Saturday, December 19, 2015

Too Kool For Skool

When you elect a president because he has a sharp crease in his trousers, looks like a professor, and sounds smart you pretty much get what you bargained for: a president with sharp creases in his trousers.

bo sharp dressed manToo Kool for Skool

Rest assured that Barry still thinks he’s the smartest man in the room at any given time; and if you don’t believe me ask Chuck Hagel. Or any of Barry’s other former Secretaries of Defense.

Because, you see, when you’re the Professor being smart means you’re right. And right is more important than being effective – at least in the classroom where everything is theoretical. Charles Krauthammer explains what he calls BHO’s  “usual professorial condescension”

What’s amazing to me is how he looks at himself in his role. He ended that little soundbite that you had by saying, Putin was wrong. I told him he was wrong. This is not going to work out well, and here we are five years later, I was right.

And he sounds really satisfied with himself, because he won an upper common room argument over another professor. The fact is that whether he was right or not, is irrelevant. He did nothing about it. Yes he was right that it would be a terrible thing if you let Assad go, unrestrained, bomb his own people, you would end up with something horrible. So, he was right. But as president, you’re supposed to do something. He was urged by everybody in the administration, the military, diplomats, everybody, his advisers, to go and to do something. He does nothing, and yet he seems to be satisfied that because he had the analysis right, and he lectured Putin on this, it’s okay. His job (is) to do something, not to offer analysis.”

Because Barry never went to leadership school before becoming president he never learned that when you are the leader sometimes being right is subservient to being effective. And apparently he still doesn’t appreciate the fact that achieving the desired result takes precedence over your ego.


Heck, even The Donald knows when to leave his ego at the door in order to close the deal. Butt not Barry, he’s always the smartest man in the room who couldn’t find his way out of a brown paper bag (trigger warning: that might be a micro-aggression, or at least an inappropriate cultural appropriation) if his life depended on it.


Even if he was popcorn in the microwaveBarry couldn’t find his way out of a brown paper bag

Of course I realize this analogy is a gross example of white privilege so white, so in the interest of making the world a little bit fairer allow me to level the playing field:

Burnt paper bag with melted and burnt popcorn in the greased and dirty microwave oven, after the explosion and fire There, fixed it.

It just seems to me that if you’re so darn smart you should at least keep a fire extinguisher handy. You know - in case you inadvertently start a fire in the microwave while you’re trying to figure out where the “stop” button is. 

oven fire gif

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Friday, December 18, 2015

The Circle Is Unbroken

Well I see I had my days mixed up; the Wons aren’t blowing out of town till today. I guess Barry wanted to hang around to celebrate his complete co-opting of the Republican party.


1. The process by which a group subsumes or assimilates a smaller or weaker group with related interests; or, similarly, the process by which one group gains converts from another group by attempting to replicate the aspects that they find appealing without adopting the full program or ideal. 2.The capacity of intracellular parasites to use host-cell proteins to complete their vital cycle. Viruses use this mechanism, as their genome is small.

In the case of the Republican Omnibus bill (oh yeah, you guys so own it now) I believe the second definition is the most accurate.

And with that observation I leave you to finish up your Christmas shopping. How about a nice 1000 piece set of these social justice placemats for those hard-to-buy-for intransigent conservatives on your list?

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There’s a blowout sale going on at Amazon now that Harvard has been forced to retract their unmitigated enthusiasm for spreading the gospel on Christmas.

College administrators distributed a “Holiday Placemat for Social Justice” instructing students on how to answer questions they might face from family and friends. The handout presents poorly written, straw man questions followed by seemingly official and definitive “responses” on topics as varied as the Syrian refugee question, the Black Lives Matter movement, the misguided decision to change the House master title, and the ongoing, overheated activism at Yale University.

What’s most telling about the limited edition Harvard Winter Holiday Social Justice placemat® is the assumption that every student on campus shares the Administration’s suicidal belief system.

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Rhetorical question:“Do you think the response would be the same if it was a white person being pulled over?”

Rhetorical answer:No, Cops only shoot unarmed black 12 year olds running around with pellet guns.

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Remember the wars in Central America? Of course you don’t, you weren’t born yet. So trust your SJW professors on this: the Nicaraguan refugees were just like the Islamo-fascists who want to kill you and end your way of life.

So thanks, Harvard, for demonstrating just how narrow minded and bigoted The Donald’s supporters are.

Trigger warning: Social Justice Warriors ahead: and many of them are Republicans.

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And thank you, Congressional Republicans, for closing that circle. It’s always best to know where we stand.



1.Good insider baseball news for Windows Live Writer bloggers everywhere: it’s back! Sort of. Microsoft quit supporting the LW platform 3 years ago and it was simply a matter of time before it became unusable. That occured about a week or so ago. Concurrently a group of Microsoft engineers rode to the rescue with the release of an open-source version called, appropriately enough, Open Live Writer. Unfortunately they still had a few too many bugs in it and it too was unusable – until today. They’ve fixed the worst of the bugs and their new platform is now available and working. It’s downloadable for free.

