Progressive Vermont Busybodies, beware.

Today is International Bacon Day.

I’m sorry, I don’t mean to shout, but I can’t help it… International Bacon Day is coming up!! I’m excited. Are you excited? You should be excited! It comes but once a year, folks. Like Christmas. Or Super Bowl Sunday. Or Thanksgiving. Only this holiday is ALL ABOUT THE BACON. One day a year to truly celebrate your love for bacon. Think of all the turkey you eat on Thanksgiving–and you don’t even really like turkey!

You’re welcome.

Yep. Someone actually went there with this

I should have started a pool but thought no way……..

I didn’t touch it. swear.

I’m not this good…


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penis

today’s SCORE!!!

$1.99

jay vee CinC

previously THAT SAME DAY

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still did not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists…

burning down the house

And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office

and the Oscar for bad actor goes toooo … the VeeAyyy!

Too-cute-by-half is often indistinguishable from really bad taste.*

Just as President Obama is promising to reform veterans’ health care and restore “dignity” to the system, the Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing for depicting dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in an internal training guide.

A slide show presented to VA employees last week portrayed veterans as the grumpy Sesame Street character who lives in a garbage can. The training guide also described veterans as possibly having unrealistic expectations, and advises staffers to apologize for the public “perception” of the scandal-ridden agency.

In one slide, a sign reading “CRANKY” hangs from the rim of Oscar’s garbage can. In another, Oscar’s face is accompanied by the words “100% GROUCHY, DEAL WITH IT.”

The presentation included tips on how to tell if a veteran is nearing an “outburst,” including being accusatory, agitated, demanding, or unfocused, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. It was delivered to VA staffers in advance of two town-hall meetings to be held for veterans in Philadelphia on Wednesday. [story]

I’m thinkin’ death panels.
You know, where administrators get their asses kicked to death.

(What? Nah, Cookie Monster goes with a different US gov’t program.)
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* Consider a not-insignificant number of my own posts and comments, for example.

there are so many words for this I’m speechless even if they’d all fit in the post title

tonight’s KisP fun facts

lol, eh?

tonight’s racist joke

Stinky is now a race
Le pewww in black & white

If you’re familiar with national stereotypes, you may think the French are a non-showering, non-armpit-shaving, overall pungent people.

Mais non.

As it turns out, the French do have olfactory standards, as demonstrated by a case, reported by the Local, in which an impoverished family was booted out of the Musée d’Orsay for smelling bad.

The couple and their child were visiting the famous museum with volunteers from … a charity group that works with underprivileged individuals, when security guards forced them to leave because, a charity volunteer told the Local, other museumgoers were “complaining about their smell.”

When asked about the incident, museum management told the outlet they were “saddened” and noted their broad range of charitable involvement.

[A] representative for [the charity] said the Musée d’Orsay staff was essentially racist. “We live in a social apartheid and when you break that apartheid these kind of things happen,” …. ”The museum is trying to make an effort to open up to these kinds of poor people but some members of the public don’t like it. Some of them think ‘let’s give poor people food, but leave the museums for us.’*” [story]

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* Meanwhile, in Beamont sur Mer
(Oh, now who didn’t see that comin’?)

today’s Holocaust couture wtf

Jew vear!


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previously…

Job Openings @MinistryOfTruth

ToDaZeD #NudgeBalloon

Through a National Science Foundation grant, the U.S. government is paying for the creation of a database of “suspicious memes” and other “false and misleadingpolitical ideas posted on social media.

…The project defines memes as all “@mentions, #hash_tags, and urls” on Twitter.

The .gov. Monitoring social media Citizens’ Public Conversations. For “misleading political ideas”.

That oughta work out well!

The database comes from a project based at Indiana University and is known as “Truthy,” inspired by Colbert’s concept of “truthiness.” “Truthiness,” as told by Colbert, is presenting something as fact just because you believe it is true.

Which the .gov has decided to stamp out dissuade.

Truthy “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant states. The project also wants to determine what makes a meme go viral.

The Irony Police are now defunct.

wow.

It’s Bold. Out and Proud. Undisguised.

A little ….obvious, no?

A little …over confident, even?

Or am I completely in the dark about the Dhimmitude [to borrow a phrase] of the Great Amerikkkan Publick? [serious question]

Truthy’s “About” page* said that content is often distributed by the “shady machinery of high-profile congressional campaigns” and is just one example of “political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution” found on social media.

