from Alextopia.

 

News from last year!

Liberals Are An Inferno Of Flaming Crazy And We Should Pour Gasoline On The Fire

Don’t get me wrong, that’s a good article and I suggest you read it, but where was he last year? That was one of the biggest reasons for voting for Trump, now we’re just roasting marshmallows and popcorn over the fire.

 

Let’s Drudgetapose!

 

Hillary 2015

“We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political system, and drowning out the voices of too many everyday Americans,” Mrs. Clinton said in a statement. “Our democracy should be about expanding the franchise, not charging an entrance fee. It starts with overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and continues with structural reform to our campaign finance system so there’s real sunshine and increased participation.”…

She would end secret, unaccountable money in politics…(emphasis me)

Hillary 2017

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially launched a new organization on Monday, “Onward Together,” with the stated goal of “advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.” Put more bluntly, the group’s mission is to advance Clinton’s agenda, which was unable to defeat Donald Trump.
But buried on the donation page is this nugget:

First, you know it has to kill her that bribes paid to her are no longer tax-deductable.

Second, that is one awkward, Engrishy, second sentence. As nearly as I can tell that sentence should read, “Only US citizens or lawfully…can contribute”.

Third, do you get shirts when you become a member? Are they black or brown? Any armbands?

Clintons lie. It’s what they do. They also grift. It’s the other thing they do. Hillary also fascists, it’s what she does.

 

Nothing major, just a reminder about the Unproven Accusation About Voter Fraud!

Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov. 8, an approximation far short of President Trump’s estimate of up to 5 million illegal voters but supportive of his charges of fraud.

Just remember, if it’s not fakenews it’s not at the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc.!

 

Speaking of fascists, the IRS fascists who decided people they disagree with politically deserve no rights,

Current and former IRS officials are asking not to publicly testify about the agency’s alleged bias against Tea Party and other conservative organizations, claiming they are in danger if they do so.

Former official Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both argued in recent filings under seal in the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati that the death threats and other harassment…

I can understand that and even agree. If they tell the truth, well.

There is tangible evidence on the laptop of a former DNC staffer that confirms he was talking to WikiLeaks prior to his murder, a private investigator suggested Monday

Dead minions tell no tales.

 

The Far Right Preaches Traditional Values!!!!! Can they accept a lesbian?

Weidel’s rise is the latest expression of a growing, if seemingly ironic, trend. In their policies, nationalist movements in the West often oppose full gay rights, including same-sex marriage. (any examples Wash Post? No? Because Everybody Knows That!!!!!!!!!!!! V)

 

Meanwhile, in Akbar Britain, the Far Right is pushing traditional values but there is pushback by their betters!

The leaders of radical right-wing party Britain First have been arrested following a “campaign” related to an ongoing rape trial at a court in Kent.

So what sort of campaign?

Kent Police said the arrests related to “leaflets and videos posted online” that were linked to an ongoing trial at Canterbury Crown Court. The court case involves the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.,,

“We were driving to a meeting through Kent and the traffic in front of us stopped,” Fransen told IBTimes UK. “A marked police van had stopped diagonally in front of the cars.

“Then other police cars flew up behind and alongside us and officers leaped out …. they pulled us both out [of the car].”

She added: “It was like watching a Swat team. They were obviously waiting for us on this route.”

As we saw the other day, they’re trying to stop it. Their betters are saying it’s culturally inappropriate to oppose that.

Some days I really hate people. I call those days, “Today”.

via our favorite smell.

 

I realize I shouldn’t have linked them because Jihadwatch is all about Teh Hateism, so let’s palate-wash with this acceptable free speech!

Last Thursday, I (Robert Spencer) gave a lecture on the jihad threat at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. Shortly thereafter, a young Icelandic Leftist registered his disapproval of what I said by poisoning me.

 

Can’t we all just get along?

 

I do have to give a mea wronga. I’ve said that commies cannot innovate, I wuz wrong,

Nevertheless, the Castro dictatorship is not a failure at everything it does. There is one thing they are particularly good at: repression. It is a skill they have been honing now for more than a half century. While innovation and ingenuity are foreign terms to the Cuban dictatorship when it comes to the economy and civil society, they are constantly innovating and coming up with ingenious new methods of repression.

Cuba is second only to China, the Norks and Berkeley in shutting down free speech!

 

I’ve come to the conclusion that doves are the dickheads of the desert/avian world.

They attack other birds, they constantly coo at me, they attack each other and the kicker, they eat from a dickhead’s bowl

Kago doesn’t eat his dry food plain anymore, I cook crappy, sleeve, 73% hamburger and put it and the grease over his dry food.

Those doves are eating hamburger-grease-infused dog food.

Are they becoming carnivorous?

Luckily, I have a gun for that!

.22/.410 with birdshot.

I have a few 000buckshot shells for it too, they’re for coyote.

I am so sick of all the Concerned and Alarmed idiocies about how firing Comey is the End of the Republic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s see if I can ignore Comey for this post.

There’s something about this vid that I really like.

I’m not sure what it is, but I just like watching that.

 

Victor Davis Hanson wonders if Trump can successfully remodel the GOP.  Trump has some help in that, but as we’ve seen, the voters have very limited power to change the gov’t in our particular form of republic. We can change the names of our ‘leaders’, but we apparently have little more power to change the policies than residents of a People’s Republic or even a Democratic People’s Republic.

And this is why

Republicans concentrate on what they like in the Trump agenda — military spending increases, energy expansion, deterrence abroad, tax and regulatory reform, and the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act — and they ignore the inherent contradictions between Trumpism and their own political creed…

In this mainstream Republican view, the role of a superpower is to endure trade deficits to help its less powerful allies and keep the global order prosperous and stable. But Trump’s idea of “fair” trade trumps “free” trade.
Trump is not willing to accept a permanent Midwest Rust Belt as the price of globalization.

Yup. They think that people who want to revitalize American manufacturing are parochial and just not that bright. If we have to pay for their vision of how the world works, well, that’s what welfare is for!

At first he seemed to be defending our fine political betters, but then he noticed reality in a way that’s very intelligent (i.e. agrees with what I think)

More

Unlike doctrinaire Republicans, Trump believes that illegal immigration is a big — and bad — deal.
The Republican establishment’s employer argument is that illegal immigration ensures that the sort of work “Americans won’t do” is actually done. Or, some establishment Republicans believe that undocumented migrants who cross the southern border will one day become conservative, “family values” voters.
Not so Trumpism. It seeks to help the working class by stopping the importation of cheap labor. It believes that secure borders will restore the sanctity of law, and that the end of illegal immigration will lead to greater integration and assimilation of Latino minority groups.

Exactly. The way we integrated immigrants for 200 years is just so simplisme! The Melting Pot is racist and cannot be taught anymore! Diversity is our strength!

While having diverse opinions can be strengthening, we are balkanizing. Immigrants from previous generations are only different in the food they eat and the booze they drink in general. That includes many (most?) Mexicans, although that numbers was a higher percentage of the whole a few decades ago.

Trumpism has no illusions that there will ever be a world of liberal democracies. It seeks instead only to make sure enemies understand that any future aggression will not be worth the anticipated benefits.

Nuke The Moon! baby. We don’t need our enemies to like us, they won’t, we just need them to respect and fear us. Or just fear us. But respect makes it easier to intimidate.

As for dictators such as those in the Philippines or Egypt, Trumpism argues that it makes little sense to snub autocratic friends while cutting deals with autocratic enemies like those in Iran or Cuba.

