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Whenever I try to take things seriously I realize I can’t.

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A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt.
Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled ‘Pippi in the South Seas,’ have been discarded by libraries in the Botkyrka municipality.

Pippi fucking Longstocking.

This is my favorite part.

The Botkyrka council has denied claims by Swedish investigative journalist Janne Josefsson that libraries are specifically targeting Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Langstrumpf books, explaining that getting rid of books is a necessary process ‘in order for the space in the shelves to be sufficient.’

They stated that they get rid of books which are ‘worn out,’ ‘outdated’ or ‘have not been borrowed for a long time,’ but admitted to disposing of the Pippi Langstrumpf copies due to ‘racist’ content and replacing them with newer editions without the ‘racial’ phrases.

Now whataya got to say?

 

There was a shootout between a guy with a pistol and a guy with a shotgun in a golf course parking lot. Nobody was hit. Illegal gun owners don’t get to the range that often. But that’s not what’s ridiculous.

This is what’s ridiculous.

  • About 30 minutes after the gunfire, golfers summoned police to the course after seeing two men who were in the area of the shooting ducking in and out of brush Marovitz’s east fence line.A carload of men was stopped nearby, but the city’s link to a national crime database was offline, and officers could not verify the occupants’ identities, gang affiliations, or warrant information, according to an officer.

Seriously? Did Chicago get rid of SCMODs? Does Comcast run the new system?

When I was in the Patent Office someone tried to patent an offender database for cops, I used SCMODs as prior art. Made me laugh it did.

 

Disgust with unresponsive pols is not just a GOP phenomenon. Manchin sided with Obama to kill the coal industry and yet, they keep electing him.

But that’s not what’s ridiculous, this is

A West Virginia woman who is challenging Sen. Joe Manchin (D.) in the state’s Democratic primary criticized him for only focusing on the needs of the state’s voters when gearing up for re-election.

West Virginia is home to roughly 400 Robert Byrd bridges, Robert Byrd Airport that services hundreds, Robert Byrd Highway Overpasses, Robert Byrd Hospitals and more and  this fool thinks West Virginians are upset their elected officials are worried about West Virginia?

I’m sure she’ll do well, she’s obviously running to represent The World!!!!! in Congress. Unless she’s a stalking horse, “My esteemed opponent in the upcoming is too focused on your problems!”

 

It’s pretty ridiculous expecting the GOP to do what they’ve promised to do for the last few elections.

Yup.

Too bad they don’t want to win those issues. Pay Attention!

I can answer this ridiculous question

Clinton Scandal Only Deepens — So Why Is Trump, Not Hillary, Targeted For Investigation?

Because they’re far too busy Getting Trump to go after Democrats’ felonies. Pay Attention! Geez.

 

In Italy, their gov’t is as concerned about their constituents as ours is!

As Italy is torn from inside about what to do with the constant influx of migrants coming from the Mediterranean, the small Italian city of Salsomaggiore decided to host newcomers rather than Miss Italia. Without economic revival and enthusiasm from tourists, hoteliers now rely on the 34 euros a day they are getting for accomodating migrants.

I’m sure they’ll really respect those free hotel rooms too!

 

The ridiculous thing about this is that you know it won’t be enforced against a particular segment of their communities.

Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands and once a mecca for those interested in pot and prostitution, is in the process of criminalizing men approaching women. Though the Netherlands has enjoyed a reputation as a liberal country sans the SJW extremism of Scandinavia, this might be about to change.

The new laws in Amsterdam are aimed at male actions that “frighten” women, according to one of the lawmakers responsible. This kind of highly subjective test, in an age where women write 2,000 word diatribes on “manspreading” on public transportation, is ripe for abuse and overuse.

You know, the segment that’s making Sweden so Feminist Friendly! (now with extra rapine!)

 

Via Wirecutter, this is only ridiculous cuz it’s true.

It’s not funny.

But it is.

 

This sounds ridiculous unless you understand the point.

A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs

Sure it only got jobs for 17 people but how many bureaucrats does it employ? That was the point.

 

This is so ridiculous I’m surprised I haven’t seen it as a joke.

 

I call bullshit on this.

But last week, it almost seemed like Olive Garden wasn’t feeling the love. Parent company Darden Corporation emailed Malone on July 19, claiming his use of “Olive Garden” as metatags or keywords on allofgarden.cominfringed its intellectual property rights—possibly making visitors think his blog was affiliated with the restaurant chain….

And he is right. An Olive Garden spokesperson told Gizmodo that allofgarden.com “was flagged through automated means and the letter was generated.” The company has since reviewed the complaint and determined that no action was necessary.

Bullshit. It’s ridiculous to think they would automatically generate letters like that. It’s ridiculous to think that large a corporation would allow a computer program to send legal letters to people without a person reviewing it.

I figure that after the publicity they realized how ridiculous it was and are lying to save face.

If they do allow a computer program to send legal letters out, well that would make it more ridiculous and oh so stupid.

 

This is ridiculous bullshit!

After a heartbreaking injury during his latest deployment, heroic military working dog Sgt. Fluffy has been given a service lance corporal to help him through daily life.

Spokesmen for Headquarters Marine Corps told reporters that since Lance Cpl. Michael Johanssen was transitioning out of active service and was no longer needed, they were ecstatic to have the opportunity to hand him off to Fluffy. They believe his presence will help the former working dog cope with the stresses of civilian life and assuage his problems with post-traumatic stress disorder.

I figure it’s just so he can take his human on airplanes and buses. You know it’s illegal to ask for proof he’s a service human anymore,  that system is just ripe for abuse.

 

Via Armslist’s Twitter feed, we see a great hobby.

 

My buddy’s doing a G3, I’d like to do that but I haven’t seen any of those puzzles lately.

 

Forgot a Kindle author the other day and I feel I should make that up,

Glynn Stewart.

I’ve read his 4 book Castle Federation series and it’s very good. I’d say the series is pretty close to a Flint or Weber series.

I found him in the middle of finding a bunch of really bad authors so I wasn’t sure if I remembered liking him.

When I got a Kindle Fire I didn’t download his books but I started thinking I liked him so I downloaded the 4 books and I’m reading it again. He has other books so I’ll be getting those pretty soon.

Slightly used, somewhat scorched, great for riding!

 

First, a little self-reference! The Day Before The Day After Obama I linked Cold Fury who linked Rush who said this

RUSH: This John Lewis business, Trump… I’m telling you, folks, the guy… They just can’t intimidate him, they can’t scare him, they can’t shut him up. He’s back tweeting about John Lewis. Now, you would think that after the press barrage of the last couple of days their effort to shame Trump for, “How dare you attack this man who was beat up on the Pettus Bridge in Selma 50 years ago? How dare you attack him! How dare you?” Trying to shame Trump. “You attack John Lewis, civil rights icon?” So Trump tweets out, “John Lewis lied. He said mine is the first inauguration he’s not gonna attend.

“He didn’t attend the George W. Bush inauguration. John Lewis lied.” Can you say the media is having a cow? My gosh, “Trump doubled down on it!” And the John Lewis office had put out a statement: Yes, that’s true. Congressman Lewis did boycott the inauguration of George W. Bush because he also didn’t think that election was legitimate. Trump was right. So this is the Trump pattern. Do something, the press has a cow, and Trump doubles down. He doubled down. And then, do you know he had a meeting yesterday with Martin Luther King’s son at Trump Tower?

And I wrote

The awesomeness that will hopefully be our future…

It’ll be very entertaining no matter what.

Just as entertaining as I’d hoped, just as pugnacious as I’d hoped and, just as  we all watched during the election and are still seeing, all the right people are still fighting him.

Speaking of which, I wuz wrong in that post

Speaking of Megs, is she working yet? I can’t find anything online about it. Once she’s at NBC, I do look forward to lefties’ about-face on her being Eva Braun.

I also look forward to her daily OUTRAGES!!!!!! about Trump, NBC probably has that in the contract.

While she tried the daily OUTRAGES!!!!! about Trump and whatever lie minitrue whopped up and while she’s not Eva Braun anymore, she’s mostly being ignored because she’s not useful anymore as a Foxnews Personality Who Hates Trump. Now she’s just another Never Trumper but she doesn’t have the required Leftist Toleration and Mostly-Peace that’s required. I should have seen that coming, I just keep expecting some sort of logic and consistency from lefties. I know, I’m embarrassed for myself.

