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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.

 

 

 

Have I cursed at this shit so much I’m just recursiving?

Eh, fuck it. Let’s see what the hell is going on. (spoiler alert: It’s lies and bullshit)

 

Yawn, once again we prove Trump’s “Unsubstantiated!!!!! Claims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” but that’s not really the point.

The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe.

Wait, isn’t Comey the one who wanted someone else to tell America there was no wiretapping of Trump’s peeps?

Just to show exactly how unfuckingsubstantiated Trump’s claims are, another link!

The FBI last year used the controversial “Trump/Russia dossier” as part of its justification to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page, CNN reported on Tuesday.

They’re trusting CNN, which is usually shoddy journalism, but it feels right. And by that I mean it tells us what we already knew.

 

High Praise to Harvey for finding this next link.

Color me utterly unfuckingcaring with a soupçon of Fuck Em and a heaping helping of Ha-Ha

Due to this situation, the Soros-funded think tank said that increased deportations (us kicking out illegal aliens V) will likely increase violence in an already crime-ridden region.

In recommendations to the U.S. government, the group wrote that the Trump administration should “refrain from instigating mass deportations or harsher anti-migration measures” against immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

 

Exporting your vicious, murderous criminals to America: It’s not just for Islamic Shithole countries anymore!

 

Wait, murderous, commie dictators steal stuff from capitalists?

General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of a factory in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.

Once again, color me utterly unfckingsurprised. One point, it’s their country, their courts and their judiciary, that makes it perfectly legal.

I can’t wait until the murderous, commie dictators in China start taking Apple’s shit. That’s gonna be fucking high-larious.

 

So the murderous Syrian dictator had a little ceasefire/reconciliation deal. Since it’s the Middle East, you know what that means!

The L.A. Times is reporting that the Syrian government used weapons of mass destruction in a zone created by “reconciliation deals.” Rebels in other contested regions were given safe passage to the zone if they would leave. After the rebels moved they were attacked.

Your Shoelaces Are Untied!

 

I was going to scale these up in levels of “horrific” but I’m not sure if there’s a real ladder, they’re all pretty fucking horrific. Some are just directly so while others are more subtly horrific in that they illustrate where we are as a society and civilization.

 

This is horrifically hilarious. Our fine social, moral, intellectual and political betters seem bound and determined to make Chelsea Clinton The Great Blight Hope!.

Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”

Welcome to the liberal media’s manufacturing of “cool.” Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children’s nepotistic privileges champion the “refreshingly outspoken” daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a “Lifetime Impact” award from Variety on Friday for her “humanitarian work.”

That sad, drab, personalityless scion is just pathetic, I can’t even work up a dislike, which says a lot since I’ve been a member of the VRWC since before Hillary identified it.

 

This one seems less horrible, but this is an “Elite!!” college where our Elite Meet To Compete!. As a teacher in a few high schools, I’ve met more Drs of Lefty  Studies who cannot even speak English, much less write it. “This is where your classroom is at.” Sigh.

This is the intro, They call it “Hudson U” but for the record, I’d bet it was NYU, YMMV.

The author of the following essay is a Professor at a top-ranking, metropolitan U.S. university. The names of both university and professor have been fictionalized to protect the professor from retaliation.

So he cannot talk about what they’re doing for fear of retaliation. They are fundamentally incapable of change.

Just to be clear, most of my faculty colleagues are well-educated, bright, and dedicated teachers

The rest of the article belies that statement. Like this

Some of the faculty members with less than impressive credentials hold positions of significant authority in terms of curriculum development. They serve as chairs of various sub-programs within academic units, and have influence over curricula, both within and beyond the program.

Those are the people in charge. They’ll hire people even more stupider to make themselves look better in a positive-reinforcement that will (is?) oscillate (ing?) out of control.

In a more recent election for writing curricular chair, my competitor accused me in his mission statement of writing books and publishing essays. He treated these as blemishes or sins that somehow disqualified me for the position. “I haven’t written any textbooks. I don’t like textbooks. I don’t have a Ph.D. or scores of academic, scholarly publications to my name,” he wrote

So having the necessary skills for the job is bad. Elite!

Let’s end on this, I could do a full post on this article but it’s just not worth it.

I mentioned that I had received an email from one of the candidates and shared it with the committee members. …

The candidate could not write. I also pointed back to her application letter, which was similarly awkward and error-laden. My committee colleagues argued that “we do not teach grammar” in our writing classes.

There’s your problem right there.

 

Now, I knew why Ann Coulter wanted to go to Berkeley (for all the publicity and hilarity of violent, immature, fascists), but I couldn’t figure out why Berkeley wanted her to come. I mean, they’re not in the free speech and listening to other points of view business.

This link is really only horrific for this line.

