Monday, December 22, 2014

"Silly peasants, you're just Congress,

you have no need to know what I do."

Danny Cohen, a British television executive, said Sunday in Israel, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”

A driver shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is the greatest”) while running down pedestrians in Dijon, France, Reuters reported.

The man injured 11 people Sunday, two seriously, during a 30-minute spree in which he targeted pedestrians in five different parts of the city, the BBC reported, citing French media. The lives of the two people seriously injured are reportedly not in danger.

Somehow, I don't think it's militia groups or right-wingers*

that're killing cops.  Hasn't been, either.  But that didn't stop Time from pushing the Preferred Narrative™.

*Anyone to the right of Comrade Mayor of NYC

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pest control, and other things

Yes, this one'll offend some people; oh well.  It IS rather wide-ranging, probably should've been Jihadi Load

Well, Sharpton got what his followers were chanting for,

and he's trying hard as he can to run away from it.
Sharpton has released a statement saying, 'We plan to hold a press conference in the morning to express our outrage and our condolences to the families and the police department'
Yeah, it was your crowd chanting
What do we want?
Dead cops
When do we want it?
a couple of nights ago, but now you're 'outraged'?  Really?  More like "Oh crap, someone actually did it!  This means trouble for me!"

And Comrade Mayor is finding out that trying to play both ends against the middle sometimes gets things broken.  Like losing all support from the cops.*
What's more, many feel that de Blasio should not attend the officers' funerals, this after many members of the NYPD signed a petition asking that the Mayor not attend their service should they be killed in the line of duty in light of his recent actions.

This as hundreds of NYPD members turned their backs on de Blasio as he entered a news conference Saturday afternoon.

On the other side: shit like this is why respect for cops is lower and lower, and why DAs and judges are on the same slide:
A well-meaning friend of Chad Chadwick called the Missouri City, TX police to say that he was afraid that Chadwick was having emotional difficulties; the cops lied to a judge to say that they had reason to believe Chadwick was heavily armed, then they sent a SWAT-team to his house (where he was asleep in the tub), beat 11 kinds of shit out of him, gave him permanent hearing loss, held him in solitary confinement, fraudulently accused him of resisting arrest, and tried to have him imprisoned -- he was acquitted, but a judge wouldn't punish the cops or the DA, because "There is no freestanding constitutional right to be free from malicious prosecution."
And every asshole with badge who took part in this will whine and bitch that people don't respect them, and don't support them.  And the nasty ones will be thinking- or saying- "At least they fear me."

*Argue about chokehold or not all you want; those bastards just stood around while the man died.  Every one of them should've faced, if not criminal charges, SOME kind of real sanction.  That they didn't is a nasty blotch on that department.  Pointing that out isn't 'not supporting the cops', but a lot of them see it that way.
Big problem is Comrade Mayor tried to play "You are all wonderful people(long as you see the tax money keep coming in)" same time as he was sucking up to Sharpton & Co.; it didn't work.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dammit, one of my gloves is missing

Good ones I've had for years.  And I just found out the place I got them doesn't carry them anymore...

I need cheering up

No idea if this is true,

but it's a damn good question.

Yeah, there's racism here, but it's not

what this idiot is screeching about.

Wonder how much this idiot is being paid to poison the minds of students, and for a degree that's not really worth the cost of the paper it's printed on?

Up in Progressive-Land,
The state Government Accountability Board’s top officials proceeded with a secret probe into coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative political groups for months without authorization from the six retired judges who run the board, court records unsealed Friday allege.

The documents filed by a target of the investigation also allege that the board voted to end its involvement in the probe in July but that staff continued to work on it.
Read the 'defense' from one of the judges; if that's his usual level of reasoning, wonder what his reversal rate was?

'Gun violence' and 'vigilante action', oh my!  Slight problem with that narrative:
Of course, had the grandfather listened to Goodwin, his wife and three grandsons would have been at the mercy of two brazen invaders breaking into their home. The 18-year-old intruder the boy shot was reportedly trying to enter through a rear window when he ignored a warning to stop. His brother, who fled the scene, was reportedly out on probation for previous burglary attempts on the home, and was tracked down via the electronic monitor he was mandated to wear while out on bond.

Friday, December 19, 2014

"Have empathy and understanding" my ass

The death penalty and lashing by whip features prominently into IS’s legal code, which is governed by Sharia law.
“Blasphemy against Allah,” for instance, is punishable by death, according to the legal code provided by MEMRI.
Similarly, “blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed” also guarantees death—“even in the accuser repents,” according to the code. The same punishment is doled out for blasphemy against Islam.
Adultery also remains a capital crime under IS’ code.
An adulterer will face “stoning until death” if he or she was married at the time and “100 lashes and exile” if unmarried.
Sodomy and, in particular, homosexuality will also be met by death “for the person committing the act, as well as for the one receiving it.”
Etc.   And 'All cultures are Equal!'

Speaking of the Religion of Submission, in a shocking turn it seems the wife-murdering* jihadi-minded clown in Australia had the temerity to obtain a gun illegally for his activities; who could have foreseen such a thing?

And some are getting tired of bad guys getting guns while honest citizens are treated like untrustworthy subjects to be ruled.

And last,

Jingle Bells, Merry Seasons, etc. Bah.

After having to deal with some of the crowds today, I'm out of holiday cheer; I'm going for data investigation

I'd file suit too, but I'd include Ronald Ritchie, the nasty bastard who started it.

The family of John Crawford, a Walmart customer gunned down seemingly without warning by Beavercreek, Ohio police this past summer, is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit on his behalf.
That one would deal with the officer who shot him, apparently without warning, and then lied about why he fired.
Beavercreek police have tried to claim that Crawford was shot when he refused to listen to repeated commands, and then turned towards officers in an aggressive manner.

