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February 9, 2016

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

We need one hell of a good fence long our southern border.
The former President of Mexico,Felipe Calderon, stated that there was no way that Mexio would pay for a US fence along the border.

From Canada Free Press:
“Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it’s going to be completely useless,” Calderon said.

Apparently, Calderon’s words have reached the Donald’s ears. He offered his response earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” It was, in usual Trump fashion, short, blunt, and to the point.,Felipe Calderon

“Now the wall just got taller.”
We gotta elect this guy just so he can piss off the right people.

February 7, 2016

Broncos Take The Super Bowl

I really thought that the Panthers would take it but Denver's defense shut them down. A wonderful performance by the defense carried a lack luster offense.

And Cam Newton is a child; a spoiled, pampered child.

February 6, 2016

Gender Reassignment Surgery Gone Wild

I was stunned to discover that they grew wings. Perhaps it was migrating?

Flying penis hits New Zealand official at trade-deal protest


New Zealand is really an incredible place. Even more so now that they discovered winged wee-wees.

One of our daughters and her husband went there for their honeymoon in 2014 and absolutely loved it. They bought us a hand carved Maori warrior figurine who now resides in our curio cabinet; my wife's Hummels didn't know what to make of him.  We had to separate them.



Putin Punts It?

In 1991 fiscal mismanagement, poor planning and corruption brought down the Soviet Union. Can the same thing happen again to Putin's Russia?
Only one month in and 2016 has already delivered a series of devastating economic blows to Russia. As the price of oil and the value of the ruble plummet, so, too, does the standard of living of the average Russian citizen. Russia’s central bank has been widely praised for not spending the country’s hard-currency reserves to support the ruble — an admittedly losing proposition — yet it has done so on the backs of the Russian people.

The public has responded stoically and largely without panic, even as they see their middle-class aspirations crash. But a whiff of desperation can now be sensed, and it is the Kremlin that appears the most perplexed about what the next steps it should take.

President Vladimir Putin has gone so far as to blame Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin for Russia’s current difficulties. Historical scapegoats, however, do not relieve Putin and his government of responsibility for Russia’s financial mess. As the economic temperature rises, Moscow will likely find itself under increased pressure to re-examine both its domestic policies and its foreign adventures.
I am wondering how long Putin can maintain his expensive military operations in Ukraine and Syria while his economy is tanking. Sure, you can deflect criticism by waving something shiny in front of the public, but only for so long before the bills are due and your checks start bouncing. Threatening Eastern Europe

February 3, 2016

German Hospitality - Then & Now

1939
Deutsche Gastfreundschaft Für die Juden
(German Hospitality)



2016
Deutsche Gastfreundschaft Für Moslems



H/T iOTW

February 1, 2016

Mr. And Mrs. Creepy

Never mind how Satan's deadbolt locks are holding up, the hinges on the Gates of Hell just fell off.

The NY Post shows us a glimpse into Hell's trailer park.
This married couple are both looking for the same thing — Mr. Right.

Three years ago, Claire Atkins was stunned when her husband of six years, beefy bodybuilder Marcus Atkins, told her he wanted to be a woman.


The perfect opportunity for a ménage à wah?

She stood by her man as he sold off his motorcycle to pay for his new 36E breasts, changed his name to Celeste, and this past December, completed the transformation with gender reassignment surgery.

Now Celeste has a new role in Claire’s life — as her wingwoman as they both prowl the English countryside for the man of their dreams.
So here's Claire and Celeste. One is a size four and the other is a fork lift.

Ya gotta laugh, this bruiser is the new bouncer at Victoria's Secret and the wife looks like she just had a vodka IV drip installed. Where do they find these people and what are they doing on the interwet tubes?

Chicago Starts The Year With A Bang

Actually Chicago started the year with a bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang.
Chicago records 51 homicides in January, highest toll since 2000

CHICAGO — The nation's third largest city recorded 51 homicides in January, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000.

Gang conflicts and retaliatory violence drove the "unacceptable" increase in homicides, the police department said in a statement. But the rise in violence also notably comes as the Chicago Police Department faces increased scrutiny following the court-ordered release of a police video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, and as the department implements changes in how it monitors street stops by officers.

Chicago routinely records more homicides annually than any other American city, but the grim January violence toll marks a shocking spike in violence in a city that recorded 29 murders for the month of January last year and 20 murders for the month in 2014. In addition to the jump in killings, police department said that it recorded 241 shooting incidents for the month, more than double the 119 incidents recorded last January.

January 31, 2016

Lying Liars Lie

In another NY Post hand grenade lobbed at the Clinton campaign, the former Inspector General of the US State Department (DoS) maintains that Hilary Clinton is lying out her ass - again. Howard Krongard sets out the argument that Clinton deliberately skirted (pants suited?) the law when she set up her private email server.
“This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008.

The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov e-mail address like previous secretaries.

“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private e-mail server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without e-mail?”
Krongard further stated that Clinton purposefully obstructed the appointment of another IG for the DoS in order to avoid the discovery of her illegal server - and Lord knows what else.
He also points to the unusual absence of a permanent inspector general during Clinton’s entire 2009-2013 term at the department. He said the 5¹/₂-year vacancy was unprecedented.

