Archive for the ‘Mideast Madness’ Category

I’m not sure if it’s me or if the world is themeless. I keep starting with one and then having it fall apart. Oh well. See if you can guess the theme I thought I had.

In our wordcloud below is “drunken chariot racing” but the link has absolutely nothing to do with drunken, chariot or racing. Which made me think that wordcloud is judging us! As if we’re the kind of window-lickers who’d be all into drunken chariot racing so it just threw it in.

Then I realized, a good idea is a good idea so here’s part of the chariot race from The Perils of Gwendolyn.

 

You can’t tell from that clip, but that movie has the highest boobs/frame ratio of any movie I’ve ever seen. If you’re into that sort of thing.

 

So… what happened to “The First 100 Days” on Foxnews?  It used to be on at 5pm here (7 east coast), but now it’s Tucker Carlson. His first 100 days are not over and that show started in January so it cannot have been 100 days. Every time I flipped over there was Martha and some, acknowledged, Dem operative bashing Trump, so I have to figure the ratings were pretty low because MSNBC and CNN are much sadder and a whole lot funnier.

 

In the now, apparently Trump is thinking about doing recess appointments to get around the GOP Senate to confirm his appointments.

I’m torn on that one. On the one hand, it’s fucking hilarious he has to do this to get around the slow-rolling of Republicans. On the other hand, that’s a slimy thing that we do not need to have regularized. Which leads us to the gripping hand, Czars! They do not need to be confirmed, I’m not even sure if they’re officially appointed. I think they just show up and start working.

The ‘recess appt’ thing has to be a troll. I prefer the Before! so I’d like a Czar troll.

Having the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. start freaking out about ‘Czars avoiding confirmation are the end of the Republic!!!!!!” so Trump can comment on the 39 Obama sub-Czars wikipedia claims avoided that messy, tax-cheating-finding, confirmation process would be hilarious.

 

To make sense of this next link, you have to understand Trump  is a recent Republican. He thinks more like a Democrat.

WELL, YES: Trump isn’t really campaigning earlier than other recent presidents. He’s just more upfront about it.

The “permanent campaign” was invented by (or maybe “for”) Bill Clinton a quarter century ago, and for better or worse it’s now a permanent part of our political landscape.

 

WELL, NO: Bush didn’t campaign constantly. He promoted himself, but he didn’t campaign. He was a breath of maturity in the office that Clinton and Obama did their best to ensmallen.

As for “He’s more upfront about it.”… No. The media is more upfront about attacking him for it. He’s not doing anything different from what Clinton and Obama did. Hell, he’s less upfront than Obama who traveled to fundraisers across the country all the freaking time.

 

While I’m yelling at Instapundit, this always bothers me. Most of the article linked is pretty accurate.

The basic division in American politics today is not over the merits of President Trump. Many of those who voted for him believed that he lacked the moral grounding and gravitas that great Presidents must ultimately draw on. The division is between those who think that before Trump, things were going just fine and the American elite was doing an excellent job, and those who blame the rise of Trump on the failures and blindness of the so-called “meritocratic elite” who, they would argue, have been running the country into the ground.

No argument from me so far. Here’s where we go off the tracks.

In foreign policy, the United States has had two failed presidencies in a row. Our grand strategy of…democratization of the Middle East would and could solve the terrorism problem—and so did their degreed and esteemed advisers and the commentariat.

We had won in Iraq. We were almost done. As anybody with a brain told Obama, he had to fucking leave some dam Marines, A-10s and Apaches there, similar to how we treated Germany.  That way, ISIS would have been stain in the desert when they were first chased out of Syria in their Toyota pick-ups instead of getting stronger and taking over much of the region.

 

Now: Israeli soldier gets 18 months in jail for shooting a wounded, Palestinian terrorist. Palis are all upset it’s only 18 months. Apparently, helping suicide attackers suicide is verboten in their religion. You need to let them blow themselves up I guess.

 

Before: Palestinians have a different view on successful suicide bombers being killed as they open an exhibit of a suicide bombing from the previous month. After an outcry from people who give the PLO money, the Arafish canceled the exhibit. Yes, it was built less than a month later. Too soon?

 

Doesn’t really fit, but this is another in a very long series. We’re talking Days of our Lives long.

At UCLA Law School last week, a squad of student “thought police” tried to ban my book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. They don’t want you to know the book even exists, let alone what’s inside it. And the UCLA administration enabled them. This ominous episode underlines how students are learning to be contemptuous of intellectual freedom.

And since it’s California, they went the extra mile. It happened at

…a panel discussion at UCLA Law School on the vital importance of freedom of speech and the threats to it.

The funniest part is that this State-Sponsored, Law Fucking School does not see the irony of students learning how to be law talking folks at a gov’t-affiliated Law Fucking School stomping on speech they do not like and not being immediately and humiliatingly slapped down by either the faculty or the admin (both?) at the gov’t-run Law Fucking School. More, they think anybody who does see irony is a hating hater who hates.

Yeah, that bothers me a lot. At least some of these people are likely to be future lawyers, politicians and judges.

Our best hope is if all the different flavors of fascist assholes start killing each other before they start trying to kill the rest of us.

 

Which leads to this.

“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,” the order reads.

That could be really horrible with possibly good results.

CNN begged for it. As did Rolling Stone. As are a bunch of others. Expect a slew of these as precedents are set.

