Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nincompoopery — And Worse

(Weekend roundup post.   For the definition of nincompoop, see THIS in the Urban Dictionary. Commenters are encouraged to post links that tell of more nincompoopery)

Links to read (more possibly added as the weekend progresses):

Susan Rice admits Benghazi information was not '100 per cent correct' but has no regrets

Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube

Google Warns 'Muslims' Ruling Will Create Hollywood Chaos

Muslims kill more people per year than 350 yrs of the Spanish Inquisition

Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain

Companies Not Allowed To Make Workforce Adjustments Under Latest Obamacare Rewrite Unless They Can Justify It To The IRS

Girl Scouts discover that selling GSA cookies outside a pot shop results in higher-than-expected sales

Islamist group slaughters 29 children in Nigerian boarding school after storming the building at night and shooting and burning pupils

FEDERAL OVERSIGHT in NEWSROOMS is UNREPORTED save by FOX and ONLINE...

Report: US Drops to 46th in Press Freedom

Iraq: Jihad/martyrdom suicide bomb instructor accidentally kills his pupils

Having your financial identity stolen is awful. Having your medical identity stolen is worse.

[CA] Man’s Back Surgery On Hold As Doctors Deny Covered California Coverage

Obamacare Requires 68-Year-Old Grandma To Have Pregnancy Test Before Biopsy

Mexican criminals now kidnapping businessmen inside the U.S [in Illinois]

Mexican cartel-style 'express kidnappings' now happening in North Carolina

Utah's Mormons celebrate as polygamy restrictions are struck down [by federal judge]

Pew Study: Christians Are The World’s Most Oppressed Religious Group

Asking for pay to go up, Fairfax teachers dress down

The top TEN Obamacare delays

American dream seen as out of reach

Factory production tumbles by largest margin since 2009

Nuclear dump leak in Carlsbad, New Mexico

While Russian Artillery Rolls Into Ukraine, Obama Takes More Selfie Shots

46 comments:



  1. Susan Rice said that she has no regrets about comments she made about the Benghazi attacks that killed two U.S. diplomats, including Our Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

    Susan Rice is the perfect representative for her boss Barack Hussein Obama, and Hillary Clinton. Susan Rice is another liar covering for another transparent compulsive serial liar who in their scheme resulted to the death of 4 brave Americans.
    Now, does that does sound like a scandal ? Yes it certainly does.

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  2. Very true, good point, they ALL are compulsive serial liars...

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  3. The people who serve us inside the beltway seem confused. They do not swear an oath before God to support and defend the President of the United States. He does not pay their salaries, and they do not work for the president—they work for the American people. Neither are these cabinet officials obliged to do anything that is unethical or illegal. Can you imagine, for example, Susan Rice engaging in high treason simply because her boss asked her to? Well, this may not have been such a good example but you get my point.

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  4. FEDERAL OVERSIGHT in NEWSROOMS is UNREPORTED save by FOX and ONLINE..not minimally ..UNREPORTED

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    The story was featured on Democracy Now! and The Majority Report.
    There was enough backlash that the whole idea was trashed.

    It does occur to me that the right is completely unaware of the existence of progressive news outlets.

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    1. Duck,
      There was enough backlash that the whole idea was trashed.

      Maybe, maybe not.

      I read somewhere that the idea was postponed. I also read that the questions are in the process of revision.

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    2. Oh we are AWARE -- of the NYT, the WaPo, The BoGlob, the LAT, The Nation, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Buzzflash, The Daily Kos, MoveOn.org, Mother Jones, and people like Noam Chomsky, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Amy Goodman, William Rivers of Spitt, Greg Pallast. And the late-not-so-greats Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Arnett, David Sussind, Marvin Kalb -- the whole damned lot of them. We are aware all right.

      We are PAINFULLY aware of them and have been for DECADES. We simply REJECT their warped, perverse, mentally defective, highly destructive, highly manipulative, deadly cynical point of view.

      Unfortunately "we" seem to have replaced all that with something that may be as bad.

      Who was it who first said, "Doing the exact opposite of something is a form of imitation too?" Whoever it was was a very smart fellow.

      BEWARE the DOCTRINAIRE

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  5. As I understand the "Muslim film" ruling the appearance was spliced in from another film that she had contracted to appear in.

    Quite a different matter than appearing in stock footage or a crowd shot.