 

Richard Fernandez, Wretchard of days gone by, writes,

Mark Leibovitch, chief national correspondent for the NYT Magazine recorded his impressions of Washington DC,  the town that melted down.  He paints a portrait of Sean Spicer trying to survive “in the shadow of a capricious force”.  He sketches John McCain, in a permanent funk “traveling the globe to the point of weariness, seemingly on a personal mission to reassure allies unnerved by Trump.” He describes the institutional Republicans walking around looking “as if they were bracing for a chandelier to drop on their heads”.  Most compelling of all are cameos of the bit players: the staff members, lobbyists, newspeople, policy wonks in permanent agitation, seeking almost religious consolation in the “old-normal rituals” of a world gone by — like the Congressional baseball game — only to see them turned into a shootfest by a Bernie groupie…

So-called change elections came and went — Obama in 2008, Tea Partyers in 2010 — but nothing seemed to change, except that the people involved seemed to grow richer. Washington kept celebrating itself while the rest of the country became more and more disgusted. The book’s original subtitle, ‘The Way It Works in Suck-Up City,’ reflected a city of norms, fixed positions and predictable guidelines. This was a static system, and you could always figure out how to game it if you stuck around or paid someone who did. This was the Swamp that Trump had promised to drain.”(emphasis me, V)

And for that, he must be opposed, reviled, lie about and fakenewsed at. It’s just axiomatic. RTWT, it’s worth it.

Wretchard is another guy like David Thompson who analyzes what’s going on without letting their preconceptions color what they write.  I also lose and find him again a year or 3 later and realize I should stop losing his links.

In my defense, I don’t ‘upgrade’ computers so much as get a new one when the last one goes belly up so I lose the stuff on that previous computer. That’s why I clicked a PJ Media link from Instapundit, something I’ve learned to not do as the articles are just glomming onto the puppy blender’s readers and rarely match the headline, or they’re just lame link bait, like the one about The Best 4th Of July movies that had Independence Day and didn’t have The Devil’s Disciple with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Which movie is finally available on DVD, get it, you’ll enjoy it. Next to 1776 it’s probably the most accurate depiction of Revolution-era Americans you’ll see in film. I don’t like Olivier’s Burgoyne though. He’s far too much a typical lefty “cynic”. Which isn’t really a cynic, it’s more of a smug, disdainful, superior jackass who puts others down for trying to do their jobs but doesn’t offer any useful suggestions for how to better proceed. All his failings are someone else’s fault.

 

Ranged on our side? The Conservative Elite!!!!!!!!!, which, like every other of today’s elite, are elite in their minds only.

The rise of Donald Trump not only highlights the fecklessness of the political class but also the blindness of the conservative intellectual elite…

As statesmen deploy their judgment in order to secure the interests of the people, men of thought should be able to provide them a solid and accurate account of present realities and possibilities for the future. As Lincoln stated in the opening of the “House Divided Speech”: “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.”

See, our Elite!!!!! do not accept current reality and distort the past so they cannot be ‘men of thought able to provide a solid and accurate account of present realities’, they’re too busy trying to keep their power, prestige and income derived from graft.

 

Speaking of our Elite!!!!!!!!! denying reality:  Free Speech!!!!! and the suppression thereof.

The University of California, Berkeley’s decision to block another conservative lecture, this time featuring popular author Ben Shapiro, rightfully sparked a fresh round of disgust among free speech advocates on Wednesday…

During a Senate hearing last month, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, criticized the school in his remarks decrying the state of free speech in higher education. In response, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ardently defended her state’s flagship university.

“I know of no effort at Berkeley, at the University of California, to stifle student efforts to speech,” she said at the time, continuing, “And if there is a specific effort, I would certainly appreciate it if people brought that to my attention.” (emphasis me again, V)

I guess she doesn’t have a tv.

Which leads to this.

Over the last week or two I keep seeing more graphics that say something like “A Fascist (or homophobe or islamophobe or…) is someone who wins an argument with a liberal

That was the before, we’re in the Now.

Attempts to argue are macroaggressions and not to be tolerated by the forces of Tolerance and Mostly-Peace.

 

I like Legal Insurrection, but really, pay attention!

Six months into Trump’s presidency and Congressional Republicans have fumbled the Obamacare repeal ball four times (by my count).

Saying they “fumbled” it is like saying the 1919 White Sox had a bad couple of games in the Series.

McConnell is part of the problem, he’s stifling a solution. It’s not all that hard to figure out. All he has is 

and all he tries to do is get someone like Trey Gowdy to throw fish at my face.

So what the heck is going on?

No one seems to know exactly, not even Senate Republicans.

Seriously? Anybody paying attention knows that’s going on. 

Regardless, watching the Republican health care reform novella unfold makes it hard to understand why Senate GOP leadership hasn’t attempted getting everyone in the same room to hash out what’s possible for passage.

Barring a few like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, they don’t want to pass anything except ‘fixes’ for Obamadebaclecare.

Related, Stephen Greene links the WSJ because I can’t.

The House bill isn’t perfect—no bill ever is—but it amounts to the biggest entitlement reform in history. It repeals crushing taxes. It dramatically cuts spending. And it begins the process of stabilizing the individual health-care market and expanding consumer freedom.

None of this is good enough for a handful of senators, so now it’s time to make this exercise all about them. Mr. McConnell should make clear that the overwhelming majority of the Republican Party stands ready to make good on its repeal-and-replace campaign promise—and that it would have done so already were it not for a cynical or egotistic few. It’s time for some very public accountability.

That rests in Mr. McConnell giving his caucus a drop-dead date to broker a compromise, after which he will proceed to bring up the House bill. And any Republican who votes against moving forward, “a motion to proceed,” will forever be known as the Republican who saved ObamaCare.

Again, McConnell is part of the problem, he’s one of the Few. Never was so much taken from so many by so few. In America at least, that’s what commie nations do.

Ignore his commentary or at least read it as “GOP  and the Democrats could agree on almost any “reform” bill, so long as it brought more money and power to Washington“/

I’m not sure if he’s trolling for hits on the comment section or is just a little too Elite for me, but he writes some epically stupid things there. Like saying that the reason Russia doesn’t have a working carrier is because of poverty and geography instead of the fact that merely building a carrier does not mean you can use it, just ask France.

You need to study the science of how to make complicated ships work. That’s not easy. I forget the name, but it’s something like ‘systemology’ or something. Britain, America, Germany and Japan know this, it’s a requirement for a powerful navy. Hell, even a battleship is much more than just a big chunk of iron with huge guns on it. It’s a system that has to work together.

 

 

 

CNN: The Most Trusted Name In Fakenews!ff

And his 991 tweets spawned a sea of liberal tears spiced with a boatload of butthurt.

As for the “0 pieces of major legislation”, he needs the GOP to give him some major legislation to sign, they’ve been fighting him harder than the Dems. The Dems actually haven’t been fighting at all, they don’t have to as there’s only a few GOP Congresscritters who want to fight them.

 

Speaking of Butthurt Republicans, via Paco, the butthurt from this would be awesome in its epicness.

The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.

Eggs Fucking Xactly! Hell, Boehner might even cry for us. I miss him for that. Ryan surely isn’t any more interested in doing what he’s been elected to do but the spectacle of the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives crying on the floor of Congress is just too illustrative of exactly how badly we are being represented by our representatives.

I don’t like Kid Rock’s music, but I like him cuz he’s a good guy and he’s on America’s side. Which is rare in music these days.

 

Aw shit, Trump is fucking up Syria.

REPORTS SURFACE TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CANCELLED THE 2012/2013 COVERT CIA PROGRAM GIVING WEAPONS TO ISIS AND AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA.  [WASHINGTON POST LINK]

No, no, no, no. No. Syria needs more arms. Shake up that bucket of scorpions and keep Iran and the House of Saud fighting there.

Although… I could be convinced that it’s to get them to focus on the Arabian peninsula so the nukular war is there, Iran and Pakistan while leaving the eastern Med mostly nuke-free. Maybe Mattis and Tillerson are the ones who changed the policy.

But I’m still in favor of More Small Arms To Moderate Jihadis In Syria!!!! to keep those scorpions savaging each other.

Some of the above links are my cruising or from Larwyn’s Lynx, that’s my second favorite lynx.