I really don’t like the idea of the US have British-style libel laws. US law is an attempt to fix what the Brits got wrong.

On the other hand, maybe they’ll stop being fucking lying sacks of fucking shit.

I’m really of the opinion that it’s a terrible precedent and I really, really, really wish our fine Minitrue betters did not make it nearly a requirement but since they did, I hope it has a salutary effect. Or should that be “salutatory affect” so people can have something easy to make of me for? Besides constantly ending sentences of prepositions, that is.

 

These might be a good metaphor for the people who supported Trump and/or people who supported Hillary.

Peep-Flavored Oreos.

That’s right, the neon marshmallow-flavored filling will actually get sandwiched between two golden cookies…

If you’re totally into this concept, you should probably consider dunking them in Peeps-flavored milk…

To some people that’s the most horrible thing in the history of ever. They deserve no mercy on their souls.

Others think, “Hmmmmm, that sounds delicious! I’ll have to try those!”

I’d avoid those people personally. Probably anarchists. Or even worse. Hipsters.

 

Scientists Need Grant Money To VacationStudy In Mexico!!!!!

The worst of those outbreaks were known as cocoliztli, from the word “pestilence” in the Aztec language Nahuatl.

It’s during one of these cocoliztli, between 1545 and 1550, that up to 80 percentof the native population is believed to have perished…

Now, the Max Planck researchers have presented evidence that the cause of the outbreak could have actually been a primitive and deadly form of salmonella.

 

The first glaring tell, “up to” and “believed to be…” are codewords for “Yeah, I’m pulling this out of my ass.”

At one point I got really into Aztec history after reading Jennings’ Aztec.  It’s a very good book, as are most of his books, I haven’t read the sequels to Aztec, and it’s also, like all his books, surprisingly well researched and accurate.

That salmonella deal is an interesting idea that seem implausible to me. They list the plagues sweeping the area and the theory I’ve always seen is that it was just a cumulative deal with no real “This is the one!!!!”

I figure they just need some cash and global worming is getting tapped out.

In Veeshir’s post, there are links to his stories on the blog, to get to Veeshir’s post, you gotta walk, the darkness, of Veeshir’s mind

 

First an aside. I’ve been reading a lot of Kindle books by lesser known authors, either using Kindle unlimited to read it for free or buying books for $2 or $3. I get history and a lot of sci-fi, including military sci-fi and there are a lot of guys writing military sci-fi who know absolutely nothing about the military, weapons or science. Not a blessed thing.

One guy I tried to like wrote about ships going .1c and yet, 1000 km was far away. I mean, he wrote that the enemy was minutes away and they were 1000 km away. Other guys have nukes go off 100 miles from the space ship, in space, and the ship is destroyed. The guy I was reading last night has absolutely no idea what a ‘sabot’ is and yet, he used the word approximately 4000 times. Another guy had an LT order his patrol to, “Put a round in the chamber and keep your fingers on your triggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” If it had been a book instead of a tablet, I would have thrown it across the room and burned it. If any LT in the history of ever gave that order his 1st sgt would have shot him in the face immediately I figure.

I know that people do stupid things so I should accept that, but when they have an entire Space Marine Corps acting like idjits, I’m done.

Oh well, at least I occasionally find a good book, like We are legion. We are Bob and BV Larson. His Star Force series, starts with Swarm, is very darn good.

 

Let’s Tube!

Puppy blender has a link that says

FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: Americans don’t trust anymore, and that’s a big problem.

huh, I wonder why that is. I mean, it’s not as if everybody has found out that lying works. Aided and abetted by our fine media betters.

 

Minitrue sez “Nearly Half Of All Americans Think Trump Is Moving Too Fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(inhale)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So…… does that mean that over half think he’s doing okay?

finds that 47 percent of Americans think the speed of the president’s actions is too fast and 35 percent are satisfied by the pace. Another 10 percent believe it isn’t fast enough, and 7 percent report having no opinion.

Oh okay, so 47 think too fast and 45 think it’s right or too slow.  So basically, the headline could be that nearly half are pretty happy about what he’s doing but this is Minitrue!

 

Don’t forget, Trump has a lot of cleaning to do in the bureaucracy, I wonder if this is sabotage or just ignorance.

How many arrests have there been of foreign nationals for those seven countries since 9/11?” Robart asked a Justice Department lawyer in court on Feb. 3. When the lawyer said she didn’t know, Robart said, “Let me tell you. The answer to that is none, as best I can tell.”

It turns out the judge, and Nadler, and everybody else repeating the talking point had it wrong. Last year the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest released information showing that at least 60 people born in the seven countries had been convicted — not just arrested, but convicted — of terror-related offenses in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. And that number did not include more recent cases like Abdul Artan, a Somali refugee who wounded 11 people during a machete attack on the campus of Ohio State University last November.

Never ascribe to malice along that which could be adequately explained by malice, stupidity and ignorance! But I’m going with just malice on that one. Situational ignorance is what lawyers do.

 

The ACLU morphed from a civil rights group to a “civil rights” group so slowly I didn’t even realize it. From SCCop Blog.

  • According to a comprehensive new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, the city’s exclusive contract with the American Civil Liberties Union could be having a significant impact on Chicago’s crime.
Gee, no shit?
  • “This is one of the few dramatic changes where the timing does fit the increase in homicides and so it seems it would be rash to reflectively rule this out as a possibility,” said Dr. Jens Ludwig, the director of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab.
Golly, exactly as we pointed out when we dissected the 70+ page report that killed the street stop. But what do we know? We’ve only been doing this for decades now.

