Archive for the ‘Schadenboner!’ Category

Listen, I’m not sure if someone’s messing with just me or with a lot of us, but it’s really getting harder and harder to take anything I see in the news seriously.

We’re close to war with Russia

The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets…

Russia, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said it would treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft. It stopped short of saying it would shoot them down.

The Russian Defence Ministry said it was also immediately scrapping a Syrian air safety agreement with Washington designed to avoid collisions and dangerous incidents.

and every time I flip to TV news I see something about Trump. Yesterday CNN went on for a little while about Flynn for fuck’s sake.

So what else are they ignoring as they focus on GETTING TRUMP!!!!!!!?

Unmasking Scandal: On Monday, Judicial Watch announced that it hit a dead end in its effort to dig out information about why White House advisor Susan Rice ordered an “unmasking” of Trump campaign officials in classified reports. In response to Judicial Watch’s April 4 request for materials related to these unmasking requests — to determine whether they were politically motivated — the National Security Council said it had sent all those records to Obama’s presidential library, where they can’t be released for five years…

Loretta Lynch Scandal: Despite blanket coverage of James Comey’s testimony about his firing by Trump, few noted the bombshell Comey dropped about Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who, Comey said, pressured him to downplay the significance of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s reckless handling of classified emails on her private server. Comey said Lynch told him to call it a “matter,” not an investigation.

There’s more. You see, our fine media betters can’t have people getting the wrong idea. They need to understand that Trump is a fascist. If they ever find out how Obama and the rest of the Dem party acted and acts they might think the Democrats are the real fascists!?!?!?! We can’t have that!

 

 

Via Paco, we see something I really didn’t want to know.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University…

Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.

In addition, the institute has taken at least $100,000 from a Moroccan state-run company tied to repeated charges of worker abuse…also accepted at least $100,000 from the Pivotal Foundation, which was created by Francis Najafi … has in the last three years given $205,000 to the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), which has been a vocal advocate for the Iranian nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated.

 

Which deal McCain supposedly opposed. Jeffrey Immelt is on the board. You know, the ‘Republican’ head of GE who was such good friends with Obama.

The worst part? That I believe.

 

More of reality intruding on Reality!, it’s not funny but it was entirely predictable.

Let’s Burn Some Cat Fur!

First, Reality!

The term “no-go zone” famously caught on in some international media back in 2015 after it was used by a Swedish newspaper columnist to label these areas, but it has been strongly rejected by police and emergency services themselves.

The police definition describe these districts as socio-economically vulnerable areas with a generally high crime rate. In an especially vulnerable area there are also often parallel societal structures, religious extremism and police regularly have to adapt their methods to the volatile situation. (Ed. This usually means running away) Residents also often do not report crimes, either out of fear of retaliation or because they think it will not lead to anything.

Now reality.

Approached for comment, Stockholm area regional police chief Ulf Johansson said he was not “fully up to date” with details regarding the station’s closure, but told SVT “the premises in Kista left a lot to be desired when it comes to the work environment”.

In March, plans to replace Rinkeby’s police station, which closed in 2014, were put on hold because construction companies feared for the safety of their workforce in the majority migrant suburb, which is notorious for gang and gun crime.

They’re not No-Go Zones! They’re Free-Fire Zones! I just hope they’re sharia-compliant. Wouldn’t want to be racist.

 

Next up

 

Congress is pushing for gun-permit, national reciprocity for them, they should do it for all of us.

And what about their staffs? Why limit concealed carry only to congressmen and women?

Other Republican lawmakers are proposing nationwide reciprocity bills for all permit holders. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) is introducing such legislation this week. Reciprocity would make life simpler for permit holders who travel.

I expect it for them, not for us. They don’t really like us after all

 

This we’ve been watching happen for a long time. I’d say people who have California in the We’re Totally Boned pool still have hope, but those with Illinois have to be feeling hopeful.

