Sunday, August 31, 2014

While the world dithers....

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"Amazing pic of Yezidi girl after escaping the orcs in Iraq. Those eyes".~~Tweet and picture from Tom Gara (@tomgara)

Greenland's ice sheet added 300 billion tons this year

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The surface of the Greenland ice sheet gained 300 billion tons of ice this year.

POTUS in the Situation Room

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[Political cartoon by STILTON JARLESBERG]

Al Gore: Climate Fool

Al Gore spewed this prediction in 2007: "‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’

Well, it's 2014–seven years after his prediction; how is the Arctic ice cap doing? It is up to 63% more extensive than it was in 2012. From the article "To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, America’s biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice".

From the U.K. DailyMail:

Crucially, the ice is also thicker, and therefore more resilient to future melting. Professor Andrew Shepherd, of Leeds University, an expert in climate satellite monitoring, said yesterday: ‘It is clear from the measurements we have collected that the Arctic sea ice has experienced a significant recovery in thickness over the past year.

‘It seems that an unusually cool summer in 2013 allowed more ice to survive through to last winter. This means that the Arctic sea ice pack is thicker and stronger than usual, and this should be taken into account when making predictions of its future extent.’

Friday, August 22, 2014

POTUS will not rest until ISIS is driven from every golf course

January 27, 2014: "ISIS" is a JV team".~~Pres. Obama

August 21, 2014: "They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of ... military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."~~Sec. of Defense, Chuck Hagel

August 22, 2014: "Mr. President, you may want to pause between the 12th and 13th fairways and call your Secretary of Defense".~~YOSSARIAN

Road story with a happy ending

Four days ago, ISIS members Mohammad and Ashur went on a little drive through the lovely Iraqi countryside in their machine gun-festooned truck. They eagerly made their way along the road not knowing what delightful treats lay ahead. Perhaps some lovely goats? Maybe a non-ISIS Muslim or infidel to behead? They were giddy with anticipation. Little did they know U.S. air assets were watching them. It's a great road story with a happy ending; one could almost say the end of their journey was a mind-blowing experience.  Here is some footage of their jaunt through the idyllic back country of Iraq:

What's best for Mohammad and Ashur:  barbeque or honey-mustard sauce?  I prefer barbeque--I'm funny that way.~~YOSSARIAN

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer of 2014: All Fall Down

VConsider our dog days of August: An American journalist savagely beheaded on tape, with more promised to come. The Islamic State rampage. The Gaza war and Hamas’s serial truce violations — and the new neutral U.S. stance with implied disruptions in military support for Israel. The implosion of Iraq, the bloodletting in Syria. Iran full speed ahead on enrichment as the world’s attention turns elsewhere. Putin and Ukraine on the edge of war. Libya bombed again. Egypt in turmoil. Christians being wiped away in the Middle East. Ebola spreading in Africa. China squaring off with Japan. Germany angry at being tapped while tapping others. What exactly happened to Private Bergdahl or the five terrorists who were freed for his freedom?
At least there is calm at home?

Hardly: food, gas, and electricity prices are at near all-time highs; a stagnant economy in “recovery” that for most people outside of Wall Street remains recessionary; government soon to be run by executive orders; the end of any idea of national sovereignty or a southern border; the Ferguson riots and racial explosions revealing an America more divided than at any time since the 1970s; the buffoonish Missouri governor Nixon playing the Katrina role of a now imprisoned Ray Nagin. The alphabet soup of unresolved IRS, VA, NSA, and AP scandals; revolutionary, extra-legal justice meted out to Rick Perry; Benghazi coming back into the news; the little reported on drip-by-drip practical dissolution of Obamacare.
1979–80 seem calm in comparison.

link:  summer of 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kid shot by Missouri cops appears to have robbed a store just before his death

Ferguson Market and Liquor

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A police report released Friday by Ferguson police identifies Michael Brown as a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store a short time before he was fatally shot by a police officer.

LINK:  "Gentle Giant"??????

