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But I’m leaning toward 2+2=5.

Yeah, 1984 has been on Comet, they’re taking a break from Made For MST 3000 Movies.

Speaking of 1984, Minitrue! LA Times edition

In writing about violent fascistAnti-fa fascists, they have to write this

The clashes came despite widespread calls from activists and elected officials across the Bay Area for peaceful civil disobedience and underscore Berkeley’s growing reputation for violent reaction by the far left. Other protests earlier this year in the city turned ugly, with far-left and far-right forces fighting in the streets.

No, it wasn’t “Far Right”, it was Milo Yiannpoulis (sp?) and some people who went to listen to him, Milo is not Far Right, he’s a provocateur but he’s not Far Right. He’s a gay man who says stuff that people aren’t allowed to say.

But the LA Times has to lie about him and his supporters because the Tea Party stopped doing protests, they didn’t accomplish shit, and that leaves a Lie About People We Disagree With vacuum in their lives.

 

 

I didn’t know this.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave an unscripted pep talk last week to a group of servicemen on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State.

Mattis was in Iraq on Tuesday for a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, Task and Purpose reports. But he later stopped off to deliver a pep talk to American troops stationed in Jordan, on the front lines of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Why do we have troops in Jordan? I can understand the Arabian peninsula, but Jordan? There doesn’t seem to be an upside to that. It puts them on a hit list and puts us too close to Palestinian terrorists. Next to ISIS, they’re the mad dogs of the Islamic jihadi world.

 

I love casual ways to say, “WTF did you expect?”

I saw this article about federal flood ‘insurance’ going broke in a big way and I thought, “Of course. There’s a reason regular, need-to-make-a-profit insurance companies charge so much for flood insurance.” I was wondering if the article was going to be all, “We don’t know why this happened!” and “Needs more money tax money!”.

Well, I was wrong. They do actually, in passing, mention that it was meant to fail. I wasn’t wrong about more tax money. That would just be ridiculous.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the singular source of flood insurance for most Americans, is already $23 billion in debt after servicing prior natural disasters, including Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina

Katrina. They still owe money from fucking Katrina.

I mean, it’s bad enough they ‘owe’ money from Sandy (2012) but from fucking Katrina (200fucking5)?!?!?!?!?!

As for “owe”, that’s a load of rich, creamery, fromunda-lokbox sweat. That’s just more part of the federal debt* we’re buried under.  The article does mention that, kudos to them.

Most illuminating use of “Some Believe” EVER!

The government has already said it would be impossible for the flood program to repay such a staggering amount of dues, causing some to believe the program needs a major overhaul to prevent structural debt accumulations every time there is a disaster situation.

The “some” do not include such luminaries as McCain, McConnell, Ryan, Flake, Lyndsey Graham  and the rest of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party.

For the record, I wrote that before I read this passage near the end.

However, the urgency and gravity of the situations in Texas and Louisiana could pressure lawmakers into pushing through a quick reauthorization before the program before its September 30 expiration

But of course.

Now, the casual, “Well, duh.”

“Since the program offers rates that do not fully reflect the risk of flooding, NFIP’s overall rate-setting structure was not designed to be actuarially sound in the aggregate, nor was it intended to generate sufficient funds to fully cover all losses.”

The names people were called for noticing that when they first started that program. “There’s a reason insurance companies charge so much for flood insurance. ” Insurance companies are heartless bloodsuckers! What, do you hate flood victims? You heartless fascist!”

If the media wants to Get Trump!!! (by that I mean piss his followers off), they should focus on that.

But they’re such insular fools that they don’t understand how anybody could be against that. It’s What Jesus Would Do after all. He was all about taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. Sort of a hippy Robin Hood.

 

*I checked the Debt Clock and they’re still at just under $20 trillion. We blew by that long ago, remember 2 years ago when the debt clock stopped for months?

In June, I linked this story that noted that the official US debt hadn’t increased in months.

90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

So where’s the debt clock now?

$18,4 trillion

In other words, instead of the around $20 trillion where it should be considering the way it’s moved in the Age of Obama, we’re a $trillion and a half lower.

The rule of law, she is dead. The gov’t lying to us is just normal, operation procedure.

 

Related,

Although historically, the IRS chose tax returns to audit based on internal mathematical mistakes or mismatches with third party reports (such as W-2s), the IRS is now engaging in data mining of public and commercial data pools (including social media) and creating highly detailed profiles of taxpayers upon which to run data analytics. This Article argues that current IRS practices, mostly unknown to the general public are violating fair information practices. This lack of transparency and accountability not only violates federal law regarding the government’s data collection activities and use of predictive algorithms…

The IRS has been telling judges to suck their balls for years now, they’re above the law and they know it.

Understatement of the day!

…but may also result in discrimination.

A whole bunch of Tea Party organizations were unavailable for comment. Because the IRS is busy shutting them up.

The rule of law, she is dead.

 

Nother way the media could Get Trump!!!! is talk about his reversing the ban on selling military equipment to the police. I’d bet the media thinks that I’d be for that cuz I support Blue Lives Matter (cuz I hate black folks), but what they don’t understand is that the reason we have Trump is because so many people don’t trust the fucking gov’t. It’s not whatever hate-crime they think it is, or any of them really, it’s about telling our betters to go fuck themselves.

 

Eh, let’s go to They’re All Gonna Die!!!, it’s so much less stressful. Hell, I look fondly back on We’re All Gonna Die!!!, we’re at We’re All Gonna Be Subjects if our fine betters get their way.