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    1. Duck,
      Three questions for you, the film expert:

      1. Who brought the case to court?

      2. Have any other films been court ordered to be removed from Google for copyright violations along the same lines as the violation used in The Innocence of Muslims?

      3. Did The Innocence of Muslims generate any income for the maker of the film?

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    2. 1. The actress

      2. Not to my knowledge. The key to the judgement is that the scene the actress appeared in was shot under contract for another film.

      3. Not to my knowledge

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    3. Duck,
      if no income was generated then copyright laws often do not apply.

      If I understand the case correctly, the actress claimed that her reputation and career were damaged by the usage of footage including her. Such a contention is hard to prove; therefore, a lower court did not rule in her favor.

      Are the appeals over? We don't yet know.

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  6. About that 68-year old grandma ... we simply do not have enough bureaucracy in this country. Well, everyone should gird themselves; it will only get worse.

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    1. Sam,
      The Merry Widow works in home health care. Thanks to the ACA, she's drowning in regulations, regulations the courtesy of the ACA. In no way do these regulations benefit her patients or the care they receive.

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    2. The ONLY answer to TMW's problem is to GO UNDERGROUND. Offer to work at a reduced rate for CASH under the table, and trust in GOD. We certainly should have learned by now -- to our sorrow -- that we can NOT trust in our fellow men.

      When the Law is an Ass, as it too often is, we have a moral DUTY to DISOBEY it, FLOUT it, SKIRT it, and REJECT it.

      The Gypsies may not be so far out after all.

      When The System STINKS to HIGH HEAVEN, we must ABANDON it.

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    3. About going underground: Florida woman living 'off the grid' has sewer capped, gets pressure to 'plug-in'.

      For most of us, living off the grid has become impossible -- especially is one is still earning income.

      In TMW's case, she has found that being a CNA without certification or being an independent contractor is impossible. Why? Because most who receive home health care are receiving some form of reimbursement for the services they receive.

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  7. About the 68 year old grandma -- the article didn't indicate the test had anything to do with the ACA.

    Your car won't start in the morning? Blame the ACA.

    "The Government regulations demand they do this so as to make sure when they do the biopsy they will not be removing any “life”. "
    Sounds as if it's the result of right wig anti-choice legislation.

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    1. Ducky, do you really have that much faith in government?

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  8. Susan Rice Has No Regrets About Lying To The American People About Benghazi

    Of course she doesn’t, why should she?

    She got a new job, no one was held accountable, no one has been arrested or captured, liberals in media covered for her, Obama was reelected and a YouTube user no one in America had ever heard of went to jail to make it look like something was being done.
    It's like getting away with murder..

    So what is there to regret?

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  9. @ Ducky

    From the article, "I said does this have to do with the insurance and she said yes. The Government regulations demand they do this so as to make sure when they do the biopsy they will not be removing any life."

    So Granny is a liar, or is she talking about the mandatory insurance offered from Pluto?

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  10. "Girl Scouts discover that selling GSA cookies outside a pot shop results in higher-than-expected sales"

    Given today's mental and moral climate how long do you think it will be before the Girl Scouts start offering a variety of pot-laced cookies?

    I'm sure that is EXACTLY where we are heading in our relentless journey towards The Falls.

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  11. Sam, I quoted the same passage and it is quite obvious that the ACA is not mentioned. Really, I think you can figure that out with a little effort.

    Now, with better reporting you might get to the bottom of this but a partisan hack website isn't the best source.

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    1. The ACA has so many requirements for wellness and prevention that I find it quite possible that a pregnancy test might have been ordered.

      Besides, the numbers in diagnostic and testing codes can be easily reversed or otherwise mistaken. I've seen those errors myself in the past -- before the ACA. With the ACA, there are even more diagnostic and testing codes -- as well as the issue of typos with electronic medical records. **sigh**

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  12. "Girl Scouts discover that selling GSA cookies outside a pot shop results in higher-than-expected sales"
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    And after showing entrepreneurial initiative they were barred from selling at the site.

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  13. "Given today's mental and moral climate how long do you think it will be before the Girl Scouts start offering a variety of pot-laced cookies?"

    I'd certainly buy more than I do now. And since I have two Girl Scouts in my house, I'm obligated to purchase a minimum number of cookies that I'm not terribly fond of to begin with.

    Sadly, Virginia law the same opportunity for sales as is afforded Colorado.