Bestselling author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter scheduled for an April 27 speaking engagement at the University of California, Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement decades ago and now the home of the Totalitarian Anti-Speech Movement, but the event has been canceled due to security concerns. That’s not stopping Coulter, however, who intends to proceed with the event anyway, according to The Washington Examiner. (emphasis me V)

That was then, this is the Glorious Now!, free speech is only for the right (left) people!

 

The most horrific story you’ll read all day (so long as you stop reading after this post I guess, it’s ugly out there)

A Georgia teen accused in the brutal slaying of her grandparents earlier this month partied with her boyfriend in their house while the bodies began to rot, according to officials.

Police said that Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend Johnny Rider, 19, sealed the doors and windows to contain the stench of the decomposing bodies so they could throw a party at the home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

How do you get evil like that?

 

A little horrific chuckler.

It’s 21st century horrific, I call it, “Don’t worry, I saw this in a Three Stooges Movie!

A man fell to his death on Tuesday while trying to evade arrest by rappelling 11 stories down a Brooklyn apartment building using a rope of tied-together bed sheets.

Dude.

 

Nother one that could be titled, “I saw this in a Three Stooges Movie” where someone pretends to be dead to get out of paying a bill.

An elderly man has died while receiving a lap dance at a strip club in Texas…

The club’s manager said White was ‘unresponsive’ when his dance finished, and after the dancer initially thought the sexagenarian could have been trying to get out of paying his bill,

 

Or was that a Marx Brothers movie? Eh either way, if he had just stuffed his last $20 into a strippers g-string he might have met his life goal. You can’t take it with you after all.

 

How can you tell Britain’s economy is in the shitter?

Willy Wonka got towed.

 

Below the fold, some hottasery. It’s been a while.

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Have we left the Funniest End of Civilization Ever and moved on to the most Absurd?

I know I’m harping on it, but how can people even pretend our social, moral, political and intellectual betters (The Elite!!!) are not a bunch of booger-eating morons?

 

Via this curmudgeon, we find out that something told as a joke in America is in danger of becoming reality in Sweden. One of Sweden’s ‘big’ newspapers had this to say

Per a translation from Breitbart London, Franchell’s opinion piece referred to automobiles as “effective murder machines” that must be banned at once if our world leaders are truly committed to the cause of fighting terrorism.

 Instead, it is cars — which she calls “effective murder machines” — that Franchell says “must simply be removed from city centres and places where people gather, if people are to be protected in future”.

 Vehicles are “easy to steal, and so nothing has been able to stop their advance”, writes Ms. Franchell.

 “It just isn’t reasonable that a big truck can be driven right into one of Stockholm’s busiest streets on a Friday afternoon right before Easter.”

 

It’s not reasonable that a truck could be driven into a city.  Could she get any more stupider?

Yes!

 “Cars are driven largely by men so by giving a lot of space to cars; we’re giving a lot of space to men — at the expense of women,” Karolina Skog explained.

Is she planning for the post-Xtianity, Muslim Sweden where women are not allowed to drive? I know the rest of Sweden is.

A programme to rehabilitate former Isis fighters and other extremists with housing, employment, education and financial support is being trialled in Sweden.

Local authorities in the city of Lund say the controversial measures aim to reintegrate returned jihadis into society and prevent them reverting to their former networks.

From vikings to that. Sad.

 

Shit. The PKK (Kurdish terrorists) had been acting less terroristy lately.

DIYARBAKIR: Five Turkish police officers and two civilians were killed on Monday in a car bombing outside the southeastern city of Diyarbakir blamed on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels, the government said.

I don’t care who did what to them, terrorism is never acceptable.

Apparently, there is some dispute about who did it.

A KURDISH splinter group claimed responsibility yesterday for Sunday’s suicide car bombing that killed 37 people in Ankara.

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), an extremist rival of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), specialises in attacks on civilians and rejects the PKK’s “humanist” politics…

TAK said on its website that the atrocity was revenge for Turkish military operations against Kurdish communities in the country’s south-east and named the perpetrator as Seher Cagla Demir, “the first female suicide bomber in our ranks.”

The PKK better shut that shit down or they’re gonna lose lots of friends.

 

Bring Back Our Girls!!!!! So we can blow them up!

The use of child suicide bombers by the insurgents of Boko Haram has surged, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

Since January 2014, 117 children – more than 80 per cent of them girls – have been used in such attacks in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, UNICEF said in a new report.

That’s horrific. Even worse is that they’re doing something UNICEF finds terrible (UNICEF is, of course, part of the UN. They’re big on sexual slavery)

 

Remember when Putin Was Not Going To Meet With Tillerson Because That Idiot Trump Screwed Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Yeah, about that.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting on Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to reports.

Huh. Acting strong and a little crazy gets tsars and sultans attention. Whodathunkthat? Certainly not the Obama Smirt Duhplomacy Team.

