Better than what? Venezuela?

Lipstick on a pig

[T]he Democrats’ rumored message for the 2018 midterms is the following:
A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.

… That’s basically the Papa John’s Pizza slogan (“Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s”) ….

Amazingly enough, the Democrats’ message is reportedly “the result of months of polling and internal deliberations among the House Democratic caucus,” …. [story]

Shirley, we can do better than that, boys an’ girls:
• Better watch out, better not cry, better not pout
• Better living through sophistry

Why not best?
• Democrat Party is Best Party — we went to best party schools
• Democrat America is Best America

And what is it with Democrats and pizza?

*badump*dum* (sorry)

Yeah, okay, add Somalia to the title.
Note: I’ll stop there, because the list would become prohibitively long.

slow-weekend advice and opn thread

~ source: theChive ~

Just remindin’ folks that we’ll be happy to fix an error in your comments, if you ask in a following comment, then we’ll delete the please-fix-it one (think of it as having an understanding English teacher or boss); otherwise, we’ll just interpret it as patois or a really clever observation or joke we didn’t get.
(What? Yeah, surprising how seldom that’s necessary around here.)

Goes both ways, too, I reckon.
After all, future historians will depend on KisP for an accurate view of our era.
Also, it’s fun to impress the trolls/NSA/CIA/FBI/DNC/etc.

See? Now, if one of usssss had said Soviet Yugoslavia, we’d politely and quietly fix it, perhaps with a cute, little “D’oh!”. No use makin’ Tito roll over in his grave.

~ more & better ~

never go full-Python

Berkeley establishes policy that insensitive speech is not protected free speech:

• Disinvites conservative speaker
• Disinvites conservative speaker
• Disinvites conservative speaker
Disinvites left-wing-hero/atheist jackass for dissing Islam

• Python invoked

Finds a place, after all, for conservative speaker

~ vid ~

CNN goes ballistic after Trump re-posts anti-CNN video joke:

• CNN and their prog suck-ups call Trump a thug
• CNN thuggishly blackmails the YouTube satirist

• Python invoked

• The internet retaliates a hundredfold with CNN jokes, cartoons, and videos

Cultural ref

My bad. Dawkins’ problem was with a Berkeley radio station, not the university. Still…

your afternoon transitional

In this case, he/she/it was transitioning from ISIS fighter to fleeing transvestite.

Evidently he hadn’t seen any actual wimmin with their faces uncovered
and had always been told, “Women don’t need to shave.”

What gave me away?
It was the redundant beauty mark, wasn’t it?

Let this be a reminder to us all to be careful when ordering camo compacs on-line.
Also, it’s a reminder for some of us guys that not all Halloween costumes work. Sometimes, just… just go with the cowboy costume, m’kay?

(What? Yeah, I think they should oblige this freak an’ chop off his you-know-what.)
via Iowahawk
Apologies to Clint Eastwood (PBUH)

I mean, if you’re gonna overdo the makeup, overdo it right.

*heh* Meanwhile, in opposite-land, liberated women burn their burqas and men shave.
He could prob’ly take a lesson from these Mexicans.

slow-Friday prediction

Yeah, I know O.J. won’t get out’a the clink for a couple’a months, yet; but I’m gonna go out on a limb and make a prediction about what the media coverage will look like on the day he does.

It’ll look like pretty much like this

~ vid ~

About time, too.
After all, he needs to get back to looking for the real killer.*
* Again, Stilton beat me to the 3-panel joke; and I had a Rope n’ Chains idea all teed-up, too, dammit!
(What? Nah, not too disappointed. After all, it was a pretty obvious joke.)
Cultural ref
Cultural ref’s cultural ref

Right Idea – Worng Reason

Keebler Attorney

“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the President,” … “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the President.”

“I have the honor of serving as attorney general,” Sessions said during a news conference about a bust of an internet marketplace for drugs. “And I plan to continue to do so, as long as that is appropriate.”

I’m with PDT — but not for the same reason:

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will issue new directives to increase the federal govenment’s use of civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that allows law enforcement to seize property from suspected criminals without charging them with a crime.

…”[W]e hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture—especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said. “With care and professionalism, we plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures. No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime. Adoptive forfeitures are appropriate as is sharing with our partners.”

…The equitable sharing program distributes hundreds of millions of dollars a year to police departments around the country.

…the perverse profit incentives and lack of due process for property owners lead to far more average citizens having their property seized than cartel bosses.

He says “No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime,” which is all well and good: but they don’t wait for a conviction — or even an indictment — before grabbing people’s possessions and spreading them around various police agencies for the Kewl New Toy Fund.

I’m not a Law expert but I don’t thing that’s even vaguely Constitutional.

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

fairies and unicorns edition

ol’ Jerry I smell mustard Brown just guaranteed his Bullshitte Train will continue. Not to become an actual train [which would -- under ideal circumstances -- transport people from one end of the state 2/3 of the way to the other, taking twelve times as long and costing multiples more than flying or driving] but a lively source of payoffs to pals.

That’s because the only source of steady money for high speed rail construction is from the auction of credits in the greenhouse bartering system of trading money for the ability to pollute.

[NB by "pollute" they mean "producing stuff that isn't a pollutant in any but a political sense" ]

Yep — 25% of the Cap ‘n’ Trade ponzi scheme goes to the Bullshitte Train. yippie.

The rest raises the price of gas [by 11 cents to a coupla bucks, depending on the way ya figure] for the rural drivers hardest hit by the recession caused by chasing all the business out of the state. Even if one buys the GlobalWorms idea [silliness as there has been zero warming for almost two decades - but whatever] what sense does it make to gut the economy that might have to respond to all the dire things predicted? It takes Big Money to move airports and water ports out of the way of “rising oceans,” to make dams to hold water to raise food, to provide air conditioning for those 120° Christmas Day Dinners for the homeless, etc.

again: yay, government control!

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

Teh Loyal Opposition

Speaking of a decline in civility…

*Twinkle Fingers*

Onstage were House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, Rep, Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, state Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and others.


Aside: at the end, ya can see NannyP, like an old lady after a wedding, toddling back to the table to ‘liberate’ the flowers …or pens or horse-doovers …

ThanQ!2 DougM!

your afternoon schadenfreude

We can still make fun of robots, right?
I mean, can’t be accused of automatonophobia or sumpthin’.

If this kind of thing helps you feel that humans are still superior to robots…

…then you haven’t been payin’ attention


(What? Well, yeah, okay… or you haaave been payin’ attention around water features)


Oh, now who didn’t see this comin’?

For example