Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy damn New Year

I'm in where I'm not freezing my bahoogies off or trying to avoid being run over by some moron.

So you know what to do

Not that long ago, it would've been months

before the outside world heard about this, after ships captains and crews who'd seen something put out the word.  Now we not only know when it started, we have pictures
from a camera in orbit.  Real time.

One more professor who has problems with the Bill of Rights,

and comprehension for that matter.
“It is long past time to repeal the stupid Second Amendment,” the taxpayer-funded professor argues, because the “pandemic of sick violence, punctuated by mass killings of children, has gone on far, far too long.”

Hastings, who also a directs a group called PeaceVoice, opines that the Supreme Court made a terrible mistake in 2008 when it ruled in “District of Columbia v. Heller” that the Second Amendment allows private citizens to buy and keep guns for self-defense.
If I'm not mistaken, all nine Justices stated that the 2nd Amendment refers to a pre-existing individual right; not exactly 'ALLOWS private citizens'.

But he is a leftist professor, who seems to think words mean what he chooses.

And the commoners can't be properly controlled if they might shoot back.

From where Great Britain used to be

A 19-year-old from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who was arrested in connection with an offensive video he posted on a social media website has been released on bail.

A video, which was shared to the Yorkshire Standard, showed a man ripping apart an English translation of the Koran with his teeth and putting it in the toilet before burning it.

The police arrested the suspect on 27 December after people raised concerns for the safety of the person who had posted the video up following a number of public comments made in response to it.

People also called the police complaining about the offensive nature of the video.
Get all butthurt because of a video?  Call the coppers, who'll arrest the miscreant who thought that 'free speech' thing actually meant something.

Because it doesn't, especially if it offends a Protected Species.

And there's a bunch of idiots here who'd LOVE to be able to do this to anyone who offends them.

Zero-tolerance stupid and "Well, yeah, he died, but we followed the rules!  So shut up."

"We could be looking at a real train wreck after Feb. 15," said Stan Dorn, a health policy expert at the nonpartisan Urban Institute. "People will file their tax returns and learn they are subject to a much larger penalty for 2015, and they can do absolutely nothing to avoid that."
Last I heard the IRS actually has no legal authority to penalize people on this; they're hoping the curse 'IRS' will scare people into complying, and if that doesn't work stealing the fine out of refunds.  This is likely to get interesting.

Short version: corn ethanol, aside from being useful for buying votes from farmers, is crap as a 'green' fuel.

Ok, this is wonderful:
If politicians don't pass lots of laws, it's bad(even if we disagree with the laws some want to pass).

If politicians pay attention to people who aren't 'mainstream', it's a threat.

If people insist on holding principled positions instead of compromising all away, "the majority of decent Americans may in frustration come to view an authoritarian government as the only solution to political gridlock — as a lesser evil that has to be tolerated."

And it large part it's because lots of people insist on owning guns.

See? By actually believing the politicians should listen to the boss(us), we're pushing the country toward dictatorship!

This man is an idiot.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"How dare you say you're not a feminist!

And you enjoy cooking for your husband!  You bitch!"  etc.
Commenters who describe themselves as feminists have been quick to attack the actress, calling her “talentless” and an “idiot” who doesn’t know what feminism is. As many of them see it, Cuoco owes her success and her salary to the hard work of decades of feminists.
Yeah, couldn't POSSIBLY have been her working for it, could it.

More of Professor "I wanted to look smart" Grubers' words come out.
“The problem is it starts to go hand in hand with the mandate; you can’t mandate insurance that’s not affordable. This is going to be a major issue,” Gruber admitted in an October 2, 2009 lecture, the transcript of which comprised the policy brief.

“So what’s different this time? Why are we closer than we’ve ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals. Because this bill’s about coverage. Which is good! Why should we hold 48 million uninsured people hostage to the fact that we don’t yet know how to control costs in a politically acceptable way? Let’s get the people covered and then let’s do cost control.”
Yeah, because you can always loot the pockets of  anyone who has any money left to try to pay for it, right?

Note that this also shows- in case there was any doubt- that Obama was lying his ass off with his 'save you $2500 a year!' crap.