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  14. My Mac hates me. The above should read: Sadly, Virginia law does not provide the same opportunity for sales as is afforded Colorado.

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  15. @Odie --- Ducky, do you really have that much faith in government?
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    Huh? That makes no sense.

    Desiring responsible reporting doesn't have any relation to trusting government or free markets. Or anything else.

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    1. Duck,
      Odie's comment makes sense. Review the First Amendment.

      When the government decides what responsible reporting is, there exists are very real and present danger -- because responsible reporting could be construed as squelching dissent to the government's policies.

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  16. "Your car won't start in the morning? Blame the ACA."

    I will if it's because I can no longer afford gasoline!

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  17. The Origins of Leftist Racial Orthodoxy
    By Michael Filozof, of The American Thinker.

    If "diversity" is good, why do liberals congregate in lily-white enclaves like Vermont (the whitest state in the Union, according to the Census) and Marin County, California? White liberals hector others incessantly about the need for "diversity," but most have no interest in living in neighborhoods with large numbers of blacks.

    What drives our contemporary racial orthodoxy? Many conservatives mistakenly believe that liberals obsessed by race are afflicted with "white guilt." Not so. The truth about racial matters in the U.S. is this: racial issues are not actually about race. In the hands of the progressive left, race is a tool used by powerful whites against other whites; specifically, race is a weapon used by liberals to bludgeon conservatives and delegitimize conservative, patriotic values.

    But it has not always been so.
    Prior to World War II, progressives and leftists -- like Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger -- viewed blacks as inferior human scum who should be eliminated through eugenic hygiene. But after World War II, "progressive" thinking about race underwent an astonishing metamorphosis. The American left forged a strategic alliance with blacks, using race to attack the core values of an American society they had now come to despise as the ultimate evil.
    An immoderate drunk like the late Sen. Edward Kennedy -- who was kicked out of Harvard for cheating, then killed a young girl he was presumably cheating on his wife with, and got away with it -- could not possibly point the finger at blacks and tell them to be honest, chaste, and sober. He could, however, falsely accuse Judge Robert Bork of wanting blacks to "sit at segregated lunch counters" to deflect attention from his own behavior. And it worked. (Today, following the same "enemy of my enemy is my friend" strategy, leftists align themselves with Islamic terrorists and radicals, under whose rule they would never actually want to live.)

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  18. Obama is a George Soros puppet and Joe Biden is his useful idiot. I think that Hillary, for all her faults, would not allow herself to be controlled at all times.

    Things will stay the same. The Dimwit Dems will simply steer the GOP primary process as they did last time, and then get out the 'black vote', entitlement vote, and of course have everyone's dead Grandpa vote, probably twice.

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    1. Brooke! Good to see you here.

      I think that opposition to the Dems will result in a win for the GOP in the 2014 elections. But the National Election in 2016? Hillary, if she runs, will likely win. However, I know a lot of Dems who who can't stand her for various reasons; they'll stay home instead of voting for Hillary.

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    2. Brooke,
      Also, if Hillary, for all her faults, would not allow herself to be controlled at all times, she had her chance to "break away" right after Benghazi and, later, during her Congressional testimony.

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  19. Lets call it like it is! Lets call a "Spade a Spade" ... Democrats opposed emancipation and the Civil Rights movement because the left hates black people and always has. The left pisses all over the Constitution because the left hates the Constitution and always has. The left demonizes wealth and success because the left hates anyone who has more than they do and always has. The left has waged a massive war on women because they hate women and always have (lucky for them their are women like Hillary Klinton and Susan Rice out there who are "useful idiots" for their cause). The left has waged a war on religion because the left hates God and always has. The Dumbocrats are the party of ugly.

    Second, you want to talk about "terrible candidates" with Barack Hussein Obama sitting in the White House and Joe Biden sitting as VP, and Harry Reid the total Useful Idiot.

    Obama is the third biggest liar in U.S. history (behind the Clintons)

    Obama has expanded the unconstitutional government surveillance which he wailed against while GWB was in office to include all Americans

    Obama has a hit list of American citizens

    Obama has demanded raising the debt ceiling despite wailing against it while GWB was in office, calling it "irresponsible and unpatriotic". He also said it was a "sign of a failure of leadership that the U.S. cannot pay it's bills"

    Obama was illegally running guns to Syria and through his State Department and left J. Christopher Stevens (and others) to die to cover it up.