Like #RethuglicanWarOnWomen?

“Sentient” Analysis. *facepalm*

The project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer [clicky here for weasel foto and hype page — don’t forget to #Truthy it!] is a loud supporter of several progressive groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

Shocking…

And these Judas goats are asking for the willing participation of the sheep:

“we rely on users like you to flag injections of forged grass-roots activity. Therefore, click on the Truthy button when you see a suspicious meme!

David Axelrod to the White Raaaacist Courtesy Telephone, please.

I see no possibility whatsoever for ClowardPivening their system with #TruthyButton clickery on cat pix, everything Pelosi says, stupid product-pushing “blogs,” references to Hitler [*ding*] in comments sections,

The ultimate goal of the project, according to the grant, is to eliminate or suppress this content.

Lemme run that by ya again:

The ultimate goal of the project, according to the grant, is to eliminate or suppress this content.

Eliminate or Suppress. Political Speech They Do Not Like.

And bacon-signs.

#ComfortingAssurrances

#MinistryOfTruth

#WASoF

#[/FirstAmendment]

#F*ckYou.govBully

#TruthyButton

Ok – now my little fit of pique is over, I’ll just ask, will they “eliminate or suppress” the stupid idea that .gov “creates” jobs? That welfare payments “boost the economy?” Global Waaaarming? Fracking makes earthquakes and [literal] fire-water? .Gov weeneis are Our Betters? And the stupidest idea of all: more .Gov makes things better?

Or will they just “eliminate or suppress” The Porch?

eww! »

Here’s “TrueMajority’s” Ten Principles:

TrueMajority summarizes its underlying philosophy in its Ten Principles, which it characterizes as “a positive blueprint for moving forward in the post 9/11 world. The principles are founded on the premise that the United States is a nation characterized by excessive militarism; insufficient generosity to poor people at home and abroad; inadequate concern for environmental protection; a lack of respect for the governments and peoples of other nations; widespread discrimination against minorities; and extreme economic injustice reflected in the disparity between its rich and poor.

1. Attack World Hunger and Poverty as if Our Life Depends on It: “Anchor our foreign policy in the compassion for the poor that unites all the world’s religions. Reduce the debts of impoverished countries. Shift foreign aid from buying weapons to feeding people.”

2. Champion the Rights of Every Child, Woman and Man: “Stop turning a blind eye to governments that abuse their own people. … If punishing a foreign tyrant means, in actual practice, punishing the women and children who are his victims, desist, and find another path.

“3. End our Obstructionism to the World’s Treaties: “Throw America’s full weight behind the United Nations, the only political body that holds all the world’s nations in the age of globalization. … Withdraw our lonely opposition to the landmine ban, Kyoto Protocol to halt global warming, and International Criminal Court.”

4. Reduce our Dependence on Oil: “America is 5% of the world’s people but we generate 25% of the pollution that causes global warming. … Make a … commitment to develop solar and wind power technologies. Set and meet a goal of generating 20% of our energy from renewable sources by 2010.”

5. Close the Book on the Cold War and Ease the Nuclear Nightmare: “Cancel obsolete Cold War weapons. … We squander $35 billion a year on this obsolete arsenal. Save half of that money, take our missiles off ‘launch on warning’ and invite all nuclear nations to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban.”
6. Renounce Star Wars and the Militarization of Space: “After spending $134 billion, … our military has nothing to show for its obsession with a dubious Missile Defense but the deep suspicions of our new allies.”

7. Make Globalization Work for, not against, Working People: “Let sunshine into the councils of the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Affirm that the welfare of the planet’s people supersedes corporate patents and profits.”

8. Ensure Equal Treatment Under Law for All: Revise a system that dispenses justice “in a way that disadvantages minorities.”

9. Get Money out of Politics: “Enact public campaign financing — we can fund it entirely by closing a single offshore corporate tax loophole!”

10. Close the Gap between Rich and Poor Kids at Home: “We will fully fund Head Start and health insurance for the millions of American children who can’t get either.”

TrueMajority’s principles have been formally endorsed by Global Exchange, Greenpeace, The Interfaith Alliance, The Nation magazine, the National Council of La Raza, the National Head Start Association, Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Rainforest Action Network, Rock the Vote, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sojourners, and Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND).

In September 2007, TrueMajority and its related organization TrueMajorityACTION merged with USAction.