India said on Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military standoff at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops had begun disengaging.

India’s foreign ministry said it had reached an “understanding” after talks with Beijing about the tense confrontation in an area near the Indian border that is claimed by both China and Bhutan.

Oh crap, you know what it means when murderous, expansionist, commie dictators say there’s an ‘understanding’?

Its statement suggested that both sides had agreed to pull back, although the Chinese foreign ministry said only that Indian troops were withdrawing.

Yeah, that.

 

I never liked Joel Osteen, I’ve never watched him much but I thought he was Jim Bakker with less make-up.

Fractal cuttin n pastin cuz the linked NY Post article put cause after effect.

The multimillionaire televangelist came under enormous criticism for refusing to take in evacuees at his 16,800-seat, tax-exempt house of worship. Instead, he tweeted Monday about how “Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding. That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.”…

We have never closed our doors,” a Lakewood Church spokesman said in a statement to CNN. “We will continue to be a distribution center to those in need. We are prepared to house people once shelters reach capacity. Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm.”

What. Ever.

There are televangelists I have respected, but not him.

 

This leads to us to one question.

 after a dispute with her roommate.

Troopers say at around 12:02 p.m. Saturday, Melissa Lena Odomin, 34, drove an ATV into the residence, broke the windows of a truck then drove that truck into the home.

Two vehicles, and no, the question doesn’t relate to alcohol.

Troopers also say alcohol played a role in the incident.

No!

The question I wondered was if the roommate was her boyfriend, because I think I dated that girl. She was great except she didn’t take vodka well and wouldn’t accept that before she started drinking it.

 

Speaking of which.

ISIS suicide bomber actually hoping for 72 experienced sluts 

A recent honor graduate of the Islamic State Suicide Bomber School of Excellence has publicly voiced concerns over the sexual experience of the 72 women awaiting him in the afterlife, sources confirmed today…

According to sources, Hussein asked his instructors if perhaps the virginity of his eternal harem was negotiable.

There does seem to be a flaw in that belief.

 

Watched Dick Cavett who spent an hour with Kirk Douglas, it was pretty good.

He told a story about getting on an elevator at a hotel where he was appearing.

There was something else going on at the hotel and all the people had name tags with their home towns on their chests. One guy says, “Hey, you’re Kirk Douglas!” and he responds, “Hey Joe!” Joe asks how he knows his name, Kirk goes, “Joe Tyne, right? From Tulsa?”, now Joe’s freaking out. “How do you know that?” As the elevator doors opened Kirk says, “I can’t believe you don’t remember!” and walks away.

That’s hilarious.

It was cool even though Cavett sucks at interviewing, all he does is ask questions like. “What made you decide to become an actor?” and other questions that basically ask for anecdotes, the same questions every interviewer asks every actor. but he had such cool people that their anecdotes are cool. Like that one with Kirk Douglas or when Groucho was messing with Truman Capote. Cavett loses control of the show fairly often.

 

Took the Caballero to get the a/c fixed. When I got it back the antenna was gone. Since it was some half-assed aftermarket job like much of what the previous owner did, the mount is gone. Uckfay. How the hell did HeyZeus find this guy in freaking Gilbert? Sonomabatch.

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No matter how much I think I accept the ridiculousness of today, it just keeps smacking me in the face and I can’t accept it all over again.

ABOVE THE POST, OBSERVATIONAL, UPDATE I MEANT TO INCLUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t have cable so I watch a lot of Buzzer, a gameshow channel. Yesterday on Family Feud with Richard Dawson the question was about “Most admired athletes”

One of the answers was Bruce Jenner.

Made me laugh it did.

 

Now back to our post! Nearly in its ridiculous entirety!

I’d like to complain about something, why didn’t anybody tell me about CNN politics twitter feed? It’s the height of ridiculousness and even funnier than Iowahawks twitter feed.

Here they are going with their standard, A Republican POTUS is fighting America’s enemies, playlist.

Get it? Fighting them only makes them stronger!

Read the replies, they’re peppered with, “Fake news!” and “You really need to stop being so stupid!”

This one is a fine example of today’s ‘journalism’, they pretend that Senators’ rely on Obamacare for anything but graft and power over our lives.

Why isn’t McCain going to a VA hospital? He’s a veteran so should be all in on gov’t run healthcare. But he’s important, his life is important, so fuck us. That’s why.

 

More McCain being all mavericky!

Fuckhead. See, back then he had to get us to slap our fins and honk our squeezy bulbs, now he’s serving his real constituency, the DC political class, so he has to Get Trump!. He keeps fucking AZ and we keep electing the fuckhead. Fuck.

 

The Real Collusion!

Yup.

Daniel Greenfield at Doug Ross’ site has a post on this collusion and subversion of the First Amendment by the people who scream about that whenever they get caught lying and fakenewsing.

Once upon a time there was a liberal media. Like most left-leaning institutions it worked hard to prove its progressive premises. Democrats were good and Republicans bad. The police and the military were bad. Social welfare spending and diplomacy were good. Israel was bad and the PLO was good.

This was the thing we used to nostalgically call media bias.

We aren’t dealing with a liberal media anymore, but an illiberal media…

The illiberal media isn’t interested in winning an argument, but in silencing the opposition. It doesn’t just want to shout louder than you. It wants to use its institutional power to shut you up.

