Slick Donnie Sometimes

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Slick Donnie Sometimes
By Scott Wilson
January 22, 2016

Donald J. Trump is quite a character. There’s no doubt about that. He’s brash, brazen and wonderfully obnoxious toward people many right-leaning folks despise. He gives the liberal media the middle finger for all of us. In spite of his horrendous hairpiece, orange skin and god-awful facial contortions, it’s truly enjoyable to watch/hear his flippant disregard for idiots and their idiotic ideas. Sometimes.

And he sometimes doesn’t mince words. In a world full of political correctness now akin to sheer insanity, we’ve long wanted to hear someone speak plainly and say some of the things we’ve been saying for many years. And sometimes, he does that.

And he knows it. He’s using his personality to woo the righteous rage of the “right side of the aisle” by saying some of what we want a politician to say. Sometimes. About some things.

trumpclintonBut it’s calculated. And cunning. And slick like Bill Clinton.

Mr. Trump truly reminds me of, yes, Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton was smoother and more eloquent. And considerably smarter. But like Trump, he knew how to woo his target audience by playing on their emotions. And since the two are friends, I suspect Slick Willie gave Slick Donnie some pointers, too.

Now I confess that when Donald Trump first announced his intentions to run for president, I listened to his fiery rhetoric, and I fell for some of it.

  1. IMMIGRATION: Yes, we need to fix our broken immigration system. Yes, I want to stop violent felons and outright terrorists from walking right in through our Southern border. Absolutely. It’s a HUGE problem, and it must be resolved. So he was saying a lot of what we know to be true, and he was saying it with passion and anger like many of us feel about that very issue. For a short while, he had me going on that issue alone. After all, someone was finally telling it like it is and the mainstream media was getting some of our message out there. Sort of. In some ways.
  2. TRADE IMBALANCE. Yes, we have created some messed up trade agreements. And we’ve allowed incompetent people into high ranking positions to negotiate for us. Hard to argue against that, regardless of your political leanings.
  3. ISIS AND TERRORISM. Yes, I want my commander-in-chief to want to kill terrorists, and I want him to embolden our military to do what needs doing.

So Slick Donnie has spoken, in some ways, to some issues in a way we want to hear. Sometimes — if you only listen to the part you want to hear and ignore the details of how he says he’d accomplish these things he’s so amped up about doing.

But the longer this Trumpgate has gone on, the more words I’ve heard from his mouth. And if you listen to a con man speak long enough, you get past the calculated soundbites and get a sense of his authenticity and his character — or lack thereof.

And my Bullshit Meter is now going into the red zone nearly every time I hear this guy speak about certain issues.

Here are a few examples of TRUMP BULLSHIT:

“I don’t want to do anything to mess with the Second Amendment.”

He says the right words. Those ARE the right words, and they are words intelligent liberty-advocates want and need to hear in order to vote for a presidential contender. (Barack Hussein Obama said those words to get elected, too, by the way. Yes, he did.)

Then there’s the actual evidence not of what he says when he wants the gun vote, but what his actual actions have been:

1) He gave $25,000 to Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign. McAwful won and is now attacking the Second Amendment — on Trump’s dime. (Not sure I spelled his name right. I don’t care, either. Screw that guy. Trump gave him 25 large; I say he should be devoured by 25 hungry hyenas.)

2) A few years ago — before Slick Donnie Sometimes wanted to court the gun vote — he was in favor of his good friend Bill Clinton’s “assault weapons” ban and magazine ban. (I’d be more persuaded if he used some of his money to buy gifts of AR15’s for a few thousand Americans along the border. But that’ll never happen. He won’t put his money there; he’s too busy giving it to anti-gun politicians to help them win so they can attack the Second Amendment.)