That’s a great point, why should we be nice to the murderous dictators in China and Iran and mean to non- or less-murderous assholes elsewhere? The asshole in the Philippines isn’t killing his opposition (yet?) and the assholes in Egypt are killing their natural enemies (Christians and insufficiently similar Muslims) but leaving the rest of the world alone. Even Israel mostly.

Obama and Hillary got rid of Mubarak without a plan, Trump shouldn’t do the same. Especially as a sane plan would include us getting involved there after deposing the current dictators. We are done Nation-Building for the foreseeable future. We just don’t have the balls to do it the way we did with Japan and Germany, “Here’s your constitution and gov’t. Meet your new military governor. He’ll be leaving when we can trust you not to be murderous assholes and can trust your neighbors not to invade you and make you differently murderous assholes.”

Now we run away.

On matters of identity politics, Republicans have often sought to play down but not actively oppose racial, ethnic, and gender pressure groups. The strategy has been to not antagonize the ethnic and race industries in hopes of receiving a greater share of the minority vote.
Trump is politically incorrect.

And it’s been hilarious.

Trump just keeps making end runs around Minitrue’s Narrative and the entire We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party is just freaking out. Their weapons are useless!

So we see articles like this from Concerned Republicans Who Only Want What Is Best For The Nation!

Headline

For the love of God, delete his account

That would be Trump’s Twitter account. The one that gives our fine social, moral, political and intellectual betters such agita.

President Trump’s impulsive social media habit does little to advance his agenda, it pulls both his fans and critics into endless fights and it has created several major headaches for top White House staffers, including Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.

That’s funny. Our fine betters in Minitrue, their entertainment arm, the rest of the Democratic party and most of the GOP are forced to change their actions because of Trump’s tweets. He got more action out of the country using social media than anyone since Sarah Palin put out her “Death Panel” deal.

It’s no small thing for a sitting president to appear to threaten a former FBI director. (shit, I thought I’d make it without Comeying V)

After 8 years of Obama threatening everybody from day 1, including police doing their jobs, private citizens, more private citizens,  more private citizens, more private citizens, more pr…(moving on) journalists (both real and suckophantic), our military, businesses… I know I’m leaving some people out, but Trump going after Hillary’s Head Bitch is not even in the same ballpark. Trump telling Comey not to lie about him is not just not wrong, but shows Trump has been paying attention to Comey.

It’s even worse when that same director formerly headed an investigation into the role hostile foreign agents played in the election that swept said president into power.

Still fucking that Russia Hacked The Election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! chicken I see. Once you see that you can safely assume that the idiot who wrote it is not processing reality. And even if it was 100% Russian Hacking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what did they do? The Job Americans Won’t Do, i.e. report accurately on Democrat perfidy and felonyizing. Above we saw that the GOP is all about foreigners doing the Jobs Americans Won’t Do but now they’re against it. Why…. it’s almost as if they use situational ethics where who is on the receiving end decides the morality and ethics of a position!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Assholes.

A non-exhaustive recap of the past week’s crop of Comey Fake News!!!!! that was breathlessly and shriekingly reported and (occasionally) quietly corrected.

If you care. I skimmed it, I don’t really need a reminder of the lies, distortions, contortions and “anonymous” liars they have and are trotting out. The only use for it is that I think Americans are actually watching with dropped jaw as our betters freak out over something they had all, each and every fucking one, called for as little as a week ago.

Speaking of assholes from the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party, John, I hate Veeshir, McCain!

Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, offered high praise for Sen. John McCain on Friday, saying the Arizona Republican’s vocal criticism of President Trump marks his “finest hour.”

“I think frankly this is John McCain’s finest hour,” Schiff said on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

The senior Arizona senator has also been critical of Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy,

Exactly. We gave the GOP victories in the last few elections because we didn’t like what the Dems were doing to our nation so what do the big shit sheep…grand poo bahs of the GOP do? Stuff that gets praise from Democrats. Asshole Democrats like Schiff.

 

Speaking of the entertainment arm of the Democratic media/entertainment political complex, The Last (conservative) Man Standing isn’t.

The cancellation by ABC of Tim Allen’s hit comedy “Last Man Standing”…

Allen’s biting and genuinely funny witticisms poking fun at all things liberal. Its humor is balanced, with the show featuring a Canadian liberal son-in-law who gets his points across…

the blue-collar sitcom was ABC’s second most watched comedy this season with 8.1 million viewers in Live +7, only behind flagship Modern Family (8,7 million). It was the third most watched ABC scripted series overall behind Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family….(emphasis me V)

 

So they canceled one of the shows that people actually want to watch for their religion. Someone should tell them that tithing only requires 10%, not bankruptcy. Via Commonsense and Wonder.

 

The NY Post plays Name That Party! about a DA stepping back as he’s being criminally investigated.

allegations he took part in a police coverup involving former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who pleaded guilty in February 2016 to federal charges that he beat a man who stole a stash of porn and a sex toy from Burke’s official vehicle.

I don’t get the problem, misuse of gov’t property is a right and Dems covering up their accomplices in graft is how NY works! He looks sorta old, maybe the ass’t DA wasn’t interested in waiting for him to retire.

 

Nothing story about a Republican running for election has “irregularities” in his past, I’d say his mistake is he wasn’t high enough up in the hierarchy of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party to have the necessary degree of impunity.

Former South Carolina state senator Ralph Norman, who is running as the conservative candidate in the state’s fifth congressional district, sat on the board of a bank that accepted millions of dollars from the Obama administration’s 2008 bailout.

But I’m linking for the part I bolded. In 2008 Obama was not POTUS, that was Bush’ 2008 bailout.

Norman served on South Carolina Bank and Trust Financial Corporation’s board of directors in January 2009 when the bank sold $64.8 million in preferred stock and a 10-year warrant to the Treasury Department under its Capital Purchase Program, which was created as part of the federal government’s $700 billion bailout.

January, 2009 was when Obama ascended, that was Bush’s bailout.  The one he rammed down the financial world’s throat.

The chief executives of the country’s nine largest banks had no choice but to accept capital infusions from the Treasury Department in October, government documents released Wednesday have confirmed.

Obtained and released by Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan educational foundation, the documents reveal “talking points” used by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson during the Oct. 13 meeting between federal officials and the executives that stressed the investments would be required “in any circumstance,” whether the banks found them appealing or not.

Notice that in 2009 to that member in good standing of our fine media betters Judicial watch was “non-partisan”. (I know I missed a couple commas in there but I’m not sure where so here are a few you can insert  ,,,)

But why is the Free Beacon obfuscating the issue of who started stimuluzing and bailouting while attacking this man as a Friend Of Obama? Is the “journalist” just an idiot or is there some sort of agenda in play?

Ralph Norman, who is running as the conservative candidate in the state’s fifth congressional district,

Are they joining the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party or is it just that opinionator or are they angry that he’s not a conservative or some other, undisclosed, reason?

Because I’ll tell you what, taking money you’re forced to take by the POTUS from your party is not necessarily a sign that you’re not conservative.

Just something that confused me.

 

This is very messed up. In a story about a Gorsuch dissent (he was against the arrest), we see this.

The New Mexico incident began in 2011 when the student, known only as F.M. in court papers, kept interrupting his physical education class with fake burps. The teacher sent him into the hallway, where he continued burping and laughing as he leaned into the classroom entrance. (emphasis me V)

The teacher called for assistance on her school radio, and soon Arthur Acosta, a police officer assigned to the school, arrived in the hallway, according to court documents.