With just 10 days to go until Illinois enters its third year without a budget, resulting in the state’s imminent downgrade to junk status and potentially culminating in a default for the state whose unpaid bills now surpass $15 billion, Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza issued a warning to Illinois Gov. Rauner and other elected officials on Tuesday, saying in a letter that her office has “very serious concerns” it may no longer be able to guarantee “timely and predictable payments” for some core services.

As we saw a few years ago when they gave out IOUs for lottery winners, they’re still having problem paying out on the most profitable ‘gambling’ deal there is.

Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe – with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering “banana republic” territory.

You know how bookies go broke? They get a big hit they weren’t expecting, the lottery doesn’t have that problem as the payout goes up with pay-in, not odds.

The other ways they go broke are if their protection money is really high or the boss’ son comes in and takes the receipts.

In Illinois, they have both of those problems.

 

Let’s laugh at some stuff that’s just too ridiculous to be true. Global Warmmongering!

Settled Science! seems a lot more unsettled than I would expect.

Indeed, only last week the Spectator published an article by one such Pause Denier – a scientist from the University of East Anglia (ground zero of the Climategate scandal), fondly known as the University of Easy Access, named Phil Williamson.

It is titled The Great Myth of the Global Warming Pause and it claims, somewhat imaginatively:

The Paris agreement will be the future, whereas the so-called global-warming hiatus is already history.

And let’s not forget that in the dog days of the Obama administration, alarmist scientists were so desperate to pooh pooh the “Pause” in the run up to the Paris climate talks that they concocted a junk science paper – now the subject of a federal investigation – which used dodgy data to try to airbrush the Pause out of history.

But wait! There’s Still More!!!!!!!!

A scientific consensus has emerged among top mainstream climate scientists that “skeptics” or “lukewarmers” were not long ago derided for suggesting — there was a nearly two-decade long “hiatus” in global warming that climate models failed to accurately predict or replicate.A new paper, led by climate scientist Benjamin Santer, adds to the ever-expanding volume of “hiatus” literature embracing popular arguments advanced by skeptics, and even uses satellite temperature datasets to show reduced atmospheric warming.

More importantly, the paper discusses the failure of climate models to predict or replicate the “slowdown” in early 21st century global temperatures, which was another oft-derided skeptic observation.

You have to love this

“In the early twenty-first century, satellite-derived tropospheric warming trends were generally smaller than trends estimated from a large multi-model ensemble,” reads the abstract of Santer’s paper, which was published Monday.

Can you study the climate and still notice reality? I didn’t think that was allowed.

What’s interesting, though, is Santer and his co-authors say their paper is “unlikely to reconcile the divergent schools of thought regarding the causes of differences between modeled and observed warming rates.”

Translation: This ain’t gonna change shit.

Not that I expected it to, I just like watching lefties notice reality before disappearing or learning not to go against the Consensus.

 

Let’s end on the freude we’re getting the most of these days.

Schaden!

When you look like that because your guy lost a House race perhaps you really need to get a fucking life. Jeez.

Speaking of which. Fakenewswers are sad!

Look at those “journalists” sad about some white guy in Georgia losing to a Wymynz. Why are they such racist misogynists? Haters.

 

Minitrue, after explaining how this was a referendum on Trump is evaluating what happened and, since they’re all reality based and shit, they know what’s to blame!

When they lose it’s not their fault, it’s ours.

Or Theirs. You know, Them.

The Shadow People Who Oppose The Rule Of Tolerance, Justice and Mostly-Peace!.

Below the fold, I’ve been trying to learn how to read lips but for some reason I just can’t concentrate on this one even though I can’t fault the enunciation.  Maybe someone could help me with that.

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It’s funny how often people will get mad at you for saying something and then prove that what you said was true.

Here we have a totally tolerant Muslim explain her tolerance and desire for peace.

David Horowitz: I am a Jew, the head of Hezbollah hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to hunt us down.

For or against it?

Totally tolerant Muslim: “For”.

That exchange happens at about 2:50.

Her defense is here.