3) Until he needed gun owners to vote for him, can you find one single bit of evidence anywhere that Slick Donnie Sometimes used ANY of his political clout, fame and/or money to promote, support or defend the Second Amendment? I’ve looked, and I cannot find anything. We only started hearing this “hooray Second Amendment” stuff when he wanted our votes. Before he wanted our votes — in his own book, no less — it was cool to ban our rifles and magazines.

“I want to make America great again.”

Sounds great, right? I mean, gosh, it’d be swell to make America great again. Yes, we can. Right? Just say it: “Yes, we can.” Say it a whole bunch of times until you’re in a trance. It worked in 2008 for another emotion-harvesting under-qualified big talker. These days, fake teeth and a cool slogan are apparently enough to run the country. “Let’s try it. What could possibly go wrong?”

Only his suggestions for how to “make America great again” fly in the face of the Constitution, abrogate freedom, curtail liberty, thwart the free market and apparently intend to penalize entrepreneurs.

Example: Slick Donnie Sometimes claims he’s opposed to Obamacare because you can’t force people to buy a product, yet he wants to force a company — Apple — to manufacture a product within our borders. That’s not great, and it’s not American. Free enterprise doesn’t mandate where you make what you sell. There’s nothing Constitutional about mandating such a thing — or by forcing tariffs so steep it’s a de facto mandate. Rather than making America great again, you’re making America China.

When Trump says he wants to beat the Chinese, apparently he means he wants to BE the Chinese.

Maybe that’s why Slick Donnie Sometimes makes his brand name products in China. He’d like to force Apple to do what he himself doesn’t do? Sounds a lot like Hillary and Bernie to me. Character? This guy has none. Plain as day — if you’re willing to just look. It’s right there in plain sight, too — just like it was in 2008.

What really woke me up to who and what Donald J. Trump is?

He did.

In his last two debates, he reminded me of a gradeschool bully who was made to sit in the corner and be quiet but just couldn’t stand being told no. Every time someone corrected him — several did so, and quite well at that — he pouted, got snotty, snitty, pissy and bitterly resentful. THAT is not a leader people will follow into the gates of Hell cheering. THAT is a leader who’ll alienate anyone who disagrees with him and make enemies out of friends.

And after nearly 8 long years of that kind of leader, I say it’s time we elect an actual Constitutionalist and a true Statesman.

Slick Donnie Sometimes did honestly inspire me, however — to send money to Ted Cruz.

 

Russia’s Military Intel Chief is Dead

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Submitted without comment, because I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. 

MOSCOW – Russia’s Defense Ministry says the head of the military’s main intelligence service, Col.-Gen. Igor Sergun, has died at age 58.

A ministry statement said he died suddenly on Sunday, but gave no further information on the cause of death or where it occurred.

  
RIP, dude. 

#IWillProtectYou

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I read a story today that I haven’t seen covered in any news outlet. An 8-year-old girl ran to her mother recently terrified of something she saw on the news:

Sofia had been watching the news with her grandmother, when she heard about Donald Trump’s call to deport refugees and ban Muslims from entering America.

“She ran to me with a look of absolute fear on her face,” Melissa told Upworthy.

Sofia, who is 8 years old, was convinced that Trump wanted to kick her and her family, who are Muslim — and American citizens — out of the country.

Sofia’s mom was understandably upset, and posted her frustration on her Facebook page a few days ago.


I’m proud to say that many American veterans have responded just the way they should – by publicly announcing their intent to protect children – ALL children, regardless of their faith.

The Twitter hashtag #IWillProtectYou was created just for this, and many veterans, including myself, have made the pledge to Sofia – and every child – that they would be protected.


Because no child should fear being kicked out of heir homeland because of their faith.

Because no child should be scared that it’s government will imprison, discriminate against them, or deprive hem of their rights, no matter what God they worship – or don’t.

Because every child deserves a childhood free from fear that some megalomaniacal, narcissistic dick weasel, who bought himself a country, will boot them from their home.

Because no child should fear government force.

Because we – as service members – swore an oath to protect this nation and her Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, and that includes the aforementioned megalomaniacal, narcissistic dick weasels who want to turn this nation into a fascist shithole.