Those claims run counter to video cameras that captured the shooting, which showed officer Williams “slicing the pie” with an AR-15 as he turned a corner, then shooting Crawford virtually on sight. Crawford never turned until bullets struck his body.

However, something also needs to be done about Detective Rodney Curd, who appears to be a sorry bastard all on his own.
Can you say "Tell me something to implicate your dead boyfriend, or else!" ?

And this is how the piece of shit tells her her boyfriend is dead:
After more than an hour and a half of questioning and statement-taking, Curd finally told Thomas that Crawford, 22, had died.

“As a result of his actions, he is gone,” said the detective, as she slumped in her chair and cried.
Miserable piece of shit excuse for a lawman.

Hey, Ronald Ritchie, how does it feel do know that you not only helped cause two people to die, but cause all this other anguish as well?

Sounds about right

...Kim Jong-Un has just vaporized a Hollywood blockbuster as totally as if one of his No Dong missiles had taken out the studio. As it is, the fellows with no dong turned out to be the executives of Sony Pictures.

In my new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn... I have an entire section called "Last Laughs" - on banned jokes, canceled comedies, the plays we'll never see, the books we'll never read. On page 363, I quote Stephen Breyer, one of the genius jurists of America's Supreme Court, arguing that maybe free speech didn't extend to upsetting Islam - that provoking Muslims was a classic example of "shouting fire in a crowded theatre". And I commented:
More importantly, the logic of Breyer's halfwit intervention is to incentivize violence, and undermine law itself. What he seems to be telling the world is that Americans' constitutional rights will bend to intimidation...
It is a basic rule of life that if you reward bad behavior, you get more of it.

Speaking of, Eric Holder got away with Fast & Furious, and the perjury and false documents and piles of dead bodies, and we're getting more of the slimy bastard.
A rifle found in the abandoned car came from Attorney General Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious program, which put firearms into the black market on the Southern border in a failed attempt to track firearm circulation among Mexican drug cartels. The AK-47 style rifle was purchased in 2009 by Sean Christopher Seward, who pled guilty to trafficking firearms that he bought while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was monitoring his activities as part of Fast and Furious.

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #281:

Incompetence, hiding from responsibility, "WE'RE not responsible for damages", etc.  Also a reason why some judges should be stripped of that black robe and beaten with clubs by the people they've harmed.
Bou Bou’s parents say they were detained by the police for nearly two hours. When they arrived at the hospital they were shocked to learn the truth about their son’s injuries. 

“Why couldn't [the police] just be honest with us and tell us what happened?” asked Alecia Phonesavanh.
Because they didn't have the balls to face you with what they'd done.

As Bou Bou lay in the hospital, agent Nikki Autry resigned from her job with the Mountain Judicial Circuit’s drug unit. Judge James Butterworth, the chief magistrate of Habersham County, who signed the “no-knock” warrant, announced his retirement within days of the raid.
The drug task force that gathered that intelligence was disbanded four months after the raid that injured Bou Bou Phonesavanh. It also happened to be the day after “20/20” arrived in Habersham County to investigate.
Gee, you'd almost think they had things to hide, wouldn't you?

Miserable excuses for lawmen and judges.  And, so far, they've not faced any personal responsibility for the damage they've done.  Other than "Oh, we feel so bad!  Pray for us!" from the idiot in charge.

Time for this Christmas song,

courtesy of Lawdog

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"We represent the PEOPLE and SAFETY! But you can't know who we are."

The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.

ASLGVP boasts having 200 members from all 50 states but the group will not release a list of their membership, due to a fear of “political backlash.” So, outside of the eight members that participated in the inaugural press conference, no one knows who is or is not a member of this group. We are not witnessing a “Profiles in Courage” moment here.
"We're doing important work, but we're afraid the commoners won't agree and won't vote for us, so who belongs is classified."

In Washington with I594:
Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said “The Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’ Office will not make criminals out of the hardworking citizens of Lewis County. Where I-594 attempts to criminalize every-day activities, I, in the exercise of my prosecutorial discretion, will not charge individuals with these types of violations. At the same time, make no mistake I will hold accountable those who, in violation of this initiative, knowingly put guns in the hands of criminals.

Y'know, if you boil this down it's "Those people can't keep up with the non-colored students, so we need to make special considerations for their grades."  And if someone not 'academic and progressive' made such a statement it'd be condemned for the racist and insulting statement it is.

If I attended that university, and had to listen to a university bigshot spew this bigoted crap, I'd be thinking about filing a complaint.  Or talking to my legislators about the place.  Or both.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Well, fired and prosecuted sounds about right

for arresting and tazing someone over a freakin' EXPIRED INSPECTION STICKER...

Makes it even worse that, yes, the damn thing was exempt.

I notice these silly bastards weren't volunteering

to be one of the citizens deported to make room.
“Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another’s dreams come true.”

“It makes sense,” one student told Campus Reform. “Like, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it’s not necessarily their fault.”

A French troops' view of our guys in Afghanistan

So what DID music/singing sound like in Babylon?  This may well be close.  Music and language picked up from clay tablets and inferred from later known data... beautiful.  Just hope it's at least close.

Canada has problems with assholes with badges, too.  This pisses me off:
Watson refused to produce his notes from the case to the Special Investigation Unit, which declined to press charges against him.

“Our records show he came in for an interview but he would not provide his notes,” SIU spokesperson Jasbir Brar told the QMI Agency. “That is within his legal rights.”
So he comes in to the SIU of the department and says "Screw you, you can't see my notes", and no charges.  Isn't that just friggin' wonderful?  Wonder what kind of union agreement lets him get away with that?  And can she sue his ass off, at least?

Next time someone starts that "Obama hasn't used many Executive Orders" line,

show them this:
President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders.

When these two forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to take more high-level executive actions than any president since Harry Truman battled the "Do Nothing Congress" almost seven decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents.

