Jul/22
2017

Title brought to you by the Office of Redundancy Department.

A Florida man told police he "went bananas" after workers from a utility company parked their vehicles in front of his driveway while they carried out repair work. (BBC)

Florida. Guns. Assholes. These things add up to pure stupidity in its most refined form. Gunzerker was mad because a utility truck was in front of his driveway, but instead of using his words he just went out and shot the trucks. Because. This was WHILE the workmen were still trying to fix the issue that probably affected him as well.

His excuse? "He went bananas." Lovely. Lives are at risk and the only rationale is that a truck in front of your house makes you crazy.

Guns are bad. Fucking idiots with guns are lethal. Legality has nothing to do with it when people find it so easy to lose their temper and do asinine shit. It's not like you're going to overthrow anything with your damn guns anyway. All you're going to do is kill people because you went "bananas".

Jul/21
2017

Score one for the Italians, specifically the Milanese!

July 20 (UPI) -- Italian residents and tourists will be unable to enjoy selfie sticks, food trucks and glass bottles for the remainder of the summer.

Milan's town hall instituted a ban on selfie sticks and glass containers beginning July 14 to prevent litter and antisocial behavior during the summer months.

The ban, which also includes fireworks and firecrackers, prohibits visitors to the Darsena docklands area from "holding, carrying, leaving on the ground, disposing of, or receiving any kind of glass bottles or containers, cans, and selfie sticks."

Well done Milan. It's grand to see that at least one community is willing to tell tourists what most people already know: Don't be fucking crass-holes, be polite, stop taking pictures of yourself and LOOK at the place you came to visit. Memories are wonderful, why not try your own and see how that works? Also, not all pictures you take need to have YOU in them.

And while you're at it, pick up your shit. No one needs your damn pollution.

Jul/20
2017

Slavery and legal abortion? Both tragedies to the GOP. Except in the case of slavery it's not really that bad because slaves had it "better" back then. Women are trash who are less than slaves and only good beating and screwing. They have no place in politics, science or deciding their own future.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who equated abortion with slavery - calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country" - to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.

On a vote of 51-47, the Senate backed John Bush to serve on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals despite strong opposition from Democrats who said his blog posts under a pseudonym disqualified him.

Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota argued that Bush's writings made him "uniquely unqualified for the job."

But Bush was strongly supported by fellow Kentuckian Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who lectured Franken on the Senate floor.

McConnell called Bush "a man of integrity and considerable ability" and said that Franken needed to "think a little harder" before describing Bush as out of bounds.

Actually Mitch, you shriveled, turkey-necked, dick-faced tool, Al wasn't out of line at all. Appointing a total fuckwad who avows to represent ONLY men, with ONLY contempt for women is NOT representative of qualified judiciary. That you would support someone who is as clearly misogynistic and biased to a lifetime role just demonstrates your complete lack of support for women.

GOP war on women? Yes. It's a thing. And Mitch is happy to be the standard bearer for the part that hates. Fuck you Mitch, fuck you and your tiny, shriveled, dick-brain.

Jul/19
2017

Overwatching

I picked up Overwatch a few months back. Right now, it's the bane of my existence. Soldier, Pharah and Junkrat remind me way too much of the old timey UT99 that I can't put it down. A thirty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes in the evening is about as much as I can squeeze into the schedule, but there I am - every damn day.

I'm terrible, as anyone might expect. My hit-scan is for shit. My positioning is awful and my timing with rockets... actually - that's ok, but not great by any means. When I'm really sucking, I just switch off to Lucio or Orisa.

Turning to the Internet, there are plenty of YouTube videos for tips, tricks and general community coaching. The following is not one I'd recommend for anything but entertainment.

Rag Tagg, a gent with a heavy Scottish accent, who says that he used to be an opera singer, makes a habit out of getting solidly drunk and reviewing submitted gameplay footage in the most rude manner. He'll slip into improvised song, complete with piano accompaniment, extolling the virtues (and lack thereof) of the profiled players.

Just take a look at his series of "Toxic Coaching" videos. It takes the sting off of getting schooled by squeaky pre-teens at a FPS genre I've been playing long been playing before they were born.

Jul/18
2017

Not So Fucking Easy Is It?

Healthcare. I don't think the word means what you think it means. At least if you're the GOP. To the GOP healthcare = money that should not be spent on people who can't afford healthcare.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "we will return."[..] He added, "As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!"

