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May 09 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from TED.



51 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/09/breaking-trump-fires-fbi-director-comey/

    Breaking news….Trump fires FBI director James Comey

    This is the same guy who said they were going to investigate Hillary, built a strong case for indictment, then let her off, then re-opened the investigation, then let her off again.

    And, of course, Hillary blames Comey for losing the election rather than facing the fact that she was the worst candidate in US history.

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/09/heres-how-comey-found-out-trump-fired-him/

    Comey finds out that he is fired while in LA talking to the FBI field office there.

    Why was he really fired? “Comey was in Los Angeles for a field office inspection and recruitment event meant to improve diversity in the FBI.”

    A government employee trying to promote diversity should be fired.

  3. Spiny Norman says:

    All the Democraps who were demanding his head on a pike before the election are now claiming this is an assault on Democracy. Worse than a 3rd-World dictator, Trump is.

    Where would the Democrats be without Hypocrisy?

  4. Good Stuff says:

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MbEX9EFR_zk/WRJGi8AXrAI/AAAAAAABFGs/P9et8Iiz4BEuw90G3h_BKJrpM2NYTafXQCLcB/s1600/MouMa1494370232.jpg

    Dear Director Comey,

    I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.

    While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.

    It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.

    I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

    Donald J. Trump – https://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2017/05/james-comey-fired.html

    So, if you’re keeping score, Trump has now fired Sally Yates, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and James Comey

    Read more at https://wonkette.com/616890/pussy-trump-fires-fbi-director-james-comey-for-failure-to-bow-down#silV5KZvb78V0pq8.99

    Now that he’s been fired, here’s a list of things former FBI director James Comey can do to occupy his time

    Prank call Donald Rumsfeld.

    Investigate the pizza delivery person who keeps pissing on his lawn.

    Find Jesus.

    Write a sexy bromance book about his love for crossdresser J. Edgar Hoover.

    Masturbate obsessively

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  6. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Without double standards, democrats would have no standards at all.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I was quite a fan of Red Sonja…..

  8. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

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    President Lincoln was assassinated by a an actor who was a democRAT..
    I sincerely hope the similarities end before such an attempt is made – or if one of them tries they will be summarily dispatched.
    .

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  10. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I’m pretty sure that there are quite a few folks over at the IRS that have been involved with a number of civil rights violations….that for some unfathomable reason, are still employed by the US government.

    I’m pretty sure that the water in the swamp hasn’t moved measurably.

  11. Mr. Freemarket says:

    If you could send an email to him, Comey may be interested in your opportunity.

  12. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Back in the day, masked democrats lynched both blacks and white republicans. Democrats also worked hard to pass laws to keep guns out of the hands of black men.

  13. Mr. Freemarket says:

    If you don’t like it, you can always take it back.

  14. Cecil Henry says:

    Translation: I do think there’s a point where I should be able to steal what I want from you, and decide what you do with your money, life and future.

  15. Mr. Freemarket says:

    http://abc13.com/news/homeowner-shoots-at-drive-by-suspects-killing-2/1960774/
    A drive-by shooting gone horribly wrong…..

    A home that had been targeted for arson in Friday was the location where four guys in a Nissan attempted to shoot the homeowner who was standing in the yard. Three men in the car were hit by the armed homeowner; one died at the scene. A second died in the hospital. No word on the condition of the third man in the hospital.

    The homeowner was not hit.

    It appears that the homeowner spending time at the gun range was a better use of his time than his assailants driving around, learning how to hold their gun in the “cool” position…..

    No word yet on the race of any of those involved, or what business enterprise between them may have gone wrong.

  16. Mr. Freemarket says:

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/10/stephen-colbert-corrects-his-audiences-confused-reaction-to-comey-firing/
    Stephan Colbert audience mistakenly applauds at news that Trump fired Comey, until Colbert is able to straighten them out.

    After all….had not Comey announced that Hillary was under investigation, she surely would have been president today….right?