So yay! Posting has become simpler again. If you or anyone you know is a Live Writer junkie, pass it on so they too can thank the Microsoft volunteers for repairing our favorite blogging tool ever. Good work boys (and girls; I don’t want to be guilty of a micro-aggression).

2. Cuba, our Russian visitor of the cyrilic alphabet links from yesterday who I banned incorrectly has been reinstated without prejudice as of this morning. Steven however remains in solitary confinement in the first ring of blogging hell.

3. Christmas/Hannukah/New Year recipes wiil be welcome any time they strike your fancy for the duration of the holidays. Tuesday and Wednesday will be set aside for all-day recipes and remembrances, so plan ahead!

That is all.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Real Estate 101

FLOTUS, POTUS, the Wee Wons and the usual entourage depart today for their well deserved 17 day vacation in Hawaii.
Butt before you start complaining let me point out that Big Guy has ordered a detour en route in order to demonstrate appropriate empathy and compassion for the San Bernardino workplace survivors of gun violence.
First draft of his remarks blame the attack on a video that somebody made for the culturally insensitive Christmas party that was being held by the department.
And if you don’t think this drive-by is a major sacrifice let me assure you, it is; it means Barry will miss his first scheduled round of golf on the island. Bummer, dude.

Also, while not yet confirmed, there are rumors that Barry will deliver an “important” speech on global climate change in Waikiki warning residents that their island will be under water in 10 years unless we impose a carbon tax on all Americans.
I don’t think I’ll be accompanying the First Family to the island this year. Because we go native – dress-wise – in Hawaii so I don’t think Lady M will be needing my services.

Eeuuuu! What is this? Fruit?

Then again, the situation is fluid so I won't be drawing a red line in the sand.

Because there's nothing like a beach reflection

And after 8 years of the same old boring vacation I heard that Barry is interested in visiting another exotic island: Cuba.
What a great idea! Maybe the next POTUS can give him some investment pointers on how to take a small amount of the money he’s been able to set aside while living on the public dime and invest it in some nice Cuban properties.

The Donald's recommended Winter Holiday reading for Barry

After all, thanks to BHO, Cuba is going to be a great emerging market and the demand for clubs, casinos and golf courses will be yooge!

"Your picture here" - Wynning!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Tribe Has Spoken

I was distracted from the get-go by the size of Wolf Blitzer’s head. I simply couldn’t get over how it seems to have grown too big for his scrawny little neck. If you’re going to grow a big head you need a big neck to carry it off.
And maybe a “fluff” of sugar-spun hair to balance things out.
A couple bits of news from last night’s debate: The Donald will absolutely, positively NOT run as a third party candidate. Unless he changes his mind. Again.
And Ted Cruz stated definitively that he never supported legalization, and does not intend to support legalization.Other than that, the boxing matches were pretty bloodless and the musical acts were pretty well choreographed.
Rubio, as always, delivered his well crafted prose poems with such aplomb- "we cannot continue to outsource foreign policy" – that it's beginning to sound like he's making videos for his future Presidential library.
Jeb pretended to be animated, The Donald smirked and grimaced at his opponents’ comments,
and blustered his way through a question on nuclear triads, which he apparently still knows nothing about. 
Cruz cruised, Christie fumed, and Carson calmed us with his best monotone crooning style.
The Vodka Pundit summed the Vegas debate up best:
Just give us Carson's patience and wisdom, with Cruz's constitutional smarts, Trump's go-to-hell spirit, Rubio's delivery, Christie's tirelessness, and Fiorina's fight.
As is often the case in politics, among 9 options we could cobble together one very good candidate. Hey, that might make a great motto:
The Vodka Pundit has a solution for that dilemma too:
We need a real-life political Dr. Frankenstein and a lab somewhere in Germany
Who knows; that composite girl friend worked out for Obama pretty well.

One other note: Kasich, Paul, and Bush bring nothing to Frankenstein operating table. Time they get voted off the island.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chipotle: It May Be An Allegory

The title of the article is “Chipotle: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well.”
Chipotle, closed for business due to multiple pathogens in the supply chain
If you change just one word, we have a perfect analogy: Obama: The Long Defeat Of Doing Nothing Well.
From Forbes:
The company found it could pass off a fast-food menu stacked with high-calorie, sodium-rich options as higher quality and more nutritious because the meals were made with locally grown, genetic engineering-free ingredients. And to set the tone for the kind of New Age-y image the company wanted, Chipotle adopted slogans like, “We source from farms rather than factories” and, “With every burrito we roll or bowl we fill, we’re working to cultivate a better world.”
Because everybody knows that slogans provide better nutrition than “farm factories.”
Outbreaks of food poisoning have become something of a Chipotle trademark; the recent ones are the fourth and fifth this year, one of which was not disclosed to the public. A particularly worrisome aspect of the company’s serial deficiencies is that there have been at least three unrelated pathogens in the outbreaks–Salmonella and E. coli bacteria and norovirus. In other words, there has been more than a single glitch; suppliers and employees have found a variety of ways to contaminate what Chipotle cavalierly sells (at premium prices) to its customers.
Yep, there’s more than one way for lethal pathogens to slip into the supply chain.