Acosta took the boy to the school’s office, then placed him under arrest for violating a New Mexico law that prohibits anyone from disrupting the education process. Acosta handcuffed the student and took him to the juvenile detention center, where the boy stayed about an hour until he was picked up…

I think it’s ridiculous that the kid was arrested, expel him if he’s that disrespectfully disruptive, but notice a few things.

There were cops patrolling the school, that’s not often done in schools where it’s not necessary. Maybe the cop knew the kid from previous interactions. Judging from what happened, I’m gonna assume this choir boy/orphanage-volunteer had previously had such disrespectful and disruptive episodes.

Also think about what he was doing.

Acosta’s lawyer says the criminal act was the boy’s “interference with the educational process, not the act of burping.”

Sure, it was burping and laughing, but he was showing a complete lack of respect for the teacher, the other students and the whole concept of school. Further, his actions showed that he was utterly unafraid of any repercussions. From my experience, I’m gonna assume calling the parents would not be a useful exercise.

There are a lot of kids like that, I’m not just saying that just from my teaching experience but from relatives’ kids and their friends.

School cannot work unless there’s respect flowing both ways. Respect for others is sorely lacking in today’s culture.

 

Let’s Tolerance!

First up, we have this.

A Detroit-area high school is holding an all-girls prom

That’s not a prom. Jebus. How can you have a prom without prom-dates? Here’s the Tolerance part.

to create a comfortable and safe environment for girls who cannot attend the traditional co-ed prom for cultural reasons.

So in other words, the girls’ owners (male relatives) would beat them, honor-kill them, cut off their noses or just throw acid in their faces if they act like American girls.

I hate people sometimes. You really should not cater to that shit.

Now, for a little palate-washer, let’s look at the State of American Heavy Metal! They’re bad ass, they won’t cave to intolerant religious assholes who are intolerant!

Megadeth agreed to cut songs that were potentially “offensive” to Muslims after the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Youth group voiced its objection to them touring the country.

Oh.

I wish to offend no one here. We cut songs for China.”

Really? Megadeth was out manlied by Elton John?

Chinese authorities have hardened their line on foreign musicians, after Elton John infuriated them by dedicating a performance to outspoken artist and activist Ai Weiwei, according to industry sources. Police arrived to interview the singer shortly after he announced that the performance, which took place in Beijing last November, was dedicated “to the spirit and talent of Ai Weiwei”

So sad.

When people try to censor your art, you tell them to fuck off or you just do your deal.

However, he (Jeff Dunham V) was informed by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture that Achmed should not be mentioned or brought on to the show..

Dunham cleverly side-stepped the issue by introducing a new character; “Who knew that Achmed had a French cousin — Jacques, the dead French terrorist?” he says. “It was Achmed with a beret and mustache, and the audience loved it, thankfully. But I was a bit frightened there, too. I thought, ‘Will they drag me off the stage and make an example of me?’ I honestly thought that was a possibility, as you never know how strict and real these laws are.”

So in other words, a flamingly flamboyent homosexual musician, second only to Liberace in his flamboyence, flaming and homosexuality, and a guy who plays with dolls have more balls than Megadeth!

Still say 80s music has heart and soul?

This made me laugh when I saw it. I’d like to see the entire show, but even his specials only show bits and pieces.

That’s how you do it.

 

Relatedly, Trump appoints a Frenchman, Vladimierre Poutin, as head of the FBI!

Sometimes reality is less funny than fantasy.

 

And then there are times like this.

A judge set bail Friday for an Elkhorn man accused of hiring prostitutes to bare their breasts and strip on his neighbor’s porch

My neighbors just call the cops on me.

Not sure why the cops got involved this time though, it seems to me a ‘Thank You’ was in order.

 

I thought hockey players were exempt from this shit.

Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss has apologized after he reportedly caused an outrage in Germany when it was discovered that he “liked” an Instagram post comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

Although the way they’ve been trying to Stop Hockey’s Ultra-Violent Ways!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have figured SJW’s were paying attention.

One thing, I wonder if Hillary shaves anything like a Hitler mustache.

*smack*

Sorry, but if I had warned you you wouldn’t have read that and cringed.

The funniest thing I’ve heard hockey announcers say was when Montreal made Pierre Turgeon captain cuz he’s French-Canadian and a NY Islanders announcer said, “That’s ridiculous. If that were the case, the Islanders would have to have a Jew as captain!

The next day I waited to see but nobody freaked out. I figured they were still exempt, but apparently the forces of Tolerance And Love have decided that every aspect of our lives needs to be Toleranced, Loved and Mostly-Peaced.

 

 

I found an inside look at one of the top journalists at the Wash Post!

 

They’re obviously very busy, that must be why their lies and Fake News are so pathetic.

No, really. They do. And they take themselves seriously! Chuck Schumer can literally say anything and expect people to believe him and forget what he said literally the day before.

 

Speaking of which, let’s Comey!

The AP goes around the bend over Comey!

Another false, overheated assertion. Trump didn’t challenge any institutions, he fired an officer of the federal government who served at his pleasure. The AP needs to get a grip.

Pace goes on to quote seven politicians and scholars, every single one of whom criticizes Comey’s firing, often in hysterical terms. That isn’t balanced reporting, that is “analysis.”

If you’re a blogger, it would pay to have a macro for the bolded part.

 

I do have to wonder if Trump does this stuff on purpose just to make them froth or if it’s just a bonus.

 

 

The NY Post just has to keep Never Trumping.

New executive order will target Trump’s unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

Here we have the NY Post say this

White House advisor Stephen Miller doubled down on President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that thousands of voters were bused from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in November to cost him the win.

And here we have an article about those Unsubstantiated claims.

While 458 potentially fraudulent votes aren’t enough to have changed the outcome of either race, the questionable votes prompted an investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and legislation to reform the state’s same-day voter registration.

 

So they found 458 shady votes in the initial check, I wonder how many a real investigation would find?

This one’s my favorite.

Now Mayor de Blasio’s joined the chorus calling for the head of Board of Elections Commissioner Alan Schulkin — simply for privately (he thought) speaking his mind about voter fraud.

After a few drinks — and to an undercover reporter for James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Yes, Schulkin’s remarks are embarrassing to his fellow Democrats, who inevitably insist that voter fraud is a myth.

Well, Democrats and the NY Post.

So what did dude say? They make you click through three articles to get to the one with the quote.

The Manhattan Democratic representative on the city’s Board of Elections was caught on a secret video slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio’s municipal ID program as contributing to “all kinds of fraud” — including at the polls.

“He gave out ID cards, de Blasio. That’s in lieu of a driver’s license, but you can use it for anything,” Commissioner Alan Schulkin said in the undercover video recorded by a muckraker for conservative nonprofit Project Veritas.

“But they didn’t vet people to see who they really are. Anybody can go in there and say, ‘I am Joe Smith, I want an ID card,’ ” he said in the bombshell tape.

“It’s absurd. There is a lot of fraud. Not just voter fraud, all kinds of fraud . . . This is why I get more conservative as I get older.”

Cuz voter fraud is Unsubstantiated!!!!! and Trumps’s a poopy-head.

They have a narrative and the NY Post, and the rest of all the major media outlets, just have to keep lying about Trump no matter how utterly foolish and idiotic they appear.

Cuz they’re Elite! and Trump just does not meet their standard standard.

