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David, can I call you David?, Don’t look back in anger. It reduces the quality of the now, look back and laugh. It doesn’t make now any better but at least you’re laughing!

 

Look back and recall the laughs we had when Usubstantiated!!!!, Incidental!!!!!!!!! and Inadvertent!!!!!!!!!!! were the Journolist Words Of The Day

Nunes disclosed in his letter that the former Obama administration had “easy access” to sensitive classified information and that they may have used it to “achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”

Congressional investigators uncovered that “one official [whose] position has no apparent intelligence-related function”—now believed to be Power—”made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration.”

Hmmmm, so there was spying on Trump, it was purposely leaked so that makes claims that Trump’s peeps were not targeted look like lies.

Why…. that looks astonishingly like Chicago-Machine-Politics?!?!?!?!?!?(!?!?!?!?!?!????????)

It doesn’t make a difference if it was Powers, Hillary’s Bitches in the FBI, whichever anti-American asshole collected a check for ‘being’ NSA or Joe fucking Biden, there was no legitimate reason to do that. The only reason was political.

It’s surprisingly easy to figure out what’s a real scandal for the Democratic party. If it looks like a conspiracy theory and they don’t report it, it’s true, if they harp on it, like Obama’s birth certificate deal, it’s not true.

 

We have to look back to Agree With Headlines But Disagree With The Body! (first in a series!)

McConnell Criticized For Pelosi-Like Tactics On Health Bill

I agree!

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing questions about his leadership after the Obamacare repeal debacle. Many Republican senators are criticizing McConnell’s strategy of crafting the bill in secret without input from members of the GOP caucus.

They did that shit for opposite reasons in relation to the legislation, Nancy wanted to pass the bill, McConnell wanted to not pass the bill. If you’re focused on fucking McCain and Collins, don’t. If Pass had more votes, more GOP senators would have happily voted no.

So the body of the article should read

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.DC) is facing questions about his leadership being a lying fuckhead after the Obamacare repeal debacle gambit. Many A Bunch of fish-throwing Republican senators are criticizing McConnell’s strategy of crafting the bill in secret without input from members of the GOP caucus to make sure Obamacare is the Law(less) of the Land. 

Same tactics, same endgame. Fuck Us!

 

You’d think we would be able to look back in anger what with all  the cameras following us around wherever we go. You’d be wrong to think that.

Regarding that abysmal clearance rate on CTA property, a reader had a good question:
Millions of dollars on cameras covering almost every inch of trains, buses, platforms and stations – and 90% of crime goes unsolved? Were taxpayers sold a bill of goods?

That’s a good point. I’d bet that thugs and criminals have known that for a while now. When one keeps not getting arrested even though he committed his crime Live! On TV! he’ll notice something so he’ll tell two accomplices and they’ll tell two accomplices and they’ll tell….

 

We’ll take time out from not looking back in anger to Look Back In Fucking Anger at one of Obama’s self-described Success Stories

More than one million malnourished young children in war-torn Yemen are at risk of cholera, the charity Save the Children warned on Wednesday as it began sending more health experts to the worst-hit areas.

Sonomabatch. Recall when Obama declared Yemen a success story.

He boned us, but he boned the rest of the world even more. Which is sorta scary, most places do not get even more ridiculous when their leaders are too ridiculous to be believed, they go the other route. They go all too real, like commies, nazis and garden-variety warlords. And middle ages diseases. Jebus.

 

We’re still not looking back in anger, let’s Look At Now In Anger! Get out your squeezy bulbs!

GOP voters device

Ben Rhodes Is A Person Of Interested In A House Hearing!!!!!!!! (who cares what it was about?)

House Freedom (FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Caucus Member (singular) Calls For Mueller’s Resignation!!!!!!!!

House Judiciary Committee Wants To Investigate Hillary!!!!

I could go on all day, but until it’s the Dept of Justice, not the Dept of “Justice”, it don’t mean shit. It means worse than shit.

Cuz it’s being thrown in our faces.

 

 

ABCNews looks back and I’m confused.

Foreign automakers have received billions of dollars in subsidies and tax incentives to build factories in the U.S. and create American jobs.

A new CBS News primetime series, “CBSN: On Assignment,” uncovers the hidden foreign workforce being used to build sections of U.S. auto plants. The show premieres on CBS on Monday, July 31 at 10 p.m. EST & PST, streaming simultaneously on CBSN, the network’s streaming news service.

