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Nice handbasket though.

Imagine trying to explain this to say, Ben Franklin or Tom Paine. That’s a site called, “Law Officer”, I assume it’s for cops.

So Providence pols passed a law and the cops are upset. I’ll be in italics.

Here are some of the items that the future victims of Providence Crime need to be aware of:

  1. Traffic stops can no longer be used as probable cause to investigate further criminal activity. (Good. I don’t see how me having a broken tail light means you can give me a tonsillectomy by going in through my ass.)

  2. Police may not ask for identification more than once including “police may not consider an individual’s lack of proof of identification or failure to respond to a request for identifying information as probable cause or reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.” (Good. Your Papers Please! annoys me. Show me the law that says I need to carry ID to make a cop happy)

  3. Police may not photograph anyone below the age of 18 and if a photo (under certain guidelines) is allowed, it must be destroyed in 90 days. (Why are cops photographing anybody? if you have a mugshot, that’s one thing)

  4. “Police may not inquire about an individual’s immigration status.” (Good, if that’s before being arrested, See #2, not good if it’s after)

  5. There is an entire appeal process for anyone listed as a gang member to not be listed as a gang member.  (Oh no! You mean if you cops make a mistake someone can get off your list? This makes me wonder what official status this “gang list” has. I can see having it listed on his mugsheet that he’s been connected with gang activity but what’s the ‘gang list’? Unless you’re going after a specific gang and need a list of its members.)

  6. “If an individual has no convictions within a two-year period after their name has been placed on the “gang list,” and no new evidence meeting the criteria for inclusion on the “gang list” has been found, the name shall be removed and all related records destroyed.” (I’m not sure what this ‘gang list’ is, but if it has official status, I’d like to see the statute that gives it that status. If it’s like the No-Fly list, well, I don’t like “Lists” that restrict freedom that do not involve convictions)

 

I really don’t like 1 and 2 and that “gang list” sort of scares me.
Via Weasel Zippers

 

This is fucked up. I try to stay informed but I had no idea this was going on.

The Maduro regime is killing young Venezuelans in order to provoke a violent response for the opposition… Rather than falling into the trap, nonviolent opposition is organizing a nonviolent silent march later today to remember those killed and demand justice…

Shooting young Venezuelans in the head to terrorize demonstrators and provoke a response has been a Maduro regime tactic since at least February 2014.

Beginning on February 12, 2014 regime agents shot Bassil Alejandro Dacosta, age 24 in the head. One of the young students who carried Bassil off after he was shot was Robert Redman, age 28, who reported later that day over twitter: “Today I was hit with a rock in the back, a helmet in my nose. I swallowed tear-gas, Carried the kid who died, and what did you do?” That same day he was also gunned down by Maduro’s colectivos, working in concert with his security forces, and murdered. The killings continued.

A few of the victims.

I hate murderous dictators. I really do.

I also hate our fine media betters who are busy either whitewashing their progressive hero or ignoring his bodycount.

 

It’s funny, when others say this they’re called haters.

Doctor accused of mutilating genitals of young girls defends procedure as religious practice.

Although from what I know, it’s not religious, it’s used by the cultures who did it before Islam.

 

Remember when the Berkeley cops let their fascists attack people for speech they don’t like?

No, not that time, the other time. No, not that time.  I’m talking about Milo. Geez.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a member of the anti-fascist (sic) Facebook group, By Any Means Necessary, which orchestrated the riots that occurred ahead of a scheduled lecture by Milo Yiannopoulos.

Does that show collusion? I mean, it’s California and they were stopping speech CA doesn’t like, but I sometimes like to think about what a country with a rule of law and a Constitution would do.

 

It’s funny how our worldly lefties just do not understand the rest of the world.  Fake black person goes to Africa, Africans do not think it’s funny that whitey claims to be black.

Police flanked Ms Dolezal’s first key note event after a hostile meeting with mostly black students who objected to her insistence that she had ‘an authentic black identity’ despite admitting to being ‘biologically white’.

In South Africa. That’s funny.

I will say I agree with her here.

The shamed black activist, who now calls herself Nkechi Amare Diallo, outraged her young black audience in Johannesburg after equating her claim to being ‘trans-black’ with the trans-gender experience of Caitlyn Jenner.

Both are ridiculous people with mental health issues who are using their “condition” to make money and get on TV and should not be “praised”.

I disagree with this guy.

One member of the audience in Johannesburg mocked Ms Dolezal by saying ‘only a white person could claim blackness and tour the world talking to blacks about blackness’

 

Don’t blame that shit on whitey, I’d say it takes a lefty to condescend that much.

 

Little known Bible fact. Moses loved surfing.

No really, it’s just too freaking…I don’t know but it’s too much of it!

First, I’m gonna agree.