So what you’re saying is that lefty grandstanding and willful ignorance kills those they claim to be ‘protecting’?

Whodathunkit? You know, besides anybody not a sucker of lefty talking points.

 

Speaking of lefties killing people, Berkeley!

The major student-run paper of UC Berkeley ran five op-eds Tuesday defending the riots on campus, and arguing that violence was an acceptable response to a speech from Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Jebus. On the one hand, they’re advocating stifling free speech using violence, on the other hand, they’re destroying their own homes to do it, on the gripping hand, try that shit someplace where leftists aren’t in charge and find out that felony rioting and cold-cocking people is not consequence-free.

I wonder why they never come to Apache Junction to protest. I know I’d welcome them, there are a shitload of coyotes around here (my dog is outside barking at some as I’ve been typing) and they gotta eat too.

 

Okay, now I do not trust any of these ‘leaks’ but I hope this one is accurate.

In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call.

Like just about everything Obama did, that was a bad deal for America.

 

 

I really have to wonder how lefties can doublethink their way to spending so much time and effort defending people like this.

diversity

 

How the fuck did Obama so screw up the world that now Russia is helping the Taliban to fight us?

Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified today that Russia is helping the Taliban

WTF? No, really. WTFF?

I’m actually surprised the remake of Red Dawn didn’t have us invading Cuba, shooting school children and making adult males stay in camps watching speeches by Ronnie Raygun.

 

Yesterday I was wondering if Tsar Putin I and Sultan Erdogan would have a remake of the Russo-Turkish war of the 19th century, why?

Under “Alliance of convenience” you’ll see the Putin/Erdogan alliance in Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian airstrike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria, according to BBC

The soldiers were supporting Syrian rebels in efforts to capture the city of al-Bab from so-called Islamic State, BBC News reports.

It is part of a broader offensive by Turkey to push IS and Kurdish fighters away from Turkey’s southern border.

Russia and Turkey, who back opposing sides in the war, have been jointly targeting IS in airstrikes recently.

 

It seems to me that there are a lot more ways for that to go wrong than right. Maybe Tsar Putin I wasn’t playing chess, he was actually playing checkers. Unfortunately, Obama was playing tiddly-winks.

 

Well this is a year or more late.

19-year-old Willem Pennings built an Arduino-powered machine that quickly sorts M&Ms and Skittles by color

We’re fresh out of Skittle-shitting unicorns.

 

The finish is gonna be Dave Barry heavy, but let’s start with something that’s making me contemplate the uncontemplatable.

A top lawyer for internet retailer Amazon is taking a victory lap for the company’s role in the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to retain the temporary restraining order halting President Trump’s travel ban.

Yes, not shopping at Amazon.

I’ve been shopping at Amazon since 1997 or so, I just got “Kindle unlimited” and I’ve been enjoying it, but now I have to think that maybe Amazon can suck my dick. I’m at least getting rid of Unlimited and telling them why. If they want to join the culture wars, that’s their deal.

I just sent an email explaining that I cancelled my Kindle Unlimited subscription because I do not want to subsidize their politics and that it will take very little to get me to buy my books elsewhere. Man, I am very pissed off right now. Can nobody in the fucking world just do their business and keep politics out of it?

 

Eh, let’s Dave Barry.

Only in post-2016 America would this headline need to be written.

Headline: TO CLARIFY: IT WAS NOT HIS PAIN

Article: Vaginal pain helps exonerate man accused of murder

 

At any other time in the history of ever that headline would have been only funny, now it’s necessary. I’m not sure if that makes it funnier.

 

We all saw the link where some guy tried an illegal wire transfer and blamed it on Jesus, but I didn’t see anybody pointing this out.

A unemployed Lakeland man faces a five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $250,000 after making a $7 billion fraudulent wire transfer (emphasis me V)

7. Billion. Dollars. I have to respect crazy that strong. He could have gone for a few $mil but if you’re going for the gusto, go for the fucking gusto!

 

An orange alligator was spotted in Florida and this journalist did not work “Trump” into it at all! Impressive. The editor noted in the caption that the neighbors called it “trumpagator”,  but the journalist did not take a shot. That must have taken a lot of willpower.

trumpagator

 

Okay, I saw this link with pictures of guys dressed like this and I figured it was a joke.

gurk

Okay, so now I still think it’s a joke, just not on purpose. The one on the left is not the lamest, most ridiculous costume this guy makes. No, really.

gurkle

 

Since everything I know about high society I learned from reading High Times I have to ask, do people actually wear that stuff?

If so, where? When?

If women were wearing that I’d ask, “How much for half-and-half?”, is that just male-hooker wear?

I don’t really want to know all that much, I just get a little curious about ridiculous things sometimes.

It’s just no good anymore since they went away
Now I spend my time just making posts from yesterday

 

Topical!

There is no logic. There are no facts. You can say blue, and they will hear white. One plus one equals cat. Calling the left mentally ill is truly a disservice to those who are mentally ill. At least with mental illness there’s a reason for the madness and a hope for a cure. There is no hope for the left. They are suffering from a deep-rooted spiritual sickness, one for which, I’m afraid, there is no cure.

