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There’s actually news out there! Not good news, but news.

Important, Near The Top Of The Post, Stop Drinking Now, Headlines Are Fun! Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bernie Supporter Shot At Republican Gathering

This Is CNN!

Now back to the rest of our post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We see in Alexandria, VA how the rhetoric of our fine media and Democratic politicians’ has caused this violent incident.

Old leftist, anti-Trump Bernie Sanders supporter. Exactly encouraged by crazy leftist rhetoric.

Will CNN apologize? I’m sure they’re figuring out how to blame it on Tim Tebow or Sarah Palin as we speak. I did see a guy at MSNBC say just because this guy was part of a group that wants to Get Trump and talks about violence, we can’t read anything into that. Added as I was finishing up: CNN is explaining how his calls to attack Republicans is not indicative of his motives, it’s too soon to figure out. At least he didn’t yell Allahu Akbar or we’d never learn anything.

It has to be becoming blatantly to pretty much everybody that our fine media  betters standard standard is a tad…dishonest, vicious and utterly hypocritical.

One more thing, notice the picture.

A good union worker! I guess the Dems decided to branch out from just using SEIU thugs to attack their political opponents.


Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste!!! Clintonista, scumbag, gun-grabber and corrupt assholes sez

At a news conference on the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D) called for gun control. McAuliffe called for more background checks and ending “gunshow loopholes.” McAuliffe said 93 million people are a victim of gun violence a day.

You know what that means? In 3 or 4 days America will be depopulated! I’m going to Vegas this weekend, so long as I can avoid being murdered by my guns, I will be the only person there! Hah! No lines, everything comped! I’ll be King of the Strip!

I might even do a show. Via The Real King Of France. (accept no substitute!)


Some other stuff.

I never understood the Bill Cosby deal.

While admitting in a 2005 deposition he gave Constand several blue Benadryl pills that night in January 2004, Cosby has always said the incident was consensual.

He gave women drugs for sex, he didn’t drug them and rape them, he said, “Hey, I have some drugs. Do you want to have sex?” That woman had sex with him multiple times for drugs.

The jury was asking questions that seemed to point out they were wondering the same thing.


I’m a little embarrassed, I wuz wrong about Megyn Kelly. I thought she would be all about OUTRAGE-MONGERING and GETTING TRUMP!!!!! and would have low ratings.

Instead, she’s actually trying to perform journalism and she has low ratings.

NBC News is moving ahead with plans to air Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this weekend despite a backlash that has cost the show advertisers and led to Kelly being dropped as host for an event by an organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

After years at Fox, she didn’t realize how different other places are. They’re about misinformation, disinformation and affirmation, not giving information.

I still think she’s a nitwit, she’s just not a good interviewer. “So and so says this, what do you have to say about that?” is about her speed so it’s funny she’s being hounded for attempting journalism.

Sorta like when Chuck Hagel was fired for being competent. Just something too ridiculous to predict.


Yay! Tolerance!

A local mosque was paying a physician to perform female genital mutilation on young girls, an attorney serving as a guardian for the doctor’s children alleged in court Tuesday.

He denies it, but it feels right. It’s what we see all over the world.


I didn’t want to Comey or Mueller, but here we are.

A high-ranking Justice Department official believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller has granted a complete get-out-of-jail-free-card deal for disgraced FBI Director James Comey: A coveted immunity deal in exchange for cooperating as a key witness.

“The immunity is a done deal,” a Justice Department source said. “Mueller can do whatever he wants. We (Justice) have no say but after many years working criminal cases I know Comey has been given immunity. You can tell by the way he is acting now and the fact that Mueller has kept us in the dark about his investigation.”

I’ve been trying to avoid anonymous sources, but as we’ve seen, giving immunity to the guilty is how our fine betters roll.

It does leave us with a question. Did Mueller teach Comey that technique or did Mueller learn it from Comey’s handling of the Hillary whitewashing?

These are the question future historians will be asking as they’re digging through the rubble of western civilization.


I keep seeing this story and it has me…. I’m not sure what. Somewhat confused but mostly fully-believing disbelief.