For three years, Gerald Greiner managed safety on American construction projects for a German contractor called Eisenmann. His first job was at Mercedes in Vance, Alabama in 2013.

They did that investigation when Obama was POTUS. Why? At first I figured they were trying to make Trump look bad by reporting it, but it makes Trump look good.

Has anybody seen this on any TV news? I’m pretty surprised they even did that investigation, it seems like the kind of thing that got Cheryl Atkinsson  and some others fired.

Weird, good, but weird.

 

Brett Bozell of Media Research Center sez:

The media need to know, when reporting on Senator Flake and his “book,” that the author is a deceiver out for personal and financial gain.  I also call on my conservative brethren to denounce this impostor, who dishonorably claims to speak for conservatism, in the strongest possible terms.

 

Bozell’s in California, right? They have legal weed right? He’s been paying far too much attention to Minitrue and Congress for more than a decade to expect anything of the sort. I’m not against it, but it’s tilting at particularly annoying and willfully ignorant windmills.

While I’m For tilting at windmills, sooner or later Don Quixote is going to win, usually you just get ground down for grain… or something I don’t know I lost the metaphor a little while ago.

 

Here’s something can look back in laughter in a few months.

A Virginia Republican challenging Rep. Barbara Comstock in the party’s primary has spent the past couple of months posting about penis enlargement techniques on his personal website.

If this hits the Va news he should go with it, At least you know I’m not A Big Dick, unlike the rest of the GOP.

Of course his opponent could go with it as well, “My opponent wants to go to DC so he can be a big dick like Paul Ryan!”

 

Historically White, Upper-Class, Ivy League, University Has Panel On White Privilege. Following link to link to link we find this

The event, in its second year, drew 300 participants that mostly consisted of K-12 teachers and principals, the institute’s director Amy Wells said in a phone interview with The College Fix. The four-day conference included plenary sessions, dozens of workshops and dialogue sessions.

One presentation, called “Whiteness in schools,” provided “a history of Whiteness…

I don’t really care, I just hope at least one Powerpoint presentation had this picture.

 

Not cuz I care, just cuz  you know the participants in this idiocy would look back in Furious Anger while I want to look back in laughter.

 

Speaking of whiteness, arrogance and taints, let’s Look Now In Laughter

UNC’s arrogance over academic scandal has tainted the school’s once-great image

From 1993 through 2011, about 3,100 UNC students – nearly half of whom were athletes – took African studies classes that proved to be bogus. Classes generally did not meet; homework was not assigned.

Most required little work – a simple term paper at the end of the semester often sufficed.

UNC hired attorney Kenneth Wainstein to investigate, and he found that about 40 percent of those term papers were at least in part plagiarized, yet were accorded an average grade of A-minus.

Can we discuss the racism inherent in the system?

If I had substituted “wymyn” for “athlete” and “Wymyn’s Studies” or “Gender Studies” for “African studies” would that paragraph have been any different?

Of course it would have! That’s not “Arrogant”, that’s “Empowerment!” and it wouldn’t be a scandal.

It would still be full of taints.

 

I will honk and even arf for this fish that Trump is throwing.

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed a waiver of environmental regulations on Tuesday to allow construction of upgrades to the border wall and new wall prototype projects to break ground.

Hell, forget arfin and honkin’, I had to cut-n-paste that one-handed.

 

I hate to look back in anger, but that Yemen shit pissed me off. Updated cuz I checkedThis is the first “Obama’s Fault” I’ve posted since January (I think, I meant not to do that). Not even close. 

Fuckhead pissed me off today.

 

I’ve been driving the Caballero and it’s been nice. The A/C ain’t working, but I’ve mostly driven it at night. Today is not bad, it’s overcast and rainy so it was only about 95 when I had to run to AJ.

On the highway back from I heard a bad noise, for a second I thought it was engine related but then realized it sounded like something was dragging. I pulled over and when I stopped, it stopped. I was happy. I left the engine running when I got out.

When I opened the door the noise started again, for just a second I thought, “Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!!!!!!! ME!” but it was just the side molding from the door that was dragging.

I can look back in laughter, it wasn’t so funny for a split second.

 

 

 

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No matter how much I think I accept the ridiculousness of today, it just keeps smacking me in the face and I can’t accept it all over again.

