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Nice handbasket though.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

A few of the victims.

I hate murderous dictators. I really do.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

In South Africa. That’s funny.

I will say I agree with her here.

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

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

I disagree with this guy.

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

 

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

 

Little known Bible fact. Moses loved surfing.

Have I cursed at this shit so much I’m just recursiving?

Eh, fuck it. Let’s see what the hell is going on. (spoiler alert: It’s lies and bullshit)

 

Yawn, once again we prove Trump’s “Unsubstantiated!!!!! Claims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” but that’s not really the point.

The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe.

Wait, isn’t Comey the one who wanted someone else to tell America there was no wiretapping of Trump’s peeps?

Just to show exactly how unfuckingsubstantiated Trump’s claims are, another link!

The FBI last year used the controversial “Trump/Russia dossier” as part of its justification to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page, CNN reported on Tuesday.

They’re trusting CNN, which is usually shoddy journalism, but it feels right. And by that I mean it tells us what we already knew.

 

High Praise to Harvey for finding this next link.

Color me utterly unfuckingcaring with a soupçon of Fuck Em and a heaping helping of Ha-Ha

Due to this situation, the Soros-funded think tank said that increased deportations (us kicking out illegal aliens V) will likely increase violence in an already crime-ridden region.

In recommendations to the U.S. government, the group wrote that the Trump administration should “refrain from instigating mass deportations or harsher anti-migration measures” against immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

 

Exporting your vicious, murderous criminals to America: It’s not just for Islamic Shithole countries anymore!

 

Wait, murderous, commie dictators steal stuff from capitalists?

General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of a factory in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.

Once again, color me utterly unfckingsurprised. One point, it’s their country, their courts and their judiciary, that makes it perfectly legal.

I can’t wait until the murderous, commie dictators in China start taking Apple’s shit. That’s gonna be fucking high-larious.

 

So the murderous Syrian dictator had a little ceasefire/reconciliation deal. Since it’s the Middle East, you know what that means!

The L.A. Times is reporting that the Syrian government used weapons of mass destruction in a zone created by “reconciliation deals.” Rebels in other contested regions were given safe passage to the zone if they would leave. After the rebels moved they were attacked.

Your Shoelaces Are Untied!

 

I was going to scale these up in levels of “horrific” but I’m not sure if there’s a real ladder, they’re all pretty fucking horrific. Some are just directly so while others are more subtly horrific in that they illustrate where we are as a society and civilization.

 

This is horrifically hilarious. Our fine social, moral, intellectual and political betters seem bound and determined to make Chelsea Clinton The Great Blight Hope!.

Hyping the entertainment magazine’s latest cover, Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller gushed this week, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?”

Welcome to the liberal media’s manufacturing of “cool.” Leather jacket? Check. Overzealous airbrushing? Check. Humanizing grin? Check. Democratic establishment pedigree? Checkity-check-check.

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children’s nepotistic privileges champion the “refreshingly outspoken” daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a “Lifetime Impact” award from Variety on Friday for her “humanitarian work.”

That sad, drab, personalityless scion is just pathetic, I can’t even work up a dislike, which says a lot since I’ve been a member of the VRWC since before Hillary identified it.

 

This one seems less horrible, but this is an “Elite!!” college where our Elite Meet To Compete!. As a teacher in a few high schools, I’ve met more Drs of Lefty  Studies who cannot even speak English, much less write it. “This is where your classroom is at.” Sigh.

This is the intro, They call it “Hudson U” but for the record, I’d bet it was NYU, YMMV.

The author of the following essay is a Professor at a top-ranking, metropolitan U.S. university. The names of both university and professor have been fictionalized to protect the professor from retaliation.

So he cannot talk about what they’re doing for fear of retaliation. They are fundamentally incapable of change.

Just to be clear, most of my faculty colleagues are well-educated, bright, and dedicated teachers

The rest of the article belies that statement. Like this

Some of the faculty members with less than impressive credentials hold positions of significant authority in terms of curriculum development. They serve as chairs of various sub-programs within academic units, and have influence over curricula, both within and beyond the program.

Those are the people in charge. They’ll hire people even more stupider to make themselves look better in a positive-reinforcement that will (is?) oscillate (ing?) out of control.

In a more recent election for writing curricular chair, my competitor accused me in his mission statement of writing books and publishing essays. He treated these as blemishes or sins that somehow disqualified me for the position. “I haven’t written any textbooks. I don’t like textbooks. I don’t have a Ph.D. or scores of academic, scholarly publications to my name,” he wrote

So having the necessary skills for the job is bad. Elite!

