Category Archives: Trhough Teh Looking Glass

Be Careful Out There

you, too Here’s a random facktoid: “In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement,” the agency’s [Defense Logistics Agency] website states. What do they fear? I suspect it’s more this than this. Nevertheless…

my head is reeling…

Language and “Trigger” Warning (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday, a setback to the president’s efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington. *blink*blink blink* and it looks like my tummy will be unhappy soon, [...]

“Protest”

kickin’ it St Louis style A *disputed* street-shooting and “Protesting” Hood-style at the QuickieMart Here’s Teh Noo LooterGuy2014 Then they set it on fire… And moved on to the AutoZone, Sports Store, Toys R Us, Taco Bell, T-Mobile, Tire & Auto, Radio Shack [?!??!] … And then — 10+ miles away — The Galleria Not [...]

Meanwhile…

in the country soon to be known as Formerly-Iraq… The U.S. government indicated Sunday evening that it had broken with Maliki. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that “the United States fully supports President Fuad Masum in his role as guarantor of the Iraqi Constitution. We reaffirm our support for a process [...]

oh!

my… The vid demonstrates that the message from PootyPoot the stuuuudents was a tad more …pointed than the pix demonstrate. OR *clicky*clicky* Freudian? Raaaacist? Homo-Derogatory? Incendiary?

Obobo: He’s So Fancy

he may be an @$$ but he’s our @$$ Now Pooty’s just havin fun with it… Russian bombers Penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days Also* “students” Yep.

First World Problems

compare and contrast Remember how CA is denying water to the best food growing area in the US on behalf of Saaaaving a 2” non-native [non-endangered] trash fish from extinction? [a fish that could be bred in a small hatchery in sufficient quantities to fill every waterway and plate in America — were it of [...]

Yr Tax Dollars @ Work!

”we need more taxessssss The employees [of an Federal agency that handles appeals of patent applications], paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year [and about $700,000 in annual performance bonuses of up to $3,500 apiece for “outstanding” work], were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who [...]

Land of the …erm

full weight and force A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars. The “dozens of states” part is due to the loophole in the Federal Law about skool food [...]

hm…

what could possibly go worng Welcome to Londonistan! not to put too fine a point on it… yeah…. Yahoo reports that thousands are protesting Israel in London. … Do these women look like they could have been in Downton Abbey? Do they have any connection at all to England? … Make no mistake. The same [...]

ToDaZeD Proggie Throwback

remember this? July 25, 2013 “People like George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax. The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of [...]

Almost like it’s a Plan…

adds jaunty feather to tinfoil hat Thing one: [from email] Drilling along California’s vulnerable coastline threatens our public health, marine resources, and economy, especially our state’s critically important tourism, fishing and recreation industries. This week, I joined 34 members of the California Congressional delegation in writing to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her to prohibit [...]

“It’s for Teh Chiiiildren”

Robots “Heeeelping” Kidz!! This oughta turn out just swell. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise. … “learn [...]

Well, lookie here

hm… Wonder if this is something? China’s president [Xi Jinping] pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing’s growing interests in the region. Xi then met behind-closed doors with a dozen Latin American and Caribbean leaders, including [...]

ToDaZeD Drivel that Deserves to be Ignored

Ok. Sometimes I have no self control Elizabeth Warren [Fauxcahontis] went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism: – “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” [except for GoldmanSax] – “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect [...]

Nudgin’ the Nannying up A Notch

Nudging/Naggin’ T’other day I was standing in line at a local chain drug store. They have a brand new kind of blood pressure taker over on the side and, apparently, lots of people like to use those things. Never thought much about ‘em before but, now, they’re noo and “improved”. They talk. Yep — in [...]

aaaaand BINGO.

*thonk* sound of penny dropping Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a “mini-Marshall plan” to attack the broader underlying problems. Nevermind that the “violence” has “fueled a surge of [...]

Who Knew?

”shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” sed Das Proggiez A total of about 600,000 slaves were imported into the Thirteen Colonies and the U.S, constituting 5% of the twelve million slaves brought from Africa to the Americas. The great majority of African slaves were transported to sugar colonies in the Caribbean and to Brazil. As life expectancy was short, their [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

Fink Out! Edition CA is having a drought. It happens. It’s a normal part of the weather here along the coast having to do with ocean currents, atmospheric currents, Teh Sun, etc. Yanno, this: Here’s a century of rainfall: See? Not so weird this year. In fact, one could say that drought years were almost [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

dang but this usta be a nice state… We’re all Americans in this hemisphere. North and South America – to work together to improve the situation in those countries, … So now our task is to ”democratize” Central America? All of The Americas? Like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? If that ain’t a call [...]