Roamy is busy and I am a slacker so I thought this was a good way to apologize for my lack of posting.
Embiggen to enjoy the awesomeness 😀
…. and see how it is not barren.
I’m not young by any stretch, but I can’t remember when there were so many candidates vying for their party’s nomination. I like it. I’m jazzed to see a lot of diversity, both physical and mental. They certainly are not punched from the same cookie cutter. We have governors, senators, business peeps, a doctor, and even a former IRS commissioner. There are isolationists and trade advocates, reformers and Constitutionalists, and even the godly and the….less godly. I have my own pet names for some of them, and as usual my pet names are on the nice side because politics are just so ugly that I need some pretty and nice to deal with the crap.
The Legacy- Jeb (!) Bush. Not my fave. That whole Common Core-slash-immigration stance grates like sandpaper on my behind.
The Hair- Donald Trump. He runs as conservative because he can’t breathe over in the Democrat party due to Hillary Clinton taking all the oxygen. Not sure how Bernie Sanders is alive. Possibly formaldehyde, like Keith Richards.
The Perennial- Jack Fellure. He runs EVERY CYCLE. Has for years.
The Equalizer- Ted Cruz. He kicks ass.
The Shootist- Rick Perry. Also kicks ass and will kill anything that threatens him or his dog, and has proved it.
The Sass- Carly Fiorina. Oh em gee she runs circles around the media and does it with a smile on her face.
The Saint- Rick Santorum. He’s got a heart of gold and a brain of lead, but God love him and so do a lot of peeps.
The Brimstone- Mike Huckabee. Sigh….. he’s like the Jim Bakker of the party.
The Charmer- Marco Rubio. He’s charming and has some issues, but his character isn’t one of them.
The Mad Hatter- Rand Paul. Some sound stuff, irrevocably tossed to the side by tin foil and hubris.
The Wannabe- George Pataki. You can run on 2001 for only so long, dude.
There are others still considering a run, most notably Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker among them. So the field with probably be very fruitful by the end of the summer. I only hope it isn’t all nuts 😀
I’m doing the job no one wants to do.
Sex orgy for the disabled. And yes, their assistants are welcome to join. That’s all I gotta say about that.
Drones deter cheating on exams in China. Takes “Big Brother” to a new and improved level.
Peeps ticked off at woman who shares name with a giant metal chicken. Seems her fans are disappointed at her pushing her habits on everyone.
Can. Not. Look. Away. Better than Tyson vs. Holyfield.
I better quit there. I can’t possibly improve the day after that.
Hope y’all have a better Monday 😀
Be prepared to deal with the consequences of your stupidity.
Hardly anyone has heard of the arrest of a Qatari couple in San Antonio. Let’s face it: not like the LSM is interested in reporting anything that could possibly make that religion of pieces look bad. Still, this isn’t about the religion itself, but about the culture which is still flourishing in the 14th century.
Federal prosecutors say Hassan AlHomoud, who is an officer in the Qatari Army, and his wife, Zainab AlHosani, who is a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, were arrested at their home and face up to 20 years in prison on charges of engaging in forced labor.
That’s right, my friends. They have been charged with keeping SLAVES. And the icing on the cake? The husband is an officer in the Qatari army, undergoing training at Camp Bullis. Not exactly a poor, illiterate couple from the Middle East who didn’t know any better than to bring slaves into the U.S. Meanwhile, not a peep about this from CAIR, or from any other group. If it had been a white couple holding slaves from Bangladesh and Philippines, the outcry and condemnation would be deafening. But since they hail from a *cough* Islamic country, you get crickets.
Frankly you would think that with the slavery charges, the NAACP would chime in. Their inaction is even more unsettling. They are the mouthpiece for every single “African-American” who is demanding reparations for slavery, and to ignore a present day case of it is not just egregious but also helps to underscore that their mission isn’t about righting a wrong or eradicating the practice, but rather about getting a quick buck from people who had the misfortune of being born in this country without the approved melanin content.
CAIR has a history of ignoring the bad stuff so I’m not surprised to see they haven’t addressed this issue. The Dallas chapter is probably still moaning about Pam Geller’s contest. But I am sure that soon enough, they will be clamoring for the state to release this couple on the basis of racism because they were just giving those poor slaves a chance at a new life. After all, a new apartment with a brand new pallet to sleep on is a vast improvement from what I can only imagine they “enjoyed” in Qatar.
Sitting here, drinking coffee while recovering from a long trip, Hubby brought up a very good point concerning our esteemed Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner. U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled the NSA gathering of bulk data was illegal, admonishing a lower court for throwing out the case and stating the practice is legal.
“We hold that the text of § 215 cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and that it does not authorize the telephone metadata program.”
Section 215 is crux of the law. Senator Rand Paul is filibustering it as I type. So what does Speaker Boehner do?
He punts to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, not to dismantle the law, not to restructure the law, but to figure out whether the private companies or the government should hold the metadata!!!! Because no private company would ever cave in to a government demand, right?
The most telling part? He would not answer whether he supports an extension. And you know what that means. If he didn’t support it, he would have said so while wrapped in Old Glory. Our liberties are stripped from us like onion skin on a daily basis, and all he cares about is who holds the power.
It’s time to kick this SOB out to the curb.
By now everyone is aware of the jihad attack in Garland, Texas. Two terrorists were just too thin-skinned to allow anyone much less a lowly woman “insult” their so-called god, and thus decided to drive over to a Mohammed-drawing contest and shoot everyone dead. Because they are peaceful like that. Anyway, Sandhya Somashekhar, a “social change reporter” for Washington Post was just not happy about the events and decided to take Pam Geller, the host of said event to task. My response to each paragraph follows thus: *flips the bird*
Event organizer offers no apology after thwarted attack in Texas
No shit, you idiot. She didn’t attempt to kill anyone. She was exercising her rights, just as YOU are exercising YOUR right to write such crap.
