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Holy Moley!

 

That’s a video of the streets of Dhaka in Bangladesh where the sacrificing for Eid is in full swing.

Huge swathes of animal sacrifices marking the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha turned the streets of Bangladesh’s capital into rivers of blood.

Authorities in Dhaka had designated areas in the city where residents could slaughter animals, but heavy downpours Tuesday rendered them out of action.

Instead, Muslims took to car parks, garages and alleyways to traditionally mark Eid al-Adha – or the Feast of Sacrifice – by slaughtering livestock and when the blood flowed into the streets, it turned them red.

That’s a lot of blood in that water. What gets me is people walking through it. Check out the pics at the link.

Via Doug Ross’ site.

 

Think of it as a preview of the upcoming Battle For Mosul where the streets will run with blood too.

The United States has increased its forces in Iraq by almost 500 troops in the last week to support the operation to take Mosul from the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

ISIS are a bunch of murderous/suicidal, evil bastards who would think nothing of destroying the city as they fight. They’re planning on it.

Recall, they’re the ones who split off from al Quaeda because they’re a bunch of pussies and we know how al Quaeda acted in Fallujah.  And that’s when we got most of the non-jihadi folks to leave the city. The people in Mosul do not have that option.

Of course, with Obama in charge, you know it’s going to be needlessly bloody.

Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State inIraq.

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Nothing like telling your enemy when you’re going to attack.

Excerpt from a speech by Roosevelt, June 2, 1944.

…we shall be invading the coast of France, not at the Pas de Calais as the Nazis expect but at Normandy to surprise the Nazis!!! And we shall be invading in a few days!!! Beginning our task of driving the Nazis from their conquests on the European continent!!!!

Well, that would have been the speech if he was an idiot like Obama.

As I’m Writing The Post Update!!!!!!

Hannity is on talking about Trump’s rising poll numbers and I’m pretty sure he’s beating off under the desk as he talks about it.

Now, back to the post as it’s in progress!

 

Australia had their big gun-grab where it’s very difficult to own any guns anymore, so how’s that working out for them?

Crimes associated with firearm possession have also more than doubled, driven by the easy availability of handguns, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and, increasingly, machine guns, that are smuggled into the country or stolen from licensed owners.”

The machine gun are almost definitely smuggled in as you cannot own a machine gun in Australia.

So gun-grabbing didn’t work, what to do, what to do?

Gun-controlled Australia is witnessing gun crime at such high levels that state and federal officials are pushing new controls that will do everything from enact a second national gun buyback to increase sentences for gun crime and illegal gun possession.

Make it more illegaler!!!!!!

Huh, I can’t figure that out.  Gun control has worked so well in places in America that have tried it, like Chicago,

chalkie-september-16

Britain banned evil guns, how’s that worked out for them?

The West Midlands is STILL the nation’s gun crime capital – and it’s getting worse…

These were all cases where firearms were actually used (emphasis me, V) rather than just possessed, including firing them, threatening others with them or using them as a club-like weapon.

It means that there were 20 offences for every 100,000 people in the region last year, or one for every 5,000 residents.

Not far behind was London with 19.4 per 100,000.

Greater Manchester had the third-highest rate in the country with 16.0 gun crimes per 100,000.

Read more: Dublin cops want machine guns as brutal gang war kills two

When you ban guns, only criminals will have guns.

That’s win/win for our fine political betters. They turn generally law-abiding people into either criminals or disarmed victims, both leading to reduced freedom as cops need to ignore other Constitutional amendments because of the rise in crime. Like “Stop and Frisk” where cops in NY were just stopping random folks for no reason except they felt like it and it was necessary because of all the gun crime. Cuz guns are illegal so the criminals know their victims are unarmed.

 

I’m trying to figure out what is up with this story.

She was in for a rude awakening when she realized her 5-year-old kindergarten student had brought 30 packets of heroin to school Monday, officials said.

He brought enough for everybody so I don’t get the problem.

 

Caballero update!

I finally got it back today! It runs freaking great, sounds great, the transmission slips like mad so I can’t get on it!

Sonomogun. The first idiot I thought was a good mechanic 4 months ago told me I had a 4L60 transmission.

I just found out that a 4L60 has lots of electronics hanging off it for computer control. Mine has one (1) wire on it. Apparently something to do with kickdown.

The guy who put it together told me I have a 700r4 transmission, so I have to replace the torque converter.

Son of a bitch.