With violence raging in Kiev, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has trying to reach his Ukrainian counterpart on the phone to urge restraint against civilian protesters – but no one is picking up, U.S. officials said today.

Indications are that the Ukrainian government’s violent crackdown against protesters in Kiev have involved Interior Ministry forces and not military troops, officials said.

That was Putin’s tsarling before he was ousted in the Maiden Protests.

It’s absurd to pretend Putin is anything but unhappy that Obama is gone and his replacement isn’t an easily and often bribed Hillary.

 

Okay, I hope Trump is a lot smarter than this and it’s just a bunch of minitrudiots and former Obamorons saying this idiocy. Surely Tillerson knows better.

U.S. President Donald Trump is finding little support among his Asian allies — both publicly and behind the scenes — as he weighs a military attack on North Korea after unilaterally firing missiles on Syria.

No matter what anybody says about China being mad at the Norks, China owns North Korea in fee simple. An attack on the Norks means war with China. They fought a war over North Korea against the POTUS who nuked a fucking country.

I really cannot figure out why people do not accept that China did not send millions of their soldiers to fight a war only to just bring them home afterward. Especially considering that China and Japan have been fighting over and up and down the Korean peninsula for as long as there’s been a China, Japan and Korea.

 

Our Fine Media Betters: Hiding Leftist Perfidy Is Job 1!!!!!!!!!

What should the police find in all those acres of debris?  A dead body, not surprisingly, nestled among all the garbage-barge-like flotsam and jetsam such Occupy-inspired campout protests always leave in their wake.

The body was of a California man who hung out at protests as an “activist” and who had been reported missing by his stepbrother last October.  It was found in the Cannonball River, where it had been left among all the detritus of the protesters, apparently none of them particularly caring, yet all full of self-righteous virtuousness about saving the earth as their demonstration spun into chaos.

 

I had to listen to our fuckheads in minitrue talk about The Racism, Hate and Incipient Violence at Tea Party events as they excuse the violence and felonies at “mostly peaceful” lefty protests.

 

Speaking of our fine media betters, it’s funny how often they say what they mean while being absurd that people do not accept that’s who they are.

On this evening’s Hardball, Chris Matthews repeatedly analogized the Trump family to the Tsarist Romanov family that ruled Russia. Matthews ominously concluded, “we know what happened to the Romanovs.”

The Romanovs were killed by commies like Matthews.

 

I’ve pretty much stopped watching the news, are any of them putting out corrections over a month of calling Trump a liar?

From the Wash Post article links

This is the clearest evidence so far that the FBI had reason to believe during the 2016 presidential campaign that a Trump campaign adviser was in touch with Russian agents. Such contacts are now at the center of an investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor.

So I’m guessing no corrections. That should have read,

This is the clearest evidence so far that Obama wiretapped  Trump. Such wiretapping had been claimed by Trump and should be at the center of an investigation into whether the Obama admin coordinated with the Hillary campaign and her minitrue supporters to swing the election in Hillary’s favor”

but the Wash Post is nothing if not a bunch of lying fakenewsers.

 

Funny and absurd! Some Texas legislator wanted to make fun of another bill by a legislator from a rival party so she

Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, is making a point about legislation that restricts women’s access to healthcare and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate. Alongside the penalty for wasting semen not resulting in a pregnancy, Farrar’s bill would require a “medically unnecessary digital rectal exam” before any man undergoes a vasectomy or can be prescribed Viagra.

But then an absurd thing happened. I mean, a more absurd thing happened.

The bill has now made its way into the hands of the Texas State Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

The committee is typically the panel that hears abortion-related legislation and it will now address Farrar’s House Bill 4620, which is named the “Men’s Right to Know Act.”

Heh. Texas Outlaws The Moron Lifestyle!

Which makes the next story even scarier.

Geez, don’t these people recycle! Alternate headline, Oft evil will shall evil mar.

A condom-clogged drainage pipe tipped off Austin, Texas, police to a prostitution ring that was operating under the guise of a massage parlor.

Hundreds of used rubbers were backing up a waste disposal unit connecting Jade Massage Parlor and its shopping strip to the city sewer system,

There’s a garbage can for those you know.

 

After I got back from the ‘massage parlor’ I decided to do some interior decorating but there were just two things on my mind.

 

It makes my living room all soft and warm.

Geez, Russia must be really broke, look what got repossessed!

 

 

How did it get so freaking absurd out? It’s pretty endy, but it’s not really funny. Just absurd.

I saw stuff about Obama To Meet With Merkel!!!! and I thought he might be doing some diplomatin’ without a license so I clicked the link.

Barack Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country late next month for a panel on democracy.

So just the normal, post-POTUS, 6-7 figure, plus airfare, accommodations and gift bag, Senior Statesman deal. It’s sorta funny that Obama, and others apparently, think of him as a Senior Statesman, but while that’s sorta absurd what’s really absurd is the focus of the panel.