When you compare a United States President to a creature who killed 6 million Jews and 5 million others, what exactly is the starting point for a logical conversation?…

How do you talk to people who use the Holocaust as a prop? The Jews, the disabled, the gays, and those who were different were all exterminated. They have now become a straw man for the spiritually depraved, demonic left. What do you say to people who chant “We are all Muslim” when the Muslim is looking at them, going: “Yes, that is the goal isn’t it, dead or alive?”

Exactly. Trying to intelligently debate someone who compares anybody but Hitler, or maybe Stalin, to Hitler is about useless. Willful ignorance is functionally the same as stupidity and you wouldn’t argue with an idiot as to whether blue tastes better than Cheerios, would you?

 

H/T Added 20 minutes later!!!!!!

Relatedly,  selectively stupid hate!

He didn’t rape anyone or have an affair with his intern (Bill Clinton), he didn’t kill anyone, (Ted Kennedy), he didn’t smoke crack with some hooker in a seedy motel (Marion Barry), he didn’t text photos of his junk to underage girls (Anthony Weiner), he didn’t sell favors to our enemies (hiLIARy Clinton), he didn’t disrespect our military and throw his medals away (John Kerry), he didn’t have bribe money hidden in his freezer (William Jefferson), he didn’t make fun of Indian (dot head, not woo woo) convenience store clerks (Joe Biden), he didn’t belong to the KKK (Robert Byrd), he didn’t father a child with a 15 year old black woman (Strom Thurmond), he wasn’t caught texting sex message to teenage boys (Mark Foley), or run a gay house of prostitution with his boyfriend (Barney Frank), or try to pick up men in public restrooms (Larry Craig), and those are just from memory, I haven’t even Googled anything yet.

Donald Trump did nothing like any of those other politicians, yet those people are beloved and he is hated.

Yeah but…..compassion!….tolerance!……

This is the money shot

And are we really going to kill each other over politicians? Seriously? Think about that for a moment. Brother against brother, husband versus wife, over people like Mitch McConnell or Elizabeth Warren. OMG…what has happened to us

Yup. If there are people less worth getting rioting-angry about than any of our fine political betters, well, I can’t think of them.

 

The failure theater I expected is in full gear, fuck the GOP.

 

Should I get worked up in defense of these assholes?

A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too.

Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new “Climate Leadership Council” pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior aide Kellyanne Conway.

Sigh. I can only hope Trump was playing Angry Birds during the presentation and only allowed them in for some sort of pat on the head for the GOP assholes.

Speaking of Failure Theater!

house-of-shut-up

Fuckheads are slow-rolling.

Primary season is just around the corner!

Speaking of fuckhead Republicans and their disdain for their ‘base’, Kristollnacht!

Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol said Tuesday afternoon that the white working class should be replaced by immigrants as they have become “decadent, lazy” and “spoiled.”

“Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in?”

I really do not like the NRO/Weekly Standard assholes. I used to subscribe to NRO, but now I can’t even read Jay Nordlinger.

The best part, for me, is that they went all in on Palin-hate and thought they won but now we have Trump. That has to really piss them off.

 

Just don’t forget, they’re smarter and better than you!

The demographic most opposed to President Trump is not a racial minority, but a cultural elite.

This isn’t a revolution. The revolutions happened in June and November. Brexit and Trump were revolutions. The protests against them are a reaction by the overthrown establishment.

 

Yeah see, you were in charge and that’s why we’re so fucked so sit down, shut up and drink your damn appletini.

 

I read this story at AZ Central (supported Hillary!) about a totally blameless immigrant who’s just trying to make a better life.

For  four years, federal immigration authorities have given Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos a pass to remain in the U.S. rather than deport her back to Mexico.

That changed Wednesday, when Garcia de Rayos went to check in as usual at the central Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead of being released, she was taken into custody, while her husband, two children — both U.S.-born citizens — and a group of supporters watched in tears….

In a statement, ICE officials said only that Garcia de Rayos was detained because of her prior conviction, which stems from a work-site raid almost a decade ago.(that’s a lie as we’ll see shortly V)

And thought, “There’s something they’re not telling me. Why is this totally innocent woman being targeted? Maybe she’s not so innoccent!”, imagine my unsurprise when I saw this.

She was arrested in 2008 during a workplace raid ordered by then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Golfland Sunsplash amusement park in Mesa, Ariz., and convicted of felony identity theft for possessing false papers.

Oh, convicted of a felony. That’s different. And the AZ Central article also managed to avoid mentioning this

ICE officials confirmed the detention on Wednesday. “Ms. Garcia de Rayos is currently being detained by ICE based on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013,” the agency said in a news release.

So Trump was POTUS in 2013? Huh. And isn’t that a little different from what AZ Central told us ICE said?

Which leads us to the question Which should be their catchphrase?

Minitrue: Lying Liars Who Lie!

or

Minitrue: Purveyors Of Fake News Since 1895!

 

They so miss Obama they’re forced to doing Tiger Teen! articles full of stupidities and lies.

“Obama makes rest of us look bad with his effortless kitesurfing”

– The Washington Post, Early Lead, February 7, 6:32 PM

 

Hahahahahahahahaha. I bet they had to type that one-handed.

These claims are false. As the video reveals Obama fell multiple times off the kiteboard despite “perfect conditions” and practicing for “two days solid” before the challenge.

