Sunday Open Thread || July 23, 2016
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti's cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday.Celebutard "pledge" here.
The report recommends Haiti's government and international donors focus efforts on educating the poor and expanding social services such as shelters for girls, who make up an estimated two-thirds of the child servant population.
Boozing Through The Bad Times
Just because the economy is depressed doesn't mean you have to be.
Consider building your own still. All you need to do is read a couple books, get the parts, find a welder you can trust, mix up some mash and, uh — that ain’t gonna happen.
If your career choices mean you are utterly unaffected by the current economic crisis, feel free to revel in schadenfreude. You’re not a lowlife barfly, you’re a recession-resistant barfly.
Search out cheaper bars. And just think how excited those lowlifes will be drinking with a high-class gentleman such as yourself.
If you frequent dive bars, expect new faces. Feel free to laugh along with the bartender when they ask to see the wine list.
Realize you may have to choose between food and booze. You have to ask yourself: Would I rather be fat or sassy?
Imagine if you’d spent all that money you lost on the stock market stocking up your home bar instead. Just imagine it. No hate mail, please.
If money is tight, take full advantage of Happy Hours. It’s welfare for drunks.
Cut down on non-essentials. Like vermouth. And olives. And glassware. --FKR
By Murray WardropWho preyed on whose fears?
Published: 8:55AM GMT 15 Dec 2009
Speaking at the Dopenhagen climate change summit, Albert Junior said new computer modelling suggests there is a 75 per cent chance of the entire polar ice cap melting during the summertime by 2014.
However, he faced embarrassment -- if he were capable of embarrassment -- last night after Dr Wieslav Maslowski, the climatologist whose work the prediction was based on, refuted his claims.
Dr Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, told The Times: “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at.
“I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”
The blunder follows the controversy over hacked emails (aka hacked lies) from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, which sceptics (those who can read) claim suggest (prove) scientists manipulated data (lied) to strengthen their argument (lie) that global warming is man-made.
Gratitude, Not a Court Martial for the SEAL ThreeWhy? Because feeble losers have assumed the role of the mighty.
by Rep. Mike Rogers
They are the best of the best in the entire world. They comprise the top 1 percent of Americans in physical ability, mental aptitude and sheer bravery.
They can push themselves to the physical limits of the human body. Most have advanced degrees from America’s best universities and many speak multiple languages fluently.
They are America’s Navy SEALs, and they put their lives on the line every day in defense of our nation, all of them willing to die to protect America’s way of life.
Why then would the nation they serve take three SEALs off the battle field and consider putting them through courts-martial proceedings based on their capture of one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq?
Klavan: Al Gore is quite hilarious. Global warming! I love that. I seriously think the man had a nervous breakdown and decided to parlay it into an industry. Why go nuts for free when you can make a fortune at it? Going around in his fume-spewing jets preaching to us about our carbon footprints, he reminds me of some ancient Pope with mistresses and catamites and palaces condemning the sinfulness of the poor.
Then there’s that knucklehead Evan Thomas. He’s the guy who practically lynched the Duke University Boys on the cover of Newsweek and then said, “Oh, we had the narrative right we just got the facts wrong.” In my business – writing novels – you can get the narrative right and the facts wrong. In his business, the facts are the narrative. He’s lucky there’s a Keith Olbermann, or he’d be the poster boy for our corrupt idiot news media.
Marine snipers take top prize, againOh wait, it's a different Andrew Sullivan, kind of a more real Sullivan, a useful Sullivan, one who's no Trig-obsessed Sullivan, one who's no lingering disappointment to his pops, Sullivan.
SOI-West scout-sniper team wins National Guard competition
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Dec 10, 2009 10:04:25 EST
Sgts. Daniel Gilland and Jose Lucero beat 14 other teams in the second annual Inter-Service Sniper Sustainment Exercise at Fort Chaffee, grabbing a first-place finish at the competition sponsored by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center’s Sniper School.
The sergeants, both instructors at School of Infantry-West at Camp Pendleton, Calif., finished ahead of the same Army Special Forces team that came second to another two-man Marine sniper team from SOI-West at the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., in October.
Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Sullivan, Scout Sniper Basic Course chief instructor at SOI-West, coached both winning teams and beamed with pride.
“There were some damn good shooters at the competition. It was a fight every day,” Sullivan said. “You had no idea who was ahead; you had no idea about points until the banquet.”
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2009
Most Tasteless Christmas Gift Suggestion...Ever
Just in time for Christmas, Teacher's Discovery offers the Sperm Snow Globe:
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A great visual for you teachers trying to explain the reproductive process.
This globe is not only a teaching tool but a conversation piece as well.
Makes a great gift!
How dare they call it a "Christmas" gift instead of a "Holiday" gift?
Don't little Muslims and Jews need to learn about reproduction too?
Fag Hag Joy Behar and Hag Fag Andrew Sullivan Attack Mrs. Todd Palin:Yeah, Joy -- why are the unhappiest bitches always named Joy? -- and the homobeagle calling Mr. and Mrs. Palin nasty.
Is Trig Her Son?
