Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
By now everyone and their dust bunnies is aware of the indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. On Tuesday, Gov. Perry turned himself in to be booked, proving to the world that he cannot be intimidated, and that nothing will ever make him look bad. Not even a mug shot.
Within minutes the photo went viral, and inspired several memes around the interwebtubenets. The hair, the tie, the suit, the smirk….. all combine to make the most drool-worthy mugshot of all time. Bar none.
Let’s remember what our forefathers were fighting, against and for.
The time is soon coming when we will need to throw off another despot who clings to his pen and his phone, and provide new guards for our future security. History has taught us this: that she will repeat herself as long as ignorance abounds like putrescent mold upon the fabric of time. And ignorance abounds when we are taught nothing but to feel good about ourselves.
It’s high time we start earning back what our forefathers fought to give us.
This comes by way of Roamy.
Can’t go wrong with wanting a kangaroo on your jersey
By now y’all know so-called “Sgt” Bergdahl is now stateside. You also know Iraq is about to be taken over by ISIS, radicals that make Al Qaeda look like diplomats. You are also aware of the impoverished former Secretary of State’s new work of fiction. This week has been nothing but bad news for this administration. So the only recourse left for our Prez is to go visit a Sioux reservation in the Dakotas.
Six years after he promised to help with conditions in Indian Country.
Seriously, what is this I don’t even….
Go nuts trying to figure this out, because all I can see is our leader
letting helping the world burn.
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of Operation Overlord, known to us as D-Day. I was in Germany for the 60th Anniversary. It was a time to remember the sacrifices made by brave men of conviction, driving to triumph over the spread of certain evil. The operation was the start of that triumph. But as we all know, evil must constantly be kept at bay. Those brave young men did their part, just as our brave young men and women are doing theirs today. The only difference between 1944 and 2014 is how much our military today are being hampered in their efforts by our own government.
This week the headlines have been dominated by “Sgt.” Bowe Bergdahl’s release in exchange for five of the worst terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Perusing the links at social sites, it is the most prevalent current event going on. Going out to major news websites, it is still the top story, some places surpass the D-Day observance with the Bergdahl release. Yes, the story is important and should be followed diligently. But the other stories haven’t gone away.
Boko Haram is still out there, killing in the name of their leader and god.
The Veterans Administration scandal is still unfolding.
The investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack is still ongoing.
The NSA scandal is still simmering.
Our president has made Congress a vestigial organ of the government.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still in a Mexican prison.
The insurgency is rising steadily in Iraq.
Iran is slithering closer to nuclear capability.
The Taliban is growing in both number and confidence.
China and Russia are playing Risk™, without the consent of their neighbors.
And far more is still going on. We have an event myopia. Our media carries along with a set of blinders and leaves the bifocals by the wayside. In so doing, they force the public to concentrate on the event du jour, and sometimes that event is some celebutard getting married to some race baiter. There was a time the media practiced journalism. It is now our job. There are many bouncing balls out there. Don’t let the media dictate which one you should watch.
This weekend brought news of a prisoner exchange brokered by the Obama administration. “Sgt.” Bowe Bergdahl was released as an Afghan POW in exchange for five top Taliban operatives who were being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The stories are coming out, and they ain’t pretty. Whereas the administration is touting this as a necessary operation due to Bergdahl’s health, and/or a triumph in diplomacy to bring home a hero, soldiers who actually served with him and were in country at the time have a different version of Bergdahl. Many military bloggers as well as others have written extensively on the matter, and much better than I can. But I do have one question that I haven’t seen answered anywhere.
If he was against the war, as his parents allege, if he was “disillusioned” with the war, why did he enlist in the first place?
I don’t wish to sound like I have a tin foil hat on, but his father’s comments and Bergdahl’s actions do not seem to add up to that of a soldier taken by insurgents. No soldier I know would take off his gear and pile it neatly even if they needed to relieve themselves, especially in a hot zone such as Sharana. I recall Hubby being in the Green Zone, an area that was supposedly “safe”, and no one was allowed to go outside without the full gear, for any reason. Add to this the fact that once again Teh Prez promised to close Gitmo by the end of 2014 and released these Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress, and you get your spidey senses tingling.
