This is a big story that, for some reason, isn’t getting much US attention yet.
So, this guy is walking down a London street today — some reports say he’s a soldier, at any rate he was wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt, a military charity — and these two guys knock him over with a car. Then they get out with a knife, a machete and a handgun and hack the man to pieces while screaming “Allahu Akbar!” and “‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you!” and drag his corpse into the streets.
It takes twenty minutes for the police to get there, during which time the two yoots stood around trying to get the horrified bystanders to take their pictures waving their weapons in the air, like they’re going to be on Britain’s Got Talent tonight or something. Africans, from the look of it. Shot, but alive.
It’s already classed as a terror attack, so we don’t have to go through THAT linguistic dance, at least.
So. Doesn’t there come a point where that backlash they’re always wringing their hands about is actually appropriate?
May 22, 2013 — 6:11 pm
Before you ask…yes, Photoshopping shit onto my hate objects is incredibly cathartic.
If you think back, it’s like when you were six and you drew your worst enemy with, like, a gazillion knives sticking out of her. And they took you away to the home with the green walls and the metal bunk beds and showed you all those pictures of ink blobs and asked you to make up stories about them. And you didn’t get to go home again until, gosh, junior year of High School.
May 21, 2013 — 11:04 pm
You know, I hate Obama as much as the next swivel-eyed wingnut, but he’s a nothing. For all the damage he can do, he is still going to be gone in three years. The IRS is with us always.
If the IRS (and all the rest of the government covered by the pubic employees’ unions) are truly run by a bunch of leftard activists now, this is the most serious threat to the American experiment I’ve seen in my lifetime.
I’m so not kidding.
If (at least) 47% of the country completely loses faith in the honesty and fairness of the civil service, the union will not hold.
And these guys, they’re coming for everyone’s medical records soon.
May 20, 2013 — 11:11 pm
We call these guys the Light Brigade. Our property is bounded on one end by a stream (it’s actually a drainage ditch, but that sounds uglier than it is. Swans breed in it, dammit). When the sun falls on the far bank in the afternoon, ten or twenty lambs go tear-assing down the bank bomb-be-de-bomb-be-de-bomb-be-de. Then, about ten seconds later, they come tear-assing back up again. Hours at a time.
Lambovision. I took this picture from the comfort of my lawn chair, no fooling. Only, not today. Today sucked.
I just couldn’t leave everyone staring at a political Photoshop all weekend. The dawning realization that the government is run — literally, as Biden would say — by a bunch of union thugs is just too much to bear.
Lambs instead. Good weekend, everyone.
May 17, 2013 — 10:02 pm
After you stare at this a while, the mouths follow you when you move, all over the room. Word.
p.s. I think “the president said some words” is an aceism, but I can’t find it.
May 16, 2013 — 10:27 pm
I did a political ‘Shop tonight, but it sucked, so please enjoy some chicken porn instead.
Yes, there is another, empty nest box right next to this one. Chickens don’t care. They’re natural conservatives. (That’s poor Vita top left, with only her tail showing. The rest of her is buried somewhere under the other two pushy old birds).
I had another talk with a local chook breeder today. She’s had a good hatching this time. Possibilities we would be interested in include black, chocolate and lemon (my, that sounds delicious). It’ll be another month before they’re old enough to tell the girls from the boys and take them out from under the heat lamps. That’s the earliest we can bring a couple home.
Oooo, the anticipation…
May 15, 2013 — 11:03 pm
Okay, so it’s looking like the administration deliberately leaked the IRS-leaning-on-Obama’s-enemies story. I guess the thought was, it was going to break anyway, why not use it to knock Benghazi off the front page?
I’m thinking. Maybe. This was not so smart. The media, possibly stung by the idea there really was a there there in Benghazi and they should probably have been covering it, decided this IRS stuff was just really…not cool, guys.
But this AP phone records story? May be the stupidest thing this bunch of bozos has done to date. Two months worth of phone records for New York, Washington, Hartford and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, plus personal numbers. Outgoing, possibly incoming. The AP’s not sure yet.