ABOVE THE POST, OBSERVATIONAL, UPDATE I MEANT TO INCLUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t have cable so I watch a lot of Buzzer, a gameshow channel. Yesterday on Family Feud with Richard Dawson the question was about “Most admired athletes”

One of the answers was Bruce Jenner.

Made me laugh it did.

 

Now back to our post! Nearly in its ridiculous entirety!

I’d like to complain about something, why didn’t anybody tell me about CNN politics twitter feed? It’s the height of ridiculousness and even funnier than Iowahawks twitter feed.

Here they are going with their standard, A Republican POTUS is fighting America’s enemies, playlist.

Get it? Fighting them only makes them stronger!

Read the replies, they’re peppered with, “Fake news!” and “You really need to stop being so stupid!”

This one is a fine example of today’s ‘journalism’, they pretend that Senators’ rely on Obamacare for anything but graft and power over our lives.

Why isn’t McCain going to a VA hospital? He’s a veteran so should be all in on gov’t run healthcare. But he’s important, his life is important, so fuck us. That’s why.

 

More McCain being all mavericky!

Fuckhead. See, back then he had to get us to slap our fins and honk our squeezy bulbs, now he’s serving his real constituency, the DC political class, so he has to Get Trump!. He keeps fucking AZ and we keep electing the fuckhead. Fuck.

 

The Real Collusion!

Yup.

Daniel Greenfield at Doug Ross’ site has a post on this collusion and subversion of the First Amendment by the people who scream about that whenever they get caught lying and fakenewsing.

Once upon a time there was a liberal media. Like most left-leaning institutions it worked hard to prove its progressive premises. Democrats were good and Republicans bad. The police and the military were bad. Social welfare spending and diplomacy were good. Israel was bad and the PLO was good.

This was the thing we used to nostalgically call media bias.

We aren’t dealing with a liberal media anymore, but an illiberal media…

The illiberal media isn’t interested in winning an argument, but in silencing the opposition. It doesn’t just want to shout louder than you. It wants to use its institutional power to shut you up.

Yup, and if they have to ignore stories that hurt Dems, like all the collusion, hacking and felonyizing of the DNC, while fakenewsing and lying using anonymous sources  to Get Trump! subverting our democracy is the price they’re willing to make us pay!

Whenever I see a story about newsrooms cutting staff I laugh. Fuck them. They abused their position, if they want to be house organs for putative dictators they can move to Russia, Cuba or Venezuela. They’re already lying for China so moving there would be redundant.

 

Speaking of lying for the DNC, watch as they ignore more collusion to subvert our democratic, and Democrat, institutions!

The attorneys for 2016 supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who are suing Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and the Democratic National Committee for fraud say they are “perplexed” as to why the case has gotten so little coverage in the media.

“This seems like an important case, as important as you can get,” attorney Cullin O’Brien told LifeZette on Tuesday.

See Cullin, can I call you Cullin?, that’s not helpful for Getting Trump!, that’s pointing out Dem perfidy so not news.

I wonder if Hillary will discuss that collusion in her auto-hagiography?

 

Trump’s not taking my advice in Syria, he’s cutting off supplies of small arm for jihadis, but what with the GOP fucking him and us maybe he’s going to undo all the illegal and extralegal bullshit Obama had to do to keep Obamacare creaking along.

President Trump on Saturday threatened to end key payments to insurance companies made under Obamacare if a repeal and replace bill is not passed.

“After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” the president wrote in a tweet.

“If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” he added.

Add in a rider that McCain has to go to the VA in Phoenix and at least something would be right in the world.

If he reversed Obama’s Obamacare waivers by giving waivers to people who didn’t have them and taking them away from politically powerful assholes who are busy Getting Trump would be all about teh awesome as CNN explains how they were fine when Obama was illegally telling people they could break the law but Trump doing the same thing is the End Of The Republic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which leads us to a good question whose time is still coming.

As I wrote in the Last Days Of Obama,

Should the Republican Party Be Saved if Hillary! Wins?…

An even better question would be, “Can the GOP be saved if Trump wins?” as we spend the next 4 years with them calling their base a bunch of assholes instead of trying to figure out why the people who used to vote for them and send them money are telling them to fuck off.

I’m still not sure, the GOP is doing everything they can to piss on and piss off their voters so the jury is still out. Forming a new party would be tough but if the GOP continues to be unresponsive and rudely dismissive of its voters it might be necessary.  2018 and 2020 are going to be interesting.