“The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want. It’s about telling patients, ‘That surgery doesn’t do any good, so if you want it you have to pay the full cost.’”
And who decides it 'won't do any good'?  Why, the rationing panel, of course!  Or do we dare say 'death panel', since that's what it'll be?  Remember this?
OBAMA: “I don’t think that we can make judgments based on people’s spirit. That’d be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are gonna provide good quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we’re gonna have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they’re not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they’re being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what, maybe this isn’t gonna help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.”
Because Government knows better than you and your doctor.  Because once you're not a productive unit of society(by their measure) you're just a waster of resources.

Notice he doesn't deal with one of the most basic things here: an insurance company can say "We won't pay for that", but CANNOT say "You cannot have that."  But government can.  And will.

Ayoob on Castle Doctrine

here.  Lots of other links, too.

"But don't worry, citizen, your personal information will be safe

in the hands of Mother State!"
In a pigs ass it will.
It's not just fairness that is at issue, it's also about privacy. I contend this is a double-whammy by the government, which always wants to control two things: your money and your life.

As local, state and the federal government get bigger and, consequently, more incompetent, they see the average citizen as more of a threat. There are two ways to control that threat: eliminate disposable income, which funds your personal freedom, including political activities. The other is to condition you into accepting a complete elimination of your personal privacy and allowing the government to know when and where you go at all times.

Wonder how many of those missiles went to 'vetted' rebel groups?  Smart Diplomacy!, consequences of.

"But the Holy Rulebook was followed, so leave us alone!" Much like "Yes, the officers raided the wrong address, and killed the family terrier and terrorized the family, but they followed Holy Procedure, so no action will be taken. So shut up and leave us alone."

Monday, December 29, 2014

Two reasons the "Don't worry, the State will take care of you" line is leading

right into a septic tank.  First, from Mexico,
“Mexico cannot go on like this”, President Enrique Peña Nieto said on 27 November, addressing the country from the National Assembly. Most Mexicans would agree, yet Mexico remains embroiled in a political crisis over the disappearance of 43 students, apparently at the hands of police and local thugs and assisted by city officials, in the southwestern state of Guerrero. Protests, sometimes destructive, continue, while on this issue the government seems paralyzed: Peña Nieto’s security and justice reform package is stuck in Congress and his approval ratings have sunk to record lows.
...Skepticism about the government’s version of events is high; leaked documents allegedly from government sources, published in the magazine Proceso, suggest federal and state police were alerted in real time about the students’ movements and their clashes with local police, but did nothing to stop the bloodshed. “It was the State” – a blanket indictment of all government institutions – has become a protest slogan and social media meme.
Yes, the State will take care of everything!  And if you actually believe that...
CC has a link to the whole article; gives an idea just how screwed Mexico is, and what the governments' answer seems to be: "We need more power!"

Second, in this country, the Supremes just- well,
In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law. The Rutherford Institute had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hold law enforcement officials accountable to knowing and abiding by the rule of law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Court’s lone dissenter, warned that the court’s ruling “means further eroding the Fourth Amendment’s protection of civil liberties in a context where that protection has already been worn down.”
When Sotomayor is the only dissent on something like this, we're in deep shit.  Aside from the possible removal of black robes from and flogging the guilty, my first thought is "Ok, so let's sue the ass off the state/county/city for NOT TRAINING THEIR OFFICERS TO KNOW THE LAW." 

So, next time someone tells you the All-Knowing and Caring State will take care of everything, show them these and tell them they're an idiot.

Is there something about rap that destroys brain cells,

or is she just stupid?
Azealia Banks is ready to end her music career to take on a new mission – tracking down the descendants of slave traders and making them pay reparations.

The 23-year-old rapper revealed her new passion after posting an article about the DeWolf family, who traded slaves from 1769 through 1820.

“I wonder where the descendants of the ‘DeWolf’ family are today. they should all have their houses burned and their finances seized,” Azealia tweeted. “This generation of young black kids needs to make a CONCERTED effort to seek out living descendants of major slave trading families. They Owe us Money.”
Is she planning to track down the descendents of the Africans who raided for slaves to sell, or do they get a pass?

Occasionally HuffPo does have something worth reading, this is on Whole Payc- ah, Whole Foods.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

You have two choices abou- actually, either way you get this

from the current activities of the Laddites of CSGV:

It seems they're trying to put LOTS of distance between themselves and that idiot "Steal your parents gun and take it to school, for Safety!" video:
Despite the relentless attacks, those who share Sincic’s perspective haven’t exactly rushed to her defense. In fact, one of the country’s leading gun control advocacy groups on Tuesday all-but threw her under the bus, suggesting that she may have been hired by right wing activists to stir controversy and anger.