 

Societal collapse looks like this

Police and prosecutors say little can be done legally after the revelation that a group of teens filmed the dying moments of a 32-year-old disabled man last week, with the teens mocking, cursing and laughing while the man drowned in a fenced-off pond.

Nobody has empathy anymore. Solipsism is on the rise.

 

This seems like a good idea but I’ve gotta say, I think it’s very, very, very, very bad.

Three Rivers ISD administrators are going shopping for a paddle.

As part of a new policy approved by the board Tuesday, the paddle, likely to be wood, will be used to administer corporal punishment when a student misbehaves at school…

Three Rivers Independent School District trustees voted 6-0 on the motion, with one trustee absent. The policy states only a campus’ behavior coordinator or principal can administer the disciplinary measure at their discretion. Three Rivers ISD students, whose parents have provided written and verbal consent, will receive one paddling for his or her infraction when they misbehave at school.

Some of the parents who provide consent will be good parents whose kids probably won’t need much if any paddling. They already get it at home.

I’d bet quite a few are parents who’ve raised insolent, disrespectful snowflakes like the ones above how thought it was funny to watch someone die and are trying to outsource parenting.

And I’d also bet that many of the ones who give consent will decide that their precious snowflake did not deserve the paddling and/or hit too hard so we’ll see lawsuit after tearful article about how horrible the teacher and the school are.

But at least they’re trying.

 

Although… I’d say societal collapse can look like this too.

Plumbers have rights too you know.

 

Or the denial thereof.

Let’s look at the most prolific deniers of reality.

 

So the latest story about the Trump Colluding With The Russians!!!!! falls apart as soon as it’s looked at closely. Like all the rest of them.

President Trump’s previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin occurred because first lady Melania Trump had been assigned a seat beside Putin at an official dinner during the G-20 summit in Hamburg earlier this month, a White House official said Tuesday evening…

“During the course of the dinner, all the leaders circulated throughout the room and spoke with one another freely. President Trump spoke with many leaders during the course of the evening. As the dinner was concluding, President Trump went over to Mrs. Trump, where he spoke briefly with President Putin.” ….

“There was no ‘second meeting’ between President Trump and President Putin, just a brief conversation at the end of a dinner.

So he sat down next to his wife and there was Tsar Putin I, so naturally our fine media betters had to write a story about a ‘secret meeting’. It’s just axiomatic.

With this quote that fits our fine media betters to a T.

 The insinuation that the White House has tried to ‘hide’ a second meeting is false, malicious and absurd,

That’s all they have. Malicious, absurd, lies. Like the other current one about how his son-in-law met with a Russian that Obama’s peeps let in the country in suspicious circumstances. Much like every other Russian Collusion!!! story out there.

 

Now let’s look at the reality that the GOP has been throwing fish at our faces for years.

The GOP was all about repealing Obamacare when it was impossible, now that it’s possible they’re uninterested. As anybody with a clue already knew.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said on Tuesday she cannot support a bill to repeal Obamacare without a replacement, even though she voted to repeal Obamacare in 2015.

I hope every GOP voter who arfed, slapped their fins and honked their squeezy bulb horns is fucking bullshit angry.

The worst part, electing Dems would not solve anything. We’ve tried that and the GOP blamed us for not recognizing their obvious superiority.

We need to primary all these assholes.

Although….that hasn’t always worked well in the past. Remember when we were all wrong about wanting to get rid of Murkowski? There sure is egg on our faces!

Collins, who opposes the current bill, is the only Republican in the Senate who voted against repeal back in 2015. But look at the GOP senators who voted in favor of repeal: Dean Heller, the Nevada senator who’s been very publicly reluctant to support the current effort. Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, and more. Would they all vote the same way again with a Republican in the White House and a majority of voters opposed to the bill?

Oh wait, that’s GOP spit and fish-slime.

I was wondering how they were going to do their failure theater, McConnell shows me the way.

Look carefully at what McConnell said. First, the Senate will “vote to take up the House bill.” And then, after it votes to take up the House bill…

Gee, if only the Senate majority had a leader who could choose which bills the Senate should take up! Of course, when they vote against taking up the House bill, they’ll try to convince us they Really Tried, Guys!

Fuckhead thinks we’re idiots. Since we keep electing these assholes, it’s hard to argue with that position.

 

Keeping with how our Elite think we’re subhuman and beneath them, I ignored David Brooks idiotic lie about how a friend was intimidated by a sandwich, but now we see this response.

“David Brooks’ friend doesn’t need him to ‘sensitively’ take her somewhere she already knows while pondering on the social signifiers that keep her from being as enlightened as he is,” Charlie Martin writes. “What she needs is for him to pull his nose down far enough to say ‘it’s salami.’”

Now first, that story was too stupid to be true so treating it as serious is absurd. It was just like another asshole, I forget who cuz I don’t care, who relates conversations with fictional cab-drivers to prove his ‘points’.

But more importantly, when did Italian food become “upper class”? 60 years ago them Wops were rightly kept from the upper strata and their food? Barbaric! Now it’s Upper Class and we proles just can’t understand it.

 

One of the most interesting and fun parts of these days is figuring out if shit like this is real or a joke.

That’s a joke. When I first watched it I was sure she was for real, but then I read the responses and realized it was meant to be funny.

I’m still trying to decide if that makes it funnier or less funny. It certainly is less endy as more and more people begin to notice the absurdity of today.

 

Let’s keep being a twit. Staten Island used to be the most conservative part of NYC.

WTF?

 

Let’s look at the state of EUnuchstanian cultural suicide.

Things are going smashingly well in Londonistan.

The City of London has the highest murder rate in the land. While the authorities launch investigations into pork being left at a mosque or a hijab supposedly being torn off, crime continues to rise.

Gun control has worked so wonderfully well that gun crime in London rose 42%. When gun control advocates insist that we should be more like the UK, London’s 2,544 gun crime offenses probably aren’t what they have in mind…

Those complex social reasons would seem to involve stabbing other people. But like Islamic terrorism, stabbings in London are one of those things that can’t be solved by the police. Unlike people saying mean things about Muslims on Facebook and Twitter which the Met cops are well equipped to solve.

Still the authorities have been doing their best to tackle stabbings with a knife ban. Carry a knife without a “good reason” and you can get four years in prison…

But it’s working well enough that many of the gangs responsible for the violence are turning to acid.

Acid attacks in London rose from 162 in 2012 to 454 last year. There have already been 199 acid attacks this year. Five acid attacks just happened in London in the space of little more than an hour.

And so the obvious new solution is drain cleaner control.

Geez. Now that the people they refuse to allow to assimilate have decided to use vehicles, I have to wonder if EUnuchstanian serfs will have to give a good reason for owning a car.

 

This is the yelling at Tim Blair part of the post.

He does give us this graphic showing acid attacks.

But then he goes off the rails.

There’s more acid in London now than there was in 1968. But this acid isn’t the kind that makes people create awful music and forget basic hygiene.

You know, fuck you. Sure hippies are dirty and smelly but hallucinogens make the best music! Cocaine makes shitty music.  Did Jimi Hendrix live and die a tragically early death in vain? Did Jethro Tull do a mountain of acid for nothing?

That guy is tripping his balls off.

I couldn’t find the version I wanted, he spends about a minute catching trails off his waving hand, but he’s tripping hard in almost every video you’ll see.

 

Arguing with headlines!

Saudi Woman Who Wore Mini Skirt On Video Is Arrested By Police For Violating “Islamic Dress Code”

It’s not a miniskirt, it’s more than halfway to her knees. Words have meaning.

 

Let’s talk about the Muslim World

Is Pakistan worrying about getting drawn into the coming nukular war in the middle east?

There’s little doubt that the Pak-Saudi encounter is the original “all weather” relationship. But this relationship is now coming under strain…

Take his signature defence policy. Salman is said to be the architect of the campaign against Yemen (though he denies this). Except that what was promised as a short, surgical war isn’t quite going to plan. Moreover, two years of relentless aerial bombardment has caused large-scale civilian death and a public health emergency unseen in modern times, according to the World Health Organisation.

Getting sucked into fighting the Islamic Theocracy V the Theocracy of Islam is about as futile and stupid a thing there is.

Things are going as usual in Kashmir so maybe they’re more worried about nukular war with India. You know the oil ticks will not get involved in that, no Jews and few insufficiently similar Muslims to kill there!