  17. KirklesWorth says:

    Liberal Websites Current Last 5 Articles

    ABC News
    What we know about former FBI Director Comey’s firing
    Trump attacks Dems as he defends Comey’s firing
    Alleged abduction streamed on Facebook: Police
    Arrested journalist says he was only trying to do job
    Phoenix police unsure what motivated accused serial shooter

    CNN
    Porsha Williams breaks silence on ‘RHOA’ drama
    ‘King Arthur’
    Patti LuPone calls Madonna a ‘movie killer’
    Cillizza: President Trump has some explaining to do
    Lavrov: Was he fired? You’re kidding

    Daily Kos
    Cartoon: The future of Trumpcare
    Sean Spicer hid in bushes to avoid facing non-Fox reporters about Comey firing
    Trump’s firing of Comey comes with ludicrous pretext, suspicious timing, and dangerous precedent
    Trump flexes tiny fingers, takes to twitter to defend his obstruction of justice
    Morning Digest: Iowa GOP Rep. Rod Blum flips out on TV interviewer in the midst of bewildered kids

    Huffington Post
    Aziz Ansari Yelling Yelp Reviews Gets 5 Stars Every Time
    Stephen Colbert’s Audience Applauds James Comey Firing
    Chris Berman’s Wife Kathy Dies In Car Crash
    Democrats Sit In Solidarity Against Comey Firing
    Police Departments Issue Spoof PSAs Over ‘Deadly Gluten’ In Meth

    Mother Jones
    Why Trump’s Firing of Comey Should Be Investigated
    Trump Defends Decision to Fire Comey and Accuses Democrats of Hypocrisy
    What the Hell Is Going on With Trump’s Delay on the All-Important Paris Decision?
    People Who Were “Fat Shamed” as Kids Are More Likely to Be Obese as Adults
    Yeah, the Comey Firing Was All About Russia

    MSNBC
    Sean Spicer ‘spent several minutes hidden…
    In retrospect, GOP’s Obama criticisms…
    Senator Tim Kaine: Letter shows ‘deeply…
    Trump’s Comey firing raises specter of a…
    Senator Lindsey Graham: FBI is bigger than…

    NPR
    Trump Meets With Russia’s Lavrov At The White House Today
    Census Bureau Director Resigns As Agency Faces Funding Debate
    Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales On Comey’s Firing And The FBI
    Why Trump Says Comey Was Fired
    New South Korean President Takes Office

    Salon
    Preet Bharara says he’s “troubled by the timing and reasoning” about James Comey’s firing
    WATCH: Stephen Colbert invites his former “Daily Show” colleagues on “The Late Show” for a reunion
    Donald Trump, White House try to spin James Comey firing in every way possible
    These Republicans are standing up to Trump over James Comey firing
    Why did Trump fire Comey? It’s a frantic effort to sidetrack us — and it won’t work

    Slate
    Dear Prudence: The “Gravity Is Mad at You” Edition
    All in the Wrist
    You Will Hate Your Husband After Your Kid Is Born
    Rod Rosenstein Is Being Used
    Trump Wanted a Public Execution

    Time
    Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Says She’ll Treat Prison Like a Movie Set
    Watch Live: Betsy DeVos Delivers Commencement Address at Bethune-Cookman University
    Associated Press Acted as ‘Forthrightly’ as Possible Under Nazi Germany, Agency Finds in Review
    ‘You’re Fired.’ Here’s Who Donald Trump Has Removed as President
    Watch Live: Mitch McConnell Speaks After President Trump Fires James Comey

  18. Mr. Freemarket says:

    That was before he swung the election for Trump.

    Of course if Comey had actually been doing his job, Hillary would be under indictment right now.

  19. Bodhisattva says:

    Well at least we’ve settled the question about whether Comey was colluding with Trump during the election, I suppose. In typical Democrat fashion they’ve gone from hating him & blaming him for Hillary’s loss to loving him & defending him!

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_COMEY_DEMOCRATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-05-10-04-43-02

    DEMOCRATS ONCE BLAMED COMEY; NOW THEY’RE DEFENDING HIM

    The Democrats have NO BUSINESS saying ANYTHING about this. Every employee in the Executive Branch serves under the same rule: Subject to staying or going based on the President’s choice.

    But what is both as ridiculous as it is typical?

    Starting with Hillary Clinton herself, Democrats have blamed James Comey for her loss to President Donald Trump. And yet when Trump fired the FBI director, those same Democrats rushed to defend him.

    After all the hatred they spewed at him for causing Hillary to lose, now they are on his side? They’re going to have to do something PRETTY DUMB to top this one.