“George Washington was all about counterintelligence,” he said. “He would have had at least half the Trump WH shot as traitors, without tears or doubts.”

Probably. Almost definitely.

Since we’re discussing George Washington shooting elected officials, let’s talk about how he would have shot the entire Obama admin, the entire (hypothetical) Hillary admin, pretty much all the Dem Cong and most of the GOP Cong. Capitol Hill would have about 8 people living there after he got done with them.

Did nothing anybody said about this election get through to our betters? The choice wasn’t between “Better” and “Betterer”, it was between “Fuck me” and “I’m Fucked”.

 

Let’s do some Minitrue!

Headline

Clinton campaign plagued by bickering

Alternate Headline

Hillary Clinton Is An Unpleasant Person To Campaign For

Support for alternate headline

She’d been humiliated in the Michigan primary the night before, a loss that not only robbed her of a prime opportunity to put Bernie Sanders down for good but also exposed several of her weaknesses. How could she have been left so vulnerable? She knew — or at least she thought she did. The blame belonged to her campaign team...

Sensing just how angry she was, Mook responded by putting together a morning conference call so that Hillary could vent. But that didn’t settle her; if anything, it left her more perplexed and angry, as her debate-prep team witnessed firsthand.

Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence (all emphasis me V)

So..her aides took her attacks in silence and there was “bickering”? Doesn’t “bickering” imply that there is more than one person doing the yelling?

And once again, this is not new. We already established this way back in Travelgate.

 

Up Next We Have The GOP Congress Section!

So…it’s been introduced legislation only, none seem to even have been voted on, much less passed. So there’s a GOP Cong and POTUS and yet, Congress has not done any of the things they’ve been specifically elected to do.

Let’s see what they’re doing.

Via TaxProf Blog (he of the Day 125,874 of the IRS Scandal posts) on day 1435 (25 days from the 4 year mark) some CongressCritter in Texas wants you to honk your horn, slap your fins and ARF!!!!!!! for all you’re worth!

Today, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to review evidence that Lois Lerner, the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director under the Obama Administration, broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.

More

Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics. Again, I respectfully request that the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to assure the American people that DOJ’s prior investigation was handled fairly and to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.

Oh, so he’s not saying, “Arrest that lying, thuggish, fascist”. Is he saying to actually investigate her or is he Tom Sawyer convincing some friends that’s taking care of Aunt Polly’s fence is gonna be fun? The last sentence sorta implies that.

Ace learns something that we here at DPUD learned long ago, Gateway Pundit has hyperbolic headlines that don’t match the story.

He links Gateway pundit with with headline

BREAKING: House GOP To File Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner

…There is a bit of hyperbole in Gateway Pundit’s headline, but it is clear that the House is taking another look at Lerner with the intent of referring her to the Justice Department for prosecution.

GP has this quote

Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspector General of the Treasury Department.

That’s not saying they’re doing crap, that’s saying she deserves it.

Yeah, we knew that. We also knew you assholes aren’t going to do crap.

 

Ooooohhhhhh!!!!! They’re going after Susan Rice Too!!!!!!!! ARF ARF ARF!!!!!!!!!!

GOP Voter Device

An unnamed member of the House Intelligence Committee confirmed that Rice is now under “a full-blown investigation,” Fox News reported on Wednesday.

“We will be performing an accounting of all unmasking for political purposes focused on the previous White House administration. This is now a full-blown investigation,” the committee member said.

 

FULL!!!!! BLOWN!!!!!!!!!!

Contra the 70s T-Shirt, we’re gonna get injected, not blown.

They’re doing jack and shit.

And shit ran out of corn.

 

It’s Failure Theater all the way, they have not passed one fucking bill on border control or repealing Obamacare, both of which they should have been planning since November 9th. They’re talking about “taxes” but taxes was not a big issue in the election, Obamacare, illegal immigration and spending were the biggest issues.

An old Eddiebear post, hie thee hence and read the whole thing, it’s oddly apropos.

 

That’s right. We still have too many fucking RINOs in our midst who seem content to fuck us over at the drop of a hat. We still have too many fucking RINOs who are willing to abandon core principles in order to get an invite to a party or a glowing WAPO Style Section article. We still have too many RINOs who are willing to spit in our collective eye and tell us that we are in the wrong for demanding they vote the way we want. We still have too many RINOs who are more willing to work as statist collaborators than as defenders of freedom. We still have too many RINOs who feel entitled to their seats as though they were a sinecure appointment without consequence. We still have too many RINOs who ignored November’s call to action and think that holding your nose and voting for “the lesser evil” will hold sway with us. And we still have too many RINOs who need to be culled, for they are disloyal Quislings who put us in the problem we are in right now for their past actions. And to them, and their supporters, I say:

Fuck you...

