11639. judithathome - 12/3/2015 12:31:21 AM
Another mass shooting today in San Bernardino....so far this year, we've had more mass shootings in this country thus far than days in the year.
11640. iiibbb - 12/3/2015 8:59:38 PM
Kind ironic that a terrorist mass shooting in this country is indistinguishable from any typical mass shooting.
11641. judithathome - 12/3/2015 9:37:37 PM
Well, the Republicans have hit paydirt with this last one...a mass shooting with terrorist ties. Now all we need is to find out the shooters had been to mental health counseling and Ted Cruz & Co. have hit the trifecta.
11642. iiibbb - 12/3/2015 9:50:07 PM
Only took them like 6 tries?
11643. judithathome - 12/3/2015 10:59:13 PM
11644. judithathome - 12/5/2015 9:24:53 PM
Something posted on my forum at AbleMinds:
Incase you don't know what's happening in the middle east.
President Assad ( who is bad ) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels ( who are good ) started winning ( Hurrah!).
But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State ( who are definitely bad!) and some continued to support democracy ( who are still good.)
So the Americans ( who are good ) started bombing Islamic State ( who are bad ) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) so they could fight Assad ( who is still bad ) which was good.
By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS ( which is a good thing ) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they're good and giving them guns to fight IS (which is good) but that is another matter.
Getting back to Syria.
So President Putin ( who is bad, cos he invaded Crimea and the Ukraine and killed lots of folks including that nice Russian man in London with polonium poisoned sushi ) has decided to back Assad ( who is still bad ) by attacking IS ( who are also bad ) which is sort of a good thing?
But Putin ( still bad ) thinks the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans ( who are good ) who are busy backing and arming the rebels ( who are also good).
Now Iran ( who used to be bad, but now they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons and bomb Israel are now good ) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad ( still bad ) as are the Russians ( bad ) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.
So a Coalition of Assad ( still bad ) Putin ( extra bad ) and the Iranians ( good, but in a bad sort of way ) are going to attack IS ( who are bad ) which is a good thing, but also the Syrian Rebels ( who are good ) which is bad.
Now the British ( obviously good, except that nice Mr Corbyn in the corduroy jacket, who is probably bad ) and the Americans ( also good ) cannot attack Assad ( still bad ) for fear of upsetting Putin ( bad ) and Iran ( good / bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS ( who are super bad).
11645. judithathome - 12/5/2015 9:25:32 PM
So Assad ( bad ) is now probably good, being better than IS ( but letís face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there ) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS that may now make them Good. America ( still Good ) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr Putin ( now good ) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran ( also Good ) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now Bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS ( still the only constantly bad group).
To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims ( Assad and Iran ) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War, and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as Good ( Doh!.)
Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal ( mmm.might have a point.) and hence we will be seen as Bad.
So now we have America ( now bad ) and Britain ( also bad ) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels ( bad ) many of whom are looking to IS ( Good / bad ) for support against Assad ( now good ) who, along with Iran ( also Good) and Putin ( also, now, unbelievably, Good ) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started?
So, now you fully understand everything, all your questions are answered!!!!
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11646. Ms. No - 12/6/2015 3:14:54 AM
Puts me in mind of one of my favorites:
This Land is Mine
11647. iiibbb - 12/8/2015 8:07:52 PM
Trump.... jfc.... if there is a God, why doesn't he give that guy a fucking aneurysm right fucking now.
11648. judithathome - 12/8/2015 9:15:36 PM
No kidding...he is getting constant coverage on his daily screed on Morning Joe...every show on MSNBC today has covered his asinine Fascist ravings on that earlier show today.
The Republican party HAS to come out en masse and condemn this BS from him or they are going to find themselves with a maniac winning the nomination...not the first time but maybe the most dangerous....
11649. iiibbb - 12/9/2015 3:21:38 AM
My wife posits that Trump doesn't want to be president. That he's been it all along for publicity and a way to make a buck. As far as he's seen it, the longer he's up front the better for his bottom line.
Now he feels it's time to sabotage his own campaign and bow out... but he's only been gaining. At night he's like... WTF do I have to do to get out of this race?! Says something even more bizarre and to his dismay people are eating it up.
He doesn't want to work for a living. Being President is a lot of work. He's not so dumb except he's completely underestimated his base's horribleness.
11650. iiibbb - 12/9/2015 3:22:06 AM
He's literally going to have to run over a baby drunk.... and I'm not sure that's going to get him out of this.
11651. arkymalarky - 12/9/2015 3:30:28 AM
His base will just blame the baby for not having its own semi automatic to defend itself.
11652. judithathome - 12/9/2015 10:15:24 PM
Seriously, if 3i3b's wife (and Rachel Maddow, who agrees with her) is correct, he underestimated the stupidity of the American public...he may be as shocked as the rest of the world at the support he's getting.
Then again...the man is a megalomanic...that we already knew...and the thing that feeds one is attention, good OR bad. So he may be in over his head but he can't get out because he craves the attention.
Trevor Noah pointed out last night on the Daily Show that any other candidate who talked so often...and sooooo sleazily...about wanting to have sex with his daughter would have been political poison in any universe except for today's American politics.
11653. judithathome - 12/31/2015 9:59:39 PM
Huge hotel fire in Dubai....63 story apartment/hotel in flames. It's called the Address.
News says the fireworks they have every year (near that hotel) are still scheduled to go off in about 10 minutes...absolute insanity. The entire edifice is engulfed in flames and they think it's a good idea to shoot off fireworks all around the city....
11654. Ms. No - 1/8/2016 4:49:44 AM
I'm still giggling over a toddling baby with bourbon in his bottle stumbling and hiccuping his way across the road.
I'm sick. I know.
11655. arkymalarky - 1/9/2016 6:12:35 AM
I missed that story
11656. arkymalarky - 1/11/2016 7:38:59 PM
Just so bummed about David Bowie.
11657. judithathome - 1/11/2016 8:00:43 PM
The new video, Lazarus, is heart-wrenching.
11658. judithathome - 1/11/2016 8:06:10 PM
Another point about David Bowie: he was an excellent actor.
My fave of his was Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence which also marked the acting debut of Ryuchi Sakamoto as the camp commander...Sakamoto also did the score of the movie.
Haunting performance by Bowie.
I'd bet the two of them really gelled as creative types...you could tell it from the performances.