 

They paid the danegeld, guess what they’re stuck with?

University of California Santa Cruz administrators recently agreed to meet to all four demands lodged by a black student group who commandeered a campus building and would not leave until their conditions were met.

But in addition to the four initial stipulations, the group made three other demands to the university, and it has warned UC Santa Cruz that it has four months to comply with these demands or “more Reclamations” will result.

Well, not danes, but still.

 

Now why didn’t we think of this?

We know this because Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has now explained that the Liberals spent $1,877.24 of our money on 14 life-size cardboard cuts-out of Justin Trudeau for use in Canadian diplomatic missions around the world, “to champion the values that Canadians hold dear”.

We could replace Congress with standees and just play audio of them saying, “Trump is illegal!” or “American voters Suck!!!”

Make America Great Again! Require All Congresscritters  To Be Replaced with Cardboard Cut-Outs!

 

Via Kahr 40, I think Japan is mobilizing for war!

 

 

Watch Out Norks and your Murderous Commie Chinese Masters!

 

Cause

Effect

This is a sight to behold. Watch as unarmed protestors in Venezuela lose all fear and rush a line of armed oppressors.

Well, it would be a site to behold if only our fine minitrue betters weren’t ignoring the murderous dictator in Venezuela cuz he’s trying Socialism, they’re hoping he gets it right this time (you can tell if they’re doing it right by the height of the piles of bodies).

 

The Norks Are Yelling At China!!!!!!!!!!

North Korea condemned China in strong language, in the latest sign of a growing rift between Beijing and the Kim Jong Un regime over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Cuz China is reasonable and looking for peace in the region but Trump and the Norks are being unreasonable!

Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie skipped a trilateral meeting with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Yokohama on Friday..

ADB President Takehiko Nakao, a former top Japanese currency diplomat, has sought to dispel the view that Japan and China are competing for influence, saying on Thursday his institution seeks to cooperate – not compete – in the region.

The talks came amid escalating tensions in North Korea, which moderated some of the optimism policymakers held over Asian’s economic outlook.

 

Oh, China has a plan for economic cooperation in the region. They’re building up their military and those islands they built in the South China are a good cause celebre’ for creating closer cooperation. Maybe they could call it the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

I know I’m the minority in this, but I really just do not see how people can say that the Norks are not the plausible-deniability province of China. Everything they do must be looked at in the view that they’re doing what China wants them to do.

 

The Islamic Veil (and all its permutations) is a sign of modesty! The women want to wear it and it’s western cultural imperialism to force women to take off their veils!

Dozens of black veils dotted a freshly laid sand berm in northern Syria, ditched by women fleeing the Islamic State group’s bastion of Raqa as US-backed fighters close in…

“Most of the women tear off their robes and burqas as soon as they arrive at our positions,” an SDF fighter said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“Some of the women stomp on the robes because they finally feel safe and are finished with Daesh,” he added, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

So what you’re saying is that women do not like to be treated as property? Really? Even brown women? Surely the wogs don’t feel that way?!?!?!??!

It’s funny how reality always does the opposite of what our fine social, moral, political and intellectual betters claim it will.

 

Let’s illustrate why Veeshir hates to fly.

Delta Air Lines has apologised after a couple were threatened with having their children put in foster care during a row with flight staff.

The operator said it was “sorry for the unfortunate experience”

Oh, so they apologized? What might have caused that?

after Brian and Brittany Schear posted a video online showing them being told to leave their flight or be arrested during a dispute over a spare seat they had bought.

At one point, a member of Delta staff can be heard telling the family: “This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care.”

Cuz it was advertised. How many times do you think something similar happens every, single day?

Airline folks know they have the power of the police state behind them so they can wipe their asses on you with impunity. No, not with impunity, with punity as they ensure all your orifices get probed if you do not Respect Their Authoritah!

 

All The News That’s Fit To Slant!

Headline

Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things

Hmmm, I wonder why that could be

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” goes the saying — one that now seems like a relic of simpler times.

Wait for it….wait for it….

Today, President Trump is sticking with his own facts — his claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election

It’s not often the NY Times so accurately reports on the news, they show in the second paragraph why so much of their readership believes idiotically false things.

The Justice Department obtained a secret court-approved wiretap last summer on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign,

More lies from the NY Times.

A New York Times correspondent falsely reported Thursday on Twitter that members of the House of Representatives unanimously voted to exempt themselves from the Republican health care bill.

Hey, those readers aren’t going to believe objectively false things unless the NY Times keeps pushing them!

 

So the GOP hasn’t capitulated, that would imply there were actually thinking about resisting the Dems.

I clicked a “related link” on one of the recent posts about a previous Big Budget Blowout!

Let’s look at a comment from a few years ago by Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder (who I haven’t seen in a while) during the Reign of Obama!

So i will fall back on the basic philosophies which have guided me soundly through life:
There is no problem which cannot be solved by a suitable application of high explosives.

A President (not this one, obviously) must direct military demolitions teams to blow up all the computers which process the SS, M and M systems and all their hundreds of terabytes of redundant backed up data. They can strike on a four day holiday weekend, pick up their Presidential pardons and be home grilling spotted owls in a welfare-free world by Monday afternoon. The President will make a brief speech to the effect of “y’all best find a way on your own,” and then tell the EPA and Education Department that they are scheduled for Wednesday.

Boom, baby. Problems mostly solved, except for the whining.

Trump has the balls, it would be awesome.

He has to see the GOP is not going to help him, if he sticks with them he’ll be a one-term POTUS. Hell, they’re probably going to lose a lot of seats in Congress in the next election, they were elected for a purpose and they’re not doing it.

News from years ago!

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SURVEILLANCE

Raise questions, get some information out despite the minitrue ban on making Obama look bad.

333 of one, half a devil of the other.

 

This one is like an onion or an ogre, it has layers and stinks. It also makes me laugh.

From the woman who had a Dem operative ‘meet’ her in the woods so her minitrue toadies could write articles about her ‘coming out of the woods’, we see the next totally spontaneous Hillary attempt at getting her ! back.

First layer, now that the Dems are not in power, they have a budget!

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) on Tuesday unveiled its “People’s Budget,” offering a vision of economic equality and fairness that comes in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s “slash-and-burn approach to governing based on ideological extremism.”

The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance

Second layer, The People’s Budget! We can drive our brand new People’s truck across the bridge, and plaster the words of the Chairman on every tree, rock, and animal for miles until we run out of the People’s gas!

Third layer, they’re going to be The Resistance! You know who else is going to join the resistance? In a Christiane Amanpour tongue bath, Hillary blames all and sundry for her loss but here’s where we get our synergy.

“I’m now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,

The Resistance!

 

News From Last Year!

Hillary to build political group aimed at taking down Trump

Hillary-Trump II, this time there’s no voting but it’s hilariouser!

 

They’re not illegal, they’re Above The Law!

Prosecutors have dropped rape charges against two immigrant teens — one in the country illegally — because their alleged victim’s story fell apart…

“At no point did the girl express any reluctance with any sex acts,” said Sanchez Milian’s attorney Andew Jezic. “From the night before, she actively planned a sexual encounter.”

The bitch was askin fer it!

Ninth-graders Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez Milian, 18

17 and 18 year old “9th graders”, the girl, which the Post helpfully does not tell us, is 14.

Aren’t the ages listed statutory rape? So even if the bitch was askin fer it, it’s illegal. Right? But since they’re undocumented felons, they can get away with..anything.