Obama has issued executive orders to give federal employees the day after Christmas off, to impose economic sanctions and to determine how national secrets are classified. He's used presidential memoranda to make policy on gun control, immigration and labor regulations. Tuesday, he used a memorandum to declare Bristol Bay, Alaska, off-limits to oil and gas exploration.

Short version: "We skipped classes and studying to loot and bu- to protest about Ferguson and such, so it's not fair we should fail our tests!"  Response from school: "Bullshit."

That they even considered it isn't good, but at least they didn't cave.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Things you don't often read: (link updated)

It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water-with which it reacts explosively.

Found over here; and I don't want to mess with it either.

Added: some having trouble with the link, here's another

Dear Harvard Law student: it's not that we think you weak,

or sensitive, or strong; we think you're a whiny little bitch.

The real world won't hold off for your tender feelings; deal with it.

Sincerely, etc.

Did Obama & Co. not remember this,

not care, or figure this way they could backhand the troops while 'praising' them?

Go to the base where his good friends and advisors planned a mass-murder to tell the troops how great he thinks they are...

Just wonderful, isn't it?

The people Hillary Clinton and that other leftist idiot say we should apologize to

and try to work with...
The Taliban has killed dozens of children at a Peshawar school in a revenge mission for Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai being awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Ahmed Rashid, an expert on the Islamic militants, told the BBC the insurgents had various reasons to attack the school, one of which was to send a message to the supporters of Malala, who advocates education for women and children.
The apology should consist of a daisy cutter dropped on their camp.  Or just plaster their home valley with Rockeyes.

Well, of course they downplayed it; it doesn't fit the 'white privilege' and 'evil fraternities' narrative.

Which doesn't do any good for the raped and murdered, but hey, there are priorities!

Why you're not seen as Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #176:

You're not exactly a friendly sort, and use "Don't make me fear for my safety!" as a threat against people.  And a pushy bastard trying to make people do something you can arrest them for.

I could see "Sir, you're standing in the street, can you move so you don't get run over" or something like that; especially with all the pressure and noise on that department right now, the implied threats are NOT a good idea.  Neither is pushing people, trying to make them do something you can call a threat/violation/whatever so you can put them in jail(after all, booking them is indoors, whereas writing the tickets means standing out in the damp).

Monday, December 15, 2014

$100(not counting taxes) .308 suppressor

Looks downright interesting

Found thanks to Uncle

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #318:

You're a bigoted asshole who abuses the law for your own political beliefs.

Of course, the miserable excuses for lawmen didn't have to pay this out of their own pockets, oh no; the local taxpayers footed the bill.  As usual.

He's now a good terrorist, assuming ambient temperature

UPDATE. Police confirm that the siege is over.Four people are understood to be injured, including one police officer. 

UPDATE II. To no great surprise, the now-dead terrorist turns out to have been quite a piece of work:
Self-described cleric, Man Maron Monis, 50, first came to attention of police when he penned poisonous letters to the family of dead Australian soldiers.
Last year he was charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife and mother of two.

Just saw a news report about 'lights go out in White House',

and my first thought was "Are the talking about the President or VP?"

'Course, Bidens' lights have been out for years

Kind of like clockwork: hostage situation involving muslim terrorists,

and the warning from 'experts'?
Racist attacks targeting Australia’s Muslim community are “quite likely” in response to the unfolding hostage crisis at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in central Sydney, a terrorism expert says.
Ben Rich, a researcher into political violence at Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, said some Australian Muslims could face reprisal due to the incident.

“I can’t say to what extent it’s going to be, but I’d say it’s quite likely,” Mr Rich told AAP.
Yep.  Still hostages being held, but the big problem is this.  Right.  Just like every other terrorist incident where we're warned about the 'racist' attacks against whole communities sure to come that never materialize.

Stuff on the situation from Tim Blair.

And the guy in charge has been identified:
The 49-year-old man lives in southwest Sydney, but is originally from Iran and a self-proclaimed sheik, and also sent hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph. 

The seige in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on Monday follows an unsuccessful attempt to have these charges overturned in the High Court on Friday, The Age reported.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sodom on the Potomac and Chief Lanier:

If you're not rich and connected, screw you peasants, you can't have a permit.

Lanier, you might remember, wanted to let Gregory get away with having an illegal magazine in DC.  And did nothing to prevent Feinstein & Co. bringing in illegal 'assault weapons' for a dog & pony show.  But be a commoner in fear for your life, well, you don't count.

Mr. VanDiver, you can kiss my ass.

And as to your " I SERVED in the NAVY!" as your claim to authority, here's my response: I give John McCain the respect he earned for his service; that does not mean he gets a pass for the crap he's done as a politician.  If I don't give him a pass, or defer to him because of his service, why the hell would I do it for you?

And that "I want to trash part of the Constitution FOR THE CHILDREN!" crap stinks even worse now than it used to.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A second batch of data has arrived,

some of which requires serious study

A pretty good rant about the various clowns involved in the Ferguson mess

Wirecutter had a link to this piece, go take a look.  Anything that includes a line like
The one thing I like about the Ché t-shirts is that Ché’s face makes a pretty good indicator for center mass.
is worth reading.

By the way, Wirecutter's place is here; be warned, lots of NSFW stuff.  And funny stuff, and WTF stuff.

Bunch of whiny grievance-mongering bitches who want to be lawyers

Professor Robert Goldstein asked students to consider the “burn this bi**h down” remarks made by Michael Brown’s step dad after the announcement of the controversial grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, Fox News reported.

The question on the exam then asked the students to imagine themselves advising the prosecutor on “whether to seek an indictment against” him for inciting violence.

“[As] a recent hire in the office, you are asked to write a memo discussing the relevant First Amendment issues in such a prosecution. Write the memo,” the question read, according to Fox News.