After all the big talk about how simple things would be if they were in charge, the GOP suddenly faces the dilemma that all big-talking, loudmouths do when the power is finally in their hands: doing something useful. Now to be fair, they could just be assholes and say "screw our constituents" and pass anything they like, sort of like the senate chose to do. But some of these guys actually DO care about their voters and the voters, the ones who are TRULY to blame for the current fiasco, are coming to realize that having health insurance really is kinda nice and not something they really want to kick to the curb. Oh sure it SOUNDED good to yell and scream that they wanted to do away with Obamacare, but when the inky darkness sunk in that their ACA was actually THE SAME THING, second thought happened. Lots of second thoughts.

So what does "let Obamacare fail" really mean? Sure sounds pretty heartless to me. Does it mean that cancer patients won't get treatment? Does it mean that people will die because they can't afford care? Does it mean that 30 million might suddenly find themselves deeply in debt because they were forced to go to the ER because no GP would take them without healthcare?

Well. Yes.

But Dickhead is quite willing to play with people's lives. He actually wants people to die so he can continue to blame-shift away from his inability to do anything useful at all.

Then again he IS the current president and the buck stops with him. AND the party that has the majority. So blaming the Dems is a pretty useless exercise. About as useless as all those votes to repeal Obamacare in the first place...

Jul/17
2017

Because they want to ensure they have people to deport for the REST of the remaining term.

July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it would allow 15,000 more foreign workers to obtain temporary non-immigrant visas due to a shortage of qualified laborers in the United States.

So there you go tRump Voters: invisible wall, tracking down vote-hacking ruskies, repealing healthcare, and now... MORE IMMIGRANTS because why? BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH QUALIFIED US WORKERS.

So tell me... how are those campaign promises working out for ya eh? About the same as any other politician.

Drain the swamp, HA! More like serving it up in tRump brand bottles! Lol. Served up by his "all-american" staff.

Trump has previously opposed allowing guest workers in the United States, though his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., has used H-2B seasonal employees.

Jul/16
2017

President Snake Oil is back at it, and tRumpanzees are lined up to get their fill, funnel in one hand, pants in the other.

President Donald Trump says his proposed border wall may not need to cover the whole US frontier with Mexico because of existing natural barriers.

He told journalists travelling on Air Force One to France that it also needed to be transparent, to offer border guards visibility into Mexico.(BBC)

Bwahahahahahah! HAHAhahahahaha! Wait, still laughing... *sniff* Whahahahahahah!

Yes, there you go tRump voters, there's your fucking wall. It's INVISIBLE. Because. It NEEDS to be.

Why you ask? Well, here's why...

Mr Trump said it was vital the new construction was transparent to protect border guards from drug traffickers.

"As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them," he said.

"They hit you on the head with 27kg of stuff? It's over."

It NEEDS to be INVISIBLE because STUFF! Large sacks of drugs get TOSSED OVER (seems like a pretty big waste of drugs, and really if it were that easy you'd think CBP would be awash in busts but who's thinking? This shit's straight, uncut, unscripted right from Dickhead's pea brain right out his cakehole.)

Yes the Great Invisible, Solar Wall. Kinda like the Great Invisible Throngs that turned out for the inauguration. Right?

Jul/15
2017

Seems like an orthogonal proposition doesn't it? An Iraqi voting for someone who clearly hates them? Doesn't matter their religion, not if you're Dickhead Donald, but I'm guessing they didn't think that one through.

More than 100 Iraqi Christians in Michigan are fighting deportation after being arrested in an immigration crackdown ordered by the Trump administration.

Most were detained for visa violations, including past criminal convictions, that had been ignored by US officials for years, even decades.

Many in the community supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign and say they never thought they would be targeted by raids.(BBC)

Do Iraqi Christians, some of them at least, are confounded that they're being deported. "My husband is confused, he feels he's american, he's been here forty years." And what? Didn't you realize that still doesn't take away the immigrant stink? Who cares HOW long you've been here, Dickhead doesn't.

im·mi·grant ˈiməɡrənt/Submit noun a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country

I have no sympathy for any Iraqi who voted for tRump and now finds their bags packed for them and a giant hand shoving them onto the next plane. You voted for hate. You voted for intolerance. Too bad you didn't look in a mirror LONG enough to realize that the person being hated, being targeted was someone who looks JUST LIKE YOU.

