February 07, 2014
Syrian Rebels Pretty Scared of Assad Regime
But ISIS Really Scares Them Sh*tless
Its Ironic, no? That Syrian Rebels are now fleeing the brutality not of Bashar al-Assad, but of the al-Qaeda and Taliban type groups known as ISIS and al-Nusra. Who they say are even more brutal and repressive than Assad's regime they started with.
In the last three years, rebels fighting President Bashar Assad have taken control of swaths of northern Syria. In some areas, local councils were set up. Activists hoped for a freer future. But renegade jihadists, linked to al-Qaida, have stormed into these "liberated areas" and attacked activists who launched the uprising against Assad's regime.More details on the Syrian Jihad train wreck here.
Hat Tip: Mechzilla.
November 19, 2013
ObamaCare Success Story Not So Sucessful
Hat Tip:Hot Air:
al-Qaeda Bombs Iranian Embassy
At least 22 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut.But I'm pretty sure this was, you know, an inside job?
There are conflicting reports as to whether the Iranian cultural attache survived the attack or was killed.
Iran is a major backer of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to back the government of Bashar al-Assad.
TV images showed burning cars, bodies on the street and damaged buildings.
The Iranian ambassador to Beirut had earlier confirmed cultural attache Ebrahim Ansari's death to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV, saying it was not clear if he had been in the embassy itself or one of the residential buildings nearby.
Director Oliver Stone's son says 9/11 was an ‘inside job’, Hezbollah are not terrorists, and Iran’s president is simply ‘misunderstood'
Does Iran not have a motive to bomb itself then blame it on al-Qaeda in order to gain sympathy? I'm just asking questions here people, just asking questions.
This is a clear escalation of the the Iran vs Saudi proxy war going on in Syria. Saudi Arabia recently cut off diplomatic ties with the US over giving Iran too much slack in Syria.
Not to mention the large faction of the Syrian Sunni resistance who are strait up al-Qaeda. The West, Russia and Iran increasingly driven together by a common enemy, an enemy that Syria and Iran were quite satisfied with then they fight the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oh the sweet irony of it all.
November 13, 2013
UN Human Rights Council Appointments Are a Joke
New appointment include
Cuba: A communist police state where political dissent or private enterprise can get your prison time.
Russia: Who you have to give credit for fighting the Nazis but probably killed more of their own people as the USSR than they did Nazi soldiers.
China: A communist police state where a relatively minor crime can get you marched up to a trench and shot in the back of the head, your family will be billed for the bullet.
And the worst of them all?
Saudi Arabia, women can't even drive or leave the house without a male relative. They have religious police. They still practice beheading and stoning.
Infidels are not allowed freedom of movement nor freedom of association. Its a true brutally religious apartheid state in the Middle East, but its not the apartheid you'll hear much about from the UN Human Rights Council I'm afraid.
November 07, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Watch Out What You Wish For
San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.My advice, stop the light drinking and begin a full course of heavy drinking Stat!
Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietitian and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me.
The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage — a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The couple would need to find another one. The cost would be around double what they pay now, but the benefits would be worse.
October 30, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Life is Cruel
A pizza delivery man found stabbed to death at the wheel of his car was making his final delivery before starting a new job.
Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, was found dead by colleagues in his car in Southey Crescent, Sheffield, at 22:30 GMT on Sunday.
South Yorkshire Police said he had just accepted a new job as an IT consultant.
Det Supt Lisa Ray said he had lost his life in the "most brutal of fashions" in an apparently motiveless crime.
October 25, 2013
Thank You Edward Snowden: EU to Stop Sharing Terrorist Financial Data w/ US
Are some of you going to still claim this guy is a "hero"?
The European Parliament voted to suspend its Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) agreement with the US, in response to the alleged tapping of EU citizens' bank data held by the Belgian company SWIFT.The good news here is that the European Parliament has as much power to enforce its will on EU member countries as the UN. Which is to say: none at all.