 

My rent is going up from $430 to $550 so I’m moving closer to Phoenix. Plus I think my neighbors don’t like me.

It was nice living out here when it was so cheap but I can pay close to the new rent and not live 45 minutes from everywhere.

So as I’m scouring Craigslist for apartments,

Another suggested lure is advertising a studio apartment for rent, small enough to not “attract large families,” and capture and kill the interested tenants. “It might even help to include in the ad that the apartment is ‘ideal for students,'” ISIS adds.

 

Eh, at least it’s Constitutional carry in AZ so I’ll be able to return fire. I’m not going to take a studio, but I am looking at 1 and 2 bedroom cheapies.

 

Chop his head off and you’ll really see something!

So how do the two parties treat Americans?

Let’s start with the Dems.

Hillary blames her election loss on: her pet media, debate monitors not asking her some questions about some made-up, fantasy, saved-or-created jobs she created, the FBI, misogyny, the laughable idea that Putin apparently preferred the unknown Trump (who probably has bribed Putin) to the often and easily bribed Clinton, he’s been bribing Clintons since the 90s, and more. I’m sure I’m missing a few.

In other words, it had nothing to do with her, it’s all the voter’s fault for not recognizing her greatness and everybody else’s fault for not letting the idiot voters know.

A visual representation

 

On the other side of the aisle, we have the GOP we keep electing to get rid of Obamacare, do something about our porous borders and stop lax enforcement of laws against lefty-approved folks.

So how are they doing?

They’re getting right on Building That Wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura Ingraham: One thing I know for sure, Sean, is that we have way too many people on Capitol Hill who are not on the president’s side of this. I’m talking Republicans. So I have no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump wants this wall to be built. Congress has to appropriate the money. I heard over two months ago that GOP leadership, the most senior senators on Capitol Hill, and I heard it from someone who was in the room with them, they were laughing at an idea a wall would ever get built. Out loud laughing. They were recently telling that source of mine, “Don’t worry, it’s not going to happen.” (emphasis him, V)

 

Oh, but they have been getting right on repealing Obamacare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Several Republicans have come out Monday against the current measure to repeal and replace Obamacare, bringing CNN’s whip count to 21 Republicans — mostly moderates — opposed to the bill with at least 17 lawmakers still undecided.

Moderates are against it? It’s hard to figure out, but I think this is it

Pressed further, Trump said that “we actually have a clause that guarantees” coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Trump also said the health care legislation is “changing.”
Unlike the mandate under Obamacare, however, under the GOP bill insurers could charge them higher rates than others in the plan if they allow their coverage to lapse.

So in other words, it seems moderates are against introducing even a little sanity into the gov’t take-over of my life is DOA.

A visual representation of how the GOP has treated me over the last few elections with coming attractions for the next few elections no matter who we vote for.

 

 

Here we have Hillary, who only wants what’s best for hersel…America, saying that Trump and Russia colluded on enforcing Obama’s red line.

Sometimes shit comes out of the woods.

I blame the bears.

 

Okay, this one’s hilarious. 100 days into Trump’s first term we’ve been watching them get more and more ridiculous but seriously, if the left didn’t have crazed hyperbole all they’d have would be violent, smelly, hippies.

Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy.

Geez, at least wait until he’s running for re-election. I mean, it’s not as if you can’t re-use it 4 years later. Heaven knows we all worried about Obama doing the same thing but kept our mouths mostly shut until it was time for a presidential election (or after Hillary lost to Russia…Trump).

 

Japan’s Peace Constitution Is Under Pressure!!!!!!!!!!!

Japan’s American-written “peace constitution” has survived unchanged for 70 years, but nationalists seeking an overhaul are gearing up for a major new push as concerns grow over North Korean belligerence.

Conservatives have long called for the document they see as a national humiliation to be amended, but current political alignments and growing security concerns suggest they now have their best chance of success.

Yeah see, enweakening Japan was only workable if we were trustworthy in their defense. Since we’re no longer trustworthy (we elected Obama twice and almost elected Hillary after all) they need to be able to defend themselves.

I just hope that if they get all empirey they look at China and don’t start looking for revenge for those two cities.

 

I don’t like this, but it’s about what I would have expected. Trump is a northeast liberal and has been running in those circles his whole life.

Jared Kushner failed to disclose his ownership of a real estate startup linked to Goldman Sachs and George Soros, according to a report Tuesday.

Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, didn’t note on his government financial disclosure form that he is a part-owner of real estate finance firm Cadre, which matches investors with real estate projects, the Wall Street Journal reported.

If you’re involved in big money, you’re involved with all the same people.

I have no hopes for the GOP doing anything useful, I’m still hoping that Trump undoes as much of Obama’s law breaking…making as possible but not accepting he’s Rudy Giuliani with more business sense is just not paying attention.

 

The Post does say bad things about Dems, but they also go after Trump pretty hard.

Headline

Trump’s comment about breaking up banks jolts markets

Body of article that shows headline to be misleading at best and fake-news at normal.

In an interview at the Oval Office, Trump told Bloomberg News that he was “looking into” reviving the Glass-Steagall Act, a law that kept separate commercial and investment banks.

A revival of Glass-Steagall, which he described as “the old system,” has been a feature of Trump’s agenda since at least August, when it was on the Republican Party’s platform, and has been discussed by high-level White House surrogates…

When Bloomberg’s ultra-fast headline wire service reported the story, however, that nuance had been lost: “TRUMP SAYS HE’S ACTIVELY CONSIDERING BREAKING UP BIG BANKS,” (emphasis me this time, V)

 

So what you’re saying is that his statement was misreported (totally accidentally I’m sure), and yet your headline blames it on Trump.

Never change Never Trumpers.

 

Can you say Revenue Generation?

Almost Every Speed Limit Is Too Low. “Traffic engineers believe that the 85th percentile speed is the ideal speed limit because it leads to the least variability between driving speeds and therefore safer roads. When the speed limit is correctly set at the 85th percentile speed, the minority of drivers that do conscientiously follow speed limits are no longer driving much slower than the speed of traffic. The choice of the 85th percentile speed is a data-driven conclusion—as noted lieutenant Megge and speed limit resources like the Michigan State Police’s guide—that has been established by the consistent findings of years of traffic studies. Yet most speed limits are set below the 85th percentile speed.”

I knew that you could. Safety is not the point, getting the maximum blood from our stones is.

 

I was wrong about one thing, apparently Congress is doing something about a signature Obama priority!

The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been formally put on the chopping block in effort to free up funds needed cover roughly $108 billion worth of student loans being forgiven by the federal government, sources confirmed today.

While millions of debt-saddled young college graduates breathed a sigh of relief, the Department of Defense announced that as of January 1, 2018, the GI Bill will be no more – meaning service members and veterans alike will have to cough up their own money for higher education.

The move comes as Congress and student veteran groups had been debating an improvement to the current GI Bill program which would have “taxed” troops out of their paycheck to pay for higher education. Instead, leaders decided to get rid of the entire program in favor of helping everyone except veterans, in keeping with standard operating procedure.

If only that were less likely it would be a lot funnier.

 

So what have we learned? Not a blessed thing.

I refuse to leave it at that! Let’s me put some geography learnin’ on your ass!

There’s a pass in the Urals that’s perfect for motor-boating.
No, really. I always thought it was cold and snowy but if you look on this map you’ll see a warm and inviting pass in the Urals perfect for motor-boating!