Hahahahhahahahah. I love this part.

However, Love also admitted Obama is “not the most explosive guy, not the fastest guy,” and he “lacks in physical capabilities.”

Video evidence reveals Obama does not “knock down open shots.” ABC News reported in 2013 that, when playing against children, Obama was “ice cold” after going just 2 for 22 from the floor. The former president had to be shown how to make a layup by a 10 year old.

Hahahahahahahahahaha

Why…it’s almost as if they lie about Obama more than they do about Trump!?!?!?!?

 

They’re better than you!

Scores of NYPD cops have installed illegal flash-reflecting plastic covers on their personal-vehicle license plates that can thwart toll and traffic cameras

I’m pretty sick of this culture of impunity for our betters.

 

The Hill has high hopes.

Is Gorsuch a secret liberal? Trump, GOP have reason to wonder.

They lay it out, he lives in and near lefties!!!!!! And look at this!

sided with an Albuquerque middle schooler who was strip-searched by his school, dissenting while his colleagues ruled that the school, police officer and other employees were immune from lawsuits.

Okay, that’s just stupid. That’s not “liberal”, that’s “libertarian”. I understand liberaltarians try to obfuscate the issue, but they are different.

I’d say most lefties were not in favor of being able to sue the gov’t, unless you’re a leftist suing for Social Justice!!!! of course.
Back in 2014, I wrote about an article noting that Sweden was importing many tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees”.

This should end well.

…Sweden. Because the government decided to offer residence permits to every Syrian who requests one, it’s estimated that by the end of 2014 another 80,000 will have come.

Well, not so much end well as make Denmark and Finland laugh their asses off.

So how is it going?

More than 110 blazes ripped through accommodation centres across the Scandinavian nation, according to national police statistics. Of those fires, around 20 are believed to have been caused by carelessness or accident.

However Swedish officials have now said 92 of the infernos were started deliberately, with 37 of them being started by a resident at the home.

In the remaining cases, two culprits have been identified, but 53 of the fires remain unsolved as police have no leads as to who the suspects may be.

Hey! Let’s import a few tens of thousands here! Paul Krugman told us destroying shit is good for the economy!

 

I wonder if the previous story had anything to do with this.

Drawing on a unique, new Chatham House survey of more than 10,000 people from 10 European states, we can throw new light on what people think about migration from mainly Muslim countries. Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread.

Wait, you mean that people do not like importing other people who hate them and their whole, westernly-civilized nations? The deuce you say!

It takes an ‘elite’ to be surprised by that.

 

Speaking of Syrian ‘refugees’, let’s see how that bucket of scorpions is taking being shook up.

The complication is that the advancing forces — the Syrian Army and pro-government militias backed by Russia, and Syrian rebels backed by Turkey — are sworn enemies.

Their simultaneous race to seize the city, Al Bab, has turned into a test of how a global realignment of powers supporting Syria’s antagonists could help reshape or end the nearly six-year-old conflict…

The coming days will show if the Syrian foes, who do not always obey their patrons, will work together for the first time against the Islamic State, or drive out the extremists and then try to kill one another.

Yeah, that’ll work out great. The first question I have is if the “rebels’ will side with ISIS against the gov’t or if they’ll wait until ISIS is driven out before attacking the gov’t forces.

Which leads to the next questions, what’s Tsar Putin I going to do about it? How about Sultan Erdogan? Will Russia and Turkey get into a war?

 

The feel-good story of the week! Some idiots went to Cuba for their “Dream Wedding!” and found out when they got there that they were having a “Dream Wedding!” in a commie shithole.

A couple of apartheid-loving Brits who planned a lavish wedding in Cuba suffered a gigantic disappointment when the roof of their wedding venue collapsed.

Many were injured, including the bride and groom and their two children.

Needless to say, the Castro regime collected a lot of money from these newlyweds and their 24 guests, but won’t have to pay a shilling in compensation for injuries, trauma, and distress….

They chose to spend $31,287 for a wedding in one of the most repressive and impoverished countries on earth.

(Quick calculation: for a Cuban worker to afford such a wedding he/she would have to work for 105 years and save every penny for that event).

Even worse, they hoped it would be “the wedding of their dreams.”

 

It was the wedding of my dreams. I wonder if they’ll reevaluate their love of communism. Probably not, it takes real stupidity and willful ignorance to go to fucking Cuba to have a dream wedding.

Carlos asks a question

So… is it wrong to feel good about this couple’s bad luck?

No, it’s one of the things that’s right in the world. Feeling sorry for them would be wrong. They went to a gigantic slave-island. They deserved all the shit they got.

 

It doesn’t rain but it pours.

Samsung SDI made the news again on Wednesday when one of its plants in China caught fire.

Talk about bad optics. I will say I love my Samsung J-3.  The battery lasts a long time and it works very well.

 

Just some inside-basketball stuff. Before the basketball season started I watched the Knicks try to build a winner, with good players and I wrote

The schadenfreudey part is that the Knicks spent a lot of money on assholes like Noah but they kept Carmelo Anthony. CarMElo Anthony has Obama level narcissism.

He’s going to be such a whiney “Give me the ball” bitch the Knicks will suck anyway. They had a guy, Jeremy Lin, who came out of nowhere when ‘MElo’ was injured and the fans loved him. So once MElo was back, he forced Lin out.  I’m gonna laugh my ass off as they are screwed this year either by listening to MElo or by the ruckus he’ll cause if they don’t.