 

This is what happens when a gov’t decides its voters are a bunch of assholes who need to shut up.

There is no conceivable way a majority or even a plurality of Venezuelan people would vote in favor of chaining themselves into the slavery and misery of a Cuba-style tyrannical dictatorship. So the only only option available left for Cuba’s puppet dictatorship in Venezuela is to force it through by using the only tactics they know: Violent repression and murder.

Hillary was their best chance for that last part, her enemies have a bad habit of committing suicide after all.

They’d love to do that here, that’s why they keep trying to take our guns. And that’s why we have them. Just ask Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington.

Their problem is that most of the people with guns are not onboard with the gov’t violently taking away our rights. That’s why the last three admins were busily arming federal agencies with no law enforcement powers.

 

Let’s look at the mores a key Dem constituent.

The evil inflicted largely on your dime by the abortion mill Planned Parenthood doesn’t stop at killing unwanted babies or even at selling their body parts. There is much more to the agenda it advances — for example, instilling twisted liberal sexual mores in 3-year-olds:

In new guidelines issued on the official Planned Parenthood website, the federally subsidized corporation explains how parents should talk to their pre-schoolers about gender roles, sexuality, masturbation, and transgenderism, even offering tips on how to tell if your toddler “is transgender or gender nonconforming.”

Saying your toddler is “transgender” should be grounds for losing your children and being shunned from polite society.

Toddlers are also to be encouraged to masturbate.

Seriously, they’re dangerously insane. That’s a crime, pure and simple.

 

The Arabian peninsula is choosing sides.

Four Arabic countries said they are ready for a dialogue with Qatar if it shows a willingness to fight terrorism.

Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain met today (July 30) in the Bahraini capital Manama to discuss the crisis in relations with Qatar.

The Saudi-led bloc cut ties with Qatar on June 5 accusing the country of supporting terrorism and extremism, which Doha denies.

Translation: Be for terrorism by sunnis and against terrorism by shiites. That’s why the Middle East is such a shithole of repression and death, Our Terrorism is Good! Their Terrorism is Bad!

The Irish learned that lesson, I have a feeling that Muslims are going to have to learn it with mushroom clouds.

 

Australia committed a Hate Crime!

Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries, according to a joint AFP and NSW Police statement.

The Seven Network reports 40 riot squad officers stormed a Surry Hills terrace before the explosives team found a suspicious device.

Fairfax Media reports the raids were in relation to a terrorist cell “and a bomb plot involving aircraft”…

Police have confirmed the raids relate to an alleged plot to bring down an aircraft using a “device” …

They seem to not understand that all cultures are equal. Blowing up planes is just part of their culture and we should not be so hateful!

Tolerant lefties are all onboard for certain types to be stopped.

Australia doesn’t have a Trump so they have to get people like Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt.

Staying with Tim Blair highlighting hilarity/despicability, Remember, Green Science is neither but it is viciously murderous in Africa!

“Behind every clean electric car there is cobalt,” reports the FT’s David Pilling. “And behind cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo.” And when the Congo is involved, so is terrible corruption and brutality:…

Did I mention the Democratic Republic of Congo? Some 60 per cent of the world’s cobalt comes from this central African country,

Methinks tolerant Hollywood lefties will not be making a movie called “Blood Batteries” anytime soon.

Nothing good happens in Congo. They’re still eating people for cripe’s sake.

Poor Africa, always fucked by tolerant lefties.

According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner…

“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”

Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers…

According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, the Ugandan government and a British forestry company forcibly expelled more than 20,000 people from their homes here in recent years, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.

But colonialism! Haiku guy notes some murderous hilarity.

The kicker, of course, is that they are not even going to use this land for any useful purpose. They plan to grow useless Eucalyptus trees as part of a carbon-trading scam. These trees provide no food or lumber. All they do is grow. And blow up, when there is a forest fire.

So poor Ugandans are going to starve so Algore can buy a carbon credit to offset the emissions from his next flight on a private jet or if he decides to build another wing on his house. Nice…

Green Science! Destroying lives and standard of living while not saving Gaia but giving leftists control over $trillions and our lives for decades!

 

In Eastern Europe War News, totally not Russian military!