Yup, and if they have to ignore stories that hurt Dems, like all the collusion, hacking and felonyizing of the DNC, while fakenewsing and lying using anonymous sources  to Get Trump! subverting our democracy is the price they’re willing to make us pay!

Whenever I see a story about newsrooms cutting staff I laugh. Fuck them. They abused their position, if they want to be house organs for putative dictators they can move to Russia, Cuba or Venezuela. They’re already lying for China so moving there would be redundant.

 

Speaking of lying for the DNC, watch as they ignore more collusion to subvert our democratic, and Democrat, institutions!

The attorneys for 2016 supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who are suing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and the Democratic National Committee for fraud say they are “perplexed” as to why the case has gotten so little coverage in the media.

“This seems like an important case, as important as you can get,” attorney Cullin O’Brien told LifeZette on Tuesday.

See Cullin, can I call you Cullin?, that’s not helpful for Getting Trump!, that’s pointing out Dem perfidy so not news.

I wonder if Hillary will discuss that collusion in her auto-hagiography?

 

Trump’s not taking my advice in Syria, he’s cutting off supplies of small arm for jihadis, but what with the GOP fucking him and us maybe he’s going to undo all the illegal and extralegal bullshit Obama had to do to keep Obamacare creaking along.

President Trump on Saturday threatened to end key payments to insurance companies made under Obamacare if a repeal and replace bill is not passed.

“After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” the president wrote in a tweet.

“If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” he added.

Add in a rider that McCain has to go to the VA in Phoenix and at least something would be right in the world.

If he reversed Obama’s Obamacare waivers by giving waivers to people who didn’t have them and taking them away from politically powerful assholes who are busy Getting Trump would be all about teh awesome as CNN explains how they were fine when Obama was illegally telling people they could break the law but Trump doing the same thing is the End Of The Republic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which leads us to a good question whose time is still coming.

As I wrote in the Last Days Of Obama,

Should the Republican Party Be Saved if Hillary! Wins?…

An even better question would be, “Can the GOP be saved if Trump wins?” as we spend the next 4 years with them calling their base a bunch of assholes instead of trying to figure out why the people who used to vote for them and send them money are telling them to fuck off.

I’m still not sure, the GOP is doing everything they can to piss on and piss off their voters so the jury is still out. Forming a new party would be tough but if the GOP continues to be unresponsive and rudely dismissive of its voters it might be necessary.  2018 and 2020 are going to be interesting.

 

This is what happens when a gov’t decides its voters are a bunch of assholes who need to shut up.

There is no conceivable way a majority or even a plurality of Venezuelan people would vote in favor of chaining themselves into the slavery and misery of a Cuba-style tyrannical dictatorship. So the only only option available left for Cuba’s puppet dictatorship in Venezuela is to force it through by using the only tactics they know: Violent repression and murder.

Hillary was their best chance for that last part, her enemies have a bad habit of committing suicide after all.

They’d love to do that here, that’s why they keep trying to take our guns. And that’s why we have them. Just ask Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington.

Their problem is that most of the people with guns are not onboard with the gov’t violently taking away our rights. That’s why the last three admins were busily arming federal agencies with no law enforcement powers.

 

Let’s look at the mores a key Dem constituent.

The evil inflicted largely on your dime by the abortion mill Planned Parenthood doesn’t stop at killing unwanted babies or even at selling their body parts. There is much more to the agenda it advances — for example, instilling twisted liberal sexual mores in 3-year-olds:

In new guidelines issued on the official Planned Parenthood website, the federally subsidized corporation explains how parents should talk to their pre-schoolers about gender roles, sexuality, masturbation, and transgenderism, even offering tips on how to tell if your toddler “is transgender or gender nonconforming.”

Saying your toddler is “transgender” should be grounds for losing your children and being shunned from polite society.

Toddlers are also to be encouraged to masturbate.

Seriously, they’re dangerously insane. That’s a crime, pure and simple.

 

The Arabian peninsula is choosing sides.

Four Arabic countries said they are ready for a dialogue with Qatar if it shows a willingness to fight terrorism.

Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain met today (July 30) in the Bahraini capital Manama to discuss the crisis in relations with Qatar.

The Saudi-led bloc cut ties with Qatar on June 5 accusing the country of supporting terrorism and extremism, which Doha denies.

Translation: Be for terrorism by sunnis and against terrorism by shiites. That’s why the Middle East is such a shithole of repression and death, Our Terrorism is Good! Their Terrorism is Bad!

The Irish learned that lesson, I have a feeling that Muslims are going to have to learn it with mushroom clouds.

 

Australia committed a Hate Crime!

Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries, according to a joint AFP and NSW Police statement.

The Seven Network reports 40 riot squad officers stormed a Surry Hills terrace before the explosives team found a suspicious device.

Fairfax Media reports the raids were in relation to a terrorist cell “and a bomb plot involving aircraft”…

Police have confirmed the raids relate to an alleged plot to bring down an aircraft using a “device” …

They seem to not understand that all cultures are equal. Blowing up planes is just part of their culture and we should not be so hateful!

Tolerant lefties are all onboard for certain types to be stopped.

Australia doesn’t have a Trump so they have to get people like Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt.

Staying with Tim Blair highlighting hilarity/despicability, Remember, Green Science is neither but it is viciously murderous in Africa!

