Friday, October 31, 2014

Your world, as described by Murdoch

Good job Rupert...it's all going according to plan.
Australians believe the proportion of Muslims in the country is nine times higher than it really is, according to a new international survey comparing public perceptions with actual data. The Ipsos Mori poll conducted across 14 countries also showed Australians are wildly wrong in their estimations of the number of pregnant teenagers, unemployed people, immigrants and Christians in the country. ...Australians said that Muslims made up 18% of the country’s population, far higher than their actual proportion, just 2%.
Of course, Murdoch's original homeland is actually on par with his present self-proclaimed one. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fox News Democrat

This guy is Dr. Keith Ablow...with hair.

America...home also to, the lame

And...
An actor who recorded 10 hours of catcalls and remarks from passersby in New York City...
...of course:

...has received rape threats in response to a video detailing the harassment, the advocacy group that commissioned the video said on Tuesday.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Engage in social discourse much?

Wow.

"The Good Guys..."

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" - Wayne LaPierre

Ladies and gentlemen...you can guess where Mr. LaPierre's logic train rests here, just a portion of one day in America:
A Seattle grandfather shot and killed his daughter and granddaughter in front of his 10-year-old grandson before turning the gun on himself Monday night, police said.
More heroes.
After initially saying he had only heard the gunshot, Galen Hawk, 26, allegedly confessed to detectives that he shot Lonato Moran-Allen, 3, on Wednesday night, according to reports from the Billings Gazette newspaper and Montana television station KECI.
I'm sure these folks were just intending to defend themselves from the government. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Hey, this amount of hypocrisy is OUR job now!"

Sure, in the 19th and 20th Centuries when the British were not just exporting teen moppets but offending whole nations via petty ignorance you'd expect this sort of thing. But the 21st Century has placed such profitable immoral simplicities on the Americans...so really how dare they!
Britain is planning to increase the sale of arms to Qatar, identifying the rich Gulf state as a “priority market” for its weapons, documents seen by the Guardian show. Last year the Qatari Amiri Guard ordered more than £3m-worth of British-made Heckler and Koch assault rifles, according to a copy of a “purchase order” document obtained by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT).
This will do a fine job keeping immigrants in docile indentured status.  

Which is usually America's the fine-honed edge of the profit margin today.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

Friday, October 24, 2014

Only Condi Rice could not have anticipated

Pretty much how one would figure this would come to, other than sugar coma [and wait a bit, could be both]




And then with Ebola, we can make it so ONLY WASPS aren't bothered...y'know like every other fucking day in America!

Must be one of those "y-ending" days

Given the unimpeachable integrity of the claimants, it is hard to believe that FoxNews failed to stretch it's string of time without a factual error beyond the then-existing 7 consecutive minutes when this was proclaimed.

 Tuesday's episode of a Fox News host Megyn Kelly's program incorrectly told viewers that Colorado voters are now able to print ballots using their home computers and vote by turning them in.

And those sources of high-integrity?
The comments on Fox News came as a set-up to a segment featuring Michelle Malkin and David Bossie, who created a film called Rocky Mountain Heist for the conservative group Citizens United.
I thought Malkin was busy breaking her own vertical leap record?

Meanwhile, in places recently half-heartedly administered by FoxNews commenters, metaphorical progress went unmentioned.


USDA Brings Indoor Plumbing to Alaska Village

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How could we all be in semi-retirement when this is going on?

Many of us have stopped blogging so anally ("hey, I have a regular job, a workout routine, and a semi-life!") or have stopped blogging altogether ("Dependable" Renegade my ass [I kid Watertiger, wherever you are]).


It looks like we picked the wrong-time to get a life.

At some point, men at the party at family friend Korey Klingenmeyer's house allegedly badmouthed the Palin daughters, leading to father Todd and son Track punching their friend Steve. "He's like a little pussy you know what I'm saying?" Track told the officer. "Like he's not gonna fight nobody. Most innocent, basically a gay guy, but he's not."

More men then apparently became involved. Track took his shirt off.
"I just bought this brand new shirt, so I took it off. I don't want to rip it," Track tells the officer. "Let's fucking fight. Four guys came on me, I hit one. One picked me up, tackled me, I hit one."

He insists, however, that had it been a fair, one-on-one fight, he'd have won. 

"If it was one-on-one, I'd beat the shit out of them," he said. "One-on-one, like I'll beat their ass. I'm not trying to be gay or nothing. But they're four guys, man, like come on. I've done jujitsu my whole life, wrestled forever. Like let's fucking roll."

A real man-of-letters that Track (like his whole family...I believe he has perhaps advanced to "B" by this point) ... and as you can see, a bastion of tolerance.

And that Limo story...

It's times like this when I sort of regret having shit to do.

Well that is cinematic

The story of the ending of the terrorist attack on the Canadian Parliament had a real badass ending...in Canada...that normally occurs only in American Cop films set in New York (and, of course, actually filmed in Canada).

And then there is this rather Hollywood inspired insanity.

The legislature was minutes away from convening when Lortie entered the building through a side door carrying two submachine guns, and at one point sat in the Speaker's chair firing wildly. He killed three people and wounded 13 others.

A Universal Truth...well, almost!

Hey, look a non-American ironically sums up America's shared little secret.
Representatives from trade unions, women's groups and left-leaning political parties marched on the house of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung on Wednesday after he told media outlets that free elections would give poor people too much power.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive said in an interview that Hong Kong required a nominating committee to screen electoral candidates, claiming that if the city allowed the direct civil nomination demanded by democracy protesters, “you’d be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than $1,800 a month.”
Yeah, we cannot have that...and by that I really mean "we".
Members of Congress 14 Times More Wealthy Than Average American

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oh good plan!

I'm sure it will make you all sad and depressed to think that Scott Walker has a fighting shot at once again retaining his Governorship of Wisconsin. But this may make you feel a bit better...
In a tight election it’s common to flatter voters or promise them the earth, but a top Republican supporting governor Scott Walker’s campaign in Wisconsin has tried a novel approach: insulting them. “I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters,” Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, told an audience, “but some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.”
Well-done Sharon, well-done. You are dull as a...well as a Party that may think about nominating Mitt Romney again. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]