I didn't laugh at first because this part seemed typical for leftist politicians the world over:
We do know that the system failed him, because conservatives in Parliament have refused to adequately fund the National Health Service.Then I realized that the piece was not talking about someone injured in the blast, who called the British equivalent of 911 and pleaded for help, only to expire before help arrived. No, the "youth" this piece is talking about is the sucide bomber himself, and realizing that put it all in perspective, and then I laughed.
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"...you can only have one side being 'better than that' for so long before people get sick of being the butt of the hypocrisy." And the right wing in this country has had its fill--beyond its fill--of the left being able to do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, while our guys mince and prance around like dingbats. (Actually, they're not "our guys" so much as they are "the guys who pretend to be right-wing to get our votes and then vote with the Democrats", but that's too long for that sentence.)
As the article linked by Vox Day begins:
I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades.Quoth Ace:
You can find my condemnation of Greg Gianforte's bodyslam right next to CNN's condemnation of the professor charged with three accounts of attacking peaceful Trump supporters -- with a bike lock. Which is a heavy metal improvised weapon.Exactly. Exactly.
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Logical extension. If it is racist to require a photo ID to vote, then it is racist to require a photo ID for any purpose.
Here's the thing: the government requires a photo ID for a lot of different reasons. When you get a job, your new employer must verify your identity against two forms of government-issued ID. When you open a bank account, the government mandates (via the Patriot Act) that you must show a government-issued photo ID. To buy a beer. To board an airplane. To buy certain drugs (even OTC drugs like Sudafed) and certain chemical products like drain cleaner. To buy a gun.
But if you're voting, then suddenly it's racist and wrong to require that you verify your identity with a government-issued photo ID. It's an oppressive and burdensome poll tax, and it is utterly and completely unreasonable to ask people to show their government-issued photo IDs before they vote.
Well, hell--if that's racist, why is it any less racist to expect someone to show a photo ID before buying a gun or a can of Drano or a box of nasal decongestant?
It hearkens back to the whole "hypocrisy" thing, that we on the right wing are getting so fuckin' sick of. The left does these things because they can, and it affirms how powerful they are. Well, it's time to take that back from them and make them live by the same rules everyone else does. If it's wrong to require photo ID to vote, it's wrong to require it to buy a gun.
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Fire the bitch soonest. First two paragraphs explain why:
A British police officer was moved to activate her panic button after taking offence at a parody song making fun of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden being played at a garden party, bringing in serious re-enforcements to a small English village.That's not even an overreaction; it's a total freakout. "Oh, I heard a song I didn't like! I'm triggered! Send out the army!"
The officer pressed the panic button on her body-mounted camera after being dispatched to a garden party in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village at around 10pm on Thursday and overhearing a song being played that mocked Osama Bin Laden. Responding to the call for help, the local force dispatched another ten officers and a police helicopter, Cambridge News reports.
If you can't take a parody song, you can't take being a cop and need to be fired. Period.
Of course the incident is now being investigated as a "hate crime" because Osama bin Laden came from a fragile little pussy cult which can't take any criticism whatsoever. The police seized the karaoke machine as evidence.
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Man, what a gorgeous day it is. This lovely weather won't last; it's gonna get hot.
Motorcycle still not charging. I went through the charging system and cleaned all the contacts and grounds, hoping that would help. It didn't. I'm gonna have to try changing the rotor and see if that makes any difference. Exactly what I didn't want to do, damn it. *sigh*