Let’s end on this, I could do a full post on this article but it’s just not worth it.

I mentioned that I had received an email from one of the candidates and shared it with the committee members. …

The candidate could not write. I also pointed back to her application letter, which was similarly awkward and error-laden. My committee colleagues argued that “we do not teach grammar” in our writing classes.

There’s your problem right there.

 

Now, I knew why Ann Coulter wanted to go to Berkeley (for all the publicity and hilarity of violent, immature, fascists), but I couldn’t figure out why Berkeley wanted her to come. I mean, they’re not in the free speech and listening to other points of view business.

This link is really only horrific for this line.

Bestselling author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter scheduled for an April 27 speaking engagement at the University of California, Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement decades ago and now the home of the Totalitarian Anti-Speech Movement, but the event has been canceled due to security concerns. That’s not stopping Coulter, however, who intends to proceed with the event anyway, according to The Washington Examiner. (emphasis me V)

That was then, this is the Glorious Now!, free speech is only for the right (left) people!

 

The most horrific story you’ll read all day (so long as you stop reading after this post I guess, it’s ugly out there)

A Georgia teen accused in the brutal slaying of her grandparents earlier this month partied with her boyfriend in their house while the bodies began to rot, according to officials.

Police said that Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend Johnny Rider, 19, sealed the doors and windows to contain the stench of the decomposing bodies so they could throw a party at the home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

How do you get evil like that?

 

A little horrific chuckler.

It’s 21st century horrific, I call it, “Don’t worry, I saw this in a Three Stooges Movie!

A man fell to his death on Tuesday while trying to evade arrest by rappelling 11 stories down a Brooklyn apartment building using a rope of tied-together bed sheets.

Dude.

 

Nother one that could be titled, “I saw this in a Three Stooges Movie” where someone pretends to be dead to get out of paying a bill.

An elderly man has died while receiving a lap dance at a strip club in Texas…

The club’s manager said White was ‘unresponsive’ when his dance finished, and after the dancer initially thought the sexagenarian could have been trying to get out of paying his bill,

 

Or was that a Marx Brothers movie? Eh either way, if he had just stuffed his last $20 into a strippers g-string he might have met his life goal. You can’t take it with you after all.

 

How can you tell Britain’s economy is in the shitter?

Willy Wonka got towed.

 

Below the fold, some hottasery. It’s been a while.

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And everything new is still getting pretty fucking old.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Now this shit is getting pretty old.

Terrorist Worked Alone!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

 

Hypocritical, Intolerant Canucks are getting very fucking old.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dickface!

 

Tsarism! It’s not old, it’s new!

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

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

 

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

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

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

Oh.

 

Let’s do some slimy American politician news.

Where are we in our revolt?

Our betters surely think it’s getting old.

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

 

But Trump doesn’t need Congress to even act.

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

Jail Time for mislabeling food? Jebus.

But that’s not the point.

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

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

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

He could also just give waivers to all of America.

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

 

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

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

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

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

The hallmark of all NY budgets

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

 

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

With this Evergreen Quote!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick report in the Chicago Tribune:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal email accounts

What is it with Clintonistas and email?

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

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

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

Wait, Chicago has ethics laws?

Now that’s something new!

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

 

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

 

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

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

We all know the bad guy, Newt.

 

This should be titled “Wishful Thinking“.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

And don’t forget the bacon!

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

 

I think they just hate America.

 

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

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

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

Heavy on vids and pics.

First, some real news.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Boycott us? No! Boycott You!

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

Headline

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

Story

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two pretty funny and very stupid articles from Conservative Thinkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! extraordinaire.

Let’s start with Peggy Noonan, cuz her writing has become so shallow it doesn’t take long to ridicule.

Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President

When Democrats win elections, Republicans need to reach across the aisle. When Republicans win elections, Republicans need to reach across the aisle. When Trump wins an election in spite of everything people like Peggy Noonan could do, Republicans need to reach across the aisle.

With this Deep Thought!!!!!!!!!!

The priorities should be jobs, growth, social cohesion and an atmosphere, in Washington, of constructiveness.

Well, he appears to be doing okay on jobs and growth in his first two months.

Social cohesion is not a priority for gov’t. Destroying it has been the method our fine political betters have used to gain political power though.

As for ‘constructiveness’ in DC, how about the fucking Democrats try working with someone else? How about that Peggy?

Nope, conservatives need to bend their principles because we’re all disappointing Peggy.

 

Next up, Rich Lowry, you can tell he’s super conservative cuz he writes at Politico. How The GOP Crack-Up Happens!!!!!

