This may be the most perfect combination of stupidity, smugness, disdain, and moral outrage ever produced by human beings. An Indian and woman sitting around talking about how awful it is that white guys aren't handing out money to wahmen, except for the good white boys who agree with them and know their place, those are the good ones.
Pattern recognition, the acknowledgement of facts and trends, is now racist. Christ almighty, just shoot me now.
I'm starting to have greater sympathy for the average Roman citizen (actual Romans) at the very tail end of the empire. So this is what it felt like to helplessly watch as everything your ancestors fought for and built slowly erode as you're overwhelmed by know nothing narcissists, effeminate men, an inept and rapacious government , hysterical women with over-inflated opinions of themselves, and barbarians. I think I'm going to miss indoor plumbing the most.
Can this writer tell me exactly what vital national interest must be protected there? Can he look me in the eye, can he look grieving parents and widows in the eye and tell them that their son or husband died in a noble and necessary cause? Can he tell me how the US will be put into danger if we don't stay in a region populated by millions of poor, tribal, violence prone people and play policeman? Can the author just come out and say he wants America to garrison the entire world?
What's happening there is sad, but it is a sad region. The world is a sad place. It is not our place to forever stand between people bent on killing each other. I remember when the left constantly complained about the US intervening in other country's affairs and American militarism. Now that the populist right has marginalized the war mongering neo-cons, we have become nearly as anti-war as they. Use the military if we must, and fight like hell when we do so, but make damned sure we must.
We don't send firemen into a burning building unless there is someone in there that needs saving because we don't want the fireman to die in a pointless exorcise. Likewise we shouldn't be sending Americans to die on foreign soil unless there is a painfully obvious and immediate vital national interest at stake. Protecting Kurds from the mean old Turks or making sure Russia and Iran don't get their way doesn't cut it. It's their part of the world, not ours. No one here is interested in your dreams of empire any more. No one is willing to have their son killed so Raytheon can make a few more bucks.
Sure, and I'm a fairy princess.
If I keep insisting that the sky is green and fire is cold, people around me know instantly that I'm either lying, high, running some sort of scam or joke, or I'm fucking crazy. But if I insist I'm a woman despite having a penis and testes everyone around me nods in agreement and applauds my "bravery".
Look, we do these people no favors in denying the obvious, measurable scientific proof in front of us. Doing so just enables their problems while radically distorting our culture by forcing the rest of us to mouth words we all know are lies. I have a great deal of pity for people who feel so uncomfortable in their own skin. I pray that someday some way is found to help them find peace, but I will not participate in a culture wide lie in some hopeless attempt to help such people cope with their own inner turmoil.
There are about a thousand jokes about women drivers I could make here, but I'll let your imagination run wild on its own.
How is this any different from what happens now? An organic liar and propagandist or a silicon one, six of one, half dozen of the other.
The video is no different than that one where Trump is as a WWE even and body slams someone with the CNN logo for a head. It's a parody, a goof taken from an action movie. The only thing Trump is killing is these asshole's reputation.
And really, what the hell has happened to Drudge? Is the deep state holding his boyfriend hostage and forcing him into acting like the rest of the MSM?
Besides, if "refugees" are barred from hateful red states and red counties, doesn't that mean more wonderful diversity for all the other progressive blue city utopias? Isn't that a good thing? Why is this writer complaining about it? Diversity is our strength after all, and so Trump is trying to help give you all the diversity in the world.
I hope you choke on it.
What a radical notion, allowing the plebs to decide if their town wants to play host to thousand and thousands of people from half way around the world, people who often come from radically different cultures, are often illiterate in their own language, who have a much higher chance of going on welfare. What an outrage! How very racist. Don't these fly-over fools know that diversity is our strength, and that their betters naturally know better than they?
After the recent fire storms here in California - which were largely blamed on sparks from power lines brought about by high winds - the state held PG&E liable for the whole mess as well as any future fires the government felt like blaming them for. Complicating matters, the state wouldn't let the utility raise rates to pay for the fire or pay for the new line upkeep regime.
I suspect the voluntary power outage is a strategy by Pacific Greed and Extortion that has two goals. One, it avoids risking another fire without shelling out all the cash needed to keep the thousands of miles of line perfectly safe (something that would be nearly impossible even if it weren't cost prohibitive). The second goal of this could be to pressure the state into reversing its decision. If enough people get pissed off enough due to sitting in the dark, they just might complain enough to the powers that be to get things changed back to where they were.
Whenever a UFO skeptic asks smugly asks "If there are aliens then why don't they openly land and say hello", just point to this video.