  20. Bodhisattva says:

    Obama demonstrates his own personal lack of concern for climate change:

    http://ijr.com/2017/05/867816-obama-uses-private-jet-14-car-convoy-get-european-climate-change-speech/

    Obama Uses Private Jet, 14 Car Convoy to Get to European Climate Change Speech

    It seems like Obama has taken a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio’s book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a private jet to Milan. Not only that, he had a 14 car convoy to get into the city, which also included protection from above with a helicopter.

    It doesn’t end there. According to The Daily Mail, 300 police officers were used.

    The fleet of 14 included multiple SUVs, police cars, and sedans — not to mention a few motorcycles.

    During his post-presidency vacation, Obama spent many weeks in French Polynesia on music mogul David Geffen’s 450ft superyacht, which surely does not frugally sip fossil fuels like he wants the rest of the country to do.

  21. Bodhisattva says:

    “THE TRUMP EFFECT” IS WORKING DESPITE DEMOCRAT EFFORTS TO THE CONTRARY! (And in fact the efforts of the Democrats to illegally block Trump’s Executive Orders have actually slowed down or prevented some of the “refugees” from getting in.)

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/far-fewer-refugees-entering-us-despite-travel-ban-053557772–politics.html

    Far fewer refugees entering US despite travel ban setbacks

    And, of course, the Democrats are blaming Trump.

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    WHY DO WE NEED TO HAVE SANE IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT ARE ENFORCED?

    Here’s a local example:

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-dui-deportee-20170509-story.html

    DUI suspect in hit-run crash that left boy, 6, badly hurt was deported 15 times

    A drunken driving suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro over the weekend had been deported from the U.S. at least 15 times, authorities said Tuesday.

    Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, was last deported Jan. 18, with at least 14 prior cases since 2002, federal authorities said.

    Banda-Acosta is accused of speeding west on Camino de La Plaza, running a stop sign at Dairy Mart Road and slamming his pickup into a Honda Accord about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The pickup driver did not stop.

    The speeding Chevrolet Silverado hit the driver and passenger’s side where the boy, Lennox Lake, was sitting in his car seat, said his grandmother, Cheryl Lake.

    The boy’s father, Benjamin, became trapped. His wife, Ingrid, crawled out of the front passenger seat and rushed to aid Lennox, who was unconscious, not breathing and bleeding from his nostrils, ears and head, his grandmother said.

    The child suffered a major head injury and was taken to a hospital. As of Tuesday night, he had undergone two surgeries at Rady Children’s Hospital, Cheryl Lake said.

    Soon after the collision, Border Patrol agents came upon the family’s wrecked Honda and fanned out in search of the hit-and-run driver.

    A few blocks away, shortly after midnight, agents found a damaged pickup that matched the description Ingrid Lake gave them. Inside were two men, who were detained.

    Banda-Acosta was identified as the driver. He was booked into jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury, drunken driving with injury and driving without a valid license.

    The Border Patrol took custody of Banda-Acosta’s passenger, also an unauthorized immigrant, agency officials said.

    Banda-Acosta’s criminal history includes arrests stemming from domestic violence allegations against his wife of 18 years, Chula Vista police Capt. Fritz Reber said. Chula Vista police arrested Banda-Acosta April 9, 2006 and Jan. 9 of this year.

    ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said the agency would again seek deportation for Banda-Acosta after any conviction and sentence is served in connection with the DUI and hit-and-run crash.

    The agency confirmed that, given its longstanding relationship with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, ICE is confident Banda-Acosta will be released to the agency once his criminal case is settled.

    Cheryl Lake, the boy’s grandmother, was shocked and at a loss for words when a Union-Tribune reporter shared information about the number of times Banda-Acosta has been deported.

    She said she couldn’t wrap her mind around how Banda-Acosta repeatedly entered the country illegally.

    “There are not enough words to describe the huge impact his actions have had,” she said.

    ICE confirmed that 15 removals is a significant number and indicates an egregious immigration violation.

    San Diegans who support Trump’s immigration policies saw the incident as proof that his plans are needed.

    “Why do we continue to accept these travesties day after day?” said Imperial Beach resident Ernie Griffes via email. “Our state legislators encourage it with legislation.