“Behind every clean electric car there is cobalt,” reports the FT’s David Pilling. “And behind cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo.” And when the Congo is involved, so is terrible corruption and brutality:…

Did I mention the Democratic Republic of Congo? Some 60 per cent of the world’s cobalt comes from this central African country,

Methinks tolerant Hollywood lefties will not be making a movie called “Blood Batteries” anytime soon.

Nothing good happens in Congo. They’re still eating people for cripe’s sake.

Poor Africa, always fucked by tolerant lefties.

According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner…

“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”

Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers…

According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, the Ugandan government and a British forestry company forcibly expelled more than 20,000 people from their homes here in recent years, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.

But colonialism! Haiku guy notes some murderous hilarity.

The kicker, of course, is that they are not even going to use this land for any useful purpose. They plan to grow useless Eucalyptus trees as part of a carbon-trading scam. These trees provide no food or lumber. All they do is grow. And blow up, when there is a forest fire.

So poor Ugandans are going to starve so Algore can buy a carbon credit to offset the emissions from his next flight on a private jet or if he decides to build another wing on his house. Nice…

Green Science! Destroying lives and standard of living while not saving Gaia but giving leftists control over $trillions and our lives for decades!

 

In Eastern Europe War News, totally not Russian military!

Russia is prudently escalating the situation in Donbas, while trying to remain publicly beyond the conflict. Volodymyr Groysman spoke about the country’s overhaul by his government. Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for a balance in power, reminding of his own political ambitions. Yuriy Lutsenko publicly criticized his subordinates in Dnipro. Against the backdrop of the parliamentary holidays, several parties tried to show off their activity.

 

I seriously can’t decide if I want to get into a war with Russia in the Middle East or in eastern Europe.

On the one hand, in the Middle East we have only one true ally, Israel, with one sorta ally, Jordan, so fighting there would be tough as we would have to fight everybody except the Kurds while in the eastern Europe we’d have former SSRs on our side.

But in the Middle East Russia would have to deal with ‘allies’ who would turn on them at the drop of a kefiya so they’d be embroiled with fighting their ‘allies’ almost as much as they’d have to fight us.

Add in nuclear war between Iran and Pakistan-supplied Saudi Arabia and Russia would be almost as fucked as we would be.

I have to wonder if Mattis could make it look as though were going to get involved and then turn around and point and laugh as Russia fights all the people they just got done arming. Iran is nobody’s puppet, Tsar Putin I is all about installing tsarlings. While Assad in Syria is a puppet-dictator, the mad mullahs are a lot of things, but tsarlings they ain’t. They’re used to installing shahs to be under the Shahinshah. That would lead to a different, three-sided war between Iran, Turkey and Russia.

Could be interesting. Although Israel and Jordan might have different words to describe it.

 

Where does the Constitution give the gov’t the power to get involved with these decisions by private enterprise?

If you think the government should do something about the cramped legroom on airplanes, you’ve got a friend in a federal court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Friday ordered aviation regulators to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers.

Trick question, the US gov’t and the Constitution are not related! If someone says, “There oughtta be a law!” the gov’t is happy to pass said unConstitutional law!

Obamacare put paid to any pretensions and pretendings anybody but minitrue had on that. They’re all about pretensions and pretending.

 

The only thing that would make this story better for me would be if they had asked him to autograph the stolen merchandise.

Hip-hop artist Zumbi of rap group Zion I and a film crew were robbed at gunpoint while shooting a music video in West Oakland on Monday, July 10. No one was injured, but the thieves made off with a $90,000 camera,

Hoist on your own petard is one of the leading causes of schadenboner so be warned.

 

Apparently lefties are unhappy that engineers are generally either conservative or apolitical.

Engineers baffled by ‘microaggression’ workshop at conference

A recent academic conference on advanced manufacturing techniques was interrupted for an hour-long workshop on microaggressions.

Louisiana State University hosted its second annual Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) RII Symposium on July 24, but some attendees who showed up expecting to learn about advances in engineering were surprised to find themselves instead “dealing with snowflakes and trigger warnings.”…

The post included a screenshot of the Symposium’s agenda confirming that a “workshop/panel discussion” on “implicit bias, stereotypes, microinsults, microaggressions, [and] Title IX” took place immediately before the conference broke for lunch.

“At one point they had us write a microaggression that we gave or someone gave us,” the post continued, providing several pictures of a bulletin board covered with the resulting sticky notes.

They want to make sure engineers support Trump. Not sure why but there it is.

Iowahawk has a solution!

Hell, I’d have them try to add fractions or try to figure out the third side of a right-triangle given two sides and all three angles. That would be hilarious enough. Asking them to solve diff-eqs wouldn’t be very funny to watch, it would be like trying to get a member of Congress to tell us which part of our lives they can’t regulate. i.e. Totally beyond their intellect.

 

I haven’t seen Dunkirk, but apparently angry lefties are even more wrong about that movie than even I thought! This guy helpfully reviewed the movie in a diversity lens.

Yesterday, I reviewed the new movie, Dunkirk.  Reader mrgarabaldi pointed out that there has been a kerfuffle due to the relative lack of non-white and/or female characters.  Well, I’ve done a bit of digging, and found out that Mr. Nolan had to cut out a lot of content to make the movie fit into his allotted length…

If you’re looking for African-American characters, have no fear.  Nolan used black actors for all of the German aircrews.  The bomber crews, of course, were female.
The u-boat captain, whose deleted scenes run to almost three hours, is a woman of south Asian and Filipino heritage.  You’ll know her by the black swastika embedded in her ruby nose ring.

