August 02, 2015
Move Over Cecil & Planned Parenthood! New Outrage As Hitchhiking 'Robot' Is Beaten & Decapitated
The horror, the horror.
From the Daily Mail:
Only two weeks into an attempt to travel across the United States, the friendly hitchhiking robot's journey has ended in Philadelphia after being beaten to a pulp.
HitchBOT, who was created by a team of communication researchers from Ontario, was found damaged beyond repair early Saturday in the city of brotherly love.
"Sadly, sadly it's come to an end," Frauke Zeller, one of HitchBOT's co-creators told the Associated Press.
I'm shocked - SHOCKED - that a bucket with pool noodle limbs didn't make it across America.
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It's a friggin BUCKET with foam limbs attached!
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August 01, 2015
Bin Laden's Family Killed In Plane Crash
The only thing that would make this more ironically delicious is if the plane was being hijacked by Islamic terrorists before it crashed.
British authorities have confirmed four people died in the crash, including the pilot. According to Saudi media reports, the sister and stepmother of the former al Qaeda leader were among the fatalities. [...]
The jet — which is owned by bin Laden’s family — overshot the runway at Blackbushe Airport about 40 miles south of London around 3 p.m. local time, crashing through a fence and into a lot of parked cars before bursting into a fireball. There were no injuries reported on the ground, but no one on board the aircraft survived, Hampshire police officials said.
Muhammad Turns Up On A Toilet Wall In Mali
The one miracle of Muhammad is to hang out in a bathroom. Um, okaaaay...
Locals insist the mark gets up and wanders around the bathroom. I'm just wondering, is it a men's bathroom, a women's bathroom, or one of these new fangled anything goes bathrooms?
From the BBC:
Thousands of people in Mali's capital, Bamako, are flocking to see what it believed to a religious sign on a wall that suddenly appeared last weekend.[...]
"We believe it is a vision of our prophet," Aliou Traore, who lives in the compound, told the BBC. [...]
"It's a miracle, I've seen it," schoolteacher Aboubakar Diarra said after looking at the wall.
"It's obviously true. It's a sign from God to Mali that our nation is great."
(Hat Tip: TROP)
July 31, 2015
Rowdy Roddy Piper Dead At 61
Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday.
Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s, and even wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985 ... squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
Roddy's rep tells us, "I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."
I'm posting this, not because I'm a huge wrestling fan, but because when I was younger, Piper was one of my favorite entertainers. RIP, Roddy.
Everything You Need to Know About Cecil the Lion's Death Expressed Perfectly in One Graphic
Thanks to Bert.
July 29, 2015
"Canteen Boy" and the Super Gays
**Bumped .... because .... I can**
Hello people, my name is Rusty Shackleford and I blog here occasionally.
So the Boy Scouts of America has decided that it's okay for gay men to go camping with your supple and lithe 15 year old sons. What could possibly go wrong?
As a long time supporter of the Boy Scouts I'm a bit confused by the reasoning. I think it goes something like: discrimination is bad, mmmkay, and gays should be treated like every one else.
Okay, sure, that's reasonable. Let's treat them like every one else.
But what you are asking is to treat them differently. In fact, you are asking us to believe a lie.
There are many kinds of lies out there. One of those lies is that gay men are more prone to pedophilia then straight men. I know of no statistical or anecdotal evidence for this. It's a disgusting stereotype.
But there is strong evidence that many men, indeed perhaps most men, are attracted to people who may be much younger than them. I'm not talking about pedophilia here, just the normal -- and I do intentionally mean normal -- male attraction to youth.
This is an uncomfortable fact to most us. The fact that many men are attracted to people who are say, 16 or 17 years old, is very uncomfortable to think about. It becomes more uncomfortable for us the younger that gets. As we all know, some 14 year olds are fully developed. This isn't something we like to think about. It is something polite society almost never talks about.
As a father of both teenage girls and boys it makes me uncomfortable. I handle the discomfort with many guns and plenty of ammunition. I don't like to think about it. I don't like to talk about it.
But comfortable or not, these facts remain: that men have always been and will always be attracted to youth.
Which is why if Howie suggested that he take your teenage daughters camping you'd react the same way I would: by showing him your Remington 870 and politely showing him the door.
And it's not just because Howie is a perv. It's because Howie is a man.
Denying Howie his weekend with your daughters isn't an unstated accusation that he is worse than the average man, it is only an admission that he is no better than the average man.
And this is precisely the problem I have with gay Scout leaders.
You are asking me to believe that gay men are better than straight men. That gay men, as a group, have conquered the unfortunate yet natural attraction men have to teenagers. That gay men, as a group, are in fact supernatural. They, and they alone, have overcome male nature.
We do not allow grown men to take our teenage daughters camping even when we add the kinds of safeguards that the Boy Scouts have added in recent years in order to prevent abuse. Safeguards such as men and boys must sleep in separate tents, or that there must be at least two adults present with a Scout, etc, etc.