Eddiebear at his fucking finest.

And that’s my point, how can you get motivated to blog when we’re dealing with the same bullshit we were dealing with two POTUSes ago?

 

Trump keeps ‘xecutively unordering Obama’s leftisms and making the world afraid of America again, why we elected him. He can’t do Congress’ job. We can get respect from our allies back eventually but for now, I’m hoping for a heaping helping of fear.

Tsar Putin I is very upset and it’s all Trump’s fault!!!!!!!!

Hours earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was equally pessimistic, saying in an interview broadcast on Russian television, “The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated.” (since Trump, V)

I’m with the tsar. Last year he had a POTUS he could literally shit on

Although Russia was full of pranks against American officials during the Cold War, the State Department suggested the current harassment has been going on since 2014…

…On at least two occasions, diplomats have found human excrement on their floors.

And now he has to deal with President Bomby McNukerson. Talk about a let down for a murderous, expansionist, Tsar.

 

Two things.

Yesterday I wrote about the Norks but wasn’t clear….ummmm…was more unclear than normal.

Nobody is going to side with us if we hit the Norks, except probably Japan. It’s not in anybody else’s interest to do so. Well, unless we go to war, to the hilt war, with China.

But that’s unlikely (unless China starts it which is a very different kettle of dead commies), what is likely is a little fucking with.
I’d love to see Japan (or us, but I’d prefer them) to cruise missile the next Nork missile test. Just blow it the fuck up on the pad. Then, when everybody starts freaking we tell them to go screw or even better, deny it. “I don’t know who did that. Japan, did you do that? No? Taiwan, did you do that? No? Sorry murderous, Chinese, commie, dictators, we don’t know who did it.”

China and Japan are already close to war, this won’t change shit except possibly do a ‘Syria’ on China. Keep them worried about our crazed, poofy-haired maniac instead of the other way around.

 

Stephen Green links the WSJ because I can’t and the Wash Post because I don’t wanna.

First, WSJ

Meantime, of course, Russian President Vladimir Putin was the great-power leader who was supposed to emerge as the Trump favorite, the one who would develop a close relationship and be forgiven for past transgressions.

Minitrue cannot get past the lie that Tsar Putin I preferred Trump over an easily and often bribed Clinton. And what exactly are our “past transgressions”? Ignoring their invasions, assassinations in other countries and when we caused the fall of the USSR?

Yet somehow in the five months or so since Mr. Trump’s election victory, almost the reverse has happened. Now it appears the Trump-Xi relationship may be emerging as the world’s most important.

Our betters are all enamored of China. China is still a murderous, expansionist, commie, dictatorship. They really, really, really want us to emulate them.

 

Premier Li says ignore your lying eyes!

China is not militarising the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, although he acknowledged that defence equipment on islands in the disputed waterway had been placed there to maintain “freedom of navigation”.

Yeah, freedom of navigation. How free?

Despite its concessions, China’s presence here is growing, with a larger contingent of coastguard and fishing boats than was indicated in satellite imagery late last year.

That fuels concerns by Manila that Beijing may have ambitions for the Scarborough Shoal similar to the artificial islands it built and fortified in the Spratly archipelago, inside the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.

No really, how free?

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.

Reminds me of some movies from the early 40s, they were not happy movies.

 

Back to the original, Stephen Green link where he links the Wash Post.

Entire sections of booster rocket were snagged by South Korea’s navy and then scrutinized by international weapons experts for clues about the state of North Korea’s missile program. Along with motor parts and wiring, investigators discerned a pattern. Many key components were foreign-made, acquired from businesses based in China.

When China decides that the Norks need a good missile, they’ll have the best missiles the murderous commies in China can make. When China decides the Norks need nukes, they’ll give them some commie Chinese nukes.

There’s a line in Pork Chop Hill where one of the US Generals or diplomats negotiating with the Norks says something like, “Don’t just think of them as Orientals, they’re commie orientals.”

The Chinese are sure we’re idiots and their culture is the only good one. They will say all manner of shit just to fuck with us. Indeed, they look down on us when we are honest.

So anything they say about the deal with the Norks means absolutely nothing at all. It’s only useful as a guide that we might be able to use to figure out what they are going to do, but even that is more miss than hit.

They want to expand, they’re not going to give up NoKo and they love having the Norks fuck with the world. They’re the Plausible Deniability state. Which would make it even funnier to blow up their missile test and plausibly deny we had anything to do with it.

 

Some people make me laugh. Imam wants to make sure hateful Americans understand Islam means Peace.

a message he intends to spread especially to non-Muslims who may be familiar with the religion only through news coverage of Islamic extremist groups and federal policies such as the Trump administration’s travel ban.