Russia is prudently escalating the situation in Donbas, while trying to remain publicly beyond the conflict. Volodymyr Groysman spoke about the country’s overhaul by his government. Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for a balance in power, reminding of his own political ambitions. Yuriy Lutsenko publicly criticized his subordinates in Dnipro. Against the backdrop of the parliamentary holidays, several parties tried to show off their activity.

 

I seriously can’t decide if I want to get into a war with Russia in the Middle East or in eastern Europe.

On the one hand, in the Middle East we have only one true ally, Israel, with one sorta ally, Jordan, so fighting there would be tough as we would have to fight everybody except the Kurds while in the eastern Europe we’d have former SSRs on our side.

But in the Middle East Russia would have to deal with ‘allies’ who would turn on them at the drop of a kefiya so they’d be embroiled with fighting their ‘allies’ almost as much as they’d have to fight us.

Add in nuclear war between Iran and Pakistan-supplied Saudi Arabia and Russia would be almost as fucked as we would be.

I have to wonder if Mattis could make it look as though were going to get involved and then turn around and point and laugh as Russia fights all the people they just got done arming. Iran is nobody’s puppet, Tsar Putin I is all about installing tsarlings. While Assad in Syria is a puppet-dictator, the mad mullahs are a lot of things, but tsarlings they ain’t. They’re used to installing shahs to be under the Shahinshah. That would lead to a different, three-sided war between Iran, Turkey and Russia.

Could be interesting. Although Israel and Jordan might have different words to describe it.

 

Where does the Constitution give the gov’t the power to get involved with these decisions by private enterprise?

If you think the government should do something about the cramped legroom on airplanes, you’ve got a friend in a federal court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Friday ordered aviation regulators to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers.

Trick question, the US gov’t and the Constitution are not related! If someone says, “There oughtta be a law!” the gov’t is happy to pass said unConstitutional law!

Obamacare put paid to any pretensions and pretendings anybody but minitrue had on that. They’re all about pretensions and pretending.

 

The only thing that would make this story better for me would be if they had asked him to autograph the stolen merchandise.

Hip-hop artist Zumbi of rap group Zion I and a film crew were robbed at gunpoint while shooting a music video in West Oakland on Monday, July 10. No one was injured, but the thieves made off with a $90,000 camera,

Hoist on your own petard is one of the leading causes of schadenboner so be warned.

 

Apparently lefties are unhappy that engineers are generally either conservative or apolitical.

Engineers baffled by ‘microaggression’ workshop at conference

A recent academic conference on advanced manufacturing techniques was interrupted for an hour-long workshop on microaggressions.

Louisiana State University hosted its second annual Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) RII Symposium on July 24, but some attendees who showed up expecting to learn about advances in engineering were surprised to find themselves instead “dealing with snowflakes and trigger warnings.”…

The post included a screenshot of the Symposium’s agenda confirming that a “workshop/panel discussion” on “implicit bias, stereotypes, microinsults, microaggressions, [and] Title IX” took place immediately before the conference broke for lunch.

“At one point they had us write a microaggression that we gave or someone gave us,” the post continued, providing several pictures of a bulletin board covered with the resulting sticky notes.

They want to make sure engineers support Trump. Not sure why but there it is.

Iowahawk has a solution!

Hell, I’d have them try to add fractions or try to figure out the third side of a right-triangle given two sides and all three angles. That would be hilarious enough. Asking them to solve diff-eqs wouldn’t be very funny to watch, it would be like trying to get a member of Congress to tell us which part of our lives they can’t regulate. i.e. Totally beyond their intellect.

 

I haven’t seen Dunkirk, but apparently angry lefties are even more wrong about that movie than even I thought! This guy helpfully reviewed the movie in a diversity lens.

Yesterday, I reviewed the new movie, Dunkirk.  Reader mrgarabaldi pointed out that there has been a kerfuffle due to the relative lack of non-white and/or female characters.  Well, I’ve done a bit of digging, and found out that Mr. Nolan had to cut out a lot of content to make the movie fit into his allotted length…

If you’re looking for African-American characters, have no fear.  Nolan used black actors for all of the German aircrews.  The bomber crews, of course, were female.
The u-boat captain, whose deleted scenes run to almost three hours, is a woman of south Asian and Filipino heritage.  You’ll know her by the black swastika embedded in her ruby nose ring.

RTW, short,T, it really explains things!

 

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.