The fact remains that even with these safeguards it still would make me uncomfortable for an adult male to be camping with my teenage daughters in a supervisory capacity. I simply wouldn't allow it. Because men are fickle creatures. We are tempted. We are weak.
But not gay men, right? Gay men are so much better than the rest of us that they would not be tempted. Or, if tempted, they are not so weak as the rest of mankind. They can resist. They will not look upon your teenage boys with any amount of lust. They, and they alone, have overcome! Hallelujah, thank the Lord, they have overcome!
It's almost as if you believe them to be die Herrenrass, the Master Race.
And if that is the case, perhaps we should put them in charge of ... everything.
Having overcome the human condition, I'm sure they could easily solve all the world's ills. Just think, with these superior beings in charge hunger would be a thing of the past. War something we read about only in books.
Those who believe gay men have overcome the human condition are not asking the rest of us to accept gay Scoutmasters because they believe in equality.
They are asking us to accept gay Scoutmasters for the opposite reason: gays are not equal to straights, they are better than us.
Equality: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Here's the Canteen Boy sketch. Sure, Canteen Boy is supposed to be "27 years old", but yeah, right, whatever. I actually think it's funny. Tragedy and comedy are kind of two sides to the same coin. And make no mistake, this is exactly what the BSA has voted for. Comedy gold when it's Alec Baldwin coming on to Adam Sandler. Tragic when he's coming on to your 16 year old son.
So long BSA, and thanks for all the fish!
UPDATE: For those of you who may be slow, or maybe you just never thought of the difference because, let's face it, polite society demands (demands!) that we don't think about unpleasant things (let alone two or three unpleasant things), I'm going to clarify a point some of the commenters don't seem to get.
Namely this: that some people use the word "molest" or "molestation" to describe all sorts of actions, but which really cover three separate bad things.
The first, is pedophelic child molestation. You know what that means. This is so unpleasant that even I, your host down this rabbit hole of perfidy, don't really want to describe it.
The second is statutory child molestation. This is when an legal adult makes unwanted advances, touching, etc. of a legal minor (eg, 21 year old perpetrator and 15 year old victim). I use the term statutory here because when the same thing happens to an adult victim we call it sexual assault and/or rape.
The third is statutory rape (or as Nancy Grace calls it, child molestation). This is when the sexual advances of an adult towards a teenager is consented to, even though one of the parties in the relationship is not legally allowed to consent.
All three of these things are morally wrong. But their degree or level of wrongness goes from worst case to very bad to bad in the order listed above.
Also, as I pointed out I think quite clearly, I expressly said that gays are no more likely to be sexual predators or perverts than straights. But, and this is kind of the whole point, they are no less likely either.
So, contemplate those points before you start typing something stupid.
As to the point about "I need statistics" well, I just don't know what to say with that. As a methodology, statistics just can't answer all questions of fact. As an epistemology it can never answer all questions of truth. There are several reasons for this, but first and foremost is simply lack of data.
But as more than a few scientists have won Nobel Prizes for thought experiments (eg, Einstein, Friedman) let me pose the following thought experiment to you:
You have a daughter. She goes to high school. The high school announces that the locker rooms and showers are going to be co-ed. But don't worry, they have a bunch of rules that make it impossible (impossible!) for inappropriate behavior.
School Board, meet my Remington 870.
Or, maybe you have a more enlightened reaction. You pull your kids from school.
Either way, you don't let it happen not only because you know rules cannot always be enforced (even well thought out, good rules). No, what really pisses you off is the notion of all those guys oggling your daughter.
It's. Just. Creepy.
And that might just be a social constructed thing. We learn that nudity is sexual or something. In Sweden they do it all the time. I don't think so, but whatever.
Even if it is something American society fostered upon us, so what? If we want to live in society, there are some social norms that cannot be broken. And there are social, and legal, consequences for violating some of those norms.
Also, some of those legal consequences are there to protect the violator of the norms as much as they are about protecting society.
You see, once the law no longer protects my children then it's up to me to do so.
And I have guns.
Laws protecting certain social norms are there to protect you from me just as much as they are to protect society.
Dear: Chris Christe
fictional Christie administration, addressing the nation’s dope smokers and grass fiends directly.Heh, fictional Christie administration.
“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” said Christie at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire today, Bloomberg reports. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
“If you want to change the marijuana laws, go ahead and change the national marijuana laws,” he added.
Of course, like any good conservative, Christie has previously advocated for states’ rights—an advocacy that apparently stops at actual conflicts between state and federal law.
Very fictional, and becoming more a fiction living in Governor Christe's imagination every day.
Jawa Report Calls Habeas Corpus on Mullah Omar Again (Taliban Confirms He's Dead Jim!)
Word is that Mullah Omar is dead Jim.
The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said.The Beeb caught up with our old friend Ahmedi and he says he's alive.
The Taliban has yet to comment on the claim, which was made by top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.
The sources said the reclusive militant leader had died two to three years ago.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi, quoted by Sky News, said that Mullah Omar was "still alive and leading the movement".Some reports that he was droned or died of TB two years ago. Or was hit by a TB drone. I dunno, I just really want to start a rumor about TB drones.
