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This morning’s “head meets wall” moment, courtesy of Ron Fournier

Posted by: Phineas on August 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Fournier is editorial director for National Journal and, from what I’ve read, somewhat of an Obama fan, like most of the media, albeit a bit disappointed with our Sun King. Which makes this headline a real “Oh, *now* it occurs to you??” moment: What If Obama Can’t Lead? It’s a rhetorical set-up for the rest of […]

 

Robber tries to stick up gun store, learns meaning of “bad idea”

Posted by: Phineas on July 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You really didn’t think this one through, did you, Derrick? Sheriff’s deputies say [Derrick] Mosley walked into Discount Gun Sales on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway around 4 p.m. Thursday with a bat in hand and smashed a display case. But they say when Mosley tried to steal a gun, the store manager simply […]

 

Illinois state legislator: “Maybe the police are killing some of these kids”

Posted by: Phineas on July 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The stupid, it burns: Illinois State Representative Monique Davis is blaming the Chicago Police Department for the high number of killings in the Windy City. She is not just blaming the CPD for bad policing, though. She wonders if the police are doing some of the killing. Davis, a House member from […]

 

Facebook flunks English, suspends user for writing “chigger.”

Posted by: Phineas on July 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The illiteracy, it burns: It started yesterday, when SF author Michael Z Williamson was blocked by Facebook for 12 hours for using the word “chigger” in a post.  When his twelve hours were up — following massive derision against Facebook by all his friends — his block expired. He was promptly blocked again. […]

 

Obamacare: “You’re too poor to qualify for subsidies”

Posted by: Phineas on July 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Ran across this gem while reading Ben Domenech’s article on the “Delay and Defund” battle in Congress: Here’s an interesting piece from Klein and Kliff on the implementation PR push, which contains multiple warning signs for the difficulty of making the law a reality. “In states that refuse the Medicaid expansion, residents whose incomes are above […]

 

(Video) Hello, I’m from California. Please nuke my state, now.

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A noted 9-11 Truther circulates a petition to help Obama streamline government by eliminating the Bill of Rights… and people sign it! The Blaze describes the man with the mission: Well, to put it plainly, he’s … interesting. A noted 9/11 truther and Illuminati enthusiast, Dice has been featured in documentaries including […]

 

Mongolian Nazi Greens!!

Posted by: Phineas on July 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As in headlines that make you say “huh?” Mongolian Neo-Nazis rebrand as environmentalists to harass foreign business Mongolian neo-Nazis have latched on to environmentalism as a way new way to fight the influence of foreigners in the country. The group Tsagaan Khass, or the White Swastika, is now one of several neo-Nazi groups […]

 

Great moments in bureaucratic stupidity: requiring a disaster plan for a magician’s rabbit

Posted by: Phineas on June 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And yet the bureaucracy wonders why we laugh and point at them. Magician Marty Hahne received a letter from the US Department of Agriculture ordering him to submit a disaster plan for the rabbit he uses in his act: My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8 […]

 

1st grade boy who “identifies as a girl” wins “civil rights case” to use girls’ restroom

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm » 16 Comments

Welcome to the gender-neutral world we now live in: (CNN) — A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls’ restroom at her Colorado school. The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. […]

 

Deval Patrick: “You guys can handle the terrorists, I’m catching some Zs.”

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You’re the Governor of Massachusetts. Islamic terrorists have just blown up a major sporting sporting event in your state’s capital city, killing several and wounding hundreds.  Boston is on lock-down, the police have done everything except declare martial law, and the terrorists are on the loose. No one knows where they are […]