“This is a major gap. In fact, it’s without precedent,” he said. “It’s the longest period any department has gone without an IG.”

Inspectors general serve an essential and unique role in the federal government by independently investigating agency waste, fraud and abuse. Their oversight also covers violations of communications security procedures.

“It’s clear she did not want to be subject to internal investigations,” Krongard said. An e-mail audit would have easily uncovered the secret information flowing from classified government networks to the private unprotected system she set up in her New York home.
This hag is poison. She has the Clinton Touch - she corrupts everything she gets her paws on. The last public execution in America occurred in 1936. We really need to bring them back under the Clinton Public Execution Renewal Act of 2016. Let the crows pick her bones clean.

Hopefully former IG Krongard as taken precautions to protect himself and his family. At a minimum he should triple his life insurance policy.

And to just stir the pot a bit more - has anyone asked Kerry how long it took to him to get his official DoS secure email account set up?

January 29, 2016

Valdimir DeCaprio?

Actually, DeCaprio's batshit politics are probably closer to Lenin's philosophies. He's a Buddhist-Catholic or a Catholic-Buddhist. He'd embrace a totalitarian government if it would save the environment. In any event, the very mention of his name has managed to piss off a bunch of wigged out commies in the former Commie Land.


From the UK Telegraph:
Communists in Russia have said they will blockade the country’s oldest film studios if it goes ahead with its plan to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as Lenin.

DiCaprio, whose maternal grandmother was Russian, and who bears a striking childhood resemblance to the Russian leader, spoke last week of his fascination with the country’s history and figures.

“I think there should be more films about Russian history because it has many stories worthy of Shakespeare,” he told German newspaper Die Welt.
Exactly. Shakespeare wrote a fascinating play about the murder of 20 million people in his, "A Midsummer Night's Slaughter."
“That is fascinating for an actor. Putin would be very, very, very interesting. I would like to play him.

“Lenin also would be an interesting role. I would like also to star as Rasputin."

A St Petersburg state-owned film studio, Lenfilm, immediately offered the 41-year-old Oscar favourite the role.
I guess DeCaprio has got a major jones for murderers. Perhaps he could wrangle a role in "Stalin: 50 Shades of Death."

More Bad News For Hilary

In another blow to Hilary Clinton's presidential bid, Fox News today announced that US intelligence officials have stated that some of the emails kept on her private, unsecured DoS server were top secret special access programs materials - also informally classified as GRABASSTIC documents.

This informal classification signifies that if the information contained in the document is released or is in any manner made available to unauthorized persons, the originating agency is warned to grab their asses and squeeze real tight because they're going to shit themselves.

All kidding aside, this is not a funny matter. This insane hag has compromised national security in a manner not seen in decades. Of at least since her husband gave away classified ballistic missile technology to the ChiComs.

The actual FNC release is as follows:
EXCLUSIVE: The intelligence community has now deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails “too damaging" to national security to release under any circumstances, according to a U.S. government official close to the ongoing review. A second source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, backed up the finding.

The decision to withhold the documents in full, and not provide even a partial release with redactions, further undercuts claims by the State Department and the Clinton campaign that none of the intelligence in the emails was classified when it hit Clinton's personal server.

Fox News is told the emails include intelligence from "special access programs," or SAP, which is considered beyond “Top Secret.” A Jan. 14 letter, first reported by Fox News, from intelligence community Inspector General Charles McCullough III notified senior intelligence and foreign relations committee leaders that "several dozen emails containing classified information” were determined to be “at the CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, AND TOP SECRET/SAP levels."

Trump v. Cruz

Other bloggers have been digging into Ted Cruz' personality and his ethics.
Both are found to be wanting.

Some interesting material found in The Last Refuge. Particularly informative in the "ethics" section is the documentation showing Cruz' participation in possible fraud in the 2014 Missouri Republican Senate primary between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel.

Cruz' personality -
Forget about trying to graph, measure or quantify how sharp Donald Trump’s political instincts are, he’s just off the charts. However, his decision to spotlight Ted Cruz’s greatest weakness, “the personality of Cruz“, the “in-authenticity”, is beyond brilliant.

Not only did Donald Trump win the seventh GOP debate by not showing up; and not only did Trump avoid the best laid ambush plans of the Fox News team; and not only did Donald Trump raise well over $6 million for American veterans; but by removing himself from the debate stage – Trump’s absence forced Ted Cruz out of the shadows and into the brightest possible sunlight.

Candidate Trump previously stated: “Ted Cruz is just a nasty person” – and by all accounts the pontificating arrogance and personality of Ted Cruz was not only captured by the broadcast, but for the first time Iowans who tuned-in saw first hand WHY Ted Cruz is the loneliest man in Washington DC.

His ethics -
The original Tea Party patriots, grassroots, supported Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Many people in the past several months have asked when we discovered that Cruz was a fraud. We have repeatedly outlined a very specific time frame when Ted Cruz’s “pivot point” was identified.