“I smell a rat here,” Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, told Vocativ on Tuesday. “To me, this reeks of something that’s been planted.”

“It’s shocking how this suddenly went viral on right wing media when no one in our movement is promoting this video,” Everitt continued. “I’m actively questioning who this woman is. And I’d like to know who paid for this and why.”
Really?  Problem:
...Hell, haven’t you been checking your Facebook Page lately? Or was it because maybe in your legal department called and told you “Hey, this video is totally screwy and anybody following it will end up wearing orange rompers and having a fierce introduction to alternative sexual modes of intercourse” that you decided to change your original support for Ms. Sincic’s Public Service Ad ?

Also from Miguel: both a "Nobody wants to take your guns!" my ass, and "Why they really want registration":
I want to see some future where the word GUN is taken out of the dictionary and history books. I want no idea in the futures mind of what such a primitive piece of 1800th technology from China it is. Cheap man killing GARBAGE. That needs to be broken in half thrown in the fire; just like 451 and books, except guns. Something for crying out loud. It would be more normal just to have the fed go by the gun registry and take them but we all know how this will end up and most likely will, a civil war. So if it’s a war these gun nuts want then let’s give them federal and police HELL. Police brutality? Not until justice is served cold and hard. Then I want to hear about “police brutality”. What’s brutal is a race f*cking killing themselves! Barbarism, we are no better than the so called terrorist!!
Because of a new range opening up.  These people shouldn't be near a keyboard when they're off their meds.

I would also appear they read the Man-Kzin War books, and think the UN method of changing history is a fine idea.  Which means unauthorized unedited history and other books wouldn't be allowed.  Wonderful people with the CSGV.

And with the required chorus of "All Cultures Are Equal!", we move on to

the latest from ISIL:
A video of a Muslim woman calling for Caliph al-Baghdadi to introduce the ancient ritual of impaling enemies has surfaced, in hopes of striking such fear in the enemy that no one will oppose them.

According to Walid Shoebat, the woman expresses “the call of Muslim mothers,” claiming that beheading is too kind and will not deter attacks against ISIS like the U.S.-led air strikes. She pleads with ISIS to revive the medieval method used by the Ottoman Empire.

The unidentified woman makes an appeal for ISIS to use the captured Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh as the first victim, making an example out of him.
Wonderful people, aren't they?  Wonder what the Jordanians think of this?

And if they do it, will our major media find it too troubling(or something) to report?

Really, why wouldn't ISIL do this?  They already mass-murder, rape, enslave, and crucify.  And they're damn sure not worried about anything Obama will do.

I repeat: wonderful people, aren't they?

Tab clearing

A fine response to the "We demand we not have to take/be graded on finals, because butthurt!" students.

"That Palin bitch is SO stupid!"  No, you just wish she was.

Miserable little shit Sunstein wants a permanent code of silence: "Do not criticize- ever- The Obama!"
...they owe the president an absolute undying loyalty for being permitted the “privilege” of serving under Obama.

Once more: they violate laws and ethics, and never pay a real price; we're supposed to trust ANY of these agencies why?

Yeah, a real peaceful protester.

Department of 'Justice', EffingBI, BATF... can anyone give me ANY reason

to trust ANY of these agencies?  About ANYTHING?
The Department of Justice improperly withheld public documents related to Fast and Furious after the first Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for them several years ago. The agency was recently forced to produce some of the materials to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which filed a FOI lawsuit to obtain the information. (To date, the Justice Department still has not complied with FOI law in providing the same public documents to me as a FOI requestor.)
Clues as to why President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder kept the public documents secret for so long may be found in one 60-page release examined below. Nearly three years after-the-fact, its news value is diminished. If these documents had been turned over when Congress subpoenaed them or when they were first requested under FOI law, they would have revealed damaging information in the lead-up to President Obama’s re-election in 2012. By exerting executive privilege, the President and Holder kept them hidden until the court challenge forced their release.

The reason for the 60-page grouping of materials isn’t apparent. Documents that long predate Fast and Furious are mixed in with relevant documents. Redactions aren’t justified or explained. Inexplicably, even Congressional testimony that had been publicly presented to Congress was included in documents withheld under President Obama’s sweeping executive privilege.