The agreement granted the US authorities access to bank data for terror-related investigations but leaked documents made public by whistleblower Edward Snowden allege that the global bank transfer network was the target of wider US surveillance.
MEPs also want to launch a full inquiry into the alleged spying.
Contrary to fans of the World War Z movie, the UN has neither its own navy nor anything like the sort of prestige which by simply mentioning that you work for the Special Assistant to the Secretary General suddenly everybody drops everything they're doing and makes you the top priority.
So, maybe this is all just bluster by the politicians for the morons back home. But, then again, when the politicritters in Brussels start whining their kindred spirits in London and Rome aren't usually that far behind them.
October 23, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Obama HR Policy
Anonymously Tweet snarky opinions about everyone in Washington, and do it pretty well.
METAdata#@! Call the NSA! This dude must be found and terminated immediately!
A White House national security official was fired last week after he was exposed as the mystery tweeter who had been making insulting comments about Obama administration foreign policy officials and leaking internal information for more than two years.The worst part is that Mr. Joseph apologized for being an ass on the internet.
Um that's what the internet is for, he should have told them to suck his, well you know.
October 10, 2013
Meanwhile in Libya
Gunmen, I mean Sunni Terrorists who support al-Qaeda, kidnapped the Libyan Prime Minister for not protecting al-Qaeda from the United States.
The Prime Minister was released when he swore before Allah he was doing the best he could to protect al-Qaeda and other Sunni Terrorists from the United States.
October 08, 2013
Government Achieves Breakeven
Balancing the budget, more complicated than Nuclear Fusion?
NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the world's most powerful laser to heat and compress a small pellet of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.As a famous blogger once said, Heh."
The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel - the first time this had been achieved at any fusion facility in the world.
October 04, 2013
Bacon Tea Not a Hit With Muslima
A Muslim woman is accusing the popular TGI Friday's casual dining chain of tricking her into eating a food that her religion forbids: pork.Where can I get some?
According to her story, last weekend at a TGI Friday's in Garland, Tex., she ordered a cobb salad but requested that her waiter remove the bacon. The waiter agreed, she says, but didn't appear happy about the request.
Next, Queen says, a different server, who replaced her waiter, offered a free refill on her tea. Queen says she thought this was some sort of apology, but when she sipped the tea, her mouth filled with bits of bacon.
Then again maybe it wasn't bacon but those genuine imitation bacon flavored bits of whatever that stuff is. So if your bacon bits are totally fake is it still Haram? If I were Kalif it would be the fake ones that would get the Fatwa.
So glad I'm Protestant, pass the pork chops please.
Hat Tip: CAIR aka WTF.
September 27, 2013
Beheading Christians Not Just For Romans
Its just a little ironic that now they are the ones torturing and murdering Christians in the city that once was famous for producing one of the first Martyrs for Christ at the hands of Rome.
It is a terrible story in this most beautiful of towns, with its 17 churches and holy relics and its great cliff-side caves. Now the fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra – a rebel group with links to al-Qa’ida – are surviving in the caves and shooting down at the Syrian soldiers in Maaloula’s streets with Russian sniper rifles. You have to run from house to house, and one bullet smashed the windscreen of a parked car scarcely 10 metres from the balcony on which Georgios was telling his awful story. Up the road, a mortar round – apparently fired by Nusrah men – has torn a hole in the dome of a church. The Syrian army says it has driven the Islamists from Maaloula, which is technically true; but to leave the town, I had to ride in the back of a military armoured vehicle. It is not a famous victory for anyone.To take a page from AQI's propaganda, "but the hypocrites know not."
Not one of the 5,000 Christian residents – nor a single member of the 2,000-strong Muslim community – has returned. Maaloula is, almost literally, a ghost town. Only Georgios and his friend Hanna and a few other local Christian men who joined the “national defence” units to defend their homes, are left. At least 10 Christians were murdered when the Nusra militia began its series of attacks on Maaloula on 4 September, some of them shot – according to Hanna – when they refused to convert to Islam, others dispatched with a knife in the throat. And there is a terrifying historical irony about their deaths, for they were slaughtered within sight of the Mar Sarkis monastery, sacred to the memory of a Roman soldier called Sergius who was executed for his Christian beliefs 2,000 years ago.
