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Immediate, above the post, update!!!! Link to SDB’s USS Clueless archives!!!!!

Now, Back to Masks!

And the removal thereof.

This one slays me. (figuratively but literally if this guy and his spiritual brethren get their way)

Yassir Arafish had the “say one thing in English and keep the death threats in Arabic” playbook down pat, but many of fine terroristic brothers are using it as well. Why not? Our fine betters always ‘fall’ for it.

Earlier this month, Syrian ‘refugee’ Jaber Albakr committed suicide after being arrested over a plot to bomb a Berlin airport….

Alaa Albakr, the brother of the terrorist, who is seeking compensation from Germany, doesn’t believe his brother took his own life. He is basing his legal defense on Islamic teaching, as his ‘pious’ refugee-turned-terrorist brother couldn’t have killed himself because “suicide is forbidden in Islam”

Yeah, the evidence would seem to point out that the last sentence is not all that true, but them, I’m just an infidel.

Since there is still some funny left, let’s get to it.

had a totally different message for the Arabic speaking audiences.

“My response as an Arab is revenge.” said Alaa Albakr in an Arabic language video message shortly after his brother’s death. “You understand me. I don’t want to say anything further. I will come as a refugee.”

 

So he warned the Germans he was coming to get them (in the “I Keel You!” sense) and they put out the welcome mat. Cultural suicide isn’t funny, ‘cept it is.  It’s going to be even funnier when (If?) the Germans get sick of being at everybody’s feet and start looking for some throats.

 

Now, it’s been obvious for a long time, unavoidably obvious since 2008, that our fine Minitrue betters have thrown off even pretense of fairness or non-bias, but this is just messed up.

Wikileaks: Journalists Dined at Top Clinton Staffers’ Homes Days Before Hillary’s Campaign Launch

They give Hillary! their donations and meet with her in cozy private meetings where they plot strategy to get Hillary! elected.

The goals of the dinner include:
(1) Give reporters their first thoughts from team HRC in advance of the announcement
(2) Setting expectations for the announcement and launch period
(3) Framing the HRC message and framing the race (I assume this is an ongoing operation V)
(4) Enjoy a Frida night drink before working more

The mask is fully off, anyone who does not see that does not want to see it and deserves nothing but contempt and derision.

I’m sick of being called names for noticing that stuff, it’s time for them to be called names for refusing to notice it. (hey Shep!)

 

 

Why the hell does the EPA need a “Diversity coordinator” much less 15 of them?

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire 15 “Diversity and Inclusion Specialists,” each of whom will make $100,000 or more per year.

The agency will hire employees to set up diversity and inclusion “advisory bodies” across the country, according to a government job posting.

Federal bureaucracies are mostly about social engineering instead of their stated jobs.

Of course, with the EPA, I’d rather they used all their time in diversifying instead of mission creeping.

When farmers plow their land, it produces grooves called “furrows,” bordered by small ridges of dirt.

But in pursuit of new regulatory powers, federal agencies refer to the little dirt mounds by another term: “mini mountain ranges.” That seemingly absurd distinction is being used to impose more federal control over private land use decisions made by U.S. farmers.

Furrows are “mini-mountains ranges”? Jeez, that after regulating puddles as “waterways”.

I’d tell them they should investigate some different not-so-mini-mountains that my dog produces, but I can’t afford the $10,000/day fines they’d probably assess against me for allowing environmental dogradation.

 

The Dems, not happy with all that ‘freedom’ on the internet, are working on regulating every, last place that does not go along with them. This is about people on the ‘tubes who don’t charge for views.

His tweet was in response to a story about Republicans such as the Koch brothers using an internet “loophole” Ravel wants to close that allows unregulated online videos and promotions of campaigns and policies.

That ‘loophole’ is called freedom of speech, if they get to regulate it, that’ll be directed at me. Too bad our betters have decided we have too much of it (not them, just We Teh Peepul) so we know the GOP won’t do shit. They don’t like me anymore than Nancy Pelosi does. Less actually, she uses me for fund-raising and laughing at.

We tried the Tea Party, it was polite, well-behaved and neat and we were viciously attacked for it by our fine betters in the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party. Now we have Trump, and they’re attacking him and us even more viciously. I wonder what’s next?

Is there some parallel in history? (via wirecutter)

On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress sends a respectful petition to King George III to inform his majesty that if it had not been for the acts of oppression forced upon the colonies by the British Parliament, the American people would be standing behind British rule.

Huh. What happened after that?

Original-assault-rifle

Obama’s on the job!

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!

Mr. Roberts! Tear Down This Wall!

 

Chicago leads the best of 7 series 3-2. If they win tomorrow, we’re headed for a Cleveland vs Cubs World Series. I’ve figured it out. It’ll be a great series with 1-0 pitcher’s duels and 12-11 offensive explosions. It’ll come down to game 7. It’ll go into extra innings. The visitor will score 5 runs in the 14th, the home team will respond with 5 of their own. Before the 15th inning can start, either the asteroid will hit the stadium, Live! On TV! or the zombie virus in all the drinks will kick in and we’ll watch the ‘fans’ rush the field and eat the players.

