Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Pipelines Back In Business

Posted: January 24, 2017 by Moron Pundit in News, Uncategorized, Win!

That was quick.

He is stipulating that the builders use only U.S. sourced steel in the construction which, I believe, he can’t actually enforce.

But I am pretty certain the builders will do it anyway just to play nice with the guy that put them back in business.

Trump sure does move fast.  Almost like a businessman cleaning up a newly acquired property.

Strange.

Three Down – Hundreds to Go

Posted: January 23, 2017 by Moron Pundit in News, Uncategorized

There are rumors that Trump will try to do something I’ve don’t think I’ve ever seen a President do.

Shut down an agency.

Actually, THREE.

The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday.

Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, making up a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than $1 trillion a year from the federal budget.

It’s a rounding error monetarily but it would be nice to see the government get smaller for once.

Important, Above The Fold, Depressing Update.

Steven Den Beste died.

For those who don’t know him, his USS Clueless was the most informative read on the tubes in the early days of the tubes. He had long, long posts that explained the science, engineering and history of how we got where we are.

They were long and meticulously researched. People who hated him wouldn’t be able to dispute what he wrote so they would say stupid shit like, “King Henry VIII didn’t have a long beard, it was short!!!!!!!”, you know, typical intertubes bs from losers who are angry you’ve burst their bubble.

His green energy posts were required reading for anybody wishing to debunk all the stupidity around windmills and solar panels and other idiocies we’ve been subsidizing forever. That link says his archives are gone, one of the commenters claims to have them so maybe we’ll see them online again.

He got burned out and turned to anime as Chizumatic, but he still did the occasional post on stuff he used to do.

How important was he to the early blogosphere?

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Notice the puppy blender is “Free Traffic”, but USS Clueless was Broadway, the most valuable piece of real estate in the blogosphere.

 

Now back to our post, pretend the first thing really is first. I know I wish it still was. Steven will be missed.

 

First thing, a gang of ‘youths’in flash gangs attacked college students in Philly in multiple incidents, including young Mongo punching a horse. Really, dude punched a police horse.

Let’s look at 5 articles on the incidents.

Two incidents, “not related”, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, 150 in flash gangs, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, no identifying of the perps.

This one is funny, the headline says, “dozens arrested” but the body says, “handful arrested”. So which is it? No description of the perpetrators.

Flash gangs, description of injuries, 15 and 17 year olds arrested, kids are black.

a 15-year-old male was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a Temple Police officer along the 1900 block of N. Broad Street.

According to police, the officer, who police did not identify on Monday, approached the juvenile when she spotted him throwing rocks at cars along the 1600 block of N. Broad Street.

With this video.

 

Now, normally Shep Smith loves him any story with video, but not this one.

If it had been a gang of white kids attacking Howard University, everything we’d see today on TV would be about how Trump’s rhetoric caused these racist white folks to attack Howard.

But since it’s a gang of more than 100 black kids attacking white people in response to Obama’s and Hillary!’s rhetoric and minitrue’s egging on, not a blessed thing.

Our fine media betters, making us “safer” and “safer”.

 

Other thing, Walking Dead stuff below the fold. No direct spoilers, but lots of peripheral ones.

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Even when stipulated that less revenues will come in, he wants higher taxes for purposes of “fairness”.

In attempting to write about the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice incidents, the apparent futility of conservative blogging has once again caused me overwhelming despair.

As it concerns the death-by-cop incidents, the post-factual nature of our political discourse becomes palpable. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” is an utter fabrication, exposed as a lie by overwhelming physical evidence and the preponderance of eye-witness testimony, such that no charges were brought by a grand jury against the officer.

There’s much more room for concern in the Garner and Rice cases, but the public backlash in these three cases seems inversely proportionate to the evidence of police wrongdoing. (How many of you are going to Google “Tamir Rice” now?) But the incident drawing the most ire, the Michael Brown shooting, is the one with the least genuine merit – nil by my reckoning.

Presented with the futility of attempting to dislodge an erroneous belief from the public consciousness, one recalls the many other instances of valiant but Sisyphean work by conservative and libertarian bloggers. Whether it is the exposure of the IRS criminality, or the Gosnell little abortion shop of horrors, or the Jonathan Gruber recordings, nothing seems to stick or matter. Obama’s even back to funding ACORN as health insurance navigators.

I will from time to time find cause to write, but for now I expect the sparseness of my motivation to continue. In a world where facts don’t matter, there’s little reason to discuss facts.

RIP Joe Cocker

Posted: December 23, 2014 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., News, Random Crap, Teh Funneh

Better a late memorial than none at all.

A classic “misheard lyrics” video. Though honestly I think a few of these might actually be correct. Also, I concur with the sentiment about probiotics.

 

Some rare kudos from me to Chris Christie for putting Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Somewhat under-reported is that she briefly spiked a fever.

I don’t know about you, but when somebody who has had direct contact with Ebola patients comes home and has a measurable fever, a bit of a time-out is in order.

Fuck her and the horse she rode in on for complaining about her rights being violated.

But hey – let’s make the story all about how Christie (and Cuomo) might run for President and could have ulterior motives.