The two will participate in “Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally,” which is sponsored by both the German Protestant Kirchentag and the Obama Foundation.

Yeah, Mr. I Never Met A Democratic Movement I didn’t Ignore, like the Iranian Student Protests and The Maiden Protests in Ukraine.  The Iranian student protest link is a hilarious, “fact check” by CNN where Romney said Obama was silent on the Iranian protests. CNN says,

Obama’s initial response to the protests became a source of controversy at the time, and his political enemies have brought it back up at various times since.

In the very first days of the Iran protests, the president did not weigh in publicly. After more and more images of violence surfaced, he condemned the actions of the Iranian government, and later toughened his talk.

 

They try to obfuscate that Obama only “talked tough!!!!!” after images of gov’t thugs beating (sorta like SEIU thugs beating tea partiers) and murdering protestors showed up on TV he said

“up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran’s leaders will be,” he said, adding that “we respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran.”
But, Obama said, “I am deeply troubled by the violence that I’ve been seeing on television. I think that the democratic process — free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent — all those are universal values and need to be respected.”
He said it was his understanding that “that the Iranian government says that they are going to look into irregularities that have taken place,”

Yeah, they got right on that. Giving out medals requires a careful analysis of their thugs’ actions.

Which statement, of course, showed he did his normal did jack and shit when democracy folks get beaten.

And shit was out of gum.

How can you blog when Obama, who spent much of his POTUSy actively damaging democracy around the world is on a panel about spreading democracy?

Sigh.

The other day I wrote,

First, the lie that they wanted to bomb anybody but Texas and Israel,

I meant it to be funny. While I think he wanted to bomb Israel and Texas, he was ready to bomb just about any jihadi enemy of Iran. like ISIS but not Hezbollah, anywhere, anywhere. The truth of the statement was that bombing Iran’s client state in Syria was not on the table. Especially since he had to use his flexibility with Putin.

 

This WSJ article linked by Stephen Green at the puppy blender’s shows a fundamental misunderstanding of “bi-partisan” legislation.

Democrats’ Conditions for Tax Overhaul Make Bipartisan Deal Unlikely.

Democrats getting their way is the definition of bi-partisan. It’s absurd to think otherwise.

 

I’m not looking for it, but I saw a CNN bit yesterday or the day before where their “neutral” reportage actually seemed to side with the Norks against the aggressive warmonger Trump. I mean, they allowed a bunch of unopposed statements about how Trump was being all bellicose at the peaceful Norks.

Which leads to We’re Better And Smarter Than You News:

I see Little Lord Graham talking about how the Syrians Sure Showed Trump!

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s decision to immediately resume air missions out of the airfield the US bombed is a big “FU” to President Trump, one senator said Sunday.

Like McCain, he wants to go to war all over the place. And then bitch about the war.

Trump said he blew him up over chemical weapons, when Assad uses more chem weapons get back to me. That would be an FU, which I’m sure would garner a No! FU! response. Be interesting to see if either Iran or Putin want that, but absurd to take the side of a murderous dictator against the POTUS from your party.

Well, ostensibly his party. It’s absurd to think that Graham and the rest of the permanent overclass could put up with a northeast liberal as a GOP POTUS who’s not pretty much Lincoln Chafee.

 

It’s funny watching Canadians seeing an invasion of entitled types from a third-world country and not being happy about it.

Canadians have empathy for refugees crossing into the country illegally but their concern over border security trumps (Heh V) all, a newly-released poll reveals.

Angus Reid Institute found that 50% of Canadians believe there’s a significant or huge risk of criminals and other dangerous individuals crossing into Canada through the unguarded border points now used by asylum seekers heading north from the U.S.

Almost three in every four Canadians want the country to focus its resources on monitoring and patrolling the border to discourage more crossings.

So you want to secure your border but we need ours open? Bite me, eh.

 

Anti-racism protesters  segregated themselves by race

That’s absurd. Pretty funny in that today’s totally tolerant anti-racists want all the same things as yesteryear’s totally hated racists, but it just keeps getting more and more absurd. Especially the reason for the self-segregation.

For white accomplices: Please keep in mind that your role at this protest, aside from acting in solidarity with POC students at the 5Cs, particularly Black students, is to serve as a buffer between students of color and the police,” the page states. “That means, if the police come, it is imperative that you stay at the protest with fellow accomplices and engage with cops should it come to that.”…

The instructions also describe an “accomplice meeting” at Scripps College where protesters could learn more information about how to handle themselves in various situations.

Nice to acknowledge the felonious feature of so many leftist protest by calling them “accomplices”, so kudos for that. Not sure why they thought having whitey mix it up with cops would be any better. Haven’t they been watching TV? You need at least one “person of color” beaten to get any airtime.

Absurdity all around.

 

This is totally absurd.

