Bruce Jenner’s Olympic Records

Supposedly that fount of Universal Knowledge that is Wikipedia is listing that Caitlyn Jenner ran the fastest 400m ever by as woman?

WTF?

This is the equivalent of saying that I committed adultery with my college girlfriend since I married someone else later.

Update: looking at the Wiki page, and also the 400m page, I don’t see this so that’s good.

When BLACKS Are Demanding the Return of “Stop and Frisk”

…maybe DeBlasio isn’t such a genius and touchy feely ain’t cuttin’ it for anybody.

Public Outcry Directed At Mayor De Blasio As NYC Murder Rate Shoots Up
Rev. Calvin Butts Of Harlem Warns Hizzoner Could Lose His Job If Things Don’t Improve

With murders up double digits and his crime-fighting reputation on the line, Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to “get a lot of guns away from the bad guys.”

But some community activists say the answer may be a return to some type of stop, question and frisk, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

Natasha Christopher was in Grand Central on Tuesday, National Violence Awareness Day, demanding action to get guns off the street, and to mourn the loss of her 14-year-old son, Akeal, who was shot in the back of the head in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

“This was the worst possible pain I have ever experienced,” Christopher said.

With murders up almost 20 percent this year, Christopher said she fears for the safety of her two other sons. She wants the killing to stop.

They need to bring back stop and frisk, but they need to find a better way to implement it,” Christopher said

In a note to the New York black community, who were most vociferous AGAINST this policy (helping to elect anti-SAF champion DeBlasio) and have suddenly changed their minds: be careful what you agitate for. The consequences of receiving EXACTLY what you wanted are FAR MORE DEVASTATING than finding a way to improve something that was PROVEN EFFECTIVE, and your children were safer than they’d ever been.

Baltimore is finding this out.

We’re In The Best Of Hands

Remember, only the Government can be trusted with dangerous things

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has learned that additional samples of live anthrax were sent to three laboratories in Canada, two Defense officials confirmed Monday evening.

That means that specimens of the deadly Bacillus anthracis have been sent to labs in 12 states, the District of Columbia and three countries. The samples came from the U.S. Army lab at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Scientists there thought they had been shipping inactive strains of the deadly spores for research purposes.

…The number of laboratories known to have mistakenly receiving samples of live anthrax has grown to at least 28 labs in 12 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

CDC bioterror lab regulators and the Pentagon are investigating how the lab in Utah failed to recognize it hadn’t thoroughly killed specimens of anthrax before shipping them to labs in the U.S. and abroad, potentially for several years.

…The labs known so far to have received samples of anthrax that appears to have not been fully killed are located in California, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as Canada, South Korea and Australia.

major dad’s World Famous Ribs

…often provoke a similar, visceral response. I have learned to keep a First Aid kit and bottle of Bactine spray handy.

Woman stabbed with fork for ‘taking the last rib,’ police say

An Indiana woman was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another woman in the eye with a fork in a fight over the last rib at a barbecue.

…An affidavit says Davis was attending a barbecue in Muncie when she raised the ire of the host’s daughter by “taking the last rib from the kitchen.”

The affidavit says Davis told police that the daughter accused her of “taking all the food,” so she retaliated by stabbing her in the eye.

Blink a couple times and it’s back to the table!

Averaging an Hour From Sighting a Target

…to (PERHAPS/MAYBE/SCHMAYBE) a clearance to fire. Doesn’t sound like ‘micro-management’ to me. You?

US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: “There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage.”

He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating.”

Sources close to the air war against ISIS told Fox News that strike missions take, on average, just under an hour, from a pilot requesting permission to strike an ISIS target to a weapon leaving the wing.

O-bomb-a. NOT.

I Missed This At Ace’s Yesterday

An amazing, and incredibly humbling, collection of stories of incredible sacrifices made on our behalf.

Especially this

One of the Iraqis elaborated, and with tears welling up, said, “They’d run like any normal man would to save his life. ”What he didn’t know until then, and what he learned that very instant, was that Marines are not normal. Choking past the emotion, he said, “Sir, in the name of God, no sane man would have stood there and done what they did. They saved us all.”

Read the whole thing.

Damn my allergies are acting up.

6:30 And The Butts Are On

  
Take a moment to remember and thank all those who have given so much so that we can enjoy so much.

Thoughts from Ebola

…in regards to what our elected betters have planned for the commissary system NEXT YEAR, especially considering the impact on members/families stationed overseas.

Nothing says thank you for your sacrifices and service like making service members spend more money, especially if they’re overseas. That’s right, as a reward to service members, within weeks of Memorial Day remembrance of our fallen, the Senate Armed Services Committee has decided to propose every service member spend more money for less return, in the name of “savings” that are minimal at best, at the behest of the Executive branch.

If you’re unfamiliar with the commissary and exchange systems, the US military maintains a series of stores on virtually every base, both in the continental United States and at bases overseas. These stores ensure that service members can get food at a rational price, which is handled by base commissaries. You can think of the base or post exchange, commonly called the BX or PX, as the base Walmart selling consumer goods. There’s a running joke that the only savings you can get in an AAFES, the Army/Air Force BX, is not going…which should give you some indication of what increasing removal of subsidies for shipping and further press for profit margin in the exchange system has already been doing. The sole benefit to the exchange is now the fact that it is tax free; it is almost invariably cheaper, even with overseas shipping, to order goods from Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowes.

