I need some muscle over here


~ Calvary? ~
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Cleved Land

Yep. That’ll change minds and win hearts.

Here is the state of discourse on the streets:

I know — right?!?
Totally convinced, now, I am.

Here’s more of the street scene in ClevedLand

Eight militiamen from the radical constitutionalist group the West Ohio Minutemen could be seen patrolling on the square’s north side carrying loaded long guns, as the philosopher and civil rights leader Cornel West strode through the crowds just meters away.

Evial “militiamen” from the West Ohio Minutemen whose mission statement is:

Our mission is to protect our rights, our family’s, and our land. We are a brotherhood loyal and dedicated to one another, our family’s and our community’s. We train for all situations of emergency, defensive, natural and even man made. We reach out to community’s in time of need, to assist people with emergencys like flooding, fires, water crisis or even tornado wreckage. We are a group committed to helping one another when they fall on hard times. We the people, by the people, for the people.

…tho not, apparently, dedicated to grammar, spelling, nor the correct use of the apostrophe.
BTNIN

Nevermind. Here’s something that will really convince one to change one’s political position:

Yepperz. Cleved Land is All Wee-Wee’d Up. Wee Bombs. Pee Squirt Guns. [GUN!!!] Piddle Baggies. Widdle tossers.

Yep. I am so convinced to change my political convictions at the point of a Piddle Bomb.

a picture is worth a thousand words for this


Protesting the shooting death of Tamir Rice.

And just look at that sweet little face. She hates you already.

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

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Title cultural ref (Don’t wanna be accused of plagiarizing clichés, now, do we?)

Meanwhile, my master-of-the-three-panel idol (and plagiarized Rope n’ Chains format source), Stilton, provides a GMTA moment.

How. hot. is it?

In the spirit of mid-July perspective and in the interests of distracting ourselves from “things,”
I give you today’s installment of “Hey, could be worse*…


~ vid ~

(What? C’mon, what’s funnier’n an iguana [Chuckwalla] galloping over to you and plopping himself down in the shade?)
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* Nod to Iraq/Afghanistan vets who I place in the “could be a whole lot worse” category.
Also could be worse (in the spirit of just entertain’ myself here in SondraK’s sandbox)

Also, just a reminder that there’s a “Donate” button over on the right column, down a ways.
Still ad-free here, and ‘er puppies deserve a few special treats. Just sayin’…

Wollf for the Chuckwalla update.

Okay, mebbe this is funnier

Who is In Charge, here?!?

RNC *facepalm*

Scott Baio??!?

stuff that’s hard to do (yeah, again)

Falcon 9 nails another first-stage return to landing


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(What? Nah, I never get tired of this stuff.)

Changed the video

Even better video

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Woo! This should be fun to watch!

Deep Thoughts by BO-rack

how does such an …odd Vision even make it out of a Jr High classroom?

President Barack Obama told a roomful of foreign ambassadors July 15:

I think [sic] have to step back [from the Nice attack] and reflect on what we are doing to eliminate this kind of chronic violence. It’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States.

But the divide … is between people who recognize the common humanity of all people and are willing to build [international] institutions that promote that common humanity, and those who do not — those who would suggest that somebody is less than them because of their tribe, or their ethnicity, or their faith, or their color.

And those impulses [for solidarity] exist in all our countries. And those impulses, when we do not speak out against them and build strong institutions to protect people from those impulses, they can take over, they can be unleashed — so that all of us [international leaders] have responsibilities.

So, Human Nature can be overcome by “strong institutions”. “Strong International Institutions”

Interesting idea.

“…we will defeat these ideologies by offering a better vision of development and economic progress, so people, especially young people, have more hope and opportunity and are less susceptible to extremism and violence in the first place,…”

Yessir! People’s cultures and beliefs will actually become fond memories — like Grandma’s quaint recipes — meaningless in the face of a $20/hour job and a solid benefits package. Ghod, Family, Heritage, Culture, Tradition — *p00f* gone in the face of some sparkly electronic toys and an indoor toilet.
…which things, themselves, are emblematic of one, particular Culture.
BTNIN. Look! a Squirrel!!

Yeppers — that’ll work great!

And if the job and toys aren’t really enough, we’ve always got the “strong, global institutions” to step in and correct the Problem.

Yippie!! World Peace, here we come!

On November 2014 , BaRack also sed:

But here, part of what’s wonderful about America is also what makes our democracy hard sometimes, because sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently.

And that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration. If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave, there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, well, I don’t want those folks. Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.

Which “Native Americans” don’t have that “right”? [you gonna tell ‘em? cuz I’m not bringing it up] I assume he’d be talking about the first folks over the Bering Sea bridge? How do you track them? And how do you limit that group: first 150? first 1,500? first 15,000? And howinhelll do you track only their direct descendants — who, of course, are the onliest ones allowed to express an opinion on newcomers? Over 12-20,000 years?!? That’s one helluva task…

So according to yur Theory, only people who originated or first settled in a geographic area are able to say, “I don’t want those latecomers here”?

srsly? Ya gonna move the whole world’s population around according to your theory, or does this apply only to the territory known as the USofA? Why are we so special? What about the Mongols? The Celts? The Saxons? The Aryans? The Goths? The 12 Tribes?

… The Moslems?

Finish your assignment! »

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today’s long distance dedication

“We should get DeRay his backpack back,” the president said to the Louisiana officials, prompting a round of laughter around the room.

“I mean, I can get you a new book bag,” Obama said, turning to Mckesson. “But I have a feeling you want your bookbag back, huh?”

With a smile, Mckesson replied: “Yes, I would like that.”

there’s a word for this and that

And just when you thought the story of a potential coup in NATO ally Turkey couldn’t get any weirder, it gets weirder.

According to reports, the spiritual leader of those responsible for the coup is an imam who lives in exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains

Turkey Coup Attempt Caught U.S. Officials Totally Off-Guard

Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the putsch in Turkey, has a wide following in his native country, where he enjoys support among the police and judiciary.

The reclusive Islamic preacher, who lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of the US state of Pensylvania, was immediately accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of being behind the coup attempt…

previously…

Fethullah Gulen is a proponent of stealth jihad. In one of his sermons, the fiery imam said that in order to reach the ideal Muslim society “every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.”

In another he instructed his followers: “You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere.”

His instructions have been well-heeded.

Gulen’s tentacles now extend into “all the power centers” of the U. S. government, including the Oval Office.

Dalia Mogahed, President Obama’s Muslim advisor, has endorsed the Gulen movement which critics believe seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire and to establish a universal caliphate….

Previously ( this time for shits and giggles )…

“There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific wankerer.

“Till he sowed his wild oats, With the help of a goat, But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”

Finish your assignment! »
The Poconos. Oye vey.