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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nincompoopery Poll

(Nincompoopery — and worse — abounds! This edition of "Nincompoopery" offers specific links, and readers have the option of taking a poll as to which story they find the most outrageous. Discussion available in the comments section)

Links to read:

ONE: The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

TWO: The FBI Spied On The Wrong People Because Of TYPOS

THREE: Obama's five-hour dinners at Chef Sam Kass's apartment

FOUR: U.S. Wages Down 23% Since 2008

FIVE: 7 months later, many still can't use Washington health coverage

Please cast your vote in the following poll, which closes on Tuesday:

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  1. Happening now? To freeze the live map, hold your cursor over China (on the left sidebar), then watch for at least several seconds.

    I can't add the above to the body of the blog post and still have the poll running.

  2. I chose #4, because if true it's an alarming indicator of just how spectacular the failure of this administration's economic policy has been.

    "Figures may not lie, but liars always figure," and even though the stock market appears to be making tremendous gains, that is a false indicator of the general state of the economy. I'm listening right now to C-Span, and the level of anguish among the callers is as frightening as it is depressing.

    People have been unemployed for several years running, are living in their cars, these cars are breaking down, they can't afford to buy enough fuel even to drive into town to benefit from the lousy pittance they get from Food Stamps.

    More than NINETY-TWO MILLION Americans are currently unemployed. Many educated people who formerly had "good" jobs are flipping burgers, washing cars, waiting tables, mowing grass, sweeping floors, greeting customers at Walmart, changing dirty diapers in wretched, understaffed nursing homes, etc.

    Many now live on the edge of the Abyss, The mood out there is one of Anguish, Terror, Anger, and Desolation.

    Of course, we know this is "all Bush's fault," but six years under the leadership of The Black Knight have taken us from Bad to Worse to OUTRAGEOUS and INDECENT.

    SO, without the foundation of a sound economy and thriving populace on which to mount the various campaigns against all those "other" evils, we are virtually IMPOTENT.

    We've been misinformed, misled, manipulated and TRASHED by those at the TOP, and the vast majority are no longer capable of recognizing who their true enemies are.

    How could we fight evil effectively, if we have been rendered incapable by a corrupt, perverse, ruthlessly selfish, maniacally destructive Establishment of understanding what evil really is?



    1. You mean I can't talk about Obammie's screw ups?

    2. Georgie,
      Not outside the scope of the topics listed in this blog post.

      There will be an open thread next Saturday. Save the rants for then.

  4. I chose #2 because, as a member of the Grammar Police, I cannot abide such carelessness.

    I know that #2 isn't the most important story, but it is the link that infuriates me the most.

    1. I think it IS important, AOW, because it shows how alarmingly our Work Ethic has degenerated. Because of "Unionism" and "Civil Rights" and the declining levels of Discipline, Self-Control, Manners, Ambition and the Spirit of Cooperation, we've become increasingly lazy, apathetic, selfish, careless, fractious, disputatious, and short-sighted.

      We are not a serious people, although there are still many who shoulder responsibility manfully and keep us going, but their numbers are dwindling and the load they carry is getting heavier every day, as more and more drop into the Government Dependent Class. The realization that this is JUST what the Government Control Freaks WANT frightens the hell out of me.

      The "typo" problem is just the tip of another metaphorical iceberg lurking in the frigid depths surrounding us waiting to SINK The Good Ship America.

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    1. You're wrong and the comment doesn't pertain to the links in the body of blog post nor to the link I added at the beginning of this blog post.

      Comment removed.

      My blog, my property, my rules.

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    3. That kind of reply wasn't nesseccery, and by doing so, you lost me as a reader and commentor by it.

    4. The Wary Watchman said

      Good riddance, you insolent fool. No one needs rude, insensitive, stupid people like you anywhere.

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  7. Well, that was a hard decision. They're all infuriating. My infuriating bone is being ground down to a nubbin.

