today, in phobias

Now this here’s a real phobia

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A phobia is an irrational fear leading to some kind of dysfunction.
Loathing, itself, is not a phobia. It may be quite rational.
Disliking spiders is not, in itself, arachnophobia;
but being paralyzed by their presence and unable to exterminate them is arachnophobia.

Now, let’s think about who the real islam*ophobes are.

It’s not islamophobia, if there really are mass-murdering psychopaths yelling “Allahu Akbar” trying to kill you.
It is islamophobia if you’re too paralyzed by fear to defend yourself or your country from them,
but it’s treason if you’re in charge of a nation’s security and refuse to defend your country from them.
* In this case, I mean the Salafist/Wahabbist/IS-Daesh/AQ/etc. totalitarian-bigoted-genocidal-barbarian-thug kinds.
Note: I’m no psychologist, but I know the difference between rational and irrational fears.

Winter is coming

Actually, it’s already here,
buuut that’s prob’ly not news to some of you.

The first significant wintry storm of the season blanketed parts of the Midwest with a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous conditions as some travelers prepared to depart for the Thanksgiving holiday.

While winter has not officially begun, the shovels and snowblowers were out from South Dakota and southern Minnesota, to Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The National Weather Service said the snow would continue in Illinois and Indiana on Saturday, as well as move into Michigan before heading northeast into Canada late Saturday.

“In those areas, it is going to be a very tough travel day,” [story]

Be careful out there
and don’t forget your galoshes.

(What? Nah, I quit wearin’ shorts while drivin’ the TR-6 a couple’a weeks ago.)

Finish your assignment! »
Reckon this means that Summer is over

today’s two white Lympians

Ok ok…one looks a little goth-ey dark.

…every blackie I see

Police on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university in central Michigan have arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app.

The threat declared: “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.”

The man who police arrested, Emmanuel D. Bowden

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you’ve got a friend

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send a puppy to their French counterparts to replace Diesel the police dog that was killed during a police raid in Paris on Wednesday.


For Paris

previously before that…

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today’s coveted KisP endorsement

miss him yet.

the irony is DuhYa with this one

How do you solve a problem like Hasna?

Frankly, I prefer Maria.

Before-and-after photos of Paris terrorist Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, show her radical transformation from a hard-partying clubgoer nicknamed “Cowgirl”

Forgivable that they would be fooled by the hat as Parisians — and ISISy types — wouldn’t know an actual Cowgirl if one lassoed, hogtied and branded ‘em.

Her brother, Youssouf Aitboulahcen, said his estranged sister preferred the Internet to Islam — and first put on a veil just a month ago.

[her brother said] … “She spent her time criticising everything. She was living in her own world. She was not interested in studying her religion. I never saw her open the Koran. She was permanently on her phone, looking at Facebook or WhatsApp,”

WhatsApp* is the messaging platform [like texting without the fone companys’ participation] with “user base of up to 900 million” bought by Facebook in 2014 for $16 Billion*. It doesn’t have a “back door” usable by .gov for listening in. Very popular worldwide and with the JohnnyJihad set.

[a female friend] said: … “She got very drunk … got angry with a guy who was trying to chat her up and became furious … and sprayed tear gas around the whole place,” [a female friend] said.

“I think she had a very disturbed childhood, and she had a lot of problems. She really did drink a lot,”. …“party animal who loved clubbing.” …went around with lots of different guys,”

Aitboulahcen’s parents immigrated to France in 1973, and she was born in 1989 in the Parisian suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne.

[her brother said] said: “From the age of five she was taken into care, so she grew up with a foster family. She was happy and she flourished at that point in her adolescence. Then as she grew up she went off the rails. She became reckless, running away and choosing bad company.”


On her Facebook page, seen by the Belgian news website, she can be seen wearing a niqab and brandishing firearms. She also wrote messages praising Hayat Boumeddienne – the wife of Amedy Coulibaly, who took part in the attack on the Jewish supermarket killer in Paris last January – who fled to Syria.

After trying unsuccessfully to travel to Syria to join IS she “offered her services to commit terrorist attacks in France”

Aitboulahcen studied at Paul Verlaine University in Metz, where she reportedly made threats against the French government and expressed her desire to wage jihad.

When a cop yelled out, “Where’s your boyfriend?” she answered, “He’s not my boyfriend!”



Experts have found a new horrible thing

A viral trend involving placing cucumbers behind cats has been deemed cruel and harmful behavior by some experts. [story with two compilation videos illustrating this horror]

Evidently, humans can be almost as big’a jerks as cats are.

Okay, now go to a campus “safe space” and place a cucumber behind a spoiled-brat snowflake undergrad.
Go ahead, we’ll wait. [checks watch]

Or do this with a cucumber instead of a dog brush

Of course, a big cucumber may not frighten all of ‘em

One of KisP’s “‘experts” should prob’ly run a few tests to see if a zucchini or pickle would be as big a horror.
Hey, it’s for science.

(What? A dog toy? *heh*)

ToDaZeD Moment in Time

fictionalized for illustrative purposes

What do we require of ourselves? …of others?

An NBC News poll found six out of ten Americans would support sending additional ground troops to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The same poll found 58 percent believe “using overwhelming military force is the best way to defeat terrorism.”

Picture a Moment: two ships pass waaaay out in the ocean. On one, a refugee seeking safety in America, a Syrian male, age 22. On the other an American, age 22, a soldier headed to Syria to “make it free”. They wave to one another.