It is 2016 and the opening salvos of a new kind of war have been fired… a cyber war.
On Friday November 13, 2015 in Paris, the western world was reminded once again that there are people out there that want to kill us. The reaction to this, by those that claim to be the toughest among us, was nothing short of unmitigated FEAR. From calls for more guns and less gun control to the most disgusting and cowardly reaction of all… deny refugees fleeing ISIS a safe harbor, for fear some terrorists may try to sneak in with them. These reactions came from several GOP candidates for president of the United States as well a several sitting US Governors. Never have I seen such a group of COWARDS in my life! “Oh no, they might hurt me!!! Lets punish the innocent to show those terrorists we mean business!” Are you fucking kidding me with this shit? Some of these idiots even recommended allowing only Christian refugees in… how the fuck does one identify a Christian? I can tell you who ISN’T a Christian… the assclowns that are suggesting this garbage!
Not one of these brainiacs stop to think for one second that this is EXACTLY what ISIS WANTS!!!! They want you to push these people back to their war-torn, bombed out homeland… Once they are there those refugees will have a few choices, starve to death, be beheaded or set aflame by ISIS, or (the most popular choice) JOIN ISIS!
That attack could not have gone better for ISIS… they have the pussy Republicans wetting themselves like frightened children over here whipping up hatred for Muslims and refugees, all to help them recruit. They can rightly point out that The West doesn’t want them… in fact we hate them, so why not join ISIS to fight the West?
Bunch of cowards… the lot of you.
Florida treasure Carl Hiassen lays out the case why Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) may be the worst governor in Florida history…
No other sitting governor has used tax money to end public-records cases that were caused by his own secretive misbehavior. Scott couldn’t care less.
Read more of Carl’s case that Scott is the worst ever in the Miami Herald.
WOW! Ted Cruz (R-TX) just called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MD) a LIAR on the floor of the Senate. NEVER has a senator flat out called another senator a liar on the floor of the Senate… NEVER. Especially when that senator is in your party and is your Majority Leader. This is mind blowing for anyone that follows politics. Cruz was upset that McConnell tacked on the reauthorization of the Export Import Bank onto the must pass highway funding bill, accusing him of cutting a deal with Democrats to do so.
You are forgiven for not knowing who Martin O’Malley is if you aren’t a political junky like me. He is the former Governor of Maryland that is running for the Democratic nomination for President. A couple of days ago he was interviewed by Bloomberg Business. The discussion turned to Syria and he made the following assertion:
One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation state of Syria and the rise of ISIS, was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that nation, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, created a humanitarian crisis that created the symptoms — or rather, the conditions — of extreme poverty that has now led to the rise of ISIS and this extreme violence.
Certified douchebag, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus lost his shit when he heard it, telling Fox News:
“Whether it’s the weak Obama-Clinton nuclear deal that paves the way for Iran to obtain an atomic bomb or Martin O’Malley’s absurd claim that climate change is responsible for ISIS, it’s abundantly clear no one in the Democratic Party has the foreign policy vision to keep America safe,”
Huge tip of the hat to Patients John and Mrsgoo over at DailyKos for discovering the problems! It appears that the dash cam video that was released to the public by the Texas Department of Safety has been (badly) edited.
A quick recap for those who are unaware… Sandra Bland, an African American woman, was pulled over in Texas for failure to use her turn signal for changing lanes. The officer that pulled her over asked her to put out her cigarette as she smoked in her car. She became combative and refused. She was asked to step out, then was arrested. Quite a bit is not caught on camera, but it seems to end up where the officer is on top of her while she complains of being slammed to the ground. Three days later she is found dead in her jail cell. The Sheriff’s office that held her claims she hung herself in her cell with a plastic bag. Her death is currently being investigated.
Thank you Tuba Guy… This is glorious. Very difficult to be scary when your marching song makes you sound as stupid as you look.
Yesterday a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions was reached via 6 party agreement. The deal has been hailed around the world as making great strides towards peace and setting up an inspection regime that will hopefully deter Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But there is a small group of knuckle draggers that oppose the deal… specifically the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and congressional Republicans (as well as some Democrats confused as to which country they represent).
Here is my take on the deal… It was the least worst option. Let me lay out what exactly those options are so that we are all clear.
1. Strike a deal, as imperfect as it might be.
2. Increase sanctions
3. Bomb their nuclear facilities
4. Do nothing