Maybe we should just make that 'trust ANY federal agency':
  • There is evidence of widespread knowledge of and participation by several federal agencies in the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking case that let traffickers put thousands of weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
  • Agencies participating in Fast and Furious included the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Phoenix Police Department.
  • A January 2011 “Key Messages: Tasking Points” memo (p. 14) generated by the Public Affairs Division at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. stated:
“The Fast and Furious investigation is just one of a number of firearms trafficking cases perfected by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a multi-agency team of investigators from ATF, DEA, ICE, IRS, and the Phoenix Police Department.”

Go read.  Note just what kind of crap Obama was hiding under 'executive privilege', how much stuff in documents was/is redacted for not reason other than complicating things, and this:
Clues as to why President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder kept the public documents secret for so long may be found in one 60-page release examined below. Nearly three years after-the-fact, its news value is diminished. If these documents had been turned over when Congress subpoenaed them or when they were first requested under FOI law, they would have revealed damaging information in the lead-up to President Obama’s re-election in 2012. By exerting executive privilege, the President and Holder kept them hidden until the court challenge forced their release.
"Most transparent administration EVER!"  Right.

Hey, Mr. Professional Journalist:

You might remember that this here internet thing means when you act like a dick, people can hear about it.
...When I managed to satisfy his questions, I wanted to know why CNN, when releasing the headlines at issue, couldn’t call it a terrorist attack. Davis explained that they would never jump to a conclusion that anything is a terrorist attack. “Okay”, I said, fully understanding the weight that the word “terrorist” carries. “But by the time it was known that it was four Israelis and two Palestinians, it was known that there were meat cleavers and stabbings involved. Why couldn’t you call it an ‘attack’?” I continued. His response? “You’ve got to be kidding me? One word? Are you brain dead?”
The name of this genius is Richard Davis, a CNN exec(who displays a certain lack of manners) who apparently thinks words don't matter that much.  Unless they bother him, of course.

Some Australians are looking at the jerk who took hostages, and wondering why the hell he was in their country:
Now for the cover-up. Australians are entitled to know, but are highly unlikely to be told, who were the lawyers and officials who advocated that Man Haron Monis be allowed to live in Australia, and then granted citizenship, despite red flag after red flag that he was trouble.

Magistrates, lawyers and police prosecutors collectively decided that Monis, with a long history of harassing behaviour, with links to the brutal murder of his former wife, with charges for sexual assaults of multiple women, with a history of extreme political views, with convictions for writing threatening letters, and with an open record of support for jihad, was deemed no threat to society.
And people who push for answers will be called racist, or islamophobic, or mean, or whatever else the responsible parties can think of to throw at them.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Because I feel like studying.

They've now changed the forecast for this area from 'flurries'

to 'light snow'. Considering it's been snowing moderately for the last hours, that's damn nice of them.

If I'd had the camera, on the way back from the store I could've taken a picture of everything a block or so away fading into the grey.  As is, you'll have to be satisfied with this
of the front yard.

'Flurries' my ass

It's been snowing out there for a few hours, and it's starting to collect on the street in places.  And I forgot to get bread yesterday.  And after sticking a hole in my left hand, I'm not going to try baking some today.

If I'm not heard from later, someone feed Security Staff Sr. and Jr.

Friday, December 26, 2014

I'd say something about the cold wind blowing outside as the front comes through, but

anytime is a good time for science!

'Rape culture is horrible!" my ass

If someone on the right wrote this about, say, Katy Perry, we'd be hearing screaming about how horrible and sexist and so forth it is.

Of course, these are the same people who still display irrational hatred for Sarah Palin because she doesn't have the correct leftist political views.  Even said she wasn't actually a woman.  And thought it was funny as hell, and accurate, when Condoleeza Rice was called a house nigger, and displayed in ways that, if used on a black female politician, would've had them screaming in outrage.

These people suck.

He adds: “In whose professional world is it acceptable to omit

the majority of the data and also not disclose the omission to any other soul or Congressional body?”
In the professional world of the global warmening mongers, of course.

Yeah, the response you should NOT expect of a scientist when you ask a question is
Sabine replied that it was inappropriate for Wallace to impugn the “motives or quality of our science” and warned that if he continued in this manner “you will not last long in your career.” Having provided Wallace with a few links – all of which turned out to be useless – he concluded his email by saying “I hope you will refrain from contacting me again.”
Veiled threats and bullshit; there's a scientific genius for you.

If this is the extent of the threats, then I think the police are asking for a serious lawsuit.
Yes, the guy appears to be a jackass; that's not supposed to be an arrestable offense.