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Record tax revenue from a dwindling number of taxpayers


Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,469,178,000,000 for the first 10 months of the fiscal year this July, but the federal government still ran a $460,450,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Link:  record tax revenue 


 The tax and spend addicts in Washington have taken in a RECORD amount of tax revenue, but it still isn't enough to cover what they've spent. The reason they get away with this is because the half of Americans who pay no net taxes now outnumber those who pay taxes. Non-tax payers don't give a rat's a$$ other people are paying record taxes. We have a record number of Americans who don't work at all. Those who don't pay taxes are disproportionately gaining government benefits paid for by tax payers. The U.S. is becoming a deadbeat nation.~~YOSSARIAN.

Why is Obama going back to Washington mid-vacation?

 If my hunch is correct, he'll pull the trigger on some incredibly unconstitutional executive order this coming Friday; not take any press questions; and fly back to Marxist Vineyard to play some more. Again, I'm only guessing...

...probably to force a Constitutional crisis. He desperately needs to force the Republicans into impeachment mode. Under impeachment duress, he can summon his ignorant base for support--that is his only chance to stem a Republican takeover of the Senate and gains in the House. It won't work--like his foreign policy hasn't worked--but he will try it anyway...a political Hail Mary.~~YOSSARIAN

Monday, August 11, 2014

I agree

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Are they still "JV" Mr. President?

From The January of 2014:

In a wide-ranging interview with the New Yorker, President Barack Obama compared Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq and Syria to junior varsity basketball players, downplaying their threat as small-league. He also shared what he thought were the chances of reaching Middle East peace agreements.

LINK:  Obama called ISIS "JV" in January

Saturday, August 9, 2014

David "Iowahawk" Burge channeling a modern Liberal

"Between your money and my ideas for spending your money, there's nothing we can't accomplish together.

Coldest New York City summer in a decade

Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91.
The last time the city went without a heat wave – classified as three consecutive days of temperatures higher than 90 degrees – was in 2004.
The cooler temps aren’t just affecting people looking to get a good tan. Beach businesses at Coney Island say they’ve taken a hit this season.

Just so you know


Negotiating with ISIS and other idiotic things Progressives suggest

                              Elizabeth Warren (Idiot, MA)

 “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is 

going to be a negotiated solution, not a military 

solution".~~Sen. Elizabeth Warren

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Did the colonists and French defeat England via negotiation? NO. They defeated the Brits militarily at Yorktown. Did the North negotiate an end to the Civil War? NO. They defeated the Confederacy by shear numbers and a superior supply chain. Did the Allies negotiate with the Japanese in the Pacific War? NO. They ultimately showed overwhelming force by dropping two atom bombs. Did the Allies negotiate with the Nazi's to end the Second World War in Europe? NO. They utterly and completely bombed and decimated the living devil out of the German and Italian military machines. Did we end the Vietnam War with negotiation? YES, yes we did! And, we left with our tail between our legs. So, could somebody tell me how negotiating with the likes of ISIS–perhaps one of the most blood-thirsty military movements in history–is going to end their war on us and others?~~YOSSARIAN

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Maybe his wife needs to sell more ketchup...

Nothing projects American strength to the World more than our Secretary of State riding a girl's bike.

Photo: Nothing projects American strength to the World more than our Secretary of State riding a girl's bike.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some funny/clever Tweets I've seen lately:

" Woke up screaming this morning. My apologies to everyone in the meeting."

"Neil Armstrong lands on the moon:
5 pictures.

White girl goes to starbucks:
162 pictures."

" Michaelangelo: Yea, sure, I'll paint your ceiling.
*To himself*
Errybody gon be naked tho."

"It's all about perspective.

The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the ship's kitchen"


"Plot twist:

"Luke, I am your Mother." - Yoda"

" “Full of sound and fury signifying nothing.”--how I told my wife the baby was gassy but didn’t have poop. Thanks, English degree."

" Baby, I just want everything to be like it was at the beginning.
- When we first met?
- No, before that."

"Just learned an important lesson: When texting "wish you were here," that last e kind of makes it or breaks it."

From the frying pan into the American taxpayer expense

 CNS News reporting:

A thousand children said to be fleeing the violence in Central America will be welcomed to Chicago, where local children are routinely in the cross-fire of gang-related grudges.

link: 1000 kids sent to violent Chicago