Friday, July 25, 2014

Congressional shrug on emergency border spending could prove costly

Congressional shrug on emergency border spending could prove costly
It’s going to cost the federal government a lot more to address the crisis on the border if Congress fails to act before breaking for recess.

"Instead of us sending troops down to the border, we just do what you do when you run out of candy on Halloween. Let's turn off the lights and pretend America's not home. So the kids move on to the next house – Canada." –Stephen Colbert

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Stop The Violence Already!
Secretary of State John F. Kerry presented his proposal for a Gaza cease-fire to Israel and proxies for Hamas on Friday, seeking to curtail the violence that is now threatening to spread to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Egypt and had to pass through a metal detector before he could meet with officials. Which is ridiculous. Everyone knows he's made of wood.- Seth Myers

US Only UN Vote For No Investigation Of Gaza Violence
The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to establish an inquiry into human rights violations in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories at a special session on Wednesday in which the top human rights official, Navi Pillay, said Israel and Hamas had likely committed war crimes with indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

Twenty-nine of the council’s 47 members voted for a resolution calling for the creation of a commission of inquiry to look at “all violations” of international law, with only the United States voting against and with 17 states abstaining, 10 of them European.

Republican Shenanigans

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 National Guard troops to increase security. If you really want to slow down the flow of illegal immigrants, send the TSA." –Seth Meyers

Mississippi Is Still Burning
Four of the five board members of the Madison County Republican Women have resigned, including Robin Mayfield, wife of GOP and tea party leader Mark Mayfield, who committed suicide in June amid the GOP primary photo scandal.

The resignations are apparently over the nasty U.S. Senate primary between incumbent Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Botched executions are no big deal because, even though cruel and unusual punishment is banned, the Constitution doesn't apply to everyone. - Top Conservative Cat

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FDA could've recommend approval of that 'Female Viagra' pill but wasn't in the mood & wishes you would stop pressuring- John Fugelsang

"I saw that Hillary Clinton visited the headquarters of Twitter and Facebook yesterday. Hillary would also have visited LinkedIn, but she already knows what job she wants." –Jimmy Fallon

Computer Glitch Stops US Embassies From Issuing Passports. A Glitch?
July 25th, 2014 (VOA) The U.S. State Department says a computer glitch will delay passports and visas being issued from its embassies around the world.

Officials in Washington say the computer glitch discovered on Saturday potentially could leave millions of people waiting for U.S. travel documents.

Ted Cruz has advanced from demagogue to become simply a gogue.- LOLGOP

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"Rupert Murdoch. the guy that owns FOX News. is wanting to buy Time Warner - which owns HBO - in which case you could kiss my ass goodbye. Yes, welcome to 'Real Time with Bill O'Reilly.'" –Bill Maher

Cruel and Unusual Punishment? No Doubt.
Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said on Thursday.

Attorneys for the 55-year-old double murderer, who they said gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes during Wednesday's execution, demanded an independent probe into a procedure they said was cloaked in secrecy and then horribly bungled.

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Listening to all these 'patriots' on AM talk radio has taught me that 'E Pluribus Unim' is Latin for "I got mine, bitch."- John Fugelsang

Oxymoron: Corporate Patriotism 
Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.
"I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared. "It's wrong."

"Marvel Comics announced that the next Captain America will be black. He has the same powers as white Captain America except he has to show ID when he votes." –Bill Maher


Luna is better. She's about 90% back to normal...she has calmed down quite a bit from her usual bouncy self.
I took a picture of her this morning and created a meme...which is true.


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Glass Winged Butterfly.

Beats wishes for a beautiful and peaceful weekend.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What a day!