Perspective (cont’d)

Just in case you need a reason to lay awake at night …

What would happen if the middle class revolted?
We’re talking a real insurrection, not some clapped-out “victory” at the polls.

You know, what happens when the middle class realizes that politics won’t repair a century of treason.
Sure, I could quote the entire article, but I think a teaser should motivate you to go RTWT.

The American middle class has been as stoic as the Russian peasantry. That’s changing. And that’s the point. There’s a difference between abuse and betrayal. Where betrayal begins, stoicism ends. Where stoicism ends, insurrection begins. But the question was, what would happen if the middle class revolted? If there were an armed march on DC, or a wave of sniper attacks and political kidnappings, or Ayers-type bombings, it wouldn’t be the doing of the middle class. It may be an actual revolt, maybe even a guerilla movement, but not a middle class revolt, and no insurrection can be successful without the middle class piling in.

So, what would happen if the middle class revolted? Consider the nearly unfixable damage a few Edward Snowden-like IT managers could do. Or how freight trains loaded with, say, high energy chemicals could be misrouted. Or the well-equipped home workshops of engineers who design military drones. In some cases not doing something can be just as damaging. Think of the power grid, then imagine some overlooked maintenance with unexpectedly huge effects, or how a small misstep in charging a natural gas pipeline could detonate the whole thing. Count the number of bridges over the Mississippi, there aren’t that many. Imagine what heavily loaded barges could do to the supports if mishandled. Consider something as simple as mislabeled fuel at a transportation center. Or an airport. All these things are under the direct control of the middle class.

Then, it gets better.
One could probably extend this theme well into self-paralysis,
and then … there’re the terrorism and warfare implications.
Oh, yeah, good braining fodder.
Reminds me of back in the day when … *ahem*cough* … Forget I even, uh, nevermind.

(What? Why not? Prob’ly ’cause they need to pay next month’s mortgage and stuff.)

It’s this that will kill US

not them but US

Whatever happened to the phrase, “Sounds like a personal problem to me…”?!?

In June, in return for taking part in a local volunteer initiative to plant flower beds in the city’s traffic medians, the diner was awarded a sign on a lamp post that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A woman took issue with the sign, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork

Even the word offeeeends you? Little Precious Flower?

rly?!?

No one is actually forcing you to eat the delicious, delicious bacon. Your loss, Toots. But this is America and you get to choose what you eat.

So do others. And those who sell it get to tell their customers what they sell.

You may choose not to eat it, for whatever reasons you like, but you DO not — in the name of toooolerance and diveeeersity — get to never hear of its existence.

Of what value is following your religious commandments in a place where there is no temptation? I don’t think one gets any religious strength creds from not eating unicorn steaks if they are not available.

The diner’s owners contacted the woman to apologize and tell her the sign has been removed.

“We are here to serve people breakfast, not politics,” the owners wrote

Stupid Dhimmi.

The mayor of the town, Winooski, Vt., commended the diner for taking down the sign. “The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable, … The city has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate.””

whaaa?

Waiddaminnit. Why do the Views of some people carry more weight than the preferences of other people? If some old New Englander lady became offeeeended [off-ended] by someone wandering around masked with a tablecloth over her head would you regulate in her favor?

Zenophilia; not only creepy but dangerous.

ISIS = Reavers

The Reavers live on the edge of the human-controlled binary solar systems, rarely venturing deep into occupied space. As a result, most of inner worlds and many Alliance officials believe them to be myths made to cover for violent criminals. Reavers are known to capture ships and raid colonies on the edge of populated space.

As Zoe puts it: “If they take the ship, they’ll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing – and if we’re very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order.”

Firefly: AD

tonight’s KisP fun facts

…the average black person’s friend network is 8 percent white, but the average white person’s network is only 1 percent black. To put it another way: Blacks have ten times as many black friends as white friends. But white Americans have an astonishing 91 times as many white friends as black friends…

Since 77.7% of the us population is white and only 13.2% are black why would these “statistics” of what color your friends are be *GHASP* astonishing?

And I wanna know how many LGBTUVXCXSEDGJNMKI friends blacks have because homophobia…..

unreality show

previously…

Doctor Cloward, Doctor Piven… Please call your office.

Another happy milestone for Barack Obama and his Progressive and Radical cohorts. The Census Bureau reports more than 100 million Americans now receive means-tested welfare assistance. It would appear Mitt Romney was not so far off after all.

