Category Archives: Idiocy

Headline of the day: Insanity in Kansas


From the Guardian:

US veteran’s children taken away over his use of medical marijuana

Tensions running high between courts, family attorneys and child protective services, who are unsure where lines are drawn in a world of legalized cannabis

Headline of the day: Maybe time for Twig to leaf?


The front page Washington Post homepage teaser for a story that makes us wonder why does this man still holds onto his job, given that he demonstrably can’t do it?:

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Headline of the day III: Pot calls kettle black


Ironies abound.

From the Guardian:

Fox News accuses Donald Trump of ‘terrorizing’ network after debate exit

Channel, which says Trump campaign threatened ‘rough days’ for Megyn Kelly if she hosted event, rejected ‘capitulating to politicians’ ultimatums’

Headline of the day II: Oh now that’s reassuring


From the Associated Press:

Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team

In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen.

A very strange case of thermonuclear insanity


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Note the red object held aloft by a British sailor in this screencap of the top part of this article in the London Telegraph.

It’s “the button,” as in the triggering device that would be used if ever his Trident nuclear submarine got the order to fire off its load of thermonuclear death att targets hundreds or thousands of miles distant.

Now note the opening words of that second paragraph: “The trigger, modelled on a Colt 45 Peacemaker pistol. . .”

Colt Peacemaker?

Colt Peacemaker?

Here’s a Colt Peacemaker:

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Yep, it’s the Colt Single Action Army, otherwise known as the Peacemaker, the Equalizer, and, most significantly, as “the gun that won the West.” As in the pistol that gave soldiers and settlers the firepower needed to annihilate or displace the Native Americans who had occupied the Western United States for thousands of years before the arrival of those illegal aliens from Europe.

That some Pentagon designer designed to use a gun intimately connected with genocide as model for “the button” should give anyone cause for thought about the nature of world’s most powerful military machine and the men [yep, command structures are still largely testosterone-dominated] behind it. And we say Pentagon designers, it’s because Tridents are American made and provided to Britain as an allied nation.

Headline of the day: More fears of a stampede


From the Guardian:

Sanders smeared as communist sympathiser as Clinton allies sling mud

A war of words between Hillary Clinton and Sanders has erupted in recent days as polls show him in the lead among voters in New Hampshire and Iowa

Headline of the day II: Compassionate conservatism


From Salon:

Ted Cruz’s campaign is handing out bottled water in Flint — but only to anti-abortion groups

Campaign volunteers only stopped at Flint’s crisis pregnancy centers to show “the pro-life values of Sen. Cruz”

Gee. Wonder in Ol’ Ted’s minions have actually read that Bible he totes so belligerently.

We’re thinking specifically of the opening lines of the sixth chapter of the Book of Matthew, recounting Jesus’s words in the Sermon on the Mount:

Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.