    “We need vetting, rules, order, structure. At a minimum, criminals need to go,” said Patti Brasga via email.

    MEANWHILE:

    http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20170509/in-act-of-non-cooperation-lausd-bolsters-protections-for-immigrant-students-families

    In ‘act of non-cooperation,’ LAUSD bolsters protections for immigrant students, families

    This is an overt, deliberate announcement that they intend to flagrantly break the law. And it’s essentially a conspiracy – there are plenty of laws which call for the arrest of everyone involved in this as being involved in a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY to break the law.

    What they’re complaining about?

    The Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution aimed at making LAUSD campuses safer for immigrant students and their families who might face deportation or detainment by ICE agents.

    The resolution, proposed by board members Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez, comes shortly after the arrest of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, an undocumented immigrant who was detained by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents as he took his daughter to school on Feb. 28 in Highland Park.

    ICE officials said Avelica-Gonzalez was targeted because of prior criminal convictions, including a DUI conviction from 2009 and an outstanding order of removal from 2014.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    They’re lucky that the typical Sharia punishment isn’t coming (even though it is a country with a largely Muslim population – 86.1% – that DOES base their laws on Sharia) or they’d be facing a death penalty:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_INDONESIA_GAY_TRIAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-05-10-06-03-37

    PROSECUTORS SEEK CANING FOR GAY COUPLE IN INDONESIA’S ACEH

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Shariah prosecutors in Indonesia’s Aceh province say two men on trial for gay sex should each be punished with 80 lashes, in another blow to the country’s moderate image after a top Christian official was imprisoned for blasphemy.

    The lead prosecutor, Gulmaini, who goes by one name, said Wednesday the two men aged 20 and 23 had “confessed” to being in a gay relationship, which was supported by video footage and other evidence found in their rented room.

    The men were led into the court handcuffed together and pulled their tops up to partially obscure their faces.

    The couple was arrested in late March after neighborhood vigilantes in the provincial capital Banda Aceh suspected them of being gay and set out to catch them having sex. Mobile phone footage that circulated online and forms part of the evidence shows one of the men naked and visibly distressed as he apparently calls for help on his cellphone. The second man is repeatedly pushed by another man who is preventing the couple from leaving the room.

    If found guilty, the men will be the first to be caned for gay sex under a new Shariah code implemented in Aceh two years ago. Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia to practice Shariah law, which was a concession made by the national government in 2006 to end a years-long war with separatists.

    Indonesia’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam has been battered in the past year due to attacks on religious minorities, a surge in persecution of gays and a polarizing election campaign for Jakarta governor that highlighted the growing strength of hard-line Islamic groups.

    On Tuesday, the outgoing Jakarta governor, a minority Christian, was sentenced to two years prison for blaspheming the Quran.

    Like socialism, you can’t let Islam take hold. Both tend to creep in and grow despite all sane efforts to limit or eliminate them.

  24. Bodhisattva says:

    A man fails to take reasonable precautions then blames his employer and demands a million dollar payday:

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/former-mortuary-employee-files-lawsuit-over-mental-anguish-at-work/437916009

    Former mortuary employee files lawsuit over ‘mental anguish’ at work

    A former employee of a Fort Worth mortuary is suing after he says he got sick from a body he was performing services on, and was traumatized by another.

    Jeremy Hoes is suing Accu Care Mortuary Service, Inc. for monetary relief between $100,000 and $1 million, including back pay, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, as well as legal fees, the lawsuit obtained by WFAA states.

    You know, you’re going to see some pretty gruesome dead bodies if you go into this line of work. That’s a given. If you can’t handle it, study something more moonbatty, like how to arrange flowers:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNFZuPYSquY

  25. Bodhisattva says:

    With all the fuss about Trump firing Comey, the moonbat Democrats are hoping this one doesn’t get any traction:

    http://circa.com/politics/accountability/obama-administration-underreported-number-of-americans-who-were-unmasked-by-nsa-in-2016

    Obama administration underreported number of Americans who were unmasked by NSA in 2016

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, now under new management with President Donald Trump, confirms that the 654 unmaskings reported last year for fiscal 2015 was underreported by a factor of more than three times. The correct number was actually 2,232.