 

You can tell it’s not cold by the lack of peaks.

Seriously, we watched it happening, but it’s still freaking hard to believe where we are.

IMPORTANT, I FORGOT TO POST THIS, UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In relation to the post the other day about that judge deciding that Trump has to fund what that judge wants him to fund we see something I forgot about.

President Obama’s Justice Department on Wednesday threatened to pull federal education dollars from North Carolina if the state does not repeal a law prohibiting people from using public restrooms of the opposite sex.

See, that was pushing a leftist priority so perfectly in accord with the Living Constitution!

Just Fixin’ It

 

Now back to our post, already in progress!

The punk-ass bitches in Berkeley have managed to intimidate people with opposing viewpoints from actually airing their viewpoints in Berkeley’s Safe Space!

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told Fox News on Wednesday she would no longer give a planned speech at UC Berkeley after Young America’s Foundation pulled its support for the event amid threats of violence, calling her decision “a dark day for free speech in America.”…

“I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team,” Coulter said in an email.

I don’t blame Ann, I blame the people who are using gov’t power to shut up their opponents. I am a little disappointed in the Young American’s Foundation, but it’s hard when the mayor of your city is after your ass.

 

We’re much closer to punching back twice as hard.

Weasel Zippers links the Wash Post so I don’t have to.

Trump is talking to Congress, telling them about what’s going on.

How do fakenewser extraordinaire (no, not the fakenewser in NY and not, not the one in DC, the other one) characterize it?

Ostensibly the reason for the trip was a classified briefing on the growing threat posed by North Korea and its quest for nuclear weapons.

Ostensibly. But the Democrats and the lying liars at CNN know what the deal really is.

“We learned nothing you couldn’t read in the newspaper,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley told CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday night. “It felt more like a dog-and-pony show to me than anything else,” Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I guess it has something to do with this 100 days in office.”

I’m gonna have to agree with the first sentence. Anything the Democrats learned we were going to see in the newspaper.

While we’ve spent a long time telling our enemies what we’re going to do, things work much better when it comes as a surprise.

I love this one from minitrue outlet, the Hill. In a piece about how Trump is going to cause WWIII, they get an “expert” to explain how much of a poopy-head and war-monger he is.

Beyond courting this calamity, a U.S. attack on North Korea would violate a hallowed principle of international law.  The United Nations Charter allows an attack on a sovereign nation in just two cases — if authorized by the U.N. Security Council or if in self-defense after an armed attack

The UN? They get to decide when we go to war? Don’t they have some sex slaves to exploit somewhere?

This principle of imminence found its most influential expression in an 1842 letter by Secretary of State Daniel Webster. After the British justified an attack on U.S. territory as an act of self-defense, Webster delivered a famous rebuttal: Self-defense can justify one nation’s invasion of another only if the “necessity of that self-defence is instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation.”

Ooooh, pulling out the big guns! Daniel Webster (defeater of the devil), says Trump is a poppy-head!

No serious observer has suggested North Korea and its bellicose leader pose an imminent danger to our people or territory.

Ummmmmmmm

Although North Korea is not targeting the UK, there mounting concerns that North Korea could soon pose a nuclear threat to America’s west coast.

The police state is known to be accelerating its nuclear testing as well as increasing its nuclear weapons capabilities. North Korea carried out two nuclear tests last year.

It is believed that the North Korea is testing technology which would enable it to launch long-range missiles capable of targeting the US.

If China wants them to hit America, they’ll have Chinese missiles.

And screw our allies.

Japanese citizens will have just 10 minutes to prepare a North Korean ballistic missile attack, authorities in the country have warned…

A ballistic missile would likely take around 10 minutes to travel 1,600 km (1,000 miles) from its launch pad in North Korea to Okinawa, it adds, citing a launch in February last year which took that length of time to fly over the Japanese island.

 

Back to the first, idiotic, link I’m busy making fun of, we have examples.

In flouting the requirement of imminence, the Trump administration would not be the first to reject Webster’s vision. But the historical precedents for claims of anticipatory self-defense to counter non-imminent threats are a shameful lot.

Now, I understand it’s a minitrue outlet, but any sane and honest person would include Obama’s many bombings in that “shameful lot”, but you know, Minitrue.

the Austro-Hungarian Empire weighed a preemptive war against Serbian aggression, a prelude to the attack that later touched off World War I. The Nazis claimed anticipatory self-defense to justify their invasions of Norway and the Soviet Union. And much closer to home, President George W. Bush invoked the doctrine of preemptive self-defense in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

 

Huh, now which ones did he leave out?

Like bombing Libya, Somalia, Syria, going back into Iraq after declaring victory, Yemen and Pakistan.

And Obama did those without involving Congress.

But Bush is Hitler is Franz Ferdinand.

I wonder why he didn’t include Stalin’s disastrous attack against a non-imminent threat? How about Kennedy’s disastrous attack against a non-imminent threat? How about Truman’s initial disastrous attack on a non-imminent threat in Korea? How about Clinton’s two, Someone’s Testifying In A Criminal Case About Me, bombings?

After watching CNN and much of Foxnews (Hey Shep!) act as if it’s Trump who’s to blame for the bellicosity of the poofy-stomached maniac in North Korea and the Chinese are the voices of reason, well, I’m the opposite of gruntled.

There should be a word for that.

 

In talking about the latest American to be detained in a murderous, commie-owned, slave-plantation, DaTech Guy says,

I’m Sorry But Traveling to North Korea has Darwin Award Written all over it

Yeah but, as he notes, here’s the kicker.

Last year, Otto Warmbier, then a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from Cincinnati, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after confessing to trying to steal a propaganda banner.

That guy thought North Korea is just America with funny-looking people. He had absolutely no idea that his little bit of ‘mischief’ in getting a ‘cool souvenir’ could net him 15 years of living in a prison within a prison-country.

He deserves every second of it. Let him spend some time explaining to the prisoners of the murderous, commie dictatorship that it’s Trumps’ fault.

 

Eh, the world is blowing up. We saw it coming and it’s not going away so let’s see some non-violent, pretty funny but still pretty disturbing blowings up.

 

The Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract, he didn’t look good in the run-up to the season, but they stuck him in single-A.

He hit a home-run on the first pitch of his first at-bat

And now he’s tearing up single-A ball.

Tim Tebow looks like he’s learning to hit. Could a promotion in the Mets farm system be next?

Tebow tripled — on a headfirst slide — and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Single-A Columbia Fireflies beat the Asheville Tourists 5-0 on Wednesday.

It was Tebow’s third multihit game since Friday, as the 29-year-old followed up on his best week in the minors with more consistency at the plate. In his past six games, Tebow is batting .450 (9-for-20).

Man do I hope he makes the bigs, the gnashing of teeth and hate for a fucking guy who just wants to play ball will be funny.

Also infuriating as they call him ‘intolerant’ as they refuse to tolerate his continued stubbornness in having the audacity to be Tim Tebow. I might even have to tune into ESPN just to see them destroy any last possibility of their being taken seriously.

 

I saw this headline and thought, “Of course!”

Proposed shooting range with bar faces opposition from local residents

A public meeting in Willowbrook, Ill. Monday evening proved many residents think having firearms and alcohol under the same roof is a recipe for disaster

But they weren’t upset they weren’t also selling tobacco! They actually think people are going to go get drunk and shoot each other.

I’m not sure why they’re upset over that. If that idiotic and anti-common-sense notion were true, it would cut down on gun-ownership as they shoot each other.