That relationship is awkward and tenuous. It is an uneasy accommodation between a GOP Congress that would find a more natural partner in a President Rubio, Cruz or Bush, and a President Trump who would, presumably, be happier to work with Speaker Dave Brat — the populist congressman from Virginia — than with Speaker Paul Ryan.

Exactly. He’s forced to work with Establishment Pricks who are refusing to reduce any of their power.

This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length, and held their majorities in the House and the Senate.

Yeah. They were elected to reverse what the Dems have been doing, most especially in terms of illegal immigration and Obamacare. But Thoughtful Conservatives Everywhere are telling us whoa, it’s not that simple! You can’t just do what the stupid voters want, that way lies madness!

And there was no off-the-shelf Trump legislation that Congress could begin on immediately.

You know, except reintroducing one of the previous 10 Obamacare repeal bills, building a wall, making Hillary Clinton ambassador to Libya…

The congressional priorities are Obamacare repeal and tax reform, both of which could easily have been the first-year agenda items of the aforementioned hypothetical Presidents Bush, Rubio, or Cruz.

Okay, that’s funny. Sure Republicans have been talking about that, but they’ve been studiously avoiding it.

And what huge issue is good old Rich avoiding? Do a ctrl-F and try to find “illegal” or even “immigration” and you’ll find that Rich did not discuss this issue that was front and center in Trump’s campaign. You might also call it his signature issue.

But that is an issue only for racists, like me, Rich likes him some cheap labor. Hey, his garden ain’t gonna garden itself.

 

Let’s have a little high-larious interlude: Dynasty Fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meghan McCain on Possible Chelsea Clinton Run: ‘What Fresh Hell Am I Living In?’

You’re in the one where Meghan McCain is considered a pundit and is paid to tell people what she ‘thinks’.

 

Bureaucrats Gone Wild!!!!!!!!!

The Chicago Police Department is investigating one of its officers after he helped three young girls found living in an abandoned home. The officer set up a GoFundMe page for the girls who were known as the Englewood Angels. The police department said the officer violated its policy by helping the girls…

Artz launched the effort (Gofundme) to raise money and supplies for the kids and the grandmother who agreed to take care of them. Dolores Anderson has a roof over her head and, for now, enough food and clothes to help raise her granddaughters who were found living in squalor just a few months ago…

Artz is accused of violating rule 52 which prohibits officers of seeking or soliciting contributions of any kind from anyone. The complaint against him was lodged by CPD Internal Affairs Commander Robert Klimas.

 

He had a box to check and check it he did!!!!!!

 

Saving New York From deBlasio!!

That’s the wrong formulation. You need to save NY from New Yorkers. They’re the ones who reelected the fool who spends all his time SJWing and not Mayoring. The guy who took their Big Gulps with extra salt. NYCers are the ones who voted in term limits and then reelected Bloomberg after he decided that there wouldn’t be term limits on him then elected de Commio.

 

New Zealand is focused, laser-like, on what’s important!

The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years.

On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with joy when their bid to have their kin awarded legal status as a living entity was passed into law.

“The reason we have taken this approach is because we consider the river an ancestor and always have,” said Gerrard Albert, the lead negotiator for the Whanganui iwi [tribe].

Hey, at least they’re not still eating people.

So far as you know.

I would like the answer the most important question about this: Is the river a he or a she?

It’s a river. It’s gender is fluid!

*smack*

Sorry.

 

 

First gay cakes and now this!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? What the fuck?

A new business, run by a cake decorator…(was awarded) a Westland District Council project to build a $7 million sewage plant…

Sonomabatch. Can’t you just let them make cakes?

 

It’s like the Rose Bowl Parade except pornier.

Huge crowds flocked to the western Japanese city of Nagaoka Sunday to take part in a bizarre annual festival that sees women ride through the city streets on a giant wooden penis.

Dozens of newlywed women, some in traditional Japanese dress, sat atop the giant phallus which, according to tradition, brings marital bliss, fertility and good luck during the Hodare Festival held each year.

With an awesome gif that I can’t download or embed. Oh well.

 

Let’s end on a Decision.

On the one hand, may the force live long and prosper.

On the other hand, that’s an actual girl. No, really. It is.

 

When I went to NY last year I picked up my friend in Illinois, the ardent Dem. He told me he and his wife were coming to AZ in Feb or March. He showed up yesterday, out of the blue, and we hung out, that’s why I didn’t post. I had a bunch of links too.