The percentage of American households on welfare has reached 35%. If we include other forms of government assistance such as Medicare and Social Security, almost half of all households are getting a check or other form of government assistance. The tipping point is getting closer and closer.

So much is shocking and dismaying about these numbers. How is it that the number of recipients and the price tag for many of these programs kept skyrocketing though the recession officially ended in 2009? Normally, you’d expect welfare caseloads to fall in a recovery as the unemployment rate dips, but this time welfare participation keeps expanding.

So… more and more people are being “connected” to benefits while fewer and fewer people are paying taxes? I seem to remember some sort of strategy involving something like that.

Perhaps this is because this administration and many Democrats in Congress, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have told Americans that welfare benefits are a stimulus to the economy (sic). Apparently, the left believes that if every family were on food stamps, the economy would return to its glory days.

Maybe some of them believe that. More likely, they know full well what they are doing and what the implications are.

And why should many of these recipients look for a job? If they ever did, they could stand to make less money than they do not working.

Putting all these programs together, a family can get a package of benefits equivalent to a $35,000 a year job in 11 states, and in Hawaii the benefits can exceed what a $60,000 a year job would offer, according to a Cato Institute analysis.

It’s all good! Prosperity for all! At least until the next election, or until Uncle Sam’s credit card runs out, or until the collectivists run out of victims to bleed dry.

The tipping point is coming. And Leftists are salivating like Cloward and Piven’s Pavlov’s Dogs.

IRS and Old Loss*

This is a big f’n deal.**
Well, either that or they’re recycling squirrels.

[A]ttorneys for the IRS have admitted that all of the supposedly lost emails from former IRS employee Lois Lerner are backed up, and that the IRS has not admitted this because they say it would be too hard to dig them out of these backed up files.
[more + FoxNews vid]

Can’t wait to hear how they get out of this.
Probably just another attempt to drag things out until after the mid-terms.

(What? Uhm, no, not sure why you’d make backups using a system you can’t easily get into.)
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* Cultural ref
** News ref

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

our betters

The California Highway Patrol arrested Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, shortly after 2:30 a.m. after officers said they saw him driving a state-issued car the wrong way down a one-way street near the Capitol. [in TheSac]

But wait! Hours before…

“Loving my Latino Caucus boys,” [tweeted] Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, also a Democrat from San Diego,… posted a picture on Twitter of Hueso, his shirt partially untucked, and four other Democratic lawmakers. Framed by the white columns of the Capitol, they all had drinks in hand.

[Sources neglected to report whether they were Margaritas or shooters]

Hours later…

[Hueso’s statement:] “As someone who cares deeply about the public safety, I sincerely apologize to my family, my constituents and my colleagues in the Senate for breaching the trust they’ve all placed in me. I accept complete personal responsibility for my actions and any punishments that ultimately come my way as a result of this incident. I will also engage in immediate, corrective actions to ensure this kind of personal conduct is never repeated,”

talk about Shovel Ready…

Yet hours before that:

Hueso said he was “going to pursue (his) innocence” to the reporters who greeted him as he walked out of the Sacramento Main Jail shortly before noon Friday.

Said Thief/Whore in Chief,

“That picture speaks for itself,” Steinberg said. “Obviously, the whole situation, I’m not happy about.”

It was the fourth time in recent months that Steinberg found himself answering for a Democratic colleague in trouble with the law. In January, a Los Angeles jury found Sen. Rod Wright guilty of perjury and voter fraud… Then came federal indictments for Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee in separate cases alleging they took bribes from undercover FBI agents.

Let’s not forget the Yee Arms Dealership [“assault rifles” and RPGs On Sale!!!]

todaze assignment

Seriously

*What are the similarities between the events?
*Why did the people in Boston dress up as Native Americans?
*What stereotypes does that show?
*What is institutional racism and how should it be addressed?
*Why is the image on the right called a “party”?
*The event on the right has been mythologized and treated as action by heroes. Do you think the event on the left will be?

see also: #FergusonSyllabus

Audience participation…

Finish your assignment! »

#SondraKisbus:
Can you read and write?
Can you add 2+2?
EXTRA CREDIT:

Can you give an example of anything that isn’t Whitey’s fault?

slow-weekend schtick

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Nerd-cultural ref (I did not know that)