So what’s happening? The Knicks suck and are trying to trade ‘Melo but there are no takers and now he’s fighting with the GM.

Hahahahahhahaa. And that’s why I stopped watching basketball long ago. I liked Jordan, I didn’t like Kobe, and now all the ‘stars’ act like Kobe. When he was in trouble for rape one of his teammates said, anonymously, “I don’t believe the accusations, Kobe doesn’t make a pass to anyone!”

 

Now, if I was a little more superstitious, I’d be celebrating this,

Astronomers and stargazers will be treated to three celestial events on Friday night through Saturday morning.

The trifecta includes a “penumbra” lunar eclipse during the full “snow” moon and a comet flyby!

but all the apocalypse scenarios have been teases I hate to get my hopes up.

Although… the fact that it’s a “penumbra” eclipse, gives me hope.

Penumbras are always used to screw us.

Jurists have used the term “penumbra” as a metaphor for rights implied in the constitution (Commerce Clause! V)

So we have that going for us.

 

Yeah, sometimes I just want the world to go away. I call those days, “Everyday”.

Let’s see what’s going on out there now that Trump won.

CNN makes me laugh, they’re so consistently leftist.

As eastern EUnuchstan is worrying about Russia attacking, CNN knows who’s to blame. No, not the Jews, that’s so 2015.

It’s Trump of course.  I was flipping by CNN earlier while they were talking about this and their correspondent ended by saying something about, “war looms on the horizon as Trump is close to being POTUS.”

No mention of Obama’s fecklessness and Hillary’s idiocy, but in that last story about how we are sending troops back to Norway, they manage to make it look like Trump’s fault. CTRL F gets you 12 mentions or Trump, most of which are about how he’s weakening NATO, Obama returns 0.

It’s funny how all that’s wrong in the world went from being Bush’ fault to being Trump’s fault. Well, not funny so much as ‘Fake News’.

 

Let’s keep making fun of CNN. This is a perfect trifecta of tone-deafness, ignorance and hatred of America.

Americans should wear hijabs to show solidarity with Muslim women who fear being attacked for wearing the religious head covering, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota

Yeah, see, women are attacked for not wearing that, not for wearing it. If they want to make an impact, they should go to Saudi Arabia and get women to stop wearing it in solidarity with women who fear being attacked for not wearing their sack-o-slavery.

Alisyn was on Foxnews for a long time, this shows that Foxnews hires from the same brain-dead pool of blow-dried teleprompter readers.

Which leads to Megyn Kelly might “jump to CNN!!!!”

My prediction? Outrage-monger/Trump-hater, Megyn will have high ratings initially (first week or two) and then, back to CNN’s normal third place slot while whoever replaces her will have good ratings. CNN just cannot out-lefty MSNBC and most people are sick of fake-news.

 

Also totally not Obama’s fault? The resurgence of the Persian empire.

The assimilation of militias into state armies in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon does not mean handing over the keys of local government to these Iranian militias. On the contrary, by being part of the Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese regular forces, these militias will control — on Tehran’s behalf — their respective armies, and by extension the governments behind these armies….

So big deal, it’s not as if there’s some sort of historical example of this.

The model of local kings, historically known as satraps in ancient Iran, is an old Persian scheme. After invading neighboring territories and forcing their leaders to concede, rulers of ancient Iran would keep the local king in power, on the condition that the king pledges allegiance to the Iranian king (Shah in Persian). Thus the Iranian ruler became the King of Kings (Shahnshah).

Too bad Rome and Greece are too broke to scare up some legionnaires or hoplites.

On the plus side, they will be fighting against Constantinople, Pharoah and the Arabian peninsula, which hasn’t worked out well for Persians in the past.

 

In EUnuchstanian hilarity, Geert Wilders is on trial for Hate-Speech!!!!!!!!! for a fairly milquetoast statement

based on a speech he delivered in 2014 calling for “fewer Moroccans” in the country.

The Economist knows Why You Get Trump

The trial is scheduled to start on October 31st, and if past precedent is any guide, it will lead to a boost in the PVV’s popularity.

as he’s poised to become Prime Minister.

His party is now the biggest party in the Dutch polls. With elections coming up in March 2017, the populist politician seems to be on track to become the Netherlands’ next prime minister.

 

The EUnuchs might have underestimated their serfs as much as our fine betters in the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party have done over here.

 

Kellog’s decides to get all political.

Kellogg says it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top aides, Steve Bannon….

to ensure its ads “do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company.

I’m sure that will work out well for them. I know I’ll look at what I buy and see if it’s from Kellog as I do not like to buy products that are not aligned with my values as a consumer.

 

Freedom Is Scary!

Student Jake Goldberg’s free speech resolution called for an end to campus anti-free speech rules at Tufts, including vague administrative provisos that crack down on the “use of nicknames,” “hurtful words,” “bias-fueled jokes,” “comments on an individual’s body or appearance,” “innuendos of a sexual nature,” “gender bias,” and dozens more similar examples cited in the measure.

But the Tufts Student Senate recently voted 26 to zero with two abstentions to reject the proposal

Unanimously rejecting free speech is seriously scary. I’d bet the two abstentions were afraid of their fine, tolerant, fascist friends.

These are our next generation of Americans. We are so boned.

