For a while there our Twitter account and Facebook account were the only ways for us to communicate. We were like a morbidly obese fatboy stuck in the internet water-slide while eating a cheese/mayo sandwich and queuing up a slab of peach pie à la mode. It was a no-go. We could not send out emails. We could not post a comment nor an article. We couldn’t communicate at all. It was a world devoid of Pink!
Who dunnit to such sweet people as us??? It wasn’t the Russians with their well publicized recent big hack attack getting vengeance on us for standing up for Ukraine. It wasn’t them. So the good news is that those smart 20-something Russkies and Putin are not sufficiently angry with us to hack us to bits. That would scare us ’cause the hackers and Putin are smart and determined – unlike our usual, more domestic, target(s).
In either case we’re back. Our usual boob targets are still on our screen. “Beware evil-doers! Wherever you are!”.
Just because Big Pink was on the fritz does not mean that the world stopped. Stupid doesn’t sleep.
Illegal immigration stupid doesn’t sleep. Maybe Barack should reconsider his planned extra stupid impeachable illegal immigration illegalities. “Stop the stupid, Barack” – that’s what illegal immigration supporters of the New York Times are saying:
The Political Risks of an Obama Executive Action on Immigration
With hopes fading of passing an immigration reform bill, President Obama is reportedly contemplating bypassing Congress and making sweeping changes to immigration policy before the midterm elections. [snip]
But what isn’t clear is why Mr. Obama would engage in such a move before the election. Of course, Mr. Obama faces short-term pressures to address the surge in migrant children being detained at the border, but news media reports suggest that the policy changes under consideration would be far broader, potentially providing legal status to many of the nation’s undocumented immigrants.
Such a broad executive action could provoke a backlash in the midterm elections that might be avoided with a move just a few months later. Although the public is generally supportive of allowing immigrants to stay in the United States legally under certain conditions, opinion has grown less favorable toward this prospect over time.
A recent CNN poll showed, for instance, that 51 percent of Americans now prefer an emphasis on border security and deportation versus 45 percent who prefer creating a path to legal status for illegal immigrants — a reversal from the 41 percent to 54 percent margin observed earlier this year. Polling also suggests that opponents of creating a path to legal status feel more strongly about the issue than supporters.
The New York Times is not troubled that Barack Obama is violating his oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of this country. No, the New York Times is scratching it’s grey head over why Barack Obama is timing the illegality so stupidly. ‘Why oh why is Barack so stupid,’ laments the Times:
Mr. Obama might hope to mobilize the Democratic base or boost Hispanic turnout, but midterm electorates are skewed toward an older, whiter group of voters who are likely to view a legalization plan less favorably. By contrast, the Hispanic population votes at lower rates and is likely to make up a small share of the electorate in this year’s most competitive House and Senate races (though their role in 2016 could be more significant).
It’s easy to overstate the effects of policy on electoral outcomes, but there is a recent worst-case example: the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Research that I conducted with a group of political scientists found that the Republican landslide in 2010 was strengthened by health care reform. In total, Democrats lost 63 seats in the House of Representatives, a substantial increase over the expected outcome, which was seemingly attributable to the depressed support for reform supporters in competitive districts, who were seen as more liberal by voters.
Given these risks, the politics of pre-election legalization seem inexplicable, creating an opening for elaborate bank-shot theories about Obama’s intentions. The columnist Charles Krauthammer floated a conspiracy theory along these lines Wednesday, suggesting on Fox News that Obama might be trying to “bait Republicans into impeachment as a way to save his party in the midterm elections.”
Such an outcome seems unlikely, but the comment illustrates just how much uncertainty there is over what Mr. Obama is doing or how Republicans — and voters — will react.
You can’t explain stupid. All you can do is recognize it and squash it every time it appears. Clue for the New York Times: whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, touches his pen, uses the phone, or gets behind a podium or microphone, EXPECT THE STUPID.
While we were stuck in the intertubes, trapped by malevolent forces, an ISIS CRISIS jumped to the fore [warning, graphic pictures at link]:
Lined up and executed, their severed heads put on display as a warning to others: Horrific new photographs of ISIS atrocities
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Sunni tribesmen marched into desert, made to kneel and shot in the head
Tribe made deal with ISIS to be left alone but agreement collapsed
Shocking close-up photos of splattered brains and severed heads released
‘Punishment for those who fight Allah and his Messenger is to crucify or cut off hands and feet’
Oh, those lucky ISIS boys. They’re up against Barack Obama. Ever seen a dog get its head trapped inside a paper bag? That’s Barack.
This is General McCaffrey:
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, like me, wonders what the plan is in Iraq and seems to recognize that, in fact, there is none.
And so, he wonders, following the food drops, what happens when the Iraqis trapped on the mountain by ISIS finish the food?
McCaffrey appeared with an equally skeptical Chuck Todd of MSNBC:
These are political gestures using military power . . . It looks to me like a lot of this is internal U.S. politics to show we’re doing something.
I mean, if you want to use military power, you have to write down your objective and then use decisive force to achieve your objectives. So I’m a little dismayed at what we’re up to here.
This is why we have always maintained that Barack Obama is not qualified to be president. The guy just doesn’t know what he is doing. When he does know what he is doing it is only because it is (a) about himself and his self-interest in self-advancement; or (b) an act that is harmful to this country. It really does come down to that.
Malevolent and stupid can coexist in one scrawny frame. Just look at Barack. Weep for the nation.