If it was meant to be a Chicago-style warning, it was more of an “oh, hai — we have fucked up your relationship with your current and potential sources, possibly forever, and we know a whole bunch of stuff about your bidness that we shouldn’t. Kthxbai.”
Our journalist friends think a whole hell of a lot of themselves. This is going to move the media to rage, just when the administration needs them most.
I know, I know…this cascade of revelations seems awfully contrived, and maybe it is. But, if so, I don’t think it’s going to turn out quite the way they planned.
May 14, 2013 — 10:02 pm
Oh, good. President Smartass reported for duty today. Where do we find these guys?
May 13, 2013 — 9:42 pm
Poor old Harryhausen and xul takes the dick! A second win, and a birthday win!
You know, it’s a funny thing. We’ve had forty nine Dead Pools so far and each one easily gets a hundred, a hundred and fifty unique entries. So how come we ended up with so many double winners? I’m sure it makes perfect sense to a statistician, but I am not one of those. It mystifies me.
Oh, yes. And then there’s Steve.
We don’t talk about Steve.
Right! On to the roolz…
0. Rule Zero (AKA Steve’s Rule): your pick has to be living when picked. Also, nobody whose execution date is circled on the calendar. Also, please don’t kill anybody.
1. Pick a celebrity. Any celebrity — though I reserve the right to nix picks I never heard of (I don’t generally follow the Dead Pool threads carefully, so if you’re unsure of your pick, call it to my attention).
2. We start from scratch every time. No matter who you had last time, or who you may have called between rounds, you have to turn up on this very thread and stake your claim.
3. Poaching and other dirty tricks positively encouraged.
4. Your first choice sticks. Don’t just blurt something out, m’kay?
5. It’s up to you to search the thread and make sure your choice is unique. I’m waayyyy too lazy to catch the dupes. Popular picks go fast.
6. The pool stays open until somebody on the list dies. Feel free to jump in any time. Noobs, strangers, drive-bys and one-comment-wonders — all are welcome.
7. If you want your fabulous prize, you have to entrust me with a mailing address. If you’ve won before, send me your address again. I don’t keep good records.
8. The new DeadPool will begin 6pm WBT (Weasel’s Blog Time) the Friday after the last round is concluded.
The winner will receive an Official Certificate of Dick Winning and a small original sketch by moi. That is, if the winner chooses to send me a mailing address. I wouldn’t blame the winner for not, because what if I turned up one day and tried to touch the winner for money? Still…official certificate!
May 10, 2013 — 6:00 pm
Mon dieu, it looks like Napoleon was right: the Benghazi hearings are turning up lots of incompetence and absolutely no plot ideas for an interesting, complicated spy novel.
I haven’t followed the hearings, I’ve been getting my information in chunklets from all around the web. I should have kept track of where exactly so I could link them in this post, but I didn’t. That’s why I regard myself not so much as a journalist but more of a mouthy old cow with a full, legal copy of Photoshop.
Anyway, it looks like Stevens was in Benghazi at Hillary’s explicit request because she intended to build an enduring diplomat presence in that city. And she deliberately turned down requests for more security there because she thought muscling up would look bad to the locals. Foamy Muslim nutburgers respond so well to displays of goodwill and military weakness, don’tcha know.
As to why requests for backup on the night of the attack were turned down…well, I don’t think we’ve gotten to the bottom of it. But it’s a good bet she probably still thought the situation could be salvaged if we didn’t escalate it by…no, geez, that is so retarded.
And the stupid video story? Well, if the whole thing blew up over a spontaneous protest, nobody (Hillary) could be blamed for not seeing in coming and preparing. Barack was cool with that (okay, this is me talking) because if he has a choice between blaming a bad thing on a Muslim and blaming it on America’s founding principles, the Land of the Free is going to lose every damn time.
I’m coming around to the idea these bozos really, genuinely think the Arab Spring is a force for good, and it loves the Obama Administration.
Right. Let’s talk about something more cheerful, like Death. Here. Tomorrow. Six sharp Weasel Blog Time. Dead Pool Round Fifty.
May 9, 2013 — 10:42 pm