 We now see happening what those of us who worried about what would happen if the Tories would lose the elections feared: Brexit is coming under pressure. Yes, the government still seems to go ahead with Britain’s break from the European Union, but it’s negotiation position has been weakened tremendously. Labour may say they’re in favor of Brexit now, but it’s crystal clear that the socialists are in their hearts Europhiles.

Just because Teh Peepul voted for Brexit, their betters get to decide.

As for the bolded part, I’ve been expecting negotiations going on for a very long time. Decades if they don’t just tell their serfs to shut up, pay their taxes and go to mosque.


There is some news that I have not seen on TV at all. I checked last night when I saw Drudge had something about and nothing. Now today,  they’re talking about the lefty union-member hunting Republicans while avoiding telling us he was a lefty union-member who was hunting Republicans.

Six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise…

Some were reported to have attempted to use bin bags as makeshift parachutes.

Pictures showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed desperate residents looking out of windows in the block.

They had a bunch of video, I’m surprised CNN didn’t go to it. Foxnews sucks at Breaking News during their prime-time hours, but CNN usually goes to it.


Okay, this is so twisted I wonder how often it’s happened before.  The universe has a very sick sense of humor.

The truth is that the soldiers are struggling to survive, too, resorting to stealing from anyone they apprehend who happens to carry a valuable. Lower-ranking soldiers, Venezuelans told me, earn the minimum wage, $43 a month, while forced to use their authority to silence political dissidents. Thefts have become so common that, this week, the country’s defense minister Vladimir Padrino López warned armed forces against excessive force, saying he did not want to see “one more national guardsman committing an atrocity on the street.”

The oppressing troops are little better off than the people they’re oppressing so they have to steal to eat.

Who shorts pay to their thugs?

Idiots, that’s who. That way lays chaos when the oppressors try to change sides but the oppressees are less than thrilled about forgiving and forgetting about their children being head shot.


Putin knows you pay the thugs. He also knows how to use them far better than the secret policeman in Venezuela.

Of course there is no war in Moscow. It was the special measures taken for nationwide anti-corruption demonstrations organised by the opposition leader Alexey Navalny more than a month ago.

Only on Sunday evening, on his blog, did Navalny change the location of the protest, mobilising people to meet at the central Tverskaya Street at 2pm, instead of the peripheral Sakharova Avenue.

It was 1 pm when I was heading to the meeting point, but already the unofficial presidential candidate Navalny had been detained outside his house for having ‘organised unlawful protests’.

He stops those protests before they start.



American college student Otto Warmbier has landed back in the United States after more than 17 months in detention in North Korea.
Warmbier has been in a coma for over a year

How did we not know about this?

North Korea told a US official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped into the coma after taking a sleeping pill, a senior State Department official told CNN.

If you believe that… I really can’t think of something to counter that, it’s just too idiotic. I wonder what happened and I wonder if we’ll ever find out.

I’d expect some head trauma from being beaten by other prisoners and guards.


Speaking of not believing murderous dictators, Terrorstan!

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told senators on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership had changed its policy and intends to stop paying the families of terrorists jailed for attacking or killing Israelis.

“They have changed that policy and their intent is to cease the payments to the families of those who have committed murder or violence against others,” Tillerson said. “We have been very clear with them that this [practice of paying terrorists] is simply not acceptable to us.”

I call bullshit. They’ll just hide it for a while. I do applaud at least getting them to pretend, of course, we haven’t heard what he said in Arabic right after us that. English for “dialogue”, Arabic for “Death to The Great Satan!”

It should have been reported though. You know why it wasn’t?

Tillerson’s comments were made during a public hearing on Capitol Hill with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

No use of Anonymous Sources! That’s just shoddy journalism. You need an unconfirmed ‘leak’ from an anonymous source if you want to be a journolist!

Well…that or that it made Trump look good. Our fine media betters can’t have that happening!


Now we just need to airdrop in some weapons and ammo and we can leave Afghanistan… Mission Accomplished!