But a second spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, told the BBC a statement would be made in the coming hours.
Anyway the Taliban posted a supposed message from Mullah Omar on Eid but it contained no proof of life.
I mean he might be dead. But since the Taliban are all over Twitter why not just ask them. I mean all they have to do is present a video that proves Mullah Omar is alive.
We'll even give it 72 hours. After that Mullah Omar is dead. But the only reason that would matter would be to show what the Taliban Spokesmen an media wing are liars. The Taliban will still be there doing what Talibans do.
Update 07/30/2015 10:38 cdt: Taliban confirms he's dead Jim!
اعلامیه شورای رهبری امارت اسلامی وفامیل عالیقدرامیرالمؤمنین درمورد وفات عالیقدرامیرالمؤمنین ملامحمدعمرمجاهد رحمه الله http://t.co/zGu7KLrHY8— zabihulla.mujahid (@ZabihullaM) July 30, 2015
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July 28, 2015
Holy Dumbass Batman!
Another Muslim arrested in home grown terror plot. His fave things, blowing up infidels and strippers. But remember the 9/11 hijackers got drunk in a strip bar before yelling Allahu Ackbar and murdering 3000 people.
The US Department of Justice said that Harlem Suarez has been charged with attempting to use a WMD in a planned attack.According to Heavy his facebook is still up.
According to the prosecutors the 23-year-old, of Key West, Florida, was motivated by ISIS.
Prosecutors say he is the "self-professed adherent" of the terror group.
Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, told a confidential source he planned to make a "timer bomb" in a backpack - concealing nails and detonable via mobile phone.
Suarez reportedly intended to bury the device at a public beach in Key West and then detonate it.
He came to the attention of the FBI in April because of his extremist rhetoric and posting the ISIS flag on Facebook.
Such a big Batman there, having to pay for sex. LOL. Anyway be sure to send him feedback that he can read in 15 to 20 years.
What did you all want?
And So it Begins
The Other McCain: So I’ve never been a fan of Trump-as-politician, but what the Daily Beast has done is as distasteful as a protective tariff: Resurrected a two-decade-old claim by Trump’s ex-wife Ivana that he “raped” her in 1989. This claim was made in their divorce and published in a 1993 book.Ivana released a statement in response to the story.
So what? When a rich man’s wife divorces him, she always accuses him of awful things. It’s a shakedown: “Give me the money I want or I’ll drag your name through the mud and make an ugly spectacle of it.”
Who knows if it’s true? And who cares? Ivana got her money and Trump moved on with his life. It’s over. Ancient history.
Update 7/28/15 9:50 AM: Ivana Trump released a statement Tuesday morning to CNN.Another plus for Mr. Trump would be that if he appointed their daughter Ivanka to a top cabinet position.
"I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president."
I mean she'd be smarter than half of DC put together. Not to mention.....
A damn sight more productive than our last female Secretary of State John Kerry.
You must choose.
Anjem Choudary Advocates Throwing Himself From a Very High Place
Anjem's Youtube channel is not all that popular but the most popular of his videos lately is the one where he endorses Islamic State's practice of throwing Homosexuals off buildings.
Why the last time IS released such a video Anjem fapped to it for a fortnight.
Here Anjem gives his excuses for being a pussy. After all his pal Abu Rahin Aziz made it to Islamic State with no passport. And died a glorious martyr's death.
Come on Anjem live the dream baby!
Where's Vinnie? Nondescript White Van Edition
Go Vinnie Go!
This is Unfreaking American
So this leaves me wondering who called? I'm reasonable sure it wasn't the Baptists.
This can not, must not be allowed to stand. After all Bar B Que existed in this continent before white or black people. Its an American Indian invention.
So anyone against Bar-B-Q can hop their racist ass right back across the pond.
Awesome! Taliban Take Control Badakhshan
The good war is over you know.
The loss of the base marks the largest mass surrender by Afghanistan's security forces since US and NATO forces withdrew from the country at the end of 2014, concluding a war that lasted more than a decade.I suppose the upside is we won't have to listen to Adam Gadahn brag about it. And yes I'm reaching pretty far for that upside but when Obama is President you have to go that extra mile to find a bright spot.
Around 110 police officers are said to have surrendered to the Taliban, according to a statement issued by the militants. At least 107 of the officers were released hours later, following negotiations with tribal leaders in the area.
Meanwhile, it is unclear why much-needed reinforcements were not sent to the police base during the three days of fighting.
"No reinforcements were sent to help the police at the base for the past three days when they were under the attack, and finally they had no option," said Abdullah Naji Nazari, head of Badakhshan's provincial council, referring to the surrender.
Badakhshan's police chief General Baba Jan said that the local police commander also surrendered to the Taliban and handed over the base's weapons and ammunition, reported AP news agency.
July 26, 2015
Snoop Lion Violated!
I mean the brother reverted, but still the Man keeping him down.
And also Sweden I think your dope detector thingy is broken, but still don't you know there is an unwritten rule that celebrities and politicians I mean you know.