 

This is pretty cool.

Lipstick Under My Burkha will hit screens on Friday, five months after the country’s notoriously prudish and much-maligned censor board refused to certify it for being “lady oriented”. (emphasis me, V)

The movie tells the story of the secret lives and desires of four women — including a college student who wears a burkha, and a 55-year-old who rediscovers a sex life after the death of her husband.

So chick flicks were illegal there? While I deplore the lack of freedom, I understand it.

Some of Pakistan is sick of the 7th century savages savaging their nation, I wonder how they’ll do against the murderous assholes in their version of the Religion of Peace.

 

No matter how often I see this idiocy I cannot even pretend the assholes who believe it are anything but anti-historical, anti-human-nature, morons.

The visit to Cuba of Virginia B. Dandan, the United Nations “independent” expert on human rights and international solidarity serves as evidence that the argument made by some that having repressive governments on the UN Human Rights Council would lead those regimes to improve their behavior is disastrously false… (emphasis me, V)

Leading to the spectacle of a human rights expert who visits a totalitarian dictatorship and at a press conference states: “I do not know what you mean by opposition. I honestly do not know who is in the opposition.” This led an opposition publication to publish an oped titled: “Virginia Dandan, the expert who does not ask questions.”

Remember when the idiots told us that the Palestinian Death Cult (Hamas) would moderate after being elected to lead their part of the Terrortories?

Yeah, that was less stupid than thinking that putting the thugs that murderous regimes send to the UN are anything but the thugs for murderous dictators.

I do understand it’s hard to find an opposition in Cuba, but that’s not because they’re not there but because they’re dead, in prison or in hiding. Which part of ‘murderous commie dictatorship’ is so hard to understand?

 

Speaking of intolerant, violent commies, Evergreen College!

A Friday memo emailed from Washington’s Evergreen State College’s administrators to the student body said that actions taken by the social justice advocates over the last few months — including intimidation and prohibition of egress from school areas — have been illegal, and could result in criminal charges.

Yeah, that’s far too late.

I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on the ‘tubes, but wouldn’t their defense be that the college admin gave them the green light to be violent, intolerant, racist and thuggish?

Especially since this is long after the beginning of the thuggish, intolerant, racist violence but only shortly after this

According to The College Fix, Vice President for Student Affairs Wendy Endress wrote in a July 14 memo that recent events by social justice warrior students have tarnished Evergreen State College’s  reputation to the point that enrollment at the college has fallen.

Furthermore, Endress noted that Washington legislators had introduced two bills to phase out public funding for Evergreen, turning the college into a private entity.

It’s funny how threatening to stop the flow of other people’s money makes commies show remorse.

I’ve been wondering where to put this graphic, it sorta fits here so you get it.

People as little as 10 years ago would have called you a paranoid loon for saying that was our future. Yet here we are.

 

Nother societal observation.

To get the most out of your next trip to one of these landmarks, and to stay safe if you’re planning to rough it in the wilderness, we asked Ash Nudd, a former park ranger who worked in three different parks, as well as a National Park Service spokesperson to share some must-have items.

Here are seven items you shouldn’t visit a national park without…

They list some that are not all that obvious like bear spray (I prefer a .500 S&W magnum, I don’t want to be a pile of bear-spray smelling bear shit) but then they list sunscreen and hiking boots or shoes while explicitly saying to not wear high heels.

Yes, they literally need to tell people not to wear high heels in the wilderness.

Every year people die around here because they went hiking in flip-flops with a 20 oz. bottle of water in the summer.

They also tell you to bring a paper map. Why? It’s not really funny, but there are a lot of people who have no idea how to use a map. I love maps but when I ask someone else to figure out where we are they often have no clue. Lots of people do not even know that, unless otherwise noted, the top of every map is north.

Remember the family camping trip? Not any more. That’s so uncool!

So my Societal Observation!!!!!

Many parents today do not teach their kids the stuff that parents used to teach them as a matter of course. 

My sister is an awesome cook. Her soups are unbelievable. She even makes sausage and escarole with turkey sausage and it’s still unbelievably good.

Her daughters couldn’t cook a hot dog without directions and a microwave. They’re actually angry with me that I think that’s ridiculous. “I have a phone and people deliver food.” is the politest response I’ve heard.

 

A few years ago I had some neighbors, a 21 year old couple with a baby. They were clueless about so much normal stuff that people do.

For instance, I lent them my gas grill. The second day I looked outside and saw him by the grill with the flames shooting up a couple feet. I went out to get him to turn down the gas when I saw he had filled the gas grill with charcoal and used lighter fluid to start it. He had thrown out the lava rocks before doing so. The worst part was that he had dragged it to by his apartment so he had to carry the gas tank. He had no idea what a gas grill is. They weren’t tweakers, just people whose parents did not teach them life skills.

 

Obviously it’s not everybody, but it’s enough to be a very bad trend.

What if we actually do get to the societal collapse our fine betters are demanding? What would happen to these helpless individuals when they’re forced to try to live without people to do for them? It wouldn’t be pretty. It wouldn’t be funny, but I’m sure there will be people enough laughing at them as they die of hunger in a forest full of food or by shitting their lives out from drinking bad water.

 

Via Paco, we see the most expensive guns out there. I expected it to be all about lame-ass, trendy guns, but I wuz wrong.

The most expensive one

George Washington’s saddle pistols: $1,986,000

Awesome. I’m not a fan of the first one, but I’d surely like to own the rest.

 

If anybody disputes that Gaia hates Al Gore, I give you the iceberg I’ve titled, Suck This Al Gore!

 

Important, Above The Fold Screenshot I Forgot To Post, Update!!!!!!!!

So not just hateful and dishonest but stupid too!

 

Just not here. I’m pretty sick of it and I don’t get Foxnews or CNN anymore. Every local broadcast is full of Russia and Trump COLLUDING!!!!

Not important, I just love that Trump left that gif of him body-slamming CNN up on his Twitter feed

That’s Winning!.
Losers!

A Hawaii judge yesterday ordered a nationwide loosening of Donald Trump’s temporary ban on US entry for some travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling that the administration’s strict ­approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.

So the Supreme Court ruled and the Dems got this partisan asshole to disagree?

 

Just a little, peripheral, Russia.

Veselnitskaya’s presence in the United States alone ought to be the source of suspicion that not only is the Trump-Russian collusion narrative suspect in this case but that the real inquiry ought to be into whether the encounter was a small part of a larger attempt to trap the Trump campaign.

The Russian lawyer wasn’t even supposed to be here. She had been denied a visa for entry into the United States in late 2015, but given a rather extraordinary “parole” by the federal government to assist preparation for a client subject to an asset forfeiture by the Justice Department. That was in January. The client was Prevezon Holdings, a Russian company suspected of having been paid some portion of $230 million stolen by Russian mobsters. When Sergey Magnitsky a Russian lawyer representing a company that had been the victim of the theft, reported it to authorities in Moscow he was promptly jailed and beaten to death…

So it’s not so much Colluding With Russia as Democrats working with murderous assholes and harming our country because they are unhappy with the last election.

Our political parties and partisan judiciary are the worst threat to our system of gov’t there is.

Speaking of threats to our system of gov’t, Minitrue!

Identifying the worst of journalism has become a battle of superlatives. One outlet does something barely comprehensible in its stupidity. Rather than learn from it, other news organizations try to outdo them.

That was the case this week, where a Washington Post piece blamed a right-wing radio host for the shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and four others. Yet, things are so bad, it wasn’t the worst story. This was also the same week where CNN’s Poppy Harlow couldn’t even tell the Star Spangled Banner from the French national anthem. She wasn’t the worst, but I’m a native of the city that brought us that song and think she deserves a dishonorable mention.

It’s a race to the most obvious, despicable lie told with a straight face.

Each week there’s a more despicably dishonest lie from the NYTimesWashPostCNN which lie is then disseminated by the NYPostABCCBSNBCnon-HannityFoxNewsetc., they ignore the corrections or memory-holing that inevitably come soon thereafter.

Related

 

The blithering idiocy of NeverTrumpers!