Isis have taken control of a mountain redoubt in Afghanistan that used to be the fortress of Osama Bin Laden, former leader of al-Qaeda.

Officials and villagers fleeing the area told the New York Times that Isis militants captured the cave complex, in the Nangarhar Province, on Wednesday (14 June) after week-long fighting in the region.

Let’s shake that bucket of scorpions! I wonder, can we get the Russians back in there?


Got a few chucklers today but before that we’ll look at one of the coldest punishments a judge could give.

A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife, was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty…

That ain’t right.

Via Dave Barry. who is perhaps too afraid of squirrels (they make dogs and guns for that), but has never comeyed so far as I know.


Let’s ELITE!

I wonder how they explain the different roles performed by the different genders of animals and insects.


This one is my favorite kind of Global warmmongering. Hilariously clueless global warmmongering.

The study, entitled BaySys, is a $17-million four-year-long program headed by the University of Manitoba. It was planning to conduct the third leg of its research by sending 40 scientists from five Canadian universities out into the Bay on the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to study “contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system.”…

Unfortunately, the ship was forced to abandon its mission after the Canadian Coast Guard requested that the icebreaker be used to help fishing vessels and cargo ships from the “unprecedented ice.”

There’s too much ice in June to study Global Worming. Why does Gaia hate global warrmongers? I figure it’s like Jesus whipping the money-changers in the Temple, Gaia is upset at people making money off her religion.

I will make fun of this guy a little

That’s it. That’s all the research they need. There is “unprecedented ice” in the summer. Everyone can go home.

Dude, if they were going to allow reality to intrude on their crusade they wouldn’t be global warmmongers.

A few years ago, on a blog nobody reads, there was some stuff about a longshore union folks acting totally not thuggish.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

 Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said….
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union


Helpfully illustrated.



So in today’s exciting episode, we see that the NLRB is accusing them of acting thuggish.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)...

Local 4 members “threatened to rape the daughter of one of the employer’s managers” and implied threats to a manager’s children, chillingly telling the manager that they would “see his children at school” and asking, “Are your children okay today?”…

Hooks also charged union members with following through with physical harm against company workers. Local 4 picketers caused a security officer’s leg to be pinned under a moving vehicle; shone spotlights into vehicles coming in and out of United Grain’s terminal, comprising drivers’ vision and causing permanent eye injury to one security officer; and recklessly pursuing United Grain vans.

Gee, so they committed multiple felonies including kidnapping, destruction of property and threatening to beat people to a pulp and there was one arrest and a piddly $250 thousand fine (for a union with many $millions of assets) and now they’re acting surprised these violent assholes are still acting like violently thuggish assholes.


Nothing to see here

Posted: March 13, 2013 by Sean M. in News, Union Wins Again

Okay, so there is one thing to see. Remember when this happened back in December?

Well, it was announced the other day that no charges are being filed in connection with that incident.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III “will not be authorizing criminal charges in this case,” Shanon Banner, a spokeswoman for the Michigan State Police, wrote in an e-mail to the Erik Wemple Blog this morning.

Dunnings said in an interview that the video his office originally reviewed on the matter “appeared to have been edited.” A subsequent review of what the prosecutor termed “unedited” video helped the office reach its decision not to proceed with a case.

“A look at the unedited video, taken in conjunction with the statements of the alleged victim and the alleged assailant, led me to the conclusion that I would not authorize issuance of the warrant,” Dunnings said.

Now, I wasn’t there, I haven’t seen or heard the testimony, and I am not an attorney, so I’m not going to say that Dunnings made a bad call. What I will do is point you to his campaign website. Go ahead and click over there and take a look. Notice anything? Maybe up there by that statue of Justice? Yeah.

Like I said, nothing to see here.

First up, we have Leadership that’s a failure.

Headlining our failed “leaders”, we have everybody’s favorite Mitch McConnell! Give him a hand.

Once again we have him demanding, DEMANDING!!!!!, a budget. I’m sure the Dems are just a shaking in their shoes over his threat.

Republicans have repeatedly attacked Senate Democrats for failing to produce a budget.

Yes, and then what did they do each and every time?