Thank you for stopping by.
At 7am this morning I noticed my miniature pinscher, Luna, had several bumps on her head. I picked her up for a closer look and saw her face, eyes and jaw swell and watched more bumps form down her neck, in a matter of minutes.
I rushed to my landlady, Angele, and she applied some liquid Benadryl to her head and I put cold compresses on her. Angele also gave her a baby Tylenol.
Another girlfriend picked up some anti-allergen pills at the vets, that covers spider, scorpion, bee and ant bites.
Luna is now much better, 8 hours later, although she is quite exhausted. As I am.
On top of all of this, our 3x a day water rationing has been cut back to 2x a day.
I will have a new edition tomorrow!
BUT, I do have a few things to post that I did before Luna's misadventure.

It is only a matter of time....

In Gaza, at Least 16 Die at U.N. School Used as Civilian Shelter
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — A series of explosions at a school run by the United Nations sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes for safety from Israeli military assaults killed at least 16 people on Thursday afternoon and wounded many more. The cause was not immediately clear.

To prevent Hamas from killing innocents with rockets, maybe we should give them the surgical strike technology Israel is using in Gaza. - Gen JC Xtian patriot

My empathy for the suffering in #Gaza does not make me anti-Semitic, nor does it make me pro-Hamas or anti-Israel. It makes me human.- David Harris-Gershon tweet

This Guy Must Be A Descendant From Those Money Changers In The Temple
A Republican congressional candidate responded to a mass shooting by suggesting that Americans had a constitutional right to own as powerful weaponry as they can afford.

“It is my belief that any, any, any, any weapon that our government and law enforcement possesses ought to be allowed for individuals to possess in this country,” said Jody Hice, a religious right activist, talk radio host, and Georgia congressional candidate.

Cold War II -- from the people who brought you Iraq War II.- LOLGOP

Hey, Republicans, Investigate This!
US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report Thursday on lessons learned from Japan’s Fukushima crisis in 2011.

Current approaches to regulating nuclear safety “are clearly inadequate for preventing core-melt accidents and mitigating their consequences,” the report said.

Let he without typo cast the first scone.- LOLGOP

You can tell this drought is getting really bad. Today at lunch, my waiter asked if I wanted a glass of water or a future for my children. I took the water. - Conan O'Brien

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As a hobby, bean farmer Axel Erlandson shaped trees - he pruned, bent, and grafted trees into fantastic shapes and called them "Circus Trees." 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ukraine Says 2 Fighter Jets Are Shot Down as Clashes Intensify

Ukraine Says 2 Fighter Jets Are Shot Down as Clashes Intensify
Fighting intensified in the rebel-controlled region of Ukraine on Wednesday, with military officials reporting that two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets had been shot down near the village of Dmytrivka in the east.

Hey everybody in the world this would be a good time to thank Russia for making your own politicians look very very good.- John Fugelsang

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Breaking News: The name of the Russian Rocket Launcher was Ivan Youpushthewrongswitvch.

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming! To The Aid Of Russia!
 Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday.

President Kennedy said let's put a man on the moon, and by God, 10 years later we put a man on the moon. Monday was the 45th anniversary. Nowadays a big deal for us is we combined the croissant and the doughnut to get a cronut. - David Letterman

"In Republican fantasy world, everything is always Obama's fault. Somehow, he's weak and he's ineffective, and yet he pulls the strings on everything in the world." - Bill Maher

Republican Shenanigans

How will Republicans try to take away your health insurance today?- LOLGOP

GOP Governor Whines About Eight Child Refugees
Maine Governor Paul LePage blasted the White House on Tuesday for placing in his state eight children who tried to cross the border illegally.

New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic. - The Onion

NRA: Arming Our Children
NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact “gun-required zones” in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases.

"Marvel Comics announced that the next Captain America will be black. He has the same powers as white Captain America, except he has to show I.D. when he votes." - Bill Maher

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CNN Anchor Spars With Russia Today Anchor
In a contentious live interview on CNN Wednesday, "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with Russia Today anchor Peter Lavelle over Russia's response to the downing of Flight MH17, with Cuomo at one point accusing Lavelle of "carrying water for Russia."

