Sunday, March 18, 2018

Any Idea When the Last Anti-Semite Left the Republican Party?

And was it from death?  3/18/18 Washington Post:
A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather.
D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates.
“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he says. “And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”
Many of the comments are a riot:
What I really would like to know is how the lizard people fit into it all. Last I checked the reptilian race was cold blooded and rendered inactive by cold. What has Trump done to prevent the lizard people versus Jewish people race war ? This is way over Jared's head. End transmission. 
I certainly don't understand why the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers are such big names in this thread, but no one is mentioning the Koch brothers, who own just about everything on the planet, including their exclusive handbuilt software to actually control the weather. Yes, it's the Kochs, folks! 
That's so sweet -- as if the world worked in that sort of way. I wish it did, but that's not our reality.
Ours is more like a bad "Lost in Space" episode married to a "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" episode that never ends. 
He is only remorseful because he is afraid of the Rothschild family sending a tornado to his house. 
Tragically, many of the commenters are comparing him favorably with Trump.

Why Am I Skeptical This Was Their Idea?

3/16/18 NBC Connecticut:
Students across the nation walked out of school Wednesday in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting last month, including a group of New London kindergarteners.
"We love school! We love school," children in New London are chanting in a video posted on Facebook.

While people involved in the walkout involving a group of 5-year-olds at Harbor Elementary School said the demonstration was about school safety, student safety and parent permission have been called into question.

"It was discussed, it was a safety march and we took them out and they chanted 'we love school' and 'honk your horn.' And we told them that the 17 angels are above in heaven, they’re watching down and they’re proud," one parent, Olga Vokolou, said.

That Bridge Collapse

Reason points to a report about the federal program that funded it.
Specifically, DOT did not document key decisions to (a) accept and review applications received after the published deadline; (b) advance projects with lower technical ratings instead of more highly-rated projects, and its procedures were inconsistent with DOT’s internal guidelines; and (c) change the technical ratings of lower-rated projects selected for funding to the highest technical rating category. 
Could not have played a part, right?

Yes, Even the New York Times is Admitting It

MIAMI — On the day an 11th grader named Nikolas Cruz told another student that he had a gun at home and was thinking of using it, two guidance counselors and a sheriff’s deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., concluded that he should be forcibly committed for psychiatric evaluation, according to mental health records obtained on Sunday by The New York Times.
An involuntary commitment of that kind, under the authority of a Florida state law known as the Baker Act, could have kept Mr. Cruz from passing a background check required to buy a firearm.
But Mr. Cruz appears never to have been institutionalized despite making threats to himself and others, cutting his arms with a pencil sharpener and claiming he had drunk gasoline in a possible attempt to kill himself, all in a five-day period in September 2016.
The revelation that school officials considered trying to commit Mr. Cruz under the Baker Act in 2016 appeared to be another in a string of missed opportunities to deal with the troubled young man. He went on to commit one of the deadliest school massacres in American history last month, killing 17 people and wounding 17 more using a gun he bought legally.

More Evidence That Ignorance is Alive and Well

I am sure that you know that slang expression "hooker" is commonly believed to be derived from the name of Civil War General Joseph Hooker, who has a statue outside the Boston legislature.  The entrance door near it is called, for no apparent reason, the General Hooker Entrance. 3/15/18 CBS Boston:
BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the “General Hooker Entrance” sign removed from the State House because she calls it a double entendre “misrepresented as respect for a long-dead general.”
Michelle DuBois – a state representative from Brockton, West Bridgewater, and East Bridgewater – tweeted a picture of the sign on Wednesday, saying “#MeToo it’s not all about rape & harassment but also women’s dignity.”
So she thinks, what?  The statue was put up to justify the double entendre entrance name?  I think her parents named her Michelle because they knew America's first black First Lady would be named Michelle.

Oh yes:
A rumor also swirled that the slang word “hooker” came to be based on a group of women prostitutes who used to follow General Hooker around during the Civil War.
Massachusetts Historical Society Librarian Peter Drummey clarified: “It’s not true that it was started because of him. It pre-dates the Civil War. They were really talking about the camp followers, the prostitutes, and other shady hanging around his headquarters.

Ballistic Testing

Ammunition to Go.
Ballistic gelatin tested gobs of JHPs for penetration.  Of course they sell all of this stuff.

Lucky Gunner has something similar.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Okay, This Tops the Johns Hopkins Surgeon Who Did His Own Appendectomy

A Kentucky midwife helped deliver her own baby via Caesarean section — stunning even her doctors.
Emily Dial, of Lawrenceburg, scrubbed in for the surgery and gave birth Sunday to a baby girl at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
With medical gloves on over her IV, the certified nurse-midwife reportedly pulled the 7-pound, 15-ounce baby from her abdomen on her own.