Monday, November 24, 2014

Ferguson

Grand jury decision announcement today.

No deep thoughts other than it's time for heavily armed law enforcement to stop assuming that unarmed black people are a danger to them.

Afternoon Thread

Doing some turkee day shopping. This is my favorite Italian Market store.

Why All The Parking

I often wonder why businesses in places where land is relatively plentiful but still not cheap don't fight back against parking minimums more than they do. They do cost a lot of money. A tool for excluding smaller competitors might be a reason.

The Worst Person In The World

Rudy Giuliani.

GOP Daddies

Silly Booman, it's in the constitution that all super macho security jobs must go to Republican dudes, all Very Serious People who know how to Keep Us Safe.

Maybe Rudy Giuliani?

Benghazighazi

Benghazi was a lot like Whitewater, in that it never even made any sense. The Clintons are being accused of corruption so nefarious that they lost money on a land deal? What?

Of course Whitewater led to son of Whitewater, and third cousin 7 times removed from Whitewater, etc. Maybe that ultimately was the goal of the Benghazi Show.

Hagel's Out

And it seems like the administration is really pissing on him as he goes out the door. Weird.

Morning Thready Goodness

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Overnight

Rock on.

Sunday Night

Tomorrow is...

And The Spoils Go To

A reminder that local politics is almost always corrupt, but that corruption is tolerated depending on who is doing it and who benefits.

Below the fold....

Handy chart

Source

Sunday, Sunday

Going to be out for most of the day.

Morning Thread

Just finished the Rolling Stone article A Rape On Campus. After reading that, I'm glad I'm not sending my daughters off to college.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Night

It's alright.

What's It All About Then

If powerful men can't rape and kill children with impunity then the empire might fall.
Two newspaper executives have told the Observer that their publications were issued with D-notices – warnings not to publish intelligence that might damage national security – when they sought to report on allegations of a powerful group of men engaging in child sex abuse in 1984. One executive said he had been accosted in his office by 15 uniformed and two non-uniformed police over a dossier on Westminster paedophiles passed to him by the former Labour cabinet minister Barbara Castle.

Afternoon Thread

Apparently there's some sort of holiday this week.

We'll Win It This Year

And on and on...
WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.