Bye. Maybe think next time?

Jul/14
2017

Tami thought that with a sexist, racist fuckwad in the White House she can be JUST like Dickhead. Only she can't.

A racist AirBnB host who discriminated against an Asian guest has been fined $5,000 - and told she must attend a course on Asian-American studies.

Tami Barker cancelled Dyne Suh’s booking, telling her in a message: "One word says it all. Asian.”[..]

Ms Barker cancelled Ms Suh’s booking shortly before the 26-year-old was due to arrive at the location in Big Bear, California, the DFEH said.

In messages sent via the AirBnB app, Ms Barker said: "I wouldn’t rent it to u if u were the last person on earth.” Later, she added: “I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners” and “It’s why we have Trump”. (BBC)

Guess what Twatty Tammi? YOU do NOT win, You do NOT get tRump, You do NOT pass GO, You do NOT get $200 but what you do get is a reputation for being a TOTAL FUCKING CUNT aaaaand... a chance to go to remedial human-school for shithead, fucktards like yourself.

Yes, America might be lavishing attention on the worst, most horrible, most hateful, most ridiculous shitheads the nation has ever had, but YOU are just a REGULAR asshole, not rich, not famous and not forgiven. YOU get to play by the same rules as the rest of us.

Tough Twat Tami!

Jul/13
2017

And what's more, not only is he right, he IS what the right believe themselves to be...wrongly.

A close confidant of Pope Francis has written a blistering critique of how the American Christian right and some U.S. Catholics mix religion and politics.

The Rev. Antonio Spadaro (spa-DAH-roh) accused evangelical political activists and Catholics who work with them of using religion to promote conflict and hate.

Spadaro wrote Thursday that some of these activists have wrongly framed Donald Trump's ascent to the presidency as a "divine election." And Spadaro accused conservative Christian activists of trying to bring about a religious purification of the United States through deportations and the building of walls to keep out immigrants.

Spadaro is editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica. The Vatican approves the articles in the magazine, which has become something of an unofficial mouthpiece of the papacy under Francis

So how now religious zealots? Ready to admit that you're no different than any other brand of religious intolerance? ISIS has NOTHING on conservative religion in the US. Not a single fucking thing.

Jul/13
2017

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday it is "obvious and indispensable" to have exchanges with U.S. President Donald Trump as the two leaders were set to meet to try to push past major differences and find common ground on security, defense and other issues.

Odious makes far more sense in that sentence.

Jul/12
2017
  1. Actually no one was going to take it, even if it was empty
  2. Actually no one would even want it

Mr Trump tweeted that his decision to allow his daughter to take his seat at the meeting in Hamburg was "very standard".

He also said the media would have cheered "CHELSEA FOR PRES!" if Hillary Clinton had made the same choice.

Chelsea Clinton tweeted back that her parents would never have done so. (BBC)

Boor. No one is as uncouth, unclass, unmannered as a tRump. You're not the first family, you're less than last.

Fail.

Jul/11
2017

Dickhead made it cool to be hateful, mean and offensive to our fellow men. It comes as no surprise that the kids have picked it up and run with it.

They call themselves Generation Identity. Made up of mainly 20-something tech-savvy members, the Identitarian movement has been described as the hipster right.[..] This summer the Identitarian movement tried to stop a Medecins Sans Frontieres rescue ship from leaving port.

The stunt failed but the group has now managed to raise more than €70,000 (£62,000) in less than three weeks, which it says it will invest in its "Defend Europe" campaign. (BBC)

The "Hipster-Right" feels bad... for themselves. After being raised in comfortable homes, with food, medicine and education they are angry, so very angry, that the poor and ugly are being given anything for humanitarian reasons. They are outraged that ANY money that could be going to them is instead going to someone else. The penultimate ME generation has found solace in themselves, and in their cause, romantically rebranded from "hate the poor" to "defending our home".

It's so easy when you've never suffered to be immune to the suffering of others, but actively working to impede the work of those who DO care is a form a evil that deserves to be labeled what it is: FUCKING SELFISH.

"More than 90% of the immigrants coming here by boat are economic refugees," claims 20-year-old Viviana Randazzo, a newly-recruited member of the Identitarians, although official Italian statistics put the figure at 85%.[..] "I think these [migrants] are coming to Europe because they know someone will save them," the movement's Italy co-ordinator, Lorenzo Fiato, told me in Catania, on Sicily's eastern coast.