Because we – as service members – understand the true meaning of honor.

Because we – as service members – protect the innocent. It’s what we do.

Because we – as service members – will not stand idly by and allow those smaller and weaker than us to be abused by those in power.

Because we – as service members – are sheepdogs.

And because I truly believe that those of us who made the commitment to serve will not obey the orders of a sad, bigoted, narcissist, who doesn’t give a rat’s flying fuck about America, and who is obviously compensating for his inadequate genitalia by buying himself a country – even if the meathead contingency in this country is somehow stupid enough to place this leftist turd in sheep’s clothing in the White House.

#IWillProtectYou

And I hope my fellow vets will as well.

Obama’s San Bernardino speech: much to agree with, but major issues

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The President addressed the nation last night in an effort to not only reassure a nervous populace that the government is working to keep Americans safe, but also to advance some of his more controversial ideas, which will make politicians look like they’re doing “something,” while doing nothing to protect our people. It’s unfortunate, because there’s lots in that speech to agree with, but fundamental problems remain. So I figured I’d take it apart – or fisk it. Feel free to agree/disagree/comment/question as needed.

The full transcript is here. And on a technical note: I use the blockquote function on this blog, which makes it very clear which paragraphs are from the President’s speech and which are mine. However, if you’re viewing the blog on a mobile device, you will not be able to distinguish one from the other. I’d say it’s probably fairly easy to tell the difference between my writing and the President’s speech, but I’m giving you a warning anyway.

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens and all of them were part of our American family.

Tonight, I want to talk with you about this tragedy, the broader threat of terrorism, and how we can keep our country safe.

Those are beautiful sentiments, and they’re all true. The murder victims were Americans. They came from all walks of life. Some of them sacrificed themselves to save the lives of their coworkers and friends. Some of them were, in fact, heroes who faced the threat head on.

The FBI is still gathering the facts about what happened in San Bernardino, but here is what we know. The victims were brutally murdered and injured by one of their coworkers and his wife. So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home. But it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization, embracing a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West. They had stockpiled assault weapons, ammunition, and pipe bombs. So this was an act of terrorism, designed to kill innocent people.

I will disagree on one of those points. As I pointed out in an earlier essay, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that they were part of a broader conspiracy at home, including the group of Middle Eastern men that had been observed to have been hanging around, and whom no one wanted to report as suspicious, because they feared being accused of racism. And there’s evidence to suggest that maybe, by getting into an altercation at work and going on a hate-fueled rampage, the terrorist may have triggered early, and we may have avoided a more significant massacre.

Also “stockpiled assault weapons”??? Is he for real? Two ARs and 2500 rounds of ammo do not “stockpiling” make. I can go through 500-700 rounds on one trip to the range. It’s not uncommon, nor is it dangerous or indicative of terrorist activity.

Our nation has been at war with terrorists since al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11. In the process, we’ve hardened our defenses — from airports to financial centers, to other critical infrastructure. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless plots here and overseas, and worked around the clock to keep us safe. Our military and counterterrorism professionals have relentlessly pursued terrorist networks overseas — disrupting safe havens in several different countries, killing Osama bin Laden, and decimating al Qaeda’s leadership.

 We can debate all day how effective some of those measures have been, but I will agree we’ve made some good strides in targeting terrorists. The problem is terrorism is a wiggly worm, so you’re never really finished with it. It just creeps up in different forms and various countries.

For seven years, I’ve confronted this evolving threat each morning in my intelligence briefing. And since the day I took this office, I’ve authorized U.S. forces to take out terrorists abroad precisely because I know how real the danger is. As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people. As a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, I know that we see ourselves with friends and coworkers at a holiday party like the one in San Bernardino. I know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in Paris. And I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure.

Again, note what I’ve said before. I don’t see terrorism going away anytime soon. I don’t see the Islamist extremists going away anytime soon, but let’s focus on the root of the problem and eradicate the jihadists at their core.