 

So as a “Never Hillary” type, I won’t be “I told you so”ing, but I might be “I expected that”ing.

Cases in point.

Secretary of the Treasury: Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and protégé of George Soros.

Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao, a.k.a. Mrs Mitch McConnell.

Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross, lifelong Democrat and George Soros BFF.

Secretary of Homeland Security: Michael McCaul, 5 term Congressman and co-sponsor of amnesty legislation in 2015.

 

If he names Romney to anything except Secretary of Being Made Fun Of, the next 4 years are going to be uglier than even I expected as he’ll be universally hated by everybody except the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party.

Regardless, Trump supporters are going to find out that Veeshir’s Iron Law of Politicians is absolute, whenever you like a politician you’ve been successfully conned.

 

club NY! NYC has a culinary HS where budding cunilin….ummm,,, culinarians go to learn to cook. Great plan, except they haven’t paid their gas bill and

With five of the school’s six kitchens unusable, increasingly uninterested students have been forced to learn their craft from dry classroom work rather than stovetop experience.

“430 kids can’t cook,” read a blistering e-mail Wednesday from Nan Shipley, chairwoman of the nonprofit group that supports the school, “Our seniors can’t train for culinary competition. Our freshmen have no idea why they are at the school. The culture of the school is withering on the vine.”

 

They’re spending way too much on crap they’re not supposed to do so they don’t have enough to do what they are supposed to do.

 

In Sarah Jessica Parker news,

Her 2-year-old shoe and apparel line, SJP, will open its first store next week at the brand new $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor casino in Oxon Hill, Md.

DPUD has exclusive pics of her flagship shoe line!

 

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Troll Level: Trumpian!

A London cafe horrified customers by selling a nut-based smoothie in a swastika-emblazoned bottle — and made matters worse when the drink’s “rogue” creator refused to apologize.

Nin Com Soup was hawking the $4.90 “Nutzy…

Nin com soup. That’s hilarious. And now they’re getting all kinds of free advertising.

It took months to get the OUTRAGE!!! flowing, I bet they started to wonder if they were going to have use a totally evil symbol of hate to get rolling, but luckily they didn’t need to use any Trumpian symbols.

 

The Hottest Year Ever is about to get even more globally wormed!!!!!

While we end November on a warm note here in the eastern US, there are changes unfolding across the Northern Hemisphere that will likely bring a widespread very cold air mass into the US next week. This cold air mass is first going to arrive in Alaska this upcoming weekend with some spots in that state plunging to 40 degrees below zero and way below normal for early December. After that, the cold air dives into the western US during the first half of next week and then it’ll likely blast into the eastern US late next week.  In fact, by the time Saturday, December 10th rolls around, there may be colder-than-normal conditions all the way from Alaska to the southeastern US.  Beyond that, it looks like this colder pattern will indeed have some staying power as we move deeper into the month of December.

Record heat causes it to be cold. I learned that in The Day After Tomorrow.

Since they don’t mention CO2 I’m gonna assume their science is probably not utterly flawed and stupid.

I do thank global warmmongers for that, it makes it easier to figure out who to believe.

Above the Post, Heidi, Update!
So I actually watched some football this morning and they cut from OT in the Foreskins/Bengals game to go to the current game and the guy in the studio apologized and said the NFL made them do it. It was a darn good game. Oh well, I wasn’t planning on watching much football today anyway.
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Now, to our post in its entirety!

This PEW poll is all about teh screwed up.

There’s a bunch of stuff that strikes me as not as simple as PEW makes it and just plain wrong, but this one is ridiculous.

ummmm-wutLook at that. 22% say that Obama was too personally critical of his opponents in 2008 and 35% in 2012.

Barack Obama, the man-child who does little but blame others for the problems he causes. Seriously?  Who’d they polll for this? MSNBC and Thinkprogress?

And Trump, who spends much of his time, and almost all his TV exposure, defending himself from personal, hate-filled attacks is too critical of his opponents?

Minitrue is earning their pay.

 

So Comey is looking at Hillary! again and Paco asks the question all of America is wondering.

So, what do you think James Comey is up to in reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails?

Remember when we used to assume that if the FBI was investigating you it was because you broke the law? Now we wonder what political reason they have.

 

Once in a while Akbar Britain shows us the way.

Mid Suffolk District Council issued the letter to residents in the Claydon and Barham wards asking them to confirm who lives at their address to check who is eligible to register to vote. However, the website given for residents to respond actually directs them to a porn site.

 

Here, the pornography is all candidate-related.

 

Let’s look at something a little lighter, the fruits of Hillary!’s and Obama’s labor.

The bucket of scorpions that is Syria.

Turkey is finding out why you do not want to get involved in Syria.

A bunch of jihadis are getting together to attack Turkey in Syria.

Syria bombs Turkey-backed jihadis.

ISIS bombs other set of jihadis at Turkey border-crossing.

So everybody but Russia is blowing them up. They have their priorities though.

Turkey bombs US-backed, Kurdish jihadis.

 

A petition to remove Joe Buck from the World Series.

I’m fer it, but only because I’m not watching much football. Having him announce baseball would mean I would not have to listen to him say, “It depends on the spot” 10 or 15 times a game.

Now, if the Giants were playing the Cowboys I’d be all fer agin it. It’s pretty darn annoying when Troy Aikman, who hates the Giants, and Joe Buck call that game. Aikman calling Giants/Cowboys games is like having MSNBC moderate a debate between Hillary! and Trump, while Buck plays along.

