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Саммит Эрдогана и Путина в зеркале западных СМИ

I’m sure this has nothing to do with Donald Trump, so don’t worry your little heads about it:

Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.
“Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems,” said New York Times Co. spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. “There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won’t comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times.”

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The Hill publishes Roger Stone’s conspiracy theories

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The Hill has until recently been regarded as an unbiased reporter of Capitol Hill news and information. But this year’s election combined (obviously) with a strong desire for clickbait has led them to publish a “column” by well-known conspiracy theorist and Alex Jones BFF, as well as CNN contributor, Roger Stone. Stone uses the opportunity to… Continue Reading →

Rudy: There were no terror attacks in the U.S. before Obama

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Rudy Giuliani, the very man who touts his efforts as Mayor of New York City after the attacks on September 11, 2001, just said, “Under those eight years before Obama came along we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attacks inside the United States.” Giuliani said that in Youngstown, Ohio, just after discussing Ground Zero… Continue Reading →

The mind-numbing ignorance of Clinton Foundation conspiracies

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To believe anti-Clinton critics, you would think Bill and Hillary Clinton were more powerful, evil and diabolical than even the most over-the-top villain in your stereotypical spy movie. The Clintons have been accused of: Being serial killers. (No, seriously, there are individuals out there who think they’ve killed well over 90 people.) Money laundering and racketeering.… Continue Reading →

ABC’s Jonathan Karl: Campaign advisers secretly fear that ‘Donald Trump is trying to lose’

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Advisers inside Donald Trump’s campaign suspect that the Republican presidential nominee is “trying to lose,” sources told ABC News. During a Sunday panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, correspondent Jonathan Karl reported that Trump supporters feared the worst after the candidate undermined his own campaign with weeks of gaffes and unforced errors. “Let’s be honest, he… Continue Reading →

It must have been the nanny state that decapitated this 10-year-old

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Caleb Schwab, 10, died on a Kansas City waterslide Sunday. He was there with his family (his dad is a Kansas GOP state legislator) for “Elected Officials Day.”

He was decapitated when his raft flew off the ride.

In Sam Brownback’s Kansas, where they like to brag about deregulation. They have very few requirements, as it turns out. They do have annual self-inspections, which we all know are incredibly useful.

The designer of the world’s highest waterslide specifically said they built it in Kansas because there were no regulations on height. It took a while before it passed safety tests.

It used to be that you had to be 14 years old to ride the Verruckt, because there had to be at least 400 lbs. in the raft to pass safety tests. We don’t know why that changed.

Did I mention Caleb was 10?

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It’s not just Kansas, although Gov. Brownback certainly is proud of his deregulated paradise. Turns out there’s very little regulation on amusement parks anywhere — including Disney. So little, that when someone is injured or killed on a ride, the state of Florida doesn’t even get to inspect it. They get to “investigate” the incident, but they don’t get to inspect the ride. Useful!

That’s because the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions pays a lot of lobbyists, and so far, they’ve been very good at making sure your kids and grandchildren remain at risk — because to do otherwise would put profits at risk, and we can’t have that, can we?

And this is what I want to say when disappointed progressives tell me they’re going to vote for Gary Johnson “because he’s really progressive.” No, he’s not. This is the kind of world Gary Johnson is fine with, the kind of world where a 10-year-old kid is decapitated. It’s the “cost of freedom.”

And we wouldn’t want some manly man calling us a “nanny state,” would we?

Compassion deficit

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I went to the movies this weekend (Ghostbusters — I liked it, but not as much as I hoped I would). Anyway, I ordered a burger because I hadn’t eaten lunch yet, and stood off at a side counter to wait for it.

Meanwhile, a junkie who’s high as a kite is trying to decide what size popcorn to buy, and she’s got her kid with her — he’s maybe four or five years old. She’s speaking like a tape where they slowed it down, it sounded bizarre. Anyway, she finally gets her popcorn, pumps the bag chock full of the hot yellow grease that’s supposed to simulate butter, than grabs a big handful of the greasy mess and shoves it into the hands of the little kid. The kid looks baffled, and is trying to hold onto as much of the popcorn as he can.

Mother of the Year says, “Don’t lose any of that. You can’t be taking all of mine.” I don’t think she was kidding. I guess it’s a point in her favor that she was taking the kid to the movies.

I hate that I think of junkies as subhuman, but I kinda do. It makes me feel bad, but they’re like zombies who only approximate people. It’s why I hate drugs so much.

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