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…The U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory…

Happy 67th !

9/18/47 — a date that prob’ly only blue-suiters bother to remember.

I remember, ’cause I was exactly one month old when the USAF was born
(some say snatched from the Army’s motherly embrace).
— DougM, LtCol, USAF (ret.)

today’s SCORE!!!

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Happy Constitution Day

Or, there’s always the now-traditional photo-bomber-in-chief optics

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“Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society,” Obama said …. “It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens, but also demands participation, responsibility, and service to our country and to one another.” [more]

Wrong and wrong.

What’s in a name?

What do you call this group of bigoted, genocidal, totalitarian, mass-murdering rapists, pimps, child abusers, cutthroats, terrorists, and slavers?

Is it ISIS or ISIL? The French government has found its solution.

The formal name of the group is al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham. Take the “D,” an “A,” and the “Sh,” and that’s where the loose acronym Daesh comes from. [While the successor to al-Qaeda in Iraq sees Islamic State, ISIS, or ISIL as legitimizing their caliphate aims, they take Daesh as an insult.]

It was first pegged by Arabic media and quickly caught on among Free Syrian Army and Kurdish fighters, civilians in the region opposed to IS, Twitter Kurds, and governments in the region that want to dis’ the Islamic State. It’s also used in Israel.

The great part is the term’s multiple meanings among IS opponents, as the word sounds like the Arabic term for trampling or crushing underfoot: daes. It can also sound like Dahes, explained France24, which can either mean “one who sows discord” or refer to the Dahes wal Ghabra war in the pre-Islamic period of Arabia.

France thinks that’s just perfect. … “The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats,’” [Foreign Minister] Fabius said.

And IS/ISIS/ISIL goons really hate Daesh:
“Several residents in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which fell to the extremist group in June, told The Associated Press that the militants threatened to cut the tongue of anyone who publicly used the acronym Daesh, instead of referring to the group by its full name, saying it shows defiance and disrespect. …” [more]

May I suggest: Daesholes.

Oh, now who hasn’t wanted to do this?

[A]n angry mob in Ukraine frog-marched a politician out of the building – and threw him into a rubbish bin. [story]

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Better’n throwin’ a shoe at ‘em, if y’ask me.

(What? Well, okay, throwin’ a politician into a trash bin iiis kind’a like throwin’ Br’er Rabbit into a briar patch.)

Not to be out-done, heeeeere’s South Korea.

there’s a word for this

…House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her hometown NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, should not allow defensive end Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated over accusations

…Pelosi says that she nonetheless disagrees with the decisions of Coach Jim Harbaugh and other team officials to keep McDonald, who has not been charged, playing during the opening two games of this season….

…Asked at a Capitol Hill news conference about the McDonald situation, Pelosi said she understands about not being guilty until proven otherwise, “and due process and all of that.” But she added, “Do I feel he should have played? No.”

The only woman ever to have served as speaker of the House added that there has to be recognition “that sports figures are in a special place in our country and young people look up to them as heroes in what they do.” Pelosi joins others who have suggested the same, including former San Francisco Mayor and current California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom…


…Newsom, whose mayoral term has seen the admission of … an affair with a friend’s wife…

previously before that

and of course…

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

All Your Labor Are Belong to Teh State.

A small-time vintner’s use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines — and sent a chill through the wine industry.

The volunteers, some of them learning to make wine while helping out, were illegally unpaid laborers, and Westover Winery should have been paying them and paying worker taxes, the state Department of Industrial Relations said.

…[The winery] nets about $11,000 a year

No word on whether or not The State will allow it if you are charging people to “help out.” Like at a dude ranch…

So now you know: Free Citizens [*bitter laff*] are not allowed by The State to choose how they sell/give their own labor.

All for a coupla bucks in employee taxes.

[“Peter Melton [Industrial Relations, Information Officer I (specialist), $63,200.00/yr*], a spokesman for the state] “These are not idle things. People should be paid for their labor. The workers’ compensation violations are very serious. What happens if someone has a catastrophic injury at the winery?” he asked. [it’s called “Insurance”, PeteyBoy; everyone who has the public on their property has it]

And, he added, “It isn’t faiiiir to wineries that are paying their employees to have to compete against for-profit wineries that do not.”

The law does not allow for warnings, Melton said. If Department of Industrial Relations representatives see violations, he said, they are required to issue citations.

Aside: Check Mr Melton’s work History here. Then all those of you in private industry raise your hands if you can match or beat his pay-raise history.

So which is it?

Tee time or fundraiser?

President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event.

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C.

However, Obama, who was first invited to attend the event in January, will not be among those in attendance …. This would be among the first national memorials in recent history not to be formally accepted in person by a sitting U.S. president. … U.S. presidents have historically been on hand during dedication ceremonies for major memorials in D.C., including the Air Force memorial, the World War II memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which Obama attended and spoke at.

The White House declined to comment when asked by the Washington Free Beacon to confirm if Obama would be unavailable to attend the ceremony. [story]

Even-money he’s able to change his calendar.

The memorial (BTF): »

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