    Obama was running guns to Mexico and they have been used to kill Americans because the bumbling buffoon was too stupid to track them.

    Obama sat in Jeremiah Wright's church listening to radical anti-American and anti-white messages for 20 years.

    Obama reached out to Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Vladamir Putin, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (all of which humiliated him) because their radical communism aligns with his beliefs, while insulting our closet allies like England (sent back the bust of Winston Churchill - a major slap in their face) and Isreal.

    Obama has destroyed the U.S. (and in effect, the world) economy with ignorant policies aimed at punishing success and rewarding failure to ensure people are desperate and dependent on the government plantation - thus ensuring a large Dumbocrat voting base.

    Obama wants to expand that base by rewarding 20 million criminals with citizenship.

    Obama has added more to the U.S. debt in hist first term than all U.S. presidents in history combined did in their first term.

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  22. I just LOVE the comments like the ones from Rational USA.. They're just SO stereotypical, childish. Yet they do provide insight into the minds of the progressive ideologues.
    But unfortunately, this is not so obvious to those leftists who identify themselves as do-gooders. What I find laughable is that they really are such pinko left wing radicals.

    Being a Socialist has VERY little to do with being a "Leftie Do-gooder".
    To me, Leftie Do-Gooders as they are today are essentially Bed wetter-liberals - people who probably vote Liberal Democrat or Progressive - not even realizing that they are actually voting to support Socialism.
    I personally don’t spend my time being divisive, or carried away with. their nonsense.

    I have better things to do.

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  23. Controversial blog topics are definitely reader and traffic inducing, and blog building, but as with all blog topics, there is a way to approach them, handle the content, and respond to feedback. The Wicked One, didn’t have the know-how that it takes. Crossing the line by nasty name calling just won’t cut it, that only shows that she hasn’t got the ability to reply with dignity. .She shouldn’t have ever gotten personal. Case in point, if she was attacked by a commentor, she would assume that she know who the person was and called them by name. Well, I happen to know that she was wrong!
    As for the Liberals calling the Conservatives “Racist’s”. More then half of the black people today who voted for Obama no longer support Obama and many more are waking up that they are being kept poor and struggling because of Liberal policies.
    Lets not forget that It was actually Liberals that backed Jim Crow's laws.

    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer

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  24. You got two types of "liberals" - the useful idiots, and the totalitarian control freaks. The flowery ideology is nothing more then a way to get the useful idiots on board so that the totalitarian control freaks can ride them to power.

    Look at what happens every single time you got the communists with there "utopia", but when its put into practice it always turns into the totalitarian control freaks running hog wild.

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  25. I agree that Liberal’s are incomprehensible. There is so much arrogance, ignorance, and stupidity in the minds of LIBERAL’S that I simply cannot comprehend the extent of it. The psychopath aka Liberal does not merely repress feelings of anxiety and guilt or fail to experience them appropriately; instead, he or she lacks a fundamental understanding of what these things are.

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  26. Who cares about what Putin say, does or otherwise? We have enough problems in this country. Now we're going to give billions to these Ukrainians? Obama denied VETERANS benefits cut food stamps, unemployment benefits and this is what the president is babbling about? Dear Lord! Take care of home first. Who cares? We have enough problems in this country. Now we're going to give billions to these Ukrainians? The repubs denied VETERANS benefits cut food stamps, unemployment benefits and this is what the president is babbling about? Dear Lord! Take care of home first.

    Obama is the LAST nation that should wag his finger and talk about the rule of law.

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    1. Spidey,
      Obama is the LAST nation that should wag his finger and talk about the rule of law.

      No kidding.

      Have any of the media overseas pointed that out and snarked? Couldn't blame 'em for snarking!

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  27. The Tea Party moves to make Putin President in 2016
    They love the guy, he stands for everything they stand for.

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  28. Lois Lerner still wońt talk about her role in the illegal targeting and harassment by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups.
    She should have been asked about the White House’s role in this and let her take the 5th with that question.
    What a bunch of dipshits. She’s undoubtedly protecting the White House’s role in this that is why she took the fifth? Lerner is hiding something. Something big. something she could go to jail for. So we need to ask what and why.
    Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot

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    1. Dr. Who,
      Lerner is hiding something. Something big. something she could go to jail for. So we need to ask what and why.

      Agreed.

      There are only so many possibilities, right?

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