A specific example of elite solidarity across partisan lines appeared in a New York Post column by Maureen Callahan. She peruses the guest-list for an annual soiree hosted by Washington Post heiress Lally Weymouth in the Hamptons:

It was full of politicians and power brokers — the ones who pantomime outrage daily, accusing the other side of crushing the little guy, sure that the same voter will never guess that behind closed doors, they all get along.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner partied with billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, who rubbed shoulders with billionaire GOP donor David Koch.

Chuck Schumer and Kellyanne Conway were there. So were Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Ronald Lauder, Carl Icahn, Joel Klein, Cathie Black, reporters Steve Clemons and Maria Bartiromo, columnists Richard Cohen and Margaret Carlson, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Ray Kelly, Bill Bratton and Steven Spielberg.

Like Pepper Gomez and Ray Stevens, these denizens of the 1% are fierce partisans in front of the cameras, but old pals at a tony party or a chic restaurant or a high-end golf resort. They share the same zip codes, the same tastes, the same amenities of celebrity and wealth, and ultimately the same interest: keeping themselves on top, and hoi polloi at a distance.

They’re not worried about being intelligent, consistent or honest, they’re worried about saving their phoney-baloney jobs so they’re Getting Trump!

 

More Unproven Accusations By Trump proved oh so accurate.

Scoop: Manaforts phone was illegally bugged during meeting with Russian Lawyer, confirmed by multiple sources. Lynch ordered it.

So Obama was wiretapping Trump. But the Never Trumpers at the NYPostNYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCFoxnewsetc, aside from Hannity, are still calling it ‘unproven’, ‘inadvertent’ or ‘totally justified because Trump Was Colluding!!!!’ depending on which hurts Trump the most.

 

The Wash Post, Jew-haters extraordinaire, explain the Temple Mount is

a “Jerusalem mosque complex”

If lefties knew history, or even current events, would they still be so fucking hate-filled?

Yes, they’re aggressively and willfully ignorant so they’re impervious to reality.

 

Let’s EUnuchstanian Cultural Suicide!

A few months ago I saw a chart at IB that showed the Sweden was not the Rape Capitol Of The World.

 

As you can see, it says “Reported”

As I wrote then, that’s only the ones they admit to, let’s see how they’re handling it now as it gets so bad they’ve made music festivals “Female Only

 The government believes that we do not need to investigate further immigrant crime. Everyone claims to be in agreement that they are overrepresented in crime, but that the difference is reduced by taking into account various socio-economic factors. According to the government, we should not investigate immigrants’ crime further without focusing on helping them with better socio-economic circumstances.

Socio-economic circumstances? Ummm, how about enforcing your laws? You know how not to help someone’s socio-economic circumstances? You don’t enforce the laws where they live.

 

In Akbar Britain we’ve seen a rash of acid attacks by “boys”.

Police said on Saturday they have charged a 16-year-old boy with 15 offences following a spate of recent acid attacks in London.

On Friday, British police arrested two teenagers after five acid attacks against moped riders in less than 90 minutes across east London on Thursday left several people with facial burns, including one with horrific injuries.

They’re not telling us the names because they’re minors, but I’m gonna bet at least one of their names rhymes with ” Sabdul” or “Johamed”. I’m also sure that if their names were “Bert” or “Nigel” those names and their pictures would be leaked.

With the de rigueur quote

“It’s already an offence to carry acid or a corrosive substance to cause harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said…

Let’s make it even more illegaler to throw acid at people! That’ll work. such people might break one law about assault but surely they’ll be deterred by a law against carrying the weapon they’re going to use for said assault!

I can help them with this

“We are working with the police to see what more we could do.

How about you walk around Brit cities and look for people flying the ISIS flag and calling for death to those who insult Islam?

I know, that’s a hate-crime in Akbar Britain. Remember, there will always be an Akbar Britain!

 

The worst part for Akbar Britain is that they’re fighting EUnuchstanian oligarchs too.

A leaked memo says

French bankers are plotting to ‘actively disrupt’ the City
The London financial centre is worth £66 billion a year to the Treasury
The City’s Brexit envoy says Macron has declared ‘open war’ on the Square Mile
French representatives are now offering firms big money to move to Paris

That’s a casus belli if ever I’ve heard one. Of course, for that Akbar Britain would have to get rid of their entire gov’t and elect some with balls and love of Britain and its culture. That’s a hate-crime so not likely to happen. Peacefully at least. I wonder if the Brit peasants will fight back against the death of their culture.

 

Pakistan and Iran get frisky!

Two Iranian civilians were killed in an alleged cross-border attack by suspected militants on Saturday, according to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

A statement on the Guards’ Sepah News website said, “On Saturday evening, a terrorist team… fired (ammunition) from within Pakistani territory towards the Iranian border region of Saravan. Two local workers in the region were martyred in this terrorist attack,” read the statement.

For “Two Iranian civilians” read, “Two terrorists, possibly/probably Republican Guard”.

The suspense on whether Pakistan will get involved in the Middle East nukular war is one of the uncertainties out there. Along with where we’ll get into a war with Russia, the middle east or eastern Europe. And there’s China, will we get into a war with them over Taiwan or the South China Sea? I’d bet China was rooting for both when Obama made it so we had no nukular carriers at sea.

The world thought Hillary would be POTUS and she would continue Obama’s policy of US Out Of Everywhere!!!!, instead they got Trump. I just can’t fully explain how funny I find it that the world is afraid of our poofy-haired maniac. That has to have the murderous commie dictators in China furious. “That’s our shtick!”

 

Clintonian Chutzpah!

Yes, according to Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters), the wizened old king  (the current murderous Castro murderously dictating in Cuba V) did say this yesterday, in response to the Trumpinator’s new Cuba policy. :

“We reject the manipulation of the topic of human rights against Cuba, that can be proud of much in this area, and does not need to receive lessons from the United States nor anyone,”

He’s right up there with China, Norks and Saudi Arabia for Human Rights Perfection! (that means “none”)

 

We have a serious problem in our criminal justice system.

Plea bargains are by far the most common way cases are settled in courts across the country. Most research claims anywhere between 95 percent to 97 percent of criminal cases in America never go to trial. Instead, they are hashed out between prosecutors, defense attorneys and defendants.

More than 90% are plea bargains because the system is overwhelmed. With repeat offenders.

There’s no ‘rehabilitation’ in the system for criminals, jail is where they get three hots and a cot and talk to other criminals. Jail is notably lawless what with the various gangs, not to mention if jailhouse rape is as prevalent as supposed. How can someone be rehabilitated if they live in a lawless state where Might Makes Right?

The problem is that the system is so huge and has so many people going through it that a change would be nearly impossible. Especially since lawyers like the current system and they’re the ones who make the laws and decide what the laws mean.

 

Speaking of ignoring reality, Chicago!

Rahm sent out a letter explaining how public pensions in Chicago are totally going to be Solvent For Centuries!

But there’s a bit of reality that’s being ignored.

llinois’s biggest financial challenge, the $130 billion debt to its workers’ pension funds, may only get bigger thanks to the budget that pulled the government back from the brink.That spending plan, pushed through by lawmakers eager to keep Illinois’s bond rating from being cut to junk, allows the state to sink deeper into the hole by giving it five years to phase in hundreds of millions of dollars in increased contributions to four of its five retirement plans.

Those extra payments stem from the funds’ decisions to roll back forecasts for what they expect to make on their investments, which means Illinois will need to set aside more money to ensure it can cover pension checks due in the decades ahead.

Can-Kicking 101!

Since it’s Chicago you know retired pols will get their pensions in perpetuity while cops and firefighters will have to deal with consequences of unrealistic promises.

 

This is pretty cool. 100 top movie props. It’s all one page so you don’t have to keep clicking, I’d scrolled down and just read the ones that interested me. The neuralyzer had a flash-bulb in it, they had to change it after every use. That’s pretty inventive. Charlton Heston’s tablets in the Ten Commandments were granite, his double used plastic ones. Yes, Heston was more manly than a stunt-man. I bet lefties still can’t get his guns from his cold-dead hands.

 

I am very surprised they chose the “egg box” from Pink Flamingos.

That’s the sickest and most twisted movie I’ve ever seen and that’s a sick bit. That fat lady spent the whole movie spread across that crib, eating eggs. In any other movie that would be the most twisted part, in Pink Flamingos it was about the least disturbing bit. At the end, Divine eats some dogshit off the ground and smiles with shit flecking ‘her’ teeth and that’s not even close to the most disturbing part of the movie.