 

See, this is why I shop at Amazon.

Following a “bad experience” at a Books-A-Million outlet near his Louisiana home, the 71-year-old Lentz decided to retaliate in a unique way.

No, the septuagenarian did not stage a boycott or write a strongly worded letter to the local newspaper.

Instead, Lentz visited the Monroe business and left dildos on the shelves of the store’s Religion section.

 

I’d run out dildos pretty quickly otherwise, but I’d leave them in the political section.

 

Headline

Student testifies about threesome with his teachers

Testimony

It was awesome!

I know some of you are calling me an asshole.

Perhaps. Doesn’t make me wrong though.

 

A few weeks ago I bought some Chips Ahoy cookies for the first time in years. They sucked. It tasted like pressed sawdust coated with sugar and grease. I was going to get Oreos, but they have like 9 different kinds of freaking Oreo so I just got Chips Ahoy.  Now, I don’t eat cookies very often, but when I do Chips Ahoy and Oreos are my go-to cookie.

Which leads to this.

The Oreo cookies of his youth were no more, and whatever replaced them tasted like dirt. It was a bold opinion, but he had talking points. Oreos tasted “chalky,” he said, “flavorless,” and “they’re made in Mexico now.” That last point is half-true, but still, America’s favorite cookie switches up its recipe and there isn’t a national outcry?…

I turned to the internet. Reddit was annoyingly quiet on the topic, but when I typed “Oreo cookies taste” into Google, the first autofill was “different.” The top result of that search is a Facebook comment from July that read, “The Oreos suddenly taste different. Like cheap cookies with that disgusting undertaste.” It was posted on Oreos’ official Facebook page from a woman in Texas — and Oreos replied that they hadn’t made any changes to the recipe.

I wasn’t sure until I saw the Official Denial!!!!!!!!!! The kiss of death.

Uckfay Emay.

Now what am I going to do with my milk when I run out of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch?

No really, it’s just too freaking…I don’t know but it’s too much of it!

First, I’m gonna agree.

“George Washington was all about counterintelligence,” he said. “He would have had at least half the Trump WH shot as traitors, without tears or doubts.”

Probably. Almost definitely.

Since we’re discussing George Washington shooting elected officials, let’s talk about how he would have shot the entire Obama admin, the entire (hypothetical) Hillary admin, pretty much all the Dem Cong and most of the GOP Cong. Capitol Hill would have about 8 people living there after he got done with them.

Did nothing anybody said about this election get through to our betters? The choice wasn’t between “Better” and “Betterer”, it was between “Fuck me” and “I’m Fucked”.

 

Let’s do some Minitrue!

Headline

Clinton campaign plagued by bickering

Alternate Headline

Hillary Clinton Is An Unpleasant Person To Campaign For

Support for alternate headline

She’d been humiliated in the Michigan primary the night before, a loss that not only robbed her of a prime opportunity to put Bernie Sanders down for good but also exposed several of her weaknesses. How could she have been left so vulnerable? She knew — or at least she thought she did. The blame belonged to her campaign team...

Sensing just how angry she was, Mook responded by putting together a morning conference call so that Hillary could vent. But that didn’t settle her; if anything, it left her more perplexed and angry, as her debate-prep team witnessed firsthand.

Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence (all emphasis me V)

So..her aides took her attacks in silence and there was “bickering”? Doesn’t “bickering” imply that there is more than one person doing the yelling?

And once again, this is not new. We already established this way back in Travelgate.

 

Up Next We Have The GOP Congress Section!

So…it’s been introduced legislation only, none seem to even have been voted on, much less passed. So there’s a GOP Cong and POTUS and yet, Congress has not done any of the things they’ve been specifically elected to do.

Let’s see what they’re doing.

Via TaxProf Blog (he of the Day 125,874 of the IRS Scandal posts) on day 1435 (25 days from the 4 year mark) some CongressCritter in Texas wants you to honk your horn, slap your fins and ARF!!!!!!! for all you’re worth!

Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to review evidence that Lois Lerner, the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director under the Obama Administration, broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.

More

Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics. Again, I respectfully request that the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to assure the American people that DOJ’s prior investigation was handled fairly and to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.

Oh, so he’s not saying, “Arrest that lying, thuggish, fascist”. Is he saying to actually investigate her or is he Tom Sawyer convincing some friends that’s taking care of Aunt Polly’s fence is gonna be fun? The last sentence sorta implies that.

Ace learns something that we here at DPUD learned long ago, Gateway Pundit has hyperbolic headlines that don’t match the story.

He links Gateway pundit with with headline

BREAKING: House GOP To File Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner

…There is a bit of hyperbole in Gateway Pundit’s headline, but it is clear that the House is taking another look at Lerner with the intent of referring her to the Justice Department for prosecution.

GP has this quote

Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspector General of the Treasury Department.

That’s not saying they’re doing crap, that’s saying she deserves it.

Yeah, we knew that. We also knew you assholes aren’t going to do crap.

 

Ooooohhhhhh!!!!! They’re going after Susan Rice Too!!!!!!!! ARF ARF ARF!!!!!!!!!!

GOP Voter Device

An unnamed member of the House Intelligence Committee confirmed that Rice is now under “a full-blown investigation,” Fox News reported on Wednesday.

“We will be performing an accounting of all unmasking for political purposes focused on the previous White House administration. This is now a full-blown investigation,” the committee member said.

 

FULL!!!!! BLOWN!!!!!!!!!!

Contra the 70s T-Shirt, we’re gonna get injected, not blown.

They’re doing jack and shit.

And shit ran out of corn.

 

It’s Failure Theater all the way, they have not passed one fucking bill on border control or repealing Obamacare, both of which they should have been planning since November 9th. They’re talking about “taxes” but taxes was not a big issue in the election, Obamacare, illegal immigration and spending were the biggest issues.

An old Eddiebear post, hie thee hence and read the whole thing, it’s oddly apropos.

 

That’s right. We still have too many fucking RINOs in our midst who seem content to fuck us over at the drop of a hat. We still have too many fucking RINOs who are willing to abandon core principles in order to get an invite to a party or a glowing WAPO Style Section article. We still have too many RINOs who are willing to spit in our collective eye and tell us that we are in the wrong for demanding they vote the way we want. We still have too many RINOs who are more willing to work as statist collaborators than as defenders of freedom. We still have too many RINOs who feel entitled to their seats as though they were a sinecure appointment without consequence. We still have too many RINOs who ignored November’s call to action and think that holding your nose and voting for “the lesser evil” will hold sway with us. And we still have too many RINOs who need to be culled, for they are disloyal Quislings who put us in the problem we are in right now for their past actions. And to them, and their supporters, I say:

Fuck you...

Eddiebear at his fucking finest.

And that’s my point, how can you get motivated to blog when we’re dealing with the same bullshit we were dealing with two POTUSes ago?

 

Trump keeps ‘xecutively unordering Obama’s leftisms and making the world afraid of America again, why we elected him. He can’t do Congress’ job. We can get respect from our allies back eventually but for now, I’m hoping for a heaping helping of fear.

Tsar Putin I is very upset and it’s all Trump’s fault!!!!!!!!

Hours earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was equally pessimistic, saying in an interview broadcast on Russian television, “The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated.” (since Trump, V)

I’m with the tsar. Last year he had a POTUS he could literally shit on

Although Russia was full of pranks against American officials during the Cold War, the State Department suggested the current harassment has been going on since 2014…

…On at least two occasions, diplomats have found human excrement on their floors.