Well, here’s what I want you to know: The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us. Our success won’t depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values, or giving into fear. That’s what groups like ISIL are hoping for. Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless, and by drawing upon every aspect of American power.

OK… tell me more! I want details!

Here’s how. First, our military will continue to hunt down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary. In Iraq and Syria, airstrikes are taking out ISIL leaders, heavy weapons, oil tankers, infrastructure. And since the attacks in Paris, our closest allies — including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom — have ramped up their contributions to our military campaign, which will help us accelerate our effort to destroy ISIL.

ISIL will be replaced by other groups. You’re not eradicating fundamentalist Islam, but rather a group that exercises it. Fundamentalist extremist Muslims (y’all will be amused to know that I initially and very much unintentionally mistyped the word “extremist,” and it came out “excremist,” which is probably more accurate anyway) exist, and anyone who walks that walk needs to be eradicated. That said, I’m all about kicking some ISIL ass, so let’s do it!

Second, we will continue to provide training and equipment to tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting ISIL on the ground so that we take away their safe havens. In both countries, we’re deploying Special Operations Forces who can accelerate that offensive. We’ve stepped up this effort since the attacks in Paris, and we’ll continue to invest more in approaches that are working on the ground.

This concerns me a bit, because invariably a number of those arms and munitions wind up in ISIL hands.

The rest of the strategy focuses on using the resources we have – financial intelligence, intelligence sharing with our allies, etc., as well as examining the visa program that allowed the female terrorist sow to enter this country in the wrong place. He did refer to it as a “visa waiver” program, but that’s not accurate. She came here on a K1 – fiance visa.

There are a number of strategies that can be utilized to fight jihadists, but first we need to acknowledge that fundamentalist Islam exists, and that these jihadi assholes are a threat to everything good and decent in this world.

The real problem with his speech comes toward the middle, where he informs us what Congress should do to prevent such attacks from happening in the future.

To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security.

There are so many things wrong with this suggestion, I don’t even know where to start! The people on this list literally don’t know they’re on it until they try to board a plane. There is no due process, and according to leaked documents, nearly 40 percent of the people on the list have no affiliation with any terrorist group. None. There are people on the list who are affiliated to several known and designated terrorist groups, but according to the government’s watchlisting guidelines, officials don’t need “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” to secretly place someone on the list. Their standard is “reasonable suspicion,” and the inclusion on the list is nearly automatic.

And based on this vague and arbitrary standard, the President wants to relieve hundreds of thousands of people of their rights?

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Oh, and by the way, neither Farook nor that pig humping whore he brought home from Saudi Arabia and married were on the list. So tell us again, how this list will help prevent attacks such as San Bernardino?

And then he goes full turnip.

We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons like the ones that were used in San Bernardino. I know there are some who reject any gun safety measures. But the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies — no matter how effective they are — cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by ISIL or some other hateful ideology. What we can do — and must do — is make it harder for them to kill.

Is this where we point out that the .223 cartridge is essentially a varmint rifle? Is this where we point out that California has some of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation, garnering an “A-” from the Brady Center, to which the more tyrannical the gun control laws, the better? Is this where we note that France has very strict gun control laws, and yet several terrorists went on a rampage, killing 130 people, and despite those facts, he claimed that these massacres don’t happen? Is this where we note that banning scary, black guns didn’t make us any safer in 1994 and that after the ban’s sunset in 2004, violence writ large continued to decline?

The rest is irrelevant. It’s more “inspirational” pablum about standing together to fight ISIL. I will note, however, that he stressed we weren’t at war with Islam, and that we need the help and participation of Muslims around the world and here in the United States if we are to win the war against ISIL.