In this video (prompted to @03:10) you hear Glenn Beck mention when and why he gave up on Rand Paul. Beck claims he became disgusted with the Senator when he made a deal with Mitch McConnell. You only need to see about 30 seconds of it to understand.

[...]Glenn Beck then goes on to say the deal with Mitch is why he dropped support for Rand Paul and yet supports Ted Cruz.

Here’s the problem….

Actually, here’s the lie…

Senator Rand Paul and Senator Ted Cruz made the same deal, together, at exactly the same time.

Stop – Repeat !

“The deal”, as Beck describes it, was actually real – and did actually take place. The deal was to go along with Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s overall objectives, electoral objectives AND legislative objectives, as the GOP entered into the 2014 mid-term election cycle.
Trump is now coming under fire for posting a likely photoshopped picture of Meghan Kelly and some Saudi prince. I doubt Trump has ever photoshopped anything, probably a rabid underling got this going. I am much more interested in Cruz' participation in undermining a fellow Republican.

January 27, 2016

Trump No Show On Fox

Rush Limbaugh has an interesting take on why Trump shot down the Fox network. It boils down to this: why supply the bullet, load the gun and hand it to someone so they can shoot you?

The Donald
Trump is so far outside the formula that has been established for American politics that people who are inside the formula can't comprehend it. They don't understand why somebody would want to venture so far outside it, because it is what it is, and there's a ladder of success that you have to climb. And somebody challenging it like this in more ways than one, as Trump is doing, has just got everybody experiencing every kind of emotion you can: They're angry, they are flabbergasted, they're shocked, they're stunned -- and all of it because he's leading.

[...]But folks, one other thing about this. If I heard it once last night, I've heard it a thousand times since, that Trump is afraid of Megyn Kelly or afraid of Fox News. That is not what this is. There isn't any fear. What is there is here -- in my opinion -- is a desire to control this and a purposeful decision to not put himself in a circumstance where other people want to make him look bad.

In his mind, that's a dumb thing to do. You don't put yourself in a circumstance where a whole bunch of other people are gonna be able to make you look bad while you're there. If they do it when you're not around, that's another thing, you can counterprogram it, you can do whatever, but you don't have to put yourself in a circumstance where you have to personally deal with it as a sign of disrespect or somebody else trying to notch their belt. It really isn't any more complicated than that.

Now, Trump's out there talking about how they're desperate to have him because high ratings means a lot of advertising revenue. Lower ratings means lower advertising revenue because Fox has to charge less. They were hoping to get $750,000 a minute, I heard, and they may be down to $150,000 a minute if Trump isn't there. I mean, these are samples of the kind of things going around.
The NY Magazine also has something to say about the internal squabble going on at Fox right now over Trump's no show.

 FOX News Roger Ailes
As the war between Fox News and Donald Trump ratchets up, Roger Ailes is fighting off criticism from his senior executives over his handling of the crisis. According to one highly placed source, last night, Ailes sent out the now-famous statement mocking Trump as being scared to meet with the “Ayatollah” and “Putin” if he became president. “That was Roger 100 percent,” the source explained. “A lot of people on the second floor” — where top Fox executives work — “didn’t think it was a good idea.”
Fox executives are also troubled that Ailes’s principal adviser right now is his longtime personal lawyer and Fox & Friends contributor Peter Johnson Jr. “He wrote the statement with Peter,” the source explained. “Peter is running the war room,” another Ailes friend told me. Fox executives are worried that Ailes is relying on an attorney with scant communications experience as the network is reeling from the biggest PR crisis in recent memory.

Men Of Honor

Unfortunately there appears to be few men and women of honor in high government positions today. The National Review points to FBI Director, James Comey, as a possible, even likely, exception. And he would be a rather large exception at that; he stands at 6'8".

 James B. Comey Jr.

There is talk that Comey would resign in the event that the DoJ tries to derail the Hilary Clinton email impeachment train.
Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest?

[...]Not many people remember that Comey almost resigned a high-profile law-enforcement job once before, upset because he thought White House politics were overruling the law. Back in 2004, Comey was Attorney General John Ashcroft’s top deputy.
Used to be, people of honor would resign, or slit their guts, at the drop of a hat if their position was compromised by their superiors of if they screwed up. Now they blame global warming, right wing conspiracies and gender bias when they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

January 25, 2016

Battle Of The Billionaires

First we have Trump and now Bloomberg may throw his hat into the ring.
Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.

“What he said is if I didn’t get the nomination he might consider it,” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said. “Well I’m gonna relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn’t have to.”
This scenario has been bandied about before. But with this renewed trial balloon, perhaps Bloomberg smells an indictment in the wind?

January 24, 2016

Snow Queen


As I said in a previous post, last week we moved our daughter from the snowiest city in the USA down to NYC, which promptly experienced its biggest snow storm since Hannibal crossed the Alps. I'm wondering if there is a connection. Did it follow her down? Can she be the Snow Queen?

In any event, on Friday her sister took a train to NYC to visit for a few days and now they're both  there. We're hoping she can return tonight.