Towards the end of the exchange, I became emotional. I could no longer hear Mr. Horowitz speaking and so did not even hear his injection of Hezbollah’s credo of “rounding up” Jews in his last tangent.  I could no longer contain my anger at being implicitly and improperly labeled a terrorist, an anti-Semite, and a proponent of genocide. The answer I was coerced into giving grossly misrepresented my beliefs and ideologies.

 

You can watch the vid, it surely looks as if her “defense” is a lie. YMMV.

The funniest part? She thinks this makes it all better.

My answer, “for it,” in the context in which it was said does NOT mean “for” genocide. I was referring to his initial question that asked me for my position on Hamas,

So…. she’s against genocide but she is for a murderous group who wants to commit genocide.

Seriously, she thinks that’s a defense.

 

Trump tweets about fakenews,

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

Predictably, fakenewser freak out.  My favorite?

Soo….enemy of the American people is the same as enemy of the State?

Dude, you really need to move to North Korea or China or some other murderous, commie dictatorship.

Love this one, McCain is finally defending his constituents!

Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media this week by noting dictators “get started by suppressing free press.”

I really don’t like that fuckhead.

Trump isn’t “suppressing” the free press, he’s calling them the lazy, biased, ignorant and stupid lying sacks of shit they are.

But he continued, “If you want to preserve — I’m very serious now — if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press,”

Yeah about that, they need to be “adversarial” to all politicians, not just lying sacks of adversarial shit against the ones they hate and lying sacks of obsequious shit for the ones they love.

 

The Italians had the Vaffanculo Day protests, then the Pitchfork Movement, both to protest unaccountable, venal assholes. So… How’s that going for them?

Hundreds of public buildings in Rome are occupied by political parties and associations that have not been paying rent for years. According to data as of November 30, over than six million Euros (6.8) are missing from the coffers of Ater-Roma, Rome’s public housing body.

About as expected.

I’m rooting for Italy to get a Trump, but they already had one (Beppe Grillo), since they’re Europeans, I expect them to get someone who’s closer to what our fine media idiots think Trump is.

 

These “leaks” are untrustworthy, but I’d say we all really need to be good so this one comes true.

Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Oh man would that be beautiful. What’s the opposite of “Pyrrhic Victory”? Because losing Flynn but gaining Bolton would be that.

 

The rest have no scheme except they’re NY Post heavy.

I can usually say, “This is the theme.” but lately it’s been nearly impossible, so in no particular order:

Trump fans are getting license plates so totally tolerant lefties will know which cars to trash! My two faves.

  • TRUMPU

  • TRUMPWON

 

That’s funny. I figure the vehicle with the second one doesn’t last a month.

On the other side of the equation…inequality, we have these idiots.

An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.

I look forward to all the hagiographies about this totally ‘grass-roots’ group.

The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”

That’s gonna work out great! Trump is a shoe-in for 2020 now!

Jackasses.

 

Phoenixians are going to get it good and hard. They got rid of Sheriff Joe and I have a feeling they’re going to discover there are worse things than a sheriff who enforces the laws.

Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening.

I live in a very redneck area, we don’t have the same problems the rest of the valley has. The only home invasions in AJ are tweakers home-invading their dealers when they can’t scrape $5 together. I expect Phoenix to have a different experience, what with the beheadings, kidnappings and gang wars. But good luck with that.

 

I hate all commie dictatorships and the people who act as if they’re not gigantic slave-plantations really piss me off. In China, when people go to the city to work in the factories they’re not allowed to bring their kid so the kids have to stay back in the village and work there. That link is to pictures of the kids left home.

Caption to this pic. Joining parents in the city is not usually an option, as China’s hukou documentation system dictates that education and health care are accessible only in the district where a child is born and registered.

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The billion serfs in that murderously commie dictatorship really have it shitty.

But that pic reminds me of the next story.

New Yorkers are trading children for pets

I wonder how many kids I could get for Kagogi. I’d probably get more in China than America. Kago would have to dress out at 40lbs at least and you’d get a decent fur coat out of him.

 

Interesting

It was announced on Saturday that Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos will deliver next Saturday’s keynote address at CPAC

Is CPAC no longer afraid of gay cooties?

