Bonfire of the Absurdities

Brazil on Fire: Angry fans burn down bus station after loss to Germany. OK, if they burn down the soccer stadium when the bus is late, that’ll make it even.

bus station burning down

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Obama touts “pretty smart policies”. “The decisions we made early on not only stopped the slide, but they built a new foundation for our economy, and they’re paying off.” It’s so dark and empty inside his head, if you drop a penny it sounds like a Vegas jackpot to him.

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Liberals go to the barricades to defend crony capitalism. “In the current battle over the Export-Import Bank, Democratic politicians and liberal journalists have dropped their populist pretenses and openly embraced the corporate-federal collusion that Ex-Im embodies.” When they talk, it’s always about the middle-class and the [sniff] poor. When they act, they show you who they really care about.

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Robert Redford to play Dan Rather in “Truth”. Fake but inaccurate.

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Food prices are soaring and Washington doesn’t care. “Politicians insist that inflation is under control, just so long as you don’t include food, education, health care, housing, or energy…” Let them eat cake – or not.

food price graph

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A window opens onto the Left-Wing conspiracy. “There is always a certain dissociation when leftists gather at a Ritz Carlton hotel to discuss their commitment to the poor.” The poor are still poor but the leftists get richer by the day – we wonder how that happens? Well, not really.

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LA Schools realize giving every kid an iPad was a costly disaster, will give every kid a laptop instead. “Tech-savy students easily broke through the firewalls administrators had installed to keep them from using the devices to visit social media websites.” An “educator” is someone who doesn’t learn from mistakes.

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Great news from Obama: It’s time for some “economic patriotism”. We understand dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

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Vancouver Schools’ new LGBTTQ+ policy includes gender-free pronouns “xe”, “xem” and “xyr.” Xe think xeir idea is sanity-free. What say xyrou?

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Nonfarm Payrolls +288,000, unemployment rate 6.1%, voluntary part-time employment +840,000, full-time employment -523,000. “…strength was entirely part-time (and then some).” That doesn’t stop the Democrat-Media complex from celebrating, not unexpectedly.

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School board president rips Michelle O over lunch program: She was “elected by no one”. Seems the kids aren’t buying what she’s selling and it’s costing the district $$$$, even with federal subsidies. Peasants. How dare you care more about money than the queen’s happiness.

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Want a search engine that doesn’t track you? Try DuckDuckGo. We’d like one that isn’t a political partisan or conduct psychological experiments on us as well, but no tracking is a good start.

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D.C. Whispers: Obama cries out – “It’s about ME!” “The president’s job is to just sign the executive orders Jarrett’s people create and then read a Jarrett-approved speech about it to a crowd he’s been assured will be very friendly to him. Beyond that he’s allowed to play golf, watch TV, host dinner parties, and fly off for ‘escape breaks’ disguised as fundraisers. It’s a miserable existence that has him counting the days until it’s over. The power structure is shifting from him to others. He won’t get it done for them, so they are preparing for the next phase. I’m not talking about Democrats or Republicans when I say that. I’m talking about THEM.” We’re counting the days as well.

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Krauthammer: “If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?” For one thing, the Democrooks don’t have to worry about winning elections in DC.

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Radical stupidity: Academics endorse $20,000 income for everyone, working or not. “Companies would have to hike the minimum wage to $30,000 or $40,000 to attract any workers. Prices would go up accordingly, and the inflation aspects of a guaranteed ‘living income’ would immediately make $20,000 too little to live on.” But the inflation would be blamed on greedy businesses and give politicians another opportunity to grandstand as “defender of the little guy” while stuffing their pockets full of campaign contributions from those same greedy businesses behind the scenes. It’s a pol’s dream come true.

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Let’s label Lerner guilty, just like IRS does to us. “The IRS’ officials rules are that they are right unless I can prove different. In other words, guilty until proven innocent. Why, then, cannot former IRS administrator Lois Lerner be held to the same standards?” Sounds like a plan.

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Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the alliance between government and the 1%. “…both political parties are to blame. Republican fealty to the interests of the investor class has been long-standing. But Obama and the Democrats are also increasingly backed in their ‘progressive’ causes by the very people – Wall Street traders, venture capitalists and tech executives – who benefit most from the federal bailouts, cheap money, low interest rates, and low capital gains tax rates.” And each party hates the oligarchs of the other – at least they pretend to – because they don’t want to point fingers at their own cronies. Hence, today’s politics is just a noisy kabuki dance meant to distract the rubes.

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Is the breakup of Iraq good or bad for America? “The intrusion of reality benefits the likes of Putin, because Putin is a realist. It hurts us, because we refuse to accept reality. Our leaders live in ideological bubbles; they are incapable of considering the consequence of their errors…” They tell you when they realize they’ve made an error by blaming it on someone else.

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The pretty darn exhaustive Obama nickname list. All the names that are fit to print, anyways.

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Obama to ask for $2B to toughen up border control. Pardon our cynicism but we’re guessing he means to toughen up the border with Canada to keep those pipeline-buildin’ oil-exportin’ terrorists out.

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Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users’ emotions. “Facebook were able to carry out the experiment because all users have to tick a box agreeing to their terms and conditions.” The “terms and conditions” probably didn’t mention “using you as a lab rat” but that’s implied, you see.

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100% of U.S. employment growth since 2000 went to immigrants. “Government data show that since 2000 all of the net gain in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).” Even after several “recovery summers”, the economy is not creating new jobs – so when the Democrats and the RINOs (but we repeat ourselves) demand still more immigration, you gotta wonder what’s up with that…

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‘No hand on the f***ing tiller’: The moment Hillary Clinton let loose on Obama during booze-fueled rant, new book reveals. “Bill once said of Obama: ‘I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived.’” The book in question isn’t Hillary’s paean-to-self snoozefest but Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud.” And if you’re going to read a book about Hillary, the choice isn’t hard at all.

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Barack Obama’s Terrorist Legacy. At its zenith “Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda consisted of around 400 devotees. …consider what has emerged while Barack Obama has been President–the monster that is ISIL or ISIS. … This group has at least 6000 fanatical adherents.” Not to mention more than $500 million and advanced weaponry. Heckuva job, Puttz!

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Blackout hits Venezuela, interrupts presidential broadcast. “It seems like there are some problems, we are going to investigate the problems we are having with electrical service in some parts of the country.” The irony meter would be in the red zone but it ain’t working due to the excellent normal functioning of the political-electric complex.

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