That question resulted in student complaints and online scrutiny. A writer at a popular legal blog wrote that it was “racially insensitive and divisive.”
Because asking law students to consider an actual legal question out in the real world can't be done if it hurts someones' feelings.  For any reason, or none.

I will note that at some point the Stupid Party is likely to call asking for money;

I'll tell them to take it out of that backstabbing asshole Boehners' paycheck, 'cause I'm not giving them a dime.

Unless it's going for the rope, in which case I'll make a donation.

Speaking of 'Responsibility, lack thereof', ran across this at COTR, and they're right: boils down to "You're not responsible, so everyone else is supposed to take care of you."  Yeah, that's a real empowering message, isn't it?  Teach girls that they're supposed to hope someone else keeps them from doing something stupid.  Because teaching them not to get drunk off their ass on their own is victim-blaming or something.

Friday, December 12, 2014

It being Friday, and chilly and damp,

it's perfect for being inside and going over information.

'Why progressives don't want to question the story', and the excuses

they make.
With a committed group of rape denialists active in our culture, typically made up of "men's rights activists" and conservative anti-feminists, the danger of this type of scandal lies in the potential for a false accusation to crowd out attention to rape writ large. "Rape stories," The Atlantic's Olga Khazan recently wrote, "are a genre that's uniquely unforgiving of inaccuracies."
Here's part of the damn problem: say that an actual investigation is a good idea before you start tying nooses, and you're a 'rape denialist' and/or 'conservative anti-feminist'.  Yeah, there's a few nuts out there who say most rape accusations are false; being lumped in with them for saying "Lets get all the facts here" is bullshit.

I guess we could call the nutcases on the other side the Rape Presumption crowd: they assume all men are or want to be rapists and that EVERY accusation is true.  They either deny any false accusations, or insist it's a 'proven very small number', or- in the case of the real idiots- that even false accusations, when proven, should be treated as real.  Or else the 'apologist' and 'denier bullshit comes out.

On to the excuses:
From both supporters of the original reporting and doubters alike, a central question has emerged: Why did Sabrina Erdely, the story's author, fail to interview any of the accused?
More generally, why did Erdely not do more to vet Jackie's story, which could have potentially saved Erdely, Rolling Stone, and Jackie a great deal of embarrassment and trouble?
Ooh, ooh, can I answer that?  But first I'll throw this in too:
Those who are willing to question individual accusations, like Cathy Young, are subject to repeated and vociferous criticism. In such an environment, it's no wonder Erdely felt little urge to interview the alleged assailants. To do so in our media culture was to invite risk and little reward.
Part the First: she didn't do that because doing so might have/would have threatened the Preferred Narrative™; she wanted The Story, and finding out that some of the accusations didn't pan out, well, can't have THAT interfering, now can we?

Either she thought nobody would really dig into this(which was stupid), or that somehow she could get away with it if somebody did(which was insane).

Part the Second: deBoer is forgetting something: Erdley could have/should have done that investigating before she wrote the story; if she had, she wouldn't have had to worry about the name calling, because she wouldn't have (if she's got any brain at all) written the story she did.

One last thing, from further down:
The ways in which terms like "rush to judgment" and "due process" have gotten lumped into rape denialism does the movement against rape no favors.
Yeah, there's that "Folks, let's get ALL the facts before we make a judgement" equals "RAPE DENIER!   APOLOGIST!!" bullshit again.

If he can find someone outside of, say, muslim nuts like ISIL who are NOT against rape, I'd like to hear about them; everybody I've ever known thinks it's a disgusting crime that deserves suitable punishment.  We're ALL against rape, asshole, stop acting like we're not. 
Oh, we also think that someone who knowingly makes a false accusation should face real punishment as well; that's one that can destroy lives, and should be treated as such.

But I guess that makes us guilty of something, to the 'progressives'.

"So, Comrade Mayor, you don't like the proletariat seeing you

at the mansion?  You believe yourself superior to them, hmmm?"

Ireland, what the hell is going on over there?
The organizers of Ireland's Holocaust memorial event have banned any mention of Israel at the county's annual ceremony and fired the event's host for the past 12 years because of his objections, the British Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday. The Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, an independent nonprofit organization, runs the annual national Holocaust Memorial Day, which will be held next month in Dublin.

 Before this year's memorial day event, Yanky Fachler who was to host the event, was told not to refer to the Jewish state or the State of Israel during the event, the Jewish Chronicle reported. Fachler lodged his objections with HETI, and after 12 years of hosting the event was fired.

On "The level of Stupid that makes you despair", we have the NYFD

The Fire Department has stopped requiring probationary firefighters to pass a job-related physical-skills test before getting hired — a move that critics derided as a lowering of standards.

The move by first-year Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, which allows probies to fail components of the Functional Skills Training test but still graduate from the Fire Academy, comes amid criticism of the department’s low hiring rate of women.
"There's not enough women in the NYFD!  So we'll lower the standards so we can get a proper number."

Wonder how many people are going to wind up dead or crippled because of this idiocy?

Few years back Seattle City Council was about to require the FD to do the same thing, and got a whole freakin' parade of firefighters telling them how stupid it was.  Including the only woman on the force at the time, who informed them that if they dropped the standards, she'd resign: "If something happens to me I want to know that the firefighter by me can get me out, not go yelling for help because they can't do the job."  They backed off, at least at the time.

Yeah, Gruber was the architect, right in the middle of the mess.  And he did count on lies and hiding information to get it through.  And his only regret is he got caught talking about it.

Consider that all those people he was talking to, supposed future leaders, he figured would approve.  And they did.

There's a clown-level socialist named Willis

who demonstrates why I so despise his type(in some cases, wouldn't take much to move that to actual hate):

That's right, folks, wanting there to be an actual investigation before you hang people means "I think all rape claims are bullshit."  This is an especially useful insult when the story they were basing 'Hang all those patriarchal bastards!' on turns out to be fiction.  Malicious fiction, at that.  They want badly to distract from that, so "Let's accuse everyone not a socialist of not caring about rape!"