“We as Muslims owe it to the American people to tell them what Islam is,” Al-Qazwini said. “Islam is not a cult. It is a religion followed by over 1.6 billion people around the world. … Yet many Americans don’t know basically anything about Islam. Many Americans have not met a Muslim in their life.

So what is he calling his message?

Al-Qazwini’s new mantra: “Islam for All.”

Yeah see, that’s one of the biggest, non-splodey, problems we have with many Islamic types, they want us all to be their religion.

Oh, and Islam doesn’t just mean ‘peace’

Islam is derived from the Arabic root “Salema”: peace, purity, submission and obedience

Peace through submission.

I prefer Peace Through Superior Firepower.

 

I’ve had this conversation with a bunch of people on a bunch of subjects, from “standing to sue federal officials” to how my bank should treat me, and while I understand my position is not the legal one, this illustrates my problem with not just airlines but lawyers.

OregonMuse had a post at Ace’s

#2 son worked for several years as a “ramp agent” at our local airport. Ramp agents are airline grunt workers. They check passengers in, check baggage, wave planes into the gate with flashlights, clean up the passenger areas of the plane between flights, etc.

Coincidentally, he worked for United.

I asked him for his take on the United brouhaha.

The money shot for me.

They’re allowed to overbook their flights and they’re also allowed to kick off pretty much whomever they want to make room. The law states that the airline must solicit volunteers to take another flight (which they did), after which they can start involuntarily denying boarding to passengers. It’s also my understanding that “denied boarding” can even occur after the plane is physically boarded.

I understand and accept overbooking, lots of people miss flights and the airline shouldn’t have to eat that, but the “denied boarding can occur after boarding” is fucking stupid lawyer tricks.

How can he be “denied boarding” after he’d already been boarded? The boarding is in the past, they cannot then ‘deny’ it. They can negate it, but they cannot deny that which has occurred.

Sure you already drank that soda, but we’re denying you drinking that soda so I’m going to punch you in the stomach to get it back! is not reductio ad absudum, it’s reductio ad exactly the fucking samum.

Stupid fucking lawyer tricks.

I’m sure if any of you are lawyers you think I’m wrong. I accept that. Accept that I think it’s stupid fucking lawyer tricks to deny the plain meaning of words because there’s some stupid fucking argument that denies reality but sounds good.

He was in his seat. He “possessed” the seat and they took it away. It was apparently perfectly okay for an airline to use law enforcement to enforce their rules that go against the plain meaning of the words.

Stupid fucking lawyer tricks, allowed by ex-lawyers as judges, made them violently hauling that guy off the plane perfectly fucking legal.

Man, that worked me up.

Let’s have a coupla chucklers.

 

This story is Kagogi Approved!

The journey took the 8-year-old through 4 intersections, over railroad tracks and also required him to make a few right hand turns and a left hand turn.

Witnesses told police he did obey all traffic laws and drove the speed limit.

Once at the McDonald’s on Market Street, a family friend who happened to be eating at the restaurant, notified the children’s grandparents. The children did get to eat their cheeseburgers before police arrived.

A trip to the Golden Arches is always in order.

There’s a little 21st centuryism in there.

Officer Koehler arrived at McDonald’s and talked to the little boy, who told him he had learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.

That makes me laugh.

 

There are 11 million hits on this, but I don’t think I’ve seen it before. Of course, that could just mean I posted it on this blog.

Some dude is leaving a message when he sees an accident.

 

I keep picturing the “Where’s the beef?” blue haired crew.

 

Okay one more.

I bet this is Seattle.

 

Dude, did someone move the city?

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.

No really, that’s a real question.

Let’s Find Out The Answer!

 

As we’re being overrun by wymyn AIs in our electronics, these people decided to go the too funny to be funny route.

Women have been made into servants once again. Except this time, they’re digital.

Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home peddle stereotypes of female subservience—which puts their “progressive” parent companies in a moral predicament.

So far it’s still sorta funny. I mean, they’re so worried about empowering wymyn that they’re worried about electronic servants pushing stereotypes, but this is where it gets too funny.

People often comment on the sexism inherent in these subservient bots’ female voices, but few have considered the real-life implications of the devices’ lackluster responses to sexual harassment.

That’s the part of the dystopian fantasy where you think, “The author has run out of ideas.” They’re worried about sexually harassing a phone. No, they’re worred about sexually harassing a fucking telephone.

Via the emperor, where you can read more serious commentary on this too ridiculous story.

 

The tubes were too predictable today, I only got a couple links with my surf but Doug Ross had some good stuff so here we go.

 

Russian Trolls Buzzfeed And You Won’t Believe How!