Should ongoing discussions in Salem materialize, voters would see a question on their general election ballots asking if a 172-year-old ban on dueling by public officials — as in, the old-fashioned way of resolving fights — should be erased from the Oregon Constitution.

Duels require a sense of honor. I can count American pols with a sense of honor on the toes of one hand. It would thin their ranks nicely so I’m fer it so long as there’s a budget for advertising when cowardly pols avoid a duel.

 

Illustrating the inherent absurdity of trying to get involved in Syria.

President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk cruise military strike against one of the 3,297 factions currently fighting in the Syrian civil war, sources confirmed today.

Just days after the Syrian government, one of the thousands of rebel groups, or al Qaeda terrorists allegedly bombed civilians with chemical weapons, Trump and his military planners launched missiles after mulling options that could potentially punish the perpetrators of such a war crime.

We blew them then up when they pissed us off. That’s all the dealings we should have with “regime change” in Syria. Whoever wins, the region loses. I’d be happier totally getting out and just supplying well-armed jihadis of all stripes to extend the conflict. A flypaper strategy where jihadis fight each other instead of us and Israeli school-children.

 

Man of Steel gets hard, feels his resolve weakening!

 

 

Mostly the first, but some of the second.

 

Even if you’re not in favor of Trump bombing Syria, it’s been entertaining.

A little digression. Google is going to push their brand of fake news…stop FAKE NEWS!!!!!! using Snopes and Politifact.

I told you that so I could tell you this.

When Trump spit on Putin and blew up the Syrian airbase

US officials said measures had been put in place to avoid hitting sarin gas they said was stored at the airfield.

I’m not the first to notice or mention it, but is anybody watching cable news? Have any of them (besides, I’d bet, Hannity tonight) mentioned that Obama declared Syria CHEMICAL WEAPON FREE!!!!!!! and if you pointed and laughed at the abject idiocy of that statement…denied that statement’s brilliance and TRUTH! you were branded a fascist xenophobe?

Wait…A fascist sexist? No, you rarely get two -ists together. Fascist homophobe? It was some sort of -ist and a -phobe…Oh yeah, a racist Islamophobe, that’s what it was.

 

My expectations (and hopes) for Trump were a Nuke The Moon! thing.

The White House was quick to paint the decision as limited to deterring the use of chemical weapons, and not part of a broader military campaign to remove Assad by force.

“The intent was to deter the regime from doing this again, and it is certainly our hope that this has had that effect,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters.

Blowing their shit up when they piss us off is a good idea. It would be a good accompaniment to my Syria strategy of free transportation for any jihadi, no matter the brand, with a free AK and RPG (while supplies last) when they get off the bus. They’d have to be self-driving buses, we’d go through a bunch but it would be worth it.

Oh, and major kudos for trotting out Jeff (erson?) Davis as spokesman. Subtle but funny, I hope it was on purpose.

There should be a position on Trump’s team that is just to figure out little things to try to get lefties frothing over stupid shit. They won’t all work, but when they do the results are high-larious as CNN freaks out over the color of the napkins at a White House Dinner.

Speaking of which, he should buy a billboard as close to the White House as he can and put TRUMP! on it. He can wait until they stop spinning from “Trump lied when he said Obama wiretapped him!!!!!!” to “Obama was right to wiretap that dangerous man!!!!!!!!!.” to get maximum froth. They’re sort of confused right now. He’s a Russian puppet but he just courted war with Russia. Has MSNBC claimed he wanted to start a war with Russia so we could lose it? Back in the 80s, right wingers thought that. there’s just something hilariously symmetrical about lefties saying it. I hope it happens but I don’t know if I expect it.

 

I’d hoped but didn’t really expect Nikki Haley to spit in their faces so well.

So now we get to find out if Putin, Iran and the Norks want a war with a crazed POTUS.

They wasted years, they had a free hand in the world and they waited too long to start their wars of conquest.

But that never stopped an invader before (see: Every war in every history book. Ever.)

 

Speaking of murderous dictators and how to handle them, China! As Trump was meeting with a murderous, commie dictator, he bombed another murderous dictator’s forces and now we see this.

The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

Telling our enemies like that is a good idea. I mean, they could have told Foxnews or the Wash Times, but he told NBC! They’re sure to trumpet The Insanity!!!!!! so the murderous, commie dictator would be sure to get the message.

 

Ace reminds us why he’s the man. 

Five Dead In Stockholm As Three Men Each Acting Alone Hijack Truck and Peacefully Drive It Into a Throng of People
“We’ll Never Know the Motive,” Swedish Police Vow

There’s so much ‘narrative’ in that headline you don’t even need to read the post.

Hmmm, maybe that’s how that started.

 

Does anybody else think things are interesting and weird?

It doesn’t feel as endy as last year, but I think it’s a lot more endy.