What has Congress done? Well, the basic exchange and commissary system used to work like this: the government purchased, shipped and then sold goods at just above their net price to service members. Over the last fifty years or so, due to complaints from domestic and foreign businesses surrounding bases about being undercut and not getting “their fair share” of money from military members, the individuals on this same commission decided to get things changed so that there was a significant profit margin in these systems. This raised costs for service members, which in turn required increasing pay to make up for the deficit. The only benefit that remained at that point was not having to pay taxes, which quite often does not balance out. That’s important to remember, because every time we’ve adjusted this system, we’ve hosed service members for a few years and then wound up paying them more to compensate, because no one is going to willingly do 4 years, much less 20, while having their family live off of ramen noodles like starving college students.

What is Congress doing? There’s been a consistent and increasing push to privatize the commissary and exchange systems. Since they haven’t been able to pull this off, they’ve effectively aimed towards removing the primary stumbling blocks to the objective of privatization: the subsidies that pay for shipping goods. The effect of this is that service members outside the United States, Hawaii and Alaska included, will see prices for anything from fresh produce to dog food skyrocket. Fresh produce, sensitive electronics and other products requiring temperature control will quite likely simply stop being available.

This means that service members overseas could quite likely be looking forward to being dependent on local stores for access to goods, as they will be able to undercut base prices. Furthermore, this becomes an operational hazard if natural disaster or conventional conflict breaks out. For example, Guam, Okinawa and Japan see regular typhoons through most of the year and service members would be largely reliant on local markets to secure goods at a reasonable rate. The Senate committee would cut $322M/year from the budget by removing these subsidies, but will economically see more cost in having to adjust COLA and even basic pay to make up for the impacts to service members. In other words, the country will save nothing, destabilize its overseas operations reliability and effectively make the lives of service members hell for at least a few years. This also doesn’t simply affect active duty members, but also family members of the fallen, retirees and medical retirees that have earned their benefits through service.

Keep in mind, this is the same government that approves of spending $50,000/yr on investigating if sea monkeys’ churning water changes how the ocean flows. Happy Memorial Day.

Bean counters.

Remember

And we do.

At The Shore

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The Inlet Cafe in Highlands: cold beer and fried seafood.

May you spend time with those you love this weekend.

Despite Rumors To The Contrary This WAS NOT Me

I swear

A naked, machete-wielding man was charged after he allegedly threatened bystanders and a police officer Monday on Long Island, according to a published report.

The man was waving the 20-inch machete at people in the parking lot of a Lake Grove Costco, Newsday reports.

Police found the man barricaded inside the cab of a tractor-trailer he operated for a New Jersey company, according to Newsday. He initially refused to get out of the truck, which contained clothes and a microwave, but later tried to get out with the machete as officers tried to contain him, the report said.

I’ve Had a Terrible Weekend

Here’s to Friday.

On Military FitReps We Have a Box “N/O”

…which stands for “NOT OBSERVED.” That would be the box next Stephanopoulos’ name for “neutral/unbiased interview/moderator.”

George Stephanopoulos discloses $50,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization, the On Media blog has learned.

In both 2013 and 2014, Stephanopoulos made a $25,000 donation to the 501 nonprofit founded by former president Bill Clinton, the Foundation’s records show. Stephanopoulos never disclosed this information to viewers, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book “Clinton Cash,” which alleges that donations to the Foundation may have influenced some of Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State.

In a statement to the On Media blog on Thursday, Stephanopoulos apologized and said that he should have disclosed the donations to ABC News and its viewers.

Whoops! Sorry!

Now, about those Presidential debates…

ths updates: What Stephanopoulas MEANT to say was

“I gave the Clintons SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. My bad. SO I’ll be a sport and not moderate the GOP Primary debate, mm’kay?”

And he apparently ripped the author of Clinton Cash a new one his show 3 weeks ago withOUT divulging how he’d contributed to the “cash” himself.

Our Missing Marines ~ I Hope They Find Them Quickly

Here’s the wonderful report the CBS Evening News did when the Marines originally arrived in Nepal to help.

And The Whiney Loser Award Goes TO:

guess who?

George Galloway launches legal battle to overturn election defeat
The former Respect MP says he has evidence of ‘malpractice’ in postal voting and wants the result set aside

“NO! Now They’re Coming For Me!”

I Lurves When Friends From Brazil Visit 

  

Sorry But I Have An Appointment 

with The Colonel 

  

Note to Baltimore DA: Turns Out

…it’s NOT ‘okay/LEGAL’ to run from the police, even if you didn’t do nuthin’.

Court Lets Police Stop People Who Run Away

WASHINGTON — People who suddenly run from police can be stopped and questioned, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, even if officers have no other reason to suspect them of wrongdoing.

An “unprovoked flight” when an officer or a police car approaches is suspicious behavior, the court said. And officers are free to make “common-sense judgments” when deciding whether to stop a fleeing suspect.

Who knew? But SHE’S the ‘authority’, so so ought to have.

Pass The Tequila

cinco

Sláinte!

No Torn Up Liquor Stores or Traffic Stopped on the Cross Bronx for Him

Happy Cinco de Cuatro!

Embrace the Age of Super Genius.

Yes Or No

I’m Sure Bush Had Something…

to do with this.

Source: Baltimore mayor ordered police to stand down

Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a senior law enforcement source charges that she gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night, raising more questions about whether some of the violence and looting could have been prevented.

The source, who is involved in the enforcement efforts, confirmed to Fox News there was a direct order from the mayor to her police chief Monday night, effectively tying the hands of officers as they were pelted with rocks and bottles.

Asked directly if the mayor was the one who gave that order, the source said:

You are God damn right it was.

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