Let’s see if there are any other portents.

Iran’s war with Saudi Arabia is getting interesting.

Their al Quaeda branch had a schism which gave us ISIS and “moderate rebels”, both are getting their asses kicked in Syria and now they’re in trouble in Mosul. Meanwhile, Iran is making progress in the Saud’s neighborhood in Yemen, by fighting us. Remember, strong horse, weak horse, retarded horse.

Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen,…

… could exacerbate a security headache for the United States, which last week struck Houthi targets with cruise missiles in retaliation for failed missile attacks on a U.S. Navy destroyer.

Oman, once afraid of us and acting like our friends, are ignoring the smuggling of weapons in or possibly actively aiding it. Who knows? Who cares?

“The nuclear deal gave Iran an upper hand in its rivalry with Saudi Arabia, but it needs to be preserved,” the (Iranian) diplomat said.

 

Yeah, most people paying attention, excepting our fine political, intellectual, moral and social betters, have noticed that. As we’re selling arms to Saudi Arabia, we’re helping the people they’re fighting. Iranians killed a bunch of our people in Iraq and now we’re fighting with them in Mosul. Obama does like to fight both sides of any war.

 

In Akbar Britain News,  France, sick of Calais being a third-world land-piracy haven, is trying to talk Britain into taking in ‘children’ to be reunited with their families, and they’re going for it.

In an unconventional move, the French minister wrote a column in British newspaper The Guardian on Monday directly addressing British people and making a passionate plea on behalf of ‘minors’ currently camping in Calais. However, the average age of these ‘minors’ is 25….

Meanwhile, British Home Office refuses to disclose the number of migrant ‘children’ arriving from Calais — in what a British newspaper described as an “information blackout”.

 

That’s gonna end well.
I don’t know if these next two things are connected, but here I felt like drudgetapositioning.

Obama meets with Italian PM

Italian PM scuttles sanctions against Russia for blowing up Aleppo.

As his peeps are making noises about getting into a war with Russia. Obama does like to fight both sides of any war you know.

 

During his press conference with Renzi, Obama said Trump should stop whining, here he is expanding on that by lying about Hillary!

No matter how tough the odds, no matter how much people try to knock her down, no matter how mean folks can be, she doesn’t point fingers. She doesn’t complain. She doesn’t whine.

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, the Basket Of Deplorables, the rant on “Why am I not 50 points ahead”, Trump Stalked Me At The Debate, Bush’ Fault, Selected Not Elected and my ass did not immediately respond (they were laughing too hard, and farting I guess).

 

The GOP has a plan to replace Obamacare. Not repeal, replace. They have some happy pabulum going on, but then they get to the part where the gov’t is involved.

Build a stronger NIH. Our plan provides NIH with a robust, steady level of discretionary funding while increasing
accountability for taxpayers and supporting scientists working on cutting-edge research.

Gov’t hiring scientists is not going to help “cutting-edge research”, it’s going to put bureaucrats in the position to decide what they should work on. Instead of the lure of profit.

How about you regulate it against fraud, make some sort of system to adjudicate disputes (we could call it a “court” with “judges”! I know where you can find such a system and it’s already up and running) and get the gov’t out of it?

If the GOP assholes would vote to repeal Obamacare they’d win the election in a landslide.

But then, they’d be giving up their power over us and we’re just too dim to run our lives without our fine political, social, moral and intellectual betters telling us how to do it.

 

Which is why I’m all in on this. The more time politicians spend on unimportant idiocies the less time they spend on taking-my-freedom idiocies.

The Kemper County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance during its regular meeting on Monday that makes it unlawful for any person of any age to appear in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup

 

It’s sorta funny they proved that there’s a fool born every minute by banning circuses.

 

 

Some endy with no funny.

World wine output is expected to hit a four-year low in 2016 after bad weather hit production in France and South America, industry forecasts say.

We’re boned.

Well, somebody’s boned. I mostly drink Italian and CA vino.

 

You just cannot have a sense of humor anymore.

You don’t have to be a star to grab a pussy… cat,” the ad joked, informing the public that all shelter cats over six months old can be adopted for $50 from Oct. 19 to 23.

 

I do think it’s funny, but you’d think that after the ad folks got done laughing, one of them might have said, “You know, maybe that’s not such a great idea. People dont’ have a sense of humor anymore.” You’d be wrong.

 

 

 

If you have a few minutes..hours…days….years, you can read about Hillary!’s lies during the debate.

This link is much shorter and non-exhaustive, but it has one thing that really steams me.

the unsurprising part is where our betters explain to us that they need to curtail a Constitutionally protected right to try to fix the problems from restricting another right. Unexpectedly!

Stop-and-frisk deterred criminals from carrying guns.

You know what else deters criminals from wanting to carry guns?

When their fucking prey have guns too.

 

Another unsurprising thing is that nobody appears to be able to remember anything that our fine media betters don’t push all the time.

By 2016, China had disputed territorial claims with every single neighboring country, including those separated by water. Take a look at the map below to get a visual of these disputes:

That doesn’t even mention China messing with Russia over the Vladivostok area but it does mention China messing around with India and Pakistan in the freaking Kashmir (and you thought Syria was a bucket of scorpioins!)