Buzzfeed is trying to get the lawsuit dismissed, and plaintiffs Aleksej Gubarev, XBT Holdings S.A., and Webzilla, Inc. filed a hilariously titled opposition to Buzzfeed’s motion. In a clear troll job, the court filing is titled, “SIX WAYS BUZZFEED HAS MISLED THE COURT (NUMBER TWO WILL AMAZE YOU) … AND A PICTURE OF A KITTEN.”

Okay, that one was not too funny to be funny. It was just right.

 

This was funny, but now it’s not.

A poll published by CBS News on Wednesday found 40 percent of respondents believe Russia interfered with the election to help President Trump win.

Just 13 percent of Republicans believe Russia meddled in the election, while 67 percent of Democrats said Moscow interfered.

Our fine media betters have been spending so much time on pushing this lie that it’s gone beyond pathetic and funny to dangerous.

 

This was sorta funny when they had Farfour the Mouse killed by some damn, dirty Jews, but it’s not funny that the UN agrees with them.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas wish to continue teaching children that the conflict with Israel is not over a two-state solution, but the “liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea,” which means the annihilation of Israel. The goal is for the students to believe that Israel is one big settlement that has no place in the Middle East.
Along with Hamas, Abbas and his PA plan to continue inculcating Palestinian children with the idea that they should look to terrorists who kill Jews as their role models. It might be illuminating if the conversation between Trump and Abbas were to be informed by these uncomfortable facts.

Farfour was funny, terrorists were so afraid of Disney they had Jews kill off their Mickey Mouse copy. Now they’re just demanding the right to kill Jews as EUnuchs and UNiks are saying, “Jews don’t want a two-state solution!”

 

The possibilities on this one are endless.

Is this actually too funny?

 

 

From the Barrel Of a Gun! (.45acp gun, not that wimpy 9mm crap)

 

I know this one is too funny to be funny.

Because that’s just so predictably stupid.

 

 

 

 

 

And everything new is still getting pretty fucking old.

I’m ignoring The Election Was Hacked By Russia For Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shit, that’s getting very old.

I’m also ignoring, “Trump Lied About Wiretapping!!!!!!!!! Well, sure, his peeps were listened in on, but it was INADVERTENT!!!!! and not a Wiretap!”

Because the blatant and open dishonesty is just too much to take in. I’m mostly wondering how much of America is looking at all the media’s contortions (I’m looking at you Foxnews) to try to make Trump look like the liar by lying about him.

The only question I have is what they’re calling Journolist these days. I do know the Journolist Words Of The Day were “inadvertent” and “incidental”.

 

I hit “Post” and then pulled it back because I forgot this.

This is getting old. My bougainvillea is still watching me.

 

I’m just trying to read my dam book and this sucker keeps staring at me!

 

Now this shit is getting pretty old.

Terrorist Worked Alone!!!!!!!

British Prime Minister,Theresa May, speaking in the House of Commons, said that the man who carried out Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster “acted alone.”...

Police investigating the crime have now made eight arrests in raids in Birmingham and London:“The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country are continuing. It is still our belief, which continues to be borne out by our investigation, that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism.

So he worked alone with these people spread across Akbar Britain and the rest of the world.

That word “alone” apparently has changed its meaning in the 21st century, when applied to Islamic terrorists.

 

Hypocritical, Intolerant Canucks are getting very fucking old.

Officials in the Manitoba border town of Emerson say some residents are starting to get a little annoyed with how asylum-seekers are behaving when they arrive in the community.

Reeve Greg Janzen says nine or more people who illegally crossed the border walked into town early Tuesday morning.

He tells CTV Winnipeg that one group of three people started ringing doorbells at 4 a.m. at a house in town, looking for help.

He says on Sunday morning, another group of six was knocking on doors and looking into a window, characterizing the behaviour as “a little rude.”

You should be more tolerant and welcoming! They’re just trying to make a better life for themselves and their country they’re entering illegally!

I do love the title, “Reeve”, it always reminds me of Dan Aykroyd

Dickface!

 

Tsarism! It’s not old, it’s new!

Nikolai Gorokhov, a lawyer representing the family of a Russian whistleblower, was reportedly thrown out of the fourth floor of his Moscow apartment building on Tuesday — a day before the 53-year-old was due to appear in court regarding a contentious corruption case.

Obama has to be jealous, he had all that picky Rule of Law shit to get around, murdering whistleblowers is tougher here. Even Clintons have to be careful about that.

 

The battle for Mosul is going as expected. The terrorists are hiding among civilians courting civilian casualties is very old, so why are we bombing from on high? What could go wrong!

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says it is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western Mosul neighborhood that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead.

Residents of the Iraqi city’s neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh told an Associated Press team at the scene that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by a pair of airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month.

Oh.

 

Let’s do some slimy American politician news.

Where are we in our revolt?

Our betters surely think it’s getting old.