At least now I have a guy I can trust who can get that done in one day once I get the right torque converter.
The worst part is that I knew this guy but he has a muffler place. He’s done exhaust and brake work for me but I didn’t think of him as an engine guy. His father is a big motorhead who has a shop in Globe but he came to Mesa to work on my car.

I should have known, he has a Toyota Corolla he took the body off and replaced it with a body that looks like a huge muffler. It’s pretty cool, if you’re a muffler guy I guess.

Which actually works out, I’m supposed to drive like a grandma for 500 miles to break in the engine and I surely can’t stomp on it as it sits.

I cannot drive like a grandma, it goes against everything I stand for. When I was 16 I had a hitch-hiker refuse to get in my car, he had heard about me. If I hadn’t had a ’72 Dart with a 198 cubic inch engine with a whopping 100 HP I would have been wrapped around a tree by the time I was 16 3/4.

As it was, when driving on mountain roads with “no speed limit”, which meant 55 at the time, I would get the car to 60 (0-60 measured by sundial) and keep it there no matter what the road did.

Gila Muffler in Mesa did a great job, taking a car that had two people work on it before him and figuring out what was done, what needed to be done and what needed to be redone.

I actually paid him more than he asked as I thought he was undercharging me and I wanted him thinking happy thoughts about me when I need more work.

If you’re in the East Valley near Phoenix, I suggest you use Gila Muffler. Good, honest mechanics are hard to find.

On the east coast, I have a few friends who are mechanics so I haven’t had to worry about being ripped off since the 80s.

 

Sweet: Global Warmmongers go to the Arctic in August to highlight the lack of ice (August-September being when there is the least ice cuz it’s the end of the warminging of summer) and get stuck in the ice.

Already the expedition is around 4 to 6 weeks behind schedule having been held up in the Laptev Sea by the kind of ice which experts like Cambridge University’s Peter Wadhams – of whom more in a moment – assure us will soon disappear permanently from the Arctic in summer.

Global warmmongers, not just science-proof but irony-proof.

 

Sour: You have to run a gauntlet of ‘youths’ to drive around Fortress Calais (the end of the Chunnel and a big port in France)

On Wednesday in the early hours masked men wielding sticks felled a tree across the road outside the port. It’s a driver’s worst nightmare to be stationary. Left sitting vulnerable to the migrant hordes, vulnerable to being loaded with a new cargo for trade: humans. 

One of the drivers caught up in the nightmare filmed by the BBC tells me of his ordeal: ‘They all had clubs, baseball bats or lengths of wood – and they meant business. The ringleader told me to wait. In clear English. Five minutes. While he organised his load….

…Before Fortress Calais. You’ve seen pictures of the fences on the news. Been told it is okay. It’s all fine now. Look how high this fence is!

But it’s not okay. The problem has just been moved on a bit. Illegal migrants are everywhere in the darkness

So we have that to look forward to.

 

Sweet: This story by the Wash Post celebrating…errrr….just totally dispassionately discussing former VA Gov McDonnell (R) and how the “Justice” Dept, after the case was dropped by a reasonable judge, is going to go after him again. Cuz of the “Justice”!

Why is that sweet?  For once, I seriously say read the comments at the Wash Post. Used to be, and usually, commenters at the Wash Post are reliably leftist, those comments are all about the different way they treat an (R) and Hillary! and are not favorable to the “Justice” Dept.

Democrats attacking Republicans.
Democrats covering up for Hillary.
Simple.

There are a lot like that.

 

Sour: As we discuss all the terrorists killing Americans in America, let’s recall when the DO”J” pointed out the real enemy of our nation!

There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.

They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.

Anybody who thinks the Constitution is meant to be a check on our gov’t is obviously the real terrorist!

 

Sweet: This blog by a dude in Canadia who just goes around taking pictures of stuff.

Like this one “Highway 36 south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan August 20, 2016.”

let er rip

That gets my accelerator foot tingling. You would hear my “Yeeeeeee-haaaaaaa” in Vancouver.

 

Sour: This poor lady has to deal with Hillary! getting away with leaving her son to die.

 

Sweet: Civilization!

While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits – like resistance to pests, selective breeding is a slower process whereby farmers select and grow crops with those traits over time.

From bananas to eggplant, here are some of the foods that looked totally different before humans first started growing them for food.

That’s what I try to tell my family who watch Dr. Oz and think GMO is GONNA KILL US ALL!!!!!!!, we’ve just gotten better at choosing how we want food to look and act. It’s a difference in scale, not kind.

 

Sweet and Sour:

I dare you to watch this trailer and not tear up.

 

I don’t tear up easily, but that got me.