Pamela Geller, the woman behind the Texas cartoon contest attacked by two gunmen late Sunday, knew what she was doing when she staged the controversial event featuring irreverent depictions of the prophet Muhammad in Garland, Tex.
Of course she knew!! EVERYONE LIVING IN REALITY KNEW!!! She was making a point sharper than the one on your head: WE WILL NOT BOW TO ISLAM.
The Dallas suburb had hosted a pro-Muslim conference in January, about the time Islamist terrorists killed a dozen journalists with the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo. Geller, a blogger and fierce critic of what she calls the “Islamization” of America, wanted to make a statement.
Excuse me, but did not the pro-Muslim conference also make a statement? Did they denounce the Charlie Hebdo attacks? No, they had their own agenda complete with ice cream and Maghrib. Your attempt to link their demonstration as a “Stand with Hebdo” shindig is beyond appalling.
So she sponsored the Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in the same exhibition hall as the earlier conference. She and her associates invited 200 people and hired 40 heavily armed off-duty police officers and security guards to protect them.
So ask yourself WHY they needed the “heavily-armed” protection if Islam is such a peaceful religion.
If the contest was intended as bait, it worked. Police say two men drove 1,000 miles from Phoenix, shot at a police car outside the event and were quickly killed by one of the hired guards. The shooting has been condemned by Muslim leaders, and Geller, too, has come under fire for staging an event many viewed as purposely provocative.
Bait? BAIT?? Are you fucking kidding me?? She has every fucking RIGHT to hold that contest, and when you think about it, it fucking worked. Two terrorists were flushed out and down the drain, and now ISIS/ ISIL/ IS/ Newest camelfuckers are coming out and claiming to have other terrorists in wait in several states, in our country. The same country that gave them freedom to hold that pro-Muslim shindig.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Geller said she and her fellow organizers were “prepared for violence” this past weekend. In tweets immediately after the shooting, Geller appeared almost gleeful that she had been right.
That is libelous, and this so-called writer should be worried that Geller may sue. Anyone familiar with Twitter knows she was reporting the gunshots, and the casualties. There were no exclamation points, no ” Told ya so!!” and certainly no glee coming from a woman who was the target of an assassination.
The writer goes on to write several paragraphs about Ms. Geller, softly condemning her as a “housewife” and ridiculing her attempts to bring Islam into the light for what it is. She even brought up her “unsuccessful” lawsuit to bring forth the ad campaign: “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.” The one that NYC upheld as being free speech, and which is currently running on MTA buses (MTA has since decided not to display any ads on the buses, because fweelings). Because she uses a Palestinian Authority quote, it is hate speech. What the writer doesn’t realize is that she is right, for the wrong reason. It IS hate speech, but not against Islam. She needs to go change her diaper.
Finally, she gives the last voice to Alia Salem, director for the DFW chapter of CAIR.
Salem said the local Muslim community has been on edge ever since. Controversy has also flared around a private arbitration service for Muslims that opened in Dallas last year — called an Islamic “tribunal” — and in connection with the shooting death of an Iraqi immigrant shot outside his Dallas apartment in March as he photographed his first snowfall.
“The North Texas Muslim community has been very nervous and scared,” Salem said. “Tension has been very high since January.”
As tragic as that death is, the fact remains that the gentleman who was shot and killed was not targeted due to his ethnicity. The fucker just decided to shoot indiscriminately after someone shot at his girlfriend’s apartment. I am a firm believer in that every crime is a hate crime, but as defined by CAIR, this certainly doesn’t meet the requirements. However, I am still waiting for the backlash against Muslim communities that was predicted on 9/12/2001.
The fact that the terrorists PROVED Geller’s point escapes this so-called reporter. Perhaps she will experience some backlash for her stupidity, and think twice about asking a victim to apologize.
I know it doesn’t feel like it in parts of our country, but we are well into Spring and some of us are enjoying temperatures to match. Today’s offering is a simple twist on a classic.
Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake gently. Strain into a highball glass over ice, and garnish with a grapefruit slice. I prefer Ruby Red grapefruit juice since it is sweeter. If using herbs to garnish like rosemary or basil (don’t knock it), use regular grapefruit juice. Either way, this will keep you cool when the weather finally decides to cooperate 🙂
Byes? Bys? No matter. Time to dust off this blog and….blog.
I posted the Drink of the week over at Sithy. Just wanted to change things up over there. That, and my brother asked me for a link to the next drink post and I figured that was more family friendly than hookers in a saloon.
John McCain threw his hat into the Republican Prez ring, as did Rand Paul. McCain thinks this is his turn. I think he needs to find a hobby suitable for his strengths, like shoveling manure. As for Rand Paul, I like some of his views but I really, REALLY don’t think we need a guy with isolationist tendencies being Prez while Islamic State, AKA Al Qaeda 5.0, is moving to our doorstep. If he can keep the media frothing, though, all the better for Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.
Showtime channel is premiering a documentary called Atari: Game Over, about the infamous “dump” of the E.T. game. Lately, cable documentaries like The Jinx and Going Clear have held my interest better than some crappy TV and whatever H’wood puts out, so I am looking forward to that. I BELIEVE THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!!!
I hope I am not the only person glad to see March Madness go away. I have nothing against basketball. If people put in as much effort into knowing their current events as they do into putting their bracket together, perhaps the country wouldn’t be in its current ring of hell.
Anyway, time for me to run. I have to take Son to the store and then start dinner. Perhaps later this evening I will have the time to make a bracket for baseball season. And by bracket, I mean buy tickets 😀