|Fuck the gawd-damned Electoral College too.|
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
by M. Bouffant at 09:01
Friday, February 15, 2019
Kiwis & Limeys Do Their Share;
Vichy French Get Theirs; "Elihu Yale
is later written off as a total loss"
TUE 15 FEB 1944
TF 31 (Rear Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson) lands Third New Zealand Division (Major General H. E. Barraclough) on Green Island, east of New Ireland. TF 38 (Rear Admiral Walden C. Ainsworth) (two light cruisers and five destroyers) covers the operation from the south; TF 39 (Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill) (two light cruisers and five destroyers) from the north and east; Solomons-based aircraft also operate in support. During Japanese air attack on invasion shipping, tank landing ship LST-486 is damaged by near-miss of bomb off Green Island.
Naval aircraft from Abemama, Gilbert Islands, bomb Wake Island.
Submarine Aspro (SS-309) sinks Japanese submarine I-43, transporting sailors from the Sasebo Special Landing Force to Truk, 280 miles east-southeast of Guam, 10°23'N, 150°23'E.
Submarine Gato (SS-212) sinks Japanese guardboat No.3 Taiyo Maru off Rabaul, New Britain, 04°00'N, 150°10'E.
Submarine Snook (SS-283) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship No.2 Hoshi Maru off south coast of Korea, 34°23'N, 128°23'E.
Submarine Steelhead (SS-280) damages Japanese cargo ship Enju Maru 110 miles from Chichi Jima.
Submarine Tinosa (SS-283) attacks Japanese convoy east of Mindanao, P.I., sinking army cargo ship Odatsuki Maru east of Dinagat Island, 09°30'N, 127°00'E (see 16 February 1944).
British submarine HMS Tally Ho sinks German-manned Italian cargo submarine UIT-23, 04°53'N, 100°15'E.
USAAF B-25s and A-20s damage auxiliary netlayer Matsu Maru at Rabaul.
USAAF B-25s (14th Air Force) sink Vichy French patrol craft Ping Sang off Hongay, French Indochina, 21°00'N, 107°22'E.
Mine laid by 14th Air Force B-24s on 10 February sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Ryoka Maru off entrance to Yangtze River, 31°16'N, 121°46'E; a mine also sinks merchant cargo ship Hoshi Maru off south coast of Korea, 34°27'N, 128°45'E.
Off Anzio, destroyer escort Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) is damaged by radio-controlled bomb, 41°27'N, 12°35'E, and large infantry landing craft LCI(L)-2 is damaged by mine, 41°24'N, 12°43'E. Bomb holes freighter Elihu Yale; the explosion start fires that spread to tank landing craft LCT-35 alongside, destroying that vessel as well. Firefighting efforts by fleet tug Hopi (ATF-71) ultimately prove successful but Elihu Yale is later written off as a total loss. Two of the 40-man Armed Guard perish in the attack, as do three of the 45-man merchant complement and seven of the 182 stevedores working cargo. Tank landing craft LCT-152 rescues survivors from Elihu Yale and LCT-35.
by M. Bouffant at 17:33
What say we take onionhead Bezos & his fellow Seattleoid Howie "Starbux" Schultz & throw their bitch asses in
Amazon Won't Pay a Dime in Federal Taxes This Year
Puget Sound after fitting them both w/ pairs of brand-new concrete overshoes? (I'll settle for Lake Washington;
I hear it's pretty deep too.)
by M. Bouffant at 13:44
Wall Street Journal:Burn the churches!
Vatican Envoy to France Is Investigated for Sexual Assault Allegation— Paris prosecutors open inquiry after receiving complaint about Archbishop Luigi Ventura — PARIS—French authorities placed the Vatican's envoy to France under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting …
Thursday, February 14, 2019
MON 14 FEB 1944
Command designated Central Pacific Forward Area (Rear Admiral John H. Hoover) is established; Rear Admiral Hoover flies his flag in seaplane tender Curtiss (AV-4).
Light cruiser St. Louis (CL-49), covering the unopposed landing at Pakonian Plantation, west side of Green Island, is damaged by bomb dropped by Japanese dive bomber, 06°15'S, 153°29'E.
Submarine Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Minryo Maru (which had escaped Robalo's attack the day before) off Cape Santiago, Luzon, 13°43'N, 120°39'E, and tanker Hokuan Maru, 13°44'N, 120°29'E.
Submarine Snook (SS-279) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nittoku Maru southwest of Tsushima, Japan, 33°48'N, 128°50'E.