Tells me there need to be a bunch of subpoenas sent to agency heads; and if they blow it off, they need to be introduced to life behind bars.  Assuming Congress has the balls to actually enforce the law.

You can't blame OUR actions and words for this(but we'll still blame YOU for everything)!

Just ran across this, and the level of FAIL! is awe-inspiring; what the HELL is the Secret Service up to?
A 24-year-old California student has now revealed how she was selected as one of many volunteer drivers to be part of that chain of vehicles, 'following Obama all over San Francisco' for a day - despite having no experience, no training and, in what experts have called the most troubling, no idea what to do in an emergency.
...When pressed by The Times on how she would handle an incident such as an attack, Tyson admitted she received little-to-no briefing from the Secret Service before getting behind the wheel of the official van.

She said the main warning was not to hit any police motorcycles, usually driven by local officers.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

That's an arsenal?

Two guns, brass knuckles, and some body armor is an arsenal?

They'd crap their pants if the saw what some people I know have.

Be it said: in the current climate especially, in New Effing York, talking in public about wanting to kill cops and having guns is the sign of a dumbass. 

Interesting note: possessing a loaded, defaced gun.  'Defaced' I think is NY talk for a damaged serial number, which indicates the possibility of some other non-legal activities in his life.

Speaking of not dumbass, but downright stupid:

Ah, so that's how he finds them!

And for Christmas:

                                                       AMMO IN SPACE

Well, A round in space.

Amazing what you can do with a balloon

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

And more data for the holidays

for your perusal at leisure

Ladies, I have some data for you

Call it a Christmas Present

Christmas Eve tab clearing

Short & dirty version: "That cracker told people what Khadija tweeted, and us colored and superior people want him to PAY!"

Israel-hating leftist loses, tries to spin it as victory.

Speaking to ABC News, the veteran journalist described ISIS as 'the strongest group I ever met. Very strong, very clever, very enthusiastic'.

He added: 'They are extremely brutal. Not just head-cutting. I'm talking about the strategy of religious cleansing. That's their official philosophy. They are talking about 500 million people who have to die.'
I'm sure John Effing Kerry will subdue them with stern statements that they're not really muslim and are giving the group a bad name.

Oh, and the journalist informs us that it's still the fault of the nasty BOOOOSH.

Comrade Mayors' chief adviser

Not only is there a group calling itself the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee, but they were apparently the ones with the 'What do we want, dead cops' chant.

"Yes, it was illegal for the murderer to have a gun, but if the NRA hadn't kept us from making it ILLEGALER, it would've stopped him!"

"Church would be so much better if we stopped concentrating on that religion stuff."

“The blame game,” Sharpton now says, “will only lead to further kinds of venom and further division.”

Ironic words from the tax deadbeat who invented Tawana Brawley and who has spent a lifetime denouncing “white interlopers,” “diamond merchants” and “fags.” None dare call it hate speech.

The subject of the underrepresentation of conservatives in academia comes up. My interlocutor admits that this is indeed a reality, but says the reason why conservatives are underrepresented in academia is because they don't want to be there, or they're just not smart enough to cut it. I say: "That's interesting. For which other underrepresented groups do you think that's true?" An uncomfortable silence follows.

Aunt: “Go pull the car around and I’ll grab our stuff. We are leaving. These people are dangerous.”
Dad: “No. I’m not going to let you give car keys to an intoxicated 10 year old.”
Hoplophobia and bad parenting at its finest.

In a later update to his post, Bernstein added, “[A]s a woman pregnant out of wedlock, if Mary was a Palestinian she’d have a lot more to fear from a potential honor killing than she would from having to traverse and Israeli checkpoint; twenty-seven Palestinian women were victims of honor killings in the West Bank and Gaza in 2013 alone.”

Ah, Greenpeace, you really screwed the pooch on this one

Peru has drone footage showing some of the damage to the Nazca site, and Greenpeace supporters are trying to minimize criticism:
Along with riling the Peruvian government (which has pledged to file criminal charges against the offending activists) and damaging the site, the situation has drawn a rift between environmentalists.

