today’s big zeeerooo

Nanzi Pelosi, a despicable, vile hypocrite
You know… a Prog Democrat

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been a vocal backer of President Obama’s … plan to import a minimum of 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year, at one point accusing Republicans of “slamming the door on mothers and children.” But with just days remaining in the 2016 Fiscal Year, Pelosi’s own district has yet to resettle a single Syrian refugee.

San Francisco, California, which includes Pelosi’s district (CA-12), has taken in zero refugees since the fiscal year began. San Francisco also didn’t take in any Syrian Refugees in either 2014 or 2013. [story]

(What? Yeah, deplorable.)

This time… it’ll work!

Just when you think your life sucks has pimples,
commies come to the rescue with a little perspective

Venezuela’s petroleum industry, whose vast revenues once fueled the country’s Socialist-inspired revolution, underwriting everything from housing to education, is spiraling into disarray.

To add insult to injury, the Venezuelan government has been forced to turn to its nemesis, the United States, for help.

“You call them the empire,” said Luis Centeno, a union leader for the oil workers, referring to what government officials call the United States, “and yet you’re buying their oil.”

For President Nicolás Maduro — like Mr. Chávez, who died in 2013, before him — Venezuela’s oil wealth has been essential to the nation’s identity and sovereignty, the financial might behind its regional ambitions and its angry defiance of the United States.

The United States has always been a huge market for Venezuela’s oil. But with Venezuela’s state oil company hobbling along, it was actually forced to start importing oil from the United States.
[story plus more with even more in the "Related Coverage" section in the RH column]

(What? Well, I know it must be bad when it shows up in Pravda the NYT.)

so there’s this and that

a bowl of skittles or a basket of deplorables

today’s dramatic rescue

Perhaps we all could use a little good news for a change
Hey, I mean, like, you know… duuuckliiings

~ story ~

that “good-guy with a gun” thing

The MN mall didn’t ban knives*, but it did ban firearms.
Well, almost all firearms — bad luck for the jihadi stabass.

USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.

The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.

Falconer is the president and owner of … a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.

But Falconer has consistently been identified in the mainstream media only as as a “former police chief” and “off-duty police officer.” [story]

Notice to mass-murders:
When choosing a gun-free zone, be aware that there are levels of “gun-free,”
and concealed means concealed (just sayin’).

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Now, what have we learned today, boys and girls?
* An assumption. UPDATE: Evidently, they banned all weapons, so that was a wasted snark.
Previously updated on KisP

unattended-bagage handlers

The day Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted two bombs in Chelsea … two thieves accidentally helped to disable his second pressure cooker bomb left inside a rolling suitcase ….

The young men … opened the bag and took the bomb out, sources said, before placing the explosive into a garbage bag and walking away with the rolling suitcase.

In doing so, investigators believe they inadvertently disabled the explosive, sources said. That allowed investigators to examine the cellphone attached to the bomb intact and discover that it was connected to the family of [that @**hole] Rahami.

“Who in this world finds a pressure cooker with a phone and just takes the bag?” a law enforcement source said. The two men are not believed to be involved in the terror plot, but investigators still want to speak to them.

Then, on Sunday night, two would-be thieves snatched a backpack resting atop a trash can near a train station in Elizabeth, N.J. ….

They started rooting through the bag and found five explosives that officials say are tied to Rahami, prompting them to immediately drop the bag in the middle of the street and call police …. [story]

Bin diving just got real.

According to MSNBC talking-bonehead, Christopher Hayes, we’re lucky he used bombs, not guns.

Congratulations, Hayes, you win:

Stilton’s take



The brilliant and wily terrifying terrorist has been captured!

…officers responded to a call of a man sleeping in a hallway of a local business. [in Linden NJ]

Nation-wide Manhunt!!! Sleeping in a doorway…


When an officer approached the man, he raised his head and that’s when the officer recognized him as Rahami…

“The suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officer and striking him in the abdomen,” Sarnicki said. “The gentlemen got up and started walking down the street ….”

Beg pardon, but a gentleman does not sleep in doorways. …much less set bombs. Whyinhell have we allowed them to steal this word??! Thereby stealing the concept.
yeah… I know… mumblegrumph
[/pet peeve rant]


• Pipe bomb explodes in NJ, more bombs found.
• Bomb explodes in NYC, another pressure-cooker bomb found.
• Guy stabs a bunch of people in MN, asks victims if they’re Muslim.
• Constitution Day, honors the foundational document that prevents sharia law in America.

I’m tempted to speculate that there’s some common thread, here.

Didn’t think I’d be the first to point this out; aaand I wasn’t, although none of the others I’ve run across mention Constitution Day.

Of course, the MN mall was a gun-free zone; and the jihadi stabass was stopped by an off-duty cop, among other things*, (the proverbial good guy with a gun).
* jlw (9)

Add to the list above:
• Obama jokes: the Islamic State is no big deal compared to his birth certificate.

the spanking

Seems to me, the MSM was just askin’ for it.

Of course, the MSM don’t see it that way:
First, there was the PWNage,
and now this… this* !

Donald Trump’s latest slap at the media was apparently too much for CNN’s [talking blockheads] to take. While reporting Trump’s ribbing the two insisted that undermining the media is both turning the U.S. into Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and somehow destroying democracy.

Nothing like level-headed, objective journalism. No siree bob.

[Trump] joked that the press was stuck on a plane [telling] the crowd, “I have really good news for you, I just heard that the press is stuck on their airplane, they can’t get here. I love it.” Trump then informed his audience the press wanted him to delay the start of the rally so they had time to get to the venue. Naturally he refused to put off the rally just to satisfy the press.

Why, I’m shocked… shocked** by Trump’s lack of cowtowery.
Of course, the despicables ate it up.

…Sporting a look of concern, Banfield gazed into the camera and asked plaintively, “Why so much cheering?” … “Do people not realize, or are they forgetting the other critical element of it, either you have a media, or you have what I witnessed in Saddam’s era, and the Libyan’s era, where you never got to actually call yourself press or you’d go to jail for it.” Banfield essential insisted that if you criticize a biased press you are necessarily imposing a Saddam-like tyranny on America.

Yeah, American prisons are gonna be just teeming with journalists.
Of course, up until now, the MSM’s been Saddam’s the Democrats’ propaganda ministry, so…

Not to be outdone, CNN media reporter Dylan Byers brought up the recent Gallup poll that found more Americans than ever distrust the press. Byers insisted that the drop in trust is “largely fueled by Republicans” and their mistrust of the media as well as Donald Trump’s constant attacks on the press. Byers claimed that all these attacks on the media are a “serious problem.” [story]

…or an indication that the MSM is seriously flawed and has been for a long time.
Seems like Byers has cause-and-effect reversed, here — Trump is partially a reaction to the media’s duplicity and incompetence.

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May I have another
(DougN’s approach)

Hey, it’s not like Clinton/Obama haven’t screamed bloody murder when the media exposed their misdeeds.
* Cultural ref voice
** I shouldn’t have to include this, but here’s the cultural ref for future internet historians.

Constitution Day

On this date in 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed by the Delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

On this date in 2016, both major presidential candidates would sooner wipe their asses with the document than read it, much less follow it.

In January of 2017, one of them will swear an oath to uphold and defend it.