Officials are concerned that people in Los Angeles are too apathetic about the drought. We're not doing anything about it. Of course, that will change next week when we announce that the drought is killing all the marijuana crops. - Conan O'Brien

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The federal government should agree to pay for Rick Perry's National Guard deployment if he'll take Medicaid expansion for 1 million Texans. - LOLGOP

Wah! Obama Is Sending Illegal Immigrant Kids All Over The Country!
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is criticizing President Barack Obama's administration for failing to inform Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad that at least 139 immigrant children have been sent to Iowa who were detained by the Border Patrol after crossing the border from Mexico.

Koch Brothers Hacking The Internet One App At A Time
The hackathon — an event in which teams compete to build new apps and programs within a short period of time — was part of the first inaugural Reboot, conference where hundreds of conservative hackers, coders, designers, tech entrepreneurs and conservative political activists joined some of the nation’s top Republicans to strategize and — ideally — emerge with The Next Great App. As an incentive, the conference organizers offered $10,000 in prize money to be awarded to the best ideas.

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The Aurora killer was able to legally buy 6000 rounds of ammo online and Tommy Chong was put in jail for selling bongs.- John Fugelsang

Boing Boing Boeing
Boeing shares were losing altitude Wednesday as investors fret about about yet another of the aerospace giant’s program running into turbulence.

Yes Grandma, I'm almost positive Arachnophobia is not the fear of people from Iraq- Super Girl Tweet



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Angel Falls, Venezuela.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Conservative think tanker tells tea partiers: Being drawn and quartered ‘too good’ for Obama

Conservative think tanker tells tea partiers: Being drawn and quartered ‘too good’ for Obama
A senior analyst for the conservative Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) expressed support for the idea of not only impeaching President Barack Obama during a speech to a Florida Tea Party group, but also for his public execution, Right Wing Watch reported.

41% of Republicans do not believe the president is a citizen; 61% do not believe he walked on the moon. - LOLGOP

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BREAKING: Americans demand foreign policy littered with adjectives that indicate male potency and no foreign wars. - LOLGOP

Is Baghdad Next?
Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.

Looking for the guys who say America's a Christian nation? They're taking a break from yelling at kid refugees to rip away health insurance.- LOLGOP

Republican Shenanigans

Kicking Obamacare In The Teeth
A U.S. federal judicial panel on Tuesday dealt a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, throwing out a provision that provides millions of Americans with subsidies for private health insurance.

Republicans who spent the last six years rooting for breakdown of health care markets and poor people without insurance are happy today.- Josh Barro

Excited about the GOP website mocking Hillary's wealth. I hope they point out how little she has compared to GOP candidates!- Top Conservative Cat

This Gives A Whole New Meaning To "Do you know where your kids are?"
An evangelical group has launched a campaign to convert children to Christianity at public spaces and schools in Oregon.

Parents concerned about the group’s intentions have launched their own campaign to warn about the Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Club and its tactics...

Lawsuit Against Obama Thrown Out
A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator’s legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.

Luckily Rick Perry has his genius glasses now or he'd have sent the National Guard to Taco Bell :( - LOLGOP

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How DARE Obama prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against gays! Doesn't he know God is a huge bigot?-  Top Conservative Cat

Offshore Tax Havens Will End When Hell Freezes Over
 Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.

BREAKING: Federal court rules in favor of Republican plan to impoverish people who dare to get decent health insurance.- Top Conservative Cat

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Ah, I miss 20th century Republicans who accepted voting rights and birth control.- LOLGOP

Delta Staying Out Of Israel
Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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June was the warmest month on record, if you believe so called "records."- LOLGOP

Detroit Unions Speak Loudly
 A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.

Today is the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which raised the drinking age to 21. Also turning 30 today: a 16-year-old boy, according to his fake ID. - Seth Myers


I hope you had a good time today!


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That hammock is just waiting for someone.