I will remark once again, that while our war is not with Islam writ large, it is with extremist, fundamentalist Islam. It’s not ISIL per se that we need to get rid of, but rather any jihadist loons who are looking to destroy us. ISIL is a leaf on the same poisonous bush that spawned al Qaida, al Nusra Front, the Taliban and other psychotics. If we are to win this war, we need to recognize this and encourage and protect those Muslims who take the bold steps of standing up and condemning the radicals in their midst – at great risk to them and their families, by the way. And there are quite a few of them.

In Washington DC. In Massachusetts. In Missouri. In Michigan. In Europe and India. And on social media.

So let’s keep our eye on the ball and our focus on protecting our lives and our rights.

Sometimes you just need to step back

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I need perspective. This year has been a tough one, both emotionally and financially. I still haven’t been able to sell my house, thanks to the squatting, thieving forces of destruction that are the Coopers. We did go to court, and they do owe me damages and back rent and penalties for stealing my property. Whether they pay up or not remains to be seen. If they had any integrity, or were really Christians, as they claim, they would pay what they owe and apologize for destroying my chances of selling my property, considering it’s almost holiday season, and selling a house right now is near impossible. But any person that has sex with a kid, and any wife who stands by him… well, let’s just say I don’t have a whole lot of faith in their “integrity.”

Meanwhile, I’m still paying my own rent and my mortgage – 80 percent of my takehome pay! Try living on that!

I also owe friends and relatives thousands of dollars, because of all the repairs I had to do to the house after these so-called “people” trashed it. That child molesting freak actually tried to impugn my trustworthiness by bringing up a fundraiser started by my friend Amanda to pay for legal bills, as if the money collected for that cause negates their responsibility for wrecking my house!

The child-raping jackass David Scott Cooper asked me if I’d created any kind of charity to help me with the bills. I truthfully answered I had not. This was not my fundraiser. It was not created by me. And any money raised went to pay for legal bills that kid toucher and his hag forced me to incur with their actions! And by the way… anything that’s not used for legal bills is going to two charities: ASPAN and Fisher House. I will post both receipts after the donation is made, which will probably be sometime next month, as I need to ensure that no other legal bills associated with this slimy child-molesting swine need to be paid. He tried to bring that in as evidence, which the judge didn’t even allow as an exhibit. The judge rightfully said that even if I raised a ton of money, it still does not negate their responsibility for the damages they caused.

Lots of changes at work, lots of car repairs, lots of emotional drama, moving to a smaller place to save money (once again mostly thanks to the scum that are the Coopers) and my Danny having left for college.  It’s been a crazy year.

But it hasn’t just been a wreck of a year for me.

A good friend FINALLY sold her home after much trial and tribulation. I’m so happy for her and her husband! It’s a tough year to try and sell homes, apparently, so I’m glad they did it! She’s been an absolute wreck about it, and I’m so glad it’s over!

Another friend just lost her husband to cancer last night. Cancer sucks. It sucks so much! I’m devastated for her! I can’t imagine losing the person I love – the person with whom I planned to spend the rest of my life – to this nightmare. I can’t imagine her agony. I can only hurt with her and hope that her pain subsides with time. A bunch of us want to help her out, so for the next week, anyone who would like to contribute to help her get through this tragedy can make a donation through PayPal to kiaheavey@gmail.com. This is not my personal account. I am not touching this money. I just want to share and help a friend in her time of need. On Monday, Nov. 23rd, the collection will be halted, and forwarded to this kind, sweet woman. I know the holidays are coming up, but I also cannot imagine what it will be like for her to spend the next week without her beloved. I feel sick about it. So if you can, please help!

eiffelfbI wept for the victims of terrorism in Paris – both after the Charlie Hebdo attack and after this recent one. My family is fine, and I just heard from my buddy. He and his family are fine as well. The destruction these goat humping terrorists have wreaked is indescribably evil. There’s a huge part of me that wants to destroy them – all of them. Screw the collateral damage! And then that human part of me takes over, and all I want to do is just cry.

That’s normal, I think. Right?