And whatever happened to “Free Tibet”?

 

Something else that is utterly utterly unsurprising.

Janet Yellen was forced to fend off new questions about the Federal Reserve’s political independence as a Republican lawmaker asked her if one of the central bank’s governors was too close to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The Fed chair was challenged by Scott Garrett, a Republican from New Jersey, over donations that Fed governor Lael Brainard has made to the Clinton campaign and over unconfirmed media reports that Ms Brainard is a contender for a senior job in a potential Clinton administration.

So wait, you mean another of our bureaucracies is rooting for the Dems? Wow, whodathunkit?

Speaking of bureaucracies being in the tank for Hillary!….

This is only surprising if you forget my style of blogging.

I agree with James Comey!

You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels,” Comey declared

Weasels are sneaky.

That farce of an “investigation” was so blatantly obvious that any self-respecting weasel would be embarrassed.

That was the equivalent of waltzing into the chicken coop during feeding time, pushing the farmer out of the way, crapping on the floor and strolling out with a bunch of chickens in his mouth after spray-painting, “The Weasels Was Here!”, then smacking me in the face on the way by.

The FBI is just Hillary!’s Petite Lap FBI. They’ve made that blatantly obvious.

A non-artist’s conception

lap-fbi

I really wish I was competent in picture-editing stuff.

The fact that the FBI put the final nail in the coffin of the rule of law is not all that funny, but it surely is endy and a little surprising. I trusted them for most of my life.

 

I’m actually a little surprised I haven’t seen this AARP article linked a bunch of places where they ask both Hillary! and Trump questions.

There’s a lot in that we already knew, like their different responses to how to deal with terrorism.

Trump’s answer about how to deal with terrorism.

he only way to truly defeat Islamic terrorism is to call it by its name and identify it as a military and ideological foe. The U.S. will cease processing visas or admitting refugees from regions of the world where proper vetting cannot occur and which are at a high risk for terrorism.

We will also resume ideological screening to prevent entry into the United States by those who do not share our values, as was regularly done during the Cold War.

Overseas, we will militarily target and destroy ISIS, al-Qaida and other Islamic terrorists through overwhelming force and by cooperating with regional and international allies who share our goals. Here at home, we will catch, stop and punish lone-wolf terrorists like the Orlando shooter who murdered 49 innocent people. (entire answer V)

Trump wants to screw with terrorist and their countries to keep me safe.

Hillary! on the other hand…..

But we also have to go after them online because that is where they recruit, radicalize and direct attacks. And we need to do a better job of getting there early, rooting out people who are vulnerable and preventing that from happening. But I’m looking at violence broadly.… It’s also why I’ve advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole—because, you know, it’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year…We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can. (end of her answer after pro-forma I Will Defeat Isis Overseas  with subtext that she’s already stated she won’t use that icky war thing. V)

Hillary wants to screw with the Constitution and me to keep the gov’t and jihadis safe.

But this is interesting. About dealing with Gridlock In Washington (which I like).

Trump’s answer in its entirety

Setting and establishing a clear agenda, taking it to the American people and developing public support will help to break up gridlock in Washington, along with developing relationships on both sides of the deal and understanding the art of negotiation to get a win for all Americans.

Washington will finally be held accountable for action, performance and results.

Bully the bastards. I’m all in on that, especially since I think he’s telling the truth. We won’t actually know for sure until we see Boehner crying, but I have high hopes.

Part of Hillary!’s answer cuz her lies and distortions annoy me.

People elected have to pay attention to those they represent as opposed to powerful lobbies, like the gun lobby for example

Yeah, the Powerful Gun Lobby that is the result of millions of Americans giving a few dollars. She much prefers to work for shadowy lobbyists where a few people give millions of dollars. It’s much more efficient that way.

But don’t worry, she’s not going to come after my guns. Just illegal ones (All of them not in .gov’s hands.)

With this howler.

I worked as a senator with practically every Republican I served with, and as secretary of state I worked with Republicans

By “Republicans” she means McCain and Lindsey Graham.

little lord graham

I can’t argue with this

I’ve been very grateful for the numbers of Republicans who have come out in support of my campaign.

Yeah, we’ve been watching the GOP wing of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You working hand in claw with her.

Actually, it is unsurprising that I haven’t seen this, they asked them both the same questions, that’s verboten in Minitrue’s style book. You ask Trump wedge questions, you ask Hillary! about being a woman and how she’s handling Trump being a meanie.

 

This is funny, if not that surprising.

Riyadh police arrested a Saudi teenager over video recordings of “enticing” online chats he held with an American video blogger. The conversations broadcast live by YouNow went viral and ended up with an audience of thousands of viewers.

 

Dude, you really needed to keep that on the QT in totally tolerant Saudi Arabia.

We can expect stuff like that here now that Obama’s giving away control of the Internet to a bunch of countries without the First Amendment (that would be all countries not named The United States Of America or Japan).

 

Florida Awesome!

 

That had to be Florida. West Virginia doesn’t have a lot of wakeboarders.

 

 

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.

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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”)

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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.

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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!