The question in my mind is, is this fool so demented he actually believes that, or does he do it as an intentional lie?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Yes, the DoJ was involved in the IRS corruption;

somebody give me a reason to trust ANY of these people.
A federal judge has broken loose more emails that the DOJ had surely hoped would never surface. The picture it reveals isn’t pretty. The documents prove that Lois Lerner met with DOJ’s Election Crimes Division a month before the 2010 elections.

It has to be embarrassing to the DOJ, which may not be the most impartial one to be investigating the IRS. In fact, the DOJ withheld over 800 pages of Lerner documents citing “taxpayer privacy” and “deliberative privilege.” Yet these internal DOJ documents show Ms. Lerner was talking to DOJ officials about prosecuting tax-exempt entities (yes, criminally!) two years before the IRS conceded there was inappropriate targeting.

Greenpeace: screwing up a Nazca site for preening and fundraising

These people bring new meaning to 'arrogant', do they not?
The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt.
Several Greenpeace activists entered into the prohibited area beside the figure of a hummingbird where they laid big yellow cloth letters reading: "Time for Change! The Future is Renewable." They were also sure to leave a signature. The message was intended for delegates from 190 countries at the UN climate talks being held in Lima.
Peru is planning to file criminal charges against the activists before they leave the country. I should damn well hope so.

But fear not!  The Greenpeace elites are going to save the day:
Yesterday, Greenpeace apologized for the stunt, saying it was sorry if the protest at the historical site on Monday caused an "moral offense" to the Peruvian people.
"Let's ignore the vandalism and so forth, and just worry about 'moral offense', ok?"
The environmental activist group said it would collaborate with the government to determine if any damage was done to the site,
Why, because the little brown Peruvians can't be expected to determine that on their own?  Or because you want to try to minimize the damage?
and that it would stop using photos of the protest in its campaigns.
"You're going to make us loose money by not using these pictures, isn't that punishment enough?"

Joe Biden: proof that arrogant and stupid is no bar

to the Senate and the VP slot.
The purpose of her organization is to expose reality such as this, particularly to Western liberals, who she said must “review their thinking.” But getting the left to do so is no easy task, as Hirsi Ali’s encounter with Vice President Biden exemplifies.  

At a dinner in Washington, Biden attempted to correct her perspective on relationship between the Islamic State and Islam, saying, “ISIS had nothing to do with Islam.” When she pushed back, Biden said, “Let me tell you one or two things about Islam…”

“I politely left the conversation at that,” Hirsi Ali said. “I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents.”
Yeah, Biden, you know LOTS more about Islam than she does; after all, she only grew up and was mutilated under it...

Madam, you argue with him the same way you would with any other arrogant fool.

"It's not ALL lives matter", it's BLACK lives matter!

Now we're offended with YOU, you insensitive racist bitch!"

The campii are populated by a bunch of whiny, bitchy little grievance-mongers who're in for a real shock when they go outside the walls of academia.

In case you weren't aware, that 'gang-rape at UVA!!' story has fallen further apart.  If Rolling Stone had any integrity(let alone brains) they'd flat-out apologize for screwing up and tell Erdley never to darken their door again.

They won't; they'll try to keep pushing the Preferred Narrative™ as long as they can, and since naming this journalist as a incompetent or corrupt clown would get them yelled at for 'victim-blaming a female' or something, they won't.  Unless the number of zeroes on the check starts getting too large.

Yes, the latest shocking revelations about Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone’s journalism are stunning. They really, really messed up. Even more than we previously realized. They should receive every bit of oppobrium coming their way. But they should not be the scapegoat for a problem that is riddled throughout journalism. Waving it away in denial, as Packer tries to do, only announces one’s cluelessness.

You can tell Clinton's in trouble; even the AP is getting tired of the "You'll get your documents.  Sometime." attitude from the State Dept.

As Tam put it, cops better get used to the idea that when they're in the performance of their duties(or abuse thereof), there's likely to be a camera around

And- especially with 'upload while recording' available, even if they- ILLEGALLY- seize the camera and delete- or try to- the recording, there's still a record.  Which WILL be used against them.

People have been yelling about ISIL taking and selling women and girls as slaves(after murdering all the males, of course) for freakin' MONTHS, and Ma'am Boxer 'just learned about it'?  What the hell rock has she been hiding under?

Media Matters sucks.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Well, gee, maybe if the Border Patrols wasn't screwing with people a HUNDRED MILES FROM THE BORDER,

and that backstabbing bastard occupying the Oval Office wasn't making this crap easier to do, just MAYBE they could've prevented this guy from coming in, hmmm?
An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch.
Oh, and maybe if DHS wasn't more concerned with molesting people in airports and screwing with traffic flow on highways, just MAYBE their uniformed idiots of the TSA could've caught him here?

Tab clearing

President Lightbringer and John Effing Kerry want a authorization for use of force.  With no limits, and 'Don't ask any questions, just do it.'

I'll consider believing in AGW when these assholes start acting like they really do.

"We want a discussion, so we're shutting off comments."   Morons.

That '1 in 5 college women are raped' study?  Bullshit, says the authors.

Good idea: I suggest it also be applied to prosecutors.

I loathe and despise Sharpton, and his enablers.  If someone considered 'right-wing' had done a fraction of the crap he has, he'd be lucky to see his name in print; Sharpton does all this, and MSNBC gives him a show and Obama has him to the White House.

Yeah, the Usual Suspects don't care about this rape problem.

Personal thing: how do you know when a part solves a problem, and lots of people have it?  When every bloody supplier you can find is backordered.