Some shitbag sexually assaulted a child in my building a couple of weeks ago. A child. How twisted do you have to be to find a 13-year old kid sexually appealing? I can’t imagine what goes through a kid’s head when an adult does this! It’s such a huge betrayal of trust and the destruction of innocence! It makes me sick!

I’ve also noticed friends and colleagues – people who I thought were part of the tribe, so to speak, just at each other’s throats lately. Whether it’s political disagreements, or just stress writ large, I don’t know. All I know is, I can’t stand seeing people I care about ending friendships because of stupid shit.

Evil exists, people. It exists in so many forms and in the hearts of so many people! Another office director and I were talking to our Deputy Assistant Secretary the other day about “The Walking Dead,” because he told us he wouldn’t watch it. We both think it’s a phenomenal show, so we were perplexed why the DAS refused to watch it. His response was, “Don’t you guys deal with enough evil and bad news every day at work? Do you really want to watch it at home too?”

I hadn’t thought about it. I guess if evil didn’t exist in this world, I would be out of a job. That said… sometimes it engulfs you. That’s when I have to shut down my computer, take a step back, and reevaluate.

I do have a lot to be grateful for, though.

My kids are amazing. My son is a constant source of joy when he texts me inspirational or goofy messages, or asks for fashion advice. My daughter makes me proud every single day with her integrity, her work ethic, her intelligence, her courage, and her heart! I have sweet, furry animals who cuddle up and love on me when I’m sad. I have amazing friends. My employees are literally top notch professionals. I told them today that there’s not a single office where I would want to work other than mine, because these guys are literally the most dedicated, most intelligent bunch of goofballs I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! And I have a platform to vent. Right here.

I guess I’m just getting tired, because everything seems insurmountable today.

This is What the Administration Wants to Allow In

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So as many of you may already know, the current administration has buckled to international pressure and has decided to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.

First, I have to wonder how the administration can seriously claim these refugees will undergo stringent background checks. “Refugees have to be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center, by the F.B.I. Terrorist Screening Center. They go through databases that are maintained by D.H.S., the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. There is biographical and biometric information that is collected about these individuals,” claims spokeshole Josh Earnest.

Do we have intelligence assets in Syria? Not according to press reports we don’t.

US authorities are facing a difficult task screening Syrian refugees for potential extremists because of a shortage of intelligence from the war-torn country, officials told lawmakers.

Michael Steinbach, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the US government had data and intelligence to draw on when it performed background checks on refugees from Iraq in recent years but in the case of Syria, there was “a lack of information.”

We don’t have collectors on the ground, and we don’t have assets in Syria. There’s no infrastructure in the war-torn country, so what is it we’re planning to collect, and how are we going to get information to put in those databases?

But hey, let’s put all that aside for a brief moment and take a look at the actual families. Ostensibly non-terrorist, non-jihadist types who are trying to escape a desperate situation. Uruguay last year took in a few of these families – more as a gesture than anything else, since Uruguay actually doesn’t have a whole lot of resources to provide for these people.

So how’s that working out for them? Not particularly well, according to many Uruguayans.

One would think that the people escaping war would be grateful to at least live in a country where there’s peace and where they’re helped by the government, and where locals welcomed them with food and seeds to plant vegetables, right? RIGHT?

Apparently not so much. This particular family came to Uruguay with 15 kids. FIFTEEN. And so unhappy are they about the government not giving them sufficient freebies, that the patriarch, who seems to be unable to keep his jizz hose in his pants, has decided to express his “gratitude” to his hosts by dousing himself in gasoline and threatening to set himself on fire.

The Syrians’ biggest beef is that they can’t make ends meet even though the government provides housing and gives each family a monthly stipend. Both government officials and the families have declined to say how much that is.

“I like Uruguay. I like Uruguayan families. My young children all go to school here,” Alshebli said in halting Spanish, standing in the living room of his sparsely furnished, multi-room home on the outskirts of Juan Lacaze. “But food is very expensive. How can I feed 15 children?”