RTW, short,T, it really explains things!

 

It’s weird out there, usually I can spot a theme each day but today I can’t, not sure if it’s me or if it’s just that things are so all over the place.

Let’s start with You Will Be Made To Care!

Here we have NJ xesplaining to teens.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.

I’m sure HS students are mature enough to treat this with the respect and decorum it deserves.

I look forward to Dress Thursday where the football players all wear dresses to use the girl’s bathroom and locker room every Thursday and it will be a hate-crime if anybody tries to stop them.

I’m surprised that’s in NJ, sure they’re solidly Democrat but I figured that was more a corruption thing than a lefty thing. It’s funny that the GOP governor signed that into law. He’s a perfect northeast Republican in the mold of Susan Collins (R-Maine) and John McCain (R-DC).

Which reinforces Harvey’s point that we’re the RINOs, not them.

I think I’m actually the RINO.

I say that because I’m finding more and more that the Republicans aren’t the conservatives. Being a conservative and aligning yourself with a Republican doesn’t make Republicans conservative. It just means you’re aligning with the least liberal, least horrible of the viable options.

I don’t really want to take up the label “RINO” because of what it has represented. But, the reality is, the Republican Party isn’t a bunch of conservatives. But, a bunch of conservatives vote for the Republicans.

Yup.

 

I’m not surprised about Minnesota though.

A recently approved Minnesota Department of Education “toolkit” instructs schools to isolate students who are concerned about sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with transgender students.

Room 101 For You!

I will say I’d bet that makes a lot of students see exactly how morally and intellectually bankrupt lefties are when they’re forced to believe what their betters demand.

 

I used to tutor HS kids in math because AZ students had to pass the AIMS test. It was HS math, heavy on algebra and geometry.

They canceled it because so many kids could not graduate HS because they couldn’t pass it. It was depressing trying to teach kids how to do math when they used their fingers to add 5 to 17 and a calculator to multiply 10*7.

In today’s exciting episode, CA has gone AZ one better.

The chancellor of the California community college system has stated that institutions’ algebra requirements are “the biggest barrier” for “underemployed or unemployed Americans,” and as such is … a civil rights issue.

So you can have a college degree without algebra. Sigh. I’m sure that’ll make people happy to hire CA graduates.

It’s not a civil rights issue, it’s a community issue. Too many communities in our nation do not prize education. It’s absolutely not a “discrimination” deal or else Jewish people would have the same problems.

This is the shit that will get Trump’s supporters pissed off.

First, we have the State Dept derping.

Officials in the Trump administration’s State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.

Trump and Tillerson should have slapped that shit down publicly, loudly and rudely. But they didn’t.

There’s a petition at the White House calling for an end to the gov’t stealing property from people not convicted of a crime.

 

If the media really wanted to Get Trump they’d hit him for shit like that, but they don’t understand how anybody could be upset about being evenhanded between murderous terrorists and a liberal democracy  or against the gov’t Taking Money From Criminals (who haven’t been convicted of a crime) so they’re busy lying about him.

 

Here we see believing lefty fantasies has immediate consequences.

The meltdown in Venezuela’s currency is deepening as a crippling dollar shortage and a threat of oil sanctions take their toll on the economy. The black-market rate for the bolivar traded weaker than 8,700 per dollar for the first time, according to dolartoday.com on Friday, compared with the official rate of around 10 and a more widely used alternative rate of 2,757.

What does that mean for investors?

That’s creating an illusion for foreigners observing the country’s stock market, which appears to be valued at $2.57 trillion — bigger than Germany’s, France’s, India’s or Canada’s — but is worth only $3 billion based on the black-market rate.

Like China, if you believe the official numbers you will be boned.

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That’s about perfect.

 

Arguing With Headlines!!!!

EU Indecision Worsens Italy’s Migrant Crisis

There’s a difference between “indecision” and “slowrolling because you want the current system to stay in place.”

 

But we’ve been told that Muslim women would choose the Islamic body sack for women!!!! For Freedom!!!!!

Women burn burqas and men shave beards to celebrate liberation from Isis in Syria

It’s funny how often that’s the first thing women do when freed from subjugation. Although forcing the women to shave their beards is a little far.

 

I was into Spicer at first but the questions go so ridiculous that the press conferences got very boring so I won’t miss him much. I will miss Sean Spicier.

He notices reality in the funniest way.

Faceblock can’t be assed to stop people calling for death to Trump and Republicans or ISIS but attack a preferred group and you’re gone.

You just can’t make this stuff up, Muslim banned from Islamophobia in a flagging campaign by radical Muslims who think he is the wrong kind of Muslim.

Mudderpockers.

 

 

I’d say this says more about the voters

She isn’t “in charge” of that district, that’t the local govt’s job. Who the same people keep electing.

In other words, they vote for people who leave their district looking like that and they also vote for Sheila Jackson Lee. That’s on them.

While I dislike these assholes I don’t blame NY pols for being blatantly corrupt and useless, I don’t blame John McCain for being McCain, I didn’t blame Reid for being so despicable, I blame the people who vote for them.

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I didn’t realize Hitler was a color.

 

Up twinkles?

Once again I get mad at lefties for ruining a perfectly good joke. If I had done that it would have been funn…wait, it’s funnier that it’s serious!

Nevermind.