British submarine HMS Tally Ho sinks Japanese submarine UIT 23 (ex-Italian Reginaldo Giuliani) off Penang, Malaya, 04°25'N, 100°09'E.
PBY damages Japanese cargo ship Mitsu Maru and forces her aground east of Sepik, New Guinea. Allied air attacks subsequently destroy Mitsu Maru.
USAAF B-25 aircraft sink Japanese ship Satsuma Maru off Wenchow, 28°00'N, 121°30'E.
Salvage of Eiko Maru (sunk on 30 January) by U.S. Navy divers yields a large number of Japanese charts of the Pacific area and other intelligence material.
by M. Bouffant at 14:23
Previously in local parricide.
We are sorry for the cleaning woman. Her death might have been uncalled for.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tom O'Connor / Newsweek:
Israel Says It Wants ‘War with Iran’ and Is Meeting with Arab Countries to ‘Advance’ It
by M. Bouffant at 20:27
This one has judgement & a witch.
SUN 13 FEB 1944
Submarine Permit (SS-178) is damaged by depth charges off western Carolines, 07°42'N, 148°18'E, but remains on patrol.
Submarine Robalo (SS-273) conducts unsuccessful attack on Japanese army cargo ships Minryu Maru and Sekino Maru (see 14 February).
USAAF A-20s (5th Air Force) sink Japanese army cargo ship Yoshino Maru and motor sailboat Tok_n [sic] Maru (in tow of the cargo ship) off Aitape, 03°20'S, 143°00'E.
USAAF B-25s (14th Air Force) sink Japanese cargo ship Shoka Maru and damage Kokoku Maru off Hainan Island, 18°35'N, 108°30'E; USAAF and Chinese aircraft sink fishing vessel Meiji Maru off the China Coast, 26°40'N, 121°40'E.
Tank landing craft LCT-220 founders in heavy weather and sinks off Anzio.
by M. Bouffant at 19:33
Sexual Assaults Rise Nearly 50 Percent
at Service Academies
West Point to Hold One-Day Stand-Down
to Address Problem Drinking
Alcoholic sex criminals. Can't wait 'til the next unnecessary war.
Brass Call for More Accountability to Stop
Sexual Assault at Military Academies
by M. Bouffant at 15:51
Ready for the Drumpfcession?
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
US budget deficit running 41.8 percent above last year — WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit in December totaled $13.5 billion, helping to push the deficit for the first three months of this budget year up 41.8 percent from the same period the previous year.
Orion Rummler / Axios: U.S. budget deficit spikes 42% in first three months of fiscal yearKatia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg: U.S. Budget Deficit Widens to $319 Billion Amid Flat Revenue
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 22:43
Just a matter of time before the public floggings, hand amputations & beheadings start in these United Snakes.Ed Clowes / Gulf News:
Trump backer Tom Barrack defends Saudi Arabia — Real estate developer said that kingdom was misunderstood by the West — Dubai: America is in no moral position to criticise Saudi Arabia, according to financier and key Trump backer Tom Barrack. — Speaking on stage at the Milken Institute MENA Summit …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: Trump Pal Tom Barrack Defends Khashoggi Murder
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Schiff: The need to probe Trump's finances is getting more urgent
Tess Bridgeman / Just Security: Congress, Saudi Arabia, and the Conflict in Yemen: Where do We Go from Here?
Tom McKay / Gizmodo: Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel
Burgess Everett / Politico: Amid uproar, GOP chairman satisfied with probe into Khashoggi killing
more at Techmeme »
SAT 12 FEB 1944
Marines land on Arno Atoll, beginning a series of "mopping-up" operations in the minor atolls of the Marshalls.
Japanese flying boats bomb and destroy supply concentrations on Roi Island, Marshalls; tank landing craft LCT-346 and LCT-347 are damaged.
Submarine rescue vessel Macaw (ASR-11), stranded at entrance to Midway Channel since 16 January, slips off the reef and begins to sink, going under the following day.
Submarine Tambor (SS-198) sinks Japanese merchant tanker Ronsan Maru in East China Sea about 40 miles southwest of Amami O Shima, 27°45'N, 128°42'E.
British submarine HMS Stonehenge sinks Japanese netlayer Choko Maru off west coast of Malaya, 05°46'N, 99°52'E.
USAAF B-25 aircraft attack Japanese fishing boats operating in Tonkin Gulf, sinking No.12 Kainan Maru and damaging No.11 Kainan Maru, 20°44'N, 107°02'E.
Heather Long / Washington Post:Your long national nightmare is just beginning, exploited chumps.A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy — A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday, even more than during the wake of the financial crisis.