Oh, and what happened to the VA scandals? How odd that they are missing from the front pages of most major news outlets, eh?
This whole situation stinks like an asphalt-baked skunk in summer.
Have we as a nation become so intellectually lazy that we believe a poster can change a virulent ideology?
Has diplomacy become a meme on the internet? It would appear so, from the look of this crap.
Frankly, I find this very troubling. What GOOD does a poster DO?? The people who abducted the nearly 300 girls in Nigeria DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT WE THINK. They want to kill, and maim, and rape, and abuse all in the name of their pissant of a god and for their own profit. Yes, profit. Slavery isn’t about subjugation. It’s about making money. And some stupid poster won’t do a damn thing to stop it. I have far more respect for Daryl Hannah, who has gone on her own fucking dime to hellholes in Thailand to rescue young women that have been sold for prostitution. Those metrosexuals pictured above want to “bring awareness” to the the global problem of the slave trade, but at the same time condemn their own fucking country for trying to stop the very fuckers that benefit from it. Sean Penn (net worth: $150 million) has no problem assaulting his (ex)wife, Ashton Kutcher (net worth: $140 million) has no problem cheating on his now-ex, and neither does Justin Timberlake (net worth: $115 million), probably because disrobing a female pop-star on TV sent him over the edge or something. Outside of their own personal demons, their political leanings tend to favor those who would turn a blind eye to this tragic practice.
Posing while you are on a set of your latest multimillion dollar venture does NOT impress me. It sickens me. All you have done is take five fucking minutes from your precious time and taken a vapid pic in all of your unshaven glory. It shows you for the intellectually shallow beings that y’all are.
You want to make a change? Make a difference? Then take your fucking money and GO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
UPDATE COURTESY OF TIBERIUS!!!
It would be hilarious if it weren’t true.
Seriously, the Founding Fathers had to have been on LSD when they wrote it. At least, that must be the reason a county in Virginia is using.
The proposed zoning ordinance limits “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”
In case y’all need a refresher, which I am sure you don’t:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now, I am sure some clown over in Fairfax County is thinking more along the lines of restricting people from throwing wild parties until 4 AM. But this will affect people who convene Scouting groups, Bible studies, quilting bees, and even PPV parties. As the link states, even an open house for sale would be affected. But if the complaints, and there are very few, are centered on noise or traffic congestion, then why not target THOSE CONCERNS instead the more general “assembly”? And I find the number “49″ to be rather odd. Why not “50″? I may be pushing the aluminium around, but isn’t “50″ a cut-off for small businesses? It’s a reach, but then again our local, state and federal governments have been reaching for a long, long time. And I don’t put anything past them.
There is no end to the news stories surrounding The Most Transparent Administration, EVAH™ lately. It used to be that the White House minions would wait until 4 PM EST to dump any news. But lately it’s almost as if they are so complacent that they forget to manage the news cycle. I mean, they are just no longer even trying. A massive email dump is given to Judicial Watch as per their FOIA request, and you allow a former Nat’l Security Council spokesman with the attitude of a pimply 16 year old that has been turned down for Prom by his crush to go explain what the administration WASN’T DOING on the night of September 11, 2012?
Who is writing this drama? Nicholas Sparks?
First we learn that The Prez wasn’t in the Situation Room at all during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, and Planet Hillary was….. not there either. Then Pimples Vietor drops another nugget: he was in charge of talking points for Ambassador Rice, and the talking points were changed from “attacks” to “demonstrations”. Hey, in my world without Common Core math, 2+2=4. But the biggest take-away anyone with two braincells and an axon can get is this: no matter what, the level on incompetence from ALL senior staff, The Prez included, was instrumental in the Benghazi terrorist attacks. People are in dire need of rescue and you can’t be bothered to even be briefed in the Situation Room? Shit, even MSNBC is turning on the administration!
And I can see 2016 from here.