Let’s be clear: The source of the company’s woes is a marketing-driven propensity to exploit current food fads, even if it diverts the corporate focus away from what should always be “job one”—safety.
Because safety is so overrated, and political correctness is so, uh, underrated. Then there’s this:
Chipotle rejects modern synthetic fertilizers in favor of suppliers who use manure on their crops. This approach may be “all natural” and “organic” and make some customers feel warm and fuzzy, but it should not come as a surprise that applying stool, feces and excrement to growing fruits and vegetables significantly raises the risk of spreading disease.
I think we can all agree, we’ve spread a lot of manure in the past 7 years.
Chipotle isn’t only subjecting its customers to very serious health risks, it’s also actively spreading the pernicious superstitions of food faddism and mythology–for example, using innuendo to suggest that genetically modified food is somehow “unnatural” or dangerous in spite of mountains of research evidence and real-world experience to the contrary.
And because Obamacare isn’t enough to take care of Amerika on its own, we’re also supporting open borders and “common sense gun safety”  to finish the job.
These episodes reveal several things. First and foremost, Chipotle is a company so out of control and negligent that it repeatedly endangers the public.
Indeed; and in more ways than one. It’s hard to say at this point exactly what the greatest threat to America is: food poisoning, ISIS, political correctness, “gun control”  of a feckless leader.

I’ll go with feckless leader.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas: We're Really In A Pickle

I’m sorry I failed to give you a heads up on this, butt HGTV ran a special last night on the White House’s 2015 Holiday decorations. Don’t worry, it will be on another 12 dozen times.
"Genevieve Gorder takes us behind the scenes for an exclusive tour of the nation's First Home at at the holidays. From the months of preparation, to the First Lady's meaningful theme, [which I believe was dill pickles]

the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room and the iconic Gingerbread White House, we'll get the scoop from the staff and volunteers as they get every room of the White House holiday ready."

Rockin’ a chocolate “White House” - “Iconic” or “Ironic”?
Any-hoo, after a hectic month that included 20 holiday receptions and an international  deal to “Save the World” from carbon pollution with your tax dollars, The Won’s will be departing on their well deserved annual winter holiday vacation to Hawaii on Friday (with your tax dollars.
I know you all wish them a merry little Christmas, or, as we like to say around here, “winter holiday of your choice.”
And Merry X-mas to you too!

And no, silly, that’s the Washington monument on the left. If it looks like

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cruzin' To Victory?

MOTUS is under the weather this morning. Question: Did you see the latest Iowa poll?
Does this suggest an interesting and informative open thread? I thought so.

Now, back to the discussion. Ted Cruz has always found himself on the outside, agitating and upsetting the establishment apple cart:
CAMBRIDGE — As the lights rose, Ted Cruz held center stage, dressed in black and kneeling at a bedside. The first-year student at Harvard Law School delivered his lines with the emotions of a man gripped by anger, fear, and worry for his reputation.
“Do you understand that I have many enemies?” he thundered. “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you understand that?”

Cruz, then a devoted amateur thespian, was playing the role of the Rev. Samuel Parris in “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s allegorical play about McCarthyism.
The lines — and the part — seem prophetic today.
Even his Harvard professors praise him::
“Off the charts brilliant,” is what legendary liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said of his former student in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer a year ago.
Butt, Cruz wasn’t the only “stand out” student at Harvard:
Dershowitz had trouble rating another former Harvard student, Barack Obama, who despite multiple attempts couldn’t get into Dershowitz’s class.
“The computer kept him out,” Dershowitz said. “It wasn’t my fault.”
Butt I digress,
Cruz, in Cambridge two decades ago, that would be fully recognizable to those who know him now in Washington. He made a lasting impression as someone both arrogant and pretentious, as well as someone unwilling to yield or compromise.
But he was also universally respected for his intellect, described by friend and foe alike as brilliant but with a hard edge.
“He never really had an off switch with his debater’s demeanor,” said Ted Ruger, who was president of the Harvard Law Review during Cruz’s third year. “We just realized that was the way a discussion with Ted was going to go. If you expected something different, you came away shaking your head.”

Logic and the “Rule of Law” was the standard applied to Republican and Democrat alike”
Cruz said Princeton's president, Harold Shapiro, had "blatantly violated the spirit of the honorary degree process" when he bypassed the faculty-student council and granted an honorary degree to then-President George H.W. Bush.
In other news, the GOPe RHINOs' “Race For 5th” Heats up:

I’m Little Mo and I approved this message.

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