Qaeda al-Jihad has become a parody of its own propaganda.
September 10, 2013
Taliban Beats, Tortures, And Murders Woman Who Wrote That The Taliban Abuses Women
(Hat Tip: TROP)
Banerjee's bullet-riddled body, with some of the hair ripped off her head, was found on Thursday morning.
The militants who barged into the Afghan home of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee and later shot her asked her why she wrote nasty things about them, the victim's in-laws told her Kolkata-based relatives on Saturday. [...]
In 1998, she wrote the bestselling memoir "Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" (A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife), offering a vivid description of the suffering of women under the Taliban.
Yeah, that will convince the world she was lying...
July 29, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Ikwan Edition
In the weirdest statement yet announced by a person belonging to any country in the world, a Muslim Brotherhood leader called Mohammed El-Beltagy, asked the United States, the European Union and NATO to send their armies to Egypt to fight against the Egyptian army and destroy it, under the pretext that the army wants to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood and scatter them.
July 26, 2013
A US citizen told how he caught and ate an octopus on holiday - only to discover it was the second rare six-legged specimen ever found.When asked for comment he said, "It was pretty yummy. You should try it."
Mechanical engineer Labros Hydras, 49, pulled the creature - dubbed a ‘hexapus’ - from the sea as he went snorkelling in Greece.
He and his son followed local tradition by smashing it against a rock to kill it and then took it to a nearby taverna to cook.
Hat Tip: Sirius.
July 20, 2013
Iran: Sharia Law Would Have Convicted Zimmerman
Pot, kettle, black. Any system without due process would have convicted him.
Iranian officials said that Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin should have been conducted in a more "accurate and fair" manner. [...]
Fars reported that the Iranian "public views the court ruling as a follow-up to similar incidents such as the suspicious murder of the grandson of former African American Muslim leader Malcolm X, which the U.S. judicial system failed to probe," according to the report.
Iran's calls for justice came as a surprise to U.S. observers, who pointed out that the Iranian regime is notorious for beating opposition members, arresting journalists, stoning women to death, and publicly executing homosexual teenagers.
By all means, if you think America's justice system is unfair and unjust, please move to a place with Sharia Law. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YA!
July 18, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Joe Biden Made Me Do It Edition
A man in Vancouver, Washington has been arrested for taking the advice of Vice President Joe Biden and blasting away with his gun at his home to scare off intruders.
“I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Jeffrey Barton, 52, told a local TV station. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.” Barton pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm
July 16, 2013
Heartbreak Co-Conspirator in Jihad Jane Case Can't Pray in Irish Prison Because of the Porn
An Algerian man jailed in Ireland and wanted by the United States on terrorism charges filed a damages suit against the Irish state on Tuesday, saying his prison conditions were "not even suitable for animals".Oh the horror, if anyone has, you know, contact with some of Damache neighbors, ask them to put this one up for us.
Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy in a foiled international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog caused outrage in Muslim countries.
"Cork Prison is not even suitable for animals," Damache, 47, told the High Court. "There was a television and radio (in my cell). When I practiced my prayer they (cellmates) deliberately put the volume up (and) they put pictures of naked women on the wall. I can't pray in a place where there are naked pictures..."
Damache said he had been unable to wash before prayer and handling the Koran, as his faith requires, and was usually allowed to shower and change his underwear just once a week
Also I hear there is a rumor he's keeping hashish in his rectum. Better check that.
Damache was convicted in the Jihad Jane plot. Another accomplice Jihad Jamie (aka Jamie Paulin-Ramirez married Damache upon her arrival in Ireland only to find that Damache was only interested in the Muslima as a sex slave.
Hat Tip: El Grillo.
July 11, 2013
Hackers Disinvite Feds From Def Con
Def Con founder Jeff Moss, aka The Dark Tangent, posted the following plea on the event's Web site late Wednesday:Is it even possible to uninvite the Feds?Feds, we need some time apart.