  8. No. 1 is interesting insofar as it instructs us about the pathology but I don't think we would ever get past the sensationalism to get to the core.

    No. 2 isn't too surprising. There are no penalties for surveillance of innocent citizens so why care?

    No. 3 , yawn, more Obama bashing. Boring.

    No. 4 BINGO . Sounds as if the job creators aren't being very helpful with their excess Kapital. Maybe the proles will figure it out and stop supporting these stiffs.

    No. 5 Agitprop. Not interesting.

    1. #3 is intensely interesting, Ducky, but I can understand why you don't like it. It's yet another example of The Black Knight "fiddling" while the world is crumbling, burning and blowing up all around him. His insouciant, self-infdulgent behavior shows bad taste, bad form, bad judgment, or as they want to say today, "Bad Optics." (:-c

      However, this "Chefgate" item ;-) seems trivial compared to the pervasive Mendacity of the Establishment, and the Rotten Economy propped up by the moral equivalent of Counterfeit Money,

      The establishment of The Totalitarian Surveillance State has been in the works for a very long, so it's not the president's fault by a long shot, but he's certainly done nothing to ward off the flaming juggernaut, has he? Ergo, he's part of the problem. They ALL are -- all meaning the politicians on BOTH parties. In many ways this fulfillment of Orwell's dire prophecies is as important as the economy, but I STILL chose #4 for reasons stated above.

    2. Duck,
      About Number 5...I have a few friends in Washington state, and they're up against it with trying to get a plan.

    3. I'm sure there are such cases, AOW but that is not an indicator that the entire attempt to reform our heath insurance system is a failure.

      FT, Chefgate? Please stop.

    4. Not sure why you say he's fiddling, FT. More news of Kurdish success in Iraq today as they took some strategic high ground from ISIS.

  9. "While he was on the run, he disguised himself in a Muslim keffiyeh. He carried a notebook with jihadist scribblings and advice on evading detection."
    No wonder he evaded detection; it'd be far to politically incorrect to actually ARREST a muslim disguised as a keffiyeh and carrying jihadist scribblings :-)

    They're all interesting, other than his dining at Kass's place and attending the wedding; they're great friends, why not?

    The others say so much about what's happening in America and how we're not really paying attention. At all. Too many fires is probably exactly what the Obama thugs want..I can hear it now; "keep 'em scrambling from scandal to scandal, from bad new to more bad news...that way the Right can't focus on all of it and do the work to undo the nightmare we're creating... thank goodness."

    1. Z,
      They're all interesting, other than his dining at Kass's place and attending the wedding; they're great friends, why not?

      1. The timing. In some cases, this smacks of shirking the duty of the office of POTUS.

      2. For someone eating at a chef's house, Obama is so very skinny.


      You're right about "keep 'em scrambling..."!

    2. Is the keffiyeh probable cause for a search.
      I know that in fringe right world the Constitution is there to be shredded any time your frightened but the rest of us think it has value.

    3. Duck,
      Is the keffiyeh probable cause for a search.

      That may be one of the gray areas. After all, Traditionally worn by Palestinian farmers, the keffiyeh became worn by Palestinian men of any rank and became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the Arab Revolt of the 1930s. Its prominence increased during the 1960s with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement and its adoption by Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat.

      The black-and-white checkered keffiyeh would later become Arafat's iconic symbol and he would rarely be seen without it; only occasionally would he wear a military cap.... He also wore a similarly patterned piece of cloth in the neckline of his military fatigues. Early on, he had made it his personal trademark to drape the scarf over his right shoulder only, arranging it in the rough shape of a triangle, to resemble the outlines of the territory claimed by Palestine. This way of wearing the keffiyeh became a symbol of Arafat as a person and political leader, and it has not been imitated by other Palestinian leaders.

      Another Palestinian figure associated with the keffiyeh is Leila Khaled, a female member of the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Several photographs of Khaled circulated in the Western newspapers after the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 and the Dawson's Field hijackings....