    So how does an agency entrusted with producing some of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence and secrets get its math so mixed up?

    Reporting fake numbers was one of the regular hallmarks of the Obama years. Numbers that sounded better if they were larger than reality often were reported that way, while numbers best minimized were also reported that way.

  26. Bodhisattva says:

    John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Campaign Filled With Bots, Fake Comments, Racist Attacks Against FCC Chairman

    And death threats, too!

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/john-olivers-net-neutrality-campaign-filled-bots-fake-comments-racist-attacks-fcc-chairman/

    John Oliver’s “grassroots” activism against Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is full of bot accounts, fake comments, and death threats against the chairman.

    Oliver, the comedian who once took credit for spurring the Obama administration to adopt net neutrality, is once again turning to his millions of viewers of his HBO show for “grassroots activism,” as Chairman Pai is readying the agency to reverse the policy.

    However, an analysis of comments to Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom filing, which Oliver has dubbed “Go FCC yourself,” shows thousands of comments using fake names and bots posing as “Jesus Christ,” “Michael Jackson,” “Homer Simpson,” and “Melania Trump.”

    For instance, as of Tuesday evening, there were 1,761 comments filed under the name “John Oliver,” 998 separate comments using the name “Yoni Schwartz,” and 611 comments filed using “1” as the name.

    Over 500 were submitted using Chairman Pai’s name, as well as 189 from “Donald Trump” and 8 from “Obama.”

    Eleven submissions used some version of the word “f–k.”

    Pai also received death threats in several submissions. One commenter said, “[F]—k you Ajit Pai for what you’re are trying to do and I hope you die a horrible painful death with no remembrance to your name you cocksucka [sic].”

    Another said failure to keep net neutrality would “cause me to pray for the slow and painful death of Chairman Ajit Pai and every living member of his family, direct or indirect.”

    “Save internet and fuck this Ajit guy,” said another. “He’s from India, deport that asshole. We will take care of him when he’s back.”

    Other comments used racial attacks against Pai, the son of Indian immigrants.

    “Can you guys stop being complete greedy little s–ts and work for the American people and not for your wallets,” said one commenter using the name ” Andromeda Titan.” “Also, f–k you Ajit Pai (a disgrace to all Indians). And f–k Trump too.”

    Another commenter said, “Ajit Pai looks and sounds like an Indian fraternity brother who exclusively f–ks underage women.”

    “Ajit Pai looks like the lone Indian who rushed an all white bro frat and only got in because they needed someone to clean up after their weekend bender,” said another, who added, “It’s not racist because I’m Indian and white privilege absolutely exists.”

    Oliver dedicated his Last Week Tonight show on Sunday to attacking Pai for seeking to reverse net neutrality, a policy that expanded the federal government’s control over Internet service providers.

  27. Bodhisattva says:

    Moonbat Central, USA: CITY OF HATE

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/10/bronx-elderly-man-attacked/

    Search Continues For Suspect In ‘Unprovoked Attack’ On 83-Year-Old Man In The Bronx

    The search for a suspect continues in what police called “an unprovoked attack” on an 83-year-old man in the Bronx.

    The attacker? Guess his race/ethnicity! Though I’m wondering about one part of the claim:

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, about 5’9″ and 260 pounds. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a multi-colored sweater, blue jeans and yellow work boots.

    If he’s Hispanic… he’s a very dark skinned one.

    And that’s not all.

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Central-Park-Body-Water-59th-Street-Fifth-Avenue-NYPD-Police-Investigation-421852514.html

    2nd Body Found in Central Park Water in 24 Hours

    Another body has been found in the water at Central Park, the second such grisly discovery within 24 hours, authorities said.

    A park worker found the body of a man in his 30s wearing pants and shoes, but no shirt, floating in Swan Lake near Fifth Avenue and 59th Street Wednesday morning, police said.

    The body of a naked man found yesterday may have been in the reservoir for over a month.

    That’s where at least some of the drinking water for New York is stored prior to distribution.

  28. Bodhisattva says:

    I might “date” someone with a bad credit score… but I won’t get serious with them. No reason you can’t party with them though!

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nearly-40-of-americans-want-to-know-your-credit-score-before-dating-2016-05-03

    More than 40% of Americans won’t date a person with bad credit

    Some people inquire about a potential mate’s age or how many previous partners they’ve had. Others are more interested in another number.