Wonder if the Architect of Obamacare has any ass left

after this?
If I didn't despise Gruber & Co. so, that would've been painful to watch.  "I was trying to seem smart/talking out my ass/very regretful/(fill in the blank)", on and on.
"You're a professor at MIT and you're worried about not seeming smart enough?"
Long pause.  "Yes."
"Well, you succeeded."

It's amazing, watching this arrogant clown trying to talk around it all with "I regret-".  Could've made it short and honest by saying "I regret you people found out about it.  Who do you think you are, causing problems for me?"  All we need is a John Effing Kerry "Don't you know who I am?"

A paragraph of "Of COURSE rape on campus is a massive problem,

with lots of cases unreported!" followed by "What the hell is WRONG with Dunham and Random House?", and finally gets to the fact that falsely accusing someone of rape is a Bad Thing To Do.
Wonder how many zeroes will be on the check they finally have to write?

While all the usual people are repeating the 'Of COURSE it's an epidemic!' crap, I've got some questions:
How many of those rapes and attempted rapes are feminist rapes("I was drunk/I regret it/He kissed me without permission/I didn't want attention from HIM!)?  They've expanded the definition of 'rape' to include so much crap that- if all were equal- a woman touching a man on the arm to express interest could be accused of raping him, or making a sexual assault.  Then you have stuff like this someone found on Bookface:

Yes, it happens.

One of the things that really pisses me off about this?  Rape is a nasty, horrible crime that deserves nasty, horrible punishment.  And every time some bitch screams 'RAPE!' because of regrets or stupid or "I have the power to destroy people, and I want to use it!" it makes it harder to filter out and deal with the real crimes.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Maybe feminism can handle it,

but a lot of feminists damn sure can't.
American campus feminists and the majority of people who write for mainstream websites are among the most privileged, the most protected, the freest people on the planet. It is unbecoming, and unproductive, to continue to cling to a sense of invincible unfreedom.
Feminism is not fragile. To borrow from Col. Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson), it can handle the truth, told straight. Sisterhood is powerful. Instead of devouring their own, feminists should use that power against the real enemies.
Yes, they are; but that sense of invincible unfreedom is HUGELY valuable to them; it defines them, and it gives them power to make demands.  They'll never willingly give it up, no matter how much damage it and they cause.

On the Rolling Stone hit piece:
Here’s something that’s also sort of “unfair:” not talking to seven unconvicted, alleged criminals about their involvement in a purported horrendous crime! It is not rude, shaming, or belittling to seek quotes from alleged rapists. Actually, it is what a responsible journalist does, even when it makes said journalist’s source uneasy. And if making a source uneasy makes a journalist uneasy, it’s time for the journalist in question to find another profession.
It is remarkable and depressing how many SlutWalkers, members of The Progressive Internet, and Earnest Feminists, believe that good reporting somehow equates to victim shaming. If you believe that putting the screws to alleged rapists is somehow anti-feminist then you are an intellectual dwarf.

Awful lot of dwarves out there; and these can't produce anything but outrage and hate.

Isn't it wonderful what you parents and students are paying

for higher education?
A psychology professor at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, was seemingly caught on video last month comparing the tea party to the Nazis of the 1930s in Germany.
He then told his students not to “tell anybody” about his remarks — but one of his students had already started filming after he allegedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “bastard” for using the name “Cruz” to win his election.

Holder & Co. would rather see people raped, robbed and dead than a cop catch a bad guy by having the wrong social attitudes(also known as 'not having his head up his ass').

Speak uncomfortable truths to women, the SJWs will ruin you.  Because those truths offend them.

The Eloi want us all not only disarmed, but without tools

Apparently this gelded lamb has never had to cut anything outside of his designated safe area, it being too dangerous and anachronistic to actually have a suitable tool with you.

I can't get comments to display, I hope some people with working brain cells are telling him just how friggin' stupid this is.

Also note the apparent ease with the idea that he might be searched anywhere, anytime; the answer is to give up anything that might be upsetting. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

Tab clearing

Yeah, doing that a lot lately; there's a lot out there I don't want to lose track of.

More thoughts on the Rolling Stone/UVA mess

The Ivy League lynch mob

Connected: this crap is gonna get worse, and more lives be destroyed, before it gets better.

Re-post: A Psychiatrist Examines the Anti-Gun Mentality

John Wright on current matters.

Holy crap!

At some point not long ago I went over a million visits!

Not bad for a little electronic soapbox.

Some people do indeed know what Sharpton is

A family member of 28-year-old Akai Gurley, an unarmed man shot and killed by a rookie police officer in a public housing stairwell, is reportedly speaking out against Al Sharpton and accusing the TV host of exploiting the death.

“Al Sharpton came in, put his name on the situation, but has not even made one single call to the parents to Akai,” Hertenceia Peterson, Gurley’s aunt, told TMZ.

Peterson, who claimed to be speaking for Gurley’s mom as well, said Sharpton only appears interested in using the tragedy for “money and political gain.”

Why rape accusations should be handled by cops, not universities and activists

"Rape denialists and apologists will always find some way to say something is untrue," said Laura Dunn, executive director of SurvJustice, a group that is pushing for tougher enforcement of laws against sexual assault of students and others. Dunn said that Rolling Stone, by talking about "discrepancies" in Jackie's story, is "blaming the victim."
Buzuvis also said she was concerned that the backlash over the article may be used by those who are questioning the current move of many colleges and universities (prodded by the U.S. Education Department) to move to a "preponderance of evidence" standard in judging sexual assault cases, not the criminal standard of guilt beyond all reasonable doubt.
Want an actual investigation, and facts and evidence, you're a 'denier' and 'rape apologist'.  Point out problems, or errors, or flat-out lies in a case, you're 'blaming the victim'.
Want to stick with those 'presumption of innocence' and 'beyond reasonable doubt' things that people fought so hard for, you're a Bad Person because "We want a hanging, and that's getting in the way!  We want presumption of guilt!"