Monday, February 11, 2019
FRI 11 FEB 1944
Motor torpedo boat PT-279 is sunk in collision with PT-282, Solomons, 05°30'S, 154°15'E.
Submarine Gudgeon (SS-211) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Satsuma Maru (previously damaged by Chinese B-25s off Wenchow, China, at 28°01'N, 121°30'E), 27°38'N, 121°15'E.
U.S. aircraft damage Japanese guardboat Miyo Maru off Leyte, P.I.
Fake Polls, Too
Rasmussen Reports:Don't believe the hype!
in Politics — The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll …Mike Ford / RedState: BREAKING: Trump Now at 52% — Rasmussen Polling now has …
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart: Donald Trump Approval Rating at 52 Percent; 9-Point Jump in 10 Days
Chris Pandolfo / Conservative Review: Poll: Trump approval SOARS to 23-month high with likely voters after SOTU speech
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: BOOM! Trump Approval Hits 52% — 9 Point Jump in 10 Days and One SOTU Address!
Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com: President Trump's Approval Rating Soars to 52% After Pro-Life State of the Union Address
Sara Carter / Sara A. Carter: Rasmussen Poll: President Trump Approval Rating at 52%
Sunday, February 10, 2019
THU 10 FEB 1944
TG 58.4 (Rear Admiral Samuel P. Ginder) planes bomb Japanese installations on Eniwetok Atoll, Marshalls; similar strikes are made on 11 and 12 February.
Tank landing ship LST-170 is damaged by horizontal bomber, off eastern New Guinea, 08°39'S, 148°27'E.
Submarine Hake (SS-256) attacks Japanese mine/netlayer Wakatake, escorting a convoy to Manokwari, 01°43'N, 129°30'E, but achieves no damage. Wakatake's depth charge counterattack is also unsuccessful.
Submarine Pogy (SS-266) sinks Japanese destroyer Minekaze and merchant cargo ship Malta Maru, 85 miles north-northeast of Formosa, 23°20'N, 121°30'E.
Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) damages Japanese transport Tatsuwa Maru southwest of Formosa, 21°53'N, 119°13'E.
PBY sinks Japanese fishing boat Inawa Maru off Wewak.
Japanese fishing vessel Kirishima Maru is damaged by mine off Moulmein.
Japanese cargo ship Waka Maru is sunk by "sea trouble" near Bokai Bay, western Korea, 35°40'N, 126°20'E.
by M. Bouffant at 15:31
Cuts for billionaires & corporations, hikes for the little people who pay the taxes. D'oh!
this way, good & hard up the ass w/o lubrication. Enjoying yourselves?
Heather Long / Washington Post:If you need a job or pay taxes, you're stupid fucking jerks & this reporter holds you & the system you perpetuate in absolute & utter contempt. The only possible conclusion is that you dumb bitches & the sons thereof like & want itMillions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink — Most Americans received a tax cut in 2018, but their refunds aren't necessarily staying the same. — Millions of Americans filling out their 2018 taxes will probably be surprised to learn that their refund is less …
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire: Many Stunned to Get Smaller Tax Refunds
WINK NEWS: Tax refunds issued so far are smaller than last year, IRS data show
Victoria Cavaliere / CNN: Average tax refund down 8% so far this season
CBS Philly: Average Tax Refund Down 8 Percent So Far This Year, IRS Data Shows
this way, good & hard up the ass w/o lubrication. Enjoying yourselves?
by M. Bouffant at 14:51
Even the retired ones. Would you be willing to kill a man for misdemeanor shoplifting? This shitheel was.
Jesus, what a fucking thug, valuing property over human life. Any human life, because shooting at anyone in a parking lot increases the potential innocent-but-dead-bystander count considerably.A retired police officer who shot a suspected shoplifter in the neck at a Riverside home improvement store was arrested, police said Sunday.
The shooting was reported at about 4 p.m. Saturday at the Home Depot at 3323 Madison St., according to Riverside City police.
Initial reports indicate that the confrontation began when a man tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise and was stopped by a security guard.
That’s when the retired police officer stepped in, identified himself and allegedly drew a handgun.
The suspected shoplifter fled to a getaway vehicle despite being commanded to stop by the retired officer, police said. The retired officer then allegedly shot twice at the suspected shoplifter, who by then was inside his vehicle.
The man was grazed in the neck by one of the bullets, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was able to drive himself to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
The retired officer stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, who determined the shooting was not justified.
He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was identified only as having been employed by a municipal police department in Los Angeles County.
The man who was shot was expected to receive a misdemeanor citation for shoplifting, police said.