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Guess What’s Wrong With This Picture.

by Bunk X ( 32 Comments › )
Filed under Media, Multiculturalism, Open thread, Political Correctness, Progressives at August 15th, 2019 - 11:00 pm

Not sure? I’ll give you a hint. It shows up at 00:47. I didn’t catch it the first time around, but it’s subtlesnark x 11. I’ll wait…

Got nothing? Take another shot. Here’s the vid:

Will someone please tell these innocents that the word “gullible” cannot be found in any English dictionary? I dunno, Babs. But I do know this:

It’s time for the Overnight Open Thread.

The Bird is The Word

by Bunk X ( 50 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, Open thread at May 30th, 2011 - 11:00 pm


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The neighborhood kids are never around when the car needs washing. It’s not like I didn’t pay them last time.

Each got a dollar, a beer, and a pack of smokes to split. What more do two 12-year-old boys want?  Their parents were pissed for some reason, so I promised that I’d never offer alcohol in payment again. I mean, come on. It’s not like I gave them copies of  National Geographic with pictures of naked female bonobos for them to fantasize about in the wee hours of the morning.

I get really tired of all the unwritten PC stuff these days; I never know who I might unintentionally offend.  On the other hand the nice admins at The Blogmocracy give us each the opportunity to offend anyone and everyone on a daily basis, especially on The Overnight Open Thread.

The Angry White Man is the Terrorist in Iowa

by coldwarrior ( 63 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, immigration, Islam, Islamic Terrorism, Multiculturalism, Patriotism, Political Correctness, Progressives at March 25th, 2011 - 12:00 pm

There are so many wrong assumptions and silly fantasy world thought patterns occurring in Iowa.

Assumption one:  people against illegal immigration want to kill immigrants (illegal or not)

Assumption two: angry white men are the only group capable of  being perpetrators of mass killings

Why cant we train for a Beslan style attack where muslims actually shoot up a schoolhouse, murder children and take hostages, THAT has ACTUALLY happened. Or maybe train for a mass casualty event that is a trerror attack by muslims, that has actually happened too…I know, you are incredulous, but really, the religion of peace ™ has had some terrorists in it…this exercise is about terror, is it not? See thast counteron the right bar of this page, Iowa officials? it says almost 17,000 DEADLY acts of terror have been carried out by muslims in the name of isalm since 9-11.  Name the enmey, name the threat, know the enemy , know the threat.

 

I will highlight some of William Petroski’s article from the Des Moines Register:

 

Critics: Iowa terror drill portrays immigration foes as killers

 

Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which young white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants.

The exercise is planned for Saturday at Treynor High School in Pottawattamie County and will involve more than 300 people, confirmed Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county’s emergency management agency. Some 30 to 40 “victims” will be transported to area hospitals. He said a terrorism scenario is required by federal officials for the exercise to be eligible for funding.

The exercise scenario describes shootings occurring after rising tensions in the community because of an influx of minorities, Reed said. The newcomers, some who are American citizens and some who are illegal immigrants, were to have moved into a rural area from urban areas in search of more-affordable living. The newcomers are not welcomed by racial extremists, and controversy sweeps the community, he said.

One of the fictional suspects involved in the shootings is described an 18-year-old white male with a quick-tempered father who is a firearms enthusiast with ties to an underground white supremacy group. A second fictional suspect is described as an isolated 17-year-old white male student who was befriended by the older student and who mimics his new friend.

Craig Halverson of Griswold, national director of the Minuteman Patriots, an activist group that opposes illegal immigration, said today he is concerned that the exercise is intended to portray people who legally possess guns and who fight illegal immigration as extremists. Members of his organization, as well as members of the Tea Party Patriots and the 9/12 Project, are calling and emailing Iowa’s elected officials to voice their objections, he said.

“We are trying to get this stopped because all it is doing is building up prejudices by calling people white supremacists and stuff like that,” Halverson said. “We are mad at the government for ignoring illegal immigration, but nobody is going to run out there and start killing people in Iowa or anything like that.”

Robert Ussery of Des Moines, state director of the Iowa Minutemen activist group, said he believes the exercise will defame patriot organization members by depicting t hem as criminals. Ussery is among many members of patriot groups who have read a copy of the exercise plan that has been circulating through email groups.

“Most of the people who break the law and are involved in school shootings don’t quote the Constitution or love their country,” Ussery said. “Most of the people who I am involved with feel that in order to fix the situation we need to change the laws and work lawfully within the system.”

Tim Albrecht, a spokesman for Gov. Terry Branstad, said the plans for Saturday’s event are a local decision using federal funds. “The governor’s office is not involved with this exercise,” he added. Officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., didn’t immediately respond today to a request for comment.

Treynor, population 919, is about 16 miles east of Council Bluffs on Iowa Highway 92.

Reed said the exercise is not intended to be political and shouldn’t’ be interpreted as criticizing gun owners or opponents of illegal immigration. The fictitious scenario will not be played out during the exercise and there will be no use of racial slurs, cursing or actual gunplay. Firearms will be used as props, but no ammunition will be used during the event.