For over two decades DEF CON has been an open nexus of hacker culture, a place where seasoned pros, hackers, academics, and feds can meet, share ideas and party on neutral territory. Our community operates in the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect.
When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship. Therefore, I think it would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a "time-out" and not attend DEF CON this year.
This will give everybody time to think about how we got here, and what comes next.
The Dark Tangent
July 01, 2013
American Murdered By Egyptian Protesters Identified as Andrew Pochter
He was a young Jewish progressive, who believed in Arab democracy.
Just two years later, the well-intentioned, if naïve Pochter’s tragic delusions about the ugly reality of the Orwellian-named Arab spring were shattered, instantaneously, by lethal violence. While photographing demonstrations in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria this past Friday (6/28/13), near an office of the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, Pochter was stabbed, and suffered a fatal chest wound.His support was repaid by a knife to the chest, but just think what they would have done had they asked him if he were a Jew and he answered, "Yes."
Veteran international journalist Jon Williams tweeted that, as per unnamed “intelligence sources,” Pochter’s assailant questioned the young man whether he were an American, before plunging a knife into the victim’s chest. If Williams’ account is confirmed, this would mark the second time in two months that an American was targeted for stabbing in Egypt.
June 27, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Creepy Assed Crackas Are Racist Edition
Start at 7:15
UPDATE By DMartyr: In the George Zimmerman case, the State's star witness describes conversation she had with Trayvon Martin the night he was shot:
The prosecution asked Rachel Jeantel what Trayvon Martin was complaining to her about on the phone, as he walked home.
"That a man just kept watching him," she replied.
After the judge overruled a defense objection, the prosecutor continued, "Did you say anything back to him or did he say anything back to you?"
"Yes," Jeantel replied. "I asked him how the man looked like. He just told me the man — the man looked creepy."
"He said the man looked creepy?" the prosecutor asked.
"Creepy, white, kill-my-neighbors cracker," Jeantel replied, and when asked to repeat her testimony a few times, added, "He looked like a creepy ass cracker."
"He told me the man was looking at him," she added, "so I had to think it might have been a rapist. Might have been a rapist."
Jeantel's testimony bogged down for several minutes because the defense and the court reporter were having trouble understanding her testimony.
This would be hilarious if one young man wasn't dead and the other fighting for his freedom.
BTW, for anyone following this trial, Legal Insurrection has some great daily summaries from a lawyer's perspective.
May 11, 2013
Remember The Dude That Stabbed An American Outside US Embassy In Cairo?
The American Mahmoud Badr chose to stab was Chris Stone and like, well read this:
The man who stabbed an American in Cairo on Thursday says he was motivated by a hatred of the United States.Ooops.
Mahmoud Badr, 30, who holds a bachelor's degree in commerce, was arrested on Thursday after stabbing American academic Chris Stone in the neck outside the US embassy in Cairo.
Badr told interrogators that he took his mother's knife, travelled to Cairo by train from Kafr El-Sheikh, and went to the US embassy in search of an American citizen to kill, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported on Friday[...]
Chris Stone was recently appointed head of the US-based Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) by the American University in Cairo (AUC).
He has been praised for his pro-Palestine views and his interest in Arab culture.
I'm sorry for laughing and I don't want to condone attacking any American but pro-Pali? The jokes they write themselves.
May 02, 2013
Ministry of Irony Mayor Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza
ew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.
The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.
Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.
Hat Tip: Master.
Update: Last night I was wondering if maybe this was satire because of, you know, the like super awesome quotes, so um, yeah. Just call me gullible.
Still its pretty freaking awesome satire.
April 25, 2013
Mother of Boston Bomber Who Believes Son Was Framed Also Knew He Was "Willing to Die for Islam"
Artist's rendition of Boston bomber's mother
All of this cognitive dissonance has to hurt Zubeidat Tsarnaeva's head:
The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew as early as 2011 that her son had been radicalized and sent text messages to family in Russia suggesting he was willing to die for Islam, the FBI told lawmakers this week according to two officials with knowledge of the Capitol Hill briefing.And thus the conspiracy laden mind is laid bare. The mom thinks her son was set up, while simultaneously knowing that he was a radical Islamist ready to die for the cause.
