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What Obama said and did:
President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that ‘when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.’
Less than 10 minutes after leaving the podium Obama teed-off and was seen laughing with friends and fist-bumping them during a five-hour game Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard – his seventh round in ten days.
As you would expect, the responses were pretty much brutal.
Well, most, but not all …
The New York Times had digital egg on its face for hours while Obama golfed, publishing a story about his early afternoon speech headlined: ‘Obama Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course.‘
Can’t make this stuff up, folks.
“That Starbux ‘pay it forward’ thing is stupid.”
“I don’t have enough room for my shoooooooz!”
“I hate vacuuming!”
“My I Heart Radio app keeps crashing!”
“My InnarToobs ain’t fast enough to watch movies!”
We’ll start with Nick Offerman’s Shower Thoughts, because … Offerman.
(What? Have you even looked at my avatar?)
Next, we’ll explore one Muslim cleric’s, uhm, view of showers.
(What? Wellp, I suppose it’ll make their video dating experience a whole lot more
Shower fans might also like: Psycho, Starship Troopers (NSFW), Weird Science, and of course Bugs Bunny. (Murder, underage exhibitionism, and zoophilial voyeurism are okay; but bare bouncy lady bits are NSFW.)
… “When people get to a point, [unintelligible] that tipping point, they can’t take it anymore. And I’m not saying that people should burn down stuff, riot, and loot. And I don’t even want to use the work ‘riot.’ I’m gonna use the word ‘uprising.’ But this is not the first time we’ve seen this. And I just hope that things will really blow up if the people aren’t happy with the verdict of this upcoming trial.”…
I was reading about another in a long list of ongoing atrocities visited by the Islamic State upon innocents,
and I was disturbed by my lack of shock.
Sure, I was appalled and outraged; but I was not shocked — it was somehow familiar:
the beheadings, the de-Christianization, the terror in pursuit of political virtue.
Then I remembered: revolutionary France and The Terror™.
What’s so familiar is the political calculation behind the power of utter ruthlessness, even in civilized societies.
The redskins still have race issues to address, but…
…Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) said on Sunday he was “thunderstruck” by the “over-militarization” of the police in responding to the Ferguson riots and looting. Hours later, he ordered in the U.S. military in the form of the National Guard…
Those commie bastards !
An op-ed posted in China’s Communist Party news outlet lambasted “elitist” dog ownership, comparing canine defecation to “land mines” and calling dogs a stain on “social peace and harmony.”
The author described the glory days of “Mao’s cultural revolution,” in which upwards of 50 million died in an effort to create the perfect utopian Communist society. “Dog ownership was condemned as elitist” during Mao’s reign, he said, calling the activity a “crude and ludicrous imitation… of a Western lifestyle.”
The Communist party op-ed says that while Western folks describe dogs as “man’s best friend,” they should more accurately be placed into three categories: “watchdogs… hunting dogs – along with those to be eaten.”
A leaked paper known as Document 9 showcased Chinese officials’ concerns with how they have had to crack down on not just dog ownership, but also other foreign Western ideals such as “individual rights” and the dangers of the “free flow of information on the internet.” [story]
Title cultural ref
…”Law” “enforcement” in Ferguson apparently has at its disposal tear gas, riot gear, armored vehicles and machine guns …but not a dashcam…
…the biggest government in the free world chooses not to keep statistics on how many people get shot by law enforcement…
…and fig preserves…
…then a beach walk.
Then The Nap.
new and improved: red ribbons, bandanas and…
…the crowd stopped traffic as protesters held their hands up in the air and yelled, “Don’t shoot!”
The chant was a reference to witness accounts that Brown had his hands raised when he was fatally shot by police.
Some protesters held signs with Brown’s face and name on them…
Doosh-ey things that know no political boundaries…
For example: people who don’t take their screaming children out or their barking dogs in……
Progressives believe in state management of society for the greater good by elite, enlightened policymakers and administrators unencumbered by the inconvenient burdens of reality or history.
You know … children.*
The global impact of climate change is “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Hawaii Wednesday ….” “The science is screaming at us,” he said. “Ask any kid in school. They understand what a greenhouse is, how it works, why we call it the greenhouse effect. They get it.” [more]
We’re in the best of hands, boys and girls, the best of hands.
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