Dogs deserve better but they’re stuck with us.

First the endy.

Fascist Lou Lavely, Travelers Rest High School Principal thinks latino students are too stupid, angry and just plain violent to be faced with the American flag.

 banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic.

 

More

This guy lists a few times the Fascist, Amerikkka and Hispanic hater, Lou Lavely Travelers Rest High School Principal decided that he would abuse his position of authority to spread his message of fascism and hate.

hird, last night as I took the flag and attempted to enter myself he stated, “I have the authority to tell anyone they can’t bring it on the property.” Unfortunately the cops were not helpful and sided with Lavely even after stating “you’d probably win if you took it to the school district.”

 

Everybody involved in shitting on our rights, hating on America and Hispanic students (by thinking they’re too violent to be trusted), and abusing their authority even though they admit they are wrong to do so needs to be fired, lose their pensions, be objects of derision across America and never be alllowed to work in any position of authority ever again, take away their pet rocks.

What will happen is absolutely nothing. He’ll put out a statement if the fuhrer…furor builds up too much,  but none of the cops who stripped Americans of their rights will face any repercussions whatsoever.

 

Now, the funny. We all know MSNBC is racist, but it’s nice to see them illustrate is so hilariously.

(Original vid went gone, this is a replacement)

 

 

I guess they didn’t have any watermelon commercials lined up.

 

I was going to link Taxprof’s Day 1183 of the IRS “Scandal” as an example of tilting at windmills, but then I read the article linked today and saw something that dropped my jaw.

From Forbes (obviously part of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party judging from this article)

Headline

Heading The IRS Shouldn’t Be Mission Impossible: GOP Call To Impeach Koskinen Is Tragic Political Theater

I wish the first was, “Heading the IRS shouldn’t happen for much longer” as they dismantle it, but then, I like to fantasize, but I do agree with the last part. I might quibble with “tragic”, but it’s surely political theater (arf arf arf! honk honk honk! slap slap slap!).

Here’s where things get surreal.

Mr. Koskinen was a great choice to rescue the reviled but essential agency.

 

While I agree with that, it’s not for the reasons they give

And he truly has an exceptional sense of public service.

 

His history.

He previously served as the Deputy Mayor of the District of Columbia

 

DC gov’t is all corruptocrats. All. Lying, hypocritical, nearly-clintonian, corruptocrats.

Here is why I agree he was the best choice for the Obama admin

On April 23, 2009, he became the Principal Financial Officer (Of Freddie Mac)

Yeah, he was hired to hide that government malfeasance is what caused all the problems in 2008.

Which is exactly the job he was hired to do at the IRS.

More from Forbes

He probably didn’t anticipate that his hard work would result in some House leaders and the official GOP platform calling for his impeachment.

I bet. He figured they were as feckless I do.

So why are they impeaching him?

: some emails lost by IRS staff

 

Oh, you mean the deliberate destruction of every piece of evidence subpoenaed?

The Internal Revenue Service appears to have violated a court order once again requiring the preservation of evidence needed by investigators looking into questionable practices at the agency.

How dare anybody actually expect this fine public servant obey the law!?!?!?! He’s dedicated his life to public service. (recall Heinlein who said “public servant” is semantically equivalent to “public master”)

More from Forbes.

and making a House committee wait a few weeks before responding to a subpoena.

Oh, you mean this

In February of 2014, the Commissioner’s counsel Kate Duval identified a gap in Lerner’s emails. She learned several days later that the gap was a result of a 2011 hard drive crash. Mr. Koskinen was made aware of these missing emails, yet he withheld the information from Congress for four months until June 13, 2014.

 

A few months is made up of a few weeks I guess, but fuck you.

And of course, they’re ignoring this

Commissioner Koskinen again provided false testimony, claiming under oath that he had “confirmed” the information on the bulk of the back-up tapes was unrecoverable. Yet an inspector general found that of the 1,000 back-up tapes, approximately 700 hadn’t been erased and were in fact recoverable.

 

So basically we’re talking multiple times giving false testimony, destroying evidence and basically just telling Congress to suck his balls.

Now, I can appreciate the last bit as they are only good for sucking balls and telling me to suck their balls, but the first two are grounds for going to jail, not some stupid “impeachment” that means he’s fired and still gets his cushy gov’t pension from other bouts of public mastery…service.

More from Forbes,

The same Treasury inspector general who flagged the targeting of conservative groups called Koskinen “exceptionally cooperative.”