I don’t think the GOP is going to manage that. It’s been far too obvious that our fine GOP betters are not interested in getting rid of Obamacare so blaming the people who are trying to save us from the gov’t controlling our entire lives is a tough sell.

 

But Trump doesn’t need Congress to even act.

Small businesses are pleading the Trump administration to delay an onerous Obama-era regulation requiring calorie labeling on menus, violations of which can carry jail time for mislabeling food.

Jail Time for mislabeling food? Jebus.

But that’s not the point.

All Trump has to do is just Executively Order Obamacare away.

Obama had to keep writing memos, orders and calling bureaucrats to get it to work. If Trump just undoes all that illegal changing of a law, it would go away.

Look at how much they illegally delayed to help Dems get elected, or at least, get Obama re-elected

He could also just give waivers to all of America.

That fucking law was all about stupidity and unConstitutionality, getting rid of it should be easy. Hell, I’d love to see the Supreme Court explain how Obama giving waivers to the politically connected is fine but Trump giving waivers to the non-politically connected is verboten!

 

Now, there are places with more corrupt pols, but there are none with pols any slimier and more open about their corruption and sliminess than NY pols. What’s funny is that the NY Post seems to be trying to pretend this very old corruption is all new and shit.

Will Any Scandal  put an end to NY pols’ shadowy-spending ways? asks the NY Post.

Kudos to Citizens Union for pointing out that Gov. Cuomo’s budget plan includes $13.8 billion in shadowy spending — nearly a tenth of the total $152.3 billion plan.

The watchdog group’s “Spending in the Shadows” report flags outlays that face little or no public scrutiny — including for some programs that resemble the Buffalo Billion projects that now have several Cuomo ex-associates facing federal corruption charges, and/or the funds key to the corruption that earned ex-Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver his long federal prison sentence.

The hallmark of all NY budgets

The budget includes $9.5 billion in “economic development” funds, which face minimal oversight and are notorious for abuse.

 

Slush funds for paying off connected contributors are required. Notorious for abuse is NY Speak for “Business as Usual”.

With this Evergreen Quote!!!!!!

Yes, both chambers of the Legislature have ideas for greater transparency in (Cuomo-controlled) economic-development spending. The gov, meanwhile, has proposals for more sunlight on the lawmakers’ pork.

Arf Arf Arf!!!! Slap! Slap! Slap! Honk! Honk! Honk!

They’re GOING TO DO SOMETHING!!!!!! THEY’RE GETTING HARUMPHS FROM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To answer the original question, No, it won’t. We’ve been watching their corrupt negotiations going on in the pages of the NY Times and the Albany Times Useless for decades and the only thing that’s changed is the names.

 

Chicago might be more corrupt, but since a Clintonista took power, they’re chasing NY’s sliminess.

This article is hilarious in its obtusity. As if everything old is suddenly new.

A rock has been turned over in Chicago, and all kinds of revelations are scattering out.

Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick report in the Chicago Tribune:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal email accounts

What is it with Clintonistas and email?

have served as a private avenue of influence where executives and investors sought favorable action from City Hall,

The deuce you say! You mean a Chicago pol sells infuence?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

raising questions about whether some of the messages crossed the line into lobbying and violated the city’s ethics law, the Chicago Tribune has found.

Wait, Chicago has ethics laws?

Now that’s something new!

Wait, no it isn’t. That’s the price vice pays to fool the idiots who believe what people say instead of what they do.

 

Speaking of Clintonistas, let’s see what’s going on in Corruptocrat Land.

 

I bet a dollar it’s titled, “All About Sex! How The GOP Held A Nation Hostage!”

The scripted anthology series will focus on US Presidents, according to an announcement by the channel. One of the first projects in development? The 1998 to 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, covering his affair with Monica Lewinsky, how the Clinton family dealt with the fallout, and the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress.

We all know the bad guy, Newt.

 

This should be titled “Wishful Thinking“.

The studious interest in Chelsea’s next move is understandable coming from the right, which has always hated the Clintons and no doubt welcomes the distraction Chelsea offers from the president’s dismal approval ratings and damning intelligence hearings. Bill, Hillary and Chelsea have long been enthusiasm-boosters for the Republicans, and they’re reluctant to give them up.

 

I’m a Clinton-Hater from way back but the most I can work up for that sad, colorless, drab scion is amused contempt. Note to the LA Times, it’s Democrats who are pushing her. It’s conservatives who are pointing and laughing. It’s GOP establishment pricks who are looking forward to another Clinton to fundraise on, it’s their comfort zone.

But the laser-focused Chelsea vitriol is perplexing when it comes from the left. Shouldn’t such first-daughter hatred be reserved for Ivanka? Wouldn’t their attention be better spent on potential 2018 and 2020 candidates who have already declared their interest? Aren’t there bigger battles to fight — and aren’t they glad that such a prominent Democratic figure is registering her dissent with the current administration?