Good for them.

 

Good riddance you fascist bitch.

A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.

Stopping fuckheads like her from regulating political speech is the whole fucking reason we have free speech in the 1st amendment.

Which reminds me of why it’s so infuriatingly funny that anti-1st amendment asshole John McCain is calling out Trump for being against the 1st amendment (free press).

 

Let’s end on dichotomy.

Think about how we felt 4 months ago. We were waiting for our gov’t go attack us, not metaphorically but physically. We were in year 8 of Recovery Summer that only helped those connected. The GOP was busily doing Failure Theater while attacking me barely less than they were attacking Trump. It was a dark and stormy time.

Then, we woke up on 11/9 and it was different. The Sun was brighter, the veal tastier, tears of leftists saltier. Like night and day.

It was different for some.

On the morning of November 9, 2016, America’s elite—its talking and deciding classes—woke up to a country they did not know. To most privileged and well-educated Americans, especially those living in its bicoastal bastions, the election of Donald Trump had been a thing almost impossible even to imagine. What sort of country would go and elect someone like Trump as president? Certainly not one they were familiar with, or understood anything about.

That just gave me a huge schadenboner.

With this bit of ultra-hilarity.

Now that those signals are no longer possible to ignore, it is high time for experts and intellectuals to reacquaint themselves with the country in which they live and to begin the task of describing what has befallen the country in which we have lived since the dawn of the new century.

They do not see any reason to understand what happened, they’re too busy attacking us for that./Trump 2020

It’s long but very depressing, I cherry-picked the funny parts. The rest is about how boned we are.

Basically, if you click on “Funniest End of Civilization Evah” on the left, you’ll see much of the same stuff.

 

 

Via a not so lonely libertarian, we see this.

compare-and-contrast

What were we doing nearly 8 years ago?

Getting totally sick of Obama pre-empting prime-time TV every other day while not keeping any of his campaign promises at all.

What are we doing now?

Laughing our asses off as Trump works his way through his campaign promises while Minitrue and the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party freaks the fuck out.

McCain emerges as Trump’s top Republican nemesis in Congress!!!!

Well, McCain and little lord graham

IBD asks if people are going to keep freaking out every time Trump keeps a campaign promise.

Yes, yes they will.

Concerned members of the media claim that President Donald Trump is abusing them psychologically in order to drive them insane, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Pundits say that Trump and his henchman are “gaslighting” them, taking a cue from a Teen Vogue article that CNN’s Don Lemon called “hard hitting.” The term comes from the 1944 movie Gaslight, where a malevolent husband (Charles Boyer) tricks his wife (Ingrid Bergman) into believing she is nuts.

“[Gaslighting is] a form of psychological abuse where the victim is manipulated to doubt their own sanity,” said Lauren Duca, author of the Teen Vogue article.

“Is Donald Trump gaslighting us?” asked CNN correspondent Brian Stelter. “Does he know what gaslighting means?”

 

Now, the whole, “He’s being mean to us!!!!” is funny enough but Teen Vogue? Seriousfuckingly? Teen Vogue?

Jebus. Teen Vogue. It’s gonna take me a minute to get past that.

Okay, I’m back.

Another hilarious thing is that this surprises all the Elite Of Our Society!!!

Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

So what you’re saying is that the people who elected Trump because they hoped he meant what he said are happy he meant what he said and is doing it?

Whodathunkthat?

 

This next bit is one of my favorites of the Trump Era. Since acting morally-superior and condescending didn’t work during the election, let’s double down. That’s sure to work!

They’ve obviously never heard the truism that you don’t reinforce defeat.

Since Social Justice Warmongering worked so well for the NFL this year (even playoff ratings tumbled), Annheuser Busch decides to explain to me that there is more than one reason I don’t want to drink their shitty beers.

 

The obvious subtext is that if you’re against illegal immigration and importing terrorists, you’re against ‘Murica.

Trump’s 2020 re-election committee is hard at work. The best part? They’re pretty much the same people who financed his 2016 campaign.