Maybe it’s just that 2 of 3 branches of gov’t have to pretend not to want to spit on us while the third is the only one on our side. Not having your gov’t actively go after you is  nice.

It’s also less funny out. I mean, while the media is pretty funny what with all the frothing and foaming, it’s repetitive and stupid so the entertainment value is low, while poison gas and war are only moderately funny as an object lesson in how much Obama lied and Minitrue defended his idiotic, not even plausible, lies.

 

Let’s see how the Elitest! of our Elite! are doing.

Harvard has a definitional problem.

Graduate students at Harvard University said Donald Trump’s presidential victory pushed them into an “existential” crisis of sadness and despair.

Existential. They’re not going to exist soon so they’re all sad and despairing. I wonder, does that make them goth or emo?

Neither! They’re ELITE!!!! They’re wizards.

Remember in the “Harry Potter” series when Albus Dumbledore is forced to leave his job as headmaster of the wizard school and the students banded together to form their own underground resistance?

Well, if you don’t, it was called “Dumbledore’s Army,” and some Harvard graduate students are trying to replicate it in response to President Donald Trump. Seriously.

Elite!

 

Nother definitional problem at that other bastion of Elite!!!!!!!!hood, Yale!

The [female teaching assistant] reported John to Yale upon receiving academic papers from John in which he referenced (and denounced) the crime of rape and rapists to illustrate Plato’s ideas of justice in the Republic. John was also required to take sensitivity training …

 

Sensitivity training because he thought about Rape. He’s wasn’t in favor of it, he just mentioned it! He’s a man! you see. When he talks about rape he LITERALLY RAPES EVERY WOMAN ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!

In violation of Yale’s Woodward Report, which says the university upholds the right to “discuss the unmentionable,” Doe became a target precisely because of “Yale’s draconian regulation of his speech” in the philosophy paper,

 

This is a philosophy class! You can’t think outside the box we mandate!

That’s a nice touch. It shows how Elite they are.

 

Mea Dumba. Sorta expected, I’ve been sloppy lately.

Mike asks

Is there anybody the lawless Ogabe junta DIDN’T wiretap, surveil, or spy on?

To which I responded.

I’ll stick up for him.
He didn’t wiretap the Iranians, the Chinese, the Syrians, the Cubans or the Venezualians.

Mark corrects me.

Nor did he wiretap the Norks, Veeshir, nor ISIS, nor Al Qaeda, nor Soros, nor…

Yeah, you got me.

 

Ya Think?

MLB prospect shouldn’t have filmed himself snorting lines

Now that’s spitting on a gigantic pile of money.

 

I’ll take Secondary Considerations for $1000 Alex

Headline

Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice ‘unmasking’ news

Money shot after sorta rehashing much of the last month on any righty blog.

To acknowledge the clear political motive behind those leaks, and behind Rice’s “unmasking,” is to admit that Team Obama abused intelligence data — and that its media friends were complicit in doing so.

 

The last part of that sentence is absolutely correct, so is the first, so is the middle, but taken together they are a secondary consideration at best.

They are lying about Rice because they will not admit their God-President (He’s still their President! dammit!) committed a heinous act by spying on his political opponent, that’s why they’re complicit.

 

Last, and what I expect.

My movie review of Ghost in the Shell below the fold.

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This is sorta opaque.  Ecuador had an election and

There have been clashes on the streets of Ecuador as supporters of the right-wing presidential candidate in a ballot on Sunday claim fraud.

Former banker Guillermo Lasso is set to face narrow defeat but has already announced he disputes the result, calling for a recount.

Supporters of Lasso clashed with police as they took to the streets to protest.

 

I instinctively do not trust lefties when elections are involved, but does the Far Right Wing Hitler!!!!!!!!!! in Ecuador have a point? Who knows? We certainly won’t get any help from our fine media betters, they’re for the lefty and against Far Right Wing Hitler so they’ll just lie. Think I’m lying? Check out the lefty’s name.

The leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno,

Yeah, the whole NY Times newsroom just ejaculated all over tomorrow’s issue.

 

Transparent!

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Who didn’t know that was coming? I mean, besides our fine media betters. They’re not just lazy, ignorant and biased, they’re pretty dim (Hey Shep!).

 

In Akbar Britain news, transparent!

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

Cultural suicide is pretty ugly even though it often has comedic aspects.

The Hyatt United Church was bought by the Egyptian community to be converted to a mosque. St Peter’s Church has been converted into the Madina Mosque. The Brick Lane Mosque was built on a former Methodist church.

Utterly transparent, it’s what militant religions always do. That’s why Spaniards built Catholic churches on top of Aztec temples.

 

NJ is pretty damn transparent too.

New Jersey: Outrageous Unconstitutional Intimidation of Private Citizens Who Opposed Mosque

“Being served with a Federal Court Subpoena to turn over all my personal communications including voicemails, social media, emails, notes wherein I make any mention of anything having to do with Islam is an absolute violation of my First Amendment rights. I was a citizen exercising my right to attend public planning board meetings about a land use application that affected my community.”