 

That begins with a lie, no inspector general flagged shit until after it came out in the media. And I’m sure Koskinen has been “exceptionally cooperative” with the Obama admin as they hide their use of the power of the Federal Gov’t to go after private citizens who they need to shut up.

This bit makes me laugh.

(AEI’s Norm Ornstein published an excellent dissection of what he calls the House “show trial” in The Atlantic.)

The words “published an excellent dissection” and “The Atlantic” should only be in the same sentence if the words “Unlike” are right before “The Atlantic”.

The big finish

Koskinen, who is tough as nails, will be okay,

Oh, I don’t disagree with that, recall his cushy pension and the protection of Minitrue and the rest of the Dems.

This is about the only true part of the Forbes article

but the damage to our fiscal system could be longer lasting.

Yeah using the IRS to go after private citizens will do that.

 

Remember, the job of Minitrue is not to provide information, it’s to provide affirmation and to obfuscate issues bad for Dems.

The rule of law, she is dead, and here we have Forbes simultaneously dancing and pissing on its grave.

Go Team Minitrue!

The Dems page and a half plan to Secure The Homeland!!!!! is full of trusting Iran and Saudi Arabia to help us in their war against each other, taking guns without due process, spending lots of money and expanding the perimeter of Security Theater. The usual.

 

Obama’s plan to Secure The Homeland!!!! is a little different.

The Obama administration has released “tens of thousands” of illegal aliens convicted of crimes in the U.S. because their home countries refused to take them back.

 

While the Congresscritter Dems plan will not accomplish anything except give money to their friends and take some more of my freedom, I will say that at least Obama’s plan seems to be intended to further his goal of securing the homeland.

The more violent thugs we have out there the more the media can explain why the gov’t needs to take my guns,

Obama is trying to make the country secure for lefty fascists.

Important, Above The Fold, Watch As Hillary Lies And Comey Discusses Her Many Lies Before Doing What His Chicago-Machine Master Told Him To Do Update!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notice her smirk at the end, you can almost hear the, “There, that oughtta shut them up.”

 

Comey’s declaration that the rule of law is dead had this. (for the record, I was going to link the FBI, but since the “Justice” Dept is now an arm of the Chicago-Machine, I was afraid of reprisal. From my gov’t. And I don’t think I am being too paranoid)

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

 

 

Yeah, we’re deciding if the US has one set of laws for the hoi polloi and another for Dems.

But what has me thinking is since our gov’t rules via Chicago-machine methods, you have to wonder what sort of pressure was put on Comey?

Was that statement the only way he could signal that Hillary is above the law and there’s nothing he can do about?

 

 

Her Natural Habitat: Above The Law!

Her Natural Habitat: Above The Law!

 

Yeah, I’m worked up today, why do you ask?

I’ve been waiting for this story.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU…

Merkel tried to slow the rush to get Britain out of the EU door. Europe’s most powerful leader made clear she would not press Cameron after he indicated Britain would not seek formal exit negotiations until October at least.

 

Democracy is only good when lefties get their way, when they don’t fuck you. Let’s put this off for a few months. Then the negotiations will take a few days…weeks….months….years….decades.… fuck you.

This bit is darn funny.

despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold.

 

How can those populist assholes expect their EUnuch betters to respect any vote by the proles!?!?!?!?!!

Nother thing

Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare…

The president’s Medicare reforms make it harder for seniors to get joint replacements. His new payment rules shortchange doctors, discouraging them from accepting Medicare in the first place. New ER rules clobber seniors with bills for “observation care.” …

Expect more stuff like this that will not be well known until after Obama is making $millions reading his teleprompter. Then, it will require the gov’t to FIX IT!!!!!!! costing us many $billions.

This is pretty darn funny.

Under ObamaCare, hospitals get bonuses for spending less per senior, despite having higher death rates and infection rates….

They get paid more when they let people die.

So maybe not all that funny, mostly endy.

 

Now some good news!!! The GOP are going to be our Knights In Shining Armour and save us all!!!!!!!!!!

Cruz has added an amendment to the Senate’s Highway Bill that would require an up-or-down vote on the administration’s plan to give ICANN control over names and numbers. And Cruz’s Protecting Internet Freedom Act, proposed with Republican Rep. Sean Duffy (Wis.), would prevent the transfer of authority to the global group.

Why do I get the feeling it’s another case of failure theater?

This bit is funny.

Supporters of the president’s plan argue that it’s not a big deal and that the changes are mostly logistical.

 

Yeah, allowing China, Russia and our fine Iranian friends to censor the ‘tubes is no big deal.

So long as you’re an asshole who wants to shut me up.