He showed The Associated Press a two-month winter electricity bill totaling $475 and said everyone in the family who is able works. For example his 19-year-old daughter Nada sells Arab food downtown and recently worked in an assisted living facility, but earned just $68 in a little under a month there.

Now, I’m just curious here, but did he actually make enough to feed his 15 spawn back in Syria? I’m kind of doubtful about that. So he drags his brood to another country and expects the taxpayers there to feed them, and when he receives only modest aid (vice no aid at all and maybe even fatal injuries in war-torn Syria), he’s so angry at what he believes to be a slight against him and his litter, he threatens to set himself on fire!

In this Oct. 7, 2015 photo, Merhi Alshebli rolls a cigarette in his living room in Juan Lacaze, Uruguay.  So he has the money to buy tobacco. Judging by the remote control on the table, he also has at least a somewhat modern TV and there's leather furniture. But he's complaining... Obviously he doesn't know what real, stinkin' poverty is.

In this Oct. 7, 2015 photo, Merhi Alshebli rolls a cigarette in his living room in Juan Lacaze, Uruguay. So he has the money to buy tobacco. Judging by the remote control on the table, he also has at least a somewhat modern TV and there’s leather furniture. But he’s complaining…
Obviously he doesn’t know what real, stinkin’ poverty is.

Because in a country where the average worker earns $500 per month, this ass weasel somehow feels that forcing his wife to shit out 15 kids somehow entitles him to more!

And not only that, but he is now demanding to be sent to Europe, where he will ostensibly get more free shit at others’ expense.

Talk about your ungrateful, disgusting louts!

And if you think this won’t happen here, when they start arriving…

If you think the demands and complaints won’t happen, you’d be mistaken, judging by the whining coming from Somali refugees.

And then there’s the current crop that complains about the lack of Internet and cigarettes. Really? Talk about entitled!

(h/t to Jonn for this bit of sunshine on my Monday afternoon.)

National Holiday?

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As I drove to work today, I was listening to the morning guys Brian and Larry – the only ones I can stomach on my local talk radio station WMAL (believe it or not Savage, Levin, Limbaugh, and whoever else they have screeching on that station endlessly just don’t appeal to me). They asked an interesting question: Bernie Sanders wants to make Election Day a national holiday. Do you agree?

I had to think about this one a bit. I used to commute 90 miles each way to work when I lived in my beautiful house in Stephens City, but that commute took an hour and a half on a good day, and 2-3 hours on most other days, so voting became difficult. I had to leave the house at 0500 each morning to try and avoid the morning rush, get to work early, and leave early to avoid the afternoon disaster. Most days it still took an average of three hours to get home, and if I left a little bit later than 1600, you could forget about me getting to the polls in time to vote! So I kind of understand the desire to make Election Day a day off, so that citizens could exercise their right to choose the dimwits who would ultimately represent them.

So what would be the advantages?

Those who actually work, contribute to society, pay taxes, and should have their voices heard would be able to do so without taking several hours of leave.

The day off would eliminate the need for absentee or early voting, unless you’re a service member stationed overseas and can’t get to your polling place. Given the amount of corruption and fraud in that system, it would be good to eliminate it.

But then…

Using government force to compel a company to give its employees a day off smacks of the kind of authoritarian crap I hate.

It also smacks of the “more free shit” mentality that Bernie Sanders thinks will get him elected.

And while it seems most people claim they’re too busy with whatever they’ve got going on in their life to vote, that doesn’t necessarily mean work per se. It could mean any number of things in people’s daily lives, and it certainly doesn’t guarantee that if they had the day off from work, they would get their happy asses to the polls.

And frankly… it doesn’t take all day to vote, so a lot of employers do give their workers a couple of hours to go do their civic duty.

So I’m curious what you guys think. Should voting be a national holiday? Leave your opinion in the comments, should you so choose.

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