Lefties are hostile to the whole concept of western civilization. The reason for that is pretty opaque, but I’d bet it has to do with mommy and daddy issues.

 

Speaking of lefty enclaves committing suicide, Illinois is pretty darn transparent.

Moody’s Investors Service warned Illinois politicians on March 30 that the state has reached an “inflection point.” Previously, the credit rating agency’s analysis indicated that Illinois’ economic deterioration is pushing the state toward an economic death spiral.

Any compromise budget – such as the Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” – that increases the burden on Illinoisans or perpetuates the state’s broken pension system will only hasten the state along the path of Moody’s forewarned downward economic spiral.

We’ve been watching this, Illinois was behind California on this but they’re pulling even.

The only question is which Republican our fine media betters will blame for this.

 

Now that Obama is gone, you know who’s the most transparent?  Minitrue! Some lefties decided to Protest Ivanka Trump at her home.

The second-richest man in the world got a taste of his “Democracy Dies in Darkness” politics last night as hundreds of gay protesters hit the streets near his mansion in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, which is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world…

As of 9:30 a.m., his newspaper — the Washington Post — had not reported on the event, which had been planned and publicized for weeks…

Sometimes they get bored with lies of commission and get into some omission.

Notice the last part of that sentence, “planned and publicized for weeks.”, which, transparently, led to this.

But she and her family were in New York, visiting her in-laws for the first birthday of her youngest child.

Gee, it was publicized for weeks. I wonder why Ivanka Trump decided to not be home?

 

 

As I said, minitrue is the most transparent. They’re utterly easy to figure out.

Who owns the truth?” was about the Rathergate episode: how we and others exposed 60 Minutes’ attempt to swing the 2004 presidential election to Democrat John Kerry by publishing lies–fake news, one could say–about President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

I remember the Time cover collage very well, because I am in it. The photo in the lower left was taken in the loft of my house. That is Scott Johnson sitting with his back to the camera, and my left foot is barely visible next to the chair to his right.

They’ve only gotten worse since then.

The Rathergate thing was awesome to see in real time. Some commenter at Free Republic was on the ball right away then Powerline, BillinDC and Charles Johnson tore into that transparently dishonest ‘memo’. CJ actually had the best deal, this gif that shows the ‘difference’ between a memo made on Microsoft Office in default, memo setting and a memo ostensibly typed on an old typewriter.

 

I learned all sorts of new words like, “Kerning” and “Dan Rather is a fucking liar”.

Well, more the first one than the last few.

 

This is transparent, but of what is sorta opaque.

When it comes to internet trolls, online harassment and fake news, there’s not a lot of light at the end of the online tunnel. And things are probably going to get darker.

Just so you know, they’re not talking about the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. putting out fake news, they’re talking about me.

This is the bit that makes me laugh.

Researchers at the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked 1,537 scholars and technologists what they think the future of the Internet

Ooooohhhhh, scholars and technologists! Cuz scholars are always right and technologists are the ones to ask about a primarily psychological issue!!!!

Specifically, the survey asked: “In the next decade, will public discourse online become more or less shaped by bad actors, harassment, trolls, and an overall tone of griping, distrust, and disgust?”

Forty-two percent of respondents think the internet will stay about the same over the next 10 years, while 39 percent said they expect discourse to get even more hostile. Only 19 percent predicted any sort of decline in abuse and harassment.

 

Stupid question, stupid study, stupid newspaper article, stupid 19%, unless someone develops a dueling app that actually works abuse and harassment are not going to decline. Ever.

But I clicked and that’s what they wanted so they accomplished what they wanted. Don’t click for transparent linkbaiters!

 

Let’s end on the Transparent Media and Democratic party (BIRM) and how they make and push fake news….lies.

So where are we?

Not in a good place.

The State Religion has taken over in California.

The Democrat Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California has invented a new crime: Performing Undercover Video Journalism While Not a Democrat.

Of course, he didn’t call it that. Nor did his predecessor, now U.S. Senator Kamala Harris,(emphasis me V) when she launched an investigation of the undercover video operation to expose alleged fetal body part sales by Planned Parenthood.

That investigation resulted in 15 felony charges that were just announced, as we covered the other day, California’s AG Charges Undercover Reporters Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Baby Part Selling.

For the most part, the mainstream media that uses similar undercover video tactics — which is how 60 Minutes made its name…

Some news outlets, like the LA Times and the Wall Street Journal are covering it, and Mother Jones, but nobody else seems to be very interested in this example of  using the state to go after social enemies (not political).

The NY Times ‘covers’ the story.

Like this defense of Planned Parenthood/explaining away any stupid implications that 15 felonies was a problem.