Buzuvis, this just proved that your 'preponderance of evidence' standard is bullshit.  Going by that, people in that fraternity could've had their lives ruined over this; but you'd be happy with that, wouldn't you?

Also, notice that the campus paper has taken its lessons from the major media:
..."The possible discrepancies being brought to light (by the fraternity's lawyer, people!!!) in this story don't change the fact that rape is rampant at this university and has been since women were first admitted in 1970.
Because if the lawyer of the accused points out problems with a story, that should be ignored; at least if the accused is male.  And rape is RAMPANT, because we say so!  Etc.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Tab clearing

Senior officials at the Social Security Administration (SSA) tried to hide a damning report on a $300 million computer system that lawmakers have called a “boondoggle” in order to protect President Obama’s nominee to lead the agency, a whistleblower claimed in an interview with

Ignore all the other progressive crap: they admit the reason they want Murthy as Surgeon General is to attack the 2nd Amendment.
The debate is over for now — it was indeed over long before the Sandy Hook massacre — and no more room exists even for a mild piece of legislation, like an assault-weapons ban, that might have done a little good but that mostly makes gun-control liberals feel better about themselves. Yet if we remove the debate from a gun context, if we approach our epidemic of gun violence from the point of view of a doctor serving the health and welfare of all Americans — well, that changes things. Or could if Murthy is given a chance.
'Nobody wants to take your guns!' my ass.

Linked to this piece once before, but worth linking again if you've missed it before: Street robberies, the basics

Our noble AG really has a soft spot for the Black Panthers, doesn't he?  Wonder how many people it'll get killed...

Ayoob has some posts on Ferguson.  Haven't read them yet, need to get to that.

Once more, hippies: yes, Hitler & Co. were socialists.  Deal with it.

More on the most recent massacre in Mexico(that I know of, at least).
But the government sure as hell doesn't want the honest commoners having arms; THAT would be destabilizing, or something.

If this is true, it's not just a negligent shooting by NYPD,

it's negligence while a man died.
While Akai Gurley was dying in a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing development, the cop who fired the fatal bullet was texting his union representative, sources told the Daily News.

Right after rookie cop Peter Liang discharged a single bullet that struck Gurley, 28, he and his partner Shaun Landau were incommunicado for more than six and a half minutes, sources said Thursday.

In the critical moments after the Nov. 20 shooting, the cops’ commanding officer and an emergency operator — responding to a 911 call from a neighbor and knowing the duo was in the area — tried to reach them in vain, sources said.

So.  We've got a cop in a place he wasn't supposed to be, with his pistol out for some reason, apparently with his finger on the damned trigger, and after he shoots someone, instead of calling an ambulance, CALLS HIS UNION REP.  

Y'know, this is a really STUPID statement as to why Barkley shouldn't speak

It’s not that you shouldn’t ever have an opinion, but you are often quoted alongside the likes of Al Sharpton and even President Obama…
Guy, when you hold up (convicted liar/bigot/racist/homophobe/tax cheat)SHARPTON as  someone special who should be listened to...

You're a fool.

Dec. 7, 1941

Day that officially got us into WWII.
Had a great-uncle who was a diver in the Navy; after this spent the war in the Pacific, wound up with a full-disability out of it.  Only heard him say a word about any of it the day Bill Clinton was trying to gin up support for attacking Iraq to distract from his bad publicity problems; George was not complimentary, and said a couple of things about Tarawa.

RIP, guys.

Repeat bogus '1 in 5 will be assaulted' number,

and then Ultimately, though, from where I sit in Charlottesville, to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake.

Followed by  “I’m worried that because of the inconsistencies in this story, this will challenge the precedent of believing a survivor,”
Translation: "We need to push 'Accused equals Guilty', because."

Yeah, the dean trashed a whole bunch of people based on an accusation, there were death threats and vandalism, the story was bullshit, but 'We HAVE to believe every accusation is true.'


The story was too useful to possibly damage by actually verifying it, so they didn't want to: "BELIEVE, or you hate women.  BELIEVE, or you're an apologist for rape culture!"  Etc.  And now that it's fallen apart, "We must continue to believe, or women suffer!  And the falsely accused and harmed?  Sucks for you, but you don't count."

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Your feel-good story of the day:

A Swiss wildlife photographer who was held hostage by Islamic extremists for more than two years has dramatically escaped to his freedom by cutting his captor's throat with a machete.
... Today, a Philippine officer revealed how, as gunfire broke out between the two sides in the remote jungle where he was kept, the photographer began wrestling with his guard to grab the machete.

Despite being wounded on his left cheek during the attack, Mr Vinciguerra finally prised the machete from the guard's hand and managed to slit his neck.
Well done, sir!  We ever meet, the drinks are on me.

I guess they decided that insisting this one isn't a hate crime

wasn't going to fly.
According to a police report, at about 5:30 a.m., a Bosnian woman was driving on the 4600 block of Lansdowne when three black males in their late-teens to early-20s stepped in front of her vehicle.

When the woman tried to drive around them, the suspects reportedly pulled out a firearm, so she stopped the car.

After hitting her windshield with a crowbar, the suspects pulled the woman from her car, threw her on the ground and kicked her.
Police say the woman said she thought the crime was racially motivated because the suspects asked her if she was Bosnian.
Whereas the Bosnian beaten to death by some unhappy youths of colour couldn't  POSSIBLY have been a hate crime, oh no.

The 'feminists' really like the Red Queen rules, don't they?

they just love the 'Sentence first, then we'll have a trial if we're forced to' attitude.  "Just because those people were innocent is no reason not to have a hanging!  And-" Oh, hell, just read these:

Got that?  "Even if the story's fake,  you should believe her!"
"You're not still pushing a fake rape story?  VICTIM BLAMER!"
"Questioning the story makes you a TRUTHER!  And it doesn't matter if you're right, your ideology is wrong!"  Etc.

