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Republicans Being Tone-Deaf Again

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:55 +0000

The Republican Party continues to have a problem with its members being politically tone-deaf. From Yahoo! News: “Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos (yuh-NAH’-poh-lihs) and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled Friday night after heated protests erupted at the University of California, Davis. University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the talks. The UC Davis College Republicans, who sponsored the event, chose to cancel about a half-hour before the event began.” quotes the leader of the UC Davis College Republicans as saying, “We came here(image)

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners January 13, 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:37:43 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ is the Last.One.Of.The.Obama.Administration. Please savor that for a minute. We had over 200 entries this week so we have double winners per place. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Retired military) – “And the participation trophy goes to….” (fustian24) – “The award was given to the tune of: “If I Only Had a Brain”.” 2) (yetanotherjohn) – “Marine thought bubble: 6 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes and 30 seconds. I did 12 months in Afghanistan, I can do 6 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes and(image)

Truth Poisons Democrats

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:30:33 +0000

One again a Democrat politician is promoting the Russia-elected-Trump canard. From The Hill: “ Feinstein, the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, said “I do. I believe that” Russia’s interference altered the outcome of the election.” Once again, let’s go over the allegations as stated in the previously-reported Intelligence Community Assessment. Russians gained information about the Clinton campaign via hacking. Russians gave that information to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks gave that information to the public. That information was not fictitious. In short, American voters were given facts about the Clinton campaign. More from The Hill: ““I think that, and I think(image)

The more things change…

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:26:24 +0000

Golden Ages recognize both the differences and the relative strengths of both the urban and the rustic. A society that develops too much separation between the two (or too thick of bubbles), and which fails to recognize the relative worth of each, is a house divided.(image)

Dear Democrats: Please Grow Up.

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:00:42 +0000

Dear Democrats: Your political party, as a whole, is acting juvenile right now. I am sure that there are still some adults among your members, but they are being overshadowed by the rest of your party. Indeed, some of the juvenile behavior is coming from Democratic Party leaders. From The Hill: “Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) announced from the House floor on Friday that he plans to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next week. The co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is the fifth House Democrat to publicly vow not to attend the inauguration on Jan. 20.” From USA Today: “In(image)

Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:57:29 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)

Armed Good Samaritan Rescues Trooper, Kills Gunman & OPEN THREAD

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:01:59 +0000

From TONOPAH, Ariz. (KABC) — An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. The trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) was at a traffic stop when he received a report about a driver whose car was shot at near a median at milepost 81 on Interstate 10, reported ABC15, an ABC affiliate in Arizona. The trooper left the traffic stop to investigate this call when he came across a rollover crash(image)

Good News: “Clock” Boy’s Defamation Suit Bombs in Court

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:30:18 +0000

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish. Let the counter suits multiply and prosper.(image)

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners January 6, 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:21:52 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was great, although the videos of Paul Ryan laughing as various Democrat representatives tried to argue with the final review of the Electoral College results in the House are even better. Definitely look those videos up-they’re a side splitting tour-de-force. There were over two hundred entries so we have double winners for each place. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (guido81_MA) – “I shit you not, his password was ‘PASSWORD’!” (rodney dill) – ““Then Schumer said he regretted changing the filibuster, and I said, at(image)

A reporter said what???!!!

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:00:54 +0000

With all of the partisan bickering going on, we could use a chuckle to lighten the mood. Here is one that should do the trick. In a story about Oklahoma’s new license plate – which features a scissor-tailed flycatcher – KOTV reporter Rick Wells writes, “You don’t have to get a new plate right away; instead, when your current one expires, go to a tag agent, pay the renewal fee and they’ll give you the bird.” The Urban Dictionary defines “give the bird” as “to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to(image)

Still No Hard Evidence Linking Russia To WikiLeaks

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:00:36 +0000

The Obama Administration is using Perry Mason’s courtroom adversary to prosecute its case against WikiLeaks. Just as it happens in the old Perry Mason TV show, the prosecutor is basing his case on circumstantial evidence, not on hard evidence. That is the gist of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections. Three statements in the assessment are particularly interesting. Page i of the Scope and Sourcing section says, “We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election. The US Intelligence Community is(image)

Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:00:13 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)

Four Charged with Hate Crime in Chicago

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:11:57 +0000

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Charges have been filed against four people suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man and recording the attack. Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 28, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago are all expected to appear in bond court Friday, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. All four face charges of aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the state’s attorney’s office. Hill also faces charges of robbery, residential burglary and possession of a stolen motor(image)

Fake News at the Washington Post

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:50:31 +0000

From Glenn Greenwald: IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom. The second story on the electric grid turned out to(image)

House Republicans: “Oops!”

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:39:41 +0000

File this one under “What the hell were they thinking?” From The Hill: House GOP scraps plan to gut ethics watchdog after emergency meeting “House Republicans abruptly withdrew a proposal to weaken an independent ethics watchdog on Tuesday, in a rocky start to the new Congress.” “Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both opposed the changes, floated as part of a rules package for the new Congress, during the Monday night conference meeting. The changes were adopted without advance notice and on a federal holiday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) authored the proposal to(image)