      The colors of the stitching in a keffiyeh are also vaguely associated with Palestinians’ political sympathies. Traditional black and white keffiyehs became associated with Fatah. Later, red and white keffiyehs were adopted by Palestinian Marxists, such as the PFLP.

    4. AOW, my point was that nobody's asking all keffiyah's to be looked under....and nobody expects anybody to. I think I was really clear...right? My 'happy face' smile there should have been clear; the 'joke' is when we SHOULD be checking someone, we don't...when we shouldn't, we do.
      It's the lefty PC gone amuck. That IS scary. Because this isn't a game anymore.

    5. Z,
      I dread to think what it will take for people to wake up to the poison of political correctness!

  10. I'll admit 3 didn't bother me. I voted for ONE because of the Seattle mayor's comment. It completely ties into your post yesterday with Pat Condell's video on the deadly consequences of PC in England. Brown is a murderer with a jihadi twist AT BEST. If we can't recognize that any more than we can recognize Major Hassan's cry of 'allahu akbar' is NOT workplace violence then we are in deep trouble. So the story signifies a bigger issue to me: head in sand while those in the care of CAIR loot and pillage the culture to conquer.

    4 is a close second. Echoes my own experience of the last 6 years and MANY, MANY of my friends. Either lower wages or lower hours or both. Like Michelle Obama said on the campaign trail in 2008 "just when you think you're getting ahead they raise the bar on you. That's one thing she got right! The infuriating part is how this administration puts up so many roadblocks to a remedy. But then, their buddies on the government dole (and I DO mean salary earners) are fat and happy. THAT sector has sure grown. It's a much bigger problem than Obama, but somehow he's managed to stay a big part of the festering sore.

    1. Baysider,
      If we can't recognize that any more than we can recognize Major Hassan's cry of 'allahu akbar' is NOT workplace violence then we are in deep trouble. So the story signifies a bigger issue to me: head in sand while those in the care of CAIR loot and pillage the culture to conquer.

      I can't begin to tell you how very many conservatives refuse to understand the above. These are not conservative bloggers, BTW. They rely on "certain sources" for the news. The news all along the political spectrum is determined to whitewash Islam and, specifically, jihadism.

      Meanwhile, school students are being dhimmified on a regular basis.

    2. I have to admit, even I am shocked at that. It's so ... self-evident. What am I missing? Just that they don't know the story(s)?

  11. I pick #4. FT has said it better than I could.

  12. B. Fowler,
    Nothing that I've found on the web states the Chef Sam Kass is a homosexual.

    I was referring to something like this when I posted the link in the body of the blog post:

    When President Obama left his vacation to spend two days at the White House, everybody wondered what he was up to.

    Amidst the laughter and criticism that this President is golfing and relaxing on a beach while the world burns, as he headed back to Washington, the press speculated: Was he going to announce another executive order? Deal with Immigration? Meet with a foreign leader.

    None of that happened apparently (not that the press can find out). In fact, very little happened that couldn’t have been done up at Martha’s Vineyard.

    According to press reports, he arrived, made a ridiculous comment or two about the situation in Ferguson and attended a couple meetings. But he did do something odd. He spent five hours at the home of White House Chef Sam Kass.

    Apparently, Anita Breckenridge went with Obama to Kass's house.

    Sam Kasss recently married MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner.

    As for what Joan Rivers said, I have no comment.

  13. Raising the minimum wage historically has done absolutely nothing to help the poor or raise people out of poverty, it only gives them more money to buy Lottery Tickets, and Pot.

  14. Deleting the posts that people take time thinking out and go through the trouble typing is a NO NO

    1. Wrong.

      My blog, my property.

      Besides, some of the long comments were copied and pasted at several different blogs.

  15. While all are outrageous, Obummer's dining with Kass plus his boycotting Gen. Greene's ARLINGTON funeral plus all the other BS is a slap in America's face. On second thought, perhaps his NOT setting foot on sacred Arlington ground preserves some honor to those interred there.


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