The post has more on how the "Let's really stick it to those fraternity asshole males!" gang-rape-initiation story has come apart, but I thought that demonstration of "EVEN IF IT'S A LIE YOU MUST BELIEVE!" ought to be stuck at the top here.

No, you seat those two right next to each other,

where they belong.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare’s top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week.
And Grubers' nameplate should have 'Architect of the ACA' on it. 

You may not have heard, but the "RAPE CULTURE!  FRATERNITY GANG RAPE!" story that Rolling Stone pushed has imploded.  As in "It's bullshit."  Lots of "This will make things harder for real rape victims" yelling, which is true; not one damned word to I see about the damage done to the accused by these lies.

You'll also notice that a lot of the people moaning loudest were the loudest at saying anyone questioning the story was a 'rape apologist' and other idiotic things.

Long time ago I read of a man saying that "Any time you say 'There oughta be a law!', you should think about that law being used against you by your own worst enemy, and think about whether it's a good idea after all.  This is a good way to put it:
On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you.
Part of the problem, Husak suggests, is the growing tendency of legislatures -- including Congress -- to toss in a criminal sanction at the end of countless bills on countless subjects. It’s as though making an offense criminal shows how much we care about it.

Well, maybe so. But making an offense criminal also means that the police will go armed to enforce it. Overcriminalization matters, Husak says, because the costs of facing criminal sanction are so high and because the criminal law can no longer sort out the law-abiding from the non-law-abiding. True enough. But it also matters because -- as the Garner case reminds us -- the police might kill you.
Throw in that there are so damned many laws and regulations already that YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE BREAKING THE LAW.  The saying used to be 'Ignorance of the law is no excuse', but when there's no practical way for you TO know it, then yes, it is.

We're supposed to trust the DoJ about anything why, again?

Friday, December 05, 2014

'Twas a dark and foggy night,

so screw going somewhere and trying to avoid the drunks and fools, I'm staying here for research purposes

More on all the stuff the Pentagon gave to cop shops

... The program has doled out $5 billion in equipment since 1990. Most of it was general office and maintenance equipment – shovels, copiers, computers – but the Pentagon largesse included tactical military equipment worth more than $1.4 billion, disseminated in 203,000 transfers to about 7,500 agencies. Even after Ferguson, the program continues to chug along, transferring $28 million in tactical equipment in the past three months.

Tab clearing

Why so many hold public schools and teachers in low regard: assholes like this still have jobs.

Why so many are holding universities in such low regard: wasteful arrogant fools like this being in charge.

What the HELL is that?

Ask Smiley his opinion on the black-on-black death count in Chicago.  Or do black deaths only count if killed by a white?

Speaking of, Glenn Beck did this the other day.  That's a lot of dead people that Smiley & Co. don't seem to bothered by.

"Yes, Obamacare is a fucking mess, we should've just taken TOTAL control of healthcare!"

So, does he just expect to get away with it, or does he not realize he's lying?

Yes, it is; think the EPA cares?  They know Obama will back them no matter what.

The people of Ferguson know why their businesses were looted and burned:

Governor Nixon doesn't trust the National Guard.

At least that's the excuse he finally got around to using.

Wonder how that'll sit with people?

And notice the "Let me talk around an answer and then you go away, okay?" crap that went on, and on...

So the mess in NYEffingCity gets even more fun

There were two sergeants on the scene, neither of which seemed to do anything other than grace the mess with their presence.  And one was a black female.  AND both got immunity for testifying.  Wonderful.

From Ace:
Even ignoring the race of the sergeant, the mere fact that a superior officer (two of them, in fact) were on site and never told Pantaleo to release the hold strongly undermines claims that Pantaleo acted "recklessly." One could still make that case, but one has to now also claim that two supervising sergeants were on scene and neither one of them noticed this "reckless" behavior, either.
"You haven't paid the tax on these cigarettes!"
choked out.
"I don't think he's breathing..."
"Oh well, he should have paid the tax."

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tab clearing, starting with the Commissar running Austin PD

After the shooting in Austin last week, our dear police chief has come up with a plan to curb future shootings, namely … tell the cops about your friends or family members who love guns.  Especially if they ‘hate’ anyone. Uh, okay.
I've heard Austin described as Moscow, TX.  Apparently this slimy clown likes the KGB model of policing.
Ah, the new shoulder patch for Austin PD:

A: Comrade Mayor demonstrating how much he cares, but not doing a damn thing about any of the idiot laws behind the problems.
B: the attitude of the CoP as to how the commoners should behave:
At the same press conference, meanwhile, de Blasio's "agent of change," Bratton, insisted New York City residents "correct their behavior" when being approached by cops, explaining that that's what democracy was.
Really?  Hearing "Know your place, peasants!" from a shit-brained official is democracy?

Reporter needs to calm down around guns; maybe take lessons from the 10-year-old she's interviewing.

Oh, and to gun bigot Barrett, your they don’t have the physical strength and necessarily the coordination to handle very, very powerful weapons statement is obviously crap.  As demonstrated by the 10-year-old.  Go get your hysteria under control.

Yeah, it doesn't give much trust in your 'Gang rape in the fraternity!!!' story when we find out this:
Erdely admits she set out to find a sexual-assault story at an elite school like UVA. She looked at lots of other colleges first, but “none of those schools felt quite right” in the words of a Washington Post profile of Erdely. But UVA, which Erdely describes in Rolling Stone as a school without a thriving “radical feminist culture seeking to upend the patriarchy,” was just right. As Worth magazine editor Richard Bradley noted last week, the whole thing seems like an adventure in confirmation bias.

And on lighter note,

From the MHI files, some of them elves are nasty buggers