You wonder how a person like Tamerlin Tsarnaeva could simultaneously think that 9/11 was an inside job, that Muslims would never do such a thing, and then go on to murder people in the name of Islam?
Wonder no more. There's something wrong with their brains.
Or, as a friend of mine used to explain: they can't help it, they're retarded.
April 20, 2013
Car Hijacked By Boston Terrorists Had "Coexist" Bumper Sticker
My irony meter just exploded.
"Coexist" in Islam means surrendering to Muslims - 'Coexist and we won't kill you.'
Some liberals just don't get it.
April 10, 2013
Anjem Choudary Pimpin' Dem Hos
Unfortunately no one had change for a nickle.
A group of al-Qaeda groupies from Women4Shariah attended a protest outside the Sri Lankan Embassy in London, accounting the government for their “ongoing attacks against the Muslims”.
Hat Tip: Master.
March 13, 2013
NY Mayor Bloomberg Responsible for Rape of the Earth
And also being a dickhead.
NPR:...palm oil, which is often used for frying donuts. It's harvested mainly in Asia, and its production has caused serious deforestation in Malaysia and especially in Indonesia, as tropical forests are chopped down to make room for oil palm plantations.
But why has demand for palm oil surged?
...In the old days, hydrogenated oils — so-called trans fats — did this job. But in 2007, another New York politician — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — banned trans fats in restaurants. Nestle says many popular food brands, including Oreo and Dunkin' Donuts, voluntarily replaced trans fats with the best available substitute: palm oil.
"It's quite ironic," says Nestle.
Sandcrawler PSA: The DPRK and You
The another installment in the continuing saga of North Korean efforts to save America.
Damn I didn't realize I had it so good.
February 20, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Liberal Outlets Notice ObamaCare is Fascist POS
Renee Montagne talks to Morgan Downey, editor of the Downey Obesity Report about employers using carrots — and sticks — to improve the health of their employees.And you fat f*cks thought Obama would just stick it the the smokers and the evil rich?
You poor bastages.
February 01, 2013
RIP Ed Koch
Thanks to Bethany.
Ed Koch via Huffpo: On my tombstone, which awaits me at the Trinity Church nondenominational cemetery at 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, I had inscribed the last words of Daniel Pearl -- uttered at his publicly viewed murder -- which were, "My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. I am Jewish." I believe those words should be part of the annual services on the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur, and should be repeated by the congregants.Ironically Mr. Koch passed away today on the 10th anniversary of the Murder of Daniel Pearl, may God rest his soul.
January 17, 2013
Free as the wind blows.
Damn, Whiskers was just trying to make a living.
December 31, 2012
Secretary Clinton Hostpitalized
First let me say I hope secretary Clinton recovers well. I think a lot of folks on the right going after really Benghazi have her bosses judgement in their sights. They want someone held accountable to Benghazi and the suspect Obama blocked efforts to protect our staff there in the name of politics. And of course Secretary Clinton and Obama did fail, miserably.The fact though is that we have no acting Secretary of State, I'm no fan of John Kerry but if Clinton is going we might as well get on with it.
But there's a deeper irony here, that Clinton and Obama have just experienced A Déjà vu from the Bill Clinton years in which al-Qaeda attacked our embassies in Africa.
The failure to learn the lessons of the 1998 United States embassy bombings led directly to 9/11 2001.
The bigger lesson is that this time al-Qaeda didn't need a suicide bomber, they had enough force on the ground to take our consulate, kill our people and raise their flag.
At Jawa Report we call that a clue.
December 14, 2012
Susan Rice is Sad
Ironically Susan Rice said she felt like she was being attacked by an overwhelming force and despite calls for help, it never came.Mmmm, yeah....
