My bad! I thought you said “toke”
A Canadian mayor caught up in a scandal over a video purportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine has fired his chief of staff.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dismissed Mark Towhey yesterday and gave no reason for his sacking.
It comes as the mayor faces increasing pressure over the alleged crack smoking video.
Marion Barry when asked said “The bitch set him up too.”
I’m going to sit through “Prometheus” AGAIN.
Not piss and moan once. Even load the BlueRay for him.
Lemme tell you ~ that’s L.O.V.E., ’cause I can’t STAND that frickin’ movie.
Let’s get involved in another dung pit in the Arab World
McCain and Graham were just on the Senate floor doing their usual spiel. McCain says they’ll hate us forever if we don’t help. Well, they seem to have us for “helping” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe they just hate us (which is ok because…right back at ya).
Graham said some really dumb stuff too.
What could possibly go wrong?
I mean, assuming you ignore ALL THE STUFF THAT HAS GONE WRONG EVERY OTHER TIME.
There is no reason, at all, for us to get involved.
Obama’s NSA program spied on everyone, everywhere…except, of course, mosques
Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.
That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.
(I’m not sure what an “undercover string operation” is though; maybe some type of push-up bra?)
A well deserved, hard fought, yet GENTLEMANLY victory. We Republican Redneck Riviera bitter clingers and racist H8rs can REJOICE in our TRIUMPH!!
I’ve waited four long years to see this day ~ since the first time I met Mike outside a gunshow, each of us working our respective cause in the blazing Florida heat. He was dipping his fledgling political toes in a race against Greg Evers, and I was running Rubio’s infant campaign for the county. We bonded immediately, and I saw the great integrity and promise in this most impressive of individuals. Plus, he’s JUST a great guy.
Oh. It was a lovely party to be at.
Mike Hill runs away with state House District 2 election
Democrat Jeremy Lau refuses to concede race despite the lopsided results
Mike Hill, a former Air Force captain and founder of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, soundly defeated his Democratic opponent in the special state House District 2 race Tuesday, becoming the first black legislator to represent the region since Reconstruction.
But Hill, surrounded by throngs of supporters at New World Landing on Palafox Place, said he’s more concerned about delivering the staunchly conservative governance he promised voters than the history-making implications of his victory.
“I want them to remember me as a representative who truly served the people and did it with conservative values,” he said.
“The color doesn’t matter. What matters most is that person’s character, what they’re committed to and what they have the courage to stand for.”
You had a good run while it lasted.
Schumer said the Gang of Eight would not compromise by conditioning the path to citizenship on “factors that may not ever happen” like border security. He complained that border security should not be used as a “bargaining chip.”
And while Schumer claims the bill fixes enforcement issues, he also dismissed border security as not a pressing concern.
Disgusting. I don’t know what else to say.
My God, it’s even now affecting the Sun
Tornadoes are a known natural cause of destruction here on Earth, but who knew they were also hitting other areas of our solar system? A recent video released from the NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) shows a sped up version of a 38-hour tornado experience on the sun.
Throughout the one-minute clip, multiple tornadoes can be seen making contact. According to Space.com’s YouTube page, the footage captured June 3 shows plasma moving across the sun’s surface, which is also commonly referred to as “sun tornadoes.”
NOW will all you Deniers come to your senses?
Just some of “them”.
“We don’t think government can do everything,” he said. “We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”
“We don’t want to tax all businesses out of business,” Obama said.
“But we do think that there’s a role to play for government.”
Harry Potter has to know his Elements
(mentioning “New Math” in the previous post made me think of course of Tom Lehrer…)
Ochocinco es igual a treinta
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been sentenced to 30 days in a Fort Lauderdale jail for violating his probation in a domestic abuse case against his ex-wife and reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada. A plea deal had been reached on Monday but fell apart after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the behind.
Broward Judge Kathleen McHugh said Johnson wasn’t taking the case seriously enough even after Johnson apologized for the playful slap on his attorney. Judge McHugh also extended Johnson’s probation by three months.
The 35-year-old Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, pleaded no-contest to allegedly head-butting Lozada during an argument in August. Lozada, who appears on the reality TV show Basketball Wives, filed for divorce just a month after marriage. Johnson was then released by the Miami Dolphins following his arrest.
Just look at the lovely coaster one Dear Reader sent me along with a lovely note composed of the following kind words:
“Why did this make me think of you?”
(please note the mostly-empty gin and tonic in the background is provided solely for scale)
…can be trusted with guns
Apparent road rage incident leads to fatal shooting in Anne Arundel County
By Martin Weil and Maggie Fazeli Fard, Published: June 9 E-mail the writers
A police officer from New Jersey shot and killed a Maryland man after a reported road-rage incident on a highway in Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Police said.
Buried in this AP column about the country’s ‘loss of trust’ in the Obama Administration is a bald admission:
…Even Democrats are warning that more angst may be ahead as the government steps up its efforts to implement Obama’s extraordinarily expensive, deeply unpopular health care law.
First, they call it “extraordinarily expensive”. REALLY? We’ve been telling YOU that. BUT. Nowhere before have I EVER heard them come right out and say “NO one wants it”. They’ve always tried to caveat it with GOP this, conservative that, Tea Party angst whatever ~ never a flat, honest acknowledgement that the worthless disaster is, indeed, “DEEPLY UNPOPULAR”.
In this short post over at NRO he to my mind sums up exactly where we are
Because the formal, visible state has been neutered by political correctness, the dark, furtive shadow state has to expand massively to make, in secret, the judgment calls that can no longer be made in public. That’s not an arrangement that is likely to end well.
I know there are many on the right who feel that this massive data mining is necessary to ‘prevent another 9/11′. I most emphatically disagree. There is no such thing as absolute safety, there are no guarantees, and this is a very slippery slope into totalitarian life. This is not the realm of paranoid fantasy, as the news revelations should make rather clear to any sentient being. Everyday in our own lives we see people around us, hell we see us in various ways to varying degrees who are corrupted by the little tendrils of power that pass through our fingers. A furtive glance at scribbles on a co-worker’s desk. A peek at someone’s record at the DMV. A gentle (or not so gentle depending upon what we think we can get away with) snub of someone who for some reason annoys us. Regardless of the philosophical framework you want to couch it in we are all fallen and prone to corruption and moral decay. Yet we are told that people just as inherently weak as we are but who are, in essence, nameless, faceless and thereby effectively unaccountable who are offered this unimaginably rich trove of every juicy and salacious detail of everyone’s lives will not somehow not fall prey to the natural incessant urge to gossip, mine and abuse their position and this information? And they say this even after we have not mere anecdotal evidence but actual, verified, concrete proof that across the full spectrum of the government, from the local town level to the state to every root and branch of the federal government that in fact power, all power not just ‘absolute’ power, does in fact corrupt absolutely, still there are those who say that gosh it’s tolerable because we need to protect ourselves from terrorists. There are and always will be terrorists. There always will be people who will do what they can to kill other people. A totalitarian state is no guarantee of personal safety; it is only a guarantee of personal subjugation.
This Pethokoukis tweet blows the Democratic talking points of “Imagine how low unemployment’d be without the #GOPSequester !” (And, yes, they think there are still Americans out there with throats not too sore willing to swallow THAT one.) (Wait. The NewsHour DID have Krugman on last night, so I guess they have a hard core Zombie audience…)
US private-sector jobs created since January 2009, 1.9 million. Not a year. Total
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 7, 2013