It's a comment on our society today that no one has the patience to wait for anything any more...
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky woman is under arrest after her boyfriend's body was discovered in a freezer inside the couple's living room.
A man was walking outside his house in January without any pants on. A neighbor stopped him and asked why. The response was "Well last week I went out without a scarf and got a stiff neck, so this is my wife's idea."
It's just what every good Christian needs.
"I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit," Ramsey wrote. "I have always believed that it is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it. Our enemies are armed. We must do likewise." (AP)
Yes, clearly, just what Jesus would do. Arm the living fuck out of everyone. Yes, more guns are the solution. Yay stuff!
Because, you know, "stuff" just happens.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he's opposed to new federal gun laws as a response to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
At a forum in South Carolina, Bush said Friday he learned as Florida governor that "stuff happens ... there's always a crisis, and the impulse is to do something, and it's not necessarily the right thing to do."
Yep, another mass shooting, but hey, stuff happens, so no big deal. Howabout those Yankees?
"It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," Obama said. (AP)
Seen on the road, a license plate...
I don't know if the owner of said license plate got the irony, but I sure the fuck did.
Also seen on the same trip, another plate reading "Happy Wfe". I'm gonna guess someone got that for her.
My Significant Other likes to goof on people. One of his favorites is asking a cashier if he/she takes IOUs. If the cashier is below the age of 25, he/she typically gives a wide-eyed stare that clearly says "I have no idea what this old geezer is talking about but I really don't want to admit it". The best response from someone old enough to get it was "Yeah, its called VISA".
What I don't get is the generation of txters and urban speakers who frequently use "u" instead of "you" and "r" instead of "are" don't get a simple "IOU". Newsflash kiddies, you didn't invent short-speak. Us old farts have our own.
Tonight was no different than dozens of other interactions between my SO and a teenager, except she said "nope" without skipping a beat. Her coworker had the wit to want to understand what she did not and asked what it meant. We replied, "IOU" translates to "I owe you". The first cashier then admitted she really didn't know what it meant and that was why she said no. At two young people knows what IOU stands for will not look wide-eyed and speechless if some corny old fart comes up to their register and uses the IOU line. I guess we did our public service for the night.
There's nothing more embarrassing than failing a witty retort. Unless it's failing AND exposing yet another weakness. Yes, China, I'm talking to you.
From calling her a "big mouth" to making Monica Lewinsky jokes, China has reacted furiously at US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's recent comments about China's record on women's rights.
Mrs Clinton said in a tweet on Sunday that Chinese President Xi Jinping was "shameless" for hosting a United Nations conference on women's rights that day.[..]
"Hillary you should quickly rush home, Lewinsky is already in your bed with Bill. Why don't you mind your own business instead of talking rubbish about China," said user Lewubianzhong.
Wow, hella rip there. NOT. Mainly because Monica is such old news that the current generation doesn't even get the reference. In current terms Lews-a-dong fails teh insults. I mean if you want to rip on Hills dis her endless supply of mono-color pantsuits or maybe her email skills.
Duh China, don't you know anything?
Also, when DEFENDING your position on women's rights it's in-your-face-fucking-stupid to dis an internationally renown female leader with a barb about another woman. Especially one no one cared about.
The Tea Party morons aren't smart enough to know the difference between cause and effect. In this case the effect of Boehner's stepping down isn't directly correlated to their anarchistic antics, in other words NO YOU DO NOT GET CREDIT for his departure, at least not in the way they're celebrating.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party's conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner's stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril.
Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown.
It's the same thing when the baby sitter throws her hands in the air when the brats she's supposed to be watching decide to overflow the tub, explode eggs in the microwave and start a fire in the fireplace with the flu closed. All at the same time. What the brats fail to recognize is that THEY live here, not her, and also, so do their parents. The Tea Party Anarchists are so excited to break, rend and destroy the civilized framework of government that they can't recognize that the one person who has been cleaning up after their messes, and explaining away their bad behavior is the one person they sought to depose.
NO ONE IN AMERICA WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN FOR ANY REASON.
No one. Not even the most vehement anti-abortionist to the most radical left-winger. No one.
But the Tea Part Fuckheads don't get that. To them, stopping the most essential services of our government means nothing. Mainly because they don't understand what that really means, nor do they personally have a stake since most are independently wealthy.
Imagine if the next Katrina or 9/11 strikes when the government is shut down. Imagine that. Whose hero's will they be then?
You have to wonder about a religion where "grand" leaders merely shrug off the deaths of hundreds of devoted followers. The ultimate message is: pride means more to islamic leaders than their faith.
Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said Thursday's stampede that killed more than 700 people at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca was beyond human control.
He told the interior minister, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, that he was not to blame for the tragedy. (BBC)
There's a lot not to like about the way modern islam is lead. Setting aside the enduring belief that religion supports murder and misogyny, the leaders and most prominent faces of the religion have dehumanized it to the point where the faith itself is merely an after thought. In this case hundreds of people have died and this great leader can only worry about the hurt feelings of the ruling family. Tending to the pain and suffering of those injured or the families of those killed was nothing more than a shrug and "Eh, it was god's will so tough shit." Really? The contrast with Super Pope could not be more drastic.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh was visited by the crown prince, who is also deputy prime minister and chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, on Friday evening, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
"You are not responsible for what happened," the grand mufti said.
Grand Mufti blah-de-blahblahblah is an asshole. He doesn't deserve the title, as ludicrous as it is, because he fails the most fundamental task of leadership: which is to lead. A successful leader not only ensures the health and safety, but cares for the welfare and emotions of those he leads. Abby clearly does none of the above.
Know what? Next time the toilet backs up or the fridge is empty at Abby's palace he should be told "Eh, suck it up, it's gods will." Then you'll see just how fast the notion of accountability is understood.
Prakash Javadekar is India's environment minister. He believes that first world nations should help developing nations with money, oh and to further reduce their carbon emissions. Not to make the world a better place though, but to enable third world nations to spew even MORE crap into the air.
"Poverty is, in a way, a real polluting factor," Javadekar said, adding that India's top priority is elevating hundreds of millions of Indians still living on less than $2 a day. At the same time, expanding the economy and building infrastructure will cause carbon emissions to grow, as the country relies on burning coal to fuel most of the 254 GW of electricity it generates today.
"But today, I see the carbon space occupied by the developed world," he said. "We are asking the developed world to vacate the carbon space to accommodate us. That carbon space demand is climate justice. It's our right as a nation. It's our right as people of India, and we want that carbon space." (AP)
So again, Praky thinks that poorer nations should be allowed to pollute more because they're poor. What Praky fails to even mention is WHERE the money goes and who gets it. He also fails to mention that there's little to no interest whatsoever in getting power or financial security to India's poorest and most neglected.
So here's the think Praky, until India ensures that money and carbon credits will be used to benefit EVERYONE in India, first world nations will hardly step aside. India doesn't have the most spotless (or even the second, third, forth or nth record although they are well above North Korea and Zimbabwe) record when it comes to caring for all its citizens.
Corruption in India is a major issue that adversely affects its economy. A study conducted by Transparency International in year 2005 found that more than 62% of Indians had first hand experience of paying bribes or influence peddling to get jobs done in public offices successfully. (quick google search on "corruption in India")
Yeah no. Giving your government ANYthing pretty much just goes into the hands of the already-wealthy. Maybe once India stops having poor people clean sewers by hand and ostracizing entire families because of an outdated CASTE system the rest of the world will consider your requests. Until then? CLEAN YOUR OWN HOUSE. Then maybe you can sit at the table with the big boys and girls.
Oh yeah and your entitlement? You can go shove that.
Who the fuck elected this dumb twat?
Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, the second-highest ranking member on the House energy committee, says the jury is out on global warming.
Pope Francis told a White House audience on Wednesday further action was needed as the problem could "no longer be left to a future generation".[..]
She also rejected the theory of evolution. Scientists say her views are "complete nonsense".
"The jury is still out saying man is the cause for global warming, after the earth started to cool 13 years ago," she says. (BBC)
It's hard to imagine anyone so willfully ignorant as Marsha. With people like her there's no fact or proof to be offered because she simply doesn't have the ability to grasp it. She probably also believes in Santa and that the Easter Bunny can lay polka-dot eggs. Further, she has no problem just lying about what she doesn't understand.
Asked what scientific evidence would persuade her that climate change was a threat, she replied - "I don't think you will see me being persuaded."
Asked whether she accepted the theory of evolution she said: "No I do not."
Marsha IS one stupid fucking cunt. She doesn't belong in Washington. Actually she doesn't belong in the US of A. She would be far more comfortable in a burkha someplace deep the desert where the climate never changes.
Marsha you're a fucking embarrassment, not just to America but to the human race as an entity. Please, go the hell away, for everyone's sake.
Stevie isn't feeling his manliness any more because some women hurt his ego.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., is investigating whether two female U.S. Army Ranger School graduates were held to the same standards as the male recruits.
Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver successfully completed the arduous training program, the first female soldiers to do so, in August. The Army announced it would open the school to women on a full-time basis.[..]
Russell, a Ranger graduate and Iraq veteran, sent a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh asking for documentation of the test scores, evaluations and other material regarding the training of Griest and Haver, People magazine reported.
Back in the day women weren't allowed to vote because it was asserted that it was too stressful for them. Islamic scholars believe that education is harmful to the female psyche. In Saudi Arabia women aren't given Phys. Ed. because it corrupts society (as does showing their face or hair or, well, anything in public.)
So really it's not such a big deal that a conservative republican macho-man-warrior should question the Army's integrity and honor in graduating two women from Ranger school. Nope. Not at all.
Also, Steve would like his teddy bear back.
Want to see the new face of greed? Well, you're looking at it.
The head of a US pharmaceutical company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%.
Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the rights to Daraprim in August.
CEO Martin Shkreli has said that the company will use the money it makes from sales to research new treatments.
The drug treats toxoplasmosis, a parasitic affliction that affects people with compromised immune systems.[..]
"We needed to turn a profit on this drug," Mr Shkreli told Bloomberg TV. "The companies before us were actually giving it away almost."[..]
On Twitter, Mr Shkreli mocked several users who questioned the company's decision, calling one reporter "a moron". (BBC)
While it's hard to understand that level of avarice in a normal human, hedge fund managers apparently aren't human. Shkreli proves that in spades. Turing is probably realizing it's mistake about now; sure you can hire someone who can make your company rich, but at what cost? A congressional investigation? A publicity nightmare? World-hate? All three?
Turning really has only one recourse now, to fire shit-bag Shkreli, and apologize for the monumental jack-up. It probably won't save them from the congressional investigation, but it may turn the volume down on the outpouring of outrage that has resulted.
Also Marty, calling a reporter a "moron" is pretty fucking stupid. In case you didn't know.
But the evidence says otherwise.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida man killed his girlfriend because he became enraged after she called out her ex-husband's name twice during sex.
Yep. In this case jerking off to a picture of the ex would have been a much healthier choice. Just sayin'.
Want to know why? It's simple, because by forcing passengers to use their phone, the airways cam collect more information on its customers. Yes it's that simple. And it sucks.
I actually admire the way in which US Airways (NOW PART OF THE FUCKYOUSTARALLIANCE) shits on it's customers. Well the ones that won't pony up any extortion dollars. They have extortion dollars for your bags, for your seats and now (!yes!) best of all, for outright boarding. They actually say "If you don't have a zone printed on your ticket you can board with group 4". But I'm always group 5. Always. Along with the handful of other schmucks that refuse to submit to the arm-screwing tactics.
So here is my FUCK YOU US AIRWAYS and FUCK YOUR ZONE 5 salute to you.
There might not be much I can offer in protest other than that, but hell, at least I got it out there.
Cath-E seems to think that Ahmed's clock was a genuine threat. But that's because she's a genuine ignoramus.
Cathie Adams, president of the conservative Texas Eagle Forum and former chairwoman of the Texas Republican Party, said Thursday that Ahmed's clock looked suspicious and that authorities were right to act.
She said the boy was "pushing the envelope" and provoking a response. "Was he testing the system? And why?
For anyone dead, or not reading the news, a 14 year old boy who is known to be good with electronics, was cuffed and interrogated because the school couldn't recognize basic electronics. Worse, the police, who are SUPPOSED to be experts, couldn't recognize it either. It doesn't help that the police then pulled apart his experiment so that it would look nothing like what it was.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas said Thursday that it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb.[..]
Ahmed was pulled from class Monday after he showed the device to a teacher. He was questioned by the principal and police, then handcuffed and taken to the police station.[..]
Of course the reaction to the Texas-style Stupid had been fast and furious.
President Barack Obama invited him to the White House, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted that he wanted to meet him. A NASA scientist asked Ahmed to give him a call in a couple of years for a job opportunity.
And then you have stupid fucking cunts like Cath-eeeeee who actually want to defend the idiot teacher, idiot principle, and idiot police with more idiocy. No Cath-eieio, he wasn't testing ANYthing other than the low IQ of what passes for educators in your state. Not surprising really that it turns out twit-twats like you. Pushing the envelope is what we WANT not what we FEAR in kids. Pushing the envelope has made America a first world nation, not a herd of troglodytes living in caves. Everything that's been invented or discovered has been because someone chose to push the envelope you dumb bitch.
Anyway, the good news is that Ahmed is out of there and with a bright future ahead. And the jackass school? Well they can just watch him on television, meeting the President.