John Waters stumbled around bars in the Dundalk section of Baltimore looking for the most bizarre people to put in movies, he found some beauts.

I walked into a Barnes and Noble in the 90s looking for this movie, the snotty jerk behind the counter sniffed and told me they don’t have such movies! He was happy to see me leave.

 

Let’s end on some Truth!

Putting a coffee can on the exhaust and a shopping cart handle on the trunk doesn’t change that.

 

Engine update!

I’m looking at 4 bodies in particular. There are three 66 El Caminos and a 65 Impala SS convertible. There are some 62 and 66 Rivieras I’d love to get, but they have 7.0 liter big-blocks that need work. I don’t want to be the guy who took out a big block and put in a small block. I’m pretty sure there’s a place in Hell for that and I’d like to avoid it.

The Impala is my choice, but the El Caminos could be ready with around $5k while it would take at least $10k for the Impala but…. 1965 Impala SS convertible!!!!!! If I paint it it would probably be worth more than double the El Caminos. I’ve seen them in the high-$30K region if they’re even decent while it takes a really nice El Camino to get up there.

Also, all the El Caminos have engines, the Impala doesn’t. I would put them in the Caballero, not running just put in, possibly in the bed, and sell it with an engine, which would make it worth more and save me more money in this deal.

I have some money I’m saving to buy a house and if I use it for the Impala I’d probably have to sell it when I’m ready to buy the house. With the El Caminos I’d be able to keep them. But 1965 Impala SS convertible!

And yeah, I wanted the car to drive in the summer to save the top on my Mustang, but 1965 Impala SS convertible!!!!!! It’s just awesome. There is nothing like two tons of convertible Detroit steel barreling down the road.

I got more Gs so my tubing isn’t nearly as annoying. Timewise, reading about the latest lies about Russia are pretty darn annoying.

Let’s Tube, 3G style!

 

Let’s Winning! first.

House puts Trumps wall money in spending bill!

That’s a win for Trump but in actual news, the House still hasn’t passed a fucking budget and hasn’t for nearly a decade!  WTF?

 

VA gets some of what’s coming!

The (VA) department announced last week that between President Trump’s inauguration and July 3, it had fired 526 employees, demoted another 27, and temporarily suspended another 194 for longer than two weeks…

I’m having a problem thinking of a gov’t department that wouldn’t be best served by firing everybody GS-12 and up and starting over with Americans or at least people who actually like America and the Constitution.

 

There’s more, but let’s look at some GOP Winning!

Rand Paul explicates the obvious.

I miss the old days, when Republicans stood for repealing Obamacare. Republicans across the country and every member of my caucus campaigned on repeal – often declaring they would tear out Obamacare “root and branch!”
What happened?

Now too many Republicans are falling all over themselves to stuff hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars into a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare and feeds Big Insurance a huge bailout.

Yeah, we’ve been watching that shit for years. They didn’t actually ‘stand for repealing…”, they stood for making us think they stood for that.

 

Summer Theater!

McConnell Delays Senate’s Summer Vacation by Two Weeks.

 

It’s funny how as we learn more about each and every Get Trump lie we see that they’ve been set-up by Democrats.

 At the heart of the current media Russian narrative du jour is a story about Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian attorney named Natalia Veselnitskaya.  That meeting took place on June 9th 2016 in Trump Tower.
Now it is discovered via video and images, that only 5 days later, June 14th 2016, Ms. Veselnitskaya was a guest of former Obama administration Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul in Washington DC for a House of Representatives hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Putin’s Russia.

 

The media just stayed in full, “Let’s Lie!” mode they were in during the Age Of Obama, but now they lie the other way, making mountains out of moleshit instead of making moleshit out of mountains.

 

News From Long Ago!

Saudi Arabia has been funding mosques throughout Europe that have become hotbeds of extremism, the former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sir William Patey has said.

Yeah, we’ve been watching that shit too.

The obligatory, Islam Means Peace So Let’s Not Rile Them Up, part of any such story

…commissioned report into the funding of extremism in the UK. The full report is not being published for security reasons.

Yeah, we’ve been catching that shit too.

Juxtapositions!

Seattle Councilasshole calls 1960s Civil Rights Protestors pieces of shit!

Seattle councilmember Larry Gossett isn’t a fan of one solution to power wash the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said.

Yeah, it’s exactly the same, if you think of black people as pieces of shit I guess.

I’m more nuanced, I think most people are pieces of shit regardless of race, creed, color or genitalia.

 

Michael Mann, he of the dishonest hockey stick bullshit, is suing all kinds of people who call him a liar to get them to shut up, but he obviously didn’t think it through.

Mann had refused to produce his data for the court (in support of his own case), claiming that it was “proprietary.” After missing a February 20th deadline, he now finds himself in contempt. Under Canadian law, the court is now required to dismiss the suit.

Green Science is all about hiding your numbers and trying to force people to accept your conclusions. You know, science as if it were run by Torquemada and Ayatollah Komeini.

 

Hillary’s Bitches were bitches for Hillary. Film At…uhh…the whole last year!

One redacted exchange reveals a back and forth subpoena response to the FBI from one of Mrs. Clinton’s private attorneys, Katherine Turner, a partner at Washington DC powerhouse firm Williams & Connolly. In the document, Turner agreed to turn over one of Mrs. Clinton’s non-secure Apple iPads and two of her BlackBerrys to the FBI.

But neither smartphone received from the law firm contain SIM cards or Secure Digital (SD) cards, and a total of 13 mobile devices identified by the FBI as potentially using clintonemail.com email addresses were never located by Williams & Connelly…

Mills, who was Clinton’s chief of staff and counselor at State, received immunity for her cooperation into the email investigation was permitted to be in the room while Clinton interviewed by the FBI in July 2016. Comey would later admit publicly that he had never heard of a potential witness representing the subject of an FBI investigation to be present during an interview with investigators.

“We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue,” Tom Fitton,(of Judicial Watch, V)

Judicial Watch is doing all the investigating in this, the FBI is busily playing Tom Sawyer in Corruption Theater.

 

Let’s end on the Travails of Florida Man

I gotta say, that raises more questions than it answers.

Of course, I don’t want the answers to those questions so I guess it’s fair.

Take Out Your Squeezy Bulbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOP voters device

Trey Gowdy Finds Out DNC Never Turned Their Hacked Server Over To Law Enforcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HE DEMANDS ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, we all knew that long ago, this is from January.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE Democratic National Committee hack and Russia’s alleged involvement have been swirling for months,…

the DNC told Buzzfeed on Wednesday that neither the FBI nor any other intelligence agency ever did an independent assessment of the organization’s breached servers…

This posturing is at a strange time.

On the one hand, it’s a year early to get us riled up to STAND UP TO THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But it’s what they know. Hold Hearings!!!!!!!! and Demand Answers!!!!!!!!!!!!, they’re obviously going to just keep them going. They worked so well during the Obama years.

The biggest take-away is that they’re doing that instead of what they’ve been elected to do. It’s like a flash-bang thrown into a crib on a no-knock raid, it’s to distract you from your dog being shot.

 

Speaking of feckless Republicans, this must really piss them off.

Forbes magazine scoffed at Donald Trump on Thursday:
Trump Can’t Make Apple’s iPhone Manufacturing Come Back — And It Wouldn’t Help If He Could

Yes, what could Trump possibly know about business? He only has a degree from Wharton and built a $10 billion global conglomerate.

Worstall’s post went online at 8:01 a.m.

Two hours later, Nikkei Asian review posted:
Apple could make iPhones in US in future: sources

Trump keeping campaign promises and winning. That’s just not a GOP priority.
I wonder if he’s gonna campaign for the GOP next year. I hope he’s selective about it. I also would love it if he came and endorsed someone primarying Flake. We really need to get rid of Flake and McCain.

It would be pretty funny if electing a popular GOP POTUS is the catalyst for getting a new party to oppose the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party.

 

The Washington Free Beacon, fresh off bashing Trump for idiotic lefty fakenews/lies, notices reality.

Events are turning me into a radical skeptic. I no longer believe what I read, unless what I am reading is an empirically verifiable account of the past. I no longer have confidence in polls, because it has become impossible to separate the signal from the noise. What I have heard from the media and political class over the last several years has been so spectacularly proven wrong by events, again and again, that I sometimes wonder why I continue to read two newspapers a day before spending time following journalists on Twitter. Habit, I guess. A sense of professional obligation, I suppose. Maybe boredom.