 

See? It was all over place and it just sorta stopped instead of ending.

Not sure if it’s me or the world.

I blame…..uhhhh…… me!

I know, that’s so 19th century.

Our media is really bad, our gov’t is ridiculous and we’re stuck having to either pretend it’s not that ridiculous or freaking out over how ridiculous it is.

Amazon wants to buy Whole Foods, possibly to put Walmart out of business, and there’s been pushback.

The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some 1,000 products on Amazon’s website in June and found that Amazon put reference prices, or list prices, on about 46 percent of them.

An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon’s reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product in the previous 90 days, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter to the FTC dated July 6.

Like many of you I eat food. I often buy that food in places called supermarkets.

Take the other day for instance, at Safeway there was a ‘sale’ where I could “Buy 1 get 3 Free!!’, the one pack of meat was around $18, for a couple pounds of some meat that wasn’t worth $9/lb. I’d bet before the ‘sale’ it was around $3/lb.  They also had some meat On Sale!!!! for only $2.97/lb from $6/lb!!!!! It wasn’t selling for $6/lb the day before I’m sure. Fry’s does the same thing. Giant does the same fucking thing. Hannaford does the same fucking thing. Price Chopper does the same fucking thing (or did, are they still around?). Shop Rite does the same thing (are they still around?).

That’s just supermarkets, how often do you see something ON SALE!!!!!!! for supposedly around 1/2 PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but you saw it the week before and it was maybe 10% more than the SALE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? I see it a lot. I’m a numbers guy and I remember numbers so I notice that stuff an awful lot.

But our fine betters are mad at Amazon so they’re being hassled for what everybody does. And I mean everybody.

The Rule Of Law in America was never perfect but our betters at least pretended to believe in it. Selective enforcement of the law is worse than not enforcing the law at all.

Our gov’t is demanding that we give it no respect, I don’t see why we shouldn’t agree.

 

Another institution that’s demanding no respect is our fine media.

As Yourish used to say, Israeli Double Standard Day is only on days that end in Y.

Following a day of violence in Israel, the Associated Press headlines: “3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site.” …

After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis…

Earlier Friday, several thousand Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank clashed with Israeli troops, burning tires or throwing stones and firecrackers. Troops fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen hospitalized with live or rubber bullet injuries

So this is the real scorecard:

Palestinian launches murderous attack: three Israelis killed.
Palestinians launch multiple violent attacks: three Palestinians killed.

Fuckheads in minitrue are bigger enemies of Western Civ than ISIS.

 

Nothing major, just talking about how our media is really minitrue.

Between 2008 and 2016, the media were unapologetic about their adoration of President Barack Obama. Now, they are energized by their thorough loathing of President Donald Trump. In tragic fashion, the hubris of deifying Obama has now come full circle to the nemesis of demonizing Trump. The common denominator of the two extremes is the abandonment of disinterested reporting.

When Obama announced his candidacy for president in 2007, the media relinquished pretenses of objectivity.

They were biased against Republicans and for Democrats for a long time. They’d slant stories, Dem scandals were about how the GOP was attacking them, GOP scandals were about the scandal, but under Obama they lied to make stories go away and under Trump they’re making up lies out of whole cloth to try to get him impeached so Hillary can become president apparently.

If they wish hard enough they feel they can make it true. They really want to undo last year’s election.

 

I was looking for something and didn’t find it but I found this and it made me laugh.

“This room is full of mirrors,” the Queen was heard to tell the President (Obama V) as she led him into the Oak Room.

And I bet a dollar he was too stupid to understand she just called him a narcissistic tool.

Cuz he’s an idiot.

That made me laugh my ass off. I’m absolutely sure he had absolutely no idea at all that she was making fun of him. None at all.

 

Now, this is the type of politician we could use here!

MANITOWOC – Manitowoc Common Council Alderman Michael Howe was arrested in the early morning hours of July 4 after being seen with a group of individuals trying to mount “Bernice,” the giant cow statue in front of Cedar Crest Dairy on South 10th Street.

I wonder if alcohol was involved?

…officers believed Howe seemed like he had been drinking…

…asked Howe if he had been drinking and if he had also been driving. Howe admitted to the deputy he had been drinking at the Vic Ferrari concert earlier that night and driving.

Ours are drunk on power and the only cow they like is the Golden Cow

Against the 2nd Amendment and the 2nd Commandment!

 

Uncle links this Blast From The Past! Gecko 45!

A perp popped up from behind the Orange Julius counter with a full auto Kalashnikov with a 75rd drum...

The Mac-man ran for it, at the sight of the bloody guts pouring out his partner’s stomach.I did a quick tactical reload, grabbed the 870P from the harness on my back, and did some rolls over to the movie theater and back flipped over the concession counter while unloading the 5 rounds of 000 into the skeeball machine. My partner was pinned down, I tossed the empty 870, and realized I couldn’t hit the remaining perp due to my the poor angle of attack. I had to act fast or my partner was done for. I leap over the counter again, and low crawled towards the arcade unseen. I crept behind the Mrs. PacMan game,

That’s always made me laugh. Much of that hilarity is because to this day I am unsure if the guy was trying to be serious or if he meant it as a joke.

 

Okay, that’s hilarious.

I’m thinking they did it because it made them feel pretty. If they were trying to disguise themselves they might have shaved their facial hair off. Not many women in the area have such neatly trimmed facial hair.

30 seconds later update!!!!!!