December 12, 2012
Sometimes Liberals Just Make Me Laugh
I'm a big fan of dark humor, but irony is also one of my favorites. The comment below is a perfect example. This is a comment left at the Youtube video showing the unprovoked assault of Steven Crowder:
December 11, 2012
Ministry of Irony: Big Brother Catches Big Brothers
With event data recorders - aka black boxes - likely about to become mandatory equipment on all new cars and light-duty trucks sold in America, the recent experiences of two highly visible politicians shed light on the pros and cons.
First, there is former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's official vehicle was involved in a 2007 crash in which he sustained serious injuries.
It turned out that Corzine was not buckled up even though his driver was moving down the freeway in excess of 90 mph.
December 10, 2012
#3 Contributor to Obama's Reelection Sheltering Billions Overseas
Google Inc. (GOOG) avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.Google was #3 in donations to Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.
By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn’t have a corporate income tax, Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half. The amount moved to Bermuda is equivalent to about 80 percent of Google’s total pretax profit in 2011.
University of California $1,092,906
Microsoft Corp $761,343
Google Inc $737,055
US Government $627,628
Harvard University $602,992
Kaiser Permanente $532,674
Stanford University $473,372
November 28, 2012
When Spam Texting Goes Terribly Right
An Islamic terrorist bomb plot to cause carnage on Moscow's Red Square was thwarted by a spam text message, a court heard today.That's what happens when you order your cell phone detonators from a Nigerian Princess.
Ilyas Saidov was jailed for 15 years for organising the attack in which two women suicide bombers were supposed to wear explosive belts to be detonated by a mobile phone call.
But just hours before they were to strike on New Year's Eve 2010, one belt exploded after the detonator was activated by a spam text, killing one of the women and prompting the arrest of the other.
Hat Tip: Intelgirl.
November 19, 2012
Anti Gun Lobby Praises Ill For Highest Murder Rate Ever
Its called cognitive dissonance.
Anti-gun advocates have honored Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Congressman Bob Dold with awards for their leadership.Um yeah.....
The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence announced the awards last week.
They cited Quinn's leadership in the fight against gun violence, including attempts to keep Illinois as the only state that doesn't allowed concealed carry. They also pointed to the Chicago Democrat's recent proposal to ban assault weapons in Illinois.
The group also recognized Dold, a suburban Chicago Republican. The group says Dold crossed party lines to oppose "dangerous" gun legislation.
October 1, 2012Violence over the weekend resulted in Chicago's 400th homicide this year -- that's up 25 percent from the same time last year.Extra delicious irony.
On Sunday, Jose Escobar, 25, was shot and killed after a fight near a fast food stand at 35th and Morgan in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. His friend was left paralyzed. Escobar's family says he was a gang member, but was trying to change his life.
“In Chicago, the epidemic of violence is spreading all over the place,” said Ceasefire Illinois director, Tio Hardiman.
The council was founded in 1975 by several suburban Chicago women concerned about handgun violence. The group's goal is to raise public awareness and enact change in laws and behavior.You're really doing a heckova job there ladies.
November 13, 2012
Chicago Teachers Union Forgets The Veterans On Veterans Day
Bronco bamma won:
By Kyle OlsonNSFW:
CHICAGO – On Monday, November 12th (the observed Veterans Day), the Chicago Teachers Union (@CTULocal1) organized a protest, not to honor vets, but to protest school closures. Ironically, all Chicago Public Schools were closed that day to supposedly honor military veterans who served out nation.
Meanwhile, the day before the actual calendar day for Veteran's Day (11th), Teachers Flocked to Northwestern University for 'Marxist Conference'[BigG, Rebel Pundit]
October 30, 2012
White House Refers Hurricane Victims To Internet
It's pretty important to keep up-to-date when the power goes out...
When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.
Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions. [...]
A call to FEMA’s news desk, however, found even they didn’t have any non-Internet information readily available beyond suggestions that people call 911 in an emergency. When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”
Yeah, I always keep a battery powered modem and ISP on hand for just such an emergency...