They claimed to have gathered evidence that abortion providers and others were selling tissue from aborted fetuses for profit, which is illegal, but subsequent investigations failed to find evidence of that.

You know, except they did. The de rigeur, “Deceptively Edited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Critics said Mr. Daleiden and Ms. Merritt, who were working for the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group that was previously obscure, had deceptively edited the videos and misrepresented what they showed.

You don’t need to see the vids, you see, they were deceptively edited! So when the PP person said, “We’re going to sell you body parts.” it obviously does not prove they were going to sell body parts. So there.

Are there first amendment concerns?

The defendants have said they were acting as journalists, but even if a court accepts that argument, it may not matter in this case.

They’re not journalists! Journalists can do things others can’t. It says so right there in the commerce cl…first amendment!

Eavesdropping laws apply to journalists, too. And while the activists may claim a right of free speech or free press to publish the videos, the charges are about collection, not publication.

When 60 Minutes is arrested for the same thing, I look forward to the same response.

Sorry, we all know 60 Minutes peeps will not fall afoul of the law because they only go after the left’s enemies and the NY Times would freak the fuck out if whoever’s on 60 Minutes these days were actually arrested.

This story has the same script, no sense quoting it.

Here we have the Secret Evidence the Hoi Polloi Cannot See!

A federal appeals court on Wednesday barred the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California accusing them of recording people without permission in violation of state law.

They don’t have a problem with that.

“There’s no denying that the smear campaign launched by the defendants has put abortion providers at risk, and we are grateful that the Ninth Circuit affirmed our preliminary injunction,” said Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation president and CEO.

We needed a quote from the National Abortion Federation president and CEO to explain that this was wrong!

Oh, and there’s a National Abortion Federation. With a president and CEO. That’s sorta horrific.

I didn’t know this, but it’s fucking funny.

Daleiden and Merritt had been indicted in Texas, but all of the charges were dropped as prosecutors said a grand jury had overstepped its authority. The grand jury had been convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, but after finding no wrongdoing it indicted Daleiden and Merritt instead.

Okay then.  These people selling pieces of dead babies are okay but the ones showing it are enemies of the state.

I was going to look at other news “agencies” but really, at this point what difference does it make? They’re not going to cover this. It’s a regional issue and not for national consumption.

Now let’s look at this video of a fireman in West Bumfuck saving a kitten!

 

Coupla puppy blender links.

Tillerson and Turkey disagree on strategery in Syria.

Washington and Ankara disagree sharply over how to wage war against Islamic State militants in Syria, with the U.S. backing Kurdish militias whom the Turks disdain as terrorists.

Tillerson, dealing in the world of international oil dealings, probably likes the Kurds more than anybody else he’s had to deal with so I doubt Turkey’s problems with someone they’d like to Armenian are going to affect him all that much.

Which means that Tillerson could get with Russia to handle Turkey to cut down on terrorists in the area, but our fine media betters attack on whatever they’re saying Russia did today will make that harder.

Yay Minitrue! From ‘reporting’ on Abu Ghraib every day for a year to accusing Russia of interfering with our election, Minitrue surely knows how to hurt America for the sin of not electing Democrats.

 

Speaking of the bullshit Russia deal and punishing America, the Senate is uninterested in getting the story.

A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment. A second source said the committee communicated that it is “not receptive” to Flynn’s request “at this time.”

I usually try to ignore what’s “going to happen”, but this feels right.

CNN has been non-stop Flynn for months, this gives our fine media betters a chance to continue their attacks on Trump. The We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party is not going to give up that club easily.

 

More Russia.

Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News.

The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee members. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official.

You see, it was so important that they didn’t start any investigations, they just planted bombs to keep Trump fighting this dishonest idiocy instead of presidentin’.

Obama and his media tools were screeching about Russia long before January, but they compiled this just in time for the change of admin.

There was a lot of that going around.

 

Not really linking this for anything except the horrifying aspect of the headline.

Could Donald Trump Seize
The U.S. Political Center?
Stranger Things Happened

 

The “Political Center” in America is the bastion of the We’re Better And Smarter Than Your Party that gives bi-partisan cover for leftist power grabs.

The people who are busily not repealing Obamacare or building a wall.

 

Okay, I can see why Ann Coulter would want to do this, but what the fuck is Berkeley thinking?

The planned visit by firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter to the University of California, Berkeley has officials and organizers worrying about a repeat of the rioting which greeted Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

So long as they get no federal funds to rebuild, I’m okay with it. It’s like an episode of The Purge except with the hilarity of lefties destroying their own property as the police watch. That’s darn funny.

 

This Is NYC!

Headline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cops find insane stockpile of weapons while hunting for rape suspect

I had to click to see this “insane stockpile.”

Cops found a stockpile of weapons that included four pistols, three long-guns,

I call that, ‘My living room’. I usually bring more than that to the desert to shoot.