I meant to link this, Doug M does the “rollover” thing on the ISIS graphic and it’s Fahb-you-luss!

I can’t do rollovers, a man has to know his limitations.  so make my day and click! You’ll feel lucky.

 

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!

 

If it’s not just me, it must be all of us. There’s really no other explanation.

Take this.

Sure, that’s the stupidest thing you’ve seen since…uhhhh, well it’s stupid.

But there are large swathes of our best and brightest who agree with that. No, really. I bet if he runs against Trump in 2020 most of the GOP’s Senate contingent will Be For Biden!.

 

Important, 1 minute later update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That I Had To ReUpdate Because I Lost Half The Post When I Updated Earlier!

I found a video from and Evergreen University student explaining what’s going on.

 

I hadn’t really realized exactly what this was.

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will no longer allow prosecutors to strike settlement agreements with big companies directing them to make payouts to outside groups, ending an Obama-era practice that Republicans decried as a “slush fund” that padded the accounts of liberal interest groups.

I had seen something about it, but I didn’t realize this part.

the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were neither victims nor parties to the case.

As they were giving money to whatever Acorn calls themselves these days, they were doing stuff like this.

The California farmer who became the poster child for EPA reform under President Donald Trump is being fined $2.8 million by state and federal regulators for plowing his own field in Tehama County.

Bankrupting farmers, paying off lefty groups.

Trump’s dude better stop that shit. We need to rein in Rule by Bureaucrat. Rule by Lefty Bureaucrat.

 

 

Wow!!!!! Whodathunk this?

Comey does indeed plan to reveal at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday that he informed Trump on three separate occasions that the Republican was not under investigation. (RELATED: Comey Told Trump He Was Not Under Investigation)

In prepared remarks released on Wednesday, Comey states that he told Trump on Jan. 6, Jan. 27, and March 30 that he was not a target of the Russia probe….

“However, Comey has told associates he will not corroborate Trump’s claim that on three separate occasions Comey told the president he was not under investigation as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, a source familiar the former director’s thinking told ABC News,” ABC News reported.

You mean anonymous sources who contradict known sources are unreliable?!?!?!??? No!

“Comey’s associates have insisted in recent weeks that Comey would never have offered such assurances, even to the president, as a matter of principle,” the ABC News report continues.

That should have been your first clue, Comey has no principles.

 

Talking about Comey’s prepared statement that says Trump was right, Ace sez,

(Comey) keeps characterizing Trump’s statements and actions as “concerning.”

Which plays right into the media’s game (go figure!): the media can never tell us specifically what laws Trump is accused of violating; they mere imply that he must have broken some law. Look how concerning this all is!

As he exonerates Trump, he throws out a lot of innuendo I look forward to all the “I can’t answer that because of National Security!!!!!”s.

 

Let’s take a break for the war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  With a side dish of stupidity by CNN.

Iran’s revolutionary guards have blasted Saudi Arabia for supporting ISIS in the deadly twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday,

That’s pretty darn cool. Tillerson can’t like either side very much. Sure, he bribed and kissed a lot of Saudi ass, but that doesn’t mean he likes them.

Here comes the stupidity

an accusation likely to infuriate the Saudi kingdom amid high tensions in the region.

Yeah…no. It probably made them laugh. They’ll probably act all OUTRAGED!!!!!!!! but you know they have it playing on a loop somewhere.

A Toughly Worded Statement is about the wimpiest reaction to an attack on your capitol, especially in the Islamic Jihadi world. That’s how the West acts! They probably p-shopped Hans Blix’s face onto the Maddest Mullah.

 

These folks hopefully picked the right POTUS to try to freedom.

Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday announced it would hold a referendum on independence, in a move the central government in Baghdad Tehran (FIFY V) is likely to oppose strongly.

I will say that this shows Joe Biden wasn’t wrong about every foreign policy decision, he did want to partition Iraq.

I thought it was stupid at the time but since Obama left them to Iran, I’m as fer this as I can be. Take chunks of Turkey and Syria while you’re at it Kurdish dudes. I have a feeling Trump ain’t gonna mind.

Turkey has lashed out at Washington’s plan to send arms to Kurdish rebels fighting ISIS in Syria, calling for an end to the US strategy that has long rattled Ankara.

Let’s get another ally in the region! We have Israel and…uhhh…. did I mention Israel? There’s…………. well, Jordan doesn’t hate us.

 

I’m gonna mix these up. They’re in the same series but with different…intensity.

First up, get out your squeezy bulbs!

GOP voters device

The House Is Getting Serious!!!!!!!

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning the attack by Turkish personnel on protesters in Washington, D.C., last month.

Real world actions? None. What the hell is going on? Why didn’t DC do anything about that? I do wish Trump had tweeted about it so that the media would have been forced to mention it.

I didn’t get an “arf” out of that guy!

 

Next up, at least they’re not throwing fish on this one!

More Hearings!!!!!!!!!

Devin Nunes on Unmasking: ‘Oh, This Is Only the Beginning’
The House intel chair on why the NSA, CIA, and FBI were subpoenaed; whether Comey has obstructed the probe; and whether more Obama officials are suspected.

THE GOP IS ON THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, they’re not going to do anything, they might CENSURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someone, but that’s about it.

 

We watched this going on for 8 years, but now they’re GOING TO HAVE HEARINGS!!!!!!!!!