By Noel Sheppard
December 8, 2009 - 09:55 ET
Palin Derangement Syndrome was on full display Monday evening when HLN's Joy Behar invited the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan on to trash the former Governor of Alaska.
At issue fully fifteen months after Sarah Palin was thrust into the limelight as John McCain's running mate was whether or not Trig is actually her son.
Behar began the segment: "Sarah Palin may have been coy on the Oprah Show about a possible White House run in 2012. But new poll numbers show she`s a contender. Oy."
This evoked laughter from crew members on the set.
Behar then introduced her guest, and after saying Palin's "people are evil and nasty," the discussion immediately went to the former Governor's [youngest] child..."
On Wednesday, November 24, Iranian demands that female nurses don the hijab in response to Iran’s providing $1.2 million for funding of the new El Alto city hospital in Bolivia sparked a national outcry among women’s rights advocates within Bolivia. In an international teleconference in La Paz held between Bolivian President, Evo Morales, and Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to celebrate the hospital’s opening, nurses were shown wearing hijabs as part of their new uniform regulations.
Another Case of PTSD?Asshole "student" pictured at right.
...and this time the poor guy's not even in the military! From Channel 12 WBNG:
A Binghamton University professor is dead tonight after being stabbed by an anthropology student.
That's one way of putting it. Another is that Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani killed Richard T Antoun, author of Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic and Jewish Movements.
Oseh Shalom bimromav, hu ya'aseh shalomNext up:
Aleynu v'al lol yisrael, vimru, amen.
Somebody at Fort Hood Should Be Walking the PlankClowns everywhere.
Prepare to be infuriated.
It's been brought to my attention by several reliable sources that the Defense Department has brought Louay Safi to Fort Hood as an instructor, and that he has been lecturing on Islam to our troops in Fort Hood who are about to deploy to Afghanistan. Safi is a top official of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and served as research director at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).
Worse, last evening, Safi was apparently permitted to present a check (evidently on behalf of ISNA) to the families of the victims of last month's Fort Hood massacre. A military source told the blogger Barbarossa at the Jawa Report: "This is nothing short of blood money. This is criminal and the Ft. Hood base commander should be fired right now."
If you want to get a sense of the garbage our troops are being forced to endure in Fort Hood's classrooms, check out Jihad Watch, where my friend Bob Spencer has more on this episode and on his prior jousts with Safi, here, here, and here.
What on earth is this government doing, and will Congress please do something about it?
My Man McCotterI think
By Christian Josi on 12.2.09 @ 9:13AM
I came across this clip of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's remarks about military families at Restoration Weekend a few weeks ago, which I found particularly poignant this morning. Take a look:
I'm not sure I can think of many (any?) other elected officials in this day and age who have the courage, humility (not to mention intelligence) that it takes to truly speak from the heart like he does here.
McCotter fills a gaping hole in both the Congress and the GOP. May he stay the course!
My notes are sketchy but I think it was former Secretary of the Navy John Leyman, speaking at the Reagan Library last month, on a day commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall, who told the story of Reagan's response to the military when planning the Grenada operation:
President Reagan asked "How many troops do you need?"
Commander In Chief Reagan listened to the response and then said "Take that number and double it. There'll be fewer casualties on both sides that way."
Clemmons reportedly shot, killed by policeThis guy had friends.
Seattle police shot and killed child raping cop killer Maurice “I’m Jesus” Clemmons early Tuesday morning in the Rainier Valley neighborhood, a police spokesman said.
Huckabeed “I’m Jesus” Clemmons, the sole suspect in the murders of four Lakewood police officers as they sat in a coffee shop Sunday morning, was the subject of an intense beast-hunt since shortly after the coffeehouse slaughter.
Investigators said they believed Clemmons -- who had a violent criminal history in Arkansas and Washington -- was being aided by a network of friends and family.
Investigators believe the officers slain were not targeted for reasons other than being police officers.And he wasn't shot for reasons other than being a waste of skin.
Recently "I’m Jesus" Clemmons was charged in Pierce County for third-degree assault on a police officer and the rape of a child.No one could clarify if Clemmons was the same Jesus claimed to be found in Arkansan prisons as a ruse used by not-so-smart felons to to dupe idiot preachers and Governors (not to exclude ex-preachers turned Governor) for early release or if Clemmons was actually the second coming of Jesus of Nazareth.
That night, a woman acquainted with Clemmons told police, Clemmons made his way into her then-12-year-old daughter's bedroom, where he had sexual contact with the girl. Throughout the assault, the woman told police, Clemmons repeatedly told the girl he was Jesus.
"(The woman) reported that her husband, the defendant, has been acting 'crazy,'" a Pierce County deputy prosecutor told the court. "The defendant kept repeating that (the girl) she should trust him, the world is going to end soon and that he was Jesus."
People who lived near Clemmons in Pierce County described him as a nice man.What might be normal in Arkansas is apparently also normal in parts of Washington.
Across the street, idiot neighbor Kerstin Horning, 44, said he was always friendly, working at both a pressure washing and a landscaping business.
"In May when he went wacko, as I would probably describe it, and this all came out, it was kind of shocking, surprising," Horning said. "Up until then he was very normal."