Lorenzo, you're a fucking dickless asshole. Working to enable the suffering of those who are fleeing poverty and war is a crime and you're a criminal. Viviana, you're a fucking cunt. The same applies to you.

I hope your "fashionable" disservice to humanity sticks with you and your group. None of you are people who I would choose to help if YOU needed it, but from your comfy chairs and full bellies I doubt you'll ever be able to understand why. Maybe you can cry yourself to sleep at night wondering why the world hates you and not the ugly and poor.

Jul/10
2017

I'm not sure why this is news. It's not like it would have worked out any other way.

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying Saturday he thinks Trump accepted his assurances that Russia didn't meddle in the U.S. presidential election and that their conversation could be a model for improving ties between the two countries.

So let's see. Dickhead manages to squeak out a victory with the help of Russian hacking, all the while decrying the number of "illegals" voting for Hillary. Angered by allegations of Russia interference, and appointees resignations over revelations that there WERE discussions and collusion Dickhead has done his best to shake a tiny fist impotently while trying to affirm his success. "I won because of me, not because of anyone helping tear down my opponent, most especially NOT because of Comey, look how much I hate that guy!"

The story finally culminates when the happy couple (Dickhead and Putin) kiss publically and the crowd cheers (or vomits depending on the strength of their constitution.)

Dickhead still strives for acceptance, and Putin still smirks at having helped pull off the greatest disaster (PR and otherwise) in American history. He's got a big bully by the balls, and every photograph reveals just how much he's enjoying the catastrophe he helped create. The joke's on US. At least for another 3 years and I guess we'd better learn to grin and bear it.

Jul/09
2017

Apparently when you set the bar low enough, everyone feels compelled to lower their standards. I guess this is why we have the term "lowest common denominator."

July 7 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence, who ignored a "Do Not Touch" sign during a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center this week, blamed his viral faux pas on Marco Rubio.

On Thursday, Pence was photographed with his hand on a piece of flight hardware belonging to the Orion spacecraft. A sign just above Pence's hand read: "Critical Space Flight Hardware 'DO NOT TOUCH.'" The event was captured on film and quickly spread across news outlets and social media.

Apparently Mama Pence didn't slap little Mikey hard enough when he was a tyke, because the first lesson of visiting never fully registered. When shit says "DON'T FUCKING TOUCH" it applies to everyone else AND you.

It's nice to see the arrogance and stupidity being demonstrated by the current executives setting the standard for US enshrined in all aspects of their behavior. When presented with the honor of seeing the best space technology the nation has to offer, they act like brats even going to far as to point fingers at each other instead of being adults and taking responsibility for their own stupidity.

Hey Pence, I dare you to go touch a grizzly bear in Yellowstone! Go on, please? Or dare Rubio to. Either way.

Jul/08
2017

Back when Bill and Hillary were tacking the immutable problem of National Healthcare, people took Hillary to task for trying to intrude on her husband's domain. The GOP kept up the constant howl of "No one voted for her." Now, of course they are deathly silent on the fact that Dickhead's daughter just can hop in and "keep his seat warm". Law degree? Prior experience? Demonstrated abilities? None. Just like her Daddy though.

In an unusual move Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald's seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday.

The US president had stepped away for a meeting with the Indonesian leader during the G20 meeting.

Ms Trump is an adviser to her father, but a leader's absence is usually covered by high-ranking officials.

A BBC correspondent at the summit said he could recall no similar precedent. There has been widespread criticism on social media.(BBC)

Yep, it's pretty awesome how Dickhead puts his darling daughter up there, when the rest of the world prefers intelligent, qualified, educated, experienced veterans. It would be like a surgeon bringing his toddler to come play doctor while the patient was still on the table. But Dickhead doesn't think and doesn't need to, so I guess just about anybody would be a fair substitute after all...

Jul/08
2017

Dickhead seems to have greatness and relevancy confused, although in truth he has about as much of either.

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

Dickhead said that America did too much for too many. His plan now is to do precisely the opposite. In the process he's taking away US influence, and neutralizing the US presence in global affairs that will affect the nation anyway.

It's nice to know that the world will carry on without us. I just pity the next poor fool stuck with trying to regain all that we're losing due to incompetence and chumpdickery.