Both parties avoided a government shutdown in December by passing an omnibus spending bill for 2012.

See, that’s what you and I would call a budget, but McConnell allows the Dems to do this so they, the GOP and Minitrue can say it’s not a budget to keep the stupid, unhelpful, tea party (terrorist) minority that’s taken over the country from knowing how bloated it is.

Which means this scares the shit out of me.

And the email pledges that McConnell will oppose any extended gun-control measures

He’s up for re-election in 2014, so I have high hopes, but I also worry that he’ll try to make it get done quickly so people will forget by next year.

In Lebanon we see a failure to provide any leadership is having Hezbollah fill the void.

Salafi Sunni Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah of distributing weapons and drugs to Sidon youngsters as well as training them to fight on their side.

Yay! Let’s get southern Lebanon all armed up with Hezbollah fighters! I’m sure that since they’re in the gov’t they’ll have to moderate. You know, just like Hamas moderated after they took over Gaza.

Speaking of feckless GOP “leadership”, this is a failure in leadership. I mean, they’re providing leadership, but I call it a hugh, fucking stick in my eye FAIL!

the House GOP Leadership made an important twist in their plan to pass a short-term increase in the debt ceiling. Rather than increase the debt ceiling by a few hundred billion dollars, buying them time for further talks on the budget, they have opted to “suspend” the debt ceiling.

Okay, so what does that mean?

Upon enactment, the government’s borrowing authority would be unlimited until May. Presumably, the government could borrow trillions in this window, providing either the markets or the Fed would meet the new supply of debt.

Man, they sure stood up to Obama on that whole debt thing, just like we were promised!!!!!


Next, we have a failing leader ((non-sarcastic) Yay!!!!) and they’re wondering who will take over.

There are two main guys under Chavez, Cabello who’s in charge of the military wing of Chavez’ dictatorship, and Maduro who’s in charge of the civilian side, I’d suggest that means, secret police. Hmmm, a civil war between the secret police and the military. Should be interesting. It’s not as if Venezuala provides anything important on the international stage like iPods or Xboxes.

So far they’re all buddy-buddy, and are showing their strength by going after an evil, right-wing TV station that, against the law, read a part of the Constitution over the air that Chavez didn’t like (Huh, I hope Obama isn’t reading that article).

In another failing leader, we have bombs going off in Damascus. Yay! Terrorists blowing up terrorist supporters! That’s win/win.

Here we have a man who’s not so much a failure as a leader as that he fails to understand how to provide leadership but others take up the slack and things get done, he doesn’t really understand how or why, but he knows he’s great. Can you guess who? That’s right, Teleprompter Jesus himself, Obama and his amazing skittle-shitting, unicorns for everyone budget!

A mini-fisking, I’ll be in bold.

The President’s 2013 Budget is built around the idea that our country does best when everyone gets a fair shot (sociallism), does their fair share (more socialism), and plays by the same rules (except his supporters and most especially his administration). We must transform our economy from one focused on speculating, spending, and borrowing (capitalism) to one constructed on the solid foundation of educating (teacher unions), innovating (green boondoggles, Solyndra writ large), and building (the infrastructure he keeps talking about but never gets around to using those $trillions to actually do anything about). That begins with putting the Nation on a path to living within our means (that ship sailed, we elected you, but no Obama speech is complete without a bunch of howlers) – by cutting wasteful spending (the military), asking all Americans to shoulder their fair share(tax increases for everyone!), and making tough choices on some things we cannot afford (the military), while keeping the investments we need to grow the economy (food stamps, welfare) and create jobs unemployment). The Budget targets scarce federal resources to the areas critical to growing the economy and restoring middle-class security (welfare, food stamps, unemployment): education and skills for American workers (teacher unions), innovation and research and development, clean energy (Solyndra), and infrastructure (it’s like a tic, he just adds “and infrastructure” to every pronouncement. Heaven help us when he focuses on jobs again).

Now that’s leadership! If you consider screwing me and paying off his supporters leadership I guess.

