Archive for the ‘FAIL’ Category

Don’t Get Stupid Kid

Posted: July 13, 2016 by veeshir in FAIL, Fun With Media, PEBKAC

This is why I stopped reading places like Gateway Pundit and Townhall.

Headline

New York Post: FBI Agents Tell Us Lynch and Clinton Struck a Deal on That Plane (bold me V)

From the NY Post article they link:

“FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” said one source.(bold me V)

An accurate headline would read, “FBI agents tell Post they believe a deal was struck.”

But that wouldn’t bring the clicks. Most people would just say “Well duh” and click on an Upton gif.

I saw that article and was going to write about the fact that the Feds had to sign a non-disclosure statement

Sources said they had never heard of the “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” form being used before, although all agents must initially sign nondisclosure agreements to obtain security clearance.

“This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” said one retired FBI chief.

An FBI agent currently on the job admitted, “I have never heard of such a form. Sounds strange.”

Now that’s news. Invoking omerta is what you expect of Chicago machine thugs but still newsworthy as it’s, you know, true.

Making shit up is just lame.

They do that shit all the time and I got sick of being half-way through writing a post when I realized the linked article or the body of their article didn’t support the headline.

I just don’t like the dishonest click-bait Townhall and their ilk put out, it can make me look stupid if I trust them and it muddies the water on a good story (like here), but they get a shitload of clicks and that’s what matters.

Here at DPUD we have a different business model. We try to reduce readership and don’t sell advertising that slows your computer down to a crawl.

Old School!

On the plus side, it’s reduced how many sites I feel I should visit and lets me find new ones without spending all my time on the tubes.

 

Death Wish III was on yesterday. As soon as it was over, and I cleaned myself and my Wildey off, I started realizing that with DeBlasio in charge, someone in NYC might need a Wildey.

So I checked the site and what did I see?

Wildey’s Back!

The site was last updated 3/2016 and says, “Wildey’s Back!” instead of the old standby from Death Wish III, “Wildey’s Here!”. Previously, it was last updated 5/2009.

It’s now called  USA Firearms Corp-Wildey Guns instead of just Wildey guns.

They don’t have any pricing so it might be wishful thinking, but I have high hopes.

Hopefully, I’m not just high.

Just in case….

Ha ha ha howue b~aa ha wee!

Never I cried, never shall it ye get me alive

 

Given my lack of posting at all I hope I can be forgiven for double-posting on the Palin endorsement of Trump.

Consider me officially out of the Sarah Palin fan club. It’s been a long time coming, but here it is.

Up until yesterday you might have gotten me to be a Palin apologist.  She was treated poorly by McCain’s stooges, Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who did not even remotely understand the great gift that they had squandered. This gave license (-as if they needed it) for the major media to crucify her.

When properly prepared, she could give a damn good speech.  Once upon a time even her off the cuff stuff wasn’t too bad.  Obama had in fact palled around with terrorists, namely Ayres. “Drill baby, drill” was not only right, but downright prescient.  In stark contrast to Obama and the progressive movement generally, she once displayed a healthy epistemological humility that folks like me appreciate in a politician — the kind of humility that keeps a person from trying to half-assedly socialize a fifth of the economy with some slap-dash legislation that nobody ever bothered to read.

Naturally, after her career as an office-holder was clearly over, she got lazy. I get it. I’m lazy too.  If I could be paid to crack-wise at CPAC with Big Gulp in hand I’d do it in a heartbeat.

But this Trump endorsement… dang.  I just can’t wrap my head around that one.

Lately I’ve been hearing some gubmint hate against Google and Apple for giving their phones reasonably reliable self-destruct options and miscellaneous encryption.

Hate to break it to y’all, but the high-grade encryption genie is out of the bottle.  Some of the options are even free.

Google and Apple are merely offering accessibility of some modest degree of security such that if you happen to have your phone stolen your entire financial and/or personal life isn’t ruined.

I’m not exactly Mr. Privacy here, but the cost benefit analysis of forcing companies to give law enforcement back-doors is pretty poor.  Truly dangerous criminals will easily circumvent any back-door policy with readily available software.

Iraq; Jeb trips over himself

Posted: May 11, 2015 by socklessjoe in FAIL

Undoubtedly, Jeb was totally tone-deaf in his remarks about whether it was a good idea to invade Iraq.

But it was also a bullshit question.

The biggest thing we didn’t know at the time was how duplicitous the Democrats would be about the war, and the fact that the American people would lose interest.

As it turns out, there actually were WMDs and ties to Al Qaeda (-1- , -2- , -3-, for example).  It’s just that nobody seems to care.

Anybody wonder where Assad got some of his cool toys?

But back to Jeb, the options are (1) say that it wasn’t a good idea, (2) fight the fight.  Number 2 is rather difficult due to the fact that Rove/McClellan squandered their opportunity to set the record straight.  So you should probably go with number 1.

The Iran Letter

Posted: March 15, 2015 by socklessjoe in FAIL, Mideast Madness, Obama's Fault

The GOP’s Stupid Letter” is what the Gipper’s adoptive son called the group letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 Senators.

His argument has a certain familiarity to it; while the GOP actors might be right on some level about the substance, that they did it all wrong.

I really tire of this type of argument.  We heard it with any number of funding bills, filibusters, quasi-filibusters, and other tactics.  It’s almost always bullshit.

With this Iran business, I’m not even sure what a reasonable alternative would have been to the letter.  Obama has clearly failed to take the fucking hint that the Congress opposes this deal on the grounds that it will, at best, lead to an Israeli-Iranian war within a decade, and at worse would lead to a nuclear attack on Israel. Obama is wrong on procedure and policy.

How is it that Republicans are getting the blame for this?  In what possible universe is it the fault of the letter signers that Obama is an ideologically blinded imbecile who can’t be bothered to follow his own Constitution?  And if there were some fault to be found with Republican actions, how does this overshadow Obama’s apparent desire to get Israel nuked?

Yet another Global Warming rally cancelled due to winter weather.

Now, I know you all expect to be sunbathing in New Haven for spring break, but you’ve gotta understand that even if you’re right about climate change (-it is the editorial stance of this blog that you aren’t), it wouldn’t happen that quickly.

Maybe look at a calendar next time?  You can still expect cold weather in February for a while longer.

I believe the science is settled on that.

 

Reality: Illegal immigrants have the right (!) to transgender hormone replacement IN PRISON.

Satire: Male citizens should have government sex dolls.

 

Frankly, when I wrote that humor bit, I was trying to be as absurd as possible.  I think reality has me beat.