Nobody who hasn’t been forced to work with her cares enough about her to hate her.

 

Let’s end on one of my pet peeves, where everything old is new, then old, then new, then old, then new, then…..

Butter, eggs, salt, bacon, coffee, olive oil and more have been good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you…

Like eggs, which many people had virtually banished from their diets, cheese is well on its way to being rehabilitated as a “good” nutrient rich food. Along with a slew of other nutrition nonsense we’ve been fed constantly over the years by “experts” and government agencies doing their bidding this too will end up being completely debunked. Butter? Coconut oil? Red meat? None of them are actually “bad” for you at all.

 

That’s old and yet people keep ‘noticing’ it as if it’s all new.

Eat stinky cheeses, butter, olive oil, salt and eggs, they’re better for you than the processed crap they make instead.

And don’t forget the bacon!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why do “nutritionists” keep telling us all the food for breakfast is bad for us?

 

I think they just hate America.

 

I just cannot keep watching the news. We had months of reports of ‘leaked transcripts of wiretapping” that attempted to harm Trump, which immediately switched to “no proof of wiretapping!” as soon as that could harm Trump.

I’m not interested. At this point, I’m only wondering how the GOP is going to try to explain being feckless assholes who refuse to do anything they’ve been specifically elected to do. Like get the gov’t out of healthcare, secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

But since the ‘news’ is out, let’s get some NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heavy on vids and pics.

First, some real news.

Geez, Trump is so fascist and hatist, mere proximity has turned Canada into a bunch of fascist haters!

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

I do wonder how they reconcile that stance and their, Trump is a racist hater for wanting the same thing, stance. You know they’re probably mad at America over it, They’re America’s Illegal Aliens!

 

If you’re going to make fun of Trump, this is how to do it. Zapp Brannigan doing Trump quotes.

Perfect and hilarious. While we’ve never seen them in the same room together, I’ve never seen Trump wear velour. But then, the 70s were sort of a blur and that’s when he would have worn one.

We all have clothes from the 70s we’d like to forget.

 

Via this dude, we see that erstwhile QB Colin Kapernick had some luck on the free agent market!

We know he can scramble and throw a bomb. I’m not sure how he’d do against America’s defensive line, but I’d like to see!

 

Relatedly, via the Jawas, we see this bit of hilarity.

 

Boycott us? No! Boycott You!

Oh, and go fuck yourself. Especially considering the use of “repressive”, just cuz you’re trying to delegitimize their nation doesn’t mean they should be rude!

 

This Amtrack train came into the station through a snow bank, it’s sorta cool, but notice all the people filming this with their phones. Not a one of them realizes that what they’re filming could affect them in any way until it’s far too late. They’re just swept aside. I wonder how badly they, including our intrepid reporter, were injured.

Situational awareness, it’s not just for buying drugs in shitty neighborhoods you know.

 

Now, I could understand padded knees, but would someone explain these mom-jeans to me?

No wait, don’t. I’m sure it’s stupid and I’ve learned enough stupid things for the day.

 

 

US Women’s Hockey Boycotting Championships Over Equal Pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven’t actually watched women’s hockey but if it’s as riveting as women’s basketball, I’m gonna assume there’s a reason for the disparity in pay.

 

Now this story is a perfect example of the problem with journalism today.

Some guy rammed his car into a tree, repeatedly. Here’s the problem.

Headline

Police: Man charged after crashing car into tree repeatedly ‘to prove a point’

Story

A local man is facing charges after police said he repeatedly drove a car into a tree on his property in order to “prove a point” to another resident at the address…

Bailey told officers that he had done so “to try and prove a point”…

he was ramming the car into a tree to prove a point…

 

Who: Local Man, What: Ram car into tree, Where: Pawcuatuck, When, 3pm for half an hour, How: By driving his car

They got the sensational stuff out of the way, tried to make him look like a dumb redneck, but nowhere do they tell us the important “Why”.

Not once do they mention the point he was trying to prove.

They make a point of telling us 4 times that he was attempting to prove a point, but they don’t mention the point or if he proved it!

Just shoddy journalism. How can we know if the point was worth it?

I also don’t see why the police were involved, he was on his own property destroying his own stuff, that’s none of their business.

But then, everything is now the govt’s business anymore it seems.

Into the Aaaaaahhhhhhhh.

Ice box:  that was Kingston last week after a “dusting”. It was below freezing for most of my stay. I saw the blizzard coming and my brother had to go back to work so I switched my flight to yesterday. It was a long day, but it was worth it.

 Aaaahhhhhh. That’s what I’m talking ’bout!