And now he has to deal with President Bomby McNukerson. Talk about a let down for a murderous, expansionist, Tsar.

 

Two things.

Yesterday I wrote about the Norks but wasn’t clear….ummmm…was more unclear than normal.

Nobody is going to side with us if we hit the Norks, except probably Japan. It’s not in anybody else’s interest to do so. Well, unless we go to war, to the hilt war, with China.

But that’s unlikely (unless China starts it which is a very different kettle of dead commies), what is likely is a little fucking with.
I’d love to see Japan (or us, but I’d prefer them) to cruise missile the next Nork missile test. Just blow it the fuck up on the pad. Then, when everybody starts freaking we tell them to go screw or even better, deny it. “I don’t know who did that. Japan, did you do that? No? Taiwan, did you do that? No? Sorry murderous, Chinese, commie, dictators, we don’t know who did it.”

China and Japan are already close to war, this won’t change shit except possibly do a ‘Syria’ on China. Keep them worried about our crazed, poofy-haired maniac instead of the other way around.

 

Stephen Green links the WSJ because I can’t and the Wash Post because I don’t wanna.

First, WSJ

Meantime, of course, Russian President Vladimir Putin was the great-power leader who was supposed to emerge as the Trump favorite, the one who would develop a close relationship and be forgiven for past transgressions.

Minitrue cannot get past the lie that Tsar Putin I preferred Trump over an easily and often bribed Clinton. And what exactly are our “past transgressions”? Ignoring their invasions, assassinations in other countries and when we caused the fall of the USSR?

Yet somehow in the five months or so since Mr. Trump’s election victory, almost the reverse has happened. Now it appears the Trump-Xi relationship may be emerging as the world’s most important.

Our betters are all enamored of China. China is still a murderous, expansionist, commie, dictatorship. They really, really, really want us to emulate them.

 

Premier Li says ignore your lying eyes!

China is not militarising the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, although he acknowledged that defence equipment on islands in the disputed waterway had been placed there to maintain “freedom of navigation”.

Yeah, freedom of navigation. How free?

Despite its concessions, China’s presence here is growing, with a larger contingent of coastguard and fishing boats than was indicated in satellite imagery late last year.

That fuels concerns by Manila that Beijing may have ambitions for the Scarborough Shoal similar to the artificial islands it built and fortified in the Spratly archipelago, inside the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

No really, how free?

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.

Reminds me of some movies from the early 40s, they were not happy movies.

 

Back to the original, Stephen Green link where he links the Wash Post.

Entire sections of booster rocket were snagged by South Korea’s navy and then scrutinized by international weapons experts for clues about the state of North Korea’s missile program. Along with motor parts and wiring, investigators discerned a pattern. Many key components were foreign-made, acquired from businesses based in China.

When China decides that the Norks need a good missile, they’ll have the best missiles the murderous commies in China can make. When China decides the Norks need nukes, they’ll give them some commie Chinese nukes.

There’s a line in Pork Chop Hill where one of the US Generals or diplomats negotiating with the Norks says something like, “Don’t just think of them as Orientals, they’re commie orientals.”

The Chinese are sure we’re idiots and their culture is the only good one. They will say all manner of shit just to fuck with us. Indeed, they look down on us when we are honest.

So anything they say about the deal with the Norks means absolutely nothing at all. It’s only useful as a guide that we might be able to use to figure out what they are going to do, but even that is more miss than hit.

They want to expand, they’re not going to give up NoKo and they love having the Norks fuck with the world. They’re the Plausible Deniability state. Which would make it even funnier to blow up their missile test and plausibly deny we had anything to do with it.

 

Some people make me laugh. Imam wants to make sure hateful Americans understand Islam means Peace.

a message he intends to spread especially to non-Muslims who may be familiar with the religion only through news coverage of Islamic extremist groups and federal policies such as the Trump administration’s travel ban.

“We as Muslims owe it to the American people to tell them what Islam is,” Al-Qazwini said. “Islam is not a cult. It is a religion followed by over 1.6 billion people around the world. … Yet many Americans don’t know basically anything about Islam. Many Americans have not met a Muslim in their life.

So what is he calling his message?

Al-Qazwini’s new mantra: “Islam for All.”

Yeah see, that’s one of the biggest, non-splodey, problems we have with many Islamic types, they want us all to be their religion.

Oh, and Islam doesn’t just mean ‘peace’

Islam is derived from the Arabic root “Salema”: peace, purity, submission and obedience

Peace through submission.

I prefer Peace Through Superior Firepower.

 

I’ve had this conversation with a bunch of people on a bunch of subjects, from “standing to sue federal officials” to how my bank should treat me, and while I understand my position is not the legal one, this illustrates my problem with not just airlines but lawyers.

OregonMuse had a post at Ace’s

#2 son worked for several years as a “ramp agent” at our local airport. Ramp agents are airline grunt workers. They check passengers in, check baggage, wave planes into the gate with flashlights, clean up the passenger areas of the plane between flights, etc.

Coincidentally, he worked for United.

I asked him for his take on the United brouhaha.

The money shot for me.

They’re allowed to overbook their flights and they’re also allowed to kick off pretty much whomever they want to make room. The law states that the airline must solicit volunteers to take another flight (which they did), after which they can start involuntarily denying boarding to passengers. It’s also my understanding that “denied boarding” can even occur after the plane is physically boarded.

I understand and accept overbooking, lots of people miss flights and the airline shouldn’t have to eat that, but the “denied boarding can occur after boarding” is fucking stupid lawyer tricks.

How can he be “denied boarding” after he’d already been boarded? The boarding is in the past, they cannot then ‘deny’ it. They can negate it, but they cannot deny that which has occurred.

Sure you already drank that soda, but we’re denying you drinking that soda so I’m going to punch you in the stomach to get it back! is not reductio ad absudum, it’s reductio ad exactly the fucking samum.

Stupid fucking lawyer tricks.

I’m sure if any of you are lawyers you think I’m wrong. I accept that. Accept that I think it’s stupid fucking lawyer tricks to deny the plain meaning of words because there’s some stupid fucking argument that denies reality but sounds good.

He was in his seat. He “possessed” the seat and they took it away. It was apparently perfectly okay for an airline to use law enforcement to enforce their rules that go against the plain meaning of the words.

Stupid fucking lawyer tricks, allowed by ex-lawyers as judges, made them violently hauling that guy off the plane perfectly fucking legal.

Man, that worked me up.

Let’s have a coupla chucklers.

 

This story is Kagogi Approved!

The journey took the 8-year-old through 4 intersections, over railroad tracks and also required him to make a few right hand turns and a left hand turn.

Witnesses told police he did obey all traffic laws and drove the speed limit.

Once at the McDonald’s on Market Street, a family friend who happened to be eating at the restaurant, notified the children’s grandparents. The children did get to eat their cheeseburgers before police arrived.

A trip to the Golden Arches is always in order.

There’s a little 21st centuryism in there.

Officer Koehler arrived at McDonald’s and talked to the little boy, who told him he had learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.

That makes me laugh.

 

There are 11 million hits on this, but I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Of course, that could just mean I posted it on this blog.

Some dude is leaving a message when he sees an accident.

 

I keep picturing the “Where’s the beef?” blue haired crew.

 

Okay one more.

I bet this is Seattle.

 

Dude, did someone move the city?