Yeah, we’ve been watching that. From a high of 4 or 5, I was down to one newspaper a couple weeks ago and now I’m on none. I was almost done with the Free Beacon what with all the pushing lying fakenews bullshit.

 

Holy Shit. That’s all I can say about this

 

Kids are annoying! Don’t have any!

Only a childless asshole with childless asshole friends who sit around drinking Zima making fun of ‘breeders’ could not see the absolute horror in that happy video.

 

 Coup Coup

Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

Subhed

They are not investigating a crime. They are organizing a search party to find a crime.

That is almost as dangerous to our way of life as a Hillary POTUS would have been. The reason it isn’t is that, while Minitrue has been trying to pretend he hasn’t, Trump has been slapping them around pretty handily, I hope he keeps it up.

 

Since everything is relative, we find that we don’t have the worst politicians in the world.

Among the politicians are member of the Vitrolles municipal council who represents the Republicans Christian Borelli; member of the council of the Bouches-du-Rhône from the Debout la France (France Arise) Party Christiane Pujol and her husband; as well as president of the local branch of the National Center of Independents and Peasants of the Bouches-du-Rhône department Hubert Fayard, Europeiska Pravda reported referring to La Provence.

On June 22, they departed from Marseille for Moscow, then they will go to occupied Donetsk. The aim of the visit, according to the French publication, is “to support the Russian army, which is being constantly attacked by Ukraine, despite the Minsk agreements.”

 

So we that going for us.

It does lead to a question, did Russia hack their election too?

 

Pakistan is having quite the terrorist war in their country.

At least 67 people were killed and more than 200 injured after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency’s Parachinar city Friday evening…

 

The second explosion targeted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast.

You see stories like that an awful lot in Pak press.

I wonder which brand of terrorist that is. Is it the Taliban? The Pakistan Taliban? ISIS? Iran? The Popular Front of Palestine? The Palestinian Popular Front?

 

My one niece is 29, she was a straight A student in HS and a 4.0 in college, she zoomed through Albany Law School.

She is very ignorant of history and literature, it drives me crazy. I’ll say something and she’ll think I’m weird for expecting her to know what I said. I’m weird for entirely different reasons.

Steyn sez,

The other day I mentioned en passant that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, which used to be a widely recognized line (if somewhat apocryphal) of the Duke of Wellington’s. An hour later, some cocksure keyboard warrior responded that I was a total fake-news f**ktard and such a douchebag that I was apparently unaware that the Battle of Waterloo was in fact won somewhere in Belgium.

They get angry when you use some totally commonplace saying or word. My favorite was the teacher in MD who got beaten bloody for using the word, “niggardly”. He didn’t think it was funny, neither did I but it was either laugh or get frustratingly angry.

Righteous ignorance is one of the worst aspects of today.

People who are so totally ignorant of the past cannot understand how we got where we are and how precious and rare it is in the blood-soaked massacre that is human history.

 

Fighting Back!

Baltimore, Md. businesses filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to protect their property during the 2015 Freddie Gray riots.

Nice. I hope they win $brazillions. I give you exhibit A in the lawsuit

Give them room to destroy. Mission Accomplished! They Destroyed!

Now Baltimore Taxpayers get to pay up.

 

We’ll be a long time recovering from Obama, war on our southern border is a big part of his legacy.

WARNING ADVISORY TO BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN RGV SECTOR

Recent events in Tamaulipas, Mexico, specifically in and around the city of Reynosa, pose a special risk to U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the region.

The Reynosa faction of the Mexican Gulf Cartel recently lost its leader and the group is engaging in open warfare with Mexican authorities and possibly with rival factions or other transnational criminal groups. Open source reports indicate gunbattles and use of grenades and other explosives in the fighting.

Border Patrol agents working the line in any station’s area of operations immediately across the largely open border from Reynosa, Mexico, are advised to employ extra caution in the performance of their duties. Stray rounds from firearms have previously injured U.S. law enforcement personnel on the border.

They had to worry about Obama’s gun running and now cartels, embolded and empowered by Obama’s porous borders, are now using hand grenades against American border agents.

And they still probably have the restrictive Rules of Engagement. I’m not saying they should be free-fire zones, but any threat should be treated quickly and overwhemingly. It’s unfair to them otherwise since they’re fighting people with fucking hand-grenades.

This is not new,

REYNOSA — Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee

“There were four trucks filled with bodies that (members of organized crime) picked up,” the official said. “That is not counting the (bodies) that were left behind.”

I wonder if Mexican authorities moved to Baltimore afterward?

 

The Vill Uh Gez!

An early-morning raid broke the relative quiet of a large Florida retirement community (The Villages V) that turned up drugs, weapons and — in a distinctly Florida twist — evidence of a golf cart chop shop.

When I was in VA I saw their commercials constantly, I have to admit I didn’t expect that.

After watching Seinfeld I should have.

 

Okay Australia, your serve.

As Tropical Storm Cindy moves into Alabama, bringing potential flooding to the state, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is reminding residents to be wary of displaced, sometimes floating, fire ant colonies during and after flooding.

Floods don’t kill fire ants, they just move the colonies around a bit, according to Extension entomologists.

The ants join together by the thousands, trapping enough air to float on the water’s surface in a makeshift life raft and survive for days, weeks or even months until they find dry land again.

Although I’d hate to think what would be floating there.

 

You know, sometimes the news puts my Caballero travails in perspective.

The contractor who Holland said ripped him off, then faked his own death to get out of paying him back for a botched renovation, who left Holland and his cancer-stricken wife with nowhere to live, was still among the living.

None of my mechanics have played dead.

Yet.

First, Something Old.

December, 2011

GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House Speaker John Boehner have handled the payroll tax debate, we wonder if they might end up re-electing the President before the 2012 campaign even begins in earnest.

 

The article was about some tax deal where the GOP lost…won!. eddiebear handled it with his usual eloquence and restrained commentary.

Fuck you, Mitch McConnell. Brainfuck you with the stupid stick until you get smart. Fuck you for (once again) letting the Obamabots do to you what Bugs Bunny did to Yosemite Sam. Fuck you for giving the O-Bots the high ground on taxes. Fuck you for giving the O-Bots momentum and rising fortunes going into 2012. Fuck you for fucking us over worse than a whore who owes her pimp more than what she pulled in that night. And fuck you simply because I am sick and tired of seeing you stumblefuck from one fuckup to the next.

I miss his posts. H/T whoever came here on a search that found that post.

 

Something New

You have to wonder how liberals think this works. So, a manifestly conflicted special counsel leading a pack of maxed-out Democrat donors decides Donald Trump has to be kicked out of office for “obstructing justice” regarding a cynical lie about him cavorting with the Kremlin and…then what? President Pence, until they do the same thing to him? Or do we just skip right to President Felonia von Pantsuit, shrug our shoulders, and give up on our foolish dream of having a say in our own governance?

Wait, that’s not new!

Because normal Americans are woke to the scam. No, the affidavits of a zillion DC/NY establishment types attesting to Robert Mueller’s impeccable integrity – ever notice how the guy trying to hose us always has the establishment’s “impeccable integrity” merit badge – are not going to make us unsee the fact that he’s carrying water for an establishment that thinks we need to just shut up and obey.

Oh. If true, that’s new.

Now, pulling off the soft coup is going to be harder than they think. The establishment has not thought this out. They sort of assume that if they squelch Trump then everything somehow just goes back to them being in unchallenged control. Wrong.

Bing, bing, bing!!! We have a winner!

They ain’t gonna like what happens next. Kurt Schlichter writes pretty intelligent stuff. You know, stuff that I agree with.

 

Something Borrowed.

Meanwhile, in Mexico City:

A Student Strike Becomes an Occupation, for 17 Years.

Savour that mental image.

It remains unclear exactly who occupies the building and how many members compose the occupying force. Insular and mercurial, they refused repeated requests for interviews. “We’re against the mass media,” explained one occupier, who declined to give his name, saying it was a policy of the occupation not to grant interviews without consent of “the general assembly.” He was standing in what was once the lobby of the auditorium, its walls now covered with insurrectionist stickers, graffiti, posters and murals. “I don’t want to be assimilated into the mass media,” he said.