But since I’m not watching much football, it matters not.

 

Well, we know why Hayzeus has not been commenting lately. He’s busy trying to get a grant to write a scholarly article.

Following her explosion into international consciousness as bridesmaid of her sister Kate in 2011, Pippa Middleton’s posterior became as renowned as its owner, to the extent that the hype demonstrated over Middleton’s buttocks implies an intensely charged relationship to this body part, symptomatic of fetishism. I seek to investigate this characterisation of Middleton’s backside by utilising Freudian and Marxist interpretations of fetishism…

 

Well played my friend. Well played.

Above the Post immediate Update!!!!

Who won the debate last night? That would be me. I didn’t watch the previews on every channel, I didn’t watch the debate and I didn’t watch the recap. The only loss was reading Stephen Green’s drunkblogging this morning, I don’t think he was drinking at all! It was all serious and not a bit frivolous with much pointing and laughing. Very disappointing.

Now, on to our post!

We used to be the weak horse, then Bush started invading and fighting jihadis in their lands instead of ours and we became the strong horse (epitomized when Ghadeuffeya gave up his WMD programs).

Then we became the weak horse when Obama ran away.

We’ve evolved since then.

The setp-up.

As Stoaty noted

It’s like that nice Mr bin Laden used to say: when you have a weak horse and a strong horse, they both come together to laugh at the retarded horse.

Yeah, so about that.

Strong horse now that Obama’s helped Iran and Syria ally with Tsar Putin I.

The leader of Hezbollah has lambasted the beleaguered diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Syria, saying that a political solution was not currently possible.

“There are no prospects for political solutions,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

 

Weak horse now that Obama’s got THE US OUT OF EVERYWHERE and they’re on their own.

Jean-Marc Ayrault, France’s foreign minister, told the meeting that Russia and Iran, which also backs the Syrian regime, would be accomplices to war crimes if they did not press President Bashar al-Assad to stop the violence.

He said the Syrian government “has clearly made the choice of a military escalation”.

“I am calling on Russia and Iran to pull themselves together and show responsibility, by putting a stop to this strategy,” Mr Ayrault said. “If not, Russia and Iran will be accomplices in war crimes committed in Aleppo.”

 

Tsar Putin I is shaking in his jackboots. He always shakes when he belly laughs.

 

And you know who the retarded horse is.

(Horse-faced V) Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.

Even though that makes us looks like idiots and fools, I will say I do agree in a limited way.

A/C encouraged Congress to stay in session in DC during the sweltering months. Our nation and the world would be much better off if they were reduced to only a few months forging our chains in DC.

Who’s the screwed horse?

That would be you and me.

Leaked documents with sensitive FBI data exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred within the United States in one year and that many of those encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Although, since I live a couple hundred miles from the border, more me than you.

Helpfully illustrated

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So who’s most boned looking at that map? NY, CA and IL, where the gun laws are very restrictive so they’re just victims.

In AZ, FL and Texas it’s a target rich environment.

 

Last, semi-related thing: State Sponsored Terrorism!

In the PIIE’s scenario China could choose… (to) “simply shut down iPhone production in China”.

Shit Just Got Real!

Now, if it wasn’t Obama, I would be all in on this.

President Barack Obama “has told aides that he wants an offensive well under way before he leaves office that is aimed at routing the Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] from Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital in northern Syria,”the Times reported Wednesday, citing five senior US officials who wished to remain anonymous.

 

We’ve already seen that he’s trying to time the attack on Mosul for political purposes and now this.

I’d say this is a feature, not a bug, but Obama’s an idiot so he probably doesn’t realize it.

The plan would put the US on collision course with both Turkey and Syrian “rebels.”

Fuck Turkey. They want to screw us over, let them have fun.

Of course, Obama probably doesn’t know the Kurds have anything to do with Turkey. Cuz he’s an idiot.

As for the Syrian ‘rebels’, anything that anybody does is going to piss off that bucket of scorpions.

But this is a real problem.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that it “received information from several reliable sources” that 3,000 Russian citizens were recruited by the country’s army and dispatched to “fight on Syrian territory.”

So what happens when one of the myriad of jihadi forces kills Russian citizens?

And what if it’s one of the “moderate rebels” we’re supporting?

And what if J Effin Kerry and Joe Freaking Biden were in charge?

You were thinking it was funny until that last bit, admit it.

 

Since there’s not much funny in that endy, let’s have some just funny.

This.

Getting a job in academe can be dog-eat-dog. But for Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, it was just dog-be-dog. The black goldendoodle has been hired by the University of Southern California as the institution’s first-ever full-time facility dog, according to USC News. (emphasis me V)

 

Professor Goldendoodle? I look forward to the ‘tennis balls for grades’ scandal.

With one of my favorite corrections ever.

Note: Earlier versions of the USC News story and this story reported that the animal was academe’s first full-time facility dog. Both posts have since been updated to reflect that he is one of several.

But what about people who are afraid of dogs or who don’t like dogs? Are they as shit out of luck as they deserve?

No! Because growing up is optional today!

College students at a California campus got to play in an “adult ball pit” as part of an event to teach them to avoid certain phrases that could hurt people’s feelings.

There are no outcomes from this where I see the people ‘educated’ by that sort of system ever being a net plus to our civilization.