“This is purely the backdrop and the setup, if you will, to help create a perception of reality for the responders,” Reed said…

The exercise is intended to help improve the emergency response effort in Pottawattamie County to a crisis situation in the public schools, Reed said, noting that there have many incidents of school shootings nationwide, including the fatal shooting in January of an Omaha, Neb., high school administrator. But to qualify for federal homeland security grant money to help pay for some of the exercise’s costs, a terrorism incident must be part of the exercise, he said.

Simply staging an incident in which a student would shoot someone because they are unhappy over a grade or have an altercation with a teacher doesn’t meet the definition of a terrorism incident, Reed said.

About 42 agencies, including area hospitals, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical teams, government officials, private agencies and others, are scheduled to participate in the exercise.

Kevin Elwood, superintendent of Treynor Community Schools, said today he has received about 30 emails from people throughout the Midwest who have seen plans for the crisis drill and have asked, “What is your school district thinking?”

Elwood said he has been involved in the planning of the exercise for about two months, but the first he learned of the fictitious scenario was Wednesday when copies of the plans were circulated. He noted that a disclaimer on the plan says that details and circumstances of the scenario “reflect no actual conditions, attitudes or current threat assessments in or around Pottawattamie County, the City of Treynor, its citizens or the Treynor Community School District.”

The Treynor public schools have 735 students and less than 1 percent are racial minorities, Elwood said. He added he isn’t aware of any racial tensions or the existence of any local white supremacists.

“It is unfortunate the kind of black cloud that is hanging over this because of the misunderstanding of the scenario that was painted,” Elwood said. “This is not applicable to anything we have intended to portray or utilize as part of the drill. We are not going to have crazy people running around the building shouting inappropriate things. There is no need for that. We wouldn’t condone that.”…

Two years ago, the Iowa National Guard canceled plans for an urban warfare exercise in the western Iowa community of Arcadia after the event became a hotly debated topic nationally on radio talk shows and the Internet. The four-day event would have involved between 90 and 100 combat troops arriving in a convoy with a Blackhawk military helicopter flying overhead. Troops would have gone door-to-door, asking about a suspected arms dealer and conducting searches of homes if property owners volunteered in advance to cooperate.

Pfc. Bradley Manning, He Is Neither a Whistle Blower Nor A Hero.

by Flyovercountry ( 193 Comments › )
Filed under Military, Political Correctness, Politics, Progressives at March 4th, 2011 - 7:00 pm

It took a while, but the Army finally got around to charging Manning, the independent spy who downloaded thousands of confidential documents and spread them to the four winds. As most of us had expected, Treason was among those charges. The prosecution team has announced that they will not seek the death penalty. It is a shame that those soldier placed in harm’s way as a result of Manning’s duplicity received no such consideration from Manning. Manning’s family and friends received no such consideration from Manning.  Pfc. Manning will now face a Court Martial, and very probably be convicted.  (He has already confessed not only to the crime, but went into great detail as to its magnitude and the methodology he employed.  In a civilian court, the confession could probably be thrown out, no such luck for bad Brad in the military.)  What ever his fate with the Court Martial is, he very richly deserves what ever punishment they decide upon. 

For the better part of a year now, I have been reading and listening to Manning be defended by those on the left as some sort of heroic whistle blower.  To this, I say baloney.  Let us deal with this argument forthwith.  First off, the Army has a forum for whistle blowers.  That forum is called the chain of command.  If Pfc. Manning felt any of the direction given him by his immediate superior was in fact illegal, he could have followed that chain to his boss’ boss.  Absent satisfaction from that person, he could have followed the chain to the next person in line.  What Manning himself said, he did it apparently because he never felt fully accepted by the heterosexual dominated U.S. Military.  This is not a whistle blower, this is a snot nosed brat who is used to a pampered existence.  Political Correctness once again claims lives, and the left once again attempts to deflect responsibility for the toll of their policies.  Political correctness you see allowed the Bradley Mannings of the world to slip through the man made cracks in military screening processes.  Manning’s superiors knew that Manning was unfit for his job, unfit for duty, and refrained from acting on this knowledge because of the issues which would have resulted from attempting to remove him from military service.  Thank you liberals.  The ironic thing is this, allowing gays to openly serve in the military is an issue fabricated entirely by people who genuinely hate the military.  What Manning did was not whistle blowing.  It was a blatant disregard for the lives of others, lives he had sworn an oath to help protect.  It was an arrogance that he, a snot nosed little kid knew better than every commissioned officer in the military about what the world had a right to know about the inner workings of our foreign diplomacy and military operation.  Manning took it upon himself to reverse the decision of thousands of people with far greater responsibility what should be kept secret and what shouldn’t.

For those among you who feel that punishing Manning will dissuade whistle blowers in the future, I say fear not.  Manning’s punishment will serve as an example to those who are contemplating committing similar crimes.  For that reason, I would love to see this played out in the public eye.  I wish Pfc. Manning the best of luck in his new career, turning big rocks into smaller ones in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Crossposted at Musings of a Mad Conservative.