Oh, there’s more:

And more there is. Click through, it’s hilarious. Various lefty groups keep having coups and counter-coups. I like the part where the anarchists get organized and drive off the rest. That’s funny.

 

Something Blue

Sure it’s cool but it’s fake! notice there are no soldiers in view! Who were they close-air-supporting? Obviously a staged photo-op after the battle was over.

I hate fakes.

 

Everything else is old stuff getting older or new stuff getting pretty dam old.

Something old that’s getting pretty darn old.

The compassionate head tilt makes it funnier.

 

This ain’t new, Gun Control Works!!!!!!!!!!

Investigators have found a cache of weapons at the home of the 31-year-old man who rammed his car into a police van on the Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, a judicial source close to the investigation said…

The revelation of the discovery came after prime minister Edouard Philippe expressed dismay that Dzaziri was able to have a gun permit despite being on a jihadist watchlist.

You think that’s the funniest part? Where have you been? The FEOCE is not new!

Asked to explain why the attacker’s permit wasn’t rescinded, Mr Philippe said that “if you take away a permit from someone who is the subject of surveillance or being monitored, he will quickly understand why it has been taken away. … It’s a difficult decision.”

That makes it for me.  In America our betters are trying to take guns away from people on secret lists, in France they refuse to. Their pols are more in favor of gun rights than ours. As we saw during the Obama years, they kept having “conversations” on “common sense” gun control and only close supervision and letting them know it ain’t gonna happen kept them from screwing us.

 

Speaking of getting pretty fucking old, Common Sense Curbs On The First Amendment!

On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States”. The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA…

The resolution refers to hate crimes against Muslims, Jews, African-Americans, Hindus, and Sikhs and was sponsored by Senator Kamala Harris and co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Susan Collins.

On April 6, almost the exact same text was introduced as House Resolution H.Res. 257, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States”. A House Resolution can be reintroduced as legislation.

They’re just resolutions, but both the House and the Senate passed one.

They both say this

Whereas, in 2015, hate crimes targeting Muslims in the United States increased by 67 percent,

cough*bullsthit*cough

According to these two FBI links, 2015

51.3 percent were anti-Jewish.
22.2 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
4.4 percent were anti-Catholic….

52.7 percent were motivated by anti-Black or African American bias.
18.2 percent stemmed from anti-White bias.
9.4 percent were classified as anti-Hispanic or Latino bias.

3.3 percent resulted from anti-Asian bias.

 

and 2014

58.2 percent were anti-Jewish.
16.3 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
6.1 percent were anti-Catholic…

63.5 percent were motivated by anti-Black or African American bias.
22.8 percent stemmed from anti-White bias.
5.5 percent resulted from anti-Asian bias.

Notice the EXPLOSION of anti-Asian hate! 2/3 increase and I haven’t seen shit about it. Why isn’t anybody talking about that? Does our media hate them?

Also notice the HUGE INCREASE of anti-Catholic hate-crimes! It increased more than both Muslim and Jewish hate crimes and yet, there’s no mention of protecting Catholics in the House and Senate resolutions.

Huh. Why…it’s almost as if they’re posturing assholes who hate their voters and are trying to get new ones!?!?!?!?!

 

This might be new. If it makes it here.

Venezuela is the endgame for the game of Destroy The Rule Of Law our fine betters are playing

It is not just the country’s economy and political system that are sick, but society itself, experts say. An epidemic of lynchings is one of the most gruesome symptoms.

– ‘Justice’ –

AFP journalists filmed a lynching close-up in a busy street in the capital Caracas.

A witness says he stopped the man who had tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in a bakery. Then the mob took over.

“You’re lucky we didn’t burn you,” a voice yells, as police lug the man, limp but still breathing, into the back of their car.

The crowd yells in satisfaction — but not at the man’s arrest. They think they are the ones who have done justice here.

“Their aim is to kill the person before the police arrive,” says Marco Ponce, coordinator of the Venezuelan Social Conflict Observatory (OVCS)…

“In lynchings, citizens let out their anger in the face of a state that is not defending their right to justice,” says Ponce.

But they don’t seem to care. Or possibly they’re really too stupid to realize it.

Actually, I’m gonna go with Hanlon’s Law on this one. They really are that stupid.

 

Speaking of roving bands of vigilantes,  Evergreen College violent fascists will never get old.

A telling exchange, one of many:

“It essentially sounded like you were being held hostage. If you wanted to go to the bathroom, you had to go with two escorts – is that true?”

“Erm, that’s what the students felt was true. I was going to go to the bathroom regardless and they wanted to escort me.”

“Why?”

“Why what?”

“Why did they want to escort you to the bathroom?”

“I don’t know.”

“Did you ask them?”

“No, of course not.”

From Michael Moynihan’s short film on events at Evergreen State College, where ‘progressive’ utopia is under construction.

Lovely

In the thread below, several commenters note that the dramas at Evergreen – this Theatre of the Bedlamites™ – is merely an extension and enactment of the values being inculcated by the staff. After years of wearing away the customary moral and behavioural restraints, and after years of rewarding pathological vanities and delusions of persecution, the leftist bureaucrats and educators were caught off-guard by the speed and vehemence with which their own protégés turned on them, using mob force and well-practised spite, and merrily wielding baseball bats. Which reveals just how blinded by ideology, and how ludicrous, and unfit, those educators are.

Tolerance!

 

Speaking of the old story of commies coddling their crazy brethren, China and the Norks!

Can China restrain the Norks? My opinion is, of course, that of course they can but they don’t want to. The Plausible Deniability Province of the Chinese empire.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will meet with their Chinese counterparts…

The top U.S. priority at the dialogue is finding common ground with China on curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile development…

I wonder what we’ll have to give China. I just hope Tillerson knows the real deal. I figure he does, Exxon can’t ignore reality. Mattis probably knows for sure.

As part of upholding a UN Security Council resolution, China announced in late February that it would no longer receive coal imports from North Korea…

While China has upheld its commitment to the coal ban, it has purchased greater quantities of iron ore, low-end manufactured goods, and seafood – goods not strictly banned by the UN –  resulting in an overall increase in trade revenue for North Korea

Yup

Beijing may also be dissuading Chinese businesses from contracting North Korean labor, a practice the UN identifies as exploitative, and it estimates 50,000 workers worldwide may generate as much as $1.5 billion for the state. As many as 19,000 of these workers are in China. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, beginning in March of last year, Chinese officials began informally telling firms in the provinces bordering North Korea not to contract North Korean workers. While this measure is useful to Beijing for registering “its displeasure with Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear testing,” as an informal policy, it could be easily reversed and does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the sustained pressure needed to demonstrate cooperation to the U.S. and to bring North Korea back to negotiations.

All that means  is, “Let’s give the media something to talk about.” and our fine social, moral, political and intellectual betters either fall for it or pretend it’s real. It doesn’t really matter either way I guess. I just like to figure stuff out.

 

Speaking of Old, EUnuchs are energy-dependent on Russia so their foreign policy reflects that!

Nord Stream 2 was concluded after the annexation of Crimea by Putin’s Russia, the war against Ukraine, and the shooting down over Ukraine of the MH17 passenger plane. European consumers will pay for the gas, and the money will go to the Putin regime, strengthening it. There is a high probability that, as usual, the Kremlin will spend the proceeds on propaganda, repression, new wars, and annexations – and Europe will be paying for it.

A Nord Stream representative brushed off these concerns, saying it was all “political speculation … we have already been working with Gazprom for 19 years and are going to continue mutually beneficial cooperation”.

That’s so old and obvious our fine social, moral, political and intellectual betters have never even thought of it!

 

I’ve seen a bunch of people making fun of the new Ken dolls. I mostly don’t get it, I mean, it’s for little girls. Is a doll with a man bun really going to be a problem? I’d be more upset about boy bands and Disney sluttifying every girl they get their perverted hands on.

Now, if I were going to do some OUTRAGE MONGERING!!!!! about the new Ken doll, I’d discuss the racism inherent in this picture.

What’s up with putting Fat Ass Barbie with Black Ken? Isn’t that racial profiling?

I’m going to boycott Barbie!!!! I’ll never guy another one! Never another penny!

 

This is going to revolutionize the criminal justice system!