There is some good news, Americans are noticing that their “leaders” are failing to provide leadership and are only looting the fisc.

that when Americans were asked whether they had a positive view of the country, only 39% agreed.

Everybody is pissed at everybody else for voting for idiots and assholes is how I read that.

Dutch leaders decided that they hated a huge part of the reason for the tourism they see, so they decreed that coffee-shops would only sell pot to Dutch. It ends in Fail!

Many Dutch mayors, particularly in the main cities, oppose the new law and do not intend to enforce it. They say it will cause more problems because foreigners will purchase their drugs from dealers on the streets. As a result, over half of all coffeeshops say they will continue to sell soft drugs to foreigners.

If half say they will, I’d bet more are not willing to admit they’re going to ignore the law, and if the mayors are not in favor, the police won’t be in favor so another leadership Fail!.

We’ll end on a somber note, a most heinous failure of leadership.

Two lemurs on the loose have been captured early Monday morning after police say they received a report that the lemurs attacked a 2-year-old girl in South Florida.


I feel that this incident reflects very poorly on the very top of lemur society, the king himself!

Now more than ever, the lemurs are crying out for a revolution!

And people wonder why I boycott him.

Update: I updated this a little to fix mistakes and insert words I forgot to insert.

Important Update (not like that slacker one)

Can I get a Heh?

Eric found it. 3 million views, it’s probably old but still pretty good. Except for the Glock part. Needs more 1911s.

Good job unions.  There go 18,000 jobs.  And there go Zingers, and Wonder Bread.

The fuck?

Posted: November 2, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Union Wins Again

New Jersey is a fucking disaster right now, obviously plenty of power outages…but apparently they’re not in enough need to allow non-union linemen to assist in getting the power grid in working order again.  There’s layers and layers of disgust to be had here, at the union goon squads, at the state of New Jersey for not telling the union goon squad to STFU and STFD, and to the voters in that state who keep voting for pro-union policies.

I find myself wavering between, These people in NJ don’t deserve this!  and They absolutely fucking deserve this! here.

Either way, the thought of Jersey Shore meets Mad Max is entertaining.

Roundup: No Sandy Stuff

Posted: October 29, 2012 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., Fun with Elections, News, Union Wins Again

(1) The public option (sort of) lives?!?! Kill it.  Kill it with fire.

(2) Steve Hayes lays out the Benghazi mess at TWS.  They lied, and there’s no way around it.

(3) The map expands?

(4) Thank heaven Obama saved the American auto industry… oh wait… Fiat might move Chrysler/Jeep production to Italy. Dang.

(5) Shocker of all shockers, SEIU employees are subject to “mandatory volunteerism” to do political work.

(6) Eff it all and move to Canada?  The Canucks seem to have their fiscal house in order.

This time with a defense contractor making parts for Humvees and Strykers,

Some new czar or whatever for Obama once advocated for prisoners to form a union. Whole post is silly since it happened in 99 so I put it below the fold.  In other words, it’s 12 years old. Now that’s moron-blogging!


Gimme some more of that sweet, sweet union civility

Posted: September 9, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Union Wins Again

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kind word spoken of longshoremen, and in my limited experience in dealing with them and the recent goon squad activity, I can understand why.  Anyway, my story, when I was in college we went on a cruise to Mexico from Florida, we were only in Florida for a day, so we didn’t bother with a rental, we took a shuttle to the port.

The driver was awesome, short black lady, early 40s I’d guess, very friendly, pointed out different spots of interest in town and some funny experiences working as a driver.  We get to port and she goes to one of the dropoff spots for our ship, we drive towards a gate and a longshoreman signals her to stop and starts barking orders at her that she has to use a different gate, she dismisses him and goes through.  She turns around and says, “Damn longshoremen are the worst, they think they can push anyone around like they’re in charge, they aren’t pushing me around, they don’t intimidate me!”  From what I understand, if you used the side gate the offloading for bags was done by the cruise line directly, the main gate was done by union workers, which is why she took us to the side gate, and why the longshoreman was chewing her out.

So, this guy seems to fit the mold of the ill-tempered goon longshoreman quite well,

Fucking goon.