A small revolt in corners of the Republican Party bedevils plans for reauthorization this year of surveillance capabilities considered the “crown jewels” of the U.S. intelligence community.

Those capabilities, subject of a Senate intelligence committee hearing Wednesday, has some Republicans worried that they could get caught up in the same secret government intercepts of communications that helped to land President Donald Trump’s short-lived national security adviser in legal jeopardy.

Indeed, some conservatives on Capitol Hill think intelligence sources could leak information on them too, as they did on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and routinely flout laws sharply limiting surveillance on Americans.

They’ll DEMAND ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then reauthorize it.

 

Here’s the one with the most spit running off our faces.

I wish they would quit picking this scab.

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.

They’re not going to do shit about this “botched” operation.

The only thing that was botched was that they didn’t to use it to take my guns.

Not for lack of trying.

Under the new policy, federal firearms licensees in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico must report purchases of two or more of some types of rifles by the same person in a five-day span. The requirement applies to purchases of semi-automatic rifles that have detachable magazines and a caliber of greater than .22.

That didn’t go through, but we did get a bunch of dead Americans, Mexicans  and Parisians.  But by all means GOP assholes, just keep smacking me in the face.

 

Let’s recall Peggy Noonan’s column from Trump’s Dark Speech!

The inaugural address was utterly and uncompromisingly Trumpian. The man who ran is the man who’ll reign.

This from Peggy who was so surprised when Obama changed after the election.

Both times.

Let’s not forget that a POTUS doesn’t “reign”, rather, a POTUS isn’t supposed to reign, but that was probably Peggy’s favorite part about Obama.

More Peggy explaining how Trump just isn’t up to snuff.

Most important, he did not in any way align himself with the proud Democrats and Republicans arrayed around him. He looked out at the crowd and said he was allied with them.
He presented himself not as a Republican or a conservative but as a populist independent. The essential message: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all…

Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party.

 

How Peggy, and the rest of our social, moral, political and intellectual betters, talk about us.

Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing…

He really has no one but those who voted for him.

And we have nobody but him.

How good old Pegs and the rest of our fine better see us.

Just so you know, I usually cue up the vids I post if there’s a point.

 

Remember that when TheNYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCFoxNewsetc. keep throwing out their fake news. Not that I cue up youtube vids, but that they think we’re filth and really need to just shut up and let lefties beat us up.

It was nice watching Bret Baier and Katherine Herridge talk about this. They noted that so far what Comey’s released doesn’t make Trump look bad, I spent a few minutes watching MacCallum!, she saw things that Made Her Think and Were Concerning.

CNN was all about how this didn’t prove that Comey told Trump 3 times he wasn’t under investignation!!!!! You know, except it did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Really, this is ridiculous.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending…

. And even if he could, the conditions would have to be clearly related to the funds at issue and not coercive…

So that’s the state of American jurisprudence?

The precedent for the federal government holding its highway funding hostage goes back to a 1987 Supreme Court case. The case, South Dakota v. Dole, dealt with the national drinking age,…

Huh. Why they’re not related at all! Why, it looks as if this judge just doesn’t like what the law says so he’s saying it’s something else entirely!

Assholes.

 

Which leads me to an idea. DC wants to be a state, I’m agin that, but states don’t have to be contiguous (I haven’t checked the Constitution, but at this point, what difference does it make?), so we make 3 new states.

DC into MD, NYC, with NY state up to, and including, Dutchess County, and Lawn Guyland and Philly are one state.

Chicago, St. Louis and..I don’t know, maybe Indianapolis are another.

L.A., Sacramento and San Fran are the third.

Sure, lefties would get 6 more senators, but NY, Ill and CA would have seriously good chances of not voting Dem. In NY it wouldn’t make much difference, but eventually some conservatives might break the slimy, corrup, GOP’s stranglehold on state politics. So the Dems would lose 6 senators. That’s a wash.

The House would stay the same just with different names, but Winner Take All primaries would mean the Dems would not get upstate NY and the rest of CA and probably Illinois. MD outside the Chevy Chase area is fairly conservative, not sure how much that would change MD, but it couldn’t hurt.

Seems like a good idea to me.

 

There’s a reason I am pretty much always on Israel’s side.

The 18-year-old assailant from the Nablus area entered Israel with a single-day permit as part of a coexistence group called “Natural Peace Tours,”…

The attack began in a store at the Herods Tel Aviv Hotel where the teenager stabbed a man and a woman, the latter being an employee at the store. The woman’s husband chased the attacker out of the hotel.

The terrorist then stabbed two more pedestrians on his way to the Leonardo Hotel across the road. Among the victims were a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s.

Israel couldn’t be as bad as their enemies if they tried. And they spend all their time trying to keep from killing the civilians the Palestinians put into the line of fire.

 

Ace links this supposed letter Chelsea Clinton supposedly sent to supposedly Ronnie Raygun and the callous brute never responded.

If she didn’t get a reply, how does she still have the letter? I wrote to Nixon when I was young, I forget why and I don’t feel like looking for it right now, maybe I’ll do it in sometime, but he responded. Rather, someone responded and robo-signed for him.

Clintons gonna lie. It’s what they do.

 

I quoted an article that had a bit about this the other day. They said after a flash-bang went off, the forces of evil chased the forces of good.

Well, this page links the video.

 

 

Wait, not that. That’s a ridiculous charge after a real enemy.

Here the charge against a ridiculous ‘enemy’.

 

Somebody must have sneezed.