And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Linkee-poo Tuesday

Alligators still DefCon1.

"Evermore: a LARP themepark, elaborately themed and filled with costumed actors." You are likely eaten by a Grue. (Grokked from Xeni Jardin)

"A student was shot during a fight at a North Carolina high school Monday morning and eventually died, police said. The police department in Matthews, about 12 miles southeast of Charlotte, said another student was taken into custody after the shooting at Butler High School… Classes would be held for students remaining on campus, the district said." Just another day in America. (Grokked in a roundabout way from Kelly Link)

"President Trump condemned the gunman who opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing eight people, calling the shooter a 'wacko' and saying he should get the death penalty… 'Anyone who does a thing like this to innocent people … they should really pay the ultimate price,' Trump told reporters before departing for a rally in Illinois." Note the president also took out a full page ad condemning the Central Park 5 and said we should hasten to the death penalty for them… all five of whom were innocent. Also note the president believes that the media is also responsible for these actions. (Grokked from Xopher Halftongue)

"In a briefing with reporters on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended Trump’s continued heightened rhetoric. (Trump once again called the media the “enemy of the people” Monday morning.) She said he 'wants to find ways to bring our country together' in moments of crisis but wasn’t stop his attacks on his opponents." Those two things are in conflict with each other, but frankly I don't think they're either smart enough or care enough to realize it. But what is worse is the president's supporters don't see the non-logic of the statement.

Think I'm not giving people the credit they deserve? Okay. "Despite facing an uncertain future brought on by Trump's tariffs, many of the remaining workers at Mid Continent Nail who voted for him in 2016 still support him. NPR sat down with several of the plant workers to talk about their faith in the president." They can get thrown out of work and trampled on, yet as long as that "other" (read: brown or black) person has it worse, they're good. Think I'm wrong? Okay, notice how they say that Trump is bringing jobs and work back to the US, and that's what they want, and almost in the same breath they say they need the exemption from the tariffs. No, Trump's promise was you're going to buy American steel. So buy American steel. And if you can't than you need to look at just WTF you think needs to happen? Of course the answer is everybody else needs to buy American, but they get to buy their steel from Mexico. Also the myth of Trump as the business man.

"Trump's vow to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil came in an interview with Axios released Tuesday. Such a step would be regarded as an affront to the US Constitution, which was amended 150 years ago to include the words: 'All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.'" Our president is a racist moron who is a threat to the Constitution. But then, along with the troops to the border and his talk of a 10% tax cut for the middle-class, the president is throwing shit at the wall to see what will stick in an attempt to hold the House.

"GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) on Saturday defended his association with a Nazi-linked group in Austria, telling The Washington Post that the group is 'far right'… 'If they were in America pushing the platform that they push, they would be Republicans,' King, who is known for his inflammatory statements about immigration, told the Post." Funny how the Nazis in this country also are Republicans. Like Steve King is. (Grokked from Joy Reid)

"'You guys have a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of this country, when 90 percent of the coverage of everything this president does is negative despite the fact that the country is going extremely well, despite the fact that this president is delivering on exactly what he said he was going to do if elected. And he was elected by the overwhelming majority of 63 million Americans who came out and supported him and wanted to see his policies enacted,' (Sarah) Sanders said, incorrectly." No questions. Hey Sarah, from the other side of the field we can tell you that the media hasn't been so negative. It's just the majority of Americans (who, btw, voted for Hillary) are seeing through the president's (and your) lies. (Grokked from Ellen Kushner)

Because of an online conversation about the military disobeying orders, I decided to see what the Oath Keepers were up to. You might remember Oath Keepers were started so that if President Obama gave orders to shoot civilians (because mumble mumble conspiracy theory Jade Helm). So they were formed to not shoot American civilians. What are they doing today? "Appearing on Infowars with host Owen Shroyer on Monday, Rhodes explained that Oath Keepers is organizing 'Spartan Training Groups' in every state with the aim of bolstering efforts to combat 'antifa and the far left.' He spun the effort as part of a larger vision of becoming a national militia that could be called into action by President Trump." Yep, they're training up to shoot civilians in case President Trump gives the order. What a bunch of hypocritical, paranoid, frightened, traitorous, self-deluded boy scout wannabes.

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