He came down from Flagstaff to spend the afternoon in Mesa. We ate at a place called Blue Adobe in Mesa. It was okay, but not ‘authentic Mexican”. I’d call it California-Mexican. I’d rather eat at Filiberto’s. It tastes better and costs about 1/5 as much.

 

 

Suspended in my meth brigade.

Well, that’s how I feel reading the ‘news’.

I dispute that my soul is untouched though.

 

Sometimes CNN just pissed me off.

Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump plans to dismember government one dollar at a time.

Yeah, but that’s not the plan. He’s just trying to cut some shit not dismember the bloated behemoth. They keep getting my hopes up but I should know better than to trust those fakenewser assholes.

 

NYS is full of racist assholes!

The (NYS) Board of Regents on Monday eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in New York State pass a literacy test to become certified after the test proved controversial because black and Hispanic candidates passed it at significantly lower rates than white candidates.

So what you’re saying is that minorities are too stupid to pass literacy tests? Racist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why not try to recruit competent minorities? I know, that’s so….Republican!

 

If we didn’t have the Wash Post we would have to invent them to make fun of.

Pro-Trump media sets the agenda with lies. Here’s how traditional media can take it back.

So how are the Utterly Competent And Honest Purveyors Of The Truth at the Wash Post going to Take Back The Truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? By lying of course.

Similarly, the right-wing radio host Mark Levin may have started the evidence-free idea that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of now-President Trump. It made its way quickly through the media ecosystem, after Trump saw it, apparently on Breitbart News…..

Yeah, about that.

But as to saying of Mark Levin that he started the “evidence-free idea that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of now-President Trump” Levin did no such thing. What he did do, as detailed here, was make it vividly clear — using mainstream media stories including the Post and others — that in fact the Obama administration had been conducting surveillance of Trump and/or Trump campaign associates. That is a fact. Asked directly in a Fox interview whether Obama personally ordered the surveillance, Mark relied that he was not “Nostradamus” — but emphatically made it clear that the mainstream media reporting on surveillance of Trump had clearly cited information drawn from some sort of Obama administration surveillance known to the intelligence community.

Fakenewsers gonna fakenews and liars gonna lie.

 

Moderate GOPer in the House is against Ryancare! Why? you ask? You shouldn’t have asked. Really.

“After studying the impact of this proposed legislation on my district and speaking with many of my constituents, I have decided to vote no on the bill as currently written,” she said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “The bill’s consequences for South Florida are clear: too many of my constituents will lose insurance and there will be less funds to help the poor and elderly with their healthcare.”

So in other words, the terms of the debate are not “Should the gov’t be involved?” to “The gov’t needs to pay for everybody’s healthcare or you’re a racist hater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

That’s the endgame the Dems had in mind when they shoved that debacle up our cloacae. And here we are. With the GOP agreeing we need the benevolent .gov to run every aspect of our lives.

Fuck.

 

The Dutch are voting today, updating results here, with an interesting bit.

 

 

Yeah, if that’s their main worry, I’d bet they’re voting for Geert Wilders. I’d also bet they’re afraid to say so to any “journalist” because voting for him is a Hate-Crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 of the first order.

 

In Tsar Putin I news, poisoned soup!

A Russian whistleblower in Britain may have died after eating poisoned soup, a judge has heard…

Perepilichny had sought refuge in Britain in 2009 and had been providing evidence to the authorities about a Russian money-laundering scheme.

Lawyers at a pre-inquest hearing suggested that he died shortly after eating a sorrel soup which had been infused with a posion based on the gelsemium plant.

Samples from his stomach showed traces of a material likely to be the toxin…

He’s a throwback to the fucking 16th century tsars.

 

Okay, I can’t decide if this is hilarious, horrific or just another sad, sordid tale of 21st century America where 2016 was not an aberration.

A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son.

Mom became Dad and son became daughter.

Seriously, think about trying to explain that to someone in 1950s.

 

What are we going to do tonight?

 

Sad? No, just the truth. As an engineer I’m happy people are starting to figure this out.

 

Into the Aaaaaahhhhhhhh.

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

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

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

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

 

A little revisionist current events.

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

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

But he’s also fighting the GOP,

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

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

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

Little Lord Graham 

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

Paul fucking Ryan

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

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

Mitch The Bitch McConnell

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

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

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

Indeed, the whole GOP establishment is fighting Trump.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

The findings from the nonpartisan CBO

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

Which howler is followed by another.

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

 

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

 

Also related. A puppy blender post.

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

 

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

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

It surely can’t be discussed in polite company.

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

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

Chasing something is far different from actually catching it.

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