There’s a spring behind the laundry building on the right side that sorta ‘leaks from right to left down a wash behind and below that wall. There’s a lot of life around here, it’s like a bird, rabbit and squirrel sanctuary. Except for the hawks, owls and coyotes I guess.

I’m still a little burned out from my travails yesterday, it was a long day, so just a short round.

 

A little revisionist current events.

Or, some would say, Trump is hurting himself. Either way, there are troubling indications that President Trump is losing his battle with the Democratic Party press.

If it were just Minitrue, he would have a chance. Hell, if it were just the Democratic political/entertainment complex, he would be winning.

But he’s also fighting the GOP,

like McCain going after him for the bullshit Russia Hacked The Election hackassery.

Arizona Sen. John McCain said “there’s a lot of shoes to drop” regarding more information about President Trump and his team’s ties to Russia.

McCain said several aspects related to Trump’s connections with Russia needed more questioning during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.

Little Lord Graham 

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is set to hit a brick wall in Congress, where some Republican lawmakers say the proposed cuts to foreign aid are out of the question.
“It’s dead on arrival – It’s not going to happen,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., according to NBC News. “It would be a disaster.”

Paul fucking Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan told his Republican colleagues in October that he was cutting ties with Donald Trump, saying he would defend the presidential candidate “not now, not in the future,” according to an audiotape of the call released on Monday by Breitbart.

That was from October, but have we seen anything from Ryan that shows he’s not still of that opinion?

Mitch The Bitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday played down expectations that any tax package can be completed before the August recess, despite Trump administration vows to pursue “historic” legislation soon.

“I think finishing on tax reform will take longer,” the Kentucky Republican said in a Politico Playbook interview. “We do have to finish the health care debate … before we go to taxes.”

Which “health care debate” is all about… you guessed it! 

Indeed, the whole GOP establishment is fighting Trump.

The RNC is having a hard time finding Republicans who haven’t roasted Trump.

On Wednesday, the RNC’s Hispanic outreach director, Ruth Guerra, resigned from her post. Two aides told The New York Times that she felt “uncomfortable” working with Donald Trump, who has routinely made racist remarks about Hispanics during his presidential run. The RNC announced that Guerra would be replaced by Helen Aguirre Ferré, who furiously deleted scores of tweets attacking Trump.

 

“roasted Trump”, as you can see, means, “roast Trump daily”. You know, if you want to be technical. And accurate.

For the record, I typed each of the names with links above before looking for the links, I knew what I would find.

He’s fighting everybody who’s pissed off at We Teh Peepul for deciding to pay attention to the screwing we’re getting from our betters.

 

They’re relentless. Most of the media is still talking about Flynn for fuck’s sake. And that includes most of Foxnews. I can’t even watch Shep anymore, I just want to smack the ignorant yet oh-so-superior smirk off his face.

 

Related: CBO declares WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE IF THEY CHANGE A JOT OR TITTLE OF OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the White House-backed plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would result in an estimated 24 million more uninsured people by 2026.

 

When I first saw that I thought how funny it is that not forcing people to buy something means fewer people will buy it, then I saw some congresscritter make the same point and Minitrue was On The Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  with help from some helpful Republicans.

“If half of the CBO [report] is true, I think we should slow down,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday.

Asked for reaction to the score, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is physician, said, “It’s awful.”

“President Trump says he wants as many people covered as under ­ObamaCare,” he added.

With this howler from that minitrue outlet in good standing, the Hill.

The findings from the nonpartisan CBO

Yeah. Non-partisan. We’ll go with that. It sounds so much better than ‘establishment pricks who hate the concept of America’.

Which howler is followed by another.

The findings from the nonpartisan CBO are significant because both parties have long pointed to the office’s findings when pushing legislation.

 

And that my friends is all they’re good for. Cuz they certainly aren’t any good at actually predicting shit.

 

Also related. A puppy blender post.

INDEED: “The implicit standard in analysis of the health insurance system is that every consumer must have government-selected coverage. But why?”

 

That’s because our fine betters are all saying that’s the standard and the media is happy to push it that way. They’ve moved the debate from “Should the gov’t be involved health care?” to “Of course the gov’t needs to be involved in healthcare, let’s argue about how much freedom we’re going to pretend to give our serfs.”

We no longer have just the Democratic political/entertainment complex pushing that shit, the GOP and much of Foxnews is doing it as well. Which makes it much harder for the idea that the gov’t should not be in charge of every aspect of our lives to be discussed.

It surely can’t be discussed in polite company.

They’re relentless. Much of America is getting sick of it. Which is exactly what our fine betters are hoping.

It reminds me of a young Tard dog learning a valuable lesson when he caught the cat he had chased a few times.

Chasing something is far different from actually catching it.

They’re chasing our complete subjugation and I don’t think they’ll like it if they get much farther along that particular spectrum.