Greg Laden, an outspoken climate hawk, biological anthropologist, and archaeologist who studies historical sites like the Nazca lines, has seen it personally. “There are people that have contacted me privately and publicly who are allies in climate discussion who think we should not react too strongly because they want to preserve Greenpeace as a legitimate organization,” he said. “I don’t think they understand the significance of the situation.”
Or they do, but they don't care; the message is more important than some old man-made scars on Ma Gaia, right?
His outrage is shared by most, though in private, most environmental advocates — including many within Greenpeace USA — are shell-shocked. They are heartbroken at the damage to the Nazca Lines, humiliated about the fallout, and plagued with debilitating disbelief that the situation was allowed to occur. They want to know who the responsible parties were within Greenpeace International, and they want to remind people of all the good that Greenpeace has done for the climate and environment in the past.
"Hey, we're the GOOD people, remember?  We're trying to save you idiots from yourselves, so stop yelling at us!"

Gee, you'd think they didn't want people to see the pictures for some reason...
In an interview Tuesday morning with C-SPAN, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed that secret photos taken by the White House photographer have never been released to the public, and current White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was the one keeping them secret.

Speaking of White House weenies,
“We know beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are the main cause of the warming of the earth’s climate that has been measured over the past few decades. The warming is unequivocal.
Followed by
“While the climate of the earth has changed over the millennia as a result of natural factors – principally changes in the tilt and orientation of the earth’s axis and rotation, and in the shape of its orbit around the sun – those changes occur far too gradually to have noticeable effects over a period of mere decades. In their current phases, moreover, they would be gradually cooling the earth – taking us to another ice age – if they weren’t being more than offset by human-caused warming.”
So the 'unequivocal' warming(that isn't) is saving us from, or delaying, the next ice age.  That's got to be a problem for the warmenists: do they cheer the ice age for trying to wipe out most icky humans, or thank warming for keeping them from freezing their bahoogies off?

They just can't stand people not falling into the 'inclusiveness and diversity' line: thousands making quiet, non-violent protest against mass immigration and 'tolerance' of radical muslims, and you get called 'nazis in pinstripes' by the government.  Yeah, that's going to go over well.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Only thing I can think is BATFEIEIO and DoJ are so desperate

to try to avoid losing the case that they threw this crap in.
A Monday order in the United States Court of Federal Claims by Judge Francis M. Allegra in the case of Jay Anthony Dobyns v. United States points to a motion by the government that has the judge demanding clarification. Noting it’s not even clear if a notice of appeal relates to a Federal Circuit Court order or to prior Federal Claims Court orders, Judge Allegra ordered the government “on or before January 5, 2015 [to] file [an explanatory] memorandum (not to exceed 30 pages)."
That's downright stupid; two big agencies with legions of lawyers, and they screw up this way?

This presumption of guilt is absolutely crucial to collectivism.  The Left must teach its subjects to think of themselves as criminals.  That’s the only way law-abiding people will endure levels of coercive power that would normally require specific accusations, a fair trial, and the possibility of appeals.  Social-justice “crimes” can be prosecuted without any of those things.  There is no appeal from the sentence, and no statute of limitations on the crimes, as any left-winger who thinks today’s American citizens need to suffer for the historical offense of slavery will be happy to explain to you.  There’s no evidence you can present in your defense, for the Left has read your mind, and knows better than you what demons lurk in its recesses.
If you think micro-regulators should be running society, and government should be taxing money away from the proletariat before they hurt themselves with it, then by definition you don’t think very much of the people you’re planning to tax and regulate.  You must see them as thieves, exploiters, and haters… their vision too short, and too clouded with bigotry, to make important decisions about the fate of the nation.  Leftists have a boundless appetite for stories that reinforce their low opinion of the people they dominate… and to be honest, some of the dominated are hungry for reassurance that they did the right thing by ceding control of their lives, and the lives of their neighbors, to the Left.  People who have relinquished their freedom must learn to think poorly of themselves, if they are to sleep well at night.

Somehow, I don't think the leftists will like this one

One of my favorite words is “mokita” which means the truth everyone knows but agrees not to discuss. Every culture has things like that. In America, everyone knows one truth about race relations. That is, if blacks ever go to war with whites, they will lose everything. When you are 13% of the population, you always have to navigate around the other 87%. Given America’s race history, “navigating” means blacks  can raise holy hell from time to time when they feel cheated, but they can never cross the line into full revolt.

Bosnians are pretty good at the tribal warfare stuff. Probably better than their black neighbors. Given our insane immigration policies, I’m betting there are quite a few ex-military/ex-militia living there in Missouri. You can be sure they will be dialing their kin back home as well. Garden variety white people would be fleeing to the suburbs. I’m thinking these Bosnains are home polishing their weapons tonight.