    Some 42% of adults say knowing someone’s credit score would affect their willingness to date that person, according to a survey released on Wednesday of 1,000 adults by personal finance website Bankrate.com. That’s up from nearly 40% last year. Women were nearly three times as likely to consider credit score a major influence on a potential partner compared to men (20% versus 7%). Younger daters are not as concerned about these three digits: 45% of older millennials, defined here as those aged 27 to 36, said that knowing someone’s credit score would only have a minor impact on their desire to date.

    By showing an interest in these three digits, people are probably being smart rather than shallow, says Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communications at the University of Kansas. “Finances, education, and job prospects all factor into the value of a potential mate,” he says. “Assuming that people can actually interpret a credit score meaningfully, it makes sense they would think a credit score is useful in evaluating mate value.”

  29. Bodhisattva says:

    WAR INEVITABLE? (Of course the guy who says so is hardly unbiased…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486454/North-Korean-defector-says-Kim-Jong-war-inevitable.html

    North Korean defector who now mocks Kim in artwork calls on Trump to help topple the dictator, saying war is ‘unavoidable’
    Song Byeok said America and its allies must force regime change in North Korea
    He believes conflict is ‘unavoidable’ but is a price worth paying for freedom
    Mr Song believes if North Korea is attacked, many people would refuse to fight
    He worked as a propaganda artist for the regime before defecting in 2002
    He now makes protest art mocking the Kim dictatorship
    As he tried to flee North Korea, he was beaten so badly that the index finger on his right hand had to be amputated

  30. Agrippa says:

    One day, the DemonRats will get it: THIS. IS. ISLAM. But by then, it’ll be too late for them (as they mount the steps to be decapitated). None so blind as those who will not see.

  31. Bodhisattva says:

    Reporter who went far beyond “doing his job” says he was arrested for “just doing his job”: He wasn’t arrested for asking a question – he was arrested for the way he did it, which was wrong and was the ONLY reason he was arrested.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332675-reporter-arrested-for-asking-hhs-secretary-price-healthcare-questions

    According to the criminal complaint by the capitol police, Heyman was “aggressively breaching the secret service agents to the point where the agents were forced to remove him a couple of times from the area walking up the hallway in the main building of the Capitol. The defendant was causing a disturbance by yelling at Ms. Conway and Secretary Price.”

    The officer who filed the report said he and another officer “were able to detain the defendant before he tried aggressively to breach the security of the secret service.”

    “As the criminal complaint explains, this is not about someone trying to ask questions,” said Lawrence Messina, the director of communication for West Virginia’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, which oversees the capitol police.

    “The individual repeatedly tried to push his way past secret service agents who were providing for the safety and security for an event at the state capitol. There were other reporters present who asked questions without incident,” Messina continued.

  32. Bodhisattva says:

    Forget about “FAKE NEWS”, how about “FAKE SPORTS”?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/wrestling-s-superstars-are-invading-hollywood

    I met some guy while hiking in the high Sierra who said he worked at Disneyland and could get me in for free with various friends and such… he and his son didn’t bring enough water so I gave them some of mine. But the talk turned to wrestling and when I insisted it was fake he didn’t want to have anything further to do with me. He insisted it was real, not rigged, not scripted – all 100% real.

  33. SNuss says:

    Without hypocrisy, Democrats would be mute.

  34. TED says:

    I don’t remember that LAST TIME…. http://i.imgur.com/Vb1bjZq.jpg

  35. TED says:

    Actually EVERY experience I’ve had with the VA Hospital has been one of excellence… 😎

  36. Bodhisattva says:

    Maybe not the “dumbest” thing you saw today, but certainly among the craziest:

    Man who insists he’s a woman (despite having fathered 3 children) agrees with Piers Morgan that “genderless” awards are nonsense.

    NOTE: That genderless awards are nonsense is the only not-crazy thing about this story.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3514758/kellie-maloney-backs-piers-morgan-and-blasts-gender-free-awards-as-society-gone-mad/

  37. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Not only is VA care so great that guys are dying to participate, there is also IndianCare, another free government-supplied health care system. It is so wonderful that no one even talks about it. They don’t want others to be jealous.


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