HOWLing bigly

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cuck Zucker

ISIS commanders have been killed after one of the group’s suicide bombers blew himself up at a meeting following the terrorists’ collapse in Mosul.

It comes as Islamic State lost more ground in their last major stronghold in Iraq with the terror group’s numbers depleted and confined to an area of about a square kilometre in the Old City. [story #1]

CNN Producer Admits Network Hyping ‘Mostly Bullsh*t’ Trump-Russia Scandal for ‘Ratings [story #2]

nothing to see here


Six people … were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. … Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the car that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Center …. … “We have no information to suggest this is terror-related …. [story]

Okay, the possibilities:
• Stupid accident
• Attempted false-flag operation
• Vehicle-terrorism training session gone bad
• The Saudis are right to prohibit women from driving

(What? Yeah, vehicle terrorism is a losing tactic. We have way more vehicles, and our revenge would look like noise in traffic stats.)

out: pink pussy hats


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(…it’s a guy thing, you wouldn’t understand)

For Me; Not For Thee

Our Betters™ feel a need…

Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm …”in nearly every conceivable scenario,” … wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety.


Babin maintains the bill “would ensure rank and file Members of Congress have the opportunity to defend themselves by providing them the ability to concealed carry in nearly every scenario with only a few restrictions.”
It is a direct response to the increased threat posed to federal lawmakers.

…erm, but

“With the increase in security threats to Members of Congress and our staffs, this is an important and necessary step that we must take,” Babin said.

uhhh… excuse me…

Members of Congress would be permitted to pay for the training out of their own allowance funds, according to the bill.

And for “free”??!?

And for the rest of us? What about the “increase in security threats” to the rest of US?


Finish your assignment! »

Final thought: Nancy Pelosi with a gat in her bra-holster…
yer walcome.

stuff that’s hard to do (keep seatbelt fastened episode)

A used Falcon 9 launched BulgariaSat (Bulgaria?) and landed on the barge
(good video and commentary, but the actual landing video cut out again)

~ vid ~

Evidently, it landed pretty hard.
I’ll post that vid when available.

(What? Nah, it’ll prob’ly buff right out.)

While we’re waitin’ for that landing vid, get your ass to Mars.
Go full-screen then click’n drag for full pan & tilt fun (Dramamine suggested).
Cultural ref

Second Launch, this time from Vandenberg AFB, CA*
(sep @6min, landing @11min)

~ vid ~
* Aaaand it was from my old stomping grounds, space launch complex four (SLC-4), complete with the traditional fog.
Titan-III Bs&Ds back in my day (the ’70s)

Somebody could’a been killed at the… die-in

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FBI Calls Motorcycle, uh, Matter Spontaneous, Rider Had No Target In Mind, Motive Unclear

neal in comments

unlucky or just ill.?

How corrupt or incompetent do you have to be to lose with a
sucker-sucking house-stacked gambling operation?

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Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe – with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering “banana republic” territory. Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards.

A top financial official just warned 100 percent of the state’s monthly revenue will be eaten up by court-ordered payments. Rauner is calling a special session of the Democrat-led General Assembly in a bid to pass what he hopes will be the first full budget package in almost three years. And Illinois will – literally – lose the lottery if the budget fails. [story]

Shootin’ for Venezuela-league.


Miller Time

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres [2.2 miles] …. [story]

As of today, Canada holds the first, third, and fourth spots for the longest distance confirmed kills by a sniper. [story]

Awesome seems like such an abused and over-used word, but… awesome !


(What? Because I don’t get to use “ergo” and “Q.E.D.” very often, that’s why.)
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