My Christmas present to myself came in

and I want to show it off

Something suitable to sip from whilst watching monster movies.  Or sitting around with weaponry on Halloween.

It's from the same lady who made my anvil-decorated cup
 story behind that and her contact info here if you haven't read it.

And later tonight, it shall be christened.  Not with the same stuff, unfortunately, but decent whiskey

Yes, the IRS did it.

Yes, they broke laws and ethics to do it.  Yes, they tried to cover it up, and lied while doing so.

Fire and prosecute every one of them who broke said laws.  They give average people who unknowingly break of of their convoluted laws no mercy, so why should they get any?

Short version: if you want actual investigation before you label someone a rapist, you're a 'rape truther'.

Absolutely seriously: some people would look better dead, and Boko Haram is right at the top of the list.
As someone said, even the Nazis tried to hide a lot of what they did; these bastards brag of it.

Monday, December 22, 2014

From where Great Britain used to be

A PENSIONER was taken from his home, locked in a police cell overnight and charged with a “hate crime” after he was overheard using the word “tinks” in his own garden.

Retired Ian MacGregor, who has never been in trouble before and has no criminal record, was left visibly shaken after he was forced to appear in court on his 71st birthday.

The treatment of the pensioner, who was not reported to the police until two days after the comment was made, has been condemned as totally disproportionate by politicians.
And everybody else with three working brain cells.

Oh, guess what the Cuban government did the day before our own Dear Leader gave them a boost?
The day before President Barack Obama announced to the world his administration’s unilateral decision to normalize trade and diplomatic relations with Cuba, Cuba’s Coast Guard sunk a small, rickety boat full of refugees attempting to flee to America.
Can't have the commoners trying to escape the Peoples' Paradise, now can they?

Hey, how can the be like the cool kids if they can't dress and drive around like they're in Fallujah?

Oh yeah

This horrific interstitial stage of decomposition is where the unhappy modern feminist movement currently finds itself: emitting noxious odours, but well on the way to decay and skeletonisation, long past the point where CPR would have any effect on the brain.
Starting with the 'manspreading' bullshit and going from there.

Oh, isn't THIS interesting?
Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson said the CDC is not putting out the current information on how many potential cases of Ebola they are currently tracking in the Untied States.
Attkisson said, “I called CDC not long ago and I said how many cases are being monitored in the United States and they said 1,400. I said, ‘Where are these updates on your website? ‘ They said they’re not putting it on the web. This is public information we have a right to know and the media should not hype it, but should cover it.”

Guys, this kind of crap is one of the reasons so many people are pissed at you; you really thing doubling-down on it is a good idea?
And yet, the message hasn't gotten through. A man was harassed and had his cellphone battery stolen by an officer who claimed he was interfering with an arrest occurring 30 feet away. NYPD officers have tried other tactics as well, such as laughably claiming a cellphone could be a gun. A man is choked to death by an NYPD officer -- with the whole incident being recorded -- and police officers claim the citizens who record cops are to blame.

But the message hasn't gotten through. And why should it? As some have openly stated, respecting this right has no upside for police officers. So, they continue to harass and threaten members of the public who try to exercise this right. The incident captured here is particularly chilling. As Reason's Ed Krayewski points out, the officer caught on tape here delivers an implicit threat of violence to the person wielding the camera. (The confrontation begins about 2:30 into the video.)
Read the case in Houston, where it's pointed out just how many laws the officer breaks.  Not helpful.

'No boots on the ground' my ass.

Slimy little bugger, is he not?

And last, the wonders of 'Green' Energy:
The cost of household electricity will rise by as much as 40 per cent by the end of the decade because of the Government’s green energy policies.

Official figures — initially withheld by ministers — show an alarming increase in the price of electricity caused by generous subsidies to wind farms as well as other policies.

An average household is expected to pay as much as £250 more for electricity – mainly through consumer subsidies – to pay for the Government’s green energy schemes, while an electrically heated house could be as much as £440 a year worse off.

And by 2030, when thousands of planned offshore wind turbines are finally operating, the burden will be even greater, the numbers show. The average household could be paying an extra 60 per cent for electricity – equivalent to £350 more a year.
And what is the excuse for withholding the information?  Why, because the peasants aren't smart enough to understand it, of course!
A DECC spokesman said a decision had been taken to withhold the tables because it was “thought to be confusing”.

"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